Unlike most months, January really only has one primary birthstone, Garnet.
From the deep red colour of the stone, derived the name gernet - a 14th century english word, meaning dark red.
We’ve run with just the one signet to represent this month; a 2mm round faceted garnet, hammerset in the shoulder of a curved cushion signet.Early January Release
Second month in a row which the singular historical birthstone, Amethyst.
Ranging from bluish-purple to a real violet purple.
We’ve lined up two signets with this month’s stone; a large cabochon in the oval stone ring and a 2mm round faceted stone in the shoulder of a curved cushion signet.Early February Release
For this March, depending on the source, you could assign 2 to 5 different birthstones for the month. Modern representation being Aquamarine and Bloodstone. However with a traditional and modern alternative, Jasper.
The aquamarine is light in tone and generally ranges from a greenish blue to deep blue.
The deep-red Jasper is set in the oval stone ring and a 2mm round Aquamarine is set in the shoulder of the Curved Cushion signet.Early March Release
The birthstone for April, is white diamond.
The hardest gemstone in the world, in fact you need to use other diamonds to cut diamonds. It is comprised of only 1 element, carbon.
We had only one birthstone ring this month, with a 2m round white diamond set in the shoulder of the Curved Cushion signet.Early April Release
The birthstone for May is Emerald. One of the only four precious gemstones. The colour range from light green through to deep green. The ‘deeper’ or truly green, the emerald, the more valuable the stone.
With the association to green this month, we have set a Malachite (textured green) in the large oval stone ring as well as a 2mm round emerald in the shoulder of the Curved Cushion signet.Early May Release
The birthstones for June are Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone - in which we have run with Alexandrite and Moonstone for our monthly exclusives.
Alexandrite, which is set in our Curved Cushion Signet - is of a rare variety of chrysoberyl that changes colour from bluish green in daylight to purplish red under incandescent light. Due to it’s scarcity, it is more valuable than most gemstones - including emeralds, rubies and diamonds.
In our large oval stone ring, Moonstone - come in a range of colours spanning from yellow, gray, green, blue, peach and pink. It is composed of microscopic layers scattering the light, giving the array of different colours.Early June Release
The birthstone for July is Ruby, the so called ‘king of the previous gems - in which the name was derived.
The stone is a deep blood-red colour and a very rare stone in larger form, bringing high costs than a lot of diamonds.
The secondary stone we are using, is carnelian, set in the large oval stone ring. This is a traditional Arabic gemstone for July, with a orangish-red to light translucent red.
A 2mm round ruby is set in the shoulder of the Curved Cushion signet.Early July Release
Three modern and traditional birthstones for this month, Peridot, Sardonyx and Spinel.
A 2mm round Peridot which will be set in the shoulder of Curved Cushion signet, is one of the rare gems that only comes in one colour, due to the colour being from the composition of the mineral itself, rather than from trace impurities, as with many other gems. The colour varying very little from lime-green to yellowish-green.
Sardonyx, which is set in the large oval stone ring, combines layers of onyx and sard (as the name suggests) to create a reddish zebra-striped stone with white bands.Early August Release
The traditional and modern birthstone for this month, is Sapphire.
One of the four precious stones, it is typically referred to as a rich blue stone, sapphire actually comes in every colour except red.
It is the second hardest stone, behind diamond only, measuring a 9 on the Mohs scale. We have set this in our Curved Cushion Signet for the month of September.
With the association to Blue this month, we have set a Denim Lapis Lazuli in the large oval stone ring. The star sign for September is also represented by Lapis Lazuli.
October is represented by two birthstones, Opal and Tourmaline.
Opal is composed of microscopic silica spheres that diffract light to display various colours of the rainbow. Tourmaline is a fairly complex group of minerals, which offers the widest range of colours, from yellow-brown, blue, green and red tourmaline, through to the light pink in which we have used for the Curved Cushion signet.
A mosaic opal is used in the large oval stone ring.Early OCTOBER RELEASE
This month has two birthstones of Citrine and Topaz.
The Citrine, which we has set in the large oval stone ring, ranges from pale yellow to brownish orange in colour. Topaz occurs in a wide spectrum of colours, represented this month as a light pale blue 2mm round stone to be set in the shoulder of the Curved Cushion signet.Early November Release
This month is comprised of three modern & traditional birthstones, Tanzite, Turquoise and Zircon.
Admired since ancient times, the colour ranges from a powdery light blue to greenish-blue, however most commonly appreciated for the textures found in the stone, which is formed through the host rock called ‘matrix’. This gem is set in our large oval stone ring.
Zircon is a very underrated gem as it is often mistaken for ‘zirconia’ (the synthetic stone) due to the similar names. The pale-blue 2mm round stone is set in the shoulder of the Curved Cushion signet.Early December Release