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Birthstone Guide

Birthstones explained

Birthstone gifts are a beautiful and sentimental way to celebrate a special day with a loved one, not only that each stone and colour has a unique meaning and signifcance behind it, making the gift both personal and thoughful.

Birthstones have been around for many, many years. It is believed that there is a connection between the 12 jewels on the breastplate worn by Aaron, the High Priest of the Israelites and the 12 months of the year. It is also thought that if you wear the gemstone during the associated month, it will bring you good luck and the qualities associated with the stone are heightened.

You will see a range of birthstone gifts in the form of jewellery or ornaments nowadays, making it fun and easy to find a meaningful gift that can be cherished for life.

What is my birthstone/birthcolour?

Are you unsure which colour/gem is associated with your birth month? Take a look at our list below.

Would you like to know the meaning behind your birthstone and birth colour and it's qualities? Let's take a look.

January – Garnet

The garnet is a deep red colour similar to a pomegranate seed which stands true to it's Latin meaning for seed. It is believed that garnet can protect your home and ward of negativity.

Qualities of garnet: Safety & love, peace, prosperity, good health, faith and courage

Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - January Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - January
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Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - January Wear this bracelet every day, because you're loyal and ambitious in every way. For all January babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special garnet stones and a gently hammered silver star charm.
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Garnet Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Garnet
£43.25
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Garnet Earrings Birthstone For January By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with Garnet stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Red Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - January - Garnet Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - January - Garnet
£13.99
1 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - January/Garnet Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the January birthstone Garnet. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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February – Amethsyt

The birthstone/birthcolour for February is amethyst which can range from a light lilac colour to a dark rich purple colour. Saint Valentine wore an amethsyt ring and it is believed to have been his favourite gem. Amethsyt has also been a popular choice within royalty for years. It is thought that amethyst can strengthen relationships.

Qualities of Amethyst: Peace, courage and stability, wisdom, safety.

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - February Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - February
£17.99
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - February CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - February Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - February
£17.99
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - February Wear this bracelet every day, because you're honest and free spirited in every way. For all February babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special amethyst stones and a gently hammered silver circle charm.
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Amethyst Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Amethyst
£45.00
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Amethsyt Earrings Birthstone For February By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with Amethyst stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Purple Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - February - Amethyst Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - February - Amethyst
£13.99
1 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - February/Amethyst Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the February birthstone Amethyst. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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March – Aquamarine

It's no coincidence that aquamarine is named after the colour of seawater as the colours can from a pale blue to a blue-green which resemble the colours of the sea. It is thought that sailors believed that aquamarine protected them against the dangers of the sea. It is also believed that prophets used the stone for fortune telling.

Qualities of Aquamarine: Serenity, youth, health, hope, safety, bravery & creativity

Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - March Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - March
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - March Wear this bracelet every day, because you're kind and trustworthy in every way. For all March babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special aqua crystal stones and a gently hammered silver heart charm.
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Blue Topaz Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Blue Topaz
£43.25
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Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Blue Topaz Earrings Birthstone For March Representing Aquarmarine By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with blue topaz stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Blue Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - March  - Aquamarine Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - March - Aquamarine
£13.99
2 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - March/Aquamarine Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the March birthstone Aquamarine. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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April – Diamond

True to the fact that the diamond is the hardest mineral on earth, it symbolises courage and everlasting love. It is rare and pure. This stone is a popular jewellery stone and has become a status symbol in the modern world. It is believed that it can ward of evil.

Qualities of Diamond: Peace, protection & positivity

Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - April Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - April
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - April Wear this bracelet every day, because you're adventurous and courageous in every way. For all April babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special rock crystal stones and a gently hammered silver star charm.
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & CZ Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & CZ
£38.25
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop White CZ Earrings Birthstone For April Representing Diamond By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with Cubic Zirconia stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Clear Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging

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May – Emerald

The birthstone/birthcolour for May is emerald which is a rich green colour. It is believed that this gem was one of Cleopatra's favourite. Emerald has been associated with fertility, rebirth and love. The Ancient Romans dedicated this stone to Venus, the goddess of love.

Qualities of Emerald: Wisdom, growth, fortune, youth, foresight, loyalty, friendship & patience

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£17.99
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - May CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - May Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - May
£17.99
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - May Wear this bracelet every day, because you're happy and creative in every way. For all May babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special green agate stones and a gently hammered silver circle charm.

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June – Pearl

The word pearl comes from the Latin meaning for pear, which stands true to it's shape. Pearls are the only gems that are found in living creatures such as oysters and mussels. It is believed that the Ancient Greeks thought that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

Qualities of Pearl: Purity, love & calmness

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£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - June CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - June Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - June
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - June Wear this bracelet every day, because you're friendly and inspiring in every way. Searching for that perfect gift for the June baby in your life? Our June 'A Little' Birthstone Bracelet is threaded with semi-precious Moonstone and accompanied by a poem that celebrates the unique characteristics of the birthday girl. Decorated with a gently hammered silver heart charm and wrapped around a stylised card, this treasure makes for the most thoughtful gift imaginable.
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - June - Pearl Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - June - Pearl
£13.99
2 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - June/Pearl Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the June birthstone Pearl. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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July – Ruby

The birthstone/birthcolour for July is ruby which can range from a pale rose red colour to a deep red colour. The Ancient Hindus considered ruby to be the king of gems. It is believed that it can protect its wearer from evil. It is also said that rubies had prophetic properties in Middle Ages, it could warn its wearer by deepening in colour.

Qualities of Ruby:Love, devotion, protection, passion, vitality, health & courage

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - July Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - July
£17.99
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - July CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - July - Gold Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - July - Gold
£17.49
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - July Metal Type Plated Brass Dimensions 17.5cm Stretch
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Synthtic Ruby Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Synthtic Ruby
£38.25
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Sythetic Ruby Earrings Birthstone For  July By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with sytheic ruby stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Red Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - July - Ruby Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - July - Ruby
£13.99
1 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - July/Ruby Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the July birthstone Ruby. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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August – Peridot

Peridot has been a highly valued stone since ancient times. The Hawaiians believed that peridot symbolises the tears of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. It is said that the 11th century philosopher, Marbodus believed that peridot should be set in gold a metal associated with the sun, to cure the fear of the dark. It is also believed that it can conquer timidity, strengthen nerves and protect its wearer from bad dreams. It can also ward off evil.

Qualities of Peridot: Strength, serenity, trust & love

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - August Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - August
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - August CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - August - Gold Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - August - Gold
£17.49
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - August Metal Type Plated Brass Dimensions 17.5cm Stretch
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Peridot Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Peridot
£43.25
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Periodt Earrings Birthstone For August By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with Periodt stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Green Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - August - Peridot Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - August - Peridot
£13.99
1 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - August/Peridot Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the August birthstone Peridot. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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September – Sapphire

The birthstone/birthcolour for September is sapphire which is distinct for it's blue colour which can range from pale blue to a deep violet blue colour, having said that, sapphire can also be found in many other colours including green, purple, orange, yellow, pink, black and more. Sapphire is considered to be the most spiritual gem. The Ancients believed that sapphire could ward off any malicious behaviour. It is also said that in India, sapphire can protect its wearer from evil spirits. The sapphire has been favoured by royalty for over the years. Princess Diana's engagement which has now been passed down to the Duchess of Cambridge features a stunning 12 carat blue sapphire gem.

Qualities of Sapphire: Love, loyalty and trust, purity, protection & wisdom

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - September Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - September
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - September CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Synthtic  Blue Sapphire Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Synthtic Blue Sapphire
£38.25
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Sythetic Blue Sapphire Earrings Birthstone For  September By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with sytheic blue sapphire stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Blue Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - September - Sapphire Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - September - Sapphire
£13.99
2 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - September/Sapphire Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the September birthstone Sapphire. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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October – Tourmaline

October has two birthstones/birthcolours, opal which the traditional birthstone & tourmaline which is the modern birthstone. Tourmaline is commonly known for being black but it can also be found in red, pink, brown, orange, yellow, blue and more. Tourmaline was discovered by Dutch traders during the late 1600's in the West Coast of Italy. Accoridng to an Ancient Eygptian legend, tourmaline travelled over a rainbow and that's why it can be found in all colours. It is believed that this stone is connected to the philospher's stone and can protect its wearer from danger. It is considered that pink tourmaline attracts love.

Qualities of Tourmaline: Love, compassion, serenity, healing & wisdom

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - October Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - October
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - October CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - October - Pink Tourmaline Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - October - Pink Tourmaline
£13.99
3 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - October/Pink Tourmaline Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the October birthstone Pink Tourmaline. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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November – Topaz

Like October November also has 2 birthstones/birthcolours, citrine is the modern birthstone and topaz is the traditional birthstone. The common colour for topaz is golden yellow, but it can be found it other colours such as pink and red which is rare to find or blue which has become increasingly popular and the colour that topaz is often associated with. It is said that the Greeks associated this stone to increase strength and make you invisable. The Egyptians associated topaz with the sun god. It is believed that during the Ancient times topaz warded off ailments suchs as asthma and epilepsy, it cured insomnia and eliminated sadness, nighttime fears and anger. It is also believed that it can provide its wearer with intellect.

Qualities of Topaz: Love, affection, healing, strength & intelligence

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - November Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - November
£17.99
3 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - November CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - November Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - November
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - November Wear this bracelet every day, because you're patient and imaginative in every way. For all November babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special yellow quartz gemstones and a gently hammered silver circle charm.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - November - Gold Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - November - Gold
£17.49
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - November Metal Type Plated Brass Dimensions 17.5cm Stretch
Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - November - Topaz Sienna Glass - Birthstone Ball - November - Topaz
£13.99
2 in stock
10cm Birthstone Ball - November/Topaz Beautiful glass Birthstone Ball from Sienna Glass inspired by the November birthstone Topaz. Mouth blown by craftsmen in eastern Europe making every one unique. The products are then finished with a stunning Sienna gift box for presentation, safety and ease of display.

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December – Turquoise

December has 3 birthstones/birthcolours, turquoise, zircon and tanzanite, zircon and tanzanite are considered to be more modern while turquoise is more traditional. Turquoise was discovered in Sinai Penisula and it is said that it is one of the earliest stones to be mined. It is believed that this stone is a lucky charm especially for horsemen as it prevented injuries by absorbing the fall. The Ancient Persians believed that turquoise can protect your from the evil eye. It is also said that turquoise has been known to cure depression and provide its wearer with confidence. Turquoise is known as the love charm. Like pearls, turquoise is a timeless classic that is just as fashionable in the modern world as it was years back.

Qualities of Turqouise: Love, fortune, friendship, success, health, serenity & happiness

Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - December Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - December
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Birthstone Boxed Earrings - December CARE INSTRUCTIONS All plated jewellery tarnishes over time, but these best care practices can help your jewellery live the life it deserves: Clean with a dry and soft cloth to maintain shine. Do not use silver cleaner or silver dip and try to avoid overcleaning. Stash jewellery away individually to keep it scratch-free. Avoid chemical agents, such as detergents, bleaches, ammonia, chlorine, perfumes, body creams and hairspray.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - December Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - December
£17.99
2 in stock
Joma Jewellery - A Little Birthstone - December Wear this bracelet every day, because you're generous and positive in every way. For all December babies, our lovely 'A Little' bracelet radiates birthstone beauty with special turquoise gemstones and a gently hammered silver heart charm.
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - December - Gold Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - December - Gold
£17.49
1 in stock
Joma Jewellery - Bracelet - A Little Birthstone - December Metal Type Plated Brass Dimensions 17.5cm Stretch
Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Turquoise Sea Gems - Silver Drop Earrings - Celtic Trinity & Turquoise
£42.50
1 in stock
Silver Celtic Trinity Knot Drop Turquoise Earrings Birthstone For December By Sea Gems Silver Celtic Trinity knot with Turquoise stone earrings in sterling silver from Sea Gems. Material: Sterling Silver Colour: Silver, Turquoise Approx Size: W 8mm x L 30mm Arrives in Branded Packaging

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