Gem Lady Treasures Gemstones

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Crazy Lace Agate
Crazy Lace Agate

Species: Chalcedony                                                                                             Variety: Crazy Lace Agate                                                                                              Moh’s Hardness: 7.0

Crazy Lace Agate offers protection from nightmares, stress, fatigue and fevers. It gives strength and power to move forward and carry on through tough times.

Dalmatian Jasper
Dalmatian Jasper

Species: Chalcedony                                                                                            Variety: Dalmatian Jasper                                                                                     Moh’s Hardness: 7.0Dalamatian Jasper was named after the Dalmatian breed of dog. Gemstone lore says it increases patience, lessons disillusionment, and protects against nightmares, depression, and negative thinking.

 

Labradorite
Labradorite

Species: FeldsparVariety: LabradoriteMoh’s Hardness: 6.5                                                                                   Phenomenon: Labradorescence, a Metallic Luster, is named after this stone.

Labradorite is not named after the breed of dog, but rather the Canadian province of Labrador, the classic locality of this gemstone. It has been said that Labradorite detoxifies the body, slows the aging process, elevates consciousness, protects the aura, and heals mental confusion and indecision.

Sodalite
Sodalite

Variety: Sodalite                                                                                                      Moh’s Hardness: 5.5 – 6.0

Sodalite is a deep blue minerial often mistaken for Lapiz Lazuli. It gets its name from its sodium content. Sodalite is said to bring logic, inner peace, and calming energy. It is also believed to protect its wearer from negative energy and to help those who wear it to see the positive sides of others. In traditional Hindu belief systems, sodalite is associated with the throat chakra.

 

Unakite
Unakite

Variety: Unakite                                                                                                      Moh’s Hardness: 6.0 – 7.0

Not a well known gemstone, Unakite was named from where it was origially discovered in the Unaka Mountain in Tennessee and North Carolina. Gemstone Lore claims Unakite stone is a great stone for all stages of pregnancy. From conception to birth the stone helps nurish both mother and child to ensure a healthy birth.

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Amethyst

Species: Quartz                                                                                                     Variety: Amethyst                                                                                                   Moh’s Hardness: 7.0Since purple is considered to be one of the royal colors, amethyst has an historical importance as an insignia of power. Fine amethysts are featured in the British Crown Jewels and they were also a favorite of Catherine the Great and Egyptian royalty. Amethyst also holds a high place in the ranks of the Christian church and was referred to as “the stone of bishops”. The Greek word “amethystos” translates into “not drunken” and it was often worn as an amulet to protect against intoxication. Since amethyst was considered an antidote against drunkenness, many wine goblets were carved from amethyst stone. Still to this day, violet-purple is a symbol of sobriety.

The Four Peaks mine in Arizona is the only commercially worked Amethyst mine in the United States. Amethyst is the traditional birthstone for February.

 

Apatite
Apatite

Variety: Apatite                                                                                                       Moh’s Hardness: 5.0

Apatite is the most common type of phosphate in the world and it is the main source for phosphorus, a chemical essential to bioenergetics and photosynthesis. Apatite is composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material that makes up teeth and bones. Although apatite is a very common mineral, transparent gemstone-quality apatite is extremely rare. Apatite remains virtually unknown to most consumers and is seldom found in jewelry stores.

Apatite is thought to be a stone of learning and inspiration. It is a fire element stone that is thought to be helpful for overcoming fear and turning thought into physical manifestations. It is associated with the solar plexus chakra. Apatite is commonly used for its metaphysical ability to encourage extroversion. It is able to draw out negative energy and stimulate creativity. Physically, apatite is said to heal bones, cartilage, teeth and boost calcium absorption. It is also believed to relieve pain caused by arthritis and other joint-related health problems.

 

Aquamarine
Aquamarine

Species: Beryl                                                                                                       Variety: Aquamarine                                                                                               Moh’s Hardness: 7.5 – 8.0

It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light to dark-blue. The darker the blue, the better. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’. It is the Traditional birthstone for March.

According to legend, aquamarine originated in the treasure chest of fabulous mermaids, and has since ancient times, been regarded as ‘the sailor’s lucky stone’. Aquamarine derives its name from the Latin term for seawater and has a long tradition of being a stone for those who spend much of their time at sea. The Greeks and the Romans knew aquamarine as the sailor’s gem too, believing that it ensured a safe and prosperous passage across stormy seas. Legend has it that aquamarines were the prized possessions of many mermaids and would thus protect sailors from the dangers of sea, including warding off sea-sickness.

 

Carnelian
Carnelian

Species: Quartz                                                                                                    Variety: Carnelian                                                                                                  Moh’s Hardness: 6.5 – 7.0

Carnelian is one of the oldest known gemstones, with written records dating back to 4000 years. It was highly prized and worn by many of the world’s noble people throughout ancient times.

Carnelian claims to protect its wearer from bad energy, as well as poverty. It can also boost one’s sense of humor and help calm one’s temper.

 

Moonstone
Moonstone

Species: Feldspar                                                                                                 Variety: Moonstone                                                                                                Moh’s Hardness: 6.0 – 6.5                                                                          Phenomenon: Adularescence & Labradorescence

Natural Feldspar is the species for the variety Moonstone which is a 6.0 – 6.5 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale.
An official birthstone for June (as well as Pearl), Moonstone is known to exhibit a distinct sheen under certain lighting conditions, and it is the sheen which renders moonstone one of the most remarkable gemstones available today. This sheen is a phenomenon called Adularescence, which is light reflecting off parallel growth layers of two Feldspar types inside the stones. Rainbow Moonstone has a phenomenon known as Labradorescence, a play of colors on the surface of the stone caused by the diffraction of light in the layers of rock. These phenomena are usually only seen when the stones are in a certain position relative to the source of light and the observer.
Moonstone was extremely popular in the times of “Art Nouveau”, which took place more than 100 years ago. It was used to decorate a striking amount of pieces of jewelry created by the famous French Master-Goldsmith, René Lalique.

Few gemstones have accumulated as much gemstone lore and legend as that of moonstone. Moonstone has been revered for thousands of years by cultures from every part of the world. According to Hindu legend, moonstone was formed from moonbeams; at one time it was believed that if you held one in your mouth during a full moon, you could see your future. In India, moonstone is regarded as a sacred stone and it is widely believed to bring good fortune for those who wear it. In Arab countries, women were known to sew moonstone into their undergarments, because they were thought of as a symbol of fertility. In ancient Rome, moonstone was associated with the moon. It was speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight. The gemstones were believed to possess the properties traditionally associated with the moon, including legends of romance, femininity, intuition, dreams, emotion and love.

 

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz

Species: Quartz                                                                                                    Variety: Rose Quartz                                                                                               Moh’s Hardness: 7.0

Quartz is one of the most important minerals on earth and makes up one of the most popular gemstone groups in the world of colored gemstones. It is the second most abundant mineral found in Earth’s continental crust, second only to Feldspar. Rose Quartz is related to Venus and supposedly helps in heart ailments, sciatica, and yes, even toe nails.

 

Ruby Zoisite
Ruby Zoisite

Species: Corundum/Zoisite                                                                                 Variety: Ruby Zoisite                                                                                             Moh’s Hardness: 6.5 – 7.0Ruby Zoisite is another beautiful gemstone that is not well known. A 6.5 – 7.0 on Moh’s Hardness scale, is the natural combination of both Ruby (a variety of the species Corundum) and Zoisite crystals in a single specimen, basically a green Zoisite matrix with large inclusions of mostly opaque Ruby. Ruby Zoisite is also heavily included with black Hornblende minerals. Ruby Zoisite was discovered at the Longido mining district in northeast Tanzania. Zoisite is also the species for the variety Tanzanite. To this day, Tanzania remains the only source for Ruby Zoisite.
Gemstone lore for Ruby Zoisite is that it is an ideal gemstone for balancing the fire and earth elements and energies. Ruby Zoisite is thought to enhance psychic ability and spirituality. It is sometimes used to help deal with issues related to patience and mood-swings.

 

Raw Sapphire
Raw Sapphire

Species: Corundum                                                                                              Variety: Raw Sapphire                                                                                            Moh’s Hardness: 9.0

Raw Sapphire is a variety of Corundum with a high 9.0 on the Moh’s Hardness scale. Sapphire is most commonly known for its blue color. However Sapphires come in a wide variety of colors also known as fancy sapphire or fancy sapphire colors; yellow, orange, pink, purple, and green. Padparadscha sapphire is a very rare sapphire with a pinkish-orange hue. A true Padparadscha will always have a hint of pink.
The Raw Sapphire that Gem Lady Treasure uses is actually Sapphire that has not been sorted out from the matrix in which it grows. It comes directly out of the ground and then is cut and polished.
Throughout history, sapphire has symbolized truth, sincerity and loyalty. It is also thought to bring peace, joy and wisdom to its wearer. Many reasons why Diana, Princess of Wales and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge were given the stunning blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

 

Disclaimer: Gemstone Lore has been collected from various sources and does not represent the sole opinion of Gem Lady Treasures or Gem Lady Karen. This information should not replace the advice of a medical professional. Gem Lady Treasures does not guarantee any claims or statements of healing or astrological birthstone powers and cannot be held liable under any circumstances.