Can a Pure Gem­stone Trans­form your Life? -By Asha Chowdary

The Luxury Collection - - Contents - -By Asha Chowdary

Each time you run your fin­gers over an iri­des­cent pearl or catch the bril­liance of a red ruby or feel the vel­vety blue of an an­tique lapis lazuli against your skin, there is al­ways the thrill of know­ing that most of these splen­did gems have a rich his­tory be­hind them. The be­liefs that are as­so­ci­ated with these stones are called Gem Lore and they are in­trin­si­cally tied to the cul­ture of the lands where they are found in abun­dance. From the rich di­a­mond to the sun-kissed topaz to the daz­zling green emer­ald to the de­li­cious blue turquoise, there is much more to these gems than their aes­thetic beauty. Some have medic­i­nal traits, oth­ers have re­li­gious sym­bol­ism while a few are said to be im­bued with mag­i­cal prop­er­ties. The study of gem lore is deeply fas­ci­nat­ing and re­searchers who have ded­i­cated their lives to study­ing these pre­cious and semi­precious stones are al­ways amazed at their timeless beauty and the sto­ries that sur­round them. Here are six gem­stones with fas­ci­nat­ing facts and myths that have been com­piled over the years. Check them out to see which one could be your favourite...

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