Agate a variety of Chalcedony, a name given to a group of compact Quartz’s. They are typically characterized by either transparency or color patterns, such as multi-colored curved or angular banding.
Many types of Agate stones are known to help protect against excessive negativity and have been highly regarded stones, worn in many cultures as protection from the "evil eye."
Other metaphysical properties include prosperity, calm, dreams, fertility, and health.
MAY Traditional Birthstone
SEPTEMBER Mystical Birthstone
Amethyst is a precious stone, consisting of a violet, lavender or purple variety of Quartz. It is known as one of the more popular gemstones and has been considered valuable since ancient times.
Throughout history, the Amethyst crystal has been associated with royalty and has been used for a variety of health conditions through the ages, such as alcohol addiction, pain management and sleep disorders.
Other metaphysical properties include protection, concentration, confidence and cleansing.
FEBRUARY Traditional & Modern Birthstone
Aventurine is a form of Quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect under the light.
It is regarded as the “Stone of Opportunity,” thought to be the luckiest of all crystals, particularly in manifesting prosperity and wealth. Likewise, Aventurine was also sewn into soldiers’ clothes in ancient Greece to provide courage and optimism.
Other metaphysical properties include tranquility, equilibrium and dreams.
AUGUST Secondary Birthstone
Czech Glass beads are considered one of the oldest types of Czech beads, dating back over 300 years. It also known as Bohemian glass or Bohemia Crystal as glass produced in the regions of Bohemia are now parts of the Czech Republic.
Czech Glass is historically and internationally recognized for its high quality, craftsmanship and exquisite novel designs.
Glass pressed beads made in the Czech Republic are available in a wide variety of shapes and vividly colored glass that resists fading and is consistent throughout the line with stunning finishes.
Dyed Jade, also known as Dyed Quartzite is made from natural Quartz. Quartzite originally pure Quartz Sandstone, through heating and pressure within the earth, convert Sandstone to Quartzite.
Quartzite is said to be believed to help support personal growth which includes stabilizing positive change and spiritual healing.
Dyed Mountain Jade, also known as Dolomite Marble has been dyed and glazed into a variety of colors. Dolomite is effectively marble, with added magnesium.
It was said that during the middle ages, Dolomite was ground into powder and applied to skin rashes. Dolomite has also been believed to help with energy alignment, balance and removing personal barriers.
Other metaphysical properties include harmony, protection and self-esteem.
Howlite is a white with grey veining, porous stone and it is often dyed blue or green to resemble turquoise, or red to resemble coral.
Howlite is identified as one of the “attunement stones” which are known to link the user to higher spiritual consciousness. It is also considered a calming stone and many people have been known to use it to relieve stress, anxiety and insomnia.
Other metaphysical properties include, awareness, emotional expression and pain management.
Jasper is an opaque variety of Chalcedony, a name given to a group of compact Quartz’s and it is almost always multicolored with unique color patterns and habits. It is fine-grained and often strongly marked with orbicular or stripped patterns.
It is known to be a stone to bring about health, passion and courage. In some cultures, it is also considered a gift from God and to be the first foundational stone of New Jerusalem in the Bible.
Other metaphysical properties include well-being and harmony.
MARCH Secondary Traditional Birthstone
OCTOBER Mystical Birthstone
Zoisite is a mineral that includes several gem varieties. Ruby Zoisite also known as Ruby-in-Zoisite and Anyolite is a natural combination of both Ruby and Zoisite crystals in a single specimen.
It is a stone than can vary tremendously in color, pattern and hardness. Tanzanite, also a type of Zoisite, is exclusively found in Tanzania.
Ruby Zoisite is said to be known to open one’s heart to divine love, stimulate growth, strength and fertility. Zoisite is said to help to alleviate grief and despair, as well as diminish anger.
Other metaphysical properties include, protection, creativity, arousal, health.
DECEMBER Modern Birthstone