Summer Birthstone Jewelry Guide

12 Birthstones CalendarIt can be difficult to find gifts for loved ones, especially when you are keen to show them how special they are to you. The best way to do this is to purchase something personal. When it comes to jewelry, birthstone jewelry is considered very personal. It is a gift that reminds them of their birth month.  You can choose from precious gems associated with their birth month, or look to the meaning behind the stone and its color to help you decide what would best suit the recipient.


Here are a few examples of stunning birthstones, each of which is associated with a summer month.

June -  Pearl
Pearls in Seashell Oyster Shell

Pearls are a classic option and suit pretty much everyone. From your girlfriend to your grandma. June's official birthstone is a firm fashion favorite. It's creamy color ensures that it is very versatile. It can be worn with a range of colors and at any type of occasion. Yet pearls also come in a range of different shades, from rose to blue grey, to greenish hues. A simple pair of pearl stud earrings are a great everyday accessory, while a pearl pendant with diamonds or other colorful stones is sure to make a statement at more sophisticated occasions.  Click here for more beautiful gemstone pendants. Pearls have been used in jewelry designs for centuries and are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures, which also require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty.

July - Ruby
Rubies are a bold option for those born in July. In a dark red color they are a symbol of love and according to folklore are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and success. Harder than any other natural gemstone, aside from diamond, they are durable enough for everyday wear, meaning they are often used in rings or statement pendants. The color of the ruby is the greatest indicator of its rarity and values, with the most-prized color being a medium or medium dark vivid red, perhaps with a slight purple hue. Paired with a slick of red lipstick, this makes the perfect present for a classic beauty wanting to stand out from the crowd.

August - Peridot 
Beautiful green peridots are said to host magical powers, bring the wearer luck, power and influence, as well as good health. The color ranges from bright lime to an olive green, making it a really unique birthstone. You can often see peridot on bracelets or delicate beaded necklaces, set along with gold for a really rich color scheme. The gemstone forms deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes, leading to its famed association in Hawaii with the Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes.

September - Sapphire

Since the Middle Ages, sapphires are available in a range of colors, most notably a stunning midnight blue. It is an exquisite choice for engagement rings and looks spectacular set against a circle of diamonds or pearls. Symbolizing heavenly blessing this stone makes a gorgeous gift for any loved one and can be used in a wide range of jewelry.


1) Do you like your own Birthstone from the month you were born? 2) Do you have a favorite Birthstone?

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18 comments :

  1. I would love to have the pearl/ June birthday, but it didn't work out that way, although I still like pearls a lot.

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    1. My BD is Oct. I think I would have liked pearls too. It didn't stop me from buying them either. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Actually June's stone is Alexandrite. It's so expensive, that people just go with pearl.

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  3. I don't like my birthstone any more. I loved it as a kid. Feb = amethyst. Thanks for linking & hosting!

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    1. It's definitely a preference. If your birthstone isn't one of your favorite kind, then yes, I can totally see that.

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  4. This is really interesting to read and know! Have never heard of peridot stone before!

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    1. Isn't it beautiful. It looks to me like a transparent jade.

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  5. My parents bought me a special charm with the birthstones of all 5 of my family members. It's a really special piece!

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    1. Sounds like it. I think when jewelry comes with meaning, it is very special.

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  6. Great info! Thanks so much for following & commenting on Saved by Grace -- I'm following you back!

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    1. Thanks Laurie, hope you come by and visit often.

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  7. They're all so beautiful. After looking at that Sapphire, I kinda wish I'd been born in September!

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    1. Haha, I thought the same thing. I don't necessary like my own birthstone, but I like pearls.

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  8. I love September's stone too. Mine isn't as pretty.

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  9. I'm a Virgo and I love my birthstone Peridot.

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  10. Mine is Turquoise and I love it! My oldest daughter is pearl and she isn't fond of it. I guess she feels pearls are for older ladies, even though we tell her it's a beautiful birthstone.

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