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Meaning of Gemstones

Each gemstone has its own meaning and properties. Over the centuries many cultures have contributed to the legends and science of gems. These amazing natural products have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual properties of special minerals.

Even today many believe that natural stones have tremendous healing power charging the people with their energy. Properly selected stone is meant to brings luck and prosperity to man. When choosing a stone its meaning and protection of the planet to which it is presented must be considered. And like any gift any stone jewelry is bringing its hidden symbolic meaning.

What is the symbiolic meaning of the most common gemstones?

Stone

Agate
Aquamarine
Diamond
Alexandrite
Amethyst
Beryl
Turquoise
Garnet
Emerald
Ruby
Sardonyx
Carnelian
Sapphire
Topaz
Jasper

Meaning

Longevity
Good luck and hope
Innocence
Happy beginning
Calm heart
Happiness
Success
Constancy
Happy love
Love and royalty
Marital happiness
Happy union
Balance                     
Friendship                       Courage and restraint


agate

Agate

Considered a protective stone. It is believed that attracts strength and provides protection from bad dreams, stress and exhaustion of energy. It is said that agate balances energy and stimulate talents.


Amethyst

Calms emotions, creates clarity of mind and helps us to achieve wisdom. Amethyst is the stone of the mind, it bring peace of mind and helps us to connect with our intuition and feelings​​. Since a long time it has been considered a means of sobering and combat the alcohol, food and other addictions. Relieves obsessive compulsive-behavior.

amethyst

aquamarine

Aquamarine

Connected with courage and calming the anxiety and frustration. It is believed that soothes the fears and helps calmness on long journeys. Many believe that it keeps sailors at sea and prevent seasickness. Traditionally argued that gives insight and promotes clarity of mind.


Beryl

In ancient time people believed that green beryl engraved with the dragon gives extraordinary courage to the soldiers. But it contributes little in love. It brings prosperity in family life to women if they wear it in earrings or medallion.

beryl

Topaz London blue

Blue Topaz

Connected with courage and overcoming fears and obstacles. This is the traditional stone of writers, scholars, artists and intellectuals which is used to support the sublime thoughts. Argued that soothes the soul and stimulates faithfulness, friendship, gentleness and integrity.


Citrine

It is claimed that opens the mind to new thoughts and balances impatience and anxiety. It has long been considered that citrine stimulates optimism. Moreover it attracts abundance and is known as the "stone of traders" . That’s why it should be put in place where you develop your business not only to acquire wealth but also to keep it. It is suitable for mental concentration, endurance and confidence.

citrine

Cullian diamond

Diamond

It is believed that diamond absorbs and amplifies the thoughts of the person who wears it as well as the strengths and weaknesses of other gems and their owners. People in ancient times used it for detoxification because it claims to protect against poisons.


Emerald

According to tradition the emerald assists fertility, improves eyesight and gives supernatural skills of its owner. It is believed that it banishes depression and alleviates insomnia. Stimulate self-knowledge, peaceful dreams and helps you achieve balance and patience.

emerald

garnet

Garnet

Considered the stone of passionate devotion: to your family, friends, yourself and your personal purpose in life. It is believed that garnet stimulates the senses and increases stamina and endurance. It is said that garnet attracts luck in business ventures.


Iolite

It is alleged that this is the stone of the inner vision. It is believed that iolite helps a person to live at a higher level of awareness and is useful for the elimination of debt and increase financial responsibility.

iolite

jade

Jade

This is the stone of calmness. It is believed that jade soothes anxiety and fears and boosts your luck. Jade not only brings good luck, but also allows you to keep your money. Traditional gardeners charm  jade allegedly ensure plentiful harvest.


Jasper

Associated with serenity, satisfaction, compassion, encouragement and comfort. Jasper is claimed that soothes the mental stress and helps you to achieve balance in your life.

jasper

lapis lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

This ancient stone is claimed to symbolize the friendship and truth. It is believed that it helps to establish harmony in the relationship. This is the stone of wisdom and awareness.


Moonstone

The moonstone assists communication, encourages clear thinking, inspiration or ability to perceive. It helps one to attain his personal destiny. Long it is considered the jewel of supernatural abilities, fulfillment of wishes and balancing the, but it is more efficient for things that are necessary, not just desirable.

moonstone

onyx

Onyx

It is alleged that the black onyx repels negativity and deflects negativity of others. About this gem is considered to increase the determination and consistency.


Opal

This stone is strongly associated with emotions, including love, passion and spontaneity. It is alleged that opal assist visualization, imagination, dreams and healing.

opal

pearl

Pearl

Pearls are symbol of chastity. The girls wearing it in necklaces are very gentle and happy in marriage .  Pearls do not bring happiness to men and make its possessor a weak man.


Peridot

It is believed that it enhances life, brings prosperity, development and increased openness. They also say that peridot helps one to understand the relationships and relieves depression, anger, fear, jealousy and anxiety.

peridot

ruby

Ruby

Known as protection from misfortune and bad health, ruby is used to open the heart and promote love. If a gift the ruby ​​is a symbol of friendship and love. It is also a symbol of vitality and royalty.


Sapphire

For a long time it is associated with happiness and peace. It is believed that sapphire assist communication, insight, intuition, inspiration and prayers. Ancient people believed that sapphires could help them to predict the future.

sapphire

spinel

Spinel

Since the spinel for centuries has been confused with Ruby it did not acquire that deeper meaning, given to the other important gems. However it is argued that the spinel assists calmness and soothes anxiety. Since spinel is one of the few single refractive gems it has a pure color which may be the basis of its symbolic significance.


Tanzanite

Recently discovered gem which however, argues that is traditional for the Maasai tribe where tanzanite was a gift for their newborns to give them good luck.

tanzanite

topaz

Topaz

Topaz is believed that soothes the bad mood and gives strength. It is alleged that this stone improves clarity of thought and concentration and increases confidence. It is recommended against frequent mood swings, insomnia, fears, anxieties, depression and exhaustion.


Tourmaline

It is claimed that the tourmaline strengthens the body and spirit. It is believed that attracts inspiration aids concentration, improves balance and stimulates understanding. Furthermore, it is believed that it calms the nerves, relieves grief, improves balance and builds confidence.

tourmaline

turquoise

Turquoise

It is believed to attract money, success and love. Turquoise is a stone of friendship in many cultures. Indians related the colors of turquoise with the blue sky and green land. Nowadays, many still perceive it as a symbol of human origin in nature.


Zircon

Since the Middle Ages it is believed that zircon assists spiritual development and stimulates wisdom. They say that a man carrying this stone will discover the beauty and peace. Zircon teaches a person to enjoy life, be happy at this very moment and live in the present.

zircon

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