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Multiple gemstones in this stunning statement necklace by Honey from the Bee

 

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* Traditional Gemstone Properties

* List of Birthstones by Month and Zodiac

* Wedding Anniversary Stones

 

Traditional Gemstone Properties

Agates: Balancing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies; perceptiveness, strength, inspiration, awakening talents.

Amazonite: Success, joy, self-expression, awakening heart, soothing, harmony, balancing.

Amber: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

Amethyst: Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

Ametrine: Intellectual stimulation, attunement, releasing, dispelling tension, connecting.

Apatite: Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

Aquamarine: Courage, purification, peace, intuition, self-expression, balance, preparedness.

Aventurine: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening heart, motivation, leadership.

Azurite: Intuitive energy, dreams, healing, insight, stilling the mind, concentration, self transformation.

Bloodstone: Courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision making.

Calcite: Purification, peace, calming, memory, awareness, appreciation of nature.

Carnelian: Precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.

Celestite: Verbal skill, healing, compassion, calming, growth, intuition, hope.

Chrysocolla: Easing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.

Chrysoprase: Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.

Citrine: Intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, mental awakening.

Coral: Diplomacy, quieting emotions, visualization.

Crystal Quartz: Intensifying energy, spiritual development, healing, raising consciousness.

Diamond: Courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental abilities.

Dumortierite: Self-reliance, stamina, patience, recognition of potential, understanding, communication of ideas.

Emerald: Love, domestic bliss, sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity.

Fluorite: Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.

Fossil Stone: Accomplishments, improvement of one’s environment, communication, innovation.

Garnet: Health, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

Hematite: Mental attunement, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, transforming negativity.

Howlite: Awareness, calm, emotional expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity.

Iolite: Intuition, spiritual growth, healing, balance, releasing discord, awakening to inner knowledge.

Jade: Fidelity, dreams, realization of potential, peace, accord, resourcefulness, accomplishment.

Jaspers: Protection, nurturing, joy, awareness; balancing of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies.

Labradorite: Alignment, spiritual connection, transformation, clarity, peace, progression, discernment.

Lapis Lazuli: Wisdom, intuition, awareness, objectivity, clarity, creativity, expanded consciousness, dreams, purity, courage, serenity.

Lepidolite: Hope, stress reduction, birth, peace, spirituality, physical strength, luck, protection,

emotional balance.

Malachite: Transformation, insight, clarifying emotions, fidelity, loyalty, practicality.

Marble: Charitable actions, original thinking, alleviation of sorrow.

Moonstone: Introspection, reflection, beginnings, insight, tenderness, harmony, peace, travel.

Mother of Pearl: Mental clarity, intuition, sensitivity, imagination, adaptability, cooperation.

Obsidians: Clarity, deflecting negativity, protection, healing.

Onyx: Self-control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths.

Opal: Creativity, spontaneity, relationships, memory, happy dreams and changes.

Pearl: Purity, faith, charity, innocence, integrity, focus, wisdom, spirituality, sincerity, fertility.

Peridot: Warmth, friendliness, understanding, openness in love and relationships, regulation of cycles.

Pyrite: Defense, prevention, protection from negativity, physical wholeness, memory.

Rhodocrosite: Love, emotional balance, cleansing, renewal, relaxation, expansion of consciousness.

Rhodonite: Peace, generosity, attention to details.

Rhyolite: Change, variety, progress, creativity, transcending barriers.

Rose Quartz: Love, peace, happiness, gentleness, healing emotional wounds.

Ruby: Nurturing, spiritual wisdom, attainment of values, economic stability, protection from distress.

Sapphire: Joy, peace, beauty, intuition, prosperity, fulfillment of dreams.

Serpentine: (see Jade)

Smoky Quartz: Dissolving emotional blockage, clearing the mind, cooperation, personal pride, joy in living, attentiveness to the moment, protection.

Sodalite: Wisdom, logic, calmness, healing, stress reduction, companionship, self-esteem.

Sunstone: Alleviating fears, energizing, cleansing.

Tanzanite: Communication, intuition, protection, symmetry, decision-making, spirituality.

Tiger Eye: Practicality, peacefulness, clarity, intelligence, intuition, new experiences, financial stability, calmness, releasing inhibitions.

Tiger Iron: Artistic endeavors, beauty, vitality.

Topaz: True love, success in endeavors, understanding of interrelationships, expression of ideas, trust, health, personal expansion and growth.

Tourmaline: Energizing, soul-searching, releasing.

Turquoise: Spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection, valor, soothing, peace of mind, guidance through the unknown, romantic spontaneity.

Unakite: Balance, re-birth, foresight, emotional balance.Zoisite: Dispelling laziness, facilitating advancement.

Birthstones

                     Traditional           Modern            Cabachon

January        Garnet                 Garnet               Garnet

February      Amethyst             Amethyst          Amethyst

March           Bloodstone         Aquamarine     Bloodstone

April              Diamond            Diamond          Mother of Pearl

May              Emerald              Emerald            Green Onyx

June             Alexandrite          Pearl                 Moonstone

July               Ruby                     Ruby                 Jasper

August          Sardonyx             Peridot             Carnelian

September   Sapphire            Sapphire           Lapis Lazuli

October         Tourmaline         Opal                  Opal

November     Citrine                Topaz                Citrine

December     Turquoise          Turquoise/Blue Zircon     Turquoise/Blue Topaz

Zodiac Stones

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20) - Ruby

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 21) - Garnet

Pisces (Feb 22 - March 21) - Amethyst

Aries (March 22 - April 20) - Bloodstone (Jasper)

Taurus (April 21 - May 21) - Sapphire

Gemini (May 22 - June 21) - Agate

Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - Emerald

Leo (July 23 - August 22) - Onyx

Virgo (August 23 - Sept 22) - Carnelian

Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 23) - Chrysolite (Peridot)

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21) - Aquamarine

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21) - Topaz

Wedding Anniversary Stones

Alternate stones are listed in parentheses.

1 Gold (Peridot)

2 Garnet

3 Pearl (Jade)

4 Blue Topaz (Blue Zircon)

5 Sapphire (Pink Tourmaline)

6 Amethyst (Turquoise)

7 Onyx (Yellow Sapphire, Golden Beryl)

8 Tourmaline (Tanzanite)

9 Lapis Lazuli (Amethyst, Green Spinel)

10 Diamond (Blue Sapphire)

11 Turquoise (Citrine, Yellow Zircon)

12 Jade (Opal)

13 Citrine (Moonstone, Hawk's Eye)

14 Opal (Agate, Bloodstone)

15 Ruby (Rhodolite Garnet, Alexandrite)

16 Peridot (Red Spinel)

17 Wristwatch (Carnelian)

18 Cat's Eye / Chrysoberyl (Aquamarine)

19 Aquamarine (Almandine Garnet)

20 Emerald (Yellow or Golden Diamond)

21 Iolite

22 Spinel

23 Imperial Topaz

24 Tanzanite

25 Silver (Tsavorite, Green Garnet)

30 Pearl

35 Emerald

40 Ruby

45 Sapphire (Cat's Eye)

50 Golden (Imperial / Golden Topaz)

55 Alexandrite

60 Diamond (Star Ruby)

65 Blue Spinel

70 Sapphire (Smoky Quartz)

75 Diamond

80 Ruby