Friends and customers often ask me if I believe in the healing powers of gemstones, but to be honest, I know little about their powers and their special meanings. The study of Gemology focuses on physical and optical properties of gemstones as well as their formation, however not at all on their spiritual properties. I decided it was time to do a bit of research, here is what I found out about miraculous birthstones.
January - Garnet
a “stone of health”
extracts negative energy
provides spiritual protection
brings passion and strength
excellent tool for increasing creativity
Garnets are traditionally associated with a deep red colour, but did you know that they exist in a wide variety of colours such as green (Tsavorite), orange (Spessartite) and purple (Rhodolite).
February - Amethyst
a calming, healing, and purifying stone
blocks negative energies
helps to remember and understand dreams
gets rid of distracting thoughts
helps achieve peace and understanding
Amethyst ranges in colour between rich, deep purples and lighter, pastel shades.
Personally, I have a soft spot for this lovely gem and love having it as my birthstone!
March - Aquamarine
a stone of courage, hope and health
facilitates spiritual awareness
calms, soothes, reduces stress and helps letting go
offers a sense of peace, tranquility and regeneration
linked to the making of new friends
Aquamarine was used by men at sea for good luck and was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, with its mesmerising greenish blue colour, I see why.
April - Diamond
linked to love, eternity and strength
promotes a feeling of inner peace and calmness
opens up doorways to the spiritual realm
enhances psychic abilities
helps you achieve your dreams and bring desires into reality
Perhaps the most famous gemstones in the world, Diamonds are typically colourless but also occurs in gorgeous yellow and pink shades.
May - Emerald
creates positive actions and outcomes
calms upset emotions and brings peace
brings clarity to thoughts
gives the strength to overcome any problems
magical reputation, associated with the ability to see in to the future
Emeralds, greatly favoured by Cleopatra, occur in various shades of green, from bottle green to bluish green to lighter shades.
June - Alexandrite and Pearl
symbol of self confidence and self esteem
strengthens intuition and unleashes imagination
gives the owner hope and encouragement
can help you become your own source of happiness within yourself
brings balance between ones physical and spiritual worlds
The national stone of Russia, Alexandrite, was first discovered there in 1833, near the Ural Mountains (which happens to be where I am originally from). It is named after Russia’s Prince Alexander II and possesses a very special characteristic, it changes colour under different light sources. Green in daylight and red in warm candle light, it is know as “emerald by day, ruby by night” and I cannot wait to add one to my collection!
“stone of sincerity”
signifies faith, charity and innocence
assists in self acceptance and lifting one’s spirits
balances and heals all chakras
helps women connect with their “inner goddesses” and “feminine energy”
The Pearl, The “Queen of Jewels” has a timeless quality and is an everyday essential for many jewellery lovers all over the world.
July - Ruby
increases courage and passion, due to its vivid red colour
restores vitality and energy levels
brings protection and harmony
provides a barrier against those who want to steal your energy
improves mental focus and intellectual prosperity
Is it a coincidence that inThe Wizard of Oz Dorthy's Ruby slippers were thought to protect her from evil? Good choice!
August - Peridot
brings good health and restful sleep
alleviates stress and anxiety
powerful aid to repairing and maintaining friendships
commonly linked to protection against evil
has the ability to keep you calm and safe no matter what is going on around you
Although most peridot originate deep in the Earth’s mantle, scientists have also found them embedded within meteorites and scattered across the surface of Mars!
September - Sapphire
the wisdom stone, stimulates concentration and promotes depth of thought
brings joy, good luck, and peace of mind
grants serenity and patience
decreases mental fatigue and mental tension
a reminder that when you seek with a true heart, you will discover spiritual treasures
Did you know that sapphires exist in colours other than blue?
Read more about their rainbow colour range here.
Great news! A one of a kind Purple sapphire in rose gold will be joining Tsarina Gems soon!
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October - Pink Tourmaline and Opal
a stone of emotional healing and self love
helps calm ones emotions in times of distress
can give you energy and encourage positivity
soothing and nourishing stone that helps restore a sense of wholeness
can help overcome your fears about love and relationships
Tourmaline exists in different colours. Green (green tourmaline), blue-green (indicolite) and bright vibrant pink (“rubellite”). Have you heard of a “watermelon tourmaline”? One part is green and the other part is pink!
promotes unconditional love
enhances imagination and creativity
encourages inner growth
acts as an emotional stabiliser
bridges the gap between one’s ego-self and your true self
The Romans believed that opal was the most precious and powerful of all the gemstones as it shows all colours of other gems, thanks to its magical play-of-colour.
I am excited to announce that a stunning opal ring will be joining Tsarina Gems collection soon!
Here is a sneak peek!
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November - Citrine
brings self-confidence and positive energy
enhances mental clarity, confidence, and willpower
help eliminate fears
brings good fortune and good luck
an effective shield against spite and jealousy
The name citrine comes from an old French word "citrin," which means lemon. This cheerful stone’s colour ranges from pale yellow to yellowish orange. Which would you choose?
December - Tanzanite and Blue Zircon
accelerates spiritual growth
brings the feeling of being “centred”
elevate the mood and removes negative habits
facilitate truthful thinking and communication
can help open your third eye and help with spiritual awakening
Tanzanite, which shows a stunning combination of blue and violet was introduced to the world market by Tiffany and Co. and can only be found in Tanzania.
brings stability and strength of mind
helps repel negativity
can help develop intuition
encourages positive energy and more positive behaviour
inspires, motivates and gives guidance when guidance is needed, can can help achieve one’s goals
Although Zircon occurs in other colours including yellow and brown, Blue Zircon is my personal favourite and is perfect for a dazzling cocktail ring!
At the end of the day, whether you believe in the power of gems or not, one thing we can agree on is that Gemstones really are amazing. With their wide variety and colour ranges, each one truly is a miracle.
Regardless of your motivation behind a gemstone jewellery purchase, Tsarina Gems is here to help you chose the stone of your dreams!
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