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Oh! To Be an April Baby

You might choose to acquire a particular design of jewelry created in different stones based on birthstones. You are honoring your origins. Your story began in a particular month. Many of us know a little about astrology and can name our sun sign or as we call it, our zodiac sign.

While birthstones have ancient origins dating back to Biblical times, Zodiac Stones go a lot farther, broader and give so many more options. I love options because I am an April baby. I have been around the sun many, many times and yet, I own exactly zero diamonds. Let’s look at some of the gemstones that correlate to the signs of Aries (born between March 21 and April 20) and Taurus (born between April 21 and May 20). I notice when I look up references for Zodiac Stones, there is usually a good amount of overlap or sharing of gemstones by the signs. Some stones, like quartz, apply to all signs of the zodiac. Diamond is named for both signs of April, not surprisingly. Emerald, sapphire, topaz and tourmaline are purportedly good for both Aries and Taurus. Rich stones! Let’s keep going. Citrine, kyanite, carnelian, rose quartz, garnet, amethyst, agate and aventurine round out the list for Aries and Taurus. It’s like a kaleidoscope of choices!

I love choices because within the big group, we can each find what really resonates with us. A gemstone resonates with me when I get a chill just thinking about it. I personally love a chill-giving ring because I can stare at it all day long, particularly when at a stop light and the sun is streaming in on the steering wheel.

Would you like even more choices? Here is a list of gemstones particular to Aries, but not necessarily Taurus: jasper, bloodstone, aquamarine, ruby, fire agate (we are known to be fiery), onyx and hematite. And for Taurus, but not Aries, the list is like this: lapis lazuli, malachite, turquoise, rhodonite, jade, chrysoprase and iolite. I sense flowers in those stone colors-blues, greens and pink! Personally, I believe that the gemstone that attracts your eye and captures your desire is the stone that is right for you. While I do not personally own any diamonds, I also do not own every gemstone on this list unless you consider the gems that I use in creating Savané Silver. Guess what! I use or have used every single one of these.

I feel so lucky to be around all these fabulous gemstones and to work with them and to give them a new life in the characters that are created when I set them in their own unique silver design. I do truly feel like every piece of jewelry I make is an individual character. As each of us, whatever our sign, are unique characters, so I am honored to meet the people who find their piece of Savané Silver and I know in my heart I made this for you. This connection makes me know that my life’s work is about changing the world. One piece of beauty at a time.

Honor your birth. Honor your origins. Honor the Earth and the Stars that aligned when you came into being. Enjoy the ride!

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