PROPERTIES OF JEWELS AND GEM STONES – J, L, M
Opal: A very unique gem that contains all the colors of the rainbow. The opal can be used for almost any purpose because of its color range. Ancient myths tell of opals being wrapped in bay leaves and carried to promote invisibility. Opals are used to aid with astral projection, to attract good luck, money, and health, and to convey beauty and power.
Rhodochrosite: A beautiful pink stone that gives off a loving and warm vibration. Rhodochrosite is worn to enhance beauty, to build friendships, and to attract love. It can also be used to reduce stress and fatigue.
Ruby: Long considered the stone of Buddha; varies in color from pink to dark red. The ruby is associated with Mars and the element of fire and is highly prized for its clear color. Rubies are worn or carried for protection, personal power, joy, attraction, wealth, and spirituality.
Sapphire: Considered by magicians to be a very powerful and spiritual stone. It is associated with the god Apollo and is usually worn to stimulate the third eye. The sapphire will attract love, bring visions during meditation, and enhance spiritual activity.
Topaz: Associated with the sun, fire, and the Egyptian god Ra. The yellow topaz is used for protection, healing, or attracting money and great wealth. The blue topaz heightens spiritual awareness and brings peace, harmony, and love.
Turquoise: Highly prized by many North American Indian tribes for its beauty and healing qualities. Its blue-green color is associated with the goddess Venus, the element of earth and the Great Spirit. Turquoise is used for healing, courage, money, protection, and friendship, and is said to bring the wearer good fortune.