Monday, July 28, 2008

Gem Opal Stone: brings luck, understanding, and health

blue opal granite gem stone.The opal is a unique gemstone that is not crystalline, but is rather made up of hardened silica gel. It's name is said to be taken from the Sanskrit word "upala" which means "precious stone". While approximately 10% of opal is mined in other countries such as Brazil and Mexico, it is primarily mined in Australia, and Australia gem opal stone jewelry is an expensive but popular luxury. Pure opal is colorless, but pure opal is virtually unheard of and impurities are what give opal its various colors, ranging from black to red to blue.

Gem opal stone black gemstone.Opal, in particular black opal, has historically been though of as an incredibly lucky stone. It wards off the evil eye and protects those who travel to faraway lands, much as the Middle Eastern "Hamsa" amulet does. It also blocks bad dreams from your psyche, and works to focus your mental capacities and provide motivation and energy.

Peruvian pink opal gem stone.Its psychological benefits also include increased confidence on a deep level, confidence that is independent of external factors and completely based on understanding your core being. It helps you to realize all the externally anchored beliefs and behaviours you have adopted, and to cast them off in favor of your core self.

The different varieties of opal have different healing capabilities. Fire opal helps to manage blood disorders, depression, and lethargy. Black opal helps reduce the impact of reproductive disorders, such as erectile disfunction. White opal helps to manage neural disorders and imbalance. All forms of opal are useful during childbirth to reduce the severity of pain.Australia gem opal stone black rings.

The opal gemstone is a well rounded stone that provides its keeper with good luck, deep understanding of his or her core self, and relief of various physical ailments. Particularly for men experiencing erectile disfunction, the opal is a helpful gemstone that relieves both the mental and physical causes of the problem.



Opal fire agate labradorite gemstone.

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Aquamarine gem stone: for protection from dangerous forces and the relief of stress

Facts about the birthstone aquamarine gem stone.Found primarily in Columbia and Brazil, aquamarine is a lovely blue-green or tourquoise colored gem stone that is commonly used in jewelry. Its name comes from the Latin words for sea and water, due to its color which is reminiscent of the ocean. Aquamarine gem stones have a long history, with them said to first be found in the treasure chests of mermaids, according to ancient legend. Even today, aquamarines are considered the lucky gemstones of sailors at sea, that will protect them from the hazards of life on the ocean. It is also said to protect against unseen forces such as malevolent spirits, the evil eye, and the spread of gossip in your absence.

Aquamarine gem jewelry morganite stone history.Like the gem stone amethyst, aquamarine is thought to be a purifying stone that improves circulation and mental awareness. And similar to amazonite it has a soothing effect on the brain and nervous system, relieving emotional stress. The removal of this stress improves personal relationships and physical health in turn.

Necklace designs aquamarine facts.Amazonite's soothing effect also makes it an ideal stone for meditation, as it reduces external distractions and allows the holder to focus on the internal. Similarly, it inspires creativity and artistic flow, since emotional stress and anxiety can inhibit creative output. And naturally, it reduces fears and increases courage, since most fears are irrational emotional reactions caused by stress and anxiety.

Filigree aquamarine rings and blue nile aquamarine rings.Stress and anxiety are the forces that prevent us from living up to our potential, that inhibit us from being "in the zone" or focussed. By relieving that emotional stress and physical anxiety, aquamarine gem stones have the potential to greatly improve our quality of life, both personal and professional.


Aquamarine eternity ring. Custom cut.