Birthstones

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Ok here we go….my first post! I have always loved jewellery, I’m a self confessed magpie and anything sparkly immediately gets my full attention. Safe to say my partner hates going shopping with me ūüôą

I worked in a jewellers for over four years and that’s when I realised there was so much more to jewellery and gem stones than just how much they sparkle!

Now come on let’s be honest, we all have a favourite gem stone. Mine are emeralds because my grandmother always wore them and also because green is my favourite colour. My mother’s are amythest because they are her birth stone (February). My birth stone is garnet (January) and although I’ve made sure they take pride of place in my jewellery collection, I have never been too fond of the colour red.

Jewellery is such a personal thing and it can convey both our personality and identity through colour, style and meaning e.g. Birth stones.

Here is a brief description of what everyone’s birthstones mean……

January – Garnet (They are thought to keep the wearer safe when travelling)

February – Amythest (They are thought to strengthen relationships and give the wearer courage)

March – Aquamarine (As the name suggests they are thought to protect from ocean dangers which is perhaps why early sailors would etch the sea God Neptune into the stone to protect them)

April – Diamomd (A symbol of everlasting love)

May – Emerald (This was Cleopatra’s favourite gem stone and was associated with fertility, rebirth and love)

June – Pearl (The most recognised symbol of purity)

July – Ruby (They were thought to protect the wearer from evil and today the deep red colour is associated with love and passion)

August – Peridot (They symbolise strength and when set in gold were thought to protect the wearer from nightmares)

September – Sapphire (They were thought to protect against evil and poisoning and was a favourite jewel among priests and kings as it symbolises purity and wisdom)

October РOpal (They symbolise faithfulness and confidence. Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight)

November РTopaz (They symbolise  love and affection and are believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect)

December РTorquise (They are regarded as a love charm and a symbol of good fortune and success)

I will be posting more facts about each of these gem stones in the next few weeks and hopefully we can uncover some of the magic surrounding them

xxx Chloe xxx