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Gemstone Meanings

Agate - Agate is said to be a good protective stone, especially for children and is very calming and soothing. It is said to give courage, energy, strength and dispel fears, all of which increase self confidence.  It is also a stone of harmony and healing and is considered a stone that brings good luck.

Amazonite Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It is also a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity.

Amber - has long been believed to be a stone of healing. It has been used as a talisman for courage and self confidence and for lifting the heaviness of burdens allowing happiness to come through.

Amethyst - Leonardo Da Vinci wrote that amethyst has the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken the intelligence. Amethyst has been used as a symbol of peace, purity and unification and is said to aid in bringing serenity and calmness. Amethyst was used to treat insomnia and promote peaceful and healing sleep.

Apatite - Blue Apatite is a deeply spiritual stone with a cleansing influence on the aura, especially in the mental body - the vibratory level associated with psychic perception and paranormal abilities.

Carnelian – is a stone of great spirituality. It has been said to be a healing gem with a wondrous capacity for mental and physical healing properties.

Chalcedony - Considered a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, chalcedony nurtures and promotes brotherhood and good will. It was used to assist telepathy, absorb negative energy and dissipate it. Harmonizes mind, body, and spirit and instils generosity. Chalcedony is said to be a powerful cleanser.

Chrysocolla - Is said to calm, cleanse and re-energise. It was used to draw out guilt, heal heartache and increase the capacity to love, as well as improve communication and open psychic vision. It is said to enhance self-awareness and inner balance and impart confidence and sensitivity and enhances personal power and inspires creativity.

Coral - is a symbol of modesty, happiness and immortality and was used to drive away misfortune and illness.

Garnet - has always been considered insurance for travellers against misfortune. Likewise, some believe that it is useful in warding off bad dreams and as protection from theft. The stone is thought to attract love and soul mates and to enhance creativity. Garnet has been associated with the root, or red chakra; imbalances of which are said to be responsible for anxiety, irritable bowel and lack of energy. It is said to intensify life power and restrain anger. It was a symbol of glory, love, beauty and persistence.

Hematite - is said to be a protective stone and used to help bolster low self esteem. It is said to aid tissue regeneration and blood cleansing. It was used by many cultures for healing and to encourage will-power, reliability, concentration, courage, optimism ,trust and balance.

Jade - Jade is an ancient stone that has historically been used to attract love.  it is said to bring money into you life and is also used as a protective stone guarding against accidents and misfortune.

Jasper - is found in many different colours and is always regarded as a stone that gives a sense of well-being and bringer of mental energy. It is said to aid healing and that it is a stone of happiness and is worn for protection from evil. It was used to give courage and confidence for victory. It is China's mystery of life symbol, Korea's symbol for transformation and Europe's symbol of courage and modesty.

Labradorite - is said to be a power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is said to be excellent for strengthening intuitions.

Lapis Lazuli - is used as a symbol of luck, success and prosperity.

Malachite - was believed to bring health and good fortune and protect against evil. It is said to be a stone of love and harmony with very strong energy.

Moonstone - Moonstone is said to help calm responses and stress and avoid over-reaction. It brings hope and enhances sensitivity, intuition and psychic abilities. It is also a stone of protection and love.

Mother-of-pearl – is believed to have a tremendous ability to calm and lessen the fears of those who wear it, it is especially helpful for anyone whose life is intense and stressful. It is also associated with protection and wealth. It was used to signify faith, charity, and innocence and to enhance personal integrity and help to focus attention.

Onyx - is used for its healing properties and protection. It is said to give the wearer power, concentrate energy, make the mind clearer, strengthen memory, relieve stress and enhance self control.

Pearl – is believed to bring happiness, wisdom, health, promote prosperity and protect against misfortune.

Rose quartz – is said to emit a calming, cooling energy and is associated with healing, balance, love, the heart and beauty. It is thought to be a healing aid that gently soothes and warms the heart centre and was used to aid emotional healing from loss, stress, hurt, fear, low confidence, resentment or anger. Some believe that rose quartz has a calming effect that helps people develop strong friendships. Rose quartz was used by the Romans as a gift of love.

Ruby - Is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, and is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby was said to ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

Smoky Quartz Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power.  Smoky Quartz’s power lies in its ability to protect and ground one physically and spiritually to this world, and to absorb and transmute significant amounts of negative energy and release it into the Earth to be neutralized naturally. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.

Spinel - Black Spinel is a protective stone that repels negativity and grounds the user.  Use Black Spinel to get rid of anger and resentment, replacing them with more effective ways of communicating.  Black Spinel gives one inspiration and a better sense of empowerment, without overwhelming others.

Tiger-eye - is believed to promote clear-eyed vision. It is said to help us see ourselves and the world around us more perceptively and to stop, look and listen before you leap.

Turquoise - is said to attract prosperity and success, to have the power to influence creative powers and to enhance the ability to communicate. The stone has long been prized as a powerful talisman with healing properties. Turquoise tones were believed to strengthen the entire body as well as aid with creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, and loyalty.