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!
The November birthstone is one of the most popular and affordable gemstones. Citrine is relatively plentiful and available in a wide range of sizes and shapes, including very large sizes which make it perfect for a big, bold, statement piece of jewelry.
Emma and me, we are October babes. Oh, and I almost forgot our newest addition to the family, Julie, our American Girl. I am going to assume Julie will have as big a birthday in October as Emma since Emma is insisting Julie needs an American Girl friend, too. Many of you know what I am talking about.