Anatomy of Birthstones
Birthstones are strongly related to the zodiac signs and people use them having strong belief on their historical myths. There are the personalities across the world that wears the birthstones only for the adornment intentions and they don’t like to do any debate on their potential, mystical and magical effects.
Birthstones are assigned to the people according to their date of births. These stones are presented as a gift to the loved ones on some precious occasions like birthday, marriage anniversary and scoring unheard achievement in the life.
These birthstones are used in jewelry and known as birthstone jewelry. It is used in the various types of jewelry that is here below
- Birthstones Rings
- Birthstones Necklaces
- Birthstones Bracelets
- Birthstones Earrings
Difference between Birthstones and Gemstones
All birthstone are minerals means natural crystals but why the word gems or gemstones is used for these naturally gifted entities. According to geological knowledge gem has no definition in the geological dictionary but we can say that gem is not natural human formation of naturally occurring crystals. Minerals come into existence because of naturally occurring processes that happens in the rocks. When these birthstones or natural crystals are cut into diverse shapes and polished called gemstones and in the next step when these gemstones are fixed into various metals for personal adornment they are called jewels and that adornment piece is called jewelry item.
There are twelve months in a year and each month is associated with a gemstone. You can choose your stone with the knowledge below that matches with your date of birth. The birthstone colors are dynamic according to their classification month wise and the attributes are also variable depending on the month for which they are dedicated.
Birthstones by Months
Birthstones are associated with twelve months of a year and each month has zodiac sign. Now we will explore the attributes of each month one by one in detail.
Garnet is January Birthstone and its name is derivative of Latin word “ Granatum” or “pomegranate “. This stone has dark red color that also has resemblance with fruit seeds of pomegranate. Garnet exists on the planets in various colors like green, yellow, golden, orange excluding blue.
This birthstone is for those individuals that are born in the month of January. It is semi-precious birthstone that invites blessing, good health to the owner’s home. This stone was thought as talisman and was used by the various sects and tribes. As January is the first month of the year, so it is given a name “Gem of Faith” , this is the gemstone that confers well, happiness, health and wealth to the wearers. Further it protects the individuals by creating armor around the wearer. Traditions give us a clue of association of this stone with the fire and energy in symbology.
This gemstone is associated with the star Capricorn that inside cultivate a desire to be highly praised by all. They are goal achievers and have kind heart for the others. They want to continue their progress on the road of success.
According to strong perception of ancient Egyptians , it was symbol of life and was very popular, during the third and fourth century in Rom in the fashion niche and to generate Capital for state through trade.
Garnet is has long life and remains scratch less for years and not easily breakable. Its brilliance remains consistent for years.
Most of the people believe in its healing health myths that are especially related to the hurt, lungs and blood problems. It is very popular attribute of the stone, if it is kept under the pillow; it saves the owner from bad eyes.