A family birthstone necklace is a thoughtful gift from either grandchildren or children. They are a wonderful way to remind Grandma or Mom how much you love her. Birthstone necklaces are among the most popular gifts for Mother’s Day, birthday, Christmas, or any special gift-giving occasion.
About Grandma Birthstone Necklaces
If you want to show Grandmother how much you love her, a birthstone necklace is the perfect way. Most necklaces for Grandmother contain her grandchildren’s birthstones. They can be further personalized with the grandkids’ names.
Some Nana necklaces also have a special place for the grandmother’s birthstone. The grandmother’s birthstone is usually place higher, or at least separately, from the grandchildren’s stones to signify her special relationship.
How to Choose the Best Grandma Birthstone Necklace
First make sure that you have the birthdates (or at least the birth months) of each of the grandchildren. You’ll need to know this to order the proper birthstones. The jeweler or online store should have a list of the birthstones, but here’s one just in case:
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine or Bloodstone
- May: Emerald
- June: Pearl or Moonstone
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot or Sardonyx
- September: Sapphire or Lapis Lazuli
- October: Opal or Pink Tourmaline
- November: Topaz or Citrine
- January: Turquoise or Zircon
Choose the Type of Metal
Necklaces for grandmother come in gold, white gold, and sterling silver. Usually your grandmother will have a preference for one type of metal. You can either ask her or just see what type of jewelry she usually wears.
Gold is probably the most popular choice for grandma necklaces, with yellow gold being more popular than white gold. Stainless steel is a wonderful choice and is much more economical than gold. White gold is a popular alternative for people who like the look of sterling silver, but prefer gold jewelry. White gold is quite a bit more expensive, however.
Grandma Necklace Designs
Now that you’re figured out the type of metal, think about what sort of design Nana would like her pendant to be. The hands-down favorite is a heart shaped pendant, but there are scores of other pendant shapes. Some other popular Grandma pendant shapes include: Tree of Life, Cross, Circle Pendants, Celtic knot, Irish Claddagh, or Key to Grandma’s Heart.
Each Grandma birthstone necklace is custom-made to fit your family’s unique design, so the delivery times can run a bit longer. For most jewelers the average manufacturing time is 5-7 days; you’ll need to add shipping time to that.