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Article: The Miraculous Properties of Precious and Semi-Precious Stones

The Miraculous Properties of Precious and Semi-Precious Stones - DSF Antique Jewelry

The Miraculous Properties of Precious and Semi-Precious Stones

Precious and semi-precious stones can emit energetic vibrations that have an effect on the human mind and body. It is believed that they possess miraculous therapeutic properties.

We can all benefit from the positive impact of the subtle energy emitted by these gemstones when we are wearing them as ornaments in the form of rings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, earrings, or other types of jewelry.

In the course of history, precious and semi-precious stones have always fascinated mankind. They have been attributed numerous healing or therapeutic properties, but also mystical ones. Depending on their specific characteristics, the gems were associated with the different months of the year.

Likewise, astrologers believe that precious and semiprecious stones carry magical powers and they have associated several gemstones for each zodiac sign.

We present below the list of precious and semi-precious gemstones associated with the months of the year and zodiac signs, as they appear in most specialized sources, as well as the description of the properties and use of such well-known stones.


It is believed that if you wear the stone associated with your zodiac sign or month of birth it will exert a beneficial influence on your life, having effects of accentuating or calming some zodiac features, so as to create harmony and balance in your life.

Precious & semi-precious gems and the months of the year

January - garnet

February - amethyst

March - aquamarine

April - diamond

May - emerald

June - pearls or moonstone

July - ruby

August - peridot

September - sapphire

October - opal, and tourmaline

November - yellow topaz or citrine

December - turquoise, tanzanite, or blue topaz

Gemstones and the zodiac signs

Aries (March 21 - April 19) - aquamarine, amethyst, agate, carnelian, citrine, diamond, garnet, hematite, malachite, onyx, obsidian, rhodonite, turquoise, jasper (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Taurus (April 20 - May 20) - agate, malachite, coral, rose quartz, amber, aventurine, sunstone, lapis lazuli, carnelian, emerald & aventurine (gemstones associated with the ruling planet).

Gemini (May 21 - June 20) - agate, chrysoprase, jade, citrine, apatite, opal, pearls obsidian, howlite, aventurine, tiger's eye (gem associated with the ruling planet).

Cancer (June 21 - July 22) - chalcedony, carnelian, jade, malachite, aventurine, pearls, sunstone, opal, emerald, ruby, amber, howlite, moonstone (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Leo (July 23 - August 22) - agate, garnet, carnelian, onyx, citrine, coral, amber, sunstone, tiger's eye, tourmaline, sardonyx, peridot, rock crystal (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Virgo (August 23 - September 22) - agate, jasper, malachite, amber, sodalite, apatite, lapis lazuli, peridot, carnelian, jade, sapphire, sardonyx, citrine (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Libra (September 23 - October 22) - jade, onyx, malachite, hematite, citrine, turquoise, aquamarine, coral, opal, sunstone, apatite + moonstone, lapis lazuli, peridot, chrysolite, sapphire (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) - jade, malachite, hematite, citrine, coral, opal, aquamarine, tiger's eye, pearls, rock crystal, bull's eye, topaz, garnet (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) - amethyst, smoky crystal, turquoise, amber, onyx, lapis lazuli, obsidian, sodalite, pearls, apatite, topaz, garnet, jade, sapphire, topaz (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) - agate, jasper, onyx, pink quartz, rock crystal, garnet, smoky crystal, lapis lazuli (gemstones associated with the ruling planet), chalcedony, ruby.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18) - amethyst, garnet, onyx, hematite, aventurine, opal, aquamarine, lapis lazuli, obsidian, jasper, moss agate, hyacinth, turquoise (stone associated with the ruling planet).

Pisces (February 19 - March 20) - amethyst, jade, hematite, citrine, rock crystal, opal, turquoise, howlite, pearls, apatite, peridot, fluorite, jasper, sapphire, amethyst, heliotrope, aquamarine (gem associated with the ruling planet).

Uses of precious and semi-precious stones

For healing: amethyst, hematite, pearl

For experiencing subtle energy effects: diamond, lapis lazuli, ruby

To stimulate creativity: hematite, pearl

For the development of psychic capacity: lapis linquis (azurite or sky stone)

For receptivity: agate, beryl

For general protection: beryl, lapis linquis

For protection against colds: carbon steel

For protection against anger: pearl, opal

The magical properties of gemstones


Agate protects children from fear and helps the little ones to wake up earlier and maintain their balance. This stone stimulates the awakening of the spirit, helping the body in certain imbalances. Agate comprises the elements Ether, Air, and Fire. It should be worn around the neck, in a gold necklace.

Amethyst comprises the Ether and Water elements. It is associated with dignity, love, compassion, and hope. This stone helps in controlling an emotional temperament as well as in certain imbalances. Amethyst should also be worn in a necklace around the neck.

Beryllium contains the elements Fire and Ether. This gemstone increases intelligence, power, prestige, and social position, while also promoting artistic and musical values, in particular. It should be worn around the neck in a necklace or on a silver ring.

Hematite helps stop bleeding and it is considered the best blood purifier. This quartz promotes the path to spiritual upliftment. It is good for liver and spleen diseases, as well as for anemia. This stone contains the Fire and Water elements. It should be worn in a gold necklace, close to the heart.

The Diamond has a special energy that emits subtle vibrations towards the heart, brain, and deeper tissues. This very precious stone is used as a heart tonic. Diamond is the most suitable stone for rejuvenation. It brings prosperity and lifts spiritually. It helps to grow very close relationships. That is why this gem is traditionally associated with marriage. It contains Ether, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. It must be worn on the right ring in a gold ring.

Garnet is a silicate of a wide variety of colors: red, brown, black, green, yellow, and white. Red, yellow and brown garnets have a warm effect and are beneficial in certain body imbalances. The red garnet contains the Fire and Earth elements, the green one has Fire and Air and the white one has Water. The garnet can be worn around the neck, in a gold or silver necklace.

Lapis Lazuli strengthens the eyes and is used to treat various problems. Lapis lazuli is considered a heavenly, sacred stone. It empowers the body, mind, and conscience and sensitizes the wearer to more subtle spiritual vibrations. It contains Fire, Ether, and Water. It should be worn in a gold necklace around the neck.


Lapis Linquis has properties similar to lapis lazuli. It brings good luck and helps in meditation.

Moonstone absorbs the lunar energy and calms the mind. It contains Water, Air, and Ether. This stone is closely related to human emotions and affects body water. If a person is stressed and feeling troubled during the full moon or new moon, they should wear a moonstone mounted in a silver ring.

Opal helps the baby grow. It favors feelings of benevolence and friendship. It is the precious stone of love and compassion, of creativity and understanding in human relationships. It contains Water, Fire, and Ether. It should be worn on the right forefinger, on a silver ring or around the neck, in a gold necklace.

The Pearl is an organic product of the mother of pearl. The pearl contains Water, Air, and Earth. It contains calcium carbonate and causes soothing healing vibrations while purifying the blood. As purified ash, it is used internally in stomach ailments and against intestinal inflammations. It can also be used to treat hepatitis and gallstones. Also, a person who suffers from vomiting due to bile, can be successfully treated with pearl ash.

The pearl is hemostatic. Therefore, it is used to treat conditions such as bleeding gums, vomiting blood, salivating with blood or bleeding hemorrhoids. The pearl has fortifying qualities and promotes vigor and vitality. The electricity of the pearl can be captured using pearl water. Four or five pearls are kept in a glass of water overnight. This water should be consumed as a tonic the next day. It will relieve the burning sensation of the eyes and urine. Pearl water also acts as a natural antacid and is beneficial in inflammation.

Red Coral is a gemstone of marine origin that absorbs the energy of the planet Mars. Red coral also contains calcium carbonate, and its action is to calm and purify the blood, helping to control hatred, anger and jealousy. It contains the elements Water, Earth and Fire.


Ruby promotes concentration and mental strength. This gem strengthens the heart. It contains the elements Fire, Air and Ether. It should be worn in a gold or silver ring.

The Sapphire has a neutralizing effect, it counteracts the negative effects of the planet Saturn and helps in case of rheumatism, sciatica, neurological diseases, epilepsy, hysteria and other diseases. The gemstone contains the elements Air and Ether. It should be worn around the neck, mounted in a gold necklace.

Topaz promotes passion and frees the body from fear. Topaz gives strength and intelligence. The gem contains the elements Fire, Ether, and Air. It should be worn on the right forefinger, mounted in a gold ring or around the neck, in a gold necklace.

These are some general features of the most known precious and semi-precious stones. They can be more or less accentuated depending on certain particularities of each individual. We can use them to harmonize certain energies, anomalies and sensibilities that we all have, while wearing some of the most refined and exquisite vintage and antique jewelry pieces that we have in store for you.

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