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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
MORE Jewelry Myths & Legends
by Flaherty Jewelers
Here are some fascinating myths and legends that may inspire you as you peruse your next jewelry selection:

Turquoise, blue topaz, blue zircon, and other teal colored stones represent a wearer both sophisticated and down to earth.

Sailors would have aquamarine with them on trips across the sea, with the hope that Poseidon would spare the ship, and prevent them from drowning should they fall in.

In Hindu and Persian culture, it is believed that one who observes the reflection of the moon in turquoise will be granted luck, wealth, and protection from evil.

Purple lovers who wear amethyst, tanzanite, purple sapphire, and lavender chalcedony are creative and in tune with their spirituality. Amethyst is also an amulet for good luck, and constancy. Also a totem of sobriety, as the amethyst appear to be "stained" by the wine of Bacchus, in olden days, it was a symbol of avoiding intoxication, and the inevitable hangover.

Those who enjoy smoky quartz, tiger's eye, and champagne diffused topaz, in the brown colored stone family have a simple elegance and treasure comfort and harmony in their lives.

Yellow diamonds, yellow sapphires, topaz, and citrine are symbolic of a wearer with inquiring minds. During the Middle Ages, topaz was used to ward off sadness, bring wisdom, and bestow courage. It was even used to relieve insomnia.

Blue stones like sapphire, lapis, aquamarine, and certain types of topaz represent loyalty and communicate a sense of trust and stability. They are dependable and confident, and were in the past, worn by those protected by the wicked. Ancient Persians believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire, which explained why the sky was a reflective blue.

Black stones like onyx, black spinel, black diamonds, and certain types of pearls provide an authority to the wearer, and a sense of power and respect.

Orange colored stones like carnelian, topaz, citrine, and types of garnet, opal, and sapphires are representative of the adventurer, and successful in business.




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Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Jewelry Myths & Legends
by Flaherty Jewelers
Here are some fascinating myths and legends that may inspire you as you peruse your next jewelry selection:

Rumor has it that those who like white or clear colored stones prefer to be straight-forward and no-nonsense. These self-sufficient and assured people tend to love diamonds, white topaz, white sapphires, moonstones, opals, and pearls.
Ancient Romans would put Pearls in their drinks because they believed them to be aphrodisiacs and would facilitate passion.
Opals, by legend, were created when the gods threw lightning bolts, trapping them bolts in the ground and becoming stone.
Diamonds were totems against evil, illness, thieves, dangerous animals, and poison.

Pink colored stones, like sapphires, pink diamonds, morganite, tourmaline, pink spinel, pink mystic topaz, and rhodolite garnet are sensuous and romantic, encouraging sensitivity and the assurance to be bold, talented, gentle, dynamic, and outgoing.
Red colored stones such as red spinel, garnet, and ruby encourage a well-informed zest for life. These stones are prized by those who find themselves competitive, daring, and very energetic. Rubies additionally were used to protect their wearer from misfortune and represent reconciliation.

Green stones, like emerald, bloodstone, jade, tourmaline, peridot, and chrysophase are those beloved by social and well-adjusted, kind-hearted and generous partners who honor loyalty and seek balance. Emeralds were thought to have great power, and used in powdered form to aide against epilepsy, stop bleeding, cure dysentery, fever, and avert panic. Emerald also is a symbol of precognition.






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