Birthstones are used for more than just beautification or completing an ensemble.
Since ancient times, these colorful stones have taken on different meanings and are used for various purposes. These stones have been associated with good luck, health, prosperity, and success. Some birthstones are used as charms to ward of negative energy, evil and promote a good aura.
Till date, people still wear their birthstones for some of these reasons.
Not only are birthstones treasured as sources of good fortune, but they are also being made into different jewelry items that not only complement your outfits but make it easy for you to walk around. You can be sure that you have the ear of the universe very close to you.
While people select the gems based on the month they were born, others prefer to choose based on their zodiac. Whichever reason you decide to base your option on, you can be sure the effect these gemstones provide will not diminish according to your preferences.
Some birthstones to choose from include:
Although many gemstones represent September, the most popular and perhaps the official stone is Sapphire.
The Sapphire is a precious gemstone that comes in various colors, the most common of them is vivid blue. This stone is for September. It is also the gem used to celebrate the 45th marriage anniversary.
The Sapphire gem is known as the wisdom stone and is generally used to boost concentration, focus, increase creativity and depth of thought.
It removes all mental, physical, and emotional barriers, allowing the user to focus on the task at hand without tension or anxiety. Wearing the gemstone or placing it in your house attracts abundance, wealth, and all-around blessings.
Not only does the sapphire stone promote mental clarity, but it is also linked with royalty. The Imperial State Crown and Scepter on display in the Tower of London are adorned with Royal Sapphires.
We can fine the sapphire gemstone in many places across the globe. Some of these locations contain large deposits, while others have them in low quantities.
Sapphire deposits can be located in; China, Australia, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Thailand, Mozambique, Colombia, and some parts of the United States.
2. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue rock that has been in existence for over 6,000 years. A fun fact about this stone is that the lapis mines that began producing and manufacturing these stones are still working today.
The deep blue, alluring color of the Lapis Lazuli is the symbol of gods and power, honor, and spirit. Like the Sapphire, it is also associated with royalty.
Many people consider this gemstone as one of the most powerful to date. And with all that the Lapis has to offer, that might be true.
The gemstone is an alternate source of healing ailments- from general pain, migraines to mental illnesses like depression, attention deficit disorder, and autism. It also attracts good fortune by turning away negative energy and sending positive thoughts your way.
The Lapis Lazuli can be made into different jewelry options, and one of them is the Lapi ring which is worn on the middle finger of your dominant hand.
However, wearing the gemstone as a ring is not the most advised because it can get damaged it comes in contact with rough surfaces or objects.
The traditional location for Lapis Lazuli is in the Kokcha River of Badakhshan province in north-eastern Afghanistan. Other deposits can be found in Myanmar, the United States, Chile, and Siberia.
The Citrine is a gemstone that is popularly known as the official gemstone for November. However, it is still one of the stones that are associated with September.
The most known color of the rock is lemon-yellow, which is the Yellow Citrine, but there are other colors that it possesses. The Golden Citrine has a yellowish hue, the Madeira Citrine can be either golden orange, and the Fire Citrine is deep orange, while the Palmeria has a bright orange color.
Like the Lapis Lazuli, the Citrine is a health gemstone used to treat physical and emotional ailments. The gems can be used to cure constipation and increase blood circulation. The yellow hues of the different Citrine colors symbolize both spiritual qualities and general abundance. It gives the user joy that comes from within and brightens up even the gloomiest environment.
It drives out negative energy and people who seek to harm or hurt you. The Citrine is also said to be one of the crystals that can recharge itself.
The natural sources of Citrine come from Russia- the Ural Mountains and Madagascar. The gemstone can also be found in other mining locations like Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Brazil, Bolivia, and the United States.
Sodalite is a gemstone that comes in two colors; blue and purple. The Sodalite mined in some areas of Canada is known as the Princess Blue gemstone because of its rich blue color.
The stone is said to possess the beauty of the heavens, and knowing just how rich the universe is, you can be sure that using Sodalite comes with entire luggage full of benefits.
Sodalite helps to overcome insomnia, anxiety and reduce stress. It clears your aura, promotes mental clarity, and prevents you from making bad decisions. It also enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-trust. If you need to have digestive problems, then the gemstone is an easy solution for you.
Sources of Sodalite include; British Columbia, Bancroft in Ontario, Maine, and small deposits in Brazil, Bolivia, Portugal, and Romania.
Apart from the stones mentioned above, there are other gemstones like Peridot and Zircon that are associated with the month of September. Look out for them in other blog posts.
Whatever stones you choose to use this month, don't forget to manifest what you desire and watch how things will turn in your favor.