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  • Jasper was used by the ancient Egyptians
    be protected from illness In some Native American cultures Jasper is considered to be the symbolic blood of the Earth and was thus thought to be one of the best gems for connecting with the deep stabilizing energies of the Earth According to crystal healers Jasper is an intensely protective gem acting to stabilize the aura and rid it of dysfunctional energy thereby facilitating relaxation contentment and compassion Jasper is

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    in smaller sizes is not often found This is the reason why the Kunzite gemstone is normally set in Kunzite pendants or larger sized Kunzite rings The first find of the Kunzite gemstone was made in U S but it was later mined in a few other countries like Brazil Madagascar and Pakistan Above all the appeal of this gemstone lies in its clarity and its fine delicate pink nuances

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    a better understanding of others Kyanite is also said to foster tranquility having a positive effect on dreams visualization and foresightedness Kyanite is a rare polymorph that displays two hardness s within one gem A unique characteristic among gem types like Diamonds Kyanite has perfect cleavage in one direction This combined with its varying hardness makes Kyanite a challenging gem to cut thus the quality of faceting for Kyanite an

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    using the powdered gem as a magical potion to cure their ailments Interestingly some modern mystics believe that Labradorite is a gem that assists the practice of magic unleashes the power of the imagination and helps to overcome personal limitations Mainly caused by the interference of light from lattice distortions this effect often appears in violet blue green yellow gold and even orange reddish tints although specimens displaying the complete

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    gemstone is moved Sri Lankan Rainbow Moonstone has revitalized the popularity of this increasingly rare gemstone Popular with the Romans who thought it was formed out of moonlight and in India where it is considered a sacred zodiac gem Moonstone is the most valuable variety of Feldspar In India Moonstone is believed to possess sacred properties including the ability to control temperament erratic behaviour insomnia and marital problems A symbol

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    enjoyed a mystical reputation with its alleged powers including warding off anxiety enhancement of speech articulation and success in relationships and marriage Common in early Greek and Roman jewelry Peridot has been popular since 1500 BC when the Egyptians started mining it on Zeberget later known as St John s Island about 50 miles off the Egyptian coast in the Red Sea It was a dangerous business back then as

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    Prasiolite is a variety of Quartz the intensity of color and fine clarity are the most important aspects to consider when purchasing Prasiolite Color varies from a pale yellow green to deeper more lustrous greens are available A tough stone displaying beautiful colors Prasiolite is ideal for everyday wear The name Prasiolite has been derived from the Greek words Prason and Lithos which mean leek due to color similarities with

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    the first mineral to be named after a person the Dutch minerologist Colonel Hendrik von Prehn 1733 1785 who discovered the mineral in Jurassic Dolerite in the Cradock district of the Eastern Cape Province in the early 18th Century Prehnite was therefore the first type locality species discovered in South Africa Prehnite has been cut into cabochons or faceted for Jewelry or it can be carved into many interesting shapes

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