Early mankind's environment was totally natural. They were in awe of the mysterious powers of the sun and sky. They had an abundance of trees, animals, crystal clear rivers, mountains, rock formations and stones (as opposed to modern man who has an abundance of cement, bricks and black top highways). Certain herbs, roots and leaves were believed to have healing and even magical powers, and It naturally followed that they would also attribute unusual powers to rare gemstones and minerals. The lore and legends surrounding gemstones has been passed down from generation to generation and there are many folks today who believe that gemstones hold the power to enhance and change their lives.
If you love gazing at, inspecting, and fondeling every nook and cranny of a stone like I do, then whether you believe any of the legends or not, you already know that the greatest power of any gemstone is the joy and comfort it brings to it's holder.
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I've done considerable research on the legendary powers of rare stones and minerals. It seems each culture has their own unique, and often bizarre mystical beliefs. This article is going to be very biased as I am only going to highlight the legendary powers that I particularly like or want to accept. Someday you may want to do your own research and choose which legends you prefer to embrace.
Agate protects us from bad dreams and gives us the strength and energy to start a new day.
Amazonite emits a calming vibe that soothes away sadness and grief.
Amethyst is the "brain stone". It helps us think clearly and make wise decisions.
Aquamarine is believed to prevent seasickness and promote relaxation on a long voyage.
Aventurine is the stone to keep in your pocket when you go to a casino as it attracts prosperity.
Blue Topaz should be given to your significant other to promote fidelity, truth and integrity.
Citrine will give a boost to your self-esteem.
Emerald gemstones can give the wearer psychic abilities and assist fertility.
Garnet envokes passion and attracts good fortune.
Jade is the "gardener's stone" promoting fruitful harvests and good luck.
Jasper relieves stress bringing balance and meaning to your life.
Lapis Lazuli promotes harmony and enduring friendships.
Moonstone is the "wishing stone" as it helps fulfill our secret wishes.
Onyx protects you and deflects any negativity that surrounds you.
Opal enhances passion and healing.
Peridot is an anxiety releaser.
Rose Quarz is the stone of "gentle love".
Ruby promotes love and good fortune.
Tiger's Eye helps us make logical wise decisions.
Topaz relieves insomnia as well as removing worries and fears.
Tourmaline calms nerves and helps soothe away sadness.
Turquoise is the friendship stone and embraces the wonderous beauty of earth and sky.
Zircon is the stone to wear for finding inner peace and beauty in your life.