Birthstones and anniversary gemstones
If you’re looking for something a little different that has some meaning and significance, consider choosing featured birthstones or other gems of personal importance. Birthstones are great in stud earrings as a birthday gift. Others like to make pieces (pendants are popular) with multiple gems to represent each family member.
Use the following guides to help identify potential choices. Please note, in order to provide a varied choice of significant ‘ring worthy’ stones, these guides feature both modern and traditional choices.
|January||Garnet (the green ones are gorgeous)|
|March||Aquamarine, jade (beware of imitations)|
|April||Diamond, zircon (very brittle, not a great choice)|
|May||Emerald, green tourmaline|
|June||Pearl, moonstone, alexandrite (super expensive, can cost more than diamonds – very difficult to find)|
|August||Peridot (not a great ring stone)|
|September||Sapphire, lapis lazuli (possibly not ‘precious’ enough for an engagement ring)|
|October||Opal, pink tourmaline|
|November||Yellow topaz, citrine|
|December||Blue topaz, tanzanite|
This gorgeous ruby pendant was commissioned for a 40th wedding anniversary gift.