April 15, 2021
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Review Category : Stone Symbolism

Diamond

The Place of Diamonds in Mineralogy In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are arranged in a variation of the face-centered cubic crystal structure called a diamond lattice. The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek αδάμας(adámas), “proper”, “unalterable”, “unbreakable”, “untamed”, from ἀ- (a-), “un-” + δαμάω(damáō), “I overpower”, “I tame”.  Diamonds are thought to have been first recognized and mined in India, where significant alluvial deposits ...

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Star Ruby

The Place of Star Ruby in the World of Gems and Precious Stones Asteria, or star stone (from Gr. star) is a name applied to ornamental stones that exhibit a luminous star when cut en cabochon. [5] Star Rubies are a rare variety of the gemstone Ruby. These magnificent gems display a sharp six-rayed star which seems to glide magically across the surface of the gem when the latter is moved. This ...

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Sapphire

Sapphire is a precious gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, an aluminium oxide (α-Al2O3). It is typically blue, but natural “fancy” sapphires also occur in yellow, purple, orange, and green colors; “parti sapphires” show two or more colors. The only color which sapphire cannot be is red – as red colored corundum is called ruby,[2] another corundum variety. Pink colored corundum may be either classified as ruby or sapphire depending on locale. This variety in color ...

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Yellow Diamonds

Yellow Diamonds (also known as Canary Yellow Diamonds and Canary Diamonds) are the most common form of Colored Diamonds. Within the range of rare colored diamonds (only 1 carat out of every 10,000 carats mined is a natural fancy color diamond), the yellow diamond has gained tremendous popularity because of its beautiful shine and its relatively affordable prices. Basic Facts about Fancy Yellow Diamonds Yellow diamonds are originated all over the world. Nevertheless, the ...

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Quarz

Quartz is the second most abundant mineralin the Earth‘s continental crust, after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4silicon–oxygentetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2.  The word “quartz” comes from the German Quarz, which is of Slavic origin (Czech miners called it křemen). Other sources attribute the word’s origin to the Saxon word Querkluftertz, meaning cross-vein ore. (Oldershaw, Cally (2003). Firefly Guide to Gems. Firefly Books. p. 100.) The word “quartz” is derived from the German word ...

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Rock Crystal

The precious stones attributed to Malkuth is “Rock Crystal.” (Aleister Crowley, 777, p. 10) Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth‘s continental crust, after feldspar. It is made up of a continuous framework of SiO4silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2. There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones. Especially in Europe and the Middle East, varieties of quartz have been since antiquity ...

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 Agate

The jewel corresponding to the twelvth path on the qabalistic Tree of Life is the agate. The agate is a microcrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks.[37]The stone was given its name by Theophrastus, a Greek ...

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 Moonstone 

Its name moonstone attributed to this gem is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light reflecting internally in the moonstone from layer inclusion of different feldspars. Moonstone has been used as jewelry for centuries, including ancient civilizations. Moonstone was used in Roman jewelry about 100 A.D.The Romans admired moonstone, as they believed it was born from solidified rays of the moon. Both the Romans and Greeks associated Moonstone with their ...

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Turquoise

The second precious stone associated to The Fourth Path of the Tree of Life : Daleth is Turquoise, is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gem and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. In recent times, turquoise, like most other opaque gems, has been devalued by the introduction of treatments, imitations, and synthetics onto the market. ...

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Emerald

 Emerald is a gemstone, and a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium.[2] Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the 10-point Mohs scale of mineral hardness.[2]Most emeralds are highly included, so their toughness (resistance to breakage) is classified as generally poor. The word “Emerald” is derived (via Old French: Esmeraude and Middle English: Emeraude), from Vulgar Latin: Esmaralda/Esmaraldus, a variant of Latin Smaragdus, which originated in Greek: σμάραγδος (smaragdos; “green gem”).[3]   Emeralds, like all colored gemstones, are graded using four basic parameters–the four ...

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