The birthstone for January is garnet. When we think of garnet we usually think about dark red clusters of gemstones reminding us of a pomegranate.
The birthstone for February is amethyst which, due to its beautiful rich colour, has been a favourite precious gemstone of nobles and royalty for centuries.
March has two birthstones; aquamarine a modern birthstone and bloodstone, a more traditional birthstone.
The birthstone for April is diamond, probably the most prized gemstone of all precious gemstones.
The May birthstone is emerald. May, the month when Spring is at it greenest. Green, the colour symbolizing the new freshness of Spring, renewal and awakening of nature around us, only the emerald can embody all of this.
June has three birthstones, Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone. All are beautiful. June is one of only two months with this many birthstones.
The birthstone for July is ruby. Ruby is not only a beautiful colour, for who doesn’t like ruby red lipstick or nail polish, it’s also a stunning gemstone.
If you were born in August you are lucky to have the choice of two birthstones, the beautiful green peridot, and sardonyx, a type of onyx.
The birthstone for September is sapphire. Just the thought of the sapphire brings pictures of the stunning Royal Blue gemstones to mind.
October has two birthstones, opal and tourmaline.
Two stunning gemstones showing off the colours of the rainbow.
The birthstone for November is not one but, two birthstones; topaz and citrine.
Two beautiful gemstones with colours just right for celebrating a birthday in Autumn.
December is the month of snow and ice giving those born at this time three beautiful blue gemstones as its birthstones, tanzanite, turquoise and zircon.