What's your birthstone? If your birthday is from 22 July to 22 August 2022, your star sign is Leo and your birthstone is a peridot gemstone.
The Swarovski crystal for you Leo's - and the month of August - is a pale green peridot crystal, a bewitching and bedazzling beauty, these enchanting elfin alchemy jewellery pieces magically come alive in the light with stunning sparkles.
Why use these particular colours of crystals? It all begins with the 12 gemstones in the breastplate of Aaron created by Moses around 1400-1500BC in ancient Egypt, a sacred object that was worn by his brother Aaron, the high priest, in order to communicate with God, and later written about in the Bible's book of Exodus. Each birthstone is believed to have powers that derive from its astrological sign, bestowing the wearer with their talismanic and healing powers. It was only in the 17th century that people began to wear their own birthstone year-round, up until then the gemstone for each month was worn. Because there were different interpretations of which gemstones were in the Breastplate of Aaron with variations of gemstones in the 'traditional' birthstone lists, in 1912 the American National Association of Jewelers compiled a' new 'modern' birthstone list, it's on this that the 1950s Swarovski birthstone list is based.
A unique collection of elfin alchemy jewellery designs inspired by the zodiac, lovingly handmade and beautifully adorned with your gemstone colour Swarovski crystal. They are wonderful wearable works of art, each one designed and handcrafted for you in Lancashire by designer-maker, jewellery artist Sam Rowena.
Jewellery designs that capture the magic of sunlight to help you sparkle!