Your Guide to Birthday Jewelry Gifts for Her

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Shopping for the perfect birthday gift can be a bit challenging. A jewelry gift is ideal for any special lady in your life, from your mother or daughter to your significant other. While various jewelry pieces may express how much she means to you, birthstones are always a cherished present.

We’ll share the meaning behind each gemstone and help you select a birthstone jewelry gift that’s right for her. 

The History of Birthstones

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Historians believe wearing birthstones may have biblical roots, tracing back to the armor of Aaron in the Bible’s Book of Exodus. These stones were linked to the twelve months of the year and the twelve zodiac signs. They were worn in unison to harness their power.

Around the 8th century, beliefs began to shift. All twelve stones were still collected and cherished by many. However, people started wearing each sparkling gem during its corresponding birth month rather than wearing all twelve stones at once. This new trend was believed to encapsulate the birthstone’s powers better.

It was not until the 16th century that these beautifully colored stones sparked what we now hold as a birthstone tradition. Wearers began to collect and wear only the stones assigned to their month of birth.

Identifying Her Birthstone

For many, the birthstone is a meaningful birthday gift. It adds a personalized touch to the jewelry gift you present to your loved one. But, if you're unsure of her birthstone, don’t panic. Our knowledgeable team of jewelry-gift experts has put together a helpful guide to assist in your birthday gift shopping.

February Birthstone and diamond halo ring

There can be between one and three birthstones assigned to a month. While most women tend to wear their stones assigned from the modern birthstone list, others love the freedom to choose between stones from the modern and traditional lists.

The list of modern birthstones has been established by the National Association of Jewelers, while additional stone options come from the historical list of traditional ones. Additional alternatives have been added based upon various factors.

Alternative birthstones are believed to represent:

  • One's astrological signs
  • The season
  • One's guardian angels
  • The hour of your birth

Use the following lists to guide you as you search for the ideal birthday gift for her.

Modern Birthstones

  • January: Garnet
  • February: Amethyst
  • March: Aquamarine
  • April: Diamond
  • May: Emerald
  • June: Alexandrite
  • July: Ruby
  • August: Peridot or Spinel
  • September: Sapphire
  • October: Tourmaline
  • November: Golden Topaz or Citrine
  • December: Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, or Tanzanite

Traditional Birthstones

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  • January: Garnet
  • February: Amethyst
  • March: Bloodstone
  • April: Diamond
  • May: Emerald
  • June: Pearl
  • July: Ruby
  • August: Sardonyx
  • September: Sapphire
  • October: Opal
  • November: Topaz
  • December: Lapis or Turquoise

The Meaning Behind Each Birthstone

Each stone is known to represent special powers. For those that wear them, fortune, healing, or protection may be rewarded.

Birthstone Meanings

  • Garnets provide safety during your travels.
  • Amethysts offers courage and strong, healthy relationships.
  • Aquamarine is said to bring healing from stomach, liver, and heart diseases.
  • Diamonds represent courage and a promise of everlasting love.
  • Emeralds symbolize love, fertility, wisdom, and great patience.
  • Pearls represent purity and were once believed to be the hardened tears of Aphrodite’s joy.
  • Alexandrite brings hope, growth, a sense of calm, and fertility.
  • Rubies protect wearers from evil while symbolizing passion and love.
  • Peridot was thought to protect from nightmares and today represents strength.
  • Sapphires give protection from evil while symbolizing wisdom and purity.
  • Opals represent confidence and faithfulness while warding off evil.
  • Tourmaline is known for its powers of emotional purification, which include expelling negativity and anger.
  • Topaz provides wisdom and strength while representing affection and love.
  • Turquoise is known as a gem of good fortune while offering peace and relaxation for the mind.
  • Tanzanite symbolizes truth and longevity while providing guidance towards accomplishing your dreams.

Our Favorite Birthstone Jewelry Gifts

March Birthday and Diamond Halo Earrings

From rings and earrings to bracelets and necklaces, we have an array of jewelry gift styles to select from. In addition, we've gathered a list of some of our best sellers to help make your birthday gift shopping a little easier.

Our Sable Collection offers an assortment of birthstone jewelry gifts that will catch any woman’s eye, including our Birthstone and Diamond Halo Earrings. The icy blue sparkle of aquamarine is particularly stunning in this set.

Whether you surprised her with a jewelry gift for Christmas or not, a woman can never have too many pieces in her jewelry collection. Birthday gifts in garnet for January birthday ladies are a sight to see. Consider gifting her a pair of Garnet Birthstone Stud Earrings. These round-cut beauties are nestled in a white gold setting with a hint of vintage style, perfect for casual or dressy attire.

If you’re in search of an amethyst jewelry gift, she’ll fall in love with the Birthstone and Diamond Halo Pendant gracing her neck. The delicate piece pairs perfectly with additional items from the Sable Collection.

April birthstone and diamond halo pendant

For those of you looking for a birthday gift for your September lady, our Sable Collection’s Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring is a must-see. This stunning ring is striking, set in 14k white gold. The sapphire center stone is 7 mm surrounded by .20cttw white diamonds.

For those lucky May ladies, we suggest the exquisite Diamond and Oval Emerald Station Bracelet. She is sure to swoon when you place this 14k white gold gift upon her wrist. With .75cttw white diamonds and oval emeralds to take her breath away, it will be a birthday gift she’ll never forget!

Custom Birthstone Jewelry Gifts

If you are purchasing a birthday gift for a mother, you may want to consider a custom jewelry gift. Imagine how much she would cherish a one-of-a-kind bracelet or pendant set with the birthstones of her children.

With a custom jewelry gift, you’ll have the creative freedom to design an original piece that best represents the woman you know and love. Our team of designers can assist you throughout the process, ensuring your vision is achieved.

Help her celebrate her birthday with a meaningful birthstone jewelry gift she will treasure forever.