gemstones and their magical properties
In the past, jewellery was much more than a decoration and beauty object.
Minerals and metals employed in the jewellery were selected and combined
together to create a desired “magic” or “healing” effect, to bring help and
protection against particular ills or enemies. Talismans and amulets were
sought after as powerful instruments in the struggle with evil forces and
different diseases, as important “magical tools”.
What are the “magical” properties that the minerals which compose various
gemstones may possess? It is believed that minerals can accumulate and
channel large amounts of energy to the wearer, as well as enclose and
transmit to the outside various codes (information), fulfill protective
functions, influence mood and temperament of its wearer, etc.
Most minerals combine not one, but several aspects of magical powers. After
centuries of observations and studies it is possible today to distinguish
between “happy”, “unhappy”, “friendly”, “unkind” stones, and so on.
Some stones, under special conditions, are capable to emit a powerful,
coherent beam of light. This effect is known as laser radiation.
From various ancient sources we learn about miraculous crowns and necklaces
decorated by gemstones (mainly Rubies and Diamonds) that were able to deeply
affect mentality of the wearer.
The laser beam, although
barely visible, can penetrate deeply into a living
For example, Alexandrite is capable to create such radiation continuously.
Alexandrite laser is used in engineering to evaluate the temperature and
pressure of gaseous environment. Installed in the front part of airplane, an
Alexandrite gage warns pilots about possible turbulence in advance.
Laser effect may indeed be the source of many magical properties of
gemstones. Special method of photography (developed by Kirlian) revealed
that different crystals have different radiation spectra. Even crystals of
the same mineral have strictly individual radiation. In fact, each crystal
has its own “energy encryption”, “crystal fingerprints”.
Besides emitting its own
radiation, many crystals have the ability to change – absorb, reflect and
redirect an external radiation, in particular sunlight. As the result , we
observe colors and color changes in gemstones. Many precious and
semiprecious stones are transparent and have a strong shine, it means they
have an ability to absorb and reflect and consequently, to change radiant
energy. Scientists have established that color of minerals is connected to
ions of the elements capable at insignificant external influence to give up
electrons, entering in a crystal lattice.