The virtues of precious stones: meanings and symbolism

The symbolic strength of the stones
The stones, already for the fact of being precious, are synonymous with strength and purity. Giving them is a sign of love, sincerity and fidelity.

Before knowing the meaning of precious stones, find out which of them is associated with your zodiac sign!

The diamond:
It is the most precious of stones, indestructible and pure.

· Represents: Purity, resistance, union, perfection, eternal love.

· Its virtues: The diamond gives strength and consolidates unity and commitment. It is also called the stone of reconciliation.

· The legend: Since ancient times Plato evoked the image of an axis of the world formed by diamonds.

The emerald:
It is fragile and exceptionally valuable.

· Represents: True love, happiness, but also cosmic vitality, strength and inner harmony.
Its virtues: Trust. Its green color calms, strengthens the nerves, soothes irritations. It is beneficial for the organs of sight (scientifically proven properties).
· The legend: Emperor Nero watched the gladiator fights through an emerald.Mythology attributes the emerald to Venus, the goddess of love.

The ruby:
The name comes from the red color.
· Represents: Fire. It reflects courage, struggle, love and divine charity, life force, youth, passion, voluptuousness.
Its virtues: It gives stability to the emotions and protects from betrayal. It gives physical and spiritual strength.
Its legend: In Europe, it was placed at the center of the royal crowns to commemorate the passion and blood of Christ.

Sapphire:
Represents the celestial stone, thanks to the blue color.

· Represents: The immortality, purity and wisdom.

· His viirtus: Commitment. It makes you patient and strengthens your unions. Rejects hate.

· The legend: Sapphire was revered in Rome and Egypt as a stone of truth and justice. The Egyptians thought that the sapphire controlled the movement of the stars and they also called it the stone of the stars.

Topaz:
It is considered a sacred stone.

· Represents: Loyalty. It is the symbol of strength and power, and encourages spiritual development.

Its virtues: Offers inspiration. Color revives intelligence and facilitates concentration, helps to overcome obstacles and difficulties, to solve complicated problems, and to dominate passions.
· The legend: For the Egyptians, the topaz represented Ra, the god of the Sun, who gives life and fertility.

The amethyst:
It is nicknamed the stone of the bishops.
· Represents: The purity of the soul, power and happiness, sincerity, humility and wisdom.
· Its virtues: It gives intellectual and psychological balance. It protects against negative thoughts and dishonest intentions. The purple color fights depression and stimulates spiritual development.
· The legend: In the "antiquity" amethyst made cups to drink wine, which prevented guests from getting drunk.

Garnet:
The most common is red.

· Represents: Consistency, loyalty.

· Its virtues: Energy. It gives confidence and develops intuition. Garnet awakens the erotic imagination. It is a sign of love that stimulates creativity and passion.

· The legend: In the Middle Ages it protected the crusaders from injuries. Garnet was used in certain ancient magical recipes to strengthen eyesight and heal diseases.


Turquoise:
It is "the" amulet of virgins and newlyweds.

· Represents: Success. It is synonymous with strength, self-control, intellectual vivacity. For Tibetans, turquoise is sky and water and gives luck and protection.

Its virtues: Purification. It protects against accidents and misfortunes by absorbing negative energies. It spreads peace and joy. When turquoise becomes lighter, it is because danger threatens its owner.

· The legend: It is "the stone of the indigenous people of America". The Apache chief Geromino owned a Tuchese, who favored visions. The Aztecs calculated wealth based on the number of turquoise.


Coral:
It comes from marine corals, and is highly prized in jewelry.

· Represents: The strength. It is a birthstone.
· Its virtues: Protects who owns it, calms emotions and restores harmony. Awakens love. Its color warms. It becomes clearer when the person wearing it suffers from anemia.
· The legend: In ancient China, corals symbolized wealth, privileges and a high social status.

The Pearl:
It evokes perfection and uniqueness.
· Represents: Health. Just like the Moon, it is one of the main symbols of femininity. It reflects sensuality, authenticity and beauty.
Its virtue: The pearl is used to treat gastric problems and migraines.
· The legend: It was once believed that pearls were the result of the union between the sea and the light of the moon.

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