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Birthstone Jewelry – The Meaning of Birthstone Jewelry and How to Choose

Many people choose birthstone jewelry for a personal gift. It can be a necklace, ring or even a bracelet with a small gem with the color of their birthstone, based on which month that they were born in. Each month has a specific gem, or sometimes two, which represent their uniqueness. Each stone symbolizes and means something different. Below is a listing of each month:

January’s birthstone is the garnet. It symbolizes constancy. It is a dark red in color. The garnet is a popular jewel, and can be found in Brazil, East Africa and India. While red is the most popular color of garnets, it is also found in pink, gray, green and yellow.

February’s birthstone is the amethyst. The amethyst is a purple color, and it symbolizes sincerity. It is the thirteenth most popular stone, and when it is heated up, it will turn yellow. They can be found in Brazil.

March’s birthstone is the aquamarine. The aquamarine is a light blue in color, and it symbolizes courage. It can also be found as a clear stone. The meaning of aquamarine is seawater. The aquamarine gems are typically flawless.

April’s birthstone is the diamond. It is a clear brilliant color which symbolizes innocence. The diamond is the most popular jewel around, and is highly prized. It is an extremely hard mineral, and can be found in more than seven color varieties.

Emerald Ring (May's Birthstone) by Harry Winston

Emerald Ring (May's Birthstone) by Harry Winston

May’s birthstone is the emerald. It is a dark, rich green color, and it symbolizes love and success. Though they are rich in color, most emeralds are not flawless. They have to be oiled to work out the flaws. You can find emeralds in many countries such as India, Brazil and even Egypt.

June’s birthstone is the pearl. The pearl is white in color, and it symbolizes health and longevity. The pearl is very popular amongst adult females to wear. They are formed in oysters and other different kinds of shellfish. They used to be knows as tears from God.

July’s birthstone is the Ruby. The ruby is a bright shiny red color, and it symbolizes contentment. It is one of the bestselling birthstones because of its brilliance. The color of a Ruby depends on how much iron is in the stone. They grow layers as they form.

August’s birthstone is the peridot. It is a light green color, and it symbolizes married happiness. It is hard to find a good quality crystal. It has an oily luster to it.

September’s birthstone is the sapphire. It is a dark blue color, and it symbolizes clear thinking. They can be found in Sri Lanka and India. The content of iron in sapphires gives it different shades of blue.

October’s birthstone is an opal. An opal is off white in color, and it symbolizes hope. Since the opal is the only one that contains water, it can actually dry out and even show cracks. It does not have any iridescence to the stone.

Example – Catherine Best 18ct White Gold and Diamond, Blue Topaz (November’s Birthstone) Cross Pendant:

Catherine Best Blue Topaz (November’s Birthstone) Cross Pendant

Catherine Best Blue Topaz (November’s Birthstone) Cross Pendant

November’s birthstone is a topaz. While it is orange in color, the topaz symbolizes fidelity. There are even some topaz stones that are blue in color. If a topaz gets a gas bubble in it, it can actually crack like the opal.

December’s birthstone is turquoise. It is a light blue color, and it symbolizes prosperity. It was the very first stone to be mined. It is a highly valued stone, and it also can vary in color based upon the iron content.

Choose a birthstone that has a lot of brilliance and bright color to it. You can bring a piece of jewelry to a store to have a professional jeweler look at the quality of it. A necklace is a beautiful gift to show someone that you care, and let them show off their birthstone.

The GIA Guide on How To Buy Birthstones

The GIA Guide on How To Buy Birthstones

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