Many women love to collect jewelry featuring their birthstones and related colors. Here is the list of birthstones along with suggestions of similar jewelry materials. (This is the "modern" birthstone list as recognized by the American National Association of Jewelers.
Use the search box to the left to find birthstone jewelry available in the Rose of Sharon Jewelry galleries.
Info & Ideas
Dark red with orange undertones. Garnet beads can be formal or informal.
Purple shades ranging from pale lilac to deep royal purple.
Clear pale blue/green. Gem-quality aquamarine is expensive. Appearance alternatives are glass and Swarovski® crystal
Diamonds are a girls best friend but one of the many clear Swarovski® crystals are great substitutes
Deep green is prized but rare. Try malachite or a great Czech crystal.
Pearls come in every shape, size and color now - as they are now "farmed" for jewelry! You'll find lots of pearls here. Moonstone is a clear, translucent, silvery reflective stone (difficult to view online) and quality of shimmer varies. All moonstone used by ROSJ artists is of excellent quality.
Dark red with blue undertones. Darker colors are more expensive. Garnet beads often look like ruby. Gem-quality rarely seen in beads. Try Swarovski® crystals and faceted Czech glass.
Spring green tones with a touch of yellow. Fresh look found in beads and faceted gems.
Sapphire can be yellow, blue, pink and with reflective star. Gem-quality is expensive - look for faceted crystals or cubic zircononia
Opal is the "fire" stone with flashes of orange, red, blue, yellow. Expensive, soft stone so beads are rarer. Tourmaline can be blue, green and even watermelon pink with green edges.
Yellow Topaz, Citrine
Topaz - bright yellows. Citrine - yellows and oranges. Similar looks - citrine less expensive but a great choice for beads.
Blue Topaz, Turquoise
Blue Topaz - medium blue. Turquoise - natural stones range from grass green to dark blue-green. Often dyed. Blue Topaz is a clear gemstone. Turquoise is typically enhanced as it is a soft, inconsistently colored opaque stone.