In Part 2, of HC Jewellers guide to birthstones and their meanings, we will continue to explore each birthstone in detail from months July to December and discover how it can benefit your health and well-being.
So, let’s pick up from where we stopped in our previous Blog (Birthstones and their meanings – Part 1), starting with July’s birthstone.
- July: Ruby
Attributes: Harmony, Lust, Success
The vibrant red colour rubies’ display, universally known as symbolic for courage and strength. The Ruby stone was traditionally believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits, darkness and shadows. As well as protecting against “bad luck”, wearing the ruby stone supports one’s emotional health and is attributed to benefiting a harmonious symbiotic life with others. Last but not least, this gorgeous gemstone helps to treat infectious diseases and fevers by detoxifying the body and improving blood flow and circulation.
- August: Peridot
Colour: Olive Green
Attributes: Enchanting, Mystique, Uplifting
Historically, the peridot gemstones were once believed to be found in volcanic ashes that were said to be the tear of Pele, a volcano gemstone. Nowadays, this light olive green gemstone is said to relieve stress from its wearer and provides a calming energy that drives down anger and offers soothing qualities to its owner. Some suggest that the stone can boost your immune system and enhance the quality of your skin.
- September: Sapphire
Colour: Deep Blue
Attributes: Truth, Dignity, Energy Cleansing
The deep blue sapphire stone was first discovered in 1881 when a landslide high in the Himalayas revealed large amounts of blue crystals. Now regarded as one of the worlds most coveted gems. They are said to guard people against evilness, spells and poisoning. In healing, some have used this stone to treat blood disorder and excessive bleeding.
- October: Opal or Tourmaline
Attributes: Confidence, Intuition, Healing
The opal stone, with its meaning stemming from the Greek word “opalus” translates to “precious jewel”. Its unique properties contribute to the stone’s great opalescence. With colours ranging from pinks, this multi-coloured stone shines throughout depending on the angle in which light is reflected onto the stone. When the stone is worn, it instils a deeper connection to others, opens up the heart and expands psychic abilities.
- November: Topaz or Citrine
Colour: Dark Yellow
Attributes: Joy, Physical connection, Serenity
The November birthstone, topaz in its natural form is dark yellow to golden brown in colour. It is said to bring success, prosperity and love to those who wear it. Some users find it beneficial in the process of manifesting money in line with divine will. Using these stones can radiate gentle powers that stimulate, recharge, smoothen and heal the body.
- December: Turquoise or Blue topaz
Colour: Light Blue
Attributes: Good fortunes, Protection, Happy life
This light blue birthstone brings the wearer good fortune, happiness and success on both the physical and spiritual levels. In ancient times, practitioners believed the turquoise stone changes colour to signify whether a person is in danger or is ill. In this seance is was believed to offer the wearer some protection from harm’s way. This precious stone enhances your immune system and can help to alleviate cramps and pain. Overall, its healing properties are useful for treating viral infections.
Here at HC Jewellers online store as well as our physical location in Royston, we are able to offer a variety of birthstones in pendants, necklaces and rings, so we are confident there is something for everyone. Whether it’s a well-deserved treat for yourself or it’s a gift for a special occasion.
Have a look at our other blogs on our website that have more in-depth information about everything jewellery including ‘A Guide to Jewellery and Metals’ and keep an eye out for our upcoming blogs on: ‘Caring for your jewellery’ – ‘Wedding bandwidths and profiles’ and ‘The ultimate diamond” for more tips, guides and useful information.
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