Autumn Birthstone Jewellery Guide 10th September 2015 – Posted in: Blog – Tags: , ,

Traditionally birthstones represent a month of the year based on the Gregorian calendar and each month with its associated birthstone has a poem to match. The Gregorian calendar birthstone poems of unknown author were first published by Tiffany & Co in 1870.

Birthstones are typically symbolised through precious and / or semi-precious gemstones, usually presented in the form of jewellery. Wearing your birthstone jewellery is believed to bring you the qualities in which the gemstone represents.

The birthstone guide below, which dates back to 1912 and is believed to represent the origin of birthstones displays the birthstones with their associated meanings, gemstone alternatives, and Gregorian calendar poems for the autumn months of September, October and November.

MonthGemstoneAlternativeMeaningGregorian Calendar Poem
SeptemberSapphireLapis LazuliSerenity and truthA maiden born when September leaves, Are rustling in September’s breeze, A sapphire on her brow should bind, `Twill cure diseases of the mind.
OctoberOpalPurity, hope and healthOctober’s child is born for woe, And life’s vicissitudes must know, But lay an opal on her breast, And hope will lull those woes to rest.
NovemberTopazCitrineWisdom, courage and sincerityWho first comes to this world below, With drear November’s fog and snow, Should prize the topaz’s amber hue, Emblem of friends and lovers true.