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The Power of Gemstones

The Power of Gemstones

If you've spent time browsing through my jewelry collection, you can see that I love incorporating gemstones into my pieces. Jewelry is a deeply personal experience and when one of those pieces entails a particular gemstone or a few different ones, it can bring on a whole new meaning to the person wearing it.  

Throughout history, gemstones have been tied to legends and myths and were worn as symbols of power, love and protection. Today, they are worn with some of those same meanings and also can play a role spiritually. Many gemstones can be healing by offering balance and clarity. 

Our new Birthstone Collection has been really popular and is a great way to wear these symbolic stones close to your heart. Some customers design their pieces with loved ones birthday months, others choose a stone that brings them protection or good fortune, and some choose stones they have always admired. I love hearing from customers as to why they love a particular gemstone and the meanings behind each one chosen in their customized birthstone piece. 

The HAVERHILL line offers a slew of natural and sustainable gemstones for every birthstone month. Below is a guide on the symbolic meaning of birthstones. Hopefully, this will help you in choosing the right gemstones on your next Personalized Birthstone creation.

   Garnet (January Birthstone) -- This beautiful, deep red gemstone has been around for centuries and is said to bring on strength, love and security. It is also an ancient symbol of friendship.
Amethyst (February Birthstone) -- This deep purple stone was often    associated with royalty and placed on the crowns of Kings and Queens from ancient Egypt to the UK. It is also a stone that offers a lot of healing properties, reduces stress and enhances clarity.

   Milky Aquamarine (March Birthstone) -- A gorgeous milky pale blue stone that is reminiscent of the sea. This stone is known to be calming, soothing and offers protection.

   White Topaz (April Birthstone) -- This beautiful clear stone looks great on anyone.  It is said to help improve mental clarity and purpose. 

   Emerald (May Birthstone) -- This deep green gemstone goes back to ancient times and has been worn by royalty and celebrities. Emerald symbolizes youth and springtime, but is also known to be calming, stimulate growth, offer peace and balance.  

   Moonstone (June Birthstone) -- Another stone that goes back to ancient times and was used by the Romans in their jewelry in 100 AD. The unique looking gemstone has a pretty sheen to it and can have tones of blue, purple and yellow.  Moonstone is known to engage self-discovery, intuition and protection.

   Ruby (July Birthstone) -- Another stone that goes back to a variety of cultures and time periods, this red stone has a lighter pink hue to it. Wearing ruby is said to bring love, energy and courage.

   Peridot (August Birthstone) -- In ancient Egypt, peridot was considered the “gem of the sun" and actually one of Cleopatra's favorite stones. It has a light greenish hue with some yellow tones to it and symbolizes strength, provokes happiness and increases mental focus.

   Sapphire (September Birthstone) -- It is said that people have connected blue sapphire with the planet Venus and its celestial blue color. This is another gemstone that was often worn by royalty and brings on awareness, protection and good fortune.

   Pink Tourmaline (October Birthstone) -- This beautiful pink stone was first found off the coast of Italy in the 1600s or early 1700s. It is said to offer emotional healing, love and balance and looks beautiful paired with gold.

   Citrine (November Birthstone) -- A warm color stone that is believed to be a gift from the sun and is a healing stone. It is said to offer clarity and creativity to those that wear it.

   Blue Topaz (December Birthstone) -- This elegant blue stone symbolizes loyalty, love and honesty and is often a popular color used in jewelry. If you wear this stone you are said to be a good communicator.