We offer three types of birthstone beads when designing our birthstone bracelets. Each of the three color charts reflect the exact crystal or gemstone that we use in the creation of our birthstone bracelets, the three types of birthstone crystals and gemstones are explained further below, apart from birthstones we also offer a reference chart that displays all of our natural grade A precious and semi-precious gemstones detailed by color, cut, clarity and sizes we have available:
First, the Czech Fire Polished Preciosa Jablonex Lead Free Glass Crystals are offered in our infant, children and adult jewelry collections. These beads are round and faceted in shape and also offer a beautiful softer shine to each crystal. These beads are recommended to be used when designing birthstone bracelets for babies and children as they are lead free. The highly compressed glass beads and very durable crystals use an intense fire process from the core of the bead when making them. They are very strong and durable, smooth and soft in appearance, very beautiful for anyone to wear.
Second, the Natural and Traditional Birthstones Gemstones in either the Semi-precious or Precious Gemstones We offer a complete and unique natural birthstone in all of the birth months from January to December. These stones range from a Grade A to Grade AAA quality. We offer three of the four precious gemstones which are sapphire (September), ruby (July) and emerald (May). For the month of April we use a clear crystal quartz and white mother of pearl instead of the diamond for April which for the traditional stones of April birth month are either diamond / quartz / or white mother of pearl.
Third, the Swarovski CrystalsTM round and bicone shaped birthstone crystals are only offered in adult style bracelets. Swarovski CrystalsTM indeed are true genuine crystals - this is why their quality displays a true brilliance and shine to each bead. These beads do contain lead in the core of the bead itself, they have a protective matrix with in the bead to contain the lead from being released into your skin or being absorbed into your skin, the crystals do not pose any health issues when being worn. However, we do not use these crystals for infant and children's bracelets. We have provided some links to Health Canada and the US CPSIA on our product safety page. Then we also use the Czech Fire Polished Preciosa (previously known as Jablonex) Lead Free Glass Crystals for adult style bracelets.
Fourth, the Natural Gemstones Reference Chart is all of the natural semi-precious grade A to Grade AA gemstones that we offer in our on-line store, or that you can use as a resource when you want to use our free design services and design a certain jewelry piece. It is great reference upon ordering one of bracelets that gives you a selection on various types of gemstones. You can see the color, cut, clarity that we offer of the gemstone before ordering.
Please click below to view each birthstone color chart: