Each stone colour symbolises something unique and plays an important part of the Imperial and Band ring collections. Whether you go for the official University colour or
Stones as birthstones
Most gem scholars agree that the tradition of birthstones arose from the Breastplate of Aaron a ceremonial religious garment set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel and also corresponded with the twelve signs of the zodiac and the twelve months of the year. The modern day list that you know is only the most recent list: some older lists still exist. Some also argue that the proper way to assign gemstones is according to astrological sign and not month. We think it is more fun to choose the gemstone that speaks to you from all the possibilities.