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  1. Gemstones (meanings)

  2. Ruby • Rubies in folklore were believed to give their wearers wisdom, aid in matters of love, and give protection against all types of misfortune. Color: Bright red, brownish red, or red-violet Source: Montana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Canada, California

  3. Pearl • Pearls have variously been associated with chastity, power, courage, or modesty. They have been seen as symbols of a pure heart and mind, innocence, and faith. Gold and black pearls are believed to bring prosperity. Because the pearl comes from the sea, it is believed to have watery and lunar elements, and therefore to help balance the emotions. Some divers believe wearing pearls will lend protection from sharks.

  4. Tiger’s Eye • Tiger Eye gemstones are said to help convert anxiety, fear and obsessiveness into practicality and logic. It is said to increase confidence and clear thinking. Color: Yellow-Gold, Blue, Red Hardness: 7.0 Source: South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Brazil, Australia, U.S.

  5. Rose Quartz • Known as the stone of "gentle love," rose quartz brings peace and calm to relationships. Excellent for healing emotional wounds, removing negativity and restoring harmony after conflict. Promotes appreciation of art, music and the written word

  6. Turquoise • In folklore, the Native Americans associated the colors of the turquoise stone with the blue sky and the green earth. It is still seen by many today as being symbolic of mankind's source (spirit / sky), and believed to impart wisdom. Color: Light blue / blue-green.

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