Birthstones were thought to represent the 12 tribes of Israel in the book of Exodus in the Bible. There are many people who also believe in their astrology values. Historically, leaders were often renowned for seeking guidance from trusted advisors, when it came to making important decisions. Some believe that the date and time you were born can have a significant impact on determining your characteristics and having an in-depth knowledge of your birth sign can help by enabling you to play to your strengths, while minimising your weakness.
Here’s a list to help you find out what your birthstone is:
Garnet – This deep red gem is often considered to ensure safety while travelling.
Amethyst - This mystical gem is often used to evoke courage and help to make relationships stronger.
Aquamarine - This gem with a colour that resembles the sea is thought to protect people when at sea and help to heal liver, stomach and heart ailments.
Diamond – The magnificent diamond represents everlasting love (which is probably why it is popular as wedding jewellery) and is also believed to give courage to its wearer.
Emerald – This vibrant green gem symbolises patience and wisdom and is often thought to help with re-birth, love and fertility.
Pearl – The pearl is a symbol of purity and is often worn by royalty.
Ruby - The magnificent ruby is thought to protect against evil and is the gem of nobility.
Peridot – Is a pale green gem that symbolises strength.
Sapphire – The stunning sapphire has hidden depths and represents wisdom.
Opal – This gem is thought to protect the eyesight of the wearer and promotes confidence and fauth.
Topaz – The Topaz is thought to sharpen intellect and strength and also symbolizes love
Tanzanite or Turquoise – The Tanzanite is thought to promote metaphysical healing and the Turquoise is known for protecting against evil.
Jewellery with birthstones make a lovely gift, especially for birthdays or anniversaries.
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By Pamela Sommers
Pamela is a London jewellery specialist and founder of SommerSparkle, an award-winning online boutique filled with beautiful jewellery & accessories to 'add a touch of sparkle to your life.'
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