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Birthstones make a jewelry gift unique. Birthstone jewelry also lets you personalize your wardrobe with meaningful baubles. Birthstone jewelry selections such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings with special gems are different from all other types of jewelry and can become a part of your signature style. Whether you are looking for birthstone jewelry for yourself or someone you love, our list of birthstone options for each month can help you get started. January. January's birthstones are garnet and rose quartz. Garnets range in color from deep burgundy to mossy green, though the red hues are the most popular. Rose quartz stones are a lovely pink or coral shade and have a frosted appearance. February. The most popular birthstone for February is amethyst, which is a beautiful deep purple gem that can also be green. Onyx is also an accepted birthstone for February. Onyx stones are black, opaque and shiny. March. March's birthstones are aquamarine and bloodstone. Aquamarines come in shades of blue, from light ice-blue to deep sea-green. Bloodstones are quite unique and are typically very dark green with red spots. April. April's traditional birthstone is the diamond. Although a genuine, colorless diamond is the most common April birthstone choice, colored diamonds can also adorn April birthstone jewelry. Lab-created cubic zirconias are beautiful diamond alternatives. Quartz is also an accepted birthstone for April, and comes in many colors and varieties, including chocolate, lime, and rose. May. May's birthstones are emerald, agate and chrysoprase. Emeralds are rare and are classified as one of the four precious gemstones. Emeralds come in a variety of green hues. Agate is very different from emeralds, with stripes of color in hues such as yellow, orange, white, pink and gold. Chrysoprase is a gorgeous sea-green turquoise stone that complements a variety of other stones and colors. June. June's birthstones are pearl, moonstone and alexandrite. Pearls come in many colors, from shiny white shades to deep chocolate hues. Moonstones are very unique and have a beautiful iridescence and luster. Many moonstones look almost like ice, with several layers of pale blue and frosty white. Alexandrites come in many hues, including purple, green and red. Rich, deep purple alexandrites are the most popular. July. July's birthstones are ruby and carnelian. Rubies are enchanting red or pink gems and are one of the four precious gemstones. Carnelians are semi-precious gemstones that come in a variety of red and orange hues, some of them with yellow or brown undertones. August. Peridot and sardonyx are the birthstones for August. Peridots are available in range of green shades from pale yellow-green to deep forest-green. Sardonyx is a form of onyx and can be orange, red or black with red bands. September. September's birthstones include sapphire and lapis. Sapphire is one of the four precious gemstones. Blue is the most popular shade for sapphires, but you can also find pink and clear sapphires. Lapis comes in many shades of blue and can have a marbled or speckled appearance with black or gold stripes or spots. October. October's birthstones are opal and tourmaline. Opals come in many varieties and hues, but the most common opals are white or pink with a shiny, glowing appearance. Tourmalines come in nearly every color imaginable. Some tourmalines are even multi-colored and showcase beautiful harmonious hues in layers. November. November's birthstones are topaz and citrine. Citrines are rare golden varieties of quartz. Citrine stones range in color from pale icy yellow to deep candy-colored lemon. The most common shades of topaz are amber and ice-blue, but pink, green, and multi-colored topaz stones are also available. December. December's birthstones are blue topaz, turquoise, tanzanite and zircon. Turquoise is an opaque, green stone that is popular in Native American and Southwestern-style jewelry. Tanzanite is a brilliant blue or purple stone that is complementary to a variety of other gems. Zircons are commonly confused with cubic zirconias, but they are natural gemstones with bright blue colors and a fiery appearance. View All Birthstone Jewelry Back to Guides Directory View All Birthstone Jewelry
November's birthstones capture the brilliant glow of autumn leaves. On those overcast days when it gets dark early, citrine and yellow topaz will add plenty of sparkle to your clothing and your mood. When you're shopping for gift for someone born in November, consider the special properties of each of these enchanting gemstones.
Keep your look interesting by trying new jewelry to match the changing seasons. Necklaces offer a stunning range of variety, making them perfect for a rotating wardrobe. If you want a fresh look to match the new weather but you aren't prepared to invest in a completely new outfit, consider these necklaces to celebrate and embrace the seasons.
If you love unique jewelry, spice up your collection with some unusual gemstones. While the more common gems, like amethyst, citrine, and sapphires, are still popular, beautiful gemstone jewelry can also feature lesser known stones. Many unusual gemstones are bi-colored or tri-colored; others have fascinating patterns. How you wear unique gemstone jewelry is limited only by your imagination; here are a few ideas that will inspire you to try wearing something new.
Gemstones have long been thought to bring a person luck. On your anniversary, they're also a great way to show the special person in your life how much you care. In addition to gems, precious metals and specific pieces are associated with some anniversary years. Use this guide to choose an anniversary gift or a piece of gemstone jewelry for this milestone occasion. Once you have determined which gemstone will be perfect for your anniversary, you might be wondering which type of jewelry to select. Gemstone jewelry is available in a wide range of styles. For a romantic reminder of your relationship that can be worn every day, look for anniversary rings. Gemstone necklaces, bracelets, and earrings can be extravagant for special occasions or casual enough for regular wear. Consider your loved one's wardrobe and style whenever you're shopping for jewelry gifts. Some anniversaries are associated with a gemstone or precious metal and a coordinating celebration, called a "jubilee." Celebrate your 25th wedding anniversary with a silver jubilee, your 30th with a pearl jubilee, your 50th with a gold jubilee, your 60th with a diamond jubilee, your 70th with a sapphire jubilee, and your 80th with a ruby jubilee.
You love shopping for gemstone jewelry, but which pieces are you most likely to wear on a regular basis? It's a common problem in the fashion world: You want to choose accessories that you'll get a lot of use out of, but you wonder which pieces are right for right now. You can follow a few rules when shopping for gemstone jewelry to choose the freshest rings, the trendiest necklaces, the best bracelets, and the most stylish rings to wear right now.
Some of the most beautiful and unique jewelry designs come from Worldstock artisans, who create their jewelry using local materials and centuries-old cultural traditions. Many of these jewelry designs include bright, beautiful gemstones from the artisans' homelands. Learn about some of the most popular gemstones used to create world jewelry.
Celebrate historic style by collecting antique jewelry. Estate jewelry will add a lot of fashion and value to your collection while giving you something eye-catching to wear with your eclectic wardrobe. Antique jewelry can be very valuable, but how do you choose the most collectible pieces for your personal assortment? How do you know which pieces of vintage jewelry will give you the most return for your investment? Look for a few key elements when shopping to find the jewelry that will be just right for you and your wallet.
Sparkling jewels add so much pizzazz to any outfit, and diamonds are often the jewel of choice. However, diamonds are not the only colorless gemstones used in jewelry. Here are four more gemstones that will give your jewelry collection plenty of sparkle. These gems are not only beautiful, but they are also more affordable than diamonds.
Gemstone jewelry both accessorizes our fashion choices and lets us show off a little. Although the accessories can be casual, like a birthstone ring worn every day, or extravagant, like a ruby and diamond necklace saved for special occasions, sterling silver and gold are still the preferred metals for gemstone jewelry, making each piece a small luxury.