Buying Guide

Birthstones by month

The Gemstone Guide

With so many beautiful gemstones today, it is traditional to wear a gemstone as a symbol of being born in a particular month in each year.

Many cultures throughout history have believed in the talismanic powers of individual gems, their association to signs of the zodiac or in rituals that could benefit their wearer. Some of these gems also share a significant Anniversary year.

The table below shows the most commonly used list of birthstones in the UK and represent a lovely way to create a personalized piece of jewellery or gift.

MonthBirthstone
January Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine, Bloodstone
April Diamond, Rock Crystal
May Emerald, Chrysoprase
June Pearl, Moonstone
July Ruby, Carnelian
August Peridot, Sardonyx
September Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli
October Opal
November Topaz, Citrine
December Tanzanite, Turquoise