Until 1912, many birthstones were non transparent gems. That year, the National Association of Jewelers released a modern birthstone list, which featured exclusively transparent gems. Thus, tourmaline replaced opal. Other gems were demoted, too. For example, March’s bloodstone was replaced by aquamarine. These changes have nothing to do with bad luck. Birthstone revisions continue to this day, mostly driven by marketing. Here we list many of the stones we at Argenti Jewelry use in our pieces. Extensive information charts below.
A transparent light violet to deep purple in color.
Zodiac: Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Element: Air, Water
Meaning: Protection, Enhancement of psyche, Stress relief, Calmness, Sleep, Spirituality
Chakra: 7th Crown
MOS hardness: 7
Topaz comes in many colors blue is regarded highly; topaz is thought to bestow
Meaning: longevity, intelligence, beauty a protective gemstone, protecting against both physical danger, psychic threats. cleansing and supporting the spoken word and self-expression, it is a crystal of joy, generosity, abundance and good health.
Healing: relieving stress beneficial for the lungs and the liver.
Chakras: 5th Throat
MOS hardness: 8sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
A yellow to orange quartz stone with timeless beauty. Considered the merchants stone which brings abundance and prosperity to the wearer.
Zodiac: Virgo, Scorpio, & Sagittarius
Meaning: A powerful stone for manifestation, achieve goal, creativity, brings energy and joy.
Healing: Assists with emotional self-confidence, fear, inner strength and think clearly,
Chakras: Root, Sacral & solor plexis
MOS hardness: 7
Colors vary from fiery orange, rich green to Pyrope red. Most ancient of talismans.
Zodiac: Capricorn and Aquarius
Meaning: Purity, Love, Truth, Friendship, Trust and Compassion.
Healing: Enhance bodily strength, endurance, vigor and to relieve skin conditions and regulate the heart and blood
Chakras: 1st Base and 7th Crown
MOS hardness: 6.5 – 7.5
A transparent olive-green form of Olivine, yellow green in color
Zodiac: Leo, Virgo
Meaning: Love, truth, faithfulness, Surrender, balance, acceptance, helps to alleviate anger, fear, depression, nervousness, anxiety, and jealous. Enhances prosperity, growth and openness.
Healing: asthma, sinus’s, eye, stomach, thyroid, liver and other body parts. Cleanses energies neutralize
Chakra: 4th Heart opens and cleanses the heart
MOS hardness 6.5-7
The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of color.” Prophesy and wealth.
Zodiac: Pisces, Cancer, Libra &Scorpio
Elements: Earth, Water
Meaning: Spiritual trust, Love, Goal Seeking. Noble, charitable, devotion, fidelity and long health
Healing: Mental Clarity, Creativity, courage, Memory
Chakras: Varies with color, Balance
MOS hardness: 5.5- 6
As a perfect expression of the yin feminine energy and the soothing energy of the moon, the moonstone brings calm, peace, and balance. The tranquility that the moonstone generates has a sensual, other-worldly quality as it is infused with an enchanting, soft glow of deep vitality and creative energy. A glowing healing energy of renewal that can envelop you like warm healing waters and help let go of negative energies
Zodiac: Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio
Meaning: A nourishing, sensual, deeply feminine energy that knows how to heal and bring you back to wholeness.
Healing: Peace, harmony, balance and Calming
MOS Hardness: 6 – 6.
Tourmalines are mined everywhere in the world they have exquisite color variations to please everyone. Ancient beliefs are that they traveled through a rainbow and gathered all the colors.
Planet: Varies on color
Zodiac: Pisces, Taurus, & Libra
Element: Depends on color but Earth and Water most common
Meaning: Imparts powerful healing energy and powerful protection energy
Healing: . Believed to promote inspiration and happiness, reduce fear, and build self-confidence among its users. It's also used to balance yin-yang energies, as it's considered a physical bridge to the spiritual
Chakras: From the base to the crown
Mohs: 7-7.5ving a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Sea Gems have numerous folktales and myths that surround them. Some myths seem very farfetched, but they do symbolize just how important these gems were to ancient civilizations and are today.
Zodiac: Taurus & Cancer
Meaning: Symbolic of wisdom gained through experience. The gems are believed to offer protection, as well as attract good luck and wealth. They are well-known for their calming effects. Pearls have a way of bringing balance to your karma. Truth and sincerity.
Healing: Pearl is said to heal a plethora of ailments, allergies including fertility.
Chakras: Heart, Third Eye, & Crown
Mohs hardness: 2.5-4.5Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
Onyx is a chalcedony, consisting of fine inter-growths of silica minerals. When banded they are parallel to one another, as opposed to the more chaotic banding that often occurs in agates. It is translucent to opaque and occurs in a wide range of colours including, white, yellow, red, brown., green, and black. The most common colours of this stone are black and white.
Zodiac: Cancer, Leo, Virgo, & Libra
Meaning: Black Onyx gemstone is a soothing stone, and is good for wearing, especially during times of emotional turmoil. It is known to help release negativity, as well as to guard the wearer from the 'evil eye'. Great as a meditation and dreaming tool
Healing: Onyx is beneficial for teeth, bones, bone marrow and blood disorders. Symptoms of headache and strengthen the eyes and optic nerves
Chakras: Earth star, Heart, Throat, & Crown, Root Persons will power
Mohs hardness: 7
Has long been used to boost creative vision and awareness. This green gemstone is also thought to be able to improve intellect and encourages the desire of one to learn. This is a very spiritual stone to the wearer.
Zodiac: Pisces, Gemini and Virgo.
Element: Mother earth connector
Meaning: Help alleviate aggression or stubbornness while in turn enhancing love and commitment. Enhances the Gaia connection and stewardship.
Healing: Treatment of headaches, to regulate blood pressure, to encourage recovery after illness and to help those who suffer from addiction.
Chakras: Heart will bring all in alignment
Mohs hardness: 6
Carnelian stone goes back 4,000 years, used by the Greeks, Romans, and Babylonians as talismans and amulets. Believed to bring good fortune and provide protection, hope, and comfort. Warriors wear Carnelian to infuse courage and prowess Carnelian retains the symbolism as a stone of endurance and leadership. The protector stone for creatives while building and using tools.
Zodiac: Virgo, Cancer & Leo
Meaning: A stone of endurance and leadership, eloquent and bold speech, which is why it used by performers and public speakers.
Healing: so many amazing healing properties which treat problems related to blood circulation, menopause complications, and fertility issues.
Chakras: Sacral & Root
Mohs hardness: 7Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.