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Say It With A Gemstones

                                             Speak from the heart.

Say It with A Beautiful Gemstone.

The language of gemstones is an ancient way to speak from the heart. The gift of a gemstone has an extra layer of meaning from the long tradition. To find the gem that symbolize what you want to express.

Below is a list of Gemstones

          Sincerity—Sapphire.

A gift of this gemstone says you’re not just kidding around. Blue is the main colour of the sapphire. Blue is also the favourite colour of 50 % of all people, Men and women alike. We associate this colour, strongly linked to the Sapphire as it is, with feeling of sympathy and harmony, friendship and loyalty: feeling which belong to qualities that prove their worth in the long term–feeling in which it is not so much effervescent passion , but rather composure, mutual understanding and indestructible trust. Thus the blue of the sapphire has become a colour which fits in with everything that is constant and reliable.

 

                                                       Rebirth—-Emerald.

New to Marriage? New to a Job? Witness Protection  Program?

Start that new life out right, with this gemstone. The green of the emerald is the colour of life and of springtime, Which comes round again and again. It has also, for centuries, been the colour of beauty and of constant love. In ancient Rome, green was the colour of Venus, the goddess of beauty and love.

 

Electricity—Tourmaline

Squeeze the gem and it gives off electricity. Give it and create sparks.

Tourmalines are gems with an incomparable variety of colours. The reason, according to an old Egyptian legend, is that the Tourmaline, on its long journey up from the center of earth, passed over a rainbow, in doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the  gemstone of the rainbow.

Sobriety — Amethyst:

Show your appreciation for your designated drive with this gem.

Its colour is as unique as it is seductive,  though in fact this gemstone of all gemstones is said to protect its wearer against seduction. The amethyst is extravagance in violet. For many thousands of years, the most striking representative of the quart family has been a jewel coveted by princes both ecclesiastical( is related to the Christian church) and secular.(Not connected with religious or spiritual matters).Moses described it as a symbol of the Spirit of god in the official robes of the high priest of the jews, And in Russian Empress Catherine the great sent thousands of miners into the Urals to look for it. In popular belief, the amethyst offers protection against drunkenness-for the greek word ‘amethystos’ mean ‘not intoxicated’ in translation.

 

Marital Harmony.–Aquamarine

Say You’re sorry give your spouse this gemstone and promise that it will never ,ever, happen again.

From the light blue of the sky to the deep blue of the sea, aquamarine shine over extraordinarily beautiful range of mainly light blue colours. Aquamarine is a fascinatingly beautiful gemstone. Women the world over love it for its fine blue shades which can complement almost and skin or eye colour, and creative gemstone designers are inspired by it as they are by hardly any other gem, which enables them to create new artistic cuts again and again

Its light blue arouses feelings of sympathy, trust, harmony and friendship. Good feelings. Feelings which are based on mutuality and which prove their worth in lasting relationships. The blue of aquamarine is a divine, eternal colour, because it is the colour of the sky.

Faithfulness–Sapphire.

Lipstick on your collar? Hard hat in your back seat? Maybe a gift of this gemstone is a good idea.

One of the reasons why women in many countries wish for a sapphire ring on their engagement. The Sapphire symbolizes loyalty.

 

Fertility– Emerald.

This gemstone may not help create quintuplets. But twins aren’t out of the question.

Emeralds are fascinating gemstones. They have the most beautiful, most intense and most radiant green that can possibly be imagined: emerald green. Inclusions are tolerated. In top quality, fine emeralds are even more valuable than diamond.

 

Peace– Amethyst.

Use this gemstone to call for a truce. Amethyst.

The Soul–Sapphire.

Take your love to a higher plane with a gift of this gemstone.

Love– Emerald.

The gem of Venus says love lot more persuasively than a dozen roses.

                                                   The Sun– Topaz

Does she light your days?

The topaz has been known for at least 2000 years and is one of the gemstones which form the foundations of the twelve gates to the Holy City of the New Jerusalem. These so-called apocalyptic stones are intended to serve in protection against enemies and as a symbol of beauty and splendor.

Divine Favor –Sapphire.

Bishops wore this gemstone  to symbolize their devine stature. Tell someone you love , you think they’re heavenly. Sapphire

 

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HOPE—- Opal

Show your faith that things will work out with a gift of this gemstone.

For ages people have been believing in the healing power of Opal. It is reported to be able to solve depressions and to help its wearer find the true and real love. Opals are supposed to further enhance the positive characteristics for people born under the zodiac sign of Cancer. Black Opal is recommended to those born under Scorpio, and Boulder Opal is the lucky stone for Aries.

The fantastic colour play of Opal reflects changing emotions and moods of people. Fire and water, the sparkling images of Boulder Opal, the vivid light flashes of Black Opal or the soft shine of Milk Opal – striking contrasts characterise the colourful world of this fascinating gemstone. Maybe this is the reason why it depends on our daily mood which Opal we prefer. Opals are like human emotions: you always experience them different and anew.

Boulder Opal is from Opalton. One of our places we love to go fossicking.

What do you think, My husband gave me white opal, on my wedding day to wear. Did he know the meaning of true real love. Well we still love each other after 20 years.

Leave me a comment, tell me your story. Love to hear other peoples stories.

Thank You

Have a Great Day.

Wendy

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Aquamarine Gemstones

 

Aquamarine Gemstones

What is Aquamarine?aqua

This specimen is a combination of aquamarine and tourmaline in albite. It’s from Erongo, Namibia, and is a superb example of how different mineral species can grow together.
This specimen is a combination of aquamarine and tourmaline in albite. It’s from Erongo, Namibia, and is a superb example of how different mineral species can grow together.

Aquamarine is a pale greenish blue member of the beryl family. It is March’s birthstone and gets its calming colour from trace amounts of iron.  Other members of the beryl family include emerald and morganite.

 

 

 

 

Semi-Precious Aquamarine Gemstone.

Aquamarine can be one of the more valuable semi-precious gemstones. However, because aquamarine has such a wide range in prices, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re buying before you do. An aquamarine gemstone could cost you anywhere from $200 to $2,500, so you’ll want to do your research.  March birthstone with a focus on the stone’s origins, history, quality factors, and value.

Largest Cut and Carved Aquamarine.

The Dom Pedro aquamarine is the largest cut and carved aquamarine gem, and it is magnificent. The 10,363 carat sculpture stands an impressive 14 inches tall. The famous stone was mined in Brazil in the late 1980’s and is named after Brazil’s first two emperors. Check out the image above for a close up look at the intriguing gem on display at the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History.

Most Famous Aquamarine.

Most famous aquamarines are famous for both their colour and their size. One of my favourites is the aquamarine made famous by First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt. The stone is an enchanting blueish-green aquamarine that weighs 1,298 carats. It is one of the largest, if not the largest, step cut stone in the world. The stone was given to the first lady when she and President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Brazil in 1936 as part of the “Good Neighbour” cruise in South America.

Semi-Precious vs. Precious

Aquamarine is a semi-precious gemstone but can be as valuable as a precious gemstone under the right conditions. It is more expensive than blue topaz, another similarly coloured birthstone, due to its rarity and popularity. Aquamarine’s price varies from very affordable to very expensive depending on a number of factors.

Inclusions

Though aquamarine can have thin, needle-like inclusions, most aquamarine on the fine jewellery market is clear and eye clean. Aquamarine does have a heavily included, opaque version, and these are usually carved into cabochons, beads, or other shapes.

Aquamarine’s inclusions tend to run parallel to one another in long, thin lines. In rare form, some aquamarine stones have so many of these inclusions that they can display a cat’s-eye effect.

Color

Unlike many other gemstones, the colour of aquamarine is very limited. Colours range from a pale sea foam green to a deep mid-toned ocean blue, the latter being the more valuable colour. Colour zoning is rare for this gemstone, so it doesn’t play into the value as much as it would for sapphire, which has much more potential for undesirable colour zoning.

In the next section, you will learn more about aquamarine treatments. For now, know that pale baby blue stones and lighter coloured sea foam green stones are similar in price even though one has been treated and one has not.

Carat

Carat sizes on aquamarine can commonly be found above 10 carats, which makes aquamarine a versatile option for larger scaled designs. The larger the aquamarine, the more likely it is to have a deep, desirable colour.

Small stones under 5 carats tend to be very faded looking and can often look like clear topaz with a very slight blue tinge. However, there are some mines that produce smaller stones that have a natural, intense colour. These stones may cost significantly more per carat than a larger, more faded aquamarine. The most important factor then is colour and not carat.

Cut

Aquamarine is usually clear but does come in a variety of clarity grades. Heavily included and opaque stones are generally cut into cabochon shapes or carved into intricate designs. Smaller, transparent stones are usually cut into ovals, and larger, transparent stones are usually cut into emerald cuts. However, unlike some coloured stones, there is no underlying cut that the stone is usually shaped into. Eye-clean stones have the ability to be cut into kites, marquise, hearts, and any other fancy cut so long as there are no major inclusions that would compromise the overall stability.

Aquamarine in Australia.

Aquamarine can be found in north Queensland at O”brien Creeks, near Mount Surprise. We have not found Aquamarine. But we did buy a small rough light Aquamarine from the tourist shop in Mount Surprise.  Once it was  faceted it was a 7mm stone. cost $100 rough, the stone now is beautiful  diamond cut stone. It is worth a lot more now that it has been faceted.

Large 3,700 carat gem one of six crystals stolen from Mount Surprise museum. Read More.

 

 

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Birthstone- What is your Birthstone

 

Birthstone -What is your Birthstone.

Every month has a different Gemstone/ Birthstone.

Find out more about your birthstone/gemstones.

Birthstones- is your Diamond , Emerald, Amethyst, Aquamarine how lucky are you.

March Birthstone:

Aquamarine: What a beautiful stone.

 Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding vitreous glass-like luster, It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colours which can range from pale light blue to medium-dark blue. The name ‘aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’.

Octagon- Scissor Cut Light Blue Aquamarine

Colour.

Like seawater, aquamarine can be pale to light-blue, dark-blue, blue-green and green-blue. The more saturated the colour, the higher the value, although almost all aquamarine is typically a lighter blue tone.

 

Gemstones Birthstones

January – Garnet they come in all colours. I have seen  deep red, Pink – purple  and green.

February–  Amethyst is Purple Quartz. all shades of purple  from dark to very light.

March  —  Aquamarine Light blue to a light light blue, beautiful sparkle when faceted.

April  —   Diamond   the most desirable gemstone. (every girls best friend) .comes in a lot of colours.

May —  Emerald a fascinating  green coloured gemstone.

June —  Ruby a gemstone is most famous for its fiery red colour.

August —  Peridot  another green gemstone. light green .

September — Sapphire  comes in lots of colours, blue is sapphire main colour.

October — Opal  is all different colours. The more fire (colour) the better the stone.

November —Topaz looks like a crystal. colours I have see it clear, blues, yellow.

December —  Turquoise is a beautiful sky blue stone.

Birthstones are gemstones.

The month you were born there is a birthstone. All birthstones are gemstones each having a unique meaning & historical significance.

Birthstone Healing Powers:

Amber:      Thought to aid memory , purify the body, alleviate headaches, and bone and heart problems.Amber is known for its stress relieving and calming properties.

Amethyst:   Aids in the reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, and circulatory issues. Amethyst is considered the gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.

Aquamarine:   Aids the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes and ears. Aquamarine is also known for releasing fear, calming, nerves, and bringing mental clarity.

Citrine:     Considered the gemstone to provide greater or increased healing, Citrine also promotes success, abundance, and clear thinking.

Garnet:    Aids blood, heart, and lungs and is known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy.

Lapis:   Thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, Lapis is also Known for creating openness, truthfulness, and creativity.

Onyx:   Associated with the root chakra, Onyx brings spiritual inspiration, and control over emotions.

Pearl:    Known for its calming properties, the peral is said to aid purity, charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty in its wearer.

Peridot:   Healing  stress  in  relationships, lessening anger and jealousy, and slowing aging, the peridot promotes abundance and prosperity.

Ruby:     Aiding the emotions is the Ruby’s calling card. Also known to increase integrity, devotion, and happiness.

Sapphire:  The gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation, the Sapphire also aids in personal expression and alleviation of pain.

Topaz:    One of the most powerful gemstones, Topaz facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed.

Turquoise:   A gemstone steeped in lore and tradition, Turquoise is a healing and balance stone.

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