All About Gemstones

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  • Abalone shell is a source of fertility and protection and is considered by ancient civilizations to be a gift from the sea, connecting and healing to the heart.
  • Aventurine:  the stone of luck and good fortune, confidence and optimism
  • Amazonite:  This stone improves confidence.   Reduces self-damaging behavior, increases self-respect, confidence, grace, self-assurance with communication. Amazonite is useful for centering oneself, getting back to balance.
  • Amethyst: has a gentle calming effect, commonly used for healing.  Aids in overindulgence and giving up bad habits, and helps clarify the mind.  Amethyst alleviates sadness and grief, and eases headaches, tension, and insomnia.  For the history and folklore of amethyst, click here: http://www.earthegy.com/?p=133
  • Azurite and Malachite:  a highly spiritual, meditative stone, azurite enhance a person’s connection with the gods as well as bring calmness and peace. It helps to boost creativity and enhances a person’s ability to communicate effectively. Malachite is a healing stone, believed to be good for healing a person’s heart, soul, and body. It also opens a person’s chakras, bringing clarity to them. Malachite attracts money, wealth, balance, and love. Blended together, the two stones draw one closer to the spirit, bringing forth a new beginning to life. In Rome malachite was referred to as the ‘Peacock Stone’ and was linked to their goddess Juno, who protects against lightning, tornados, storms and earthquakes.
  • Banded Onyx:  Helps overcome apathy change bad habits, it’s also an excellent grounding stone.  Onyx is stone of vision, insight and perception. It allows one to see the “whole” picture.
  • Blue Crazy Lace Agate: a stone of confidence and clarity, it helps one communicate diplomatically, and helps one discern truth from falsehood.  A stone of happiness and joy that also helps decrease anxiety and depression.
  • Blue Quartz: Blue quartz is a soothing, stress-relief stone. It assists in the ability to reach out to others. Encourages emotional clarity and purity of heart. Aids in reaching out to others, inspires hope, and eases fear and sorrow. It brings about a sense of contentment, ridding of depression, and calming the mind.
  • Carnelian: In ancient times carnelian was thought to still the blood and soften anger. It is a gem of the Earth, a symbol of the strength and beauty of our planet. It is good for people who are absent minded, confused or unfocused. It strengthens the voice and helps one become more eloquent and charitable. Carnelian carries the stories and records of our Earth and can be used to see into the past. This stone symbolizes good luck and contentment.  A deeply religious stone, carnelian was used by the Egyptian goddess Isis to protect the dead on their journey through the afterlife.
  • Chrysophrase: a heart-healing stone that can help work through emotional imbalance.  Helps maintain a youthful spirit and energy.  Attracts prosperity and love.   An excellent stone to help heal depression.
  • Citrine:  A highly protective stone that never needs cleansing, citrine aids in healing and self development and is said to increase wealth and luck in business.  Citrine helps manifest our dreams and wishes into reality, and opens us to the path of love.
  • Crazy Lace Agate:  Agates are grounding stones that help one overcome negativity and bitterness, allowing one to overcome emotional trauma and move on.  Agate promotes emotional, physical, and intellectual balance.
  • Fluorite:  The organization stone…fluorite blocks negative energy and stress, and reorganizes anything out of order, whether spiritual or physical.  Fluorite is an excellent stone for combating computer and electromagnetic stress, and is a superb healer for colds, viruses, and treatment of bones.
  • Freshwater Pearls: promote sincerity, truth and loyalty.  Also said to enhance personal integrity, soothes, calms, yet focuses attention.  A symbol of water and the moon, pearls are strongly feminine stones.
  • Hematite: Hematite helps one sort out things in one’s own mind, and can be useful for a mental “tune up”.   It helps memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge.  Hematite reminds you that the only limitations that exist are those that you place upon yourself.  It helps to balance out the emotions and energies between the body, mind and spirit. Not only does it dissolve negativity, but actually transforms it into the energy of love.
  • Howlite:  Howlite is a stone of surrender and new beginnings. It promotes positive change and new discoveries. It aids in creating new paths and adventures.
  • Jade:  Jade is believed to bring good luck, health and fortune, assist during childbirth and protect infants from disease. The stone of longevity, jade offers healing of the body and spirit.
  • Jasper: a nurturing stone that helps protect against negativity.  Jasper provides balance, tranquility, and wholeness.  Physically, jasper prolongs romantic pleasure, and supports and reenergizes the body during prolonged illness.  Jasper enhances organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness.  Jasper encourages attunement and communication with animals and can help with animal allergies, plus other allergies. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress. It is also said to bring energies for success in work.
  • Kyanite: Kyanite aids in speaking the truth, self-expression, and communication.  It is a tranquilizing stone that promotes healing dreams, and spiritual attunement.  It is a natural pain reliever, aids in healing of infection, and lowering blood pressure.  Blue kyanite is especially useful for performers and public speakers.
  • Lapis:  a stone of honesty, compassion, and creativity, lapis is a stone that bonds relationships, yet dissolves emotional bondage.  It possesses enormous serenity, and releases barriers and blocks.  For history and folklore about lapis, click here: http://www.earthegy.com/?p=116
  • Magnesite:  an emotional healer that helps one recover from past grievances or trauma.  Magnesite can help release stress and balance emotions, and aids in self-reflection and clarity.
  • Mookaite:  Mookaite is a stone of timelessness. It connects one to the moment and living in the here and now. Mookaite is a stone of stillness. Mookaite is a stone of the “here and now.” It can help one balance the internal and external and acceptance of change
  • Opal:  Opal is associated with love, passion, and eroticism, known for intensifying emotions and releasing inhibitions.  It is a strong protective stone, useful for entering dangerous situations.  It brings loyalty, faithfulness, and spontaneity into romantic relationships.  For more about the history and folklore of opals, click here: http://www.earthegy.com/?p=147
  • Peridot: Ensures wealth, love, and good fortune throughout life, removes blockages to receiving wealth, increased health, and joy in life.
  • Pyrite: Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold. Pyrite additionally is a stone that brings energies of good luck or good fortune.
  • Red Coral:  an organic stone. Coral symbolizes joy and happiness, it enables the wearer to enjoy life and gives energy and “fire” back to those who have it lacking. . Coral comes from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home.  Red coral is said to aid conception, and mother-child bonding.
  • Rhodochrosite:  Rhodochrosite is the stone of selfless love.  It helps attract a soul mate, assists in healing sexual abuse, and releases repressed feelings.  Rhodochrosite encourages spontaneity, passion, and creativity.   It also helps relieve respiratory, circulatory, and eyesight problems, and improves the skin.
  • Rhodonite:  a stone of learning and development that helps identify your talents, aids in compassion, love, and generosity.
  • Rose Quartz:  the stone of unconditional love and inner peace.  Enhances appreciation of beauty, and brings tranquility.  Heals wounds of the heart and reawakens trust. Rose Quartz is a stone of love and relationships. It helps us communicate with others and create an atmosphere of co-operation, connection and harmony.  For more the history of rose quartz, click here: http://www.earthegy.com/?p=213
  • Rhyolite:  Rhyolite strengthens the soul and body, and helps with creativity.  Because it enhances self esteem and self worth, rhyolite helps bring things in the past to a resolution so one can move forward.
  • Sapphire: This gemstone can help you find your hidden potential, and sharpen the vision of your life’s work. It will help you to clear a mental path so you can begin your journey. Sapphires can help work with you to achieve your material dreams and desires, as well as sustain your wealth once it is acquired.  It will also promote fair play and loyalty amongst partners and employees, as well as bring about correct conclusions to potentially unjust situations.
  • Smoky Quartz:  Smoky Quartz relieves fear and depression, and eliminates suicidal tendencies.  It neutralizes negativity, and helps in detoxification.  It is a protective stone useful as an antidote to stress.
  • Snakeskin Jasper: Snakeskin Jasper is a stone of anti-anxiety and grace. It allows one to move gracefully through ones environment without worry or conflict.
  • Snowflake Obsidian:  cleanses negativity and self defeating thoughts, and helps one overcome feelings of victimization.  Encourages perseverance. Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of vision and perception. It balances and creates purity in the mind, and promotes insight and projection.
  • Sodalite: A stone of truth, it brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements that have to do with communication or when communication has become an issue.  It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions.  It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning and will unite the logical with the spiritual.
  • Sunstone:  Sunstone inspires happiness and sweetness in life, bringing back its joy.  Sunstone’s connection to light helps cure depression and seasonal disorders, and restores optimism and enthusiasm for life.
  • Tigers Eye:  Tigers Eye helps with focus, intention, and perception.  It alleviates depression, helps with mental disorders and personality disorders.  It also  helps with night vision and repairing broken bones.
  • Turquoise: Turquoise is the stone of magic and wisdom.  It is the stone of wholeness and truth, a stone of self-forgiveness, self-acceptance, and release of useless regrets. It carries powerful spiritual properties that align themselves to the wearer. It is a very personal stone. When a turquoise stone is held by its owner, it becomes part of that person. Every turquoise stone is own personal meaning to the owner or wearer.
  • Unakite: believed to create an atmosphere of serenity and optimism.  Strengthens the spiritual and emotional aspects of self, thereby aiding in finding focus in life.