It’s no secret that diamonds are a universal symbol of love and partnership forever, but what do we know about the meaning and collective symbolism of other well-known gemstones throughout the world?
For centuries, ancient civilizations such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayans, Greeks, and more, actively incorporated the use of crystals and gemstones into their societies and cultural traditions. They believed each gem, like an individual fingerprint, carries a signature vibration and specific set of energetic properties. As such, they often used gemstones to adorn and imbue their bodies, buildings, monuments, statues, amulets, and jewelry.
Here’s what every gem and jewelry lover should know about the legacy and deeper meaning behind some of the most popular gemstones used to create gemstone jewelry.
What Do Different Gemstones & Crystals Mean?
The powerful symbolism of your gemstone jewelry—12 stone meanings and descriptions.
Labradorite (Also Known As Spectrolite)
Protective and iridescent Labradorite is often referred to as the stone of the mystic because it’s believed that wearing Labradorite can help to promote stronger intuition and foster a deeper connection with the third-eye chakra (also known as your mind’s eye) which is your sacred center for visualization and intuitive development.
With its pearly and captivating allure, Moonstone is known to evoke the feminine energies often associated with the moon such as emotional balance, receptivity, intuition, empathy, compassion, and emotional intelligence. It’s also said that Moonstone can enhance the quality of dreams and encourage lucid dreaming—especially during the full moon.
Yellow Rutile / Yellow Rutilated Quartz (Also Known As Angel Hair Quartz)
Rutilated Quartz is universally adored for its mesmerizing golden strands reminiscent of angel hair. But it’s beloved even more for its clearing, cleansing, and purifying properties believed to amplify positivity and protect the bearer from negative energy.
Aquamarine (Also Known As Blue Beryl)
Deeply calming Aquamarine is best known for its exquisite hue reminiscent of ocean blue. But did you also know that this beautiful stone is said to promote sincerity, truth, emotional balance, communication, diplomacy, harmony, and self-expression?
Dazzling Opal is a treasure cherished for its vivid array of opalescent colors and is believed to help cultivate creativity, mental acuity, interpersonal connection, and stability for the mind, body, and spirit.
Ravishing Pink Tourmaline is said to promote unconditional compassion, tenderness, and empathy. It’s also considered a self-care stone because it’s said to awaken feelings of self-love.
Rose Quartz, also known as the “Heart Stone’’ is commonly associated with love, romance, passion, sensuality, and sexual intimacy. But it’s also believed that Rose Quartz opens and purifies the heart chakra to facilitate a deep sense of healing, positivity, and peace.
Black Rutile is a mysterious and distinctive mineral believed to heighten protective energies and safeguard the bearer from low-vibrational frequencies.
For grounding and letting go of energies that no longer serve you, Red Garnet is a powerful stone believed to help release energetic blockages for a renewed sense of harmony, self-confidence, and inner peace. It’s also recognized as a pattern-breaking mineral because it’s said to help promote the elimination of bad habits.
Considered a strong protective talisman, Black Onyx is said to ward off unwanted energies, fears, anxieties, and stress. It’s also believed to help shift the energetic dynamic of an environment or person from dark to light by absorbing negative energy and transmuting it.
Nearly indestructible, Blue Sapphire traditionally represents commitment and fidelity. But it’s also a known symbol of patience, inner peace, open communication, and meaningful expression.
Stunning Pink Sapphire is said to encourage forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude. It’s also believed when worn, Pink Sapphire inspires a heart-centered perspective to soothe away tensions, resentments, and emotional wounds.
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