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 undertaking energy and wealth, there’s additionally a really lengthy historical past of people believing that sure kinds 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 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 historical cultures have a deep-rooted historical past with varied gems. Even extra historical are Paleolithic burial sites over 30,000 years outdated which comprise mammoth ivory beads.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 fashionable 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 be taught extra about gems and their meanings, we have got you coated. Whether or not you favor to keep on with the well-known gems or wish to make an announcement with extra uncommon and distinctive stones, this information may help you.

We have picked a collection of gems that we use in our jewelry designs and have supplied a rundown of various meanings attributed to those stones by completely different cultures. We’re agnostic about gemstone meanings, so it is solely as much as you as to what significance you select to present completely different gems and what they imply to you personally. In fact 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 completely 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 number of the meanings attributed to varied gems and methods to decide the appropriate stones for you and your family members.

The Amazonite Gemstone

Amazonite solid gold stud earrings

This uncommon blue-ish inexperienced colored stone makes an eye catching 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 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 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 range 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 fashionable period citrine could also be warmth handled to reinforce its yellow colouring.

Citrine has some of the applicable 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 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, pink 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 might give off delicate hints of color relying on its angle and course of sunshine. It’s stated 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 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 completely different minerals, probably the most outstanding being lazurite which supplies it its wealthy blue color. Lapis lazuli varies in color from a pale denim by to a wealthy very darkish blue. It typically accommodates flecks of vivid gold colored pyrite. It is one in every of Simone’s private favorite gems.

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

If you happen to’re in search of 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 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 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 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 range 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 stated to carry calming vitality and assist heal outdated wounds.

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

If you happen to’re contemplating shopping for gems as a present, rose quartz jewelry makes a stunning 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 instances different metals and hint components. The color of amethyst gems can range from the palest lilac to a wealthy darkish purple.

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

Amethyst can also be fashionable for meditation. It is alleged that can assist you handle your feelings and calm nervousness while you maintain it near your physique. There are those that imagine it would provide help to to search out steadiness and eradicate 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 stable 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, 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 of one of many 4 treasured gems, the others being diamond, sapphire and emerald (go to our jewelry glossary to be taught why we predict this classification is out-dated).

Astrologers imagine that the ruby is probably 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 typically related to love, ardour and sexuality. It’s stated to be robust in fertile vitality and it encourages energy. Some imagine it additionally carries the virtues of braveness and power for the wearer.

If you happen to or your beloved has a birthday in July, then ruby is the birthstone for July, making it an ideal reward.

If you happen to’re in search of a really particular reward 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 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 attributable to its color. It is usually stated to present safety, particularly for holding 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 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 that means supplied by the evil eye motif.

Birthstones by Month

Birthstones are a highly regarded method that individuals categorical that means of their selection of jewelry, together with when purchasing for presents for particular associates or relations. There are a couple of completely different birthstone units which have developed at completely different occasions in several international locations.

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 attributable to severe moral points and the truth that they’re very overpriced for what they’re. So we have chosen two completely different clear stones as diamond alternate options: the white topaz is extra inexpensive, whereas the moissanite has an identical sparkle to diamonds however is ethically lab grown.

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

Gemstone Jewelry

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

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