Birthstones are precious or semi-precious gemstones associated with each month of the year. My birthstone for December is turquoise, while my lucky sister born in April gets a diamond as her birthstone. Depending on the culture a variety of gemstones have been identified as birthstones. There is no universal agreement as to a single, particular birthstone for each month. In the United States, however, the National Association of Jewelers designated a modern birthstone list in 1912. Only recently have we seen two attempts to change it, both associated with the gemstone tanzanite. So lucky me, they added tanzanite as a birthstone for December, even though it already had two birthstones (turquoise and zircon). Now, I have one more excuse to buy jewelry.
|December||Turquoise Blue Topaz Tanzanite|
The healing power of Gemstones
There are so many legends and myths about birthstone healing powers as well as their therapeutic influence. Wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. According to the legends for the full effect, you need to own all twelve and alternate them monthly.
Aquamarine – Aids the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes, and ears. Aquamarine is also known for releasing fear, calming nerves, and bringing mental clarity.
Turquoise – A gemstone steeped in lore and tradition, Turquoise is a healing and balancing stone.
Amber – Thought to aid memory loss, purify the body, alleviate headaches, and bone and heart problems, Amber is known for its stress relieving and calming properties.
Amethyst – Aids in the reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, and circulatory issues. Amethyst is considered the gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.
Citrine – Considered the gemstone to provide greater or increased hearing, Citrine also promotes success, abundance, and clear thinking.
Topaz – One of the most powerful gemstones, Topaz facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed.
Lapis – Thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, Lapis is also known for creating openness, truthfulness, and creativity.
Onyx – Associated with the root chakra, Onyx brings spiritual inspiration, and control over emotions.
Pearl – Known for its calming properties, the Pearl is said to aid purity, charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty in its wearer.
Ruby – Aiding the emotions is the Ruby’s calling card. Also known to increase integrity, devotion, and happiness.
Peridot – Healing stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy, and slowing aging, the Peridot promotes abundance and prosperity.
Sapphire – The gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation, the Sapphire also aids in personal expression and the alleviation of pain.
Garnet – Aids blood, heart, and lungs and is known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy.
For more info- americangemsociety.org
I am a precious and semiprecious jewelry lover. What about you? Do you believe in the healing powers of stones?
Have a lovely Day!!!