2020.11.07 Jewellery Column

Coloring Wedding Rings with Birthstones 【December-February Edition】

Adding Memories Together

December, January, and February bring us closer to a season filled with special celebrations.

For couples who have cherished memories from Christmas or Valentine's Day spent together, incorporating a color stone that corresponds to a significant month—like a birthday or an anniversary—into a ring can make it feel even more special.

This time, we introduce the birthstones: tanzanite, garnet, and amethyst for December, January, and February, respectively.



December Birthstone: Tanzanite




Named after the beautiful gradient seen from dusk to night around Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, tanzanite's enchanting violet color is its allure.


It's a commercial name for the blue variety of zoisite found in Tanzania.

The stone symbolizes "success" and is believed to "guide life towards a positive direction," making it fitting for couples embarking on new journeys.

Tanzanite has a lower hardness and is among the more easily damaged gems, possessing a characteristic which makes it particularly prone to chipping in certain directions, thus requiring careful handling.




January Birthstone: Garnet


Garnet is well-known for its deep red color, but it also comes in green and orange.


Its vibrant color doesn't fade even without heat treatment, offering a natural and transparent beauty.

The gem symbolizes "chastity," "truth," "fraternity," and "fidelity," embodying "trust and love."

Thanks to its high hardness and easy handling, it is suitable for daily wear, making it perfect for wedding bands.



February Birthstone: Amethyst


Amethyst, a type of quartz, had been historically revered and used as a protective amulet and in ceremonies for its noble purple color.

The gem language includes "sincerity" and "peace of mind."

It also has meaning of "guardian stone of love" and "defend true love," ideal for signifying the completion of love.

Believed to have strong healing effects, amethyst can calm high spirits and promote calmness, serving as a protective charm for couples spending a long time together.



Choosing a Birthstone with Meaning


We often hear in our atelier, "I don't particularly like my birthstone."

There's no rule that you must choose your birthstone for your ring.

Choosing a color stone that resonates with both of you adds a special touch to your ring.


Take your time to select a gemstone that you feel connected to, whether it's your favorite color, a lucky color, a stone with a meaningful gemstone saying, or your partner's birthstone.


At ith, our "concierges" who assist in designing the rings, support selecting the perfect gemstone through consultation.

Each gemstone varies in care, characteristics, and durability. 


Our craftsmen ensure that the chosen color stone for your lifelong wedding ring has the appropriate durability before proceeding with production. 

The Custom-Made of ith

At ith's atelier, a wide range of gemstone sizes are available, from small accent gems to center stones for engagement rings. Feel free to consult about your needs.





《Birthstone Columns》


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Coloring Wedding Rings with Birthstones 【December-February Edition】