Okay, I'm about to get a little "hippy" on you. You've been warned.
I really like things with meaning. With this being said, jewelry has to be real. Real stones, real metals, and I like it unique. To me, there is a lot power in our natural world and I've spent a lot of time in nature so maybe that's why I feel connected to real stones and metals. And no, stones are not always gems, they are rocks and minerals too. My absolute favorite is labradorite which you can find gorgeous pieces for $20.
As it turns out, rocks and minerals AND gems have meaning and super powers. And based on when we were born, certain rocks and minerals will enhance our strengths, or helps us overcome our challenges.
With that being said, anyone whose birthday is between February 19 - March 19 will benefit from blue colored crystals. Blue crystals are associated with respect, trust, patience, and faith. That kinda makes sense because we have to have both trust and faith that spring is around the corner.
You can get light blue crystals, blue crystals, or dark blue. Some blue crystals are:
- Blue Tiger's Eye
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Quartz
- Peacock Ore
- Blue Sapphires
Where to get blue crystals/stones?
Most of my favorite jewelry has come from within my family. Rings from my great-grandmother, grandmother, and my mother. All gifts. I'm lucky like that. Super meaningful. If possible, ask your family members if there is some vintage jewelry that you can give. My grandma passed away over a decade ago, and I've been holding on to her jewelry (loads of turquoise) and re-purposing it into many pieces. I've cut up the necklaces and kept the beads and silver pieces from them and I am using what I can to make necklaces and earrings.
The earrings are super easy to make with a quick trip to Michaels and some needle-nose pliers. The necklaces are a bit more work and require the help of YouTube or a friend that actually makes them. But with my grandma's turquoise, I've got pieces ready to gift to my mom and my sister. These repurposed pieces are also incredibly meaningful to them. It makes us feel connected to the ones we've lost and when people ask, there is a story behind it.
There are also a MILLION other places to find your perfect blue crystal. I also find all kinds of awesome real stone jewelry on Etsy. Love, love, love Etsy. My favorites are to search for a favorite stone and apply the "Handmade" or "Vintage" filter and then you can refine it from there. Rings, necklaces, earrings...or just a solo crystal to place somewhere special.
Let me know how it goes!