Precious and semi-precious stones sparkle with light and color. By proceeding from the earth, they are linked with the divine energy as symbols of spiritual power and purity; some are attributed healing and protective powers. They have been used for centuries as a sign of status. Transparents are linked to divination; The reds indicate ardor and vitality. Some are linked to the different months of the year. Definitely; their associations are very diverse.
Below are the most common gemstones and their meaning.
DIAMOND - Symbol of purity, truth and fidelity, is very popular in engagement rings. Its radiance connects it with the sun. It is also believed to absorb the emotions of his wearer and cleanse his soul.
EMERALD - Its color associates it with fertility, immortality, spring and youth. The Egyptians buried it with their dead as a symbol of eternal youth. Symbol of faith in Christianity, it also appears in tradition as a healing stone.
RUBÍ- It is a symbol of love, value and vitality. It has been linked with Saturn and with Mars, the planet linked to the passions. The royalty used them as a measure of prudence, for it was thought that they were darkened by the dangers.
SAPPHIRE - It is a symbol of celestial harmony, peace and truth. In Hindu tradition it is associated with Saturn and self-control. Some cultures thought it was evil.
PERIDOTO- Emblem of fame, strength and energy, is the birthstone of those born in August. In Hawaiian mythology it represents the tears of Pele, goddess of volcanoes.
TOPACIO- Famous as empathetic stone, it symbolizes fidelity, goodness, divine, friendship, forgiveness and love. Traditional medicine believed that it made neurasthenia disappear (nervous prostration) and stimulated the appetite.
JADE- In china it is the Stone of Heaven and represents purity. Emblem of the Sun and the Yang, also symbolizes justice, courage, harmony and moral purity. Considered a good omen, the polished jade also has sexual connotations.