Customizing Custom Jewelry Made Easy Pt. 2

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.


The relationship between the four elements and the zodiac

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.


Water element zodiacs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces
A dainty silver bracelet featuring a rainbow moonstone

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.


Properties: 


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.


Water stones: 


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.


Example: 


Single element: Rainbow Moonstone Bracelet

Combination element: Aquamarine (water stone) and garnet (earth stone) Custom Double Birthstone Ring

Custom silver gemstone ring

A water element pear drop aqumarine  is paired with a soft blue earth stone garnet in this Custom Double Birthstone Ring.

Fire element zodiacs: Aries, Sagitarius, and Leo
Custom silver gemstone ring

 This citrine, diamond, and garnet Multi Birthstone Ring combines multiple fire element stones.

Zodiac Signs: Aries, Sagitarius, and Leo.


Properties: 


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!


Fire stones: 


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.


Example: 


Single element: Citrine, diamond, and garnet Multi Birthstone Ring

Combination element: Citrine (fire stone), tanzanite and sapphire (air stones) Custom Birthstone Necklace in Silver

Custom Birthstone Necklace in Silver

The citrine is a fire element stone, it's intensified by the presence of the tanzanite and sapphire which are air element stones, in this Custom Birthstone Necklace in Silver

Earth element zodiacs: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo
Silver diamond ring

This sultry salt and pepper Classic Borneo Diamond Ring features an eath element stone which offers solid support.

Zodiac Signs: Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.


Properties: 


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.


Earth stones: 


Garnet, spinel, topaz, diamond


Combine with: Water Stones. 


Imagine dry soil watered by heavy rain. Earth needs water to bring life. Earth stones evoke rational instinct while water stones revive our depth of feeling. You know your emotions are valid, but they won’t swallow you.


Example:


Single element: Classic Borneo Diamond Ring

Combination element: Diamond (earth stone) and emerald (water stone) Custom Birthstone Necklace in Silver

Custom silver gemstone necklace
Mermaid hues decorate this Custom Birthstone Necklace in Silver which features a blue toned diamond earth element stone and a milky emerald water element stone.
Air element zodiacs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius
Custom silver gemstone necklace

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.


Properties: 


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.


Air stones: 


Sapphire, amethyst, citrine, tourmaline, topaz, tanzanite

Combine with: Fire Stones. 


Air is constantly in motion, and when it meets fire they become a dynamic duo. Air stones help you access your creative soul. When ideas are scattered, fire stones will bring light and a sense of purpose. Bring these stones together for an amazing dance. 


Example: 


Single element: A tanzanite Custom Birtstone Necklace in Silver

Combination element: Tanzanite (air element stone) and citrine (fire element stone) Custom Double Birthstone Ring.

Custom silver gemstone ring

A cool tanzanite air element stone is combined with a bright citrine fire element stone on this dynamic Custom Double Birthstone Ring.

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.


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