It has been said that our astrological footprint and birthstone plays a pivotal role in guiding our desires and life callings. Wearing your birthstone or zodiac stone is believed to be a way to tap into your own personal power. On those days where you’re a little out of sorts, wearing your gemstone may help you gain that bit of extra strength and grounding that you need in that moment.
It’s this belief in birthstones that led jewellery designer Kristin Weixelbaumer from Black Betty to introduce a brand new Zodiac range. “Everyone was born on a specific day and at a specific time. Astrology assigns a deeper meaning to this event by mapping out how the sun, moon and planets were aligned when you entered the world.”
Kristin worked closely with Cape Town astrologer Nicole L Smith to create the range, and with each piece that Black Betty sells, the recipient will receive a personal reading by Smith for the year to come. “This collection is something special and personal. We wanted to give each piece a special send off to its new owner,” says Kristin. We wanted our customers to understand the full power & story of wearing one’s Zodiac.
She outlines the five main reasons to consider wearing your birthstone:
1. They have healing properties
The healing properties of birthstones are well documented. The stones may help to ‘release’ blockages in your spiritual, mental, and physical well-being. They are said to have the power to focus healing energies of the planet onto your body, through contact with the skin. They can also help you to feel more relaxed and stimulated.
2. They restore your ‘cosmic colour’
Birthstones help to align your zodiac sign with you. When your being is aligned to nature ‘cosmic colours’ are able to come into alignment. The cosmic colour assists in making you feel stronger, both physically and mentally.
3. They bring you luck and prosperity
Birthstones work to strengthen your weak energy and remove obstacles and hurdles from your path.
4. They help you to align spiritually
Birthstones help to balance chakras, align you, both spiritually and mentally, and improve your mood and outlook.
5. They uplift your daily fashion
It goes without saying that these enchanting gemstones come in a range of deep and beautiful colours. Birthstones help to enhance your outfit with vibrant colours. They’re also a conversation starter in many situations.