Gemstones and Birthstone Jewelry

Show your loved one you care with our handcrafted birthstone jewelry – a perfect gift for every occasion!  At Jewelry by Liza Shtromberg we offer a variety of rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces in one of a kind designs showcasing beautiful birthstones.

Liza’s Birthstone Chart

January – Garnet

Perfect for the January birthday!  Garnets are a symbol of health and commitment.  Garnets are very durable gems and reflect the deep red seeds of the pomegranate from which they are named. 

February – Amethyst

A symbol of contentment and spirituality, amethyst is a type of purple quartz which can range from deep purple to pale lavender.  Traditionally, amethysts are associated with royalty due to their purple color, and so this aristocratic gemstone can be found in the crown jewels of noble families from Britain, Russia, and Egypt. 

Amethyst Birthstone

March – Aquamarine

  A symbol of courage, aquamarine got its name from the Latin aqua marina or “water of the sea” because its color resembles an ocean wave.  Set in 18k white gold and surrounded by micro pave diamonds, the famous 109.92 carat Hirsch Aquamarine is a beautiful example of a perfect shade of aquatic blue and can be found in the collection of the House of Louis XV.

March Birthstone

April – Diamond

A symbol of raw strength and invulnerability, diamonds are the oldest and hardest minerals known to man.  Diamonds reflect a rainbow of hues and can also be found in a variety of shades including white, pink, green, blue, brown and black.  One of the rarest and oldest diamonds is the 530 carat Star of Africa which rests in the sceptre of the British crown jewels.

May -Emerald

A symbol of beauty and love historically associated with the goddess of Venus, the finest emeralds are as valuable as diamonds.  One of the largest emeralds is the Mogul Emerald which is cut in the form of a rectangular tablet and dates back to 1695.  Islamic prayers decorate this beautiful emerald tablet on one side and on the opposite side the stone is engraved with lavish flowers.  

June- Pearl

A symbol of faith and integrity, pearls are simply fun! They come in a large variety different shades including white, pink, yellow, blue, black, and grey.   A pearl is known to be a stone of innocence, helping one the path toward wisdom and personal growth.

June Birthstone

July – Ruby

A symbol of love and vitality, the ruby is a rich, red gemstone and second only to the diamond in hardness.  Rubies were traditionally mined in India where they were called the ‘king of gemstones’ from the Sanskrit ratnaraj.

July Birthstone

August – Peridot

A symbol of dignity and protection, peridot helps to regulate cycles of life.  Peridots are also one of the oldest gemstones and can be found in Egyptian jewelry as early as 2nd millenium B.C.  Peridot, with its bright apple green color, is a perfect gemstone for a cool summer wardrobe!

August Birthstone

 September – Sapphire

A symbol of serenity and harmony, sapphires are a versatile gemstone and come in many different shades including pink and white though they are mainly a deep blue.  Perhaps the most magnificent specimen of sapphire is the beautiful Star of India which was stolen in 1964 by Murph the Smurf and ransomed for $25,000.

September Birthstone

October – Opal

A symbol of happiness, the opal comes in many different colors ranging from Peruvian Opals with their teal hue to Mexican Fire Opals which flash brilliant red and orange to iridescent opals which reflect all the colors of the rainbow.  

October Birthstone

November – Citrine

Perfect those cool fall months or fresh summer days, yellow citrine reflects the colorful leaves of autumn and can be as light as a sunflower or as deep as amber.  Also known as gold topaz, Madeira, or Spanish topaz; citrine was historically mined in Spain.

November birthstone

December – Turquoise

Turquoise, December’s birthstone, is a soft gemstone and can be found where there are high concentrations of iron or copper.  Friendship, loyalty, and constancy are represented in turquoise, and the gemstone has been particularly valued by the Aztecs who used turquoise to decorate their ceremonial masks.

December Birthstone


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