Gems & Stones
In Anna Riva's words:
Probably the most universally accepted of all occult beliefs is that of certain stones having magical qualities.
Precious gems as amulets or talismans have been held in high esteem since earliest recorded history. The love of gemstones is easy to understand for they are not only colorful and brilliant but durable and unchanging. Stones are one permanent thing in a changing world and this feature could be one of their most endearing qualities.