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Birthstone Meanings & Cosmic Powers

Introducing the Maison de Femmes Birthstone Series, a unique collection especially handcrafted to honour every month of the year.


Our original birthstone charm designs, handmade in Jaipur, India, capture each month’s novel colours in four gorgeous styles: hoop earrings, stud earrings, choker necklaces or beaded necklaces. Our earrings are created with genuine gemstones and 14K gold-filled semi-precious metals, each charm paired with a real white topaz gemstone accent.


The meaning behind each birthstone is a reflection of what you can expect from yourself and your loved ones. Although each stone has its unique qualities, they also work together to create a balance between the masculine and feminine, yin/yang forces that exist in all of us. What better way to encapsulate this nature than with a sentimental necklace or pair of earrings to adorn your person?

JANUARY BIRTHSTONE ✵ Garnet

Manifestation, Passion, Empowerment


Garnet is the January birthstone belonging to the Capricorns and early Aquarius. This deep red stone brings us in alignment with our deepest passions and desires, enhancing our ability to naturally manifest our dreams and life goals. January babies are creative and passionate, with self-empowering energy.

January Garnet Birthstone Stud Earrings on a marble background

FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE ✵ Amethyst

Protection, Intuition, Cleansing


February is the month of Valentine's Day and the birthstone for amethyst, belonging to late Aquarius and early Pisces. This gorgeous purple stone is known as one of the most powerful protection stones on earth and is affiliated with spiritual wisdom and intuition. It is said to ease stress and fear from your body (and mind) and balance emotions. Those born in February are trustworthy and have grounding energy.

February Amethyst Birthstone Hoop Earrings

MARCH BIRTHSTONE ✵ Aquamarine

Serenity, Cleansing, Harmony


Aquamarine belongs to the late Pisces and early Aries born in March. Endowed with a beautiful sea-blue colour, this stone is associated with calm and relaxation, which helps with meditation. Aquamarine also works well with the throat chakra and can help you speak more clearly when you need to get your message across. March babies are known to be great communicators and renowned for their courage.

Aquamarine March Birthstone on a beaded gold filled chain with a black background.

APRIL BIRTHSTONE ✵ White Topaz

Manifestation, Individuality, Empowerment


April is the month of the white topaz, a gemstone that represents truth. The month belongs to Aries and early Taurus, who are known to be loyal and generous. The wearer of a white Topaz may have the ability to see their desires clearly and can manifest their dreams into reality, thanks to enhanced psychic senses.
April Birthstone White Topaz Birthstone Hoop Earrings on a marble background.


April Birthstone White Topaz Birthstone Hoop Earrings on a marble background.

MAY BIRTHSTONE ✵ Emerald

Love, Vitality, Balance


Emerald is the birthstone for May, belonging to Taurus and early Geminis. This lush, dark green stone is the colour of the heart chakra and represents growth and prosperity. The energy of Emerald may help you see new opportunities for yourself and open your heart to the love that you seek. Emerald encourages you to take risks to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically.


JUNE BIRTHSTONE ✵ Moonstone

Intuition, Insight, Dreamwork


Gemini and early Cancer babies – June’s moonstone belongs to you! A hypnotic violet-blue colour, the iridescent moonstone has introspective yin energy strongly linked to our unconscious mind. It helps ground us in our bodies while inspiring us with visions or ideas that come from our subconscious, connecting with our spiritual side through meditation or prayer rituals. Those born in June are in tune with their divine feminine and are reliable in times of chaos.


JULY BIRTHSTONE ✵ Ruby

Strength, Courage, Passion


Ruby is the birthstone for July and belongs to Cancers and early Leo. This deep, velvet red gemstone symbolises love and passion, as well as commitment. The ruby also represents courage, strength and determination. This fiery stone will help you make decisions with clarity so that you can accomplish what you need to do without procrastination or hesitation—whether it's work-related tasks or personal relationships with loved ones. Those born in July are often passionate about life itself and enjoy being active participants in all areas of their lives.

Ruby July Birthstone Hoop earrings on marble with pink orchids and roses

AUGUST BIRTHSTONE ✵ Peridot

Harmony, Protection, Good Fortune


Our Leos and early Virgos are bestowed with the enchanting Peridot, the gemstone for August. The name peridot comes from the Greek word for "inhabited by gods", and was revered as a healing stone in ancient Egypt, believed to bring harmony and health to the restless soul. Peridot shimmers with its stunning lime-green hues, a colour often associated with luck. August babies radiate a curious and joyful energy and are often a guiding light to those closest to them.



SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE ✵ Sapphire

Protection, Truth, Soul


Sapphire is the birthstone for September, which belongs to our Virgos and early Libras. The sapphire is associated with the goddess of wisdom and knowledge; it represents clarity, truthfulness and purity. It has been used since ancient times as a talisman against envy because its deep blue hue evokes love. Those born in September are difficult to forget – their lively, extraverted personalities spread happiness wherever they go.



OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE ✵ Opal

Faithfulness, Confidence, Spirituality


October’s opal belongs to those born during Libra and the start of Scorpio season. Opals are known for their mystical properties and ability to bring good luck. They dance with fire and light inside of an almost clear milky sheen, the cosmic colours enhancing the connection to your higher self. The opal birthstone may stimulate creativity and originality for its wearers, intensifying emotions and releasing inhibitions.


NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE ✵ Blue Topaz

Honesty, Clarity, Communication


Blue topaz belongs to the Scorpios and early Sagittarius of November and is the gem of honesty, clarity and communication. Blue topaz’s tranquil, pale-blue hues have a calming effect on the mind, making it a great stone to use when you are trying to communicate your truth. November babies are known to be calm, reflective, fair-minded, and friendly, with great mental strength.

DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE ✵ Tanzanite

Intuition, Joy, Love

December’s blue-violet Tanzanite belongs to our late Sagittarius and early Capricorns, and it is not only one of the rarest gems but also one with deep meaning. This stone can help you find your way through life by bringing joy and love into your life on all levels—emotional, spiritual and physical. Tanzanite also has strong healing properties, transforming negative thoughts into positive, bridging gaps between your heart and mind.

December Birthstone, genuine gemstone tanzanite sitting on marble

A dreamy everyday essential

Each birthstone represents something unique, making meaningful gifts to honour yourself or a loved one. Our Maison de Femmes Birthstone series encapsulates each month’s special qualities in a subtle, yet beautiful design that is sure to become an everyday favourite.

Explore our timeless collection of genuine birthstone jewellery here!

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Jess Kumanovski

Maison de Femmes founder and creative director.

A hopefuly romantic, Jess lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a particular knack for untangling jewellery and dating idiots. She started Maison de Femmes in 2018 as an escape from the 9-5 office grind, and it's been a magical ride ever since.

Find out more about our humble origins on the About Us page.

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