We all love to ensure that our gift holds an extra special meaning for the recipient and there is no surer way to do this than to pair the wearer with their birthstone. As each stone embodies its own unique meanings, your loved one is sure to identify with the stone and all it stands for.
January – Garnet
Prosperity – Motivation – Vitality
The garnet is a beautfully rich stone with a luxurious colour. Besides a great gift for those born in January, it also symbolises immortal friendship and would make a perfect present for your bestie. The stone can bring energy and protection into your home making it perfect for those about to embark on a challenge, such as university students, and keeps us grounded in reality.
February – Amethyst
Peace – Courage – Clarity
A member of the quartz family, amethyst will bring your loved one the protection, stability and courage necessary to acheive their dreams. One of the more affordable gemstones and available in a wide range of colours besides the widely known purple (my favourite is the delightfully subtle green amethyst) this gemstone is adaptable and suitable for all tastes. Amethyst is an excellent enhancer and is sure to aid you in any goal.
March – Aquamarine
Tranquility – Harmony – Creativity
Named for the colour of the sea, this gorgeous gemstone can range from the deepest of blues to the bright, clear colour of an early morning sky. Traditionally used by sailors to ensure safe passage on rough seas, aquamarine embodies the unstoppable power of the ocean. Gift to a loved one who reminds you of the ocean’s wild beauty and for protection against hard times.
April – Diamond
Strength – Protection – Eternal Love
Derived from the Greek word for ‘Invincible’, diamonds the the quintescential unbreakable substance. Eternally strong and cut to utter perfection, we give diamonds to those we love most to symbolise everlasting love and more. Lucky for April babies, this stone also belongs to them and represents the cycle of rebirth that begins in the spring.
May – Emerald
Wisdom – Truth – Friendship
The stone of loyalty, the emerald brings unconditional love and strengthens our existing friendships. To those born in May it improves clarity and positivity in day to day experiences. Traditionally a Royal stone, emeralds are incredibly valuable and make an exceptional gift for those you love most.
June – Pearl
Sincerity – Integrity – Purity
Steeped in mythology and tales of magic, pearls bring an air of elegance and mystery to those who wear them. Effortlessly luxurious and highly adaptable, there is a piece of pearl jewellery out there for everyone. Pearls are also traditional gifts for eighteenth and twenty-first birthdays.
July – Ruby
Love – Vitality – Guidance
A bestower of good fortune and powerful protector, ruby is a strong stone with its meaning steeped in love and success. Its natural power draws the wearer along the best paths in life, enhancing stability and good health. Commonly associated with wealth and treasure, bestow rubies upon those who have it all or on whom you wish good furtune.
August – Peridot
Protection – Positivity – Healing
Peridot is a soothing stone with calming and peaceful properties. It is said to enhance growth and improve healing for the wearer whilst protecting them against ill feelings and evil spirits. Peridot is an ancient stone and brings with it wisdom and experience. It’s bright colour improves overall mood and makes a fantastic statement piece to add to your collection.
September – Sapphire
Prosperity – Honesty – Love
A sought after stone, sapphire has been highly regarded for centuries for its rich blue colour and natural resilience. It can be found in many colours besides the classic blue, such as yellow, pink and orange for an even rarer twist. A wonderful gift for your friend whose loyalty, trust and strength you value.
October – Opal
Creativity – Peace – Loyalty
No two opals are the same – light plays across their surfaces in an endless variety of ways, each ray sparking a flash of gorgeous colour. Opals can be found in just about any shade, with black fire opals being the most valuable. They are lively stones and ever changing. Buy for your loved one who is endlessly creative and who sees beauty in everything.
November – Topaz
Communication – Love – Luck
These stones are available in a variety of shades, from bright yellows to clear blues. It is said to heighten the strength of the wearer and lead them to find luck and lasting love. It can recharge and re-motivate, making it ideal for students and fitness fanatics, with the possibility to release tension and promote relaxation.
December – Turquoise
Communication – Mindfulness – Positivity
Turquoise is a very calming stone, balancing each of the chakras and acting as a ward against negative energy. It can also be worn as a personal good luck charm or to boost attributes you already possess. A perfect gift for December babies to differentiate their birthdays from Christmas and make them feel extra special.