If you are considering buying jewellery for your Valentine, why not make it more personal by choosing the gemstone for the month of their birthday.
It was also believed that wearing the gemstone that corresponds to your birth symbol can help to enhance health, increase luck and ward off evil spirits.
Many people still hold this belief today and swear by the energy emitted by gemstones. Here is a guide to the birth stones by month, their alternatives, if available and the colour of the gem.
Birthday Gift Ideas 2019
Garnet : Dark red
Amethyst : Purple
Aquamarine : Pale Blue Alternative : Bloodstone
Diamond : White Alternative : Rock Crystal
Emerald : Bright Green Alternative : Chrysoprase
Pearl : Cream Altenative : Moonstone
Ruby : Red Alternative : Cornelian Onyx
Peridot : Pale Green Alternative : Sardonyx
Sapphire : Deep Blue Alternative : Lapis Lazuli
Opal : Variegated Alternative : Tourmaline
Topaz : Yellow Alternative : Citrine
Turquoise : Sky Blue
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