Are you looking for a perfect gift for Her? I know shopping can be hard, especially when one tries to find something special. Make it easy with a lovely pair of birthstone earrings! That is the great option! A pair of such earrings makes a great gift for all occasions. Birthstone jewelry is a perfect way of wishing good luck and happiness to your loved one. And you do not need to worry if it will be liked or not, as birthstone jewelry is meaningful and always beautiful.
Birthstones have a place in history, mythology and science. The birthstone tradition appeared many centuries ago. In ancient times many civilizations appear to have adopted birthstones for religious and decorative reasons.
There are different gemstones which are associated with the certain month or zodiac sign. But many birthstones have changed over time, that's why there are also certain colors which are associated with the month. E.g. Amethyst is the birthstone of February and so of people born in the month and its color is also the symbol of these people. Whatever month you were born, you have your birthstone and birthstone color. Thus Birthstone of
January is Garnet (and so the birthstone color is red),
February Birthstone is Amethyst,
March Birthstone is Aquamarine,
April Birthstone is Diamond (the birthstone color is clear),
May Birthstone is Emerald Green,
June Birthstone is Alexandrite,
July Birthstone is Ruby,
August Birthstone is Peridot (green color),
September Birthstone is Sapphire (blue color),
October Birthstone is Opal (pink color),
November Birthstone is Citrine,
December Birthstone is Zircon (blue color).
It's the modern birthstone classification. What is its origin?
Most gem scholars consider that the tradition of birthstones arose from the Breastplate of Aaron: a ceremonial religious garment set with twelve gemstones that represented the twelve tribes of Israel. It was also corresponded with the twelve zodiac signs and the twelve months of the year.
Ancient people had different from modern classifications of gemstones. That's why there are several birthstone lists. Some also persist that the right way to assign gemstones is according to astrological sign and not month.
Birthstone Zodiac signs are the astrological version of the monthly birthstones that symbolize the month of birth in the Gregorian Calendar. There are twelve zodiac signs. Every sign of the zodiac is ruled by one of the planets in the Solar system and each planet rules over specific gemstones according to their color.
According the classification,
The birthstone of Aries (March 21 - April 20) is Diamond,
The birthstone of Taurus (April 21 - May 20) is Emerald,
The stone of people born under the zodiac sign of Gemini (May 21 - June 21) is Pearl,
The birthstone of Cancer (June 22 - July 22) is Ruby,
The birthstone of Leo (July 23 - August 23) is Peridot,
The birthstone of Virgo (August 24 - September 23) - Sapphire,
The birthstone of Libra (September 24 - October 23) - Opal,
The birthstone of Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) - Topaz,
The birthstone of Sagittarius (November 23 - December 21) - Turquoise,
The birthstone of Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) - Garnet,
The birthstone of Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) - Amethyst,
The birthstone of Pisces (February 20 - March 20) - Aquamarine.
Thus here you can see two main classifications. It's up to you, according to which one to choose the birthstone. You may say, that it's rather complicated to follow all the classification. It's true. But at the same time it's easier to choose the gem or color you like more and don't loose the meaning of the birthstone tradition.
For centuries birthstones have been valued as a symbol of one's identity. There are many legends about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic effect. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month strengthens its healing powers. So if you're born in January then your Birthstone is the Garnet and you will get the most benefit from the stone by wearing it in January. Wearing your birthstone is considered very lucky and is believed to provide the wearer with good fortune.
Whether you believe in mystical associations or not, birthstone jewelry is a great way for people to give their jewelry a personal flair. Birthday jewelry becomes more and more popular today. Birthstone Earrings are the perfect meaningful gift for the nearest and dearest: sister, friend, mother, daughter or beloved one. It's the best gift for any holiday and any occasion: Mother's Day, Christmas, Graduation or Anniversary.
At my shop you can purchase the earrings with your birthstone. If you're looking for handmade birthstone jewelry, there's no better place to shop. Have a look at fine birthstone jewelry specials. The jewelry collection of my online shop features birthstones for all months of the year. I use genuine precious gems, semi-precious stones and lovely crystals of birthstone colors to create unique earrings which can dazzle you!
Modern designs are developed by me. I make all the earrings in my studio. All the products are handmade and of high quality.
You may ask, what is the difference between precious and semi-precious gems? Most gems can be divided into precious and semi-precious. There are different classifications. Due to some of them, only the most rare and expensive gems are classified as precious (such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires). Most remaining gems – such as varieties of quartz (amethyst, opal) – are semiprecious. But actually it doesn't play a big role, if you want to have your birthstone.
For example, you're born in April! You're a lucky one: your birthstone is diamond! But what to do if you haven't enough money to buy diamond jewelry? It's not a problem, if we speak about birthstones. Because you may buy any semi-precious stone or crystal of the color (in this case - clear color). The color of the birthstone has the same meaning as the birthstone itself.
So it's high time to please yourself or someone special with the birthstone jewelry. The best thing of them is feeling that they are not adorn you only, but also bring you a good fortune. How great it is to have our month of birth represented by a beautiful gemstone! We can own and wear the special stone and feel secured by its beauty. So welcome to the world of birthstone jewelry! Choose the earrings you like for yourself or a lovely pair of earrings as the gift and enjoy the beauty and power of birthstone earrings!