How perfect that just as everything is starting to bloom and green up the May birthdays get to celebrate with vivid green gemstone jewelry. The official birthstone for May, the emerald, is a symbol of rebirth, is believed to grant the owner youth, foresight, and good fortune. Emerald jewelry can be quite pricey so you may want to consider green onyx jewelry to achieve the rich green color without the steep price tag. Either way, this green makes stunning jewelry on most completions to make it easy to wear...even if May is not your month!
I am not the only artist who has found beauty in the included, milky, opaqueness of what are now commonly called "raw" diamonds. These diamonds wouldn't even hit the GIA scale, but have a richness and beauty all their own. April isn't just for Diamonds, though. It also has alternate birthstones of sapphires and opals.
On my first trip to Italy I visited the Isle of Capri. I still remember the vivid aqua of the water. Aquamarine, the March birthstone always brings to mind that trip. Aquamarines are found in a range of blues; from a pale pastel to a greenish-blue to a deep color. I love pairing the light colors with organic shapes into rings and cuffs.
For those of you with a February birthday, ancient Greeks believed that amethyst, the birthstone for February, protected the wearer from drunkenness. I am not sure if that translates to "drink as much as you like" or to "stay clear of those Mai Tai's", but either way enjoy your special month.
Most people I know with December birthdays often resent the proximity of their special day to other holidays. They feel the celebration gets swept up into the other gatherings and plans. Maybe to make up for it, I don't know, you lucky December birthdays get three birthstone options!