GEM STONES FOR DIFFERENT BIRTH MONTHS
GEM STONES FOR DIFFERENT BIRTH MONTHS
Are you having a difficult time picking the right stone for your spouse?
Here are birth stones to choose from to make them feel very special. They all have peculiar meanings that will surprise you. Did you know that the wearing of birthstones is thought to bring good luck, good health, and protection? Astrologers long ago attributed supernatural powers to certain gemstones. Get ready to be amazed.
- JANUARY – GARNET: The January birthstone, garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. The word “garnet” is derived from a term that means “seed,” because the gem resembles the colour and shape of a pomegranate seed..Garnet wedding bands will keep you and your spouse throughout your journey of marital life.
- FEBRUARY – AMETHYST: The February birthstone, amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, “amethyst” comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning “sober.”Amethyst engagement rings will strengthen your relationship
- MARCH – AQUAMARINE: The March birthstone, aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers.Aquamarine when inserted into your wedding band can offer total healing.
- APRIL – DIAMOND: The April birthstone, diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called vajra, which also means lightning; in Hindu mythology, vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of gods. Diamonds are referred to as a girl's bestfriend. Steal your woman's heart by proposing with a diamond engagement ring
- MAY – EMERALD: The May birthstone, emerald, was one of Cleopatra’s favourite gems. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. 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. Emerald wedding bands can signify a daily rebirth of the love you and your spouse share.
- JUNE – PEARL: The June birthstone, pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Pearl necklaces and jewellry signify elegance,wealth and purity.
- JULY – RUBY: 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 and passion. Embrace the passion you and your spouse share by choosing a ruby engagement ring.
- AUGUST – PERIDOT: The August birthstone, peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the “evening emerald” for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.
- SEPTEMBER – SAPPHIRE: The September birthstone, sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favourite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolises purity and wisdom. Use sapphire wedding rings to protect yourself and your spouse.
- OCTOBER – OPAL: The October birthstone,opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel.” Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight. Exchange opal wedding rings to show your faithfulness to each other.
- NOVEMBER – TOPAZ: The November birthstone, topaz, symbolises love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect.
- DECEMBER – TURQUOISE: 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. Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits.