It is a violaceous variety of quartz.
The term derives from the Greek améthystos which means "against drunkenness."
It removes nightmares and strengthens the ability to dream. Also, it would be useful to increase self-esteem, strengthen will, memory and self-control.
In Latin “aqua marina”, it is a variant of the beryl mineral.
Is considered the stone of sailors and travellers and is linked with the sea and the water element. Among the properties we found peace and cleanness and it is also known as a courage stone.
Although the word diamond brings up images of a colorless stone, diamonds can actually be found in a rainbow of colors. Brown diamonds get their color due to the presence of nitrogen. They are also called “champagne diamond”or “cognac diamonds”. Brown symbolizes positive things as reliability, elegance, healing, resilience, stability, honesty and warmth.
Citrine is the transparent, pale yellow to brownish orange variety of quartz.
Gems from the Victorian era have surfaced, and it’s not hard to imagine that citrine was treasured even in earlier times. Citrine is used at night to rest well and to help mental awareness.
Most of the diamonds of natural origin were formed between about 1 and 1.6 billion years ago in the mantle of the Earth. It is the hardest mineral, in the Mohs scale it is 10. The four factors that determine the value are the four "C", from the initials of the four terms in English namely: color (color), clarity (purity), cut ( cut) and carat (carat weight, ie weight). It is a symbol of the alchemical path of awakening and transmutation that the soul of man must accomplish in order to join the Divine
It is a variety of beryl with an intense green color, due to the presence of chromium, vanadium and iron. The word "emerald" comes from the Latin smaragdus, from the Greek σμάραγδος smàragdos, but its original source is izmargad or maragata, which means "green stone." In Buddhism it is considered one of the seven treasures and equated with wisdom.
Is a gem-quality corundum that is any color other than red, blue, or colorless.
The mineral known as corundum occurs in an infinite number of tones. When it is red, it is known as "ruby," when blue it is known as "sapphire," and when colorless it is known as "white sapphire." All other colors of gem-quality corundum are "fancy sapphire.”
Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and also as abrasives. It has been found in the jewelry of many Egyptian burials and was the most popular gemstone of Ancient Rome. Is used for empowering the physical strength
Hematite is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth's surface.
Although it was once mined at thousands of locations around the world, today almost all of the production comes from a few dozen deposits. NASA has discovered that hematite is one of the most abundant minerals in the rocks and soils on the surface of Mars.
Hessonite is a gem quality variety of grossularite garnet. While most varieties of grossularite are green, hessonite is known for its characteristic honey-yellow to brown-red 'cinnamon' color.
From the Greek "hesson," for "inferior," in allusion to its lower hardness and density than most other garnet varieties.
Cordierite was discovered in 1813 and is named after the French geologist Louis Cordier. It is also called Iolite, violet in Greek.
Excellent amulet to protect your love. Resolves doubts and anxieties with arcane wisdom
In gemological terms, jade relates to two minerals jadeite or nephrite, as a description of both. The name Jade is derived from Spanish word for "stone of the loins" - hip stone, as it was seen as a protection against and cure for kidney diseases. It is mainly mined in Northern Burma. Historically it plays a fundamental role in the construction of ritual and cult objects, statues and amulets. Eliminate negative thoughts and give courage.
Originally described by George F. Kunz in 1903 as a transparent, lilac, spodumene from Pala, California. It is a relatively modern stone, no old source mentions it. The color can fade away if exposed to the sun for long. Among its powers we find relax, peace and balance.
Labradorite was named after peninsula of Labrador in Canada, where it was first found.
It shows a shiller effect in lustrous metallic tints, often blue and green. Stimulates personal charm and magnetism.
London Blue Topaz
London Blue Topaz is a saturated variety of topaz gemstone with a medium to dark grayish blue color, often with a greenish tone. Blue topaz is unusual in offering excellent hardness, 8 on the Mohs scale, and brilliance.
It is a symbol of love and affection, and has been said to be an aid to ones sweetness and disposition.
The origins of the name comes from the Greek word malache which means "mallow leaves” or from malakos, which means “soft". It is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation.
Is a regenerative symbol because it's green color that recalls the beauty of nature. It is also known for its ability to absorb electromagnetic radiation. Malachite is a powerful stone and should only be used in its polished form and for external use because it contains copper.
A fiery reddish-orange spessartine, which is a variety of Garnet Group.
Comes from along the Namibian/Angolan border.
This gemstone was discovered in Namibia in the 1990s.
This rare gem is highly desired as a jewelry stone for its eye-catching color, brilliance, and hardness.
Also known as "Pink Beryl" and "Rose Beryl," is a rare variety of beryl that ranges in color between yellowish orange, orange, pink, and lilac. "Rose," "Salmon," and "Peach" are often used to describe the gem's color. Miners discovered the first morganite specimens in Madagascar in 1911. The name comes from J.P. Morgan, one of the most important gem collectors in the early 1900s.
Also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some molluscs as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, iridescent and occur in a wide variety of colors. A Chinese historian recorded the oldest written mention of natural pearls in 2206 BC. Perls symbolise modesty, chastity, and purity.
Universe, Galaxies, Lightning.
Opal’s shifting play of kaleidoscopic colors is unlike any other gem. The name may be from the Sanskrit "upala", meaning "stone" or "precious stone" or from opalus, the ancient Latin name. Because opal has the colors of other gems, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful of all.
Peridot is a gem-quality Olivine. The name is believed to have originated from the Arabic word faridat, meaning "gem", or alternatively it came from classical Latin pæderot - a kind of opal.
The colour of peridot gems can vary from yellow- to olive- to brownish-green, depending on quantity of iron in the crystal structure. The most valued colour is a dark olive-green.
Quartz has been known and appreciated since pre-historic times. The most ancient name known by Theophrastus in about 300-325 BCE, κρύσταλλος or kristallos. Rock crystal and bergcrystal preserve the ancient usage. The words κρύοσ signifying ice cold and στέλλειυ to solidify, suggest the ancient belief that kristallos was solidified ice. Quartz is one of the most common minerals found in the Earth's crust. If pure, quartz forms colorless, transparent and very hard crystals. Excellent balancer and free the emotional blocks.
Ruby is a pink to blood-red coloured gem variety of the mineral corundum.
The name comes from the Latin word "ruber" (red). Red colour is caused by chromium. Inclusions are common and often indicate that the stone is natural. This beautiful stone was considered the most perfect offering to Buddha in China and to Krisna in India.
Blue sapphire belongs to the mineral species corundum. It can be a pure blue but ranges from greenish blue to violetish blue. The name “sapphire” can also apply to any corundum that’s not red and doesn’t qualify as ruby, another corundum variety. Both blue and fancy sapphires come from a variety of exotic sources including Madagascar, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Australia.
Although this gemstone has been used in jewelry since ancient times, it has only recently received the attention it deserves. Before it was often identified as Corundum (Ruby) as they are often found in the same mines. Spinels range from strong, deep colors to very light pastels, coming in all shades of pink, lavender, red, red-orange, purple, blue, and even black.
Between lush blue, vibrant violet, and rich purple, exotic tanzanite is found in only one place on earth, near majestic Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tanzanite is a trade name that was first used by Tiffany and Company for gem-quality specimens of the mineral zoisite with a blue color.
Even though tourmaline has been known since antiquity in the Mediterranean region, the Dutch imported it only in 1703 from Sri Lanka to Western and Central Europe. They gave the new gems a Sinhalese name, Turamali, which is thought to mean "stone with mixed colours".
Tourmaline varies in transparency and colour, from deep-green to dark-red. The pink to red gem variety of tourmaline is called Rubellite.
Lapis lazuli, also known as "lapis," is a blue metamorphic rock that has been used by people as a gemstone, sculpting material, and ornamental material for thousands of years. Unlike most other gem materials, lapis lazuli is not a mineral.
Instead, it is a rock composed of multiple minerals. It is useful to improve the way you communicate.
A green variety of tourmaline.
The mineral is dark green in color, though it is sometimes seen in a light green or light brown shade.
A ghostly sheen moves under the pearly and opalescent surface of this feldspar, like moonlight glowing in water. It was one of the favorite gem of many Art Nouveau jewelry designers.
Legends say that moonstone brings good luck. Many believed that you could see the future if you held a moonstone in your mouth during a full moon.
The name "topaz" and many language variants have been used for yellowish gemstones for at least two thousand years. At that time yellowish gems were called "topaz" in many parts of the world. Then, about two hundred years ago, people who traded in gems began to realise that topaz occurred in a wide range of colors other than yellow.
Colorless zircon is well known for its brilliance and flashes of multicolored light, called fire. These two zircon properties are close enough to the properties of diamond to account for centuries of confusion between the two gems. Zircon occurs in an array of colors.