A birthstone is a gemstone that symbolizes a month of birth, particularly that in which a particular star sign predominates. They are often used in gold and silver jewellery to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, marriages, or special occasions. Many of our rings, pendants and earrings feature symbolic birthstones, and each is designed to complement perfectly the silver and gold bands, chains and other surrounds.
As well as being associated with a particular time of the year, birthstones are believed to have unique properties that can symbolise, protect, or bring good fortune to the wearer. For example garnet, the birthstone of January and Aquarius, represents hope and healing.
Like all our jewellery, every item of our birthstone jewellery is designed by Emma Chapman and handmade in Jaipur in India. You can read more on each birthstone and its properties, and view all our associated pieces, by clicking the links below. More on the meaning of each stone is also in our gemstones section.
The basic human need to own and wear materials we deem sacred or special often leads us to seek out birthstones. How powerful it is to have our month of birth represented by a beautiful gemstone and even more special to have the gemstone encased in a lovely piece of gold or silver jewellery. As a gift to a loved one, or simply to yourself, is unique.