Give a Timeless Gift with Monthly Birthstones
Monthly birthstones are unique gemstones that accompany an individual birth month. Each birthstone has its own meaning and historical significance. Typically, each month is associated with a single gemstone, but you’ll notice that there a few months with multiple birthstones.
–January: Garnet is mined in a rainbow of colors ranging from deep red Bohemian Garnet to vibrant greens of Russian Demantoid and African Tsavorite.
–February: Amethyst is a variety of Quartz that holds a vibrant purple color that ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. It is believed by ancient Greeks and Romans that the Amethyst could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus.
–March: Aquamarine resembles a seawater color with its stunning pastel sky blue and color of the sea hues. This gemstone has been a classic symbol of youth, hope, health, and fidelity.
–April: While diamonds are most commonly white, they also can be found in a variety of colors including yellow, blue, and pink.
–May: Emeralds are among the rarest of gemstones and are often found with inclusions, or birthmarks. They exhibit an intense bluish hue in addition to their basic bold green color.
–June: June birthdays claim two birthstones; Pearl and Alexandrite. Pearls are unique because they are the only gemstone that is produced from a living creature. Alexandrite gemstones are incredibly rare and change color depending on the lighting.
–July: The Ruby represents love, passion, courage, and emotion. Rubies are famous for their gorgeous deep red colors.
–August: Peridot is unique because it is one of the few gemstones that exists in primarily one color; a distinctive lime green. The Peridot gem is believed to instill power and influence.
–September: The word “Sapphire” is Greek for blue. The Sapphire is the classic blue gemstone but also come in almost every color of the rainbow: pink, yellow, orange, peach, and violet colors.
–October: October has two monthly birthstones; Tourmaline and Opal. Tourmaline means “mixed stone” and comes in a variety of colors including cranberry red, magenta, bright pink, peach, yellow, mint green, seawater blue, and violet. Opal is a very unique gem because each gemstone is garnished with a one-of-a-kind color combination.
–November: November is also associated with two gemstones; Citrine and Topaz. Citrine is French for “lemon” which is very fitting since the color range of the Citrine gem is lemon yellow to a bright orangey brown. Topaz is often found in an amber gold, yellow, or a blushing pink.
–December: December claims three birthstones; Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise and each carry a distinct blue tone making it a perfect winter season birthstone.
Birthstones are the perfect gift for someone special not only because they are available in such beautiful unique colors, but they also have such a personal significance. Adam’s Jewelers carries a wide variety of monthly birthstones in several settings and jewelry options. Come in to Adam’s Jewelers today and find a timeless gift for someone you love!
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