Monthly Birthstones/Gemstones & What They Mean

Just like your astrological sign, your birthstone also says a lot about who you are as a person. The month of which you were born can have an impact on your attitude, personality and many different characteristics that you give off to the world. Since each birthstone is a different gemstone, it can make for a very personalized piece of jewelry that will carries both sentimental and emotional value. For this exact reason, birthstone/gemstone jewelry can make an amazing gift to that special loved one on any special occasion.

JANUARY: GARNET

For people born in January, they have Garnet as their birthstone. Though Garnet can be found in many colors, the most common stones come in fiery shades such as red, orange and yellow. Garnets have been used to boost the energy for whoever is wearing them and people with Garnet as their birthstone are usually protectors and are very supportive of their friends and family.

FEBRUARY: AMETHYST

Amethyst usually stands out because of its beautiful purple color. Traditionally, amethysts have been thought to fight off evil and promote peace. People born in February, tend to be honest and courageous when dealing with people and the world around them.

MARCH: AQUAMARINE

Just like its name, the aquamarine stone derives their color from the ocean and are found in a range of different blue shades. Somethings associated with love this stone is also thought to have healing powers. For the people who have an aquamarine birthstone, they tend to prioritize family time.

APRIL: DIAMOND

Diamonds are associated with luxury and glamour, so diamonds are very common among all jewelry wearers. For April babies with a diamond birthstone, they tend to be  more romantic in nature.

JUNE: PEARL

Just like diamonds, pearl jewelry is extremely common, even for those who don’t have a birthday in June. But for those that do have a June birthday, they get to appreciate it in a different way. Associated with modesty, pearls have also been thought to be a sign of a stable relationship, so those who have pearl as a birthstone are considered to be nurtures and tend to have a light hearted personality that will draw others to them.

JULY: RUBY

Known as the “King of Gems”, Ruby’s are usually associated with royalty because of the richness in its color. Though most are a very blood red, the stone can also vary in softer shades of pink. It’s fitting that rubies are seen as a sign of power since they’re associated with royalty. The ruby birthstone helps make a bold statement so it’s no wonder as to why July people are considered to be charismatic and outgoing.

AUGUST: PERIDOT

Used to keep evil and depression away, peridot may not be as well-known as some of the other birthstones. That makes it no less beautiful and unique though! Since peridot isn’t commonly incorporated into mainstream jewelry, this can make peridot jewelry that much more special, since it is rarely worn.

SEPTEMBER: SAPPHIRE

The brilliant blues of sapphire make them standout in jewelry, particularly against a silver or platinum setting. Though rarer, sapphires can also be found in shades of yellow, orange, purple, and green.

For those born in September, sapphires are associated with dignity and September babies usually exhibit traits of honesty and strength, without being overly emotional.

OCTOBER: OPAL

One of the more commonly used stones these days, opals are semi-precious and their luminescent quality is often what makes them stand out. As an actual birthstone, opals are linked with compassion and open-heartedness, and people who wear them exhibit enthusiasm towards the world around them.

NOVEMEBER: TOPAZ AND CITRINE

Both topaz and citrine stones are associated with November birthdays, and both are usually found in shades of yellow, orange and brown. These stones are meant to be good luck for those who wear them and people linked to these birthstones are considered to be fair-minded and friendly.

DECEMBER: TURQUOISE

Closing out the birthstone calendar, Turquoise stones is known for its good fortune and positive energy. This is perfect timing for the season it lands in- often cold and dark, turquoise’s bright hues stand out.

Now that you know everything you need to know about birthstones, from its unique look and style to what it says about the individual wearing it, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test. Shop all of our stone jewelry right here at www.christina-greene.com.

Stone Jewelry by Christina Greene

Stone Jewelry by Christina Greene

Whether or not you believe gemstones are meant for display or decoration, for making wishes or for wearing, there is absolutely no denying their power to attract others. Here at Christina Greene Jewelry we truly have a one-of-a-kind collection that highlights the beauty of natural stones from all over the world. Each piece is designed in our companies studio, here in Houston Texas, and is crafted by a team of skilled artisans in Jaipur. Genuine semi-precious stones and 18k gold plating over hypoallergenic and nickel-free brass are just some of the high-quality hallmarks that go into Christina Greene Jewelry. In the world of semi-precious stones there are so many to pick from, so here are our 2 favorites! 

Turquoise

You can never go wrong with a traditional piece of turquoise jewelry both vintage and new. If you’re like us, you will absolutely LOVE our Turquoise Hoop Earrings. These hoop earrings are a true classic and a must have for anyone. Made from 18K gold over hypoallergenic brass, they will have you be the envy of all your friends. Looking to pair them with something beautiful as well? These Turquoise Hoop Earrings would go perfect with our delicate necklace and stackable ring.

Red Quartz

In 2016, it was a Pantone color of the year, now it’s red quartz. Also know as tangerine quartz or strawberry quartz, it’s transparent with an orange or red cast. Red Quartz is prized for its association with encouraging positive action and producing an abundance of physical energy and clear vitality. Since it has many of the properties of clear quartz, it is considered a dynamic healing tool. One of our favorite pieces is the Dainty 2 Stone Red Quartz Bangle. This stunning bangle is complete with 2 all natural stones and an 18k gold band. Layer this piece with our Dainty 1 Stone Bangle to give yourself a polished and contemporary look.

If you’re looking for your next stoned jewelry piece, look no further then Christina Greene Jewelry. The companies roots date back to 2010, when Christina started hand-making her own jewelry by pairing stone beads such as turquoise stones, amethyst stones, citrine stones and coral with gold plated chains. You are guaranteed to find something you will love and cherish forever. Shop all your stoned jewelry needs today only at www.christina-greene.com.

 

Chrstina Greene Holiday Gift Guide

Chrstina Greene Holiday Gift Guide

The gift giving season is fast approaching and with it, the seemingly never-ending lists of friends and family you need to shop for. At Christina Greene Jewelry, we know how stressful the holidays can be, so we put together a list of some of our favorite Christina Greene Pieces to help you pick the perfect present for that perfect friend or family member. Ranging from 18k Gold Simple Necklaces to Gold Hoop Earrings, you are sure to find something for everybody!

First up we have our best selling, Stackable Ring. Available in nine stones: Turquoise, Lapis, Amethyst, Pyrite, Orange Quartz, Red Quartz, Red Onyx, Pearl and Labradorite, this stunning, stackable ring will have all your friends and family asking for one. This head turning women’s stackable ring has 18k gold plate over hypoallergenic and nickel-free bass, fits sizes 5.5 and up and the dimensions of the stone are 1.3cm x 1.5cm; 1cm. This ring is one our most bought pieces and it’s guaranteed to sell fast so order yours before it’s too late.

Next we have our Christina Greene, 18k Gold Collar. If you have a friend or loved one that loves simple, yet elegant gold jewelry, this is the perfect piece for them. This Gold Collar truly is the perfect choker style necklace to dress up any look. Made from 18k gold over hypoallergenic and nickel free bass, it also features an adjustable opening to fit everyone of all sizes. Pair this women’s choker necklace with our Squash Blossom Pendant, our Southwestern Pendant, Devon Pendant, Bardot Pendant or simply wear it alone.

Looking for a pair of beautiful earrings for your next event? No problem, we have you covered! Our Christina Greene Stud Earrings are the perfect complimentary piece to go with any outfit you choose to wear. Our studs are a serious must-have in your jewelry collection. Perfect for everyday wearing, you’ll want to have every color they come in. 

The holidays are the time for giving, so why not give your closest friends and loved ones something they will use and cherish: Christina Greene Jewelry. Celebrate this holiday season in style and visit www.christina-greene.com for this holiday seasons hottest trends in women’s jewelry.