Precious stone shave played a vital role throughout history and even when it comes to myths and legends. Some people believe that they even have magical properties in them. Some believe that they can bring good luck to the wearer or heal them of health conditions. The one thing that we all agree on is that they carry a certain charm about them and come in a myriad of colours. Here are some of the interesting details behind birthstones and the month they are meant for.
Alexandrite – June
Alexandrite is for all the magic lovers out there. It changes colour and if you love science and the magic that it holds, you will love this stone. It is the birthstone for those born in June and is mossy green with hints of blue in the daylight while red like a raspberry indoors in the light of a lamp. If you have an incandescent light you can watch the gem change colours as you flick it back and forth and the colour intensity of the stone decides its value. It makes for a great stone to fit into engagement rings Hong Kong as it is also known or said to enhance intuition, creativity and inspiration. The stone was first discovered in Russia in the Ural Mountains during the 1830s but is now found in Sri Lanka, Africa and Brazil.
Amethyst – February
The ancient Greeks were huge fans of this stone as they believe that it had the magical power to ward off evil and to keep the wearer grounded and quick on their feet. Amethysts therefore have been used in many cultures for similar purposes and even today, can be found even as accompanying stones in best diamond jewellery. One of the main reasons for its popularity today is the absolutely radiant colour of the stone and the fact that it can equally flatter both warm and cool skin tones. It will pretty much liven up anything that you pull out of your wardrobe!
The name is exactly the shade of this incredibly beautiful stone as it brings to sparkling life, the shade of seawater. It is pastel bright and simply stunning. The stone is something that has been considered a symbol of hope, youth, health and fidelity for centuries. It is also said to embody the qualities of eternal life as it is the colour of the sky and the sea. They were often used in gifts for couples as it was believed to soothe them down and push away problems. Because the darker shades of this stone are incredibly rare, the value of the stone increases as the shade deepens.