Monthly Archives November 2007

The metaphysical properties of emerald

Emerald is a stone of fertility, and abundance. It is well known as an aid to growth, and assists people who are not so well adjusted with this world, to adjust, thrive, and prosper. The green of emerald is closely tied with the vibes of the natural world and the plants of nature. As the stone representing Venus, the goddess of beauty and love, emerald is rightly known as the “love stone.” It is the traditional birthstone for the month of May. Emerald’s vibrant green color is ideal for helping with matters relating to the heart, and it can be
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Moonstone: A gemstone for balance

Moonstone are one of my favorite gemstones because they symbolize the coolness of the night and the beauty of the moon. Down the ages, moonstone have always been prized for helping with matters of the heart, and it is a distinct “watery” and “feminine” stone. Moonstone is an orthoclase feldspar and comprises a complex mineral formula of KAlSi3O8, or roughly speaking – potassium aluminum silicate. Possessing a hardness of around 6.5 on the Mohs scale, moonstone is more sought after for its translucent beauty (adularescence), rather than durability. The light display of moonstone is influenced by the presence of layers
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The 2nd most expensive diamond in history

A white diamond has become the 2nd most expensive diamond in history, when news agencies reported that an 84.37 carat diamond sold for more than 16 million dollars in an auction conducted by auction house Sothebys, in Geneva, Switzerland. Although diamonds have long been renowned for their expensive price tag, this is a recent example when a real dollar tag has been assigned to one. Some famous or infamous diamonds, which have colorful tales and a rich history, could likely fetch much more than what this diamond sold for. Many diamonds have since been valued at prices much greater than
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