In recent times, personalized jewelry is very popular for special occasions. As a result, many brands have intention to add these types of jewelry, especially birthstone jewelry to their product portfolio. Let’s have a quick guide to stone corresponding to each month of birth to make your own personalized collection.
Garnet - January
Garnets come in many different colors due to a slight difference in chemical compositions. Although reddish-orange color are the most popular; buyers and collectors can choose from a broad range of garnet hues, including greens, oranges, purplish reds and even some blues.
As one of the oldest jewels, it has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. While garnet and ruby are very similar and can sometimes be confused, a garnet is much more affordable and has a more distinct reddish hue. Garnet’s virtues have been long believed to include passion, true friendship, success, self-esteem, energy, and truth.
February - Amethyst
Amethyst, one of the five cardinal gemstones, is a magnificent purple stone with exquisite facets and saturated colours. The purple hue of amethyst can range from a faint lilac to a deep, intense royal purple. Strong reddish purple to dark purple is the best hue, provided the stone is not too dark and loses brilliance. Amethyst is a particularly popular gem for cutting into a variety of freeform shapes. The virtues of amethyst include beauty, calm, humility, sincerity, and wisdom.
March - Aquamarine
The extremely limited color spectrum of aquamarine often includes blue or greenish blue tones. In general, the purer and stronger the stone's blue color, the more precious it is. Designers, painters, and carvers like the gemstone because of its clarity and toughness.
Aquamarine is a stone that is related to water, as you might infer from its name, and it is thought to protect those who travel by water.
April - Diamond
There are numerous different colors of diamonds, with colorless ones being the most expensive. The cut of a diamond can either help or hurt the value of the gem by accentuating the natural inclusions and shape of the diamond.
As a stone with a Mohs ranking of 10, the diamonds associated with April were believed to symbolize resilience, perfection, courage, and indestructibility.
May - Emerald
Vanadium and chromium are what give the emerald its vibrant green color. However, emerald almost always has some inclusions. But even with inclusions, an emerald in a rich, vibrant green is worth far more than a nearly perfect emerald in a milder tint. It even has its own cut named after it.
Those born in May can be described by the very same characteristics of the emerald. They are calming, inventive, and stress-free in their demeanor.
June - Alexandrite
Alexandrite is the rare stone that changes color in different lighting. Although it frequently has brownish and grayish tones, the ideal alexandrite has a medium tone that changes from blue green in the daylight to ruby red or purplish-red in incandescent. Some alexandrites are considered less valuable because the colors bleed, meaning that both colors can be seen at the same time.
Alexandrite is believed to bring luck, love, and prosperity.
July - Ruby
Rubies tend to be more vibrant in color than garnets and can be found in shades of bright red and even soft shades of pinkish-red. Large natural rubies are rare since they are generated in modest sizes, making it challenging to find them. Ruby can be considered the most valuable variety of corundum and can command the highest per-carat price of any colored stone.
It was believed that July-ers with a ruby would be blessed with good health, abundant fortune and excellent love affairs.
August - Peridot
One of the rare gemstones that is only found in one hue, green, is peridot. The colors range from olive green to bright green. Almost all peridot gemstones on the market now possess a more yellowish-green hue. The most expensive peridots are iron-rich and have a deep green hue without any overtones of brown or yellow. In conjunction, the lesser-known alternative birthstones for August are Spinel and Sardonyx.
A sapphire symbolizes faithfulness, peace, contentment and promise.
September - Sapphire
Even though most people think of blue when they hear the word sapphire, the gemstone comes in every color. Except for the red sapphires, which are known as rubies, all sapphires that are not blue are referred to as "fancy sapphires". Pink, purple, violet, green, yellow, orange, and intermediate tones can be found in fancy sapphires.
September's birthstone, the bluest sapphire, stands for purity, knowledge, and protection from poisoning.
October - Opal
Opal is a spectacular gemstone with a galactic range of hues, sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Gems." Opal dazzles the eye with a spectacular display of flashing and dancing colors that move and shift inside the stone's many layers.
Opal is a symbol of honesty, fidelity, and loyalty.
November - Citrine
The color of citrine varies from brilliant yellow to golden to reddish-brown. The availability of bigger gemstones up to twenty carats is great, yet the cost of citrine per carat does not increase dramatically. November celebrators can also choose Topaz as another birthstone.
Citrine, commonly referred to as "healing quartz," is thought to enhance health and vigor as well as generate prosperity and plenty.
December – Turquoise
Turquoise is recognized today as being the most popular option for the month of December. This beautiful, sky-blue gemstone is a copper and aluminum hydrated phosphate. Without any hydration treatment, stone is an extremely porous and even fragile substance.
When worn on the hand, turquoise is a sign of wellbeing, love charm and helps ward off evil spirits.