Jewelry is more than just decoration. In many cases, the pieces we wear tell a story–a story about a moment in time, a person we love–or even hold secrets about ourselves. And while this is true of all baubles, perhaps none more so than birthstone jewelry.
Birthstone jewelry dates back to ancient times, and is often linked to the 12 stones that bedazzled Aaron’s breastplate, then evolved through astrology and historical traditions. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that the whole birthstone-for-each-month thing got set in stone (pun intended!) by jewelers. Nowadays, rocking your birthstone is more about fashion and personal meaning than mystical powers (but maybe some of those too).
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I’s not just about fashion. It’s a connection thing. Wearing a gem that represents your birth month, or maybe even your little one’s, feels special. It’s a bit like carrying around a piece of the universe that’s just yours. It’s fashion with a side of sentiment, and we can’t get enough of it.
Thinking of gifts? Birthstone jewelry is a no-brainer. It says, ‘I thought about this’ in a way that’s both chic and heartfelt. Whether it’s a push present, baby shower gift, birthday surprise, or just because, you’re giving more than a pretty piece–you’re giving a little piece of personal magic.
From the bold reds of July’s rubies to the cool blues of December’s turquoise, every month has its gem, and every gem has its vibe. Stack them, mix them, match them – however you wear them, they’re a fun, stylish way to wear a piece of your story. And let’s be honest, it’s also a fabulous way to add some extra bling to our day!
We’ve rounded up some of the most eye-catching pieces from birthstone necklaces to birthstone earrings (and beyond!) to help you pick a favorite of your own.