Which Birthstone Reflects Your Soul?

LIFESTYLE

By: Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

When you find yourself getting frustrated with something how do you handle it?

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Are you good with confrontation or not?

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If you were making a list of all of your good qualities, what would top it?

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Diamonds are pretty traditional for engagement rings, but they don't have to just be white. What other color works for you?

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What color pops up most often in your wardrobe?

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Are you always honest, even if it means hurting someone's feelings?

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How often do you read your horoscope?

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Do you believe in karma?

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Have you ever gotten into a physical fight with someone?

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How often do you take selfies?

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You have to take care of yourself, right? How do you like to stay in shape?

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Is there any chance you'd ever try your hand at an extreme sport like skydiving?

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It's midnight and you're driving alone in a thunderstorm. You see a hitchhiker on the side of the road. Would you stop?

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Do you kiss on a first date?

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Some people absolutely cannot put their phones down. How long could you go without yours?

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If you have a house full of people spending the night, what are the odds you'll get up bright and early to make breakfast for everyone?

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It's good to stay calm and centered. Do you ever meditate?

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When it comes to your community, do you ever go out and volunteer?

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Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?

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Can you take constructive criticism without feeling attacked?

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How long do you think you could survive in a zombie apocalypse?

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Do you have the skills to sort out relationship drama with your friends?

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Do you believe in luck, or do you control your own fate?

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How do you handle negative feelings, like anger and hate, when they pop up?

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Do you honestly believe you're a good person?

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If you found a wallet full of money, would you return it to the owner with all the cash inside?

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Are you a fan of big birthday celebrations, or would you rather keep things low-key?

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To which animal do you feel most connected?

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Is there a particular time of day that makes you feel the most energized?

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If you catch a shooting star in the night sky, are you going to make a wish?

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About This Quiz

Birthstones have a remarkably long history if you ever take the time to look into it. In the book of Exodus from the Bible, it tells of a breastplate worn by the High Priest of the Israelites that featured 12 different stones. The stones could sometimes be used to determine the will of God. They were made of 12 different minerals, and each one represented one of the Tribes of Israel. The 12 months of the year and the 12 signs of the zodiac all lined up perfectly with this idea. Over time, some people believed that this might have had something to do with the foundation of the belief in — and use of — birthstones as we know it today. 

Whether the same stones were used in the breastplate or they even inspired the idea of birthstones is hard to determine, but regardless, it's clear we've placed a lot of stock in the power of stones for centuries. And with centuries of power and meaning behind each stone, there must be one that represents your soul better than all the others. If you're curious to find out which one it is, then it's time to take the quiz!

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