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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.

Image credit:- Orchidacea

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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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GEMS November – Metaphysical and Healing properties of Citrine

by JewelStruck on Nov.23, 2009, under GEMS

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So far we have discussed a lot about Citrine with our GEMS November series. Though I’m not a strong believer of metaphysical properties of a stone… I always saw it for inspiration, reference and entertainment puprpose sometimes.

Here I’m sharing a few facs I found after my recent reserach :-). These include many interesting beliefs of people on Citrine.. representing a warming and energizing stone.. with the powers of the Sun.

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Mental healing properties

  • Citrine is considered to be a self-esteem stone with powers to heal the mind’s feelings of inadequacy and it helps handling negative criticism.
  • It is also used as energizing stone against power issues of willpower, optimism, confidence and self-discipline.
  • Some people believe it has ability to awaken the mind, create clarity and increase knowledge of the self.
  • Citrine dissipates negative energies of all kinds. It never needs any cleansing, as it does not retain any negative energies from its surroundings

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Physical properties

  • Citrine acts as an antioxidant, helping counteract the effects of radiation and allergies, working on the second (sacral) and third (solar plexus) chakras.
  • It is also used to help maintain the health of the digestive, circulatory, and urinary system.
  • It is believed to have powers for regenerating body tissues.

Owl pendant - Citrine with Sterling silver wire

Owl pendant - Citrine with Sterling silver wire

Symbolic representation

  • Generally the 13th year wedding anniversary is represented by Citrine.
  • In ancient times, people carried Citrine was as a protection against snake venom and evil thoughts.
  • Citrine is known as the “success stone” because it promotes success, prosperity, and abundance. It particularly promotes success in business, earning it another nickname, “merchant’s stone”.
  • It is said to bring business if put in the cashbox of a shop or carried.

So thats all on metaphysical and healing properties of Citrine I explored. If you wanna share more info on the same.. please comment about it.

Credits – Owl pic by Sari , Earring pics by Julie

Also used to help maintain the health of the digestive, circulatory, and urinary system, citrine works with diseases affecting the heart muscles, kidneys, liver, colon, gall bladder, and digestive organs — such as acid indigestion, poor blood circulation,.

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