When it comes to gemstones, the possibilities may feel endless. With sparkling cuts and beautiful colors, gemstones are alluring and choosing a signature stone is difficult. However, a signature gemstone provides numerous benefits including the ability to put your unique signature on everything you wear. Overall, the most important part of choosing a signature gem is finding a stone that speaks to you.

For many people, birthstones are the place to start. Assigned according to birth month, birthstones are a unique and simple way to choose a signature gemstone. Birthstones, or natal stones, are based on vibration power. According to some experts, some gemstones have more vibration power, or strength, at certain times of the year. The gemstone with the highest strength for a particular month is the assigned birthstone. However, if your month’s stone isn’t to your liking, fear not. Zodiac signs can also be utilized when choosing a signature stone.

Zodiac based gemstones, or Astral stones, have a long history in astrology. In ancient times, astrologers believed that astrology signs determined fortune, success, and happiness. Because of this, astrologists studied the sky for answers regarding why certain stones supposedly held magical powers. Although there is no central authority for Zodiac based gemstones, the traditional Hindu source is arguably the most accurate. If astrology is too fantastical for your taste, then perhaps it’s best to look inwards.

When in doubt about the best gemstone to choose, choose according to personal preference. Gemstones come in an astonishing array of natural colors and playing favorites is definitely allowed. Whether it’s been your favorite color since you were a child or you’re merely drawn to the hue upon impulse, embrace your bias and choose your signature gem accordingly. Because most gemstone jewelry provides a subtle yet stunning pop of color, it’s difficult to choose a “wrong” signature stone. However, if color proves too difficult, there’s also the option of adhering to legends.

Most gemstones have a long history of folklore and the imagination. The Ancient Greeks believed Amethyst could ward of drunkenness. Even beyond that, the Greeks believed that the god of wine, Dionysus, created the beautiful purple stones. Regardless of why you adore a particular gemstone, embrace your connection with the precious metal and commit to a signature gem. You’ll never look back.