GEMSTONES

The Hidden Meaning and Power of Gemstones – Precious Metals – Amulets

A piece of jewelry frequently has a particular aura that does not fade; engagement, marriage, friendship, birthdays, travels, traditions and love… In fact, many gemstones and crystals are thought to hold unique symbolism, healing properties & energetic vibrations that help to balance the body, mind and spirit for those who wear them.

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PEARLS

The gems of the sea

 Purity – Honesty – Innocence – Integrity – Loyalty – Protection – Good luck – Concentration – Focus – Meditation – Tranquility – Wisdom – Wealth

Pearls are the ultimate symbol for wisdom gained through experience. They are believed to offer protection to the wearer, as well as attract good luck and wealth. Valued for their calming effects, they represent serenity. Pearls also symbolize perfection, purity, integrity and loyalty.

According to legends, all the way back to “Adam and Eve” in Paradise; the couple cried deeply after God cast them out of the Garden of Eden. Their tears created a lake of pearls… It was believed that Eve’s tears created the white pearls, while Adam’s tears created the black pearls. Furthermore, it’s also said that Adam shed less tears than Eve did because men control their emotions better than women. Supposedly, this explains why black pearls are so rare.

FACT: In ancient Roman times, pearls were a symbol of wealth and high status. This is why in 1BC, Roman ruler Julius Caesar created a law that prohibited anyone below the ruling class to wear the Gems of the sea.

JUNE birthstone – MOON planet – THIRD EYE chakra – GEMINI, CANCER zodiac – No7 vibration

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AMAZONITE

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AMETHYST

Gem of Fire

Increases nobility – Spiritual awareness – Psychic abilities – Inner peace and healing – Healing of body, mind & soul – Positive transformation – Meditation – Balance – Relieves stress – Communication

In today’s world, Amethyst is viewed as a semi-precious crystal but in traditional times, it was a very Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond. The beauty of Amethyst is evident whether the stone is in its natural state, cut or polished.

This stone is considered the most powerful in terms of emotional balance since it centers one’s emotions, giving people the ability to deal with both emotional highs and lows. It carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality; yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.

Amethyst is a natural tranquillizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.  Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.

Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities.  It has strong healing and cleansing powers.

 It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. 

Legend; according to Ovid (Roman poet), Amethyst was a nymph pursued by Bacchus (Roman god of wine). Desperate to escape him, she called on the goddess Diana who rescued her by transforming her into a shiny stone of “pure, cold crystal”. Furious, Bacchus threw his glass filled with wine on the stone giving it its purple color. 

FEBRUARY birthstone – VIRGO, SAGITTARIUS, CAPRICORN, AQUARIUS, PISCES zodiac – JUPITER planet – AIR, WATER element – No3 vibration – THIRD EYE, CROWN chakra

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AQUAMARINE

Water of the sea

Cleansing – Meditation – Serenity – Peace – Prophecy – Inspiration – Tranquility – Inner power strength – Soothing – Calming – Happiness – Safe travel on water

Aquamarine evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go.

This water-like stone washes away stress and fear, leaving room for peace and tranquility in their absence.

Because of its connection to the sea, this healing crystal works to clear and cleanse the water element within our bodies, which is crucial to health and wellness, especially since we’re made up of 70% water. By reconnecting us to earth’s life giving water element, Aquamarine helps to remove emotional toxicity and encourage feelings of inner peace.

Aquamarine protects the psyche from taking on dark vibrations and negative behavioral patterns. It gently brings rejuvenation and renewal to the mind, body and spirit.

In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Today it protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.

The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin aqua marinus, meaning “water of the sea,” and refers to its sparkling ocean-like color. 

In ancient times, it was believed to counteract the forces of darkness and procure favor from the spirits of light.

MARCH birthstone – ARIES, GEMINI, SCORPIO, AQUARIUS, PISCES zodiac – WATER element – No1 vibration – THROAT chakra

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GARNET

Love

Passion – Sensuality – Sexuality – Love – Intimacy – Trust – Positive thoughts – Energy – Cleanses – Purifies – Controls anger – Inspiration – Luck – Success – Social popularity – Self-confidence

A stone of commitment, Red Garnet represents love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings.

This isn’t just steered towards love, though, but also passion for anything else in life that you love; art, work, fitness, or hobbies.

It revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.

Garnet helps to encourage you to make the most of every day, and it can help to heal you physically so you have the health and energy to do just that. If your life has felt a little stuck in a rut, gemstone can motivate you to shake things up in a positive way. They’re lucky stones: lucky for love, success, and for goals.

Garnet cleanses and re-energizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. Inspires love and devotion. Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony.  It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope.  Stimulates past-life recall.  Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others.  Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos.  It opens the heart and brings self-confidence.

Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its strong curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable.

All Garnets honor Sekhmet, the Egyptian Goddess of War. She is the most powerful goddess of Lower Egypt, and is usually depicted with the head of a lion and the body of a beautiful woman.
 

Greek mythology speaks of Garnet as a stone that can, through divine influence, heal emotional rifts between lovers. 

JANUARY birthstone – AQUARIUS, ARIES, LEO, VIRGO zodiac – MARS planet – FIRE element – BASE, HEART chakra – No2 vibration

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JASPER

Supreme nurturer

Relaxation – Contentment – Compassion – Courage – Nurturing – Consolation – Tranquility – Healing – Completion -Protection – Patience

Jaspers have been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm.

Known as the “Supreme Nurturer,” Jasper is a stone of grounding and stability, providing comfort and security, strength and healing. It sustains and supports through times of stress, brings tranquility, wholeness and a sense of peace. Patience and understanding to all with whom it connects.

Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. It balances yin and yang. Its presence balances the aura to a level of wholeness and peace, and acts as a reminder that one is not here on the physical plane simply for oneself, but to bring joy and substance to others.

It encourages honesty with one’s self.  Provides courage to assertively tackle problems, aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities.  Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. It supports during prolonged illness and re-energizes the body.

Jasper is a transformer crystals that enhance efforts to change our situations, prospects, health, outlook or relationships. By developing new capabilities, transforming ourselves we transform our lives. We learn to dance, speak a new language, grow stronger, or become a better spouse or child.

There is a wide variety of Jaspers; black, brown, red, orange, yellow, pale gray, purple, green, blue…

Legends claim if one has worn Jasper since childhood, he or she will be protected from drowning and ghosts; and those who gird their bodies with it are protected from accident and will have all their wishes fulfilled. Opinions differ as to whether it should be set in silver or gold, but all are unanimous in saying it should be worn on the right side, and should be worn chastely after it has been blessed and consecrated.

In Viking and German legends, the hilt of the magical sword of Siegfried, the dragon-slayer, was inlaid with Red Jasper to give him courage. Red Jasper was also called the blood of Mother Earth among some Native North American tribes, and in ancient Egypt was linked with the fertilizing blood of Mother Isis. Jaspers were often used for carving texts on sacred amulets for placement on the bodies of the dead to insure safe passage into the afterlife.

LEO, VIRGO, SCORPIO zodiac -MARS planet – FIRE element – No6 vibration –
MARCH month

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TURQUOISE

Purification – Serenity – Protection – Wisdom – Balance – Strength – Friendship – Love – Positive thinking – Sensitivity – Success – Beauty

Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history (turquoise beads dating back to 5000 B.C), the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye.

For thousands of years, Turquoise has spanned all cultures, prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility and the power of immortality. Today, we know Turquoise empowers men and women, and worn or carried, it is a talisman of luck, success, ambition and creativity.

Spiritually, Turquoise heals and cleanses both the energy centers and the physical body. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, kindness, and the recognition of beauty.

Turquoise is a stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and the release of useless regrets. It encourages us to honor ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine.

Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems.

The death mask of Tutankhamun was studded with Turquoise, as were the mosaic masks dedicated to the gods, the fabulous inlaid skulls, shields and power statues of Moctezuma, the last ruler of the Aztecs.

DECEMBER birthstone – SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS, AQUARIUS, PISCES zodiac – VENUS & NEPTUNE planet – EARTH, AIR, FIRE element – No1 vibration – HEART, THROAT, THIRD EYE chakra

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 CORAL

The rainforest “Garden” of the Sea

Absorbs negative energy – Friendship – Creativity – Passion – Romance – Wisdom – Strength – Optimism – Enthusiasm – Balance – Relaxation – Protection – Safe travel on water

Red Coral is a stone of the sea, nicknamed “precious coral” for it’s rarity. It helps with life changes, growth, diplomacy and bring peace to inner-self. Facilitates intuition, imagination, visualization, expedite and accelerate the transfer of knowledge. Red Coral also evokes passion, romance and strength.

Coral was known as a protective stone against negative energies and evil influences while also preventing loss of energies. Coral can be found in a range of colors; Red, Red/Orange, Pink, Blue, White and Black.

According to legends Egyptians believed that divine blood was present in each coral. They placed coral pieces in tombs in an attempt to protect against evil spirits. The belief may be traced to Greek mythology, which states that few drops of blood of snake haired Gorgon Medusa, who was beheaded by Perseus, splashed into the sea. These drops of blood were said to solidify to form Corals.

MARS planet – TAURUS, PISCES zodiac – No22 vibration

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AGATE

Protection, peace & prosperity

Love – Abundance – Wealth – Good luck – Longevity – Acceptance – Courage – Concentration – Strength – Protection – Security and safety – Balance – Harmony – Generosity – Appreciation of nature

All Agates will protect you from adverse energies. No matter the variety, agate is the stone of balance and harmony, the YIN and the YANG of the mineral world; creating a balance between negative and positive. However individual agate types and color can have particular spiritual effects upon you.

Agate is a excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit. It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security.

FACT: We know agate has been used by man for at least 3000 years as it got its name after Achates river from the ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus. Agate was the 1st gemstone ever written down in ancient document and at least 3500 years ago Egyptians procured colorful agates from the Achates River (Mediterranean island of Sicily), consequently the tombs of ancient Egyptian royalty are littered with agate ornaments and jewelry.

MOON planet – EARTH element – GEMINI, VIRGO zodiac – No7 Vibration

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PERIDOT

The extreme gem

 Healing – Renewal – Purification – Rebirth – Growth – Relaxation – Comfort – Joy – Confidence – Intuition – Forgiveness

Peridot is a crystal of positive power, a talisman for recognizing and honoring the Creator’s frequency of Love, the source of all abundance.

The glorious yellow-green Peridot has been under-appreciated for years, called “the extreme gem” by the Gemological Institute of America, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earth’s crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes.

While these Peridots are born of Earth, other crystals of Peridot have extraterrestrial origins, found in rare meteorites formed some 4.5 billion years ago, remnants of our solar system’s birth. Peridot in its basic form, Olivine, has been discovered on the moon, and detected by instrument on Mars by NASA’s Global Surveyor. Ancients believed, quite accurately, that Peridot was ejected to Earth by a sun’s explosion and carries its healing power.

Peridot is a powerful cleanser. Associated with the sun, Peridot has been prized since the earliest civilizations for its protective powers to drive away the forces of darkness. It releases and neutralizes toxins on all levels. 

Alleviates jealousy, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred and greed. Reduces stress, anger and guilt. Peridot opens our hearts to joy and new relationships. It enhances confidence and assertion, motivating growth and change. Sharpens and opens the mind to new levels of awareness.  Banishes lethargy, apathy and exhaustion. Peridot enables you to take responsibility for your own life as well as promotes responsibility and forgiveness, instilling confidence in one’s own abilities and reestablishing a sense of self-worth. 

A stone of transformation, Peridot is excellent for use in recovery from tobacco or inhalant dependencies, as well as other addictions. More importantly, it is a wounded healer stone.

Peridot strengthens the immune system, metabolism and benefits the skin.  It aids disorders of the heart, thymus, lungs, gallbladder, spleen and intestinal tract.  Treats ulcer and strengthens eyes. Balances bipolar disorders and overcomes hypochondria.

  • Peridot honors Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Fortune and Abundance. She is often shown with four arms representing the spiritual values of righteousness, desire, wealth and deliverance.
  • Peridot honors Pax, the Roman Goddess of Peace and Prosperity. She is often depicted holding an olive branch of peace and serenity, and a cornucopia symbolizing plenty and good harvest.
  • Peridot also honors Pele, the Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes.

Peridots of a greener hue were often mistaken for Emeralds, a favorite of Queen Cleopatra. Some historians believe many of her Emerald jewels, if not all, were in fact Peridots from Egypt. 

16th Anniversary gemstone – AUGUST, SEPTEMBER birthstone – No5,6,7 vibration – GEMINI, LEO, VIRGO, SCORPIO, SAGITTARIUS zodiac – MERCURY planet – EARTH element – SOLAR PLEXUS, HEART chakras

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 OPAL

Lightning in a rainbow

 Love – Loyalty – Romance – Eroticism – Desire – Peace – Consciousness – Faithfulness

Opal gemstone got its name from Latin; Opalus, Greek; Opalliois, and Sanskrit; Upala translating to Precious. Opal has always been associated with love and passion, as well as desire and eroticism. It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibition. It can also act as an emotional stabilizer.

This fascinating stone is believed to counteract bad effects and bring prosperity, love, romance and boosts sexual energies. Opal brings success in dating and enhancing joy in marital life. His benefits include therapeutic benefits as well; such as in treating infections, fevers, eye diseases… Overall, the stone is said to be the most useful in preventing bad health. It strengthens the immune system and helps the body be resilient to infection.

According to Bedouin folklore, opals fall from the sky during thunderstorms and get their marvelous color from lightning trapped within them…

Most expensive and rarest Opal gemstone are “Harlequin” opal; which displays color patterns resembling a checkerboard and “Rainbow” opal. The more transparent, vibrant, brilliant the color, the more valuable the gem.

OCTOBER birthstone – WATER element – CANCER, LIBRA, SCORPIO, PISCES zodiac – No8 vibration

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RAINBOW MOONSTONE

Magic of the moon

 Protection – Happiness – Good fortune – Nurturing – Compassion – Mothering – Unselfishness – Love – Hope – Spiritual insight – Balance – Easy childbirth – Safe travel – New beginnings – Abundance – Ancient wisdom

This stone is thought to bring balance, protection, harmony and hope while enhancing creativity, compassion, endurance and inner confidence. It’s believed to help strengthen intuition and psychic perception, especially offering us visions of things that aren’t immediately obvious.

Rainbow Moonstone is extremely tightly linked to the idea of the “divine feminine” power of the universe. It’s opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma.

The Romans believed the much treasured Moonstone enclosed the image of Diana, the Moon Goddess, who could endow love, wealth, victory and wisdom upon the possessor.

JUNE birthstone – MOON planet – WATER element – THIRD EYE chakras – CANCER, LIBRA, SCORPIO zodiac – No4 vibration

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CLEAR QUARTZCRYSTAL

Frozen waters

 Harmony – Energy – Balance – Healing – Psychic abilities – Clarity – Calmness

The Clear Quartz stone comes from the Greek word for ice, with its glacial like appearance, pure transparency, and cooling vibes.

Clear quartz is your general, all-around FANTABULOUS crystal to have on hand being it’s extremely versatile for all sorts of crystal energy work. It’s sort of an all-purpose stone as well as an amplifier.

This white crystal is considered a “master healer.” It’s said to amplify energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating it. It’s also said to aid concentration and memory. Physically, clear crystals are claimed to help stimulate the immune system and balance out your entire body.

Clear Quartz is known as a powerful and universal healing stone, it works on all areas of the mind and body, awakening, amplifying and transmitting energy and clarifying thought processes. It is an excellent stone for meditation, directing energies with more intensity. It connects to the higher self, removes negativity and allows access to your spirit guides. Clear Quartz provides clarity in thinking and awareness. Improving your memory and providing clarity of mind.

A powerful healing stone that can be used across the whole body on its own or to amplify the energy of other crystals. It stimulates and balances the energy of the whole body, boosting the immune system. It is also excellent for soothing and healing burns, balancing the emotions, and activating the pineal and pituitary glands.

APRIL birthstone – ALL BIRTH SIGNS zodiac – SUN planet – ALL (Earth, Fire, Air, Water) element – No4 vibration – CROWN charka

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ROSE QUARTZ

Unconditional love

Unconditional love – Sensuality – Self-love – Mother love – Caring – Balance – Kindness – Peace – Friendship – Romantic love – Inner healing – Faithfulness

Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.

As a stone of love, tenderness and sensuality, Rose Quartz is a powerful aphrodisiac, stimulating sensual imagination.

Calming and reassuring, it helps to comfort in times of grief.  Rose Quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with loving vibes.  It encourages self forgiveness and acceptance invoking self trust and self worth.

The high vibration of rose quartz can soothe emotional wounds, fears, resentments, and brings about a balanced energetic state of acceptance, healing, bliss, and love.

Rose Quartz honors Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty (also called Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love). She was one of twelve Olympians who governed all aspects of human life, and is known for her beauty and passion.

Rose Quartz honors Astarte, the Phoenician Goddess of Fertility, Love and War. She is known in many cultures by different names and is said to be the Queen of the Stars. She helps with troubled love, and keeps lovers faithful to each other.

Legend claims Rose Quartz was created when Adonis, lover of the Greek (and Roman) goddess Aphrodite, was attacked by Ares, god of war, in the form of a boar. When Aphrodite rushed to save him she caught herself on a briar bush, and their mingled blood stained the white Quartz pink.

TAURUS, LIBRA, SCORPIO zodiac – VENUS planet – EARTH, WATER element – HEART chakra – No7 vibrat

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SMOKY QUARTZ

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TOURMALINATED QUARTS

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LEMON QUARTZ

The rays of the sun

Good luck – Calming – Emotional balance – Focus – Spiritual insight – Concentration

While its sister Citrine enjoys the golden-orange, yellow tones of the sunset, Lemon Quartz has the fresh, vibrant nature of lemon groves in summer. 

Lemon Quartz reduces stress, negative thoughts and anxiety. It is a good luck stone that brings abundance and prosperity. It is a stone that is said to bring in money during times of emergency or need.

Carry Lemon Quartz when on a job interview or at exams since it assists with quick thinking and decisions. Lemon Quartz is a crystal of well being and optimism. It assists with emotional balance, helps us focus our minds, amplify our thoughts and see clearly. Lemon Quartz helps us focus on goals and set targets in our lives. This stone amplifies thoughts and allows you to see clearly and receive information intuitively.

FEBRUARY birthstone – THIRD EYE, CROWN chakras – GEMINI zodiac – FIRE element – No9 vibration

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CITRINE

Power of the sun

Happiness – Prosperity – Generosity – Creativity – Pleasure – Protection – Strength – Alignment – Confidence – Stability – Moderation – Energy – Comfort – Success – Truth – Goodness – Warmth – Digestion – Assimilation – Enjoyment of life – Spiritual growth

Citrine’s name is derived from the French word citron, meaning lemon due to its color. This stone has a abundant history of being used in jewelry by ancient civilizations, but is actually very rare today. Most citrine on the market is heat treated Amethyst to achieve a yellow hue.

Citrine is a stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will; it’s energizes every level of life.

Natural Citrine has one of the most powerful energies of all crystals. It purifies the energy of everything around it, and is one of the few “self-cleansing crystals” which do not need to be recharged or purified this gemstone is capable of maintaining its own brilliant energy field.

Citrine represents spiritual joy since it spreads positive, energetic light around its aura. Citrine, being a yellow crystal, also symbolizes the summer months and the sun’s rays and replete with creative energy.

The metaphysical properties of Citrine are that it inspires confidence, clear-mindedness, and lots of energy with which to pursue your goals.

Citrine is the perfect tool to cleanse and rejuvenate your spirit. You should use as often as possible. Especially if you’re exposed to a lot of toxic people in your environment.

NOVEMBER birthstone – JUPITER planet – AIR element – ARIES, GEMINI, LEO, LIBRA zodiac – No6 vibration – SACRAL, SOLAR PLEXUS, CROWN chakra

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CUBIC ZIRCONIA

Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is an inexpensive diamond alternative with many of the same qualities as a diamond. This crystalline material (or CZ) is synthetic, which means it is created in a laboratory.

Due to increased demand, commercial production of CZ began in the 1970s in the USSR, this sparkling stone was designed for use in military application involving optics and lasers. This diamond look-alike, sometimes labeled “cubic zirconium” (an inaccurate nickname), soon took the world by storm.

Cubic Zirconia is believed to improve focus, increase clarity and release the unpleasant edge of one’s ego. Called “the stone of practicality,” some practitioners use it for grounding. While some users apply cubic zirconia to remove illusion and drain selfishness; yet there are still some who do not believe that the cubic zirconia has any power at all.

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TALISMANS & AMULETS

NAZAREVIL EYE – “Ayin Ha’ra

Protection – Good Luck

The Nazar, commonly known as the Nazar boncugu, is a beautiful bead also known as the Evil Eye. Worn as a protective talisman, the Nazar boncugu originated in Turkey and from there spread across the world. It is one of the most famous and easily recognizable designs globally.

Although the nazar is attributed to Turkey, the symbol goes back about 3000 years ago. It is said that the nazar boncugu can be traced to ancient Egypt, where the eye of the God Osiris was believed to have protective powers. From this grew the idea of the Benevolent Eye. The nazar is also sometimes called the Lucky Eye.

The nazar has been used by many religions throughout history as a symbol against evil, a representation of good luck. The nazar pre-dates all organized religions.

Throughout history, humans have always been afraid of the evil eye. This has been a pervasive belief and fear that can be found in many cultures across the globe.

So what exactly is the evil eye?

The evil eye refers to a kind of spell that can cause damage and misfortune to someone if it is the subject of the evil eye. The evil eye is defined as a gaze or stare by an envious or jealous person that is believed to cause harm, usually directed towards someone who is unaware of this. In many cultures, it is believed that if you’re on the receiving end of the evil eye, you will face injury, harm or some sort of misfortune. To ward off this evil eye, a talisman or amulet should be worn to distract the gaze of the evil eye.

According to the superstition, the nazar only wards off the evil eye, it does not cause it. It is not an evil symbol, but rather, a symbol of protection. It should really be called the Lucky Eye or the Benevolent Eye.

The nazar is also often found embedded in the hamsa symbol. The hamsa shows a hand either facing upwards or downwards, symbolic of good fortune, abundance and a fight against evil. Often, the nazar is added onto the palm of the hamsa, as a sign of repelling evil. You can choose to purchase a hamsa symbol that contains a nazar for additional symbolism.

Everyone can wear the nazar boncugu. It is not a culturally sensitive design. Regardless of your faith or belief, you can wear the nazar if you feel comfortable with its symbolism. Whether it is simply a fashion choice or something deeper, the nazar offers something for everyone. It is a symbol that radiates with positivity and good vibes.

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HAMSA HAND

Happiness – Luck – Health – Harmony – Good fortune – Success – Protection

The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune, warding off evil and negative feelings.

The wearer of the Hamsa hand can wear it facing up or down and it is believed to give the owner success, harmony, and protection from the “Ayin Ha’ra,” also known as The Evil Eye. The hamsa hand sometimes includes an evil eye symbol, which is thought to protect against the evil eye.

If the hand faces upwards, it is a sign against evil. It is representative of protection and repels the negativity of others and protects you from your own negative thoughts, such as envy, hatred and greed. The fingers may be spread apart to repel evil.

If the hand faces downwards, the Hamsa represents abundance and goodness. It becomes a welcoming sign that invites good things into your life. In this position, the fingers are generally close together, as a sign of invitation for good luck.

The Hamsa has often been misunderstood because it is seen as ‘the evil eye’. People wonder, why would you wear an evil eye? What people fail to understand is that the Hamsa is not the evil eye. Rather, it wards off evil from others’ eyes.

In many cultures, even today, there is a prevailing superstition that if a person with evil thoughts in their hearts gazes at you, their ‘evil eye’ can cause bad things to happen. So, by wearing a Hamsa, you intercept that negativity and it does not cause you harm.

It is a representation of unity, considering that it is a common thread between all major religions.

The hamsa hand meaning has a variety of interpretations, depending on the culture. Although the hamsa hand has been symbolic in Islam and Judaism for centuries, archeological digs in the Middle East provide evidence that the hamsa pre-dates these religions and originated with the Phoenicians and was used as a protective symbol for an ancient Middle Eastern goddess. The hamsa hand has always been associated with a female entity offering protection from evil and misfortune.

As you might have guessed, the Hamsa is one of the oldest symbols with a history that dates back at least 1800 years, pre-dating all the major religions. The symbol first originated in ancient Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) and Carthage (present day Tunisia). It has great significance to Middle Easter and North African people.

The word “hamsa” means five. There are five digits on the hamsa hand, but the number five has additional symbolic meaning in the Jewish and Islamic traditions. Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah. It also symbolizes the fifth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, “Heh”, which represents one of God’s holy names. It symbolizes the Five Pillars of Islam for Sunnis, and the Five People of the Cloak for Shi’ites.

Hand of Miriam: In Jewish culture, the Hamsa is a symbol of the Hand of God. It is called the Hand of Miriam after the sister of Moses and Aaron.

The Hand of Mother Mary: This name comes from Christian tradition, where the symbol has been named after the mother of Jesus, Mary. The Hamsa is a symbol of the position of Mary, exalted above all mankind, as a compassionate and caring Mother. It can be seen as a reminder of how God has the power to exalt an ordinary person.

Hamesh: The word hamesh means five in Hebrew. It represents the name ‘Heh’ which is one of God’s many names.

Finally, before you purchase your very own Hamsa jewelry, consider any of these meanings means something to you. Wearing a Hamsa is a way of expressing yourself and what matters to you. Seen in this light, the Hamsa transcends fashion trends, becoming more a piece of jewelry imbued with positivity, and even spirituality to add to your look.

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PRECIOUS METALS

GOLD

The master healer


The celestial body represented by Gold is the Sun. This precious metal was highly valued by the ancient Egyptians, Irish, Romans, Asians, Africans, and Central Americans. It symbolizes perfection and purity of the spiritual aspect of “All That Is“.

Gold was often used as offerings for the gods, for ceremonial purposes and for the beautification of the chieftains’ courts. Most of the cultures across the world have seen this metal as a symbol of wealth, prosperity, authority and charisma.

It was supposed to aid in healing, protection, growth, and knowledge.

LEO zodiac – HEART, THIRD EYE, CROWN chakra

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SILVER


Silver is a precious metal, and is connected to the Moon. It is one of the most versatile metals, one of the 3 base metals in Alchemy.

It is associated with philosophical traits of intuition, self-reflection, and inner wisdom. It is a feminine metal, a symbol of purity and is connected to the goddesses and spirits. Its energies include divination, healing, protection, emotion, love, wisdom, dreams, luck and wealth.

Silver, when used with gemstones, is able to both attract and retain those qualities which are emitted by the stone.

It is symbolic of attributes such as vision, clarity, awareness, focus, persistence and subtle strength.

CANCER, AQUARIUS zodiac – No4 vibration