Curious about the properties of the stones we use in our pieces? Take a look at the list below.
A Stone of Integrity and Self, Aegerine aligns with one's truest convictions in life and provides the courage and confidence to follow those convictions. It encourages acceptance of self and others, and to follow your heart. It has been used to remove emotional blockages, allowing you to reflect on personal attitudes, opinions, and conceptions, while accepting the things that you don't want to change and initiate change in the things that need to be changed . Aegerine supports the cellular memory, and is known to enhance the healing for the metabolic and nervous system. Aegerine can aid in the healing of the liver, gallbladder, spleen, muscles and bones.
African Turquoise will awaken your soul to its intended purpose, encouraging you to make positive impressions while gaining and giving positive wisdom. Known as the Stone of Evolution, it resonates with the Third Eye, leading its bearer to greater wisdom. The stone awakens our spiritual bodies to their intended highest purpose and initiates the pathway to a clear, focused mind.
Like water deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, soothing the spirit and calming the soul. It facilitates personal growth and being true to oneself and others by providing harmony and balance. It is called the Stone of Courage and encourages you to move beyond fear of judgement or quarrels with others. Amazonite soothes the Chakras and aligns the physical body to the etheric. It is particularly refreshing to the Heart and Throat Chakras, enhancing loving communication in every aspect of your life.
Amethyst is one of the most spiritual stones, enhancing intuition, spirituality and meditation to help develop a deeper understanding of life. Working with the Crown Chakra, it is extremely protective, neutralizes negative energy and calms the mind and spirit. Known as the “Gem of Fire” it carries the energy of fire and passion, creativity and spirituality. Amethyst is a stone of balance, a great aid in overcoming unhealthy habits by preventing overindulgence.
Aquamarine is the Stone of the Sea, Treasure of Mermaids and resonates to the energy of the ocean, helping you connect with the sea. It is associated with the Throat Chakra opening channels of emotion for self-reflection and better communication with others. A calming stone, it turns a chaotic mind into serenity and is excellent for meditation and self-reflection, it is also the perfect reflecting stone to accompany you to your seaside journeys.
Black Onyx is a powerful protection stone, it can absorb and transform negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. It can also help with the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when needing extra support during times of stress and confusion. It ehances your thought process on decision-making and encourages happiness and good fortune.
Black Tourmaline is commonly worn as a protective stone that helps in fending off and blocking negative energy and psychic attacks.
It is known to cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration, while it balances, harmonizes, and protects all of the Chakras. It has a calming effect when needed, grounding unstable or scattered energies into the earth. If you face challenges from negativity, frequent worrying, and/or OCD, Black Tourmaline can help heal these issues. Physically, it is known to strengthen the immune system, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and detoxify the body.
Blue Apatite eliminates blockages and returns the body to balance. It can cleanse the aura of cluttered energies, bringing a renewed sensation to the body. It is also a good stone to help balance the chakras, as well as the energies of Yin and Yang.
Blue Apatite enhances manifestation of ideas to reality and facilitates getting results. It has traditionally been associated with humanitarian efforts and teaching. It also brings clarity of mind and expansion of insights, and is especially helpful when diligent study is needed to uncover the truth.
Working with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, Blue Chalcedony is believed to facilitate an exuberant vibe from a speaker to an audience. It can be used when facilitating telepathic communication, as well as communication with other realms.
Blue Chalcedony has a special connection with the Angelic Realm and can bring a sense of generosity to the holder, imparting more joy into your life centered around service to others.
BLUE LACE AGATE
Blue Lace Agate is a gentle, calming stone known as the Soothing Stone. It is great for communication, helping those who have difficulty being herd by others, or who need confidence and articulation to share their truths. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most. It stabilizes the aura, elimintating and transforming negative energies. Blue Lace Agate, with its blue crystal energy, will open and clear the Throat Chakra.
Carnelian Stones are stones of action, that will give you the courage and confidence to move forward on a new path in life. It is a strong stone to aid the physical body, as it maintains an improved flow of life force energy via the blood. The vibration of this bright orange stone, will accelerate your motivation, and aid you to clarify your goals, so you can find your best direction in life. Carnelian is a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone.
Charoite is a wonderful, spiritual stone teaching and guiding us on how to live in the "Now". It is a stone of acceptance and insight. Charoite provides healing on all levels- physical, emotional and spiritual. Charoite can transmute negativity and overcome obsessive behaviors. Emotionally, Charoite helps to face and release fear. Spiritually, this "Stone of Transformation" can enhance past life visions, support your life path, and grounds the Spiritual self into everyday reality.
Chyrsocolla is known as being a 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. It is
a stone of empowerment of the feminine energies, teaching that genuine power is best expressed through gentleness. It is a stone of the Goddess, and those who resonate with it will likely feel her ancient and enduring energies rising within themselves. This stone’s calming effect can help with nervous disorders, such as anxiety, depression and feelings of guilt.
Chrysoprase is a bright green stone known for manifesting optimism, joy and happiness, whie helping attract the abundance of love. It also opens and activates the Heart Chakra, allowing for a stronger flow of Chi. By sending Divine energies into the Heart Chakra, Chysoprase can infuse one with Universal Love and help to live from the Heart. Chrysoprase can also help encourage acceptance of oneself and others, by banishing feelings of superiority from within.
Citrine is a powerful stone for manifestation, imagination and personal will. Citrine carries the power of the sun and is as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. It’s an excellent stone for absorbing and grounding negative energy. Citrine is known as the stone of abundance, attracting wealth, prosperity, success and all things good. It opens the higher mind to accept joy in your life and helping overcome depression, fears, and phobias. Citrine activates, opens and energizes the Solar Plexus and Navel Chakras.
Clear Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition. Quarts was considered sacred to almost every ancient culture due to its extreme abilities to heal and amplify energies. It is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention and protects against negativity. Clear Quartz diminishes distractions and opens the heart and mind to higher guidance aligning one with the universe’s light, love and harmony.
Dendritic Agate is associated with abundance, prosperity and growth - not just monetary, but in every aspect of one’s life. It can enhance self-confidence and perseverance, as well as transform negative energies (both in the environment and the body) into positive energies. It has a grounding and calming energy, which reminds us to stay connected, not just to the Earth, but to our own roots, in order to grow.
Fluorite has a wonderful, stabilizing effect on the emotional body, helping one to “think through” one’s feelings when overwhelmed and to
allow a coherent pattern to emerge that dissolves confusion, or fear of the future. Fluorite encourages and sustains the flawless ideal of health, intellect and emotional well-being by purifying, restructuring, or eliminating anything within the physical or subtle bodies that is not in perfect order.
Garnet balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate, and is considered a lucky stone, for love, success, and for business relationships. It has also been used to reduce body toxins, purify vital organs and assists in assimilation of vitamins and minerals. Emotionally it provides a protective and calming influence during use and is thought to heal melancholy and depression, strengthening the survival instinct, and bringing courage and hope into critical situations.
Grey Moonstone is a stone of perceiving beyond the veil - useful to the clairvoyant and in moving one into unseen realms. It is called the "New Moon Stone" and carries the mysteries and powers of the new moon, where all things exist as potential.
GOLDEN SHEEN OBSIDIAN
Gold Sheen Obsidian is an excellent tool for gazing, to view the future or access knowledge from the past, but more importantly to reveal the heart of a problem or situation in the present. Gold Sheen Obsidian dissolves negativity and purifies the aura, and is particularly useful for clearing blockages of the Solar Plexus Chakra, the seat of the Will. It is highly effective for exposing and releasing ego conflicts and power abuse, and dispelling any sense of futility or cynicism. It allows one to commune with the Source of all being, and to realign one’s personal power with the Divine to better direct one’s life.
Hawk’s Eyes a soothing stone as it can aid in reducing stress, increasing calm and easing anxiety. This shimmery blue stone can illuminate issues that may have been difficult to see otherwise. It helps to open, clear and align the mid to higher range Chakras, which will assist in speaking with clarity. It also works well with the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, providing insight into internal conflicts and emotional or mental issues.
Hypersthene stimulates the intuitive abilities of the third eye chakra, while being a good problem-solver. It helps take away crankiness and irritability and allows you to become truly non-judgmental and not criticize others. Hypersthene teaches us true self-respect, not allowing our pride which is a facet of our ego to interfere. It allows you to see true morality and act accordingly and do the right thing. It is very useful in not only business relationships but personal relationships as well and enhances your psychic abilities, especially clairaudience and our abilities to get information.
Jade is a symbol of purity and serenity. It signifies wisdom that is gathered in tranquillity and is associated with the heart chakra and increases love and nurturing. It is a protective stone, which will keep the wearer from harm and brings harmony into your life. Jade brings good luck and friendship, stabilises the personality and integrates the mind with the body.
The "stone of fidelity", Jade is wonderful for working with the Heart Chakra, balancing male and female energies, and helping with dysfunctional relationships.
It is a highly spiritual stone, connecting to the source of unconditional love, producing loving thought and action. Kunzite is a stone of romantic love, good for communication of love when you are nervous, as well as for healing heartaches. It is also a stone of self-love, promoting humility and self-tolerance. Kunzite is frequently used for releasing energy blockages and increasing acceptance of Divine Love.
In general, Kyanite aligns all of the chakras, and can be used to open them as well while also aligning all layers of the aura. Kyanite transmits and amplifies high-frequency energies, making it a great stone for attunements and meditation. It brings a calming, tranquilizing energy to the body and restores Qi to the physical body, and balances yin/yang energies. It is also an excellent Third-Eye Chakra stone, Blue Kyanite can pull very high vibrations in through this chakra to be processed as messages from other realms. It can also transfer a high vibration, allowing for an opening of psychic abilities, especially during meditation.
Labradorite is a stone with magical properties that attracts success, promotes transformation and clears wearer’s minds to give insight on their destiny. Wearing labradorite helps with stress and anxiety as it enhances self confidence. This stone has also been known to block negative energies and karma and attracting positive vibes. A powerful protector, it stimulates intuition and strengthens faith in oneself, encouraging further trust in the universe.
Lapis is one of the oldest spiritual stones known to man, used by healers, priests and royalty for power, wisdom and to stimulate inner vision. Known as the Stone of Truth, it provides relief of things that may have been suppressed and allows for them to surface. Use this powerful stone to activate the higher mind and enhance intellectual ability. A Third Eye Chakra opener, it harmonizes the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual, bringing peace and serenity to the mind, body, and soul.
Larimar is a high vibration stone that connects to both the Thymus and Throat Chakras and is often used in self-healing. Larimar is a stone of communication, clarity and truth. It brings calm and balance to any situation, removing stress and negativity and will help to embrace change and move through the process effortlessly. Found only in the Dominican Republic, Larimar resonates with the gentle, soothing energy of water, bringing a sense of tranquility and a reminder to “go with the flow”. It carries a strong energetic connection to the sea.
Considered one of the "Master Crystals", Lemurian Quartz Crystals teach oneness, reminding us that while we are all individuals, we are also connected to each other, and that we are all equal in Spirit. Lemurian Quartz Crystals help us maintain our connection to Spirit, aiding spiritual evolution. Lemurian Quartz crystals are a wonderful tool to use when clearing and activating the Chakras. An amazing healing crystal, Lemurian Quartz will assist in removing all types of energy blockages.
Malachite is a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. It absorbs energy and draws emotions to the surface. It also clears and activates all Chakras, and is especially helpful in the stimulation of the Heart Chakra. An extremely powerful metaphysical stone, Malachite is often called the “stone of transformation” and is used for deep energy cleaning, bringing healing and positive transformation. One of the most important healing stones, Malachite helps draw out, and discharges negative energy, including old emotional patterns, past traumas, and suppressed feelings. Highly protective, Malachite absorbs pollution, purifies, and shields against radioactivity.
Moonstone is associated with the Moon and is known as the Stone of New Beginnings. It is also known for its calming, soothing qualities on the emotional body, while its energy is balancing and healing, assisting in the mastery of emotions by bringing them under the control of Higher Will. The white crystal energies present in all Moonstones have an association with the Crown Chakra and our spiritual center. It also emits strong powers of fertility, and may promote conception by aiding all aspects of the reproductive system.
The use of Obsidian dates to the Old Stone Age, and many cultures relied heavily on this material in their daily, ritual, and spiritual lives.
Obsidian is nature’s glass formed from volcanic lava and hardened so quickly it formed no crystalline structure. It is a “mirror stone” for those prepared to look deep into the inner being, the subconscious, to reveal one’s shadow self…flaws, weaknesses and fears. This shamanic stone can be brutal and direct, yet it carries the wonderful power of catharsis and deep soul healing. It reveals the reasons behind imperfections and provides a clear picture of the changes needed to improve them. Obsidian provides essential grounding, connecting the base of the spine to the heart of the earth. It is highly protective, shielding one from negativity in the environment, from others, and from within the self.
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, and is an emotional support for those who are intuitive or sensitive.
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. Picasso Jasper is useful for eye problems and can promote weight-loss.
Pyrite is for good Luck, abundance and manifestation, it also helps to remedy financial hardship by attracting abundance. Pyrite stones also make a powerful energy shield, helping to prevent all negative energy from permeating your body. Pyrite can enhance your will during challenging times and supports the action necessary for personal growth and success.
Quantum-Quattro is made up of copper-based minerals Malachite, Dioptase, Chrysocolla, and Shattuckite in a Smoky Quartz matrix.. It is an immune system builder that is able to work within the DNA structure and cellular level to re-polarize and magnetically open the gateways to God’s direct healing light. It is effective in healing past grief induced trauma that is locked within the emotional energy field and the body’s cells, causing pain in both areas. Quantum Quattro can and will align all energy bodies, all chakras—both on the body and above and below it.
Rainbow Tourmaline is excellent for bringing happiness in love and strengthening potency. It is said to be a magical stone, a Base Chakra Stone, encouraging good physical health and feelings of abundance. Rainbow Tourmaline includes many colours ranging from pink and burgundy to gold and deep green. The colours provide a different range of qualities- green is considered the most healing of all crystals of the physical heart and boosts courage, strength, stamina and vitality. Pink encourages compassion and gentleness as well as link love and spirituality. Together, these stones allow you to draw from them what is most needed.
Red Jasper is the Supreme Nurturer, it gives you the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It brings vitality and a surge of life-force energy while inspiring a positive attitude and giving you the motivation to chase your dreams. It is also thought to support the circulatory system, detoxifying the blood and removing blockages of the liver and bile ducts.
It activates the Base Chakra and stimulates the rise of energy throughout the chakras, cleansing and strengthening the aura.
Rose Quartz is for universal love, helps restore trust and balance in relationships, promoting never ending love. Known as the Love Stone, It opens the heart to all types of love- self love, love of family, friends and romantic love. It inspires creativity, warmth, joy, and can be a comfort for heartache. It is the most important stone of the heart, teaching the true essence of love, and opening the heart at all levels.
Sandalwood’s magical powers are believed to enhance your meditation and increase the power of your wishes. In ancient Buddhist tradition, Sandalwood has been celebrated as the perfect meditation tool for thousands of years. It is widely believed that the sandalwood scent can stimulate sensuality, grant a sense of awareness, invoke tranquility, awaken the divine thoughts within and promote profound relaxation.
Found in only one place in the world - near the small village of Shunga in Russia, the rare and remarkable carbon based, non crystalline rock known as Shungite formed naturally more than two billion years ago from living single-cell organisms. Shungite contains almost the entire periodic table of the elements as well as fullerenes, the hollow carbon-based molecules that recent research shows are able to slow both the growth of cancer cells and the development of the AIDS virus. It absorbs negative energy and shields the body from electromagnetic emissions such as those caused by computers, microwaves, Wi-Fi and the like.
Known as a Stone of Power it relieves tension, stress, anxiety, and panic attacks. Because it is naturally irradiated, it draws upon those frequencies to counter negative effects of radiation, including sunburn, exposure to radioactive materials, medical radiation and chemotherapy. It may also be used to balance and direct the energy of the upper chakras to the Base Chakra, making the whole system radiant with light and laying a foundation on which the spiritual force can be manifested in the physical body.
Sodalite is considered the Stone of Intuition. It stimulates the pituitary gland, which opens up your spiritual perception. By energizing the brain's spirit portal, it releases tension and fears, the negative emotions that help to transform into feelings of harmony and balance, the gateway to enlightenment. Sodalite can also be helpful for those who find themselves to be over emotional, due to its ability to focus energy on the Third Eye and Throat Chakras.
Strawberry Quartz carries all the vibrations of Clear Quartz, with the additional attributes of universal love, understanding of purpose, and seizing the day. Strawberry Quartz has the ability to amplify intentions of love, gratitude and generosity, and can radiate those vibrations outward. Some wear Strawberry Quartz when trying to attract a soul-mate. It assists in bringing balance to the psyche, the emotions, and the subtle energy bodies. An important tool for new initiates on the spiritual path, Strawberry Quartz can help one to gain insights into one's persona and inspiration regarding how to improve on it.
Combining Earth energy with that of the Sun, Tigers Eye draws Spiritual energy down to the Earth, while still keeping you centered here on the ground. Known as a stone of protection, it brings good luck and prosperity to the user. Tiger Eye attracts abundance and can also stimulate the rise of Kundalini energies. It is a powerful Solar Plexus Chakra stone, helpful to manifest ideas into reality and giving courage in times of change.
Tourmalated Quartz shares the properties of its components – the grounding and deflection of negative energy found in Tourmaline, as well as the energy amplification and consciousness raising ability of Quartz. The combination of these two creates a powerful ally in one's spiritual growth. While the Quartz can be an aid to those on the spiritual path, the Black Tourmaline can help keep one well-grounded, thus avoiding that out-of-touch sensation that can often result from being too focused on the higher pursuits. Black Tourmaline in Quartz can also help one to avoid picking up negative vibrations from the environment or other people.
Variscite is a powerful aid to cleanse your auric field, and it creates a connection to the energy of the earth and Universal love, which helps you to release disharmony. It will open the heart and help you to release negative energy into the light. This helps you to rise above any anxiety, depression or stress you may be feeling and to embrace the joy that comes through to you from spirit.
The 'Stone of New Life', comforts and fills you with pure, loving and nurturing energies. White Agate is perfect for use during pregnancy to encourage bonding between mother and baby. It resonates gently with the Crown energy centre because of its purity, but can also be called upon for the body's other minor and major energy centres to bring harmony and correct over-stimulation. White Agate helps you to instil purity and harmony in all areas of life. It is a stone that teaches of the benefits connected to such ways, as well as peacefulness and stillness. This stone can help to settle nervousness, panic attacks and anxiety, as well as settling emotions, anger, tension and stress.
*Gemstones are not, nor are they intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment and should not be relied upon for medical advise.
Some of the stone descriptions above have been used from resources such as Crystal Vaults and Healing Crystals.