Gemstone Meanings - What Do Gemstones Mean?
- Feb 09, 2019
- Emily MacKeogh
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What is behind Gemstones and their meanings?
At Roxluna we stock a vast array of Gemstone Jewellery but what we've noticed is, a lot of people are unsure about what the meaning behind those gemstones really are? We stock; Onyx, Amethyst, Quartz, Chalcedony, Magenta, Turquoise, Agate...
All of the above have very specific meanings and properties that have been extremely important to several cultures and societies over the history of mankind. In this blog post, we hope to take you through what they all mean.
A Brief History Of Gemstones
As long as there have been people on earth we have been drawn to gemstones, using them to decorate sacred vestibules and chalices. Royalty and religious leaders have been obsessed with them since the ancient Sumerians ruled Summeria, the ancient Egyptians too used gemstones in their jewellery. The word crystal itself actually comes from an ancient Greek word, such was the weight that they placed on these mystical objects.
What does Onyx symbolize?
Onyx is one of the world's most well-renowned gemstones it's healing properties being touted since the dawn of time. Onyx it turns out is a variety of the Chalcedony, which comes in a variety of different colours from white to jet-black. The word Onyx stems from the ancient Greek word for claw. It's origins and legends vary from the ancient Greeks believing it to be part of the Gods, to the Peruvian and Native American stories believing the stones to be demons.
The healing properties that Onyx possesses are abundant/ Onyx has been known to help the wearer let go of negative thoughts and emotions as well as shedding light on your inner being, giving you clarity as to who you are as a person. Here's where you can find some wonderful Large Onyx Stud Earrings to help you let go of all your negativity.
What is the meaning behind Amethyst?
Amethyst is also known as the "spirit stone" this purple gemstone is the very definition of spirituality and can be an ideal assistant when it comes to meditation. The name actually comes from an ancient Greek word that means "not drunk" and the ancient Greeks thought it would stop them getting tipsy, which obviously isn't true. According to most healers, if you're looking for a good nights sleep or stress is keeping you awake amethyst is a great tool to aid you on your way to the land of nod.
What are the healing properties of Quartz?
The most widespread crystal on planet earth is Quartz, it has been known to enable people to find inner peace for millennia. It can work on most ailments and injuries, it can defend the wearer from negative energies and vibes and also relieves pain. Quartz can help get you more spiritually aligned and allow you to fine-tune your thoughts, so wearing some Quartz on yourself is going to help get you through your day.
What is the meaning of Chalcedony stone?
Chalcedony is a gemstone that has it's meaning rooted in fraternity and sisterhood. Chalcedony is also a powerful agent when it comes to meditation and can help aid with mindfulness. Chalcedony jewellery can also help with maternal instincts and allow the wearer to be more in tune with her mothering spirit according to some spirit guides and healers.
What powers does Magenta have?
If you're looking a well measured and even life and spiritual outlook, Magenta is the stone to provide that for you. It helps with a spiritual balance and will allow you to focus on both the micro and macro aspects of your life from all viewpoints; emotions, physical, psychological and spiritual.
Agate, what powers does it hold?
Initially, Agate was used as a symbol of good luck amongst the ancients. Agate has been believed to have some of the strongest healing powers compared to any other gemstone, it was widely used to heal all kinds of health concerns, particularly those of a pulmonological nature. Wearers of Agate jewellery and charms used to write what disease or illness they had on the charm itself in order to help with the healing process, we're not suggesting you do that to any of ours, but wearing some Agate might not be a bad idea.
What are the healing powers of Turquoise?
It's been a widely held belief that from a global perspective no gemstone is held in such high regard as turquoise. All of the ancient civilisations believed in it's healing properties including the Persians, Ancient Egyptians and most Native American peoples too. Turquoise has been known to help improve cardio vascular sickness and overall boost your immune system as a whole. It has also been known to remove all spiritual impurities and improve the wearer's spiritual outlook and oneness.
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Thanks for reading our blog post! If you're looking for more info on any of these gemstones please take a read of the meaning of gemstones page on Wikipedia too.
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