The January birthstone garnet, is a symbol of friendship, faith, loyalty and constancy. It is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. It can increase in self-image and will power. It revitalises, cleanses energy levels whether internal or external, bringing serenity or passion. It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others. Removes inhibition and taboos.
The February birthstone Amethyst is a symbol of courage and strong bonds in love relationships. It is said to be the powerful protector from all types of harm, including ill wishes from others. It has the power to overcome difficulty. It encourages self-control and emotional well-being.
The March birthstone, aquamarine, is a stone of courage, creativity, perception, self-expression hope, and good health. Wearing this gem is thought to reawaken married love and increase happiness. Aquamarine’s soothing blue colour is believed to bring mental clarity and releases negative energy.
The April birthstone, diamond, is a symbol of everlasting love, purity, innocence, eternity, clarity. A sign of commitment, fidelity and instils trust to relationships and situations. It was once thought to bring courage. It will bring strength and endurance to all energies. The diamond is an energy amplifier.
The May birthstone, emerald, was one of Cleopatra’s favourite gems. A “stone of successful love”. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. It brings loyalty and provides for domestic bliss. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship.
The June birthstone, pearl, known as a “stone of sincerity”. It has long been a symbol of purity, faith, charity, innocence. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Pearl is worn to calm a restless mind and to control anger. It is believed that people who wear pearl can succeed in creative work and it is also linked with a successful married life.
The July birthstone, ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the “king of gems.” It was believed to protect its wearer from evil. Today, the ruby’s deep-red color signifies love, passion and a zest for life. The ruby is associated with harmony, protection, enthusiasm, contentment, success, integrity and strength. Ruby encourages joy, spontaneity, laughter and courage. Calms hyperactivity. Improves motivation, enhances positive dreams and removes negative energies.
The August birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength, a powerful cleanser. It opens our hearts to joy and new relationships. It enhances confidence and assertion, motivating growth and change. Opens the mind to new levels of awareness. Alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred and greed. Peridot enables you to take responsibility for your own life. It is sometimes called the “evening emerald” for its light green colour. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele.
The September birthstone, sapphire, known as the “wisdom stone” and ‘stone of prosperity”. It symbolizes dignity, loyalty, serenity, faith. Each colour of Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom and purity. Restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind, fulfilling dreams and desires. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Brings lightness and joy.
The October birthstone, opal, “Precious Jewel” symbolizes faithfulness and confidence.” Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Wearing opal brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity. It strengthens memory.
Tourmaline birthstone is what is called a “receptive stone,” which means it is soothing, calming, inward, and magnetic, promoting meditation, spirituality, wisdom and mysticism. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity.
Tourmaline Colours – (Most commonly black, but can range from brown, violet, green, pink, or in a dual-coloured pink and green).
The November birthstone, topaz, symbolizes love, affection good fortune. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect. Topaz is also linked with wisdom, strength, courage and serenity. It soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions. Topaz also promotes openness, self-realisation, truth, forgiveness and discourages negative emotions.
Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Vitality of life.
The December birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success, and it is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. It also represents a happy life filled with good fortune. Promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship and romantic love.
Zircon – It promotes breakthroughs, change and growth and enhances self-reformation.
Tanzanite – It enables us to move forward with optimism and inspiration, giving us a sense of direction and allowing us to manifest our powers for the highest good. Enhances healing at all levels, as well as protecting those who are doing the healing.