Auspicious Stones

At Friends Jewellers we can authentically source fine gemstones and expertly design and manufacture bespoke pieces of jewellery in:

9ct, 18ct, 22ct, 24ct Gold

So, whether you are pairing one of our finest gemstones or your own stone in a Ring, Pendant or Necklace Set, Friends Jewellers are always ready to create a masterpiece around your incredible gemstone.

Friends Jewellers also offers a stylish collection of Navaratna Jewellery

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Navaratna Jewellery

Considered to be the most powerful amulets in the Hindu religion, navaratna jewellery encompasses 9 flawless gems which carefully set in a specific order to combat the negative energies of the planets. Ruby, Pearl, Emerald, Coral, Yellow Sapphire or Topaz, Diamond, Blue Sapphire, Zircon or Garnet Hessonite and Cats Eye are all used. The precise positioning and combination of gems bestow good health, mental strength, wisdom and greater wealth. Indian Astrologesr believe:

Ruby calms the Sun

Coral calms Mars

Blue Sapphire calms Saturn

Pearl calms the Moon

Yellow Sapphire/Topaz calms Jupiter

Zircon/Garnet Hessonite calms the rising Moon

Emerald calms Mercury

Diamond calms Venus

Cats Eye calms the descending Moon

Birthstones by Month


January- Garnet (Gahara lala rang)

Garnet is believed to help eliminate depression and encourages greater self-confidence, peace of mind and a remedy for inflammatory disease and good wealth.

Garnets are generally a good choice for earrings, brooches and pendants.

February- Amethyst (Billaur)

Amethyst is believed to keep the wearer of this beautiful wine-like gemstone coherent and smart whilst conducting business affairs and give inner strength and calmness.

Amethyst is at great choice for daily wear jewellery in rings, earrings and necklace sets.

March- Aquamarine (Akvaamarren)

Aquamarine is considered to bring happiness to a marriage and protect the wearers’ well being and make them undefeatable.

Aquamarine is exceptionally durable for daily wear jewellery.


March - Bloodstone (Taamade)

Bloodstone is believed to be a lucky charm bringing good health and youthfulness to the wearer, whilst increasing strength and invisibility.

Bloodstone is perfect for daily wear jewellery.

April - Diamond

Diamonds allegedly heal through increasing longevity and ward off the evil eye brining happiness, whilst increasing strength and beauty.

Diamond is perfect for daily wear.


May – Emerald

Legends have led us to believe that emeralds are believed to make its wearers more intelligent and eloquent speakers. However today, Science has proven that Emerald can help relieve stress and eye strain. Emeralds are a great choice for all types of jewellery.

June- Pearl (Motee)

Pearls supposedly grant prosperity and good fortune to the wearer and increase long lives by improving indigestion, easing depression and improving eyesight Pearls symbolise Power.

Pearls are delicate gems and should be worn with care, they are perfect for Earrings and Pendants.

June – Alexandrite

Alexandrite can also be referred to as Cats’ Eye when long thin, stunning inclusions are present with the gemstone.

Alexandrite is perfect for rings and daily wear jewellery.

June - Moonstone (Cana Satona)

Moonstone is thought to bring good luck and is associated with love and fertility.
As this special glowing stone is very delicate it would be best set in ‘dress wear’ pieces.

July - Ruby (Maanik)

Throughout history Rubies have signified power and have been held to cure inflammatory disease granting good health and youthful energy to the wearer. Increasing wealth, wisdom and success in relationship passionate to the heart have also been maintained as benefits to this beautiful stone.

As Rubies are second to Diamonds in hardness they are ideal for every day Jewellery.

August- Peridot

This gemstone has historically been used as a defensive amulet protecting the wearer from evil spirits and ‘terrors that lure the night’.

Peridot is softer than other gemstones and would be best suited to ‘dress wear’ jewellery.


August - Spinel (Spinar)

Red Spinel, like other red gems have been thought to treat inflammatory diseases and all types of blood loss and encourage calmness and harmony in ones’ life.

Red spinel is ideal for rings and everyday jewellery due to its strength.

August - Sardonax

Sardonax is synonymous with happiness, courage and harmony between couples.
Sardonax is softer than other gemstones and would be best suited to ‘dress wear’ jewellery.

September - Sapphire (Nilama)

Considered to be the gemstone of Royals, Sapphires have been trusted to heal wearers as well as keeping them away from tribulations and the jealousy of others whilst also being used as a cure for poisoning. Sapphires are believed to be sources of wisdom, prophecy and power.

Sapphires display excellent toughness making them perfect for daily wear in rings, Pendants and Earrings.

October - Opal (Doodhiya Patthar)

Known for their majestic ‘play of colour’, Opals have been thought to grant the wearer the gift of prophesy and shield them from diseases.

Opals are best suited to rings, earrings and pendants.

Tourmaline (Toomalain)

Tourmaline is naturally found in a vast range of colours and are thought to have their own healing powers. Black tourmaline is thought to offers protection and promote self-assurance. Pink tourmaline is associated with empathy and kindness, whilst Green tourmaline is thought to nurture resilience, valour and strength. 

Due to their hardness, all Tourmaline gemstones are perfect for daily wear jewellery.


November - Topaz

Topaz has been believed to have a different array of benefits ranging from giving Strength, to fight off magic spells and chase away anger, to assuring long life, beauty and intelligence.


November - Citrine (Sitreen)

Citrine is considered to be the most affordable and desired of the yellow gemstones. It is believed to soothe tempers and calm the wearer. With good toughness. Citrine is ideal for everyday wear.


December - Tanzanite

Previously know as Mineral Zoisite, Tanzanite was named in honour after its country of origin.  

Tanzanite is best set in rings and pendants.

December - Turquoise (Feroza)

Turquoise is thought to grant good health and fortune whilst protecting the wearer from evil.

Turquoise is best suited to ‘dress wear’ jewellery.


December - Zircon (Jikron)

Zircon is believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits and aids deep sleep.

Zircon is ideal for daily wear jewellery.

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Birmingham, B66 4PB, England
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