What Is My Birthstone?
December 19 2022

What Is My Birthstone?

Find out all you need to know about the Otiumberg Birthstone collection, the history of birthstones and discover the birthstone for each month of the year.

Otiumberg Birthstone Jewellery

Our Birthstone Collection features meaningful jewellery designed to be treasured for a lifetime. A wonderfully personal choice for a special birthday gift, every piece is crafted from 100% recycled 9 karat solid gold and ethically sourced gemstones.

Our birthstone jewellery collection includes delicate Bamboo Rings, Bamboo Hoops and our elegant Tiny Studs. Invest in the piece that represents your birth month, or choose your favourite colour. Our signature Bamboo Rings layer together beautifully.

If you left gifting a little late our birthstone pieces are the perfect choice - available for purchase without the longer lead time of our made-to-order personalised pieces.

What are Birthstones?

Unlike the signs of the zodiac, birthstones represent the exact month in which you were born. There is a different gemstone to represent each month of the year.

What is the history of Birthstone jewellery?

According to historians, birthstones can be traced back to biblical times. However the birthstone as we know it is a more modern concept, originating in  the 16th century in either Germany or Poland.

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What is my birthstone?

We create timeless birthstone jewellery to be treasured for a lifetime. Discover your birthstone below.

January: Orange Sapphire

This deep and richly coloured sapphire gemstone is often associated with wisdom and power, bringing good fortune, protection, spiritual insight and stability.

February: Amethyst

Promoting peace and calm, the beautiful purple shade of the amethyst gemstone is said to bring the wearer strength, power and courage.

March: Swiss Blue Topaz

A vivid, light blue, this topaz is thought to foster good communication and positive thinking.

April: Diamond 

A symbol of eternal love, diamonds are a luxurious, everlasting choice. With their extreme hardness and unmatched brilliance diamonds are the most popular choice for everyday jewellery, in particular engagement and wedding rings.

May: Emerald

One of the most sought after gemstones, the brilliant, vibrant hue of the emerald stacks beautifully with diamond pieces.

June: Pearl

Pearls are a unique gemstone in that they are sourced from the sea rather than the Earth. Wear your pearls regularly to maintain their lustre. 

July: Raspberry Ruby

A beautiful, rich colour, the ruby is a very precious gemstone that is said to keep the wearer from harm.

August: Peridot

An unusual deep yellowish-green, a peridot is one of the few gemstones available in only one colour. Known as the stone of compassion, peridot is said to promote restful sleep and serenity.

September: Ceylon Sapphire

Distinguished by their brightness and brilliance, the medium-blue of the ceylon sapphire is said to bring peace of mind to the wearer.

October: Pink Tourmaline

The beautiful pink tourmaline is said to encourage a sense of emotional balance. it comes in shades ranging from a soft pale pink to bright and vivid.

November: Citrine

A yellow variety of quartz, its name comes from the French for 'lemon'. The citrine's beautifully warm colour is said to be a gift from the sun.

December: Tanzanite

Unique for its striking violet blue colour, Tanzanite was discovered in the 1960s and named after Tanzania, where it was discovered.

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