Our Claddagh Birthstones jewellery collection features bright and vibrant gemstones representing each month of the year.
The history of birthstones can be traced back thousands of years. The oldest known use of birthstones dates back to the book of Exodus in the Bible where the 'breastplate of Aaron' the High Priest of the Hebrews, was inlaid with 12 gemstones. The modern use of birthstones is believed to originate in Poland in the 18th century where gem traders promoted the sale of each birthstone based on a person's birth month.
The Claddagh design is the perfect setting for each colourful gemstone. What better gift than a Claddagh ring featuring your own birthstone!
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WHAT IS YOUR BIRTHSTONE?
January - Garnet
In Irish folklore, it's a protective stone. It's said to promote feelings of calmness and emotional healing. People born in January are said to be protective and supportive of their friends.
February - Amethyst
A beautiful purple stone, Amethyst is known for warding off negativity and mental distress. People born in February are very modest, selfless, generous and an advocate for their fellow man.
March - Aquamarine
Aquamarine is the primary birthstone for March. It is said to promote knowledge and fight fear. People born in March are typically honest, trustworthy and very good communicators.
April - Crystal
Crystals are associated with strength, purity and innocence. April born people are known to be strong in adverse situations and practical.
The emerald is a highly regarded stone in Ireland. While the gem itself is said to invite good health, love and prosperity. People born in May are considered wise, funny, patient and focused.
June - Light Amethyst
June's light Amethyst is used as a guard against feat and uncertainty. Signifying courage and empowerment, wear light amethyst as a symbol of confidence.
July - Ruby
Richly red rubies are associated with love and passion. Some cultures consider the ruby to be a protective stone. July born people are seen as ambitious, emotional and courageous.
August - Peridot
Peridot is found in shades of light green. Those born in August tend to be very friendly, talkative and have inner strength and confidence.
September - Sapphire
Sapphires are associated with wisdom, wealth, healing and good fortune. People born in September tend to be humble, smart and loyal.
October - Rose
Rose symbolises inspiration, love and healing. October born people are talented, creative and positive.
November - Topaz
Topaz represents wisdom, healing and calm. People born in November are reliable, warm and level headed.
December - Blue Zircon
A beautiful and ancient stone, it's symbolism denotes good luck, happiness, love and good health. Those born in December are free spirited and love to take risks.