Birthstone jewelry provides a wealth of colorful ways to honor the birthday of someone you care aboutóor simply to brighten up your own jewelry collection. Hereís a quick overview of the 12 birthstones.
January - Garnet
Like a cardinal in the snow, the garnet January birthstone provides a welcome burst of red in a snowy month. This crimson semiprecious gem has been catching eyes for thousands of years.
|July - Ruby|
|February - Amethyst||
August - Peridot
The August peridot displays vivid light green sparkle with just a hint of gold, giving it a personality thatís full of life. Itís ideal gemstone jewelry for days when it seems that summer will never end.
|March - Aquamarine||
The sapphire has a dark blue sparkle thatís always glamorous as it captures the hue of an evening sky. Itís one of the four classic precious gemstones; and, as a bonus, itís also quite hard, making it a pick with lasting beauty for September women!
|April - Diamond||October - Opal|
May - Emerald
For many, May is the month when the world finally comes to life again, making the saturated green hue of the emerald birthstone particularly fitting. One of the four classic precious gemstones, it is always elegant.
|November - Citrine|
June - Pearl
The birthstone jewelry of June, the pearl, is unique among birthstones: rather than being mined in the earth, it is produced by an oyster. Available a number of varieties, the pearl never fails to emulate class.
|December - Tanzanite|
Whether you choose a gem that celebrates a specific birth month or simply choose a piece based on your taste, the vivid colors of birthstone jewelry make these pieces gorgeous options.