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Rhinestone (Bohemian diamond, clairvoyant stone) is one of the most amazing gemstones, although it is just a colorless transparent variety of quartz.
Rhinestone has amazing properties. This mineral is hard enough, so that from ancient times cups, knives, arrowheads were made from it. Also, rhinestone has a special electrical conductivity, so it is often used in electronics, in particular to create accurate quartz (here quartz is exactly rock crystal) watches. Still from mountain crystal fine lenses (already long magnifiers from rhinestone used for cauterization of wounds and for ignition of Olympic fire) turn out. And the Romans drew attention to the fact that rhinestone takes heat well and therefore used it to cool hands.
The very word "crystal" comes from the Greek "krystallos", which means in translation "crystal", "ice".
Rhinestone has long been known to mankind and is actively used for jewelry and carvings. Particular interest is made of solid crystals of rock crystal skull. Still from the rhinestone were made ritual and magic items, jewelry, carvings, cups and seals, dishes, vases.
And yet rhinestone, despite its unique properties, is an inexpensive precious stone, as it is very widespread.
The magical properties of rhinestone in general has no analogues. This precious stone even received a special name - "clairvoyance stone". Crystal balls now become almost an obligatory subject for the soothsayer and the magician. It is believed that rock crystal well focuses attention and sharpens the thought process. It is also believed that rhinestone is quickly tuned to individual vibration of a person, for which crystal was called a "living stone". And the special magical properties of crystal are recognized by almost all people living on the earth.
Also, rhinestone is famous for its healing properties. This gemstone stabilizes the spiritual and physical powers of man. Still the rhinestone promotes good work of a brain (head and even dorsal), removes headaches and pacifies stresses. Also with the help of rock crystal you can quickly bring down the temperature. Chinese medicine uses balls of rhinestone for massage, and small sharp crystals (so-called "banshees") to stimulate special biologically active points on the human body.
Date of publication: 2016-04-05
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