If you’re approaching a milestone and want to celebrate a special woman in your life, then we have the perfect gift for her — a custom jewelry piece commemorating her birthday with her birthstone!
A birthstone jewelry collection is meaningful and beautiful, adding a touch of personalization and making it the perfect gift for any occasion.
Birthstones are precious gems connected with specific months of the year, believed to carry unique properties and meanings. Rubies celebrate the month of July, diamonds honor those born in February, and topaz is the stone for November! The history of birthstones extends back centuries, but the meaning of these gems is as relevant today as they were 500 years ago.
If your loved one is approaching a milestone celebration, a birthstone jewelry piece is a perfect gift. It serves as a reminder of the special day while connecting with the wearer in a meaningful way.
From birthstone earrings to necklace pendants and charms, several options exist to spoil your special someone. Available in both gold and silver, you’re sure to find the perfect gift. Stay with us as we explore the different types of birthstone jewelry available and offer tips for choosing the perfect piece to commemorate a milestone.
Different Types of Birthstone Jewelry
One of the most special details about birthstone jewelry is that it helps to tell a special story. Each piece of birthstone jewelry is unique, just like the person who wears it. It’s a way to express their individuality and celebrate their life while serving as a reminder of the day they were born.
Jewelry Styles and Occasions
The type of jewelry will further personalize the gift, reflecting the wearer’s personality and style. Consider the following types of jewelry styles as a starting point.
- Classical: Classic jewelry styles are timeless and elegant, often featuring clean lines, symmetrical designs, and traditional materials.
- Antique: Antique jewelry is defined as being at a century old and usually features intricate designs, unique craftsmanship, and uses precious stones.
- Contemporary: Contemporary jewelry is created using modern techniques and materials, usually featuring clean, minimalist designs.
- Minimalist: Minimalist jewelry is simple and understated, featuring clean lines and simple shapes, and typically uses only one material.
- Bohemian: Bohemian jewelry boasts a free-spirited, eclectic style and usually showcases bold, colorful designs and natural materials such as shells, feathers, and beads.
- Statement: Designed to make a statement, these types of jewelry often feature large, bold designs and use unusual materials.
- Layered: Layered jewelry refers to the style of stacking multiple jewelry pieces together to create a layered look.
At Brook & York, we offer a selection of birthstone jewelry pieces that suit various styles and preferences. Elegant, stylish, and ethically crafted, our jewelry pieces are classic in design, made for modern life, and personalized with birthstones.
Birthstone jewelry is the ultimate gift for a range of different occasions. Beyond celebrating a milestone birthday, you can give someone birthstone jewelry to celebrate an anniversary, commemorate a graduation, or symbolize the arrival of a new family member.
Birthstone jewelry is also a fantastic option for a wedding gift, a thoughtful Christmas gift, a way to express love on Valentine’s day or honor the commitment of a mother on Mother’s Day. The list is endless!
Earrings are a fantastic accessory that has the power to add a sophisticated touch to a casual outfit or compliment formal attire. Birthstone earrings, in particular, are a popular gift for moms, daughters, wives, sisters, and friends celebrating a milestone, featuring a gemstone that aligns with their birth month.
One of the most popular styles of birthstone earrings is the classic stud earring which features a single gemstone set in a simple gold or silver setting. They are perfect for everyday wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Customize the pair of earrings by choosing a gold or silver setting and selecting the appropriate birthstone, from sapphires for September babies to emeralds to celebrate those born in May.
Birthstone earrings are a great way to show off your birthstone and personalize your jewelry collection, making it a great gift for birthdays as they can be worn for years to come.
Birthstone Necklace Pendants/Charms
If the special person in your life prefers to wear necklaces and charms, then a birthstone charm necklace is a fantastic gift idea. Birthstone pendants and charms for necklaces serve as a special gift, allowing the wearer to dress for any occasion, adding a delicate statement piece that is personalized for them.
There is a range of different necklace types, depending on the individual’s tastes and preferences, from charms on a chain and toggle necklaces to loose charms and gemstones accompanied by a name initial pendant — the options are endless!
One option includes a gemstone on a chain, where the pendant hangs delicately as the center of attention. The simple yet effective design is versatile and elegant, suitable for various occasions.
Birthstone charms are also available as loose items that can be added to an existing necklace or bracelet or attached to a blazer as a brooch! This option offers a versatile way to wear the piece of jewelry, depending on the mood.
If you want to personalize the gift further, you can choose a birthstone necklace where the gemstone rests gently with the birthday person’s initial. The combination creates the perfect gift for those who want to add a personal touch to their jewelry collection.
While some people love to accessorize with earrings, others prefer a delicate chain around their neck. Then, some love beautifying their outfits with a classic bracelet, and that’s where birthstone bracelets come in.
Birthstone bracelets are sophisticated in design and feature a personalized gemstone set in a simple gold or silver setting. They are perfect for everyday wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
Depending on the design, these bracelets can be worn as subtle standalone pieces or layered with other bracelets for a unique look. The bracelets are versatile and can be worn differently to suit a specific style and occasion.
Gold vs. Silver: How to Choose
In the Brook & York birthstone jewelry collection, you can set the stone in gold or silver. But how do you choose?
Comparing Gold and Silver
If you want to go for a traditional and classic option, then gold is your best choice. As a coveted precious metal, gold is valued for its beauty and durability. Gold offers the benefit of being hypoallergenic, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin. At Brook & York, we offer gold jewelry made of 24k gold vermeil, a high-quality form of gold plating, making it an affordable and durable option.
Silver is another popular choice for birthstone jewelry. It is a versatile metal that can be used in various jewelry designs. In most instances, silver is less expensive than gold and more durable. The silver set jewelry options from Brook & York are made with sterling silver, which is lightweight and strong.
Key Considerations Between Gold and Silver
When choosing between gold and silver for birthstone jewelry, it is important to consider your personal preferences, budget, and how you will be wearing the jewelry. When buying a gift, it’s important to put yourself in the wearer’s shoes.
Gold typically offers a more traditional and classic look, while silver is a versatile option. Essentially, the choice is highly personal. Does your loved one wear more gold or silver jewelry? How do their skin tone and clothing preferences complement their birthstone? And what is their lifestyle?
Whichever option you choose, both gold and silver can make beautiful birthstone jewelry that will last for years to come and help you to celebrate your milestones and special moments.
Tips for Accessorizing Birthstone Jewelry
Whether you’ve been gifted a special birthstone jewelry item or you want to give the celebrated individual a few tips on how to make the most of their personalized jewelry, consider the following tips for accessorizing birthstone jewelry.
- Mix and match different styles of birthstone jewelry to create a unique and personalized look.
- Experiment with layering birthstone jewelry for added depth and dimension.
- Consider the occasion or event when choosing birthstone jewelry, as some styles are more formal than others.
- Consider the color of your clothing, skin, and hair when choosing birthstone jewelry and how the colors complement one another.
- Choose the wearer’s style when choosing an appropriate birthstone jewelry piece, as some prefer more delicate pieces, while others prefer bolder, statement pieces.
- Decide which feature you want to accentuate when deciding what jewelry item to choose. For example, earrings draw attention to the face, while a necklace highlights the neckline.
A Timeless Birthstone Jewelry Collection
Birthstone jewelry is a timeless and meaningful way to celebrate milestones and special occasions. From earrings to necklace pendants and charms, and bracelets, there are countless ways to incorporate birthstones into your jewelry collection.
Birthstone jewelry can be set in various metals, including gold and silver, each with its unique properties and advantages. To accessorize birthstone jewelry, you can mix and match different styles, experiment with layering, and dress for the occasion.
Birthstone jewelry is a great way to add a personal touch to any outfit, and it's a timeless way to celebrate the life of the one you love, whether it’s their birthday, anniversary, or graduation!