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
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: