March 31, 2014

The All New 'Coronation' Birthstone Jewelry Collection and It's Ancient Inspiration

Did you know your birth month carries ancient meaning, dating back to the 12 gemstones worn on the breastplate of Aaron, brother of Moses? Some speculate the stones on the “Breastplate of Judgement” represented the 12 months of the year, while others believe they signified the original 12 tribes of Israel.

Birthstone pendants and braceletsBirthstones, with their ancient history and symbolism, were the inspirations for South Paw Studios' newest collection, “Coronation”. The birthstone necklace pendants and earrings are each “crowned” with a sterling silver cap, and hang from Italian silver chain and/ or earwire.

The name of the collection was also inspired by history. A coronation is the inaugural ceremony for a monarch, involving the ritual placement of a crown upon his or her head.

Your coronation was bestowed upon you the moment you took your first breath. You are crowned with a special stone and birth month, both steeped in symbolism and meaning. Each stone carries its own unique story that could be considered your birthright.

Birthstone pendantsFor example, I was born in January. My birthstone – the garnet – represents romantic love, passion and intimacy. It has quite an interesting history, too, but that’s a tale for another time. Your gem has a completely different meaning. What is your stone? Do you identify with its meaning?

Your birthstone will be with you throughout life. It is sacred and undeniable, so wear it with pride. Cherish your crown!

If you’d like to learn more about your birthstone, and the gems representing other months, sign up below to join my newsletter. We’re kicking off a new email series next week that digs deeper into the history of birthstones and their individual meanings. What will yours reveal?