Looking for a jigsaw puzzle that’s truly one of a kind? This computer-generated geode jigsaw puzzle is inspired by the dazzling formations of agate.
by Donald Clark, CSM IMG
You might be familiar with the romance of birthstones, but how well do you know birthstone gemology? Take our short quiz and learn about the composition, cutting, and value of birthstones.
Long ago, a beautiful maiden was on her way to worship at the Temple of Diana. However, she had the misfortune of crossing paths with the god of wine, Bacchus. Angered since he’d just suffered some slight, he’d vowed to take revenge on the next person he met. He spied the maid and unleashed his two guardian tigers upon her. As the great beasts bounded towards the hapless lass, the goddess Diana intervened. To spare her such a terrible fate, she turned her into a pure, clear stone.
Many of our jewelry pieces feature one or more gemstones. According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), to qualify as a gem, a stone must be beautiful, durable, and rare.
Garnet is a stone of multiple uses, metaphysically, and its mythology dates back as far as Ancient Egyptian times, when Pharaohs used the gemstone for ceremonies and decor.
Metaphysically, and according to traditional Ancient Hindus, Garnet is associated with the Root Chakra, located at the base of the spine. When the Root Chakra is clear, it is believed one will have healthy and stable sexual activity and have the ability to encourage good blood circulation.