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Emerald birthstone

Birthstones, what’s yours?
So just to clarify, a birthstone is traditionally seen as a gemstone associated with the month of a persons birth. This tradition started several centuries ago. By 1912 the National Association of Goldsmiths standardised the list of Birthstones for Britain. And here they are:

January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine, bloodstone
April – Diamond, rock crystal
May – Emerald
June – Pearl, moonstone
July – Ruby, carnelian
August – Peridot, sardonyx
September – Sapphire, lapis lazuli
October – Opal
November – Topaz, citrine
December – Tanzanite, torquoise

The butterfly pendant shows emeralds for May and the stud earrings below show garnets for January. Both were birthday commissions.

Garnet stud earrings

Garnets for January

My birthstone is amethyst, which I love. I’m a bit of a purple freak too, if you didn’t notice, so it sits well with me. There are many ladies who still have their birthstone as part of their engagement ring which is really nice, perhaps I should have done that too. I could be wearing purple almost everyday! So next time a loved one has a birthday think about which of one of the birthstones is for them!!!