Black onyx is a sought-after gemstone for jewelry. What exactly is the black onyx gemstone? What do people wear the black onyx stone for?
Jade is a gemstone treasured as a charm of good fortune. Yet the name jade in fact refers to two minerals. What is jade? What makes jade the stone of fortune?
Amethyst is the violet variety of quartz. Is amethyst still a precious stone? What are the metaphysical properties attributed to an amethyst stone?
Obsidian is a black stone believed to be a powerful grounding stone. Does obsidian only occur in black? What makes this grounding stone so powerful?
Lapis lazuli, not sapphire, was the blue gem of antiquity. What is lapis lazuli? How did this gemstone become the stone of royalty, as well as of purity?
Red jasper remains quite popular in jewelry today. What is this red jasper stone? What metaphysical properties are attached to the red jasper gemstone?
Agate is a banded gemstone believed to fight the Evil Eye. How was agate famed to be such a powerful talisman? What makes agate the stone of prudence?
Moonstone is a gemstone associated with the moon, and believed to protect travelers. What is moonstone? What makes moonstone the stone of security?
Hematite is an iron ore worn in courts since antiquity in the hope of earning favorable judgment. Is it true that the gemstone enhances personal charm?
Bloodstone is green chalcedony with red spots. To this day the stone is used to keep the blood healthy. How was the gemstone called a stone of freedom?
Rose quartz is the pink variety of quartz. The crystal was used by ancients to preserve beauty. Why is the gemstone called a stone of love and fertility?
Carnelian is the translucent red variety of chalcedony widely worn by public officials of antiquity. What is carnelian? What makes it a stone of passion?
Chalcedony is a white or blue gemstone that was a favorite talisman of sailors. What exactly is chalcedony? What makes chalcedony a stone of virtue?
Worn as talisman by Roman soldiers, sardonyx is the red and white variety of agate. How was this sardonyx gemstone believed to be a stone of valor?
Green aventurine is a shimmering variety of green chalcedony popularly kept as a good luck charm. What makes green aventurine the stone of luck?
While confused with lapis lazuli, sodalite is a different gemstone that occurs as crystal as well as opaque stone. What makes sodalite a stone of clarity?
Black tourmaline, also known as schorl, is a black gemstone of fine quality, yet rather affordable prices. How is black tourmaline called a stone of calmness?
The tiger eye stone is a yellow gemstone characterized by chatoyancy. What gives the tigers eye stone this iridescent luster? Why do people wear the tiger eye gemstone?
Moss agate is not in fact an agate, but a separate type of chalcedony. What is this moss agate stone? What meaning and powers are attributed to the gemstone?
Jet is a gemstone found in cave relics, and is itself millions of years in age. What exactly is this jet stone? What makes jet a fine mourning jewelry?
Rock crystal is the pure form of quartz, popularly cut into the crystal balls used in divination. What makes clear quartz the stone of clairvoyance?