Your Guide To Birthstones & Birthstone Jewellery
It couldn't be easier to create handmade jewellery using birthstones...
What better way to show a loved one you care than a handmade gift featuring their birthstone.
Follow our guide below to discover what each month's birthstone is, find out what each one is said to represent and discover easy jewellery making projects to try too.
Here at Kernowcraft, we provide all the gemstones and jewellery making supplies you need to create your own beautiful pieces. On our website you'll also find beginner friendly jewellery making kits, tool kits and free tutorials to follow too.
A great guide to bookmark if you're a jeweller and creating birthstone jewellery throughout the year
List of birthstones:
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine
- April: Diamond
- May: Emerald
- June: Pearl
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot
- September: Sapphire
- October: Opal
- November: Topaz
- December: Turquoise
Scroll down to find out more about each birthstone or click here to shop by birthstone
Garnet comes in a variety of colours, with the most common being a beautiful dark red. It is thought to symbolise faith, consistency, loyalty and truth.
Our ring settings are a great way to incorporate a birthstone to make a special gift! This particular ring has a gallery wire setting, simply add the correct sized cabochon of your choice and fold the claws over using a bezel rocker to secure in place.
Amethyst is a stunning gemstone which is a purple coloured quartz but can also come in green. It is said to represent wisdom, strength and confidence.
This featured design shows our gorgeous little amethyst briolettes, wire wrapped and added to some earstuds. Learn how to wire wrap a briolette bead with step by step photos here.
Pearls are said to symbolise purity and power while also being linked to the moon. Pearls are such a timeless gemstone, bringing a touch of class and elegance to the person wearing them.
How pretty do these pearls look in this necklace design? Learn how to make your own bead bar necklace here.
Ruby is one of the most prized gemstones due to it's lustre, rarity and hardness. Symbolising power and courage, this is one gemstone you could create something bright and beautiful with.
Peridot is green coloured, perfect to wear in spring and summer for that pop of colour - perhaps a pair of earrings would be the design of choice? Peridot is said to be symbol of wealth and success.
Lucky September! This beautiful gemstone comes in a whole variety of colours from the classic blue to eye catching pink. Take your pick and create something special or why not combine the colours?
Opal is a magnificent and extraordinary gemstone which is thought to bring hope and confidence. For something really special, check out our range of limited edition one-off opal gemstones to create a unique birthstone gift.
Topaz comes in a variety of colours including blue, green, yellow and red. A rare gemstone, making it a more valuable gemstone than others. This is one piece of jewellery which can be cherished forever.
Turquoise is a beautiful blue gemstone and is said to be a symbol of fortune, success and also known as the love charm! A great gift idea for someone who loves bright and colourful jewellery.
Find Inspiration & Shop Jewellery Making Supplies With Kernowcraft
Our jewellery making kits are the perfect place to find inspiration for your next make. They are beginner friendly, with online step by step instructions and a handy one-click shopping list that you can customise yourself.
We so many beginner friendly settings to choose from which will give you plenty of inspiration. Most of our settings require no or limited tools, so it couldn't be easier to make your own creations.
You can shop by birthstone and discover our wide range of cabochons, faceted stones and beads. Don't forget to check out our free jewellery making tutorials and guides to help you!
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- Top Gemstones For Love & Valentine's Day
- 5 Gemstones To Wear On Your Travels
- Mohs Hardness Scale, Gemstone Durability & Jewellery Making
- Top 10 Affordable Gemstones For Jewellery Making
- Your Guide To Anniversary Gemstones & Jewellery Making
- Your Guide To Birthstones & Birthstone Jewellery
- Discover Rare Cornish Turquoise
- Garnet: The January Birthstone
- Amethyst: The February Birthstone
- Aquamarine: The March Birthstone
- Diamond: The April Birthstone
- Emerald: The May Birthstone
- Pearl: The June Birthstone
- Ruby: The July Birthstone
- Peridot: The August Birthstone
- Sapphire: The September Birthstone
- Opal: The October Birthstone
- Topaz: The November Birthstone
- Turquoise: The December Birthstone
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- Lapis Lazuli, The Stone For Truth & Communication
- Types Of Agate Stones For Jewellery Making
- What Are Precious & Semi-Precious Stones?
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- 6 Stones For Alternative Engagement Rings
- Rare Tanzanite For Jewellery Making
- Top Neon Gemstones For Jewellery Making
- Gemstones For Your Inner Mermaid
- 5 Spiritual Crystals To Help Your Mind & Body
- Rose Quartz, The Love Stone
- What Are Drusy Gemstones?
- What Is A Boulder Opal & How Do We Source Them
- Alexandrite: A Colour Changing Gemstone
- All About Our Natural Untreated Turquoise
HAVE A QUESTION?
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team who will be more than happy to give you advice over email or on the phone.
You can learn more and find inspiration by visiting our Jewellery Making Tutorials, Jewellery Making Kits and YouTube Channel. Don't forget to follow us on social media and tag us in your designs on Instagram & Facebook, we would love to see!