Why do we have a need for jewelry?

Jewelry acts as an emblem of personality. Throughout cultures and over the centuries, legend, lore and fables surrounds gemstones. These mineral discoveries have inspired truth-seekers and mystics to attribute rare powers to nature’s stones. A gem’s character is proof of identity, by wearing them we seem to fill a physiological need.  Examples of gem symbolism:

Apatite is a gemstone of communication

Apatite is a gemstone of communication

 

Diopside regarded as a purifying stone, used by crystal healers to heal suffering by bringing out cleansing tears

Diopside regarded as a purifying stone, used by crystal healers to heal suffering by bringing out cleansing tears

 

Iolite is said to be the stone of inner vision

Iolite is said to be the stone of inner vision

 

Blue topaz is associated with courage and overcoming fears and obstacles

Blue topaz is associated with courage and overcoming fears and obstacles

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