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Types of Gemstones You Can Find at a Jewelry Store

rubiesWhile there are many legends and myths surrounding birthstones, for many people, they are simply a personal gemstone with special significance for the individual. If you are considering giving a meaningful birthday gift, a special present for another occasion, or even designing a personal piece to treat yourself, a birthstone is an excellent way to make your piece more meaningful. Read on to learn about birthstones and custom jewelry in Michigan.

Birthstones by Month

January’s birthstone is garnet, a deep red stone. February is amethyst, which is a purple gem. March is a lovely blue aquamarine. Lucky April babies get diamonds as their birthstone. The May gem is the deep green emerald. June is the pearl, and July is the lovely ruby. August has a few different birthstones associated with the month, and they are peridot, sardonyx, and spinel, which are green, striped with red and white, and many-colored, respectively. September is the sapphire, which is commonly blue but comes in a wide variety of colors like pink, yellow, white, green, purple, black, orange, and brown. October is tourmaline, which is semi-precious and comes in many colors, or opal, which diffracts light to display multiple colors. November is either topaz (which can be colorless or comes in a variety of colors) or citrine (a yellow, citrus-colored stone). December is another month with three options. Tanzanite is blue or violet, zircon comes in many different colors, and turquoise is known for its distinctive blue shade.

Other Beautiful Gemstones

Other gorgeous options you can often find in jewelry stores in Michigan include jade, onyx, moonstone, sunstone, and many others that span the rainbow. Whether you treasure your birthstone or prefer another gemstone, the options for customization are limitless. From simple staples to statement pieces, these stones can be used for rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more. As standalone stones or as part of a larger collection of stones, they add meaning, beauty, and value to the jewelry.