The Gemstone Directory


To those unacquainted with gemstones, selecting a piece of gemstone jewellery (whether meant for yourself or as a gift) can be a tricky task. Discover birthstone jewellery and how to shop for gemstones.

What are birthstones?

Birthstones have long been a method of gifting gemstone jewellery. Different precious or semi-precious gemstones are associated with each month, and have been used since at least the first century as a way of wishing luck on one's birthday. In modern times, more stones have been included as alternative birthstones, spurring varying lists used by different jewellers. 

How should I pick out birthstone jewellery?

Simply look out for the corresponding birthstones that are associated to the specific birth month in question! Our gemstone directory below combines all traditional, modern, and alternative birthstone charts to help break down the kind of gemstones you can possibly gift. Secondary birthstones are simply contemporary alternatives to their old-school precious stone counterparts which may sometimes be out of reach.

 

 Month Primary birthstone Secondary birthstones
January Garnet Rose Quartz
February Amethyst Onyx, Moonstone
March Aquamarine Bloodstone
April Diamond Opal, Herkimer Diamond, Quartz
May Emerald Agate, Chalcedony
June Pearl, Moonstone Alexandrite
July Ruby Carnelian, Onyx
August Peridot Jade, Aventurine
September Sapphire Lapis Lazuli
October Pink Tourmaline, Opal Jasper
November Citrine, Yellow Topaz  Pearl, Labradorite
December Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite Blue Topaz

 

Shop our handmade birthstone jewellery above and explore the tale behind each gemstone by clicking on the gemstone links. 

You may also browse all our bijouterie by gemstone.

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