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National Jewelry Day: Shine Bright

illustrated diamond with traditional roses and sparkles around it

Amongst the many lesser-known holidays, there’s one that every jewelry enthusiast should mark on their calendar: March 13th, or National Jewel Day.

If you love all things sparkly, shiny, crystalline, and pearlescent, this is the holiday for you. It’s the perfect day to give some beautiful new earrings or other body jewelry to the important people in your life (and to yourself!). Any jeweled gift sends a special message, but if you want your gift to say something truly personal this National Jewel Day, we’ve got some ideas for you.

Birthstone Body Jewelry

Birthstone-colored body jewelry is an excellent National Jewel Day gift for almost anyone. From your significant other to your friends to your mother or daughter, birthstone-colored jewelry will show them that you’re thinking about them and that you want every one of their days to be special. You can look for specific jewel colors in our store by selecting the color name next to the gemstones listed below using the color filter. Keep in mind when browsing our selection that all of our jewels and opals are synthetic, not actual gemstones.

If you’re not sure of your special someone’s birthstone color, you can find it here:

  • January: Garnet/Dark Red
  • February: Amethyst/Dark Purple
  • March: Aquamarine/Aqua
  • April: Diamond/Crystal
  • May: Emerald/Dark Green
  • June: Pearl/Aurora Borealis
  • July: Ruby/Light Red
  • August: Peridot/Light Green
  • September: Sapphire/Capri or Light Blue
  • October: Opal/White Opal
  • November: Citrine/Topaz
  • December: Turquoise/Dark Blue

To find the color you’re looking for, browse our selection of jeweled studs, earrings, or belly button rings by jewel color using the filter tool on the left. Many pieces will also allow you to select a color when you put the item into your cart.

jewel color chart with thumbnail jewel swatches and labeled names

Jeweled Auras

People throughout time and all over the world have attributed sacred and magical properties to jewels and gemstones. National Jewel Day is a perfect opportunity to strengthen someone’s aura with a specific jewel color, such as the ones below.

  • Topaz: A symbol of love and faith that gives strength to the wearer
  • Dark Blue: A color to ward off negative energy and provide protection
  • Light Green: A color to increase confidence, luck, and health
  • Light Red: A sensuous color to bring wisdom, wealth, and love
  • Aurora Borealis: A timeless symbol of purity, innocence, and beauty
  • Dark Red: A color to bring power and confidence

Whatever jewel tones you use to celebrate National Jewel Day this year, remember that Painful Pleasures carries the body jewelry you’re looking for at the best prices you’ll find online. Remember to use the color filter in our online store to find your perfect jewel color, and afterwards check out our PainfulPleasures community page for all the latest news and updates from the tattoo, piercing, and body jewelry world.