Precious and semi precious stones are our most valued minerals, because of their rareness and their special properties.
Malachite The stone's name comes from Greek "molochitis lithos", "mallow-green stone". Malachite will protect you from dangers, and will help you face them. It is used for purifying energies and bodies. It is connected with the third and fourth chakra. It can improve your mood; it helps regenerate tissues, and gives emotional balance. Malachite is the intelligence stone, it provides inspiration; it is a creativity symbol. It is a balance stone; it helps channeling your energy, and directs it towards an objective.
The name is due to aragonite German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner, who in 1788 defined it from some specimens from Molina de Aragon, Guadalajara (Spain), which he erroneously attributed to Aragon. Also known as iron flower as it is usually found with this metal. The aragonite is the building suitable for people accused of timidity, people for various reasons unable to relate. Owning a piece of this crystal aragonite who gives carries an amazing ability to make decisions.
The word Emerald is derived from Greek, meaning green stone. In the ancient times it was considered a symbol of love, rebirth, and eternal youth. Because its green is considered the colour of spring, this stone has been valued since more of 4000 years ago in many different cultures around the world. The first emerald mines historically known are the famous Cleopatra mines, rediscovered in the north of Egypt in the year 1818. The emerald symbolizes wealth; it is a good emotional balancer, it helps purifying the spirit. It works as a stabilizer and tranquilizer. Since the ancient times it is attributed the capability of neutralizing poisons. In the mythology, it is considered a gift from Venus to our planet, and it represents the universal energy in Earth.
It is a mineral of hydrothermal and magmatic origin. It is formed in iron oxide rich veins, which give it its characteristic purple at temperatures below 300 Celsius degrees. Usually the amethyst is found covering the inside of agate geodes. It can also be found as a druse (crystals lining the surface of a stone) or in veins, accompanied by other minerals. The name amethyst comes from the Greek amethystos (not drunk), as this stone was considered a powerful antidote against drunkenness. According to Greek mythology, Dionysus, god of wine and excess, wooed a maiden named Amethystos, who wished to remain chaste. The goddess Artemis heard his prayers, and transformed the woman in a white rock. Dionysus, humiliated, poured wine on the rock as an apology, dying the crystals purple. Amethyst has been known for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt was used in jewelry, personal seals and other goods. In the Middle Ages, Christianity adopted Amethyst as symbol of renunciation of worldly goods, and chastity. Amethyst also symbolizes divine wisdom. Amethyst is a crystal of the quartz family, so it has its powers, especially the capacity to polarize the positive energy. Also it is considered the balance stone in the physical, mental and spiritual world. Amethyst provides energy, balance and spirituality.
Fluorite is a mineral which is easily found in nature. It can be found in geodes or druses. In a pure state it is colourless and transparent, even though many times can have different colouring caused by organic or mineral impurities; usually purple, although it can also be blue, green, pink, orange or yellow. Many varieties are fluorescent. The crystalline varieties are used to carve vessels and other ornaments; the clorophane variety is the one used as a gemstone. It is also used in the manufacturing of high quality optical apparatus. It is a protective stone. It helps to distinguish when receiving external influences or manipulation attempts. It is highly effective against radiation. It is also the most appropriate crystal against any kind of disorganization.
Moonstone Its name comes from Latin "petra luna". It is the stone of the moon goddesses Diana, Isis and Selene. It has a milky and translucent appearance, and shows a lightly nacred reflection, called adularescence, which is caused by the presence of albite impurities. It is a mineral from the Feldspar group. It was discovered in the alpine zone of Adula (Switzerland, Italy). It is highly regarded in amulets and talismans. It can help foresee the upcoming, attracts good luck, and it can change its adularescence depending on the energy it receives.
Aquamarine is the blue-green variety of beryl pale, magnatico occurring mineral associated with granitic rocks. His tone aulada and green is due the presence of iron. The name comes from the Latin aqua, aqua marine sea water. Its name refers to its color. Also because of their color, aquamarine was once known as The Sailor's Stone. Formerly the sailors wore as talisman against sickness and storms. During the Middle Ages, the alchemists believed that the Aquamarine prevented the fluid retention and to improve digestion. Also was believed that this stone acted as an antidote to any poison.