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Birthstone

Birthstone jewelry has been around for many years. Ages ago, it was believed that birthstones bring good omen and health. People used to wear birthstone jewelry as per the month of the birth as their lucky charm. Each month of the year has a signature gemstone like Garnet for January, Amethyst for February, Aquamarine for March, Diamond for April, Emerald for May, Pearl for June, Ruby for July, Peridot for August, Sapphire for September, Opal for October, Topaz for November, and Tanzanite for December. And, in today’s world, birthstone necklaces, birthstone rings, birthstone earrings, and birthstone charms have become a trend. Simple and Elegant, birthstone necklaces for women, make the perfect Christmas, birthday, or Valentine gift. Browse through our latest collection of September birthstone necklaces, august birthstone necklaces, December birthstone jewelry, and many more. Use your birthstones in the best possible ways.

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Garnet

Garnet symbolizes physical love and the relationship between loving partners, the Garnet was a popular gemstone for gemstone earrings and rings among royalty and aristocrats since the bronze age. These Garnet bands for Men represent the birthstone for babies born in January as well as it is a gem to celebrate your 2nd Wedding anniversary. The Garnet ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 on the Moh’s scale of hardness that makes the garnet durable.

Amethyst

Keep calm and wear Amethyst on! The birthstone for the month of February, Amethyst is a violet or purple variety of Quartz. Amethyst is primarily available in the shades of light pinkish violet to deep purple. Amethyst owes these beautiful shades to irradiation, iron impurities and the presence of trace elements. It is also an official gemstone for Wednesdays, Jupiter and those born under the sign of Pisces.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine, The Birthstone for March, has a mesmerizing blue color. The shades of Aquamarine range from pale blue to a deep blue which is reminiscent of the sea color. Due to its beautiful hue of blue, this gemstone is perfect for spring or summer. Aquamarine is also a 19th Wedding Anniversary Gemstone. It is associated with the sign of Pisces and the Neptune planet.

Diamond

Lucky babies are born in April to have the most celebrated Gemstone for their Birthstone. Diamond is a symbol of love, commitment, and romance. The name “Diamond” is derived from the Greek Word - Adamas which means Unconquerable. Even though Diamonds are considered the hardest natural stone and they have a hardness of 10 on the Mohs Scale, they require special care to maintain the sparkle.

Emerald

Emerald is the perfect gemstone for the month of May that falls right in the heart of Spring. With its beautiful, rich, and vivid color, Emerald symbolizes the beauty of the season and makes a perfect gemstone for women’s wedding rings, men’s wedding rings. The word “EMERALD” is derived from a Latin word Esmeralda which means Green Gem. Considered as a stone of Venus, Emerald brings romance, passion, bliss, and unconditional love.

Pearl

Because of them being an organic gem, June birthstone, pearls are very delicate and need special cleaning care. Pearls may be soaked in warm water with a mild, non-detergent soap and set out on a paper towel to dry. Pearls may be wiped down with a soft cloth. Do not use commercial jewelry cleaner, an ultra-sonic cleaner, or steam cleaner to clean your pearls; this has the potential to completely destroy your pearl jewelry. Also, be sure you do not wear your jewelry while it is wet or hang it out to dry as this can cause silk or string to stretch or break.

Ruby

Ruby is a pinkish-red to blood-red colored Gemstone and the most valuable variety of the mineral called Corundum. The word “Ruby” is derived from the Latin “Rubens” which means Red. The birthstone of July - Ruby, is the King of Gems. Ruby is a great choice for women’s wedding rings. It enhances the beauty of the rings.  Ruby gets its attractive Red color from the trace amount of Chromium.

Peridot

The birthstone for the month of August, Peridot is a gemstone from the Olivine mineral family that is composed of magnesium-iron silicates. It is one of the few gemstones that exist only in one color, olive green. The intensity and hue of the green color depend on the percentage of the iron content. The color ranges from bright yellowish-green to brownish-green.

Sapphire

The rich and attractive Blue color of this September birthstone makes “Sapphires” one of the most popular colored gemstones. The best known Sapphire is Blue in color but it is also available in colors of the rainbow including pink, yellow, orange, and green. This Gem represents wisdom, loyalty, and nobility.

Opal

Opal’s classic country of origin is Austrailia and it is called the national gemstone of the same. Austrailia has produced 95% of the world’s supply. The other countries include Mexico, Brazil, Ethiopia, parts of U.S., Honduras, and the Czech Republic. The hardness of Opal on the Mohs Scale is around 5.5 to 6, which makes the Opal very delicate so it can easily crack under extreme temperature or direct light. The Opal has been believed to bring good luck to wearer since ages but in recent times, the superstitions claim that it brings bad luck to the ones not born in October.

Citrine

Citrine Gemstones Men’s Wedding Rings: The birthstone for the month of November, Citrine is the variety of quartz which ranges from transparent yellow to brownish orange. The color shades are due to ferric impurities. Citrine has been used in jewelry for a thousand years. It is the gem for 13th wedding anniversary. Citrine carries good toughness and ranks 7 at the Mohs Scale of hardness, is a very good choice for everyday jewelry. It can be easily cleaned with warm water.

Blue Topaz

Blue Topaz is the birthstone for the month of December as well as the Anniversary gem for the 4th Wedding Anniversary. The topaz is a durable and hard gemstone since it ranks 8 on the Moh’s Scale of hardness. So it is a perfect choice of gemstone for everyday wear jewelry. The most famous colors of Topaz are Sky Blue and orange to red. Greeks believed that these gemstones could increase the strength of the wearer and provide guidance to their hardship.