Birthstones By Month

Enhance your good luck and bring good fortune by wearing the gemstone associated with the month you were born. These precious gemstones are known as birthstones, birthday stones or simply stones for birth months. With origins in astrology and mythology, wearing your birthstone as a talisman is an ancient tradition that is extremely popular today.

For Aries and those born in April, wearing diamond rings is said to be fortuitous and cool blue topaz rings are the perfect choice for your Scorpio friend or loved one. If you choose a birthstone by month from the list below as an engagement ring or an eternity ring you will have the gift of your birthstone with you for ever.

At, you’ll find an exceptional choice of fabulous birthstone rings all sourced from leading High Street retailers and online brands such as H.Samuel, Goldsmiths, Ernest Jones, QVC and many more.

January: Garnet Rings

At the first appearance, the garnet gemstone is sometimes mistaken for ruby due to its beautiful and bold, dark red, glossy colour. Garnet jewellery is very popular with Capricorns and suits those born in January.

February: Amethyst Rings

From deep and vibrant purple to subtle shades of lilac, wearing an amethyst ring is said to bring luck and prosperity to people born in the month of February and/or under the water star sign of Aquarius.

March: Aquamarine Rings

The tempting sea blue aquamarine gemstone is the ideal gift for someone born in March or under the Pisces star sign. Aquamarine takes its name from the Latin “aqua marina” meaning “water of the sea”. This pale blue aquamarine stone promotes true courage and friendship.

April: Diamond Rings

They say that diamonds are precious, desirable and they are most certainly a girl’s best friend. Although diamonds are the nominated gemstone for those born in April or under the Aries star sign, diamonds are popular with men and women who want the best and are not afraid to show it. Diamond engagement rings are one of the most popular choices as they are clear symbols of lasting love.

May: Emerald Rings

Tough, beautiful and vibrant, the bright green emerald stone is a desired gift for someone born in May or the Taurus inside you. Emerald is the wedding anniversary gemstone for 20th, 35th and 55th years of marriage. Fine quality emeralds were frequently chosen by monarchs and some emeralds can be more valuable than diamonds.

June: Pearl Rings

Pearls are the chosen gemstone for June and the star sign Gemini. The luminescent glow of pearls can instantly uplift the wearer. Pearls symbolise beauty, love, happiness and wealth. Unless man-made, pearls are naturally found in the sea or in freshwater from living creatures such as oysters, clams or mussels. Beautiful pearl rings can be accessorised with pearl earrings, pearl bracelets and pearl necklaces.

July: Ruby Rings

Fiery red ruby emphasises love, romance and passion. Rubies are the modern gemstone for 40th anniversaries, those born in July and those under the star sign of Cancer. Make a statement with a ruby ring, the colour of luck in China and the worldwide symbol for love.

August: Peridot Rings

The sparkling olive peridot is the perfect choice for the Leo or August-born friend you want to spoil. The vibrant green shades complement almost any skin tone and peridot is a beautiful calm colour for any occasion. Choose a peridot ring as a thoughtful gift for a friend, or even as a treat for yourself.

September: Sapphire Rings

Sapphire is the modern birthstone of September and the zodiac star sign of Virgo. Although sapphires are typically associated with deep shimmering blue, the colour of a stormy sky and the bottom of the ocean, they can also be vibrant, romantic, delicate shades of pink that rival topaz and diamond. A sapphire with diamonds engagement ring has recently been given to Kate Middleton by Prince William marking sapphire’s continued place in history.

October: Opal Rings

Choose an opal ring, necklace or bracelet for the discerning Libra and/or someone born in October. They are sure to appreciate the complexities of this precious stone with its inner fire representing hope, innocence, purity, loyalty and confidence. The rainbow of colours in opal rings is sure to attract attention and admiring gazes from your family and friends.

November: Topaz Rings

Whether Sky, Swiss or London blue, topaz has the power to mesmerise and captivate. Topaz is also found in yellow and darker brown varieties which makes it a unique and exciting gemstone to wear. Topaz is the birthstone for November and is the perfect gift bought for those born under the secretive and mysterious Scorpio star sign.

December: Turquoise Rings

Turquoise is the birthstone for December and turquoise rings make lovely winter jewellery accessories. The mottled blue green turquoise is considered one of the most precious and expensive stones in the world. Choose a turquoise ring for yourself or your Sagittarian friend.

Birthstone Tips

  • Wear the gemstone of your birth month every day to bring luck and prosperity into your life.
  • Show your love by choosing your girlfriend’s birth month gemstone as the special stone for her engagement ring.
  • If you don’t like the gemstone assigned to your birth month, check out alternative gemstones. For example, whilst pearl rings are best for those born in June, an alternative would be a moonstone ring.