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Discover the wonders of birthstones

Discover the wonders of birthstones

Birthstone


  Birthstone, also known as the December birthstone, is the legendary birthstone of people born in the twelve months of the year in Europe and America. The history of birthstones dates back to biblical times. In ancient Egypt, it is said that the prophet Aaron's breastplate had 12 stones, each representing the name of a son of Israel, engraved with the terms of the twelve tribes. As time passed and society developed, these stones were again associated with the twelve zodiac signs. In the early 20th century, the National Association of Jewelers made the 12 birthstones the official stones. Each month's gemstone has a unique meaning and properties, so let's introduce you to the different birthstones in the order of the months.




January: Garnet


The different types of garnets range in hardness from 6.5 to 7.5 

and are usually red but also orange, yellow, purple, and vibrant green, 

and even have a gradation from blue to purple when exposed to light.

       


January is the month of Capricorn and Aquarius, and the beautiful 

Garnet is an excellent choice for both signs. Garnet is considered 

to be a grounding stone. According to Indian astrology, Garnet helps 

to dispel negativity, remove your depression and anxiety, and instill 

confidence and spiritual support. It is essential to have a grounded, 

safe space so that you can bravely explore unknown ideas and passions,

 so the very grounded Garnet is the perfect adventure partner 

for Capricorn and Aquarius," writes The Crystal: A Modern Guide to Crystal Healing.

In ancient and medieval times, stones like Garnet were also considered

 a magical remedy for inflammatory diseases and to calm an angry heart.




  February: Amethyst

                                   

     A type of quartz composed of silica, a hard crystalline mineral. It has a hazy 

and psychedelic purple color due to the presence of paste and manganese in

 the crystals and is mainly lilac or dark purple.


            

       

Amethyst is associated with Aquarius and Pisces. Amethyst carries the property 

of balancing inner imbalances, purifying the mind, and calming the extremes of 

Aquarius and Pisces. Amethyst was said to be a "cure for alcoholism." because 

its color resembles wine. Early Greek mythology associates the purple stone with 

Bacchus, the god of wine. It was also believed to keep the wearer clear-headed 

and alert in business and to work well. Amethyst is common in Asian and European 

collections, and the crystal has fascinated kings and queens for centuries. If your 

birthday is in February, wearing amethyst can also be a symbol of personal 

empowerment and inner strength.




March: Aquamarine|Bloodstone


Aquamarine derives its name from the Latin word for seawater. The 

turquoise color of the gemstone often evokes the color of the ocean. 

Ranging from dark to light green, with a slightly greenish blue hue, 

the multi-faceted aquamarine is usually free of impurities and as clear as

 seawater, symbolizing the purity and flawlessness of the spirit and soul.



March is the birth month of Pisces and Aries. Aquamarine is a gemstone 

that encourages you to follow your curiosity, helps break the rules, and 

opens your eyes, and inspires you to think in new ways. This is a meaningful 

stone for Pisces, who is harmed by details, or Aries, a fireward sign whose

spirit chatters on and on.

Ancient mariners felt that this gem would calm the waves and keep ships safe 

from pirate plunder at sea.



Bloodstone


Bloodstone, also known as blood chalcedony, is composed mainly of silicon 

dioxide (SiO2). It is a cryptocrystalline allotrope of quartz with a hardness 

of 6-6.5. A dark green chalcedony contained blood-red-brownish-red spots

 and was translucent to opaque.



Also known as the sunflower, heliotrope is derived from the Greek word

 "facing the sun." In ancient Rome, the heliotrope was ground into a mirror 

shape and used to observe eclipses and astrology. Legend has it that the 

blood of Jesus was shed during his crucifixion and that the blood dripped 

onto the green stone at his feet and stained it a little red. It is often used 

to carve Christian crosses and scenes of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Full of energy, Blood Chalcedony inspires passion, strength, and creativity, 

making it the ideal accessory for the fiery Aries.

Many consider bloodstone a lucky charm, with healing and medicine 

properties that help eliminate fatigue and protect damaged areas of the body,

increasing the wearer's stamina, mental strength, and determination.




April: Adamas


"Diamond." It means "unchallengeable" or "unbreakable" and is derived from 

the Greek word "armadas." Those born in April are fortunate to have this sparkling 

diamond as their birthstone. The diamond is one of the world's most famous 

gemstones and one of the most expensive.


 


This sparkling gem helps Aries and Taurus stand in the truth,

 show the way, promote clarity of thought, and curb impulses. 

They reminded us that no matter how bad and complicated 

the situation, there is light at the end of every tunnel.

The rivers and streams of India are rich in diamonds, which

 were loved by royalty and nobility as early as the 4th century. 

By the 14th century, diamonds had become a fashion accessory 

for the European elite.

It was believed that diamonds would protect the wearer from 

disease, poverty, and death. Diamonds were even thought to 

have healing powers, preventing plague. It was claimed that 

owning a diamond would give one long life, strength, beauty, and happiness.




May: Emerald


The word is derived from "smaragdos" meaning "wise man." 

The ancient Greek word means emerald. The green color is

 due to the presence of trace amounts of the chemical 

elements chromium or vanadium.

Emerald is the birthstone of Gemini and Taurus in May and can 

exude unique creativity and growth, helping to balance Taurus's 

stubborn personality and complementing Gemini's curious, 

creative-loving character.

The Roman writer Pliny the Elder wrote in his book: "There 

is nothing greener than this." Green has been scientifically

 proven to relieve stress and eye strain. Emeralds are also 

believed to be magical stones; legend says that if you put 

them under your tongue, you can see the future. Others

 think it can make a person an eloquent orator, a debater,

 and know the truth when someone is lying.



June:Pearl|Moonstone|Alexandrite

 

A pearl is a calcium carbonate-containing organic gemstone 

that grows inside the tissues of living seawater or freshwater 

mollusk (oyster or mussel). Natural pearls are formed when a

 mollusk secretes a substance called a pearl layer around an 

irritant (such as sand or a parasite that has invaded its shell). 

Its color is white, black, gray, pink, yellow, etc. Most pearls are white.


 

Gemini and Cancer, born in June, the pearl can help ease their 

easily distracted habits and often compressed nerves.

Pearls symbolize cherishing, treasuring, preciousness, preciousness, 

and true love and are a symbol of purity. Pearls are also one of 

the seven Buddhist treasures, symbolizing longevity, good health, 

and all things that can bring happiness, luck, and wealth to the wearer.

The name "pearl" is derived from the Latin word "Pernulo," while its 

other name, "Margarite," is derived from the ancient Persian Sanskrit 

word meaning "son of the sea." In Persian mythology, the pearl 

symbolizes light and hope and is transformed from the tears of the gods. 

Western legend says that Venus, the goddess of beauty, was born in a shell, 

and when the shell was opened, the dew dripping from her body turned into a crystal pearl.




 

Moonstone


Moonstone chemical composition (KAlSi3O8) is the class of orthoclase 

minerals in the feldspar group. During formation, orthoclase and sodium 

feldspar are distributed in alternating layers. The light shining between

 these thin layers is dispersed to produce the phenomenon of lapis lazuli. 

Greenish-white brilliance is a wave-like light on the surface of the stone.

 The common moonstone is colorless, white, or blue-white.


People in the new age live fast-paced lives and often feel

physically and mentally exhausted. Moonstones can 

relieve the wearer of the stress of life, help relax tense 

nerves, bring stability, calm one down, listen to one's inner 

world, replenish the spirit and regain hope in life.

Moonstone is considered a symbol of health, wealth, 

and beauty and is often associated with love and passion, 

making it the [Lovers' Stone]. It was also believed that 

the moonstone would attract love like a full moon and 

that one would be able to meet the best lover.

The ancient Greeks and Romans believed that moonstones 

emitted a powerful force during the full moon, giving 

people a sixth sense, and it was said that if you held 

a moonstone in your mouth during the full moon, you could foretell the future.

 


Alexandrite


Alexandrite is believed to be [the traveler's stone] and to help one find a 

sense of direction, quickly adapt to new atmospheres, and meet people 

with similar interests. It is believed to help the wearer accept change 

and alleviate the emotional problems that accompany it, and if a person 

is in a lost state; it can remind the wearer to establish a purpose 

in life and thus find joy and hope in life.



July:Ruby


A corundum mineral, the chromium content is responsible for 

the red color of rubies, ranging from orange-red to purplish-red

.The redder the color, the more chromium it contains. Among rubies, 

the best and most precious color is called [pigeon's blood red], 

which is bright and beautiful.


 


Ruby helps to help Cancer and Leo, born in July, to clarify 

their lack of self-worth and is a powerful protective crystal. 

Secondly, it can enhance personal charisma and become the 

center of attention, thus gaining more attention.

There is a legend in Myanmar that in a deep bottomless valley, 

there is a red gem that emits a charming luster and sparkles.

 To get this precious gem, the locals throw a piece of raw meat

 down the canyon, hoping that the glory will stick to the heart, 

and then wait for the vulture to pick up the meat and then kill

 the vulture to get the gem.

The hot red color is why people always associate rubies with 

passion and love, so they are often called [the stone of love], 

symbolizing passionate and fiery love. In ancient India, 

the ruby was made [the king of gems] usually associated with 

vitality and blood, a sign of power and youthful vigor.




Augest:Peridot|Spinel


Peridot, a magnesium-rich mineral with the chemical 

formula (Mg, Fe)2SiO4, derives its green color from 

its internal iron element. It is a self-colored stone, 

mainly medium to dark grass-green, yellow-green to 

green in color. The more iron ions it contains, the darker the color.


 

Jealousy is one of Virgo's weaknesses. They inherently 

like to be the center of attention but are modest, insecure, 

and indecisive, so the Peridot helps them make decisions 

confidently. It also allows Leo to enhance its aura, move

 forward, think positively in the face of problems, 

and balance positive and negative energies.

Peridot is also known as [the stone of husband and wife]. 

If couples and lovers wear the same Peridot, 

they can maintain a sense of trust and relationship 

and keep a happy and successful relationship.

Peridot was the national stone of Egypt, loved 

and treasured by the pharaohs, and held a privileged 

status. Many buildings in the temple were decorated 

with Peridot, a symbol of wealth and status.



September: Sapphire


 Sapphires derive their name from the Latin "sapphires" and the Greek

 "superior," meaning blue, due to the presence of titanium and iron.



 In addition, the corundum family includes, in addition to blue sapphires 

and rubies, the so-called colored sapphires, which come in a wide 

variety of colors: green, pink, orange, purple, brown, etc., and 

even present multiple colors in a single stone. These corundums 

are usually named after their color, such as green sapphire,

 pink sapphire, purple sapphire, etc.




Sapphire enables Virgo and Libra, born in September, 

to expand their compassion, enhance their better 

selves and move away from narrow-minded and fearful thoughts.

They were known as [the stone of] wisdom, and sapphires 

help the wearer connect with their inner resonance, 

allowing us to see things from a more significant and 

broader perspective and to put ourselves in the shoes of 

others, considering the best interests of each individual 

when making choices. Legend has it that a brave young man 

named Banda, in order to let the villagers live a peaceful 

and happy life turned himself into a large poison arrow 

during a fight with the demon king and stabbed deep 

into his throat. The demon king struggled desperately

 before his death and shattered one of the horns of the sky. 

Stars in the sky fell with him, some of which were stained with 

the demon king's blood and turned into star rubies, while stars 

not stained with blood turned into starlight sapphires.


 

October:Opal|Tourmaline


The name opal is derived from the Greek word "Opallos," 

which means "to see the change of color." Unlike most

 gemstones, opal is an amorphous structure, with gaps 

between the crystals, resulting in interference and 

diffraction of the light entering the stone, and 

the optical effect - the phenomenon of wandering 

color - which is the value of opal.



October is the birth month of Libra and Scorpio. 

This iridescent stone helps balance Libra's sense 

of order and beauty, preventing them from remaining

 only superficial. As for Scorpio, it helps to inspire 

the Scorpio's inspiration and imagination, strengthening 

personal abilities and talents.

This mysterious time hides in its depths endless 

shimmering rainbows, enlightening us to see things 

through the surface and to focus on the deeper meaning of issues. 

Europeans consider the opal a symbol of purity, hope, and truth.

 


Tourmaline


Tourmaline, also known as "tourmaline," derives its name 

from the Sinhalese word "toramalli", meaning [a stone of 

mixed colors], which is usually a mixture of different 

colors in one stone. Tourmaline is a boron-containing cyclic 

silicate mineral that also contains aluminum, iron, magnesium, 

sodium, potassium or lithium, which can be substituted for 

each other, resulting in a wide variety of colors, mainly colorless, 

red, pink, blue, green and black, with many different colors in a single stone.



Ancient mystics believed that this colorful gemstone could inspire 

artistic expression and imagination. Different colors of tourmaline 

have various therapeutic effects: Black tourmaline leads to longevity 

and maintains a sense of mystery. Red tourmaline signifies that 

the wearer has a beautiful and passionate love associated with 

compassion and tenderness. Green tourmaline strengthens the 

wearer's courage and gives strength, health, and hope.In traditional 

Chinese culture, tourmaline is worn by girls to promote their 

husbands and sons, and it is pronounced similarly to the word 

"ward off evil," which has the symbolic meaning of warding off evil.


 November:Citrine|Topaz


Citrine, also known as citrine, derives its name from the 

French word "citron," meaning "lemon." It is a fluorine-containing 

aluminosilicate mineral, a type of quartz that is light yellow, 

ortho-yellow, orange, olive-yellow to golden yellow. It has a 

yellow color due to the presence of iron.



Citrine helps balance the tendency of Scorpio and Sagittarius 

to be too focused on their affairs, block out their inner world, 

balance any selfish tendencies, and stay in tune with the outside world.

Known as the [stone of wealth], citrine is believed to have 

the ability to gather wealth and is known as a wealth-attracting crystal. 

Yellow has symbolized wealth since ancient times and is a noble color. 

Citrine also brings opportunity and luck and helps to create windfall,

for example, investing in stocks, buying lottery tickets, etc., 

which can increase one's wealth fortune.

 

Topaz


Topaz comes from the Sanskrit word "tapas," which means "fire color." 

Also known as topaz, but not a jade, topaz has many colors, including 

clear, blue, yellow, green, and orange. The element chromium causes 

it to appear pink, red, and purple, while atomic permissions in the crystal

 structure of topaz can cause it to appear yellow, brown, and green. 

Topaz is multidirectional in color, meaning this gemstone may take 

on a different color in each direction.



Topaz symbolizes peace, friendship, happiness, hope, and sincere love. 

From the 14th to the 17th century, Europeans believed it could break

 magic spells and remove anger. For centuries, many Indians believed

 wearing a topaz above the heart would ensure longevity, beauty, and wisdom. 

The ancient Greeks believed that the topaz gave people strength.


December:Turquoise|Tanzanite| Zircon


Turquoise is named after its "pine ball-like shape and pine green color." 

It is also known as Turkish stone, but it is not Turkish, but rather 

the name given to the Turkish stone produced in ancient Persia and 

transported to Europe. Turquoise is a translucent to opaque stone 

that ranges in color from blue to green, often with matrix veins (rock remnants) 

running through it.


Sagittarius and Capricorn, born in December, turquoise can soothe 

their emotions, keep their minds calm and stable, create an optimistic 

and cheerful state of mind, and fill them with positive energy.

The ancient Indians regarded turquoise as a sacred stone and 

believed that wearing turquoise would bring good luck and good 

fortune, and it was known as the [stone of luck]. In European regions, 

turquoise is known as the stone of protection, and it is believed 

to be worn to avoid falls (especially from a horse) and to break 

into several pieces when disaster strikes. The Apaches believe 

that turquoise can be found by following the rainbow to the end.




 Tanzanite


Tanzanite, also known as tanzanite, is a blue variety of zoisite, 

a beautiful gemstone first discovered by surveyors in 1967 

in the northern Tanzanian region of Africa, in the Mereni Mountains. 

After its discovery, the famous jewelry brand Tiffany & Co. named 

the stone after its place of origin: Tanzanite. Tanzanite is beautiful, 

profound, and highly chromatic, with a pure blue or violet color. 

Tanzanite also has a multidirectional color, with a variable blue or 

violet luster from different angles, which describes the velvety gemstone.



The ancient Celtic peoples believed that tanzanite possessed mighty 

psychic powers, allowing the consciousness and soul to transcend into 

eternity. Tanzanite enhances enlightenment, changes laziness, 

and establishes the right outlook. It is a symbol of spirituality and

 can bring inspiration and creativity.

Elizabeth Taylor was a lifelong jewelry lover, and her collection was

 among the world's finest. The deep blue color of the ocean is so striking 

that people call it tanzanite [Elizabeth Taylor's eyes], which means that 

the stone resembles the eyes of a century-old beauty, with its mesmerizing blue-violet hue.



 Zircon


Zircon, also known as zircon and hyacinthine, is a silicate mineral 

with the chemical formula ZrSiO₄, which is thought by some 

to be derived from the Arabic word "zircon," meaning "vermilion" 

or Some believe that the word "Zircon" comes from the Arabic word

 "vermilion," or "vermilion"; others believe it comes from the Persian 

word "argue," which means "golden." Zircon comes in many colors, 

including red, yellow, blue, and brown, and is colorless and transparent.

 Cut gem-quality colorless zircon is so similar to diamond that it is 

often used as a substitute for diamond.

Zircon can help people fall into a deep sleep and chase away evil spirits and demons, 

turning good fortune into good fortune. Zircon is a symbol of prosperity and success.



 How to buy gemstones?


  Color: Everyone has a favorite color, which has become a consideration for many people when shopping for gemstones. Generally speaking, the higher the color of a gemstone, the higher its value, but for most people, choosing a gemstone that they like is far more significant than choosing an expensive one.


  Cut:The cut is not a natural attribute of a gemstone, but it is crucial and dramatically impacts the stone's brightness and sparkle. The amount unleashes the full potential of a gemstone. A poorly cut stone will be dull. A gemstone is cut in such a way as to best reveal or accentuate its color, sparkle, and sparkle. The finer the cut, the more expensive it is. Thus, a perfectly cut gemstone may be worth more than a heavier carat and rarer color stone.


  Clarity:Clarity refers to the natural inclusions of a gemstone. Gemstones are formed over millions, if not billions, of years deep in the earth by extreme heat and pressure. This natural formation process means that almost all gemstones contain mineral or non-crystalline carbon, collectively known as inclusions. Although they are too small to be detected by the naked eye, inclusions can affect the path of light reflection and refraction. The fewer inclusions a gemstone has, the higher its clarity and value.


  Carat:The unit of weight of a gemstone. The higher the carat, the larger the stone, and the rarer and more sought-after it is, the higher the price. But the carat factor is secondary to choosing a gemstone that genuinely suits your needs.


  Gemstones are highly esteemed for their color or fire. They symbolize love, courage, health, perseverance, etc. Some people believe in the magical properties of gemstones and choose the right one, while others choose them because of their fire or the color they prefer. Whether you customize a beautiful necklace for yourself because rubies are your birthstone or give someone a turquoise ring as a gift, wish your friend lots of luck, hope, and positive life energy. If you have a clear goal, shopping for gemstones can be extra fun. The world of gemstones is colorful, and the world of custom jewelry is even more magical, so customize your unique ornament.


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