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Traditions and colors

Colored gemstones and their incredible variety of colors, shades, and hues are endlessly amazing. Through out time, nearly every culture has believed colored stones possess magic, giving the wearer special powers. These colored gemstones were often used as amulets and talismans, thought to be working as portals to the future or as important ingredients to many spiritual practices. The following are some traditional themes that overtime have developed, relating gemstone color to personal qualities, such as generosity or kindness.

Yellow stones worn by a woman were a sign of generosity. However, when a man was wearing a yellow stone, secrecy by the man could be interpreted, such as having a secret lover.

A woman wearing a violet stone suggested ambitious thoughts and love of a spiritual nature. For a man, a violet stone indicated sober judgment combined with diligence and ambition.

Foolish and capricious young women would be seen wearing black stones. However when a married woman donned such a dark stone, it indicated fidelity, constant love and perseverance. On a man, a black stone was gravity, common sense, and inner strength.

Red stones when worn by women were signs of pride, haughtiness, and obstinacy. The more positive traits of nobility and command combined with leadership were noted when a man wore a red stone.

A woman wearing a blue stone was sure to be jealous and vigilant in love, and socially correct. A man who wore blue stones was considered wise, lofty of thought, and generous to all.

Green stones on a woman suggested childlike delight, unfounded ambition, and a lover of change. Green stones for a man meant joy, lost friendship, and transitory hope.

Today the possibilities for self-expression with colored stones are seemingly endless with choices in every price range and for every taste. Whether for fashion, fun, or to express your inner feelings, everyone should enjoy the bounty of colorful stones that nature has provided.

  • First Published: January-14-2007
  • Last Updated: October-06-2010
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