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Spring Emeralds: the May Birthstone

Capture the freshness of spring with May birthstone jewelry and engagement rings!

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Emerald, the May birthstone, is one of the rarest gemstones out there. Literally meaning “green” in Greek (kind of like an orange being called an orange), emeralds vary from light to intense hues. The better the emerald gemstone’s cut, the richer its color.

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EMERALD JEWELRY: MAY BIRTHSTONE GIFTS

Emeralds represent youthful vitality, which makes them meaningful presents for birthdays. Gift a necklace, bracelet, ring, or earrings with May’s vivid green stone!

Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring

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Emerald Diamond Tennis Bracelet

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Emerald Stud Earrings

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Alternating Emerald Ring

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Oval Halo Emerald Necklace

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Famous Emerald Jewelry

Cleopatra famously obsessed over emeralds – she laid claim over every single emerald mine in Egypt while she was queen. Though they’ve refrained from buying any mines, celebrities like Beyoncé (a.k.a. Queen B), Elizabeth Taylor, Angelina Jolie have also rocked emeralds in their red carpet jewelry.

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EMERALD ENGAGEMENT RINGS: SYMBOLS OF LOVE

The May birthstone is the perfect green light to “Will you marry me?” Choose a ring with emerald side stones or a vibrant center.

Pavé Halo Emerald Engagement Ring

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Pear Shaped Emerald Engagement Ring

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Emerald Pavé Engagement Ring

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Customized Emerald Rings

Want to design your own emerald engagement ring? Get inspired by a few of our favorite customer designs!

Twisted Pavé Emerald Engagement Ring

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Baguette Side-Stone Emerald Engagement Ring

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Famous Emerald Engagement Rings

Celebrities bold emerald engagement rings range from Jackie Kennedy’s brilliant combo of emerald and diamonds to Olivia Wilde’s emerald halo to Zoe Saldana’s emerald center stone.

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Emeralds are said to bring their wearers foresight and good luck…

Do you see an emerald in your future?

Check out our birthstone guides: January Garnets * February Amethysts * March Aquamarines * April Diamonds * May Emeralds * July Rubies * September Sapphires * November Citrines * December Blue Topaz.

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published May 2018. It was updated May 2019.

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Amazing Amethyst: The February Birthstone

Purple it up with an accessory made of amethyst, the February birthstone.

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If you’re considering purchasing an amethyst, now’s a perfect time. Not only is it the February birthstone, but it’s a great way to usher in a bolder, more unconventional new year.

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The February Birthstone: Purple Reign

Prince was famously known as “the Purple One”, but everyone from Katy Perry to Sofia Vergara is posing in purple on the red carpet.

Whether you believe the February birthstone has the power to promote inner peace or you simply like the way it looks, you’ll find the allure of these hand-picked amethysts impossible to resist.

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Amethyst Stud Earrings

These richly hued amethyst stud earrings exude understated elegance, making them a classic choice for your special someone.

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Amethyst and Diamond Butterfly Necklace

Four gorgeous amethysts come together to create a butterfly necklace as intricate and delicate as its namesake.

The February Birthstone: A Purple Past

The February birthstone is as rich with symbolism as it is purple. The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the grape-colored stone could prevent a person from getting drunk, thereby promoting clarity of mind. However, it is the legend of St. Valentine, who wore an amethyst ring while performing illicit marriages, that led to the modern-day practice of giving amethyst jewelry on Valentine’s Day.

The stone itself is a type of quartz mineral, ranging in hue from exquisite lilac to opulent plum. It pairs well with most metal types, complements every skin tone, and can elevate any outfit.

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Amethyst and Diamond Studded Halo Ring

This whimsical cocktail ring features a diamond studded halo that complements the bezel-set center gemstone, adding a stunning pop of color to your everyday look.

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East-West Emerald Cut Amethyst and Diamond Halo Bar Ring

This east-west emerald-cut bar ring straddles the wearer’s finger, creating a charming birthstone bridge. Perfect for the dressiest occasions or as an everyday statement piece.

The February Birthstone: In Pursuit of Purple

Do you see yourself rocking the purple in 2019? Vio-let us know in the comments below or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Snapchat.

While you’re at it, check out our other birthstone guides:
January GarnetMarch AquamarineApril DiamondMay EmeraldJuly RubySeptember SapphireNovember CitrineDecember Topaz

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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published January 2018. It was updated February 2019.

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Yasss Citrine! The November Birthstone

Citrine, the November birthstone, is one of the top-selling yellow gemstones. Here’s why.

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If you’re a lover of citrus fruit and earth tones in general, you’re in for a real treat with this month’s birthstone. Introducing citrine, the vitamin C of gemstones. Citrine gets its succulent-sounding name from its lemon-yellow coloration.

Wearers of the November birthstone are said to experience enlightenment, optimism, warmth, and clarity, as well as a decrease in negative energy. It’s also thought to aid in healing the physical self.

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November Birthstone: Sweet Citrines Are Made of This

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Citrine Diamond Huggie Earrings

Like amethyst, citrine is a variety of quartz – one of the most abundant minerals in the Earth’s crust. Its yellow-to-orange hues are caused by trace amounts of iron in its crystal structure.

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November Birthstone: Few and Far Citrine

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Emerald-Cut Citrine and Diamond Necklace

Given the abundance and variety of quartz, you’d be forgiven for thinking that citrine, too, is a common gemstone. However, natural yellow citrine is actually quite rare.

Nevertheless, the November birthstone is relatively affordable, so you can get a much larger, more ornate stone for your dollar. Citrine’s value is not determined by size, but rather intensity of color. The more intense the color, the more expensive the stone.

Pro tip: Citrine is often mistaken for the more valuable gemstone topaz, which has a similar appearance. Make sure you’re not overpaying for citrine mislabeled as topaz.

November Birthstone: Celebs and Citrine

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Octogan Citrine and Diamond Ring

Kate Middleton may officially go by The Duchess of Cambridge, but we know her simply as the Queen of Citrine. Her ring is estimated to be around five to seven carats, yet surprisingly light on the purse strings.

Another celeb to say Hello to the November birthstone is Adele. The Grammy Award winner swears by citrine and won’t perform without it. She goes so far as to attribute the success of her live shows to the crystal’s supposed powers.

November Birthstone: A Citrine Come True

Do you dream of citrine? Let us know in the comments below or over on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or Twitter.

Check out our previous guides: January garnets, February amethysts, March aquamarines, April diamonds, May emeralds, July rubies.

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Diamond Cluster Earrings and Pendants

Popular since the dawn of jewelry, diamond cluster earrings and diamond cluster pendants provide some serious sparkle.

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Why go for simple luster when you can choose cluster? As opposed to the classic diamond stud earrings, cluster diamond jewelry pieces add extra sparkle by featuring one stone surrounded by similarly sized gems. A breathtaking amount of light reflection ensues.

You can opt to keep it classic or surround your diamond cluster with an additional halo of gemstones.

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Diamond Cluster Earrings & Pendants (or Necklaces)

Ruby Halo and Diamond Cluster Earrings

Ruby slippers, step aside: there’s no place like wherever these ruby halo earrings are shining. This bold statement-making pair is perfect for a night out.

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Floral Diamond Cluster Earrings

Both modern and elegant, these cluster earrings feature five diamond-accented petals. The milgrain detailing in the cluster also softens its overall appearance.

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Lotus Flower Diamond Cluster Earrings

Like the feminine flower after which they are named, these cluster diamond studs fan out into a beautiful and dramatic shape.

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Art Deco Marquise Diamond Cluster Necklace

Reminiscent of the 1920s style of art, this necklace is a gorgeous throwback. Stay classy with vintage yellow gold and a simple geometric pattern.

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Sapphire Halo and Diamond Cluster Necklace

Even the bail of this pendant is encrusted in diamonds, a detail that complements the sweet sapphires’ halo of color.

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Divine Lotus Flower Diamond Cluster Earrings

Time to put the petal to the metal! These floral diamond studs are a spectacular array of brilliance.

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Lusting for clusters? Explore Cluster Diamond Jewelry and check out our Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring guide.

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