Beauty and Power

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.


loose garnets of different colours and shapes

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).



amethyst rings in white gold with and without diamonds on a plate next to a red rose

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!


aquamarine rough crystal on a white host rock on a black background

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

pear shape pink diamond and cushion shape canary yellow diamond on white background
  • 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

dark green oval emerald cocktail or engagement ring in white gold with diamond halo and diamond splint shank by Tsarina Gems
  • 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


Alexandrite

cushion shape natural alexandrite showing colour change from yellowish green in daylight to purplish red in warm light next to each other
  • 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!


a strand of freshwater pearls pearl necklace on pink background next to red rose petals by Tsarina Gems

Pearl

  • “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.


vivid red marquise cut ruby on white background

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

trilliant cut yellowish green peridot surrounded by diamond halo in white gold by Tsarina Gems
  • 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

a variety of fancy coloured sapphires in different shades and shapes round cushion oval sapphires
  • 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.


loose round cut purple sapphire on a peach background next to white flower


Great news! A one of a kind Purple sapphire in rose gold will be joining Tsarina Gems soon!


Visit our Instagram page for more details.





October - Pink Tourmaline and Opal

variety of loose oval pink tourmaline of different shades in a white case

Pink Tourmaline

  • 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


three loose long emerald cut watermelon tourmaline range from pink to green

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!



oval and round white opal on white background showing play of colour

Opal

  • 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.


loose round white opal showing play of colour on peach background next to a white gold ring semi mount next to dry pink rose prop


I am excited to announce that a stunning opal ring will be joining Tsarina Gems collection soon!


Here is a sneak peek!


Contact Tsarina Gems for more details.




oval yellow orange citrine white gold pendant with diamonds on chain on white background next to dry maple leaves

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

loose cushion blue purple violet tanzanite on white background

Tanzanite

  • 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.


Blue Zircon

large cushion blue zircon cocktail right hand ring in rose gold with diamond halo and filigree details on white background next to dry lavender and cut up yellow lemon
  • 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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