A holiday gift guide to birthstone jewelry

January — Garnet

Luckily for gift givers, garnet is available in a variety of colors. From deep reds to vibrant greens, this means that you can easily find this stone in someone’s favorite color. Because garnet is said to hold protective powers, many ancient travelers would carry the stone to protect them during their journeys.

February —Amethyst

Amethyst is unique in that it comes in a few different hues of purple that go nicely with both gold and silver metals, including deep to soft lilac shades. During ancient times, amethyst was thought to keep intoxicating powers at bay and would keep the individual clear headed.

March — Aquamarine

Aquamarine ranges from pale to deep soothing shades of blue that reminds one of the sea. Rumor has it that aquamarine would protect sailors and give them a safe voyage across the ocean.

April — Diamond

Diamonds — a universal symbol of love. Diamonds are thought to symbolize eternity, health, and abundance. Everyone loves a stunning diamond, which is why they make the perfect gift.

May — Emerald

With a vivid green color that is synonymous with the springtime, emeralds symbolize fortune, youth, and love. Emeralds are the most stunning when paired with silver and white metals because it makes the gem stand out.

June — Pearl

Although June has three different birthstones pearls are by far the most popular. Pearls are common in jewelry because they promote a natural beauty that doesn’t require much maintenance since they are the only gems from living sea creatures. Anyone with a June birthday would love pearls this holiday season!

July — Ruby

Since it’s the July birthstone, the vivid red gem can make for a wonderful jeweled gift when paired with silver or white metals. It’s said to represent health, wisdom and love and was believed to give the wearer good fortune.

Besides diamonds, rubies are harder than any other natural gemstone, making it highly durable. Rubies make the ultimate jeweled gift when paired with silver or white metals. They are said to represent health, wisdom and love and are believed to give the wearer good fortune.

August — Peridot

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that only exist in one color — a distinctive lime green. Some believe that peridot gives the wearer protection against nightmares and provides them with power.

September — Sapphire

Though it’s widely known for its rich blue color, sapphire can come in a variety of colors including green, pink, and yellow. Blue, however, seems to be the most desirable. The color blue represents trust and loyalty, so it’s a great gift for those who are the closest to you.

October — Opal & Tourmaline

Both unique in their own ways, Opal & Tourmaline are the two birthstones that represent October. Both birthstones have one-of-a-kind color combinations.

November — Topaz & Citrine

Like October, November has two unique birthstones: Citrine & Topaz. Citrine is perfect for this crisp month because its colors range from lemony yellows to bright orange-browns. Topaz also has a fall feeling to it, with colors like brown and orange with pink undertones.

December — Turquoise, Zircon & Tanzanite

With three different birthstones, December consists of gems that all have variations of blue in them. Turquoise, Zircon and Tanzanite all have their own special beauties, making it easy to choose the perfect gift.

Now that you have a reference guide to all of the most popular birthstone gems, you’ll have a better idea of what to look for when buying a gift for that special someone. Don’t forget to give them something extra to care for such gorgeous stones, such as anti-tarnish products to protect the metals. This will keep them in excellent condition and let them know that you put a lot of through into their gift!