Welcome to FavoriteBlings,
unique USA handmade
statement necklaces

since 2008.

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Bibs, y-drops, 
y-dangles, chokers 
and lariats -- big, bold, 
posh, sexy, edgy, chunky,
 runway ready opulent jewelry that radiates elegance and unmatched originality, forever 
jewelry you can 
wear with pride.

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You are my #1 priority. 
From satisfaction 
guaranteed, to honesty in 
my dealings, to great care
 in wrapping and shipping, 
I want your FavoriteBlings 
experience to be superb!

I work hard to protect 
my reputation and am 
committed to upholding 
the highest standards in 
quality, sales and 
customer service

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You get the best quality
jewelry components in 
USA handmade 
FavoriteBlings
gemstone statement
necklaces, the best 
customer service, and
best jewelry gift selection 
for any occasion.

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If you're not 100% happy 
with any FavoriteBlings purchase, you can return it. 

So shop with 
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for yourself or 
someone special, for
Christmas, Birthday,
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Bride or Bridesmaid,
Wedding day,
Mother's Day,
Anniversary,
or no particular reason,
because it just feels good.




My FavoriteBlings Retro 
section offers rare well 
made 80s and 90s glamour, 
chic authentic vintage 
statement jewelry, 
NYC designer studio 
and solid sterling pieces,
true Taxco Mexico fine 
solid sterling silver 
artisan signed jewelry, 
solid 14K and 18K gold 
vintage dazzlers, and 
other hard to find high 
end legitimate sublime
retro jewelry classics
that stand the test of time.

So pick your era, make 
a statement -- exquisite, unique modern hand
crafted drama, or 
sublime, precious vintage.
 
Whether it's the 20th 
or 21st century, every FavoriteBlings piece is genuine, remarkable, and satisfaction guaranteed. 

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At Etsy, my 
FavoriteCollectibles 
shop still features rare 
authentic vintage and 
antique jewelry, 
genuine bakelite bangles, 
celluloid bling, 1940s 
seamed Cuban heel 
nylon stockings, 
19th century 3-D 
stereoview cards, tiny 
Little Leather Library 
books and more from 
the 1890s to 1990s -- 
see my other Etsy shop, 
FavoriteCollectibles.

IMPORTANT:
Return Policy is 
different in my 
FavoriteCollectibles 
shop at Etsy -- so if 
you shop there, please 
read the Return/Refund 
Policy before you buy. 


 

BIRTHSTONES LIST & BRIEF HISTORY

 
A PLANET-WIDE APPRECIATION OF BIRTHSTONES CELEBRATED BY 
DIVERSE PEOPLES WORLDWIDE OVER THE MILLENNIA

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The concept of birthstones dates back thousands of years. Birthstones were worn by ancient 
Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Incas, Aztecs and Persians who believed that gems had curative 
and protective powers. 

Some believe that the original connections between gemstones and the months of the year evolved 
from twelve stones that were mentioned in the Bible. This connection dates back to the breastplate 
of Aaron, who was a Hebrew high priest, and mentioned in the book of Exodus. 

The Bible records that God ordered Aaron to create a breastplate with twelve gemstones. Some 
believe they represented the twelve tribes of Israel, some say each gem represented one the twelve 
months of the year and eventually, and even in those distant times, the twelve stones were linked 
to twelve zodiac signs. 

There were also myths and legends over the many centuries and gems were considered powerful 
healing and protective amulets and talismen, and safeguards for the soul. And not all cultures agreed 
on which gems should correspond to each month. As human history marched on, diverse lists of 
birthstones evolved, based for the most part on gemstone availability in that region and its price. 

Taking a more modern look at the evolution of birthstones, we learn that the custom of a person 
wearing and giving birthstone jewelry is believed to have become popular in Poland during the 16th 
or 17th century.

That said, across time and across the planet, gemstones set aside as birthstones by peoples of diverse 
global cultures have come to be quite varied, yet these gems are bestowed the same reverence -- all 
are representative of the symbolism of wearing a precious gemstone that honors the month of the 
wearer's birth.

Today's modern birthstones were first compiled by the National Association of Jewelers in the US 
who created a birthstone list back in 1912. But the birthstone designations that I uncovered actually 
have not only these modern roots, but also have traditional, mystical, ayurvedic, sun/star signs, zodiac, 
talismanic, planetary, society-based, cultural and religious origins.

In other words, my birthstone list below features not only familiar (jewelers') birthstones for each 
month, but also lists multiple gemstones that I researched to honor the beliefs, customs, superstitions, 
legends, myths, celebrations and long-held traditions of diverse peoples worldwide.

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JANUARY -- TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE - GARNET

Other stones associated with the month of JANUARY are emerald, ruby, agate, lapis lazuli, onyx, amethyst, jasper, moss agate, 
opal, sugilite, turquoise, coral, rose quartz, sapphire, and serpentine

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FEBRUARY  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE  - AMETHYST

Other stones associated with the month of FEBRUARY are bloodstone, garnet, moss agate, opal, sugilite, turquoise, jasper, 
aquamarine, bloodstone, jade, rock crystal, sapphire, onyx and topaz

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MARCH  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES BLOODSTONE AND AQUAMARINE

Other stones associated with the month of MARCH are jade, jasper, opal, amethyst, sapphire, ruby, diamond, and topaz

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APRIL  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE - DIAMOND

Other stones associated with the month of APRIL are opal, sapphire, bloodstone, topaz, jasper, coral, amber, turquoise, emerald, 
moonstone, aventurine, pearls, and garnet

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MAY  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE - EMERALD

Other stones associated with the month of MAY are sapphire, agate, carnelian, coral, turquoise, tourmaline, aventurine, pearls,  
jade, garnet, amber, rose quartz, tiger's eye, chrysoprase, citrine, and white sapphire

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JUNE  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES - PEARL AND ALEXANDRITE

Other stones associated with the month of JUNE are moonstone, agate, chalcedony, emerald, chrysoprase, tiger's eye, white sapphire, 
ruby, sapphire, turquoise, citrine, and rhodalite

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JULY  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE - RUBY

Other stones associated with the month of JULY are carnelian, sapphire, onyx, sardonyx, emerald, moonstone, pearl, diamond, 
tourmaline and turquoise

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AUGUST  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES - PERIDOT AND SARDONYX

Other stones associated with the month of AUGUST are diamond, sapphire, ruby, alexandrite, carnelian, tourmaline, onyx, citrine, 
zircon, jade, and jasper

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SEPTEMBER  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE - SAPPHIRE

Other stones associated with the month of SEPTEMBER are agate, moonstone, zircon, peridot, sardonyx, citrine, carnelian, jade, 
jasper, opal, and lapis lazuli.

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OCTOBER  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES - OPAL AND PINK TOURMALINE

Other stones associated with the month of OCTOBER are jasper, aquamarine, coral, beryl, peridot, sapphire, lapis, agate, topaz, 
garnet, ruby, and amethyst

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NOVEMBER  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONE - CITRINE

Other stones associated with the month of NOVEMBER are topaz, pearl, chrysoprase, beryl, aquamarine, garnet, ruby, amethyst, 
sapphire, and turquoise

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DECEMBER  --  TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES - BLUE TOPAZ AND TURQUOISE

Other stones associated with the month of DECEMBER are blue zircon, tanzanite, apatite, lapis, onyx, ruby, chrysoprase, agate, 
garnet, amethyst, sapphire, and beryl

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Please note that this birthstone list is intended purely for entertainment purposes only.  I hope you enjoy!
And be sure to check out gemstone metaphysical properties, too. Thanks for visiting.

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