Not Your Typical Birthstone Jewelry
The giving of birthstone jewelry is a great way to honor friends and loved ones. I would be surprised to meet a lady who has not at some point in her life received a piece of jewelry with her birthstone on it. I was born in March, so my birthstone is Aquamarine. I have known that as long as I can remember. I have always loved the bright aqua blue colors in the gifts I received with my birthstone. Aqua is definitely one of my favorite colors. I even painted my kitchen that color! However, I never fell head-over-heals in love with Aquamarine until I found it in its raw form - that is straight from the earth in its natural state! What a treasure it is. If you are looking for something different from the same cliche manmade rhinestone jewelry designs, then I think you will like what I offer - birthstone jewelry in it's natural raw form! Actually, I think you will love it.
- January -
Garnet, athough well known as a deep red gem, also comes in orange, purple, and green colors.
- February -
Amethyst represents prosperity and the crystals come in a wide array of purple and purple mixed with crystal clear colors.
- March -
Aquamarine is a pale blue gemstone with a breathtaking shimmer. A fun fact is that Aquamarine was believed to be a mermaid's treasure.
- April -
Herkimer Diamonds are gorgeous double terminated quartz gems that are only found in Herkimer New York and also Pakistan. They range from crystal clear to clear with unique carbon inclusions.
- May -
Emerald is a unique crystal because it comes in a variety of shades including very dark green, forest green, and pale green. I love making unique combinations with Emerald and other gemstones because the colors are so versatile.
- June -
Moonstone carries a shimmer just like the moon in a clear night sky. My favorite pieces have a light blue sparkle when held in the light.
- July -
Ruby comes in various shades including deep red, bright red, and my personal favorite a purple variety that mixes well with all of the other birthstones.
- August -
Peridot is a bright green that resembles fresh Spring grass. It's pronunciation confuses many people, but after some research it turns out neither pronunciation is wrong. You can pronounce it "Peri-dot" or "Peri-dough". Who knew?
- September -
Sapphire is well known as a royal blue crystal even though it comes in other shades such as yellow, gray, pink, and light blue.
- October -
Tourmaline comes in a vast array of colors including blue, green, black, and pink. October babies are lucky to have so many options to choose from!
- November -
Topaz and Citrine represent November babies. Yellow for Citrine and Topaz are the most well-known colors for this month, however for the ladies who don't love yellow, light blue Topaz is a beautiful option.
- December -
Tanzanite is yet another gemstone that comes in various colors including blue and violet. I love using the muted purple colors because they are slightly more neutral and will match any outfit you can wear.
One of the many things I love about using raw gemstones for birthstone jewelry is that every single piece will be entirely unique ~ no one will ever be wearing the same piece of jewelry.
If you would like to see more birthstone design possibilities, visit the Personalized section in my shop here.