Planetary Gemstones Explained (part 1 of 2)

July 13, 2015
Stewart Kuper

Since the times of the Ancients (the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans) gemstones and planets were thought to be connected by some intangible energy. The veracity of said claim has yet to be proven true or false. Regardless, learning the language of planetary gemstones is amusing, and may suffice to impress guests at a cocktail party.
Amber
This is essentially fossilized tree resin. It holds conversation with the sun, the center of our solar system. Amber actually takes its genesis from tree resin, and it often contains animal and plant materials in its composition. This is where Steven Spielberg came up with the idea for Jurassic Park. The word amber can be connected to the Greek ??????? (elektor) which means beaming sun. Hence the connection between the gem and the solar sphere.
Mother of Pearl
The Moon and the pearl are thought to have cosmic dialogue with one another. Looking at this scientifically, my guess is that their apparent similarity spawned the theory of connection. Think about it; the moon and the pearl both shine bright white; the moon and pearl are both perfectly spherical orbs amidst a vast abyss (space and the ocean, respectively); the moon and the pearl both exert a significant influence over the night.
Diamond
As previously mentioned in a different blog, the word diamond comes from a Greek word that means indestructible. And it also is known to be a symbol for eternal love adorning wedding rings everywhere. Venus is known to be the indestructible goddess of love. She is so highly regarded by the romans that Virgil utilizes Venus as the central deity of his magnus opus, The Aeneid.