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Beauty of Birthstone Jewellery

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

For centuries, birthstones are used in jewellery all over the world. In ancient times it was one of the widely used jewellery and the reason for this was the magical powers attached to them. These birthstones have been dedicated to the twelve Zodiac signs and the twelve months of the year. The fascinating garnet is the stone of Aquarius and represents commitment and fidelity. The sophisticated amethyst is associated to the Pisces zodiac. Aries is linked with the bloodstone and the dramatic sapphire is the stone of Taurus. Sapphire represents truth, faithfulness and sincerity.

Agate is the stone of Gemini and the shining emerald is the stone of Cancer. For the Leo, onyx is the dedicated stone. The sizzling red or orange colored cornelian is the stone of Virgo. The pretty and delicate emerald is associated to Libra and the shimmering mermaid’s treasure “aquamarine” is Scorpio’s stone. For Sagittarius the simple and classic topaz is dedicated. And finally passionate ruby is the stone of Capricorn which represents love, power and royalty.

It was also believed that by wearing the endlessly captivating birthstone jewellery one can cure different diseases and problems with the help of the magical power they posses. Wearing a ruby ring was believed to heal the stomach ache and emerald was thought to be good for the eyes. Yellow stones were used to cure jaundice and this idea is still popular and followed by many people. Peridot however was believed to give good sleep, and to cure asthma topaz was used.

The metals used for this type of jewellery are gold, silver and white gold. The gemstones look marvelous in silver color as the beauty and grace of the stone is enhanced. Rings, earring, brooches, pendants and other items are made using these birthstones with divine beauty. There are so many exciting colors of birthstones to choose from. You can give jewellery of birthstones as gifts to your loved ones as it can be a very sentimental keepsake that will be cherished forever. Many famous celebrities adore the birthstone jewellery and consider different gemstones as lucky for them. They think these stones have brought them the fame they are enjoying today and so they never forget to wear their lucky birthstones either in rings or pendants etc.