Birthstone jewelry is a fun and colorful way to make people feel special and loved. Birthstones appeal to people all over the world no matter their age or gender – especially since each stone is associated with many different myths, legends, and attributes.
The idea of birthstones is believed to have originated in Biblical times as the prophet Aaron was said to have a breastplate with twelve different gemstones to represent the twelve tribes of Israel. Religious texts from the eighth and ninth centuries show that ancient believers had twelve stones and wore a different one every month. The practice of wearing one stone from the month of birth didn’t come about until the 1500s.
Whether or not the origins are true, or you believe in the power of birthstones, it’s hard to disagree that the practice provides a wonderful opportunity for meaningful jewelry.
Do you know your birthstone? What about your loved one’s birthstones? Here is a list broken down by month to help inspire your birthstone jewelry.
Garnet is a fiery red gemstone that’s long been January’s birthstone.
This gem has often been associated with royalty because of its rich purple hue.
Enchanting and reminiscent of the ocean, aquamarine is a bright blue stone perfect for those born in March.
Maybe diamonds are paired with April because spring brings a fresh, clean start, or perhaps it’s because of the bright white of an April sun.
Thought to protect against evil and bring about romance, deep green emeralds are perfect for late-spring May birthdays.
Pearls are truly unique with their iridescent qualities and timeless, elegant appeal.
Bright red rubies are ideal for hot, summery July. Rubies have also been thought to bring their wearers prosperity and good luck.
Peridots are truly special with their yellow tones and green hues. Many believe that peridots help ward off negativity.
As blue as the deepest depths of the ocean, sapphires symbolize justice, truth, and, of course, September birthdays.
Precious opals have a magical luminescence that shifts and plays in the light. While light or white opals are the most common, they come in a rainbow of colors.
Getting its name from bright yellow citrus fruits, the citrine is a yellow variety of quartz that is believed to harness the sun’s power.
December: Blue Topaz
Associated with well-being and calm, blue topaz has a soothing blue hue that reminds the wearer of a cool December morning wet with freshly fallen snow.
The Endless Possibilities of Birthstone Jewelry
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for a gift for someone special, birthstone jewelry affords almost endless possibilities. From colored gemstone rings and bracelets to gemstone necklaces, gemstone earrings, and more, colorful birthstones make it easy to show off personal style and meaning.
F. Silverman Jewelers has a large collection of jewelry featuring all twelve birthstones. Our expert jewelers would be happy to help you find the perfect piece that showcases your chosen stone. Stop by our showroom in Woodcliff Lake today.