THE JACINTH GEMSTONE IS THE SEVENTH STONE IN THE BREASTPLATE OF JUDGEMENT, REPRESENTING THE TRIBE OF ISSACHAR.
Sacred scripture reveals Issachar, as the fifth son born to Jacob [Israel] and Leah,
whose name means, "reward" in Hebrew.
The wisdom of the ancient sage, Richard of Saint Victor, in light of the spiritual realm, relates Issachar to the spiritual virtue of joy for the glory God. The joy of inward sweetness, the taste of Heavenly bliss and the everlasting reward of the devout soul who sacrifices corporal desires,
replacing such desires with the praise of God.