Birthstones are gemstones which represent a particular birth month. They are often worn as part of jewellery pieces such as rings, earrings, bangles, and necklaces. If you’re looking to purchase an extraordinary gift for a loved one, birthstones are a great way to celebrate special occasions such as birthdays, friendships, or anniversaries.

At Havilah Designer Jewellers, we specialise in designing and manufacturing birthstone jewellery gifts. We are based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and serve clients throughout the country. Take a look at our collection of birthstones below

January - Garnet
January's birthstone is the garnet. Its name is derived from the Latin word “granatus”, meaning seeds, due to its close resemblance to the red seeds found inside pomegranates. The garnet is said to symbolize peace, prosperity, and good health.
February - Amethyst
The amethyst is February's birthstone. Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and boasts a beautiful blend of deep violet and pastel lavender. This birthstone is associated with qualities of peace, purity, and calmness.
March - Aquamarine
March’s birthstone is aquamarine, a stunning blue-green stone, derived from the Latin word “aqua”, meaning water, and “marina”, meaning sea. The aquamarine birthstone is believed to have healing and calming powers, symbolising peace, hope, and health.
April - Diamond
Those born in April have one of the most popular and precious gemstones as their birthstone – the diamond. Diamonds are a symbol of strength, purity, faithfulness, and everlasting love. They are also thought to attract abundance and prosperity.
May - Emerald
The vibrant green emerald is May's birthstone. This precious gemstone represents youth, growth, and wisdom. The emerald has also been associated with fertility, loyalty, compassion, and unconditional love.
June - Pearl
June’s birthstone is the beautiful pearl. In addition to symbolising beauty, purity, and integrity, the pearl is believed to attract wealth, good fortune, and protection. Pearls are extraordinarily special in that they are created by living creatures.
July - Ruby
Ruby is the birthstone for July. Also known as “The King of Gems”, this mesmerizing precious gemstone is known for its deep and vivid red colour. The ruby is said to represent love, passion, power, strength, and vitality.
August - Peridot
Peridot, the birthstone of August, symbolises strength. This birthstone is a bright shade of light green with a tinge of yellow. The peridot evokes feelings of happiness and is thought to bring about luck, wealth, and stronger friendships.
September - Sapphire
September’s birthstone is the sapphire. Recognised by its celestial blue colour, the sapphire is believed to promote wisdom and intelligence. It is also believed to protect the wearer from harm and negative thoughts.
October - Opal & Tourmaline
Those born in October have the choice of two birthstones: Opal & Tourmaline. Opal is truly unique in that every single stone has a different colour combination. Derived from the Latin word “opalus”, meaning precious jewel, the opal represents hope, optimism, and confidence. In comparison, Tourmaline is derived from the Singhalese word “toramalli”, meaning something little out of the earth. Known as the “peace stone”, it is said to foster compassion, cool-headedness, and healing.
November - Citrine
November’s birthstone is the citrine. As a variety of Quartz, citrine is recognised by its deep shade of golden yellow. The citrine birthstone is said to represent happiness, health, and prosperity in all aspects of life.
December - Tanzanite
The December birthstone, tanzanite, is associated with wisdom, truth, and compassion. It is also believed to bring about good fortune, success, and transformation while protecting the wearer from harm
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