Guide to Birthstones by Month

Birthstones make perfect jewellery gifts, set in either necklaces, earrings or bracelets as not only is every month's birthstone a beautiful gemstone, but they are each steeped in myths, folklore and history which makes each one unique.

There is sometimes some confusion as to which birthstone goes with which month, as different countries can use different stones. Our birthstones guide below illustrates gemstones by month in the UK, click on each one to find out more:

The History of Birthstones

The practice of wearing a single birthstone is just a few centuries old. There are many stories as to where the original tradition came from - the most popular being related to the twelve stones in Aaron's breastplate, the twelve months of the year and the twelve signs of the Zodiac.

Today we associate one stone to each month, to signify the month in which each person was born, to bring luck and other attributes according to which stone is applicable.

At Lilia Nash we can make up any style of jewellery you choose in your specific birthstone, so if you don't see something you love in the birthstone jewellery links below, you can also browse the birthstone jewellery options here and choose from Sterling silver or 18ct yellow gold as your setting.