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Stone Meanings

Crystal and Gemstone Meanings

In this section you will find the meanings of various gemstones that have been or are featured in jewelry available on the site. This section is not a complete list of all crystals, stones and gems. As new gemstone jewelry goes on the site, this section will be updated.

We hope you find this information useful in helping you select the perfect gift or just the right piece to help you on your journey.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

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Actinolite Quartz

Is a combination of actinolite and quartz. It carries the properties of both stones, but actinolite quartz is said to specifically help the wearer get back to their rightful life path, especially if they have lost direction. The ‘right’ path can also be a new path. The name actinolite itself comes from the Greek words “aktis” meaning “ray” and “lithos” meaning “stone.” It literally translates to “radiating stone.” This stone is like a flashlight, shining light on the rightful path of the wearer, particularly if they have lost their way.

Agate

Is a grounding stone, bringing balance and stability to the mind and body. It facilitates inner healing, which in turn encourages self-love and boosts self-confidence. It also brings awareness to the wearer of their connection and individual role in the greater
universal consciousness.

Amazonite

Is a stone of new beginnings. It has a calming effect and is said to help the wearer come to terms with grief and emotional trauma. It opens the wearer to universal love and loving communication.

Amethyst

A powerful and protective stone with a high spiritual vibration. As one of the most spiritual stones, it enhances spiritual awareness, encourages selflessness and promotes love of the divine. It helps the wearer focus, improves motivation and balances out the highs and lows of emotions. It is a natural tranquilizer, harmonizing the physical, mental and emotional states, and linking them up to the spiritual.

Ametrine

This high-energy stone is a natural combination of amethyst and citrine. It has a calming effect on the mind and soul, facilitating clarity and aiding in concentration.

Ammolite

An opal-like gem comprised of the fossilized shells of ammonites (extinct group of marine mollusk animals that resemble the spiral of ram's horns). Giving off the appearance of a stained-glass window or 'dragon's skin,' the rarest and highest in demand exhibit red, violet and gold colors. The Blackfoot tribe of North America called this stone "Buffalo Stone" and believed that it would ward off evil spirits. It is said to have the ability to change negative energy into positive energy and alleviate obsessive thinking. Worn as jewelry it is said to enhance the innate beauty and confidence of the wearer.

Andara Crystals

Have a high-energy vibration and are used for healing and spiritual advancement, clearing and balancing chakras, providing serenity, and connecting the wearer to wisdom from the highest angelic sources. Gazing into an Andara that is being held in natural sunlight is said to be energetically healing. Originally found in Northern California, by a half-Choctaw Native American Indian, Medicine Woman and Shaman named Nellie, Andaras have also been found in South Africa. Andaras are considered to be a new discovery of an element now known as “monatomic,” found primarily in regions were monatomic minerals are in the soil. These pieces are rare and energetically powerful.

Andradite Garnet

Is part of the garnet family, named after the mineralogist that found the stone. Like a garnet, it is an energizing stone that also provides protection, renews self-confidence, and brings courage and hope to the wearer.

Apatite

Is a stone of action, increasing energy and motivation around the wearer and drawing off negative energy that could thwart forward progress of the soul. Further, it promotes a humanitarian attitude, assists in spiritual attunement and aids in communication.

Aquamarine (moss colored)

Symbolizes peace and encourages a gentle nature in the wearer. See also Aquamarine.

Aquamarine

Is a stone of courage, symbolizing peace. It has the energy to calm the mind, soothe fear, clarify perception, give support to those that are overwhelmed, and promote self-expression.

Augelite

The mineral gets its name from the Greek word “auge” which means brightness and references its glass like appearance. It is a rare phosphate mineral. Not much information can be found on its stone meaning but it tends to be associated with contemplation and justice.

Aura Quartz

Refers to natural quartz that has been coated with metal to give it beautiful rainbows of iridescent color. These stones are said to provide a calming energy while simultaneously deflecting negative energy from the chakras and the aura of the wearer. This makes the stone particularly useful for those working with lots of different personality types.

Azurite

Is a powerful healing stone. It helps with the clearing of stress, worry, grief and sadness. It brings clarity to situations that caused fear and releases belief systems that prevent forward progress of the soul. It opens up the wearer to new perspectives and facilitates receiving guidance from higher sources. Ultimately, it gives the wearer a fresh outlook on life while providing balance, contentment and peace.


B

Black tourmaline

Also known as Schorl, black tourmaline is a protector against all negativity. In keeping the mind clear for rational thinking, it is said to promote a calm, laid-back attitude while facilitating feelings of positivity in all situations.

Blue Chalcedony

Is said to help the wearer accept new situations with grace, and enable them to feel levity, positivity and optimism as they look to the future.

Blue Halite

This high vibration stone awakens intuition in the wearer and opens them up to spiritual guidance. Note that halite is a dissolvable salt and should not be exposed to water.

Blue Kyanite

Is especially useful to performers and public speakers as it strengthens the voice and soothes the throat. It also carries the same properties as Kyanite.

Blue Lace Agate

A nurturing stone of soft energy that neutralizes anger and brings about peace of mind.

Blue Sapphire

Sapphire is known as a wisdom stone. Blue sapphire is specifically associated with love and purity. This stone will help a wearer seeking spiritual truths to stay on their rightful path. It is a calming stone that was used to move negative energy away in shamanic ceremonies. See also Sapphire.

Brazilianite

Is a rare stone with a high vibration. It aids in understanding and forgiving the self. From the resulting clarity comes the ability to set emotional boundaries with others. It provides emotional strength and stability.

Brown Zircon

Is specifically useful for centering and grounding the wearer.


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Cactus Quartz

Also know as Spirit Quartz, the energy of this crystal promotes self-forgiveness and creates a sense of balance.

Calcite

In general, it is said to assist with centering, balancing and grounding. It clears negativity from the self and the surrounding environment. Calcite can restore calm and bring peace to the wearer. Calcite can be found in a range of colors including clear, green, pink, orange and blue.

Carnelian

Is a high-energy stone with the ability to stabilize and ground the wearer. It is said to promote understanding of the self and dispel emotions associated with jealousy. It has a motivating energy that attracts success. It is associated with the base chakra.

Cavansite

Was discovered in the 1970s and is said to bring enthusiasm, optimism and inspiration to the life of the wearer. Its vivid turquoise color is said to instill an appreciation for all life’s beauty and a respect for the environment as a whole.

Chalcedony

Is said to help the wearer accept new situations with grace, and enable them to feel levity, positivity and optimism as they look to the future.

Chrome Diopside

Is a variety of diopside. Diopside is useful in stabilizing emotions and ensuring a balanced temperament. It encourages optimism, enthusiasm and an overall positive
attitude towards life in the wearer.

Chrome Tourmaline

Refers to the type of tourmaline that has an intense emerald green color caused by the presence of chrome in the stone. A good stone for mental healing. This stone is useful in understanding oneself and others, facilitating seeing all possible solutions and selecting the most constructive one. It is said to attract inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity to the wearer. See also Tourmaline.

Chrysocolla

Promotes feelings of tranquility, acceptance and serenity with situations that are constantly changing. It stabilizes, heals and enhances personal power, invoking great inner strength. It inspires creativity.

Citrine

Symbolizes individuality and confidence; a stone of light, sun and life. It increases self-confidence and promotes independence. As a stone of abundance, it helps to manifest and attract wealth, prosperity and success. The stone imparts joy and brings motivation to the wearer. It helps the wearer develop a positive attitude and to look to the future optimistically by promoting an inner calm so that wisdom can emerge.

Copper

Is said to be the metal of love, harmonizing relationships, facilitating good will and awakening the ability for the wearer to see beauty in all things. Copper is also said to be the metal of the God Hermes, who facilitated mental agility and quick wit. Copper has a variety of healing properties.


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Danburite

Is a highly spiritual stone that is said to heal heart energy while drawing enlightenment, wisdom and spiritual light to the wearer. It provides serenity, patience and peace of mind, particularly during transitions. It is a good stone for clearing the past and allowing the wearer to move forward with renewed optimism. It takes its name from Danbury, Connecticut where it was first found.

Dendritic Agate

Bringing abundance and fulfillment to life, this is said to be a “stone of plentitude.” Similar to the tree-like patterns that often naturally decorate the stone surface, it is thought to help connect the wearer to the earth, firmly planting them in the roots of their soul journey as they experience life.

Dioptase

Symbolizes wealth and abundance. It is particularly healing for the heart, repairing wounds from past hurt and sadness, and in doing so, provides forward progress of the soul. It helps give the wearer an understanding as to why they are in their current circumstances so they can look to the next stages in life with clarity and optimism. Overall, it changes negativity to positivity.

Diopside

Is useful in stabilizing emotions and ensuring a balanced temperament. It encourages optimism, enthusiasm and an overall positive attitude towards life in the wearer.

Diamond

Encourages soul light to shine, cleansing anything that is blocking the wearer from their full potential. It facilitates spiritual evolution and reminds the soul of its rightful journey. Diamonds symbolize wisdom, give power and clarity, and provide protection and peace.

Dolomite

The energy of dolomite encourages giving to others as well as humbling the wearer to accept kindness from others. It also stimulates creativity and promotes out-of-the-box thinking.

Druzy Quartz

Awakens an appreciation for life in the wearer, allowing them to see positivity in all situations and experience joy.

Dumortierite

Facilitates angelic communication, reminding the soul of its original journey and in doing so dissolves anything that isn’t consistent with that plan or that refuses to support an optimistic outlook on life.


E

Emerald

Is known as the “stone of successful love” and brings loyalty, mutual understanding, cooperation and happiness to relationships. It facilitates truth in verbal expression by accessing wisdom and aiding in discernment. In ancient mythology emerald was the protection stone of travelers and typically bound to the left arm. For the Greeks, it was a stone of divine intuition.

Emerald Quartz

Is rare, thought to be a lucky charm and considered a stone of good fortune. Emerald quartz is the trade name used for quartz pulled from the mineral mariposite.


F

Faden Quartz

Faden Quartz has a distinct line or thread down its center where it came apart during growth, and then grew back together. The energy of the crystal is calming and helps heal the wearer, repairing parts of their life that were fractured, restoring a feeling of cohesiveness and reawakening a positive sense of wholeness.

Fluorite

Is a useful stone for overcoming disorganization, increasing stability and facilitating structure in everyday life. It is a protective stone that draws off negative energies and forms a barrier against sources of mental stress. It balances the mental and physical energies in the body and opens the wearer up to receive wisdom and guidance from higher universal and spiritual sources. See also Yellow Fluorite.


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Galena

Brings balance back to the body and soul, grounding the individual and providing a sense of inner peace.

Garnet

In history and folklore, garnet was said to strengthen the heart, enlighten the soul and give wisdom. It is an energizing stone that also provides protection, renews self-confidence, and brings courage and hope to the wearer. It revitalizes, purifies, fortifies and balances energies to bring serenity or passion to a situation, as needed. In opening up the hearts’ energy, it inspires love and strengthens commitments.

Glitter Quartz

Is formed when natural quartz is infused with man-made glitter. The resulting stone sparkles beautifully! It has similar energetic properties to that of natural quartz. It regulates energy, including facilitating unblocking, while tuning the wearer to their spiritual purpose.

Golden Beryl

Beryl is said to help tune the wearer to a frequency in which they are focused only on what is needed in their life and static (a.k.a. baggage) is tuned out (or shed). With this clarity, stress and worry are alleviated and balance and calm restored. Golden Beryl specifically aids the wearer in manifesting dreams into reality.

Golden Enhydros

Are also known as ‘petroleum’ quartz, ‘petroleum included quartz’ or ‘Golden Enhydro Herkimers.’ This is a rare stone presently found only in the Himalayas, Afghanistan and Pakistan. These stones have a powerful energy, making them high-vibration stones. They are said to help the wearer develop their spiritual gifts and connect with spiritual wisdom. Known to create a sense of emotional well-being, they fuel optimism and ignite a sunny disposition. Golden Enhydros are liquid oil included quartz. They contain a high-grade golden crude that is fluorescent in black light. There are clearly visible bubbles of yellow oil floating within the quartz and at times, subtle movement of the bubbles is visible.

Golden Topaz

Also known as “imperial topaz.” A stone of positivity, it promotes self-confidence by allowing the wearer to understand their self-worth while regulating the degree of confidence so that the wearer remains humble. Particularly useful for those that need a confidence boost in their chosen line of work, it is said to motivate the wearer to success.

Green Amethyst (Prasiolite)

As with purple amethyst, green amethyst also has healing properties and the ability to protect the wearer from negative energy. However, green amethyst is specifically known to activate the heart energy, opening the wearer to feelings of empathy, compassion and love, both for others and the self. While promoting spiritual growth, the stone is said to bring the wearer abundance and prosperity. Prasiolite is rarely found in nature, created only when purple amethyst changes to green with exposure to intense heat such as volcanic activity or natural heating of the earth’s core. It is more commonly found when purple amethyst is heat-treated.

Green Calcite

In addition to the properties of calcite, green calcite is said to be a stone of manifestation, attracting wealth, success and prosperity to the wearer. Calcite is said to assist with centering, balancing and grounding. It clears negativity from the self and the surrounding environment. Calcite can restore calm and bring peace to the wearer.

Green Tourmaline

Dispels fears and transforms negative energy into positive energy. It promotes openness to new ideas and patience, while drawing in abundance and prosperity. Green tourmaline is said to quiet the mind and assist with sound sleep.

Green Onyx

Is known for promoting stamina, balancing energies in the body, boosting self-confidence and increasing inner strength. Green onyx is formed when black onyx is treated. The green stone has the same properties as onyx.

Green Kunzite

Is also known as Hiddenite. Green Kunzite has the same energetic properties as kunzite. However, for those that always feel the need to be emotionally strong in all situations, green kunzite opens these individuals up to receive loving support and comfort from others and the universe so they don’t have to be so strong all the time. See also Kunzite.

Green Serpentine

Is a healing stone said to facilitate forgiveness of the self and the past and to cleanse emotional baggage from previous relationships. It also opens the wearer to receive guidance from the highest angelic sources.

Grossular

Part of the garnet family. The stone is said to ground the wearer, balancing their emotional and physical energies. It provides a sense of calm while awaking motivation in the wearer to pursue their goals.


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Halite

Is a protective stone said to form energetic barriers between the wearer and forces of negative energy, emotions and thoughts. It strengthens spiritual discernment and overall, promotes feelings of positivity and optimism. Halite is a dissolvable salt and should not be exposed to water.

Heliodor

Brings about the balance of energies in the body. It provides clarity of mind, particularly as it relates to work, and manifests courage in the face of obstacles. In Greek it means "gift of the sun."

Hematite

Combats being timid, boosts self-esteem, promotes confidence and removes obstacles that are limiting the wearers’ potential.

Hematite Quartz

This stone has the energetic properties of both hematite and quartz. The stone is said to invigorate and re-energize the wearer, renewing their feelings for optimism towards the future. See also Hematite and Quartz.

Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer diamonds are said to help the wearer remember their soul’s purpose on earth while opening them up to angelic guidance from the highest, purest source. Herkimer diamonds awaken inner light in the wearer, allowing it to radiate outward to the positive benefit of all. Herkimer diamonds are quartz crystals with a diamond-like crystal structure. The stone takes its name from the site where they are mined, Herkimer County in New York State.

Hessonite Garnet

Re-energizes feelings of self-worth and increases self-confidence. It awakens empathy and a desire to help others in need.

Hiddenite

Is also known as green kunzite and has the same energetic properties as kunzite. However, for those that always feel the need to be emotionally strong in all situations, hiddenite opens these individuals up to receive loving support and comfort from others and the universe so they don’t have to be so strong all the time. See also Kunzite.

Hypersthene

Hypersthene is a stone of rest, bringing with it a calming, grounding and restoring energy that soothes the mind and body.


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Iolite

Helps in freeing the wearer from the expectations of those around them, awakening their inner ‘knowing’ of what is right for them regardless of what those around them say. It is also said to help the wearer identify and break unhealthy ties and co-dependency in relationships. Iolite comes from the Greek word “ios” meaning “violet.”


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Jade

A protective stone that keeps the wearer from harm, bringing peace of mind while increasing feelings of love and their ability to nurture. It assists in recognizing oneself as a spiritual being on a human journey.

Jet

Jet is formed from fossilized wood. It is used for protection from negativity and darkness. In Stone Age times it was used as a talisman and those that are attracted to Jet are said to be ‘old souls.’

Jeremejevite

Is a high vibration stone of healing. It helps even out emotional extremes while facilitating an understanding and acceptance of where the wearer is in their life right now. Jeremejevite can be colorless, bluish or pale yellow. It originates from Namibia and because it is rare, it is highly sought after. It is typical that pieces of the mineral are small.


K

Kunzite

Awakens the heart center, encourages self-expression and has a mood-lifting effect. The stone radiates peace and connects the wearer to universal love. It dispels negativity and shields the aura from unwanted energy, removing obstacles from their path and producing loving thoughts and communication.

Kyanite

A crystal that is said to connect the wearer to angels by opening them up to receive guidance from a higher source. The energy of the stone slices through confusion and facilitates this communication. Blue kyanite is especially useful to performers and public speakers as it strengthens the voice and soothes the throat.


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Labradorite

A protective stone that brings light and forms a barrier to negative energy. It strengthens faith in the self and restores trust in the universe. It is a good companion during change, imparting strength and encouraging perseverance. It raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energy in the physical body.

Lapis Lazuli

A protective stone that releases stress, bringing deep peace and serenity to the wearer. It is an amplifier to the energy of any other stone it is near.

Lemon Quartz

Facilitates clarity of mind, bringing about balance, abundance and joy.

Lemon chrysoprase

Is said to be a stone of kindness and compassion. While it has an overall calming effect on the wearer, it awakens their inner wisdom while facilitating trust in the universe, others and new situations.

Lepidolite

Encourages independence and achieving goals without outside help, freeing the wearer from the influence of others. It is said to halt obsessive thoughts, stabilize mood swings and sharpen focus on what is important by filtering out distractions.

Larimar

Larimar is a spiritual stone known for promoting calm and balance while emanating vibrations of love and peace. It is particularly useful in healing the heart and attracting a soulmate.

London Blue Topaz

Blue topaz helps the wearer remember their true self and awakens them to universal and angelic guidance for wisdom. A 'London Blue' topaz is simply the name for a deep blue enhanced topaz. See also Topaz.


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Mystic Topaz

This is a high vibration stone. It reminds the wearer that they are a part of a universal whole; our individual thoughts and actions can impact the collective energy of the universe. Think positive! It encourages the wearer to trust the universe to guide them on the right path for their spiritual growth.

Moldavite

Moldavite is a rare stone that was formed 14.7 million years ago when a large meteorite hit the earth's surface in central Europe, Bavaria-Germany. From the crater the impact formed, comes this beautiful green bark-like textured stone. Moldavite's extremely high vibration is said to accelerate spiritual growth by bringing the wearer in touch with higher universal and angelic sources of guidance. In Czech folklore, moldavite was said to bring harmony and peace to marital relationships.

Mookaite

Is associated with earth energy and is said to re-awaken the inner core of the wearer, to remind them of their self-worth and inherent strength, and in doing so, facilitate them reaching their full potential. Mookaite originates from Australia.

Moonstone

Is associated with the moon and its cycles; everything can be new (full) again. It is a stone of new beginnings, feminine energy and female intuition.

Morganite

Is said to be a stone of “Divine Love.” It attracts love, opens the heart to receive unconditional love, nurtures loving thoughts and actions, and can facilitate emotional independence. The stone can be found all over the world, but it was first found in California and named after the banker and gem collector J.P. Morgan.


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Obsidian

Is a stone of protection. It absorbs negative energy away from the wearer while providing a shield against future negativity.

Onyx

Imparts self-confidence and helps the wearer to be at ease in their surroundings.

Opal

Aids in accessing and expressing one’s true self; enhancing self-worth and helping the wearer understand their full potential. Wearing opal brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity to life.

Ouro Verde Quartz

Means "green gold." In addition to the properties of quartz, this high vibration stone attracts abundance. It is also said to bring to light a deeper understanding of past events, so that future choices can be made with consideration to the wisdom learned through previous lessons. See also Quartz.


P

Peacock Ore

Is said to be a healing stone of happiness and joy, tuning your spirit to recognize and accept the positivity in all situations. It also has a grounding and balancing effect on
the body, aligning the chakras and amplifying your intuition.

Peacock Pearls

According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), “Peacock is a trade term for Tahitian cultured pearls with dark green-gray to blue-gray body color and pink to purple overtone.” Peacock Pearls can also be used to describe Chinese freshwater pearls, which are not naturally black or peacock, but are dyed to create their appearance. Cultured or freshwater pearls are considered to offer the power of
love, money, protection, and luck. Pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience, to quicken the laws of karma and to cement engagements and love relationships. See also Pearl.

Pearl

Cultured or freshwater pearls are considered to offer the power of love, money, protection, and luck. Pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience, to quicken the laws of karma and to cement engagements and love relationships.

Peridot

Assists in moving the wearer forward and bringing new into their life. It shows them how to detach from outside influence and to look to higher energy sources for guidance. It helps release people or situations (‘baggage’) from the past that could be counterproductive to their future. It aids in looking to the future with a better understanding of their destiny and spiritual purpose.

Peruvian Opal

Refers to a type of opal that is from the Andes Mountains of Peru. Like the calming color of the stone itself, the energy of this stone is peaceful and serene, relieving stress in the wearer. The soothing energy helps open the mind to
creative thinking.

Phantom Quartz

Is a stone that is especially useful during transition. It reminds the wearer of their true soul purpose while protecting them against negative influences and sources of anxiety. It aids in removing mental blocks to overcome limitations by subtly awakening the soul to its rightful path. The look of these crystals is created when a crystal stops growing, mineral dust falls on it and the crystal begins to grow again. The type of the mineral dust determines the color of the inclusion.

Phosphosiderite

Is generally associated with heart energy and its calming vibration has a tranquil effect on the wearer.

Pink Opal

A stone of peace, tranquility, love, compassion and hope. It vibrates at a gentle frequency, which has a calming and soothing effect on the mind. It dissipates stress and allows the wearer to be more centered and calm.

Pink Lemurian Quartz

These crystals are said to remind the wearer that we are all connected to each other in a universal energetic spirit, and that while we are individuals, our thoughts create an energy that can impact not only us, but also others. Think positive! Pink Lemurians are created when a thin invisible layer of hematite covers the crystal during the growth process of the crystal.

Pink Chalcedony

Chalcedony is a stone of positivity and all around goodness. Pink Chalcedony is a spiritual stone that encourages kindness and empathy. It imparts on the wearer childlike wonder and enhances their willingness to learn new things. See also Chalcedony.

Pink Sapphire

In addition to the energetic properties of sapphire, pink sapphire is said to attract to the life of the wearer all they need to continue on a rightful path for their spiritual
progress. In general, sapphires facilitate peace and balance within the physical, mental and spiritual energies of the body. See also Sapphire.

Pink Topaz

In addition to the properties of topaz, pink topaz is specifically associated with hope and the divine. See also Topaz.

Pink Tourmaline

Is a stone of love, said to attract love from both the angelic and the physical world. Recognizing that it is important to love the self, and also that in loving others we can be made vulnerable. The stone promotes trust in love and the feeling of being worthy and safe to give and receive love. See also Tourmaline.

Prasiolite

Is also known as green amethyst. As with purple amethyst, green amethyst also has healing properties and the ability to protect the wearer from negative energy. However, green amethyst is specifically known to activate the heart energy, opening the wearer to feelings of empathy, compassion and love, both for others and the self. While promoting spiritual growth, the stone is said to bring the wearer abundance and prosperity. Prasiolite is rarely found in nature, created only when purple amethyst changes to green with exposure to intense heat such as volcanic activity or natural heating of the earth’s core. It is more commonly found when purple amethyst is heat-treated.

Prehnite

Is known as a stone of unconditional love, which brings peace and protection to the wearer and calm to the surrounding environment. It connects the wearer to the angelic realm and is specifically associated with the archangel Raphael. Prehnite increases inner knowing and helps illuminate the path that will keep the wearer on the road to spiritual growth.

Pyrope Garnet

While it is said to be a stabilizing stone, it also activates the innate ‘spunk’ and zest for life in the wearer. It promotes an overall positivity to the quality of life. See also Garnet.


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Quartz

The most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. It regulates energy, including facilitating unblocking, while tuning the wearer to their spiritual purpose.


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Rose Quartz

Is the crystal associated with the heart and love of all kinds. It is a stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It opens the wearer to receive love and beauty in all its forms. It heals past heartaches, losses and emotional stresses, reminding the wearer of their innate self-worth while providing a calm nurturing energy that encourages love and forgiveness of the self.

Ruby Zoisite

Is a stone of creativity. It is useful in maintaining independence, so as not to be swayed by others to conform to the norm. It changes negative energies into positive ones.

Ruby

Is a symbol of love and a stone of energy and passion for life. It attracts abundance to the life of the wearer and facilitates retaining wealth. In history and folklore, a ruby was said to protect family and possessions.

Rutilated Quartz

Facilitates spiritual growth. It helps the wearer release the past, forgive the self and others, understand the reasons for past situations and take forward only energy, emotions and insights that are useful to the positive progress of the soul.


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Sapphire

Sapphires come in many colors and each stone is said to bring the energy of a different type of wisdom. Sapphires, in all their beauty, have been highly regarded and sought after throughout history, and associated with kings, emperors and Greek gods. There are even several mentions of sapphires in the Bible. In general, sapphires facilitate peace and balance within the physical, mental and spiritual energies of the body.

Scapolite (yellow)

Helps in releasing old patterns that prevent forward movement of the soul. It reawakens the soul’s purpose and attracts success into the wearer’s life.

Selenite

Is a calming stone that instills deep peace and clarity of mind. It also helps the wearer access angelic and higher spiritual guidance, facilitating their spiritual progress.

Serpentine

Is a stone of balance said to help the wearer in feeling in control of their life.

Silverite

Sometimes called mystic sapphire or mystic silverite. This stone is typically a sapphire with a coating to give it a shiny sheen. It has the properties of sapphire. In general, sapphires facilitate peace and balance within the physical, mental and spiritual energies of the body. See also Sapphire.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Is named after the mountain where the stone was mined in Arizona. The mountain resembled a woman sleeping on her back with her arms crossed, not unlike the fairytale character. As with turquoise, it has a balancing and calming effect on the mind and body.

Smoky Quartz

This is a grounding stone that calms emotions, relieves stress, promotes positivity and provides protection from negativity.

Sodalite

Is known as a stone of artistic inspiration. In history, it was popular with those working in the creative arts, such as singers, painters, artists and sculptors. It is a calming stone for the mind, bringing balance to emotions and in doing so, allowing information from higher sources to penetrate the mind and benefit the spirit.

Spessartine

Also known as Mandarin garnet because of its bright orange hue. It is one of the most rare forms of garnet and the birthstone associated with January. It is said to activate (ignite) creativity and confidence in the wearer so they can pursue their dreams more actively.

Spessartite Garnet

In addition to the properties of a garnet, a spessartite garnet is said to have additional energy to strengthen the heart and increase feelings of empathy in the wearer.

Sphene

Also known as “titanite.” With the right stone cut it is said to have the brilliance and fire of a diamond. This is a rare, high vibration stone that provides clarity to the mind,
opening the wearer up to receive guidance and intuition from a higher source.

Spinel

Symbolizes purposefulness and helps recognition of what is right for the wearer while giving them the energy to act accordingly. The stone is connected with energy renewal, encouragement in difficult circumstances and promoting calm. Spinel can attract wealth and prosperity to the wearer.

Sunstone

Is associated with good luck, prosperity and cheerfulness. It is a joyful, positivity-inspiring stone that promotes enthusiasm and optimism for life. Like the sun itself, it brings nurturing light to the wearer, strengthening feelings of self-confidence and independence.

Swiss Blue Topaz

Is a high vibration stone and refers to the type of brilliant blue of a blue topaz. In addition to the energies of a blue topaz, it specifically reminds the wearer of their soul purpose on earth, thereby gently encouraging them to stay on the right path for their highest good. Blue topaz attunes the wearer to receive guidance from higher sources, creating self-awareness about what is best for their earth journey.


T

Tanzanite

Evens out fluctuations of energy and emotions. It is said to facilitate taking time for oneself, as well as promoting living with more spiritual awareness so the next step of the spiritual journey can be reached. It dissolves old patterns and assists in making room for new patterns, ascertaining the wearers’ true purpose in life.

Titanium Quartz

A powerful healing stone because it absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Titanium quartz is achieved when natural crystals are coated with metal to give them an iridescent metallic sheen. See also Quartz.

Topaz

Helps the wearer discover their inner riches while opening their heart and mind to receive love from all areas of life. Topaz symbolizes joy of life.

Tourmaline

A good stone for mental healing. This stone is useful in understanding oneself and others, facilitating seeing all possible solutions and selecting the most constructive one. It is said to attract inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity to the wearer. Green tourmaline is specifically known to aid in sleep and quieting the mind.

Tremolite

A high vibration, powerful stone that emanates a balanced energy. The stone is said to aid in alleviating depression and worry by helping the wearer release anything that stands in the way of positive, forward progress.

Tsavorite Garnet

Is said to balance and heal the heart chakra, attract abundance into all aspects of life, especially financial, and enhance feelings of gratitude. Discovered in Tanzania, this crystal was eventually exported to the US and used in jewelry at Tiffany & Co. It was the president of Tiffany & Co., Henry Platt, who suggested the name ‘tsavorite’ in honor of the Tsavo National Park and the Tsavo River in the region where the gem is mined. A raw tsavorite garnet crystal over 5.0 ct. is unusual and highly sought after. See also Garnet.

Turquoise

Was originally found in Turkey and is considered to be a holy stone by Native Americans. Native Americans believed that it provided protection from harm. Turquoise was gifted to bring serenity and good fortune to the recipient. It has a balancing and calming effect on the mind and body and is said to facilitate communication between heaven and earth.


V

Vanadinite

Is a grounding stone said to calm the mind and aid in meditation . It balances the chakras and helps the wearer conserve their physical energy while encouraging a deep inner peace.

Vesuvianite

In history and in folklore it was known as a stone of healing and protection. It was originally found at the foot of Mount Vesuvius in Italy. It is associated with heart energy, helping the wearer to follow their heart’s desire to the best and highest good of the soul.


W

Watermelon Tourmaline

Is said to help the wearer remember their soul purpose and to find positivity and meaning in any of life's situations. It symbolizes wealth, friendship and love. See also Tourmaline.

White Topaz

In addition to having the properties of Topaz, white (clear) topaz opens the wearer to a sense of their rightful purpose in a larger universal plan. See also Topaz.


Y

Yellow Fluorite

Is said to enhance creativity. See also Fluorite.

Yellow Kunzite

Is a high vibrational healing stone. It has the same properties as kunzite but yellow kunzite is specifically known to help clear aura energy from environmental smog such as cell phones, computers and microwaves. See also Kunzite.

Yellow Labradorite

In addition to the properties of labradorite, the yellow color is said to open the wearer to receiving wisdom from higher levels of consciousness. Labradorite is a protective stone that brings light and forms a barrier to negative energy. It strengthens faith in the self and restores trust in the universe. It is a good companion during change; imparting strength and encouraging perseverance.


Z

Zircon

Is said to promote unconditional love, facilitating feelings of team and family and unity amongst strangers, all for the greater good of the universe.


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