Any of our personalised rosaries or rosary bead bracelets can be made with beautiful "Swarovski Elements" crystal birthstones! We can even add them to the necklaces and bracelets in our catholic jewellery range.
Whilst not traditionally used in rosaries, many people like to use birthstones as an additional, sentimental and personal touch to their prayer beads, especially when buying as a gift for a special occasion such as a baptism, first holy communion or confirmation.
It is thought that the concept of birthstones originates from biblical times when 12 precious stones were assigned to the apostles and 12 gems adorned the breastplate of high priest Aaron (brother of Moses: Exodus 28) to represent the 12 tribes of Israel.
There have been many different interpretations in various cultures over the years leading to the modern day associations recognised today.
Birthstone Colours and their meanings:
January - Garnet - Faith, Truth and Grace.
February - Amethyst - Peace, protection and tranquility.
March - Aquamarine - Strength, hope and creativity.
April - Diamond/Crystal - Innocence, courage and health.
May - Emerald - Love, success and happiness.
June - Light Amethyst - Charity, faith and peace.
July - Ruby/Siam - Nobility, contentment, enthusiasm.
August - Peridot - Married happiness, luck and success.
September - Sapphire - Wisdom, serenity and truth.
October - Rose crystal - Hope, purity and health.
November - Topaz - Fidelity, courage and serenity.
December - Turquoise - Success, luck and prosperity.
All rosaries made using birthstones will be sent with a birthstone information slip.
For more information on Catholic Baptisms see our guide to arranging a Catholic baptism.