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.
|January||Garnet and rose quartz||Hellebore|
|February||Amethyst and black onyx||Snowdrop|
|March||Aquamarine and red jasper||Daffodil|
|April||Diamond and rock crystal||Primrose|
|May||Emerald and Chrysoprase||Lily of the Valley|
|June||Pearl and moonstone||Daisy|
|July||Ruby and carnelian||Rose|
|August||Peridot and aventurine||Sunflower|
|September||Sapphire and lapis lazuli||Passion flower|
|October||Opal and tourmaline||Chrysanthemum|
|November||Topaz and tiger’s eye||Winter cherry|
|December||Turquoise and zircon||Holly|
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.”
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
|15 years||Rock crystal|