Why do we wear birthstones?
Maybe your birthstone appeals to your intuitive senses or maybe you just like the colourful sparkle of a gem that is utterly and uniquely you!
Every natural stone has the ability to reach within and connect to us in its own way. So, you can benefit from the connection you have with your own birthstone or from the properties of another gem that speaks to you.
There are a few variations of the birthstone list, including ones that more deeply connect you to your planetary signs. The list below features some of our favourite coloured gems connected to each month of the year...
From energising your emotions to physical healing properties... or simply to boost your mood, discover how your birthstone (or another favourite gemstone) can help balance you.
A stone for positivity, amethyst is said to be highly protective and purifying. It can help get rid of negative thoughts and promote humility and spiritual wisdom. Plus, it's royal purple hue inspires devotion and creativity.
It's most commonly sought after in a deep blue tone but the green aquamarine can be beautiful and calming as well.
Another stone promoting positivity, diamonds relieve stress and can protect you from negative energy.
Historically, diamonds were believed to protect against theft, fire and water elements, illness and sorcery.
One of the most historic coloured birthstones, emerald has been associated with an abundance of powerful energies.
It can help with a variety of things including mental clarity, stress relief, love and fidelity, inspiration, wisdom, personal growth, patience and peace.
Gracious and physical, pearl is known for being beneficial to the heart, lungs, kidneys and liver, working to help fight against chronic diseases. It can also promote physical stimulation for the wearer.
Rich, radiant red hues seen in ruby promote vitality and provide a strong life force, warming up your energy while balancing and strengthening it.
Ruby has also been historically associated with protection and wealth, worn by royalty in numerous cultures throughout many centuries.
August: Peridot, Spinel
Peridot brings the wearer good health and peaceful relationships, balancing emotions and can help clarify your mental state. Its bright green hues have the ability to inspire happiness and creativity.
Spinel encourages passion and longevity, increasing your physical health and stamina.
Historical and royal, blue sapphire promotes wisdom, virtue, fortune and holiness.
A common choice for an alternative engagement ring, blue sapphire is a symbol of faithfulness and sincerity in relationships.
October: Opal, Tourmaline
Opal intensifies your emotions and releases inhibitions. Opal wearers draw in great loyalty and faithfulness and can benefit from the stones physical healing properties as it has been used in treating infections and fevers.
Tourmaline is known as a receptive stone meaning it can sooth you and draw you inward by promoting mediation, wisdom and spirituality. It also comes in stunning, peaceful shades like mint green and tri-colour pastels.
November: Topaz, Citrine
Topaz can strengthen your optimism and clarity, alleviating anxiety and fear rejuvenating your physical and emotional levels. It can also recirculate your energy, making you feel fresh and new.
Citrine brings about creativity, enthusiasm and joy. It can also balance emotion and relieve depression. Its sunny yellow-orange hues surely help with its uplifting energy.
Looking to focus more on you? Tanzanite helps you get in touch with yourself on a deeper level, promoting a strong sense of self-control and removing feelings of laziness in your body. It has a highly creative energy and helps you stay on task.
Physically, tanzanite can strengthen your immune system and improve your spirit.
Your intuitive senses can guide you to your next bespoke piece, perhaps featuring your own birthstone... if that's the gem that speaks to you.
Contact Eva for guidance along your gemstone journey!