Birthstones Snapshot | 12 Month; 12 Gemstones

Birthstone is for sure your STEP ONE when choosing gemstone jewellery to gift. They are gems associated with month that a person was born. Here is your easy guide to birthstones jewellery. Here is a quick snap of birthstones to each month:

  • 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

 

  • January |Garnet

garnet gemstone raw Tsai x Tsai

"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.

Check it out our Zhongshan set - bracelet, earrings, necklace to add on your garnet collection.

garnet gemstone jewellery Tsai x Tsai   

 

  • February | Amethyst
raw amethyst Tsai x Tsai

"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.

Have a look of our amethyst jewellery in San Shi collection 

 

Crown Princess Victoria wears the Napoleonic Amethyst Parure Tiara in Amsterdam in April 2013 (Michel Porro/Getty Images) Tsai x Tsai Amethyst bracelet 

 

  • March | Aquamarine

March Birthstone Aquamarine

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.

The Queen wearing Royal aquamarine jewellery march birthstone  Princess Diana wears famous aquamarine jewellery march birthstone

  • April | Diamond

Marilyn Monroe presenting April birthstone diamond

“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.

Lady Gaga wears Tiffany yellow diamond last worn by Audrey Hepburn Taylor-Burton Diamond weighing 68 carats

 

  • May | Emerald

May Birthstone Emerald

"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!

Angelina Jolie wears famous emerald jewellery  Duchess Cambridge Kate Middleton wears royal emerald jewellery

 

  • June | Pearl

June Birthstone Pearl

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.

Princess Diana and Duchess of Cambridge wearing Royal Pearl jewellery including the famous Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara  Scarlett Johansson wearing Pearls June birthstone

 

  • July | Ruby

July Birthstone Ruby

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.  

Uma Thurman wearing ORLOV jewelry with rubies- during the Cannes film Festival 2013 shot by Gilles Bensimon  Penelope Cruz wears an impeccable Ruby and Diamond Crescent Earrings Victoria Beckham and her gorgeous ruby ring

  • August | Peridot

August Birthstone Peridot

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.

Model wears Tsai x Tsai Peridot drop earrings from Taipei Collection   Joan Rivers wear royal peridot jewellery - August Birthstone

 

  • September | Sapphire

September Birthstone Raw Sapphire

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. 

Duchess of Cambridge and her famous sapphire engagement ring previously owned by Princess Diana Helen Mirren wears sapphire and diamond jewellery to Oscar 2018

 

  • October | Opal

October birthstone Opal Gemstone

“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.

Taylor Swift wears October birthstone opal jewellery  Celebrity loves October birthstone opal jewellery

 

  • November | Citrine

Raw Citrine November Birthstone

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.

 

Poppy Delevingne at the 2018 Emmys wearing November birthstone citrine and diamond earrings. Oscar-winner Kate Winslet wears Yves Saint Laurent gown and November birthstone citrine and diamond jewellery

Get yourself the citrine look with Tsai x Tsai citrine drop earrings!

 

  • December | Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz December Birthstone Tsai x Tsai

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 16thwedding 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.

Kate Blanchett wears blue topaz earrings Shaun Robinson wears December birthstone blue topaz jewellery  Kate Middleton Photos - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge wears blue topaz earrings

Why not try blue topaz set on rose gold vermeil with our super sweet Blue Topaz Bracelet from San Shi Collection

 

 

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