Natural gemstones are often given names enriched with meaning, providing an insight into the cultures that discovered them and how they gain their unique colours.
Varying in colour and with a speckled appearance, Ocean Jasper, or Sea Jasper as it is also referenced is a stone steeped in mystery.
The name given to this gem is due to the belief that it originates from the ancient city of Atlantis.
Many of the stones are rare collectables, and there no two stones that appear the same, making the gem something truly unique to behold.
While many of the stones are sourced in Madagascar, crystal healers have long believed that Ocean Jasper are healing stones that can help encourage the feeling of joy. Helping you to release negative feelings and make you feel more optimistic.
This eye-catching blue-green gemstone originates from the Amazon River, hence its geographically influenced name.
While Amazonite is no longer primarily sourced from the Amazon, the lush green of the stone truly reflects the foliage of the Amazon.
The dazzling emerald colour that is often associated with this gemstone is created from a magical combination of lead and water within a feldspar structure.
Within the tribal world, Amazonite is still used as an anti-anxiety medication as it represents the heart chakra.
Black, or sometimes white and pink in colour, the gemstone Onyx gained its name from the Greek onyx, which means ‘claw, fingernail’. This is due to the common pink variation often resembling a fingernail.
Due to its natural formation of oxide minerals, Oynx can be found in many other colours, however, most commonly you will see it with elements of black or white.
Historically, Oynx has a long history, dating back to the Greek and Roman times. Egyptians even used the precious stone to make pottery, while the Brazilian green Onyx, was often used in art.
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