Gemstone of the Day for December 14th is Silver

Gemstone of the Day



The chemical symbol, Ag, is an abbreviation of the Latin word for silver, “argentum.

Hardness: 2.5 – 3              
Specific Gravity: 10.5                      
Chemistry: Ag
Class: Native elements           
Crystallography: Isometric                  
Cleavage: none
Fracture: jagged                   
Streak: silver-white                               
Luster: metallic

Healing: Silver is worn to boost one’s immunity. It is used to treat infectious diseases, like hepatitis or the flu. Silver compounds were used successfully to prevent infection in World War 1. Silver is also used to assimilate the vitamins A and E.

Magical Workings: Silver is an excellent stone for astral projection for it provides the silver cord between the physical and astral bodies. Silver assists in increased perception and helps to regulate the emotional and intuitive energies. It is used to enhance one’s psychic abilities. Silver is used to channel the energies of the Moon. This energy is then used to energize other crystals.
Silver is an excellent stone to carry for those involved in public speaking, for it enhances communication.
Silver is associated with the astrological signs of Cancer and Aquarius and vibrates to the number 4.

Chakra Applications: Silver is associated with the 12th chakra. The 12th chakra is where a connection to the Monadic level of divinity is made.

Foot Notes: The largest piece of native Silver ever found is a specimen that weighed 844 pounds that was found near Aspen Colorado. It is thought that humankind learned to seperate silver from lead circa 3000 BCE.
Silver is a soft, ductile, malleable, lustrous metal. It has the highest electrical and thermal conductor.
Author: Crick

3 thoughts on “Gemstone of the Day for December 14th is Silver

    1. I might be wrong, I will check with Crick(if anyone should know he should, he is a Druid). But I believe the thinking of Silver being a metal came from old Alchemy. There are several crystals and gemstones that were once considered metals due to Alchemy. It was decided that if the metal or gemstone could be found in nature, in its natural state, then it was re-classified as a gemstone or crystal. Silver and gold can both be found in nature in its natural state. Thus, both of them became gemstones. They also fall into both categories being a metal and a gemstone.

      As I mentioned I have Alchemy and its connection with Silver in the back of my mind. Let me check with Crick and I will get back to you.
      Lady A

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