Behind each semi-precious stone there is a meaning. So when you give the gift of jewelry there is always a story to be told. Weather you are buying a piece for yourself to boost your confidence, or trying to find something extraordinary for someone special, let the meanings of the stones guide you toward your goals.
January - Garnet or Rose Quartz
This dark red stone is said to inspire romantic love, passion, sensuality and positive thoughts. The are a regenerative and revitalizing stone that protects against infection, depression and skin diseases. Garnets increase determination, energy and courage and are thought to aid improving ones self image.
Rose Quartz enhances all forms of love, including self-love, romantic love and passion. It soothes the heart and mind, clears negative feelings and helps heal emotional pain. This pale pink stone is claimed to be one of the best stones to use in the treatment of migraines and headaches of all types. Rose Quartz, The Venus or love stone, has been used for many years to help stimulate imagination and the intellect and to open up the heart to inner peace, self love and self recognition. It promotes forgiveness and friendship.
Amethyst is a calming stone that relieves stress and tension. This purple colored quartz soothes and calms the mind, raises the spirit, increases intuitive awareness and protects from negative vibrations. Amethyst attracts friends as well as love and stimulates happiness. Many healers consider amethyst useful in the relief of insomnia and bringing serenity in times of grief.
March - Aquamarine
Aquamarine brings inspiration and new ideas to those who wear it. Because this stone promoted clear and logical thinking, it is often carried as a good luck charm by those who are taking examinations or being interviewed for a job.
April - Diamond
The clear diamond is said to bond relationships and encourage love, longevity, courage and hope.
May - Emerald
Emeralds are a truth promoting stone that inspire deep knowing from within. The promote love, a clear vision, memory, faith, intuition, intelligence and communication.
June - Pearl or Moonstone
Pearls are said to promote antibodies and fight infection. They enable one to accept love and see the good parts in oneself. Pearls encourage open, honest, heart to heart communication and inspire honesty, focus, serenity and wisdom.
Moonstone is claimed to promote long life and happiness and is said to attract friendship and loyalty towards the wearer. It fosters good fortune, hope, spiritual insight and love. Moonstone is protective of women and nature.
July - Ruby or Carnelian
Rubies foster integrity, devotion, and happiness.
Carnelian is an action stone. It activates and energizes personal power and reveals hidden talents. It energizes ones sex drive and stimulates deep love. This stone is warming, joyous and soothes irritation.
August - Peridot
Peridot guards against negativity and depression by calming and soothing. This stone inspires healing, renewal, purification and growth. It alleviates anger and jealousy. Peridot enhances the ability to give and receive love. It also increases business success and aids in accelerating personal growth and joy.
September - Sapphire or Lapis
Lapis, a brilliant blue stone, was called by the "The Stone of Heaven" by the ancient Egyptians. It is said that it helps the heart and protects against strokes and depression. It is a symbol of power as well as a mental cleanser. Lapis Lazuli is considered a friendship stone and gives hope and self-awareness.
October - Opal or Tourmaline
November - Yellow Topaz or Citrine
Citrine is said to help those who have misplaces their path in life. It aids in giving one a sense of direction and improves self-image by bringing confidence into relationships. Citrine supports self-esteem and assists in the communication of emotions. It is also said that this stone is beneficial to those who are suffering from poor circulation and it strengthens the immune system. It activates mental powers and clarifies thought. This stone of success augments happiness, prosperity, creativity, pleasure, strength and confidence.
December - Blue Topaz or Turquoise
Turquoise helps the ability to express oneself and verbalize freely. It is good for nervous speech. This bluish-green stone shields the wearer from harmful influences and attracts friendship. It is said that this stone can strengthen the entire anatomy and helps improve all diseases. Turquoise is a spiritual and physical protection stone. It invites good fortune.