Do you have a loved one who has a birthday coming up soon? While birthdays are fun to celebrate, it can be stressful to figure out what to get them on their special day. If they are particularly important to you, you can’t just get them a card assuming that it will be enough to show them how much you love and appreciate them.
If you’re searching for the perfect present for someone you love, you should get them a beautiful piece of jewelry. There are many design jewelers in West Hempstead, NY that can help you find the perfect item of jewelry. However, there are so many different kinds that it may be hard to know what to get them: gold, diamonds, gemstones, rings, bracelets, necklaces. Whether a necklace or a ring, the best option is to buy them something with their birthstone on it. When you’re unsure what birthday present to get a loved one from a jewelry store in West Hempstead, NY, consider getting them something with their birthstone on it.
The birthstone for January is garnet, a deep red gem. The word garnet originates from the Latin word “granatum” meaning “pomegranate”, as the shiny red gemstone matches the appearance of a pomegranate seed. While it can come in many different colors, the red garnet is the most traditional.
February’s birthstone is amethyst, a gem that alternates between purple, violet, and lavender colors. The name for amethyst comes from the Ancient Greek word “methustos” which means “intoxicated”. You can find amethyst at any jewelry store in Nassau County. The gemstone’s stark, bright color is a great distraction from February’s dreary weather.
In contrast to the brightly colored gemstones of January and February, March’s birthstone is aquamarine, a greenish-blue stone. Its meaning matches its color: the Latin words “aqua” and “marina” mean “water” and “the sea”. The colors can vary from ocean blue to sea-green, making it the perfect gemstone of tranquility.
The birthstone for April is the stone that everyone is most aware of and the most traditional stone in jewelry: diamonds. The word diamond is derived from the Greek words “adamas” and “diaphanus”, meaning “unbreakable” and “transparent”. Diamonds can come in a variety of colors: brown, yellow, red, green, and more. However, if you’re unsure which color to get, you can never go wrong with a traditional, transparent diamond.
Next comes May and its birthstone: the emerald. Emerald is derived from the Greek word translating to “green”, “smaragdus”. As the word implies, emeralds are a deep, majestic green-colored gemstone that often can be a symbol of rebirth, just as May is the rebirth of the season summer.
Pearls are the birthstone of June. Pearls are special because unlike other gemstones that are formed on Earth, they grow inside oysters and mussels from grains of sand. Pearls can come in many colors that you can buy at any jewelry store: creamy white, pink, blue, and more.
The birthstones of July are rubies. The Latin word “rubeus”, meaning “red”, perfectly describes these gorgeous gemstones. These bright red gems make the perfect necklace to give to a loved one who was born in July.
The next birthstone comes in many shades of green, such as olive, yellow-green, and pure green. The gem peridot has a name derived from the Arabic word “faridat” meaning “gem”. Its green color is the perfect for jewelry to pair with the leaves of trees, which in the next coming months will start to change color and fall in Nassau County.
The next birthstone can come in many different colors (all except red), but the traditional color for September is blue. The sapphire gets its name from the Latin word “sapphirus” meaning “blue stone”. This bright blue stone is perfect to celebrate your loved one’s birthday.
The color of the birthstone for October is hard to describe, as it reflects more than one color. The gemstone opal, which originates from the Greek word “opallios” meaning “to see a change in color”, is iridescent, reflecting the colors of the rainbow when shown in the light. The majestic gem fits perfectly in a necklace or ring.
November’s birthstone’s name is derived not from a word, but a place: “Topazios”, the Ancient Greek name for St. John’s Island in the Red Sea. Topaz is a gemstone that, while it comes in many colors, traditionally is yellow. The warm yellow tone of Topaz is perfect for when all of the yellow leaves are falling and the cold weather is approaching in West Hempstead, NY.
Finally, the birthstone for December is turquoise, a greenish-blue stone with a dark marble design. The name is derived from a French term, “pierre turquoise” which means “Turkish Stone”. The cool tone of the gem is ideal for the cold month of December.
When you decide to purchase your loved one an item of jewelry with their birthstone on it as a gift from design jewelers in Nassau County, call Roma Jewelry at 516-795-8843 today. You can browse our website to see our wide assortment of rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with your loved one’s birthstone.