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January Gem Garnet- Symbolizes Fidelity, Success & Affections

Garnet Gemstone

Happy Birthday January! For those who were born in this month, garnet is your traditional birthstone. Nowadays everyone from Bollywood to industrialist is taking advantage of precious gemstones. Unlike the historic times when only kings and majesties could enjoy benefits of gemstones, people today can incur them and slash the misfortunes. Around the globe, wearing birthstones has benefitted myriad people.

There has been a great confusion on effect of birthstones. But to summarize, if only actions were enough, everyone, who works for 8-10 hours a day, would be a millionaire. It is both actions and planetary movements that bring positivity. Garnet, an ancient stone, has been used since Bronze Age, especially by Egyptians to ward off the evil. Capricorns (December 22-January 20) can wear garnet as an amulet for protection against poison and other elementary diseases. Romans used this gleaming stone for engraving the portraits of emperors. January babies are conscientious and controlled with a firm practical approach. With Saturn as the ruling planet, they are hard working and productive. They are romantic but are poor at expressing love. Also, their social abilities are not very impressive. However, Garnet, an indication of hope induces passion, strength and energy. For the frequent travelers, a gift of garnet ensures safe travel and speedy return.

A pretty garnet jewel not only looks charming but also lends strength to lungs and spine. Charming bangle or carved garnet ring will mesmerize others with its vibrant hues. Garnet has a vast range of natural colors including green, brown, pink, yellow, orange, and red, etc. It is January birthstone but far from being a winter gem, this brilliant piece is for all four seasons.

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Jewelry That Compliments Your Sun Sign

As we step into 2015, a big crowd of people is busy making solemn resolutions for the year ahead. But we are curious about the latest fashion and our horoscopes too. If you wish to coordinate with your mind, body and nature, adorn a jewelry that goes well with your zodiac sign.

Here’s a guide on what jewel fits best with your personality. Do share the positive changes with us.

Aries
People carrying this zodiac sign are fervent, enthusiastic and independent. For their daring style, red is their color. Glittering hot red rubies set in sterling silver is completely the accessory that goes with their forte.

Ruby Ring

Taurus
Diamonds are their favorite as they reflect their sensible and appealing personality. Agate, topaz, amber and other gems with a yellow hue are a must addition to their jewelry box.

Gemini
Folks carrying this sign love to update their jewelry style according to the latest fashion trends. Jewels made of silver and steel are best suited to them.

Cancer
Cancers are extremely sentimental and nostalgic. This is why they prefer antique pieces. Moon stones and emeralds bewitched in gold or silver can cheer them instantly.

Leo
Sun being the ruler of these people; gold is the perfect pick for them. For these brave souls, anything that is big and bold would do wonders. Garnet, red coral and orange sapphire are their lucky gems.

Virgo
Dark colored stones such as green jade, green quartz or deep purple are quite promising for Virgos. Jewels crafted in vague silver are their lucky charm.

Green jade earrings

Libra
Since balance is their forte, Librans go for pieces with a complete set of necklace and earrings. Their soft inclination towards nature allures them to pick flowery or leafy motifs.

Scorpio
These mysterious souls must wear sensuous gems such as rubies and corals. We highly recommend silver for them.

Sagittarius
The ultimate color that sets in rhythm with Sagittarians is blue. Royal sapphire or blue topaz can impart an astonishing look instantly.

Capricorn
Green tourmaline, emerald and black pearls are auspicious for these down-to-earth people. They are introvert, conscious and hence invest in quality designer pieces.

Aquarius
Any mention of blue, Aquarians are in! They must carry something made out of blue such as blue sapphire or turquoise.

Turquoise Cabochon Bangle

Pisces
Last but not the least comes Pisces. They love the bright shades of water, and hence blue, silver and amethyst gems are a blessing for them.

8 Facts We Bet You Didn’t Know About Christmas

Jingle all the way! With the onset of Christmas, world’s most awaited season, everyone hymns jingles and smiles along. Whether it’s waiting for the Santa or leaving the stockings out of the window, we have indulged in the little joyful traditions since a week. While lighting up your Xmas tree, have you ever wondered about the deeper side of this festival?

Here are some unknown facts about Christmas that you must read and proudly share on that special feast.

1. Several dates were proposed for Christmas: January 2, March 21, March 25, April 18 and November 20 but December 25 was finalized by the Western Christians majority.

Christmas calendar

2. Santa Claus is known by different names across the globe: Le Befana in Italy, Pere Noel in Belgium, Jultomten (Christmas Brownie) in Sweden, and Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia.

Santa Claus

3. Many Astronomers think that the Star of Bethlehem, which guided the wise men to Lord Jesus, was probably a comet or the planet Uranus.

Star of Bethlehem

4. When Gemini 6 astronauts- Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang ‘Jingle Bells’ in 1965, it became the first song to be broadcasted from space.

Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra

5. The tradition of kissing under Mistletoe hails from England. People were required to pluck a berry from the sprig of Mistletoe before kissing but when all the berries are gone, there could be no more kissing.

Mistletoe Kiss

6. In the Czech Republic, people enjoy the cuisines of fish, egg and soup. Also, the number of people at dining table should be even, or the one without a companion might die next year.

Czech Republic

7. There are 13 Santa in Iceland, and each leaves a present for the kids. They come down from the hill one after the other, starting from December12 and have names like Door Sniffer, Spoon Licker and Meat Hook.

13 Santas of Iceland

8. Norway gifts a Christmas tree to England every year as a symbol of thanks for their support during World War II.

Norwegian Christmas Tree

After reading such interesting facts, we’re pretty sure you are even more excited for Christmas.

November Birthstone Citrine- A Symbol Of Success

citrine gemstone

Popular as ratnas in ancient India, gemstones are combination of adornment and personal expression. Their myths, legends, folklores, properties and colors make them appealing and desirable. From corals and pearls in the seas to bright pebbles picked from searing mines, we let ourselves be known through beautiful gemstones. The most affordable of all the earth toned gemstones, Citrine, is treasured as a gift from the sun. It bestows an aura of positive radiance on the November born people.

The intense sun sign Scorpio and planet Pluto governs the month of November. November babies are unique, private, high-spirited and carry a dynamic personality. They are less talkative but quite amiable. However, these generous souls often experience drama and despair in the course of their life. Being manipulative and dominant, scorpions have a knack of getting things done their way.

Throughout the civilizations, gemstones have been adorned as amulets to bring exuberance and joy. Often referred to as a success or merchant stone, Citrine has a strong ability to bring wealth and expel negative energy. It stimulates the intuitive power and promotes stamina. Physically, it is said to relieve allergies, indigestion, poor blood circulation and cures life threatening diseases. Its crystal therapy helps to overcome depression, but even if you feel a bit low, citrine jewelry will lift up your mood.

Available in all lemony shades- from yellow to orange brown, citrine can illuminate any jewelry. Due to its excellent transparency and dispersion power, citrine is manifested at the heart of rings, pendants and necklaces. Order one for yourself, and revitalize your soul each day.

Healing Therapies of Opal

Opal is a stone known for its purity and splash of colors, but very few of us know that it is an antidote carrying special healing abilities. These magical powers can easily ward off your extra stress and burden. Opal helps in directing one’s thoughts to positivity and brings rest to the racing thoughts in mind. Let’s have a closer look at various therapies of magnificent opal:

Physical Therapy
From centuries people believe that opal consists of fire, water and heat and thus bears great pain healing ability. It balances the adrenal glands and is highly beneficial for women facing problems in menopause. It even intoxicates and rejuvenates liver ensuring a healthy life for its wearer. Green opal filters the immune system and alleviates cold and flu thus keeping all the seasonal diseases away from you.

Physical opal theraphies

Emotional Therapy
Opal is a brilliant stabilizer for those going through emotional turmoil and tends to lose hope easily. Its absorbent and reflective properties help in collecting thoughts and feelings. Opal is known as a stone of ‘happy dreams’. It amplifies liveliness, creativity and spontaneity by erasing all the deceptive sentiments. It is always beneficial in matters related to heart, love, friendship, and desires.

Opal Talismans and Amulets
Since opal is composed of silicon dioxide, it is considered as a ‘transformer crystal’ that allows its owner to transform situations and relationships. Some people believe that opal talismans help in influencing others telepathically. A fire opal amulet attracts money; blue releases trauma of old wounds and the red opal reduces stress.

opal talismans

Opal Feng Shui
Full of colors, opal radiates all karmic chakras and enhances intuitions. The common opal and boulder opal can be used to enhance any space that is utilized for prayers at home or in the office. Also, fire opals must always be kept in the southern area of home to get maximum energy and enthusiasm.

Opal feng shui

Using this guide, you may select the perfect opal jewelry for you and witness progress in your life. Possessing plenty of healing properties, opal will lead you to the best path.

 

The October Birthstone Opal- A Symbol Of Love and Joy

October Birthstone- Opal

Gems are precious in all sense. They add a streak of color to any jewel and make great gifts for anniversaries and birthdays. Airs of charm and mystique have surrounded these pretty gemstones since the beginning of time. Forming a captivating contrast between its color play and background, Opal is known to be the most beautiful of all gems. It plays with colors splendidly and exhibit flashes at every angle. For October babies, carrying sun sign Libra, opal brings love and comfort.

People born in October are ruled by planet Venus and are classified as peacemaker. They are sympathetic, attractive and suave having good psychological aptitude. The October babies are driven by the feelings of love but are prone to changing thoughts. They are often indecisive and spend lavishly on unnecessary luxuries. The freedom loving nature of Librans often draws them into controversy.

Astrologically, birthstones lend healing powers and therapeutic influence. An opal not only multiplies the charm of personality but also brings good fortune. Wearing the right opal bestows positive vibes on business and minimizes health issues by purifying blood and kidney systems. Opal is a stone of inspiration and thus provides good solutions to matters of love, relationship, and marriage. Jewels studded with opals bring wealth, joy, and happiness.

Encrusted in pretty necklaces, earrings, pendants, or as loose stones; this stone also shows a range of colors that extends from pitch black to milky white. Its mesmerizing ability to change color in different lights from different angles makes it rarest and unique. This delicate gemstone does not show any repulsive effects to the wearer.

Wear this work of art and you’re sure to make a style statement. Good Luck Librans!!

The July Birthstone Ruby: A Symbol of Passion and Persistence

July Birthstone Ruby

Birthstones are adorned to improve overall being of a native born under a specific time period. Astrologically there are 12 zodiac signs that dominate respective parts of a year cyclically. Each zodiac, thus, rules the universe for 30 days and affects the occurrence of each event that takes place during that duration. Each month is thus dominated by a specific zodiac that bestows specific positive and negative qualities to people born under that period. These qualities are known for framing the overall personality of given individual. Apart from these, there are a few catalysts/remedies that when included in a person’s everyday life reduces malefic effects of zodiac signs, stars, and planets on that person. Birthstone is counted among top astrological catalysts that enhances positive effects of effortlessly and reduces the damage caused by malefic conditions to minimum.

The month of July thus belongs to the fourth zodiac Cancer that works under the direct influence of Ruby. Ruby, also known as Manikya (Hindi), Padmaraga (Sanskrit), and Yakrit (Persian), mainly influences the behavior, mindset, nature, finances, and relationships of July born people. Cancer is known for controlling spirituality and love related matters in an individual’s life. A person is required to have both passion and persistence to achieve both these realms that can easily be bestowed by Ruby. Ruby, as a stone, is known for channeling powers of the red planet – Mercury, a planet known for blessing wisdom and courage. Whosoever adorns this gem, thus, receives blessings and sympathy of this planet that helps them in facing hardships and getting better results from benefic things in life.

Apart from these typical astrological attributes, Ruby is also known for its medicinal qualities. Cancerians are highly inclined towards a few health problems that can be easily neutralized by Ruby. It can easily induce strength and vitality in a person’s character and body. The new power enhances subject’s confidence and ultimately enhances focus on career, academics, personal as well as professional life. The spiritual aspect of the person also revives as it helps in insurgence of devotion and integrity in a person’s heart. It is the color and crystalline structure of this stone that is known for bringing such deep impact on its wearer’s life. All one needs to do is find the right kind of Ruby that would suit you and get it etched in some beautiful setting.