There are lots of ways to win a woman’s heart. Respecting her family and friends is always a good start and, of course, respecting her is an absolute must. Some women like flowers. Others like candy. For me, a teddy bear will always do the trick. But there is one thing that will almost always work, it is the gift of a gemstone.
Don’t automatically jump to the idea of diamonds, however. As odd as it might sound, diamonds are not always the best gemstone gift. Some women prefer a little thought behind a gift, even when you are talking about gems.
Instead, do a little research into the language of gemstones. Various gems, after all, carry different meanings so, if you really want to worm your way into the heart of the woman of your dreams, choose the right one.
Perhaps you aren’t even after her heart per se. Maybe you simply want to let her know how much she means to you or maybe you are wishing a lady friend good look on a new endeavor. Better still, maybe you just want to offer a special gift to a very special woman in your life. Let’s explore the language of gemstones to see how they might help you find the right gift for the right woman with the right sentiment in mind.
Amethyst is the gemstone of peace and, for that reason alone, it should be used far more often than it is. I sometimes think sisters should exchange amethyst on a regular basis. But it is also a stone meant to remind us to take one day at a time and to live life to the fullest. That is always a great message to send to anyone who has experienced hardship or ill health.
Aquamarine is believed to have the power to calm and soothe, which makes the perfect gem to choose when you are trying to express sympathy. It is also represents harmony and tolerance, making it the perfect gemstone to assure a long and happy marriage. However, because of its various qualities, it is also a wonderful gift for a friend.
Citrine represents both health and youth. If your relationship is in its early stages, a citrine may well fit the bill for establishing initial guidelines of friendship or something more. It is also a perfect way to wish someone that you care about, the gift of eternal good health.
Emeralds symbolize love, rebirth, and new life. That makes them a perfect choice for a woman who is starting out in a new role, perhaps as a wife, mother, career woman, etc. A word of caution, however, because emeralds are also the gem of fertility. You may want to be sure you are ready to finish what you begin in any romantic relationship.
Garnets represent compassion and long lasting love. If you are trying to let someone know that you feel their pain, a garnet makes the perfect gift. It can also tell your ladylove that she is the one and only girl for you.
Jade, in Chinese, means “something precious.” If she is precious to you in some way, jade is a great way of expressing that sentiment. The Chinese also believe that jade strengthens both the body and the spirit, as well as ensuring success. Jade is also known as the stone of virtue, making it a wonderful gift for virtually any woman in your life.
Opals, with their sparkling hues of rainbow colors, symbolize both hope and faith. That makes them the perfect gem to give in the beginning of relationship that you want to last forever.
Pearls are believed to have the power to ensure happiness. They are also considered symbols of purity and faith, making they the perfect gift for a bride, a girl just entering into her teens, a mother, and many other women in your life.
Rubies express that your passion for her is matched only by the stone’s burning red hue. Give a woman a ruby and chances are that her passion will grow every bit as hot. A ruby is also an excellent gemstone gift for anyone who has a passion for life in general.
Sapphires send the message that you are sincere in your intentions. A sapphire offers a piece of your soul and assures your loyalty and faithfulness as a friend or a lover. It tells the woman in your life that you intend to be true to her and her alone. That is why it is the second most popular stone for engagement rings.
Tiger-eye is the gemstone of patience and deliberate action. If she has stood behind you through thick and through thin, say so with a gift of this gem. It is a perfect gift to give a mother or other family member who has helped you through numerous trials and tribulations.
Turquoise is the “forget-me-not” stone. It is a perfect way to let her know that she is always on your mind. It can also tell her that you want to make certain that you remain on hers.
Tourmaline makes certain that sparks with happen. They also symbolize artistic inspiration and expression. A gift of tourmaline lets a woman know that she “sparks” your interest and perhaps even that she is the “muse” of your talent.
Topaz, which symbolizes the sun, tells your lady fair that she lights up your life. It is also the stone of joy and happiness so gifting topaz makes any woman feel exceptionally special.
Most women appreciate sentiment more than they do money so there is usually no need to worry if the stone is made by Mother Nature or created in a lab. It is the meaning that will bind us to you and not the amount of money spent. If for some reason that isn’t the case, then the woman in question didn’t deserve the gift after all. That would be her loss; not yours!