New Beginnings: How To Reflect Spring In Your Appearance

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New Beginnings: How To Reflect Spring In Your Appearance

Spring time is about joy, abundance, new beginnings and the start of life. A season characterized by its longer days and increasing temperatures, spring time calls for a change in your appearance, in terms of what you wear and how you present yourself. The colors we tend to see in nature during spring time are soft and comforting, with color emerging back into the natural world and color palettes, after the muted tones of winter. Trees have been without leaves for a while, most flowers have been dead and many animals have been hibernating, but this is the time for everything to bloom again. The dormancy of winter is over and moods may lift, alongside the blooming of flowers and the budding of trees. March to June are typically considered the spring months and present the transition between the extremities of summer and winter. 

Changing Up Your Spring Look

To celebrate this change, you may choose to incorporate more pastels, florals and cheerful patterns into your outfits. To complement this and add a further pop of color into your look, changing up your jewelry with regard to both its style and color is a great thing to do at this time of year. Chunky or statement jewelry may be opted for in the winter months, but spring and summer call for more delicate and dainty styles. Choose lightweight bracelets and bangles that won't feel cumbersome as temperatures rise. Delicate chain bracelets, cuff bracelets with intricate designs, or stackable bangles are versatile options for spring. Layered necklaces are a stylish way to accessorize during spring. Mix and match dainty chains with varying lengths and textures for an effortless yet chic look. As you begin to peel off the winter layers, anklets can be a fun and playful accessory for spring, especially when paired with sandals or open-toe shoes. Opting for anklets with delicate chains, charms, or beads will add subtle decoration to your ankle and help you emulate spring energy.

Incorporating Gemstones and Crystals: Purples and Pinks

Now is the time to incorporate pastel-colored gemstones such as Rose Quartz, Morganite, and Amethyst into your jewelry collection. These soft hues evoke the lightness and freshness of spring and complement springtime attire beautifully.

Amethyst is a classic favorite gemstone and rightfully so! This February birthstone can be found in the most gorgeous purple tones, from a soft lavender to a deep rich purple. Amethyst can be very transparent, making it good for faceted and cabochon styles, which allows the deep purple tones to pick up sunlight and emphasize them. It is also popular in its raw, rough form which can be a little more cloudy or feature inclusions, which is equally magical. How you choose to style your Amethyst pieces will depend on the style of jewelry you go for, as well as how deep in tone the crystal is. Dainty jewelry may be opted for if you are seeking an everyday piece, or statement pieces can be best suited for special occasions. However, there are no jewelry rules and if you want to go big and bold every day, go for it!  Amethyst has been found in a variety of locations, however, Brazil and Uruguay are particularly common homes to this stone. Its distinguishable, one of a kind color is reminiscent of lavender flowers, which bloom from springtime onward. Amethyst is known to be a protective stone and is often used for healing and meditation. It is calming and cleansing of the air around you and is believed to provide a protective shield, hence its popular use in jewelry. Amethyst is also used frequently in homes and bedrooms in particular to create a calm and relaxed haven. People may decide to put small Amethyst stones underneath their pillow, which can lead to you feeling more calm and therefore help increase the quality of your sleep.

If pink is your thing, Rose Quartz and Morganite are gemstones that definitely should be added to your collection this spring. Morganite is a beautiful gemstone that belongs to the beryl mineral family, which also includes well-known gemstones such as Emerald and Aquamarine. It is valued for its delicate pink to peachy-pink hues, which can range from pale pastel shades to deeper tones. Morganite is associated with love, compassion, and harmony. It's believed to promote emotional healing, alleviate stress, and encourage feelings of peace and joy. Its soft, romantic hues and good durability make it a popular choice for those seeking an elegant and feminine gemstone for their jewelry collection. 

Rose Quartz is another gorgeous pink and a true classic choice in the gemstone world. Often known as the love stone, the soft pastel pink of Rose Quartz is a perfect spring color. Gentle and delicate, this adored crystal emulates pink flowers, such as peonies, hydrangeas, or of course roses. Spring is when all of the gorgeous new flora starts to grow and bloom, bringing a new world of soft colors. Rose Quartz often has a smooth polished texture making it perfect for jewelry in both faceted and cabochon styles and it is common to see this gemstone in beaded necklaces and bracelets. The pale pink of Rose Quartz is a classic color associated with love, both romantic and platonic love. It can be exchanged between partners as a symbol of adoration and commitment, but can also be bought for a friend or even for yourself as a symbol of self-love. If you are manifesting love or a relationship, Rose Quartz could be perfect for you to wear to help you achieve these desires. 

Colors of Nature: Blue and Green Gemstones

Another beautiful colored gemstone which would perfectly complement any of your spring outfits is Aquamarine. There is much historical significance in terms of myths and stories surrounding this dreamy blue stone, making it interesting to learn about and own. It features in various sea-related legends, including that it was a protective stone for sailors and that it was cherished by mermaids. Ancient Romans associated Aquamarine with Neptune, the God of the sea and it was often used in jewelry and carved into amulets to ward off dangers at sea. Aquamarine’s gorgeous blue color is reminiscent of blue seas and skies and this is the perfect crystal to incorporate into your outfits as spring comes around and you begin to spend more time in nature. In terms of styling your Aquamarine pieces, there are certain colors which complement  its gorgeous tones perfectly. Wearing crisp white with your jewelry will really enhance the blue and make it stand out even more than usual. Pairing it with soft pinks is another way to make the blues pop: combining it with a Rose Quartz piece will create a dreamy pastel combination. Similar to Amethyst, Aquamarine is often regarded as a calming and soothing stone, promoting a sense of tranquility and inner peace. It is believed to help reduce stress, anxiety, and tension, allowing for emotional balance and relaxation. Pale blues are often regarded as relaxing shades and Aquamarine is the gemstone embodiment of this concept: you almost feel as though you could get lost in its relaxing appearance. 

Nothing says spring like the vibrant, cheerful green of Peridot. Green is the primary color we associate with nature and spring is a time which signifies everything coming back to life after the harsh winter months. New fresh green grass and more leaves on the trees calls for you to add a bit of this stunning color into your look too. Whether you are adding a touch of bright Peridot to a muted outfit to add a pop, or you are pairing it with other bright clothing and jewelry, this gemstone pairs with absolutely everything! Peridot is associated with positivity, prosperity, and protection. It's believed to alleviate stress, anger, and jealousy while promoting harmony and balance. Some also believe that peridot can enhance personal growth and bring about spiritual renewal. Peridot is typically formed deep within the Earth's mantle and is brought to the surface through volcanic activity, so it feels extra special when you can wear it in your jewelry. Peridot has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. It was highly prized by ancient Egyptians who called it the "gem of the sun" and believed it had protective properties against evil spirits. Cleopatra is famously said to have favored peridot as one of her preferred gemstones, so your tastes can be shared with an icon!

For something a bit different but nonetheless very emblematic of spring time, Larimar is a great choice for a unique gemstone with intriguing patterns. Larimar is found only in one location in the world – the Dominican Republic, specifically in the province of Barahona. It was first discovered in 1916 by a Spanish priest who named it after his daughter, Larissa, and the Spanish word for sea, "mar," due to its resemblance to the colors of the Caribbean Sea. Larimar is often associated with tranquility, serenity, and relaxation. It is believed by some to have metaphysical properties that promote inner peace, clear communication, and emotional healing. As such, it's often used in meditation practices and spiritual healing work.

Getting back into the spring spirit after winter hibernation is all about manifestation and allowing yourself to be in tune with the changing seasons and temperatures. Wearing more springlike colors and gemstones, plus spending time in the nature is the perfect way to do this.