The Significance and Meaning of Gemstones

From Cleopatra to Adele and Modern-day Celebrities like the Kardashians and the Royal family gemstones are treasured, celebrated, adored and adorned and called healing crystals throughout history till the present day. Explore the history of Gemstones from the Middle Ages to the 21st-century trends. Moreover, recognize and understand the true value of gemstones and Birthstones. 

Natural Gemstones

Dating as far back as the Stone Age the healing properties of gemstones, their beauty, and magic has been recognized and harnessed. They have always had a protective, as well as a decorative function, guarding the wearer against harm. Gemstones were frequently worn and carried by ancient Egyptians as amulets and charms; Greek mythology frequently refers to gemstones, and many have been discovered in the tombs of Chinese rulers. Gemstones were used extensively in ceremonies and initiations by the Native Americans, the Mayans and Aztecs.

Gemstones today carry the same power. When set in jewellery, the stones are worn close to the body, increasing their healing properties. They can boost your energy; clean your space; attract wealth; enhance your intuition; increase mental abilities; boost your confidence; bring abundance; or even attract love. We've created an easy to understand simplified guide here to help you choose the right stone for your piece of Jewellery. 

                                                      BIRTHSTONES 

    Birthstones and Gemstones

GARNET

Garnet empowers the individual, increasing will-power and self-image while aiding in soothing nervousness. The Garnet pushes you to challenge adversity by providing directional guidance and is believed to protect the traveller.

AMETHYST 

Amethyst provides inner peace and a clear head, enhancing perception while protecting against evil thoughts. The symbol of courage, Amethyst is known to strengthen bonds in relationships, tempering restless minds and emotions. Amethyst should be worn to attract love and open the heart. 

AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine means “water of the sea” making it the perfect stone for any ocean enthusiast. Cool and refreshing Aquamarine promotes good health and vitality, providing mental rejuvenation and washes away negative energy. 

DIAMOND

The king of all gemstones, Diamonds in lore are known for being indestructible providing the wearer with the inner strength to face all of life’s struggles. A symbol of eternal love, diamonds bring abundance, clarity, and balance. 

EMERALD

The stone of growth, Emerald embodies love, rebirth, and fertility. Similar to the joys of Spring, Emerald represents patience and growth in new life, granting the wearer good fortune and happiness. 

MOONSTONE

The stone of protection, Moonstone is known for soothing insomnia and warding off nightmares which is what grants it its name as the protector of the subconscious. Moonstone holds an air of mysticism by nurturing the psyche and enhancing female power and intuition. It is also known to attract love and affection.

RUBY

The stone of nobility, the Ruby is associated with prosperity and passion. Rubies are known to arouse leadership, strengthen decision-making, and inspire integrity.

PERIDOT

The stone of abundance, Peridot borrows the light and heat of its summer birth month to bring inner warmth to its wearer. Peridot symbolizes prosperity and fullness in all areas of one’s life.

SAPPHIRE

Sapphire is a stone of spirituality and devotion known for bringing peace and fulfilment to one’s life. Bestowing upon the wearer spiritual insight, Sapphire evokes kindness and prudence.

PINK TOURMALINE

Pink Tourmaline is known as the stone of peace, able to dispel negativity while enhancing the feeling of tranquillity. A stone of light, Pink Tourmaline bestows the wearer a peace of mind.

CITRINE

Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun awakening the soul with its bright energy. The stone is a success maker, stimulating creativity and determination - transforming dreams into tangible realities.

TANZANITE

Tanzanite provides qualities of self-awakening connected to its abilities to help develop sensations of enlightenment and compassion. The calm and soothing hues unlock kinder sensibilities and higher consciousness.

BLACK ONYX

Black Onyx is a protection stone arousing and intensifying focus and determination when faced with conflict. Enveloped by the idea of the present, Black Onyx is said to absorb the negativity of the past, transforming and erasing it creating a more resounding present and future.

TURQUOISE

Turquoise is one of the oldest stones, known for its strength and empowering abilities. Turquoise can help one receive higher guidance and direction, live life with more joy and happiness and bring peace and energy to any relationship.

LAPIS

Lapis stimulates intellectual awakening - encouraging the desire for knowledge, truth, and understanding. Known as the stone of communication, Lapis is used to help you say just the right thing in any situation.

PERUVIAN PINK OPAL

The stone of peace and tranquillity, Peruvian Pink Opal is known to unearth tenderness and compassion in romantic relationships. This gentle stone is also used to calm distressing memories, bringing peace and restoration through sleep and meditation.

RED JASPER

The stone of empowerment, Red Jasper is said to lend its wearer qualities of emotional resiliency, bringing strength and courage. Wearing Red Jasper alleviates stress and has often been used as a rubbing stone to soothe nerves.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN

Snowflake Obsidian is a learning stone, teaching you how to value your mistakes as much as your successes. The stone soothes and calms you helping release stressful thinking and instead promoting isolation and the strength of meditation.

WHITE ONYX

Referred to as the guardian stone, White Onyx heightens the wearer’s perseverance and intensifies determination during difficult times. The stone wards off negative emotions providing self-understanding to realign your inner thoughts.