How to Know Which Gem is For Me?
One of the easiest answers is to shop by your birthstone. Traditionally, your birthstone is associated with the month you were born, or your astrological sign. For January, it is a garnet. While the lucky babies born in April get diamonds, being their birthstone. Popular belief says that wearing a gemstone during its allotted month increases its healing powers, even if it's not actually the month you were born. Yes, you can wear gems that are not your birthstone and receive the benefits!
Do you know which gem corresponds to you? Continue reading and we will help you identify which to choose. In the end trust yourself!! If you feel that a jewel was made for you, trust that instinct. If that doesn’t convince you, you can always guide yourself by your favorite color to choose your favorite gemstone.
All stones have special meanings and symbolize certain personalities. You can easily research interesting gemstone facts that correspond to your birth month, read about the history of each gemstone and how ancient people used them.
We consider gemstone pendants a great gift choice, as not only are they beautiful, the quality of our pieces will make them last a lifetime. And to make your gift even more interesting, you can include a card that indicates what the chosen birthstone symbolizes, don’t hesitate to ask us!
Here is a list of the most commonly known gemstones:
Garnet corresponds to the January gemstone, normally found in a deep wine red color, it is a symbol of loyalty, honesty and passion, and was also used to keep its wearer safe during journeys.
The February birthstone, Amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and add value to its wearer. In ancient times only royalty could use the gem. The ancient Greeks thought that amethyst protected against intoxication, in fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word that means "sober."
For the month of March, Aquamarine, said to cure heart, liver and stomach ailments, all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaked. The first sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, engraved with the image of the sea god Neptune, protected them against the dangers of the ocean.
The stone of the month of April is, as we told you before, the Diamond, in addition to being a symbol of eternal love, it was once thought to represent value. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called "vajra", which also means lightning; In Hindu mythology, vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of the gods.
In May it is the beautiful Emerald, one of Cleopatra's favorite jewels. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. The ancient Romans dedicated this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, emeralds are believed to signify wisdom, growth, and patience.
June corresponds to Pearl that has long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
For the month of July it is Ruby, considered by the ancient Hindus as the "king of gems". It is believed to protect its bearer from evil. Today, the deep red color of ruby signifies love and passion.
The stone of the month August, Peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the night emerald for its light green color. Found in volcanic ash, it was believed to be the tears of the volcano goddess, Pelé. When mounted in gold, this gem is believed to protect the wearer from nightmares.
In September the Sapphire was thought to protect against evil and intoxication. It was believed that a poisonous snake would die if placed in a container made of sapphire. Traditionally the favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom.
For October, the Opal symbolizes fidelity and trust. The word comes from the Latin opalus, which means "precious jewel." Gemstone pendants made from opals were used to repel evil and to protect eyesight.
The stone of the month of November is Topaz, it symbolizes love and affection. It is believed that it gives the user increased stamina and intellect.
To close the months of the year to the month of December, Turquoise is considered a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success, and is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Although you can always gift gemstone pendants, turquoise rings are believed to help keep evil spirits away.
We hope this article has been useful, to choose your appropriate gem or to decide on a special gift for a loved one, we are one of the few jewelry stores in Mexico that have all the birthstones in stock.