Monday 25 August 2014

Bejewelled Birthdays

Hunan Peridot Ring With White Topaz In Sterling Silver* - £22

From a young age crystals have always fascinated me. There was a fantastic new age shop near my school & I used to save up my pocket money for books on crystal healing as well as crystals & gemstone jewellery. Crystals have the power to hold energies which can affect mental, physical, spiritual & emotional aspects of ourselves. By simply carrying a crystal with you I believe it is possible to heal yourself & aid any problems you are currently experiencing. It's not very practical for me to have loads of crystals in my bedroom anymore so these days I prefer to just wear gemstone jewellery. Gems & crystals aren't quite the same thing as crystals tend to be raw and gems are cut & shaped. But even a tiny piece of gemstone can carry vibrations that help bring a sense of well-being into your life.

I really love the tradition of giving someone a piece of jewellery with their birthstone gem in it. This supposedly brings the wearer good luck & protection in the year ahead. I've even kept hold of some birthstone jewellery that my mum bought me when I was a child. I recently had my birthday and being an August babe my birthstone is the gorgeous green Peridot. These gems emit a warm & friendly energy. Peridot stones have a high vibration so even the smallest of gems will have an energy that can easily be felt. They are associated with love, truth, faithfulness & loyalty. Peridot is considered to be effective on health problems relating to detoxification & digestion. The gem is used to enhance prosperity, fame & self-esteem. It can also alleviate stress, anger, jealousy & depression. Today the stone is cherished by people more for it's beauty than it's metaphysical properties but they still remain a great part of it's appeal. In addition to being the birthstone for August, it is associated with the star sign of Capricorn & used to celebrate the 16th wedding anniversary.

As part of their Bejewelled Birthdays campaign, Gemporia kindly gifted me this absolutely stunning silver ring. It features 1.41cts of Hunan Peridot and the round gemstone is surrounded by smaller White Topaz teardrop gems. The best Peridot appears as a sparkling lime green colour & this definitely fits the bill. This ring just looks amazing & I've barely taken it off since I got it. Wearing a lovely sterling silver Peridot ring like this one can increase the level of good vibrations in your life. One of the main characteristics of this green gem is it's ability to elevate your overall level of happiness. I certainly hope it helps to clear any negative emotions & bring me joy in the coming year. Jupiter is in Leo & will stay there until August 2015 so I'm sure that will help bring plenty of good fortune my way as well. Are you a fan of gemstone jewellery? Does anyone else believe in the healing powers of crystals?

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  1. That's such a beautiful ring. It's incredible how gem stones can have such an effect on our general well being. Think I may have to do some research and treat myself to one...after all it's for the benefit of my happiness ;o) x

  2. An absolutely stunning ring!

    Peach Pow XO

  3. That's such a gorgeous stone with such a special meaning. I really hope that it helps to bring all the happiness and health to you in the year ahead!

    Lucy-J Love | UK Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle

  4. This is so pretty, I love it when jewellery has a meaning behind it


  5. That ring is amazing! And I can't believe the price either!