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Garnet is the Love Doctor of Gems, known to be symbolic of a quick return and eternal love. Garnet is also legendary for a long list of virtues: self-esteem, passion, true friendship, energy, devotion, and faith. Garnet is associated with those who have a high self-confidence and seek to make a difference. Garnet is associated with Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 18) and Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20).
Ruby has long been one of the most highly desired and valued gems in our world, famous for is royal and rich color and extreme rarity in any size and clarity even since the 1st century (the first time it is mentioned in writing). The word “ruby” comes from the Latin word “rubens” which means red – the color of our deepest emotions, which is why Ruby is made for someone who feels anger, love, passion, and fury in great depth. Ruby is associated with Capricorn (December 22-January 19).
Sapphire is famous for its ability to allow the wearer to tap into the “Third Eye.” Often the spirit with whom it connects is one deeply connected with the universe, their environment, and their body. Sapphire is also a harbinger of peace and harmony and puts the wearer at ease in public. Sapphire is associated with Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20), Taurus (Apr 21-May 21), Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22), and Libra (Sep 23-Oct 23).
Tanzanite is new, fresh, and modern, having only been discovered in 1967. It is made for someone who loves adventure and making a statement. They are also generally spontaneous and flexible, much like Tanzanite, which changes from brown to blue under heat. Its rich color is intriguing and enthralling.
Zircon is legendary for helping the wearer to sleep and bring harmony, wisdom, and confidence. Those connected with Zircon are often very passionate, compassionate, and merciful. Zircon comes in almost every color of the rainbow and for many centuries was believed to be other gems of the same color. Zircon is associated with Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22).
Spinel is often appreciated by those of a regal nature, since it fills many of the royal crown jewels around the world. Spinel has been largely known through the centuries as the little sister to Ruby and Sapphire, though it is found in a variety of colors spanning the rainbow. Legend has it that Spinel has the ability to reconcile differences, soothe sadness, and protect the wearer from harm.
Tourmaline is the queen of rest, peace, harmony, reconciliation, sympathy, and wisdom. Tourmaline inspires a drive to reach one’s goals and is often related to people who are driven and successful. Tourmaline can appear in a greater range of colors than any other gem. Tourmaline is associated with Leo (Jul 23-Aug 23).
In ancient times, Aquamarine was given to soldiers because it was believed to make them invincible, which is perhaps why it is still believed to give people confidence and determination. Aquamarine is often associated with those who are gifted in communication and peace-making. Aquamarine is associated with Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20), Scorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22), and Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21).