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12 MONTHS | 12 BIRTHSTONES

Birthstones are surely your STEP ONE when choosing gemstone jewellery to gift. They are gems associated with the month in which a person was born.  Here is a quick snap of the birthstones for each month so you can easily choose whcih birthstone jewellery to gift:
  • 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
"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.

 

 

 

 

 

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February | Amethyst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I love purple because my birthstone 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 in San Shi Collection 

 
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March | Aquamarine

 

Aquamarine is name for the Latin phrase "water of the sea" and it is believed to be the treasure of the mermaids. It is calming, soothing and cleansing. It also inspires truth. Some say it is also a stone of eternal youth and happiness.

 

 

Princess Diana Wearing Aquamarine cocktail ring
 
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April | 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.
Marilyn Monroe wearing april birthstone diamond

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April babies are very lucky to have diamond as their birthstone. However, it can be a little pricy sometimes. Fortunately, there is another option for April babies - WHITE TOPAZ! 

White topaz symbolises hope, love and happiness. It displays protective properties such as healing, power, and positivity. Topaz is known to induce happiness and elicit feelings of spirituality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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May | Emerald

 Duchess Cambridge Kate Middleton wears royal emerald jewellery

 

"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, although modern scholars now believe most of the emeralds she wore were actually peridot.
 
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June | Pearl

 

Princess Diana and Duchess of Cambridge wearing Royal Pearl jewellery including the famous Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara

 

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.
 
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July | 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
 
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August | 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.

 

 
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September | Sapphire
 Helen Mirren wears sapphire and diamond jewellery to Oscar 2018
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 pieces of 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. 
 
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October | Opal
 
“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 reflecting 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 wearing october birthstone opal earrings
 
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November | Citrine

 

Citrine is believed to get its name from the Old French Citrin, meaning "lemon-coloured". It is given for the 13th wedding anniversary. Citrine is a gemstone of light, happiness and abundance.

It is the most powerful gemstone for manifestation. It helps you to achieve your goals. It is powerful for attracting wealth and prosperity.  

 

 

 

 

Oscar-winner Kate Winslet wears Yves Saint Laurent gown and November birthstone citrine and diamond jewellery

 

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December | Blue Topaz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 a perfect night's 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.

 

 
 
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