Engagement rings for your birth month

08 Jan 2019

If you have the honour of choosing your own engagement ring, take a look at these birthstone options matched to each month of the year

Your engagement ring and wedding band can say a lot about you as a person, so making the perfect choice has never been more important. As engagement rings typically feature a precious or semi-precious stone, birthstones are a popular way to add a personal touch. 

Dating back to the breastplate of Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews, which featured 12 gemstones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, birthstones are also thought to offer healing powers and therapeutic properties.

If you are looking for an engagement ring that is truly 'you' then your birthstone could be the best starting point. Discover your birthstone, learn the meaning behind it and find an engagement ring to suit you...

January: Garnet

Meanings: Protection, deep and everlasting friendship

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Ernest Jones 9ct Two Colour Gold Diamond and Brazilian Garnet Ring, £535

February: Amethyst

Meanings: Peace, courage, stability

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Gold Boutique Amethyst Engagement Ring in 9ct White Gold, £399

March: Aquamarine

Meanings: Youth, health, eternal life

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Goldsmiths Oval Aquamarine and Diamond Ring in 9 Carat White Gold, £750

April: Diamond

Meanings: Peace and protection

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Beaverbrooks 18ct White Gold Diamond Halo Ring, £1,750,

May: Emerald

Meanings: Wisdom, growth, patience

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Dipples 18ct Yellow and White Gold Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring, £1,350

June: Pearl

Meaning: Purity

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Winterson Classic Akoya Pearl and Diamond Ring in White Gold, £1,175

July: Ruby

Meaning: Love 

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The Diamond Store Ruby 1.15ct and Diamond 18K White Gold Ring, £872

August: Peridot

Meanings: Power and influence

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Purely Diamonds London Rare Pakistan Peridot and Diamond Halo Ring in 18ct White Gold, £2,545

September: Sapphire

Meanings: Honesty, loyalty, trust

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Diamond Heaven Pear Blue Sapphire Diamond Split Shoulder Set Ring, £3,197.50

October: Opal 

Meaning: Healing

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Blue Nile Opal and Diamond Ring, £1,350

November: Topaz

Meaning: Strength

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Links of London Effervescence Gems Sterling Silver & Blue Topaz Ring, £150

December: Tanzanite

Meanings: Generosity, friendship

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Purely Diamonds Tanzanite & Diamond Ring in 18ct White Gold, from £1,222 to £2,114

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