Handmade Birthstone Jewellery Inspiration

What Are The 12 Birthstones?

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Every month of the year represents a stunning gemstone! So if you're after a special gift with meaning, why not make them a piece of jewellery featuring your loved one's birthstone. On this page, we explore the twelve birthstones, sharing some of our favourite customer birthstone designs - we hope they inspire you to make your own unique pieces! You'll find lots of beginner-friendly kits as well as more advanced step by step jewellery making tutorials on our website.

We make it easy for your to make your own birthstone jewellery! Shop by birthstone, with each birthstone category you'll find beautiful gemstone cabochons, faceted stones and gemstone beads in a range of shapes and sizes. For beginners, we recommend checking out our jewellery settings as well as our jewellery making kits and free tutorials. Don't hesitate to get in touch with our team if you have any questions or would like to place your order over the phone, we'd love to help!

January Birthstone: Garnet

Anna from Silver Nutshell creates beautiful nature-inspired jewellery and often uses our snaptite settings for adding birthstones to her designs.

Watch Anna's day in the life of a jeweller video

Kat McLean: "I did a whole collection of garnet (January) stones. I just love the rich reds!! This is a 'talon' ring - a favourite style of mine, and uses fossilised palm root and 3 dark red garnets. I called it the 'Reina' ring (Queen)."

February Birthstone: Amethyst

Fireflies And Dragonflies: "Just one of the beautiful silver dragonfly pendants I have made from fine silver. This one has an amethyst for that extra zing of colour!"

Jessica from Roses & Whiskey mainly focuses on organic, gemstone crystal jewellery where she creates statement designs like these chunky amethyst rings!

Read our interview with Jessica

March Birthstone: Aquamarine

How magical are these aquamarine and detailed leaf earrings by Gemheaven Jewellery!

Read our interview with Jo

Hammered & Twisted: "This is a custom piece I made. Each stone is the birthstone of one of the client’s family members, two aquamarines, a pink tourmaline and a citrine all set in sterling silver."

April Birthstone: Diamond

One of our natural diamonds set into molten silver by Jodie Fern Jewellery! A unique and one of a kind pendant we're totally obsessed with.

Watch Jodie's workshop tour and read her top tips

Caitie from When Caitie Met Soda has elegantly wrapped our black diamond beads onto a sterling silver pendant for a luxury design.

Read our interview with Caitie

May Birthstone: Emerald

Hayley Agar Jewellery (from the Kernowcraft team!) creates this eye-catching sterling silver emerald ring with a matte finish.

June Birthstone: Pearl

Cat Stacey Jewellery loves making birthstone jewellery like these pretty pearl eastuds.

Follow Cat's guest tutor on how to make scrap silver earstuds

Personalised peacock pearl pendant made by the talented Karen Young Jewellery.

Read our interview with Karen

July Birthstone: Ruby

July birthstone open ruby ring by Lily Charmed! How gorgeous is this trio of gems?

Juicy ruby beads hand wrapped around a silver pendant to make a pretty birthstone necklace handmade by LHG Designs.

August Birthstone: Peridot

Silver Dragonflys: "Peridot for August birthstone, one of my favorite colours. The earrings are peridot, the ring has a prehnite stone with some lovely strands of peridot surrounding."

Evren Blue: "Peridot Dainty Drop necklace, handmade out of sterling silver. I think this colour was made for summer and perfect for those pub garden G&T occasions!"

Read our interview with Emma

September Birthstone: Sapphire

Ocean & Earth: "Featuring a stunning combination of light to dark sapphire rondelle gemstones, fastened onto a dainty bracelet chain. Sapphire is the most precious and valuable blue gemstone. It is one of the most desirable gemstones due to its beautiful colour, stone hardness, durability, and luster. This would make a beautiful gift and sapphire is the traditional birthstone for September!"

Read our interview with Kathryn

KHL Jewellery: "A wonderful blue sapphire pendant silver necklace. Made with sapphire 3mm round faceted beads and sterling silver components."

October Birthstone: Opal

Love Your Threads knows exactly what gemstones work perfectly with boulder opals! Adding delicate dangling pearls to create a pair of bold earrings.

View our favourite Australian boulder opal designs on the blog

Simply Buddle Designs: "Recent commission for a 30th birthday in October. Tourmalines and an opal were used. Love it, didn’t want to hand it over."

November Birthstone: Topaz

Hannah Brown Jewellery: "Pair of granulation studs featuring London blue topaz. These originally were designed as a bespoke piece for a customer, but a lovely woman reached out to me desperate for a pair! My original customer was happy for me to re make them."

Silverpickle: "Birthstone triple spinning ring with tanzanite, pink tourmaline and Swiss topaz."

Learn how to make a spinner ring with Barbara

December Birthstone: Turquoise

Sea Surf Rocks: "This gorgeous turquoise cuff bangle is one of my favs. I’ve totally loved putting together this collection with some gemstones other than opals (as much as I love opals) it’s nice to bring some of my other gemstone stash to life!"

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Jewellery Settings

Our jewellery settings make it so easy to make your own jewellery designs! Choose from loose settings which you can solder onto your designs, or start with basic ring, pendant and earring settings for quick and easy designs.

Beautiful Gemstones To Brighten Up Your Designs

Not only can you shop by birthstone, but you can also explore all of our available gems by category. Over 50 gemstones are available on our website where you can choose from cabochons, faceted stones and beads.

Beginner friendly Jewellery Making Kits

Our jewellery making kits comes with online step by step instructions and handy one-click shopping list. Why not customise the kits by using a birthstone instead?

Follow Jewellery Making Tutorials

Whether you're interested in beading, wire wrapping, stone setting or using metal clay - we have so many brilliant guides and step by step tutorials to get your started.

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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!

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