Category: Stones Guide

The virtues of stones

This stone guide gathers articles on gemstones and gemstones used in jewelery making. Find the virtues of precious stones, gems and semi-precious stones. For each stone we offer lithotherapy information, their symbolism, their virtues and sometimes anecdotes.

Tourmaline virtues

Tourmaline virtues

Tourmaline virtues

Tourmaline is a beautiful gem with colors as varied as that of a rainbow. Its wide range of colors: black, green, brown, yellow, red, pink, blue, yellow, colorless or multicolored, comes from the different chemical elements that compose it: iron, manganese, nickel, cobalt, titanium ... Its name is derived from Sinhala word (spoken in Sri Lanka) "Tournamal" which means "stone with mixed colors". Tourmaline, although present on all the continents, is largely imported in Europe, by Dutch sailors the report of the kingdom of Ceylon.

The majority of tourmaline comes today from Brazil. The other main deposits are located in Afghanistan, India, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Burma, Russia and Thailand.

lithotherapy

Tourmaline is known for its electrical properties that give it a role in protecting the body against static electricity and radio waves from all kinds of electrical devices. In lithotherapy, tourmaline is known to act as a detoxifying agent. These crystals promote relaxation of the body and mind.

Anecdote

It is believed that the first tourmalines were discovered by the conquistadors in Brazil in the 1500 years. At the time, it was assumed that these green tourmaline were emeralds. It was not until the nineteenth century that scientists realized that these stones actually had their own kind of mineral.

Maintenance of your gemstones

Tourmaline has a hardness of 7. It is a note on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a semi-precious stone very ure and resistant to shocks.

To maintain your tourmalines just wash them with clear water. It is a fine stone that does not need to be cleaned. To recharge the tourmaline it is enough to expose it to the light of the sun or the moon.

Fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers tourmaline jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
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Kyanite, virtues and benefits

Kyanite, virtues and benefits

Properties of kyanite

Kyanite or cyanite is also called kyanite. His name was given to him by Abraham Gottlob Werner in 1789. It comes from the Greek "kuanos" or "blue". The kyanite is colorless and owes its famous blue color to the presence of chromiferous. Its color varies from blue to purple, passing through green, yellow, pink, white, brown and gray. The main deposits are located in Brazil, Nepal, but also in Austria, Kenya, Myanmar, Zimbabwe.

lithotherapy

Kyanite is the stone of "let go". It is a stone of intuition and self-acceptance. Soothing for deep fears and fears, kyanite promotes deep, restful sleep for both the mind and the body.

Anecdote

Kyanite is a stone sensitive to shocks and makes it a little stone used in jewelry. Yet some Asian cultures make jewelry in kyanite, for its virtues. The result is spectacular considering the aesthetics of the stone.

Maintenance of your gemstones

Kyanite or cyanite has a hardness of 4 to 5 on the faces of the prism and 6 to 7 transversely. It is a note on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a semi-precious stone that is relatively fragile and sensitive to shocks.

To maintain your kyanite stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this delicate semi-precious stone.

Fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers kyanite jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
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Hemimorphite virtues, properties

Hemimorphite, virtues and benefits

Properties of hemimorphite

Hemimorphite is a fine stone, transparent to translucent, with colors ranging from colorless to white, yellow, gray, blue, purple, pink, green and brown. A quality hemimorphite stone is usually blue or green, and has some similarities to chrysocolla, smithsonite, and turquoise. The main hemimorphites lie in Australia, Algeria, Mexico, and Namibia.

lithotherapy

In lithotherapy it is a gem used for detox treatments, to cleanse and purify the liver and blood. It improves healing and reduces dermatological problems. Hemimorphite is a stone of inner calm. It opens us to communication with our inner selves and others.

Anecdote

Hemimorphite is an important source of zinc, since it contains more than 50%. It has two peculiarities, it is pyroelectric (electrically charged when heated) and piezoelectric (electrically charged when rubbed).

Stones and chakras

Hemimorphite can be used for the heart chakra and throat chakra.

Maintenance of your gemstones

Hemimorphite has a hardness of 5 on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a semi-precious stone that is relatively fragile and sensitive to shocks.

To maintain your stones of hemimorphite it is enough to wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this delicate semi-precious stone.

Fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers hemimorphite jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
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Properties of pink quartz

Properties of pink quartz

Among the properties of pink quartz, the main one is to catalyze love and serenity. It is a fine, peach-colored stone with shades ranging from pale pink to deep pink, with varying degrees of transparency. Quartz is very present all over the planet and pink quartz is not a rare stone. The main deposits of pink quartz are found in Brazil and Madagascar, but also in India, Sri Lanka, Europe ...

Properties of pink quartz in lithotherapy

In lithotherapy pink quartz symbolizes love, initiation and serenity. Pink quartz fights inflammation of the genital system, such as the fallopian tubes and ovaries. It removes anxiety, depression, insomnia. Rose Quartz is known to be a consoler, it is supposed to heal both physical and emotional wounds. His contact reassures, reinforces self-confidence and the ability to accept oneself as one is.

Anecdote

In the Greeks, pink quartz was the symbol of Initiation. For Muslims, it is contemplation and for the Indians it would be the stone of maternal deity.

Stones and chakras

Pink quartz can be used on the heart chakra.

Maintenance of pink quartz

Pink quartz has a hardness of 7 on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a fine stone relatively resistant to small shocks.

To maintain your pink quartz stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this semi-precious stone.

Rose Quartz Jewelry & Fair Trade

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Indian jewelry

Turquoise, properties and virtues

Turquoise, properties and virtues

Turquoise offers a variety of colors ranging from light blue to dark blue, veined with black. Turquoise deposits can be found in many countries: Tibet, China, Iran, Afghanistan, Mexico, United States (Arizona), Chile, Australia, Israel, Tanzania. Very present in Buddhist jewelry, Nepali, or Tibetanit symbolizes material and spiritual wealth. The turquoise blue in Buddhism represents the life of humans in their life / death duality and earth / sky wisdom.

Properties of turquoise lithotherapy

In lithotherapy, turquoise is an emblem of courage. This semi-precious stone is also considered as a source of well-being. It is also a symbol of wisdom. It arouses nobility of feelings, indulgence and generosity.

Anecdote

The etymology of the name "turquoise" comes from Turkish stone, because it is in Turkey that the Europeans found it (and that although the mineral was imported from Iran). She gave her name to the turquoise color.

Stones and chakras

Turquoise can be used on the chakra of the neck and throat.

Maintenance of turquoise

Turquoise has a hardness of 5 to 6 on 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. Its friable structure makes it delicate to work in jewelry and sensitive to shocks. It is a porous natural stone, it is sensitive to perfumes, perspiration (jewelry in contact with the skin), household products, all of which can alter its color.

To maintain your turquoise stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this semi-precious stone.

Turquoise & fair trade jewelry

Omyoki offers turquoise jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India, Nepal and Tibetan communities. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
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Labradorite properties and virtues

Labradorite properties and virtues

Labradorite, properties and virtues

Labradorite is a semi-precious gray-black stone with intense blue highlights. A stone of character, whose essence blue highlights are raging at the moment.

lithotherapy

In lithotherapy labradorite is the stone of protection par excellence, forming a barrier against mental pollution. It absorbs negative energies to protect the wearer. Labradorite is the Yin stone for its opening and Yang for its radiance. Labradorite is a stone that brings balance, helps to overcome stress and promotes intellect, inspiration and intuition. In terms of health labradorite is used to balance the disorders related to the digestive system, as well as hormonal and menstrual disorders. It is also effective for stimulating the muscular system and the blood circulation.

Anecdote

The name of labradorite comes from the area in which it was discovered, Labrador, in northern Canada.

Stones and chakras

Labradorite can be used on the solar plexus chakra to foster friendships and relationships with others. Applied to the chakra of the 3th eye, it comes to solicit intellectual properties and intuition.

Maintenance of labradorite

The labradorite has a hardness of 6 / 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a natural stone quite sensitive to shocks.

To maintain your labradorite stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this semi-precious stone.

Jewelry in labradorite & fair trade

Omyoki offers labradorite jewelry, designed in France and handmade by talented artisans in India. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
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Amethyst, properties and virtues

Amethyst, properties and virtues

Amethyst, properties and virtues

Amethyst is a beautiful pale purple to pale purple stone. The light passing through this semi-precious stone embellishes it and enhances its limpidity. Amethyst jewelry is often made of silver because these two materials blend perfectly. Crimped stones are often full and rarely pruned.

lithotherapy

In lithotherapy, amethyst is used to fight excess (alcohol, drugs, tobacco ...). Stone of plenitude, it is particularly suitable for hyperactive and stressed. It promotes spiritual elevation, concentration, meditation, intuition, creativity and visualization. Amethyst helps to detach from material futility.

Anecdote

The name of the stone comes from the Greek "Amethustos" which means "who is not drunk". The Greeks and Romans drank amethyst cups to protect themselves from the effects of alcohol.

Stones and chakras

Amethyst can be used for the solar plexus chakra to soothe gastric pain and contribute to the proper functioning of the liver. It can also be used with the basic chakra to soothe anxiety and anger.

Amethyst maintenance

Amethyst has a hardness of 7 / 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a natural stone moderately sensitive to shocks.

To maintain your Amethyst stones just wash them with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this semi-precious stone.

Designer Jewelry & Fair Trade

Omyoki offers amethyst jewelry, handmade and crafted by artisans from India, Nepal, and Tibet. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
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Moonstone, properties and virtues

Moonstone, a female stone

moon stone

Moonstone comes mainly from India, Brazil, USA and Australia. The moonstone jewels of Omyoki jewelry come from India and sometimes from its close neighbor, Sri Lanka.

From white to bluish white, moonstone is a stone of light. The jewelers carve and crimp it so as to let the light through the gem. The moonstone is composed of fine strips of feldspar and this bluish reflection, called adularescence or Schiller effect is, in mineralogy and gemology, a shimmer under the surface of the stone of light, in the different layers of feldspar. This is a marked effect in the moonstone and the labradorite.

In lithotherapy, moonstone is recognized as a predominantly female stone. It promotes a good hormonal balance. Moonstone develops intuition and brings softness and tolerance to harsh and severe people.

Maintenance of the moonstone

Moonstone has a hardness of 6 to 6,5 / 10, 10 being the hardest stone, the diamond. It is a stone sensitive to strong shocks.

To maintain the moonstone just wash it with clear water. Professional ultrasonic cleaning of jewelery is not recommended for this semi-precious stone.

Designer Jewelry & Fair Trade

Omyoki offers moonstone jewelery, handmade and crafted by artisans from India, Nepal, and Tibet. Original creations, in limited editions, and sometimes in single piece. This audiovisual media puts in image, this history of know-how and craftsmen.
Each workshop was visited, to check the working conditions, the quality of life and the fair remuneration of the craftsmen. A personal relationship has been established with each craftsman, around countless teas and spending hours discussing, as it should be in Asian countries.

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