Birthstone Roundup


Birthstone Roundup

I often receive questions about birthstone jewelry and where you can find information about birthstones on my site. Fortunately, I’ve been writing about birthstones for a while, and I happen to offer tons of choices for anyone shopping for birthday jewelry! This handy guide gives you all the information you need to find the perfect birthstone jewelry. 

Kristen Baird Birthstone Roundup Garnet, Amethyst, Aquamarine, Diamond

January

Birthstone of the Month: Garnet (2023)

January’s birthstone is the gorgeous garnet. Some say that this stone brings health, wealth, and happiness, which makes it the perfect stone for the start of a new year. Red garnet, which you are probably familiar with, ranges from so deep it’s almost black to raspberry colored to light pink. Garnets also come in orange, yellow and - my personal obsession - deep green. 

February

Birthstone of the Month: Amethyst (2023)

What makes amethysts so special? Many people think of amethysts as purple, but they actually come in four beautiful shades: Brazilian, pink, African, and green.

March

Birthstone of the Month: Aquamarine (2021) 

Aquamarine, the birthstone of March, has a mesmerizing color range from pale to deep blue and is reminiscent of the sea, thus its name. It creates a brilliant accent to spring and summer wardrobes, and with little to no yellow in it, aquamarine pairs spectacularly with different colored metals and gemstones.

April

Birthstone of the Month: Diamond (2021) 

Sparkling with an internal fire all its own, diamond is one of the world’s most sought-after and adored precious stones. Those born in April are lucky enough to call this status symbol their birthstone, a representation of clarity and strength. 

Kristen Baird Birthstone Roundup Emerald, Pearl, Ruby, Peridot

May

Birthstone of the Month: Emerald (2021) 

Emerald, the birthstone of May, carries the rich green color of Spring and radiates a beautiful vivid tone. It is considered to be a symbol of rebirth and love.

June

Birthstone of the Month: Pearl (2020)

Not only is Pearl my very own birthstone, which I personally adore wearing, but it's also one of my all-time favorite gemstones to work with! Being rooted in the Low Country, I was particularly inspired by the region to design the pieces that generated our popular Pearl Collection

July

Birthstone of the Month: Ruby (2020)

Ruby is one of the four precious gemstones⁠—the others being emerald, sapphire, and diamond. The word ruby comes from the Latin word "rubens" meaning red. For the lover of science and technical formulas, rubies are made of corundum and get their red coloring from trace amounts of chromium. 

August

Birthstone of the Month: Peridot (2020)

Peridot has always been associated with light. In fact, the Egyptians called it the “gem of the sun.” Some historians believe that the famous emeralds of Cleopatra were actually peridot gems. 

Kristen Baird Birthstone Roundup Sapphire, Opal, Topaz, Turquoise

September

Birthstone of the Month: Sapphire (2022)

Formed deep in the earth, sapphires are emblems of change - the type of change forged under intense pressure. Many people think of sapphires as bright blue gemstones. They are associated with royalty, with romance, and with the 1997 classic Titanic.

October

Birthstone of the Month: Opal (2022)

When it comes to kaleidoscopic color, there is no rival to the illustrious opal. October’s birthstone has been compared to rainbows, fireworks, tye-dye, and sunsets, demonstrating the wide variety of colors and patterns on this mesmerizing stone.

Alternative Stone of the Month: Tourmaline (2020)

October’s birthstone is super fun – not only because it has one of the widest color ranges of any gemstone but also because it is a true trickster! For centuries, tourmaline stones have been mistaken for emeralds and rubies. 

November 

Alternative Stone of the Month: Topaz (2022)

You’re probably most familiar with blue topaz, but topaz actually comes in a variety of shades, including blue, pink, orange, brown, and yellow. The rarest (and most expensive) form is a pinkish-orange color known as Imperial Topaz. 

Birthstone of the Month: Citrine (2020)

Citrine is a lovely compliment to other stones, and it goes so perfectly with sterling silver and yellow gold – making it the best stone to bring in a two-toned look - and really pop the look!

December

Alternative Birthstone of the Month: Turquoise (2023)

Unlike many other gems, turquoise is opaque rather than translucent. While we’re all familiar with the blue-green color that takes its name, turquoise can actually vary from sky blue to pale green or even purple. Turquoise is sometimes crisscrossed by a matrix, a pattern of mineral lines formed by the surrounding stone, which makes it even more interesting.

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