People who have a birthday in December don’t get a fair shake if they have to compete with Christmas for attention on their birthday. I have heard of people who give a big gift at Christmas to their kid and then tell them it is a combination Christmas/Birthday gift. That’s just so unfair to the birthday side of someone’s celebration.
Even if you have a birthday ON Christmas day, you should still have a celebration of the birthday separate from the family’s celebration of Christmas. December can be a great month for birthdays. For example, the month’s birthstone is actually two different stones. One birthstone is turquoise:
The other December birthstone is blue topaz:
Blue topaz looks great when set in sterling silver, platinum or white gold. It also pairs very nicely with white diamonds, which makes a gorgeous cocktail ring or necklace. Even if your birthday is not in December, you might choose blue topaz for a cocktail ring or consolation ring, because it is such a beautiful stone.
My birthday is not in December. I was born in February, so my birthstone is the amethyst. It is not a very manly color, so I’ve never really been interested in buying amethyst jewelry for myself. I prefer gold jewelry. However, I do like buying jewelry for close family members and tried to learn about the different gemstones and what gives a gemstone its value as well as appealing to a person’s preference in styles and settings.
According to the the quick guide I read on the Apples of Gold web site, both diamonds and colored gemstones are rated on the four “C’s,” which are:
Every guy needs to learn about fine jewelry and educated himself on the four Cs of diamonds and colored gemstones. It would also be a good idea to learn about gold, silver, platinum and then also learn about pearls.