Gemstones -Superstitions and Common Beliefs
A gemstone is a collective term
for all ornamental stones that possess attributes like beauty, rarity,
durability. increase the psychic powers of an individual by their curative
powers. Astral gems also have the power to ward off the ill-effects
There are a wide variety of superstitions
surrounding gemstones. Some superstitions were common in ancient times,
others still prevail today. Gemstones are worn as amulets, in jewelry,
or simply carried loose about the person. They may be whole or ground
into powder and used as medicine. Often these stones were used to prevent
or cure common ailments and in ancient times were endowed with magical
on the gemstone below to know more on the superstitions surrounding
Agate | Amber
| Amethyst | Beryl | Carbuncle
| Carnelian | Cat's Eye
| Coral | Diamond | Emerald
| Garnet | Jacinth |
Jade | Jasper | Lapiz
Lazuli | Malachite |
Moonstone | Onyx | Opal
| Pearl | Peridot | Ruby
| Sapphire | Sardonyx |
Topaz | Turquoise
*Defends against the evil eye.
*Protects against storms, lightning, headaches and fever. *Draws out
the venom of insect and reptile bites. *Cures fever and eye infections.
*Improves Eyesight. *Relieves inflammation and tiredness of the eyes.
*Staunches bleeding. *Relieves skin irritations. *Promotes fertility.
*Increases athletic prowess. *Renders the possessor eloquent, lovable,
and invisible. *Gives you health and long life. *Cools boiling water.
*Can turn an enemy's sword against himself. *Makes you lucky in love.
*Reveals where hidden treasure is buried. *Ensures a good yield when
tied to a plow or worn while gardening.
*Worn on the throat to prevent
nasal congestion, hay fever, and asthma. *Makes a woman smell more desirable
to her lover. *Cures whooping cough, asthma, erysipelas, goiter. *Protects
against witchcraft, nightmares, indigestion, loss of teeth, deafness,
the plague, the spread of infection (if held in the mouth), fits during
the teething of babies. *Attracts compassion and understanding.
*Protects against nightmares, thieves,
storms, hail, locusts, plagues, and infidelity. *Changes brightness
when near poisoned foods. *Encourages calmness. *Cures headaches, toothache,
gout, neuralgia, and nerve troubles. *Brings contentment and sincerity.
*Prevents drunkenness, falling in love foolishly.
*Brings wisdom, success, and popularity.
*Prevents stomach and liver troubles. *Cures toothache.
*Has the power to increase the
wearer's attractiveness to the opposite sex. *Promotes Love.
*Protects against wounds, the plague,
infections, and all diseases of the throat and stomach. *Raises the
spirits. *Dispels evil thoughts. *Reconciles friends who have quarreled.
*Attracts success in business. *Grows dim where death and danger are
*Protects against evil, impure
thoughts, lightning, fever, indigestion, and all stomach troubles. *Staunches
the flow of blood. *Ensures friends. *Banishes fear and gives self-confidence
*White Carnelians protect against rheumatism and neuralgia.
*Protects against all diseases
of the chest and throat. *Cures asthma. *Soothes the nerves. *Owners'
fortunes never diminish.
*Wards off evil. *Imbues reason
and wisdom. *Prevents nightmares, epilepsy, and arguments in the home.
*Prevents sterility in women. *Prevents and cures fits and whooping
cough in babies. *Cures ulcers and sores. *When rubbed on the gums it
strengthens teeth. *Protects against madness. *When scattered on fields,
shields crops from storms, blight, and locusts. *Eases internal pains.
*Red Coral protects ships and houses from storms and turns pale when
the wearer is ill. *White Coral embues modesty. *Black Coral embues
fortitude and perseverance. *Loses its hue when the wearer's health
*Endows the wearer with courage
and fortitude. *Brings victory and good fortune. *Wards off evil. *Protects
against the plague. *Promotes constancy in a marriage.
*Protects against eye diseases,
faintness, and loss of memory. *Considered an aphrodisiac. *Placed beneath
the tongue, enables you to conjure evil spirits. *Eases pain in childbirth.
*Cures epilepsy, dysentery, and fits. *Negates the effects of snakebite.
*Touching an emerald helps sufferers of blindness. *Ensures a life of
love and success. *Confers happiness for married couples. *Ensures constancy
and truth between lovers. *Reveals secrets to its owner. *Brings victory
in court cases. *Makes the owner more eloquent. *Protects sailors and
fishermen from the perils of sea. *Can detect poison when worn as a
ring. *Relieves eyestrain and eye inflammation. *Can blind snakes. *Is
an antidote to poison. *A remedy for sores and ulcers. . *Makes the
wearer clever and funny. *Keeps the wearer honest. *Adds fortitude and
strength, especially in old age. *Brings gaiety and understanding. *Preserves
*Repels flying insects. *Protects
against lightning. *Is an antidote to plague and fever. *Wards off inflammatory
diseases. *Helps the wearer to be firm and steadfast. *Guarantees cheerfulness
if obtained lawfully. *Is a curse to those who have acquired it unlawfully.
*Changes color when danger approaches. *Perpetuates friendships.
Jacinth ( Zircon)
*Protects from fever, plague, dropsy,
and disorders of the stomach. *Cures indigestion. *Is an antidote against
poison. *Stimulates appetite. *Strengthens the heart. *Worn on the third
finger, it brings peace of mind and a sound sleep. *Has power over robbers.
*Prevents nightmares and eye troubles.
*Is a remedy for spleen, kidney, and digestive ailments. *Makes men
fertile. *Brings success in games of chance. *Brings rain. *Averts epilepsy.
*Cures animal bites. *Jade placed on the eyelids or in the mouth of
a dead person brings back their spirit to another life on Earth.
*Lessens pain. *Staunches bleeding.
*Prevents digestive pains. *Treats epilepsy. *Used to conjure rain.
*When worn as a necklace it cures
apoplexy, epilepsy, skin troubles, and poor blood. *Relieves the pain
of neuralgia. *Strenghtens friendship. *Allays eye inflammation. *Raises
drooping spirits. *Secures fidelity of a lover.
*Protects against rheumatism, cholera,
and lightning. *Gives health, success, happy love.
*Protects travelers, especially
from danger by sea. *Cures consumption, dropsy, and kidney troubles.
*Allays fever. *Reconciles lovers. *Brings good fortune. *In divination
it is placed in the mouth during a waning Moon to help determine course
*Promotes chastity. *Induces quarrels and fitful
*White Opals are unlucky unless
worn by someone born in October or with Diamonds. *Very unlucky in an
engagement ring. *Will lose its shine if the owner dies. *Renders the
wearer invisible. *Improves eyesight. *Will help blondes keep their
hair color longer. *Will turn pale if in the presence of poison. *Black
opals are lucky. *Useless as a charm to someone who is selfish. *If
used for good, it gives the power of prophecy.
*Brings health, wealth, long life,
and good luck to its wearer. *Wards off evil. *Unlucky for brides. *Pearls
in an engagement ring will bring tears to the marriage. *Forecasts danger,
sickness, and death by loss of its luster. *Can be used in love potions.
*Sleeping with a pearl beneath the pillow will help childless couples
conceive *Treats madness, jaundice, snake and insect bites. *Protects
divers against sharks and octopi.
*Protects against evil spirits
and nightmares. *Cures speech impediments.
*Safeguards against evil and dangers
of storms and floods. *Gives peace of mind, courage, insight, and mental
power. *Prevents impure thoughts, bad dreams, and stomachache. *Preserves
chastity. *Brings Love. *Is an antidote against snake poison. *Heals
wounds. *Can cause water to boil. *Kills poisonous reptiles. *Changes
color according to the health of the wearer. *Pales in the presence
*For wisdom. *Protects against
the Evil Eye. *Protects royal personages from envy. *Protects virgins.
*Relieves headaches, clears the head, and allows wise thinking. *Promotes
love and happiness. *Can induce trances. *Preserves sight and helps
draw foreign bodies from the eyeball. *Will only keep its rich coloring
if worn by someone in love. *Strengthens and stimulates the heart. *Can
kill spiders. *Brings health, wealth, and energy. *Dims in the presence
of evil. *Guards the chastity of the wearer. *White Sapphire protects
travelers and is worn by women to preserve their chastity.
*Ensures a happy marriage. *Can
make lawyers more eloquent. *Lessens the pain of childbirth. *Protects
against plague and the bites and stings of poisonous reptiles and insects.
*Protects against the Evil Eye,
the effects of poison, and calamity. *Used to treat disorders of the
lungs, nose, and throat. *Worn over the stomach, protects against disorders
of the alimentary system. *Averts epilepsy and asthma. *Cures gout,
sleeplessness, lunacy, and sudden death. *Brings riches to its wearer.
*Appeases anger. *Prevents thirst if worn near the heart. *Turns sadness
into happiness. *For loyal and faithful friendships.
*Protects against accidents, especially
falls while riding. *Protects against the Evil Eye. *Brings courage
and love. *Prevents headaches, and quarrels between married couples.
*Removes animosity between giver and receiver. *Renews friendships.
*Increases sexual passion. *Cures weak sight and eye inflammation. *Thwarts
enemies. *Brings happiness and prosperity. *Changes color when danger
or illness threatens the wearer.
- Health, Longevity.
Alexandrine - Truth, Justice, Contentment, Strength.
Amethyst - Sincerity, Sobriety.
Aquamarine - Courage, Truth.
Bloodstone - Courage, Presence of Mind.
Carnelian - Contentment, Friendship.
Crysolite - Happiness.
Diamond - Innocence, Light.
Emerald - Success in Love.
Garnet -Truth, Constancy.
Jade - Forthrightness and Immortality.
Jet - Saddness and Grief.
Lapis Lazuli - Tenderness, Sympathy, Love.
Moonstone - Purity, Chastity.
Onyx - Discordance, Fear, Sadness.
Opal - Hope.
Pearl - Purity, Tears.
Ruby - Courage, Purity.
Sapphire - Wisdom, Love, Truth, Loyalty, Justice.
Sadonyx - Material Happiness.
Topaz - Fidelity, Sobriety, Clemency.
Turquoise - Prosperity, Youth, Innocent Love.
These stones are said
to be unlucky if worn by those under the corresponding Signs...
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb.
18): Aquamarine, Carbuncle.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Agate, Topaz.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Ruby, Jet, Pearl.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20): Garnet, Sardonyx, Jacinth.
Gemini (May 21-Jun. 20): Carnelian, Jade.
Cancer (Jun. 21-Jul. 22): Opal, Lapis Lazuli.
Leo (Jul. 23-Aug. 22): Aquamarine, Carbuncle.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Agate, Topaz.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Ruby, Jet, Pearl.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Garnet, Sardonyx,
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Opal, Lapis Lazuli.
Hunters,Businessmen, Sportspersons, Lovers
Lovers, Married ones, Horse riders.
her, who in this month January was born, No gem save Garnets should
be worn. They will ensure her constancy, true friendship and fidelity.
February born shall find sincerity and peace of mind, freedom from
passion and from care, if they the Amethyst will wear.
Who in this world of ours, their eyes in March
first open, shall be wise, in days of peril, strong and brave, and
wear a Bloodstone to their grave.
Those who from April date their years, should
Diamonds wear lest bitter tears for vain repentance flow: this stone,
emblem of innocence is known.
Who first beholds the light of day, in spring's
sweet, flowery month of May, and wears an Emerald all her life, shall
be a loved and loving wife.
Who comes in the summer to this earth and owes
to June her time of birth, with ring of Agate on her hand can health,
wealth and lengthy life command.
The glowing Ruby should adorn those who in July
are born. They will be exempt and free from all life's doubts and
Wear a Sardonyx or for thee no conjugal felicity.
The August born without this stone, is said, must live unloved alone.
Children born when Autumn leaves are rustling
in the September breeze, a Sapphire on her brow should bind. It will
cure diseases of the mind.
October's child is born of woe and life's vicissitudes
must know. But lay an Opal on her breast, and hope will lull those
woes to rest.
Who comes to this world here below, With drear
November's fog and snow, should prize the Topaz, amber hue, emblem
of friends and lovers true.
If cold December gave you birth, the month of
snow and ice and mirth, place on your hand a Turquoise blue, success
will crown whatever you do.