Jade: Stone of Fortune

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?

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Agate: Stone of Prudence

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?

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Carnelian: Stone of Passion

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?

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Sodalite: Stone of Clarity

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?

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Tiger Eye: Stone of Courage

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?

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Jet: Stone of Restoration

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?

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