Stone for love – Valentines Day and Garnet

Which stone means love? What is the best stone to attract love and a soulmate? Does Rose Quartz attract love at Valentines, or Garnet? So what is the gemstone for love?

Birthstones and Gemstone jewellery for luck in love:

Search for ♥  Valentine gifts in our Good Luck Gift Shop  store

We also have a few items of  Rose Quartz jewellery in our store – the pink stone for love

Wow! Did you know that if you search on Google for Stones For Love – you get over 2 billion results! (Valentines only returns a mere x1 billion). So “stone for love” is a popular search indeed and it indicates that a lot of people are looking for love – and hoping perhaps to get some sort of “other-worldly” or celestial help to achieve it 😉 Here are some other common searches:

Stone for love and happiness: Stone for love marriage: Crystals for love and romance: Pink stone for love: Gemstone to attract soulmate: Crystals for love spells: Gemstone for love success: What stone for love and marriage?

OK you get the picture!! and the most commonly-used stones to attract love appear to be: Garnet, Rose Quartz and Jade. Moonstone also features as a gemstone for affection (although it also has an element of protection). Place Moonstone under your pillow at night and dream of your loved-one – so the saying goes.

Find a few items of  Moonstone jewellery  in our shop

And also a bit of  Jade jewellery  .

For years, people have thought that certain gemstones have magical powers. For example, Jade is supposed to promote longevity, but some say Jade also attracts love: In ancient Egypt, Jade was admired as the stone of love, especially when fashioned in the shape of a heart. And of course, Rose Quartz and Garnet are supposed to bring love.

But wait! Isn’t Garnet the modern birthstone for January and Aquarius: January 21-February 19th? What better time then to get your loved-one something for Valentines featuring the magic gemstone Garnet. Yes, the Garnet gemstone is often gifted to loved-ones as a stone for love and happiness.

Garnet stone for love
Garnet: One of the stones for love

Garnet and its deep rich red is thought of as the stone of romantic love and passion, enhancing sensuality and intimacy. Although said to be more of a feminine life force and for women’s needs, Garnet is also said to encourage a quick return of a separated love. Garnets are often gifted to women when they fall in love, and so as Engagement presents too. The myth is that the Garnet, as a symbol of truth and purity, will secure someone’s love forever!

So, are you looking for marriage or love? What are you waiting for!

We have a few items of  Garnet jewellery in our Good Luck Gift Shop store

Going back in history to Cleopatra and beyond, gemstones have been worn for their supposed magical powers . . to help protect people, bring them prosperity and good luck, as well as good health, longevity . . and love. Nowadays, it has been scientifically proved that it is the faith or belief in a positive outcome of events that brings people better fortune in their lives . . and so we imagine, luck in love.

NOTE:
Although a Garnet gem stone is often gifted to a loved-one as the stone of romantic love and passion, it is said that Noah hung a huge Garnet on the Ark to illuminate the dark and help him steer to safety: So travellers in the Middle Ages started carrying Garnet to supposedly light up their journey and to give them protection from misfortune. So, if your Valentine is going travelling sometime soon – great, what a combination is the purported qualities of Garnet, to achieve the perfect Valentine gift! Garnet is especially valued as a present to a lover or partner who is going to be away for a while on a trip.

St Valentine is celebrated on February 14th in many (not all) countries of the world – the day of Romance. On this day, gifts of love are exchanged – many unsigned, so the recipient if left wondering: “Who loves me enough to send me this card or this beautiful piece of gemstone jewellery?” In Dublin, Ireland . . in the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street, you will find the resting place of St Valentine, the patron Saint of love, and the so-called inspiration behind all things to do with romance.

Jade love bracelet
Jade love bracelet

So, Valentine’s gifts can be varied and diverse – but will they help you find the one you want? The best we can do is to make someone feel extra special, and more loved and appreciated this Valentines Day, with a small and meaningful gift of love and inspiration from our shop:

But remember: Garnet is the gemstone for the month and can also be associated with the zodiac sign Aquarius.

Take a look in our Good Luck Gift Shop store for a gift to get luck in love!

For years, people have thought that certain gemstones have magical powers. e.g. Moonstone is supposed to offer calm and protection; Rose Quartz and Garnet are supposed to bring love!

 

Lovers re-united in Teruel make great VALENTINE JEWELLERY

The lovers of Teruel – Los amantes de Teruel

A great bit of Spanish Valentines Day folklore from our Good Luck Gift Shop !

In eastern Spain – to the northwest of Valencia, there is a small city famous for its lovers – Los Amantes de Teruel, the lovers of the city of: Teruel:

Many people visiting this part of eastern Spain want to see the “Lovers of Teruel” But what are they? And what is their story? It’s worth a look because it’s wonderful stories like these that lie behind much of the jewellery in our online shop – whether based on fables, or folklore or religious beliefs.

It all supposedly happened in the year 1217 in the city of Teruel, in Aragón, in eastern Spain, where a young boy, Juan Martinez, of the Marcilla family, and a girl, Isabel (of the Segura family), who had grown up playing together, suddenly fell in love.

Los amantes the lovers
Jewellery with meaning and for inspiration

Of course, they wanted to marry. But, even though the Marcilla family was important, they were not as important as the Segura family, and Juan was the second son, meaning that he would inherit nada (nothing). There was no way he could marry the only daughter and heiress of the great Segura family. So he struck a deal with her father: He’d go to war (meaning la Reconquista against the Moorish arabs who had occupied a large part of Spain), fight hard, rise in rank and earn great wealth . . in five years. If in that time he returned rich, he’d marry Isabel. So, on that promise, he left Teruel to travel and make his fortune.

Some years passed, and Isabel’s father started insisting that Isabel get married. But, she refused, on the basis that she had to remain a maiden until she was 20, because no woman should get married before she learned how to manage a household. And her father, as any good father, that loved and respected his daughter, agreed with her.

However, when the five years passed and Juan didn’t return, Isabel believed him dead and agreed to marry Don Pedro of Azagra. But . . right after the ceremony, Juan returned . . and with great riches! Too late though!! His beloved was already married.

So one night, Juan sneaked up into her and her husband’s bedroom and asked her for a kiss: “Kiss me”, he pleaded, “for I am dying!”. But she refused on the basis that she would be acting unfaithfully to her husband. He asked her again, and again she refused.

So Juan just dropped dead!

Isabel woke her husband Don Pedro and told him what had happened. He was like: “But why didn’t you kiss him?!” So she told him that she hadn’t wanted to betray him. He retorted: “You are truly a woman worthy of praise!”

So the matrimónio (married couple) sneaked Juan’s body out of their home in the middle of the night and left it in a local churchyard, so the husband wouldn’t get blamed for the death.

The next day the funeral ceremony took place and Isabel came, dressed in her wedding gown, and leaning over Juan’s body gave him the kiss that she had refused him in life.

And then she too dropped dead.

Don Pedro then told everyone in the church his story and the town agreed to bury the couple together in the churchyard, so at least in death they would be side by side . . the lovers of Teruel.

Their remains were re-discovered in 1555 during repair works at the San Pedro church in Teruel. And since then, they have been moved into two marble tombs on prominent display in the church. And this is what everyone visits. And since that time, the fame of this story has spread around Spain and around the world.

Every February, Teruel pays tribute to its famous lovers and remembers this most famous romantic tragedy . .

. . just as we do with our Valentine’s Day gifts and lover’s jewellery in our Good Luck Gift shop

Jewellery gifts with real meaning! That’ll be us!