A to Z of Gem Stones

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Carnelian
Balance creativity and mental processes. Best with natural carnelian. Wash carnelian under water after wearing it. Carnelian is the carrier of the orange ray.

Cat's-Eye
Believed to be a potent charm against the Evil Eye. Also said to bring success in business speculations, gambling, and games of chance, bring wealth, and prevent all financial losses. It was thought that if you carried a cat's-eye you would be assured mental stability and general attractiveness.

Chalcedony
Once believed to protect from the Evil Eye and give the owner a calm disposition.

Chrysoprase
Spiritual protection. This stone allows me to work through issues without outside influences. Great when starting in management or working with large groups of people.

Citrine
Upliftment. Citrine encourages the yellow ray to support the body. This stone also helps one process energy work. This is one of the few minerals on the planet believed to not hold and accumulate negative energy, but to be able to dissipate and transmute it, which in turn gives it the ability to work out problems on both physical and subtle levels. Citrine has been called the "merchants stone" because it was said that if you (a merchant) place a piece of citrine in your cash box it will produce more income for you (the merchant). People once believed that citrine would diminish a person's self destructive tendencies.

Coral
Emotional Foundation. Coral protects and strengthens one's emotional foundation. Not truly a stone, but a hard calcium-like substance formed from the fossilized skeletons of marine life. Comes in many different varieties and colors. Coral has been carried by some people as a Kahuna magical charm. It was believed to be an amulet that protects people from sterility and from a gaze of the Evil Eye. When used as protection from evil, the coral had to be worn directly against the body, because it was believed that the coral itself captured and destroyed the sorcery before it could reach the owner. This is a popular stone that is used to make rosary beads to keep evil at a safe distance.

Crystal (Rock)
Once believed to be able to foretell the future. Known fact, when squeezed this stone becomes electrically charged. Synthetic quartz crystals are used to regulate watch movements and the electronic frequency of radios because they vibrate at a single constant frequency when an electric current is run through them.

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