How do you make someone’s birthday their best one ever? Make them a yummy cake? Tick! Upload embarrassing photos of them on to the ‘gram? Tick! And how about buying them a gift they’ll adore?! With a little help from Superdrug, you can tick that last one off in an instant with our range of birthstone necklaces. Here’s everything you need to know…
What are Birthstones?
A birthstone represents the period of time when someone was born and come in an array of dazzling colours!
The origins of birthstones are thought to be centuries-old. Still, it wasn’t until 1912 when the National Association of Jewellers put their heads together to come up with the modern-day list that we refer to today, albeit a few modifications along the way!
Happy Birthday to All!
Birthstones have long been associated with luck and good fortune, plus we think you’d agree they’re pretty cute too! What better way to mark someone’s special day than with a gift that they can keep forever and comes with bundles of good karma too!?
Not sure which coloured gem relates to which month? Here’s a quick rundown…
January’s birthstone is a deep rich red and is thought to keep the wearer safe while on their travels.
A vibrant purple gem, February’s birthstone is said to give the wearer courage and strength!
Reminiscent of the beautiful blue sea, March’s gem is a soft, pale blue.
April’s birthstone is the symbol of everlasting love and courage. Awh!
A dazzling green gem, May’s birthstone signifies wisdom, growth, and patience.
A symbol of purity, June’s gemstone is an utter classic!
As well as being statement pieces on their own, our birthstone necklaces also look beautiful when layered with other pieces, including the glamorous Triple Layered Gold Necklace, available as part of our Superdrug Studio collection.
The hot, fiery red of July’s gemstone is a sign of love and passion.
Soft and subtle in colour, the light green August birthstone to said to protect the wearer from nightmares.
Once thought to guard against danger, the vibrant blue stone represents those born in September.
Symbolising faithfulness, the pretty iridescent gem for October born is nothing short of precious.
If you’re buying a gift for a loved one and they’re born in November, then you’ve hit the jackpot as the gemstone for this month is a sign of love and affection.
December's pretty light blue stone is believed to relax the mind and protect the wearer from harm.