Zodiac Birthstones - What are they?

Zodiac Birthstones - What are they?

This time of year comes around so quickly. There’s so much to do and buy in the lead up to Christmas and New Year. But, often, the biggest stumbling block is: what to buy loved ones for Christmas? They seemingly have everything. The latest gadget? They bought that for themselves last month. New homeware pieces? They’ve got double of most things, especially mugs… so many mugs! We all know we only ever have one favourite mug. And, unfortunately, your loved one will only secretly give your home gift to charity, or someone else, like that vase you bought them last year, which mysteriously disappeared. But, there is one thing that your loved one might not have: a beautiful piece of birthstone jewellery.

It is believed that meaningful and personalised jewellery make the best gifts for that special occasion. We spoke briefly about birthstone jewellery last month in a blog post detailing the history of their origins and explaining the meaning behind each gemstone - as well as letting you know which month they’re associated with!


Buying Your Loved Ones Birthstone Jewellery

Birthstones are imbued with mythology and intrigue. The origin can be traced back to ancient Roman times; a period where the 12 stones were commonly associated with the 12 signs of the Zodiac. When we think of birthstones, we picture legends detailing their healing and protective powers, or see them as spiritual symbols. In ancient times, it was very much believed that wearing a birthstone, especially during its assigned month, would heighten these powers.

Many of us do still believe in the healing, protective and spiritual powers of crystals and gemstones in modern times. If you're looking to buy a gift, incorporating your loved one's zodiac sign as part of choosing a jewellery piece can add a meaningful and personalised touch. We’ve listed the below zodiac birthstones alongside a beautiful piece from our gemstone collection. Please click here for more jewellery in our gemstone collection. 


Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Garnet 

18ct Yellow Gold Garnet and Diamond Teardrop Pendant  
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Amethyst 

Amore Luna Purple Drop Earrings - £87.50
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Aquamarine  

Aquamarine and Diamond 9ct White Gold Cluster Pendant - £385

Aries (March 21 - April 19)
: Diamond 

Diamond Set Heart Crossover Pendant - £845
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Emerald

Emerald and Diamond 9ct Yellow Gold Eternity Ring - £430
Gemini  (May 21 - June 21): Pearl 
Ti Sento Pearl and CZ Silver Bracelet - £39
Cancer (June 22 - July 22): Ruby 

Amore Ruby 9ct Yellow Gold Drop Earrings - £295
Leo (June 23 - August 22): Peridot
Clogau Peridot Awelon Stacking Ring - £169
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Sapphire 
Sapphire and Diamond 18ct White Gold Cluster Earrings - £4,320
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Opal
Opal and Diamond 18ct Yellow Gold Cluster - £875
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Blue Topaz 
Rachel Galley Topaz Bracelet - £165
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): Tanzanite 
Tanzanite and Diamond 18ct White Gold Earrings - £865


Contact Michael Jones Jeweller

If you’re interested in birthstone jewellery, you can take a look at all our gemstone jewellery available at Michael Jones Jeweller by visiting our showrooms on Gold Street Northampton, in the Grosvenor Centre Northampton, and at our store in Banbury. Our team will be happy to assist you, alternatively, you can give us a call on 01604 632 548, or fill out our online contact form.