Birth Stone List

At Skulls and Orchids our aim is to create jewellery that is full of meaning and symbolism, wearing a piece of jewellery that has a true connection with the it’s wearer is at the forefront of our minds when designing jewellery for you.

Birthstones date back to ancient times when the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Persians and Indians all assigned different gemstones to each month of the year. Legend has it that wearing a gemstone during its assigned month boosts its healing and therapeutic powers. 

Birthstones are a fantastic way to add a special meaning to jewellery you wear and make great gifts to mark a birthday, anniversary, graduation or other memorable occasions.

The birthstone system we use today originates from the biblical system created around 40 AD. Jewish historian Titus Flavius Josephus declared that the 12 stones in Aaron’s breastplate had a special connection to the months of the year and the signs of the Zodiac. 

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January - Garnet.

February - Amethyst

March - Aquamarine and Bloodstone

April - Diamond

May - Emerald

June - Pearl - Moonstone - Alexandrite

July - Ruby

August - Peridot

September - Sapphire 

October - Opal and Pink Tourmaline

November - Yellow Topaz and Citrine

December - Turquoise, Tanzanite and Blue Zircon