Swarovski Birthstones

 

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Since 1895, when Daniel Swarovski pioneered his scintillating machine-cut crystal jewelry stones, Swarovski has continually pushed boundaries of innovation and crystal creativity. Today, Swarovski, unrivaled in quality, precision and consistency and known worldwide for its exceptional brilliance and irresistible rang

e of colors and textures, is the ultimate luxury ingredient in fashion, jewelry, objects and lifestyle accessories. Now, through Swarovski’s marketing initiative for the Do-It-Yourself market, these crystals that provide a continual source of inspiration and innovation to leading professionals, designers, jewelers and artisans around the globe, are available to individual customers everywhere, bringing a touch of couture luxury to personal creations.

Screen Shot 2017-12-28 at 10.49.51 AMBirthstone colors were first studied in 1400BC by the Assyrians, followed by the Old and New Testaments, which explored their symbolism and how each was associated with a specific calendar month.Historical sources from around the world have mentioned, time and again, how various gems possess characteristics that might be helpful to individuals born in a particular month.

With such a rich and fascinating history it’s no wonder that astrologers began making connections to the twelve signs of the Zodiac. After studying the characteristics specific to each colored stone, they ascribed values that may be useful to people born under the corresponding star sign. This gemstone symbolism was recorded for the first time a few hundred years ago by jewelers in Germany and Poland. By 1912, famous jewelry brands had begun publicizing birthstones, with the National Association of Jewelers confirming the definitive stones and colors together with their associated months, signs and symbolic qualities in 1952.

montana
Montana –  The Sagittarius birthstone color is regarded as symbolic of curiosity, energy, and spirit of adventure.
topaz
Topaz –  The Scorpio birthstone color is believed to aid the intellect and ward off negativity.
rose
Rose –  The Libra birthstone color is associated with empathy tenderness and creativity.
sapphire
Sapphire – The Virgo birthstone color symbolizes wisdom and faithfulness and sharpens the mind.
peridot
Peridot –  The Leo birthstone color gives strength against negativity and stress.
lightsiam
Light Siam – The Cancer birthstone color represents courage, good luck and good friendship.
lightamethyst
Light Amethyst –  The Gemini birthstone color is a symbol of purity and helps calm anxiety.
emerald
Emerald – The Taurus birthstone color is associated with fertility, rebirth and love.
crystal
Crystal – The Aries birthstone color is the symbol for everlasting love.
Aquamarine
Aquamarine – The Pisces birthstone color symbolizes creativity, hope and courage.
Amethyst
Amethyst – The Aquarius birthstone color is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage.
Siam
Siam – The Capricorn birthstone color is said to keep the wearer safe during travel.

 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan Miller says:

    It was my understanding that Garnet is the aquarius stone.

    1. Hi Susan. Monthly birthstones don’t always coincide with Zodiac birthstones since the Zodiac signs don’t run from the first-last day of the month. Garnet is considered the monthly birthstone for January, but January has an overlap of 2 different zodiac signs within it (Capricorn and Aquarius). Zodiac birthstones are different than monthly birthstone. Hope that’s helpful! 🙂

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