Birthstones in Folklore

According to folklore and stories throughout history, many gemstones are thought to offer mystic healing to its wearer. The following is intended for informational purposes only on the role of birthstones in folklore.

Amber

Thought to aid memory loss, purify the body, alleviate headaches, and address bone and heart problems, Amber is known for its stress relieving and calming properties.

Amethyst

Aids in the reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, and circulatory issues. Amethyst is considered the gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.

Aquamarine

Aids the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes, and ears. Aquamarine is also known for releasing fear, calming nerves, and bringing mental clarity.

Citrine

Considered the gemstone to provide greater or increased hearing, Citrine also promotes success, abundance, and clear thinking.

Garnet

Aids blood, heart, and lungs and is known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy.

Lapis

Thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, Lapis is also known for creating openness, truthfulness, and creativity.

Onyx

Associated with the root chakra, Onyx brings spiritual inspiration, and control over emotions.

Pearl

Known for its calming properties, the Pearl is said to aid purity, charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty in its wearer.

Peridot

Healing stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy, and slowing aging, the Peridot promotes abundance and prosperity.

Ruby

Aiding the emotions is the Ruby’s calling card. Also known to increase integrity, devotion, and happiness.

Sapphire

The gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation, the Sapphire also aids in personal expression and the alleviation of pain.

Topaz

One of the most powerful gemstones, Topaz facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed.

Turquoise

A gemstone steeped in lore and tradition, Turquoise is a healing and balancing stone.

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