Birthstones By Month & By Zodiac
Discover all 12 birthstones by month & shop for gorgeous birthstone jewellery
- January Birthstone
- February Birthstone
- March Birthstone
- April Birthstone
- May Birthstone
- June Birthstone
- July Birthstone
- August Birthstone
- September Birthstone
- October Birthstone
- November Birthstone
- December Birthstone
Gemstones have been worn and used as decoration since ancient times. From the turquoise beads of the ancient Egyptians to the emerald rings of European royalty, precious stones have been worn and given as expressions of wealth, power, love and friendship throughout the history of mankind. Each month of the year corresponds with a gemstone and these birthstones are still worn and given as gifts to this day.
Find your birth month by browsing our birthstones by month below. Click on each one to learn more, or head to our shopping pages to find the perfect birthstone jewellery in our collection.
January: Capricorn / Aquarius Birthstone
The birthstone for January is Garnet. Depending on whether you’re born in the first half of the month or the second, this is also the birthstone for Capricorns and Aquarians. Garnets have long been thought to symbolise love and friendship.
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February: Aquarius / Pisces Birthstone
The birthstone for February is Amethyst. Representing calmness, spirituality, balance and peace, this violet gemstone is a variety of quartz. It is the Aquarius birthstone for those born February 1-19 and the Pisces birthstone for anyone born in February from then onwards.
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March: Pisces / Aries Birthstone
There are multiple birthstones for March, namely Bloodstone and Aquamarine. However, Aquamarine is by far the most popular. The word 'aquamarine' comes from the Latin words 'aqua' and 'marine' meaning seawater, which is reflected in its calm blue water-like colour. People often associate this March birthstone with optimism, knowledge, serenity and courage.
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April: Aries / Taurus Birthstone
The birthstone for April is Diamonds, the most sought-after of all the gemstones. Usually clear white in colour, diamonds can also be found in various shades, including pink, yellow and black. They are traditionally featured in engagement rings as they are representative of eternal love as well as invincibility, strength and good health.
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May: Taurus / Gemini Birthstone
The birthstones for May are Emerald and Agate, however, Emeralds are by far the most recognisable. Emeralds are a highly precious gemstone known for their rich green hue and unique texture. Emeralds are often regarded as a symbol of rebirth, renewal, growth and wisdom. The Ancient Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra was known for her infatuation with the May gem and kept a very vast collection of the stone.
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June: Gemini / Cancer Birthstone
The birthstone for June is Pearl. Pearls aren’t technically stones, but hard spherical objects produced within the soft tissue of a mollusc or other animal. Made of calcium carbonate, pearls are one of the very few gemstones to not be produced on land. They are often seen as a symbol of wealth, femininity, purity, wisdom and patience.
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July: Cancer / Leo Birthstone
The birthstones for July are Onyx and Ruby. Onyx is usually a striking black colour, while ruby comes in many shades of red ranging from a pinkish raspberry red to a deep rogue red. A member of the precious gem family, rubies are seen as a very romantic stone that many believe symbolises passion, protection, love and wealth.
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August: Leo / Virgo Birthstone
The birthstones for August are Carnelian or Peridot, with Peridot being the most commonly occurring. Often mistaken for a lightly-coloured Emerald thanks to its yellowish-green tone, the Peridot's colour varies depending on the iron content of the gem. Symbolising positive energy, good fortune and prosperity, the Ancient Egyptians nicknamed Peridot the "gem of the sun".
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September: Virgo / Libra Birthstone
The birthstone for September is Chrysolite or Sapphire. However, Sapphires are probably the best known out of the two. Much like diamonds, Sapphires come in all shades of the rainbow, however, black and royal blue are likely the most popular. Representing royalty, opulence, trust, loyalty and romance, the late Princess Diana famously wore a sapphire engagement ring that is now sported by her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
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October: Libra / Scorpio Birthstone
The birthstone for October is Opal. Precious opal is an iridescent layer of mineraloid found in the fissures of rocks like sandstone and basalt. It is also the national gemstone of Australia with South Australia being the Opal capital of the world. Opals are seen as a very mystical stone with associations to hope, purity, innocence, loyalty and truth.
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November: Scorpio / Sagittarius Birthstone
The birthstones for November are yellow Topaz and Citrine with Citrine likely being the most popular. A yellowish-brown stone and therefore looks similar to its more valuable cousin, Topaz, the Citrine stone symbolises joy, happiness, prosperity and creativity, which is not at all surprising given its very sunny and inviting orange hue.
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December: Sagittarius / Capricorn Birthstone
The birthstones for December are Tanzanite, Turquoise and Blue Topaz. Tanzanite is perhaps the most intriguing of the bunch as not only is it one of the most recently discovered gemstones, but is exceptionally rare given it can only be found in one section of the globe (Tanzania). The stone is said to be symbolic of purity, a sharp intellect, intuition, dignity, judgement and longevity.
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