A Guide to Birthstones
The folklore surrounding the designation of gems by the month of one’s birth has been around for many years. Notwithstanding the fact that this notion dates back to ancient times, the actual list has been updated as recently as two years ago.
The way to wear your given gem is certainly not set in stone. There’s a lot of room to allow your creativity to flourish and play around with styles and different designs, accounting as to why this whole idea is so fascinating to us! Calla Lily is well known for its distinctively playful creations.
Whether embarking on a Bespoke Journey for yourself or as a gift, birthstones are an excellent starting route!
Keep on reading to discover yours!
Garnets come in so many lovely varieties and colours like purple, orange and green, and represent goodwill, happiness, and purpose.
Amethysts are thought to enhance creativity, passion and harmony, and help with stability, humility and relaxation.
The crispy clear gem that borrows its colour from the oceans and sky provides a sense of calm and tranquility.
Diamonds are believed to bring a sense of radiance, energy and light, together with strength and clarity.
This strikingly beautiful gem is said to hold the ability to transform negativity into positive energy, security and harmony.
These delicate treasures of the ocean are believed to create a sense of balance and provide emotional healing. Pearls are also associated with faithfulness, loyalty, modesty and purity.
Rubies have been a symbol of passion, protection and prosperity since ancient times. They are believed to amplify energy, heighten awareness, and promote courage.
Said to stimulate psychological clarity and inspire a sense of happiness, truth and understanding.
Sapphires are a symbol of loyalty, nobility, sincerity and integrity. They are associated with focusing the mind and maintaining self-discipline.
Tourmaline is believed to imbue a positive attitude and happiness. Since they come in so many colours, those born in October get to choose from a rainbow of shades!
The enchanting topaz comes in various stunning hues and symbolises faith and trust.
The grippingly beautiful Tanzanite is believed to open up an awareness between how one lives and how one could live more consciously. It’s thought to help people recognise their strengths.
As quoted by “Jewelers of America” CEO David Bonaparte, “At certain moments in history, when there is a strong call from gem enthusiasts to expand the list of official birthstones, Jewelers of America believes in recognising the importance of historically significant gemstones and giving gemstone lovers a choice that suits their preferences.”
Meaning there’s still hope if your birthstone is not to your liking. You might even flirt with the notion of launching a crusade for a new one!