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Gemstone Meanings: The Symbolism of Your Jewels

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Gemstone Meanings: The Symbolism of Your Jewels

At first glance, any gemstone can grab your attention purely based on its appearance, but there is more to them than meets the eye. With gemstones, there are also a lot of hidden meanings that stem from both history and myth. Many see gemstones as valuable because of the properties they may possess that can improve your overall well-being. If you are trying to understand your jewels’ symbolism before or after you buy them, here is a list of meanings for a few of the ones available at Tejas Beads that you can explore.

Symbolism of Gemstones

Agate

It is said that those who wear agate as their gemstone will earn the favor of a god and a bold heart. Many also believe that agate can strengthen love. Some believe agate can also help you forego negativity, improve your mental focus, calm you down, and help relieve any anger you might feel. If you are looking to rebalance and harmonize your body, mind, and spirit, agate is an excellent option for you.

Amethyst

Amethyst is considered the world’s most popular purple gemstone. The ancient Greeks associated amethyst with the wine god known as Bacchus and thought that possession of the gem could stop drunkenness. Some also believe that the amethyst gemstone could make the owner calm and astute. Amethyst is the birthstone of February.

Aquamarine

Aquamarine’s name stems from the grand seawater, with a color that emulates the setting. When it comes to the symbolism of aquamarine, many associate this gem with courage, good health, and more. Since aquamarine ties in closely with water and good health, many sailors even go as far as to keep an aquamarine gem with them to ensure safe travel across the sea. Aquamarine accompanies bloodstone as the birthstones of March.

Citrine

Another common gemstone many people incorporate into their jewelry is a citrine. Based on the name alone, you could probably guess that it possesses an orange hue, but there’s much more to the gem. According to Chinese feng shui belief, the citrine gem can lead to wealth. The citrine jewel is also known for being the “healing quartz.” This belief stems from the legend that the gem can grant the wearer strength and fortitude. Citrine accompanies topaz as the birthstones of November.

Emerald

Emerald is another recognizable gemstone out there in the world with its glowing green hue. Some might associate emerald jewelry with something a wicked witch might sport, but there’s far more tied to its properties. Legend has it that emeralds were presented as a gift to King Solomon, inextricably linking the gems to royalty and wealth. Others also thought that placing the emerald under the tongue can safeguard a person from evil spells, allow them to take a glimpse into the future, or uncover any deception. Emerald gems are also tied to spring, romance, hope, rebirth, and the goddess Venus. Many also believe that emerald gems can offer a helping hand with fertility. Emerald accompanies agate the birthstones of May.

Garnet

Another stone that many people believe was a gift to King Solomon is garnet. Like aquamarine, many use garnets to protect themselves during travel. For this reason, many people gift garnets to others before a trip as a way to encourage safety. Garnet is also associated with light, work, and much more. Garnet is the birthstone of January. 

Peridot

The next popular stone with plenty of meaning dates back to the Egyptians. They believed that the peridot stone could keep them safe against nightmares. Additionally, many believe that the peridot exudes good luck, health, quality sleep, and a boost of courage. Some also see peridot as the stone of compassion and may use it to aid relationships. Peridot accompanies spinel as the birthstones of August.

Moonstone

Moonstone is also available at Tejas Beads, and like the other gems on this list, they hold plenty of meaning that you might not be aware of. Many see moonstones as a way to help you realize what you need in life versus what you want. Moonstones can also bring balance, innate knowledge, separate you from negative energies, and help with travel, pregnancy, menstrual problem relief, and more. Moonstone is the birthstone of June. You can find moonstone beads for sale at Tejas Beads and take hold of these potential properties for yourself. 

Opal

Opal gemstones have as many meanings as the colors they emit. Many people consider the opal to be one of the luckiest gems, and some cultures even believe that it possesses supernatural powers because of the different colors. Opals also have a reputation as a sign of truth, purity, and hope. Opal accompanies tourmaline as the birthstones of October.

Ruby

Rubies are also among the most popular gemstones, and it might not just be due to its elegant appearance, either. Centuries ago, people believed that rubies would grant them good health, wealth, knowledge, and love. If one possesses a ruby gemstone, they could also secure peace and safety. Ruby is the birthstone of July.

Sapphire

On the other side of the luscious red ruby gem, you have the bold sapphire gemstone. Sapphires are one of the four precious stones (along with rubies, emeralds, and diamonds), and the radiant blue gem has a history with fidelity, which is why it’s common in engagement rings—to denote an act of loyalty. Sapphire is the birthstone of September.

Turquoise

 Turquoise gemstones offer a different hue of blue and a different connotation altogether. Some envision that keeping a turquoise gem will protect them from any evil energy. Turquoise gems can also represent serenity, wisdom, hope, and more. Turquoise accompanies zircon and tanzanite as the birthstones of December.

Tourmaline

The last gem on our list is the tourmaline. Many believe this gem will inspire calmness, promote meditation, bring positivity, and more. These reasons, along with so much more, are why the tourmaline is known as the “receptive stone.” Tourmaline accompanies opal as the birthstones of October.

These gems hold similar and different pieces of symbolism, with some speaking truer to you than others. The good news is all of these gemstones and many more are available to you at Tejas Beads online. 

Knowing the symbolism of your jewels can help you find the perfect addition to your collection and add to your overall well-being in a way that you never thought was possible.

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