However, modern birthstones are linked to calendar months, and each month has its own unique birthstone, with its own fabled properties. Many people love to wear jewellery set with their birthstone, as the ancient meanings and associations with these stones still intrigue them. More recently people have began to select birthstones in colours that resemble the original stones. You can get many types of jewellery containing birthstones, such as birthstone rings, a birthstone pendant and birthstone earrings. Giving someone an item of jewellery set with their birthstone is a touching and wonderful gift, and whether you give them a birthstone ring, a birthstone pendant or a birthstone brooch, it is something that they are likely to treasure forever because it has real meaning and significance. (Our birthstones are based on colours rather than the actual semi-precious stones and are created using Swarovski Birthstone Crystals.) February - Amethyst This beautiful stone can be found in a remarkable purple colour. It symbolises peace, protection and tranquillity.