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Moonstone Gemstone

Popular with the Romans, who thought it was formed out of moonlight, and in India, where it is considered a sacred stone, moonstone is the most valuable variety of feldspar with an iridescent sheen known as adularescence. A symbol of the Third Eye, moonstone is said to balance yin/yang, protect against epilepsy and sun stroke, cure headaches and nose bleeds, and ensure a high yield in crops. It can help men open their feminine emotional aspects and cool a fever if applied to both temples. During the full moon, men can use it to predict the future by placing it...

Labradorite Gemstone

Related by locale to a popular family retriever, labradorite is named after the Labrador Peninsula in Canada where it was first discovered. A sodium rich plagioclase feldspar, labradorite also occurs in Australia, Madagascar, Russia, Mexico, China, the Scandinavian Peninsula and the United States. Available in brilliant pastels and deep gold colors, as typified by the exciting fantasy laser cut labradorite pictured, this variety of feldspar produces some stunning gem-quality stones perfect for summer wardrobes. Transparent labradorite should be fine, clear and relatively free from inclusions, displaying shades that vary from an almost lime-yellow color to bright canary yellows and golden...

Fluorite Gemstone

Known as the “Most Colorful Mineral in the World” Fluorite is a veritable chameleon of a gemstone. The most popular color for Fluorite is a deep purple which can rival Amethyst in its finest examples. Indeed Fluorite/Amethyst comparisons are often used to show that color cannot be relied upon as a gemstone test. Common Fluorite colors include: Purple, blue, green, yellow, colorless, brown, pink, black, reddish orange and more. Some of the most eye-catching examples are multi-color Fluorites with distinctive bands and zoning. The word “fluorescent” comes from the mineral Fluorite which commonly fluoresces blue and has been known to...

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone

Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Mined in Afghanistan for over 7,000 years, the “Armenian Stone” is an enduring rock – and yes it is a rock – unlike other gems it is a composite of several materials with sparkling flecks of pyrite, or fool’s gold, adding to its mystical allure. Attributed with great healing, purifying and curative properties, Lapis Lazuli allegedly points the way to enlightenment, and aids in the opening of the Third Eye. Popular with ancient alchemists (who knew it as sapphirus), it was used in medicine, cosmetics and paintings. It was also believed to confer ability, success, divine favor,...

Feng Shui

Everything is energy, our soul is energy itself! According to Feng Shui this energy, called “chi” can take the forms of five basic elements: water, fire, wood, metal and earth. The five elements interact and interrelate. According to Feng Shui every element of nature, affects the other depending on its position. With the golden rules, proposed a spacious layout and placement of objects to a better flow of positive energy and, consequently, obtaining happiness, health, wealth and harmony of the people living within these areas. A teacher of Tao, said: “Life is to learn to dance with the energy of...

Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang are a philosophical concept of balance. The symbol associated with this concept is the Yin-Yang symbol, also known as the Taiji symbol. The image consists of a circle divided into two shapes drop one white and the other black. Within each half contained a smaller circle of the opposite color. This symbol is the eternal and omnipotent symbol of perfect balance between Yin and Yang, the female and the male, Darkness and Light, Evil and Good. This implied piece representing ways of Yin and Yang are mutually interdependent, and the continuous conversion occurs with one another. One...

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