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Meanings and Healing Properties of Gemstones

Amethyst: used for inspiration and intuition. It is associated with prosperity and psychic powers. Some people believe that is helps encourage sobriety and recovery from addiction. The intense purple color has been traditionally linked to spirituality.

Apatite: often link to water and is thought to promote harmony.

Aquamarine: is associated with tranquility, clarity of mind and creative self-expression. It is believed to be soothing and to aid meditation. Because of its color, Aquamarine has often been linked to sea Goddesses.

Aventurine: Sometimes called the “Stone of Heaven”, is thought to protect the heart, enhance creativity and promote healing. This stone may have been used by shamans to open the ‘inner eye”. It is said to aid those who seek a new path. Aventurine is also thought to attract money and promote leadership.

Carnelian: Carnelian is associated with motivation and is used to stimulate growth. Believed to protect against fear, Carnelian was also employed to ward off melancholy, envy and rage. It was also used in charms for love and seduction.

Chrysoprase: is thought to encourage a state of grace or deep meditation. It is associated with good moods, wisdom, and stress relief. Chrysoprase was traditionally used in charms to attract money and luck. It is thought to banish envy.

Citrine: With its sunny warmth, is associated with a wide array of positive qualities. It is widely known as the stone of success and has been used in charms for money and abundance. Citrine is thought to promote optimism, instill self-confidence and to encourage clear thinking. It is also linked to creativity, wisdom and sound mental health.

Emeralds: The Greeks associated with Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty. It is still linked to love and wealth. Emeralds are also associated with mental clarity, truth and self-knowledge. They are thought to promote healing, balance and patience while lifting depression and enhancing the immune system.

Garnet: From Egyptian times, garnet is has been associated with passion, love and loyalty. Garnets were also used in charms to protect against thieves. Some people believe that garnets help to purify the body and enhance imagination. Use these meaningful stones beads whenever you need a drop of passion.

Iolite: Known in some cultures as water sapphire, is said to support inner strength, self-confidence and leadership qualities. It is also associated with spiritual growth, peace and simplicity.

Jasper: has a rich history as a powerfully protective stone. In ancient times it was worn by healers and used to invoke rain during draughts. Jasper is thought to deflect negativity and stress while inducing mental clarity, focus, stamina and general good health. It is also associated with stability, security and independence.

Labradorite: Smoky iridescence gives a mysterious beauty. This stone is linked to faith and destiny. It was traditionally thought to promote visions and psychic ability. Labradorite is said to strengthen intuition, help one see through illusions and enhance self-reliance. Labradorite is sometimes linked to magic.

Moonstones: Named for their lunar shimmer, come in several milky colors. This beautiful stone is associated with intuition, creativity and good fortune. Moonstone was used as a charm to promote nurturing. It is also believed to attract love, compassion and sympathy. Linked to spirituality, moonstones offer a subtle pallet of color to enhance your designs.

Onyx: was traditionally believed to banish grief. It is associated with protection, wisdom, good fortune and happiness. Onyx may be used to help break bad habits. It is thought to assist in healing, self-discipline, grounding and relaxation. It also encourages marital happiness and spiritual inspiration.

Pearls: Once believed to be tears of the Gods, symbolize innocence and purity in Western culture. They have strong feminine associations and are also linked to water and to the moon.

Peridot: This stone is associated with visions and mysticism. It was also used as a charm against jealousy. Other attributes include problem solving, strong will, and the ability to sooth bruised egos. It was sometimes used to promote marital happiness.

Quartz: Clear crystal is often used for healing and meditation. Rutilated quartz is associated with creativity and positive direction. Wear smoky quartz for endurance and to promote learning. Finally, rose quartz is known for generating feelings of love and compassion.