Birthstone and Jewelry
Combining your birthstone and jewelry can be a lot of fun. Historically, a birthstone is specified for each month of the calendar year. Your birthstone is the one associated with your birth month. For example, the birthstone for January is a garnet, while lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone. The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates back to 1912.
The gemstones featured below are arranged by month. Although our jewelry here at Wicked Wonders does not contain actual real gems, we do carry thousands of items in replicate of them. Now you can afford to wear your birthstone and every other birthstone for that matter!
January Birthstone and Jewelry – Garnet
Garnet, the birthstone for January, signifies eternal friendship and trust. It is the perfect gift for a friend.
February Birthstone and Jewelry – Amethyst
Amethyst, the birthstone for February, is believed by ancient Greeks and Romans to ward off intoxicating powers. It is also believed to keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.
March Birthstone and Jewelry – Aquamarine
The name aquamarine comes from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage.
April Birthstone and Jewelry – Diamond
As the April birthstone, diamonds are the ideal gift for anyone. Who doesn’t like diamonds? With diamonds, there are more choices now than ever. “Diamonds are a girls best friend” right?
May Birthstone and Jewelry – Emerald
The birthstone for May, the emerald, is known as a symbol of rebirth. It is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
June Birthstone and Jewelry – Pearl
For hundreds and hundreds of years, pearls have been used as an adornment in jewelry. Pearls were also one of the favorite gem materials of the Roman Empire. Later in England, the 1500s were known as the pearl age.
July Birthstone and Jewelry – Ruby
There may be no better way to show your love than by giving a ruby in celebration of a July birthday. Rubies stir the senses and wake-up the imagination. Rubies are believed to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and a happy love life.
August Birthstone and Jewelry – Peridot
Peridot is known to host magical and healing powers to protect against nightmares. They are also believed to bring the wearer power, influence, and happiness.
September Birthstone and Jewelry – Sapphire
Sapphire, the September birthstone, has been extremely popular since the Middle Ages. According to folklore, sapphires will protect your loved ones from envy and harm.
October Birthstone and Jewelry – Tourmaline
Tourmaline has become a favorite gemstone among jewelry designers and gem collectors all over the world. Since it is available in a wide variety of colors, it is ideally suited to almost anyone’s taste. We are featuring the most common colored Tourmaline which is a deep hue of pink.
November Birthstone and Jewelry – Topaz/Citrine
Topaz is a gemstone available in a whole rainbow of beautiful colors. Prized for several thousands of years, all yellow gems for a time were called topaz. Citrine, the other birthstone for November, is known as the healing quartz. This golden gemstone is said to support vitality and health. It is also thought to encourage and guide hope, energy and warmth within the wearer.
December Birthstone and Jewelry – Turquoise
The name turquoise originated in the thirteenth century and describes one of the oldest known gemstones. Turquoise varies in color from greenish blue, robin’s egg-blue, to sky blue shades, and its transparency ranges from translucent to opaque. Turquoise is plentiful and is available in a wide range of sizes.
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