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Birthstone Chart

Throughout history, various gemstones have been linked to months of birth, and at times even days of the week. As gemstones have become more and more commercial, especially since the beginning of the 20th Century,  different charts have been compiled over the years. Starting with the original, Jewelry (sic) industry council of America chart published in 1912. The National Association of Goldsmiths here in the UK compiled their first chart in the 1950's, and it has been updated a number of times since.

Using a combination of the most recent amendments, we present an up to date chart of Birthstones by month in the table below. We have also added some traditional alternatives to the more expensive stones

                                                     

                       

                     

 MONTH

 GEMSTONE

ALTERNATIVE 

  JANUARY

  Garnet

 

  FEBRUARY

  Amethyst

 

  MARCH

  Aquamarine

  Bloodstone

  APRIL

  Diamond

  Rock Crystal (Quartz)

  MAY

  Emerald

  Chrysophrase (Chalcedony)

  JUNE

  Pearl

  Moonstone

  JULY

  Ruby

  Carnelian

  AUGUST

  Peridot

  Sardonyx

  SEPTEMBER

  Sapphire

  Lapis Lazuli

  OCTOBER

  Opal

  Toumaline

  NOVEMBER

  Topaz

  Citrine

  DECEMBER

  Tanzanite

  Turquoise

                       

                       

We have a large amount of craftsman-made, genuine gemstone jewellery available on view in our Preston showroom starting at less than £20 right up to nearly £20,000.00  So we truly have something for every budget, whether you are looking for something for yourself or for a gift. 

Ultimately, gemstones are beautiful gifts from nature and have been surrounded by myth and mysticism for centuries. It would be wrong to make any claim that any gemstones have any type of healing properties etc, as this is of course something that cannot be scientifically proven. However, certain gemstones are said to have particular meanings, and this can make interesting reading. For example:

  • January –           Faith, Eternity, Truth
  • February –        Luck, Wittiness, Health
  • March –             Happiness, Understanding
  • April –                Eternity, Courage, Health
  • May –                 Fidelity, Goodness, Love
  • June –                 Peace, Nobility, Beauty
  • July –                   Love, Enthusiasm, Strength
  • August –             Success, Peace, Love
  • September –     Serenity, Truth
  • October –           Purity, Hope, Health
  • November –       Wisdom, Courage, Sincerity
  • December –       Love, Happiness, Luck