Precious gemstones and their meaning: When and why to give each type of jewel
May 13, 2021 11:37
What meaning is associated with each type of gemstone? And which one is the most suitable to give away at all times? This and much more in our guide on the meaning of jewelry.
Perhaps while still a child you also marveled at those collectibles by fascicles that delved into the history of minerals. Or that you simply keep in the depths of your memory that visit to the geological museum with the school. It may even be that the trigger was a walk in the field collecting common stones. But be that as it may, it is very likely that at some point in your life you entered the hypnotic world of crystals, minerals and precious stones.
And there is something in the beauty and perfection that nature reflects in these gems that has fascinated humanity since time immemorial. However, not only their beauty has made them an object of desire, a symbol of wealth and even a war trophy. According to tradition, many of these stones have certain properties or attributes and, although it seems something typical of another time, there are still many people who associate energies and superstitions with gems and minerals. In fact, it is not strange that many of the actors and celebrities of the moment come out showing their crystals in videos and stories, just as it is not strange to come across any of these minerals in yoga or meditation classes.
But beyond the energetic properties that everyone wants to see in them today, what is undeniable is that a series of characteristics and contexts have traditionally been associated with each of the precious stones that often adorn jewelery. That is why we have decided to do a little review of the most popular ones to establish when to give one or the other and the meanings associated with each type of gemstone.
It is one of the most sought-after stones on the market and its name comes from Persian. Its meaning is 'green stone. But what about its meaning? Its green color is related to health and healing, something that in turn encourages the stone to be associated with hope. But in addition to all this, the emerald is considered the 'peaceful stone' because thanks to its intense green color, it manages to calm the person who looks at it. Other meanings that are attributed to the emerald are love, fertility or rebirth, so it is a perfect stone to give as a gift in a multitude of important life events. The green stone is also often the perfect addition to handcrafted jewelry.
The blue sapphire has a very peculiar rarity, which makes it one of the most difficult stones to find. Although, despite this, in recent years it has become one of the most popular gemstones for setting engagement rings. The reason, beyond what trends or tastes may dictate - perhaps even Kate Middleton's engagement ring had something to do with it - may be associated with the qualities traditionally attributed to sapphire: honesty, purity, trust and loyalty.
As for ruby, it has always been considered that they hide mystical powers, which could be associated with protecting the person to whom you are giving it. This makes rubies a perfect gift to exchange between parents and daughters or sons, but also between couples.
There is not much to tell about the diamond that is not already known. Since the legendary De Beers campaign in 1948 that he claimed that "diamonds are forever" we have rarely been able to contradict him. And it is that in addition to its beauty, the diamond has been venerated for centuries for its purity and even its hardness - also known for being "the indestructible stone". It is perhaps this last quality that has made the diamond the definitive symbol of 'unbreakable' commitment and, therefore, the stone par excellence of engagement rings or wedding bands. Although colored stone is often chosen for such occasions as well, there is no doubt that diamond is the king of engagement.
These four gems are undoubtedly the main axis of contemporary jewelry, but of course, there is more. From amethyst to topaz, passing through opal, although the latter, due to Italian superstition, is not worked by houses like Bulgari, since it is traditionally associated with bad luck; quite the opposite of jade, which in the Asian market is directly linked to good luck.
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