Birthstones by the month

Birthstones by the month

Birthstones by the month

We’ve taken the time to write individual articles about each birthstone, but we wanted to give you one easy place to find a little bit of information on all of them. As your custom jewelry Omaha experts, we’re passionate about jewelry and how specific gemstones can be worn. Keep reading to learn about each month’s birthstone!

January, the garnet

January’s birthstone is the garnet. The garnet is a gemstone that symbolizes protection, love and friendship. Its most famous color is red, but it can appear in different shades of purple, blue, orange and green. Garnets are durable and great for all types of jewelry.

February, the amethyst

The amethyst is February’s birthstone. Its gorgeous deep hue of purple makes it a crystal loved by many. Amethyst symbolizes peace, mental clarity and balance in all aspects of life. Some will choose to place carved objects of amethyst around the house, and others will make the crystal into a pendant or another piece of jewelry, as it’s durable enough for daily wear and use.

March, the aquamarine

Aquamarine is a beautiful blue, just like the sea. With the beginning of spring being in March, amethyst is a perfect birthstone for the month. It symbolizes clarity, harmony and courage. Aquamarine has recently been made a popular alternative for engagement rings. It’s a durable gemstone and can also be used in necklaces.

April, the diamond

April’s birthstone is the prized diamond. Diamonds are the most durable gemstone, which is why they’re so popular in engagement rings and other everyday wear like earrings. They are a symbol of prosperity, purity and commitment. Diamonds also come in yellows, blues, pinks and blacks.

May, the emerald

The gorgeous deep green emerald is the birthstone for those born in May. It symbolizes growth, vitality and intuition. The vibrant green color makes this a favored gem for jewelry. The emerald can be worn on a necklace or as earrings, as well as rings. Emeralds are also emerging as a popular choice for engagement rings.

June, the pearl

The precious and rare pearl is June’s birthstone. Although many pearls are now made in labs, natural pearls created by mollusks can still be found. The pearl symbolizes innocence, luck and wisdom. Pearls are commonly used in jewelry as a string of pearls on a necklace or earrings. They also have uses in feng shui.

July, the ruby

The red ruby is the birthstone for July. It is the symbol of passion, raw emotion and wealth. They’re also known for healing and health in all aspects of life. Rubies are highly sought after and are often gifted as a 15th and 40th anniversary present. The ruby is durable enough for any jewelry, and the bold red looks good on everyone.

August, the peridot

The eye-catching peridot is August’s birthstone. This beautiful light green gemstone is the symbol of good fortune and it encourages positive energy. The peridot sparkles under light and is fairly inexpensive, making it a great choice for jewelry. Stud earrings, rings and pendants with a bezel setting are best, as peridots are softer stones and need more protection.

September, the sapphire

The royal blue sapphire is September’s birthstone. Sapphires are one of the most popular and sought-after gemstones. They symbolize power, strength and wise judgment. They are the closest gemstone in hardness to the diamond and are perfect for rings and everyday wear. We’ve also seen the sapphire appearing in engagement rings.

October, the opal

Opals are October’s birthstone. They’re unique, as each gemstone has an abundance of different colors. They symbolize hope, love and truth. Many believe opals are the luckiest and most magical gemstone because they are the only one that has a play of color. People love wearing opals because they shift in hues. Opals are high in demand for jewelry and need extra care when worn, as they’re a soft stone.

November, the topaz

November is the month of the topaz. They symbolize beauty and relate to astrology. They come in yellows, oranges and other shades of golden earth tones. They also come in blues, pinks and grays. They are durable and a great choice for jewelry. They’re often gifted for the 14th anniversary.

December, the turquoise

Turquoise is the most well-known gemstone for the month of December. They symbolize luck, peace and protection. They come in a beautiful shade of blue and green. They are a soft stone and do require extra care when worn every day. They’re a good present for an 11th anniversary.

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We are your custom jewelry Omaha experts, and we’d love to help you find the jewelry of your dreams! You don’t have to be born in a specific month to style any of these gemstones. Whether you want to give someone their birthstone or add one of these gemstones to your jewelry collection, your custom jewelry Omaha experts are here to help. Contact us today or stop in our store.