Birthstones are gemstones that represent the month of a person's birth. Dating back to ancient times, civilizations believed that gemstones had powers, unique meanings, and historical significance.
They are the perfect way to add a personal touch to jewellery, whether you choose your own birthstone or even the birthstone of a loved one. A piece of jewellery which incorporates personalised birthstones makes a thoughtful gift for any occasion.
January Birthstone: Garnet
Colour: January's birthstone, garnet, boasts rich red hues, symbolising passion and energy, captivating wearers with its vibrant, fiery shades for centuries.
Meaning: Garnet's meaning extends beyond its colour, symbolising love, protection, and self-confidence, making it a cherished gift and a source of inspiration.
February Birthstone: Amethyst
Colour: Amethyst, February's birthstone, captivates with its luxurious purple hues, from delicate lavenders to deep grape tones, adored by jewellery enthusiasts.
Meaning: Amethyst symbolises peace, wisdom, and protection, offering clarity and emotional balance. Its spiritual significance makes it cherished as jewellery or a talisman.
March Birthstone: Aquamarine
Colour: March's birthstone, aquamarine, echoes its name with tranquil blue and green hues, evoking serenity and the beauty of the sea.
Meaning: Aquamarine embodies soothing energies, offering inner peace, courage, and clarity. A symbol of protection for travellers, it signifies emotional healing and tranquillity.
April Birthstone: Diamond
Colour: The April birthstone, the diamond, is renowned for its exceptional brilliance and clarity. Diamonds come in various colours, with the most sought-after being the colourless or "white" variety.
Meaning: Diamonds symbolise lasting love, strength, and resilience. Beyond romance, they enhance inner strength and positivity, amplifying traits and symbolising determination.
May Birthstone: Emerald
Colour: Emeralds display lush green tones, ranging from deep forest hues to vibrant grassy shades, radiating natural elegance and allure.
Meaning: Emeralds are cherished for their representation of love, wisdom, and abundance, believed to bring prosperity and positive transformation to the wearer.
June Birthstone: Pearl
Colour: Pearls boast a timeless elegance in their lustrous white, iridescent hues, exuding purity, sophistication, and classic beauty.
Meaning: Pearls symbolise purity, innocence, and timeless beauty, often associated with wisdom and personal transformation, making them truly exquisite gems.
July Birthstone: Ruby
Colour: Rubies dazzle with their deep red hue, capturing attention with their fiery and vibrant shade.
Meaning: Rubies symbolise love, courage, and prosperity, believed to protect against misfortune and inspire confidence, making them cherished gems of strength.
August Birthstone: Spinel
Colour: Spinel displays a captivating range of colours, from fiery reds to cool blues, offering versatility and allure to its admirers.
Meaning: Spinel symbolises energy and revitalization, bringing positive vibes and inspiration. It represents rejuvenation and renewed zest for life.
September Birthstone: Sapphire
Colour: Sapphires exhibit a mesmerising blue, ranging from deep royal to delicate sky shades, radiating elegance, and conveying tranquillity. Sapphires can also come in various other colours, such as pink, yellow, and green, but blue is the most classic and renowned hue.
Meaning: Sapphires symbolise wisdom, loyalty, and inner peace. They inspire truth, clarity of thought, and spiritual growth, embodying timeless beauty.
October Birthstone: Opal
Colour: Opals are known for their captivating play-of-colour, featuring iridescent flashes of various hues, creating a mesmerising and ever-changing visual display.
Meaning: Opals are believed to symbolise hope, creativity, and spontaneity. They inspire imagination and personal transformation, making them a unique and cherished gemstone.
November Birthstone: Topaz
Colour: Topaz displays a range of colours, including warm yellows, rich oranges, and serene blues, offering diversity and captivating brilliance.
Meaning: Topaz symbolises love and good fortune, believed to bring joy and positive energy. It represents clarity, confidence, and protection.
December Birthstone: Tanzanite
Colour: Tanzanite dazzles with its mesmerising violet-blue hue, radiating sophistication and uniqueness, making it a sought-after and enchanting gemstone.
Meaning: Tanzanite embodies spiritual awakening and transformation. It's believed to enhance insight, compassion, and communication, fostering personal growth and enlightenment.
Birthstones By Month
Make it Personal
There are many ways in which you can incorporate birthstones into your jewellery. Why not add a birthstone to the inside of a band on a ring of your choice? Maybe include both yours and your partner’s birthstones, or even the birthstones of your children. You could also add a birthstone charm to our Sundance necklace or bracelet. Contact us to find out how we can personalise your jewellery.
Personalise a Mystery Ring
Commission your own personalised mystery ring. The Pocket Ring can contain an assortment of hidden charms: the birthstones of your children, individual engraved messages, an enamel object, a tiny sculpture, a single diamond, or even a heart-shaped ruby. A truly magical piece of jewellery – in fact, a secret - only the wearer will know what’s hidden inside.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the answers to our most commonly asked questions. Should you want to find out more please feel free to contact us and begin your Pragnell experience.
What is a birthstone?
A birthstone is a gemstone associated with a specific month of the year, traditionally believed to bring luck, protection, or other positive qualities to individuals born during that month. People often wear jewellery featuring their birthstone as a symbol of their birth month and its associated traits.
What are the 12 birthstones?
The 12 birthstones, one for each month, are as follows: garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby, spinel, sapphire, opal, topaz and tanzanite
What is the king of all birthstones?
The "king of all birthstones" is often considered to be the diamond. Diamonds are highly valued for their exceptional brilliance, clarity, and symbolism of everlasting love, making them one of the most sought-after gemstones for jewellery, particularly for engagement rings.
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