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Characteristics of Gemstones and Birthstones

In cultures all over the world, birthdays are significant occasions to be celebrated. A common tradition that has arisen is the association of our birth month with an individual gemstone. This association stretches back for thousands of years, but the modern system was codified in 1912 by the National Association of Jewelers and has remained unchanged ever since. Whether you are searching for a necklace, bracelet, fashion ring, or new pair of earrings, you can rest assured that you will find the perfect birthstone piece.

What is Your Birthstone?

If you’re a January baby, the deep and luscious red of a Garnet stone will compliment almost any look. For February, the tranquil purple of Amethyst is sure to calm your nerves, while the pure and cleansing crystalline nature of Aquamarine will inspire the March children. A diamond is a classic choice year-round, but its shine most suits those born in April. Only the most and rare and complex gemstone, the Emerald, could suffice for those born in May. Since it’s said those born in June are often of two minds, they claim two birthstones as well, the color-shifting Alexandrite and the time-tested Pearl.

If you were born in July, then it is the lucky Ruby that will bring you love, health, and wisdom. The versatile people of August have the strongly-colored and ever adaptable Peridot as their stone. September births are bound to Sapphire, a stone as diverse and sought after as themselves. October gifts its children with both the ever-popular pink Tourmaline and the truly unique Opal, while November birthdays have the luxurious Topaz in all its many shades and splendors. December offers a choice of three blue-toned gemstones: Zircon, Tanzanite, and Turquoise.

Why Shop Gemstones and Birthstones at Huntington Fine Jewelers?

For over three decades, Huntington Fine Jewelers has been family-owned, serving the communities of Oklahoma City, Shawnee, and Midwest City. We have grown and expanded into a 4,500 sq feet treasure trove of breathtaking jewelry at three locations. Call or schedule a visit at any of our locations today, and let us show you how exceptional customer care will make you a part of our family for years to come.