The Science and Legends of Birthstones

It has been years since Birthstones have been around, in fact many of us use to believe that these precious stones do possess some kind of magical power that is beneficial for the owner that is the stone wearer. Experts say that these stones are linked directly to the zodiac and indirectly to us. Now, according to the modern English calendar, each month/ zodiac has a birthstone of its own. So when thinking to buy birthstones, you will find several companies offering jewelry made from gems and minerals that aren’t just a piece of jewelry, but carries certain mythical properties.

Now, what could be these mythical properties? Let’s find out.

January – Garnet

Those who are born in the month of January, Garnet is their stone. Garnet symbolizes love, faith, constancy and is available in every color except blue. Apart from this, it can prevent nightmares and provide directional guidance when needed.

February – Amethyst

Are you lacking courage? If so, this stone is one for you. You will be interested in knowing that the word amethyst is derived from a Greek word amethystos which means sober. And thus, it is also renowned for peace and serenity.

March – Aquamarine

For those who are born in the month of March Aquamarine gemstone offers great health, love, and hope. Besides this, it is quite advisable to be worn by a pregnant woman as it guards both the mother and the baby against potential accidents.

April – Diamond

We all know the fact that diamond is the symbol of eternal love but did you know that it was once used to bring courage? Yes, the word diamond means lightning in Hindi and Vajra in Sanskrit. In fact, in ancient times, diamonds were believed to be tears of the gods.

May – Emerald

Are you facing any kinds of disorders with heart, lungs or spine? If so, emerald can provide great aid to recovery. As this gem has been long associated with fertility, rebirth, and love.

June – Pearl

Pearls, one of my favorite gems. I guess every woman will have this gem in her jewelry box, but do you know its importance? It’s more advisable for chastity, modesty, and stable marriage relationships.

July – Ruby

Rubies symbolize harmony and peace. Initially, ruby was regarded as the king of gems as it possesses power to protect from the evil. This gem is well associated with harmony, protection, and success.

August – Peridot

Peridot is a gem that symbolizes strength and mostly available in light green color. Experts say it strengthens the immune system and benefits the skin.

September – Sapphire

Sapphire is well known for treating blood disorders, excessive bleeding and strengthening the walls of the veins.

October – Opal

Opal itself means precious jewel, hence many ladies wear as neck pieces. Other than this opal helps to strengthen memory and also increases your willpower.

November – Topaz

Topaz is such a gem that it is not only connected to love and affection but It even possesses wisdom, strength, courage, and serenity. In addition to this topaz makes you forgive easily.

December – Turquoise

Here is a good news for all born in December, Turquoise is regarded as a love charm, good fortune and success. Many professionals suggest buying turquoise rings in order to safeguard yourself from the evil spirits.