River Jewelry offers a full line of traditional birthstone earrings, pendants, and rings that make wonderful personalized gifts for family members. Select from our extensive inventory of loose, handpicked gemstones. All of our stones are natural — we carry no synthetics. Most stones can be set in a traditional mounting within 24 hours, often in the same day.
Birthstones by Month
Garnet — Ranging in color from red to golden orange brown to deep reddish purples. Rhodolites, typically a magenta type color, are often particularly brilliant. Higher priced varieties are green tsavorites and demantoids.
Amethyst — A variety of quartz. Light to dark royal purple.
Aquamarine — A pale but bright blue stone. A recent find in Africa has yielded darker blue stones.
Diamond — Our inventory always includes numerous diamond pendants and earrings in price ranges appropriate for most gift circumstances.
Emerald — A variety of beryl. No other green stone can quite match the intense color of an emerald. Natural emeralds contain inclusions referred to as “jardin” (garden).
Alexandrite — A variety of chrysoberyl that changes color depending on the light spectrum, from violet to green. Rare and quite expensive. Pearls are often used as an alternate for June.
Ruby — Not many people know that ruby and sapphire are the same material: corundum. When corundum has the red color imparted by chromium, we call it ruby. After diamond, ruby and sapphire are the hardest natural stones. Ruby ranges in color from hot pink to deep red, sometimes with a hint of violet or orange.
Peridot — Pale yellowish green to a medium green. A fantastically cut peridot with a deep and even color saturation can make for an impressive show on a much shorter budget than more prestigious stones.
Sapphire — Corundum, in every color but red, is called sapphire. Like ruby, it’s harder than all other colored stones. A deep azure blue, called “ceylon”, is considered the most desirable color, but every color of the rainbow is available, and many pinks, yellows, and greens are wonderfully bright. Due to its hardness it’s an excellent choice for a ring.
Opal — Intensely multicolored silicate. Opal is one of our specialties, and we have many beautiful earrings, pendants and rings with Australian and Ethiopian opal.
Topaz — Most topaz available today ranges in color from sky blue to a strong dark blue. Like peridot, topaz can sometimes be an amazingly bright and stunning stone for the price. We also carry natural yellow, golden brown, and imperial color topazes.
Zircon — A natural stone (having nothing to do with cubic zirconia) mined in Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and other locations. The material is doubly refractive, making it intensely brilliant and pleasing to the eye. Blue zircon tends to look like a brighter, slightly green version of topaz. Other colors, such as golden, green, or brown, are also available.