semi-precious glorious beads
Gemstone beads, being made from semi-precious gemstones, naturally hold more than innate beauty. They also hold all the depth of meanings associated with the gemstones.
Generally speaking, a gemstone is a stone that is rare, beautiful, and durable (resistant to brasion, fracturing, and chemical reactions.) Most gemstones have a good hardness and a fairly high index of refraction (sparkle).
It is widely, though not universally believed that gemstone have healing or theraupetic properties. Below are listed some of those associated properties.
- Amazonite: Improves self worth/confidence
- Amber: Lift heaviness, allowing happiness to come through
- Amethyst: Spiritually uplifting and for effective communication
- Apatite: For communication, clearing of misunderstandings
- Hematite: For protection from the negative emotions of others; establishes strong connection between our body & inner spirit
Cubic Zirconias (CZ)
It is a general practice where you will find that Cubic Zirconia beads & jewellery are classified under & accepted as (synthetic) gemstones.
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