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Monday, May 16, 2016

Gem & Crystal Lore For Authors


Have you ever written a story with an important jewel or crystal in it? In The Amulet, a novella in the Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle series, a special jewel amulet is central to not just that novella but to the entire series.

Quartz Crystal Sphere
Part of our non-writing business is selling jewelry, gems, crystals and minerals. One of my jobs is to write up a card telling the buyer what properties the stones are known for, and how the combination of stones may help them.

Writers can also benefit from this knowledge when including stones in their stories. Imagine cursed stones, protective heirlooms, a necklace with a stone that the wearer owned in another lifetime, or one that has a guardian spirit in it... there are endless possibilities, especially for those who write paranormal and fantasy. Perhaps an old wise woman in your story gazes into a crystal ball?

Rose Quartz 'Flame'
Here are a few of the most useful from a writer’s perspective:

ROSE QUARTZ:  This is a love stone, and as such is a perfect stone for romance writers. It is about commitment, opening the heart, healing the heart of emotional debris, and trusting love. It’s about a light, innocent type of love rather than a more passionate love.

TURQUOISE: This is a sacred stone to Native Americans and other indigenous peoples around the globe. It brings the recipient good fortune when it is given as a gift. It is a very high-vibrational stone, a ‘master healer’ and brings luck, success and happiness as well as protection to the person who receives it.

OPAL: A deep mystical stone of power in the ‘otherworldly’ sense, its inner fire alludes to secrets and magic. They are protectors of light and help us to manifest. Opal deflects negativity and protects the wearer. Helps open your psychic gifts to be more aware on all levels.  Some say opals represent misfortune, but there is no evidence of where this superstition originated. Still today, some fear the opal and refuse to wear it.

Ruby Sphere

RUBY: The king of stones, ruby is the power of love, passion, prosperity, fame, and great strength. Deflects negativity and bursts through obstacles. Helps integrate past life abilities into this lifetime, and release karmic ties that no longer serve either party.

OBSIDIAN: Protection, creates a shield of protection around the wearer. Deflects negativity. Helps us work through our own fears and transform ourselves. Blocks psychic attacks. Has no boundaries or limitations. Nothing can hide from obsidian – it finds what lurks in the shadows and releases it.

Rainbow Obsidian
MOONSTONE: The Goddess Stone, the divine feminine. Opens up psychic gifts and helps us step into our true feminine power. Teaches fearlessness to the wearer. Brings balance to male and female energies. Transmutes darkness into light by the power of love. Offers protection to travelers.

The Hope Diamond is one of the world's most famous--and purportedly cursed--stones.

There are hundreds of stones that describe varying depths of properties. There are also dozens of books on the subject. The interpretations given here are metaphysical, not physical. You won’t find them in books or on websites for rock hounds. Many of them are based on ancient lore and tradition, shamanistic uses of stones for the good of the tribes, and modern day wellness practitioners who work with crystals and gemstones for their clients’ well being.

I hope this post gets your muse thinking about new ways to employ these great ‘tools’ in one of your upcoming stories!

Have you written a story yet where a gem or crystal features big?

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Gemma Juliana shares a cozy cottage with her true love, teen son, and a crafty dog who rules them all. Her muse is nourished with the finest fuel for creativity – chocolate and coffee.Visit her website to see what she has written and what’s coming soon.
 
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6 comments:

Judy Baker said...

Interesting. Enjoyed your post on the stones. I've never thought about using a gem in my stories, maybe for a future story. Thanks for sharing.

Paris said...

I loved your post! Thanks for sharing all of the interesting info about gems and crystals. I'm actually revising a previously published erotic paranormal (for self-publication), where some very special crystals figure greatly into the plot.

Cara Marsi said...

How interesting. I love your Sheikhs of the Golden Triangle series. My romantic suspense set in Italy, Murder, Mi Amore, is centered around a stolen blue diamond.

Melissa Keir said...

I love gemstones. They are such a great way to communicate and to help with energy. Thanks for sharing!

Mia McKimmy said...

Great post! I have been collecting crystals for the last few years. Feeling the vibration going up my arm while holding a piece of Aventurine and meditating was when I became a true believer in their power. The ones I'm drawn to, now live in power grids around my office. Hey, I need all the help I can get while writing! (lol)
On the first page of my novel coming out this week, my heroine picks up a piece of Selenite and holds it to her forehead to soothe her headache. And when she's nervous, she rubs her lepidolite and amethyst bracelet. Those are both things I do...imagine that? It's good to know other writers love and believe in the power of crystals also.

Mia McKimmy

vicki batman said...

I haven't written with stones in mind. I do like them especially unusually rocks like stalagmites or desert rose. Good info.

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