Birthstones have ancient origins and are steeped in meaning. We’ve created an in-depth guide to help you select the right birthstone ring for your loved one. Read on to learn more about birthstones and their meanings.
Types of Gemstones for Birthstone Rings
January is the month of Garnet. No matter if you are looking for a special anniversary gift or want to celebrate your child’s birth, a birthstone ring made from garnet, is sure to make them feel special.
What You Need to Know About Garnet
Garnet is a dark red stone that has ancient origins in mysticism. Some garnets come in shades of blue and green, and some even change colors in specific lighting. Found in areas just as Russia, Greece, India, and even Wyoming USA. Outside of the birth month, Garnet is known as the friendship and trust gemstone.
The second month of the year has a deep purple gemstone assigned to it—Amethyst. Elegant, rich, and unmistakably purple, February’s gemstone has been admired for centuries. Today, amethyst fits perfectly inside birthstone rings and personalized jewelry of all kinds.
What You Need to Know About Amethyst
Named by the Greek’s, the word Amethyst also means “intoxicated.” Even Leonardo da Vinci wore Amethyst believing it increased intelligence. Amethyst is a quartz crystal and comes in a variety of shades ranging from deep purple to mauve.
March born folks enjoy a gorgeous gemstone for their birth-month—Aquamarine. Whether you’re looking for a mother’s ring or just the perfect gemstone to add to your engraved ring, Aquamarine is a great choice.
What You Need to Know About Aquamarine
Aquamarine comes in a range of hues from light to deep dark blue. It is a symbol of hope, health, and adolescence.
Luxury is the name of the game for the April birth month. The diamond is the stone for April and it represents love. This ancient gemstone has represented those born in April in both Hindu and American cultures.
What You Need to Know About Diamond
Diamonds come in many different colors, from crystal clear white to pink and even yellow, the Diamond is a gorgeous choice for any personalized jewelry.
May babies get the gorgeous Emerald gemstone for their birth month. Representing the rich natural hues of the earth at this time of year, the Emerald comes in various deep green hues. It is also a symbol of rebirth and love.
What You Need to Know About the Emerald
Most Emeralds are found in Columbia and Zambia. Even though they aren’t quite as hard as diamonds, Emeralds are considered the hardest gemstone of all.
The month of June is represented by two gemstones, the Pearl and Alexandrite. Alexandrite tends to be the more popular option. It is a transparent gemstone that comes in colors such as green, yellow, purple, blue, pink, and grey.
What You Need to Know About Alexandrite
Alexandrite is a rare gemstone that can change colors in the light.
Captivating, gorgeous, and stunning in any birthstone ring, the Ruby is quite possibly the most retro gemstone of them all. Representing romance and sophistication, July babies are lucky to have the Ruby as their birth month gemstone.
What You Need to Know About Rubies
Rubies come from the same family as sapphires. Luckily, not all rubies are created equal and can come in virtually any budget.
August’s birthstone is Peridot. It is a precious green birthstone. It looks great in both necklaces and rings.
What You Need to Know About Peridot
Even Cleopatra wore Peridot, making it a gemstone of royalty.
If you love rich blue colors, and if you were born in September, then you’ll love that the Sapphire is your birth month gemstone. This royal blue gemstone is gorgeous and perfect for any engraved piece of jewelry.
What You Need to Know About the Sapphire
Sapphires are measured on their hue. It is also believed to hold magical powers.
Zircon is one of the oldest minerals on the planet. Rose Zircon comes in a soft pink hue that has romantic overtones.
What You Need to Know about Rose Zircon
Zircon is derived from grains and sedimentary rocks in the earth’s core. It’s the perfect gemstone for a birthstone ring.
The name of this gemstone is derived from a French word that means lemon, and given the yellow-golden color, this is an appropriate name.
What You Need to Know About Citrine
Citrine was once known to harness the warmth of the sun, making it a heartwarming gift for any loved one.
An alternative to turquoise, Blue Zircon is a deep blue gemstone that is perfect for December babies.
What You Need to Know About Blue Zircon
Blue Zircon is thought to represent creativity and glamour, and individuals in professions like singing, dancing, and entertaining.
Tips for Choosing Your Birthstone Ring
Choosing a birthstone ring, a mother’s ring, or just personalized jewelry for a loved one can be an overwhelming process. To make it easier, consider the following tips:
- Ask yourself if your loved one likes the color of their birth month gemstone.
- Choose two gemstone colors to represent your relationship—yours and theirs!
- Think about an engraved ring to make it a truly special gift.
- Represent your entire family with a multi-gemstone ring.
- Choose the gemstone for their birth month for a truly customized gift.
Whether you are shopping for a birthday, Mother’s Day, anniversary, or to celebrate the birth of your baby, a birth month gemstone is a great idea. Take a look at our selection for a customized gift your loved one will cherish for years to come.