In Greece, people think if wine is poured into the cups made of amethyst, one does not get drunk after drinking that.
It is believed that a turquoise gifted to a friend or a lover turns his or her life into one of happiness and good luck.
In Germany, the garland of amber is hung around the necks of the infants, so that their teeth might come out without much trouble.
In Rome, a talisman having coral pieces is considered very auspicious to quell the bad spells of evil look. The Romans were in the habit of hanging chains made of ancient coral pieces from the cradle of the infants to protect them from evil effects.
It is said about turquoise, that when the stone changes its color into yellow, it actually signals bad times to the person who wears it.