The mysterious stone Yakhont is a talisman of strength and love.

Hello. Gemstones have always fascinated people. Because of them, people fought, killed each other, lost everything. Stones are also an indicator of status and good financial position. Also, various healing and magical properties are attributed to precious and semi-precious stones.

The fact is that if you give a particular person this or that stone, he will always protect his master from the evil eye and trouble. Jewelry also becomes an investment object, as they do not lose their value, and vice versa, stones even increase in value over the years.

Characteristics of the gem Yahonta

Yakhont… Today you can hardly hear such a word in everyday speech. Now this name is outdated, and this is just the old Russian name for the ruby.

For a thousand years, Yakhont has been one of the most precious stones in the world. Their value is so high that some minerals even got their own names.

There are many photos of rubies on the net — and even in photographs they are charming.

Origin and description

The word «yahon» comes from the Persian «Yakut». The red stone is now called ruby, and the blue or azure stone is now called sapphire. Indeed, the difference between ruby ​​and sapphire is only in the different percentage of the metal that gives color to the stone. Also, sapphires can appear in nature in different colors, but the ruby ​​is always only red.

Properties and distinctive features of the stone

The most precious yachts are dark red with a purple tint. These stones have a lot in common with diamonds: not only the price, but also their durability.

The name of the mineral ruby ​​comes from the Latin word rubens — red. Chromium oxide gives the yahonts the color of pigeon blood, and this color is valued in the jewelry market more than any other. Especially large stones with incredible brilliance, the Italians began to call caruncle.

Even before our time, in ancient times, the ruby ​​was also called anthrax and «burning coal.»

Chemical characteristics of the mineral

In nature, Yakhont occurs in groups of barrel-shaped, dipyramidal, or lamellar crystals that condense and separate. The chemical formula of ruby, like all corundums, is Al 2 O 3.

The presence of chromium in the crystal lattice of a precious stone turns colorless corundum into a ruby ​​(“chromium” is translated from Greek as “color”).

Natural gemstone has a brilliant sheen. It is resistant to mechanical damage.

Varieties of yacht

In nature, corundum has the following varieties:

  1. Ruby or red yakhont.
  2. Sapphire.

Sapphires are also divided:

  • Blue sapphire is a blue mineral
  • Transparent stones of cornflower blue color (slightly cheaper than rubies).
  • Green yahont — also called oriental emerald.
  • Purple yahont — got a different name (oriental amethyst)
  • Padparadscha is a yellow or orange-yellow mineral.
  • The Ruby Star is a precious crystal with an asteria effect. The six-pointed star practically slides over the surface as the stone moves. The reason for this is the inclusion of thin thorns in the base of the mineral.

3. Oriental diamond (lekosapphire) — colorless and transparent corundum, which is a precious stone, but not so expensive.

4. Ordinary corundum is an opaque grayish stone.

The historical significance of the yacht

The stone, which has long been known to people, is mentioned in the Bible. In Sri Lanka, the precious mineral has been mined for 2500 years, and in Burma (Myanmar) since the 6th century. For the inhabitants of Burma, the ruby ​​has become a talisman that provides protection from life’s hardships and diseases. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that the ruby ​​helps to predict the future.

Very rare and expensive varieties of “pigeon blood” rubies are called by the Burmese “drops of blood from the heart of the earth — the mother.” And the Indians believed that Yakhont had something to do with the afterlife, and called him «the master of precious stones.»

The red color of rubies is not easy, but as if alive, light — thanks to their ability to luminesce. Therefore, the mineral was used with pleasure by many crowned persons.

If you try to calculate how many precious stones on the royal regalia are stored in the Kremlin treasury in Moscow, you can easily get lost. On the scepter you can see 268 diamonds, 15 emeralds, 96 yachts. On the power — 123 Yakhont, diamonds and emeralds.

The famous Monomakh’s hat is decorated with a dozen large gems! Unique in size, four red yachts, diamonds and emeralds.

During the Renaissance, the ruby ​​was especially valuable. It became the favorite decoration of Ivan the Terrible and the talented Italian sculptor and jeweler Benvenuto Cellini. “Here is a ruby, it heals the heart, brain and memory of a person,” Ivan Vasilyevich told the Ambassador of England, Gorsey, showing him his wealth.

In the XVII-XVIII centuries, the yahont was valued more than other stones in the treasures of European monarchs. Rudolf II, the Austro-Hungarian monarch, had a ruby ​​the size of a chicken egg, and the Swedish king Gustav gave Catherine II a truly royal gift — a ruby ​​the size of a pigeon’s egg.

Healing properties of yahonta

This precious mineral has amazing healing properties. It is believed that yahonta can treat blood diseases, as it cleanses it. And if the ruby ​​remains on the deceased, then his blood will not cool longer. In ancient India, the mineral was used to treat epilepsy, depression, and paralysis.

In European countries, with its help, stomach diseases and impotence are treated, for this, the stone is ground into powder, diluted in water, and this drink is given to the patient.

Also, the yakhont protects a person from the plague. It is believed that if it is ground, diluted in water and drunk, a person will not be afraid of poisonous drugs. Ruby was also part of the cure for eye diseases, helping healers to cure and improve eyesight.

If a person has problems with ears, joints or a sore throat, then I apply Yakhont to the site of inflammation. But some healers believed that in some cases it can only do harm — for example, with hypertension.

The magical properties of the yacht

It was believed that the owner of yahonia would certainly be rich, brave and strong in spirit. All people close to the rulers loved yachts, as it was believed that he would definitely bring his master to power. Perhaps this explains the preferences of monarchs.

The stone gives the owner strength of mind, vitality and helps to find true love.

But there is one limitation — the yahont cannot be worn by evil, cruel and aggressive people, since this stone enhances all the characteristics that a person has. A good person will get better, and a bad person …

However, if you are a calm, even melancholic person, then Yakhont will give energy and relieve shyness. Its brilliance and beauty will definitely give confidence.

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