A Jewelry Lover’s Information to Gem stones & Their Meanings

Gemstones and their meanings in jewellery

Together with utilizing treasured stones for aesthetic causes or to challenge energy and wealth, there may be additionally a really lengthy historical past of people believing that sure forms of gems might present safety, therapeutic and extra. We’re right here to present you a rundown of a few of our favorite gems and their doable 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 gems. Even extra historic are Paleolithic burial sites over 30,000 years outdated which comprise mammoth ivory beads.

Even within the trendy world, gemstone jewelry is standard not just for its stunning aesthetic high quality but additionally due to the meanings that folks 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 gems and their meanings, we have got you lined. Whether or not you like to stick to the well-known gems or wish to make an announcement with extra uncommon and distinctive stones, this information will help you.

We have picked a number of gems that we use in our jewelry designs and have supplied a rundown of various meanings attributed to those stones by totally different cultures. We’re agnostic about gemstone meanings, so it is solely as much as you as to what significance you select to present totally different gems and what they imply to you personally. After all you’ll be able to 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 yr. Additionally see our Amulets Jewelry Vary for different significant jewelry designs.

Scroll down to study a number of the meanings attributed to varied gems and the way to choose the proper 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 bit of jewelry. Amazonite is a kind of potassium feldspar which comes from Jap Asia, Russia, Madagascar and different locations. It will 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 claimed 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 guts chakra, therapeutic relationships and inspiring communication, which means you would possibly wish to preserve 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 sort of crystalline quartz, citrine gems differ in color from the palest yellow to a wealthy, golden orange. Whereas quartz could 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 crucial 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 claimed 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 proper 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 may be white (colourless), yellow, orange, brown, pink, crimson 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 components of Africa.

White topaz is a prismatic stone that appears white however might give off refined hints of color relying on its angle and course 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 id.

Being clear, white topaz is without doubt one of the 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, probably the most outstanding 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 typically incorporates flecks of vivid gold colored pyrite. It is one in every of Simone’s private favorite gems.

The highest quality lapis lazuli is present in Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

For those who’re in search of which means within the gems in your jewelry lapis lazuli is claimed 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 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 gems. It is a kind 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 – 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, nevertheless it’s additionally mentioned 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.

For those who’re contemplating shopping for gems as a present, rose quartz jewelry makes a beautiful present for the gemstone lover in your life. This Rose Quartz & Gold Ring is the proper 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 gems can differ from the palest lilac to a wealthy darkish purple.

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

Amethyst can be standard for meditation. It is claimed that will help you handle your feelings and calm anxiousness whenever you preserve it near your physique. There are those that imagine it would show you how to to seek out stability and remove 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 strong gold.

The Ruby Gemstone

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

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

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

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

For those who’re in search of a really particular present for a really particular somebody, try our Stable 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 gentle greens, mimicking the myriad of colors within the ocean. It is quite a lot 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 resulting from its color. It’s also mentioned to present safety, particularly for retaining 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 proper accent if you would like the protecting power of aquamarine close to you, with the additional which means supplied by the evil eye motif.

Birthstones by Month

Birthstones are a extremely popular approach that folks categorical which means of their selection of jewelry, together with when searching for presents for particular associates or relations. There are just a few totally different birthstone units which have developed at totally different instances in numerous international locations.

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

* The same old birthstone for April is diamond, however we’re not large followers of diamonds resulting from 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 options: the white topaz is extra reasonably priced, whereas the moissanite has an identical sparkle to diamonds however is ethically lab grown.

Study extra in regards to the history of birthstones together with the totally different collections used world wide.

Gemstone Jewelry

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

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