Garnet is a powerful energising and regenerating stone. It is the stone of Health and Life Force. It promotes good health and vitality and can enhance your love life and sex drive. It is a warrior's stone and was traditionally set into shields and sword hilts to give protection in battle.
Garnet is a useful stone in a crisis as it can fortify, activate and strengthen the survival instinct bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations, thus turning a crisis into a challenge. It can also remove inhibitions and taboos opening up the heart and bestowing self-confidence.
Garnet can be placed on the Base Chakra to boost and energise the whole Chakra System giving you increased energy and endurance. A balanced Base Chakra can result in feelings of vigorous good health and boundless vitality, keeping you grounded and fully 'earthed' so that nothing can shake you.
Amethyst is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness. It is a protective stone and wearing it as jewellery or carrying it in your pocket is said to protect against psychic attack. Placing Amethyst by the side of your bed while you sleep is thought to reduce nightmares. In healing Amethyst can be placed on the Brow and the Crown Chakras. It is believed to ease headaches, release tension, relieve physical and emotional pain and help combat addictions. It is also reputed to reduce swellings and bruises. In ancient times it was fashioned into a drinking vessel, as it was believed to cure drunkenness. Amethyst is one of the most versatile healing stones and can be used in several crystal healing layouts.
Aquamarine is a transparent form of Beryl and ranges in colour from blue to blue-green. Legend says that it is the treasure of mermaids and in ancient times sailors often carried Aquamarine to protect them against drowning. Aquamarine is said to be the Stone of Courage and is believed to instil courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality. Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress and quieten the mind, thus clarifying perception, sharpening the intellect and removing confusion. It is a good stone for promoting creative self-expression and for removing blocks to communication. Aquamarine is also believed to give strength to deal with difficult situations and to allow you to stay focused under pressure. Placing Aquamarine on the throat chakra is believed to help alleviate problems of the throat, swollen glands and the thyroid.
A symbol of purity, the Diamond’s pure white light helps to bring our lives into a cohesive whole. It brings love and clarity into partnerships, bonding relationships. Diamond is a sign of commitment and fidelity, and instils trust to relationships and situations. It inspires the forces of accumulation, attracting the manifestation of abundance. Diamond is an energy amplifier. It is a stone that never requires recharging. It will bring strength and endurance to all energies and will enhance the power of other crystals. However, beware, as this means it will increase negative energy as well as positive! Excellent for blocking electromagnetic stress and for protection against cell phone emanations. Diamond imparts fearlessness, invincibility and fortitude. It clears emotional and mental pain, reducing fear and bringing about new beginnings. Stimulates creativity, inventiveness, imagination and ingenuity. It brings clarity of mind and aids enlightenment. Diamond allows the soul light to shine out. It aids spiritual evolution and reminds you of your soul’s aspirations. Diamond purifies and detoxifies all of the body’s systems, rebalancing the metabolism, and building up stamina, strength and treating allergies and chronic conditions. It also helps glaucoma and clears sight. Diamond effectively treats dizziness and vertigo, and benefits the brain. Counteracts poisoning. In addition to Diamond generic properties, specific colours have additional attributes: Yellow Diamond: Makes us more considerate and thoughtful. Blue Diamond: Strengthens willpower and inspires us to take better care of our health. Pink Diamond: Used for creative expression. Black Diamond: Gives us courage to look within without illusion.
The refreshing green energy of Emerald is said to revitalize the body and to provide inspiration. Emerald is also believed to enhance memory, to encourage patience, to calm the emotions and to eliminate negativity. It is said to give you the ability to enjoy life to the full. Emerald is thought to be a good stone for relationships, it is believed to bring domestic happiness to encourage unconditional love and to promote friendship. It is a useful crystal to use during a team exercise, as it is said to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation within a group of people. Emerald can be used during Chakra Balancing to open and calm the Heart Chakra. In healing Emerald is said to aid recovery after infectious illness, to detoxify the liver, to help ease rheumatism and to soothe the eyes.
Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. Pearl symbolises purity and is known as a “stone of sincerity”. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. Inhibits boisterous behaviour. Pearl treats digestive disorders and the soft organs of the body. It relieves conditions of bloating and biliousness. Pearl increases fertility and eases childbirth.
Ruby is a dynamic stone said to promote enthusiasm, vigour and passion for life. It is also believed to encourage a courageous and positive state of mind, to promote dynamic leadership, to increase motivation and to help overcome exhaustion and lethargy. Ruby is believed to encourage positive dreams and clear visualisation, to give strength in times of conflict and to protect against psychic attack. It is also said to sharpen the mind, increase awareness and improve concentration. However, Ruby’s dynamic energy is not suitable for everyone as it can over stimulate and may be too powerful for children and animals. In healing Ruby is thought to be extremely beneficial for the heart and the circulatory system. It is also believed to detoxify the body and to stimulate the kidneys, reproductive organs and the spleen. In the Middle Ages Ruby was viewed as a stone of prophesy and was said to darken when danger was near.
Peridot is a powerful cleansing stone. Its clear, fresh energy rejuvenates the whole body and gives the encouragement of renewal and a fresh start. It is said to help release burdens, guilt and obsessions and it is thought to enhance confidence and assertiveness. In ancient times Peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits and today it is used as a protective stone for the aura. Peridot can be placed on the Heart Chakra to cleanse and heal it.
Sapphire is known as a Stone of Wisdom. It is said to improve concentration and mental clarity and to help focus the mind. It encourages you to find solutions to your problems by thinking about them quietly and calmly with integrity. Sapphire is said to remove mental tension and unwanted thoughts and to bring inner peace and serenity. It is believed to counteract depression and to promote a positive attitude. In addition Sapphire is said to attract prosperity. Placing Sapphire on the throat can support self-expression and release frustration. This makes Sapphire a useful stone for those who have to speak in public. In healing Sapphire is believed to treat blood disorders and to soothe the eyes. It is also thought to calm overactive body systems and to regulate the glands.
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer. It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and induces psychic and mystical visions. It stimulates originality and creativity. Helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Opal strengthens memory. It encourages an interest in the arts. Wearing Opal brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity. Opal strengthens the will to live and treats infections and fevers. Purifying the blood and kidneys, Opal also regulates insulin. It eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.
Blue Topaz is a very soothing and calming stone. It can distance you from stress and problems by raising your vibratory rate and allowing you to rise above them. Blue Topaz can be useful for problem solving or sorting out muddled feeling and ideas. It can inspire and uplift and promote truth, honesty, openness and forgiveness. It can help you to discover your own inner riches and help you to find and attain your goals. Blue Topaz activates the Throat Chakra.
Turquoise is a protective stone and has been used throughout the ages for protective amulets. Today it is believed to protect against outside influences and pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise can assist creative problem solving and can calm the nerves when speaking in public. It is also believed to stabilise mood swings, dissolve self-sabotage and allow self-expression. Turquoise is good crystal to wear when you have decisions to make as it can encourage self-questioning. Turquoise is a Master Healer and can be placed on all the Seven Chakras but is especially beneficial for the Brow Chakra and the Throat Chakra. Placing turquoise on the Brow Chakra is said to enhance intuition and meditation, while placing it on the throat gently purifies the Throat Chakra and can be beneficial to the thyroid and the voice.
There are many cultures throughout the world that associate precious gemstones with signs of the zodiac or months of the year, believing that the stones are lucky for those born under them. This often varies between countries, perhaps being influenced by the availability of gemstones, as well as local traditions or fashions.
Gemstones also have a long history of use in healing and well-being. Modern crystal healers and medicine men in ancient tribes believe in the power and influence of gemstones in healing certain parts of the body. It is believed that the light reflected off the gemstones has a unique resonance which is absorbed by the body, supplying it with healing energy.
Laurelle Antique Jewellery source a wide variety of genuine antique birthstone rings including garnet, ruby, emerald, sapphire, and opal, all set in 18ct white or yellow gold. Not only do these antique rings make beautiful accessories and unique engagement rings, you may find yourself feeling calmer, more positive, and more energetic whilst wearing them.
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