Having trouble finding the perfect gift for loved ones? Our birthstone jewelry gift guide will help solve all your gifting troubles. Whether you’re shopping for a teen in your family, parent, grandparent, sister or friend, this gift guide offers suggestions for every month. Each birthstone has its own unique properties, making every present special and personalized. With an array of choices for every budget, let’s get shopping!

JANUARY – GARNET

Famous for its inner sparkle, Garnet is the official birthstone for January. Believed to enlighten the soul while offering wisdom, garnet jewelry makes an excellent gift for someone placing their faith and trust in the Lord. If someone is going through depression, garnet is said to bring hope while reliving negative energy.

Mozambique garnet earrings against granite backdrop.

Whether you are shopping for a belated holiday present, some New Year’s Eve bling or simply a fashionable treat to kick off the New Year, garnet birthstone gifts are timeless. Designed in a variety of metals, styles, and sizes, garnet can surprise you with its multiple colors. Giving a contemporary twist to the traditional red garnet, other garnet varieties such as purple, demantoid, Anthill, Tsavorite, color change, Umbalite, mint, Mozambique, rhodolite, hessonite and spessartite are exemplary choices.

FEBRUARY – AMETHYST

The modern birthstone for February, luxurious amethyst is a stone for someone looking for concentration and clarity of mind. It is also an excellent gift for someone embracing sobriety. For somebody facing immune deficiencies, insomnia or physical pain, amethyst is said to relieve and heal.

Amethyst pendant displayed against red stone.

During the month of love, don’t leave your sweetheart hanging! Check out amethyst jewelry that makes for great Valentine’s Day gifts. Treat your favorite ladies like mom, grandma or your sister to a birthstone jewelry gift that will make them smile all year long. Checkout the stunning varieties of amethyst such as Lusaka, Moroccan, Rose de France and Uruguayan.

MARCH – AQUAMARINE

It should come as no surprise that Pisces, a water sign, has a beautiful blue birthstone for the month of March to match their water-loving spirit. Aquamarine jewelry makes a great birthstone gift for all ages and is a classic stone that will never go out of style.

Aquamarine halo ring resting in fancy wooden display setting.

Shimmering in oceanic blues, aquamarine is believed to be one of the gifted gemstones that helps a wearer with its healing, metaphysical and spiritual properties. As a healing stone, it eases anxiety and lessens the power of poisons. Known as a stone of courage, aquamarine has remarkable calming energies. Checkout the gorgeous varieties of aquamarine – Espirito Santo and Santa Maria.

APRIL – DIAMOND

As everyone knows, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Use this mantra to splurge on yourself or treat your friend with an April birthday to a lovely piece of jewelry. From elaborate heart pendants to bracelets and drop earrings, there is something to match every personality.

Oval diamond cluster ring resting on granite stone.

A symbol of love and eternity, diamond is mentioned in various beliefs and myths. In Rome, it was believed that a soldier wearing a diamond on the left arm would be offered courage and protection. There are also beliefs that diamond possesses metaphysical properties that boost mental health and act as a remedy for poison. If you love color, let  diamond surprise you with its fascinating hues. Check out these varieties – Blue, Yellow, Champagne, Red, Pink and Purple.

MAY – EMERALD

Emerald is the traditional birthstone for the month of May. It was believed that placing an emerald under the tongue would allow one to glimpse the future. Emerald gems were thought to protect the bearer against evil magic. Check out these varieties – Boyaca Colombian and Kagem Zambian.

Emerald bangle displayed gracefully against sea shell.

April showers bring May flowers, and the beautiful green hue of emerald reminds us of everything in bloom at this time of year. Emerald birthstone jewelry is perfect when you’re looking for an antique-inspired design or simply a piece of jewelry in a bright and bold tone.

JUNE – PEARL

Pearl is a modern birthstone for the June. A pearl necklace is believed to warn sensitive people of imminent disaster. It is also said that psychologically, pearls promote wisdom and contentment well into old age. In Christian tradition, pearls are a symbol of virtue, chastity, serenity, and purity.

Pearl solitaire pendant displayed against red stone backdrop.

Pearls symbolize timeless, classic elegance. Whether they stand alone or are combined with other precious gemstones, they add an element of vintage flair to any outfit. With a variety of colors and styles, you can’t go wrong with pearl jewelry as a gift for any June birthday, anniversary or special events, such as a baptism or christening. You’re never too young or old to own a set of pearls! Discover these fantastic pearl variations – Akoya, Edison, Tahitian and South Sea.

JULY – RUBY

The birthstone of July, rubies were believed to bestow good fortune on the wearer. Ruby is considered an aphrodisiac by some that can deepen a relationship and maintain passion and closeness between lovers. The ruby is a shielding crystal that helps reduce fear of the paranormal and evil and guards against psychic and psychological attack. It can protect your home and is good to wear discreetly at night for safety.

Lab created ruby drop earrings draped over wooden display.

Ruby sizzles with sparkle and shine, just like the hot summer sun in July. Take your look up a notch or give the ultimate gift when you find a ruby jewelry with just the right amount of detail and pizazz. Check these sizzling varieties of ruby – Burmese, John Saul, Star, Mundarara, and Niassa.

AUGUST – PERIDOT

Amidst the craziness of preparing for back to school and the end of summer, don’t overlook the important people in your life with August birthdays! Peridot shines as a birthstone gift in fabulous jewelry pieces like pendants, earrings, and bracelets.

Close-up on peridot bracelet crafted in floral design.

A birthstone for the month of August, this gem is said to bring its wearer peace, success and good luck. Its energies and power boost protection, health and sleep. It’s associated with springtime, and ancient civilizations believed it to be a gift from Mother Nature. Checkout these varieties of peridot – Arizona and Hebei.

SEPTEMBER – SAPPHIRE

Nothing beats the beauty and mystique of sapphire for celebrating a September birthday! The deep, rich blue of sapphire flatters every skin tone and hair color. Surprise your mom, sister, grandma or friend with a breathtaking piece of sapphire jewelry this September.

Montana sapphire rest atop a pink shell.

Just like its ‘true blue’ color, traditional sapphire lore tells us this stone represents fidelity, honesty, and a noble spirit. Also considered to be a ‘stone of heaven,’ sapphire was traditionally worn by royalty and clergy alike for its heavenly connection. Checkout these interesting varieties of sapphire – Ceylon, Chocolate, Kanchanaburi Blue, Purple, Pink, Masoala, Montana, Mauve, Sunset, Silver, Blue Star and Yellow.

OCTOBER – OPAL

Celebrate with opal in October! The name opal evolved from the Roman word “opalus” which traced its roots from the Greek’s “opallios ” meaning to see a change of color. Opals are often considered a lucky charm that brings beauty, success, and happiness to its wearer. The ancient Greeks believed that opals brought powers of foresight and prophecy. The Romans considered them to be a symbol of hope and purity. William Shakespeare called the opal the “Queen of Gems” in his comedy Twelfth Night.

Welo opal Y-necklace against black backdrop.

Explore beautiful opal jewelry when you search for gifts with Shop LC. Our expertly crafted options come in a variety of finishes like white gold, silver and more to suit every preference for birthstone gifts that stand out from the crowd. These mesmerizing opal varieties are sure to take your breath away – Boulder Opal, Pink Opal, White Opal, Canary Opal, Caramel Opal, Crimson Fire Opal, Black Opal, Welo Opal, Fire Opal, Black Ridge Opal, Mexican Pink Opal, Mosaic Opal, Blue Opal, Peach Opal, Green Opal, Peruvian Pink Opal, Salamanca Fire Opal, and Purple Opal.

NOVEMBER – CITRINE

November brings colder temperatures, the possibility of snow and even more gorgeous jewelry! Citrine pieces make for excellent birthstone jewelry gifts, whether the special person in your life prefers rings, earrings or stylish long necklaces.

Citrine cluster pendant draped over red granite display board.

A member of the quartz family, citrine is famous for its breathtaking range of hues that capture the warm glow of autumn. Many therapists believe citrine as a stone that encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits. Some believe that citrine carries the power of the sun, which is why it is warm and comforting, energizing and life-giving. Checkout these stunning variations of citrine – Brazilian, Red, and Santa Ana Madeira.

DECEMBER – TANZANITE

When December arrives, the beautiful hues of tanzanite are sure to add the perfect amount of sparkle to any holiday party outfit! Buy tanzanite jewelry gifts for Hanukah, Christmas, or to celebrate the birth of a dear December friend or family member. You can never go wrong with such a unique birthstone!

Artfully crafted tanzanite cluster ring displayed against natural wood.

The “Gemstone of a Generation,” or the “Gemstone of the 20th Century,” tanzanite has been called the stone of transmutation owing to its pleochroism properties. It is thought to aid in exploring psychic abilities and overcoming communication difficulties. It creates a calm and soothing work environment, providing solutions to problems when there seems to be none. Learn more abut its fascinating varieties – Bondi Blue, Natural Green, and Peacock.

 

What are the birthstones and their meaning? Shop LC’s personalized birthstone gift guide will help spark some gift ideas for the holiday season, birthdays, special events or any time of year.

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