Amethyst

Peace of mind. Regarded by the ancients as having the power to dispel drunkenness.

Bloodstone

I mourn your absence. Worn by the ancients as an amulet or charm, on account of the medicinal and magical virtues it was supposed to possess.

Diamond

Pride. Awarded supernatural qualities from the most remote period down to the Middle Ages. Has the power of making men courageous and magnanimous. Protects from evil spirits. Influences the gods to take pity upon mortals. Maintains concord between husband and wife, and for this reason was held as the most appropriate stone for the espousal ring.

Emerald

Success in love. Mentioned in the Bible as worn in the breast plate of the High Priest as an emblem of chastity.

Ruby

A cheerful mind. An amulet against poison, sadness, evil thoughts. A preservative of health. Admonishes the wearer of impending danger by changing color.

Sapphire

Chastity. Procures favor with princes. Frees from enchantment. Prevents impure thoughts.

Topaz

Fidelity. Calms the passions.

Turquoise

Success and happiness. Preserves from contagion.

Garnet

Fidelity in every engagement.

Onyx

Reciprocal love.

Opal

Pure thoughts.

Pearl

Purity and innocence.