Talismans are cut or engraved as an amulet or piece of jewelry.
When worn they are believed to have magical powers and to protect
the wearer against evil. In order to receive magical powers and
influence, talismans are engraved on stones corresponding to the
signs of the Zodiac.
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|Sources of Information:
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones by G.F. Kunz. J.D. Lippincott. 1913
International Colored Gemstone Association http://gemstone.org
Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann. Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Gems and Jewelry by Joel E. Arem. Geoscience Press. 1992
Gems in Myth, Legend, and Lore by Bruce G. Knuth. Jeweler's Press 1999
Healing Crystals by Cassandra Eason. Vega 2003