The Virgo woman can be described as gentle, witty, realistic, dedicated and discerning. Her greatest assets are her intelligence, analytical mind and excellent memory. Virgos are logical and detail oriented – they literally think of everything. Although they may appear as strong-minded individuals, they do have a softer, emotional side to their personalities. Underneath all of Virgo’s perfectionism, is their desire to serve others. They always work towards the greater good and are reliable friends and partners. For these and so many other reasons, the indispensable Virgo woman deserves thoughtful acknowledgment and appreciation.
Birthstone Jewelry Gifts
Handmade birthstone jewelry gifts make wonderful presents for the Virgo woman. The graceful and grounded Virgo is governed by the Earth and nurtured by nature and the earthly beauty of gemstones will resonate with her. Virgoan birthstones are gemstones that symbolize their month of birth, August and September as well as their astrological sign, Virgo. There are dozens of Virgo gemstones stemming from different cultures, histories and traditions. Yet each of these birthstones are imbued with properties beneficial to Virgo maidens and their significance, when woven into handcrafted jewelry, makes them heartfelt, personal gifts that Virgos will most certainly appreciate.
Let’s explore some handmade gift ideas for Virgo women:
Virgo Zodiac Birthstones
Zodiac stones are a wonderful, mystical way to approach birthstones. Ancient Zodiac stones differ from birthstones in that they were the gemstones assigned to each astrological sign before we switched to the Gregorian calendar in the late 1500’s. There are numerous Virgo stones from the Zodiac to choose from: Carnelian, Jade, Jasper, Blue Sapphire, Zircon, Sodalite, Moss Agate, Moonstone and Citrine.
Carnelian is the primary Zodiac stone for Virgo. A stone known for passion, Carnelian will bring forth a Virgo’s emotional side as they tend to be in their heads a lot. One of the handmade Carnelian necklaces we recently highlighted in our blog August Birthstones: Calling All Leos would suit a Virgo as well.
We also offer a beaded necklace, “Loretta“, which combines the Vedic (ancient East-Indian) astrology birthstone for Virgo (Sodalite – a stone of logic and rationality) and Zodiac stone, Carnelian in a harmonious combination of heart and mind energy:
Jade, which comes in many color variations, represents love, virtue and good luck and can strengthen the body and help keep a hardworking Virgo going. Yellow Jade is a variety thought of as being cheerful and energetic believed to encourage assimilation. “Caressa” features beautiful creamy yellow Jade drops paired with yellow Jasper. The neutral tone of this graceful beaded necklace set makes it appropriate for every day, work or play – a great choice for the ever practical Virgo.
Jasper also comes in many color varieties. We particularly love for it’s painterly patters and striations. Jasper is thought to balance negative and positive energies so it is a stabilizing stone. It enables you to be more present in your body, a helpful attribute for Virgo, who tends to worry. We’ve created a very special set in Jasper, “Palomino“, which combines silver leaf jasper with edgy smoky quartz spikes and a leather tassel pendant for a chic eclectic look.
Citrine is the planetary stone for Mercury, Virgo’s ruling planet and thus a very lucky stone for Virgo. Known as The Merchant Stone, Citrine attracts wealth and is a stone of abundance and manifestation. It also improves mental clarity – a helpful quality for the over active minds of Virgo. “Solaris” is a statement necklace we designed that is all about Citrine. It’s modern, bold and brimming with positive energy.
Traditional Virgo Birthstone
Peridot, formerly known as Chrysolite, is in fact the traditional birthstone for September. Traditional birthstones are society based birthstones often reflecting Western culture and folklore. They are thought to be linked to the First Testament and the story of the twelve stones in Aaron’s breastplate.
Beautiful olivine Peridot would make a fine gift for a Virgo woman or anyone you wish to support in their journey. It is believed to protect its wearer from negativity and open the heart to joy. The Peridot gemstone sharpens the mind and enhances confidence, motivating growth and change. “Calista” is a lovely necklace set we have available that features golden Tigers Eye with delicate Peridot clusters and crystal briolettes in this revitalizing olivine color. It is a regal design that will add an understated opulence to your look.
Modern Virgo Birthstones
In an effort to standardize birthstones, modern and alternative birthstones were assigned in the early 1900’s by jewelry associations. Although these gemstones have little to do with the Judeo-Christian roots of traditional birthstones, they do have potent energetic properties and have been revered in both ancient and western cultures for centuries.
Sapphire is the most widely known birthstone for Virgo. While Sapphire is available in white, pink and yellow – blue Sapphire is associated with September and Virgo. Known as the Wisdom Stone, Sapphire is aptly suited for the highly intuitive and intelligent Virgo as it is believed to bring order and focus to your mind and to strengthen the ability to see beneath the surface. We don’t work with such precious gems but sometimes a necklace in the same color family can represent the symbolic meaning of Sapphire.
“Maris” is a handcrafted necklace we currently have that features cobalt blue sea glass. This elegant set will complement navy and enrich neutrals. It’s a versatile set that will appeal to a put-together Virgo.
Lapis Lazuli is a lesser known modern September gemstone. Lapis stone is the Stone of Purity; thought to enhance truth, understanding and good judgement. It is also a stone of friendship and communication thus befitting the devoted friend often found within the Virgo woman. “Morning Glory” is a unique lariat design composed of many semi-precious stones, including Lapis. Its thoughtful and detailed design elements will appeal to a scrupulous Virgo and it is a great choice for this time of year, as its blues and ambers will pair well with navy and neutral earth tones.
The good taste and meticulous nature of a Virgo woman carries through to her appearance so buying jewelry for her requires careful consideration. In addition to the healing properties of the Virgo birthstones, think of what your Virgo friend likes. What colors does she wear? Does she go for a bit of flash or is she conservative? Although strong and independent, the Virgo woman is quite sensitive and needs to be appreciated for all the things she does; thoughtfully selecting a handcrafted birthstone necklace is a lovely way to show your affection for a charming Virgo maiden.
Here are some of the items currently available for the Virgo Woman:
We hope this information was helpful to you. Contact us at Earth and Moon Design to make a purchase or for more gift suggestions.
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