Heirloom Hourglass 

Birthday/Birthstone Information Page

Heirloom Hourglass offers many different hourglass models to select from. If you are purchasing one for a Birthday gift and can’t decide, the following charts may be helpful in making your decision. Any model with the color sand representing the birthstone or favorite color of the recipient is a great idea. We also offer Gemstones that are available set in the Pewter or Gold Plated ship wheels closures, which add a beautiful touch of elegance. Below is a list of recommended Birthstones and the colors that closely match them or the color of sands that we offer. We offer one model called The Aquarius which is ideal for January or February birthdays. Our Oceanstone bases also come in various colors which you could match the recipients’ birthstone or favorite color with.
Whatever you decide, they are assured to be very thrilled to be receiving such a personal and heartfelt gift!
Many gemstones are also associated with Wedding Anniversaries - Please see The Anniversary Page for more information! 

Birthstone Chart

January – Garnet (Brick Red)

February – Amethyst (Purple)

March – Aquamarine (Light Blue)

April – Diamond (Clear)

May – Emerald (Medium Green)

June – Pearl ( Or Diamond )

July – Ruby (Medium Red)

August – Peridot (Light Lime Green)

September – Sapphire (Blue)

October – Opal

November – Yellow Topaz

December – Turquoise (Blue)

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Garnet Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

Amethyst Shown In
Pewter Wheel

Aquamarine Shown In
Pewter Wheel

Diamond Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

Emerald Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

Pearl Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

Ruby Shown In
Pewter Wheel

Peridot Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

Sapphire Shown In
Pewter Wheel

Opal Shown In
Pewter Wheel

Yellow Topaz Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

Turquoise Shown In
Gold Plated Wheel

"The Newport"
With Set Ruby

Zodiac Signs

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Aquarius ( January 21- February 18 Birthdays ) The Water - bearer

The Sun is in Aquarius between about 20th January and 18th February. If the Sun was in Aquarius when you were born, you are probably a friend to all the world. Not only do you love mixing in parties, but you really care about the environment and the world at large.

Pisces ( February 19 – April 20 Birthdays ) The Fish

The Sun is in Pisces between about 19th February and 20th March. Fish swim in the wide ocean, and if your Sun is in Pisces, you love to lose yourself in the world of dreams and imagination. Super-sensitive yourself, you are tuned in to the needs of all around you, and your heart goes out to anyone in trouble.

Aries ( March 21 – April 20 Birthdays ) The Ram

The Sun is in Aries between about 21st March to 19th April. If you were born with the Sun in Aries, you set out with a brave heart, and want it all to happen right now. No beating about the bush! The world is your oyster, and no-one  is going to mess with you! You can organize, and lead, and in love you're a real romantic.

Taurus ( April 21 – May 21 Birthdays ) The Bull

The Sun is in Taurus between about 20th April to 20th May. If your Sun is in Taurus, you are peace-loving and reliable, your business will prosper and you'll be practical and tolerant. But no-one in their right mind should try and make you change yours. .If Taurus was rising when you were born, you're not going to rush out there. You'll take your time, think before deciding anything, and you'll want to stick with what you know. But people will love to rely on you, and when you find your mate you'll be passionate and protective.

Gemini ( May 22 – June 22 Birthdays ) The Twins

The Sun is in Gemini between about 21st May and 20th June. If your Sun is in Gemini you are friendly, quick-witted, and love playing with words. You're likely to be found clowning around or talking on the phone for hours on end. You can stay up with friends till all hours, or you'll try to find out about and understand the latest scientific discovery. If your Rising Sign is Gemini, you walk out there with an urge to find out where it's all happening, what's going on, and why. 

Cancer (June 22 – July 22 Birthdays ) The Crab

The Sun is in Cancer between about 21st June and 22nd July. If your Sun is in Cancer, you'll take care of ageing parents, and fight for your children against all. To the outside world, the Cancer Rising person can sometimes seem moody; people can upset you without meaning to, but they are very glad to come and have a cup of coffee in your kitchen and pour out their troubles, knowing you'll listen and understand. You are wary of giving your heart to someone, but you love to have someone on whom you can depend.

Leo ( July 23 – August 23 Birthdays ) The Lion

The Sun is in Leo between about 23rd July and 22nd August. If your Sun is in Leo you will give without counting the cost...but you do like to be thanked. No-one is kinder than a Lion, but you can be badly hurt if people ignore or misunderstand you. If Leo is your Rising Sign, you're naturally cheerful, and walk out onto the world's stage with a smile on your face. People are drawn to you.  Naturally romantic, you love to have a mate who is as loyal to you as you are to him or her.

Virgo ( August 24 – September 22 Birthdays ) The Virgin

The Sun is in Virgo between about 23rd August and 23rd September. If the Sun was in Virgo when you were born, you not only want to be useful, but you truly are. You study and learn as much as possible, and then put it all to good practical use, because you can see what needs to be done. You're not interested in glory for yourself, you just use your common sense and make sure that the job is well done.

Libra ( September 23 – October 23 Birthdays ) The Scale

The Sun is in Libra between about 24th September and 23rd October. If the Sun was in Libra when you were born, you want everything to be harmonious and peaceful. You dislike anything rough or crude, and like your surroundings to be balanced and tasteful . Most of all, you want everything to be fair. You refuse to make make judgements. Whatever your Sun sign, if your Ascendant is Libra, then relationships with other people are going to be high on your list of priorities. When you leave home of a morning, you set out to be affable and to greet everyone with a smile.

Scorpio ( October 24 – November 22 Birthdays ) The Scorpion

The Sun is in Scorpio between about 23rd October and 21st November. If you were born when the Sun was in Scorpio, when you set your mind or heart on something, that's it. Nothing will distract you. You'll dig as deep as needs be to uncover the truth of the matter, however painful, and you''ll feel it deeply and deal with it wisely. If you have Scorpio as your Rising Sign, other people probably find you intriguing and magnetic.
Sagittarius ( November 23 – December 21 Birthdays ) The Archer

The Sun is in Sagittarius between about 22nd November and 21st December.With your Sun in Sagittarius, you are on a journey. Friendly and adventurous, your gaze is set firmly on the horizon and beyond. You are the original free spirit. You want to find out for yourself if the grass is greener elsewhere, and you'll look for the deeper meaning in it all. Popular and generous, full of enthusiasm, you answer to yourself and no-one else.  Other people usually find you excitng and impressive, but anyone in relationship with you must never try to fence you in.

Capricorn ( December 22 – January 20 Birthdays ) The Sea - goat

The Sun is in Capricorn between about 22nd December and 19th January. If your Sun is in Capricorn you aspire to the heights. But you are going to get there by steady perseverance, not by leaps of intuition, nor with a burst of enthusiasm. You won't take risks, but will build your world carefully, step by step, on your own if necessary, but with a determination and stamina that will lead others to depend on you with good reason, for you will always look after your own. With Capricorn Rising, you'll greet the morning with a sense of duty and responsibility. You won't even think about whether you like it or not, you will just go out and get on with the chores of the day. You might well stay on late at work and finish a task rather than go down to the pub, but after work is done you will like nothing better than to go home to those who love you, for your hard exterior hides a deeply feeling soul.

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