Flaunt that Birthstone

Are you a fan of your birth month’s stone? Whether you wear it because you love it or avoid it because you’re not a fan, get ready to look into your zodiac birthstone.

The Meaning Behind Your Zodiac Birthstone,” Ellen Hoffman’s article for Refinery 29, tells you almost all you need to know about your zodiac birthstone. You can read about each stone’s history, the healing properties, symbolism, and how they relate to your zodiac sign. Hoffman’s article is based off of Florence Megemont’s book, “The Metaphysical Book of Gems and Crystals.”

So why should you care about a zodiac birthstone? Well, once you learn more about yours, maybe you’ll have a handful of new jewelry pieces to purchase. So get ready to make some room in your jewelry box for some more gorgeous gems!

I was curious about my zodiac birthstone. My birthday month is April and my birthstone is a diamond. The only diamonds I wear are diamond stud earrings. But my zodiac sign is a taurus, and according to Hoffman’s article, my zodiac birthstone is the “lapis lazuli.”

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Courtesy of Refinery 29

Although I had never heard of lapis lazuli, jewelry designer Liz Phillips says this gem was used for ages in jewelry and other decorative pieces. It was actually how a lot of Renaissance paintings got their blue shades! Not only was this stone used as paint at one point, designer Selin Kent says the Egyptians used to use lapis powder for eye shadows. Ooo!

Lapis was valuable to Pre-Columbian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures because it symbolized “honesty and wisdom.” Phillips says lapis was worn as a protective amulet. Megemont says lapis was thought to help develop patience and perseverance – great for stubborn tauruses, right?

Interested in some lapis jewelry? This cuff is absolutely gorgeous:

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Featured on Refinery 29, Available at Unearthen

Not a fan? What about a spectacular lapis and gold ring?

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Featured on Refinery 29, Available at Barney’s New York

Perhaps you April taurus babes prefer your classic diamonds.  Check out these stunning earrings that incorporate both!

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Featured on Refinery 29, Available at The One I Love

There are so many ways to incorporate some new jewels into your wardrobe. Check out the rest of Hoffman’s article to find out which stone is your zodiac birthstone! Show us your favorites on our app and share it with us on social media with the hashtag #StyleChatMobile.

By: Stephanie Wong

 

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