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What amethyst, rubies, and emeralds represent or mean?

Recently I bought an amethyst pendant. The lady said it represented healing. I was just wondering what the emerald and the ruby represent or mean, if they even do.


  1. I’m sure the pendant is beautiful. . . and yes, it is powerful, as well.
    Amethyst: known as a stone of spirituality and contentment; promotes love of the Divine; opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts; guards against psychic attacks, transmuting negative energy into positive; healing, calming it promotes emotional centering and dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety
    Emerald: known as a stone of successful love; provides for domestic bliss; can be used to open, activate and stimulate the heart chakra; brings harmony to your life
    Ruby: known as a stone of nobility; gathers and amplifies energy while promoting and stimulating mental concentration; encourages one to follow your bliss; improves success in disputes as it encourages gentleness and discourages violence; an excellent protection stone: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually

  2. Amethyst
    Throughout history amethyst has been used to guard against drunkenness and is thought to be helpful in overcoming addiction. It has been used for hearing disorders, insomnia, headaches and other pain. Some sources suggest it is used to stabilize mental disorders.
    Worn to make the wearer gentle and amiable. Amethyst powers include: dreams, healing, peace, love, spiritual upliftment, courage, psychism, protection against thieves, and happiness.
    Because the intense green color of emerald is the color of spring, the ancient cultures prized it as the gemstone symbolizing love and rebirth. Treasured for at least 4,000 years by different civilizations all around the world, emerald is said to quicken the intelligence as well as the heart. Legend gives its owner the gift of eloquence.
    Emerald was one of the first precious stone to be mined and fashioned by the ancient Egyptians, at what is generally accepted to be the world’s oldest source for this gem, an area now called Cleopatra’s Mines.
    In the Vedas, the ancient sacred writings of Hinduism, it is said that the emerald could give mental power and wisdom, and could make the wearer a very persuasive and charismatic speaker. It does not come as a surprise, then, that in ancient India, the treasure chests of Indian Maharajas and Maharanis contained the most wonderful emeralds.
    Colombia has been since the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadores, the “Mecca for emeralds”, and it is the country where still nowadays the most beautiful and prized stones are found.
    For thousands of years, ruby has always been considered one of the most valuable gemstones. It has all it takes for a precious stone: a wonderful color, excellent hardness and a fantastic brilliance. Besides, it is an extremely rare gemstone, especially in the finer qualities.
    In the Sanskrit language, ruby is called “ratnaraj”, which translate as “King of Gemstones”. Ruby was named for the Latin word ‘ruber’ which means red. Ruby’s day is Sunday, or day of the sun, as the sun has always been related to the ruby. Oriental legends believe that rubies contain the spark of life, “a deep drop of the heart’s blood of Mother Earth”. Hindu priests believed that the homes of the gods were lighted by emeralds and rubies. Ancient Hindus, Burmese, and Ceylonese believed that rubies would ripen with age. They believed that sapphires were unripe rubies and that inclusions in stones meant that they were overripe. During the Middle Ages, rubies were thought to bring good health, guard against wicked thoughts, amorous desires, and disputes. Red stones including rubies were thought to cure bleedings. A stone which turned darker was thought to warn its owner of coming misfortunes, illness, or death. It has been said that the ruby’s red glow comes from an internal flame, that burns eternally and cannot be extinguished, making the gift of this stone symbolic of everlasting love. With its hardness and durability, it is a perfect engagement gem. And if worn on the left hand, ancient lore has it that the ruby will bring good fortune to its wearer!

  3. Amethyst is a symbol of heavenly understanding, and of the pioneer in thought and action on the philosophical, religious, spiritual, and material planes, protection, spiritual attunement, gives visions or opens spiritual and psychic centers, reduces mental tension, induces pleasant healing dreams, prevents over indulgence and encourages transformation and breaking of bad habits.
    Ruby is a symbol of spiritual wisdom, focuses mental concentration on a specific thing, confidence – stone of life and energy.
    Emerald is a symbol of meditation, healing, business success, it totally rejects evil; gives power to foretell future events, a link with spiritual forces.


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