(PRWEB) June 2, 2007 -- Apples of Gold Jewelry has launched its
gemstone jewelry history, myth, and
symbolism section with expert insight not only on gemstone history and
gemstone properties, but on the historical and sometimes religious and often
mythological stories that surround
gemstone rings and
These include such gemstone lore as the "Breastplate
of Aaron", from whose Biblical origins and aura the stories behind various
gemstones arose. Other stories include
Dionysus and the
story of the Amethyst,
legend of Pele in the peridot gemstone,
power of the emerald gemstone,
the story of 'the
Onyx, Eros (Cupid), and Aphrodite', and more.
Although not attempting to cover every gemstone 'under the sun', but instead
focusing on some of the more popular ones, the rich and knowledgeable articles
are composed with relentless depth and continuity, in contrast to the many mass
produced, hastily written and often-irrelevant content that many websites
produce nowadays simply as feed for the search engines.
The most noteworthy of gemstone articles is perhaps their historical approach to
the story behind, "The Breastplate of Aaron", a ceremonial garment designed by
God to be worn by Aaron, Moses' brother, as he sat over Israel in judgment
during the Children of Israel's 40 year trek in the wilderness:
"And thou shall make a breastplate of judgment with cunning work…And thou shalt
set it in settings of stones, even four rows of stones: and the first row shall
be a sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle…And the second row shall be an emerald, a
sapphire, and a diamond. And the third row a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
And the fourth row a beryl, and an onyx and a jasper; they shall be set in gold
in their enclosings. And the stones shall be with the names of the children of
Israel, twelve, according to their names…everyone with his name shall be
according to the twelve tribes…And Aaron shall bear the names of the children in
the breastplate of judgment upon his heart when he goeth in unto the holy place,
for a memorial before the Lord continually" (Exodus 28, 15-30).
"Moses is said to have received divine instruction for the construction of the
gemstone adornment during his forty years in the wilderness," writes Apples of
Gold Jewelry staff writer. "Aaron, Moses' older brother and himself a priest of
Israel, served dutifully as Moses' 'nabi' or spokesman to his people, to
Pharaoh, and during ceremonies".
From this origin of powerful, Godly material we begin to fathom of foundations
of gemstone lore and the many miraculous and powerful attributes often
associated with gemstone jewelry.
Filled with gemstone history and stories that can simply be enjoyed, the new
Apples of Gold Jewelry gemstone section embarks on the challenging task of
finding the commonalities between each gemstone while describing the various
gemological attributes of each major natural gem. The Apples of Gold Jewelry
gemstone selection debuted in May 2007 with "The Breastplate of Aaron", and
articles on emerald rings, peridot rings, amethyst rings, onyx jewelry, and
more, with a dozen or so more articles to follow in the weeks and months ahead.
Articles to follow include articles on the
sapphire, tanzanite, and
In addition to their rich gemstone jewelry articles, Apples of Gold Jewelry
offers numerous categories of diamond and gemstone rings set in 14k gold. The
quality of their jewelry is exquisite and their gemstone ring prices are more
than reasonable and well below retail jewelry -- a great companion to their
With masterful craftsmanship in both jewelry, research, and historical
materials, the Apples of Gold Jewelry gemstone section is worth a good, slow,
and deliberate read that is meant not only to educate, but to entertain and to
simply be slowly and deliberately savored.