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Happy Birthday Jewelry Alternatives

Happy Birthday Jewelry Alternatives

To help with your birthday celebration, HerMJ offers unique crystal, pearl, and gemstone necklaces and bracelets. These are one-of-a-kind items, and not mass-manufactured stones in customary settings. 

The celebration jewelry here is displayed by alternative stone, 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 below. 

These items are limited editions and are available on a first-come basis… Happy Birthday!

Gemstones by Month

Use the handy guide below to find colors that match the birthday for someone special.

January - Garnet
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 friendship.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Red Crystals
February - Amethyst
The name comes from the Ancient Greek, derived from the word “methustos,” which means “intoxicated.” Ancient wearers believed the gemstone could protect them from alcohol. Traditionally Amethyst is also given to celebrate the 4th and 17th year of marriage.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Purple Crystals
March - Aquamarine
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.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Blue Crystals
April - Diamond
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. Today, the diamond is most widely known as the stone to give as part of an engagement ring.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Lucid Crystals
May - Emerald
Like other gemstones, the emerald was believed to have many mystical powers that accompanied its beauty.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Green Crystals
June - Pearls
Ancient Japanese folktales told that pearls were created from the tears of mythical creatures like mermaids and nymphs. Early Chinese civilizations believed that dragons carried pearls between their teeth, and the dragon must be slain to claim the symbolic wisdom of the pearls.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fresh Water Pearls
July - Ruby
Rubies have been particularly prized in Asian countries. Records suggest that rubies were traded along China’s North Silk Road as early as 200 B.C. Chinese noblemen adorned their armor with rubies because they believed the gem would grant protection.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Red Crystals
August - Peridot
Ancient Egyptians called peridot the “gem of the sun,” believing it protected its wearer from terrors of the night. Egyptian priests believed that it harnessed the power of nature, and used goblets encrusted with it to commune with their nature gods.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Yellow-Green Crystals
September - Sapphire
Classical violet-blue sapphires traditionally came from the Kashmir region of India between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The world record price-per-carat for sapphire was set by a gem from Kashmir, which sold at auction for $242,000 per carat (more than $6.74 million total) in October 2015.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Blue Crystals
October - Tourmaline
• While plenty of tourmaline is mined around the world, it’s rare to find fine gem-quality tourmaline in bright colors. This range of material means that the price of tourmaline can vary almost as much as the color.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Black Crystals
November - Topaz
During the Renaissance in Europe, people believed that topaz could break spells and quell anger. Hindus deemed topaz sacred, believing that a pendant could bring wisdom and longevity to one’s life. African shamans also treated the stone as sacred, using it in their healing rituals.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Fine Blue Crystals
December - Turquoise
Turquoise is a bright blue to blue-green mineral that has been used to produce gemstones and small sculptures for over 6000 years.
Affordable alternatives... Consider Blue-Green Crystals

January Birthdays

The delectable rose-red of the January birthstone symbolizes devotion, passion, and divine beauty, and is a gemstone associated with love, beauty, and grace.

February Birthdays

The February birthstone is associated with enduring relationships, courage, and is a symbol of protection, self-control, and the power to overcome adversity.

March Birthdays

The March birthstone is a symbol of self-expression, perception, courage, and eternal hope. It is thought to rekindle married love.

April Birthdays

A symbol of enduring commitment, the April birthstone is thought to personify true love, strength and romance.

May Birthdays

A symbol of rebirth, and affection, the May birthstone signifies progress and wisdom.

June Birthdays

A nearly universal symbol of purity, the June birthstone represents stability and success in marriage relationships.

July Birthdays

Symbolic of the passion and energy associated with the color red, the July birthstone is said to bring love and success.

August Birthdays

The August birthstone is a symbol of strength, and is often referred to as an evening emerald for its light green color. It is often considered for its influence in attracting only good energy.

September Birthdays

The September birthstone symbolizes wisdom, dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith.

October Birthdays

The October birthstone represents hope, creativity and innocence, and is a symbol of faithfulness and confidence.

November Birthdays

The November birthstone symbolizes wisdom, strength, courage and serenity, as well as the value of forgiveness.

December Birthdays

The November birthstone is regarded as a symbolism of love and charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success.

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