Birthstone Gifts by Month

Birthstone Gifts by Month

At Maude’s, we believe that every piece of jewellery tells a unique story, and what better way to celebrate life's special moments than with a dazzling birthstone? 

Whether you're shopping for a loved one or treating yourself to a meaningful piece of jewellery, our guide is here to help you discover the perfect birthstone gift tailored to each month of the year. From the fiery red of January's garnet to the tranquil blue of December's turquoise, each birthstone carries its own symbolism and significance, making it a truly personal, timeless and cherished treasure. 

Join us on a journey through the months as we explore the beauty of each birthstone, and uncover the perfect gifts that will truly capture their essence. 

January - Garnet

Symbolising friendship, trust, and loyalty, the birthstone garnet is often associated with protection and is believed to bring good health and prosperity to its wearer. While a deep red is the most common colour of garnets, they actually come in a variety of colours, including green, yellow, orange, brown, and even black.

With it signifying eternal friendship, a garnet makes the perfect gift for a friend or a family member. Our collection of garnet jewellery, especially our 9ct yellow gold, garnet and diamond earrings and our 9ct yellow gold, trapeze cut garnet and diamond necklace, would both make stunning gifts for your loved one born in January, either individually or bought as a pair.

For those on a smaller budget, but still wanting to celebrate those January babies in style, Joma Jewellery make some beautifully designed garnet pieces at a very affordable price:

February - Amethyst

Known for its stunning purple hue, amethyst is said to promote peace, stability, and inner strength. It is also associated with spirituality and clarity of mind. They range in colour from light lavender to deep purple, with shades varying depending on the location of the gemstone’s origin.

At Maude’s, we have a wide range of amethyst pieces from a variety of our brands, including Vivienne Westwood, G & Co and LBJ, as well as our more affordable brands such as Joma Jewellery and Studex, for the little ones.

Each piece represents the month of February in a dazzling shade of purple, with pieces that could be worn every day and ones for those very special occasions.

Here are our top amethyst birthstone picks for February:

March - Aquamarine

With its soothing pale blue to deep blue-green colour, aquamarines symbolise tranquillity, harmony and serenity. Its name is derived from the Latin words "aqua" and "marina," meaning "water of the sea," reflecting its connection to the ocean and its calming properties. It is believed to bring courage and protection to those who wear it.

Due to its natural beauty, aquamarine is highly sought after, and is often found in rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. It is a versatile colour that complements a wide range of skin tones and can be incorporated into various colour palettes, making it an ideal gift for those loved ones born in March or for anyone special you would like to spoil.

Here are our top aquamarine birthstone gifts for March:

April - Diamond

Diamonds, the birthstone for April, are among the most coveted and iconic gemstones in the world. Considered the ultimate symbol of love and commitment, diamonds are associated with strength, purity, and eternal beauty. They are often used in engagement rings to signify enduring love.

You can’t go wrong when presenting someone you love with a diamond - as the old saying goes: diamonds are a girl's best friend!

For those lucky enough to be born in April, we have some truly timeless and distinctive pieces, from engagement rings, necklaces and earrings, to diamond cufflinks for that special man in your life.

Here are our top diamond birthstone picks for April:

May - Emerald

Prized for their lush green hue and captivating beauty, emeralds are associated with growth, hope and rebirth. From a vivid green grass colour to one of a rich forest green, the vibrancy and natural brilliance of emeralds can make them relatively rare, especially those of high quality, intense colour, adding to their allure and desirability.

Holding a special significance for those born in May, we have some enchanting and timeless emerald jewellery that can be worn both for everyday war and special occasions.

Or, if you’d like to gift something different from jewellery this month, Katie Loxton has a vibrant emerald green crossbody bag and card holder that would make the perfect present for a May baby.

Here are our top emerald picks for May:

June - Pearl & Moonstone

A double whammy for June - pearl and moonstone.

Cherished for its natural beauty and lustrous appearance, pearls are unique among gemstones as they are formed by living organisms. They are often associated with femininity and are a classic choice for bridal jewellery.

With its mystical and captivating appearance, moonstone is renowned for its adularescence, a glowing effect reminiscent of moonlight. Its depth and intriguing look makes it a popular gemstone.

Here at Maudes, we have a gorgeous collection of pearl pieces and moonstone jewellery, from some classic earrings and necklaces, to a watch and pearl cufflinks. So if you are looking for a timeless and versatile gift for those born in the summer month of June, we have plenty of choice in a range of styles and budgets.

Here are our top gifts for June:

July - Ruby

Known as the "king of gemstones," rubies are prized for their vibrant red colour and are associated with passion, vitality, and love.

According to folklore, rubies were believed to predict misfortune or danger, soothe anger and even cure inflammatory diseases. They are second only to diamonds in hardness, making them ideal for use in jewellery.

Bringing some fiery energy to the month of July, we have some stunning ruby jewellery from a range of our designers. If you are looking for a striking and unique engagement ring, our very own 18CT White Gold, Ruby And Diamond Ring is a real showstopper.

Or if you are after a statement piece for special occasions, the 9CT Yellow Gold, Ruby And Diamond Heart Necklace by the fantastic G & CO is truly one of a kind.

Here are some of our other top ruby gifts for July:

August - Peridot

With its vivid green hue, peridot symbolises strength, vitality, and renewal. It is often associated with abundance and prosperity and is believed to ward off negative energy. In fact, the Ancient Egyptians called the peridot the “gem of the sun” as they believed it protected those wearing it from the terrors of the night.

A lesser-known birthstone compared to diamonds, rubies and sapphires, gives the peridot a sense of uniqueness and individuality.

If you are looking for a personalised gift that is not only distinctive in colour and character, but also highly versatile, our 9CT White Gold Diamond And Peridot Ring may be just what you are looking for.

For little people with little ears, we also have a selection of peridot stud earrings by Studex which would make a lovely gift for a godchild or family member born in August.

September - Sapphire

Famous for its deep blue colour, sapphire symbolises truth, sincerity, and loyalty. They possess remarkable lustre and brilliance, giving them a captivating sparkle that rivals that of diamonds. Their exceptional clarity and transparency further enhances their beauty and desirability.

Often seen on the red carpet or on the hands of royals, the elegance and glamour of sapphires make them popular among jewellery enthusiasts. Our stunning collection of deep blue sapphire and diamond rings will add sparkle and charm to any finger they adorn, and the sapphire and diamond drop earrings by G & CO, along with the matching pendant and chain, will bring a touch of razzmatazz to any outfit.

October - Opal and Tourmaline

October is another rather special month with its two spectacular birthstones - opal and tourmaline.

Opal is known for its distinctive appearance and mesmerising patterns, owed to its unique play-of-colour - a phenomenon where flashes of different colours are observed when the stone is viewed from different angles.

With its wide colour range, tourmaline is known for its unique electrical properties, which contributes to its allure and the belief in its ability to protect and heal.

Both desirable and magical in their own individual ways, our opal and tourmaline jewellery collections include some truly special pieces. The multicoloured gemstones make these pieces stand out from the crowd, and are perfect for anyone looking to buy a one-of-a-kind gift for a loved one.

If you are after something a little different from jewellery, the Graffitti Orb Scarf in Sage Green by Vivienne Westwood, has an Opal feel about it, and would be cosy to wrap up in as the colder days draw in.

Here are our some of our other top gifts for September:

November - Topaz

With its warm golden hue, topaz symbolises strength, courage, and abundance. While naturally it is colourless (often referred to as white topaz) or pale yellow and brown, it can be treated to produce other colours, like the much-coveted imperial topaz, with fiery orange hues, and the mystic topaz, known for its iridescent effect.

Being more affordable than some alternatives makes topaz popular and appealing in the world of gemstones. Kit Heath has created some beautiful white topaz pieces, all modern and understated but with an air of elegance too. They can be worn individually, or as a set.

Here is our top pick of white topaz gifts for November, all by the fabulous Kit Heath:

December - Turquoise, Blue Topaz & Tanzanite

For those born in December, we have three birthstones floating around - turquoise, blue topaz and tanzanite. All known for their striking blue colours, these gemstones give December babies a wide variety of styles and price ranges to choose from.

Turquoise has a unique blue-green hue, often veined or mottled with natural patterns, which adds to its visual appeal and character. At Maudes, we have a stunning collection of turquoise jewellery, with our top picks including our stud earrings and pre-owned brooch.

Special for its vibrant colour and its calm and peaceful connotations, blue topaz offers wonderful versatility in jewellery design. We have a range of beautiful blue topaz pieces, with some of our favourites including the flower earrings and the topaz and diamond ring, both by DL.

Found only in one location worldwide, the Mererani Hills of Tanzania, tanzanite is considered a thousand times rarer than diamonds. This exclusivity, combined with its striking and brilliant blue colour, makes tanzanite jewellery, like our teardrop shaped tanzanite claw set, really stand out as a perfect gift for those born in December.