Truly, there are not many things that check off the qualities that make for a perfect gift like birthstone necklaces. First of all, they are easy to gift to literally any person — even (or especially) yourself. Second, a great gift is almost always something personal. Check! Third, birthstone necklaces can range up toward heirloom quality, meaning this is something that can be used often AND will last a long time. And finally, birthstone necklaces come in a wide variety of styles, price ranges, and designs meaning there’s a perfect necklace out there for everyone.
Birthstone necklaces can be personalized to the receiver’s own birth month or to someone close to them — a partner, child, or family member. Several of the necklaces below can add on pendants or stones to represent more than one person. What we’re re-iterating here is the simple fact that if you need a perfect gift, you cannot go wrong with a birthstone necklace! With that in mind, we’ve selected our absolute favorite necklaces for every month of the year. Let’s have a look!
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Where to Buy Birthstone Necklaces
Several jewelers offer some version of birthstone jewelry. We’ve narrowed our favorites to necklaces from both small businesses and brands we know and wear.
January Birthstone Necklaces
Maya Brenner is a GWS team favorite for her initial necklaces, so we’re super excited about these delicate asymmetrical birthstone iterations! This is definitely and heirloom-quality piece.
If the wearer is into astrology then this necklace with the added zodiac pendant is a clear winner.
This necklace comes in silver, gold, or rose gold and features an ethically sourced raw gemstone. To up the personalization factor, no two necklaces are the same as each stone is unique in its size, shape, color variations, and texture.
February Birthstone Necklaces
A stunning piece that looks good AND does good. Jeweler Tai Rittichai employs some of the finest artisans in Thailand while supporting their communities with each purchase.
An iconic Kendra Scott setting filled with the wearer’s birthstone. This one is a classic.
For something delicate and different, this stunning teardrop necklace layers beautifully with a choker and is available in 18k gold and platinum.
March Birthstone Necklaces
For the vintage lover, this vintage-inspired pendant necklace is simply perfect.
There are several ways to personalize this necklace, from the number of stones to the chain length and metal. No matter what you choose, it’s a lovely delicate option.
Add on the wearer’s initial or leave it off — either way, it’s uniquely special.
April Birthstone Necklaces
This hairline diamond necklace is barely there and yet SUCH a showstopper.
There’s a reason that a classic is a classic. The tennis necklace is style that lasts!
And for something a little different, this moon pendant is a stunner. You can even personalize the moon to the phase it was on the day she was born!
May Birthstone Necklaces
Catbird designs some of our favorite jewelry, period. The Brooklyn-based jewelry brand designed this necklace with emerald, diamonds, and yellow gold — a perfect trio.
This hammered bar necklace is personalized with your choice of precious metal and genuine emerald.
Prefer something totally unique and a little rough around the edges? These raw gemstones are set as a pendant on your choice of chain.
June Birthstone Necklaces
Take a close look at this beauty — a classic design that’s actually super dainty and stunningly pretty.
How gorgeous is this arc necklace? A slight ombré effect hanging from a delicate gold chain.
July Birthstone Necklaces
The tiniest little raindrop with the perfect drop of ruby.
Possibly the most romantic option — how perfect is a little ruby heart?
This dainty necklace features a row of natural rubies on the chain option of your choice.
August Birthstone Necklaces
This classic design is made for layering and everyday wear.
This beautiful peridot necklace is handmade in NYC and sits on a subtle chain just below the collarbone.
Here’s a stunning option with a celestial touch — we love a moon motif! And even better with pretty Peridot gems.
September Birthstone Necklaces
This darling sapphire necklace is suited for everyday modern wear with a romantic nod toward the past.
A tiny twinkling sapphire sits at the end of this dainty choker necklace.
This minimalist necklace is totally unique and hangs from real 14k gold. How stunning is that flower design?
October Birthstone Necklaces
October is unique to all the other months in that it boasts two birthstones! Traditionally, October is represented by Opal, but you’ll also see a more modern Pink Tourmaline gem. This necklace is one of our faves if you prefer the latter!
But OH, how we love opal! This teardrop opal necklace catches the light just right. Perfect if you prefer iridescent over pink!
One more pink tourmaline we love — this gold layered necklace with gems around the chain. So pretty!
November Birthstone Necklaces
November’s birthstone is topaz and this pendant necklace with the zodiac sign included is such a cute one.
Here’s a delicate version that really captures the stunning color — and the meaning, too!
Finally, you can truly personalize this necklace with chain options and adding an initial pendant.
December Birthstone Necklaces
And now, we’ve reached December! This side letter necklace can be personalized with gems letters to represent family members.
Here’s another necklace with the option to add more than one birthstone — but how pretty is that blue topaz!
Finally, we reach this stunner by Local Eclectic! A blue topaz stone surrounded by pretty cubic zirconia. What a perfect gift for a December birthday!