By Indra Jhaveri

The trials and tribulations of today do not change the fact that we will still be celebrating our mothers on Mother’s Day, this year taking place on May 10. An occasion to remember, our mothers are the ones who have given selflessly with their love, compassion, and energy.

In this time of celebration, jewelry has long been one of the gifts of love and appreciation. A mother’s ring or pendent with birthstones of her loved ones is especially beautiful. Remember to include family members such as children, spouse, siblings, etc.

The following are highlights of birthstones for each month. Different gemstones have different metaphysical properties and will provide not only different aspects of beauty in the final piece but provide various long-lasting energies to help her throughout her life.

Garnet – A stone of commitment. Red garnet represents love.

Amethyst – A stone of healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and energy healing.

Aquamarine – The stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It has an affinity with sensitive people.

Diamond – A stone to promote strength, invincibility, courage, creativity, and imagination.

Emerald – A stone of domestic bliss and loyalty. It enhances unconditional love, unity and promotes friendship.

Pearl – Pearls especially enhance personal integrity. It gives the wearer a sense of calmness. It promotes faith, loyalty, truth, and purity.

(1) Ruby – A stone to shield against negative energy, physical attack, and energy vampirism. Especially true of the heat energy. (2) Alexandrite – A stone to help balance one’s emotional state. Helping to provide the confidence needed to increase self-esteem and to help bring about change.

Peridot – A stone of compassion. Believed to bring good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships. It balances emotions and the mind.

Sapphire – Blue sapphire increases or enhances intuition, mental clarity, and spiritual power.

(1) Opal – Opals encourage freedom and independence. They stimulate originality and creativity. (2) Tourmaline – Tourmaline, available in a variety of colors, is ideal for healing purposes. It is known for focusing healing energies and helping to remove blockages, providing physical vitality.

(1) Citrine – Promoting motivation. Citrine activates creativity and encourages self-expression. (2) Yellow Topaz – Yellow topaz manifests your  intention to instill faith that you can bring all manner of good things into your life.

(1) Turquoise – The healing powers of turquoise can improve the mental state overall by increasing all mental characteristics. (2) Blue Topaz – The crystal of joy, generosity, abundance, good health, and fortune.

Any of these stones, alone or paired, in a beautiful setting will create a gift to be remembered and passed from one generation to the next. AMI Diamond’s staff of caring and creative professionals is here to help. Contact Indra Jhaveri by email ( or by phone at 602-432-2920 to set up a private appointment or a phone consultation.