Tuesday, August 11, 2009

There's more to Bling than meets the eye


Or is there?

"Around the world and throughout the ages, people have noticed and appreciated the beauty of gemstones, often assigning these gems special powers."



"Over time, gems with special colors became associated with the twelve signs of the zodiac, which correspond roughly with the months of the year." There are various lists: modern, zodiac, arabic and roman to name a few, all of which associate a month or a star sign with a stone that brings out the best in that month, a certain strength or maybe energy?



In any case, I have always been in love with sapphires and diamonds.. both taurean birthstones. (ok diamonds happen to be an April gem, but we all know diamonds work all year round xD)

I find it fascinating how some gems have an attraction to certain people.. an allure almost that can go unnoticed by others.

What do you guys think?



- to eternal diamonds xx

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey ive been a silent reader for sooooooo long and i love ur blog to bits and peices...

but babe! im offended that u think september is a "taurean" month... SEPTEMBER=VIRGO :$ (comme moi)

mwa

Mi said...

Oh I'm Sapphire? I didn't know that.. Now that I know it I'm a happier person xD I'm going to read about us sapphires now

Mi said...

Oh I'm Sapphire? I didn't know that.. Now that I know it I'm a happier person xD I'm going to read about us sapphires now

Fastidious Babe said...

Anon: glad to have u as a reader :) but as I mentioned there are various lists. The modern one (shown here) and the traditional, arabic, roman etc. Diamonds are april stones in the modern list whilst sapphires are taurean stones in other lists :)



Mi: yeah look it up xD

Butter said...

I'm a Sapphire. I remember when choosing my class ring I saw this list. But I chose Ruby for my ring instead of Sapphire.

M said...

Oh I'm a saphire too! I love them but I love diamonds more.. I also love turquoise which is either a september or a virgo stone.. not sure..

Fastidious Babe said...

wow, its sapphire galore here! XD

Couture Carrie said...

I love sapphires and diamonds together too.... Gorgeous post, darling! That first pic is stunning!

xoxox,
CC

The Boudoir. said...

I love a sapphire and diamond too!..never cared much for birthstones and i think its irrelevant..maybe bcz i hate my month's stone citrine:P

The Boudoir. said...

oh and i love rubies and emeralds (wth diamonds ofcourse)when put together..but this comes after my passion for sapphires and yellow diamonds ("Graff" will b the death of me);/

Fastidious Babe said...

wow more sapphire lovers! XD

byootiful said...

am soo into gemstones rings! i purchased 4 rings last month, 3 of them r not real gemstones but looked like ones :D

byootiful said...

and im a Saphire too ;)

Mi said...

Looks you are surrounded by sapphires. Ew.

Faith said...

I LOVE gemstones I’m a collector :)
and I’m glad mine is peridot, green is my color. Thanks I loved this post

Nic said...

colourful.

wow. i like your blog.





nic