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 kinds of gems could present safety, therapeutic and extra. We’re right here to offer you a rundown of a few of our favorite gem stones and their potential meanings.

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 Even extra historical are Paleolithic burial sites over 30,000 years outdated which comprise mammoth ivory beads.

Even within the fashionable world, gemstone jewelry is well-liked not just for its lovely aesthetic high quality but additionally due to the meanings that individuals affiliate with several types of stones. Every gemstone is exclusive and carries its personal significance to its wearer.

If you wish to be taught extra about gem stones and their meanings, we have you coated. Whether or not you like to persist with the well-known gem stones or wish to make a press release with extra uncommon and distinctive stones, this information will 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 completely as much as you as to what significance you select to offer totally different gem stones and what they imply to you personally. After all you may take pleasure in 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 yr. Additionally see our Amulets Jewelry Vary for different significant jewelry designs.

Scroll down to be taught a few of the meanings attributed to numerous gem stones and easy methods to decide the precise 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 sort of potassium feldspar which comes from Japanese 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 stability, whereas others imagine it advantages the center chakra, therapeutic relationships and inspiring communication, which means you would possibly wish to maintain amazonite near your coronary heart.

Try 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 differ 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 fashionable period citrine could also be warmth handled to reinforce its yellow colouring.

Citrine has one of the acceptable meanings hooked up to its color. It seems 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 power to match its personal. Citrine has additionally been related to power, perseverance and energy.

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 a wide range of colors, relying on the imperfections or impurities within the gemstone. Topaz gems could 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 earth, however additionally it is present in Southeast Asia and components of Africa.

White topaz is a prismatic stone that appears white however could give off refined hints of color relying on its angle and path of sunshine. It’s stated 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 without doubt 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 provides it its wealthy blue color. Lapis lazuli varies in color from a pale denim by means of to a wealthy very darkish blue. It usually comprises flecks of vivid gold colored pyrite. It is one among Simone’s private favorite gem stones.

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

When you’re searching 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 stated by some to assist with expressing your self and talking your fact.

Pictured right here is our sterling silver Starfish & Lapis Lazuli Cluster Necklace. You also needs to 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 without doubt one of the hottest and generally identified 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 differ from the palest – virtually white – pink to a richer pink-ish mauve.

Not solely is the dusty pink color of rose quartz lovely to take a look at, but it surely’s additionally stated to carry calming power 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.

When you’re contemplating shopping for gem stones as a present, rose quartz jewelry makes a stunning present 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 sort 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 differ 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 a protracted historical past of utilizing this stone to assist encourage visions.

Amethyst can also be well-liked for meditation. It is alleged that can assist you handle your feelings and calm anxiousness once you maintain it near your physique. There are those that imagine it should enable you to seek out stability and eradicate extra in your life.

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

Check out our tiny however attractive Amethyst & Gold Stud earrings, handmade in stable gold.

The Ruby Gemstone

Ruby is one other of Simone’s private favorite gem stones. It’s a wide range 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 plentiful in Thailand and India.

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

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

When you or the one you love has a birthday in July, then ruby is the birthstone for July, making it an ideal present.

When you’re searching for a really particular present for a really particular somebody, try our Strong Gold Birthstone Pendant with Ruby (pictured within the backside proper of the picture).

The Aquamarine Gemstone

Eye amulet and aquamarine cocktail ring in sterling silver

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

This attractive stone promotes bodily and psychological well being. It was traditionally seen as an emblem for youth and happiness because of its color. Additionally it is stated to present safety, particularly for preserving 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 present for somebody with a March birthday.

Our placing Eye Amulet & Aquamarine Ring is the right accent if you’d like the protecting power of aquamarine close to you, with the additional which means offered by the evil eye motif.

Birthstones by Month

Birthstones are a extremely popular method that individuals specific which means of their selection of jewelry, together with when looking for presents for particular pals or relations. There are a couple of totally different birthstone units which have developed at totally different instances in several nations.

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

* The standard birthstone for April is diamond, however we’re not massive followers of diamonds because of critical 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 reasonably priced, whereas the moissanite has an identical sparkle to diamonds however is ethically lab grown.

Study extra concerning the history of birthstones together with the totally different collections used around the globe.

Gemstone Jewelry

Stone jewelry is beloved primarily for its magnificence, however it may additionally maintain its personal significance and power for you if you happen to select to imagine in it.

Go to our web site and take a look at our choice of gemstone jewelry, together with all the stones described above, together with many different gem stones. We’re certain you may discover one thing you’re keen on.