Looking for a unique gift to celebrate your loved one’s birthday?
Birthstone jewelry is a time-honored way to show your appreciation to your loved ones. Many people have special connections to their birthstone and appreciate the recognition of their birthday with these unique and meaningful stones.
There are many options out there for birthstone jewelry, but the last thing you want is to give your loved one a cookie-cutter present that thousands of other people already have. The best birthday presents are gifts that celebrate the things that make the recipient unique and special.
If you’re looking for a birthday gift that says you understand your loved one’s tastes, appreciate the things that make them who they are, and stand out as something uniquely beautiful, handmade artisan jewelry is the way to go.
Natural stone jewelry is always unique. Every stone in my jewelry is hand-selected to make sure the stones and the jewelry are as beautiful as they possibly can be. Just like your loved one is a unique combination of their traits and personality.
Let's talk about birthstone jewelry, which stones are used to celebrate each month, and how getting personalized jewelry can really make this year’s birthday stand out.
Birthstone Jewelry For A Meaningful Birthday Gift
Most people know their own birthstones, but it’s understandable if you don’t know much about the birthstones for other months, what they mean, or why they’re so special for the people born in each month.
Here are the birthstones for each month, along with some inspiration to make choosing the perfect birthday gift a little easier.
January’s Birthstone - Garnet
Garnets are the classic January birthstone. These stones are usually red and come in many shades, which means they’re sometimes mistaken for Rubies.
The deep color of Garnet makes them a flexible stone suitable for jewelry for men and women, and they’re a gem you can wear for all occasions.
February’s Birthstone - Amethyst
People born in February are lucky to have one of the most universally beloved gems for their birthstone. Amethysts are a brilliant purple color, come in a range of shades, and often form mixed with White Quartz for a truly stunning combination.
Amethysts are a good present anytime, but they are particularly appropriate for February birthdays. If you’re looking for more specific gift inspiration, my Amethyst Pendulum Set is a good option that stands out from the crowd, shows off the natural beauty of Amethysts, and can be worn for any occasion.
March’s Birthstone - Aquamarine
Aquamarines come in many of the stunning blues of nature, making them a beautiful birthstone for March and a wonderful birthday gift for anyone who loves nature.
Aquamarine might be especially appropriate for people who love water, including the Ocean that inspired the name. But the stone can also be a reminder of the blue of the sky or blue fog rolling through hills and mountains.
April’s Birthstone - Diamond Or Rock Crystal Quartz
Diamond may be April’s classic birthstone, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only option for April births. Rock Crystal Quartz offers much of the same shimmer and shines as a diamond. Quartz is one of the earth’s more abundant stones, which means it’s a wonderful choice for a birthday gift if your loved one loves nature.
Crystal Quartz is believed to promote mental clarity and to help maintain positive emotions and motivation.
I don’t know about you, but that seems like the perfect gift to set the tone for the next year. Consider my Crystal Stacks natural stone jewelry for a birthday gift that sparkles.
May’s Birthstone - Emerald
Emeralds are probably some of the most celebrated gems, and their rich green color is perfect for celebrating nature’s beautiful green colors in late spring.
If you’re looking for birthstone jewelry that shows off a connection to nature along with a connection to your loved one, it doesn’t get much better than Emerald natural stone jewelry.
All of my handmade artisan Emerald jewelry is made to celebrate the stunning beauty of nature. Or, in this case, the natural beauty of your loved one and their May birthday!
June’s Birthstone - Moonstone
June is a lucky month to be born, at least if you look at birthstones! With three gems to choose from, Pearl, Alexandrite and Moonstone, there are a lot of beautiful things you can use to celebrate this birthday.
But my personal favorite? Moonstone. These gems come in a wide range of colors, flash with beautiful iridescence, and every single Moonstone looks slightly different.
How better to celebrate the things that make your loved one unique than giving them one of the most unique gems you can get?
July’s Birthstone - Ruby
Rubies are some of the most beautiful and popular gems, but their connection to July seems especially meaningful since their bright red color reminds you of the heat of summer.
You might also give Rubies for Valentine's day or to celebrate your 15th anniversary, but these versatile and beautiful stones are also a fantastic way to show your loved ones how much you care about them on their birthday!
August’s Birthstone - Peridot
Peridot’s light green tones might be a way to celebrate the coming harvest, but they’re also August’s birthstone! These gems are beautiful in almost any kind of jewelry. The sparkling greens of Peridot jewelry bring the spring season to every day.
Peridot gems are thought to bring peace and courage, making them a wonderful birthday gift for just about anyone.
September’s Birthstone - Sapphire
Few gems are as well-loved or as well known as the classic Blue Sapphire. While Sapphires come in many other colors, Blue Sapphires are what most people think of when they think of a Sapphire.
Sapphires are a versatile gem known to come in almost every shade of blue. They’re well suited to natural stone jewelry and faceted gem jewelry, but I think the natural stone versions are better for reminding us of the blues in nature, like the ocean, the sky, and even the rich blue of Earth seen from space.
October’s Birthstone - Opal
Opals are some of the most unique gems. Unlike most gemstones, they’re not formed in the heat of the earth. They’re formed when water evaporates, leaving specific minerals to create the many colors in every Opal.
The unique origin of Opals makes them the perfect compliment to the unique personalities of October babies!
Looking for a birthday gift that’s a little different, that stands out from the crowd? Why not celebrate some of the many colors of Opal with my Iridescent Peruvian Opal Threads earrings?
November’s Birthstone - Citrine
Citrine is another beloved stone, and its yellow and orange flashes complement November’s fall colors perfectly. Birthstone jewelry made from Citrine is a fantastic way to make your loved ones feel warm, cozy, and appreciated. All the best feelings of Autumn.
Looking for a little extra sunshine to bring with you into Winter? Citrine is thought to promote success, joy, and happiness. The gems are a bit like crystalized sunlight in color and sparkle.
Want a stand-out birthday gift? Citrine jewelry is a great way to go for November birthdays.
December’s Birthstone - Lapis Lazuli and Tanzanite
December is another birthday that has a lot of birthstone jewelry options. Classic stones include Blue Topaz, but I personally think the unique colors of Lapis Lazuli and the sparkle of Tanzanite stand out just a little more, making them a better birthday present.
Lapis Lazuli comes in a wide range of blues including deep blues flecked with gold like the stones I use in my Lapis Lazuli Stacked Pendulum earrings.
Personalized Jewelry To Make Their Birthday Even Better
Still not sure you’ve found the exact right jewelry set for your loved one? I understand. Birthdays should be about what makes someone special, and sometimes you need a custom gift to make that happen.
Consider getting custom jewelry in your loved one’s birthstone, favorite gemstone, or a combination of their favorite colors. That way, you’ll have something as unique as they are, and you can show how much you appreciate them by creating something perfectly suited to their taste.