Post # 1
Just wondering! I absolutely LOVE gemstone rings, but I always feel like if I get one people will ask “oh, is that your birthstone?”
no. My birthstone is a diamond, so I kind of missed out on all of the birthstone stuff. However my Fiance is a sapphire, so I technically can wear those now for that, but really, does it matter?
I love citrines, and I just know if I get one, everyone will ask why November is important to me. Its just silly.
What do you think?
This is only intended to be fun and get opinions. I obviously don’t think gemstones need to be birthstones.
Post # 3
I don’t even know what most of the gemstones are for, so no.
Post # 4
I don’t think it has to have a meaning, per say. Some people just prefer the color(s) of one type of gem over another. Plus, a lot of birthstones aren’t feasible as e-ring stones because they aren’t durable enough, so I think a lot of women gravitate towards a select few in general.
Post # 5
I like the idea of gemstones having meaning, but I certainly wouldn’t not buy one I liked because it didn’t have meaning.
Post # 6
@MsPoodles: I completely agree!
Post # 7
Sapphire does for me! (its my E-ring) i struggled with a serious health issue for 10 years in my throat, sapphire is said to be healing for that area of the body. So it makes it pretty special for me.
Post # 8
While I liked the whole gemstone/birthstone thing growing up, I don’t think it matters. Whatever you like, you like. I think it’s weird if people ask, honestly. I mean, do people ask if you wear certain colors if they have special meaning? ha. Like, “Your shirt is purple. Does purple have a special meaning for you?” Lol.
Post # 9
Everyone always asks if my ruby engagement ring is mine or FI’s birthstone, but its not. I just love how a ruby looks. No special meaning. So no, you don’t have to have special meaning behind it, but be prepared for people to ask. I’ve never had anything additional said after “No, I just like rubies.” though, so I don’t suppose it is an issue that people ask.
Post # 10
My birthstone is a diamond, too, and I agree with you. I love sapphires, and I have several. I also have a ruby ring, an opal ring, a tanzanite, ring, and rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc. that feature blue topaz stones, amethysts, and peridot stones. Like you, I have been asked if the particular gemstone I’m wearing is my birthstone. I, of course, tell them no.
Post # 11
My e-ring is a garnet, which if I remember right is the birthstone for January. Nothing significant about January for us – no birthdays, didn’t meet in January, didn’t get engaged in January, etc. I just love the look of this particular kind of garnet!
Post # 12
I imagine because gemstone rings aren’t as common, that people assume they must have special meaning and that’s why they were chosen?
Personally I want a pink sapphire ring because I love pink…that’s enough meaning for me! 🙂
Post # 13
eh, birth stones are birth stones, I have more jewlery with gemstones in them becuase the colour has a meaning for us. My wedding band has blue sapphires becuase the first time Fiance proposed it was with a piece of blue beach glass (I obviously didn’t want a piece of glass in my ring though) No one has asked me yet if it is my birth stone.
Post # 14
No. My first two rings were blue sapphires. While my family does have a tradition of sapphires, I just like sapphires. My birthstone is a ruby, which is a red sapphire, though!
My husband has blue sapphires, he just loves blue with white (metal & diamonds).
I have citrines, yellow topaz etc rings. I just love the colour and it suits me. My new rings have small champagne and chocolate diamonds as again, love the colour!
Post # 15
Generally no, I just buy whatever color I like. But I do want an amethyst (husbands birthstone) ring, and a citrine ring (my sisters).
Post # 16
I wrote “yes” but for me its not so much the month but the tradition/stories behind the stone. I would want it to fit the occasion. For example, for an Engagement Ring I would want a stone that meant love, fidelity, etc.