Precious and semi-precious gemstones have been used throughout history for physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Gemstones are still widely used today to release blockages so that the natural flow of the body’s energy system can be restored. Each type of stone carries its own vibration that has been influenced by geometrical form and color. When an individual embraces its energy, the gemstone emits its energetic frequency which has a powerful vibratory effect to empower the receiver. Gemstones can be used for healing, balancing, transformation, soothing emotions, activating abilities, and attuning the mind, body, and spirit. They can be worn and used often to create a more harmonious life.
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Abalone is a naturally iridescent shell that has been used in decorative jewelry by many cultures. Abalone radiates the energies of comfort and gentleness, and assists in calming and soothing the emotions. It has a relaxing peaceful effect and can help restore emotional balance.
Agate is a chalcedony (pronounced kal-sed-on-ee) and is one of the oldest stones in recorded history. It is distinguished by characteristic colors and banding, and occurs in a wide assortment of colors. Agate protects from stress and energy drains, and has a cleansing and stabilizing effect on the body. It gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears.
Amazonite is a semi-opaque blue-green variety of feldspar. It brings clarity, insight, balance and is beneficial to the nervous system. Amazonite’s powerful filtering action protects against electromagnetic pollution from microwaves, computers and cell phones. Amazonite enhances creativity and the ability to express oneself and is good for anyone involved in the arts. It is particularly beneficial to musicians and writers.
Amber is a fossil resin from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years. Amber promotes an optimistic, joyful attitude and brings a care free, sunny disposition.
Amethyst is crystalline quartz in shades of purple, lilac or lavender. It is a powerful and protective stone and has the ability to transform negative energy into positive energy. It enhances spiritual awareness and wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness and increasing spiritual development.
Angelite is a soft blue stone that represents peace and brotherhood, and promotes compassion and understanding. It is also a very soothing, uplifting stone and very helpful during times of transition. Angelite encourages you to speak your truth and to be more accepting. Spiritually, it helps to connect with the higher guidance of angels and highly evolved spiritual beings.
Aventurine belongs to the quartz family and comes in several colors including green, red and blue. It is the stone of opportunity and brings good luck, abundance and money. Aventurine is also considered an all purpose healing stone and helps to relieve stress, anxiety, and emotional discomfort.
Bloodstone (also called heliotrope) is a dark green to greenish-blue chalcedony with distinctive red spots (red iron oxide) that resemble blood, giving this stone its name. It is a stone of courage and strength, and helps move energetic blocks for mental, physical and emotional renewal.
Botswana Agate is a beautiful stone that combines shades of taupe, peach, opal white, brown, pink and gray. It maintains well-being and harmony in the body and spirit, and is an excellent stone for people who are sensitive, lonely, or easily hurt. Botswana helps to release repressed emotions and replenishes energy lost in situations where there has been manipulative control (such as with a parent or partner).
Brecciated Jasper is Red Jasper that was broken at some time during its growth. During the healing process, whole quartz formed in the previously broken veins. The final product is a rusty red stone with white streaks and web like patterns. Brecciated Jasper is an excellent “worry stone”. It calms the emotions, eases stress, and helps bring happiness by allowing you to have a good outlook on life.
Bronzite is the gemological name for the common mineral, Enstatite. It is chocolate brown with golden swirls. Bronzite is a grounding, protective stone that is used to restore harmony and self confidence in situations where you feel powerless. It inspires courtesy and acceptance, and promotes decisive action and loving discernment. This stone is beneficial to use when making plans for the future because it alleviates indecision and doubt.
Carnelian enhances analytical capabilities, perceptiveness and awakens hidden talents and gifts. It provides protection, increases personal power and enhances ones vitality and will. Carnelian also increases motivation, energy and endurance and encourages creative visualization. Because it is believed to bring luck and opportunity, it is an excellent stone to wear on a job interview.
Charoite assists in grounding the spiritual self and walking your destiny. It brings insight and reveals the life plan you are here to work on. Charoite is a stone of transformation and helps to overcome fear and turns negative emotions into positive feelings. It can be used to overcome obsessions and compulsions.
Chrysocolla is a stone of peace and increased wisdom. It encourages a neutral attitude and clarity of thought, enabling one to remain calm during chaotic situations. Chrysocolla is a powerful aid in truthful, loving communication, and can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability.
Citrine is a yellow variety of quartz. It is known as the “merchant stone” because it helps acquire prosperity. It is a stone of success, joy, and laughter and assists in manifesting what one wants to bring into their life. Citrine gives the feeling of warmth and comfort, and has the ability to dispel negative energy so it never needs to be cleansed.
Coral has been called the ‘garden of the sea’ and was once believed to be a plant, but is now known to actually contain living animals called polyps. Coral is the result of accumulated skeletal masses from these polyps. In many cultures it symbolizes life and blood force energy. Coral expedites and accelerates the transfer of knowledge, and facilitates intuition and imagination. It is a good aid for meditation and visualization.
Crazy Lace Agate has stunning patterns of varying colors from cream, white, tan, gray and yellow-orange. It is mined in Mexico and sometimes referred to as Mexican Lace Agate. Crazy Lace Agate is called the Laughter Stone, or “Happy Lace.” Its warm, supportive properties encourage security, self-confidence, optimism, and joy.
Dalmation Jasper is an opaque, white jasper with brown and black spots, similar to “fire engine” dogs. Dalmation Jasper is a mood lifter. It is a great pick me up and brings a sense of fun. Dalmatian Jasper helps us to see our own strengths and weaknesses and can help us when we are feeling disillusioned. This stone increases loyalty and is beneficial for long term relationships.
Dumortierite is called “the blue denim” stone and is often mistaken for Lapis Lazuli or Sodalite. Since it enhances intellectual abilities and assists with mental skills, it is considered a learning stone and excellent for students. Dumortierite is known to enhance organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness. It will also stimulate psychic or prophetic vision if you are gifted.
Fluorite has a wide range of colors including yellow, blue, pink purple and green. It helps bring mental clarity, increases concentration, heightens mental abilities and assists in absorbing and processing of new information. Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations, and makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones.
Fossil Coral is natural stone formed from mineralized remains of ancient coral. The fossilized coral typically appears as small flower-like patterns in the stone and occurs in colors of earthy tans, browns, grays, yellows, oranges, reds, pinks and purples. Fossil Coral enhances one’s ability for past life recall. It assists in understanding these past influences so one can release the old and move into positive transformation and spiritual growth.
Freshwater Pearls are created by placing a small shell bead inside a freshwater mollusk. The color of the pearl varies depending on the type of mollusk. Pearls inspire purity, innocence and serenity. They enhance personal integrity, promote endurance and emotional stability. Pearls foster motherly love and assists in accepting love. They are calming, centering and promote faith, charity, truth and loyalty.
Garnet is known for 3 things: 1) As a stone of love and passion. It enhances sensuality, sexuality and intimacy. 2) For a successful business. It attracts good luck in business ventures, and can help you be productive, motivated and build self-confidence for business success. 3) As the “stone of health” because it dissolves emotional blockages in the body.
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