Are you struggling to find that perfect birthday gift idea for someone you love and want to impress?
I know the feeling! I also especially hate it when I try to fish for ideas (by stalking their Facebook & Instagram feed) but nothing really pops up. And then you ask them (more or less directly) and they go “Oh, I don’t want any gifts for my birthday. I just want to be with my friends.”
So, if you’re currently stuck in birthday limbo, I have a cool idea that may just be the best gift ever: custom jewelry with their birthstone!
The best part is that they don’t have to be into the spiritual side of what a birthstone represents. A birthstone can easily be just something that fits their personality or style, and it will always remind them of you.
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Custom Birthstone Jewelry Makes the Perfect Gift
As such, here are a few tips to help you choose the right gift and become king or queen of gifts:
What Exactly is a Birthstone?
The idea is quite old, with some mentions in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, but I’m sure it shows up in other religions and rituals as well.
However, nowadays, the concept is no longer connected to religion but astrology. As it turns out, there are exactly 12 precious stones that can be birthstones – one for each month of the year (convenient, right?). So, if you would want to buy a pair of earrings from Diamondere (for instance), you need to get the ones with the right birthstone to make the best impression.
In the early days of this belief, people thought that, if you were wearing decorations with the stone assigned to your birth month, you would be protected from evil and overall have good health. Nowadays it’s a more spiritual approach, as astrologers focus on the idea of good luck and high morale.
Which is Which?
Now that you know the overall significance, here are the 12 stones distributed throughout the year:
January – Garnet (to protect you from nightmares and increase energy levels)
February – Amethyst (to calm you down and keep you focused)
March – Aquamarine (promotes creativity, self-expression, and courage)
April – Diamond (the symbol of eternal love & courage)
May – Emerald (has magical properties and promotes health, faithfulness, fertility, and wealth)
June – Pearl or Alexandrite (pearls symbolize purity and modesty, while Alexandrite is closer to the Ruby)
July – Ruby (the stone of passion, strength, and good emotional health)
August – Peridot (used as a protector against evil and black magic, the stone is also considered to bring courage, wealth, and wisdom)
September – Sapphire (it is thought to alleviate pain and increase wisdom while increasing feelings of loyalty)
October – Opal or Tourmaline (the opal is thought to soothe away sadness and envy while the tourmaline is a durable stone, thought to bring forth strength)
November – Topaz or Citrine (both stones are thought to promote health and wellness for the mind and body, while citrine is also great for warding off evil thoughts)
December – Blue topaz, blue zircon, or turquoise (wisdom, riches, happiness, good fortune, good health, and more)
So there you have it – the perfect item to add to your list of awesome gifts for now and the future!
I want to close with a quick tip that may come in handy – if the person receiving the gift doesn’t know the meaning of the stone, add a cute handwritten note where you explain what the stone is, what it means, and all the good things it is supposed to bring into their lives.
I am sure they will appreciate your gift even more, once they get to fully understand it.