Birthstones

A tradition has developed over time, where certain gemstones have been associated with the time of year. This has gone hand in hand with associating the time of year a person is born with certain characteristics and hence certain stones - Birthstones.

Numerous lists have been put together, but the National Association of Goldsmiths in Britain organised an 'official list', which is used all over the world. Check out the table below if you are looking for a piece of jewellery for a special birthday.

Month

Birthstone

Alternatives

Colour

January Garnet   Dark Red
February Amethyst   Purple
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Pale Blue
April Diamond Rock Crystal White
May Emerald Chrysophase Bright Green
June Pearl Moonstone Cream

Birthstones

 

Month

Birthstone

Alternatives

Colour

July Ruby Carnelian, Onyx Red
August Peridot Sardonyx Pale Green
September Sapphire Lapis Lazuli Deep Blue
October Opal Tourmaline Variegated
November Topaz Citrine Yellow
December Turquoise   Sky Blue