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    a very light pink to deep rose pink are available A tough stone displaying beautiful colors Rose Quartz is ideal for everyday wear or as a collection piece The ancients of India considered Quartz to have special properties as transformers as well as keepers of energy To this day Quartz crystals are used universally in meditation as they are believed to possess healing properties and other diverse metaphysical powers Folklorists

    Original URL path: http://www.truros.ca/truros/gemstones/quartz.htm (2014-10-22)
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    precious of gems Prized throughout history many believed that mystical powers lay hidden within this intensely colored red gemstone Furthermore the fiery crimson color of Rubies caused many civilizations to associate them with passion love and romance Rubies were also thought to bestow wisdom health and luck in gambling The gemstones you see in rings an other items of jewelry come from rough crystals that are then cut and polished

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    times of day Legend has it that the first person to wear Sapphire was Prometheus the rival of Zeus who took the gemstone from Cacaus where he also stole fire from heaven for man The Ancient Greeks adorned themselves with Sapphires when consulting the oracles at the temple of the Greek god Apollo in Delphi The Ancient Persians believed Sapphires were a chip from the pedestal that supported the Earth

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    only from color similarities but also the close proximity of their deposits Interestingly both the legendary 352 Carat Timur Ruby and the 170 Carat Black Prince s Ruby that feature in British Imperial State Crowns proved to be Noble Red Spinels Spinel was first recognized as a separate gem species in 1587 Spinel s name is either derived from the Latin word for thorn Spina as a result of its

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    Native Americans in Oregon used Sunstone for trade and barter Oregon Sunstone was declared the official Gemstone of the State of Oregon in 1987 Crystal healers believe Sunstone to be useful for adding personal insight and alleviating depression Sunstone has a beautiful glittering sunlight effect as a result of its tiny metallic inclusions The copper or pyrite inclusions cause sparkling flashes of light as millions of particles playfully interact with

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    actually comes in a diverse array of striking colors such as Pink This when combined with its beauty durability and surprising affordability makes Topaz Jewelry ideal for all occasions If you are on a journey of spiritual change Topaz is believed by crystal healers to make an excellent companion It apparently teaches you to trust in the Universe aiding you to fully recognize the magical laws of attraction increasing your

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    in excitement as they caught sight of the first deep blue crystals which had been found in the Merelani Hills near Arusha in the north of Tanzania With an aurora of stunning purple blues ultramarines greens and pinks nothing on Earth can compare to the vibrant and sensual personality of Tanzanite Tanzanite the striking blue purple member of the Zoisite family has taken the world by storm in the last

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    brilliance of Zircon is second to none The Zircon Cut a variation of the Brilliant Cut that adds eight extra facets to the pavilion was designed to take advantage of these properties Zircon is mined in Thailand Vietnam Cambodia Sri Lanka and Nigeria In fact deposits of Zircon have even been found on the moon Cambodia is arguably the world s premiere source for gorgeous Zircon Sixty three miles North

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