If one would want to work with a crystal that depicts the changes that he/she goes through after identifying the ego of the small self to the soul’s consciousness of the true self, Cinnabar is the perfect and ideal crystal.
Cinnabar is a colorful stone and has an amazing color that is relatively very uncommon in the color palette of the minerals. Cinnabar is said to have connection with the merchant alchemy, spiritual alchemy, and metal magic.
Cinnabar is known as the Merchants Stone in the Orient. The strong metaphysical properties that this stone holds bring an increase in the wealth and business of the wearer. It is believed that keeping a Cinnabar in one’s cash box increases his wealth and standard of living. Cinnabar empowers the wearer to complete his divine purposes of life and awakens his mystic and psychic abilities. For this purpose, Cinnabar has been honoured with the name of “The Magicians Stone”.
Cinnabar is a powerful transformational tool that can be used for its energy to completely embrace the intrinsic genius.
Known extensively for its healing power, Abalone or abalone shell, according to a number of ancient civilizations,is the gift of sea to the human kind creating a direct connection with the heart by providing it counteractive relief. Although used in making jewellery and other carvings, Abalones are not exactly gemstones. They are basically mollusc, likewise to that of clams and scallops, which belongs to the class of shellfish.
The tactile and comfortable-to-handle Abalones are harvested for their meat, and their valuable shells are used for making jewellery, decorative pieces, and various other trinkets.
Basically an unusual mineral, Labradorite exhibits the vibrant presentation of various colors that are caused due to the internal fractures that the stone has, which displays the light back and forth giving the view that the stone is playing with the array of colors that it contains. This effect is popularly known as Labradorescence.
Labradorite Crystal is a stone that is believed to contain magic. It awakens within the wearer the magical and exquisite abilities and intuitive powers.
Labradorite has derived its name from the Labrador Coast in eastern Canada. The natives of Labrador have been worshipping this stone since its inception, and they call this stone as the “firestone” due to the light-refracting properties that the stone reflects when the light is passed through it.
The Topaz has a vast history of thousands of years that is connected to it. Some people believe that Topaz got its name from “Topazos”, which is a small island near Red Sea. Ancient Greeks obtained this stone from there, and they started calling the stones as Topaz.
The Topaz is also a famous birthstone in which blue Topaz is great for people born in December, and yellow Topaz for the people born in November. Generally, the colors in Topaz are not very hard to find, but the rarest and most sought-after of them all are found in pink and red. Imperial Topaz is considered as the most valuable and high-prized stone. It was named as imperial to honour the Russian royalties and czars, because the Ural Mountains which were a leading producer of pink Topaz was owned by them.
One of the most precious stones of all, Emerald holds its own significance in the world of gems and jewels. It is a variety of mineral beryl, and is green in color due to the presence of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Like all the other stones, Emerald is also on judged on the basis of four C’s of Connoisseurship: Color, carat weight, Cut, and Clarity. The fineness of Emerald is identified by how transparent it is and how intense is its green hue. Emeralds are sometimes treated with oil to enhance their transparency and excellence.
Emerald is signified as the stone of goddess Venus, and has been thought since ages as the stone of love and hope.
Emerald has been the stone that is fascinating people almost since six thousand years. It was sold in the market of Babylon almost 4000 years back. This pious green crystal was worshipped by the Incas as the people of Inca civilization used to believe that it is the abode of a goddess.
In Egypt, emerald was considered to be the stone that bestows eternal life; it was also the favourite stone of Queen Cleopatra. Some of the emerald mines that were discovered in Egypt were also named as Cleopatra’s mines.
The talisman of kings, shamans, and combatants, Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone that the humankind has ever known. The beautiful shade that it holds has given the vocabulary of colors a new color called Turquoise. It is a stone of protection and strength, and gives you a soothing feeling when you keep it in hand.
This ancient gemstone is highly regarded by a number of civilizations around the world due to the metaphysical and healing properties that it encompasses. Although being ancient, Turquoise finds itself in fashion again and again in every era as it has a magnetising beauty that attracts people to wear it in rings, earrings, neckpieces, etc.
The name Turquoise is taken from the French word, “Pierre Turquoise”, which means “Turkish stone,” because the trade routes that bought Turquoise to Europe from the mines of Asia were taken through Turkey. The Venetian merchants used to often purchase precious and semi-precious stone from the Turkish markets.
A rare combination of Amethyst and Citrine, Ametrine is a very unusual gemstone. It produces when Amethyst and Citrine both resides in a single stone’s body. Ametrine is generally shaded in the hues of purple and yellow or orange. The zones of both the colors are so differently fond in the stone that no Ametrine matches with the other.
According to the legends, Ametrine first came into limelight when a conquistador in Europe gifted Ametrine to the Queen of Spain. The conquistador himself got the entire Ametrine mine, in Bolivia, as a dowry after he married a princess from the native Ayoreos tribe.
The semi-opaque and extremely attractive, Amazonite is a sea-blue or sea-green colored variety of Feldspar, which has derived its name from the Amazon River.
Like profound and intense water, Amazonite indicates a captivating shade of sea-blue and green, promising to pacify the soul and calms the spirit. The energy of Amazonite is as powerful as the River Amazon on which it is named, and as audacious as the well-known female combatants with whom the amazing stone is connected, yet it reduces aggression, quietens the absurd and irrational things, and tranquil the uneasiness. It provides balance and harmony in the life of the one who wears it.
Amazonite has been used in jewellery making since the times of Mesopotamian civilizations. It has been cut into beads since then, and is well-known in Egypt, India, Mesopotamia, and Sudan as a popular amulet and decorative material.
Diopside or chrome Diopside is seems to be a very unusual name in for gems and jewels, but it is the most affordable green gemstone that can ever be found. Diopside is an extremely empowering stone for those who take strong interest in the well-being and safety of the planet. This convincing crystal endorses the supreme of 'service' to the earth.
Diopside is an extraordinarily creative stone that can bring imagination and creativity to the bearer. This stone is linked with commitment, love, ingenuity, and the inner heart. This stone is also termed as the “crying stone”, because in brings cleansing tears for healing trauma.
There is a prevalent fact in the gem world that green gemstones are relatively common, but naturally occurring green gemstones are rare. Diopside is one of those rarely occurring green gemstones.
Belonging to the Pyroxene group of minerals, Bronzite is a beautiful brown opaque stone, which is speckled with tiny streaks of golden pyrite, which adds more charm and elegance to this stone. Bronzite is basically an iron-bearing variety of enstatite, which displays a sub-metallic lustre like that of Bronze on the cleavage surface.
Known to be effective for sacral and root chakra, Bronzite is a great stone in yielding high energy that is very important for human beings in today’s fast paced life.