Birthstones Snapshot | 12 Month; 12 Gemstones
- January Birthstone: Garnet
- February Birthstone: Amethyst
- March Birthstone: Aquamarine
- April Birthstone: Diamond
- May Birthstone: Emerald
- June Birthstone: Pearl or Alexandrite
- July Birthstone: Ruby
- August Birthstone: Peridot
- September Birthstone: Sapphire
- October Birthstone: Tourmaline or Opal
- November Birthstone: Citrine
- December Birthstone: Blue Topaz, Tanzanite or Turquoise
"I have a beautiful Hellenistic gold and garnet ring - it's more than 2,200 years old, but it looks very modern." - Kate Reardon
Garnet is one of the oldest gemstones in human history, dating back to the Bronze age. It is a crystal of health, passion and energy. It is also considered as a gift of eternal love. We love its beautiful colour and how it changes with surrounding lighting.
February | Amethyst
"I love purple because my name is Amethyst." - Iggy Azalea
It is one of the royal stones and makes an ideal gift for the sixth wedding anniversary.
Amethyst is said to be the most spiritual stones. IT wards off evils, attracts positive energy and absorbs the negative. It is a natural stress reliever that also encourages one's inner strength, spirituality and intuition.
Aquamarine is named for the Latin phrase “water of the sea” and it is believed to be the treasure of mermaid. It is calming, soothing and cleansing. It also inspires truth. Some said it is also a stone of eternal youth and happiness.
“This diamond has so many carats it is almost a turnip.” Richard Burton
The famous Taylor-Burton Diamond weighing 68 carats (13.6g) was first discovered in 1966. The April gemstone has been known to promote strength, invincibility, courage and imagination.
As Marilyn Monroe said, Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
"I have always made my own jewellery. I particularly love emeralds and black diamonds, and I'm always wearing large cocktail rings." - Jade Jagger
Emerald, together with diamond, ruby and sapphire are categorised as precious gemstones. It is also known as Cleopatra’s favourite – she claimed ownership of every single emerald mine in Egypt during her rule!
Pearls are gemstones but not minerals as pearls are formed by living organisms, molluscs. They were traditionally given as a wedding gift as it means “sweet simplicity” and has long history of association with purity, humility and innocence.
They say one can expect a peaceful life when wearing ruby. Rubies are believed to bring harmony of life. It is a symbol of power in some culture; in others, it represents health, wisdom, wealth and success in love.
This generous stone is said to derive its name from the Greek word for “giving plenty,” which is PERIDONA. It is the gemstone given to celebrate a 15thwedding anniversary. Peridot is of both financial and spiritual abundance, brining wealth, prosperity, opportunity and insights. It is beneficial when embarking on important career endeavours, as it brings great success.
A stone that comes in all colours. With its long history associating with royalty and romance. It is traditionally symbolised sincerity, truth, faithfulness and nobility. One of the most famous sapphire jewellery is the engagement ring of 12ct blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds first worn by Princess Diana and then given by Prince William to Kate Middleton, now Duchess of Cambridge.
“Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal.“ William Shakespeare, The Twelfth Night
Opal is the stone of colours. It said to be an emotional stone reflect the mood of the wearer. Legend has it, Napoleon presented his Empress Josephine with a 700-carat red opal called “The Burning of Troy”. Opal is not just beautiful; it also stimulates healing and increase friendship and healthy emotions.
Citrine is believed to get its name from the French word for lemon – Citron. It is given for the 13thwedding anniversary. Citrine is a gemstone of light, happiness and abundance.
It is the most powerful gemstone for manifestation, helping you to achieve your goals. It is powerful for attracting wealth and prosperity.
Blue topaz is a symbol of love and affection. It has the power to sharpen intelligence and calm the temper.
It is also an aid to one's sweetness and disposition, and with a perfect night of sleep. It is given on the 16th
wedding anniversary. The most well-known blue topaz is the 9,381 carat blue topaz
found by Max Ostro in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil in the mid 1980s during his Indiana Jones like expedition.