Do you know what your birthstone is? Check this list of any new york jewelry with lovely birthstones! They are available at our flagship store noi.
Did you know February’s birthstone is the Amethyst? This historic gemstone comes in purple or violet and is a variety of quartz. It’s been used for adornment since ancient Egypt, and even English regalia were decorated with amethyst to symbolize royalty! The amethyst is also known for its long list of healing properties. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore this purple gemstone to prevent drunkenness, and to keep the wearer’s mind clear and cool-headed. We’re not entirely convinced that this gemstone will prevent a hangover, but we do believe wearing a pair of our vine earrings with Amethyst will certainly give you confidence and style! February birthdays rejoice! Your birthstone is one of royalty and a rich history.
March’s birthstone is the serene aquamarine, a soothing gemstone that ranges in color from sea green to sky blue. We think it’s quite fitting that its name comes from the Latin words for water (aqua) and sea (marinus)! The gentle color of the aquamarine is said to keep the wearer’s mind calm and balanced. Even though it’s well-known, some people categorize aquamarine as unexciting and cheap, but this is far from accurate. It comes from the Beryl family, which makes it a cousin of the emerald. In fact, emerald refers to green beryl while aquamarine is blue beryl. Did you know the majority of the aquamarines found today are mined in Brazil? Our earrings from Geometric series feature a stunning hand-cut aquamarine from Brazil, and are perfect for complimenting your spring and summer wardrobe!
April birthstone is the illustrious diamond. It remains one of the most desirable gemstones because of its hardness and high dispersion of light, making it perfect for everyday jewelry like rings and stud earrings. Although colorless diamonds are the most renowned, diamonds can have various colors such as brown/cognac, yellow, pink, and even black. Diamonds have been used for thousands of years in jewelry design and decorative items, and the name comes from the Ancient Greek “adāmas” which means unbreakable. It has been claimed to have supernatural powers like protection from insanity and dispelling vain fears. We have several designs that feature this alluring gemstone including these lovely diamond studs!
How much do you know about pearl or moonstone? If your birthday falls in June, you get to pick two beautiful birthstone options of either pearl or moonstone. Lucky you! The simmering moonstone is associated with the moon and was the stones of the goddess Diana. It is known to bring wearer good fortune, enhances intuition, and offer protection. We love the soft and subtle glow of moonstone that has some sparks of bluish or even reddish color in it! Actually, this is one of any new york's favorite and popular stones, as this romantic milky-white color makes you look feminine.
Pearl comes in many different varieties including saltwater or freshwater and natural or cultivated. Pearls are one of the only gemstones to come from a living sea creature, and also requires no faceting or polishing process to show their natural beauty. Although most commonly found in white or cream, pearls can also come in yellow, green, black, blue, or even pink. We often feel that no matter what kind of design, the jewelry with pearl makes the wearer elegant and sophisticated. What a magical gem!!
July’s birthstone is the red ruby, and is said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love. This romantic gemstone’s color ranges from vermillion to red, but if the color is too light, it’s considered a colored sapphire. Ruby is a variety of corundum, which is in the same family as sapphire, and is extremely durable and perfect for everyday wear. We have several styles of necklaces featuring antique cut rubies as well as earrings with “pigeon blood” rubies. There’s no better way to show your love than with this lovely gemstone!