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Magical Gemstones and Mystical Crystals

Updated on April 5, 2013

Discover The Magic of Gemstones and Crystals

Over the centuries many cultures have contributed to the legend, lore and mysticism that surround the various gemstones and crystals we are familiar with today.

Gemstones are naturally formed, crystalline shaped creations that originate from deep within the earth's core. Each one is uniquely different in both appearance and in the potential energies they may ultimately possess.

These magical gems are gifts of mother nature and have inspired philosophers, mystics, lovers and healers the world over...

Learn How to Choose Your Perfect Gemstone

Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul
Jewelry & Gems for Self-Discovery: Choosing Gemstones that Delight the Eye & Strengthen the Soul

Gems and crystals have metaphysical and healing qualities that can support you physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This innovative guide will help you choose a piece of jewelry ideal for your unique life path.

Which stones are right for you? Shakti Carola Navran offers a thorough introduction to astrology to help you identify the challenges and spiritual needs evident in your birth chart. A detailed list of sixty-four gems and crystals with full-color photos makes it easy to find the ones that can balance these conflicting energies. You'll learn how to "program" your stone with joy, peace of mind, self-confidence, or any other quality.

 

Healing Magic of Gemstones and Crystals

Sacred Gems

Amethyst (Stone of Sincerity): Reduces mental tension, promotes positive, healing dreams. Ancient Greeks believed that the amethyst protected them against drunkenness, unhealthy habits and leads to transformation. It's name is derived from the Greek word "amethystos" meaning "not drunken."

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Aquamarine (Stone of Courage): Clears the mind, lifts ones spirit, calms fear and anxiety. Many believe that it protects sailors at sea, and prevents seasickness.

Azurite (Jewel of Wisdom): Revitalizes damaged tissue, stimulates thought and mental control.

Bloodstone:(Martyrs Stone)Can stimulate psychic powers, repel lightning, conjure storms and earthquakes. Also thought to cure inflammatory diseases, heal tumors, and stop bleeding. It's powdered form is considered an aphrodisiac in India. A good luck amulet for those born in March.

Citrine (Stone of Wealth): Good for mental focus, endurance, and self-esteem. Believed to bring you happiness and prosperity. It symbolizes hope, youth, health, wealth and fidelity.

Coral: Focuses thoughts for visualization and meditation exercises, helps arthritis. Red coral is carried for protection against demonic forces an all forms of black magic as well as the evil eye. Hang any color coral in your home to drive away negative influences, on your bed post to prevent night sweats, In your car to guard against accidents and thieves. To attract a new lover in your life, wear or carry pink coral.

Fluorite: Heals by releasing unwanted, negative energies. Ancient Romans believed that drinking alcoholic beverages from vessels carved of fluorite prevented drunkenness.

Garnet (Stone of Constancy): Garnet is said to stop bleeding, be of help for arthritis and varicose veins. Calms anger. Can balance yin and yang energies. Place under your pillow to ward off nightmares and evil spirits.

Malachite: Traditionally used to aid in the recovery from physical and emotional illness'. Helps to release negative feelings and guilt.Treats the eyes, abnormal blood sugar levels, muscle pain and circulatory diseases. Also can prevent vertigo.

Sapphire (Stone of Clear Thinking): Treats mental illness, calms the nerves.

Topaz: Enhances psychic abilities, overcomes fears, calms tension, restores the sense of taste and stimulates the appetite.Topaz was also said to change color in the presence of poisoned food or drink. Protects from falls, fires and drowning. A Topaz bracelet worn on the left wrist is said to keep away evil spirits and all forms of sorcery.

Some think it prevents sleepwalking and nightmares if placed under a pillow.

Turquoise: To protect against evil influences, carry a piece of turquoise in a blue charm bag on a Wednesday. A carved piece, brings good fortune into the house. It is often used as an evil eye counter-charm. Protects against poisonous bites, blindness, assassination and accidental death. Turquoise is known to absorb negative feelings and possess a strong healing vibration.

Note: Gemstones are not a substitute for proper diagnosis and treatment by a health professional. The details within this page are offered for informational and entertainment purposes only.

Image and Source: SpiritVisions.com

Health and Healing Gems

Ancient Astrological Gemstones - Planetary Stones and Lucky Gemstone Charms of The Zodiac

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Relationships and Emotional Expressions Through Gemstones

Ancient Symbols of Love and Friendship

Aquamarine (Stone of Courage): Symbolizes beauty, honesty, loyalty. Legend says that wearing aquamarine earrings, brings love and affection into your life. It is also said that aquamarine will re-awaken love in long-time married couples. It is a good anniversary gift because it has a soothing influence to help them work out difficulties and ensure a long, happy marriage.

Diamond (Stone of Innocence): The traditional symbol of love, since ancient Greece. Symbolizes peace, fidelity, innocence, and serenity. It was once believed that diamonds endowed the wearer with charm and the ability to attract others.

At one time, it was thought that the "vein of love", ran directly from the heart to the tip of the third finger of the left hand, which is where we wear our wedding rings today.

Ancient myth claims that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds, and cast a magic spell of passion, nothing else could equal.

Diamonds are a good luck charm for an Aries. It prevents nightmares, protects against evil when sleeping. Balances energy, brings confidence, divine wisdom and conscious awareness.

Garnet (Stone of Constancy): Symbolizes faith, truth, grace, sincerity, loyalty and fidelity. To attract a lover, wear a heart shaped garnet in a red velvet charm bag over your heart. Garnet is also known as the passion stone.

Lapis Lazuli (Stone of Fidelity): Helps one to be more kind, helpful and spiritually attuned. Used to draw love. It is often used for love spells and to ward off negative influences. It was the sacred stone to goddesses; Aphrodite, Venus and Isis.

Good luck to Capricorns.

Moonstone: Stimulates love, and passion, brings happy experiences to those who are sensitive. The stone is used in some parts of the world as a lucky charm to bring parted lovers together again.

Wear a ring with moonstone to attract your soul mate, inspire tender passions, or protect your love. Carry a moonstone to attract good luck or to prevent nervousness.

The Moonstone is said to be very potent for those born under Cancer

Onyx (Stone of Separation): Can be used to release and end a bothersome relationship. Controls amorous desires. It Is a grounding stone, valuable in difficult or confusing times. It absorbs and deflects emotional intensity and negativity of others. Black Onyx provides strength during times of extreme stress.

Opal (Stone of Cupid) or (Stone of Hope): Brings passion, love, stimulates emotional expression.

Pearl: Wisdom through experience, quickens the law of karma, brings engagements and love relationships. Used for love charms, and healing charms, to protect against fire, to ward off evil.

Good Luck for those born under the sign of Cancer.

Peridot (Gift from the Sun): Helps us open our inner sight to the spiritual Sun, develops inner vision and the ability to look into the future, frees one of jealous thoughts and counteracts negative emotions.

Rhodochrosite: Inspires forgiveness and heals emotions, attracts love into our life.

Rose Quartz:Crystal Quartz or Rose Quartz is a powerful Love Stone.

It is associated with the Heart Chakra as a crystal of love. It brings more love and compassion into our life. Heals broken hearts. Rose quartz also inspires tranquility, cheerfulness, and unfailing loyalty in long-term relationships. It soothes negative influences and is "The Stone Of Gentle Love", bringing peace and calm to relationships.

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Ruby (Stone of Contentment): Symbolizes success, devotion, and integrity. Ancient lore is that the ruby is capable of reconciling lover's quarrels. A ruby engagement ring expresses passion and promise of the heart. It brings peace of mind, stimulates sexuality, removes evil and impure thoughts, banishes sorrows and prevents nightmares. A heart shaped ruby, attracts love when worn over the heart in a red velvet bag filled with seashells.

Good luck for those born under Leo.

Sapphire- Lovers.

The sapphire symbolizes sincerity, harmony, peace, and faithfulness, it is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. As a lucky charm, given by a man to his wife on their wedding day, it provides insurance for a happy marriage. It also, helps assure constancy among lovers.

Topaz: Symbolizes new beginnings, friendship and fidelity. In many parts of the world, topaz is given as gifts between friends to ensure that the friendship will last forever. Stimulates the intellect, increases courage, happiness, longevity, beauty, intelligence, protects against injury or attack.

Good luck when worn by those born in November.

Gems for Good Luck and Protection

Personal Talismen

Agate- Farmers, Gardeners, Gemini.

To attract good luck, aid in meditation, protect against accidental falls and all kinds of dangers.

It's a powerful amulet for people born in June.

Medieval people used this stone to reduce fever, relieve thirst, and protect against the bites of scorpions and snakes. The Ancient Romans believed that wearing an agate in a ring would bring special favor from the gods.

Over time, the stone became a lucky charm for people who work the soil. It has the power, some say, to make crops thrive in places otherwise barren, and the multicolored stone is more effective than a green thumb for making your garden grow.

Amethyst- Hunters, Businessmen, Sports-persons, Sailors, Lovers, Pisces Legends claim that the amethyst can control evil thoughts, help hunters in the capture of animals and can make business owners shrewd in money matters.

Brings good luck, especially to those born in February or a Pisces. When held in the hand or placed on the third eye chakra, it aids in spiritual and psychic development. It is a great meditation stone.

To guard against negativity, wear it on a satin cord or on a silver chain. A ring worn on third finger on the left hand, aids hunters, and offers sailors and soldiers protection. Engraved with a Cupid, it attracts true love to the wearer.

Aquamarine- Sailors, Fishermen, Divers, Sweethearts, March, October

The word aquamarine comes from the Latin words "aqua marina", which means "sea water". Mainly found in Brazil, the aquamarine was known in ancient times as the gem of the sea goddesses. Legend has it that it guards against storms.

A lucky stone for those born in March and October

Bloodstone- Farmers, Soldiers.

Considered an especially lucky charm for soldiers going into battle, the bloodstone was worn on the thumbs of ancient Egyptian men to give them courage. In India's early civilizations, the stone was soaked in water and applied to wounds to stop bleeding. The red-flecked stone is also considered very lucky for farmers and for breeders of cattle.

Cat's Eye- Gamblers.

In India, it is common wisdom that if one carries a cat's-eye stone, fortune will never diminish. Among gamblers, it is a charm of choice to bring luck in games of chance.

To ward of evil wear this gemstone. Is said to possess supernatural powers, protects against financial ruin, and cures eye ailments, chronic diseases, asthma and the croup.

(Pictured Right)

Emerald- Sailors, Fishermen, Expectant Mothers, Travelers.

Symbolizes peace, love, eternal life, when worn or carried it strengthens love, intelligence, eloquence, and popularity. The emerald has been considered an especially lucky stone for expectant mothers since ancient Egyptian women began wearing them.

When worn as a ring, it warns the wearer against poisons, strengthens the memory, protects against demonic possession, and ensures success in love. When worn by travelers, it brings good luck, and is known to calm storms at sea.

Garnet- Travelers.

The garnet continues to be the protective gem of journeyers. A gift of a garnet is thought to be symbolic of love and the desire for a loved one's safe travel and speedy homecoming. Engraved with a lion, it attracts good health, success, and protection when traveling.

Noah used a garnet lantern to navigate the Ark at night.

Jade- Gamblers

The symbol of tranquility and wisdom, it possesses yang energy. Serious gamblers, especially those who play the horses, consider jade to be a lucky stone.

Although some astrologers claim that jade can bring bad luck to people born under the signs of Sagittarius or Gemini, it is regarded as a lucky charm all over the world.

Jade is sacred to the Chinese Goddess of healing and mercy, "Kuan Yin". It prevents nightmares, heals diseases, and prolongs life. Wear a jade butterfly to bring good luck. A jade statue, placed in your window or garden will avert lightning. Provides Wisdom When Evaluating Issues Or Problems.

Turquoise- Friends, Accountants and Radio/TV Broadcasters, Horse Riders.

Throughout history, the turquoise has been a symbol of friendship, even powerful enough to make a friend of an enemy. It has also been viewed as a valuable talisman for people who ride horses. The stone, some say, makes a horse manageable and can prevent nasty falls. Turquoise is considered to be good luck for accountants and radio/TV broadcasters.

Source: FindYourFate.com

Lucky Gemstone Carved Statues for your Home

Gemstone Gallery - gem photos

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      kurtkenobi 4 years ago

      I just finished a geology class and found out all about the stones but the nystical things I did not know, thx, great lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Whoa! A bloodstone (Martyrs Stone) can stimulate psychic powers and repel lightning? I want one of those!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great info in this lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I love gems! My older brother and I collect them, and my little brothers like them too! Probably my baby sister will like gems when she is old enough! Great lens!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I really appreciate all the work you have done to categorize these gemstones and crystals in a way that makes them easier to. I have only recently begun to realize how there really is a rock kingdom and it is powerful. Linked to my own lens: http://www.squidoo.com/stonegarden, Pinned to my jewelry board and blessed.

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      I like the rose quartz happy cat!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Watermelon tourmaline lost it ages ago in a House move.

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      Always fascinating! I love emeralds :)

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      webmavern 5 years ago

      My favorite is rose quartz!

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      BlackSunflowerB 5 years ago

      I like rubies!

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      The Aquamarine and Amethyst looks really good but I love all gems. I like the meaning behind each of the gems.

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      casquid 5 years ago

      I love Amethyst, bur must admit to having 20 other gems in my collection, also.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Rose Quartz, I have several and a bracelet :)

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      StaCslns 5 years ago

      I love all gemstones, but my favorite is the emerald!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love your lens! Have some Angel Dust on me!

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      sanjeevkumaaar 5 years ago

      Blue sapphire..

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      sanjeevkumaaar 5 years ago

      Blue sapphire..

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      Vallygems1 5 years ago

      Great Lens

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      sanjeevkumaaar 5 years ago

      Hi, Great lens regarding about gemstones. The information provided by you is really wonderful.

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      Bigdaddyguru 6 years ago

      Is cat's eye the same as agate?

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      jasmine11911 6 years ago

      Aquamarine .This lens is very fascinating.I like it. ;)

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      NinaFowles 6 years ago

      A lovely lens, really interesting. I love gemstones, 'specially as my Dad was a master jeweller.

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      GreenfireWiseWo 6 years ago

      Love Rainbow Fluorite. Wonderful lens.

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      Muzzie4848 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens and full of wonderful information. My favourite gemstone is the emerald and what it represents. It also reminds me of the wizard of Oz which brings heaps of good childhood memories.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      I've always loved amethysts and aquamarines, but my current favorite is tanzanite. Peridot is another good one.

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      Amethyst is my favorite. This is a beautifully presented lens with lots of wonderful stones. Two thumbs up and a lensroll to my amethyst lens :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Very interesting lens! Didn't realise what the meanings were for each stone. Blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 12/28/2010. Have a great day!

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      awakeningwellness 6 years ago

      I love them all but amethyst is my favorite. Nice informative lens!

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      ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

      Nice treatment of this very wide topic - thanks

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      RinchenChodron 7 years ago

      I like Ruby - I'm a Cancer and that is my gem. Great lens.

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      crystalbeds 7 years ago

      This is a very informative and well organized article. Thank you.

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      goldrings 7 years ago

      Now I know that my lucky gemstone charm is camelian ruby. Can you provide some information on this gemstone.

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      staceylynnpayne 7 years ago

      Super information, I've always believed that the crystals that I wear affect my energy in one way or another, I'd love to study and find out which ones do what! I'm making this a FAVORITE! Thanks!

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      Tiffany3 7 years ago

      I am just getting interested in crystals. Great lens!

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      scar4 7 years ago

      Gemstones and crystals look so beautiful. Really like the pictures you picked for the lens.

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      UrsulaAvins1 7 years ago

      I love pink danburite and apophylitte. They just continually sparkle and emit a beautiful gentle energy. I have an amazing pendant made of pink kunzite that is exceptionally clear and unusual and it took ages to find out what it was. Great lens by the way and great pics!

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      ShamanicShift 7 years ago

      Selenite, Green Tourmaline, Zincite, Moladvite...Must I pick? No, of course not, heh, heh. What a beautiful, inspiring lens!

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      LotusMalas 7 years ago

      Mmmmm... Peridot! I adore gemstones and this is a lovely lens!

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens, but you knew that :) Just wanted to remind you that this is featured on the Spiritual Growth and Development Group: http://www.squidoo.com/groups/spiritual-growth

      It's now transformed into a lensography and I would love it if you could feature it here, or lensroll it or something.

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      Steve Dizmon 8 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I am another vote for Amethyst, as well as Ruby, Red Jasper and mottled Jasper. Lots of good information here. 5 Stars. Thanks for the lens.

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      Steve Dizmon 8 years ago from Nashville, TN

      I am another vote for Amethyst, as well as Ruby, Red Jasper and mottled Jasper. Lots of good information here. 5 Stars. Thanks for the lens.

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      Spitfire70 8 years ago

      Great job! I love all the info and pictures. Gave 5* and lensroll!

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      teamlane 8 years ago

      Nice work monarch!

      Angel Blessed today! ~ Colleen :o)

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      keithyoung 8 years ago

      Amethyst is mine too!!! Brilliant lens, by the way!!

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      keithyoung 8 years ago

      Amethyst is mine too!!! Brilliant lens, by the way!!

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      julcal 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens! 5*

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      julcal 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens! 5*

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      ssuthep 8 years ago

      Michelle, thank you so much for featuring my lenses here. Honored and appreciated.

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      Aquavel 8 years ago

      I love gemstones and crystals and had forgotten some of the properties of them. This was a wonderful refresher for me. Great pictures too. I have quartz and amethyst around the house and I always feel at home and comforted when I wear lapis.

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      RinchenChodron 8 years ago

      Amethyst is also my fav - but I love all stones! Great site.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens. Welcome to my Spiritual growth headquarters :) Now if you had pictures of each stone, I might know what you are talking about (I only know the names of a few stones, and I know those in Dutch).

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      ssuthep 8 years ago

      What an enlightening lens. Learnt a lot on a fascinating topic here. My favorite gem is the Green Sapphire *****

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      greetings from gothic temptations

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      My favorite gemstones are Dioptase and Sugilite, but there are so many others I enjoy.

      Beautiful lens! I appreciate how you brought related information together.

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      BarryKrost 8 years ago

      Amethyst! I wear a number of stones most of the time. Great lens.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      My favorite is the ruby. I'm rather fond of emeralds and sapphires. I like color.

      Great lens. Very informative.

      Lizzy

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      Nara White Owl 8 years ago

      You have a beautiful lens. Very helpful information. Thank for this lens. 5 stars from me.

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      stuartqwh 8 years ago

      Hey I'm an Aries...That means I have an excuse to buy a ruby..thanks for the excuse..

      Lensrolled in appreciation to Zodiac Star Signs

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      Mortira 8 years ago

      Great information about the qualities of stones! I've lensrolled this over to my Beading Calendar.

      Welcome to the Beads and Jewels group!

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      Linda Hoxie 8 years ago from Idaho

      Very Pretty lens, love those gems...hey that rhymes! Well done!

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      ctavias0ffering1 8 years ago

      Excellent lens ... lensrolling with some of mine 5*

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Beautiful! Have you ever seen a Unity 12 Powers bracelet? Faith - (blue)represents faith, Love - (pink) represents love,Strength - (green) represents strength, Wisdom - (yellow), etc Each one corresponds with a gem - that was the first thing I thought of when I saw your beautiful stones. A dear friend made such a bracelet for me once,and I have lost it.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Welcome to the Spirituality Group!