A piece of jewellery is a memory which you’ll carry forever. Whether it is a bracelet, a necklace or a ring, it will take you back to a memorable moment or a special someone. A milestone in your life, an unforgettable journey. These Milestones and memorable moments, big and small, worth celebrating and to set in stone forever. Therefore, it’s essential to choose the right gemstone for you. Each gem has its own uniqueness, meaning, birthstones and anniversaries. Not an easy task, luckily we’re here to help you to pick something unique: to mark these memorable moments in time and crystallising the moments so they can be shared again and again.
At Art of Simplicity, you can choose between Aquamarine, Tourmaline, Emerald & Tanzanite. Each gem is unique in its own way. In this blog, we’ll go through the main characteristics of a few of them, to make sure you find your perfect match.
Aquamarine is a variety of the Beryl family of gemstones. It is something special on its own. In a way, it is a work of art with its bright blue colours. Aquamarine gets its name from Latin for water (aqua) and the sea (marine). Aquamarine is used in jewellery since at least 500 BC, its ocean blue colours effortlessly invoke images of landless skies and the waters below. In ancient wisdom, Aquamarine was once believed to be the treasure of mermaids, Aquamarine was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. Aquamarine was also considered a stone of and happiness and eternal youth. It is believed that it might help to open the channels of clear and heartfelt communication. The Aquamarine is the birthstone for the month March, showing the first signs of spring in its irresistible shine.
The second gem, is the Tanzanite gemstone: a purple-blue, beautiful variant of the mineral zoisite. Tanzanite was discovered relatively recently on June 7th 1967. The rarity of this unique gem cannot be understated - it is only found one place on earth only in its home country of Tanzania. Tanzanite is even being named as the 'gemstone of the 20th century'. Besides, Tanzanite is thought to be at least 1,000 times rarer than Diamond. Being a newcomer to the gemstone world, Tanzanite doesn't have a long history reaching back through thousands of years from which to draw associations and legends. Nevertheless, in its short time since the discovery, it is believed by some that it might help with putting negative energy towards positive change.
The third gem we want to tell you about is one of our favourites, the many coloured tourmaline. You’ll find a more extensive history of the tourmaline in our previous blog, which you can find right here. Are you an autumn child of October? The tourmaline is your gem to go
The blue Tourmaline, otherwise known as the Indicolite, is one of the rarest of the tourmaline family. Indicolite's name originates from the Latin word for a blue coloured plant known as the "Indicum". What earns an Indicolite Tourmaline its name, rather than simply being called “Blue Tourmaline”, is the tone and saturation of the colour. Additionally, In ancient history, it is believed to protect the wearer from danger and to bring a calming vibe.
The pink Tourmaline is a gem on its own. Even the last Empress of China (Dowager Tz'u Hsi), loved the pink Tourmaline so much that she bought large quantities of it from the Himalaya Mine all for use as gemstones for jewellery. Besides their beautiful colour pink and their elegant appearance, it is believed that the pink Tourmaline symbols the balance between body and mind and that it might provide emotional stability.
The third member of the tourmaline family we want to tell you about is the green Tourmaline. This gem is with the dark green colour sophisticated in appearance. Additionally, it is believed that the green Tourmaline might help to strengthen the body and spirit and to inspire creativity.
Whether you’re looking to pick unique precious gemstone for a loved one or solely for yourself, there’s a gem for you! In the end, it is about anchoring the memorable moments in time and crystallising it with the perfect gem that will stand the test of time, so they can be shared again and again.
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