Birthstones have been traced all the way back to Old Testament times, but the modern custom of birthstones that correspond to a specific month originated in Poland somewhere between the 16th and 18th centuries. Today’s list of birthstones was defined in 1912 by the National Association of Jewelers, and that list remains a cherished tradition.
Often jewelry set with a recipient’s birthstone is presented as a Birthday, Mother’s Day or Push gift but birthstones are a great way to personalize a gift for any occasion. Here are our jewelry picks by month.
A 4.49ct emerald cut bi-color tourmaline imparts a bit of magic as it shifts from fiery pink to frosty white. It’s set in a mixed-metal ring of 18k rose gold and platinum complemented with pink sapphires and diamonds.
This fire-and-ice design suits a stone that symbolizes passion. A 5.96 imperial topaz in the gem’s rarest hue—golden orange—is set in 18k yellow gold and platinum, accented with pink sapphires and diamonds.
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