Though it’s usually most impressive when spotlighting birthstone jewelry to select statement pieces set with large gemstones, it’s often the smaller styles that will sell to customers shopping for birthdays. After all, it’s not that typical for a gift giver to spend thousands of dollars or even more on a major jewel for a birthday-celebrating giftee.
It’s not always the size of a piece of jewelry that matters—we know this. There are so many designs out there that use stones under a carat, or even under half a carat, and they’re impactful. So the key, when sourcing the most intriguing birthstone selection, is to find pieces that do the most with what they have. Whether they feature a meticulously honed setting, a personalized treasure, or something entirely out of the ordinary, there’s more than plenty such pieces to go around.
One of my recent favorites featuring moonstone is this pair of earrings by the New York–based Anne Baker. The designer, who most often works with pearls, had something up her sleeve for June’s other birthstone, too.
These earrings have so much going on, in the best way. First, they’re heart-shape, and the style is like one of those Valentine’s chocolate boxes filled with the most decadent of treasures. Inside, a smattering of pink sapphires brings warm color to a blackened metal background—the loveliest contrast. And then, of course, there’s the center moonstone, the part that pulls you in and mesmerizes, the part that’s going to make many June babies (and anyone moonstone-obsessed, like me) mighty happy.
For those wanting something with a lot less pink, Baker also offers a blue sapphire option, which gives off an almost All Seeing Eye kind of vibe—a gorgeous talisman. You can’t go wrong with either color combination, and the key is that the moonstone glows prominently from both.
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