People’s fascination with gemstones started from as far back in history as the year 46 BC or possibly earlier. These gems have always held significance as keepsakes that represent strong character traits and hold high sentimental value for many. These stones remain popular today and the Royal Canadian Mint has found a way to make these gems even more special through
Zodiac coins also known as Chinese lunar coins.
The Purpose of Birthstones
Originally, an individual’s birthstone would be directly related to the astrological sign of their birthday. This all changed however when it was decided that birth month, and not astrological signs, would determine the birthstone of an individual. Many people now associate their birth stone with good luck.
Amethyst and Aquamarine Birthstones
For people with birthdays from January 20 to July 22, there are six birthstones. The first is Amethyst which is the gem for persons born January 20 to February 18 and rule under the sign Aquarius. This beautiful purple gem represents the balance and stability that are so important to these people.
The second birthstone, Aquamarine is very reminiscent of peace and tranquility with its light ocean blue hue. It is reserved for people with birthdays from February 19 to March 20 and rule under the astrological sign Pisces.
For people who were born March 21 to April 19, the birthstone is diamond, a stone that symbolizes the optimism and attainment drive that characterizes people who rule under the sign Aries. Diamond has the added appeal of being classy and sophisticated.
People with birthdays ranging from April 20 to May 20 have emerald as their birthstone. These people are Taureans and their birthstone is specially selected to bring them luck while enhancing their physical emotional and spiritual selves. Knowledge and strength are the key traits of people who rule under the astrological sign Taurus the bull.
The last two of these six initial gemstones are pearl and ruby. Geminis, born May 21 to June 21 have a truly unique gem for their birthstone - pearl. Pearl has a rich historical significance as a sacred symbol and a true representation of joy and sorrow and life and death, the opposing concepts that come together to represent Gemini. Ruby is the stone for those who were born under the sign of Cancer which runs from June 22 to July 22. It provides balance to the Cancer personality which features moodiness and thin skin and by doing so helps them to remain balanced and upbeat. It also has a romantic function as it enhances amorous feelings.
The Zodiac coins at Colonial Acres reflect the modern use of birthstones. The coins we offer feature classic and intricate designs with high-quality finishes. The 2018 birthstones released by the Royal Canadian Mint are simply superb. Each coin is 99.99% pure silver and has proof finish. To capture the essence of each birthstone, each coin has at its core a genuine Swarovski crystal in the colour that reflects the birthstone. An exquisite mandala pattern encircles the crystal and fans out in a layered pattern that includes a lotus blossom which also reflects the colour of the birthstone represented. These coins are perfect for personal collection as well as gift-giving and with a mintage of 4000 are likely to disappear swiftly from the stores. A great way to acquire all twelve is to purchase a subscription for a timed release of each coin
At Colonial Acres, these and other Zodiac coins are available in a wide variety. Each year the Royal Canadian Mint releases new products including these Chinese lunar coins and Colonial Acres is always positioned as premier distributors, bringing these newest items to you as soon as they are released.