Jewelry And Zodiac
A birthstone is a gem that signifies the month in which you were born. Many birthstones are worn as pendants, rings or as accents in pieces of jewelry. Birthstone jewelry is popular to give as a meaningful gift as well. To determine your birthstone, follow this guide below based on your birth month.
- January – Garnet. A deep maroon colored gem that is said to keep the wearer safe.
- February- Amethyst. Bright, beautiful purple, this stone promotes courage.
- March- Aquamarine. This is a light blue/teal gem that is thought to heal heart and liver diseases/
- April- Diamond. This white, clear stone symbolizes everlasting love.
- May- Emerald. A deep, dark green stone that symbolizes rebirth, love and fertility.
- June- Pearl. A matte white gem that is thought to be a symbol of purity.
- July- Ruby. A deep red gem that was once thought to ward off evil but now is a symbol of passion.
- August- Period. This light green gem s a symbol of strength.
- September- Sapphire. A deep blue gem that is a symbol of purity and wisdom.
- October- Opal. An iridescent gem, it symbolizes faithfulness and confidence.
- November-Topaz. This gem is a light yellow color and is a symbol of love and affection.
- December-Turquoise. This bright blue gem is a symbol of good fortune and success.
Some believe your birthstone is assigned based on your astrological sign and, if chosen by your sign, it is believed the stone harnesses more energy.
Astrological signs, commonly referred to as Zodiac signs, have direct connections to jewelry. Zodiac and jewelry come together with gemstones and charms. Each zodiac sign has an assigned gemstone and symbol. Each gemstone holds healing and energetic properties that work best based on astrologers examination of each sign, while each zodiac symbol signifies the direct connection to the astrology world.
For the reasons above, many use their zodiac sign to determine their birthstone. According to the zodiac, your birthstone is the gemstone best suited for your energy.
Aries (born March 21 – April 19) – An Aries, symbolized by the ram, tends to be hard-headed and quick to make decisions. The diamond is the Aries’ birthstone because the diamond provides clarity, which allows Aries to slow down and make a decision with a clear mind.
Taurus (born April 20 – May 20) – The Taurus symbol is the ram. The birthstone of a Taurus is the emerald. The emerald is green and signifies growth, reflection and peace for the stubborn bull.
Gemini (May 21 – June 21) – Known as the twins, the Gemini is known to have dual personalities, most times conflicting. When a Gemini wears pearls, it eases the burden of two people and provides a sense of calmness.
Cancer (born June 22 – July 22) – The ruby is the hardest gem, besides the diamond. The crab that signifies Cancer is much like this gem. The hard exterior protects its beautiful inner. When wearing a ruby, the Cancer’s are protected, allowing his or her inner beauty to shine without judgment.
Leo (July 23 – August 22) – The peridot gem is suited for Leo the Lion as it symbolizes fearlessness and strength.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22) – The sapphire is not affected by damage and any Virgo, symbolized by the moon goddess, who wears it will feel its strength. The energy given by this deep blue gem will sharpen a Virgo’s mind.
Libra (September 23 – October 22) – The opal has the ornate ability to take and absorb bad energy from a Libra’s surroundings. A Libra’s nature is to get along with everyone, even difficult people, so the opal protects a Libra even from bad judgment. The two scales symbolize a Libra and their ability to weigh the bad with the good.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) – Topaz is an orange gem that is said to help remove misunderstandings in a relationship. The more orange the gem, the more relaxed relationships are said to be around a Scorpio. Scorpios are known to have a hard time with relationships regarding disagreements and confusion, which is why the scorpion signifies this sign best. The topaz brings clarity.
Sagittarius (November 11 – December 21) – The turquoise signifies balance, truth and wisdom with healing benefits for the mind and body. The archer represents cool and level headed thinking during intense situations.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) – Capricorns tend to be self-conscious regarding their social and economical status in life. The garnet is thought to open the doors of success and good fortune. The goat represents this sign, as Capricorns are focused and active.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) – The purple amethyst gem is known to keep the wearer level headed and able to make smart decisions. The symbol for an Aquarius is the water bearer, which appears as two zig-zag lines.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20) – The aquamarine is the stone for Pisces. It is a blue stone closely related to the emerald. This gem is known to have calming and soothing powers while inspiring truth and trust. The Pisces symbol, the fish, has two fish swimming in different directions representing the constant division of Pisces’s attention
Gemstones were commonly used to help healers cure patients’ ailments. For example, aquamarine was used as an antidote to poison while opals were said to cure insanity. Nowadays, gemstones are more of a good luck symbol.
When purchasing jewelry based on your zodiac sign, visit a jewelry zodiac store that is sure to have the proper symbols and charms. Zodiac birthstones are available in ring form so be sure to choose a cut that makes fits your lifestyle and personality. Zodiac and jewelry rings are ideal as you will have your energetic gem with you at all times.
Here at Maytal Hannah, we can customize and design a piece of jewelry with your gemstone of choice to ensure the perfect fit.