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You may know that there’s a traditional birthstone associated with each month of the year (for example, peridot is associated with August birthdays and tanzanite or turquoise are associated with December birthdays), but did you know that your zodiac sign also has its own unique birthstone? Astrologer Lauren Ash says, “Zodiac birthstones are a powerful way to tap into the power of astrology and discover your inner desires and destiny. Each stone helps amplify the traits of the zodiac sign it's associated with, making jewelry with your zodiac birthstone a perfect gift to give yourself or a friend!”
While zodiac gemstones may sound a bit woo woo to you, it's a fun excuse to add something new and sparkly to your jewelry collection—and you may just feel a little more confident, calm, romantic or communicative (depending on your sign and the stone associated with it). Here, the best gemstones for each zodiac sign.
Ash says that Aries should wear bloodstone because “it helps amplify their bold and courageous personality.” She adds, “The deep red color in this gemstone is extra special because red is Aries' power color, meaning they'll always feel in control wearing bloodstone.”
This 14-karat Edwardian intaglio signet ring features a family crest with a crown, pine tree, scrolls and a little animal carved into bloodstone. The red splatters add to the stone's cool factor.
“Taurus will be immediately drawn to the deep blue colors of their zodiac birthstone, sapphire,” says Ash. While Tauruses can often get a bad rep for being tough and stubborn, Ash says this romantic sign also “honors truth, sincerity, and faithfulness—all things sapphires are said to symbolize.”
This beaded sapphire and diamond bracelet is perfect for Tauruses, since the Venus-ruled sign enjoys surrounding themselves with well-made, beautiful objects.
Geminis typically would rather stand out than blend in with the crowd. This mutable, mercurial sign “loves variety and anything that screams unique or one-of-a-kind,” according to Ash.
Agate is the perfect gem for Geminis, since each stone is uniquely colored and designed. Ash adds, “This crystal brings the calming and grounding energy that a fast-moving sign like Gemini needs.”
These chic moonstone and agate statement earrings are sure to score social Geminis plenty of compliments at their next cocktail party.
Ash says that down-to-earth Cancers “need a stone that reminds them of their divine connection to Mother Nature.” She adds that while it's always a good idea for this moon-ruled sign to wear moonstone, “wearing emerald is another excellent option for tapping into their sensitive side and opening themselves up to love.”
What's not to love about these fabulous vintage earrings that feature 31.35 carats of carved emeralds and glittering baguette-, marquise-, and brilliant-cut diamonds?
Ash says, “Leo is the only sign ruled by the sun, so their gemstone needs to make a big statement, just like they do.” While inky onyx may not seem like the obvious match for bright and bubbly Leo, “this stone is famous for its grounding and regenerative properties, vital for a creative spirit like Leo,” Ash adds.
This bold cocktail ring is the perfect outfit-maker and compliment-magnet, both things every Leo will certainly appreciate.
“Virgo is the zodiac's refined perfectionist, meaning all fashion accessories should serve a dual purpose,” according to Ash. She adds that wearing carnelian, “helps amplify Virgo's natural beauty and grants them much-needed endurance and focus in their busy lives.”
The bright orange color of the stone is an instant outfit-maker, and we love that the carved scarab motif makes the necklace feel storied.
Ash says, “Libra is the social butterfly of the zodiac who always has places to go and people to see–which means they like to look good when they're seen out and about. Libra should opt for a lesser-known stone like peridot to help set the trend and enhance their natural charisma and charm!”
This beautiful bracelet features over six oval cabochon peridots weighing over 57 carats. Talk about the ultimate statement piece!
You may think that Scorpio has a dark and mysterious aura (and you wouldn't be wrong), but Ash says the best gemstone for them is actually a bright blue aquamarine. She says, “Despite their tough side, Scorpio is a water sign, and this stone helps them tap into their intuitive side. Aquamarine will help enhance Scorpio’s natural ambition, creativity, and conviction while encouraging them to break down their emotional walls.”
As the world traveler of the zodiac, Sagittarius is always seeking a deeper meaning in life. Ash says turquoise is the best gemstone for Sagittarius since it will help them “find relaxation and joy, no matter where your adventures take them.”
The stylized tree bark texture of these beautiful turquoise earrings also nods to Sagittarius's love of nature and the outdoors.
Ash says that “Capricorn is known as the high-achiever of the zodiac who relentlessly pursues their desires. They require a stone that enhances these qualities and complements their natural passion and ambition. The ruby, a fire-red stone of love and devotion, provides an ideal energy for Capricorns to thrive.”
This simple but stunning bangle can take ambitious Capricorns from day to night, since it would look beautiful with jeans and a button-down shirt or a black-tie gown.
“Aquarius is known for being the eccentric rebel of the zodiac,” according to Ash, so they need a gemstone that reflects their individuality. She adds, “The calming and spiritually balancing properties of garnet can help Aquarius block out the noise from the world and focus on sharing their gifts with those around them.”
This curvy rose gold and garnet ring is the perfect piece for Aquarius since it's a unique piece that puts the wearer's personality on display.
Ash says, “Pisces is considered the most mystical and spiritual zodiac sign.” She adds that while Pisces has an affinity for many different gemstones, “amethyst is said to be the best choice for this dreamy water sign due to its ability to promote emotional balance and spiritual growth.”
These cabochon amethyst earrings are dreamy and romantic, just like Pisces.
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