The colors, properties, myths, and legends of gemstones are diverse and fascinating. 

Throughout history and across all cultures, stones has been revered and honored. Many people are interested in folklore, myth, legend and healing properties of gems, some of those legends and myths are included on the specific gemstone description pages.

Click on the gemstone links below to see its history, legends and more.

The information presented below was compiled from a wide variety of rock, gem and lapidary books and from information collected on the internet.