All About Birthstones – GemSelect Newsletter September 2019

What is a birthstone? A birthstone is a gemstone which has been designated to a specific month of the year, in some cases, there are multiple gemstones which can belong to one specific month; your birth month determines which gemstones apply to you. But a birthstone is more than that... it is a way for … Continue reading All About Birthstones – GemSelect Newsletter September 2019

What’s July Birthstone?

Happy birthday to all you July babies! Your birthstone, the ruby, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. The ruby, birthstone for July, is among the most highly prized of gemstones. Large rubies are harder to find than large diamonds, emeralds, and sapphires. As a result, rubies’ value increases with size more than any … Continue reading What’s July Birthstone?

What’s the Birthstone for May?

If you were born in May, your birthstone is the emerald, a type of beryl colored green by chromium. Perfect emeralds are among the rarest of gemstones. The emerald belongs to the beryl family of minerals that include aquamarine (one of March’s birthstones), heliodor, and morganite. Beryl, or beryllium aluminum silicate in chemical jargon, is … Continue reading What’s the Birthstone for May?

February Birthstones – Zodiac Gemstones: Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, & more!

There is one gemstone that is on the modern birthstone list that connects with February, and it's Amethyst. Believed by the ancient Greeks to protect wearers of drunkenness and balance their minds amethyst is a beautiful gemstone that's affordability allows it to be worn by all. However, some February born individuals don't care much for … Continue reading February Birthstones – Zodiac Gemstones: Amethyst, Garnet, Sapphire, & more!

December Gemstone: Turquoise

Every stone and crystal has different metaphysical properties depending on what book or website you look to—so when I make my bracelet formulations I go through all the books I can find looking for properties that are mentioned multiple times in different cultures. The property that pops up the most is the one I use—and … Continue reading December Gemstone: Turquoise

The Mysteries of Sapphire, One of the Birthstones of September.

HE PASSED THE FLAMING BOUNDS OF SPACE AND TIME: THE LIVING THRONE, THE SAPPHIRE-BLAZE, WHERE ANGELS TREMBLE WHILE THEY GAZE, HE SAW; BUT BLASTED WITH EXCESS OF LIGHT, CLOSED HIS EYES IN ENDLESS NIGHT. – THOMAS GRAY (English POET, 1716-1771) Blue sapphires have long been associated with the sky and heaven. The word itself is … Continue reading The Mysteries of Sapphire, One of the Birthstones of September.

The Mystique and Lore of Sapphire’s

Amulets, Talismans, and Religious Beliefs Sapphires figure prominently in numerous beliefs and traditions, both past and present.  For centuries, sapphires have been used for alchemy, magic, healing rituals, and astrological prognostication. Early priests and scholars believed that precious gemstones, including sapphires, had specific “virtues” that could be used to benefit man if their powers were … Continue reading The Mystique and Lore of Sapphire’s

THE PASSION STONE, THE SPIRIT FIRE: RUBY { JULY BIRTHSTONE}

The physical heart and the heart chakra are the centers of the physical and subtle bodies and have an important effect on every organ and bodily system. The ruby, which acts on all levels of the heart, is thus an important healing stone. Energy: encouraging, helpful, sustaining Colors: deep red to bright purple-red, shades of pink and … Continue reading THE PASSION STONE, THE SPIRIT FIRE: RUBY { JULY BIRTHSTONE}

The Meaning Of Your Birthstone And Its Magic Energy

Crystals and gemstones hold special healing and spiritual properties. It has long been believed that when you wear the stone that coincides with your birth month, astrological sign or numerology birth number, that it can exude stronger healing powers. Wearing the stone that coincides with your birth month is believed to help enhance your aura and energy … Continue reading The Meaning Of Your Birthstone And Its Magic Energy

Pearl ~ June Birthstone

Pearls have been known for their healing properties for centuries, particularly in traditional Asian medical systems. In these cultures, “medicine” deals with more than just physical ailments and cures, and substances like gold, silver and pearl powder are believed to have effects both physically and metaphysically. Modern science has not discovered anything magical about pearls, … Continue reading Pearl ~ June Birthstone