The sun, warmth, peace and kindness are the first associations that many of us experience when looking at the unique beauty of yellow stones.
Even in ancient China, yellow was considered the personification of the Earth itself, so only the emperor and members of the ruling dynasty had the right to wear it. Among the Mongols, this shade symbolized one of the varieties of Buddhism, and was also considered a harbinger of joy, love and happy events. In Turkish fairy tales, the “stones of the sun”, according to legend, absorbed human sorrow and, filled with it, cracked.
One of the seven main chakras - Manipura - is directly related to the solar plexus and has a yellow color. It is responsible for the distribution of vital energy throughout the body, is a strong-willed center and helps the body to carry out energy self-organization. Absorbed by the main chakra, the yellow color stimulates the process of cognition, affects the intellectualhuman abilities, thus marking the departure from the material world.
Yellow hue can awaken a thirst for action and charge us with optimism. If a person feels that his life requires drastic changes, but cannot make up his mind and gather all his strength into a fist, he needs to pick up yellow stones: precious or semi-precious. And in order not to make a mistake in the choice, we will tell you in more detail what are the differences between the stones of yellow shades, and also highlight the brightest samples.
Features of precious and semi-precious stones
By and large, there are no clear distinctions between natural minerals. The main criterion that determines the value of precious or semi-precious stones is their rarity and impeccable appearance. At all times, minerals with a rich pure color and a unique origin were most highly valued. Subsequently, a scale was formed that divided stones into precious and semi-precious.
Directly precious yellow stones in nature are not so common. The brightest representatives of this group are the unsurpassed sapphire and the mysterious topaz. Semi-precious stones of a yellow hue, on the contrary, are common in many parts of the world. Among them are cat's and tiger's eyes, jasper, carnelian, but the handsome amber deserves special attention.
Amber is a real "gift of the sun"
It has long been no secret thatalmost all the main amber reserves are located on the B altic coast and in Russia. According to scientists, more than 40 million years ago there were no seas in these parts, but huge forests grew. For a long time on coniferous trees, continuous processes of hardening of the resin took place, so as a result it turned into a yellow semi-precious stone.
The miraculous properties of amber are known firsthand. This stone of the sun has served as an adornment since ancient times, and also protected and consoled its owners. Yaroslav the Wise constantly kept an uncut stone on the solar plexus, and the legendary healer of the East Ibn Sina was sure that amber was endowed with powerful healing powers. Amber necklaces were worn by nursing women, because they talked about the ability of the stone to soothe babies. Even in today's world, these yellow stones are often kept by the bed, thereby attracting restful sleep, as well as by the crib of a newborn, protecting the baby from the evil eye.
Healing and magical properties of amber
At all times, amber amulets were used as a powerful protection against troubles and anxieties. A person who wore such an ornament became cheerful and more optimistic. Many still believe that the yellow stone, whose name is directly related to the bright rays of the sun, sharpens intuition and helps to find hope and come out "to the light".
The composition of amber includes many significant trace elements, but the main one among them is iodine. This featureallows the stone to help in the fight against thyroid diseases. Amber also saturates the body with zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.
Topaz - a stone of fiery passions
The origin of the name topaz is still a mystery to scientists. According to one version, the Indians used the word “tapas” to define the fire element. And, indeed, the stone is so mesmerizing that you can look at it like fire forever.
In ancient Greece, the sages believed in the ability of topaz to make a person hardy, strong and determined. In Egypt, the yellow gem was considered a symbol of the supreme god of the Sun (Ra), which is why topaz jewelry was of great value.
Topaz is great for creating amulets. He is able to protect the energy of a person, to reveal creativity and talents. The stone activates mental processes, helps to clearly express thoughts and find a way out of a difficult situation. Patronizes people of creative professions, politicians, historians and scientists.
The healing power of topaz
Special attention deserves the variety of healing properties of the “fiery” mineral. Yellow topaz has a beneficial effect on the human nervous system, significantly improves the functioning of the stomach, intestines, is responsible for most blood components, speeds up metabolic processes and helps in cleansing the body. Experts advise for this to lower the stone into boiled water, let it brew and consume for 2 weeks.
Yellow topaz also has a significant effect onrespiratory system. They are used directly for the treatment of diseases of the throat and asthma. With such diseases, it is necessary to wear pendants or beads on the chest.
The stone heals after a severe nervous breakdown, perfectly relieves stress, anxiety and brings thoughts into harmony. Yellow topaz increases efficiency, so for people who live in the rhythm of a big city, it can become the most beloved talisman.
The mesmerizing sparkle of sapphire
Yellow stone, the name of which in one of the languages means “parparadzha” - this is a real sapphire. The hard mineral is a variety of corundum and is very rare. That is why yellow sapphires are considered unique and expensive natural minerals.
Australian Queensland is the largest supplier of sapphires. However, earlier the East was considered the main deposit of stones, and they were mistakenly called “oriental topazes”.
Sapphires are formed from sedimentary rocks saturated with aluminum. Most often you can find oval crystals, because this shape helps to perfectly maintain the weight of the mineral in the process of cutting it. Also, stones in the form of an octagon, a circle and a square come out of the hands of jewelers.
The cost of a quality yellow sapphire depends on the saturation of its color palette and purity. A stone of a deep yellow hue, respectively, is valued much higher.
Protective characteristics of sapphire
Yellow sapphire stone strengthens self-confidence, gives a person courage and positive emotions. He is able to give his ownera state of infinite peace. This mineral is advised to be used during meditation and other oriental practices.
Yellow gem stabilizes metabolic processes and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Sapphire also heals eye diseases. This feature of sapphire was described in his treatises by the philosopher and scientist of the Middle Ages Albert the Great. The Persian healer Avicenna recommended using the stone in order to overcome the state of melancholy.
Yellow stones and signs of the zodiac
People born under the signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, precious and semi-precious minerals of a yellow tint will bring the greatest benefit. They will smooth out all the negative qualities that the element of Fire has awarded them: intemperance, harshness, rudeness and authority.
Topaz, amber and yellow sapphire stone will give wisdom, prudence, and peace of mind. Minerals will accompany women in finding personal happiness, as well as in relationships with children. Men of the fiery zodiac group - in matters of career and harmonious existence in a work team. For teenagers, stones of yellow shades will give a sense of self-confidence and help solve problems with their studies. Newborns will be protected while they sleep.
Therefore, with the advent of these healing talismans, life will certainly change for the better, and all hardships and sorrows will bypass.