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Properties Of Gemstones


Description: Red / orange / brown / black with patterns, stripes, and/or banding.
Increases strength & courage, restores bodily energy, and tends to promote longevity. Good for harmonizing, mellowing, stomach pain, acceptance and physical comfort. Removes envious thoughts and spite, while easing stressful situations. Also good for general protection and very effective for protecting children. Helps in healing, especially blood disorders, skin and intestines. Agates, especially banded, are good for meditation.

Description: Golden, but may also be red, creamy, black, green. Translucent, transparent, cloudy.
A stone of sympathy and understanding, healing and attracting. Purifies and cleanses entire system. Helps to attract love and stimulates happiness and pleasure. Amber is said to increase strength while relieving or curing health conditions. Amber is used as both a good luck and protective amulet, and is extremely protective against negative energy that has been directed against you. Amber is also very useful in protecting children.

Description: Translucent purple with white/clear chevron pattern.
Encourages spiritual awakening, psychic abilities, understanding and wisdom. Helps to calm fears and reduce stress. Dispels both doubts and negativity while it relieves depression. Promotes good judgment and induces vivid dreams. Relieves physical pain and especially useful in overcoming addictions.

Description: Translucent purple Amethyst and Golden Citrine Together.
Removes negativity and can help you reach higher states of meditation more quickly. Excellent for astral travel. Helps to access “higher knowledge”.

Aventurine - Green
Description: Green with many silver speckles.
Increases perception and intelligence while it stimulates creativity. Relieves depression by giving feelings of peace and love. Can calm troubled emotions and speed general healing. Helps healing of the heart. An excellent good luck stone.

Black Onyx
Grounds spiritual energy and helps reduce stress. Dispels negative emotions and energies. Onyx is an extremely potent protective stone, and is widely known for its ability to protect against psychic attacks and hexes.

Description: Dark green with red or  orange spots and designs.
Stimulates psychic ability. Cleanses and energizes physical body. Helps with bleeding injuries and reduces emotional stress. A powerful healer. It is helpful in business and legal matters. Can be used for invisibility (in the form of not attracting attention to yourself)

Blue Lace Agate
Description: Vibrant light blue to pale violet with white designs.
Very effective for reducing household and/or family quarrels. Useful in reducing stress when held in the hand. Good for promoting caring and tenderness. Wear or carry this stone for peace and happiness.

Description: Translucent red/orange, some with agate patterns.
Excellent for increasing courage, especially in the shy. Helps to promote self-confidence while inducing peace. Offsets doubt and negativity. Can also be used to guard against people who try to read your thoughts. Very helpful in all forms of healing. Instills feelings of well-being. Helps digestive system and relieves menstrual discomfort. Aids in regeneration of tissue, kidneys, lungs and liver.

Description: Swirled Purple, Tan, White, Black - Semi Fibrous (Base color is mainly Purple.) A relatively new stone from Russia.
This stone cleanses the auric body .It opens you up for unconditional love. Placing on the 3rd eye ensures creativity is greatly enhanced in all its forms. Charoite has great alchemy properties. Physical- Head aches, liver, blood pressure. Emotional- Soothes hot emotions, helps you let go. Spiritual- Creativity expanded. Helps to recognize, understand, and integrate negative energies. Very good for healing - in addition to awakening analytical abilities and environmental concerns.

Description: Blue-green.
Soothes emotions and creates peace. Increases wisdom and knowledge, creates discretion, and attracts love. Can drive off unreasonable fears and illusions.

Description: Apple green colored stone from Australia.
Useful in soothing heartache and loneliness, promoting emotional balance, and granting inner strength and peace. Chrysoprase can help to promote courage and can open and heal old traumas and grief. Aids clear thinking. Eases depression, and helps one clearly see personal problems. Also helps bring out inner talents.

Description: See-through/translucent yellow/orange/smoky with some clear quartz.
Helps develop self-discipline, wisdom, peace and confidence. Helps to increase self-esteem. An excellent stone to use for promoting creativity. Also good for psychic awareness and protection. Wear this stone at night to help prevent nightmares and to have a good night’s sleep. Can be used as a good luck stone.

Clear Quartz
Description: Clear, see-through.
Helps focus, awareness and meditation, calms mind and eases anxiety and pain. Can be used to relieve headaches, reduce fevers and calm toothaches.

Description: Green, Blue, Teal, Yellow, Clear, pink some banded.
Heightens analytical abilities, and effectively lowers anger, depression, and desperation. Good for inspiration, visualization and wisdom. Aids in spiritual awakening and helps with mental disorders. Strengthens teeth and bones. Helps absorption of nutrients and grounds excess energy.

Description: Deep red/purple.
Gives courage and relieves depression. Enhances love, compassion and creative energy. Stimulates the imagination, calms the mind and helps laziness. Garnet is a highly protective stone, in that it provides a barrier of charged vibrations, which repel negative energies on contact. It is also useful for protection after dark. It can be used to strengthen the aura. It is also useful in enhancing bodily strength and endurance. Helps circulation by stimulating blood flow.

Green Moss Agate
Description: Somewhat translucent stone with green moss like inclusions.
Can be used to relieve exhaustion and to heal problems with the neck and back. This stone is said to be able to lead you to hidden treasures. Attunement with nature and growing things It is also called the “gardener’s talisman”.

This stone is useful in working with the third eye chakra. It can help to open and expand psychic abilities, encourage psychic exploration, enhance curiosity, and guide you through spiritual beginnings and growth.

Increases awareness. Gives vitality to physical body. Used for improving the sense of smell, calming emotional problems and guilt feelings, lowering blood pressure and helping kidney, stomach and bladder complaints, biliousness, and epilepsy.

Description: Opaque smoky quartz color, but when rotated in sunlight, has flashes of vivid green, blue, red, yellow, orange, and gold.
Increases inner strength and convictions, as well as promoting courage. Balances the metabolism, sharpens the mind. Helps one remain calm within chaos. Amplifies insight and visions Draws success to the owner’s life. Greatly enhances dreaming, and the ability to remember the content of the dreams during the waking hours.

Lapis Lazuli
Description: Light to medium blue stone with pyrite (silver/gold) inclusions.
Useful in improving emotional, physical, spiritual and psychic conditions. It relieves depression while promoting peace. . Increases psychic ability and gives peace and balance. Healing and purifying. Aids with swelling, inflammation and congestion

Description: Multi-shaded green banding.
Good for raising the spirits, increasing hope, health and happiness, attracting prosperity and removing blocks to spiritual growth. Guards against negativity and depression, calms and soothes. The copper in malachite helps irregular menstruation. Also valued for toothache, asthma, eyesight problems and rheumatism.

Moonstone - White, Grey, Brown
Inspires inner growth and strength. Helps calm over-reacting emotions and relieves stress and anxiety. It is a gently protective stone, and is extremely useful in protection while traveling by water. Helpful in dieting and maintaining a youthful appearance. Unblocks lymphatic system

Obsidian - Snow Flake
Description: Black with white snowflakes.
Good for grounding and centering, balancing and peace promoting. Sharpens inner and outer vision. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Helps clear subconscious blocks and reduces stress.

Description: Bright to medium green - translucent in gem quality.
Peridot calms nervousness and banishes negative emotions. Guards against illusions, enchantments, and nightmares. Good for general healing, promoting sleep, and attracting money. Aids digestion.

Description: Opaque bright green.
Calming, in addition helping meditation. Place near bed - may help you to remember dreams. Can help prepare you for situations (unknown to you) that will happen in the future. Can help predict the future.

Red Jasper
Description: Brick red - sometimes with white / black veins.
Promotes beauty and grace. Use this stone to send negativity directed at you back to the original sender. Increases mental processes and forms a barrier against dangerous desires and whims. A good luck stone.

Description: Pink with black sections. Sometimes slight white areas, and or shinny hematite inclusions.
Promotes balance, peace, happiness, joy and laughter. Helps lessen worry, depression, irritability, confusion and inconsistency. Helps thyroid function, central nervous system, digestion and muscles.

Rose Quartz
Description: Pale to deep pink quartz. Common in globular form, very rare in a crystal.
Promotes love, friendship and an appreciation for beauty, hastens recovery, gladdens the heart and brings inner peace. Helpful for aching bones and bruises and for encouraging recovery from illness.. Known as the “Love Stone”, it is extremely love attracting. Strong healer of the heart.

Rutilated Quartz
Description: Clear to cloudy quartz with red (hematite), silver, gold, or copper colored needles.
Powerful healer. Used as an aid to mental and psychic activity. Rebalances the different levels of consciousness. Enhances life force, brain function, inspiration and insight. Transmutes negativity. Increases tissue regeneration. Good for bronchial sufferers.

Description: Green stone, sometimes with black sections.
Emotional cleaning and love attracting. Also very useful for increasing psychism and drawing money/wealth and abundance. To protect from snake bites, also for ulcers, swelling and rheumatism

Smoky Quartz
Description: Smoky to deep black translucent quartz.
Use for grounding and centering. This stone can also be used to help overcome depression and other negative emotions. It is an excellent mood elevator. Helps fatigue and aids positive attitudes.

Description: Dark to medium blue with black and white veins.
Helps still the mind and relax the body. A wonderful meditation stone, good for healing emotionally related disorders (those caused by stress, anger, fear, or nervousness). Improves communication and endurance.

Description: Purple and Lavender.
Increases spiritual awareness and connection while creating a balance between physical well being and spiritual well-being. Reduces stress and balances emotions. Perfects spiritual love.

Tiger Eye
Description: Brown / tan with golden flashes, banding, and cat’s eyes caused by its fibrous nature.
Great for increasing psychic abilities, promoting wisdom, and producing clear communication. Useful in work involving the heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.

Description: Usually sky blue (some with black veins and/or silver & pyrite inclusions).
Causes a focusing of the mind and its power. Increases psychic ability. Helps with meditation in opening the “third eye”. Strong healer. Absorbs negative feelings. Protector of the body and soul. Enhances wisdom, understanding and communication.