Gemstones and Their Meanings

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Gemstones and Their Meanings

By gabe

sapphire gemstones in a tray

Many cultures around the world believe gemstones to have healing and rejuvenating properties. The United States has developed its own culture of gemstone meanings, like the tradition of using a diamond as a symbol of love for an engagement ring. For those who don’t believe that gemstones hold a natural healing power, knowing the meanings behind these gems can allow one to find a gift for a loved one with the perfect symbolic nature attached to it. While these meanings can differ depending on the culture.

As a result, here are some popular gemstones and their meanings according to western tradition.


Alexandrite is a purple gemstone, although when seen at certain angles it can appear to change in color. Such a gem looks beautiful in a ring or set of earrings and is a wonderful gift to someone looking for the joy and happiness within and around them.


Inspiring compassion and emotion, emeralds are wonderful for those dealing with heartbreak. This beautiful gemstone has been used by royalty on a worldwide basis and continues to be one of the intriguing pieces.


Sapphires come in a variety of colors including violet, pink, white, green, yellow, and even black. While meaning can change slightly based on color, the traditional blue sapphire promotes mental fortitude and focus. For someone trying to complete difficult tasks or think through a tough problem, sapphire is wonderful to have around.

When it comes to gem choices, it’s nice to know the different meanings of each type of gemstone. Above all, whether you’re looking for a necklace, a ring, or set of earrings, Precious Metals Refinery is your place. Stop by Precious Metals Refinery today or check out our online selection to see what we have in stock.

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