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DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – BLUE ZIRCON

4.4 billion years old & protection against evil December babies, listen up! Your month actually has multiple accepted birthstones (turquoise, topaz, tanzanite, and zircon.) Let's talk about zircon. According to a Jewish legend, an angel was sent to the Garden of Eden to watch over Adam and Eve. That angel was named Zircon. This might be one of the … Continue reading DECEMBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – BLUE ZIRCON

NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – TOPAZ

Topaz Cools Boiling Water and Tempers According to legend, November birthstone topaz has the ability to control heat, and thus could cool down boiling water. This may be linked to the modern day association of topaz healing anger - cooling tempers as well as water! Symbolism & Folklore Topaz is associated with: love and affection, the Egyptian sun god Ra Topaz is … Continue reading NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – TOPAZ

OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – PINK TOURMALINE

Pyroelectric Pink Tourmaline In Africa, October birthstone pink tourmaline was once used as a stone to awaken one from “the dream of illusion.” In ancient India, the stone was used to aid in providing insight and discovering the good. Symbolism & Folklore Tourmaline is associated with: love and matters of the heart Tourmaline is considered the stone of: reconciliation, compassion, communication, … Continue reading OCTOBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – PINK TOURMALINE

SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – SAPPHIRE

Sapphire Rulers of ancient Persia believed the sky was painted blue by the reflection of sapphire stones. The September birthstone was once described as “the blue of a clear sky just minutes after sundown” by a poet. Ancient lore has even suggested that the Ten Commandments were written on tablets made of sapphire. Symbolism & Folklore Sapphire is associated with: the heavens Sapphire is … Continue reading SEPTEMBER BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – SAPPHIRE

JUNE BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – PEARL

Tears of Joy The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love.  June's birthstone is also known as the "stone of sincerity," and represents purity. In ancient Rome, the pearl was a status symbol representing wealth and power. In the past, European countries banned regular people from wearing pearls, because … Continue reading JUNE BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – PEARL

MAY BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – EMERALD

Cleopatra's Favorite Stone In Indian mythology, the Sanskrit name for emerald is "marakata" which translates to "the green of growing things." A fitting name for the gem and the month it represents. All those April showers bring us May flowers! Perhaps also because of the gem's color, the ancient Egyptians believed the stone represented fertility and rebirth. … Continue reading MAY BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – EMERALD

MARCH BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – AQUAMARINE

See The Future Through Aquamarine Lenses Aquamarine instantly calls to mind the clear sparkling water that gave it its name (through the Latin word for "seawater") and many of its meanings are deeply tied to this element. The Greeks and Romans regarded it as a sailor's stone, offering protection and safety for voyages on stormy seas. Amulets made of … Continue reading MARCH BIRTHSTONE MEANINGS – AQUAMARINE