Christian Names and their Gemstones.
For the next few months I will be publishing a monthly list of Christian names and the gemstone that are associated with each name.
G F Kunz, one of the most famous gemologist once wrote ” There is a very strong custom of assigning to the various male and female Christian Names their own particular gemstone”.
Belief in the magical powers of gems goes back to ancient history. The ancient Babylonians used gems in Talismans and believed in their healing properties.
These ancient traditions continued through the Middle Ages. In Medieval Europe a book described the symbolism and association of gemstones, and the properties they were believed to have together with the supposed benefits of wearing them.
The blue of Sapphire, for example, was considered to raise the thoughts to heavenly things, and so was suitable wear for clerics.
So why do so many people still wear gemstones for their crystal healing and talisman powers? Probably this is because many people feel the positive effects from gems as a direct result in the belief of their powers.
It is believed by many to be a very strong talisman when the correct Christian name gem is worn and the effect is believed even stronger when the gem is set alongside the birthstone of that person. For thousands of years man has worn gemstones to bring good luck, fortune and good health. i.e. Ruby is associated with Rose and with Roland.
Many people wear gemstones for their crystal healing powers and talisman powers.
Below is a list of some Female names with the gemstone that is associated with that name.
Next month I will list some Male names.
Ann (e) Amber
Catherine Cat’s Eye
Edith Eye Agate
Emily Euclase Emma Epidote Florence Flurite
Frances Fire Opal Gertrude Garnet Grace Garnet
Hannah Heliotrope Helen Hyacinth Irene Iolite
Jane Jacinth Jessie Jasper Josephine Jadeite
Julia Jade Louise Lapis-Lazuli Lucy Lapidolite
Margaret Moss Agate Marie Moldavite Mary Moonstone
Olive Olivine Pauline Pearl Rose Ruby
Sarah Spodumene Susan Sapphire Theresa Turquoise