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The Stories Behind The Stones

In the ancient language of Sanskrit, Ruby
is called ratnaraj, meaning the ‘King of Precious Stones’ and in the finest quality, Ruby is one of the world’s rarest and most expensive gems. Ruby has a glowing colour that led people to believe an unquenchable fire burned within its heart. It encourages “following your bliss” and promotes positive dreams and a courageous state of mind.

Assists with: decision making, self-confidence, negotiation ability and self-esteem

Believed to hold: The power of life

Although Tanzanite was formed in the earth 600 million years ago, it was only formally identified in the 1960s. Tanzanite is believed to help overcome fear and rebuild trust. It aids in realizing your own ideas and transforms destructive urges into constructive ones.

Creates: happiness, compassion and love

To the ancient Greeks and Romans Aquamarine embodied the spirit of the sea and in some stories, it was a treasure protected by the mermaids. During the Middle Ages, Europeans believed the gem gave its wearer wisdom, inspiration and the power to overcome evil. Known as the courage stone it helps against fears, phobias and stress and with its bright, refreshing colour made it a symbol of eternal youth.

Known as: The courage stone

Assists with: Creating harmony and ensuring a long and happy marriage

This stone is a powerful cleanser. Burdens, guilt, or obsessions are cleared. Peridot teaches that holding on to people, or the past, is counterproductive. It enhances confidence and assertion. Motivating growth, Peridot helps to bring about necessary change. It assists in looking back to the past to find the gift in your experiences, and shows how to forgive yourself.

Known as: Gem of the Sun

For centuries garnet was believed to dispel fear, protect travellers and inspire deep affection. Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is said to be able to warn of approaching danger and was long ago carried as a protective talisman.

Symbolises: Faith, truth, friendship and loyalty

Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others, taking you deep into yourself, promoting self-confidence and diminishing fear. It radiates energy that attracts wealth, healing and friendship.

Promotes: Inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity

Emerald’s lush green has soothed souls and excited imaginations since antiquity. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald and used it in her royal adornments. The Romans dedicated the gem to Venus, the Goddess of Love. Emerald is a stone of inspiration and infinite patience. It is a life-affirming stone with great integrity and brings domestic bliss and loyalty.

Known as: The stone of successful love

Enhances: Unity, unconditional love, partnership and friendship

According to old legends, Citrine has the power to guard its wearer from evil thoughts. It is one of the few stones that, rather than absorbing negative energy, clears it. It makes room for happiness and light, so we are open to positive possibilities. Citrine is a powerful cleanser and regenerator, it is warming, energizing, and highly creative.

Raises: Self-esteem, self-confidence and removes destructive tendencies

Enhances: Individuality, motivation, creativity and self-expression

For centuries, Sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance, symbolising nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. Sapphire is known as the wisdom stone and eliminates negative thoughts and influences. It also stimulates thoughts of beauty, peace and promotes inspiration and a positive attitude towards life.

Known as: The Wisdom Stone

Symbolises: Nobility, truth, sincerity and faithfulness

The colour purple has long been associated with royalty, and amethyst appears in crown jewels from ancient to modern times. Amethyst is an extremely powerful and protective stone. A natural tranquiliser, Amethyst blocks geographic stress and negative environment energies. Mentally, it helps you feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties.

Beneficial to: The mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate

Enhances: Simulation of new ideas and connects cause with effect

Topaz is a mellow, empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. This gemstone brings about a trust in the universe that enables you to “be” rather than to “do.” It cuts through doubt and uncertainty.

Believed to: sooth, heal, stimulate, recharge and remotivate

Promotes: Truth, forgiveness, openness and self-control

Morganite is a new addition to the gem family, with its first recorded discovery occurring in California in the early 1900s. Morganite was originally known as Pink Beryl until it was named to honour J.P Morgan, one of the most important gem collectors in America in the early 1900s.

Believed to bring: Pure love, compassion, self-control and patience

Gemstone Care

Gemstones are precious and can require special care.

Remove your gemstones while undertaking physical activities and avoid impact with hard surfaces. Protect your coloured stones from perfumes, cosmetics and household chemicals. Bring back the sparkle to your beautiful gemstone by gently washing it in a solution of lukewarm water and a small amount of mild washing liquid or simply polish with a soft cloth. See our full jewellery care guide here.
Otherwise, let us take care of the cleaning for you, we would love to see you again.

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