Know Your Birthstones
Birthstones, are the special gemstones that are associated with the month that a person is born in, and therefore, they hold a special significance in the person’s life. Let us take a look at some of the common birthstones.
Colour: Available in many colours, but the most commonly in red.
Specialty: The “gem of fate”, Garnet possess healing properties. It is said to bring good health and lasting friendship to its wearer and also ensure safety while travelling.
Specialty: In ancient Greek tradition, amethyst was supposed to make its wearer calm and sharp witted. In modern times, amethyst is supposed to infer the qualities of calmness and spiritual peace to the wearer.
Colour: Green, almost sea green
Specialty: Aquamarine is supposed to bring courage and good friendship to the person wearing it. It is also believed to heighten one’s awareness and communicative skills, and safety to travellers.
Specialty: Considered the queen of all gemstones, “diamond” is a girl’s best friend. It is associated with love and perfection.
Specialty: Associated with the feminine qualities of rebirth and fertility, emerald also brings lasting youth, good fortune and balance to its wearers.
Birthstone: Moonstone and Alexandrite
Specialty: While moonstone heralds safety for travellers and good health, alexandrite, the newest of birthstones, brings creativity and spiritual balance.
Specialty: The king of gemstones, ruby is the colour of love and passion, and is supposed to protect its wearer from the forces of evil and ill wishes.
Colour: Lime Green
Specialty: Peridot is supposed to bring everlasting love, prosperity as well as peace and comfort to the person wearing it.
Specialty: Associated with the star of Virgo, sapphire brings clarity of mind, peace, faithfulness as well as wisdom to the wearer.
Birthstone: Torumaline and Opal
Colour: Rainbow of colours
Specialty: While opal brings mental and physical power, tourmaline dispels feelings of anger, restlessness, jealousy and fear.
Birthstone: Citrine and Topaz
Specialty: While topaz symbolizes determination and passion, citrine brings creativity, prosperity and peace of mind.
Birthstone: Tanzanite and Turquoise
Specialty: Turquoise brings true friendship and peace, and the rare tanzanite brings tranquillity and promotes compassion and tolerance in the wearer.