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 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 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 gems. Even extra historical are Paleolithic burial sites over 30,000 years previous which comprise mammoth ivory beads.

Even within the trendy world, gemstone jewelry is common 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 keep on with 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 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 solely as much as you as to what significance you select to offer totally different gems and what they imply to you personally. In fact you possibly can 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 study among the meanings attributed to numerous gems and the right way 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 sort of potassium feldspar which comes from Japanese Asia, Russia, Madagascar and different locations. It may also 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 deliver prosperity and monetary luck to those that put on it.

Some folks imagine it helps to ease anxious ideas and restore steadiness, whereas others imagine it advantages the guts chakra, therapeutic relationships and inspiring communication, that means you may wish to maintain 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 fluctuate 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 vital applicable meanings connected 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 power.

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 a wide range of colors, relying on the imperfections or impurities within the gemstone. Topaz gems might 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 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 mentioned to help consciousness by clearing your ideas and serving to you create a transparent path. Some folks use this stone for manifestation and higher understanding their identification.

Being clear, white topaz is among 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, probably the most outstanding being lazurite which provides 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 all 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 folks 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 fact.

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 among the hottest and generally recognized 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 fluctuate from the palest – virtually 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 power and assist heal previous wounds.

As a result of pink colouring, this stone has an affiliation with love. Some folks 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 stunning 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 sort of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, impurities of iron and in some instances different metals and hint components. The color of amethyst gems can fluctuate 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 an extended historical past of utilizing this stone to assist encourage visions.

Amethyst can be common for meditation. It is alleged that will help you handle your feelings and calm anxiousness while you maintain it near your physique. There are those that imagine it can aid you to seek out steadiness and get rid of 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 engaging Amethyst & Gold Stud earrings, handmade in stable 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, vibrant 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-about 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 power 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 searching for a really particular present for a really particular somebody, take a look at 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 typically mild 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 a logo for youth and happiness as a result of its color. Additionally it is mentioned to present safety, particularly for preserving sailors secure 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 hanging Eye Amulet & Aquamarine Ring is the proper accent if you need 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 extremely popular method that folks specific that means of their selection of jewelry, together with when purchasing for items for particular pals or relations. There are a couple of totally different birthstone units which have advanced at totally different occasions in numerous nations.

Right here is the whole birthstones by month record 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 as a result 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 inexpensive, whereas the moissanite has an analogous sparkle to diamonds however is ethically lab grown.

Study extra concerning the history of birthstones together with the totally different collections used world wide.

Gemstone Jewelry

Stone jewelry is cherished primarily for its magnificence, however it could additionally maintain its personal significance and power 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 gems. We’re positive you will discover one thing you’re keen on.