19 Jul 04 5:17 PM
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Quintribble it is.
Btw, for anyone else who's interested, I've dug up something on the colours and symbolism of gemstones:
a purple or violet variety of quartz or a purple variety of corundum*
Amethyst is used to increase spirituality. Often it is given as a symbol of sincerity, security, and peace of mind. It is said to offer protection from poisons and toxins.
a transparent, pale bluish-green variety of beryl**
Aquamarine is often used to experience love and mercy. It is said to help ease depression and grief.
a semiprecious, dark-green variety of quartz spotted with red jasper
Helps against poisons, and promotes courage. The Bloodstone helps to concentrate mana. Any caster knows that the probability of success and the force of incantation increases with the bloodstone worn.
a mineral consisting of nearly pure carbon in crystalline form, usually colourless, the hardest natural substance known
Diamond is the emblem of fearlessness and invincibility. It is referred to as the King Gem.
a bright-green, transparent precious stone; either a green variety of beryl** or corundum*
According to legend, emeralds strengthen the owner's memory, quicken the intelligence, and assist in predicting the future. It also promotes physical healing.
a deep red gemstone occurring chiefly as well-formed crystals in metamorphic rocks
Garnet is given as a symbol of consistency, perseverance, and good health. According to legend garnet gives its wearer guidance in night travel, protects from nightmares, promotes long-lasting love, and prevents depression and hearing difficulties.
a hard, translucent silicate (mineral), usually deep green or white
Jade provides protection from evil spirits, ghosts, devils, demons and general bad luck.
a milky-white, translucent feldspar with a pearly luster
Moonstone helps one to see the future or the past.
an amorphous glassy mineral of various colours, capable of refracting light and then reflecting it in a play of colours
one variety is the fire opal which is a semiprecious stone
Opal is used to see possibilities. Opal has been described in medieval times as a cure for diseases of the eye. It is given as a symbol of hope, happiness, and truth. Opals help in seeing the future. It is said to bring bad luck should one be worn on the left hand.
a smooth, hard, usually white or bluish-gray gem formed around a grain of sand, parasite, or other foreign body within the shell of some oysters and certain other mollusks
Pearl is often referred to as the Queen Gem. As an emblem of modesty, chastity and purity, the pearl symbolizes love, success, and happiness. It often symbolizes a happy marriage and in many countries is used as a wedding gift. Pearls are also said to help in charms - increasing the acceptability of a person.
a veriety of yellowish-green crystal found in highly basic igneous rocks
Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality. Peridot is given as a symbol of fame, dignity, and protection.
a semiprecious clear, deep-red variety of corundum*
Ruby is said to open one's heart to love. Rubies were thought to ward off misfortune, ill-health, and fear. They are a symbol of success, devotion, and integrity. Rubies are given to express passion and promise of their heart.
a hard, transparent precious stone of a clear, deep-blue corundum*
Kings used to wear sapphire around their necks as a powerful defense against harm. Sapphire represents truth, sincerity, and consistency. They are given to express the commitment and loyalty of their heart. Because it represents truth, sapphires are said to defend against illusions.
a white, yellow, pale-blue, or pale-green crystal; OR a yellow variety of sapphire
Topaz is used for strength. In ancient times, the figure of a falcon carved on a topaz was thought to help acquire the good-will of kings, princes, and magnates.
a semiprecious stone, typically greenish-blue
Turquoise was thought to warn the wearer of danger or illness by changing colour. In the thirteenth century, turquoise was though to protect the wearer from falling - specially from horses. It was believed to bring happiness and aid in loyalty.