Birthstone Charm Necklace Guide
Few pieces of jewelry help us embrace our personal style more than birthstone necklaces. These special crystal stone necklaces utilize one of the twelve gemstones that are associated with our birth months.
Do you resonate with or relate to your birthstone? If so, you’re going to love this guide that we have put together. Here we will discuss some of the properties of the different birthstones, the history behind these pieces of jewelry, and highlight our beautiful birthstone charm necklaces as well.
The Origins of Birthstones
The origins of birthstones can be traced back to ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, who believed that each gemstone was associated with a different planet and that wearing these gems would bring good luck and ward off evil.
The ancient Greeks also believed in the power of gemstones and associated them with specific times of the year and various spiritual figures.
The concept of birthstones as we know them today can be traced back to 18th-century Poland. It was during this time that gem traders began to promote the idea of wearing a specific gemstone based on one's birth month. This concept quickly gained popularity and spread throughout Europe and eventually to the United States.
The Meaning Behind Birthstones
What’s fun and interesting about wearing birthstone jewelry such as crystal stone necklaces is that the personalization factor goes beyond just coloration. Throughout the ages, each of these stones has taken on certain qualities, whether through folklore, historical events, or pop culture.
For instance, it’s almost impossible not to associate rubies with passion and love. Emeralds, in turn, are often associated with prosperity and luck. The history behind why each birthstone has taken on these qualities is surprisingly complex, but suffice to say that it is one of the best parts about wearing a birthstone necklace or similar piece of jewelry!
Here are all twelve birthstones and their popular meanings:
- January: Garnet is said to symbolize friendship and trust, and is often associated with protection and healing.
- February: Amethyst is said to symbolize calmness and tranquility, and is often associated with spirituality and wisdom.
- March: Aquamarine is said to symbolize courage and protection, and is often associated with healing and good luck.
- April: Diamond is said to symbolize purity and strength, and is often associated with eternal love.
- May: Emerald is said to symbolize rebirth and renewal, and is often associated with love and prosperity.
- June: Pearl is said to symbolize purity and innocence, Moonstone is said to symbolize intuition and inner wisdom, Alexandrite is said to symbolize creativity and self-expression.
- July: Ruby is said to symbolize passion and power, and is often associated with love and wealth.
- August: Peridot is said to symbolize rebirth and renewal, and is often associated with prosperity and good luck.
- September: Sapphire is said to symbolize wisdom and truth, and is often associated with loyalty and love.
- October: Opal is said to symbolize hope and innocence, Tourmaline is said to symbolize balance and grounding.
- November: Topaz is said to symbolize strength and wisdom, Citrine is said to symbolize abundance and prosperity.
- December: Turquoise is said to symbolize friendship and protection, Zircon is said to symbolize wisdom and wealth, Tanzanite is said to symbolize spiritual insight and awareness.
Why Birthstone Jewelry is the Perfect Way to Show Your Personality
There is truly something special about having a gemstone that kind of represents us in some way, even if it is only cultural or steeped in tradition. While it doesn’t hold true for everyone, many of us really resonate with our particular birthstones and feel connected to them in some way.
When it comes to birthstone charm necklaces in particular, these are easy to incorporate into outfits for a unique look that really aligns with our personal styles. Here are some tips:
Choose a Birthstone Necklace That Suits Your Style
When it comes to selecting a birthstone necklace, there are various options available. You can choose a necklace that features your birthstone prominently, or you can go for a more subtle look, such as with our dainty birthstone charm necklaces. If you prefer a minimalistic look, a dainty birthstone necklace like this will be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you prefer bold pieces, you can opt for a statement birthstone necklace.
Layering Birthstone Necklaces
One of the most popular ways to wear birthstone charm necklaces is by layering them with other chains and dainty necklaces. Layering necklaces can add depth to your look and also help to complement your birthstone charm necklace.
Pairing Birthstone Necklaces with Necklines
When it comes to pairing birthstone necklaces with necklines, it's essential to consider the length of the necklace and the color and style of the top you’re wearing. If you're wearing a V-neck or a scoop neck top, a long birthstone necklace will work well. It will draw attention to the neckline and add some sparkle to the outfit. If you're wearing a high neckline, a shorter birthstone necklace will be perfect. It will sit nicely on your collarbone and complement your outfit.
Depending on which birthstone is yours, you will want to select colors that don’t clash.
Matching Birthstone Necklaces with Earrings
If you're wearing a birthstone necklace, wearing similarly colored earrings is an easy way to create harmony with your look. If you're wearing a statement birthstone necklace, it's best to keep your earrings simple. You can opt for studs or small hoops. If you're wearing a dainty birthstone necklace, you can choose statement earrings to add some pop to your outfit.
Take a Look at Our Dainty Birthstone Charm Necklaces
Ready to embrace your birthstone with the help of our crystal stone necklaces? Here at Honeycat Jewelry we have a wide range of delicate and high-quality jewelry pieces that can help you transform and uplevel your whole look.
Our Petite Birthstone Charm Necklace is perfect for anyone interested in wearing their birthstone in an understated and beautiful way that will go with just about any outfit. We also have a wide variety of other delicate necklaces and chains that you can use to create the look you want!