Gemstones and Natural Substances
This page lists all the various symbols in the Gemstones and Natural Substances category.
In addition to plants, animals, and geographic features and phenomena, the natural world is home to a vast array of materials and substances that all carry symbolic meaning. This meaning may be rather esoteric or very straightforward, depending on the material in question and what type of angle it is being examined from; cultural, religious or personal are just a few examples.
Symbols in this category:
We’ve all heard the adage that appearances can be deceiving, and this is particularly true in the case of frankincense. Despite resembling lumps of dried earwax, this precious material has been prized for thousands of years, and it still plays important roles in the world today.
In modern times, ivory has become a highly charged symbol; although the material has been utilized by humans for millennia, the large-scale hunting of rare animals for their ivory has long been a prominent issue in the conservation community. Ivory has acquired many symbolic meanings over the centuries, some of which bridge the gap between ancient and modern.
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