Birthstones are particular gemstones that are commonly associated with the month that you were born. Wearing your birthstone will supposedly bring you love, luck and good fortune – and it will look beautiful as well! Don’t know what your birthstone is or what it means? Our two-part guide will reveal all…
January – Garnet
Garnet is an intensely coloured stone that comes in varying shades of red. It is said to represent chastity, truth and fidelity.
February – Amethyst
Amethyst is a purple gemstone that gets its bright colour from its high iron content. According to legend, it gives the wearer health, luck and wit.
March – Aquamarine
March’s stone aquamarine was once rumoured to be mermaid treasure, thanks to its unusual light blue colour! Nowadays it is known for signifying courage and confidence.
April – Diamond
April’s gemstone is the classic diamond, a stone which has been treasured since ancient times. Although diamonds are most commonly found in a brilliant white, you can get them in a variety of other colours including pink, yellow and brown.
May – Emerald
Emerald was chosen as May’s birthstone as its pretty green colour reflects the fresh shades of spring. Like the season, emeralds represent hope and rebirth.
June – Pearl
Pearls are a truly romantic gem, commonly associated with love. Like diamonds, they are most often found in shades of white and cream, but can occur in other hues too.
If your birth stone isn’t here, check back later this week for Part 2 of The Hatton Garden guide to birthstones – all will be revealed!