The Best Birthstone Jewelry for Every Month of the Year

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You don’t have control over the month or year you were born (you can thank your parents for that), but your date of birth has plenty of significance. The birthstone jewelry you wear, your zodiac sign, the year you start school, and even your career choice can be impacted by your birthday. And fashion-wise, birthstones might be the most relevant. Each month has its own assigned gem, imbued with special meaning and historical significance. The best birthstone jewelry for every month embraces all that symbolism without feeling too cheesy or over-the-top.

While many brands have created jewelry specifically to honor your birthstone, plenty of designers use each gem in a more unstudied way. This means that you can find styles that range from simple, everyday jewelry to statement pieces you may just want to break out on special occasions (like your birthday). Pick a pair of earrings or a necklace out for yourself or celebrate a loved one by gifting them with their assigned stone—and the powers that come along with it.

January: Garnet

The deep red garnet is a gemstone that’s been used since the Bronze Age. The name comes from the Latin granatum, thought to symbolize pomegranate. The red color is also associated with the heart—meaning that garnet is thought to soothe.

Jia Jia January 14-karat gold garnet necklace

Chan Luu garnet and gold Sedona bracelet

Bea Bongiasca Baby Vine tendril gold, silver, enamel, and garnet ring

Gorjana power birthstone coin necklace

February: Amethyst

This stone is often associated with spirituality. The soft violet hue varies from light to dark, which can make a thread of varied stones a stunning option for those born in February.

Tiffany & Co. Paloma’s Studio bar earrings in 18-karat gold with baguette amethysts

Lizzie Mandler February birthstone amethyst and 18-karat gold necklace

Roxanne First 14-karat gold, amethyst, and fluorite necklace

Pomellato M’Ama Non M’Ama ring

March: Aquamarine

The watery blue hue of aquamarine is tied to clarity and tranquility. So if you’re born in March, your birthstone can help bring harmony. Try dainty jewelry, especially in delicate gold, that allows that stone to shine.

Local Eclectic solid gold ombre birthstone ring

Catbird x Cassi Namoda New Tide aquamarine choker

Pippa Small 18-karat gold aquamarine bracelet

Marlo Laz Squash Blossom 14-karat yellow gold aquamarine earrings

April: Diamond

Clear, shimmering diamonds are perhaps the most popular gemstone of all, so it’s lucky for those born in April that they also count as your birthstone. There is a myriad of ways to embrace this stone, but it’s never a bad idea to keep things simple.

J.Hannah Demi signet ring

Stone and Strand Grand Slam tennis bracelet

Spinelli Kilcollin Petunia SG ring

Ondyn Dalliance 14-karat gold diamond earrings

May: Emerald

Truth and love are two words often associated with the emerald. The deep green hue is also a fitting choice for those born in the spring. Wear this stone to add an instant energy boost to your look.

Yvonne Léon emerald and 18-karat gold bracelet

Concrete Collective emerald raindrop necklace

Anissa Kermiche 14-karat gold, peridot, and diamond ring

Harwell Godfrey 18-karat yellow gold evil eye turquoise peridot pendant necklace

June: Pearl

Delicate pearls have been a favorite jewelry choice through the centuries. They’re also thought to be a symbol of wisdom. Try an antique-inspired style when embracing this birthstone.

Prounois Keshi pearl Syca earrings

Éliou Pietro freshwater pearl necklace

Sophie Buhai essential sterling silver and pearl earrings

Mizuki pearl & 14-karat gold beaded bracelet

July: Ruby

Bold red rubies look elegant when paired with soft gold tones. Try a piece of jewelry dotted with smaller stones for maximum impact. Since rubies are associated with wealth, the more, the better.

Moritz Glik Kaleidoscope Shaker 18-karat yellow gold ruby, diamond ring

Sydney Evan tiny ladybug 14-karat gold ruby earrings

Mondo Mondo gold and burgundy orbital ring

Pamela Love 14-karat yellow gold Heart in Hand ruby necklace

August: Peridot

Peridot is considered the stone of compassion. This pale green gem plays well with others as it is the ideal stone to layer with other jewelry.

Mejuri peridot flat sphere studs

David Yurman Cable Collectibles North Star birthstone charm in 18-karat yellow gold with peridot

Harwell Godfrey 18-karat yellow gold evil eye turquoise peridot pendant necklace

Anissa Kermiche 14-karat gold, peridot, and diamond ring

September: Sapphire

The dark blue hue of sapphire is associated with royalty—nothing to complain about there. Sapphires look just as striking paired with silver as they do gold, so go ahead and mix your metals.

Maria Tash blue sapphire and diamond clover

Alighieri gold The Sapphire’s Path ring

John Hardy sapphire station classic chain bracelet

Polly Wales Marietta ring

October: Opal

Multicolored, shimmering opal is a gemstone that comes in a wide range of colors, but a bold blue is most commonly tied to the month of October. The stone is said to symbolize confidence, so don’t be afraid to go bold.

Wwake small opal monolith ring

Brent Neale gold and opal small mushroom necklace

Alli Webb x Maya Brenner stone threader earring

Susannah King 9-karat yellow gold opal doublet pendant necklace

November: Topaz

The rich orange-yellow hue of topaz seems fitting for a late fall birthday. This stone is thought to be a symbol of love and affection. Try wearing it with other warm colors for a rich, seasonal look.

Leo Black Total Lunar Eclipse ring

Alison Lou heart 14-karat gold and enamel citrine necklace

Nina Runsdorf medium orange citrine calla flip ring

Missoma engravable birthstone star ridge pendant necklace

December: Turquoise

Turquoise has a rich history among many Native American cultures in the Southwest. It’s also meant to offer peace, luck, and protection. This bright blue stone is a statement all on its own, so consider wearing it solo.

Jacquie Aiche turquoise teardrop diamond center necklace

Brent Neale gold and opal small mushroom necklace

Stone and Strand turquoise Daisy Days band

Jennifer Meyer small Edith 18-karat gold turquoise bracelet