"ARCHAIC" GEM SYMBOLISM
Moss agate: health, prosperity, and long life.
Amethyst: prevents violent passions.
Bloodstone: courage, wisdom, and firmness in affection.
Chrysolite: frees from evil passions and sadness.
Emerald: ensures true love, discovers false.
Diamond: innocence, faith, and virgin purity; friends.
Garnet: constancy and fidelity in every engagement.
Opal: sharpens the sight and faith of the possessor.
Pearl: purity; gives clearness to physical and mental sight.
Ruby: corrects evils resulting from mistaken friendship.
Sapphire: repentance; frees from enchantment.
Sardonyx: ensures conjugal felicity.
Topaz: fidelity and friendship; prevents bad dreams.
Turquoise: ensures prosperity in love.
Edmund Burke (1729-97)