Aquamarine Stone Of The Sea

Aquamarine Stone of the Sea

Aquamarine  Stone of the Sea The modern name for Aquamarine is derived from the Latin ‘aqua marina’ or water of the sea. It is easy to see why this semi-precious stone is so associated with the ocean, its blue-green depths and beautiful refraction of light are very like the movement of water. An old sailors…

Coloured Gemstones and Superstitions

Coloured Gemstones and Superstitions

Coloured Gemstones and Superstitions Precious and semi-precious stones have been entwined with human culture from its earliest beginnings so it comes as no surprise that there is a wealth of lore and superstition surrounding their use. To our ancestors these beautiful, glowing stones from the ground must have seemed like otherworldly objects filled with magic…

The Healing Properties of Gemstones

The Healing Properties of Gemstones

The healing properties of gemstones and their history, their use in healing rituals and as protective talismans is a long and varied one. Whatever your beliefs about the properties of gemstones and their uses today it’s fascinating to delve into their healing past. Almost every significant human culture across every continent has used semi-precious stones…