Happy Birthday Jewelry

A Guide to Quality Components

The components used in our designs are chosen for their quality. It's important to know that the gems, stones, and pearls are carefully sourced, selected, and integrated into Her Majesty's Jewels Necklaces and Bracelets based, not only on their beauty, but also their value.

This jewelry primer will give you information you need to make the best selection for that special someone on her special day.​

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

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