Traditional Birthstones

Traditional Birthstones

One for every month!

Birthstones are a popular theme for many crafted items.  One of my best-selling jewelry lines was made up entirely of bracelet and earring sets in the birthstone colors.  When shopping or creating for that person who is hard to buy for, something as simple as a birthstone gift can be the perfect birthday present that will be remembered for years to come.  How you use birthstone information is completely up to your creativity.  Just using the colors can make a customized gift from fabric items, jewelry or other crafts.
  • January – Garnet
  • February – Amethyst
  • March – Aquamarine
  • April – Diamond
  • May – Emerald
  • June – Alexandrite
  • July – Ruby
  • August – Peridot
  • September – Sapphire
  • October – Opal
  • November – Topaz
  • December – Blue Zircon

Mother’s jewelry is also popular using birthstones.  I made myself a bracelet with garnets and amethysts for my first two babies, born January and February.  A fellow jewelry designer scored big by creating a bracelet with alphabet blocks of children’s names.  You could accent this with birthstones and make a matching necklace of names and birthstones.  A baby blanket knitted in the color of the baby’s birthstone would be a snuggly, appreciated gift.  You can even weave crystals or stones into knitted items, so how about a beautiful, sparkling knitted cap as a birthday gift?

However you choose to use them, these traditional birthstones have been accepted for many years and are the standard when it comes to birthstone gifts.  Other birthstones, such as Ayurvedic and Modern birthstones, can also be used in place of the traditional birthstones.