Alternative Birthstones By Month

Amazing Alternatives – Alternate Birthstones They’ll Love

We all know our birthdays, and the traditional birthday gemstones commonly associated with them. But did you know that there are beautiful stones you can explore as an alternative? Why, you may ask? Primarily for the variety. Being unique can be a great opportunity to try something new, stand out, and an opportunity to look great.

Alternate birthstones are just that: beautiful alternative jewelry birthstone designs that often cost less, but have a unique appeal of their own.

Options in the charts below create a connection between the individual and their birthstone. For example, Aries is associated with diamond, bloodstone, jasper, aquamarine, and amethyst. These stones are not only unique, they’re excellent for your everyday jewelry. Similarly, Taurus, linked to sapphire, emerald, rose quartz, lapis lazuli, and rhodonite, benefits from the beautiful alternative birthday gemstones as well.

These alternative stones offer a unique twist on the traditional birthstone and allow individuals to personalize their jewelry in really attractive—and affordable ways.

The list of birthstone jewelry shown below shows one-of-a-kind alternative birthstones by month and not mass-manufactured stones in customary settings. These special birthday jewelry gift designs incorporate a variety of colors, with handcrafted necklaces and bracelets representing a celebration of birthdays from January to December.

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The celebration of birthday jewelry here is a showcase of alternative birthstone options, based on the corresponding color of each month’s birthstone. To get information on how the colors relate to each date, take a look at our birthstone guide, or the Gemstone Slider of birthday jewelry alternatives below.

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Birthday Gemstones For Each Month

January Birthstone Alternatives

The word “garnet” comes from the 14th Century Middle English word “gernet” meaning dark red. The word is derived from Latin “granatum” which means seed, and is called so because of the gemstone’s resemblance to the beautifully red seeds of the pomegranate.

The garnet also symbolized deep and lasting friendships.

February Birthstone Alternatives

In the Middle Ages, it was considered a symbol of royalty and used to decorate English regalia. In the Old World, amethyst was considered one of the Cardinal gems and one of the five gemstones considered precious above all others.

Traditionally Amethyst is also given to celebrate the 4th and 17th years of marriage.

March Birthstone Alternatives

The Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews all admired aquamarine, and many warriors would wear it into battle to bring about victory. Many ancient medicines used powder from aquamarine.

Prized for its emotional connection to feelings of happiness, youthfulness, wisdom, and stability.

April Birthstone Alternatives

The the diamond first became a popular gemstone in India, when the Moghuls and Imperial Colony easily mined diamonds from deposits along three major rivers.

Most widely known as the stone to give as part of an engagement ring.