An Illustrated Guide to Gemstones (Free Printable!)
Still not sure what to get your Valentine this year? Or what to tell your Valentine you want? ;) While we love the classic gift of jewelry, it’s time to add a new spin to the meaning behind your gem-tastic gift. Just in time for last minute shopping, we’ve created an illustrated guide to gemstones — complete with what each gem represents, powers it possesses and gift suggestions to match.
Keep calm and carry on with this wisdom stone that’s known for its soothing properties.
Amethyst NecklaceLarge Amethyst Crystal ($24); Amethyst Rectangular Pendant Necklace ($40); Amethyst Spike Studs ($75).
Got maker’s block? This dreamy water stone will enhance imagination, inspiration and creative thinking.
If you’re trying to find the courage to speak up about something, look to this gem. It boosts communication skills and self-expression.
Found In: United States, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Russia, Australia, Namibia and Madagascar
The most abundant gemstone on Earth, quartz inspires personal clarity while ousting negative energy.
Birthstone: April (aka Rock Crystal)
Quartz + Lepidolite NecklaceQuartz Arrowhead Ring ($118).
This stone enhances the power of nearby gemstones while bringing strength and energy to those who touch it.
Found In: Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo
Druzy Gemstone StudsPallanza Druzy Ring ($98) and Snow Druzy Solitaire Ring ($175).
You don’t need to be a Sagittarius to benefit from this gem. Turquoise brings wisdom, luck and protection to anyone who possesses it.
Feeling stubborn? This symbol for wisdom and honesty is here to inspire patience, good judgement and perseverance.
Birthstone: December (secondary)
This apple-green gemstone fights the blues by fostering hope, joy and happiness.
Birthstone: May (alongside Emerald)
Also known as fool’s gold, pyrite boosts intelligence and memory, which makes it a great study buddy for when you need to hit the books.
Found In: Utah, Colorado, Illinois and Spain