Jewelry Resource Dec. 12: Birthstones and Gemstones

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Resource for
December 12, 2012

Birthstones

Every little girl learns her birthstone, so she can feel like she’s wearing jewelry that’s made just for her. Now as a wire jewelry artist, you can recreate that experience for your customers, by creating custom birthstone jewelry using their birthstone! Whether it’s a birthstone pendant with just their color, or a Mother’s or Grandmother’s ring or pendant that has the birthstones of children and grandchildren, a birthstone gift is always to be treasured.

Here’s a quick guide to help you create gifts this Christmas season for the people you love. Birthstones are highly traditional, so there are some alternative stones you can use, depending on different traditions.

Need a way to look up gemstones fast? Click here to download our easy Birthstone Chart!

January:
Garnet
Garnet Beads
Garnet Beads

Garnet Gemstones
Garnet Gemstones

Garnet CZs
Garnet Gemstones

February:

Amethyst
Amethyst Gemstones
Amethyst Gemstones

Amethyst Cabochons
Amethyst Cabochons

Light Amethyst CZ
Dark Amethyst and Light Amethyst CZs

March: Aquamarine
Aquamarine Beads
Aquamarine Beads

Aquamarine CZs
Aquamarine CZs


April:
Diamond, Bloodstone

White CZ Diamond Simulants
White CZ Diamond Look-alikes

Bloodstone Cabochons
Bloodstone Cabochons

May:
Emerald
(Pantone Color for 2013!)
Emerald CZs
Emerald CZs

Emerald-colored Kiwi Jasper Beads
Emerald-Colored Kiwi Jasper Beads

June:
Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone
Freshwater Pearls
Freshwater Pearls
Alexandrite CZs
Alexandrite CZs

Moonstone Cabochons
Moonstone Cabochons


July:
Ruby, Carnelian
Ruby CZs
Ruby CZs

Carnelian Cabochons
Carnelian Cabochons

August:
Peridot, Sardonyx
Peridot Beads
Peridot BeadsPeridot Beads
Peridot Cabochons
Peridot CZs
Peridot CZs

Sardonyx beads
Sardonyx Beads

September:
Blue Sapphire
Sapphire Cubic Zirconia
Blue Sapphire Cubic Zirconia

Sapphire Gemstones
Sapphire Gemstones


October:
Opal, Tourmaline, Pink Zircon
Opalite Cabochons
Opalite Cabochons

Opal Beads
Opal Beads
Opalite Beads
Opalite Beads

November:
Topaz, Beryl
Azotic Topaz Stones
Azotic Topaz Stones

Beryl Beads
Beryl Beads

December:
Turquoise, Blue Zircon, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite
Turquoise Cabochons
Turquoise Cabochons

Turquoise Beads
Turquoise Beads
Blue Topaz Gemstones
Blue Topaz
Tanzanite Cubic Zirconia
Tanzanite CZs

Here’s that link again: Click here to download our easy Birthstone Chart. Of course, Wikipedia alone lists 6 separate birthstone traditions, so in our resources, I’ve tried to list the most common birthstone and the most common alternates available.

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2 Comments

  1. avatar

    Martha

    December 12, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Each year I make my daughters jewelry sets for their stockings. Usually, I make individual sets according to their personality. This year they are all simular, using their birthstone in each part of the set. They include rings, earrings, a bracelet, and a necklace.

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    Sheila

    December 13, 2012 at 5:20 am

    Good morning beaders and wire wrappers. On the subject of birthstones, I use recycled glass as my focal point in my pieces. Glass comes in many colors. I agree that these gift are a part of our tradition. I can remember when I was a little girl and my parents gave me my very first birthstone necklace. Now as a grown-up and a mom I make pieces of jewelry for myself with my sons birthstone as well as my own together.

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