Fabulous rubies, brilliant diamonds, huge emeralds, and other gems bring to mind images of beauty and great riches. Gemstones have long fascinated people all over the world. They have inspired myths, curses, and have even been used as medicine.
Here are the legends associated with some of the world’s most popular gemstones:
Diamonds: The rarest and most prized of all gems, diamonds are an emblem of purity and perfection and faithfulness.
Sapphires: This rich, intense blue gemstone symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness.
Emeralds: Because the rich green color of emerald reminds of spring, it has been treasured by different cultures as a symbol of fertility, rebirth and eternal youth.
Rubies: These deep red gems symbolize health, wealth, wisdom, and success in love.
Amethysts: Because of its color the ancient Greeks associated this gemstone with the wine god Bacchus, and believed that it could prevent drunkenness, and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted.
Peridots: The Egyptians thought that peridot protected against nightmares and brought the wearer confidence, good luck and health.
Aquamarine: This gemstone is believed to provide courage, mental clarity and good health.
Pearls: These are associated with chastity, purity and innocence.
Garnets: These have long been associated with clergy and nobility.
Citrine: This gem is also known as “healing quartz,” because legend has it that it promotes vitality and energy in whomever wears it.
Opals: These have long symbolized hope, purity, and truth.
Zircon: Folk wisdom says that zircon has the power to relieve pain, protect travelers and prevent nightmares.
Topaz: Symbolizes love and fidelity, and is said to bestow strength and intelligence on the person who wears it.
Turquoise: This gemstone symbolizes protection and some believe it can help ward off the “evil eye.”
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