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Indulge in a bit of modern luxury with black diamond jewelry. Black diamonds decorate all types of jewelry, from engagement rings to fancy earrings. Black diamond jewelry adds mystery and opulence to your look. Black diamonds are slightly different from other diamonds, and they add specific style to rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and a variety of unique jewelry pieces.
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
You finally invested in a gorgeous diamond tennis bracelet for your fine jewelry collection. You showed off your diamond bracelet at a black-tie wedding reception and used it to add sparkle to a holiday gala gown, but now it sits in your jewelry box, waiting to be worn again. You shouldn't have to wait to wear your favorite pieces of diamond jewelry. A tennis bracelet is a great option for many ensembles and events. You just have to figure out which pieces of jewelry will complement your diamond tennis bracelet without overpowering it. Start with these pieces, which are divided by jewelry type, and then add your favorite diamond jewelry to the mix.
A diamond ring is classic, but that doesn't mean it has to be conventional. Many contemporary diamond rings incorporate colorful gemstones to create eye-catching patterns and flashy designs. Different gemstones bring an exotic flair to the world of diamond rings, but a few select gems are best for accenting this type of jewelry. Consider these gemstone rings that incorporate diamonds and unique gems if you are looking for a piece of exciting new gemstone jewelry.
When you are shopping for engagement rings, you may want something that is unique and unlike anyone else's ring. Consider engagement rings with accent gemstones. Gemstones can add a lot of decoration and symbolism to engagement jewelry. These gemstones are all great options for engagement rings.
Titanium rings are durable, making them a popular choice for men's wedding bands and fine jewelry. Titanium rings are not limited to men's rings or the wedding band category, however, as they are available in such a wide range of styles. Titanium has a natural charcoal grey appearance, yet titanium jewelry can be anodized, or colored, by thermal or electric processes, and titanium rings are available in a range of colors, including the popular silver shade. Titanium rings are available in a variety of styles, including classic, simple men's titanium ring styles, interesting and textured wedding bands and unique women's rings. Titanium rings and jewelry can also support precious gemstones and inlaid metal banding. Consider our list when shopping for titanium jewelry.
If you're looking for a modern wedding ring, then consider titanium wedding bands. A wedding band is a significant investment, so it's important to choose one that will represent your individual style. Titanium is durable and stylish, and titanium rings are available in a range of cool designs.
The wide variety of engagement rings available today means that you can have the ring of your dreams, but what if you have trouble narrowing down your options? Can you really ignore the stunning round-diamond solitaire and settle on the princess-cut three-stone ring? The first step to making a decision is to choose whether you want a modern engagement ring style or a vintage engagement ring style. Use these facts about both to determine your preference.
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.
If you are looking for an engagement ring that will completely incorporate your personal style, then you might consider selecting a ring not marketed as wedding jewelry. Getting engaged doesn't have to mean wearing a cookie-cutter engagement ring that looks like everyone else's. Many stunning and unusual options are available. An original ring lets you be yourself while also showing the world that you are a treasured fiancee.
An engagement ring is a much more personal choice than some advertisers want you to believe. It isn't just about picking the biggest diamond and the shimmeriest setting. An engagement ring represents your relationship. Your wedding rings will be something you wear every day, so it is also important that an engagement ring represents your personal style. To avoid becoming a cookie-cutter bride and a run-of-the-mill wife, choose a unique engagement ring. Unique and interesting wedding jewelry speaks for your artistic side. To find the perfect unique engagement ring for your engagement, start with these top 10 unusual engagement rings and choose the wedding rings that speak to you and your partner.
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.
Emeralds, sapphires, and rubies -- these are perhaps the most beloved of colored gemstones. But many bright and enchanting gems are available to accessorize your personal style and fill your jewelry box. A gemstone is a mineral that is used to decorate items of value, usually jewelry, but also household items and even clothing. Gem-quality minerals must be rare stones, which increases their value, with attractive color and enough durability to tolerate cutting and polishing. Learn more about these dazzling jewels with this checklist of popular gemstones.
The modern woman is fun, stylish and unique. Shouldn't her wedding band be, too? The slew of new, modern wedding ring styles makes it easy for you to select a hip wedding ring for your bride. Choosing a wedding band is a personal process. You should consider your fiancee's style preferences and current wardrobe before shopping for women's wedding bands. Matching her wedding band to her engagement ring is also important. Use these tip to shop for modern wedding jewelry.
Jewelry lovers and pearl collectors around the world prize Akoya pearls. These lovely gems make stunning pearl necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. Whether you are shopping for your first pearl necklace or you are looking for pearl rings to accessorize your prized collection of vintage dresses, consider Akoya pearls for their luster and traditional look.
Several states have designated official gemstones, giving jewelry lovers the opportunity to personalize their selections. Natural gemstones are also a state's treasure, as residents are proud of their local geology. Meaningful gemstone jewelry is fun to give as gifts, and state gemstone selections can be gifted like birthstones and anniversary gems. If your wife is Utah-born, for example, give her a topaz ring to celebrate her heritage. If your husband is a native New Yorker, use a set of garnet cuff-links to remind him of home. Gemstone jewelry is also a fun way to remember a special vacation spot or simply add a distinct gemstone quality to an outfit. If you visit Arizona or New Mexico, for example, consider bringing home some spectacular turquoise earrings. Use our list of state gems to choose jewelry that will suit you or someone you love.
You may not be able to purchase a new handbag every time you get bored, but fabulous brooches and pins can give your current handbag collection new life. Brooches come in every color, size and style, and they quickly transform any handbag into an updated new piece. Personalization is important in the fashion world, and the right jewelry can help you achieve distinct individuality. Read on if you're ready to update your handbags with stunning and colorful brooches and pins.