Birthstone Pendant

Everyone loves a gift that is tailored to their personality, interests and lifestyle. So what's better than giving a birthstone pendant necklace, bracelet, earrings or ring?

With birthstone pendant, it's all about the personalization. You choose the setting, the cut and the stone. Here's a quick guide to help you get started creating the perfect gift for that special someone in your life:

1) Choose your setting. Does the recipient tend to wear a lot of gold or sterling silver? If she's allergic to 14K gold (some women are), it might be your best bet to go with beautiful sterling silver. The setting of the birthstone pendant should be reflective of the recipient's personality. For example, if she is a modern woman, then she might appreciate an infinity setting (circle of birthstone pendant) which is quite stunning. If she has classic tastes, then perhaps something more feminine and ornate would be preferred.

2) Choose your cut. This may be dictated by the setting you choose, but if you decide upon a birthstone pendant, then you have some additional options. There are: princess cut, emerald cut, brilliant cut, pear drop, teardrop or bezel set stones, to name a few.

3) Choose the stone. This is pretty much decided for you by the birth month of the recipient, with the exception of the last 3 months of the year. As a refresher course, here are the months and corresponding modern birthstones:

Birthstone Color Chart

January - Garnet birthstone
February – Amethyst birthstone
March – Aquamarine birthstone
April – Diamond birthstone
May – Emerald birthstone
June – Pearl birthstone
July – Ruby birthstone
August – Peridot birthstone
September – Sapphire birthstone
October – Opal, Tourmaline birthstone
November – Yellow Topaz, Citrine birthstone
December – Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Tanzanite birthstone

The origin of the birthstone comes from the bible and the 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel. The gemstones correspond to the signs of the zodiac at that time.

Once you've chosen your personalization elements for the birthstone pendant, the only thing left for you to do is enjoy the thanks that you receive for your thoughtful gift.

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