With the help of the magical properties of stones, people are trying to find family happiness, improve their health and financial situation. However, according to legends, some crystals can change the fate of the owner for the worse, for example, bring widowhood on a woman. Why did some gems become symbols of loneliness and why did the bad fame take hold on them?
Several gems are called widow stones. They were especially revered by the spouses who were left without a second half, who decided to remain faithful to the departed. One of these minerals is called amethyst.
The crystal set in silver was affordable, so it was popular as a symbol of abandoning the search for new love. Alexandrite also has a bad reputation. As a gift, the gem was presented to the heir to the Russian throne in 1834.
Alexander II always wore a ring with a stone. On the day of the assassination attempt, he forgot to wear his talisman. As a sign of grief, the autocrat's favorite crystals were bought by his subjects.
Usually, the bluish-green mineral takes on a bright hue in the sun, and under artificial lighting it can be both purple-violet and pink. During the day, an emerald-like chameleon crystal is practically indistinguishable from a ruby in the evening.
An artificially grown gem has become widely available. During the Great Patriotic War, a belief was born that jewelry changes color if there is misfortune with a loved one. The fame of the symbol of loneliness quickly established itself.
Pearls, sapphire, amethyst
Jewelry with pearls was worn by sailors' widows. Since then, the black gem has become a symbol of loss. The delicate shine was called tears for the dead. There was an opinion that pearls suppress feelings, and therefore it was forbidden to wear jewelry for young people, so as not to alienate themselves from happiness in love. However, the negative impact is neutralized by gold. Therefore, a stone in a setting of precious metal cannot bring misfortune.
They also speak negatively about the sapphire obtained by dishonest means, and about topaz and garnet. In this case, the stone brings loneliness to the owners.
Purple amethyst changes color from pale to almost black. The most expensive subspecies of quartz has become a recognized amulet against drunkenness. Another name for the crystal is apostolic. Often clergy wore rings with him as a sign that worldly passions do not prevail over them.
The magical properties of jewelry
In practice, it was not possible to confirm the harmful effects of crystals on fates. Despite the acquired ill-fame, none of the gems is capable of condemning to widowhood. On the contrary, the stones were endowed with positive properties. So, a ring with an amethyst, presented as a gift, became a powerful love talisman, attracting a happy reciprocity.
Since the crystal evoked a reciprocal feeling towards the donor, it was not customary to present the jewelry to betrothed girls and newly married ones.
In India, alexandrite is called a symbol of longevity and prosperity. The bad reputation attached to synthetic analogs of crystals does not apply to natural minerals. Europeans believe that the stone attracts love, helps to achieve success, and promotes tranquility.
There is no reason to believe that pearls, garnet, topaz or sapphire become symbols of loneliness. On the contrary, in the East, pearls were called stones of sages and monarchs, they were valued for their positive energy. The Egyptians believed that the gem is able to restore youth. Sapphire also protected from ill-wishers and helped to realize oneself with life.