All About BirthStones

Jewellery made with birthstones is lovely for an unusual and personal present. For each month there are two options, with one gem usually being rather more precious than the other, giving a choice within any budget.

We make a range of cufflinks using birthstones, and can of course make any style of jewellery incorporating the relevant gems.

For another twist, did you know that every month is represented by a flower? This is a lovely tradition dating from Victorian times, and can be used to make a very individual and personal piece of jewellery. One client commissioned a necklace for his wife, on the birth of their third child, incorporating the relevant flowers for each of their children’s birthdays.

 

Gemstones Replacement

JanuaryGarnet and rose quartzHellebore
FebruaryAmethyst and black onyxSnowdrop
MarchAquamarine and red jasperDaffodil
AprilDiamond and rock crystalPrimrose
MayEmerald and ChrysopraseLily of the Valley
JunePearl and moonstoneDaisy
JulyRuby and carnelianRose
AugustPeridot and aventurineSunflower
SeptemberSapphire and lapis lazuliPassion flower
OctoberOpal and tourmalineChrysanthemum
NovemberTopaz and tiger’s eyeWinter cherry
DecemberTurquoise and zirconHolly

The idea of a birthstone, a gemstone that matches to a person’s birth month, is a signifies latively new creation. However, its origin dates back to biblical times. However, Josephus and St. Jerome, in the 1st and 5th centuries CE sequentially, began linking these gems with the signs of the zodiac. Probably, each stone offered wearers special abilities during the identical astrological period. Therefore, personalities tried to collect and wear all twelve gems during the year as talismans or for healing benefits.

The modernized community of one gem to each month, and the practice of wearing just the stone compared to your birth month, arose issued in the 16th and 18th centuries. The list of so-called classical or “traditional birthstones” founded in Poland during this time. In the United States in 1912, the National Association of Jewelers delivered a list of so-called “modern birthstones.”

Coloured Stone

Sapphire – The cool blue of the sapphire is a symbol of heaven and is said to bring the wearer innocence, truth and good health. Sapphires also befall in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors; “parti sapphires” show two or more colors.

Ruby – The deep red colour represents love, passion and the heart.

Emerald – Another popular stone for engagement rings, the emerald is a symbol of unchanging love, ensuring the wearer will be true and faithful

Wedding Anniversaries

1 yearPaper
5 yearsWood
10 yearsAluminium
15 yearsRock crystal
20 yearsChina
25 yearsSilver
30 yearsPearl
35 yearsCoral
40 yearsRuby
45 yearsSapphire
50 yearsGold
55 yearsEmerald
60 yearsDiamond

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