Birthstones are valued for their incredible beauty, bringing sparkle and enticing shine to all styles of jewelry. Many birthstones are also imbued with spiritual meanings, with a history of symbolism dating back to the breastplate of Aaron that contained 12 gemstones representing the tribes of Israel along with the zodiac signs. Today’s modern birthstone list was established by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912 when symbolic meanings, zodiac associations, gem availability and historical context were all combined into our modern list. There have been a few updates to the list over the years with stunning gems joining the ranks of birthstones.
Treat yourself or a loved one to the thoughtful gift of birthstone jewelry. Perfect for gifts—birthstones are said to reflect the strengths and positive characteristics of the people born to their month. From powerful garnet to generous blue topaz, all our birthstone jewelry is expertly crafted to be as unique as the wearer.
BIRTHSTONES BY MONTH
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Top Questions and Answers About Birthstone Jewelry
Birthstones are particular gemstones popularly associated with the month or astrological sign of a person's birth. Birthstones are said to reflect the positive aspects of your personality, strengthen your best characteristics and highlight your most charming traits.
Some months are associated with multiple birthstones because there is a traditional and modern list of birthstones.
The traditional list of birthstones originated in Poland between the 16th and 18th centuries. In contrast, the National Association of Jewelers released the modern list in 1912.
The National Association of Jewelers created the modern list to suit the contemporary taste, and this is the list most jewelers go by today.
The 12 birthstones on the modern list are garnet, amethyst, aquamarine, diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby, peridot, sapphire, opal, citrine and blue topaz.
Jewlery with birthstones is the perfect gift for any occasion. Birthstone jewelry can be an especially meaningful gift for new parents.
Whether you’re looking to purchase birthstone jewelry for mom or you’re looking for a piece for yourself, there are many types of jewelry to choose from. You can choose from birthstone necklaces, rings, bracelets or earrings.
Jewelry with birthstones is a stylish choice for symbolism, self-expression and simple aesthetic wear. These gems are an on-trend choice.
While many people choose birthstone jewelry by the month they were born in, there are no set rules that you must stick to your birth month. If there’s a birthstone from another month with symbolism or a look that you enjoy, you can absolutely wear that month’s birthstone. In fact, many people choose to wear symbolic jewelry with birthstones to represent special moments in their lives. Many gemstone engagement rings feature birthstones as well.