When choosing a gemstone, it must be remembered that in addition to just color, there are such concepts:
color tone, brightness, saturation, lightness. These qualities of a gemstone affect its magical power and energy.
The tone is the main characteristic by which colors are called.
Tones are obtained by mixing in different proportions of the primary colors.
Tones and shades are synonyms.
Semitones are a slight but perceptible change in color.
Brightness is a characteristic of perception. It is determined by our speed of highlighting one color against the background of others.
Bright is considered "pure" colors, without admixture of white or black. For each tone, the maximum brightness is observed at different brightness: tone/lightness.
This statement is true if we consider a line of shades of the same color.
If you select the brightest shade among other tones, the color that differs as much as possible in brightness with the rest will be more brilliant.
Saturation (intensity) is the degree of severity of a particular tone. The concept operates in the redistribution of one tone, where the degree of saturation is measured by the degree of difference from gray: saturation/lightness.
The lightness scale shows that the higher the saturation, the lighter the tone.
Lightness is the degree to which a color differs from white and black. If the difference between the defined color and black is more significant than between it and white, it is light. If on the contrary - dark. If the difference between black and white is equal, then the color is average in lightness.
Lightness is an essential property of color. The definition of dark and light is a very ancient mechanism, and it is observed in the simplest unicellular animals to distinguish between light and darkness. The evolution of this ability led to color vision,ю
But so far, the eye is more likely to catch on to the contrast of light and dark than any other.
Warm and cold colors are associated with the attributes of the seasons. The shades inherent in winter are cruel, and the warm ones are called summer.
Green is a border color: shades of green can be cold and warm, but at the same time, they retain their middle position in their properties.
The green spectrum is the most comfortable for the eye. The most significant number of shades we distinguish is in this color.
There are several observations on the influence of the stone's color on the energy of perception of the gemstone.
It is generally believed that all the lightened colors represent the lighter sides of life, while the darkened ones symbolize its dark and negative forces. You can check the accuracy of these statements with the help of reasoning: if two colors complement each other, then their interpretations should be interchangeable. For example:
Yellow + purple = clear cognition + dark emotional piety.
Blue + orange = humble faith + proud self-awareness.
Red + green = material strength + empathy.
If two colors are mixed, then the interpretation of the mixture should also correspond to the sum of the interpretations of each of its components:
Red + yellow = orange = power and cognition generate proud self-awareness.
Red + blue = purple = love and faith generate emotional piety.
Yellow + blue = green = knowledge and faith generate empathy (compassion).
The more we think about the psychological and emotional expressiveness of the colors of jewelry stones, the more mysterious they will seem to us.