The vibrant green colors of a peridot stone explain why, for centuries the peridot has been a symbol of nature. In ancient Egypt they were called “the gem of the sun” because of their brilliance, and early priests drank cups made of peridot stones. They believed the act connected them with Isis the goddess of nature. Another traditional belief is that when one wears a peridot, they will be protected against night terrors. This stems from the fact that the green color stays bright even at night.
If you’re lucky enough to be born in June your traditional birthstone is a pearl. What woman can resist a strand of soft, smooth, lustrous and velvety pearls? Of course being a charm collector I love charms with a pearl or two set into them.
If February is your birth month then you’re lucky enough to have a royal purple amethyst like the one in this pendant as your birthstone. Deep purple amethyst jewels have been preferred by royalty and clergy since ancient times.
For those born in July, your birthstone is a ruby, which is one of the world’s most prized gemstones. A ruby is also given to commemorate a 40th anniversary, and the deep red color represents everlasting love. It is one of the hardest stones with a measure of 9 out of 10 on the Moh’s scale.
The traditional birthstone is Alexandrite but I’m not a fan so I chose to feature the modern June birthstone, which is a pearl. Pearls are formed of course when a tiny grain of sand or mineral gets into an oyster. The oyster responds by secreting a substance called nacre, which layers on until the pearl is created.
The beautiful green emerald is a traditional birthstone for the month of May. Appropriately so with green being the color of springtime and nature. Emeralds are a form of the mineral beryl which is durable and rare making it a favorite to use in jewelry.
February’s birthstone, the amethyst, is a form of quartz, which varies in color from pale lilac to dark purple. It is found in Canada, The U.S., Australia, India, Russia, and Sri Lanka as natural crystals within rocks. Amethyst has been a foundation of royal jewels throughout the ages, as intense violet is a associated with […]
Anyone born in January knows their birthstone is a warm deep red garnet. My first thoughts are of Bohemian garnets found in antique jewelry from the late 19th century. What most don’t realize is that garnets are found in almost all colors except blue.
There are three traditional birthstones representing the month of November, smoky quartz, citrine, and orange topaz. I have a November birthday and When I was growing up the topaz was considered the November birthstone and it’s still my favorite.
A deep blue sapphire is the traditional and modern birthstone for those born in September. Read more to find out about this lovey stone and the September born….