Gemstones / Birthstones
For several centuries now, gemstones have been believed to hold magical powers, healing and aiding the mind, body, and soul. The majority of gemstones are found in various spots across the world. And depending on where you live, they might even be right in your backyard. And if you live near the ocean, or fresh water source, you could even find a pearl. However, don’t get your hopes up for finding something in nature. Most natural stones and pearls are rare, unless you own a mine. That’s why your best bet for finding a great quality gemstone is to find a trusted jeweler at Avant Garde Jewelers.
Below is a list of the various Birthstone Gemstones listed in the order of their corresponding months:
The Mystical Powers of Gemstones
Throughout the ages, gemstones have been thought to hold certain mystical powers to help with various ailments. Below is a list of gemstones thought to hold such powers, and the powers they are thought to behold.
AMBER: Believed to help soothe headaches and relieve stress
AMETHYST: Thought to help with the relief from pain and problems with your circulatory system. It is often used for meditation, and finding inner peace and strength.
AQUAMARINE: This stone is believed to help with ailments involving the liver and upper digestive system, including teeth, and is thought to help let go of fear, as well as help clear the mind.
CITRINE: A stone many believe helps to improve hearing as well promoting success and clear thinking.
GARNET: Helps with the circulatory and respiratory systems, and promotes romance and intimacy.
LAPIS: Believed to help fight off depression and insomnia, and promotes honesty and helps one be creative and open with others.
ONYX: This stone helps with one’s spirituality and helps control one’s emotions.
PEARL: Helps to calm one’s nerves, and is believed to help one feel pure, charitable, honest, and loyal.
PERIDOT: Known for its calming properties, this stone helps with relationships by helping one to feel less angry, jealous, and supposedly helps slow the aging process.
RUBY: Helping to level out emotions, this stone is believed to help you feel happy and more devoted, as well as boost one’s integrity.
SAPPHIRE: Helps to alleviate pain, promotes peace from within and helps one express themselves more creatively.
TOPAZ: This stone is believed to be very powerful, and helps level out emotions and helps protect against the green eyed monster known as Greed.
TURQUOISE: This gem is found a lot in folk lore and is thought to help one heal faster as well as balance out emotions.