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A Brief Guide to Birthday Gemstones

Jewelry Design & Trends
A Brief Guide to Birthday Gemstones

"Cakes are special. Every birthday and every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It's all about the memories," said Buddy Valastro, the celebrity chef behind the TV show Cake Boss.

It's true. Birthdays are all about the celebration and the memories that come with it. We may not always like to think about how we're getting older, but we remember the moments that made each birthday special.

How about giving a gift that creates one of those memories that last a lifetime? Consider a piece of jewelry highlighting someone's birthstone for their birthday, giving them a birthstone gift they will remember for birthdays to come.

A Little Bit About Birthday Gemstones

January – Garnet

Garnet is most commonly known for its red color, but it has been found in a variety of shades ranging from deep oranges to dark greens. Paired with white or yellow gold, garnet shines in stunning rings and necklaces as a birthday gift. Giving the gift of garnet symbolizes friendship and trust and makes for a perfect way to show you love someone.

February – Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the most popular birthstones because of its vibrant purple color. This purple can run from deep violet to a lilac hue depending on the source of quartz it's mined from. Amethyst jewelry gifts stand out when giving the gift of pairs, such as a necklace and earrings or a ring and earrings.

March – Aquamarine

The aquamarine stone is mesmerizing and ranges in color from deep to pale blues. Aquamarine jewelry gifts offer a refreshing look to any wardrobe and is perfect for spring and summer styles. Paired most often with white gold and accent diamonds, you'll be hard-pressed not to give a set to the birthday girl.

April – Diamond

Who doesn't love diamonds for their birthday? If you celebrate in April, being given the gift of diamonds is an extra special treat. Symbolizing love, white diamonds are the most common gemstone to give no matter the special occasion. The rise in popularity of black diamonds and chocolate diamonds gives an even broader palette to choose from.

May – Emerald

Emerald is a gorgeous birthstone that goes with just about anything you wear. Its vivid, striking green color is beautifully paired with white or yellow gold. Considered one of the rarest gemstones on the planet, an emerald gift makes for a bold statement whether worn on the finger or around the neck.

June – Pearl, and Alexandrite

June birthdays have two gemstones: Pearl or Alexandrite. With alexandrite, you'll get a plethora of colors from purples to yellows to pinks. Pearls, on the other hand, are mostly iridescent although the rise in colored pearls in the last decade is on the rise.

Pearls are well-known for their sophistication and class when worn; alexandrite's known for its color-changing properties in lighting. Impress her with an alexandrite or pearl gift to add to her collection.

July – Ruby

Rubies are vibrant red and have often been associated with love, wisdom, and wealth. Throughout history, wearing rubies is known for bringing good fortune to their owner. Whether paired with white or yellow gold, ruby gifts make a bold statement and even more memorable birthday gift.

August – Peridot, and Spinel

Peridot and spinel are August's birthstones, and while the former is more popular than the latter, they're both equally charming and vibrant. Peridot is known for its lime green color, paired with yellow gold often. Spinel is a ruby alternative that's been used as a replacement in the British Crown Jewels. Whether you're a fan of spinel or peridot gifts, each is a unique way to showcase pride in your birthday month.

September – Sapphire

Sapphires have been a staple of jewelry for decades, like the ruby and emerald. Paired with either white gold or yellow gold and surrounded by diamonds, the sapphire gift is a bold choice to wear as a necklace, earrings, or ring – or all three! One of the little-known facts about September's birthstone is sapphires can come in other colors, such as yellow, pink, and green.

October – Opal, and Tourmaline

Opal is one of the most unique gemstones in existence, coming in one-of-a-kind combinations of color. Tourmaline is found in a multitude of colors giving birthdays this month a color spectrum, unlike any other month in the year. Both tourmaline and opal gifts are truly perfect gemstones to give for birthdays or other special occasions because of their distinctive colors.

November – Citrine, and Topaz

November is another birth month that shares two gemstones: Citrine and topaz. Citrine is sun-colored, paired with yellow gold, and stands out the most when worn around the neck with warm colors. Topaz is found in several colors, but the most popular is a rich orange. Both citrine gifts and topaz gifts are thought to bring good health to their wearers. 

December – Turquoise, Tanzanite, and Zircon

If you celebrate a December birthday, you have three birthday gemstones: TurquoiseTanzanite, and Zircon. All three have a different shade of blue to choose from, although zircon's color palette is more diverse overall. Blue has always been considered a calming color, and with the end of the year approaching for those celebrating in December, these gemstones couldn't be a more welcoming gift.

Birthdays are a time of celebration, a moment to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future. Whether it's a milestone year or just another trip around the sun, birthdays are an opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. And what better way to commemorate those memories than with a piece of birthstone jewelry?

At John Atencio, we believe that jewelry is more than just an accessory. It's a symbol of love, appreciation, and celebration. A birthstone gift is a perfect way to honor the individual and the unique qualities that make them who they are. Each birthstone has its own meaning and symbolism, making it easy to find the perfect piece that speaks to the individual's personality and style.

Our birthstone jewelry is crafted with the utmost care and attention to detail, ensuring that each piece is a true work of art. We offer a wide range of styles and designs, from classic and timeless to modern and trendy, so you can find the perfect piece for the special person in your life. And with a variety of birthstones to choose from, you can create a gift that is truly personalized and meaningful.

By choosing a birthstone gift, you're giving a gift that will be treasured for years to come. It's a piece of jewelry that will remind the recipient of the special moments and memories associated with their birthday, and that will serve as a symbol of your love and appreciation. It's a chance to create a memory that will last a lifetime and to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.

So, the next time you're looking for a birthday gift that is both beautiful and meaningful, consider a birthstone gift from John Atencio. Let us help you create a memory that will last a lifetime.