Glittering Stones >> Properties Of Gems
Properties of gems
The qualities sought in gems are beauty, rarity, and durability. The beauty of a gem depends primarily on its optical properties, which impart its luster, fire, and color; the durability depends on hardness and resistance to cleavage or fracture. The physical properties by which gems are distinguished from each other are form of the crystal, index of refraction of light, hardness, presence or absence of cleavage, type of fracture (concordat, even, or uneven) in stones without cleavage, specific gravity, color, streak (color of the powder as determined by rubbing it over white, unglazed porcelain), luster (appearance of the surface in reflected light—adamantine, vitreous, resinous, greasy, silky, or pearly), and transparency. Minor properties that serve to identify some stones are chiromancy (changeable luster or color under undulating light), opalescence, asterism (star like sparkling), and play of color, fluorescence, phosphorescence, iridescence, and electrical properties. The unit of weight used for gemstones is the metric carat; one carat equals 200 mg.
The Magical Properties Of Gems
Eases stress and pain of a loss. Reduces anxiety.
Agate, Green Moss
Restores energy and health, bring wearer happiness, emotional balance, wealth, health, and long life
Attracts success, money and luck
Fossils from pine tree resin; they add strength to magic and spells, attract love and increase beauty.
Increases spiritual awareness, used in all workings for peace, love, happiness and protection, used in divination and psychic work
Carry as a good luck charm.
Increases mental powers, perception and creative insight,gambler's stone.
Increases physical strength and courage, brings victory in the courtroom, used to banish, exorcise
Promotes self-confidence and peace, eases depression
Reduces emotional involvement, used to gain perspective, increase mental power.
Enhances strength and endurance, protection, healing, enhances self-esteem and encourages success in business.
Used for grounding, stabilizing, focusing, brings emotional balance.
Sends back negativity to its source, reversing, used for stress.
Stimulates wisdom, truthfulness, psychic awareness, healing.
A calming stone, this is carried for peace, spirituality and to drive off negativity.
Draws money, employment, strengthens loyalty, used in bindings.
Draws love, friendship, strengthens loyalty, used in bindings
Draws money and protection, guard’s wearer from danger.
Draws love, hope and protection, promotes unselfishness and helps settle disputes, induces prophetic dreams.
Used for grounding and centering, divination, and increasing spirituality.
Good for past life work, nervous conditions, and grounding.
Quartz, Smoky, Rose
Mood elevator overcomes negative emotions and depression,Draws love and happiness.
Draws protection, mental awareness. Used in magick to improve visualization
Draws protection, psychic ability.
Used for meditation, brings wisdom and calms inner conflicts.
Draws wealth and money, protects travelers, increases clarity of thought.
Used for grounding and absorbing negative energy.
NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE - CITRINE
COMMEMORATIVE EVENT - 13th Anniversary
KEYWORDS - Success, Abundance, Personal Power
ALSO KNOWN AS - Merchant's stone, Success stone
COLORS - Pale yellow to brown
OCCURRENCE - Brazil
COLOR ZONING - Tiger stripes or Zebra stripes