Liberated from the earth and released from the confines of their rough stone form to shine for us on
fingers, toes, ears and collarbones, the beauty of colored gemstones is everlasting. Although nowadays gemstones are chosen mainly for their looks,
throughout history they were prized on the basis of their mystical attributes.
The ruby represents passion and virility and was thought to attract and maintain love. Pearls are considered an aphrodisiac, too.
Cleopatra was rumored to have dissolved a pearl in wine to seduce Mark Antony. Other symbolic gems like sapphire inspire sincerity, faithfulness and
truth; emerald protects relationships; garnet reinforces true devotion; and aquamarine reawakens love in long-married couples. St. Valentine was even
believed to have worn a ring set with an amethyst (February’s birthstone) carved with an image of Cupid.
Whatever your reason for acquiring a colored stone, you can be sure of the authenticity and quality of any gem from Trevor Shaw.
Trevor searches worldwide for precious colored stones such as Emeralds, Rubies, Sapphires and Topaz. His travels take him everywhere from Madagascar to
Thailand where he personally selects the finest stones.