Birthstone Rings Celebrate You and Those You Love
One of the best things about birthstone jewelry is it never goes out of style. There are many reasons why that's true but some of the biggest ones are: birthstones are some of the most coveted gems on the planet, they have a wide range of colors, which gives them fashion clout, and they are associated with a particular month of the year, which makes them deeply personal to the people born during those particular months.
The Bradford Exchange is a great place to shop for birthstone jewelry. Particularly when it comes to birthstone rings. When you have the freedom to select the birthstones to be featured in your jewelry design, it makes that ring very special, whether it's for you or for someone you love. A personalized birthstone ring can be created to celebrate the love you share with your partner, the important bond you have with your daughter or granddaughter, or the blessings of motherhood and each child that is dear to your heart. But have you ever wondered about the inherent symbolism of birthstones?
The Symbolism of Birthstones
The meaning held by a particular birthstone is not something that happened overnight. Many thoughts have been recorded about their makeup, materials and meaning through history. Each one has evolved with its own unique story, spiritual connection, and symbolism that many people consider significant. Here are a few general facts about them:
January's Birthstone: Garnet
Garnets most naturally occur in a shade of dark red, and their name comes from the word for pomegranate. They are considered a symbol of vitality, renewal and regeneration.
February's Birthstone: Amethyst
Amethysts are a vibrant purple hue, and their name comes from the Greek word amethystos, which could be translated "not drunken," as the ancient Greeks used it as an antidote against intoxication. They are considered a symbol of purification, protection and inspiration.
March's Birthstone: Aquamarine
Aquamarines have the color of sea water, and their name is derived from the word beryl, which translates "precious blue-green color-of-the-sea stone." They are considered a symbol of calming, cooling and cleansing.
April's Birthstone: Diamond
Diamonds are famously recognized for their crystal-clear clarity and extraordinary brilliance. They are considered a symbol of purity, strength and invincibility.
May's Birthstone: Emerald
Emeralds are named for an actual color and they radiate with a rich verdant hue of green. They have many connections to heritage, to the country of Ireland and are considered a symbol of rebirth, love and good fortune.
June's Birthstone: Pearl
Pearls are created from just a single grain of sand and were originally worn to reflect wealth and social status. They are considered a symbol of wisdom, purity and enlightenment.
July's Birthstone: Ruby
Rubies actually occur in many different shades but are known for their striking blood-red color. There have been many prominent examples of them throughout history, literature and contemporary culture because of their connection to passion. They are thought to promote health, wisdom and love.
August's Birthstone: Peridot
Peridots have an olive green. Strangely, it is the only color they occur in, earning them many powerful associations through history. In present society, peridots are recognized for having protective qualities and they symbolize health, harmony and happiness.
September's Birthstone: Sapphire
Sapphires are usually blue, though they can occur in many different colors. The word literally means "from Saturn," probably because of very early associations with the planet. They are known to represent nobility, truth and faithfulness.
October's Birthstone: Opal
Opals are multi-colored. That's because their milky white hue can create a rainbow effect that's quite beautiful. It seems quite simple but this is only because of a natural process that has taken millions of years to deliver its final form. They are thought to generate positivity, creativity and longevity.
November's Birthstone: Topaz
Topaz gems occur in a crystallizing hue of golden brown but can be transformed into an entire spectrum of intoxicating colors, created organically by its imperfections. The word is related to a Sanskrit word meaning heat or fire and it is a symbol of love, affection and forgiveness.
December's Birthstone: Turquoise
Turquoise gems are comprised of a spectrum of colors, most prominently the rich hues of opaque blue and green. They are the recognized symbol of the southwest and are thought to contain the healing spiritual properties of peace, clarity and insight.
What Kind of Birthstone Rings Are Available Here?
There are many unique birthstone rings to be discovered when shopping with us. Perhaps you are looking for a bright, eye-catching fashion ring featuring your own birthstone? Or maybe something a little more romantic with the birthstone of you and your significant other together in one beautiful design? There are quite a few to choose from and all feature original designs you won't find anywhere else.
For proud mothers or grandmothers, our birthstone rings for mom let you create a meaningful expression of your family that you can take everywhere. And don't miss our rings made especially for new moms too!
Birthstone Rings Are Perfect for Any Occasion
Of course, birthstone rings are so "fashion friendly," you can wear them anywhere you go. Whether it’s to the office for your work week, running errands on the weekend, or out for a fancy night on the town, the versatility of birthstones is a great added benefit.
They also make great gifts for any occasion when shopping for loved ones. Think birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and pretty much any significant life occasion. Or even just because! Birthstone rings have added meaning and specificity, so they make the occasion feel even more important for the person receiving your gift. Did we mention you can personalize them too?
Once you've finished perusing our birthstone rings, be sure to have a peek at our other women's rings or our whole selection of personalized rings, including choices for both her and him. Who knew shopping could be so enjoyable? Shop Now!