You can now shop by Birthstone. We have introduced a new tab to the website. More and more people are shopping by birthstone and we thought we would make it easier for our customers. There has been a trend for more personalised jewellery, be it engraving or picking a piece of jewellery that has meaning.
We hope, that by adding a Birthstone category it will make it easier for people looking to buy a piece of jewellery as a gift for someone important in their lives.
Below are links to the various months.
With some of the Birthstones it is possible to ‘think outside the box’ for example Garnet is the traditional birthstone for January. It doesn’t have to be the traditional red garnet, garnets can also be green and orange. The May birthstone has traditionally been Emerald, but over the years people have used another green stone, Chrysoprase. Chrysoprase is more affordable than emerald and is also a much stronger stone, so better for everyday use. September’s birthstone, Sapphire, doesn’t have to be a blue sapphire, it could be a soft yellow, honey colour, or maybe a subtle pink. For October babies, you have the choice of Opal or tourmaline. Tourmaline is sometimes known as the rainbow stone, it comes in almost every colour imaginable,
The concept of birthstones seems to have a long tradition.
Birthstones appear to have a biblical source, tracing back to the book of Exodus in the Old Testament and specifically on the breastplate of Aaron, Moses’ brother. The breastplate was inlaid with 12 gemstones that each represented the twelve tribes of Israel at the time. This specific breastplate was adorned with the following gems: emerald, sapphire, diamond, topaz, carbuncle, sardius (thought to be ruby or carnelian), agate, ligure (thought to be Opal), amethyst, onyx, jasper, and beryl (aquamarine is a stone from the beryl family).