Tanzanite is found in the shadows of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. The gem is described as "velvety" mostly because of its deep and saturated color, which ranges from purplish blue to a pure blue. Zircon's most common color is a distinctive greenish blue. In the middle ages, this gem was thought to induce sound sleep, drive away evil spirits, and promote riches, honor and wisdom. Turquoise was a ceremonial gem and a medium of exchange for Native American tribes in the southwestern US.
Shema Yisrael are the first two words of a section of the Torah that is a centerpiece of the morning and evening Jewish prayer services. The Shema is the most important prayer in Judaism and observant Jews consider its twice-daily recitation a mitzvah (religious commandment). These beautiful 14 Karat Gold Pendants are available in White and Yellow Gold
The deep, red varieties of gamets have been compared ‘to pomegranate fruit and in fact, the Word “garnet” is a derivation of that name. Garnet varieties and species come En a rainbow of colors, such as red, orange, yellow and green and different names are given to different Colors. Tsavorite is the name given to green, while spessartine is used for yellow or orange.
Amethyst has been the most prized member of the quartz family for centuries. Early Greek legends, and it wine-purple color, associated amethyst with Bacchus, the god of wine. Other legends led to beliefs that amethyst gems kept their wearers clear-headed and quick-witted in battle and in their business affairs. It is no wonder that fine amethyst adorns the fingers of bishops and the coronation regalia of British royalty. Amethyst is primarily from Russia and South America.
Aquamarine evokes the colors of the sea, from deep green-blue hues to light, slightly greenish blue. They are often free from inclusions and clear as water too, symbolizing purity of spirit and soul. Aquamarines make fantastic gemstones for evening wear because they glitter and gleam even under muted light conditions. During the day or in bright light, they exhibit a soothing coolness. Aquamarine belongs to the beryl species of gems and is closely related to emerald.
There is no other gemstone quite like a diamond. It is found in the most remote places on earth, and the fact that it forms at all is something of a miracle. It takes about one ton of rock to recover less than half a carat of rough, making diamond one of the rarest and most desired gemstones in the world. A diamond is a testament of endurance and strength-and not surprisingly, the ultimate symbol of love. Every diamond is unique.
The Emerald, from the Greek word for green, and even today the color green is known to relieve stress and eye strain. The first know emeralds were from Egypt, dating from at least 330 BC. Cleopatra was known to have a passion for emerald and used it in her royal adornments. Emerald is the most famous member of the beryl family. Legends gave it the power to make its wearer more intelligent and quick witted and was once believed to cure diseases like cholera and malaria.
Alexandrite is a rare chrysoberyl variety with chameleon-like qualities. Its color is lovely green in daylight but changes to brownish or purplish red in the incandescent light from a lamp or candle flame. Its dramatic color change is sometimes describe as emerald by day, ruby by night. Pearl is perhaps the best loved gem of all time. Pearls are treasures from the Earth’s streams, rivers, lakes, seas, and oceans, and they have always embodied the mystery, power and life sustaining nature of water.