Symbolism of the Precious Stones

Symbolism of the Precious Stones – St. Edward’s Crown

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TOPAZ

Contains the color of the most precious stones, by which the King is to exercise all virtues.

EMERALD

(Smaragd) Justice.

SARDIUS

(Sardigne) Like red clay; though the King be the highest, yet he is but clay; in Heraldry this is the  Dragon’s Tail of the planet.

CHRYSOLITE

Like Gold; The King to shine in wisdom and prudence.

CHALCEDONY

Strong; fortitude in the King.

HYACINTH

Like the Sun shining on water; temperance and sobriety.

JASPER

Grass Green; the King to provide plenty for his people.

CRISEOPALLA

(Chrysaprasus?) Gold and Green; wisdom and aspiration for Heavenly things.

BERYL

Green and pale; Heavenly contemplation.

SAPHIRE

Light Blue; continence.

AMETHYST

Purple and violet; discharging of regal functions and good savor.

SARDONYX

Black below, red in middle, white above, humbleness, charity and sincerity.