Birthstones and Colors
Birthstone jewelry makes a nice traditional gift for birthdays,
Mother's day, and even celebrating a birth with baby jewelry! Imagine presenting the mom-to-be with a special bracelet
made with birthstones for baby. Or, make a Mom a
mother's bracelet or necklace that has the birthstones of each of her children (also great for Grandma!). Use your imagination, and for added interest you can pair your birthstone beads with either complementary or contrasting colors. Try pearls, crystals, and different colors of metal (silver, gold, copper, oxidized) to see which looks best with your color of birthstone. Have fun!
Modern Birthstone Chart
January - Garnet
The most popular semi-precious garnets are deep, rich red.
Semi-precious amethyst ranges in color from pale lavender to deep vibrant purple.
Semi-precious aquamarine is typically a pale clear aqua blue.
Diamonds are a precious stone, and come in many colors, the most popular being colorless or clear.
May - Emerald
Emeralds are a precious stone, and are bright, grass green.
Pearl & Moonstone
now come in all colors, and moonstones are a luminous clear and white with a
Rubies are a pinkish
red to deep red.
Peridot is a yellowish-green, clear semi-precious stone.
The most common jewelry Sapphires range from cornflower to deep midnight blue.
- Opal & Tourmaline
Opals and tourmalines both come in a range of colors. The most commonly recognized opal is a white with rainbow effect in blues and pinks. Tourmaline ranges in color from pink and green, to black.
- Yellow Topaz & Citrine
Yellow topaz and citrine are semi-precious stones that are typically a pale yellow to deep gold color.
- Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite
Blue topaz ranges from deep aqua blue to blue-green in color. Turquoise comes in colors ranging from yellow to blue-green. Tanzanite is a vivid bluish-purple stone.