Add Meaning to Your Gemstone Beads

Gemstone beads are far more than simply pretty things; for many centuries they have been used to symbolize particular qualities, being given or worn in an effort to achieve the desired outcome of love, luck or happiness. Precious stones also have a long history of being used at special occasions or events, for example to celebrate a wedding anniversary or month of birth. If you’re keen to find out more about the language of jewels, find out below the symbolism attached to common gems and see how you can give jewelry pieces which not only look spectacular, but also are popularly believed to attract good fortune or other positive characteristics. 

Love 

Jewelry is always a fantastic gift to show someone you care. Its beauty and permanence ensures that once given, it can last a lifetime, enabling the wearer to benefit from its enduring beauty as well as the sentimental value which a carefully chosen gemstone piece can command. The traditional gemstones which are used to symbolize love are numerous; rose quartz represents perennial, unconditional love while amethysts are thought to symbolize a deep, enduring love. To attract love, why not opt for gemstone beads made from lapis lazuli? 

Health 

Good health is a real benefit, so gemstone beads which are thought to protect against illness and promote well-being are always a popular option. Turquoise is widely believed to bring good health, as are jade, aquamarine and agate. Guard against accident or disease by wearing pieces set with coral or ruby stones. If someone is recovering from an illness and needs additional strength, then the garnet is thought to attract strength and also lift mood. If you want someone to enjoy good health, or would like to gift someone a special gemstone present which symbolizes vitality, there are plenty of appropriate choices available. 

Happiness 

The enormous appeal of gemstone beads means that giving them to someone special is a fantastic way of ensuring some happiness comes the way of the receiver. Any gemstone will give joy, but some are particularly noted for their ability to supposedly attract happiness. Beryl, amethysts, lapis lazuli and ruby are all thought to bring the benefit of happiness to those who wear them. 

Different countries and cultures attach varying characteristics to gemstone beads, so one jewel may have a multiplicity of virtues attributed to it. At Ratna Sagar Jewels you can easily access a wide variety of beautifully cut precious and semi-precious stones, each with its own special meaning and positive attributes. If you’re not sure what to select then the dedicated and knowledgeable staff at Ratna Sagar Jewels will be delighted to assist, enabling you to obtain premium gemstones which enable you to convey your feelings without words amazingly well.

Tanzanite in Detail

Ever wondered what is the history and the phenomenon behind Tanzanite? If not until now, let’s try and throw some light on this exceedingly rare gemstone. 

The birthstone of December, Tanzanite gemstone is a newly added member in the kingdom of colored gemstones. Since the time of its discovery, this clear, saturated and brilliantly shining gemstone has received great praise and popularity. The color of the stone ranges from blue to violet-hues and they are pleochroic in nature. A finer quality of Tanzanite can rival sapphire; which makes this gemstone act as a substitute for sapphire. 

Tanzanite Gemstone Beads @ Ratna Sagar Jewels

This extraordinarily beautiful gemstone is named after its origin and sole location of mining, Tanzania. Another story behind the discovery of this beautiful gemstone ways back to 1967, a Masai tribesman named Ali Juuyawatu found a sparkling blue crystal on his dried fields and picked them up, he his therefore called ‘The Father of Tanzanite’.

You’ll all see tanzanite in deep blue color; however most of you won’t know that in their raw state they are orange-brown in color. Only after basic heat treatment does tanzanite get it popular blue tone transparency. Where Ali found these sparkling gems was the place struck by lightning and which resulted in a massive fire. 

It is not really the unmatched beauty of Tanzanite that allures people, but also the mystical and healing powers possessed by the gemstone. The stone is very much known and popular for transmutation of energy and for helping people in deep meditation. The gemstone is believed to strengthen the immune system and detoxify the blood of the wearer. 

At Ratna Sagar Jewels, you’ll find fine, polished and properly cut Tanzanite Gemstone beads, just fit to be worn by gemstone lovers. This beautiful gemstone catches the eye of every single person because of its color, shine and shape. You too can be the proud owner of this gemstone. Log on to http://www.ratnasagarjewels.com/ to know more about the gemstone and see how this stone affects your life and makes you look beautiful.

Christmas Gift List for This Year

The year 2014 is coming to an end, but before another year sets its wings free have you done some shopping or at least prepared your Christmas gift list? This is the season of giving, sharing and loving each other. If you haven’t picked out your favorite gifts for the year, you should probably start doing that now. 

For the seasons best gifts, look no further than ‘Ratna Sagar Jewels’ who are the most trusted gemstone sellers for several years now. Shopping with them will be an ultra fun thing to do, you year-end festivities will be the most bountiful ones!!!

Christmas certainly is the best time to buy jewelry for yourself and for others, and for your loved ones. This is the right time to express your love, respect and gratitude for the ones you care for; and jewelry gifts are the best, for they’ll be able to speak louder than words. A study reveals that the sale of jewelry experiences a hike during Christmas holidays because this is the time when you get the best value and the best offers.

While you’ll be selecting stores to buy jewelry ad gemstones, the wise people will already be doing their bit of shopping from Ratna Sagar Jewels, because this is the one stop for gemstones of all colors. Shop at Ratna Sagar Jewels and make this festive season all the more valuable with friends and family. 

We wish you all the love and affection in this season of Christmas, 2014.

Ratna Sagar Jewels and Their Christmas Bonanza

Remembering special people at Christmas fills their heart with love and happiness.

Ratna Sagar Jewels wishes you a joyous Christmas filled with peace and the warmth of loved ones. To brighten up this Christmas Ratna Sagar Jewels is dedicating their exclusive ‘Christmas Voucher’ to their esteemed and discriminating customers. The Christmas voucher is a $75 voucher offered at a minimum purchase of $500.

We hope this voucher makes you feel happy and cared for. Avail the voucher and its benefits this Christmas and make it brighter than ever before.

 

Olive Quartz - The Fantabulous Gemstone available at Ratna Sagar Jewels

Just as rare as the name, Olive Quartz is a rarely found stone. The crystal though has been found several ages back yet the love for this gemstone among people refuses to stop, rather it only increases day after day. 

The green colored olive quartz gemstone carries all the energies of clear quartz, only with a few extra ones. The extra energies we’re talking about are found only in this green-gold quartz stone, which makes the stone all the more precious. For several years it has been believed that this stone connects with the Heart and Solar-Plexus Chakras. The special quality of the stone can however bring physical, emotions as well as spiritual healing.

Meditation becomes even easier with this stone and it is expected to open the Heart Chakra to receive the right knowledge and inspiration in some form or the other from the higher consciousness, which in turn is backed up with powerful and creative energies of the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stone is absolutely the best from those who are facing trouble in determining the purpose of their life and eventually they will enjoy working with the help of these unique crystals and their several special powers. 

Another fascinating thing about Olive Quartz is that this gemstone shows the wearer his true self and builds confidence and courage in him. It clears the heart allowing it to access the vibrations of love. The stone is considered lucky, especially in matters of love, health and money. It is seen to promote an intuitive capability which is usually coupled with love.

At Ratna Sagar Jewels you will find loose olive quartz gemstone or you can choose to buy ornaments made from this beautiful gemstone. The quality is beyond compare and you’ll get absolutely the best product. Ratna Sagar Jewels undoubtedly is the best place for you to purchase gemstones of all kinds. 

Log on to http://www.ratnasagarjewels.com/ to know more about gemstones or to buy olive quartz for a perfect occasion.

 

The Factors that Help Determine Your Ring Size

Rings are the perfect ornament for men and women; however the number of women who love wearing rings is more than the number of men who’re interested in wearing rings. While you may choose from the simplest to the fanciest rings, you’ll never really be satisfied with just one. You might as well desire a gemstone ring for your wedding day or for your engagement. 

While choosing the ring of your choice there are certain things that need to be takes care. Determining the size of the ring is just as important as choosing the gemstone, the metal, style and the design. This can really be a challenge if the ring is a surprise for your loved ones. Here are the four major factors that help in determining the size of the ring:

  • The atmospheric conditions: Atmospheric conditions here refer to the cold and hot weather which has its effects on our hands. While the winters, the fingers might just shrink a little, in the hot weather they often show a little expansion. The ring size should be determined keeping in mind the weather conditions. 
  • Daytime: Just like the atmospheric conditions, the ring size may show certain variations from morning to night. The best time however to measure your ring size should be in the evening.
  • Weight: Weight is another important factor that determines the ring size. During the stages of pregnancy, swelling and weight gain is a normal thing to happen. This however does not mean that the weight gain has become permanent and the original ring size will soon be back to normal after pregnancy. 
  • Hands matter: It is important to know that the fingers of your left and right hand are of different sizes. While trying to measure the ring size, you should probably try fitting it on to the knuckle (the widest art of your finger). A ring that fits comfortably to the knuckle is the one that best fits you. 

Rings add beauty to your hands and the one that best fits you should be your last choice. While choosing rings can be a challenge, it can also turn into an easy thing if you take note of the factors that have been mentioned above.

Apatite Gemstone Beads - Colored by the Earth

One would not normally attribute the beauty of a gemstone to the same material that is essential to fertilizers and pesticides. Apatite rocks with abundant amounts of phosphorus are important to the development of fireworks and explosives as well. Apatite also makes up our bones and teeth. This “deceitful stone” may begin as a chemical, but as a gemstone becomes a piece of pure beauty.

Apatite Gemstone Beads 

Origin of Apatite Gemstone Beads

Abundant throughout the world, apatite is a phosphate mineral which is sensitive to heat and very soft. Its name comes from the Greek word meaning “to cheat”, as it is easily confused with other gemstones such as tourmaline and topaz. Apatite is developed as a hexagonal crystal and is found in different rock types including igneous.

Though the term “apatite” is a general name for many phosphates, apatite gems are much different. Rare earth elements are present in apatite, which result in apatite gemstone beads appearing in a variety of beautiful deep colors. This widely unknown gemstone is a treasure in itself and can be seen as jewelry in many different types of cuts and shapes. It is known for its green color but can also be found in shades of blue, violet, pink, yellow, and even colorless.

History of Apatite

There is little in history pointing to notoriety or fame of the apatite gemstone and its origin as a serious gem dates to just a decade ago. Even so, gem collectors are drawn to these magnificent stones in part because of the healing powers associated with them. 

The apatite gemstone has been attributed to:

  • Healing powers
  • Developing one’s creativity and concentration
  • Encouraging extroversion
  • Drawing out negativity 
  • Decreasing hunger

The clear-green variety of apatite is termed “asparagus stone”. It's very soft, rating a 5 on the Mohs hardness scale (most gems rate 7 or higher). Its softness makes it difficult to polish and cut, making it a rare gem. The clear blue type is called moroxite.

Ratna Sagar Jewels is your quality choice for wholesale apatite gemstone beads. These versatile gemstones are available in a variety of cuts such as heart briolette and faceted rounds. Be amazed by their deep- and swiss-blue color and notice the various lengths and weights of the apatite gemstone beads from Ratna Sagar. All are rated with AAA quality and have origins in Madagascar or Brazil.

Since 2002, the Ratna Sagar jewelry family has been offering retail and wholesale beads for purchase online. Join thousands of satisfied clients who agree that the premier beads offered by Ratna Sagar Jewels are a work of beauty.

Amethyst Gemstone Beads - Violet Extravagance

This semi-precious stone of the quartz family has been described over time as the gemstone of all gemstones, a coveted jewel protecting the wearer against seduction, and the gemstone of royalty. Amethysts are found worldwide and make up the lining of the inside of geodes, a hollow rock filled with crystals. In 1912, the amethyst gemstone was named the official birthstone for the month of February. 

The amethyst has been praised throughout history for: 

  • Healing the mind
  • Protecting the wearer against seduction
  • Serving as a connection to God
  • Purifying negativity
  • Creating a sense of calm
  • Symbolizing power and royalty  

 

A Gemstone with History

Amethysts derive their name from the Greek word “amethystos”, meaning “not drunk”. Greeks enjoyed their drink from cups made of amethyst in order to guard against drunkenness. Amethysts can be found adorning the Crown Jewels of Britain and they were beloved by Catherine the Great. Egyptian Pharaohs are said to have had their tombs made in part with amethyst. Amethyst was described by Moses in the Old Testament as a symbol of God’s Spirit and cited as one of the precious stones on Aaron’s breastplate when he served as high priest. Bishops had rings designed rings with amethyst in the Christian church.

Wholesale Amethyst Gemstone Beads

Qualities of Amethyst Gemstone Beads

Made from silicon dioxide, amethyst gemstones range in color from light to dark purple and can at times appear black when viewed under dim lighting. Amethyst gemstones derive their color from aluminium and iron impurities and is part of the macro-crystalline family of quartz. Amethyst gemstone beads are semi-transparent to transparent and are often cut into oval or round shapes. 

Beauty of Amethyst Gemstone Beads                                                                        

A gemstone with so much history and so much beauty deserves to be displayed as an exquisite accessory. Resistant to wear and tear, amethyst gemstone beads are excellent for any type of jewelry design. This widely available gemstone comes in a variety of cuts, shapes, and styles. Most amethyst gemstones are heat treated, which makes them resistant to fading with time. 

Since 2002, the Ratna Sagar jewelry family has been offering retail and wholesale beads online. Their top quality, certified AAA amethyst gemstone beads come in a wide variety of cuts, shapes, and sizes. Thousands of satisfied clients agree that the premier beads offered by Ratna Sagar Jewels are of exceptional quality and beauty. 

Ratna Sagar Jewels is the only choice you need to make for beautiful amethyst gemstone beads. Choose from a wide selection of shapes including faceted rondelle, marquise, and diamond cut. Various sizes and weights are also available to fit any jewelry needs you may have.

The Birthstones of November – Yellow Topaz and Citrine

We've discussed several gemstones with you and by now we believe you know quite a lot about gemstones and their qualities, but one thing we’re not really sure about is your knowledge of birthstones. 

With November showing up, there’s an advent of chill in the atmosphere but your love for gemstones never really ends and you’re constantly on a run searching for some of the best gemstones for this season. If you've ignored Yellow Topaz and Citrine, then probably you should reconsider it once again because these are the two birthstones for the month of November.

Citrine Gemstone Beads

While the choice of people may vary but the people born in the month of November have a special attraction for these two gemstones. Apart from the beauty and the color, the metaphysical characteristics of these gemstones are the best for the people who’re born in the month of November.

As far as the discussion of each of these gemstones is concerned, they have already been discussed in detail. And when it’s a matter of the availability of these gemstones, their best quality is available at Ratna Sagar Jewels. The experience and the expertise that the team of Ratna Sagar Jewels has are greatly commendable. Each gemstone is properly cut, shaped and then polished. The great level of quality that the gemstones available here leave you mesmerized and certainly one isn’t just sufficient to please you.

Log on to http://www.ratnasagarjewels.com/ to know more about gemstones or to purchase one for yourself.

The Carnelian Gemstone - Its Properties and Uses

The vibrant, semi-precious gemstone, popular with crystal lovers known for its powerful properties is called the Carnelian gemstone. This gemstone is recognizable for its dark brown-red color due to the presence of iron oxide in its chemical composition. Few even trace it back as a birthstone for the zodiac signs Leo and Virgo.

Carnelian Gemstone Beads - Carved Leaf

The Properties of Carnelian Gemstone:

  • The physical and chemical property of Carnelian differentiates it from another gemstone called Sard. The Sard gemstone is found as mineral sediment of quartz and is somewhat harder than Carnelian.
  • Earlier the stone was called “Carnelian Agate” and was available in the form of deep red, dark brown and white shades. 
  • It has a molar mass of around 60g/mol, and it preserves a crystal system which comes under the category of trigonal.
  • This translucent gemstones undergoes a form of artificial heating such that the color can be called for a better commercial sale.

 

The Metaphysical Properties of Carnelian:

  • The gemstone promotes courage and boldness.
  • Creates a sense of stability in the wearer.
  • It proves to be a good stone for those who’re lacking confidence and inner security.
  • It is known to enhance creativity.
  • Increases the level of motivation and drive.
  • Stimulates appetite.

Other than these there are other known metaphysical qualities of the gemstone which make it a popular crystal for the lovers of gemstone beads.

The gemstone is an amazing one and people have loved wearing it from several centuries and even now. The best quality of the polished gemstone is however available at Ratna Sagar Jewels. Here at Ratna Sagar Jewels you will find a huge range of gemstones, each of which are brightly colored, polished and cut. You can either choose to buy loose carnelian from this store or buy it in some form of jewelry. 

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