Gemstone Jewelry Secrets Revealed

Written by Sam Serio

The mystery and magic of colored gemstones has been an integral aspect orrepparttar "Lore" of most cultures for many centuries. Here is what noted gemstone experts Antoinette L. Matlins and A.C. Bonanno have to say onrepparttar 147898 matter. "The fascination with colored gemstones dates back torepparttar 147899 very beginning of civilization. For our ancestors,repparttar 147900 blue of sapphire produced visions ofrepparttar 147901 heavens;repparttar 147902 red of ruby was a reminder ofrepparttar 147903 very essence of life. By Roman times, rings containing colored gems were prized symbols of power-andrepparttar 147904 most powerful wore rings on every joint of every finger! Since ancient times, colored stones have been thought to possess innate magical powers andrepparttar 147905 ability to endowrepparttar 147906 wearer with certain attributes. According to legend, emeralds are good forrepparttar 147907 eyes; yellow stones cure jaundice; red stones stoprepparttar 147908 flow of blood. At one time it was believed that a ruby worn by a man indicated command, nobility, lordship, and vengeance; worn by a woman, however, it indicated pride, obstinacy, haughtiness. A blue sapphire worn by a man indicated wisdom, and high and magnanimous thoughts; on a woman, jealousy in love, politeness, and vigilance. The emerald signified for a man joyousness, transitory hope, andrepparttar 147909 decline of friendship; for woman, unfounded ambition, childish delight, and change. Colored gems, because ofrepparttar 147910 magical powers associated with them, achieved extensive use as talismans and amulets; as predictors ofrepparttar 147911 future; as therapeutic aids; and as essential elements to many religious practices-pagan, Hebrew, and Christian." Gemstones 101 Natural gemstones are found in nature. Laboratory-created stones, asrepparttar 147912 name implies, are made inrepparttar 147913 laboratory. These stones, which also are referred to as laboratory-grown, {name of manufacturer} - created, or synthetic, have essentiallyrepparttar 147914 same chemical, physical and visual properties as natural gemstones. Laboratory-created stones do not haverepparttar 147915 rarity of naturally colored stones and they are less expensive than naturally mined stones. By contrast, imitation stones look like natural stones in appearance only, and may be glass, plastic, or less costly stones. Laboratory-created and imitation stones should be clearly identified as such. Gemstones may be measured by weight, size, or both. The basic unit for weighing gemstones isrepparttar 147916 carat, which is equal to one-fifth 91/5th) of a gram. Carats are divided into 100 units called points. For example, a half-carat gemstone would weigh .50 carats or 50 points. When gemstones are measured by dimensions,repparttar 147917 size is expressed in millimeters (for example, 7x5 millimeters).

Gem and Crystal Jewelry...the Power to Heal?

Written by Sam Serio

References torepparttar power of crystals and gems and their use in spiritual and healing rituals can be found inrepparttar 147897 ancient Mayan and Hebrew civilizations. Todayrepparttar 147898 practice of using stones and crystals continues with ordinary people acrossrepparttar 147899 world who claim extraordinary results. By stimulating a person's thought, it is believed that crystals stimulate healing - both physical and non-physical. Stones inrepparttar 147900 red family -- red, yellow and orange -- are prized for their ability to produce energy. Onrepparttar 147901 other end ofrepparttar 147902 spectrum, blue, violet, and lavender stones have a calming effect. In between arerepparttar 147903 clear and aquamarine stones that having healing properties. Many people use and combine crystals to improve a variety of physical, mental, and spiritual conditions based onrepparttar 147904 healing properties attributed to each stone: · Amethyst - This "spiritually uplifting" stone can reduce anger, and impatience. · Aquamarine - This beautiful stone protects your heart and your immune system and aids communications on all levels…especially onrepparttar 147905 physical and spiritual planes · Carnelian - The perfect stone for targeting your body's system, carnelian is a "stimulant" for your circulatory system, kidneys, appetite, emotions, and sexuality. It bestows confidence, assertiveness, and an unstoppable drive to succeed. · Citrine - Citrine can help with acid indigestion, food disorders, and allergies with cleansing powers aimed at your spleen, kidneys, liver, urinary system, and intestines. Mentally, citrine is valuable for emotional clarity, willpower, optimism, and self-discipline.

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