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May 2015

The Other Side of Sapphires, Rubies & Emeralds

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Last time we investigated the possible added benefits to wearing diamonds beyond their natural aesthetic value, and continuing in that vein, we are going to take a look at the lore behind a few of our other favorite stones: Sapphire, Ruby, and Emerald.

Like Diamonds, these stones are considered very precious and are sought after for their beauty and brilliancy, but have you ever wondered why an emerald is more highly valued than, say, an amethyst? Of course there are many factors contributing to the monetary value of gems, rarity and availability ranking highly in importance, but it is fun to speculate that there could be, if not mystical, then less-than-scientific reasons as well.

sapphiresSapphires are associated with wisdom, royalty, and Divine favor: they are said to protect the wearer from the ill-wishes of others which we can certainly imagine could come in pretty handy if you were living in turbulent times! Or, stuck in a messy legal entanglement? Sapphires are supposed to aid in their positive and quick resolution. Perhaps Sapphire’s deep, peaceful, blue has something to do with the serenity it is avowed to offer: soothing insomnia, lending order and healing to the mind, and transmuting negativity, name a few benefits. Additionally Sapphire is said to enhance self-discipline and the ability to stay on one’s spiritual path.

rubiesWith its deep red hues, it’s easy to guess wherein Ruby’s power lies: Passion. In fact, it is considered aphrodisiac and is said to stimulate circulation. Paradoxically however, Ruby is also thought to promote a clear mind – curious as we often see passion as detrimental to clear-headedness! Lastly, just as we desire to keep the object of our passion from harm, Ruby is a protector, especially at night, banishing sadness and foolish thoughts.

emeraldThat brings us at last to Emerald: “The stone of successful love.” Emeralds stimulate the heart chakra making them great allies against ailments of the heart, lungs, and spine. They also promote harmony and balance, and purportedly have cleansing and detoxifying benefits as well. Hey, who knew you could wear that green detox smoothie?

So yes, wear your stones for their unparalleled beauty and sentimental value, but don’t forget that you may be toting a secret, unassuming friend and ally to your health and well-being as you do!

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Your Diamond May Be Better Than You Think – Boston Jewelry Store

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Many of us wear diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds, or other precious stones because we admire their beauty. But these gems could be more than just another pretty face – there could be some unexpected benefits above and beyond that of a mere accessory.

The idea that gemstones possess healing and metaphysical properties is ancient and naturally, given its long history, belief in the claims has come in and out of vogue. What was readily accepted in the 60s and 70s would likely get an obligatory eye roll in the 80s or 90s. But in 2015, we seem more willing to embrace the unconventional or alternative, often ancient practices and that’s not a bad thing.

We thought it would be fun to research some potential benefits attributed these precious stones. If you don’t “go in for that sort of thing” that’s ok! Either way it’s interesting and, hey, it can’t hurt!

diamond-ring-bostonOf course we have to start with the super star of stones: diamond. Naturally the most obvious and expected associations include love, faithfulness, and purity; and perhaps both fitting and ironic, diamonds are associated with Mars and Venus, seeming opposites, yet seen as parts of the same whole. However, diamonds are also believed to inspire creativity, and increase endurance and abundance. It is further thought to cleanse obstacles to achieving richness within the Self, augmenting self-love and respect. Wear your diamond when you meditate to enhance mental detachment. But what just might be the best of all is that diamonds could increase physical, mental and spiritual energy resulting in the slowing of the aging process.

So there you have it. If even part of these benefits are true, sure seems like a good reason to wear diamonds! Check back later for the possible hidden potential of Rubies, Sapphires, and Emeralds.

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