Have you ever wondered what your birthstone actually means? Sure it's nice to receive a precious stone in a piece of jewellery on a special occasion, but its meaning is even more interesting.
Personalised gifts are no longer just a trend. We're spoilt for choice and can now monogram everything from leather goods to pyjamas to napkins—we truly live in a world where gift-giving has really gone to the next level (not complaining). A gift that includes a birthstone is a special way to show someone you care (or a lovely treat for yourself).
To help us better understand birthstones and their meanings, we reached out to jeweller Tamila Purvis of Mania Mania for her insights. Describing their meaning, Purvis explained, "The way a birthstone works is that they have been chosen for their unique energy and vibrations which complement the personality traits of each month or zodiac sign. They're a beautiful way to have your month of birth or zodiac sign represented with a personal gemstone in jewellery".
Scroll on for the birth stones and their meanings, then shop to jewellery inspired by the month you were born.