Know Your Birthstone
Many cultures throughout the world associate precious gemstones with months of the year, believing that the stones are lucky for those born under them. Birthstones have a long history of use in healing and well-being. It is believed that the light reflected off these gemstones has a unique resonance which is absorbed by the body, providing it with healing energy.
JANUARY - GARNET
Garnet is a powerful, energising and regenerating stone. It instills courage, promotes good health and brings vitality. Garnet is known to remove inhibitions and taboos opening up the heart and bestowing self-confidence.
FEBRUARY - AMETHYST
Amethyst is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is one of the most versatile healing stones and can be used in several ways. Amethyst is believed to ease headaches, release tension, relieve physical and emotional pain and help combat addictions.
MARCH - AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine is believed to give strength to deal with difficult situations and help to stay focused under pressure. Its energies are calming and it also helps reduce stress and quieten the mind. Aquamarine promotes self-expression and is known to enhance communication.
APRIL - DIAMOND
A symbol of purity, diamonds bring clarity of mind and aid enlightenment. It is a sign of commitment and fidelity, and instills trust to relationships and situations. It helps bring love and clarity in partnerships and strengthen bonds in relationships.
MAY - EMERALD
Emeralds are thought to be a good stone for relationships, it is believed to bring harmony and encourage unconditional love. Emeralds are also believed to encourage patience, to calm the emotions and to eliminate negativity. They are said to give you the ability to enjoy life to the full.
JUNE - PEARL
Pearl is known as a “stone of sincerity”. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to one's attention.
JULY - RUBY
Ruby is a dynamic stone said to promote enthusiasm, vigour and passion for life. It is also believed to encourage a positive state of mind, to promote dynamic leadership, to increase motivation and to help overcome exhaustion and lethargy.
AUGUST - PERIDOT
Peridot is a powerful cleansing stone. It's clear, fresh energy rejuvenates the whole body and gives the encouragement of renewal and a fresh start. It is said to help release burdens, guilt and obsessions and it is thought to enhance confidence and assertiveness.
SEPTEMBER - SAPPHIRE
Sapphire is known as a stone of wisdom. It is said to improve concentration and mental clarity and to help focus the mind. Sapphire is said to remove stress and unwanted thoughts and to bring inner peace and serenity. It is believed to counteract depression and to promote a positive attitude.
OCTOBER - OPAL
Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates originality and creativity. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions, encouraging both freedom and independence. Wearing Opal brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
NOVEMBER - TOPAZ
A soothing and calming stone, Topaz delivers levity and ease. It can inspire, uplift and promote truth, honesty, openness and forgiveness. Topaz is also useful to discover your own inner riches and help you to find and attain your goals.
Turquoise is a protective stone that is believed to stabilise mood swings and allow self-expression. It encourages self-questioning and can often assist in creative problem solving and help decision- making.