Since ancient times birthstones have been used to derive positive power of the mind, body, and soul. Birthstones are represented by your birth month and are deeply connected to energies that provide prosperity and growth.
Each stone has its own unique history and properties. Now, with the newly released Birthstone Collection by Pyradyne®, you can wear the stunning gem that calls to you in a simple, classic, and eye-catching design.
To learn more about these incredible gems and find which one belongs to your birth month, read below!
The Garnet stone shines with a dark red radiance that generates creativity and love. Garnet has a rich story found in the fables of Ancient Greece. Persephone, the Goddess of Sunshine, was tricked to be bound with Hades forever through the consumption of pomegranate seeds. Only after she made a deal with Hades was she able to spend time both on Earth and in the underground world, thus creating the seasons. Pomegranate in Latin translates to “Gratatum”, a reminder of where this jewel gets its name from. This stone is now connected to courage and the power of a positive mindset.
Iolite is a gemstone derived from the mineral cordierite. The color is most often transparent; however, when in stone form, the color can become quite varied occupying tones of deeper blue with a purple undertone. Iolite has many physical, emotional, mental, and metaphysical healing benefits.
Aquamarine is a blue gemstone most known for its healing properties of emotional clarity. Spiritually, it is most associated with trusting, letting go, along with feelings of tranquility, serenity, and harmony. The history of the gemstone dates to ancient times. It was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was often used by sailors to bring safety and good fortune for voyages across the open ocean.
Quartz, also known as rock crystal, is transparent and clear to white colored. Due to this crystalline coloring, when matched with impurities, the stone can take on a variety of beautiful hues including yellow, blue, red, green, orange, pink, black, purple, and even multicolored. Quartz is heavily linked to spiritual growth. It stimulates and encourages inner reflection and increased energy flow throughout the body.
Emerald is a precious gemstone with a deep green coloration. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “green of growing things”. A truly fitting name for this stone of growth, renewal, and lasting love. This crystal can clear out dark energy and bring forth vibrant rejuvenation. The natural soothing hues of green allow for the lightness of the stone to transfer into your own body and mind.
Amethyst is a variety of quartz that appears purple in color. The word originates from the ancient Greek word meaning ‘not intoxicated’ and was used by them to protect themselves against intoxication. This stone is also known for opening your mind, allowing the promotion of mental clarity, stimulating proper rest and sleep, and generating hormonal balances.
Rose quartz, also known as hyaline Quartz, is a form of quartz with a pale pink coloring, a translucent transparency, and a glassy luster. This stone is most associated with the heart and throat chakras. Rose quartz communicates all kinds of relational love and self-care. Assyrians were the first to recognize the properties of the stone in 1000 BC. Since then, it has passed through the hands of the Greeks, Egyptians, Romans and continues to remain popular through modernity.
Peridot contains elevated levels of magnesium and iron content that cause the stone to have green coloring. The shades vary from yellow green to dark green. Peridot comes from an island in the Red Sea, close to the Pharaoh shores of Egypt and was one of the favorites of Cleopatra during her reign. Historically, it was also used by high priests and kings to ward off evil spirits. This gemstone brings forth many benefits such as good health, restful sleep, and restoring balance in the body.
Sapphire is a beautiful deep blue hue that is known for bringing joy and wisdom and is also related to truth and loyalty. The gemstone serves as a symbol for the heavens above and has a connection to nobility, majesty. The stone has been used to gain favor with Apollo, keep the sky intact by Persian rulers, and even adorned the neck of Lady Diana. In a world full of chaos and uncertainty, this stone helps the mind stay calm and focused. It welcomes truth, clarity, and courage.
Pink tourmaline is a variety of Tourmaline that can be found in pale light pink, to bright hot pink. Its name comes from the Sinhalese term ‘Turmali’ meaning “unknown gemstone of mixed color”, due to its ability to take on many forms of color variation. Pink Tourmaline is used to induce feelings of love, joy, happiness, calm, relaxation, and restore a sense of wholeness in the heart. It may also help to relieve stress, anxiety, worry, depression, and fear.
Citrine is a true yellow gemstone that gets its color from traces of iron in quartz. This gem dates as far back as 300 BC where its golden color became beloved by many in the design of decorative adornments. The stone is not only beautiful, but also brings the power of positivity, bright energy, and calming. The golden color of citrine brings a positive effect on health and wealth of body, mind, and soul.
Blue topaz is associated with wisdom, communication, and finding successful pathways that lead to even greater moments. It is the blue version of Topaz and its coloration ranges from pale blue to deep blue. Topaz was discovered by the Romans on the Island Topazios in the middle of the Red Sea. Its meaning comes from the Sanskrit word for fire and was considered by the Egyptians to be where the Sun God Ra poured his powers. This stone is useful for those that are looking for creative control and need reminders to welcome new opportunities that bring forth luck.