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Planetary Gems Explained (Part 2 of 2)

July 24, 2015
Stewart Kuper

Since Neolithic times, people have been fascinated by planets and gems. It should be no surprise that the two were assumed to have a connection. Indeed, the ancient people thought there was a sort of conversation between the planetary bodies and the gems of earth. Below are some of the common theories people came up with to explain the magical influence both exert.
Tiger’s Eye
What’s amazing about this connection is that people were able to link the gem with the planet Saturn before photographs of the gaseous planetary body were ever taken. This is significant because the Tiger’s eye looks exactly like the planet Saturn. Tiger’s eye is a member of the quartz group and it commonly goes by the name Hawk’s eye. It has a brownish color that is wavy and layered much like the planet Saturn’s appearance.
Hematite is a mineral that stems from iron. It is associated with Saturn because it is theorized by astrologers that Hematite is super abundant on the planet. It has a black glossy appearance and it is commonly used for jewelry or gem carvings. Lastly, hematite is lauded for its magnetic qualities.
This gem is a rich royal blue mineral used primarily as a gem stone. It is commonly associated with Neptune, a planet named after Poseidon, Greek lord of our mighty mother the ocean. Indeed, the color exuded from Sodalite mimics the hue of the deep ocean. This gem is thought to bring good luck on long voyages.