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|
|April||Diamond||Opal, Herkimer Diamond, Quartz|
|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.
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