Monthly Archives December 2007

The right birthstone

The belief that certain gems have an influence on particular dates, is nothing new. It dates back thousands of years ago to the days when the ancient Chaldeans roamed the earth, and even earlier than that. The Chaldeans, or early inhabitants of Mesopotamia, were among the first peoples to study astrology in a scientific way. What they learnt was that the universe was made up of planets that revolved around the sun, and that these planetary movements had influence on all the inhabitants of this earth. From there, the science of astrology was born. Soon, maps were drawn out in
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Buying and caring for turquoise jewelry

Turquoise is a wonderful jewelry grade, semi-precious stone, whose blue color is often mesmerizing and hypnotic to gaze upon. No two cuts of this material are ever identical, and the various blue shades are stunning additions for any night on the town. Turquoise jewelry can be worn with most casual outfits, or as a finishing touch for an expensive night out. As we know, it is great is the form of accessories and bracelets.
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Crystal and gemstone cleansing

Crystals and gems vibrate to the energy of their handlers. It is believed that the atoms or molecular structure of everything around us is can be affected by thoughts, emotions and events. That is why, in metaphysics, thoughts are things. “As a man thinketh, so is he.” This applies to crystals and the gemstone we wear, because our thoughts can be transferred to crystals. Crystals are able to store and conduct thought energy inside their molecules due to having the properties of both piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity. These molecules constantly vibrate in accordance with their handlers thoughts and as such, need
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Charging crystals

Crystals need to be charged often to keep their electrical conductivity in tip top shape. Charging also helps in discharging or dissipating negative energies contained within a crystal. Crystals that are used for healing purposes should be charged more frequently; after every healing session is best. Otherwise, once a week should be okay. Ideally, they should be placed in sunlight, such as a window ledge, but this method may not be suitable for certain types of crystals that react to sunlight, amethyst being one of them (it turns white). The main way of charging crystals is to place them on
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Myanmar gemstones

Myanmar or Burma, is a country in South East Asia that is ruled by a military regime and is probably more famous (in the West at least) for its abuse of human rights track record than most other places in the world. It is also one of the poorest countries in the world, economy wise. However, Myanmar is also a country steeped in a rich heritage, and equally famous (among jewelers) for its gemstones, predominantly rubies. In fact, Myanmar supplies close to 90% of the world’s rubies, and many fine sapphires, spinels, and jadeite originate from Myanmar as well. The
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