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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.