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Birthstone Jewellery A comprehensive Guide

Birthstone jewellery has been loved for centuries, offering a personal touch to jewellery pieces and making them the perfect gift for any occasion. Each month of the year is associated with a specific gemstone, known as a birthstone. These gems are believed to bring various benefits and possess unique meanings. They make great gifts because each month has a unique stone and meaning, similar to star signs or birth flowers. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the significance, and beauty of birthstone jewellery, helping you choose the perfect piece for yourself or a loved one.

At Under the Rose we have a range of birthstone jewellery, including necklaces, bracelets and more. Click here to view our full range of birthstone jewellery. 

We also have a range of meaningful gemstones that symbolise different things like hope, success, good fortune, love and lots of others. These come in the form of rings and necklaces.

  • Moonstone: Moonstone symbolizes intuition and balance, reflecting the soothing energies of the moon.
  • Amazonite: Amazonite promotes harmony and truth, encouraging self-discovery and personal growth.
  • Quartz: Quartz is known as a master healer, amplifying energy and clarity of thought.
  • Amethyst: Amethyst enhances spiritual awareness and inner peace, offering protection and clarity of mind.
  • Carnelian: Carnelian boosts creativity and courage, stimulating vitality and passion.
  • Jade: Jade symbolizes purity and serenity, fostering harmony and balance in life.

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January – Garnet

Symbolism and Meaning: Garnet, the birthstone for January, is known for its deep red colour, symbolising love and passion. It is believed to bring energy, balance, and protection to the wearer. Garnet is closely associated with the star sign Capricorn (December 22 – January 19). Capricorns are known for their determination, discipline, and practicality. The grounding energy of garnet is believed to enhance these traits, providing Capricorns with the strength and endurance they need to achieve their goals. Garnet is often regarded as a stone of health and energy.

Historically, garnets have been used in jewellery and ornamentation for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman times.

January Garnet Birthstone Gift:

Gold Plated January Garnet Birthstone Charm Bracelet

Silver January Garnet Birthstone Necklace

garnet January jewellery

February – Amethyst

Symbolism and Meaning: Amethyst, with its beautiful purple hue, represents peace, courage, and stability. It is said to have calming properties and is often associated with spirituality. Amethyst is closely associated with the star sign Pisces (February 19 – March 20). Pisceans are known for their empathy, intuition, and artistic nature. The calming energy of amethyst is thought to enhance these traits, helping Pisceans connect with their inner selves and the world around them.

The Greeks believed that amethyst could prevent intoxication, while medieval European soldiers wore amethyst amulets for protection in battle.

February Amethyst Birthstone Gift:

Amethyst Calming, Protection & Focus Gold Plated Ring

Gold February Amethyst Birthstone Necklace

March – Aquamarine

Symbolism and Meaning: Aquamarine, the birthstone for March, symbolises serenity, courage, and communication. Its soothing blue color is reminiscent of the sea, promoting tranquility and relaxation. Aquamarine is closely associated with the star sign Pisces (February 19 – March 20) and Aries (March 21 – April 19). For Pisceans, aquamarine enhances their natural empathy, intuition, and emotional depth, providing clarity and calmness. For Aries, this gemstone helps temper their fiery nature, promoting tranquility and clear communication.

Historically, aquamarine has been associated with the sea and sailors. Ancient mariners believed that aquamarine would protect them during voyages, ensuring safe passage and calming the waves.

March Aquamarine Birthstone Gift:

Gold March Aquamarine Birthstone Anklet

Gold March Aquamarine Birthstone Necklace

Aquamarine Birthstone Necklace

April – Diamond

Symbolism and Meaning: Diamonds, the birthstone for April, are known for their brilliance and strength. They symbolise everlasting love, purity, and success. Diamonds are closely associated with the star sign Aries (March 21 – April 19) and Taurus (April 20 – May 20). For Aries, diamonds enhance their natural leadership qualities, courage, and determination. For Taurus, diamonds symbolise stability, grounding their practical and reliable nature while highlighting their appreciation for beauty and luxury.

Diamonds have been treasured for thousands of years, with their history dating back to ancient India, where they were valued for their strength and brilliance. Throughout history, diamonds have been associated with power, wealth, and status, often worn by royalty and nobility.

April Diamond Birthstone Gift:

18ct White Gold Diamond Stud Earrings

Pave Diamond Teardrop Nugget Choker

May – Emerald

Symbolism and Meaning: Emerald, the birthstone for May, represents rebirth, love, and fertility. Emerald, the birthstone for May, is cherished for its vibrant green color, symbolizing rebirth, love, and fertility. This gemstone is known as the “Stone of Successful Love,” and it represents growth, renewal, and prosperity. The lush green hue of emeralds evokes the beauty of nature in full bloom. Emerald is closely associated with the star sign Taurus (April 20 – May 20) and Gemini (May 21 – June 20). For Taureans, emerald enhances their natural qualities of loyalty, patience, and stability, promoting harmony and balance.

Emeralds have been prized since ancient times, with a history that dates back to the civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen, was known for her love of emeralds, and the gem was often used in royal adornments and treasures.

May Emerald Birthstone Gift:

Gold May Chrysophrase Birthstone Anklet

Gold May Chrysophrase Birthstone Anklet

June – Pearl

Symbolism and Meaning: Pearls, the birthstone for June, symbolise purity, wisdom, and integrity. They are unique as they are formed within living organisms, adding a touch of natural beauty to any piece. Pearl is closely associated with the star sign Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 22). For Geminis, pearls enhance their natural curiosity, adaptability, and communication skills, fostering clarity and emotional balance. For Cancerians, pearls resonate with their nurturing, intuitive, and sensitive nature, promoting inner peace and protection.

Pearls, the birthstone for June, are unique among gemstones as they are formed within living organisms, specifically oysters and mussels. Known as the “Queen of Gems,” pearls symbolise purity, wisdom, and integrity.

June Pearl Birthstone Gift:

Custom Morse Code Mother of Pearl and Silver Anklet

Gold Plated Cluster Pearl Earrings

July – Ruby

Symbolism and Meaning: Ruby, the birthstone for July, is celebrated for its rich red colour, symbolising love, passion, and power. Often referred to as the “King of Gems,” ruby represents vitality and life force, making it a powerful stone for those born in July. Ruby is closely associated with the star sign Cancer (June 21 – July 22) and Leo (July 23 – August 22). For Cancerians, ruby enhances their nurturing, protective qualities, and emotional depth, promoting courage and self-confidence. For Leos, ruby resonates with their passionate, dynamic nature, providing energy, motivation, and a sense of power.

Rubies have been prized throughout history for their beauty and supposed protective qualities. In ancient India, rubies were known as the “ratnaraj” or “king of precious stones” and were believed to protect their wearers from harm and bring prosperity.

July Ruby Birthstone Gift:

Gold July Carnelian Birthstone Necklace

Gold July Carnelian Birthstone Anklet

July Birthstone Anklet

August – Peridot

Symbolism and Meaning: Peridot, the birthstone for August, is associated with strength, protection, and healing. Its bright green colour is refreshing and invigorating. Peridot is closely associated with the star sign Leo (July 23 – August 22) and Virgo (August 23 – September 22). For Leos, peridot enhances their natural charisma, confidence, and leadership qualities, promoting positive energy and self-assurance.

Peridot has been valued since ancient times and was often associated with the sun. The ancient Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun” and believed it protected its wearer from terrors of the night.

August Peridot Birthstone Gift:

Gold August Peridot Birthstone Necklace

Gold August Peridot Birthstone Anklet

September – Sapphire

Symbolism and Meaning: Sapphire, the birthstone for September, is renowned for its deep blue colour, symbolising wisdom, loyalty, and nobility. Often referred to as the “Stone of Wisdom,” sapphire represents clarity of thought, purity, and divine favour. Sapphires have been cherished for thousands of years, with their history intertwined with royalty and spirituality. In ancient Persia, it was believed that the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphires.

Sapphire is closely associated with the star sign Virgo (August 23 – September 22) and Libra (September 23 – October 22). For Virgos, sapphire enhances their analytical and meticulous nature, promoting clarity, wisdom, and truth.

September Sapphire Birthstone Gift:

Fine Solid White Gold Sapphire Circle Bracelet

Fine Solid Gold Sapphire Heart Necklace

gold saphire bridesmaid bracelet

October – Tourmaline

Symbolism and Meaning: Tourmaline, one of the birthstones for October, is celebrated for its wide range of colors and its ability to inspire creativity and protect against negative energy. Tourmaline symbolises balance, protection, and grounding, making it a powerful stone for both emotional and physical well-being. Tourmaline is closely associated with the star sign Libra (September 23 – October 22) and Scorpio (October 23 – November 21). For Libras, tourmaline enhances their natural sense of harmony, balance, and creativity, promoting peace and understanding.

In ancient Egypt, tourmaline was believed to have traveled along a rainbow, gathering all its colors, which is why it comes in such a variety of hues. I

October Tourmaline Birthstone Gift:

Gold Plated October Tourmaline Birthstone Charm Bracelet

Gold October Tourmaline Birthstone Necklace

November – Citrine

Symbolism and Meaning: Citrine, the birthstone for November, is celebrated for its warm golden hues and vibrant energy. Known as the “Merchant’s Stone” or the “Success Stone,” citrine symbolises abundance, prosperity, and positivity. It is believed to carry the power of the sun, bringing warmth, joy, and vitality to those who wear it. Citrine is closely associated with the star sign Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) and Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21). For Scorpios, citrine enhances their natural intuition and transformative energy, promoting emotional clarity and positive transformation.

Citrine has been treasured for centuries for its beauty and supposed mystical properties. In ancient Greece, citrine was used as a decorative gem during the Hellenistic period (300-150 BCE).

November Topaz Birthstone Gift:

Sterling Silver November Citrine Birthstone Charm Bracelet

Gold November Citrine Birthstone Necklace

Gold November Citrine Birthstone Necklace

December – Turquoise

Symbolism and Meaning: Turquoise, the birthstone for December, is celebrated for its striking blue-green colour, symbolising wisdom, protection, and positivity. Often referred to as the “Stone of Heaven,” turquoise has been revered by cultures around the world for its beauty and spiritual significance. Turquoise has a rich history dating back thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, turquoise was associated with protection and good fortune. Native American tribes considered turquoise a sacred stone, believing it possessed healing properties and connected the earth to the sky.

Turquoise is closely associated with the star sign Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) and Capricorn (December 22 – January 19). For Sagittarians, turquoise enhances their adventurous spirit, promoting exploration and growth.

December Turquoise Birthstone Gift:

Silver December Turquoise Birthstone Necklace

Gold December Turquoise Birthstone Hoops

A guide to birthstone jewellery

Birthstone jewellery offers a meaningful and personalised touch, making it an excellent gift for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion. At Under the Rose, we offer a stunning collection of birthstone jewellery, meticulously crafted to celebrate the unique beauty and significance of each gemstone. Explore our collection today and find the perfect piece that speaks to you or your loved one.