Birthstone Gift Guide

People have used gemstones for healing, wisdom, and protection for centuries. The stones have often been thought to hold a special kind of mystical power, with each gemstone bestowing charms to their wearer. Eventually gemstones became attributed to each month of the year, introducing the concept that people born in that month would have the qualities ascribed to that stone.

Giving jewelry embedded with birthstones is a wonderful way to recognize the stones’ significance in someone’s life. Whether you believe the gems exude mystical properties or simply commemorate the birth of your loved one, giving jewelry with birthstones is a great gift idea.

Holly Yashi wants to make your jewelry experience affordable, and for this reason we do not use rare and expensive jewels like diamonds, opals, or rubies. However, you can easily find substitutes to any precious jewel with one of our signature gemstones.

You are also always welcome to call our style consultants at (877) 607-8361 for any extra assistance and they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 
Month
Traditional Gemstone
Non-Traditional Gemstones
Color & Stone Substitutions that are used in Holly Yashi Jewelry
January Garnet Rose Quartz Color: Deep Red, Burgundy
Stones: Garnet
February Amethyst Onyx Color: Purple
Stones: Amethyst, Iolite, Onyx
March Aquamarine Bloodstone Color: Pale Blue
Stones: Aquamarine, Calcite, Chalcedony
April Diamond Quartz Color: Clear
Stones: Crystal, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite
May Emerald Agate
Chrysoprase
Color: Deep Green
Stones: Peridot
June Pearl Alexandrite
Moonstone
Color: White, Beige
Stones: Swarovski Crystal Pearls, Freshwater Pearls, Mother of Pearl
July Ruby Carnelian Color: Deep Red, Burgundy
Stones: Garnet, Carnelian
August Peridot Sardonyx Color: Green
Stones: Peridot
September Sapphire Lapis Color: Deep Blue
Stones: Iolite, Blue Topaz
October Opal Tourmaline Color: Opaque White (with colorful speckles)
Stones: Glass Opal, Rainbow Moonstone, Labradorite, Labradorite
November Topaz Citrine Color: Light Blue, Golden-Yellow
Stones: Blue Topaz, Cubic Zirconia, Calcite, Chalcedony, Citrine
December Turquoise Tanzanite
Zircon
Blue Topaz
Color: Turquoise, Blue-Green
Stone: Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Iolite

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Our handmade jewelry is as unique as the person for whom you are shopping. Our pieces are designed, made, and shipped from start to finish in our northern California studio.

With the broad range of jewelry options available through Holly Yashi you will certainly be able to find a selection for the perfect gift.
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a guide to
anniversary gemstones

Anniversaries are wonderful opportunities to celebrate the love and affection you share with your significant other. Make your anniversary gift as special as the day you’re commemorating with jewelry designed with gemstones and metals specific to your special milestone.
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