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Birthstones at Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery

Birthstones Sapphire Rings, pink sapphire, green sapphire with gold bezel and deep blue sapphire.

Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery introduces fine craft aficionados to the mystery and elegance of birthstones.  The gallery represents over 50 individual jewelers whose work often involves classic and modern interpretations of gemstone Jewelry.

The beauty of a gemstone set in precious metal, or a strand of beautiful gemstone beads can be satisfying to the eyes and the hands. A piece of jewelry can also possess spirit and power. Whether self defined or based on ancient wisdom, the meanings are significant. Physical properties, design, balance of the artistic vision contribute to our enjoyment of handcrafted jewelry, as well.

As we discover the writing and history about stones, their physical composition, origins and attributes, we will use contemporary examples by artists whose work is represented in the gallery. We welcome feedback and hope to make this informative and fun for those seeking stones for pleasure and meaning.

Birthstone List adopted by the National Association of Jewelers in 1912.

January – Garnet

February – Amethyst

March –Aquamarine

April – Diamond

May – Emerald

June – Pearl, Moonstone

July – Ruby

August – Peridot

September – Sapphire

October –  Opal, Tourmaline

November – Topaz

December – Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli

“The love of precious stones is deeply implanted in the human heart, and the cause of this must be sought not only in their coloring and brilliancy but also in their durability. All the fair colors of flowers and foliage, and even the blue of the sky and the glory of the sunset clouds, only last for a short time, and are subject to continual change, the sheen and coloration of precious stones are the same to-day as they were thousands of years ago and will be for thousands of years to come. In a world of change, this permanence has a charm of its own that was early appreciated.” – Preface, The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by George Frederick Kunz, 1913©