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Meaning of Stones

Pearl

Black Pearl White

Pearl

The pearl is the oldest known gem, and for many centuries it was considered the most valuable. However, unlike other gems, the pearl is organic matter derived from a living creature - oysters and mollusks.  Birthstone Pearl is the traditional birthstone for June.  Symbolism of Pearl Pearl symbolizes the purity, generosity, integrity, and loyalty of its wearer, and is believed to attract wealth and luck as well as offer protection.  Many myths and folktales surround the pearl: Early Chinese civilization considered black pearls a symbol of wisdom and believed they were formed within a dragon's head. Once full-grown, the pearls were carried...

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Peridot

Greens Peridot

Peridot

Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since earliest civilization for its protective powers.  Birthstone Peridot is the birthstone for August Healing properties of Peridot Peridot is particularly beneficial for overcoming fear and depression, as well as releasing jealously, resentment, and spite in order to move forward. Peridot promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in ones own abilities and re-establishing a sense of worth.  Sources of Peridot Peridot, in shades of olive, is one of the few gemstones that forms in only one colour. It is formed in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous...

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Amethyst

Amethyst Purple

Amethyst

Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz. Its name is derived from the Greek word ametusthos, meaning “not intoxicated”. Amethyst is thought to prevent against drunkenness and overindulgence. Ancient Greeks and Romans routinely studded their goblets with Amethyst believing wine drunk from an Amethyst cup was powerless to intoxicate. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February. Birthstone Amethyst is the birthstone for February. Healing properties of Amethyst Amethyst has healing powers to help with physical ailments and emotional issues. Amethyst crystal therapies are primarily associated with physical ailments of the nervous system and curing of nightmares and insomnia. Sources of Amethyst Amethyst...

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Garnet

Garnet Red

Garnet

Garnet is a stone of regeneration and energizing.  It can boost the energy of an entire system and revitalize it, and is said to be stabilizing in that it can bring order to chaos. Garnet derives its name from either of the medieval Latin words Granatum, “pomegranate”, referring to it’s colour or granum, the name of a red dye. However, Garnet is found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, blue, black, pink, and colorless, with reddish shades most common. Birthstone Garnet is the birthstone for January. Healing properties of Garnet Garnet is protective and grounding. It is very soothing to...

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Mystic Topaz

Mystic Topaz

Mystic Topaz

Mystic topaz is a relatively new type of enhanced gemstone, but its unique multi-colored brilliance is making it one of the most sought-after gems today. Both beautiful and affordable, mystic topaz is a superb choice for a unique piece!   Sources of Mystic Topaz Mystic topaz is an enhanced, or treated gemstone that is not found naturally. To create mystic topaz, natural, colorless topaz is coated with a thin layer of titanium or similar metal. The coating is only microns thick and is applied to the stone’s underside.The application process is protected by strict patents that limit the amount of mystic topaz...

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