Find the Hidden Meaning Within a Gift of Jewelry

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – In today’s day and age, it’s not enough to buy a nondescript bracelet or necklace for a loved one. Luckily, the perfect piece of jewelry is only a stone’s throw away. This holiday season, find a gem that has long been used to convey personalized messages.

But how do you know what individual stones mean? Is amber appropriate for a niece or a grandmother? What about agate or turquoise? The following tips will help you find the perfect stone for any of your loved ones:

– For a wife or girlfriend. Sapphire, which conveys sincerity and fidelity, makes an excellent choice for an engagement ring. The ancient Greeks associated emerald with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, so give emeralds to the woman who holds your heart. Garnet symbolizes loyalty, passion and love.

In China, couples who become engaged exchange jade statues, which represent, longevity and good luck.

– For a mother. Celtic and Greek mythology associates moonstone with the triple goddess (maiden, mother and crone). Moonstone was thought to protect women’s health, as well as promote nurturing.

– For a young daughter or niece. Historically, coral has been associated with children — in many European nations, red coral beads are a traditional baby gift. But harvesting coral — which is actually the exoskeleton of tiny marine animals — can destroy coral reef, which are already severely threatened by fishing practices and climate change. In fact, some scientists say that 20 percent of the world’s coral has already been destroyed, and that another 23 percent may be lost in the next 30 years. For this reason, Tiffany & Co. has pledged not to use coral in its jewelry. But you can still get the look -; the experts at Oceana (www.oceana.org), a nonprofit organization devoted to ocean conservation, recommend buying imitation coral jewelry. If you must have real coral, look for vintage pieces, which have the added advantage of being truly one-of-a-kind.

– For a sister. Peridot brings the wearer good luck, prosperity and peace. Topaz can be used as an amulet against harm.

You may also want to choose a stone based on your loved one’s individual interests. For example, amber, or fossilized tree sap, has an ancient, enduring quality that any history lover will appreciate. A meditative type will enjoy cool stones, such as aquamarine. Amethyst is traditionally used in crown jewels, making it an appropriate gift for the “princess” of the family.

Encuentre el Significado Oculto cuando da como Regalo una Joya

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Hoy en día, no basta con comprar una pulsera o un collar para un ser querido. Afortunadamente la joya perfecta está ahora a portar de la mano. Esta temporada navideña, encuentre una joya que por mucho tiempo haya sido utilizada para transmitir mensajes personalizados.

¿Pero cómo saber que significa cada piedra individual? ¿Es el ámbar apropiado para una sobrina o abuela? ¿Qué tal el ágata o turquesa? Los siguientes consejos le ayudarán a encontrar la piedra perfecta para sus seres queridos:

– Para una esposa o novia: Zafiro, el cual transmite sinceridad y fidelidad, es la perfecta elección para un anillo de compromiso. Los antiguos Griegos asociaban la esmeralda con Afrodita, la diosa del amor, así que regale esmeraldas a la mujer que tenga su corazón. El Granate simboliza lealtad, amor y pasión. En China, las parejas que se comprometen intercambian estatuas de jade, las cuales representan longevidad y buena suerte.

– Para una madre: La mitología Celta y Griega asocian las piedras lunares con la triple Diosa (doncella, madre y bruja). La piedra lunar se pensaba que protegía la salud de la mujer, así como promovía la crianza.

– Para una hija pequeña o sobrina: Históricamente, el coral ha sido asociado con los niños — en muchas naciones Europeas los collares de coral rojo son un tradicional obsequio para bebés. Pero la recolección de coral — el cual en realidad es el exoesqueleto de pequeños animales marinos — puede destruir los arrecifes de coral, los cual ya están amenazados severamente por la prácticas de pesca y el cambio climático. De hecho, algunos científicos dicen que 20 por ciento del coral del mundo ya ha sido destruido y que otro 23 por ciento puede perderse en los próximos 30 años. Por esta razón, Tiffany & Co. se ha comprometido a no utilizar el coral en su joyería. Pero usted aún puede andar a la moda – los expertos de Oceana (www.oceana.org), una organización sin fines de lucro, dedicada a la preservación del océano, recomienda adquirir imitaciones de joyas de coral. Si es imprescindible que usted tenga joyería de coral auténtico, busque piezas antiguas, las que tienen la ventaja agregada de ser verdaderamente únicas.

– Para una hermana: El Peridoto trae a su usuario buena suerte, paz y prosperidad. El topacio puede ser utilizado como un amuleto contra daños. Puede que también quiera escoger una piedra basándose en los intereses de la persona amada. Por ejemplo,

el ámbar o resina vegetal fosilizada, tiene una cualidad Antigua y duradera que cualquier amante apreciara. La amatista es utilizada tradicionalmente en joyas de la corona, lo que la hace un regalo apropiado para la “princesa” de la familia.

Saving the World’s Ocean — One Coral at a Time

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Corals are not usually the first things to come to people’s minds when asked what kinds of animals inhabit the world’s oceans. Most people only come in contact with coral as jewelry or decoration or when snorkeling or diving. For many of us, corals are often viewed as some sort of rock or plant. However, corals are among the most vital animals in the sea, providing shelter and food for some 25 percent of the world’s marine species.

Left to thrive, corals provide a wide range of important services worldwide. Sometimes referred to as the “rainforests of the oceans,” corals and coral reefs allow for a variety of both large and small fish to survive and thrive, providing food for coastal communities worldwide. They form a natural barrier that provides protection for communities during potentially-damaging storms. Their natural beauty also brings in tourist dollars. Combined, these resources and services are estimated to be worth $375 billion annually.

Yet, corals around the world are in decline. Recent scientific studies estimate that 20 percent of the world’s coral reefs have been lost, and another 24 percent could be lost in our lifetime. Climate change, pollution, destructive fishing methods, overfishing, and consumer demand for their use in jewelry and home décor items are threatening their survival.

People living far from the ocean may think there’s not much they can do to help preserve corals, but, to the contrary, they can help just by taking the following steps:

– Avoid purchasing real coral. Buy jewelry or home décor products that use other materials. Companies like Tiffany & Co. and Pottery Barn are two companies that no longer use real coral in their creations. For more ocean-friendly gift ideas, visit www.tooprecioustowear.org.

– Reduce fuel and energy consumption. Corals will have a better chance of surviving global climate change if seawater temperature increases are curtailed.

– Help stop the pollution of our oceans. Chemical treatments to lawns, oil and other fluids from cars, prescription drugs, paint products, and other hazardous waste that enter our sewers eventually end up in the oceans, creating a toxic environment for all sea life, including corals.

– Make a pledge and take other actions to help preserve corals by going to www.seaweb.org/TPTW/pledge.

Too Precious To Wear is a SeaWeb (www.seaweb.org) coral-conservation campaign with The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and others that work with influencers in the fashion and design industries to discourage the use of real coral in jewelry and decorations.