Birthstone Jewelry by the Month
Some of the most spectacular colors found in nature spring from an unlikely source: Bits of dull material, when polished and cut, become dazzling gems of unparalleled sparkle and value. — Shannon McCarthy
Bing Shopping | Garnet rings
Small arrangements of these were used in antiquity to mimic pomegranate seeds, and no wonder, as they're usually found in a juicy dark red. But this versatile gem, mined on most continents, can also be green, gold, brown and pink. Varieties include the beloved rhodolite, and the more expensive tsavorite. This is January's birthstone.
Deep red tones glow from ring settings ranging from ornate to sleekly simple.
Bing Shopping | Rhodolite jewelry
Rose-pink is the preferred tint in this sub-group of the gorgeous garnet.
Bing Shopping | Purple amethyst earrings
Found in both South America and several African nations, this immensely popular gem's regal hue can range from dark true purple to a translucent lilac. It's a member of the colorful quartz family and has been a historical favorite of royalty and religious leaders, both East and West. February babies call this their birthstone.
Let purple reign in saturated stones that dangle deliciously.
Bing Shopping | Green amethyst jewelry
Otherwise known as prasiolite, this verdant stone’s popularity is ever-increasing.
Bing Shopping | Aquamarine pendants
One of the more expensive gems on the list is mined in Africa and Sri Lanka, but the best quality specimens hail from Brazil. As its name makes clear, its color is ocean-like, on a spectrum from pale and watery, to deep and saturated blue. It's cousin to another beryl mineral, the emerald, and is claimed by those born in March.
Capture a little of the ocean’s mysterious beauty while adding to your own.
Bing Shopping | Aquamarine rings
You’ll want to dive into the depths of these cerulean stones.
Bing Shopping | Diamond earrings
The name of this gem is derived from a Greek word meaning “unbreakable,” and it indeed sits at the top of the Mohs mineral hardness scale. But it’s not this sparkler’s strength that attracts and enchants, rather how it captures fire and ice and radiates a star’s worth of light. Celebrate April birthdays with the queen of all gemstones.
From small studs to outrageous chandeliers, diamond earrings are forever.
Bing Shopping | Colored diamond jewelry
Clear is dear, but check out the rainbow beauty of magnificently hued diamonds.
Bing Shopping | Emerald rings
A truly precious rock, commanding top dollar when found in vivid, undiluted green, it's just as gorgeous in either darker or lighter variations of that shade. (And inclusions won't be a shock, as they're common.) This most valuable of all beryls can be found in many traditionally gem-rich countries, but the best come from Colombia, while the bulk of them are Brazilian. Give May babies this beauty.
Capture green fire, and admire it anytime you like, in rings encrusted with emeralds.
Bing Shopping | Colombian emerald jewelry
Emeralds from this small South American country are the most precious on earth.