Decoding the Gemstones: Properties, Healing Powers, Facts

Did you ever think that the gemstone in your ring could be up to 10,000 years old? What a possibility! The story of these little pieces of nature might be old, but just as special.

There is no surprise that the beauty of gems, their colors, different shapes have made people believe in all kinds of myths. One very popular one is that Aquamarines were believed to be found in the treasure chests of the legendary mermaids. With that said, there is no denial of the magical metaphysical and healing properties these gemstones hold. In this blog, we shall look over some highly precious and adorned stones found in various parts of the world and what they truly signify. This is D'Deco on decoding the gemstones.

1. Ruby

For centuries this gemstone has been described as the king of all gemstones and no other stone seems to compare. The ruby's fantastic color makes it special and desirable. They have placed an important role throughout history as the ultimate symbol of passion and romance. They are powerful healing crystals for you to use as their vibration acts as a barrier against those who aim to steal your energy. Rubies are sourced from Burma, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

2. Blue Sapphire

Second hardest mineral on the earth, this regal gemstone is one of a kind. It comes in a wide gamut of colors blue being the most popular one. Famously used in Princess Diana’s engagement ring which now sits on the finger of the Duchess of Cambridge, they are believed to symbolize wisdom, virtue and good fortune. These stunning violet blue gemstones are mined in many parts of the world, but the most prized Sapphires are from Myanmar, Kashmir and Sri Lanka.

3. Emerald

Favored by Cleopatra who was said to have a huge collection of emeralds, this stunning gemstone belonged to the beryl mineral family just like Aquamarine. Emeralds are prone to inclusions which are popularly called Jardins and therefore a flawless emerald is extremely rare and would make it to the list of most expensive gemstones on earth. Emeralds are believed to represent healing and fertility. The vivid green of the stone also suggests the concept of eternity, growth and life.


4. Pink Diamond 

Even in modern day, the source of their pink color is largely debated. They are beautiful, rare and a collectors delight. Several pink diamonds with internally flawless clarity grades have been discovered, but only one is known to be completely flawless, the Pink Star or the Pink Dream. Undoubtedly, it is the color of love and has been representing happiness and delight from England's Elizabethan Era (1558-1603). 

5. Champagne Diamond

These diamonds are naturally brown with a hint of yellow in it. If you’re looking for a unique and beautiful stone this could be an ultimate choice. Moreover you might get them for less compared to colorless diamonds. The largest champagne diamond mine is the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia, where other colored diamonds such as pink diamonds are mined too. It’s a useful gemstone if you wish to get your skills acknowledged. 

6. Alexandrite

How about having a stone which looks emerald in the day and ruby by night. Isn’t it nature's best magic trick? These are a very rare color changing variety of the mineral chrysoberyl. It was discovered in the 1830s at Russia's Ural Mountains but now is also found in Sri Lanka, East Africa, and Brazil. Nevertheless, the fine material is exceptionally rare and valuable. Alexandrite is a stone that holds great balancing properties that can harmonize your physical, emotional and spiritual being.

7. Amethyst

Favored by royals all around the globe, the vibrant amethyst ranges in color from delicate lilac to the deepest purple. Amethyst is majorly found in Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Argentina as well as some African countries. This gemstone is always on the top of buyers list because it's affordable, gives a stellar look and the gem grade Amethyst is almost flawless. It is a symbol of protection, cleansing and healing.

8. Aquamarine 

This gemstone instantly reminds you of fresh waters. Aquamarines are mostly inclusion free with a breathtaking sparkle. For eons, this water like gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. It makes a great anniversary gift because of its soothing influence on married couples and has a lot of times replaced diamonds as well. The majority of aquamarine gemstones are mined from Brazil, they are also found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Mozambique, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

9. Lapis

A deep celestial blue gemstone prized since antiquity for its color. The natural golden glitter over the stone gives it so much more depth. Lapis Lazuli is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. You would find this gem in a lot of antiques and vintage pieces. It's a symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal mascot for wisdom and truth.

10. Almandine Garnet 

Imagine a fine red wine. Well that’s the exact color of an Almandine Garnet. Most Almandine garnets are mined in India and Brazil. It is a regenerative healing crystal which brings in strength. Almandine garnet is also famous as the Stone of Tangible Truth. If you're looking to manifest your dreams, begin with investing in Almandine garnet.

11. Peridot

This gorgeous olive green gemstone will grab your attention even more when you know where it is found. In 2005, peridot was found in comet dust brought back from the Stardust robotic space probe. Apart from that they are also found in earth's deepest mantle and volcano lava. Peridot is symbolic with strength and balance, it is believed to bring you infinite peace and good health. If you’re looking for a gemstone to boost your creative instincts, peridot is for you.

12. Paraiba 

A variety of Tourmaline known for its exceptional neon colors. In the current gemstone market they have become extremely rare and therefore valuable. To explain to you the degree of their rarity, for every 10,000 diamonds mined, there is only a single Paraiba mined. It has immense healing properties. It’s color makes it especially soothing. It brings in mental peace which all of us are looking for currently. 

13. Blue Topaz

Topaz has a broad range of appeal. Blue used to be once the rarest color of Topaz but is the most common today due to man’s ability to enhance its color; Topaz which do possess a natural blue color are extremely rare. Blue topaz symbolizes honesty, clarity of feelings, and deep emotional connect. Gifts of topaz jewelry indicates your better half a wish for a committed romantic relationship or a strong appreciation of loyal friendship.

14. Citrine

One of the most precious members of the quartz family, Citrine is an affordable alternative for yellow sapphire. Throughout history, citrines have been adorned for their beauty and charisma. They remind us of the Sun and the vitality of life. Their vibrant orangish yellow color and flawless clarity often represent a healthy mind and body as well as happiness.

15. Pearls

There isn’t anything more classic than pearls. They have been a woman’s favorite from Queens of the Victorian era to Kamala Harris, you can never go wrong with pearls. Pearls help in balancing the natural rhythms of a human body and hormone levels with the lunar cycles. We hope that this stone brings you inner wisdom and helps to strengthen and nurture the growth of love. 

16. Spinel

For centuries the Black Prince’s ruby in the British imperial crown is actually a Red spinel. Thanks to technology today we can find out the difference. Spinel is a high energy stone, used to lend the body energy and in healing physical energy blockages. This beautiful gemstone has a calming effect on all types of physical inflammations.

17. Tanzanite

This violet blue gemstone is at least a thousand times rarer than diamonds. Mined only in one place across the globe Tanzania, from where it gets its name, makes it a delight for collectors. Tanzanite is a stone of transformation that can help in healing old patterns of disease and karma. If you’re looking to invest in some rarity Tanzanite might be one for you. 

18. Tsavorite

Although Tsavorite resembles Emeralds but it's an expensive variety of garnets making it rarer compared to its look alike. Tsavorite has earned its place as one of the world’s finest colored gemstones. It is believed to be the gemstone that helps one discover the beauty within themselves and others. This most prized garnet in the world is believed to heal the heart chakra and reduce financial anxieties.

19. Rubellite

Rubellite is known across the globe for its pinkish red tones, similar to ruby, it is in really high demand with the top jewelers. It belongs to the tourmaline family. However not all red or pink tourmalines deserve to be called Rubellite. It is only the ones with the most vivid and saturated colors. Most noticeable deposits of this gemstone are in the USA, Brazil and Africa.

20. Moonstone

Moonstone in nature is found in a wide range of colors with translucent effects, but the best Moonstone features a blue sheen and colorless body. Despite being fragile this July birthstone is popularly used in jewelry. Moonstone cultivates compassion and empathy. This mysterious stone is symbolic for intuition, inner work, and patience.

21. Morganite

Morganite comes in a peachy-pink color and widely lured for its beauty and feminine appeal. It is a pastel variety of beryl. It’s color is such that it often ignites feelings of love, romance, sweetness and care. Morganite is connected with the heart and is attuned to the heart chakra. Morganite is believed to bring healing, compassion and promise to those who wear it.

22. Onyx

Onyx refers to the parallel variety of the mineral chalcedony. In ancient Indian and Persian folklore Black Onyx is referred to as a protector from evil. The myth of the origin of onyx says that the goddess Venus was resting on the banks of the Indus River. As she slept, Cupid used the point of his enchanted arrows to give her a nail manicure. The pairings of her nails then fell into the waters of the holy river. Since the nails were of heavenly origin, they sank to the bottom most and were metamorphosed into onyx.

23. Opal

Every time I look at Opals it reminds me of galaxies! Opal is synonymous to all things love and passion, as well as desire. It is said to be a rather seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions in your life. It also acts as an emotional stabilizer. Wearing an opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness. It’s a delicate stone as it has 20% water trapped in its crystal structure. Hence not advisable to wear everyday.