27 March 2016

Colour Your World With Gemstones

Happy Easter my darling little spring time bunnies! I thought I'd be a little different - a lil bit daring and original- alongside all the creme egg slutty brownie recipes hopping about and piece together a post entirely unrelated to the chocolate egg comas I throughly hope you're already suffering with! 
I've worked my lil off on my own little unique easter egg hunt of beautiful, colourful spring time inspiration all related to the beautiful egg gemstones adorning our wardrobes of jewellery. 

Mineral crystal gemstones are without a doubt the cherry on top of the cake when it comes to the jewellery world and are hands down fully loaded with captivating myths, folklore and legends! With a fascinating plethora of coloured gemstones knocking about in the world, the variety of healing properties and metaphorical symbolism behind each stone is specific, unique and communicates an individualistic creative energy to each wearer. 

Newsflash! I am a girl (woah, shocking eh?). Therefore I like my Jewellery. If I find myself scampering around in the big wide world without my forever present bracelets, rings and shell necklace I genuinely stop like a bunny caught in headlights and feel ashamedly naked like I'm some free spirit hippie embracing nature by its' very soul-baring winds against my nether regions. I.e exposed as hell. In other words my jewellery is on par with putting on clothes every morning. I am forever getting stopped and questioned over the colourful stones on my knuckle dusters rings which led my overthinking, curious mind to finding out what's what around the colour variations of these gorgeous gems.

Now call me a nerd but I think there is something truly magical behind the process of polishing up a rock just chilling like a villain on the ground and voila! out struts one sexy seƱorita of a stone! The vibrant colours that are unleashed can look, feel and mean different things to each and every wearer which is what gives these bewitching stones a uniquely special labour of love to every soul across the world. 

So let's get digging deep into the hidden meanings and subliminal messages behind these precious easter eggs of natural beauty...

The elegant gem of Venus most famously worn by the Egyptian vixen Cleopatra was a lush, precious stone often buried with the Ancient Egyptian mummies as a symbolic relic of eternal youth and beauty. Emerald is symbolic of love and rebirth whereby the more vivid, deep and intense the colour, the more valuable and precious the gemstone. This green coloured stone of Spring is also closely associated with the essence of fertility which is why it is placed as the birthstone of May babies as well as being the colour of balance used to represent self-respect, well-being and balance. Emerald as a dazzling green gemstone is closely connected to the heart chakra which connects a sense of higher consciousness and love which is why this stone is thought to promote a sense of transformation and growth in order to achieve a new state of balance and harmony. 

A vivid and dazzling stone of March, Aquamarine immediately conjures up flashes of bright and exotic ocean waters and crystal bright pastel summer skies. This beautiful gem holds the timeless symbolism of health, fidelity, youth and hope. The underlying metaphor for eternal life shines through the intense and vivid range of seawater colours of Aquamarine which has been hailed for its' soothing and calming influence upon its wearer. Blue stones are often said to symbolise a feeling of distance which artists use to depict a sense of perspective. It is said that by wearing blue, our energy channels can flow freely and encourage a sense of outward perspective and aid peaceful communication. 

Originally discovered within the Russian Ural Mountains, this beguiling rock is the gemstone of bewitching magic. This beautifully rare and mythical gem captures the splendour of nature due to its unique colour-changing tones. Said to hold a power that empowers intuition, strengthens creativity and stimulates imagination and vision; the magic ascribed to this stone sets it apart as a crystal of prophecy. Dependent upon how natural light hits the angles and curves of Alexandrite, flashes of cool mossy blue tones can instantaneously transition into softly warm cherry tones and raspberry colour pops of charm. 

Noted for its' beautifully versatile tones and colours, Amethyst possesses a charming quality of enhancing any colour palette of the wearer ranging from cool tones to warm and bright colour palettes. This February birthstone is laced with ancient Greek folklore boasting of mystical powers to keeping its wearer quick-witted (...must be where I get my wit from) and level-headed (...I mustn't be entitled to such a renowned quality!). This violet stone is associated with the crown chakra offering a grounding effect for psychic awareness, boasting imagination and inspiration as well as re-balancing the connection to your inner self. Purple is most famous for its association to royalty, magic and mystery. Amethyst is the colour of good judgement and is said to encourage a mind and body connection to the universal energies. 

One of the oldest and most well-known gemstone is this robin's egg blue stone which was a highly sacred ornament used by many Native Americans to help protect and ward off evil and bring a sense of good luck by promoting and attracting the wearer's status of power, wealth and success. This December birthstone can range in colour from sky blue shades to deeper, intense tonal mixes of blue-green marbling. Blue is closely connected to the throat chakra helping to promote a stable and calm persona by encouraging us to rebalance the way we communicate, feel and think. Promoting an open energy flow by wearing a blue stone like turquoise helps to increase your inspiration, calm conflicting emotions and enhance the quality of how you communicate. 

As unique as each of our thumbprints, each nugget of this October birthstone is laced with one-of-a-kind tonal shades and patterns giving this stunning stone a mesmerising quality of changing colour as the light dances upon its curves. Once hailed as the Queen of Gems, the colour play of this stone offers a plethora of rainbow patterns from rare shades of green and blue to flashes and shifts of warming yellow and red. Blue opal is closely linked to the throat chakra dealing with freedom, solitude and peace whilst helping to promote a sense of calm and relaxation to counter every day agitation. White opal emits an energy of light providing a sense of mental clarity and development towards a new beginning. The psychic energy of white stone imparts a feeling of wholesomeness and purity from cluttered thoughts. 

Pink Sapphire
Sapphire is a gemstone that comes in a colour chart of many vivid shades and tones but what stands out is that sapphire remains to be one of the most well-loved and coveted gems across the world. Pink sapphire derives from a combination of white and red colouring, combining the white energy of wholesomeness and the red energy of reaching and realising potential. The deep pink shades of pink sapphire are said to have a calming and neutralising effect upon violence and aggression which is why it is symbolic of promoting a sense of self-love, tenderness and acceptance. This precious pink stone helps to indicate a feminine and peaceful nature with the ability to diffuse any threatening energies or behaviour. 

Amber is one of the birthstones under the sun sign which reflects in the dazzling rainbow array of yellows, rust oranges, browns and golds that dance and play upon the natural light. Yellow is closely related to the Solar Plexus Chakra which deals with the sense of identity which is why such sun-inspired gemstones are thought to promote a sense of self-expression, mental awareness and clarity. Yellow represents wisdom full of creative energy which is why wearing such a dramatic colour attracts an uplifting and positive effect that helps clear the mind of energy clutter. 

This seemingly colourless gemstone gets its name from ancient legend where the Romans believed its' crystal grey reflections were derived from frozen moonlight. Moonstone has become an increasingly rare stone in recent years ranging from a variety of transparent sheens of blue, peach-pink, yellow and grey. This opalescent gemstone is highly sacred in India and is believed to balance the yin and yang in addition to enhancing passion and holding healing properties to calm emotions. 

Onyx traditionally comes in a range of different colours from white, brown, a deep reddish-brown but possibly the most striking and bold of all is black onyx made from a cryptocrystalline form of quartz. Onyx is the mystical birthstone of December and is also linked to the star sign of Leo coming from the Greek word translating to the nail of a claw or finger. Black is a statement colour of confidence symbolising resilience and self-control. It is thought that this deeply rich stone acts as a door to mystery, possibility and represents a sense of inconspicuousness. 

"Citrine" is french for the word "lemon" which fits splendidly with the gorgeously rich tones of this stone ranging from juicy bright citrus yellow to lightning bolds of rich orange and rust. This gem is hailed to be a gift from the sun radiating as a bodacious and bold statement piece. Nowadays Citrine is closely associated with success and prosperity but legends speaks of the magic powers of safety found in this rock used to protect against the poison and venom of deadly snakes. 

I'm very much going through a blue opal and turquoise phase with my jewellery adornments but very much intend to branch my fins out and go on a treasure hunt to see what else is out there swimming in the waters! I'd love to know what your favourite gemstone is so be sure to drop me a comment below! 
For now, it's time to crack on with the Easter eggs y'all!

[Photo Source Inspiration: Pinterest]

1 comment

  1. how can we pick any favourite, they are all beautiful in their own ways depending on the cut of the stone and piece of jewellery. love them all!!


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