From the majestic mountain ranges to the great water-carved canyons, our Earth is adorned with colorful rocks, light capturing crystals, energy giving gems and healing stones. For thousands of years, these natural Earth elements have been used as decorations, therapeutic tools and natural medicinal fundamentals. Even the Egyptians Pharaohs were buried with an abundance of these precious stones, crystals and gems, not only for protection, but for a promising afterlife. There is no doubt that across all cultures, and into the modern era, healing stones were used and kept around. This is because different stones hold different healing qualities and energetic frequencies. Just by wearing them, or holding one in the hand can help align, calm, uplift or relive the wearer from pain. Stones, made from the Earth, has grounding and protective qualities. They can help the wearer gain mental insight, cultivate abundance, love, and gratitude, and keep the heart full and open. Keeping with the natural rhythms of your everyday and staying in tune with the environment, healing stones, gems and crystals are a fundamental accessory to optimal health and wellbeing.

Unakite

The name itself means a significant characteristic of a tiger. A tiger is known to be focused, has strong determination and it is patient. A tiger concentrates on its desires. He longs to attain it no matter how high the destination it may be. Its determination never ceases and it’s patience adds to its significant characteristic. A tiger will wait even if an opportunity takes days to come. Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger’s eye is also a very protective stone that is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. It is also a famous gem that restores balance and provides therapeutic touch. It has an excellent ability to heal individuals who are suffering from their emotions, anxious and unstable state of being, those who are in fear and worries, clouded and confused. With its presence, it can draw courage and power to fight any negative energy. The wearer will be able to see clearly what is needed for him to act with confidence and without being illusionary with life’s realities. It can also pacify one’s heart and this brings a sense of healthy well-being. Also, harmony is restored in one’s mind, body and spirit.

Tiger Eye

The name itself means a significant characteristic of a tiger. A tiger is known to be focused, has strong determination and it is patient. A tiger concentrates on its desires. He longs to attain it no matter how high the destination it may be. Its determination never ceases and it’s patience adds to its significant characteristic. A tiger will wait even if an opportunity takes days to come. Tiger’s Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger’s eye is also a very protective stone that is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. It is also a famous gem that restores balance and provides therapeutic touch. It has an excellent ability to heal individuals who are suffering from their emotions, anxious and unstable state of being, those who are in fear and worries, clouded and confused. With its presence, it can draw courage and power to fight any negative energy. The wearer will be able to see clearly what is needed for him to act with confidence and without being illusionary with life’s realities. It can also pacify one’s heart and this brings a sense of healthy well-being. Also, harmony is restored in one’s mind, body and spirit.

Swarovski Crystals

Swarovski Crystals are not actually crystals in the sense of natural stones. They are fine crystal glass made by Swarovski in Austria. Thus they have the energies of glass as well as color energies related to their color. They also bring positive energy, hope, joy, good luck, and diffuse negative energy.
      Reds: Protection, courage, energy strong love, true love, passion, and courage: Use it to show strong, deep feelings of love, to overcome depression, to relieve feelings of weakness or fear. Associated with the Root Chakra.
      Oranges: For personal power and self-esteem. Connected to the sun, attracts luck and success, assists in positive outcomes, friendliness, happiness, pleasure, family togetherness: Use to find new friends, bring people and family together, and to take away fear, low self-esteem, or insecurity. Associated with the Sacral Chakra.
      Yellows: Communication, inspiration, protection, visualization, travel, warmth, clarity, optimism, mental growth, concentration, focus: Use yellow crystal when you are unclear about your direction in life and to feel more optimistic about someone or something. Associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
      Greens: These are for healing. Help with money, luck, prosperity, grounding and nature. Use to give you strength and to help you succeed at anything. Associated with the Heart Chakra.
      Blues: Calm emotions, sleep, healing, trust, faith, peace, patience, and honor: Use if you need to develop trust or want others to trust you. Use to forgive and be forgiven. Use to relax or relieve nervousness. Associated with the Throat Chakra.
      Purples: Mysticism, purification, meditation, psychic work, subconscious, health, obedience, creativity, wisdom, self-knowledge, and intuition: Use to enlighten your spirit and decrease boredom. Use to gain deep insight into anything or anyone, including yourself.  Associated with the Third Eye and Crown Chakra (depends on the depth of color).
      Pinks: Calm, soothes, stop distress, helps with love. They smooth difficulties in relationships, help with self-love, new love, new romance, and pain release: Use when you want to send love to someone new, to attract a new love, or to heal a broken heart.
      Blacks: Self-control, grounding, resilience, quiet, power, and peace, protection, security. Black is the most powerful color as it contains all the colors within: Use to help you see all possibilities, to relieve fear, to feel safe and secure.
     White / Clear: The Moon rules these. Cleanliness, purity, unity, innocence: Use to establish trust in the universe, to guide you when you don’t know where you’re going, to guide you to knowledge or understanding, especially of the spiritual world.
      Brown: The color of stability and grounding in Earth.

Soapstone

Creates a positive energy around itself and exerts a calming influence on the person using it. It is used when undergoing great changes in one’s life and helps to prepare you for anything! It is thought to allow your ideas and inspirations to broaden, open and develop. It allows you to give up old patterns and pathways and ‘go with the flow.’ The outer layers of  “The Christ Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are made of Soapstone because of its durability and ease of application.

Sodalite

Sodalite comes from the core of the earth.  Aiding to bridge the subconscious & conscious minds & to connect your thoughts to your feelings, it dispels guilt, fears & strengthens mind over body.  The stone clears vision rather than stimulate wisdom or mental expansion.  With a clear, insightful mind, you can make good decisions and find inner peace.  Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind.  It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings.  Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks.  It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust.

Silver

Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between our spiritual and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive energies. Silver is considered to improve speech and bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Shell

Shell provides boundless growth. It stimulates Intuition, sensitivity, imagination & adaptability.  It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making.  Shell promotes cooperation between the self and others, as well as within the self.  It provides cohesive energy for groups. The Hawaiians believed the mind, body and soul of a person were all interlinked and the physical body could not be healed without healing the spirit of the person. One of the healing methods they used was a seashell, by placing them on the person to restore spiritual and physical health.

Serpentine

Serpentine is a beneficial and versatile stone. It is said to help with emotional cleansing and attract love and money. This stone is said to be an excellent meditation stone developing an enlightenment, insight or clarification for the wearer. Allows complete focus and purposeful resolution. Serpentine gets its name from the word ‘serpent’ because it resembles the skin of a snake. It is said to help one find inner peace, calmness, and a long life; instills in the bearer a respect for the elderly and wards off snakebites. It is said to help you to find your higher purpose and to identify the actions you need to take to allow you to experience peace and fulfillment. It is great for connecting with your environment and bringing about Joy in your life. 
Serpentine is a catalyst for bringing joy into our physical existence. It enhances cellular growth, rejuvenation and strengthens. Promotes “thinking with love” prior to “speaking with intellect”. Considered an important gemstone to the Assyrians, as early as 4000 B.C., it was used in Seals and Cylinders, Serpentine was known as Za-tu-mush-gir. 
The 30th Chapter of the Egyptian Book of the Dead is said to be carved from a tablet of Serpentine.

Selenite

The meaning of the name Selenite comes from the Greek word meaning “moon” and is a high vibration stone that may open up your crown chakra or soul star chakra (transpersonal chakra). The eighth chakra is commonly called the soul star chakra or seat of the soul. It is located about 6″ above the top of the head, above the crown chakra. It is the point from where Divine love and Spiritual energy enter the body. Selenite is also a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision-making abilities. It is also a stone of truth and honesty and considered to be an angel stone and can amplify intuition.

Rudraksha Seed

Rudraksha tree grows on mountains and hilly region of Nepal, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra and Burma. Used since ancient time for increasing the spiritual power, self-confidence, and courage and for building a positive attitude in multidiscipline area. By meditating with a Rudraksha mala or by wearing rudraksha against the skin, it is believed to increase the ability to concentrate, giving clarity and peace of mind, improve memory and relieve stress and anxiety. Rudraksha is also known to slow the aging process, increase stamina, reduce blood pressure, strengthen the heart and balances the nervous system. Not only that but the auspicious Rudraksha beads are believed to bestow divine protection and increase abundance and prosperity.

Ruby in Zoisite

Ruby in Zoisite is an energy amplification stone that can energize the entire field of one’s body. It is said to encourage you to be an individual and to live life as you want to, but without distancing you from the rest of humanity. It assists in manifesting your own self rather than being influenced by others or trying to conform to the norm. It aids in realizing your own ideas and transforms destructive urges into constructive ones. It also stimulates creativity and helps you to focus on your true objectives. Zoisite with Ruby is one of those truly fortunate natural mineral combinations. This stone can bring about increased intuitive abilities, whereby one simply ‘knows’ things without having to work them through logically. Zoisite can help alleviate grief, anger, despair, hopelessness and defeat. It transmutes negative energies into positive ones. This stone dispels lethargy and brings to the surface repressed feelings and emotions so that they can be expressed.

Riverstone

Riverstone’s energy accelerates change. It energizes your aura, speeding the resolution of any internal and external processes you are experiencing. Riverstone helps you move more swiftly through the changes associated with a particular process, such as a therapy or cleansing. When used as an adjunct to meditation, Riverstone energizes your whole being and helps you make the changes that lead to greater spiritual experiences. River Stone is known to hold powerful energy, providing the wearer with protection. River Stone is a quick working stone great for dealing with change and enabling a balanced approach. River Stone also works best with other gemstones to promote their healing qualities.

Rhyolite

Some believe that rhyolite encourages change and creativity. It is said that rhyolite can not only resolve feelings of continuous victimization but also increase self-esteem and the capacity to love. Some feel that rhyolite aids in communication, even helping with listening without distorting what is being said. Some spiritualists believe that this gemstone will help people who are solitary and reclusive allow others into their lives. Some wear rhyolite to strengthen a loving relationship and even to enhance physical beauty. Some spiritualists believe that rhyolite aids in meditation. It is often stated that rhyolite can balance the Yin and Yang (male and female energies) of the person wearing it. Rhyolite is known to some spiritualists as a stone of perseverance, resolve, and even protection. Some believe that rhyolite will not only help push the wearer forward toward their goals but also help them face changes that result when those goals are met.

Tourmaline Quartz

An effective grounding stone, Tourmaline Quartz strengthens the body’s energy field against external invasion and deflects detrimental environmental influences.  It is often seen as a symbol of unity and is an effective problem solver.  It eliminates crystalized patterns, which are, or may have been, destructive in one's own life and releases tensions at any level. It's liberating power against negative energy can be used to assist us to actualize the strength needed to alleviate negative or hostile relationships and situations. Tourmaline Quartz balances yin and yang energies. It harmonizes disparate and opposite elements and polarities and turns negative thoughts and energies into positive ones. Psychologically, it helps to integrate and heal the shadow energies, alleviating self-sabotage.

Smoky Quartz

Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts and can help one reach personal and business goals. It is also used in assisting in making wishes come true by grounding their essence in reality.  Thus, it is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. Smoky quartz is beneficial mentally in several ways. It fosters cooperation in groups and supports their efforts energetically. It engenders creativity by bringing the same energies of grounding the creative process in reality to bring imaginative efforts to fulfillment. Smoky quartz also works energetically to assist in prioritizing needs and wants and brings wisdom to everyday life. It is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is a helpful stone for enhancing and encouraging courage and inner strength. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.

Snow Quartz

Snow quartz is a stone that brings good fortune. It is also a calming and soothing stone. Snow quartz is helpful for meditation and looking within. It also has all the properties of clear quartz to a gentler degree. Snow quartz is often used for purification. Physically, it is beneficial for the immune system.

Quartz

Clear Quartz stones are one of the most versatile stones in the mineral realm. It easily enhances any intention focused through it. It also amplifies the energetic properties of any stones it is used with. Different formations of quartz have other associated properties: Ancient Japanese believed quartz formed from the breath of a white dragon and regarded it as representing perfection. Quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation and protection. Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one’s environment. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals. Quartz is also a stone of clarity, which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is powerfully protective because of these properties. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies thought processes and emotions, it can increase inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is also a stone of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships.

Onyx

Onyx is an excellent stone for releasing any negative emotions or stress, such as sorrow and grief, and brings good fortune while helping the wearer recognize personal strengths. This black colored stone helps in relaxation, and in facing various challenges in life, especially if one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion. This is a great stone for balancing the malakudra or root/base energy flow (chakra).

Snowflake Obsidian

Snowflake Obsidian is used for grounding the physical and for protection. It is used for recognizing old habits and patterns in one's life and changing them to more useful and beneficial ones. As a stone of clarity, it is said to bring hidden things to the surface. These hidden things could be perceived as positive or negative, depending on the person and circumstances, but the nice thing about snowflake obsidian is that this necessary process is done gently.  
It is a common stone used to shield against negativity and give protection from physical and emotional harm. It is also a stone used for grounding and to surrender to a meditative state, going deeper

Rainbow Obsidian

It is an excellent grounding stone and provides a connection from the base of one's spine to the heart of the earth. It is a protective stone that keeps one safe from emotional and physical harm. It provides a shield from negativity. Having Rainbow Obsidian on one's person disperses unloving thoughts that arise from inside or that is directed towards oneself. It brings light and love to one's life. It’s a stone of pleasure bringing gratification to one's life.

Gold-Sheen Obsidian

Gold-Sheen Obsidian is Black Obsidian with bright, gold-colored inclusions. Like all Obsidians, Gold-Sheen Obsidian is a very protective stone. It is said to form a shield against negativity and to absorb negative energies from the environment. It can also take you deep into the core of a problem by helping you to connect to the past, present and future. Gold-Sheen Obsidian can eliminate feelings of futility and ego-conflict allowing you to find your correct spiritual path. It helps you to gain access to the root of your problems and it can help define possible paths of action. It reflects what is needed in your life and helps you with the elimination of your ego. Its energy enhances your ability to achieve worldly success through the expression of your unique talents

Obsidian

Obsidian is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallization and the rock forms as solid volcanic glass. Obsidian helps to protect against depression. It is the stone of the soft-hearted and gentle people of the world. As a black gemstone, it symbolizes self-control and resilience. Obsidian is truth enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.

Malachite

Malachite is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and from the body. It guards against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies. [Hall, 183] Keep near microwaves in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. In the workplace, Malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays. It is also a stone of travel. Malachite protects and overcomes fears of flying, helps with jet lag,  and protects in travel on congested highways. It is also a great calming stone for the mind and body energy.

Magnesite

Magnesite is a wonderful relaxing and calming stone to use in meditation… and it has the potential to aid you to create quite amazing changes in your life. It has a soothing vibration, and if you meditate with it, and specifically tune into the energy of your heart it will allow your mind to respond to the desires of the heart. This aids you to live your life in alignment with your hearts needs and aspirations. Its vibration may help you to love yourself… and this will in most of you, increase your level of self-esteem. One of its powerful attributes is that it stimulates your mind to communicate with your heart. This may bring through amazing almost heavenly joy… and it is said to stimulate passion and heartfelt love in many people. It aids you to be true to yourself… and if you are stressed it helps you to relieve anxiety.

Lotus Seed

The lotus seed symbolizes spiritual knowledge and power. The lotus flower grows through the muddy waters, unfolds into a beautiful flower, lives in water all the time but is never wet by it. As the rains fall from above, the drops don’t stick on the petals but fall back into the water. This conveys that once someone has the realization that what falls into the world, no longer affects them. Lotus seeds are radiant with the spiritual power of the sun, and they multiply the effects of one’s spiritual practices one million times. Lotus seeds increase one’s devotion, peace of mind, and inner beauty, and attract tremendous universal radiance.

Lava

Lava is a stone of strength and courage. It allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. Lava stone is, in essence, the solid form of fire. It is, therefore, a stone that is associated with the Phoenix and rebirth. Since the stone is the result of almost violent natural events, it is considered a strong stone and one that assists the wearer to succeed in desperate circumstances. As it comes from and is of the earth, lava stone is reputed to assist the wearer to be more in tune with Mother Earth. As these stones also contain the powerful energy of the volcano that created them, this means that they are excellent to aid healing… especially when you are feeling depressed or lacking energy and vitality.

Lapis Lazuli

The "Stone of Royalty," Lapis Lazuli 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. The golden sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was richly inlaid with Lapis, as were other burial ornaments of Egyptian kings and queens. It was used extensively in scarabs, pendants and other jewelry, and ground into powder for dyes, eye shadow and medicinal elixirs. A stone of truth, Lapis encourages honesty of the spirit, and in the spoken and written word. It reveals inner truth, and promotes self-awareness and the acceptance of that knowledge.It is also a stone of friendship and brings harmony in relationships.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone. Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy.  Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations.  An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions.

Picture Jasper

Picture Jasper encourages ecological awareness, bringing stability and balance.  It contains a message and/or “picture” from the past.  Picture Jasper is a stone of proportion and harmony and stimulates creative visualization.  It helps to bring hidden thoughts and feelings – grief’s, fears, guilt, envy, love, hope – to the surface, to be released.  Brings comfort and alleviates fear. It’s is a grounding and harmonizing stone with a strong connection to the earth. It is said to promote feelings of responsibility towards the planet, encouraging a need to care for and protect it. Picture Jasper’s grounding energy can give you a strong sense of who you are, where you’ve been and where you are going.

Picasso Jasper

Picasso Jasper often resembles a beautiful painting.  It is a stone that reminds us to celebrate and enjoy life.  Picasso Jasper assists in the transformation of relationships.  It attracts like-minded people who become loyal and trusted friends, as well as helping to renew old friendships that had been lost.  It has strong grounding and calming qualities and helps to engender strength and self-discipline.

Leopard-Skin Jasper

The "Stone of Nurturing," Leopard-skin Jasper is good for bringing things into your life that you want. It helps with self-realization and increases self-respect and self-worth. It is associated with positive change and progress on your life path, and “lights the fire of creativity” within you.

Imperial Jasper

Imperial Jasper is said to enable you to withstand heavy negativity. It is also believed to stabilize emotions, provide protection and reduce fears and insecurities.  It reminds us that the only conflict that exists between our bodies and spirits is our belief that one exists.

Fancy Jasper

The "Stone of Practicality," Fancy Jasper intensifies and lightens the feeling of well-being, helping one to lighten up and enjoy themselves more, yet in a subtle way.  It can relieve fear, frustration and guilt, building an inner strength and confidence. It is a particularly good stone for bringing energies of wholeness and healing to an environment or situation.

Brecciated Jasper

The "Stone of Remembrance," Brecciated Jasper is a form of Jasper that also contains Hematite. Red Brecciated Jasper is often called “Poppy Jasper”. Brecciated Jasper is a particularly good grounding stone, which can assist those who feel, overwhelmed.  It can enhance organizational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. Can give a positive outlook on life. This is a strong healing stone that promotes good health and long life. It provides a gentle source of grounded energy, enhancing courage and confidence. It unites mind, body and spirit and helps one to remember their soul’s purpose. It reminds us of our connections to each other.

Black Veined Jasper

Black Veined Jasper is also known as “Spider Web Jasper” and sometimes called “Zebra Stone”, because of its web-like or striped markings.  It is grounding and stabilizing stone. It helps to positively balance apparently disparate energies of many kinds: yin/yang, work/play, self/others,/ free-spirited/responsibility, creativity/practice, inspiration/research, intuition/knowledge, etc. It also allows one to see both sides of a situation.

Jasper

Jasper is a supremely nurturing stone that provides support during times of stress and protection by absorbing and cleansing negative energy. It imparts determination, assertiveness and organization. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy.  It balances yin and yang.  Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.  It encourages honesty with one’s self.  Provides courage to assertively tackle problems.   Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.  It supports during prolonged illness and re-energizes the body.
In addition to the general healing properties of Jasper, specific colors and forms have additional attributes.

Iron Pyrite

The name comes from the Greek word meaning ”a stone which strikes fire." Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. It energizes and overcomes feelings of inadequacy. This is a very positive stone and gives you a feeling of self-worth stimulating a steady flow of ideas.  It is thought to be good for anxiety, and for those who need to be more assertive in their everyday life.  It improves memory and boosts energy levels helping you to overcome fatigue.

Hematite

Hematite is very effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes body, mind and spirit. It boosts self-esteem, confidence and willpower. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure.  It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality.  A “stone for the mind”, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought. Hematite utilizes the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. Dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others.

Garnet

The stone of passionate devotion: to your family, your friends, yourself, and your own purpose in life. Attracts profound love, gives persistence, cures depression. The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion.
Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It balances, strengthens and protects. Garnet sharpens your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer serving you and helps you let go of obsolete ideas. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos, opening up the heart and bestowing self-confidence. It revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship.  Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.

Fluorite

It absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress.  An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making.  It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.

Coral

Coral has been called the ‘garden of the sea’. It has been known as the stone of regeneration and purification and is known to relax and quiet the emotions and bring peace within yourself. It has been known to facilitate intuition, imagination and visualization. It is also believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from ailments. Coral is know to symbolize life and blood force energy. Dark red coral can be used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades are believed to restore harmony to the heart and is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition. Coral is also known for providing boundless growth in all areas of life, stimulating imagination, adaptability, and assisting with sensitivity. Coral has been used in jewelry since prehistoric times. It has been found in Celtic tombs and a symbol of wealth in China and also seen by Tibetan Lamas to this day as coal rosaries. Coral is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures.

Citrine

Citrine carries the energy of the sun. It is cleansing, energizing and highly creative. It grounds and dispels negative energy, encouraging positivity. Citrine energizes abundance and good fortune. This stone teaches how to manifest and attract wealth, success and prosperity. Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. Natural Citrine is a powerful purifier of one’s will center, helping to identify and heal issues of power abuse and feelings of helplessness. It enables one to understand what is necessary to resolve those situations and provides the courage and fortitude needed to make difficult decisions and take action.

Chrysocolla

The "Stone of Communication,"its very essence is devoted to expression, empowerment and teaching. The serenity of its turquoise-blue color discharges negative energies, calms, and allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. A peaceful stone, it emphasizes the power our words and actions have on those around us and encourages compassion and strengthening of character. It is the stone of forgiveness, peace, and the strengthening of emotional bonds. It encourages compassion and helps us recover our natural spontaneity. Chrysocolla is a teaching stone, encouraging us to reveal our highest knowledge so that others may benefit from our experiences. It is also very earth-grounding. Its soothing energy helps with anxiety and opens bottled emotions that block the mind from thinking clearly.

Charoite

Discovered in the 1940s, Charoite was unknown to the outside world until 1978. Its name is derived from the Chara (or Charo) River in eastern Siberia, Russia, the only site in the world where it is found. The word “Chary” in Russian means “magic” or “charms.” Charoite comes from an area of Siberia once associated with political prisoners and has become a source of comfort and a symbol of endurance in adversity.

It is a Stone for This Age, assisting in the here and now…conveying the message that one is exactly where one should be during this moment. Charoite is soothing to the nerves and is a stone for overcoming and releasing fear and negativity. It allows one to recognize and examine the cause of unconscious fears, as well as deeply rooted, internalized negativity, and to discriminate between what is real and what the mind has created. Charoite is also beneficial in putting things into perspective and overcoming resistance to change. It helps battle compulsions and obsessions, and tempers frustration and worry. By bringing about a more relaxed attitude, Charoite assists one in accepting moments as they occur and seeing the good in all situations.  It enhances one’s giving nature and allows the heart to understand the “brotherhood of Light” that exists between an individual, the dualities, and the total environment of the planet. It gives us the balancing ability to be ourselves within the environment.

Carnelian

Carnelian imparts a veritable zest for life, imparting a positive, revitalizing energy. It gives courage and promotes positive life choices. Carnelian is a powerful protector against anger, envy or resentment and banishes negativity, replacing it with love of life.

Bronzite

"Stone of Courtesy," Bronzite is best noted for its grounding, rooting and protective properties. It is also a great stone of courtesy, helping people who are in the social limelight and promotes love and emotional balance. Bronzite is a great stone to brew better mental clarity and helps the mind to clear confusion. It will instill a polite nature in those around you. Bronzite promotes a loving and unprejudiced discernment within us.  It provides the ability to resolve unsettled emotions in our life.  Mentally, Bronzite provides us with the courage to act on our thoughts and feelings.  It instills the courage to follow through with life path decisions.

Aquamarine

"Water of the Sea," Aquamarine can help you speak your highest truth. It comforts in times of physical, emotional and karmic release while supporting one through the process. It aids a life of service as it shields and protects. This stone enhances communication and promotes spiritual awareness. This peaceful stone evokes the same healing properties as the sea~ calm, tranquil and flowing. In ancient lore, Aquamarine was believed to be the treasure of mermaids and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection. It was also considered a stone of eternal youth and happiness. Aquamarine encourages the ideal of service to the world and to the development of a humanity attuned to healing. It emits a gentle and compassionate energy, promoting moderation and responsibility for ones’ actions. It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant and helps those overwhelmed by responsibility to find order. Aquamarine is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Its gentle energy brings emotional patterns to the surface and assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion.

Apatite

The "Stone of Manifestation," Apatite is a dual-action stone, 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. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others.

Angelite

Angelite helps you to speak the truth and to be more compassionate and accepting, especially of things that cannot be changed. It promotes feelings of peace and tranquillity. Angelite raises the state of conscious awareness. It represents peace and brotherhood.  Because of its ability to deepen attunement and heighten perception, Angelite is a powerful stone for healers.  It also provides protection for the environment or the body. It transmutes pain and disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration. Angelite is a stone that can bring serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm. Angelite is excellent to use when you need to calm down from feelings of stress and overwhelm. Angelite dispels fear, anger, and encourages forgiveness.

Amethyst

This majestic stone ranges in color from deep purple to pale lavender, depending on the presence of manganese and iron. Leonardo Da Vinci once wrote that amethyst holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence. Cross-culturally, this gemstone is used as a symbol of peace and unification. It is also thought to evoke feelings of serenity and calmness.

Amazonite

Amazonite is a mint green to aqua green stone said to be of truth, honor, communication, integrity hope and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, creativity and intellect. It helps you receive inspiration from the heart and then motivates you to take action on the inspired thought. It heals the after-effects of emotional trauma and emotional disturbances. It dispels worry and fear and inspires a deep sense of hopefulness and fundamental well-being- that inner knowing that everything will be all right and that we are all beloved and precious children of the Divine.

Amber

Amber is a 50 million-year-old fossilized tree sap (resin) from prehistoric pine forests. Amber is thought to help absorb negative energy and to release it. It’s bright, soothing energy helps to calm nerves and enliven disposition. Amber is a stone for healing and warmth. It is excellent for people who find themselves depressed in the cold winter months. It is also a stone of personal power and increases self-confidence.

Dragon Vein Agate

Can heighten creative visualization. It strengthens the ability and will to manifest one’s life purpose on the earth plane. Promotes energy and strength, and will help one discover the truth in a matter and to aid in accepting one's fate.

Tree Agate

"The Stone of Plentitude," this gemstone is white or off-white dappled with green flecks. It is said to encourage inner peace through certainty and bring awareness of personal strengths, creating security and stability. Its metaphysical power is believed to be effective over a long period of time, thus unsuitable as a quick fix.

Fossil Agate

Fossil Agate gives protection from emotional pain, for travel, bodily protection, and protection from accidents 
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Agate is said to improve natural vitality and energy and to increase the self-confidence of the person using it.

Tibetan Agate

Tibetan Agate is an all-round healing gemstone. It is known for healing the mind body      and spirit, and healing and organizing surrounding environments. It has a stabilizing effect on the body, cleansing at the physical and emotional level. This agate in particular produces strength, power and courage, enhances truthfulness and brings forth understanding. Tibetan Agates are also known as Tibetan Dzi agates. Dzi (pronounced as zeeee…) originated from Tibet and the Himalayan mountains. In Tibetan this word can simply be translated to bring good meanings of “splendor, brightness and shine”. It comes in different shapes and sizes and is dark colored agate bead etched with a number of eyes, heavenly patterns and auspicious symbols. The dZi is originated from Tibet and is endorsed by all to possess protective, enhancing, curative and healing powers. It often brings fantastic good fortune, prosperity, wealth and good health to the owner as well. Wearing the powerful dzi is believed to dissipate such negativities depending on their patterns and usage.

Moss Agate

Moss agates are considered the most powerful of the agates. It was the agate of warriors. Moss agate is the most powerful of the agates that helps balance emotional energy. It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness, so the emotions are balanced. Moss agate enhances concentration, persistence, endurance and success in one’s endeavors. It is an abundance stone. Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. Refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Develops strength and the ability to get along with others.  Inspires new ideals after periods of stagnation. Moss Agate promotes self-expression and communication. Balances the emotions, releasing fear and stress.  Encourages trust and hope. It is believed to be a stone of new beginnings helping to release you from deep-seated fears and blockages that might be holding you back. In addition, Moss Agate is strongly connected to nature and is said to help you open your eyes to the beauty that is all around you.

Fire Agate

Fire Agate has a deep calming energy that brings security and safety. It is a protection stone with strong grounding powers. Hold a fire agate to inspire inner knowledge to emerge in the resolution of problems.

Crazy Lace Agate

Crazy Lace Agate is a balancing and protecting stone. It brings laughter and absorbs emotional pain. Crazy Lace Agate is used to help with decision making by balancing the physical, emotional, and mental so that it is easy to make decisions. It also helps one stay focused. It is generally a protective stone but is particularly emotionally protective.

Agate

There are many types and colors of agate and each has unique metaphysical properties. Agates are considered stones of strength and grounding. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing Yin and Yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. It has a calming effect and helps heal the heart of past wounds while providing courage to try again. Agate facilitates acceptance of one’s self and encourages quiet contemplation of life’s experiences leading to spiritual growth and inner strength. All Agate's foster love, create an appreciation for nature and soothe emotions.

Abalone

Abalone shell has been used for centuries in jewelry and carvings. Nicknamed the sea ears, the Abalone’s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and prayers. Embracing the colors of the ocean, the shell displays iridescent colors in its blues, greens, purples and yellows. This unique shell embodies all the aspects of the water element, including love, beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness, delight and solace. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone can be beneficial and may enhance cooperation. It represents the tides of emotion and harmony in relationships. The varieties of colors represent change as the beauty of existence. Represents sensitivities to others and an easy flow of feelings.

Lava

Lava is a stone of strength and courage. It allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. Lava stone is, in essence, the solid form of fire. It is, therefore, a stone that is associated with the Phoenix and rebirth. Since the stone is the result of almost violent natural events, it is considered a strong stone and one that assists the wearer to succeed in desperate circumstances. As it comes from and is of the earth, lava stone is reputed to assist the wearer to be more in tune with Mother Earth. As these stones also contain the powerful energy of the volcano that created them, this means that they are excellent to aid healing… especially when you are feeling depressed or lacking energy and vitality.

Moonstone

Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Moonstone supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations. It helps to strengthen intuition brings balance and harmony. It soothes stress, anxiety, women’s hormones it enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life It reminds us of our own worth and divinity. It invokes sensuality and gentle passion. It enhances and makes aware the power of the Divine Feminine.

Prehnite

Prehnite is quite a protective stone. It can protect one on all levels, as it strengthens the life force and generally increases energy as well as stimulating it. It aids spirit communication through meditation and visualization, out of body travel and as a powerful dream stone.  It is also known as a stone of prophecy which stimulates inner knowing of oneself. It is a very accepting stone, encouraging analytical thinking and helps to dispel unpleasant memories.

Howlite

Howlite has an extremely calming energy and can be used to relieve anxiety, tension, and intense emotions. It is said to be able to calm the mind reducing fretful thoughts and helping you to relax in preparation for sleep or meditation. Howlite is thought to help you become aware of your goals and ambitions and to aid you in achieving them. It is also said to encourage patience, to reduce a tendency to over criticize and to promote selflessness. Howlite helps dissolve anger, both our own and any directed toward us. It also helps us to receive wisdom and insights, often through our dreams.

Jade

Jade or “yu” (meaning precious stone) as it is called in China, and according to Chinese tradition, symbolizes all five virtues of humanity: Wisdom, Compassion, Justice, Modesty, and Courage – plus five happiness’s – wealth, old age, health, natural death, and love of virtue, therefore often symbols of these virtues were carved into pieces of Jade. Jade is said to bless whatever it touches, serving mankind across the globe for nearly 6,000 years. Jade brings realization to ones potential and devotion to one's purpose. It is the symbol of tranquility and wisdom. It is said to possess yang (the vital masculine principal) and in China, it was believed to impart immortality. When worn as amulet jewelry, jade prevents nightmares, heals many diseases, and prolongs life. Opens and heals the heart; free oneself from anger, selfishness, and greed. Encourages service to others and the planet. Jade is known as the “dream stone” and a “stone of fidelity”, releasing negative thoughts and irritability and soothing the mind. Jade improves one’s remembering of dreams and releases suppressed emotions via the dream process. It stabilizes the personality, integrating mind with body, to stimulate ideas and make tasks less complex and easier to act upon.

Pearl

Pearls are closely connected to the moon and ocean, tides and transformation, love and beauty. They represent the purity of the soul, faith, truth, and wisdom.  Pearls symbolize transformation because they start as sources of discomfort that are transformed into objects of great beauty and illumination. They are also associated with ocean tides and the cycles of the moon, both of which undergo a drastic change with grace, power and breathtaking beauty.

Rhodonite

Rhodonite 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. Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one’s highest potential.  It heals emotional shock and panic. Rhodonite aids in cases of emotional self-destruction, codependency, and abuse. It encourages unselfish self-love and forgiveness. Promotes remaining calm in dangerous or upsetting situations. Builds confidence and alleviates confusion.

Topaz

Topaz is a powerful stone in the way that quartz is. It is a balancing and calming stone that balances emotions, releases tension, balances emotions, and can bring joy. Topaz is also believed to bring success, good fortune, and synchronicity. It is also used for protection, particular protection from greed. It also is said to bring creativity, individuality, true love, and hope. Spiritually it brings in spiritual love and peace. Topaz is a soothing, empathetic stone that will direct energy to the place it is most needed. It heals and energizes. Topaz is a promoter of truth and forgiveness. Use it to find your own path.

Aventurine

Sometimes called the “Stone of Heaven”, aventurine is thought to protect the heart, enhance creativity and promote healing. It brings optimism and a zest for life, allowing one to move forward with confidence and to embrace change. It enhances one’s creativity and motivation and encourages perseverance in maneuvering life’s obstacles. It also reinforces one’s decisiveness and amplifies leadership qualities, injecting a sense of humor and openness to the ideas of others. Green Aventurine’s soothing energy balances the emotional body, guiding one toward inner harmony. It calms nervousness, anger, and irritation, and helps dissolve the everyday stress of a hectic lifestyle. It quiets roving thoughts and enhances sleep while providing a gentle grounding effect on one’s vibrational field. It releases the notion that every event must be analyzed. It brings a sense of peacefulness and feelings of comfort and ease.

Dalmatian Jasper

Dalmatian Jasper, also known as “Dalmatian Stone”, is a grounding stone, in terms of with the Earth and in reality.  It removes disillusionment, helping one to see their strengths and weaknesses more clearly.  Dalmatian Jasper brings a sense of fun to one’s life and helps to increase loyalty in relationships.  It purifies the blood and boosts the immune system.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a beautiful translucent pink stone that radiates the energy of unconditional love. It is the best crystal for healing anxiety because it replaces worries and fears and brings in feelings of calmness and reassurance. Rose quartz is often called the “Love Stone.” Its energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation.

Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy. Emotionally, rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion to the fore, enabling us to see the good in both others and ourselves.  

Sources: International Gem Society, www.shimmerlings.com, www.charmsoflight.com, www.crystalcure.com, Jewelry-Art, www.crystalvaults.com

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