Design Your Own Family Keepsake
Combine Garnet with any gemstone to create your own unique family keepsake with the birthstones of your loved ones, or your favorite combination of colors.
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In 1687, Enmphins wrote that a surgeon told him that he had seen a ruler on the island of Amboin with a carbuncle that was brought to him by a serpent. Supposedly, when this ruler was a child, his mother put him in a hammock hung between two trees. One day a snake crept up to him and placed a carbuncle on his body. As gratitude for this precious gift, the child's parents kept and cared for the serpent. Eventually, this particular carbuncle would up in the possession of a King of Siam.
Carbuncle is a beautiful stone with a warm, yellow color that sometimes is so deep; it can appear red. The stone also shines so brightly; it can light up a dark room.
The Lapidario of Alfonso X recommended wearing a carbuncle to those who have a soft voice and are shy. He stated that the warm color of the stone would provide the wearer with much-needed courage, thus enabling them to speak loudly and with pride. This notion goes along with the general idea that wearing any red stone produces stimulating effects to the wearer.
It has been said that chrysolite should be set in gold in order for it to have its full power. If however, the stone was used to protect the wearer from evil spirits, the stone had to be strung on the hair of an ass and then worn on the left arm.