Pearls have been loved for all time and were worn by the ancient Greeks, ancient Egyptians and Romans. Colour – traditionally white, but now in a range of colours, the most coveted being the black pearl Pearls can be admired simply for their beauty but for those of you who believe in their spiritual properties, […]
The early Greeks and the Romans used aquamarine in their jewellery with sailors regarding aquamarine charms as lucky omens against stormy seas. If you are one the of many people who believe in the spiritual properties, aquamarine is deemed to be the stone of courage and is said to calm the mind and strengthen the […]
Amethyst, probably one of the gemstones that people most readily recognise and one of the most popular, is the gemstone for February birthdays. It’s early use in jewellery goes back to the Egyptians. Amethyst is also closely associated with Valentine’s Day – St Valentine himself was believed to have worn a ring with amethyst and […]
Garnet is the gemstone for people born in January, with its history of being used as a gemstone going back to the Bronze Age. If you have a belief in the metaphysical and spiritual properties of gemstones, garnet is said to inspire love, is energising and stimulates the metabolism.
Lustrous topaz is the birthstone for those born in November, a gemstone with a long history including being used as a talisman by the Romans. For those of you who have an interest in the healing properties of topaz, it is believed to be a soothing gemstone, providing re-motivation and directing its energy to where it is most needed. […]
Born in October? Opals, adored by the Romans in their jewellery, are the gemstones for your Birthday. Whilst not everyone shares a metaphysical belief in the healing properties of crystals, for those who do, or would like to believe, I will add only that opals are associated with picking up thoughts and feelings and an ability to purify the blood. […]
Born in September? Sapphire, loved by the Romans, revered by early Buddhists and popular with modern royalty, is your birthstone. Those with September birthdays are in that elite league who has a precious gemstone for their birthstone, the other three being diamonds, emeralds and rubies. A belief in the healing properties of gemstones is highly personal but it is a phenomenon […]