We know more than 3000 different minerals, but as gems and semi-precious stones we can mark only about 50 of them.
Precious stones are used in jewelry and other ornaments.
Precious (rare) stone is therefore a mineral that is characterized by a distinctive, extraordinary beauty. Its color is also very important, especially the clarity and saturation of color. It must also be hard and durable enough to be used for a long time without being scratched or otherwise damaged. Finally, it must occur rarely, because rarity also guarantees its high value. Some minerals can be found all over the world, others are much rarer.
It is not only a beautiful stone, but also an amulet!
Natural stones are known for their healing effects and have been used as amulets and remedies for the body and soul in ancient times.
You can choose the right one according to your zodiac sign or according to the area in which you would appreciate the help of a given stone, or you can leave it to the power of nature and let the stone choose you ... It is said that they can help everyone who finds his way to them.
Precious and semi-precious stones are gifts of the earth.
Each of them has a specific meaning and influence. Astrology assigns precious stones to individual zodiac signs, which have the ability to influence them and also have healing effects.
Aries is the sign of Fire, ruled by Mars, and the birthstones are ruby and diamond.
Taurus is the sign of the Earth, ruled by Venus and its birthstones are emerald and topaz.
Gemini is a sign of the Air, ruled by Mercury, and their birthstones are tourmaline and agate.
Cancer is the sign of Water, ruled by the Moon, and his native "stones" are adular and pearl.
Lion is the sign of Fire, ruled by the Sun, and its birthstones are tigers or a cat's eye and ruby.
Virgo is the sign of the Earth, ruled by Mercury and her birthstones are peridot / olivine and sardonyx.
Libra is a sign of the Air, ruled by Venus, and its birthstones are sapphire and opal.
Scorpio is a sign of Water, ruled by Mars and Pluto, and its birthstones are topas and malachite.
Sagittarius is a sign of Fire, ruled by Jupiter and his birthstones are topas and turquoise.
Capricorn is the sign of the Earth, it is ruled by Saturn and its birth stones are jet and onyx.
Aquarius is the sign of the Air, ruled by Saturn and Uranus, and his birthstones are aquamarine and amethyst.
Pisces is a sign of Water, ruled by Jupiter and Neptune, and their birthstones are adular and amethyst.
Precious stones are divided into three categories.
1 / Diamond - has a privileged position among precious stones and its own rating system.
2 / Ruby, emerald, sapphire - the most expensive and rarest colored gems, which you will usually find in all coronation jewels together with diamonds and pearls.
3 / Other precious stones - precious stones (alexandrite, spinel and precious opal and their equivalent stones), semi-precious stones (diamondoid, aquamarine, amethyst, rubelite, chrysolite, topas, zirconium, chromium diopside, brew, pyrope, almandine and some opaque stones e.g. turquoise) and ornamental stones (smoky, crystal, amber, malachite, lazurite, agate, common opal, jasper and others).
Synthetic gemstones - stones created in laboratories.
Synthetic stone was born in a laboratory, it was not created by Mother Nature, but its chemical composition, optical and physical properties are almost identical to natural stone. Synthetic gemstones began to be produced as early as the end of the 19th century. The first success was the creation of an artificial ruby, which could even be cut into fecets. In addition to the production of jewelry, synthetic gemstones have found their use in microelectronics, laser technology, etc. Synthetically created gemstone is significantly cheaper and more affordable than its natural brother of comparable parameters. As natural gemstone is easily interchangeable with its laboratory-created version, the sale of synthetic gemstones is subject to strict rules. In jewelry, synthetic gemstones began to be used more extensively at the beginning of the 20th century, in the creation of Art Nouveau art deco jewelry (mainly synthetic sapphires).
About precious stones in jewelry:
You will also find several types of precious stones and freshwater pearls in the jewelry we offer:
Agate - supposedly strengthens the love between parents and children. In addition, agate heals emotions and regulates emotional fluctuations - jealousy and envy. It reveals the truth, helps to accept reality. It strengthens the connection between our body and the Earth.
Aquamarine - symbolizes courage, calms the mind, alleviates aggression, encourages us to be courageous. It drives away fear, anxiety and stress. It purifies our thoughts, supports us in our sense of inner freedom, and increases our ability to intuit.
Amazonite - has an admirable filtering ability, blocks geopathogenic zones, also protects against electromagnetic pollution. It is an extremely calming stone. Removes negative energy and anger.
Amethyst - is said to be one of the most powerful stones that can positively affect many physical and mental functions of man. Amethyst is a stone of various shades of purple, which go from the darkest to the lightest. It is said to have many effects on a person on an emotional, mental and spiritual level. It increases motivation, concentration, attention and concentration, thus improving the ability to learn and memory.
Aventurine - adds courage, optimism, the ability to recognize new friends. It helps us empathize with other people, it promotes compassion, perseverance.
Beryl - will teach you how to do only what you really need. It helps manage life's stresses and discard unnecessary burdens. It allows us to get rid of exaggerated digging and unnecessary worries, get rid of agitation, confusion and reduce excessive irritation.
Citrine - In the past, it was believed that citrine could protect against snake venom and all negative thoughts. It was used to treat people with a depressed mood. Citrine has been associated with wealth for many years and is often called the stone of success. It attracts money, prosperity, success and guarantees prosperity. Therefore, it is said to be suitable for anyone starting a business. Citrine encourages creativity and adds motivation. It stimulates mental functions and strengthens the intellect. It increases self-confidence, self-assurance and adds a sense of security.
Diamond - is a transparent carbon crystal. According to the Mohs hardness scale, it has the highest hardness of 10, which ranks it among the hardest natural materials. It is said to be the guardian of the spirit and helps us to think more clearly and independently. In partnership, it is said to provide understanding, tolerance and long love. It frees us from anxiety, depression, greed and pettiness. It adds balance, independence, self-esteem, cleanses and helps control jealousy. It has a privileged position among precious stones, and it has been associated with various myths and legends. In its cut form - diamond is the most expensive gemstone. Diamond is said to support logical thinking and force us to look for the right path of life and perseverance to follow it. It helps to learn from defeat. It brings respect and esteem. In ancient times, people believed that diamond was a protector against poisoning and could cure them.
Flourite - a stone of geniuses, endowed with great power. It expands our perceptions, helps us to perceive and understand energies, under its influence intuitive knowledge becomes clear, understandable and logical. It serves as an effective remedy against all the confusions of life.
Garnet - is a stone with strong regenerative effects. It is a stone of fire, passion, but also transformation and purity of heart. It gives life-giving energy, the desire to know the unknown and encourages love and devotion. The grenade promotes strong relationships, interest in others, balances sexual desire and can correct emotional disharmony. It contributes to the restoration of forces. It is useful in times of crisis. It allegedly helps mainly in seemingly hopeless situations.
Hematite - Natural hematite was worn in Egypt as an amulet to protect health. It is attributed to the positive effects on blood formation. It gives the wearer courage, brings peace, tranquility and satisfaction.
Howlit - calms the mind and works great when falling asleep or meditating. It enables calm and rational communication. It is a stone that strengthens memory and at the same time arouses the desire for knowledge.
Chalcedony - brings peace to man. It increases the goodwill of everyone who wears it. It adds generosity and kindness. It can also absorb negative energy and turn sadness into joy, making days easier for people who are going through difficult times. It also absorbs negative thoughts, emotions and repels bad dreams. Chalcedony provides inner stability and effectively harmonizes the body, spirit and emotions.
Chrysopras - allegedly raises emotions, provides hope, calms, brings joy, pleasure, success in a new business, attracts money, friends, removes addiction, selfishness, tension and stress. It helps to accept oneself, to forgive, it brings a balance between dreams and reality.
Jadeite - a protective stone that brings happiness, joy, peace and courage to life. It brings a peaceful sleep and nice dreams, but at the same time it releases emotions, especially irritability, anger and temper. It gives you the courage to manifest your true self.
Jasper - a stone referred to as the "mother of all stones". It arouses compassion and a desire to do good, making us a better person. It conveys wisdom, creativity and patience, radiating invigorating, cleansing and protective energy.
Carnelian - this stone was already known in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians believed that it was a stone that brought vitality to its wearer. Carnelian was considered the stone of the resurrection, so it was buried in tombs. In the Middle Ages, people used carnelian to protect against lightning, nightmares, and defended themselves against reading minds. Carnelian is said to be a very powerful stone that can move a person's life towards the true essence and meaning. It helps him find his own way in life. It opens new doors and helps fulfill human dreams. It is a stone of motivation and courage.
Coral - about 6,000 species of coral are so far known. The Celts worshiped red and pink corals in particular, and according to their tradition, it was a very strong protective stone. Coral increases intuition and helps to achieve set goals, it is an excellent means of increasing energy and vitality.
Quartz - for thousands of years it has been considered a powerful and protective stone. It is said that the people who wear it know how to find the truth in themselves and become more honest and truthful. Quartz is said to absorb, store, release and regulate energy.
Crystal - symbolizes light on Earth, its cleansing and healing energy. It acts as a catalyst that accelerates the exchange of energy, while absorbing the negative and positively charging. Crystal is said to charge the body with positive energy, vitality and strength.
Mountain crystal - has pure radiant energy, which is said to illuminate the surroundings and the energy field around the wearer. It contains a whole spectrum of colors and has universal positive effects on the human body. It is often used to improve the feng shui of a space and for personal protection against negative influences. It is said to help clear thoughts and provide good energy.
Kunzit - Awakens thoughts leading to love, radiates peace and increases creative abilities. It is a protective stone that can take care of both the individual and the whole environment. He can disperse everything negatively. He has the power to connect reason, intuition and inspiration.
Labradorite - supports the development of intuition, removes negative energies, helps us overcome fear, uncertainty, depression, stress, brings new ideas, calms an overactive mind, breaks illusions and penetrates to the root of the problem. It strengthens faith in oneself, brings strength, perseverance. Labradorite is a stone of transformation and is very helpful in times of great life changes and stages.
Lapis lazuli - the beautiful royal blue of this stone symbolizes the inner depth and the highest light of inner harmony. It awakens in us love, sensitivity, receptivity, perception of beauty. Lapis lazuli is said to add a sense of security and safety. Lapis lazuli is said to be a stone of friendship. It promotes harmony in interpersonal relationships. And he is said to have the ability to drive away misfortune.
Lava stone - is a strong protective amulet dedicated to healing. It brings positive energy and drains negative energy.
Magnesite - is a stone of purity, strengthens our will and helps us get rid of various addictions. It acts as an energy source, encourages love, encourages patience, sincerity and simplicity in life.
Malachite - is one of such stones which during your life, but also its life, gains a kind of experience that improves its impact. Malachite is interesting in that it heals holistically. This means that it acts simultaneously on the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. A stones which is not large it can protect your whole personality. It very easily absorbs negative energy and pollutants that affect our overall health. It opens the heart, brings love, balance and harmony.
Moonstone - creates emotional balance. It helps to cope with change. It is at the same time a stone of wish and hope. It is used as a protective stone for long journeys. The moonstone is suitable for women: it is said to relieve stress, emotional tension and emotional fluctuations. It supports feelings, intuition and emotionality. It significantly improves our sensitivity.
Onyx - is a stone that gives strength. It provides support in difficult or confusing situations as well as in periods of extreme emotional or physical stress. It is said that it keeps memories of everything that the wearer has experienced. Onyx brings an invaluable gift to make prudent decisions.
Opal - acts as a protective stone. Encourages original and dynamic creative forces. Opal strengthens the will to live, supports the realization of set goals. It increases intuition, brings harmony and happiness. It brings light and spontaneous decision-making to life. It is also associated with love, passion, desire and eroticism, strengthens feelings and relaxes inhibitions.
Peridot - helps to see every situation in detail and deepens our perception. It helps us grow. It brings joy and thus alleviates the feeling of sadness, guilt or offended conceit.
Pearl - cultured pearl and mother-of-pearl - symbolize femininity not only with its round shape, but also with its luster and variability. They develop in us a sense of beauty and perfection, kindness and the pursuit of harmony. They protect us from accidents and misfortunes.
Rhodonite - is a stone of happiness, joy and love. It leads to tolerance, patience and forgiveness. It gives courage, relieves tremors and anxiety. It brings a feeling of mental balance.
Synthetic ruby - natural ruby belongs to one of the rarest gems in the world. The name comes from the Latin rubeus - red. It was called the stone of pigeon blood. Since ancient times it has been a precious and revered precious stone and, like a diamond, it has been a part of the royal jewels. It is a symbol of majesty and grandeur. In India, it was worn by the Maharajas on their foreheads as a symbol of strength and love.
Rutile - strengthens energy transfer, banishes hopelessness, fear, milds depression and soothes sleep. It also promotes perseverance and independence.
Rosary - this gentle stone has been revered and worn since ancient times as a stone of friendship and love. It strengthens fidelity and helps to find happiness in love. With its delicate pink tones, it awakens a feeling of tenderness, gentleness, understanding and love.
Sodalite - is the strongest of all blue stones. It helps to focus on work, achieve set goals and also improves memory.
Spinel - natural spinel belongs to one of the most beautiful red precious stones. It is easy to confuse with a ruby. In addition to red, it also occurs in blue and black versions and their shades. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a powerful protective stone that was able to strengthen self-confidence. In India, it was considered the "Middle of the World" stone.
Tiger's eye - is a protective stone. It protects against a curse, gives you confidence and courage, helps us find what we are looking for and gives us a sense of security.
Tourmaline - a protective stone. It works for the benefit of the wearer and brings him joy. Removes stress and fear, recharges energy. Black tourmaline has an extremely strong protective effect and deprives us of negative energies.
Turquoise - often appeared in the saddles in the past as a protective stone for horses and riders. In Egypt they knew the turquoise well and called it the stone of life. The ancient Tibetans carried turquoise with them throughout their lives, often paying for it. Turquoise was even rarer than gold in Tibet. The name of the stone comes from the French word "turquois", which means Turkish. The first turquoise imported to Europe comes from Turkey. Turquoise reflects negative energy and is considered a stone of purification. It also helps with feelings of depression and sadness.
Synthetic sapphire - natural sapphire was considered a stone of the highest spiritual value in the Middle Ages. Since the 6th century, the dark blue sapphire decorates the rings of cardinals, to help clarify reason, purify the heart and strengthen faith.
Cubic zircon - no need to confuse it with natural zircon. Cubic zircon is an artificially produced stone, chemically zirconia ZrO2, its hardness reaches 8.5 on the Mohs scale (a similar hardness is, for example, emerald or ruby) and a refractive index of 1.93-1.98. (In comparison, a real diamond is the hardest mineral, has the highest hardness of 10, and a refractive index of 2.42.) Zircon looks like a diamond, shines less, and, unlike a diamond, its surface can be scratched. And it is 75% heavier than a diamond of the same size. It is considered to be the best diamond replacement created.