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Birthstone Jewellery: Gemstones for Each Birth Month and What They Mean
Find the perfect thoughtful gift, or personalise your own look with meaningful birthstone jewellery. Birthstones are gemstones that are symbolically linked to different individuals, and believed to carry certain meanings and energies, based on the month you were born. With ancient roots in both Western and Eastern spiritual traditions, there are 12 gemstones linked to the 12 months of the year. These symbolic stones are also tied to the 12 zodiac signs; and in some cases, you might have your choice of two birthstones if your star sign overlaps a different month (you can also wear both gems). Read on to discover the gem for each birth month and what they mean.
January Birthstone - Garnet
The red garnet is linked to January birthdays and the Capricorn zodiac sign. With its vibrant burgundy hue, garnet is believed to represent health, vitality, and love.
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February Birthstone - Amethyst
Amethyst is the beautiful birthstone associated with February birthdays, as well as the Aquarius zodiac sign. The violet coloured gem symbolises wisdom, strength, and healing.
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March Birthstone - Aquamarine
Named for its vivid sea-blue colour, aquamarine is tied to March birthdays and the Pisces zodiac sign. It's believed to represent clarity, harmony, and connection.
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April Birthstone - Diamond
Among the most precious gemstones, the brilliant white diamond is the birthstone for April and the Aries zodiac sign. It symbolises strength, enduring love, and light.
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May Birthstone - Emerald
The deep green emerald is linked to May birthdays and the Taurus zodiac sign. This precious stone is thought to channel truth, intuition, and renewal.
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June Birthstone - Pearl
The unique and beautiful pearl is the birthstone for June, and it's also tied to the Gemini zodiac sign. As the only gem grown by a living creature, pearls represent perseverance, integrity, and generosity.
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July Birthstone - Ruby
The precious ruby is the birthstone for July, as well as the Cancer zodiac sign. With its rich crimson-red colour, ruby symbolises love, passion, and creativity.
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August Birthstone - Peridot
The bright, golden-green peridot gem is linked to August birthdays and the Leo zodiac sign. This unique stone is believed to channel prosperity, beauty, and peace.
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September Birthstone - Sapphire
The precious blue sapphire is the birthstone for September and the Virgo zodiac sign. With its deep, ocean-like hue, sapphire is thought to represent wisdom, serenity, and loyalty.
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October Birthstone - Opal
The birthstone for October is a truly unique gem - the opal. With its iridescent play of colours, opal symbolises hope, happiness, and truth. It's also linked to the Libra zodiac sign.
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November Birthstone - Citrine
The birthstone linked to November birthdays and the Scorpio zodiac sign is citrine. With its radiant golden colour, citrine is believed to symbolise joy, abundance, and light.
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December Birthstone - Tanzanite
Personalise a gift for December birthdays and Sagittarians with the beautiful tanzanite. This rare indigo-blue gem is thought to represent enlightenment, dignity, and intuition.