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May 9 – Precious Stones & Life Around Them
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Have you ever wanted That ring or That necklace or That bangle that would fit your just right? Diamonds will forever be the stones that enchant and fascinate not only with their strength, but with their beauty they shine in the open spaces with a lot of sunshine and light. Yep, they will remain the Girl’s Best Friends.

Outside the diamond community, we have a collection of amazing precious and semi-precious stones that fascinate nevertheless! We’ll give them to you in pictures and stories in today’s #AMCoffee. And that alone is an exciting thing, at least to me! I LOVE clear stones and have been in love with them for a long time.

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  1. CoffeeTime says:

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    Do you have your favorite precious or semi-precious stone(s)?

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  3. CoffeeTime says:

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    rubies diamonds

    RUBIES and their meaning

    The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Ancients believed it surpassed all other precious stones in virtue, and its value exceeded even that of the Diamond. The Chinese Emperor Kublai Khan was said to have offered an entire city in exchange for a sizable Ruby. [Melody, 573][Fernie, 138, 140][Megemont, 159][Kunz, 102][Simmons, 332]

    Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It symbolizes the sun, and its glowing hue suggests an inextinguishable flame within the stone that legends claim would shine through even the thickest clothing and could not be hidden; if Ruby were cast into water it would cause it to boil, and if carved and pressed into wax, it would melt the wax. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes. Burmese legend declares inserting a Ruby into the flesh would make one completely invulnerable. [Mella, 103][Kunz, 101-103][Fernie, 141-142][Simmons, 332]

    This is one of my favorite stones. I love them clear and really in bright RED.
    Do you favor this stone?

    • wendy c g says:

      I like rubies, they are pretty

    • wendy c g says:

      The Ruby reminds me of love, the red color.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Next to pink diamonds ruby’s I love. To me they are a symbol of love and happiness :).

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      I definitely favor this stone, never knew so much about it thank you for sharing meaning. Is my birthstone and when I was little my grandma had a ring I loved and always played with telling her how pretty it was, was also her birthstone. Two days before she passed she gave me the ring told me wanted me to have, I had it re-sized and have never to this day taken off since she gave me 🙂

    • Depends on the context. I love them in small sizes with gunmetal to mute the brightness.

    • Jessica Parent says:

      I love the color blood red (just not on me 😉 ) Rubys are a beautiful stone -my 3rd fav gem

    • Im a fan of Ruby is is beautiful

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      I do love rubies however they are not my favorite! Probably because they are so expensive and I have never owned one lol

  4. CoffeeTime says:

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    citrine

    CITRINE and its properties, meaning and fun facts

    Citrine has been called the “stone of the mind”. Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power.
    Money energies of citrine

    Citrine is known as the lucky “Merchants Stone”. If you are in any type of sales, just put a citrine in the cash drawer and watch what happens. Also used by healers to:

    – increase self esteem
    – protect from the negative energy from someone else’s abuse
    – open the mind to new thoughts
    – promote clarity of thought

    Healing properties of citrine

    Citrine is sometimes used by healers to help with digestion as it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system – cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Some use it to help relieve depression, digestive problems (including constipation and diabetes). It will give joy and love to the owner.

    Sources of citrine
    Sources of citrine include Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries and parts of the Soviet Union.
    Source: Crystal Cure

    • wendy c g says:

      Interesting, it’s pretty.

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      I may make this one of my favorites for the healing. Yes I am superstitious in may ways but I think a lot of thinks have to do with our minds too. I don’t think I have see this gem unless it is Nov. birthstone.

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Very interesting to learn probably should add to one of my favorites, great meaning!! 🙂

    • I LOVE citrine and it’s quite affordable too! and now that I know the meaning – even better

    • Jessica Parent says:

      Not a huge fan of yellow and brown stones but quite interesting to learn about all

    • Interesting

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      That’s hilarious!! Only because it’s my dad’s birthstone and he wears one on his finger everyday yet has to take laxatives, and stomach pills everyday hahahaha!! I bet he didn’t know about it’s healing properties lol!!! Sorry I’m not trying to make fun but when I saw that it just made me giggle, guess you would have to know my dad to understand why the digestive aspects of this stone are so funny!

  5. CoffeeTime says:

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    green diamond

    The peridot was believed to be a stone of springtime by ancients who considered it a gift from Mother Nature. Napoleon once made a gift of peridot to Josephine as a symbol of undying love and admiration. In ancient times, it was said that a dream about peridot foretold impending danger.

    Healing qualities of peridot
    Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use peridot. The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the Peridot. The very spiritual can wear peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions.

    Peridot has been known to have healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.
    Source: Crystal Cure

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      This is very pretty. I think I have been in the dark about gems because these name I do not know. I love all the information you are giving us Laura. They are very interesting. Thank you. 🙂

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Never knew these stones had so much meaning, should someday look into more wish could afford could probably use more of them. 🙂

    • They are very pretty in the raw as well. I love raw gemstones in general but peridot specifically still has a pretty bright color, but maintains its earthiness..

    • Jessica Parent says:

      Love this green-had no idea some gems could truly have “healing powers” (thought all that was old wives tales 😉 )

    • My birth stone

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      MY BIRTHSTONE AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE!! Peridot is no longer expensive beyond means and it is absolutely gorgeous! I 100% appreciate this stone! <3

  6. wendy c g says:

    I need this stone, it’s very earthy. Reminds me of spring also. Very interesting to find out what these stone symbolize.

    • CoffeeTime says:

      Wendy,
      Once, I was obsessed with Peridots. I had a huge collection of this gem in rings, bracelets, necklaces and stones.
      One of the stones that had a FANCY cut was HUGE! I gave it as a gift to one of my teachers from high school when I went for a visit about 15 years ago.
      Peridots can really beautiful. I shop to stones for a long time. I do not act on first sight thing! I visit and re-visit my future acquisition!

  7. CoffeeTime says:

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    fashionable rings

    TOURMALINE, the HEART Stone

    Pink Tourmaline may vary in color from pale pink to deep red, and in clarity from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystals, yet all are devoted to serving the highest aspects of the heart. A primary stone of the Heart Chakra, Pink Tourmaline links to the Crown Chakra infusing love and spirituality, encouraging compassion and gentleness during periods of growth and changes as humanity works toward enlightenment. [Simmons, 407][Raphaell, 131][Melody, 658]

    A favorite among the Tourmalines is a variety known as Watermelon Tourmaline, named for its pink center surrounded by an outer green “rind.” This combination is considered a super activator of the Heart Chakra. While Pink Tourmaline is associated with the emotions, Green Tourmaline is beneficial in one’s physical being. Together they link to the higher self, and are believed to bring true joy to one’s life and relationships. [Simmons, 410-411][Melody, 660][Hall, 302-303]

    Pink Tourmaline is the best crystal of emotional support for teenage pregnancy and to assist in bonding with the baby. [Eason, 53]

    Tourmaline is specifically used to treat motion sickness. It may also assist in restoring luster and shine to hair and nails. [Megemont, 184]

    Here’s an image of Watermelon Tourmaline Crystal (Photo: Eragem)
    watermelon tourmaline crystal

    • Rebecca Swenor says:

      Love the Watermelon Tourmaline it sounds so beautiful. It is so interesting what our mother nature will produce for us. The info is so amazing. I would have never thought to look up gems. May that why the gems are our best friends.

      • Rebecca Swenor says:

        Yep I want one they are beautiful. Wow thanks for the picture. 🙂 It is a plus that I love watermelon not only for the test but for the colors too.

    • wendy c g says:

      Love the Watermelon color, so pretty.

    • Virginia Rogers says:

      Another, very pretty!! Thank you for sharing all the meaning very interesting to find out!! 🙂

    • yay! you posted a raw stone! I’ve never seen that before – it’s absolutely beautiful, and i love the bonding with baby part!

    • That watermelon stone is beautiful

    • Jessica Parent says:

      Never seen watermelon Tourmaline before-absolutely gorgeous!!

    • Mandi Gilliam says:

      I love pink tourmaline!!! My dad collects gemstones and has atleast a 100 atleast of each stone. He buys parcels…. And just keeps them! Hopefully one day he will let me make jewelry with it!!

  8. CoffeeTime says:

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    sapphires
    Photo: hydeparkjewelres

    SAPPHIRE – Amazingly Versatile And Fascinating Stone

    Sapphires range from blue, yeallow, pink, orange and white colors.

    The Orange Sapphire can only be found in Sri Lanka.
    padparadscha orange sapphire
    Photo: hydeparkjewelres

    As a talisman, Sapphire was thought to preserve chastity, discover fraud and treachery, protect its wearer from poison, plague, fever and skin diseases, and had great power in resisting black magic and ill-wishing. It healed ailments of the eyes, increased concentration, and would lose luster if worn by an intemperate or impious person. [www.sacred-texts.com]

    Black Sapphire brings the wisdom of confidence in one’s own intuition. It is protective and grounding, relieves anxiety and sorrow, and is a talisman for seeking and maintaining employment.
    Green Sapphire brings the wisdom of fidelity and integrity. It encourages compassion for others, stimulates vision, and improves dream recall.
    Orange or Padparadsha Sapphire brings the wisdom of loving creation from the heart to the world. It unites one’s creativity, sensuality and spirituality, and is a talisman of artists, writers and singers.
    Pink Sapphire brings the wisdom of resilience. It stimulates emotions and encourages love, forgiveness, and release of the past. It honors acceptance and strength of heart.
    Violet Sapphire brings the wisdom of spiritual awakening. It stimulates meditation, opens the Crown Chakra and allows the kundalini to rise unimpeded. It initiates oneness and peace.
    White Sapphire brings wisdom and strength of spirit, providing the inner resolve needed in overcoming difficult obstacles to one’s spiritual path. It brings clarity to the mind, and communication with higher guidance.
    Yellow Sapphire brings wisdom and prosperity. It not only assists in bringing financial abundance, but stimulates the inner will through the solar plexus to creatively focus and manifest one’s goals and ambitions.

    Whatever color they are, SAPPHIRES are simply STUNNING, aren’t they?
    blue sapphire necklace
    Photo: hydeparkjewelers

  9. Rebecca Swenor says:

    They are just gorgeous. I love the sparkle and the beautiful colors. Thanks for being the sparkles to us today. 🙂

  10. wendy c g says:

    Love the Watermelon stone. Pink and purple are my favorite colors. This is so lovely.

  11. Neko Sam says:

    Hello! Good morning! I love the watermelon one is so beautiful! They All are.I love all the stones

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