This is part 2 of the Custom Jewelry Made Easy series, the ultimate guide to mix and match birthstones in your bespoke birthstone jewelry. Customizing your jewelry may seem like a daunting task, but with a little help - you'll fall in love with just how easy it is. And once you start, there are endless opportunities to explore!
Previously you learned how you can combine birthstones based on your birth month and favorite colors. This time, you’re going to choose birthstones according to the four basic elements in nature: water, fire, air, and earth.
HOW DO ELEMENTS RELATE TO GEMSTONES?
Earth, wind, water and fire are the divine forces of nature. The ancient Greeks believed that these four elements made up all matter. They became the backbone of science, philosophy, and medicine for many years.
Gemstones are inevitably intertwined with the four elements. Take the peridot. This gemstone was literally born of fire. It only surfaces by way of an earthquake or volcanic eruption. Peridot is a physical reminder of how you radiate warmth (fire) wherever you go.
Some stones even belong to more than just one element. For instance, green or black tourmaline can be an air stone which represents freedom, but red and pink tourmaline (rubellite) represents fire and burning passion.
You can choose the element based on your zodiac or based on what you need: as a guide to help you bring balance in life and strengthen your journey.
Wearing single gemstone jewelry can help you concentrate your energy and thoughts, but keep in mind that the four elements become more powerful when paired! Just like how water brings life to earth, and the wind encourages flames to grow, you can also pair two or more custom birthstones for a more focused intent.
The Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet is a dainty silver bracelet featuring a water element stone that will give you a little hope when you're feeling tired.
Zodiac Signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
Water stones wash away negativity, clear your mind and help you to go with the flow in peace and calm. When you feel burnt out, water stones will cool down that heat.
Aquamarine, emerald, opal, pearl, moonstone, diamond, turquoise
Combine with: Earth Stones.
In nature, water and earth blend well. Water nourishes the earth. Wherever water flows, you can find life. As water stones have strong cleansing energy, a nurturing earth stone will help you ground your spirit.
Single element: Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet
Combination element: Aquamarine (water stone) and garnet (earth stone) Custom Double Birthstone Ring
Zodiac Signs: Aries, Sagitarius, and Leo.
Fire stones light up your life with passion, willpower and leadership. Feeling a creative block? Bring out your fire stones to ignite your mind and spark your creativity!
Diamond, ruby, citrine, garnet, topaz, red tourmaline, red spinel, peridot
Combine with: Air Stones.
Fire and Air are powerful when combined. Fire becomes more intense when you add oxygen into the mix. Think of wildfire that’s just going to get bigger when the wind blows. Fire and air stones paired together will help you get things done.
This sultry salt and pepper Classic Borneo Diamond Ring features an eath element stone which offers solid support.
Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.
Earth stones have nurturing and grounding qualities - think balance and security. Say no to lingering doubts, and yes to a mental state calm like a rock.
Garnet, spinel, topaz, diamond
This single tanzanite pear drop necklace is an air element stone from the Custom Birthstone Necklace in Silver. It can be customized with additional stones and/or additional silver tags.
Zodiac Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
Air stones lift you up and let your mind be free and flexible. They help you manifest ideas, and bring out your inspiration and imagination. They encourage you to go outside and just breathe.
Sapphire, amethyst, citrine, tourmaline, topaz, tanzanite
Do any of these elements strike a chord with you? You can also personalize your birthstone bracelet or necklace by adding a coin or tag and engrave the element symbol into the sterling silver.
Do you physically manifest your intentions through your jewelry? What's your fave piece of jewelry which helps you focus your energies? We'd love to hear, and maybe we can even reccomend you stones to help you on your journey!
But if this has inspired you to design your own personalized piece - you can start your own journey today.