December 10, 2007


After I made some birthstone bracelets for my friend's daughters it got me thinking. Is birthstone jewelry as popular as it was when I was growing up? I remember being in High School and everyone had birthstone earrings, necklaces or rings. Maybe it was easier back then to recognize birthstone jewelry. My birth month is July so my birthstone was Ruby. Now July sometimes uses Carnelian.

I was thinking of making my Mother-In-Law a grandmother's bracelet for her birthday in January. Do I use all traditional stones or do I use modern? Or, perhaps, I use a combination to make it more visually appealing.

January - Garnet or Rose Quartz

February - Amethyst or Onyx

March - Aquamarine or Bloodstone

April - Diamond or Rock Crystal

May - Emerald or Agate or Chrysoprase

June - Pearl, Moonstone or Alexandrite

July - Ruby or Carnelian

August - Peridot or Sardonyx

September - Sapphire or Lapis

October - Opal or Tourmaline

November - Topaz or Citrine

December - Blue Topaz, Turquoise, Zircon or Tanzanite

I made this sterling silver and Swarovski crystal chainmaille bracelet for my shop for all the January birthdays. Hmmm, should I have used Rose Quartz instead?

1 comment:

Nicole Solo said...

very cute! I love chainmaille too :)