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 undertaking energy and wealth, there may be additionally a really lengthy historical past of people believing that sure sorts of gems could present safety, therapeutic and extra. We’re right here to offer you a rundown of a few of our favorite gems 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 gems. Even extra historic are Paleolithic burial sites over 30,000 years outdated which include mammoth ivory beads.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 standard not just for its stunning 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 study extra about gems and their meanings, we have got you lined. Whether or not you favor to keep on with the well-known gems or need to make an announcement with extra uncommon and distinctive stones, this information can assist you.

We have picked a number 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 gems and what they imply to you personally. After all you possibly can get pleasure from them purely for his or her magnificence.

You may additionally 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 gems and 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 sort of potassium feldspar which comes from Jap Asia, Russia, Madagascar and different locations. It can be present in Colorado in america. 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 carry prosperity and monetary luck to those that put on it.

Some individuals consider it helps to ease anxious ideas and restore stability, whereas others consider it advantages the center chakra, therapeutic relationships and inspiring communication, that means you may need to hold 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 gems 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 trendy period citrine could also be warmth handled to reinforce its yellow colouring.

Citrine has some of the acceptable meanings connected to its color. It seems to be 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 alternative 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 will be white (colourless), yellow, orange, brown, pink, pink and blue. Some topaz stones are warmth handled to enhance their color.

Brazil holds the biggest quantity of topaz on the earth, however additionally it is 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 path of sunshine. It’s stated to assist 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 to a wealthy very darkish blue. It usually accommodates flecks of vivid gold colored pyrite. It is one among Simone’s private favorite gems.

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

For those who’re searching for that means within the gems in your jewelry lapis lazuli is alleged to impart knowledge to the wearer. Some individuals consider 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 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 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 – 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 stated to carry calming power and assist heal outdated wounds.

As a result of pink colouring, this stone has an affiliation with love. Some individuals consider 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 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 sort of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some circumstances 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 eager about magic and spirituality. Witches and healers alike have an extended historical past of utilizing this stone to assist encourage visions.

Amethyst can be standard for meditation. It is alleged that will help you handle your feelings and calm anxiousness once you hold it near your physique. There are those that consider it should show you how to to seek out stability 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 attractive Amethyst & Gold Stud earrings, handmade in strong gold.

The Ruby Gemstone

Ruby is one other of Simone’s private favorite gems. 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 pink. 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 gems, the others being diamond, sapphire and emerald (go to our jewelry glossary to study why we expect this classification is out-dated).

Astrologers consider that the ruby is essentially the most dominant gemstone when used for medicinal functions. Nonetheless, with its wealthy and luscious hues of pink and pink, 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 consider it additionally carries the virtues of braveness and energy 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 searching for a really particular reward 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 beautiful stone promotes bodily and psychological well being. It was traditionally seen as a logo for youth and happiness as a consequence of its color. It is usually stated to present safety, particularly for conserving 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 power of aquamarine close to you, with the additional that means offered by the evil eye motif.

Birthstones by Month

Birthstones are a very fashionable method that individuals specific that means of their alternative of jewelry, together with when searching for presents for particular pals or members of the family. There are a couple of totally different birthstone units which have advanced at totally different instances in several international locations.

Right here is the entire 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 massive followers of diamonds as a consequence of 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 reasonably priced, whereas the moissanite has the same sparkle to diamonds however is ethically lab grown.

Study 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 might probably additionally maintain its personal significance and power for you should you select to consider 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 positive you may discover one thing you like.