Crystal - Traditional

 

Crystals - Traditional

 

 

The RAINBOW has always had a place in history & legend due to its spectacular beauty and the difficulty in explaining this weather phenomenon.  Here are some examples:


             *  In the Bible, in Genesis 9, the rainbow is a sign of God’s covenant with mankind.

             *  In Greek mythology, it is the path made by a messenger between Heaven & Earth.

             *  The Irish leprechaun’s secret hiding place for his pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow.

             *  In Chinese mythology, the rainbow was a slit in the sky sealed by a goddess using stones of the

                   rainbow’s 7 primary colors.

             *  In more contemporary times, it was made famous by Judy Garland in the song Over the Rainbow

                   in the musical film The Wizard of Oz and

             *  The selling of Lucky Charms, the cereal, by using the Leprechaun & luck.


          Nearly 350 years ago, Galileo formulated his scientific theories on light & it’s properties.  About the same year, 1667, Sir Isaac Newton, considered one of the greatest geniuses to ever live, was the 1st to theorize & demonstrate (using glass prisms) that white light (i.e. Sun) was the blending and not the lack of color.  He proved that white light is made up of 7 primary colors which we see in Rainbows.

 

          In science class, the teacher used prisms to show us how we can recreate rainbows in the classroom, similar to Newton’s experiments.  It was an effective, yet simple, experiment showing us that rainbows are the result of the refracting (bending) the white light as it passed from air through crystal.  The resulting rainbow light spectrum was composed of the 7 primary colors:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, & Violet (Roy G. Biv).   These experiments also introduced us to the wonderful world of traditional crystal prisms.

 

          Our traditional prisms, here at Crystal Emporium, are optically-clear, full-leaded prisms which produce fantastic rainbows too!  We carry a wide variety too featuring Beveled Rectangles, Pointed Spades, & Whisks and many in Clear & Aurora Borealis coating (known as AB - a micro thin layer of 24k gold applied permanently to the prism).  It is the most popular coating and, without question, it’s absolutely gorgeous!  Some of our traditional prisms have either 1 or 2 holes for easy hanging in your favorite sunny area next to your other crystal prisms, or by itself due to its classic form and shape.  These make excellent gifts which will last virtually forever!

 

To see our assortment of Traditional Crystals, click HERE