A Guide to Birthstones

A Guide to Birthstones

The folklore surrounding the designation of gems by the month of one’s birth has been around for many years. Notwithstanding the fact that this notion dates back to ancient times, the actual list has been updated as recently as two years ago.

The way to wear your given gem is certainly not set in stone. There’s a lot of room to allow your creativity to flourish and play around with styles and different designs, accounting as to why this whole idea is so fascinating to us! Calla Lily is well known for its distinctively playful creations.

Whether embarking on a Bespoke Journey for yourself or as a gift, birthstones are an excellent starting route!

Keep on reading to discover yours!

January: Garnet

Rhodolite Garnet Ring

Custom-made rhodolite garnet ring

Garnets come in so many lovely varieties and colours like purple, orange and green, and represent goodwill, happiness, and purpose.

February: Amethyst

Bespoke Amethyst Ring

Bespoke amethyst ring

Amethysts are thought to enhance creativity, passion and harmony, and help with stability, humility and relaxation.

March: Aquamarine

Aquamarine necklace in Pearls chain

Specially made aquamarine and pearl necklace

The crispy clear gem that borrows its colour from the oceans and sky provides a sense of calm and tranquility.

April: Diamond

Custom made yellow gold diamond ring

Custom-made yellow gold diamond ring

Diamonds are believed to bring a sense of radiance, energy and light, together with strength and clarity.

May: Emerald

One of a kind emerald earrings

One-of-a-kind emerald earrings

This strikingly beautiful gem is said to hold the ability to transform negativity into positive energy, security and harmony.

June: Pearl

Pearl Drop earrings

Pearl drop earrings: a Calla Lily classic modular design

These delicate treasures of the ocean are believed to create a sense of balance and provide emotional healing. Pearls are also associated with faithfulness, loyalty, modesty and purity.

July: Ruby

Bespoke white gold ruby ring

Bespoke white gold ruby ring

Rubies have been a symbol of passion, protection and prosperity since ancient times. They are believed to amplify energy, heighten awareness, and promote courage.

August: Peridot

Ready-Made square Peridot Ring

Ready-made square peridot ring

Said to stimulate psychological clarity and inspire a sense of happiness, truth and understanding.

September: Sapphire

Blue sapphire ring

Bespoke dazzling ring featuring a trio of blue sapphires

Sapphires are a symbol of loyalty, nobility, sincerity and integrity. They are associated with focusing the mind and maintaining self-discipline.

October: Tourmaline

Green Tourmaline Ring

Bespoke green tourmaline ring

Tourmaline is believed to imbue a positive attitude and happiness. Since they come in so many colours, those born in October get to choose from a rainbow of shades!

November: Topaz

Enchanting Blue Topaz Ring

Enchanting blue topaz ring, specially designed and created for our client

The enchanting topaz comes in various stunning hues and symbolises faith and trust.

December: Tanzanite

Tanzanite Ring

Custom-made tanzanite Ring

The grippingly beautiful Tanzanite is believed to open up an awareness between how one lives and how one could live more consciously. It’s thought to help people recognise their strengths.

Bottom Line

As quoted by “Jewelers of America” CEO David Bonaparte, “At certain moments in history, when there is a strong call from gem enthusiasts to expand the list of official birthstones, Jewelers of America believes in recognising the importance of historically significant gemstones and giving gemstone lovers a choice that suits their preferences.”

Meaning there’s still hope if your birthstone is not to your liking. You might even flirt with the notion of launching a crusade for a new one!