Birthstones by Zodiac

The zodiac is an area of the sky centred upon the ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year. In Western astrology and (formerly) astronomy, the zodiac is divided into twelve signs, each occupying 30° of celestial longitude.

The division of the ecliptic into the zodiacal signs originates in Babylonian ("Chaldean") astronomy during the early 1st millennium BC. The zodiac draws on stars in earlier Babylonian star catalogues compiled around 1000 BC; however, some of the constellations can be traced even further back to Bronze Age (Old Babylonian) sources.

Early Babylonians sought advice from astrologers in the hopes that they could influence forces that were identified with planets in their favour. There was no formal classification of gemstones as we know them today; a gem was assigned to each sign of the zodiac based on a colour system. Colour was thought to unleash the power attributed to the stone.

We have many beautiful pieces in stock that associated with the signs of the zodiac - click any image below to see the collections relevant to each zodiac sign.