Birthstones

If you are buying a birthday gift for a loved one, why not make it more personal by selecting their birthstone.

January

Garnet will attract cheerfulness and good health

Garnet

February

Believed to confer happiness on the newly married

Amethyst

March

Worn by Mariners to protect them from sickness and danger at sea

Aquamarine

April

The hardest and possibly most beautiful mineral known to man

Diamond

May

Once believed to possess great healing powers

Emerald

June

Pearls are associated with wisdom hence the saying

Pearl

July

A variety of corundum, from Ruby to the same family as sapphire

Ruby

August

In ancient times the Peridot was revered more than the diamond

Peridot

September

King Solomon’s seal was supposed to be a Sapphire

Sapphire

October

To the ancients the Opal was the stone of mystery

Opal

November

Used by ancients as a charm against pestilence and chest complaints

Topaz

December

A rare and attractive mauve/blue stone from Tanzania.

Tanzanite