Gemstones are miraculously formed by nature deep underground for years, crystalizing under enormous pressure to form inimitable pieces of beauty. The colors of gemstones range from crystal clear to deep black and every rainbow color in between.
Amulets, pendants, and bracelets made with gemstone date back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Assyrians, and Romans; they bedecked themselves with them to get protected by their power in their life and even in their journey into the afterlife.
The chromium traces in the mineral corundum give rubies their rich red variety. Rubies' permeation of hot red color makes them a symbol of passion, vitality, royalty, eternity, and steadfastness of love. In addition to being the birthstone of July, it is also a traditional commemorative gem for the 40th wedding anniversaries.
Countless legends about emeralds have been told for centuries on how they allow the wearer to see into the future and get protected from evil spirits. Emeralds also are believed to aid fertility, cure diseases and make their wearer an eloquent speaker. They also have the reputation of being a stone of successful love that brings domestic bliss and loyalty to relationships.
Garnets have long been associated with the accentuation of passionate love, and the protection from poison and nightmares. Garnets also symbolize passionate devotion towards self, friends, and family. The garnet gems come in every hue including, rich red, vibrant orange, royal brown, and the rarest of them all, intense green.
Topaz has long been associated with improving mental clarity, and self-confidence. Topaz amulets were worn as a protector against sorrow and as a confidence booster. On the other hand, topaz pendants are believed to help with emotional stability and mood swings.
Since ancient Greeks, amethyst has been symbolized as the stone of mind which brings wisdom, and insightfulness to the wearer. Another implication of the stone is attuning its wearer with intuition, and feelings; in addition to increasing their charm and attractiveness with its sensuous range of color from light mauve to deep purple.
Throughout ancient and medieval history, opals have been regarded as stones of spontaneity, magic, healing, and dreams. In ancient Rome, they symbolized love and hope. Ancient Greeks believed they have medicinal powers, and the Europeans have considered them a symbol of hope and purity. Opal's ability to exhibit various kaleidoscopic colors makes it, unlike any other gem.
Blue Sapphire has the color of an infinite night sky, making it a symbol of fidelity, loyalty, and prestige. People once believed that it's a source of protection for travelers, blessing its wearer with peace and wisdom.
The gem is named after seawater for its watery hue which is thought to alleviate fear and help sailors on long voyages. Tradition holds that aquamarine appeases anxiety, promotes mental clarity, and induces serenity.
Citrine has long been renowned in places of business for its ability to attract abundance and wealth. Its vivid and bright color is believed to provide happiness, mental focus, and endurance, in addition to self-confidence for whoever wears it.
The gemstone is known as the stone of "gentle love", as it evokes peace, tenderness, and serenity within relationships. The rose quartz is believed to promote a sense of reassurance and enhance the self-confidence and self-acceptance of the wearer.
Moonstone’s ghostly hue allows emotional stability and maternal fulfillment. The gemstone is thought to hold protective energy and give psychic abilities to its wearer.
Pearl or the "Queen of Jewels" come in perfect lustrous spheres that symbolize health, longevity, and wealth. Pearls are listed as the birthstone for June and a commemorative gem for the thirteenth and thirtieth wedding anniversaries.
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