What's 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.
We have been wearing our birthstone ever since.
Many different lists exist but below is the one most widely known and used.
January is Garnet
February is Amethyst
March is Aquamarine
April is Diamond or Rock Crystal
May is Emerald
June is Moonstone or Pearl
July is Ruby, Carnelian or Onyx
August is Peridot
September is Lapis Lazuli or Sapphire
October is Tourmaline or Opal
November is Topaz or Citrine
December is Turquoise