Stone and magic, brief review of magic properties of popular minerals -->rus
Jewels are since the old days surrounded love of man. Entrance beauty of stone, people added him some mysterious forces, provided with magic and medical properties, considered that the stone can protect from wicked forces. Meditating about a stone, a man wants to know: what my stone? What does he carry with itself? How does he influence on a fate? What it is a stone: precious or gemstone? Natural stone or synthetic? The first table in which semiprecious stone followed with the fate of man was made Lord Pliny Senior is a naturalist. At least, it was writtenin on a paper and reached to our days. In verbal tradition connection between stone and fate was established a far before (even to creation humanity of the written language).
It is known that in the days of early Christianity the great number of labours of ancient authors was destroyed about influence of stone on a health and fate of man (a church considered that it is garden-stuffs of heathen superstition). The earliest (from reaching to us sources) are translated of a Sanskrit classical Indian lapidary of IV century Anno Domini (books on stone), where nine semiprecious stone are described, on presentations of hinduisms, carrying out astral connections of timber-toe by Universe and earthly world: diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, zircon, topaz, chrysoberyl, coral, onyx. It was considered that carrying of these stone in certain combination (8 minerals must were be present necessarily, and in place of onyx added a Garnet, or mountain crystal, or cornelian) provided with a man ability to go out in astral and socialize with gods. Moreover, carrying of these stone in certain combination could change the karma of man - to facilitate or fully correct it.
In the days of dark Ages the christian world again become interested mysterious power of semiprecious stone. The astrologers of different countries made the great number of the so-called calendars of stone in which gave recommendations on their carrying.
- An amethyst
Guards from a drunkenness, restrains passions
- Garnet pyrope
- A chrysolite
Drives away nightly nightmares
Keeps from lightning
- A Garnet
Pacified by anger, instrumental in friendship
- A sapphire
Character of loyalty and modesty; brings a luck in love, protects a woman from slander
- A chrysoprase
Predetermined by success, brings a calmness
- A cornelian
Kept by matrimonial happiness and loyalty, guards from witchcraft
- An emerald
Brought by happiness and gladness
- A diamond
Character of innocence, hardness and bravery; brings a luck
- An agate
Rescues from jinxing, poisons; gives longevity and health
"Stone of happiness", helps in love, character of unchanging and faithful love
"Tear of melancholy", guards from torture of unreciprocated love
Protects from sorceries, bad eye
Provides liking of circumferential
- A nephrite
"Stone of life"
"Stone of falling" in love, guards matrimonial happiness, instrumental in prosperity in life
Saves from a bad eye
Reciprocity in senses
- An onyx
"Stone of leaders"
Strengthens spiritual forces
Improves mental abilities, excites aspiring to sciences
- A beryl
Plays in the favour of constancy of senses, kind satellite of wanderers
- Chalcedony (cornelians)
Helps to manage with a heartfelt weakness and dejection
- A sardonyx
Protects from infidelity and lie
- A hyacinth
Symbolizes success, strengthens forces
- A crystal
Provides happiness Women in love, delivers from bad dreams
- An opal
Gives a hope
Popularity of stone is one of basic signs, on which it is possible to define his value. And if the lover of stone will not want to have not using popularity semiprecious stone, so he will not purchase them even for the lowest price. A stone, in order that to have popularity, must possess good character. Let it not show oneself strange. Cases are known in history of stone, when some semiprecious stone had bad character. Demand fallen on them, the most beautiful and original semiprecious stone had got in undeserved disgrace in some appointed region or country.
Semiprecious stone from antiquity found practical application. The dearest and beautiful stone were decorate regalias and clothes of kings, tsars and members of their families, church gentlefolks. Semiprecious stone were used for making of jeweller wares. From other less valuable stone did different objects: vases, candlesticks, small boxes for storage of valuables, small bottles for perfumes and yet great number of other little things.
Many modern authors, writing about semiprecious stone, repeat in sequence: "The value of stone is determined three basic properties: by beauty, rareness and hardness". Is it actual so? We will understand one after another. Beauty - yes. A semiprecious stone must be beautiful above all things. Hardness and durability - yes. A stone must be and hard, not to get slightly scratched, and durable, not crumble at a blow or pressure. In addition, to live long and to pass on an inheritance, he must be proof to chemical and temperature influences.
Rareness - very doubtfully. Stone, found only in one copy, are known. For example, arandizite. This stone example that rareness is not a staple at determination of value. Arandizite consists of silicate of tin and circumferential him swamp ore. And as you think that dearer: such not uncommon semiprecious stone, how is a diamond, ruby, sapphire, or not known wide public silicate of tin, painted swamp ore, being a yellow-brown oxide of iron? We will take known worldwide Ural malachite. He has two varieties: turquoise and velveteen. Most often there is turquoise malachite, velveteen rare. However, violating the "rule of rareness", considered especially valuable the more widespread turquoise is considered.
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