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GEMS May – Metaphysical & Healing properties of Emerald

by JewelStruck on May.27, 2010, under GEMS

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Continuing with Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – May, we would be discussing about metaphysical and healing properties of Emerald. Also showcasing a very beautiful Emerald necklace set, by Mauro Luna. If you have anything to share on Emeralds, do email us at info@jewelstruck.com before the end of this month, for it to be featured.

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Emerald Necklace, Ring and Earrings

  • Emerald is a stone of love and good fortune, and is reputed to bring both passion and domestic bliss. It brings and enhances harmony, joy, cleansing, clairvoyance, memory, and faith.
  • Physically, Emerald is associated with the heart chakra. This crystal is the most recommended stone for breathing issues, heart health, swollen lymphnodes, blood problems, the thymus, the pancreas ( for blood sugar rebalance), labor/delivery, eyesight, and the etheric field. Excellent general healer.
  • Emerald shares with you abundant energy, both physical and spiritual. It helps you to expand beyond your fear into higher wisdom, praising and enjoying life. It represents infinite consciousness expressing itself through wisdom and eternal unconditional love.
  • According to Feng Shui, Emerald is used primarily in the Southeast direction for wealth, in the Southwest direction for relationships and in the North for personal growth and journeys.
  • The Emerald is associated with the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Chiron.

So thats all we had about metaphysical and healing properties of Emerald. We would be posting more on this Gemstone soon, do wait for our next post in this series.

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GEMS March – Metaphysical & Healing properties of Aquamarine

by JewelStruck on Mar.29, 2010, under GEMS

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We would be discussing about metaphysical and healing properties of auamarine, in this second last post of Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) – March.  With this post also featuring a very beautiful aquamarine necklace by Orchidacea. If you have anything interesting to share on aquamarine, please email it to us at info@jewelstruck.com, before 30th March, to be included in our last post.

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Aquamarine necklace by Orchidacea

Aquamarine is a hard gemstone (7.5 on the Mohs scale). It has very few inclusions and occurs in big sizes. Its found in wide range of blue color, believed to be due to presence of Iron. Stones with deep blue color are more valuable, but some of them have light greenish shimmer too. Prolonged exposure to light/heat can result in fading of gemstone.

Lots of healing properties have been associated with Aquamarine since ages, here are a few :

  • It is belived to provide happiness, courage and forsight
  • Its said to raise intellect level of wearer
  • In the Middle Ages, it was belived it would lessen the effect of poison
  • Aquamarine soaked water was used for treating uneasy breath and eye problems
  • Eariler, sailors sometimes wore it to protect them from sea sickness and ensure them a safe journey

So that was about properties of Aquamarine, do wait for our last post to conclude the series for this month.

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GEMS February – Metaphysical and Healing properties of Amethsyt

by JewelStruck on Feb.26, 2010, under GEMS

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With our second last post of Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) February on Amethyst, we would be discussing about metaphysical and healing properties of Amethyst.

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Necklace with Amethyst stone, part of the Olbia Treasure unearthed at Olbia, site of an ancient Greek colony

  • Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone. It helps easing pain of  grief and has a gently sedative energy that promotes peacefulness, happiness, and contentment.
  • Amethyst is believed to help get rid of addictions, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief etc. It can help get rid of addictions (alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.) and compulsive behaviors of all kinds.
  • Amethyst is also beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance.
  • It facilitates the decision-making process, it can also enhance memory and improve motivation.
  • Amethyst is  said to be excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is believed to protect against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work.

So that was all about Amethyst properties. As just last post remains now, if you have anything really interesting to share related to Amethyst, please email us at info@jewelstruck.com asap.

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GEMS January – Metaphysical and healing properties of Garnets

by JewelStruck on Jan.28, 2010, under GEMS

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Here we go with another post on Garnets, with our Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) for January. We would be discussing about metaphysical and healing properties of Garnets.  If you would like to share anything on Garnets, send it asap to info@jewelstruck.com – only two days left for this month of Garnet to end :-)

Metaphysical Properties

  • Color – Garnets species are found in many colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown, black, pink and colorless. The rarest of these is the blue garnet, discovered in the late 1990s in Bekily, Madagascar. It is also found in parts of the United States, Russia and Turkey. It changes color from blue-green in the daylight to purple in incandescent light, as a result of the relatively high amounts of vanadium. There are some beautiful orange garnets. A green tsavorite garnet is a very rare and high-priced stone. The dazzling beauty of garnets is responsible for their widespread use as gemstones.
  • Luster – Garnet species’s light transmission properties can range from the gemstone-quality transparent specimens to the opaque varieties used for industrial purposes as abrasives. The mineral’s luster is categorized as vitreous (glass-like) or resinous (amber-like)
  • Structure – Garnets are most often found in the dodecahedral crystal habit, but are also commonly found in the trapezohedron habit. They crystallize in the cubic system, having three axes that are all of equal length and perpendicular to each other. Garnets do not show cleavage, so when they fracture under stress, sharp irregular pieces are formed.
  • Hardness – Because the chemical composition of garnet varies, the atomic bonds in some species are stronger than in others. As a result, this mineral group shows a range of hardness on the Mohs Scale of about 6.5 to 7.5. The harder species, like almandine, are often used for abrasive purposes. The hardness of garnets and their sharp fracture make them suitable as abrasives for wood, leather, glass, metals, and plastics.

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Sterling Silver Garnet Brooch with a gold wash

Healing Properties

  • Garnet is supposed to be an excellent assistance for blood deficiency diseases. It stimulates bloodstream and pituitary gland, relieves rheumatism and arthritis pain.
  • It is believed that if a garnet is put under a pillow it will cure depression and impure thoughts
  • Garnet gives energy and courage. It is said to encourage robust good health and sexual desire.
  • The stone is also believed to enhance the wearer’s imagination.
  • The Garnet is known as the stone for a successful business.
  • Asiatic tribes carved garnets into bullets in the belief that their fiery color would inflict more deadly wounds.
  • They were ground into powder for the treatment of fever or jaundice. If the cure didn’t work, the apothecary was accused of using an imitation.

So that was all about metaphysical and healing properties of garnets, next we would be discussing on how to take care of garnet and garnet jewelry.

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GEMS December – Metaphysical & Healing properties of Ruby

by JewelStruck on Dec.28, 2009, under GEMS

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Continuing with our December month’s Gemstone Each Month Series (GEMS) for Ruby, we would be talking about healing, mystical and magical properties of Ruby which are believed by many.

Healing Properties

  • Cleansing the blood of toxins and protection from the plague
  • Supposedly prevents starvation
  • Beneficial in stimulating the adrenal gland
  • Helps improving blood circulation and fighting internal infections

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Ruby and diamond bangle by kotomigd

Mystical & Magical Properties

  • The ruby is believed to get intensity into your life. A ruby helps you bringing clarity and wisdom to your world. It very well helps you choose your most productive paths, this gem will fire up your passions and keep you motivated.
  • It supposedly guards you against harmful intentions.  This gemstone can also shield you from psychic or physical attack.
  • According to an ancient tradition ruby blesses your garden and protects it from nature disasters.
  • It helps to promote lucid dreaming, sleeping with it would confront your demons and uncover the means to defeat them. Dreaming of Rubies is also considered as a sign of an opportunity or money coming your way.
  • Wearing a ruby is said to increase the warmth of the body
  • Ruled by Mars, the gemstone ruby is worn during magical rituals to increase the inherent energies that are available to the magician

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