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.
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 most popular amethyst piece in San Shi collection  
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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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