In much the same way we love monograms and personalized anything, there's something particularly special about wearing a gemstone that's unique to our birth month. Other than your own birthstone, you probably don't know what the stones are for the other 11 months of the year. Did you know that June has three? It's pearl, moonstone, and Alexandrite FYI.
We decided to create a helpful reference guide and list out the birthstones for each month, along with the prettiest corresponding pieces of jewelry. Got a friend's birthday coming up? Gift her a pretty delicate bracelet encrusted with her birthstone. And if it's your birthday that's on the horizon, consider this as the perfect opportunity to treat yourself with a stackable ring or a sweet pendant. Shop our ultimate guide to birthstone jewelry, below.
1. January Birthstone: Garnet
These teardrop garnet earrings are a cool alternative to everyday studs.
Melissa Joy Manning earrings, $190; net-a-porter.com
2. February Birthstone: Amethyst
Whether you stack it with others or wear it alone, this amethyst ring will add a pop of color to any look.
Alison Lou ring, $650; twistonline.com
3. March Birthstone: Aquamarine
This two-finger aquamarine ring is totally fashion-forward.
PHYNE by Paige Novick ring, $1,240; bergdorfgoodman.com
4. April Birthstone: Diamond
A diamond stud earring never goes out of style.
Catbird earrings, $328; catbridnyc.com
5. May Birthstone: Emerald
Dress up your favorite little black dress with these emerald and diamond earrings.
Lord & Taylor earrings, $625 (originally $1,250); lordandtaylor.com
7. July Birthstone: Ruby
This tiny ruby ring looks best when stacked with a classic gold band.
Satomi Kawakita ring, $210; catbridnyc.com
8. August Birthstone: Peridot
Dress it up for an evening out or wear it during the day with jeans and your favorite T-shirt—this delicate peridot bracelet is super stylish and versatile.
Ippolita bracelet, $495; ippolita.com
9. September Birthstone: Sapphire
This sapphire band is feminine and sophisticated.
Arik Kastan ring, $1,170; shopbop.com
12. December Birthstones: Tanzanite, Turquoise, Zircon