JANUARY TO JUNE BIRTHSTONES.
JANUARY BIRTHSTONES GARNET.
By her who in this month is born,
No gems save Garnets should be worn;
They will insure her constancy,
True friendship and fidelity.
Garnet is the ultimate gift of love. Today the gem continues to be a symbol of love, passion, eternity and warmth.
FEBRUARY BIRTHSTONE AMETHYST.
The February born will find
sincerity and peace of mind;
Freedom from passion and from care
if they the Amethyst will wear.
Amethyst is considered a symbol of peace of mind, modesty and piety. Some believe that Amethyst holds power to change anger to tranquillity and is used by crystal healers to revert negative energy into positive.
MARCH BIRTHSTONE AQUAMARINE.
Who in this world of ours their eyes
In March first open shall be wise;
In days of peril firm and brave,
And wear Aquamarine to their grave.
Believed to be the treasure of mermaids, the gem is said to be especially strong when submerged in water. Aquamarine is believed to both soothe and prolong relationships and is often given as an anniversary gift. (normally 19th anniversary)For those frightened of spiders or flying, wearing Aquamarine is said to suppress one’s phobias.
APRIL BIRTHSTONES DIAMOND.
She who from April dates her years,
Diamonds should wear lest bitter tears
For vain repentance flow; this stone,
Emblem of innocence is known.
Said to be ” a girls best friend” the name derives from the ancient Greek word “adamas” meaning invincible. Some Diamonds were formed as long ago as 3.5 billion years. The youngest Diamonds are believed to have been formed over 100 million years ago.
MAY BIRTHSTONE EMERALD.
Who first beholds the light of day
In Spring’s sweet flowery month of May
And wears an Emerald all her life,
Shall be a loved and happy wife.
Like an old loyal friend, Emerald is always there. Graceful and respected throughout history, her reputation precedes her. Derived from the Greek word “smaragdos” representative of the colour of spring. Emeralds are said to signify hope, new growth and eternal life.
JUNE BIRTHSTONES ALEXANDRITE, PEARL AND MOONSTONE.
Who comes with summer to this earth
And owes to June her day of birth
With ring of Pearl upon her hand,
Can wealth and long life command.
Alexandrite is believed to strengthen the wearers intuition and thus helps to find new ways forward where logic and practical thinking will not provide an answer, also known to aid creativity and inspire one’s imagination.
Pearls. Nothing is quite as timeless, classic or iconic as the Pearl. Its beauty and charm has captured the hearts of many for as long as time can remember. It takes two and a half to three and a half years for the Pearl to fully form.
Moonstone’s healing ability is said to align your vertebrae, be a good digestive aid and also balances emotions. Moonstones mystical powers are said to protect women and babies. This gemstone is said to balance ying and yang as well as bringing good fortune to the wearer. Legend says it is a highly prized gift for lovers as it arouses tender passion.