Click on your birthday month to find out more about the fascinating world of gemstones and the one that is special for you.
The wearing of gemstones can be traced back to the Bible. Moses is said to have given special instructions for the Breastplate worn by Aaron, the High Priest of the Hebrews, containing twelve different gemstones.
Specific gemstones were linked to the signs of the zodiac, and then progressed to being linked to the twelve months of the calendar year.
Throughout history many myths and legends have been associated with gemstones, and it has long been believed that birthstones will bring good fortune and health. There is naturally some disagreement on which stones correspond with which month, and this has also changed over time.
Among the many benefits you are likely to receive if you wear the right stone for our birthmonth are to travel in safety, be courageous, have healing powers, be pure. have the ability to ward off evil, be exceptionally strong, be able to withstand poisoning, be faithful, confident and of be lucky in love!
Mother Nature has provided us with many more gemstones than those we mention here - do contact us if you would like us to tell you more about this fascinating subject. We carry an extensive selection of gemstones which we would love to show you.
Each piece of jewellery at VAJ is unique. The best way to enjoy the work of these talented South African artist-jewellers is to come and visit us in Rosebank (click here for directions).
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