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What Is My Birthstone?

One way to make a birthday gift really special is to choose a piece of silver jewellery featuring her - or his - Birthstone. We now offer a range of gemstone cufflinks which are an ideal gift for the men in your life.

Most gem scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones arose from the Breastplate of Aaron: a ceremonial religious garment set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel and also corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months of the year.

For many and varied reasons we have been wearing our birthstone ever since.

Many different lists exist but below is the one most widely known and used.

Month Gemstone Colour
January Garnet Deep Red
February Amethyst Lilac to Purple
March Aquamarine Pale Blue
April Diamond or Rock Crystal White to Clear
May Emerald Rich Green
June Moonstone or Pearl Whitish to Cream
July Ruby, Carnelian or Onyx Red
August Peridot or Sardonyx Fresh Salad Green
September Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli Deep Blue
October Tourmaline or Opal Various
November Citrine or Topaz Yellow
December Turquoise Blue/Green