Are They Pretty Rocks or Incredible Gems with Healing Power

Over the course of several weeks, I noticed my sister-in-law wearing different gemstones. At first I thought it was designer jewelry. The gemstones were neither too gawdy nor too simple. They were colourful, that's for sure. When I inquired about the sudden fashion statement, I was told that every gemstone contains a special healing power. And seeing that my sister-in-law was fast approaching 50, I figured this to be a good thing.

I am not a big follower of gemstone therapy. I have no idea what the healing power of an emerald is. And much to the chagrin of my wife, I couldn't tell you the difference between a ruby and a sapphire. But I'm all for the power of positive thinking and the healing power such thinking can have on our daily lives. So if wearing a brightly colored stone on your finger or around your neck makes you believe you won't get sick, than that's a healing power I'll take in stride. Well, I'll take my chances with an aspirin. But next time you're at the jeweller, you may want to check out the following:

YELLOW SAPPHIRE: This is one of the most widely used gems to help achieve better financial status. The wearer may expect wealth, good health, name, honour and fame. As for the healing power, the yellow sapphire cures diarrhea, gastritis, ulcer, rheumatism, jaundice, insomnia, heart troubles, impotency, gout, arthritis, and pain in knee joints.

BLUE SAPPHIRE: It brings wealth, name and fame. Also gives good stamina, longevity and security in life. Can improve fertility. Best suited for joy, love and happiness. It's healing power cures fainting, fits, virility, mental disorder, deafness and baldness.

RUBY: It's healing power helps cure peptic ulcer, fever, rheumatism and gout. However, prolonged use may cause boils, itch and insomnia as well.

EMERALD: Emerald improves faculties related to the brain such as memory, communication, intuition, the intellect, and the ability to learn. Last time I checked, an emerald cost more than my laptop. Apparently the power of healing comes at a price.

RED CORAL: It is said that Red Coral instills courage in its wearer. It also helps in curing blood-related diseases. It is normally red in color. Coral ensures material happiness, recovery from diseases such as fever, cough, bilious complaints, smallpox, chickenpox, headache, loss of vitality, piles, boils, and measles.

DIAMOND: Diamonds are supposed to enhance the name, fame and artistic quality of the person. It also enhances sexual power. (I can't tell you how many times I've put a diamond in my underwear prior to making love to my wife. Talk of the power of healing). Diamonds are also helpful in diabetes, diseases of urine, of private parts, syphilis, skin and uterine diseases. Sounds like some gemstone therapy I want a part of.

ZIRCON: Zircon can help in achieving speedy success in less time than expected, and also improves dealing with people and protects its wearer from sudden misfortunes. 

CAT'S EYE: This protects its wearer from hidden enemies, mysterious dangers and diseases. Cat's Eye may prevent unexpected mishaps of life, curing mania, paralysis etc. It protects the wearer from accidents and secret enemies. It is said to bring fortunes to those who gamble.

PEARL: One who possesses or wears a good pearl enjoys the blessings of the goddess of prosperity. They also enjoy the blessings of credit card companies.

The power of healing is the power of positive thinking, I suppose. Wearing a gemstone is only the means to end, and not the end of bad luck and failing health. Like anything - astrology, palmistry and the like, gemstone therapy only works if the individual believes it will work. It's not for me to decree. But I do agree they look cute on my sister-in-law.

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