Birthstone jewelry is not only an attractive gift (or indulgence!) but a personalized way of showing that you care. The lucky recipient will know that you took the time to do some research to buy a piece of jewelry that is extra special.
Did you know that some months have more than one birthstone? Below we give you a little background on each of the birthstones by month, along with a few featured birthstone jewelry items that we think are worth a look!
December brings us a total of three birthstones – Tanzanite, Turquoise, and Zircon; each with their own tone of blue! This makes it relatively easy to find many attractive options for December birthstone jewelry.
Tanzanite is a rare and popular gemstone that varies greatly in shades of blue or violet. The more vibrant the color, the more valuable the stone. It was discovered in Tanzania and is actually a blue variety of the stone ‘zoisite’.
These Tanzanite Tree Of Life Sterling Silver Earrings by Ana Silver Co show some of the variety of color to the Tanzanite stones.
Turquoise is a blue-green mineral mined in various places around the world including the United States. The blue comes from copper, and the green from iron.
The birthstone for September is sapphire. It is a variety of corundum (aluminium oxide), like ruby.
Sapphire is most commonly a blue gemstone, however other colors exist such as pink and yellow. It is found in various areas of the world including the USA. It is a very hard stone, which makes it suitable for uses other than jewelry, such as in scientific equipment.
If you’re looking for September birthstone jewelry, a great option to consider is this gorgeous natural gemstone bead necklace, which of course would complement a boho look:
If you’re looking for birthstone jewelry for the month of August, you’re lucky to have the pick of 2 different gemstones! First up, the most commonly known August birthstone is ‘peridot’.
Peridot is an attractive green gemstone; tending towards olive green but with some variation. Also known as ‘chrysolite’ or ‘olivine’, the stone is actually gem quality olivine – a mineral found deep within the earth. While olivine is common, the gem quality olivine known as peridot is considered rare and a precious stone.
Here are a couple of our featured items for August birthstone jewelry made from peridot:
Sardonyx is the second August birthstone. Sardonyx is a reddish variant of onyx, and is a stunning banded stone. The earthy tone of the earrings below will complement your peridot jewelry, so why not wear them together in celebration of being born in the month of August!
The birthstone for those lucky enough to be born in the month of July is ruby. As you probably already know, ruby is a pinkish red gemstone. The color comes mostly from its chromium content, and bright blood-red rubies attract the highest price. Rubies are mined in various locations around the world.
June birthstone jewelry selection is one of the most varied considering there are three stones to choose from! The month of June counts alexandrite, moonstone, and pearl as its birthstones.
Alexandrite (pictured above) is extremely rare and sought after, due to its remarkable ability to change color in different lighting situations.
Because it is one of the rarest gemstones, simulated stones are used in jewelry to provide an affordable option. Genuine alexandrite jewelry is priced well into 4 figures.
Here is a gorgeous simulated alexandrite ring, available at a far more modest price than the real thing:
Moonstone has a pearly opaque look to it with color that can be either orange, pink, blue, purple, green, or brown in tone. This stone has a color variation to suit just about any taste. They usually have a milky look, although darker tones are available too.
This beautiful moonstone ring has just a touch of purplish tone:
The third and final birthstone for June is the classic choice of pearl. As you probably know, pearl is obtained from oysters and mussels; being a deposit of calcium carbonate that has built up in concentric layers.
We’ll be adding some pearl items to our site real soon so watch this space!
April sure has class… the birthstone for the month of April is none other than diamond! If this has you worried about your budget, you can rest assured that affordable April birthstone jewelry does exist – the options for diamond jewelry don’t end at big ticket engagement rings!
Diamonds have been sought after for centuries for the way they capture the light and sparkle. Recently the second largest diamond ever discovered was found in Botswana, which will sell for well into the millions.
Meanwhile, this glamorous Celtic necklace with an inner ring of diamonds can be picked up for a far more affordable price!
The March birthstone is the light catching pale blue stone aquamarine. Aquamarine is a type of the mineral beryl, and is considered a semi-precious stone. It is found in many places around the world, with the most revered coming from Brazil.
Aquamarine is a durable gemstone that may fade in sunlight. The color of the stones vary and can be a very pale blue, an aqua blue, or a greenish blue. The color intensity affects the price. It lends to some beautiful options for March birthstone jewelry – below is one that we like!