Birthstones

Gemstones that represent each month of the year

The concept of birthstones is believed by some to have a connection with a ceremonial breastplate that held four rows of three precious stones symbolising twelve tribes. Some believe there is a connection between these stones and the months of the year. Traditionally, each month is associated with a single gemstone, but as you’ll find below there are a few months with multiple symbolic birthstones. Birthstones are surrounded by myths and legends and they're traditionally believed to possess magical energies that could be used as protection. It was thought that wearing the gemstone during its associated month helped to enhance its abilities. Whether or not you believe these myths, it’s hard to disagree that learning about birthstones can be an entertaining experience. Use this guide to birthstones by month and find a beautiful jewellery piece to symbolise birthdays or landmark dates that are personal to you and your loved ones.

January birthstones

garnet

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Tsavorite

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February birthstones

The Royal Stone

Amethyst

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March Birthstone

Poseidon's Stone

Aquamarine

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April Birthstones

Stone of Invincibility

Diamond

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May Birthstones

Cleopatra's Favourite

Emerald

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June Birthstones

Pearl

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Sacred Gem

Moonstone

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July birthstones

the king of gems

Ruby

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August Birthstones

Gem of the sun

Peridot

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September Birthstones

Celestial Stone

Sapphire

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Lapis lazuli

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October Birthstones

Opal

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November Birthstones

Topaz

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Merchant's Stone

Citrine

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stone of divine love

Morganite

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December Birthstones

Turquoise

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tanzanite

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