Tag Archives: Birthstone Jewellery

October Birthstone Jewellery

Those born in October have a choice of two birthstones – tourmaline and opal. Each of these gems comes in a rainbow of shades and colour combinations. In fact, according to legend both of October’s birthstones came to earth through a journey involving rainbows. Tourmaline is known as the ‘Peace Stone’. A tourmaline is believed to dispel […]

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

If you are lucky enough to be born in April, then the diamond is your birthstone.  Although I love pearls, I also quite like diamonds too! They are said to be the most prized gemstone of all.  Diamonds are also the hardest gemstone and can only really be cut with another diamond. Historically, they first became […]

A ‘birthstone’ for each month

A year of birthstones A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a person’s month of birth. The first century Jewish historian Josephus believed there was a connection between the twelve stones in the high priest’s breastplate (as described in the Book of Exodus) the twelve months of the year, and the twelve signs of the zodiac. Birthstones are often worn as jewellery, so Britain’s National […]