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Here you will find a short description of the metaphysical healing properties and origins of the most commonly used stones on this website.

             Gemstone Healing Properties

Agate Family

Powerful when used with chakra color system

Amazonite

Aids expression of emotions needing to be healed

Amber

Manifestation tool, increases energy

Amethyst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent for opening the third eye and development of psychic abilities

Angelite    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Facilitates angelic communication, astral travel and removes fears

Aquamarine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ocean energy, integrates universal truths, balances thymus gland

Aventurine

Heals the heart and balances male and female power(ying and yang)

Azurite-Malachite

Accepting personal power, heart healing while reducing stress

Blue Lace Agate


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promotes speaking one's truth and self-expression

Carnelian


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increases creativity and vision, artist's touchstone

Charoite


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third eye stone that enhance psychic awareness and abilities

Citrine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Improves concentration and memory, self-esteem and attracts abundance

Coral

Ocean gift that support healing bone structures and ease emotional distress

Fluorite



Accesses deeper awareness, protector from electromagnetic frequencies, strong restorative tool

Garnet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stimulates passion and creativity, assists in healing blood-related dis-eases

Hematite

Strong grounding energy, promotes optimism, strengthens physical and etheric bodies

Iolite

Aids those new to the spiritual path, encourages and protects psychic exploration

Jade

Prosperity stone that also aids good health, ancient wisdom

Labradorite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Promotes realization of your destiny and life purpose through inner sight, represents the temple of the stars

Larimar

Gentle calming energy, helps soul mates recognize each other, releases depression

Lapis Lazuli

Connects heart and head to make balanced relationships

Moonstone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strong feminine balancer(receiving), balances womens hormones with Moon Goddess energy

Onyx

Grounding, increases concentration

Pearls    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symbols of integrity and purity, conduit to the heavens that works well with colored stones

Peridot

Heart clearer, understanding relationships and increases prosperity

Quartz Crystal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enhances spiritual awareness and harmonizes energies

Rose Quartz

Opening the heart to love and soul mate attraction,

Smoky Quartz

Grounding, physical healing
Obsidian, Black

Protector from harsh energies, dispels negativity in a harsh environment
Sodalite

Eliminate fear and control issues,increases clairvoyance
Sterling & Argentium
Silver
 


Feminine receptive energy, escalates gemstones' healing properties
Sugilite    

Amplifies spiritual and psychic abilities, amplifies pineal and pituitary glands
Tiger's-Eye




Gaining personal power, self-confidence
Turquoise Shaman stone,wisdom, trust kindness

Gemstone Descriptions

AGATE
A form of Chalcedony found in all varieties of colors.
AMAZONITE
A Feldspar mineral with a mottled green appearance. A green stone that can go from pale sea foam in color to dark teal.
AMBER
Fossilized tree resin dating back 20 to 40 million years ago. Its color varies from golden yellow to orange and red.
AMETHYST
A quartz with manganese creating different shades of purple (from pale violet to a deep, intense purple) according to the iron presence during formation.
ANGELITE A sulphate/anhydrite that is pale to mid celestial blue.
 AQUAMARINE
A type of Beryl  that ranges in color from translucent sea-foam green to pale blue and occasionally in pinks.
AVENTURINE
From the quartz family. Green Jade-like color and opaque. Quartzite composed of interlocking quartz particles and mica crystals. Used in ancient China for the seal of the emperor.
AZURITE-MALACHITE
Grows in granular masses and crystalline structures. Cobalt blue with patches of green. Name is derived from the word Azure or blue. Combines the minerals azurite; blue, and malachite; green, no two stones are ever the same.
BLUE LACE AGATE
Light blue with soft white banding. Another form of chalcedony (quartz) gemstone known for its hardness and unusual appearance.
CARNELIAN
An agate which is from the chalcedony family of minerals.   Uniform deep translucent orange/red. The color comes from iron.
 CHAROITE    
Silicate that is marbled with swirling shades of purple,violet,lavender and black and white.
CHRYSOCOLLA Crystallized gem silica that is richly colored with brilliant blue-green, turquoise, light blue and/or light green hues.
CITRINE
A form of quartz found in a vibrant yellow color ranging from yellow to golden yellow. It is a form of amethyst that has turned this color by being heated (which can happen naturally as well as being influenced by man).
CORAL
Comes in many colors and varieties. The most common used in jewelry is in shades of red. Coral formations occur in reefs throughout the earth's oceans, most typically in shallow waters.
FLUORITE
Comes in almost every color. Purple, green, colorless, white, yellow, pink, red, blue and black. Transparent to translucent.
CULTURED PEARLS
   Cultured pearls farming involves inserting a foreign substance, or nucleus, into the tissue of the oyster or mollusk, then returning it to the sea, allowing a cultured pearl to develop naturally.
GARNET
Blood red, solid in color. The name is derived from the Latin word granatum (pomegranate) alluding to the garnets color and seed-like crystal formation.
HEMATITE
Iron rich dark steel gray with metallic sheen. Crystallizes in tubular and rhombohedral masses columnar or granular shapes. It's trade names are black diamond, black pearl, and Alaskan black diamond. In Tahiti, some people try to pass it off as Black Pearls.
IOLITE
Blue and yellow with violet and/or gray undertones. Translucent stone ranging from fairly pale to deep gray/blue.
JADE
Green opaque and semi-opaque primarily, although, it comes in many other colors; red, brown, and blue. Formed in large masses, Nephrite jade comprises actinolite contributing to color which varies from olive gray, green-gray, spinach green, misty green, apple green, light green.
LABRADORITE
A form of feldspar. Labradorite is a very interesting mineral.  Depending on the angle from which the specimen is viewed, it can appear to be a nondescript gray-green rock or it can display a grand range of colors(usually blue or green) known as labradorescence or schiller that flashes out at you at different angles as you turn it. This phenomenon can be seen in specimens which are uncut, but it is fantastically clear in cut and polished specimens.
LAPIS LAZULI
Is a combination of minerals principally lazulite giving the deep blue color and a minimally calcite white color with inclusions of pyrite sometimes seen as flecks - brass yellow in color. It was prized by ancient Egyptians for use in jewelry, but also powdered for use in cosmetics, medicines, and ritualistic ceremonies.
LARIMAR Volcanic silicate found only in one place in the world in the Dominican Republic.
MOONSTONE
From the feldspar family. White with a blue or white sheen like the shine of the moon. This is caused by the reflection of light from the internal structure, made up of alternating layers of albite and orthoclase feldspar from the feldspar family. Translucent whitish color with iridescent blue or white sheen.
MOTHER OF PEARL
In its natural state is usually a beautiful shimmery tan and often called "Caramel Mother-of-Pearl". When Mother-of-Pearl is bleached, it turns a snowy, shimmery white. Mother-of-Pearl is also sometimes black. May be referred to as "Oyster Shell".

 
OBSIDIAN,
BLACK
 
Obsidian is natural glass formed by volcanic lava that cooled too quickly. It is usually black. When there are bubbles or crystal inclusions, it is called snowflake obsidian.
ONYX
A member of the chalcedony family which also includes carnelian, agate, bloodstone, etc. Occurring naturally in a variety of colors, black onyx is polished to enhance appearance, a member of the quartz family.
PERIDOT
Silicate of Magnesium and Iron. Peridot is the gem form of the mineral olivine. Because the iron which creates the color is an integral part of its structure, it is found only in green, ranging from a summery light yellowish green to a 7-up bottle green.
QUARTZ CRYSTAL
Is colorless and transparent. It is also known as "Rock Crystal". Other colors of quartz have special names such as: Rose Quartz, Citrine, and Amethyst. Brown quartz is often referred to as Smokey Quartz. Smokey Quartz is often irradiated clear quartz.
RHODOCHROSITE
The pink color of rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It is pink with white.
ROSE QUARTZ
Named for its pink color (from titanium), it's often crackled. It is translucent and can range in color from pale peach to pink.
SMOKEY QUARTZ
Is a clear gray or brown variety of crystalline quartz, color ranges from medium light tan to medium dark brown
SODALITE
Is an opaque, navy blue stone usually with white streaks. Sodalite is named in reference to its sodium content.
 SUGILITE        
Is a deep purple colored ring silicate that is a relatively recent discovery offered up by mother earth to meet the changing needs of our planet.
TIGER'S- EYE
A variety of quartz. An opaque stone, with a silky sheen and natural iridescence, which gives the illusion of an eye. Hence the name. The color usually consists of golden, brown and black shimmering bands, but examples are also found in a reddish brown color.
TURQUOISE
An Opaque stone, which, as its name suggests is turquoise in color. This turquoise color can range from green to blue. The presence of copper gives turquoise a sky blue color with a dark matrix usually black veining due to inclusions. It also sometimes has inclusions of white Marble and Pyrites, much as Lapis Lazuli.

 

Recommended reading:

                                                                     
Crystal Therapy-                                    
Doreen Virtue Ph.D and
Judith Lukomski

Healing With Gemstones and Crystals -           
Diane Stein

The Illustrated Directory Of Healing Crystals -    Cassandra Eason

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