Myth, Legends and Lore Of Crystals & Gemstones
Every culture has myths and legends,
these are some gem stone and crystal legends.
I am AMETHYST, handmaiden to the goddess
Diana. Many centuries ago, I
was caught in bitter quarrel between the gods. Protecting me from the
Bacchus, my goddess transformed me into a transparent crystal. When the
quarrel had ceased, Bacchus, filled with remorse, poured a gentle libation
wine over me, covering my body with an elegant violet gown. Wear me as an
amulet, I will protect you from intoxication and evil spells. My presence
calm your spirit and give you focus.
Amethyst is a beautiful gemstone which symbolized a variety of virtues to
ancients, including piety and humility. Its name is derived from the Greek
"Amethustos," which means "to prevent drunkenness." No
wonder the Greeks
loved to drink wine from Amethyst cups! Today, Amethyst is found mainly in
Brazil, Uruguay, and Zambia
EMERALD, sacred goddess of the Incas. The ancients gave me to their young
women as a talisman to grant them my protection and give them ease in
Cleopatra has known me well and I have soothed the eyes of Emperor Nero as
watched the Coliseum games. My cool touch will remind you of spring and
eternal youth. If you honor me and my daughters I will make your true love
smooth the road you travel.
Why Emerald? - Emerald has long been regarded as an amulet of good
Emerald is treasured as a gift for May birthdays and a talisman for the
sign of Gemini.
Emerald is one of the most valuable, and historically one of the most
gemstones. It is known as the Queen of Gems and the gem of queens.
Emerald Mine near the Red Sea in Egypt has been mined since 2000 B.C.
to legend, the wearing of Emerald not only cured a wide range of ailments,
low I.Q., poor eyesight and infertility, but also enabled the wearer to
predict the future.
Emerald is found mainly in Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
I am SAPPHIRE, the world rests upon my
shoulders. The ancients have said that the
blue of the wide heavens reflects my image; beyond blue my brilliant
colors are as
varied as the sunrise. I have been a talisman to emperors, saints and
sorcerers. I have
inspired Buddhist monks to pray and Hindus believe I will unite humanity
heavenly spheres. Wear me with sincerity for I am a symbol of truth, and I
I am RUBY, "Ratnaraj," King of
Precious Gemstones. Thousands of years ago I was
released from the magical egg of Naga, a ferocious dragon from ancient
eternal flame has adorned the thrones of great royalty the world over.
Wear me as an
amulet and I will preserve your health, dispel your fears and bring
abundant passion to
your life. Touch me to the four corners of your land and I will turn away
disaster... your harvests will be plentiful.
I am DIAMOND, considered an awe-inspiring
"symbol" in our culture, I was equally
wondrous in ancient times. Though what we know about diamonds belongs more
legend than to fact, the tales exemplify the power of the diamond. In
India, I was
sometimes set in the eyes of Hindu statues. Monarchs competed with one
another for me
and the possession of renowned gems, using them as instruments of
diplomacy. They wore
me as a symbol of status by sewing me into clothing or using me as a sign
power, by decorating their swords and scabbards.
Centuries ago, it was also believed that diamonds protected from harm and actually
brought luck and success to the wearer, counteracting the effects of
astrological events and endowing the wearer with charm and the ability to
others. Plato wrote about diamonds as living beings, embodying celestial
spirits. Through the centuries, rings have perpetuated the talismanic role
diamond. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance period, every ring that was
set with a
precious stone was not so much a piece of jewelry, but an amulet that
magic powers of the stone upon the wearer.
The diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love as far
back as the
fifteenth century. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with
had a magic that nothing else could equal.
I am TOPAZ, keeper of the flame. As day
dissolves into twilight, search the beaches
of the Serpent Isle for the glimmer of my golden beacon. I am waiting for
deeply into my eyes and I will reveal all the knowledge of the world. Hold
and my security will wash over your soul and cool the frenzy in your mind.
Keep me in
your home and I will gather up the sunlight and radiate good health to all
I am AQUAMARINE, Neptune's gift to the
mermaids. Long ago, my charms
protected the ancient mariners as they sailed the vast oceans. Carry me
with you on
your own journeys and I promise you the same blessings of safety and good
Gaze into my liquid blue eyes when you are away from those you love and I
you to remember them clearly. As you wed your true love, keep me near and
give you a marriage filled with happiness.
I am CITRINE, daughter of Amethyst. Deep
in the heart of a primordial jungle,
as my mother cradled me in her arms, the sun's brilliant rays kissed my
bestowed on me an aura of golden radiance. Gaze upon my sunny glow and I
will banish thoughts of evil from your mind. Wear me as a talisman and I
protect you from the venomous bite of the serpent. At all times, my energy
focus your mind, emotions and intuition into singular harmony.
I am GARNET, the talisman of warriors.
Knights and soldiers the world over have
placed their destiny in my hands, trusting that I would protect them from
injury and that my presence would bring them swift victories and guarantee
tranquility after battle. Dream of me and I will reveal the answers to
Give me to your loved ones and I will bestow upon them loyalty and
I am TOURMALINE, the gemstone of many
colors. The flowers in the fields, the
birds of the air and the essence of the changing seasons are all
encompassed within my
many hues. I was the final companion to the last Empress of China, her
cradled on my lap as she rests in her eternal sleep. My fingers possess a
Hold my hand and I will restore your "prana," the vital energy
of your soul. Wear me
as an amulet and I will bring to you both friends and lovers.
I am PERIDOT, born from the tears of
Pele, divine Hawaiian goddess
of the volcano. My mystical powers have been summoned by
Egyptian priests in their ancient rites. My presence helped to gain the
pleasure of their gods. As time passed, crusading knights held me
forth as a symbol of wisdom and purity. Some have even called me
"heavenly stone," for my presence has been discovered in
fallen from the night sky. Cherish me and I will give you courage and
bring you great wealth. My gentle touch will brush away your
unpleasant thoughts and ease your moments of solitude.