Taurus Birthstone Characteristics

By Denise on April 11, 2014, 10657 views

The birthstone for Taurus is the Emerald. 

A birthstone is a gemstone that represents a certain month of birth or in this case, a certain zodiac sign. Gemstones are precious or semi precious stones, also called jewels. These are pieces of mineral that are cut and polished in various shapes and are then used in different valuable jewelry or other objects. A gemstone is more valuable as it is harder to find or difficult to prepare.

Beside the aspect, most gemstones are also considered to have a certain influence on the wearer. They can attract a certain type of energy, enhance the personality of the wearer or protect him from negative influences. Some gemstones are also said to be beneficial in health matters.

The Emerald symbolizes rebirth and is in a strong relation with the goddess of life. It is said to bring harmony and peace amongst people. It can also boost self esteem and faith for the natives in Taurus.

Emerald influence: This gemstone restores emotional balance and is thought to have a positive influence on opening the communication channels of the wearer. It can boost creativity and self esteem in even the most unconfident person.

Emerald health benefits: Did you know that even Queen Cleopatra enjoyed the healing powers of Emerald? This birthstone is beneficial for the heart, lungs, pancreas and eyesight and is also said to be a great immune booster.

Emerald facts: The name derives from the Greek “smaragdus” which means green. Nowadays, Emeralds are mined from Colombia, Brazil and Zambia.

Gregorian Birthstone Poem mentioning Emerald:

Who first beholds the light of day

In spring's sweet flowery month of May

And wears an emerald all her life

Shall be a loved and happy wife.


Emerald colors: This gemstone comes in all kind of green shades.

Emerald jewelry: It is recommended to use Emerald for rings, pendants, necklaces, earrings and watches.


Other Taurus gemstones:

Quartz- symbol of purity and patience.

Lapis Lazuli- symbol of wisdom and truth.

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