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Diamond

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diamondThe diamond is the hardest gemstone and one of the most valued. 

Diamond has remarkable optical characteristics.  Because of its extremely rigid lattice, it can be contaminated by very few types of impurities, such as boron and nitrogen.  Combined with the wide transparency, this results in the clear, colorless appearance of most natural diamonds.

Small amounts of defects or impurities (about one per million of lattice atoms) color diamond blue (boron), yellow (nitrogen), brown (lattice defects), green, purple, pink, orange, or red.  Diamond also has relatively high optical dispersion, that is ability to disperse light of different colors, which results in its characteristic luster.  Excellent optical and mechanical properties, combined with efficient marketing, make diamond the most popular gemstone.

Diamonds are the symbol of innocence and constancy.  They are used today as engagement rings, symbolizing the purity of love.

Healing Properties of Diamond

Diamond does not have a specific healing nature.  It does supplement the energy of other gemstones. The diamond will increase the power of the emerald and the amethyst to a higher level.  Healers often have rings or necklaces set with diamonds surrounding the amethyst.

It is said diamonds are good for coughs and mucus problems.

Care must be used when wearing a diamond necklace as it can block the energy flow if the wearer has negative thoughts or feelings.

Most diamonds come from South Africa.

Jade

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jadeJade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love. 

Jade also can be used to bring money into your life.  Create a positive attitude towards money and visualize yourself using money creatively and productively while holding the stone in your power hand.  When making an important business decision, use the prosperous energies of jade by holding it while contemplating your course of action. 

Jade strengthens your mental faculties and assists in clear reasoning.

Jade is also a protective stone, guarding against accidents and misfortune. 

Symbol of Successful Love

A butterfly carved from jade holds a special romantic significance.  Ancient Chinese legend tells of a youth who wandered into the garden of a wealthy Mandarin in pursuit of a multi-colored butterfly. Instead of being punished for trespassing, his visit led to marriage with the mandarin’s daughter.

Today, a jade butterfly symbolizes successful love.

Healing Properties of Jade

The soothing green color of jade makes it a wonderful healing stone.  It helps the body in self-healing while working through underlying, non-physical reasons for a precipitation for disease.  It is particularly helpful for kidney, heart, and stomach complaints.

Sapphire

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sapphireA sapphire means blue in Greek.  The blue goes from dark blue, almost black, to pale blue.  The finest blue sapphires are a strong blue.  The star sapphire is very valued. 

Sapphires of colors other than blue are always referred to with the color, for example, pink sapphires, yellow sapphires, violet sapphires, green sapphires, and clear sapphires. 

It is said a necklace of sapphires will cure a sore throat.

The sapphire was called the “Stone of Destiny.”  Sapphires contribute to mental clarity and perception. They can promote financial rewards.

Sapphire is associated with Aquarius, Virgo, Libra, and Capricorn.  It is the birthstone of September. Sapphire is the symbol of Saturn (dark blue) and Venus (light blue).

Today most sapphires are mined in Australia.