Traditionally, a gemstone is associated with each month of the year.
This concept of birthstone gems is believed to date back to the Bible and the Breastplate of Aaron.There were 12 stones representing the 12 tribes of Israel, symbolizing the 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac.
There are other origins of birthstones, most notably of Tibetan origin and is over 1,000 years is the Mythical Birthstone List. Also, the Ayurvedic Birthstone List which relates to Ayurvedic Indian medicine is over 1500 years old.
There are many myths and legends that surround birthstones. Some cultures tended to wear the stone in which their birth month was in and other cultures owned a set of 12 birthstones. One set would cover each month of the year and people would wear their birthstones according to the date, regardless of their own date of birth. The thought was it heighten the healing powers if worn in the month of the birthstone.
Perhaps the most well known of all modern birthstones is April's diamond. They are prevalent in the jewelry industry due to their sheer beauty. But often they are not within one's budget due to how rare diamonds are. Two alternative birthstones for April are Quartz (including Herkimer Diamonds) and White Topaz, both much more affordable and they come in a variety of colors.
If you are lucky enough to be born in April, your birthstone is the beautiful and timeless Diamond. Throughout time, they have been considered the stone of winners and is said to offer access to powerful Divine energy. This is why royalty or people in high power such as kings, queens emperors and pharaohs wore diamonds on their clothing or head pieces. These individuals were viewed by others as beings of higher power, and those that have ability to channel Divine energy.
A symbol of purity, the Diamond's pure white light helps to bring our lives into a cohesive whole. It brings love and clarity into partnerships and bonds relationships. It is a sign of commitment and fidelity and instills trust to relationships and situations. It inspires the forces of accumulation, attracting the manifestation of abundance. Diamonds are a stupendous energy amplifier.
Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of all Quartz crystals. The got their name because they are found in Herkimer, New York and are as clear and bright as diamonds. Being doubly terminated, they have the ability to not only transmit their own energies, but to receive spiritual energy and amplify and focus it intently. They are reported to be harder than all other Quartz, giving them the strength and durability to handle difficult challenges beyond the scope of other Quartz crystals.
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White Topaz is amongst the most affordable stones, which brings with it the energies of peace, love, hope, and inspiration. It symbolizes peace, affection, and hope.
White Topaz is thought to have the ability to bring happiness and joy into the life of the one who is wearing the stone. It is believed to help people who have trouble going to sleep by introducing stress relief energies into their lives and
it is known to boost ones mental ability and capacity by improving memory and thinking ability.
Clear Quartz absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. It draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations.
Clear Quartz Stone comes from the Greek word for ice . It is is one of the purest examples and is considered to be the light bringer. It’s an amazing amplifying stone, meaning that whatever you pour into it, will pour out tenfold. The clarity of its many faces can spark memory, hone concentration, and bring your whole being back to balance.