[Characteristics of birthstone] Thorough explanation of 12 birthstones, including the value, history, and handling methods of popular jewelry around the world.
吉木 大雄·February 23, 2023
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A popular birthstone as a power stone and protection.
This article thoroughly explains 12 stones gems from various angles, from the characteristics and charms of each of the 12 months of birthstone, the history, legends, and handling methods.
The reason why birthstones are popular around the world is not only the beauty and stone language. Please enjoy the deep gem world.
January birthstone "Garnet"
Garnet stone language
"Truth, fraternity, faithful"
In fact, Garnet with various types and colors
The Japanese name of Garnet is stone grape. Speaking of Garnet, as the name impliesBeautiful red like a red stone graceI think many people think of.
However, there are more than 15 types of garnets, and there are various colors such as green, yellow, orange, and red -purple.
Recently, green garnets are attracting attention, and Zabolite is attractive with clear and dark green. It is Demantid Garnet that is said to be rare.
The deep red of the royal road isArmandite GarnetIt features a deep red color.
Because of the high refractive index, the brightness is strong, and you can enjoy a gorgeous luxury by applying a calm red.
If Garnet is a jewelry
GarnetHardness 7(There is a difference depending on the type) and jewelry has enough hardness, so you can use it with any items, such as a ring or necklace.
Garnet is noticeable in bright colors, both small and large, so it shines more by making jewelry.
If you use a necklace, it will make your face gorgeous and give a bright impression.
February birthstone "Amethyst"
Amethyst stone language
"Sincerity, no noble, heart peace"
History of amethyst with beautiful purple color
AmethystPurple crystalSo, it has been used as a jewelry since ancient times.
The evidence is an amethyst ring made in Egypt around 1991 BC.
Since ancient times, purple means "born in a noble status"It seems that many powers have learned and learned.
The crystal was able to polish and engrave with the technology at the time, so various sculptures were applied.
Many of them aretalismanIt has a variety of sculptures such as babies (beetles) and lions because of the meaning.
Do you know the origin of the name of the Amethyst?
The name of Amethyst isIt comes from the name of the maiden that appears in Rome mythologyIt is said that.
When Bacus, who controls the sake, tries to attack a maiden called Amethyst, pray to God to stay pure.
The goddess of the moon hears the wish and turns Amethyst into a white stone.
Bacchus, who was ashamed of himself, gave a white stone with wine, and the white stone turned purple.
From this mythology, AmethystEffect of getting sickIt is believed that there is.
March birthstone "Aquamarine"
Aquamarine stone language
"Intelligent, brave, deposition"
Aquamarine's legend, which is said to be the tears of a mermaid princess
Aquamarine is Latin in the sense of sea and water, and there are many traditions related to the sea.
Famous is the story that Aquamarine was originally a treasure of sea spirit, which was launched on land and became a jewel.
The legend that the tears that Mermaid in love in the sailor turned into Aquamarineremain.
Aquamarine is stillVoyage amuletIt seems to be used for many sailors.
Do you know Aquamarine and Emerald are the same jewel?
Aquamarine has a fresh light blue, but emerald is characterized by a bright green.
Actually, these two are bothBerylIt is a mineral. The color is completely different even though it is the same mineral.This is due to different coloring ingredients.
Aquamarine is an iron, while emerald is a colored ingredient.
In addition, the pink color is Morganite, the colorless colorlessness is gochi night, and the yellow -green color is called Helio Doll.
It is strange that the jewel name changes depending on the color even in the same mineral.
April birthstone "Diamond"
Diamond stone language
"Eternal bond, purity, indomitable"
The secret of the shine of the jewel king of diamonds
Why is diamond so attractive even though it is colorless?
That's because the shine is especially beautiful among jewelry.
Diamonds are top -class in gemSo, these two create the shine of diamonds.
And by cutting the diamonds, the characteristics are brought out.
Brilliant cuts are not usually used for color stones because the color becomes lighter.
Because it is a diamond, it can give a bright brilliant cut specialized in brightness.
Why Diamond is chosen as a gift
Why is diamond popular as special gifts such as engagement ring?
There is a point that jewelry words have the meaning of "eternal bonds, purity, and indomitable", but there are many other elements.
DiamondThe hardness of 10 and the hardest among all gems and hard to damage even everyday useis.
Normally, aging deteriorates are worthwhile, but diamonds that are less likely to be scratched are less likely to decrease.
In addition, diamonds are colorless and transparent and can be used in any fashion.
Therefore, there is little likes and dislikes, and it is easy to give even if you do not know the other person's taste.
DiamondDurability、worth,andEase of givingIt is a jewel that is popular and highly satisfied as a gift in three points.
May birthstone "Emerald"
Emerald stone language
"Good luck, happiness, stability"
How to handle emerald
Emerald has a characteristic that it is vulnerable to impact, but even if you handle it a little, you will reduce that worry.
Be sure to put a ring that is particularly easy to hit in the opposite hand.
The dominant hand may be hitting an emerald without noticing it, such as grabbing the doorknob or putting his hand in his bag.
The possibility of hitting the opposite hand will be lower.
What is valuable emerald?
Where is valuable emeralds decided?
Emerald is determined by five criteria: color, clarity (transparency), cut, size, and production area.
Basically, the darker color is highly rarity and is highly evaluated, but the darker color is not very good.
Find a high transparency, symmetrical and shining cut from the center.
The larger the size, the higher the rarity and the higher the price.
The production area is famous for Columbia and is very popular, but first of all, it is more important to see if the emerald is beautiful.
June birthstone "Moonstone"
Moonstone stone language
"Fortunately, health, love of love"
The reason why it was named Moonstone
Moonstone remains in India that the moonlight has solidified and born.
It is called by the name derived from the moon in various countries.
Moonstone at the full moonIf you put it in your mouth, you can see the futureThere is a legend, and the Romans have been connected to the moon goddess.
The remaining legends and names of the moon around the world is that the moonstone is perfect for the image of the moon.
How to handle Moonstone jewelry
Moonstone is soft with a hardness of 6-6.5, and it has the property of breaking when a shock is given to one place, so care must be taken in handling.
If you usually use it, it is safer to have less concerns such as necklaces and earrings.
If it is a ring, put it in the opposite hand with the dominant hand.
If you want to go on the go, put it in another pouch so that you do not hit other jewelry. At this time, it is safe to put it in a plastic bag with a chuck after wrapping it with a cushioning material.
July birthstone "Ruby"
Ruby's stone language
"Passion, Nii, dignity"
Why is ruby high?
Ruby is called the world's four Otokishi alongside diamonds, emeralds and sapphires.
Why is the price per 1CT of high quality ruby very high?
Ruby is the same crandam as sapphire, but only red one is called ruby, and otherwise becomes sapphire.
You can see that the number of rubies is much less than sapphire.
Furthermore, it is a colored ingredient of ruby.chromiumIs hindering Ruby's crystal growth,Large sizes are difficult to get and the rareity is rising.
Do you know the meaning of Ruby, the queen of jewelry?
Ruby's etymology is "Rubeus", which means red in Latin.
At that time, all red jewels were called ruby. It may be natural because it is an era where there is no discrimination technology.
The intense shine of ruby is compared to the sun,A symbol of passionBut it was.
Such ruby in ancient IndiaRuby is the king of jewelryIt seems to have been called Latanarge.
August birthstone "Peridot"
Pelidot stone language
"Love, happiness, peace"
What does Peridot mean "the stone of the sun"?
PeridotAlways associated with lightFor the Egyptian"Stone of the sun"I was calling.
For the Egyptian who worshiped the sun god, Peridot is a special jewel, which was used as the crowns and decorations of Pharaohs.
It was very compatible with gold, and it was believed that the combination of yellow gold and peridot would protect the owner from the fear of night.
What is the amazing feature of Peridot, which is surprisingly unknown?
Pelidot has a very high multiple flexibility, so you can see interesting phenomena.
This is a phenomenon called dubling, and the line of the back facet looks double when seen from above.
It looks so clear, so I'm the illusion that I have become astigmatist.Thanks to this dubling, Peridot looks more complicated and deep in color.
September birthstone "sapphire"
Sapphire stone language
"Rei love, honesty, virtue"
What kind of color is a valuable sapphire?
Sapphire has all colors except red,Especially valuable colors are called royal blue, the highest quality colors.
Royal Blue is the official color of the British royal family and features a deep and bright blue.
Furthermore, the rarity value is a gentle blue that is called corn flower (arrow grass) blue.
This color is currently rarely produced. Also, pinkish orange paparachiasafire is also famous as a rare sapphire.
What is the legend transmitted to sapphire?
Sapphire BlueIt is said that he is deeply involved in the spiritual world,A jewel that tells God's wordsIt has been used as a religious ritual and a ring of clergy.
It was popular as a "jewel that changes color when cheating", and the men who returned from the war have put sapphires on the amount of sleeping wife on the amount of sleeping wives.
As a "jewel that can get married and be happy"Thumming blueIt seems that it was chosen.
October birthstone "Tourmaline"
Tourmaline stone language
"Hope, innocent, and daigai"
Effective care method of Tourmaline
Tourmaline is easy to use everydayI have. Because of that, it is often used for casual jewelry for everyday use.
A simple way to remove dirt on a daily basis is to use dishwashing detergent. Put a few drops of lukewarm water and a dishwashing detergent in the container, and apply jewelry for about 10 minutes.
After that, brush it with a soft toothbrush and wash it off with running water. If you wipe it with a soft cloth, it will remove the dirt on the back side and regain the original shine of Tourmaline.
Various colors are attractive! Torumarine
Tourmaline is attractive because you can enjoy a wide variety of colors. Famous is a deep green and calm forest.
Palai Battle Marine, one of the world's third rares, is beautiful with neon blue, and the water melortle marine, which has been separated into two layers, is also unique.
Recently, Pink Toru Marine is characterized by a soft and cute shade.
November birthstone "Blue Purse"
Brute Purse stone language
"Friendship, hope, innocence"
About the processing and charm of Brute Purse
Blue topaz, which is particularly eye -catching among the many jewels. Vivid Sky Blue has an impact that is unforgettable once you see it.
Most Blue Topazs have radiation processing to add color.
Radiation tends to be a special process, but this is also used in foods such as potatoes germination suppression.Please be assured that it is harmless to the human body.
Tapers also have hard hardness and easy to handle as jewelryTherefore, it is also recommended for everyday use.
Did you know that there are two types of Topaz?
Topaz is divided into two types, OH type and F type, depending on the difference in elements contained as the main component.
The OH type is called an Imperial Light Purse, with yellow, sherry color, pink, red, etc., and is more rare than the F type.
The F -type has colorless and transparent and brown, and the most popular is Blue Topaz.
December birthstone "Tanznight"
Tanznight stone language
"Takashi, Success, Proud Person"
What are the criteria for choosing a tanza night?
The color is particularly concerned about the criteria for choosing a beautiful tanza night.For a long time, it has tended to prefer something that is stronger than purple.
And the transparency and cuts to bring out the shine of the gem are also the point. The higher the transparency, the higher the scarcity and the more light you can enjoy the original beauty.
Choose the cut from the middle when viewed from the front.
Why did the name change to Blue Zoisite, Tanza Night?
The original name of Tanza Night isBlue Zoisiteis.
The Bluezoisite found in East Africa was noticed by the president of the American jewelry brand teapanny, named Tanzanite after Tanzania, a produced country.
Zoisite gives a slightly harder impression, but tanzanite gives a slightly mysterious impression.
Since 1989, the production will increase and spread all over the world.
Tanzanite was initially popular as a substitute for sapphire, but now it isTanznight's unique bluish purple color is a very popular reason.