Metaphysical Elements in Writing – Gemstones

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Hello, SE’ers! It’s Jan again with the first part of the new series that’s all about including metaphysical elements in fiction writing.

Today, I’m going to explore the use of gemstones in stories.

If you follow my personal blog, you know I did a fairly extensive series of posts on various gemstones I own, along with their metaphysical properties. And while all gemstones carry some monetary value, the esoteric value far outweighs the physical value, in my humble opinion.

It’s easy to include stones with magic powers or healing properties in fantasy or even sci-fi. J.R.R. Tolkien introduced magical gemstones in his stories, as did JK Rowling with the Harry Potter series. Shakespeare is still the most famous and revered of English writers, with his work living on centuries after his death. He used jewels and gemstones as a symbolic reflection of his character’s feelings and the themes of his…

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