Strength and Power stones
Turquenite is artificially blue coloured Howlite, named that way because of its resemblance with Turquoise. Sometimes it's used to replace Turquosie in jewellery. It is a relaxing stone, sometimes used against insomnia. It absorbs our anger. It's helpful in meditation. It also helps in remembering and interpreting dreams.
Coral was already used in the Middle Ages to protect the carrier against evil eye. In the XVIIIth century, Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, King of Naples, carried a coral amulet. When facing someone who he suspected had bad intentions against him, he would place the amulet of coral in their face, nullifying the power of the gaze...
Jasper gives protection against spells, magic and the evil eye. It has been used since the ancient times to attract love and as an aphrodisiac. Egyptians associated this stone to the blood of Isis, and used it to protect against wounds and to prevent haemorrhage. It is the stone of strong feelings: love, passion and all the big emotions. A highly energetic stone, it is useful for persons suffering from shyness and lack of resolution. It is a great talisman for anything related to work.
Ruby is a precious gemstone; its name comes from "ruber", Latin for red. It is the second hardest known material, the first being the Diamond. It is a variety of the mineral corundum, like the sapphire; the only difference between a Ruby and a Sapphire is the colour. Deposits have been found in different continents around the world, and the different cultures that have found rubies have given them different properties. It is believed that ruby facilitates spiritual and sentimental development. It attracts honour and intelligence. It is considered the third eye of Buddha, foreseer of the future. It is called the stone of confidence. It brings good luck in love and in gambling. It also dispels bad thoughts, keeping away sadness and containing lust, and prevents lack of control and aggressiveness.
Onyx The word Onyx comes from the Greek, having the same spelling, and meaning fingernail. Onyx is a variety of chalcedony, formed by parallel quartz and moganite bands, alternating light and dark colours. It was already used in jewelry in the Ancient Egypt, where it was used against the evil eye, and to bring happiness and wealth to its carrier. Onyx eases objective thinking, so it is suitable for those who suffer from melancholy. It helps in taking quick decisions, and in stabilizing emotions faced to the fear of the unknown; it also strengthens meditation. It has stabilizing effects on our organism, improves the proper body functioning.
The agate is found in volcanic rocks. It is characterized by a series of concentric bands of similar colors, opaque and translucent, which recall the cutting a tree trunk. The name 'Agate' comes from the river Achates, south of Sicily, Italy, where he says he found the first of these stones. Agate was highly revered by the ancients and was regarded as the stone of science. Also attributed healing powers against diseases eyes or against spider bites and scorpion stings. In Saudi eyes were used as images of the gods. Also found in the eye sockets of mummies of ancient Egypt. In Islam, agates are also very precious stones. According to tradition, a ring of agate, for example, protects the wearer from some mishaps and guarantee longevity, among other benefits.
Carnelian, also known as Cornelian, owes its name to its color since it is derived from the Latin word caro, carnis i.e.flesh. The carnelian agate is very powerful energetically, and it is very suitable for depression and decay. It brings peace and spiritual balance. When adversities arise, the Carnelian provides good energies to confront them. It is also pacifying and soothing. It facilitates happy dreams by preventing nightmares.