Jewellery from the past is a popular gift, there is such a wide range of prices, styles and designs it is sometimes difficult to know which piece to buy. When giving jewellery for Birthdays the choice is made easier for us as each Month and Zodiac sign has its own gemstone.  You can give either a piece of fine jewellery set with the gemstones here or a piece of costume jewellery with glass stones of the same colour. This little guide will help you choose. Ive a great selection of gemstone jewellery to buy over at     AntiquesAvenue

BirthstonesBirthstones and their Colours by Month

January – Garnets- blood red

February – Amethysts – mauve or purple

March – Aquamarine – Pale Sky blue or water blue green

April – Diamonds – Crystal clear

May – Emerald – Green

June – Moonstone or Pearl – Creamy white

July – Ruby – Red

August – Peridot – Apple Green

September – Sapphire – Blue

October – Opal – Multi white with blue, red and green flecks

November – Topaz – Golden Yellow

December – Turquoise – Pale Blue

Turquoise JewelleryStones for the Zodiac signs

Aries – Diamond

Taurus – Emerald

Gemini – Pearl

Cancer – Ruby

Leo – Peridot

Virgo – Sapphire

Libra – Opal

Scorpio – Topaz

Sagittarius – Turquoise

Capricorn – Garnet

Aquarius – Amethyst

Pisces – Aquamarine


Victorian Birthstones Poem:


By her who in this month is born,

No gems save Garnets should be worn;

They will insure her constancy,

True friendship and fidelity.


The February born will find

Sincerity and peace of mind;

Freedom from passion and from care,

If they the Amethyst will wear.


Who in this world of ours their eyes

In March first open shall be wise;

In days of peril firm and brave,

And wear a Bloodstone to their grave.


She who from April dates her years,

Diamonds shall wear, lest bitter tears

For vain repentance flow; this stone,

Emblem of innocence is known.


Who first beholds the light of day

In Spring’s sweet, flower month of May

And wears an Emerald all her life

Shall be a loved and a loving wife.


Who comes with Summer to this earth

And owes to June her day of birth,

With ring of Agate on her hand,

Can health, wealth and long life command.


The glowing Ruby should adorn

Those who in warm July are born,

Then will they be exempt and free

From love’s doubt and anxiety.


Wear a Sardonyx of for thee

No conjugal felicity.

The August-born without this stone

‘Tis said must live unloved and lone.


A maiden born when autumn leaves

Are rustling in September’s breeze,

A Sapphire on her brow should bind,

‘Twill cure diseases of the mind.


October’s child is born for woe,

And life’s vicissitudes must know;

But lay an Opal on her breast,

And hope will lull those woes to rest.


Who first comes to this world below

With drear November’s fog and snow

Should prize the Topaz‘ amber hue —

Emblem of friends and lovers true.


If cold December gave you birth

The month of snow and ice and mirth

Place on your hand a Turquoise blue;

Success will bless whate’er you do

Emerald Jewellery

Do you choose to wear your birth or zodiac stone? Does it bring you luck? Please do tell us all about it 🙂