A Jewelry Lover’s Information to Gems & Their Meanings

Gemstones and their meanings in jewellery

Together with utilizing treasured stones for aesthetic causes or to challenge energy and wealth, there’s additionally a really lengthy historical past of people believing that sure forms of gems could present safety, therapeutic and extra. We’re right here to provide you a rundown of a few of our favorite gem stones and their attainable meanings.

The primary historic references to the use of gemstones and crystals date again so far as 5000 BC. Historic Sumerians, Egyptians, Chinese language and different historic cultures have a deep-rooted historical past with varied gem stones. Even extra historic are Paleolithic burial sites over 30,000 years outdated which include mammoth ivory beads.

Even within the trendy world, gemstone jewelry is widespread not just for its stunning aesthetic high quality but in addition due to the meanings that individuals affiliate with various kinds of stones. Every gemstone is exclusive and carries its personal significance to its wearer.

If you wish to study extra about gem stones and their meanings, we have got you coated. Whether or not you favor to stick to the well-known gem stones or need to make a press release with extra uncommon and distinctive stones, this information might help you.

We have picked a choice of gems that we use in our jewelry designs and have offered a rundown of various meanings attributed to those stones by totally different cultures. We’re agnostic about gemstone meanings, so it is fully as much as you as to what significance you select to provide totally different gem stones and what they imply to you personally. In fact you possibly can get pleasure from them purely for his or her magnificence.

You may also like to take a look at our birthstone jewelry vary, that includes totally different birthstones for every month of the 12 months. Additionally see our Amulets Jewelry Vary for different significant jewelry designs.

Scroll down to study a few of the meanings attributed to varied gem stones and tips on how to choose the correct stones for you and your family members.

The Amazonite Gemstone

Amazonite solid gold stud earrings

This uncommon blue-ish inexperienced colored stone makes an attention grabbing addition to a chunk of jewelry. Amazonite is a kind of potassium feldspar which comes from Jap Asia, Russia, Madagascar and different locations. It may also be present in Colorado in the US. It has been utilized by people for over 2000 years, though wasn’t described till the 18th century.

Amazonite is synonymous with abundance and success. This stone is alleged to convey prosperity and monetary luck to those that put on it.

Some individuals imagine it helps to ease anxious ideas and restore steadiness, whereas others imagine it advantages the center chakra, therapeutic relationships and inspiring communication, which means you may need to preserve amazonite near your coronary heart.

Take a look at our handmade amazonite gold stud earrings and matching amazonite gold stacking ring.

The Citrine Gemstone

Gold drop earrings with citrine gemstones

A kind of crystalline quartz, citrine gem stones range in color from the palest yellow to a wealthy, golden orange. Whereas quartz may be very generally discovered across the planet, citrine is extra uncommon, which has made it extra extremely wanted. Within the trendy period citrine could also be warmth handled to boost its yellow colouring.

Citrine has one of the acceptable meanings connected to its color. It appears to be like like a ray of sunshine and it emanates qualities of heat and pleasure. This gemstone is alleged to be unable to maintain negativity and it helps to raise your vitality to match its personal. Citrine has additionally been related to vitality, perseverance and power.

Being the November birthstone, citrine is the right selection for somebody born in that month.

We love these darling Citrine Gold Drop Earrings, which give off the radiance of a sunny day.

The White Topaz Gemstone

Topaz is a silicate mineral made up of aluminium and fluorine. It is available in quite a lot of colors, relying on the imperfections or impurities within the gemstone. Topaz gems will be white (colourless), yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple and blue. Some topaz stones are warmth handled to enhance their color.

Brazil holds the most important quantity of topaz on the planet, however it is usually present in Southeast Asia and elements of Africa.

White topaz is a prismatic stone that appears white however could give off delicate hints of color relying on its angle and route of sunshine. It’s mentioned to help consciousness by clearing your ideas and serving to you create a transparent path. Some individuals use this stone for manifestation and higher understanding their identification.

Being clear, white topaz is likely one of the alternate options we provide because the birthstone for April (the opposite being tremendous sparkly moissanite). Check out our white topaz birthstone pendant necklace.

The Lapis Lazuli Gemstone

Starfish pendant necklace with lapis lazuli gemstone cluster

Lapis lazuli has a reputation that rolls off the tongue. It’s a mixture of a number of totally different minerals, essentially the most distinguished being lazurite which supplies it its wealthy blue color. Lapis lazuli varies in color from a pale denim via to a wealthy very darkish blue. It usually accommodates flecks of vivid gold colored pyrite. It is one in every of Simone’s private favorite gem stones.

The very best quality lapis lazuli is present in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

For those who’re on the lookout for which means within the gem stones in your jewelry lapis lazuli is alleged to impart knowledge to the wearer. Some individuals imagine it additionally helps with communication. As such, it has been linked to the throat chakra as it’s mentioned by some to assist with expressing your self and talking your reality.

Pictured right here is our sterling silver Starfish & Lapis Lazuli Cluster Necklace. You must also check out our Lapis Lazuli & Gold Stud Earrings and the matching Lapis Lazuli Gold Stacking Ring.

The Rose Quartz Gemstone

Handmade gold stacking ring with rose quartz

Rose quartz is likely one of the hottest and generally recognized gem stones. It is a sort of quartz which has a pink colouring, most frequently created by hint quantities of titanium, iron, or manganese. The color can range from the palest – nearly white – pink to a richer pink-ish mauve.

Not solely is the dusty pink color of rose quartz stunning to have a look at, however it’s additionally mentioned to carry calming vitality and assist heal outdated wounds.

Because of the pink colouring, this stone has an affiliation with love. Some individuals imagine it soothes heartache in romantic relationships and eases struggling.

For those who’re contemplating shopping for gem stones as a present, rose quartz jewelry makes a beautiful reward for the gemstone lover in your life. This Rose Quartz & Gold Ring is the right reminder to be open to like.

The Amethyst Gemstone

Amethyst and solid gold stud earrings

Amethyst is one other extremely prized gemstone with lengthy and wealthy historical past. It is also a kind of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some instances different metals and hint parts. The color of amethyst gem stones can range from the palest lilac to a wealthy darkish purple.

Its intriguing color has made it the popular gemstone of those that are occupied with magic and spirituality. Witches and healers alike have an extended historical past of utilizing this stone to assist encourage visions.

Amethyst can also be widespread for meditation. It is alleged that can assist you handle your feelings and calm anxiousness whenever you preserve it near your physique. There are those that imagine it would allow you to to seek out steadiness and get rid of extra in your life.

Being the birthstone for February, amethyst makes an ideal reward for somebody with a February birthday.

Check out our tiny however engaging Amethyst & Gold Stud earrings, handmade in strong gold.

The Ruby Gemstone

Ruby is one other of Simone’s private favorite gem stones. It’s quite a lot of mineral corundum (aluminium oxide), of which sapphires are one other instance. It varies in color from palest pink, vivid magenta and thru to darkish blood purple. Rubies are present in Myanmar, however they’re additionally ample in Thailand and India.

Traditionally rubies have been very extremely prized and are thought of one of many 4 treasured gem stones, the others being diamond, sapphire and emerald (go to our jewelry glossary to study why we expect this classification is out-dated).

Astrologers imagine that the ruby is essentially the most dominant gemstone when used for medicinal functions. Nonetheless, with its wealthy and luscious hues of pink and purple, it is usually named the “stone of affection”. It’s usually related to love, ardour and sexuality. It’s mentioned to be robust in fertile vitality and it encourages energy. Some imagine it additionally carries the virtues of braveness and power for the wearer.

For those who or your beloved has a birthday in July, then ruby is the birthstone for July, making it an ideal reward.

For those who’re on the lookout for a really particular reward for a really particular somebody, take a look at our Strong Gold Birthstone Pendant with Ruby (pictured within the backside proper of the photograph).

The Aquamarine Gemstone

Eye amulet and aquamarine cocktail ring in sterling silver

Aquamarine is available in an array of lighter blues and generally mild greens, mimicking the myriad of colors within the ocean. It is quite a lot of beryl, of which emerald is one other selection.

This beautiful stone promotes bodily and psychological well being. It was traditionally seen as an emblem for youth and happiness resulting from its color. It is usually mentioned to present safety, particularly for maintaining sailors protected whereas in harmful waters. It additionally protects different travellers and is synonymous with concord and tranquillity.

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March, making it an ideal reward for somebody with a March birthday.

Our putting Eye Amulet & Aquamarine Ring is the right accent in order for you the protecting vitality of aquamarine close to you, with the additional which means offered by the evil eye motif.

Birthstones by Month

Birthstones are a extremely popular approach that individuals specific which means of their selection of jewelry, together with when purchasing for items for particular pals or relations. There are a number of totally different birthstone units which have developed at totally different occasions in numerous nations.

Right here is the whole birthstones by month listing we use at Simone Walsh Jewelry for our birthstone jewelry assortment:

* The same old birthstone for April is diamond, however we’re not massive followers of diamonds resulting from severe moral points and the truth that they’re very overpriced for what they’re. So we have chosen two totally different clear stones as diamond alternate options: the white topaz is extra inexpensive, whereas the moissanite has the same sparkle to diamonds however is ethically lab grown.

Be taught extra concerning the history of birthstones together with the totally different collections used all over the world.

Gemstone Jewelry

Stone jewelry is liked primarily for its magnificence, however it may additionally maintain its personal significance and vitality for you when you select to imagine in it.

Go to our web site and take a look at our choice of gemstone jewelry, together with the entire stones described above, together with many different gem stones. We’re positive you will discover one thing you like.