Gem Society chart provides the history of each month's birthstone. Visit their
web site here and click on the month you were born.
designing with your birthstone, find gems in your favorite color to inspire
your designs by referencing this gem palette from the American Gem Trade
to download "4 Free Gemstone Jewelry Making Projects" from Beading Daily, which
includes a bonus guide to finding affordable gemstones, the special meaning of
gemstones, and dyed vs. natural gemstones.
As for my
daughter's bracelet, I may string a few of these Swarovski tanzanite-colored
crystals from Fire Mountain Gems or these stunning blue topaz briolettes that I
found on Etsy. She'll be thrilled with either one!
Do you have
tips for designing with birthstones or other gemstones? Share your comments below.
Blair, Managing Editor