January’s birthstone is Garnet, the stone of “love and devotion”. It is believed to have healing powers, giving strength and protection to the wearer. Constancy.

February’s birthstone is the Amethyst, associated with tranquillity, peace and protection. The stone promotes courage and inner strength. Sincerity.

March’s birthstone is Aquamarine which bestows feelings of friendship, harmony and trust. It is traditionally worn by sailors to protect them at sea, legend has it Aquamarine originates from the treasure chest of mermaids. Courage.

April’s birthstone is the Opal, the Queen of the gemstones, treasured for its extraordinary beauty. It promotes spontaneity, loyalty and creativity. Innocence.

May’s birthstone is Cleopatra’s favourite gem, the Emerald. One of the oldest stones in history bringing the wearer wisdom, growth and intelligence. According to legend the Emerald guards against danger and provides the wearer with a bold heart. Love.

June’s birthstone is the oldest known gem, the Pearl. Some early cultures believe that the Pearl was born when a single drop of rain fell from the heavens and became the heart of the oyster. Others call the Pearl “a teardrop from the moon”. A talisman for a happy and successful marriage. Longevity.

July’s birthstone is the Ruby which is the chosen stone of leaders for its ability to guide and make noble decisions. The power of the Ruby encourages you to follow your dreams, giving motivation and inspiration. Contentment.

August’s birthstone is Carnelian, the Artist’s stone as it enhances creativity and inspiration. The Carnelian is also known to promote courage and confidence. Inspiration.

September’s birthstone is Peridot, which is linked with protection against evil. Napoleon once made a gift of Peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. Protection.

October’s birthstone is Tourmaline and is considered the “Stone of Wisdom” as it protects and promotes understanding. Hope.

November’s birthstone is Citrine which brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. Also known as the “Merchants stone” it can assist in acquiring and maintaining wealth. Happiness.

December’s birthstone is Turquoise commonly known as a symbol of friendship. It is said when given as a gift from a loving friend, the stone brings good fortune to the wearer. Prosperity.