I am in the process of learning how to add gems and other stones to my jewelry designs. It’s something I had wanted to learn how to do for a long time. I’ve finally learned enough about gems that it was time to give it a shot. One of our first offerings will be two versions of a birthstone pendant.
We are starting fairly simple. The Motherhood Knot pendant and the Mother and Child Knot pendant were the first two we are offering. Since both of these are related to children and parents, they make natural choice for a birthstone pendant.
The birthstones we are using are Swarovski crystals. These are synthetic versions of the gems. The only exception is the stone we are using for June. For that one we have Moonstone instead of crystal.
The crystals and stones in these two designs are 3.0mm to 3.2mm in diameter. We placed them inside the negative space of the Celtic knots. The Motherhood Knot can be bought with up to six birthstones. So far I have only created a version of it with one birthstone and three birthstones as test runs. There are other spots identified for all of the variations. The Mother and Child Knot is simpler. It only has two birthstones, one representing the mother and one representing the child.
See the table below for all of the birthstone choices and the meaning behind each one.
|March||Aquamarine (light blue)||Rapport|
|April||Diamond (clear)||Strength and courage|
|June||Pearl or Moonstone (white)||Love or Fertility|
|July||Ruby (dark red or maroon)||Harmony, or protection|
|August||Peridot (light green)||Purity of spirit|
|September||Sapphire (dark blue)||Loyalty, Honesty|
|October||Opal or Tourmaline (pink)||Hope|
|November||Topaz or Citrine (gold)||Success, Prosperity|
|December||Turqoise (light blue)||Peace, Health|
We have more designs in process that incorporate gems and stones. Please stay tuned for updates as we continue to expand our offerings.