Ranking the first in the Chinese zodiac, rat represents wisdom. Hard-working and great with money, the Rat’s business acumen is legendary!
The charm of the Rat personality is as universally known and loved as the Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse. He could be forthright and honest, but in such a disarming manner that you find yourself at a disadvantage.
People born in the year of the Rat are intelligent, charming, quick-witted, practical, ambitious and good at economizing as well as social activities. They enjoy parties and other large gatherings, as they like getting involved and are very outgoing.
Rat is very much an opportunist and does well in entrepreneurial endeavors. People born in the year of the Rat are extremely circumspect, careerists by nature, who will always live in luxury – so they really appreciate beautiful jewelry.
Creative and amiable, the Rat people have a generous spirit to the ones they love – but they enjoy receiving gifts, too!
The darker side of the Rat personality is that they can also be timid or highly judgemental. That’s because they are often overcritical of themselves and others, and rather quick-tempered. Therefore, the gemstones that will be their talismans should first of all make their character softer.
Discover below what gemstones will complement someone you love who is born under the Chinese sign of the Rat – and consider making them a beautiful gift for a splendid new coming year!
The spirit of fire
The passionate garnet is the perfect birthstone of those born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Rat. Garnet is a gemstone that is very hard, which makes it suitable for jewelry or for decoration purposes.
Just like the ruby stone, garnet carries the energy of passion, creativity, and joy. It exudes vitality, power, and nourishment of sensual energy, as it evokes the spirit of the fire element.
In addition to bringing vitality, high energy, and protection to your beloved Rat, garnet can also help them build self-confidence and clarify their life purpose.
Charming Rat is also a relentless thinker, and garnet should ward off melancholy and pessimistic thoughts. Red garnet gives Rats energy for new achievements.
Garnets are believed to guard against theft. Thrifty Rat knows, however, this added security should not replace the home alarm system.
For the joy of life
The second most suitable gemstone to present to the Rat is the magnificent emerald – the only stone, besides topaz, that is listed as in all of the ancient birthstone tables.
Emerald will bring to life of its owner longevity, ingenuity, sharpness of mind, and good luck. It is a source of efficiency, also protecting against unpleasant events.
Folklore suggests that these stones revive all kinds of passion, not just romantic. It will help their owner find their joie de vivre again, and allows them to tap into your confidence and their personal power. It increases your mental agility while bringing balance to your emotions so that you can get on with whatever you need to do, and do it well, too!
Above all, though, emerald teaches us about all kinds of love; love for others, love for your life, love for your spiritual guides and all the beings in the Universe, and self-love and acceptance, too – just what Rats often need of more.
Soft and positive
The third highly potential gemstone for someone born in the year of the Rat is amber – which is not really a stone, when you think about it.
Mysteriously glowing in its soft and modest beauty, amber helps protect people from negativity and has a good, positive feel to hold in your hand.
Amber makes Rats kinder and more generous. As amber gemstones are known to soothe nervousness and frustration, a beautiful piece of jewelry with this stone will easily relieve stress, calm the owner down and set him or her on positive thinking. It will help your dear Rat to be more sociable and open, and also attract people close in spirit to life.
Additionally, it can protect the mind and body from flu and colds, as it is a vibrant and inimitable gemstone. Amber also lessens despair and boosts up intelligibility of mind, which sometimes takes the rational Rat too far. This is considered a high-quality gemstone for somebody who often needs to make significant decisions.
These are the best gemstones for the year of the Rat, and you choose what your dear Rat like the most. The truth is, you can never really go wrong with crystals and stones, and in most cultures, a person will own several stones and wear them at various times depending on circumstances.
Good luck with whatever gemstone you choose for your dear Rat to wear—their official birthstone or just a beautiful un-official and un-listed stone that you fell in love with – and you know they will, too!