Birthstones are gemstones which are associated with birth months, with each one having a unique meaning and history.
Birthstones have been recognised for centuries, with ancient civilisations believing that the stones held would grant powers such as good luck and health.
The actual gemstones associated with each month have varied over the years and across different countries.
Gemstone jewellery can make great gifts, as not only are they beautiful stones, they also have a personal significance to the person youre buying for.
Well be taking a look at the gemstones of January, February and March and suggesting a range of gifts to go with them.
This gemstone can come in a whole range of colours, from Mandarin orange to Tsavorite green, although the most commonly recognised is Pyrope, a dark red.
The main property of the Garnet is that it signifies an eternal friendship, and so it makes a great gift for a friend.
They are also said to protect their owners from nightmares by lighting up the night and are carried by travellers to protect from any accidents away from home, so could be a potential gift for a partner who travels on business a lot?
Gift Idea Antique Victorian Garnet Ring
This 7ct cabochon Garnet is set in an 18ct yellow gold ring and dates back to the Victorian era, a time where the middle class grew more affluent and the demand for luxury goods increased.
This beautiful purple is one of the most popular gemstones due to its striking colour.
It also apparently wards off intoxication, and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted, something you can test out for yourself at the pub!
It has been associated with a whole host of cultures and religions, perhaps most notably being used to decorate English regalia during the Middle Ages, symbolising royalty.
Amethyst is available in a very wide range of shapes and sizes which also makes it a lot more affordable than many other gemstones, and works well with both warm and cool colours, and as such can be worn with pretty much anything in your wardrobe.
Gift Idea Antique Silver Heart Amethyst Glass Necklace
This cascading dropper necklace is one of our favourite amethyst products, set with five large heart shaped stones and set on a silver chain. The central heart is over 6cts in size, and this necklace would make a perfect birthday or valentines gift this February.
This rich blue coloured stone is reminiscent of the sea (hence the name). Its colours range from pale pastels to much deeper greenish blues, which are rarer and therefore more expensive.
Generally speaking, the smaller gemstones will be paler, while the bigger ones will be darker and more vivid.
As well as symbol of youth, health and hope, the aquamarine also has a soothing influence on married couples, so its an ideal anniversary gift!
Its also perfectly suited for March as it can work with both spring and summer wardrobes.
Gift Idea Antique Victorian Aquamarine & Diamond Long Earrings 18ct Gold
This stunning pair of 18ct yellow gold earrings are set with aquamarines and diamonds. The aquamarine stones are both over 5cts and complement your spring wardrobe as well as most skin types.
If you dont think the gemstones for the upcoming months quite suit the person youre buying for feel free to browse our full range of products, or get in touch if you have any queries.