Sunday, April 12, 2009

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Gift Inspiration

Looking for creative, new ideas for gifts? Think birthstones. A birthstone-inspired gift can be an actual gemstone or gemstone-inspired -- think about colors, symbolism, cultures, labels, family heritage, art, and legends:

Modern Gemstones
January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Bloodstone, Aquamarine
April: Diamond
May: Emerald
June: Pearl, Moonstone, Alexandrite
July: Ruby
August: Sardonyx, Peridot
September: Sapphire
October: Opal, Tourmaline
November: Yellow Topaz, Citrine
December: Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite

Traditional Gemstones
January: Garnet
February: Amethyst
March: Bloodstone
April: Diamond
May: Emerald
June: Alexandrite
July: Ruby
August: Sardonyx
September: Sapphire
October: Tourmaline
November: Citrine
December: Zircon, Lapis Lazuli

Mystical Gemstones
These gemstones date back thousands of years
January: Emerald
February: Bloodstone
March: Jade
April: Opal
May: Sapphire
June: Moonstone
July: Ruby
August: Diamond
September: Agate
October: Jasper
November: Pearl
December: Onyx

And, your gift inspiration, could be written in the stars. Birthstones can also be associated with astrological signs and planets:

Aquarius (1.21 - 2.18): Garnet
Pisces (2.19 - 3.20): Amethyst
Aries (3.21 - 4.20): Bloodstone
Taurus (4.21 - 5.21): Sapphire
Gemini (5.22 - 6.21): Agate
Cancer (6.22 - 7.22): Emerald
Leo (7.23 - 8.23): Onyx
Virgo (8.24 - 9.22): Carnelian
Libra (9.23 - 10.23): Chrysolite (Peridot), Aventurine
Scorpio (10.24 - 11.22): Beryl (Apache Tear)
Sagittarius (11.23 - 12.24): Topaz
Capricorn (12.24 - 1.20): Ruby

Sun/Leo: Rock Crystal
Mercury/Gemini: Tiger Eye
Mercury/Virgo: Citrine
Venus/Taurus: Adventurine, Emerald
Venus/Libra: Sapphire
Mars/Aries: Jasper
Saturn/Capricorn: Lapis Lazuli
Jupiter/Sagittarius: Topaz
Uranus/Aquarius: Turquoise
Neptune/Picses: Aquamarine
Pluto/Scorpio: Garnet

No matter the stars, stone, or the season, The Uptown Gift Card is the perfect gift anytime. The Uptown Gift Card symbolizes a thoughtful, imaginative, uncommon gift welcomed and sold at 16 fine Uptown Westerville merchants.

A Gal Named Cinda Lou
Amish Originals Furniture Co.
▪ Captivating Canines
▪ Deja Vu
The Dog Joint
Hey Diddle Diddle
It's All In The Name
Java Central
▪ Joe's Service Automobile Repair
Lola Belle Boutique
Morgan's Treasure
Outside Envy
Ruth Reed Antiques
Serendipity Ice Cream & Coffee House
Westerville Bike Shop

▪ Online source on gemstone meanings:
▪ Note: Peridot can be pronounced: pare-ah-doh or pare-ah-dot.

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