Stones and their benefits

I love working with the stones and choosing pieces that I know will benefit those who wear them.

My aim with our  jewelry is not only to touch people with a sense of beauty but to bring awareness to the wearer. I have extensively researched the stones I choose and have added my own experience to our wisdom about them, and I’ve discovered that each stone has a story to tell and a subtle energy to generate in the lives of those who use them.

If one is sensitive to the stone and the energy it holds, each stone will offer a healing and mood-enhancing benefits that can enrich the life of each individual who wears it.

This is what my astrologer had to say about the Healing Energies of Gemstones & Crystals

“One of the most powerful and enriching ways to move through areas of challenge and open the way to the life you wish for is to use the healing powers of gemstones. Each person has a highly individual birth chart corresponding to conditions in the heavens at the exact moment of your birth. There is also a specific set of gemstones that is related to your birth chart. It’s worth getting to know these stones and how they can be made to work for you.

If you are someone who is sensitive to beauty and energy, you will respond to these qualities in gemstones both intuitively and physically. You can immediately feel the impact of a gemstone on your energy field. You will feel even a small gemstone brought into your energy field as strengthening or weakening. This is the basis of healing with gemstones and energy medicine. Simply by wearing a favorable gemstone on your body you are able to influence your energy field in ways that you choose intentionally.

The trick is to discover exactly which gemstones, among the dozens of beautiful choices, are the most powerful healers for you and which can best support you with your specific personal challenges and goals”.

AGATE

Agates foster love, truthfulness, courage, bravery, strength, abundance, wealth, good luck, longevity, acceptance, protection, balance, harmony, generosity, security, persuasiveness, agree ability, congeniality, compatibility, creativity, acquiring wealth.

ALEXANDRITE

Alexandrite was discovered in the Ural Mountains in 1834…the day on which Alexander, the future tzar of Russia, came of age. Alexandrite’s hue changes from green in daylight to red under incandescent light. This display of red and green – the main colors of Imperial Russia – helped to endear Alexandrite to Russian royalty.

Happiness, Success and Love

AMBER

Warming, stimulating, clarifying and calming.

These yellow stones help to relieve stress and may also help to clear depression. They aid the emotions and creates a more positive outlook on life. Their role within the sacral chakra means that it is a strong stone to help you to enhance your creativity.

It links the everyday self to the spiritual self, and is highly protective against any type of negativity, especially from psychic sources. It is known to be one of the better natural crystals to use for protection from psychic attack.

Amber stone has many wonderful qualities for healing the physical and emotional body. It is worth using as it may also heal health problems you forgot you had until they are gone. By releasing negativity it will balance the emotions as it clears the mind and eases stress… one of the more endemic problems in today’s society.

AMETHYST

Amethyst Healing and selflessness, and is associated with increased nobility, spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, inner peace, and positive transformation.

Some say it should be called the Stone of Transformation. Known also as “Metamorphosis”.

AQUAMARINE

Aquamarine Confidence, purpose, serenity, peace, tranquility, calming, soothing, cleansing, communication, self-awareness.

AVENTURINE

Creativity, imagination, prosperity and abundance independence, career success, calm and balance.

CARNELIAN

Increases physical energy, personal power, confidence, motivation, concentration, boldness, initiative, precision, analysis, analytical, appetite, awareness of feelings, emotional warmth, sociability, creativity, curiosity, inquisitiveness, compassion, individuality, memory, appreciation of nature, courage, happiness, self-esteem and past life recall.

CHALCEDONY

Chalcedony is known as a sacred stone in Native American culture. It is believed to encourage brotherhood, good will, and instill generosity.

Many believe in its metaphysical powers in removing depression, mental illness, fear hysteria and touchiness.

It is also believed to encourage the mothering instinct, and harmonize mind, body and spirit.

CITRINE

Citrine self confidence, self-discipline, personal power, abundance, prosperity, generosity, creativity, physical strength, confidence, stability, energy, comfort, career success, life enjoyment.

Mental and emotional clarity, problem-solving, memory, willpower, optimism and confidence.

CRYSTAL QUARTZ

Crystal Quartz communication, wisdom, clarity of thought, general healing, memory, meditation, communication, transformation, awakening, cleansing, pureness of heart, intention, higher consciousness, positive thoughts, harmony and love.

DIAMOND

Diamond Historically, it has been claimed that diamonds possess several Supernatural Powers: A diamond gives victory to he or she who carries it bound on the left side, no matter the number of enemies.

 EMERALD

Emerald Aids healing in the areas of eyesight, upper respiratory tract, liver function, strengthens the immune system & helps you recover from infections (pneumonia); fortifies the heart and detoxifies the blood; anti-inflammatory.  Breathing, heart, lymph nodes, blood, thymus, pancreas, balance blood sugar, childbirth, labor, eyesight, respiratory inflammations.

Strengthen heart Chakra for abundance, growth, peace, harmony, patience, love, fidelity, monogamy, honesty. Lift depression and insomnia. Excellent general healer.

FLUORITE

Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone, useful for grounding and harmonizing spiritual energy.  When working with the upper Chakras, Fluorite increases intuitive abilities, links the human mind to universal consciousness, and develops connection to Spirit.  Fluorite further anchors intuitive insights into the physical plane, allowing mental and physical coordination.  A popular stone among energy healers, Fluorite can also clear the aura of mucky energies.

Fluorite heightens mental abilities, assisting in rapid organization and processing of information and can bring mental clarity and stability to an otherwise chaotic situation. Fluorite absorbs negative energies from the environment and is effective at Auric and Chakra cleansing.

Fluorite can also shield the user from psychic manipulation. Due to its powerful ability to absorb negative energies, Fluorite should be cleared often.

GREEN AMETHYST

Green Amethyst is a member of the quartz crystal family, so it is a strong amplifier of energy.

It is a powerful stone to utilize within your daily meditation. Green Amethyst will assist you to express personal emotion, and it will link the energy of the heart with the crown chakra. It will open both the crown chakra and the third eye and activate your inner vision.

Not only will it bring through the many higher spiritual qualities of the lovely purple Amethyst crystals, but it also links downwards. This may activate the will, as it vibrates within the solar plexus or power chakra. This encourages you to take the action that is stimulated by Green Amethyst presence in your life.

It activates the energy of the heart chakra, and opens you spiritually to nature, and to Mother earth.

HEMATITE

Grounds and Protects us. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure.

Physical Healing Properties: leg cramps, blood disorders, nervous disorders, and insomnia.

Spinal alignment and the proper healing of bones, breaks, and fractures.

IOLITE

Debt, money, Truth, simplicity, imagery, peace, addictions, detoxification, and sobriety.

GARNET

Garnet Inspires romantic love, passion, stability, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, personal success, career success, social popularity, self confidence, fertility, persistence, stamina, survival, passion, intimacy, power, empowerment, motivation, assertion, ambition, respect, fame, glory, renown and increased productivity.

JADE

Jade Good luck stone, prosperity, deep wisdom, compassion, peace, balancing of male/female energies, courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, practicality, tranquility, balance, peace, harmony, moderation, perspective, equilibrium and stability, knowledge, compassion and wealth.

LABRADORITE

Psychic Wisdom, Promotes intellectual, intuitive, and mystical wisdom, calmness, intuition.

Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.

As a workplace stone, Labradorite brings out the best in people, making work life more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer, and assists part-time and temporary staff in becoming fully involved in a company.

Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behavior in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others, and may aid in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs.

Labradorite helps develop the hands’ sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal.

LAPIS LAZULI

Lapis Lazuli Stones resonate with the vibration of truth and enlightenment, and are powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland. The more blue in the stone, the more valued it has always been.

LEMON QUARTZ

Lemon Quartz also called green gold is a beautiful variety of yellow quartz with shades of green that is mined in Brazil.

Open creativity and prosperity with lemon quartz.

Yellow as a color energy signifies creativity, organization, optimism and well-being.

Meditation with lemon quartz will enhance focus on your goals with a clear and bright outlook to make your future the way you want it to be!

MOONSTONE

Moonstone fosters happiness, gracefulness, good fortune, hope, spiritual insight, easy childbirth, safe travel on water, new beginnings, adjusting to changes, abundance and ancient wisdom.

Especially for water signs.  Motherly love, support, encouragement.

This stone gets us in touch with our feelings and is linked with the moon.

Moonstone is protective of women and nature, and is a sacred stone of the moon goddess.

New beginnings, Re-birth, Absorbs pain and illness.

ONYX

Onyx vigor, strength, stamina, constancy, steadfastness, permanence, tenacity, firmness, durability, courage and self-control.

OPAL

Opal Enhances your ability to communicate what is in your heart. Helps in overcoming those things you do to yourself that are harmful. Strong connection to the sea and creatures of the sea (dolphins, mermaids, etc.)

PEARL

Pearl Purity, honesty, innocence and integrity, concentration, focus, meditation, serenity, tranquility and wisdom.

PERIDOT

Peridot Relaxation, Comfort, Prosperity, Growth, Openness, health, wealth, sleep, relaxation, health vigor, recuperative abilities, comfort and intuition. Inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth.

PYRITE

Enhances your willpower when you want to get rid of bad habits and replace them with good habits.

It is particularly good for developing good health habits. Hold a pyrite in each hand while you meditate on your field of study or good habits and get a burst of energy. Pyrite is a mineral that is not usually used as a gemstone.               It has been called “Fool’s Gold”.

Pyrite is an ideal stone for students as it helps focus and concentration. It is especially good if you are a student of art, math or science. It is very good for developing the skills needed for architecture. Pyrite is glitter gold in color.

ROSE QUARTZ

As Amethyst is to the Spirit, so Rose Quartz is to the Heart.

Self-Acceptance, Self Love, and Personal Worth. Enhances all forms of love: self love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love.

Kindness: Opens our hearts and encourages us to be tender, peaceful and gentle.

Teaches forgiveness and tolerance. Attracts: Emanates unconditional love and nurturance and helps us attract positive, gentle, non-judgmental love into our lives.

RUBY

Ruby Gem of passion, of smoldering desire, ruby has been treasured for thousands of years. Because the ancients thought its glowing red color was due to an inextinguishable inner fire, ruby was also associated with courage and power.

SAPPHIRE

Sapphire Symbol of truth, sincerity and constancy Velvety blue. Liquid blue. Evening-sky blue. Cornflower blue. Because sapphire embodies an infinite palette of blue hues, ancients believed that the earth rested on a giant sapphire and its reflection colored the sky.

SMOKEY QUARTZ

Calming, Smoky quartz is said to be excellent for alleviating panic attacks, anxiety, and nightmares. Grounding, Help you to be right here, in the moment. Transforms negative energy. Protective, Forms a shield against negative energy around the user.

Regulates, Can be used to regulate creative energy, allowing it to flow smoothly step by step. Finances, Helps one to make wise purchases, and mange money effectively.

Meditation stone evokes effort and makes us able to cope with hard times. Adult ADD, This gemstone’s gentle and focusing energy helps to alleviate confusion. Smoky quartz also gently cleanses clutter of the mind to bring focus to task as well as meditation.

Negativity, The gemstone also neutralizes negative energy as well as helps the wearer manifest dreams.

SILVER

In general, Silver is believed to benefit circulation, help lungs and throat, and detoxify the blood, to aid in the treatment of degenerative brain diseases, balancing of hormones and chemicals and improvement of nerve impulse transmission. They also use it for treating hepatitis and detoxifying the body.

Mental Healing
Healers recommend Silver for hormonal and/or chemical imbalances and improving the transmission of nerve impulses, all of which can affect the patient’s mental state. They also ascribe powers for improving communications, reducing conflicts and increasing popularity, transforming energies and negativity and cleansing/balancing emotions.

Silver is told to bring advantage to it’s wearer throughout life. It is used to conjure patience and perseverance to the wearer, and it used extensively with gemstones due to the fact that the metal attracts and retains the qualities emitted by the stones.
It is known to enhance the powers of the moon, particularly during the full and new moons. Throughout the world it is identified with the lunar manifestations of the Great Mother, the eternal goddess. As the metal is reflective, as the moon reflects the light of the sun, so does silver reflect negativity from the wearer. Tiny silver globes, or any sliver jewelry can be worn for magical security; used to provide protection again evil intent, reflecting spells of harm back to the sender.

Silver can also be used to enhance your psychic abilities, as it is a psychic-influencing metal. When worn it stimulates your psychic awareness but simultaneously lulls the conscious, so as not to overwhelm. Donning silver jewelry before sleep is another method of producing psychic dreams. If the piece is set with moonstone or other gemstone with psychic properties the effects will be more powerful.

TAHITIAN PEARLS

Tahitian cultured pearls are known for their compelling dark color. Grown in black-lip oysters, Tahitian cultured pearls range in color from metallic to gray to black, sometimes with colorful overtones. Symbol of modesty, chastity and purity.

TANZANITE

Tanzanite Believed to have mellowing properties.

TIGER EYE

MONEY: This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and abundance, and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth and keep it. Creates order out of chaos. Harmony. Associated with the correct use of power, courage, grace and the ability to see clearly and without illusion.. GROUNDING: Will bring calm and serenity from within, without making you feel dull and lifeless.  protection, clear thinking, personal empowerment, integrity, willpower, practicality, balance, will, courage

TOPAZ

Change, Helpful in correcting unwanted, unloving behavior patterns. Depression, Acts to replace negativity with love and joyfulness. Spiritual:  Helps to initiate faith and further the quest for the enlightened state. Emotional: Enhances relaxation, crates lightness of spirit, and stimulates feelings of peace. Physical Healing Properties: restores loss of taste, healing of wounds and skin eruptions.  liver disorders, gal bladder, endocrine glands.

TOURMALINE

Tourmaline’s name comes from the Sinhalese word turmali, which means “mixed.” Occurring in more colors or combinations of colors than any other gemstone variety found in nature, this gem lives up to its name. Perhaps this is why ancient mystics believed tourmaline could encourage artistic intuition: it has the palette to express every mood.

TURQUOISE

Turquoise Protection, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, self expression, creativity, peace of mind, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, honest communication, friendship, love and loyalty. Absorbs negativity. · Protects and blesses the user.

One of the most versatile of the POWER STONES, which is why Native Americans honor it. Turquoise works at the throat Chakra enhancing communication skills. Those seeking a profound healing of the spirit and soul should wear turquoise. Opens the heart Chakra for giving/receiving. Ancient absorber of “negativity”. Helps one develop natural powers. Excellent grounding stone. Excellent healing stone. Strengthens and calms the mind and body.