Garnet has a vibrant, textured history threading through antiquity to modern society. Because of its bright, notable color, garnets make especially popular statement jewels. After surviving the chaos of the holidays, we find it more than deserving for January babies to be equipped with the bright, bedazzling sparkle of a garnet gemstone. Let’s explore the history, symbolism and chemical properties of garnet.
Not only is the amethyst full of history, but it has powerful healing properties, symbolism and physical attributes. People with February birthdays can incorporate amethyst into their home décor, jewelry and lifestyle. Did you know that amethyst is also a healing crystal used for cleansing, mediating and achieving elevated consciousness? Let’s explore the exciting features and properties that make the February birthstone a truly one-of-a-kind jewel.
One glance at this shimmering march birthstone and you’ll be instantly mesmerized. It’s no wonder this pale blue gem is named aquamarine; in Latin, aqua means water and marine stands for the sea. Rightfully so, as this jewel sparkles as crystal-clear as the Caribbean Sea.Aquamarine gemstones come from Brazil, Nigeria, Zambia, Mozambique, Madagascar and Pakistan. So, what does this striking gemstone signify?
Birthstones are a thoughtful way to express individuality. They also make unique gifts for birthdays, special occasions, and anniversaries. When you gift someone a diamond birthstone or birthstone jewelry, you show them that you took the time to consider one of the important features that make them who they are — their birth month.Moreover, April birthstones turn heads and catch eyes because diamonds sparkle so beautifully. Let’s explore the unique features beneath the surface.
If you happen to be someone who believes in the birthstones and the features that they bring in your life, then you have landed on the right page. Since it’s the month of May already, we have taken the liberty of mentioning a few of the prominent characteristics that the gemstone of May, Emerald, brings in the lives of people who are born in this month. As part of the traditional knowledge, Emerald gemstone has also been associated with improving the mental capabilities.
Pearls have an organic origin are not found within the Earth like most gemstones. Some are found naturally in mollusks inhabiting freshwater settings such as rivers or in the sea, while others are created inside the shells of certain species of clams and oysters. A pearl symbolizes love, happiness and success, and is the most popular of the three. In Europe, Pearls were widely used as medicine until the 17th century. And according to South Asian mythology, Pearls were dewdrops that fell into the sea from heaven.
Rubies also happen to be harder than any other natural gemstone (except diamonds, of course) and so it’s a durable stone that is suitable for everyday wear.Ancient Hindus believed that rubies were a sign of protection from evil (think back to the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy’s ruby slippers), while others say that rubies attract good luck. Ancient Chinese warriors wore them on their armour, and today they symbolize love and passion.The largest ever mined ruby weighed four pounds, it was dubbed the Liberty Bell Ruby and was actually stolen in a 2011 heist.Natural rubies are prone to inclusions, which is one of the ways you can tell the difference between natural rubies and those created in labs.
In some areas, peridot actually symbolizes something important to the culture. For instance, in Hawaii this gem symbolizes the tears of their goddess Pele, who is their goddess of fire and volcanos. Others from the ancient times believed it symbolized the sun. Some people believe that the peridot brings the person wearing it power and influence. It is also said to bring a wonderful year to whomever is wearing it. Other people believe that this gem has healing properties in addition to other magical powers, such as helping to protect the wearer from nightmares. During the Middle Ages, this was used as a way to ward off the evil spirits who are looking to do harm.
Sapphire is one of the rarest gemstones on the planet, and they come in a variety of colors too just not the signature blue. There are purple sapphires, yellow sapphires, pink sapphire, even green colored sapphires yet that royal blue color is the favorite to most. In a spiritual context, the stone sapphire is said to hold wisdom, power, and faith. You would wear sapphire to protect your from envy and help bring blessings from heaven down upon you. It was said that if you put a venomous reptile or a spider in a jar with the stone that the creature would die thus some also used the stone to protect them from snakes and spiders.
October (Opal and Tourmaline)
Opal and tourmaline make for beautiful gifts and the best part about it is that you can choose the colour that best matches the October baby. It is totally customisable and based on preferences. Tourmaline usually symbolises a very raw connection with nature and humanity, and is said that it aligns the energies of the body to cleanse it from any bad vibes. Opal is usually linked to ideas of innocence, purity, and hope, and in some languages it is directly translated to mean ‘precious’.
November (Citrine and Topaz)
November is such a special month because it has not one, but two birthstones: Topaz and Citrine. Each is unique to itself and provides the option of choosing a cool tone, or warm tone.Topaz comes in a rich, beautiful blue, mimicking the cool winter temperatures. However, it’s also available in a wide spectrum of colors from blue to fiery red and orange. Citrine is naturally a warm orange tone, emulating a crackling fireplace or the fading Autumn leaves.The depths of each of these November birthstones are rich and intriguing. As the holidays rapidly approach, gifts are naturally on your mind. Don’t forget about the November babies! November birthstones make a beautiful and thoughtful gift.
December (Zircon and Turquoise)
The name ‘zircon’ was given to the stone following the Arabic words ‘zar’ (gold) and ‘gun’ (colour). The most popular colour for zircon is blue, but it comes in a rainbow of different colours like yellow, orange, red, and even colourless which was very popular in previous years. Zircon is generally found in areas such as Thailand, Cambodia, and southern Vietnam. It is said that zircon grants its wearers the power to relieve pain, increase appetites, and to protect travellers from injury and disease. It also ensures a warm welcome to visitors and allows for a peaceful night’s sleep without bad dreams.
Originating in the 13th century, turquoise is one of the oldest stones in the world and its name is based off of a French expression meaning ‘Turkish stone’. Its primary colour is blue, but it ranges in shades and transparency – from translucent to opaque. It is very popular in the southwestern regions of the United States and is usually worn as part of the Native American’s traditional attire. It is said that the turquoise stone contains special healing powers and it promotes wealth and good fortune in the person who wears it. It is also said to fend off evil and bring good luck.