What is My Birthstone?

What is My Birthstone?

Abbott Lyon Diary | 15 Apr 2021

Immerse yourself in our birthstone guide. You’ll discover the meaning behind each gem and what they symbolise, allowing you to choose the perfect piece of birthstone jewellery.

What are birthstones?

A birthstone is most well known as a special gemstone that represents your month of birth, but there is so much more to them than that. Historically associated with the 12 signs of the zodiac, and traditionally known for bringing good luck and therapeutic powers, each birthstone is full of unique meanings and symbolism. Representing the 12 months of the year, birthstones make truly personal, thoughtful gifts that loved ones will cherish.

Birthstone necklaces

Personalised birthstone necklaces

Discover which gemstone represents you, and create your very own birthstone necklace, showing off your personality and making an accessory truly unique to you. Whether you choose a bespoke Name Necklace, a stylish Letter Necklace or a luxury engraved piece to add your birthstone to, our premium collection has been thoughtfully curated to give you or someone special a necklace with meaning.

Birthstone bracelets

Personalised birthstone bracelets

For a subtle nod to your birth month, add the gemstone that represents you to one of our stylish bracelets. Expressing what makes you, you, each birthstone holds characteristics and meanings, making them truly special. Pair with the initial or name of your choice for an ultra luxe, personalised gift that will always be loved.

What's my birthstone?

What is my birthstone?

Birthstones correspond to the 12 months of the year, making them the most perfect birthday presents, but are also a wonderful way to represent anniversaries, important milestones or any special date that deserves a celebration. Take a look at the meaning behind each gemstone below, and choose the colour that is all about you or someone special.

January - Garnet

Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies everlasting friendship, trust and honesty, making it the perfect gift for your best friend. The word Garnet comes from the word granatum, which means seed. It gets its name from its resemblance to a pomegranate seed! According to legend, the garnet offers protection from nightmares and will guide you through the night in peaceful sleep - pretty useful! The red colour of the gemstone symbolises faith, love and courage.

February - Amethyst

The amethyst gemstone represents royalty (because you are a queen, after all), passion and hope. This gem is said to calm the spirit and give focus to the wearer, making it the perfect calming stone for someone who perhaps suffers from a little anxiety. Amethyst has the power to overcome difficulty and strengthen love relationships.

March - Aquamarine

Wearing aquamarine promotes creativity, hope, self-expression and courage. Wear this gemstone to boost love, youth, good health and overall happiness. The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin word ‘aqua’, meaning water, and ‘marina’, meaning the sea which we think is kind of beautiful!

April - Diamond

This gemstone is the symbol of eternal love and courage. Diamonds are said to increase positive energy, so basically they put out good vibes. It is supposed to carry great strength, making it possible to conquer hard times. The word diamond is derived from the Greek ‘adamas’ meaning unconquerable - so you can rule the world in style.

May - Emerald

As the birthstone for May, the month for rebirth, the emerald is said to grant its wearer good fortune, youth and foresight - we’ll take 100 please! Emeralds also are said to possess magical qualities which promote health and happiness. Now, we’re not sure about the magic, but who knows, right? It was supposedly the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite’s, favourite stone because of its beauty.

June - Moonstone

Also known to be associated with June is Pearl and Alexandrite. The Moonstone is a symbol of purity and love, so much so that the Ancient Greeks believed they were the tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. This stone is often worn to calm a restless mind and bring peace. A stunning white, this subtly iridescent stone will have you swooning!

July - Ruby

There’s no better way to demonstrate your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies arouse the senses, stir the imagination, and are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success in love - what a dream. This deep red stone is truly special, and has been used in jewellery design since ancient times and we can totally see why!

August - Peridot

This stone signifies beauty, strength and morality. Wearing peridot in jewellery can bring prosperity and happiness whilst boosting your creativity. Peridot birthstone jewellery with its stunning shades of green gives August birthday girls a splash of summer colour. Amazingly, peridot crystals have been found in meteorites and turned into jewellery! Imagine wearing something from space?

September - Sapphire

“Sapphire” comes from the Greek word for blue, ‘sappheiros’. It’s blue depths are said to mirror those of the ocean, and even heaven! It’s considered the most spiritual of all gemstones as is known as the gem of the soul. Legend says that the Sapphire will protect your loved ones from envy and harm. A well-known favourite of the royals, treat September birthday girls like the Queens that they are!

October - Opal

The symbol of hope, faith and good fortune. Distinctive by its vivid play of light, the colourful opal makes the perfect gift for those born in October. Legends say the opal gemstone will soothe away sadness and envy for those with October birthdays. They possess healing and restorative qualities and are symbols of hope, innocence and creativity.

November - Topaz

Topaz is thought to be derived from the old Sanskrit word ‘tapaz’, meaning fire which suits it’s flaming orange colour. A Symbol of Harmony and Balance. Many believe yellow topaz to be a jewel that represents empathy and serenity. This is related to the symbolism of the brown and gold colours relating to the home, making it the ideal gift for your family.

December - Blue Zircon

Today, Zircon is believed to have the ability to increase your self-confidence, and to help the wearer in self-love along with loving others, as it’s said to open your heart and bring compassion to your life. With its subtle blue-grey hue, it’s the perfect gift for December birthday girls in those winter wonderland months!

Discover our birthstone jewellery collection now and create a style that’s all about you or find the perfect thoughtful gift for someone special.