Amazonite: The stone of truth and courage. It is empowering, facilitating self-discovery, self-awareness and the ability to embrace one's own integrity and truths.
Amethyst: Relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
Ametrene: A strong healing energy that releases negativity as well as helping you to release your addictions. It helps to enhance mental and spiritual clarity, while at the same time uniting masculine and feminine energies.
Angelite: Is thought to improve spirituality and spiritual awareness, with a peaceful energy that is calming and soothing. Many believe it promotes communication and self-expression while dispelling fear, anger and anxiety.
Apatite: Known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good.
Aquamarine: Evokes the purity of crystalline waters, and the exhilaration and relaxation of the sea. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust and letting go.
Aventurine Red: Stone of manifestation through action. It draws upon the elements of Earth and Fire to increase the flow of life force, in re-vitalizing the physical body and focusing its energy to get things done.
Aventurine Yellow: A greatly distinctive gemstone that has powerful properties that may change your whole life in a very mysterious way. The stone also represents prosperity, balance, creativity, optimism, calmness, and self-reflection.
Aventurine Green: A comforter and heart healer, used to clear and activate the Heart Chakra for general well-being and emotional calm.
Beryl: Has been said to have the power to keep demons away, to promote happiness and marital love, increase sincerity, cure laziness, protect travelers from danger, and maintain youthfulness.
Black Obsidian: Is a strong psychic protection stone. Helps to shield you against negativity.
Black Tourmaline: A powerful grounding stone, electrical in nature, providing a connection between Earth and the human spirit. Its supportive energy aligns the energy centers of the body and channels healing light throughout the system. It promotes a sense of power and self-confidence, allowing for a clearer, more objective view of the world. It is empowering to those who must live or work in challenging environments or when facing difficult circumstances [Eason, 204][Simmons, 406][Raphaell, 132][Hall, 298]
Bloodstone: An intense healing stone and is conducive to balancing the total body in order to overcome any distress or anxiety.
Blue Lace Agate: A stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most.
Blue Storm: Can help our inner attunement and deepen our focus. It helps us find our right path and remain on it against all odds. It has been called the stone of Peace and Healing.
Botswana Agate: A comfort stone, beneficial in overcoming depression, and strengthening during a grieving process. It helps alleviate obsessive thoughts and destructive mental patterns, and assists in overcoming fears, such as agoraphobia and panic attacks in crowded places.
Budstone: Enhances stamina and patience, especially for those caring for the elderly or children. It encourages a sense of well-being in the face of adversity and allows us to be self-sufficient.
Calcite Yellow: Self confidence and hope. It is said to be effective at clearing out old energy patterns and increasing personal motivation and drive. It is a clearer of accumulated self doubt, giving you the opportunity for a clean emotional slate.
Carnelian: A stabilising stone, it restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. It is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.
Cassiterite: To fill the body with positive energy. It is a stone to regain original brightness. It will be useful even when you want a sufficient amount of energy. It provides energy necessary for action.
Chalcedony Blue: Relieves hostility and irritability. It promotes feelings of kindness and compassion. This stone brings your emotions to a balanced state when used with conscious direction.
Chrysocolla: Calms, cleanses and re-energises all the chakras. It draws out guilt, heals heartache and increases the capacity to love. Improves communication and opens psychic vision. Encourages self-awareness and inner balance.
Chrysoprase: To attract new love, abundance and prosperity. It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety.
Citrine Quartz: (The lucky Merchants stone)
It is said to carry the power of the sun and is one of the stones of abundance. Its believed to attract money and luck to your business.
Clear quartz: It is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. It is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. It protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.
Crazy Lace Agate: It’s the Laughter stone or "Happy Lace" It is associated with sunny Mexican fiestas and dancing, and brings joy to those who wear it. [ Eason, 305] It is not a stone of protection, but of support and encouragement, elevating thoughts and promoting optimism.
Dalmation Jasper: A stone that aids you to break down barriers that you have created as protection around yourself. It may also relieve the need to take revenge on anyone who you feel has done you wrong, as its vibration helps you to release any lack of trust in other people.
Dragons Blood: Encourages spiritual growth and supports spiritual self-healing. It is a stone of personal power. It provides strength, courage, and purpose to help face difficulties and to heal repressed emotional issues.
Emerald: Called the "Stone of Successful Love," It opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing to all levels of the being, bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. A stone of inspiration and infinite patience, it embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love.
Fire Agate: Fire Agate is a protective and grounding stone with a calming energy. It is said to build a protective shield around the body, deflecting ill-wishing and harm and reflecting it back to its source. It stimulates energy and life force and is said to increase sexual vitality and libido.
Fluorite: It is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy. When working with the upper Chakras, it increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit.
Garnet: It balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate, and can inspire love and balance the sex drive. It is considered a lucky stone, for love, success, and for business relationships. It helps you let go of old behavior patterns and boosts self-confidence.
Green Moss: It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment. It is used to resolve blockages and to re-balance the heart chakra, helping us understand our own needs and emotions clearly.
Hematite: It helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. It is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. It is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.
Howlite: It is one of the “attunement stones” which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness. It is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. It can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.
Iolite: It is a vision stone. It clears thought forms, opening intuition. Aids in understanding and releasing the causes of addiction. Helps you to express your true self, free from the expectations of others. It releases discord within relationships. It encourages taking responsibility for yourself, overcoming codependency within your partnership.
Jasper Flame: It will help to bring out the hidden courage and strength you have within, but it will also aid in the processing of the emotions (anger, hurt, sadness, grief, etc) It is a wonderful support stone in this respect as it will calm the emotions as they rise, allowing you to work through the trauma.
Jasper India: A stone of physical strength and energy, it stimulates gently and steadily, enhancing stamina and endurance, and increasing the amount of chi, or life force, in one's aura. It is a stone of health and passion, and brings the courage to face unpleasant tasks and to rectify unjust situations.
Jasper Starry: It is an excellent protection stone, providing protection for both travellers and astral travellers. It is also a grounding stone, and is especially useful in healing. It instils a feeling of wholeness, serenity and being cared for. It aids mental clarity and functioning.
Jet (Lignite): It is a very strong stone used for protection and grounding. Its origin is organic, having been created through decaying wood under extreme pressure.
K2: It is associated with the strength and resolve that comes from feeling harmonious and balanced in all aspects of life. Find your inner muse and ask your creative spirit to come out and play.
Kalahari Picture: Among practitioners of gemstone healing, picture jasper is a powerful grounding stone that promotes connection to the earth. Some view this stone as a direct message from the Earth itself, instilling a sense of proportion, bringing comfort, alleviating fear and cultivating harmony.
Kyanite: It is an excellent stone for meditation and attunement. It aligns all chakras and subtle bodies instantly. It provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body. It has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility.
Labradorite: A stone of transformation, it is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. It treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates mental acuity, and relieves anxiety and stress.
Lapis Lazuli: It is one of the most sought after stones in use since man's history began. Its deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth.
Leopard Skin Jasper: It is an excellent protection stone, providing protection for both travellers and astral travellers. It is also a grounding stone, and is especially useful in healing. It instils a feeling of wholeness, serenity and being cared for.
Lepidolite: A "a stone of transition”, It assists in the release and reorganisation of old behavioural and psychological patterns, gently inducing change. It brings deep emotional healing, soothing and reducing stress and depression. It dissipates negativity and insists on being used for the highest good.
Mahogany Obsidian: A stone of focus, it helps guide us to what we should be prioritising to make spiritual progress, while aiding with self-acceptance and self confidence.
Malachite: It is a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, it is often called the "stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation to the wearer.
Moonkite: A nurturing stone that supports during times of stress. It brings peace and a feeling of wholeness. Helps us with decision making, especially when we are having a difficult time. It encourages versatility and helps us to accept change. It provides us with emotional growth.
Moonstone: A stone for “new beginnings”, It is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. It enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.
Mustard Quartz: It amplifies self-confidence and courage, bringing energy and enthusiasm to one's life and relationships. Its energies are particularly effective in revealing false people and for deflecting jealousy or spite.
Nebular Stone: It has encouraging and supportive energy which stimulates you to get rid of your old habits and emotional patterns that fill in the way of your development.
New Jade: It is a gemstone with a meaning and properties of balancing your emotion. It has been believed for its power to keep mind and soul clean. It can reduce negative energy such as anxiety or sadness. It would cool you down when you are really upset.
Red Onyx: It is strength-giving, providing support in difficult or confusing times, as well as during times of enormous mental or physical stress.
Opal Pink: It is a stone of peace and tranquility, the stone of hope and great achievement. A gemstone to heal emotions, especially those related to pain unconsciously. Bring peace to those who have excessive fear, worry or anxiety.
Opal Yellow: It is a gemstone that can make owner's life comfortable.This gemstone would protect you from daily stress and avoid dangers. It can brighten up owner's feelings. It would give you vitality and energy.
Opalite: It is a wonderfully serene crystal. It is a stone of love, but only rewards faithful lovers. It is said to help form lasting romantic bonds. It is believed to alleviate depression, soothe frayed nerves and help us to step away from anxiety. It is said to bring inner peace and a sense of calm in any situation.
Petrified Wood: It is a stone of perseverance and spiritual transformation. Just as the original wood was transformed to stone. So their energy can also help to transform you spiritually, helping you to create necessary change on the path to ascension.
Praisolite: A strengthening of your relationship with the Divine mind is a natural consequence of its use. The special gift is to bring your focus to a truly heart based perspective. The result will be that you will truly experience the strong, loving and harmonious energies that will flow into your life.
Quartz Blue: It is a stone of peace, expression and order that can enhance organizational abilities, self-discipline, and orderliness. It brings this sense of order to all things, and releases fear, bringing courage to one's life. It is also a boost for creativity and expression.
Quartz Green: Improving your luck flow and adjusting energy balance. It will purify negative energy that can cause disharmony. It is also used to prevent getting controlled by negative feelings.
Red Jasper: It is a stone of empowerment, bringing strength to resist emotional domination by others, and the courage to overcome domestic violence. It also sustains those in the process of healing and recovering from violent sexual experiences.
Red Moss Agate: It carries energies of persistence and endurance, as well as of success, wealth, and prosperity. It can boost your optimism, creativity, self-esteem, and self-confidence. It can help you release old and unhealthy habits.
Rhodonchrosite: It is called the Stone of the Compassionate Heart. It is the quintessential gemstone of love and compassion. It brings true joy to one's life, heals old wounds and makes it possible to love oneself and others unconditionally.
Rhodonite: It is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. It grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential.
Rhyolite: It is said to be a stone of solutions, change and progress. It stimulates acceptance and healing, when dealing with unresolved past events. It is a magical stone for people who struggle with esteem, self worth issues, and depression, guiding them towards their joyous potential.
Rose Quartz: It is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. It purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
Serpentine: This stone is believed it
may assist with healing problems within the heart and lungs, and it is an excellent stone for cellular regeneration.
Sesame Stone Jasper: It is a nurturing stone. It sustains and supports us during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, it unifies all aspects of your life.
Silver Leaf Jasper: It is used to promote independence and discipline. It is known as a stone of protection, driving away evil, negativity and guarding you. It is a crystal of gentleness and relaxation. It enhances one's ability to relax and bring tranquillity, comfort, and healing.
Smoky Quartz: It gently neutralises negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. It disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety.
Snake Skin Agate: The benefits and properties of this stone include peace, tranquility, and skin healing. Furthermore, it strengthens the body and mind.
Snow Quartz: It has a soft feminine energy that will balance your yin and yang energies and align your chakras. It will facilitate alertness during tense moments and mental clarity during meditation. It will teach you about discretion, patience, and discernment in both your personal and professional relationships
Snowflake Obsidian: A stone of purity. it brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit. It can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. Volcanic in origin, it helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns.
Sodalite: It brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalisation of feelings. It brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. It can also help to prevent insomnia.
Sugilite: It is one of the very best crystals for those who are highly sensitive and take on whatever energies are around them. Wear to create a warm, protective “shield of Light,” keeping the wearer impervious to negativity and the disharmony of others.
Sunstone: It is a Stone of Leadership - of personal power, freedom, and expanded consciousness. Truly reflecting the qualities of Light, it brings openness, benevolence and warmth, strength, mental clarity, and the willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others.
Tigers Eye Blue: It is a very soothing stone as it aids in reducing stress, increasing calm and easing anxiety. It brings a "go with the flow" attitude, aiding in relief from fears, phobias and hot tempers.
Tigers Eye Multi: This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.
Tiger Eye Gold: A stone of protection, it may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.
Tigers Eye Red: It is a stimulating stone and can support motivation and a more active sex drive. Its focus on the lower chakras is what gives it the power to send higher energies through the organs of the lower half of the body. It aids in enhancing confidence and self-esteem.
Topaz: It is a symbol of love and affection, and has been said to be an aid to ones sweetness and disposition.
Tourmaline: It has been said to be a stone of reconciliation, a stone that fosters compassion and cool headedness, radiates the energy that attracts money, healing and friendship, and is used for grounding purposes, to stabilize, and reaffirm our Earth roots.
Turquoise: It is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth.
Unakite: It brings together the abundant, nurturing energy of green with the soft, caring passion of pink in one of Nature's most healing crystals of the heart and mind. It resonates with the frequency of love, compassion and kindness, and is a stone dedicated to balancing the emotional body.
Yellow Jasper: It holds a deep connection to the Earth and is a marvelous aid for grounding and insight in spiritual work, mind travel or deep meditations. It amplifies self-confidence and courage, bringing energy and enthusiasm to one's life and relationships.
Zebra Marble: It is generally a nurturing and protective stone. It can be very grounding, enabling one to learn patience and practicality when it is most needed. It can also enhance one's dream recall, by sleeping with the stone under the pillow.
Interesting facts about Gemstones
Gemstones are rocks, minerals or organic matters, they are very different in their beauty, and are available in a variety of colours.
Gemstones are formed below the Earth's surface, our planet, which was created about 4.5 billion years ago, has several layers: the Earth's crust, ranging from 3 - 25 miles deep, the mantle and the core. Most of the gemstones form as minerals under various conditions in the rocks of the Earth’s crust, while just a few of them form in the mantle.
One of the major properties of gemstones is whether they are classified as semi- precious or precious. This is a marketing term designed to make specific stones seem more rare than others. Precious gemstones have beauty, durability, and rarity, whereas semi-precious gemstones have only one or two of these qualities. Diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires are all considered to be precious, and thereby, the most valuable and most desirable. All other gemstones are considered semi-precious.
Caring for your Gemstones
Gemstones should be cleaned regularly to keep them looking their best. The safest way to clean them is to soak them (not all gems can be soaked) in warm, soapy water and then gently clean with a soft brush. Dry with a soft cloth or air dry (not under direct sunlight). Do not wash them in harsh cleaners, such as bleach or ammonia.
Soft porous gemstones, such as coral, howlite, pearls, turquoise or amber, should never be soaked. Simply wipe them down with a clean and wet cloth.