The Meaning of Stones

Stones are often used for healing and meditative purposes.  These are some of the properties and characteristics of the semiprecious stones used in my jewelry designs.  Please keep in mind this is for information purposes only and should not be used to treat or diagnose any medical disorders or diseases.  This is purely for those who are curious about these benefits.... and for those who "believe".

Agate.  Variegated chalcedony showing banding.  Many colors and patterns available.  Fosters love, creates an appreciation of nature, provides abundance and soothes emotion.

Agate, Black.  Relieves stress, gives protection, increases courage.

Agate, Blue Lace.  Blue and white bands created by quartz and chalcedony intergrowing.  Creates hope, harmony, optimism, positive thinking, joy and truth.  Encourages energy flow, communication and expression.  Calms the mind.

Agate, Crazy Lace.  Enables one to laugh.

Agate, Golden Lace.  Helps lift depression, increase friendliness and happiness.

Agate, Moss.  Form of chalcedony with colored inclusions resembling trees, ferns or moss.  Helps relieve tension.  Calms feelings of confinement and confusion.  Increases confidence and optimism, allowing us a greater connection with the natural world.  Prosperity, abundance, success, congenioality, compatibility, healing, rain, restoration, fertility of plants, protection of the earth, strength.  Helps us communicate directly with animals and plants.  Wear when starting new friendships or seeking a significant other.

Agate, Tree.  Assists with introspection, relieves tension.  Brings abundant crops.

Agate, White.  Relieves stress, gives protection, increases courage.

Amazonite.  An opaque blue-ish green feldspar.  Self-expression, confidence, leadership and communication.  May enhance psychic skills.  Enhances loves and soothes tense emotions and situations.

Amber.  Fossilized tree resin over 4 million years old.  Can be brown, orange, yellow, green or red and may contain bits of debris from the bark of ancient pine trees.  Soothing, useful for correcting imbalances in the nervous sytem.  Gentle activation and energizing.  Reduces confusion and anxiety.  Romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy, balance.  Enhances patience and remembrance of past lives and ancient knowledge.

Amethyst.  Translucent purple quartz.  Healing and peace.  Helps mind become more organized and orderly.  Can aid restlessness and sleeplessness.  Meditation.

Ametrine.  When heated, amethyst turns golden yellow.  Ametrine is the mixture of the golden yellow and amethyst purple.  Balances anxiety, fear and nervousness.  Aids meditation, relieves tension, disperses negativity and helps eliminate prejudice.

Apatite.  Enhances intellect, focus, learning, clarity of concentration and ideas.  Fosters unconditional love.

Aquamarine.  Blue or bluish-green beryl.  Energizes the immune system, useful in recovery from illness.  Provides energy boost.  Release3s anxiety, fear and restlessness.  Stimulating and purifying.  Promotes positive ways to express individuality.  Promotes safe travel on water. 

Aragonite.  Fosters truth, stability, understanding and clear perception.  Nurturing stone, lifts your feelings.

Aventurine.  One of the best overall balancing stones for the heart.

Aventurine, Peach.  Helps with decision making, helps boost creativity.

Aventurine, Red.  Enhances creativity and ability to see possibilities.  Brings prosperity, lessens negativity.

Bloodstone (Heliotrope).  Green chalcedony/quartz with dark red spots.  Beneficial effects on the heart and circulation. 

Botswana Agate.  Cleansing.  Aids attention to detail and exploring the unknown.

Carnelian.  A hard chalcedony with its reddish-orange color from iron particles.  Increases motivation and self-determination.  Useful for healing trauma and stress.  Has a gentle soothing energy, protects us from negativity feelings such as anger, jealousy and fear.  Calms fears about death and rebirth, brings serenity and acceptance about the cycles of life.  Creativity.

Cats Eye Quartz.  Serenity, peace, perspective, abundance, prosperity, healing, riches and love of nature.

Chalcedony.  A translucent quartz, commonly pale blue.

Cherry/Strawberry Quartz.  A translucent glass with a deeper coral-pink color. 

Chrysanthemum.  Harmony and change.  Promotes renewal of old friendships.

Chrysocolla.  Blend of deep blues and greens.  Cools and calms, quiets the mind.  Regulates and directs psychic information and energy.  Clears emotional and spiritual blockages that cause confusion and failure.  Relaxation and balance.  Brings great inner strength, helps one get through stressful situations.

Chrysoprase.  Chalcedony quartz.  Color ranges from dark jade green to bright apple green.  Facilitates self-expression and courage.  Happiness.

Citrine.  A pale translucent yellow stone.  A rarer variety of quartz.  Grounding, balancing, and supporting.  Warm and soothing.  Increases self-confidence and the achievement of personal goals.  Creates optimism.  Prevents anxiety, encourages creativity.  Clears thought and improves memory. 

Copper.  Eases emotional turbulence or irritability.  Helps the flow of energy between all systems of the body.  Brings stability and flexibility that protects against stress.

Coral.  Provides protection and guards against violence, accidents and theft.  Calms emotion, restores harmony.  Helps with fever, colds, asthma and digestive problems.

Dumortierite.  Enhance organizational skills, self-discipline and orderliness. 

Emerald.  Most precious stone in the beryl group.  Brings calm by removing hidden fears.  Helpful aid to medication.

Fluorite.  Helps integrate spiritual energies to the physical body.  Increases mystic visions, psychic energy, well-being, serenity and peace.  Encourages orderliness and structure.  Helps improve levels of physical coordination and mental agility.  Enhances intuition, creativity, concentration.  Helps release negative thoughts. 

Garnet.  Energizes.  Passionate love and enduring strength.  Inspires romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, past life recall, career success, social popularity and self-confidence.

Garnet, Grossularite.  Purifies all body systems, especially liver and heart. 

Garnet, Hessonite.  Creativity.

Garnet, Rhodolite.  Facilitates meditation, enhances intuition, inspires love.

Garnet, Spessartite.  Strengthens willpower, increases self-esteem and popularity.

Hematite.  Common iron oxide.  Energizes the physical body.  Grounding stone.

Howlite.  Allows one to express emotions calmly and unoffensively.

Iolite.  Enhances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self-confidence and executive ability.  Increases dreams and the ability to remember them.  Aids intuition.

Jade.  True jade comes as either jadeite or nephrite.  Linked to ancestor spirits and the gods.  Prosperity, longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, balance, moderation, perspective, stability.  Connects us to physical instincts and earth energies.  Increases sense of belonging.  Calms arrogance.

Jade, Black.  Protection against negativity, fosters wise use of power.

Jade, Golden.  Understanding and empathy.

Jasper, Autumn.  Protects against negative energy.  Strengthening stone.

Jasper, Brecciated.  Relaxation, sense of wholeness.  Encourages attunement and communication with animals, helps with animal allergies.  Brings happiness, creates positive outlook on life, eases stress.

Jasper, Dalmation.  Increases patience, removes disillusionment. 

Jasper, Fancy.  Gentleness, relaxation.  Brings tranquility, comfort and wholeness.  Nurturing and protective.  Increases our enjoyment of life.

Jasper, Leopardskin.  Assists and protects during physical and spiritual travel. 

Jasper, Red.  Helps one remember dreams.  Solidity and grounding.  Emphasizes practical, down-to-earth solutions.

Jet.  Fossilized wood.  Lightweight, dark brown or black.  Grounding properties.  Supports and balances.  Protective and comforting. 

Kunzite.  Protects emotions.  Helps remove emotional debris, negativity and unwanted energy.

Kyanite.  Effective energy conduit.  Stillness and trainquility, good for meditation.

Labradorite.  Grey-blue feldspar with blue or opalescent flashing.  Inspires energy and awareness.  Protects the auric field and prevents energy being drained by other people.  Provides clarity and insight into your destiny.  Helpful with dream recall and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. 

Lapis Lazuli.   Deep cleansing.  Helps shy or introverted people to communicate and express themselves.  Especially beneficial to those who use their voice, such as teachers, singers and sales people.  Communication, thoughts and memory.  Can reveal past errors and unresolved fears. 

Malachite.  Restores life, helps healing process.  Enourages true love.

Moonstone.  A variety of feldspar.  Exhibits flashing.  Helps balance systems of the body.  Stabilizes emotional states, helps to release stress and tension.  Stone of the Goddess, aid to travelers.  Creates joy and peace in our homes.  Helps calm responses, avoid overreaction and enhance femininity, intuition and psychic abilities.

Moukaite.  Durable hard stone.

Obsidian.  Volcanic glass.  Feldspar crystals create the white/grey patches in snowflake obsidian.  Iron contributes to the reddish brown color in mahogany obsidian.  Effective grounding stone.  Draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them.  Used in scrying.

Obsidian, Mahogany.  Allows us to see our shortcomings and overcome them.  Stimulates growth of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual centers to provide strength in times of need.  Promotes a forgiving attitude.

Obsidian, Snowflake.  Assists in physical balance and physical safety.  Helps one to recognize unnecessary patterns in one's life.

Onyx, Black.  Translucent chalcedony.  Repels negativity, deflects negativity of others.  Keeps one safe from harm.  Aids in grounding.  Helps one make wise decisions.  Helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation.

Opal.  Emotional balance.  Helps stabilize mood swings.

Opal, Fire.  Inspiration, enhances imagination and creativity.  Helps one release inhibitions.  Enhances memory.

Pearls.  Promotes sincerity, truthh and loyalty.  Soothes, calms and focuses attention.

Peridot.  Helps one find internal happiness and to overcome anger and jealousy.

Pietersite.  Rare variation of tigers eye.  Usually brown but rare stones are a grey-black or blue-black.  Physical protection, especially for the eyes.  Focuses the inner eye, enabling the wearer to explore themselves emotionally.  Helps in working with angels, experiencing visions, and precognition, relating to feminine or goddess energy.

Pyrite.  Fools Gold.  Benefits the digestive system, helping to eliminate toxins.  Gently grounding, helps recovery from anxiety, depression and frustration.

Quartz, Crystal.  Helps bring balance.  Amplifies and increases the harmony of all energies it contacts.  Brings stability and calmness to the mind.  Focus or amplify energy.  Powerful healer.  Aids clarity of mind.

Quartz, Rose.  Reduces emotional stress and tension.  Encourages love, beauty and harmony.  Reduces aggression and promotes understanding and empathy.  Helps one to appreciate the joy of each new day and each new experience.

Quartz, Smoky.  Quiet, calming energy.  Effective grounding stone.  Removes imbalances and negativity.  Brings emotional calm and clarity of mind.  Stimulates higher awareness in meditative states.

Rhodochrosite.  Helps alleviate anxiety and tension.  Encourages positive self-perception.

Rhodonite.  Promotes confidence and self-worth along with the awareness of others' feelings and needs.  Restores a sense of equilibrium.  Helps in making fine distinctions in people.  Brings love around you, helps you remain centered when in a relationship.

Riverstone.  Helps relieve worry and fear, helps us carry our difficult burdens.

Ruby.  Balances the heart, enhancing circulation.  Improves confidence, security, self-esteem, and relationships with others.  Energizes.

Rutilated Quartz.  Excellent energy shifter, helps remove energy blocks. 

Sardonyx.  Fosters luck, friendship, happiness, good fortune, romance, marriage.  Protective of the young and those who try new things.  Assists in appreciation of nature's wild places and inhabitants.

Serpentine "Jade" (New Jade).  Promotes good luck, happiness and success.  Helps people reach their business or personal dreams and desires, inspires respect for the elderly.

Sodalite.  Intuitive knowledge, clears the mind and promotes understanding of ideas and concepts.  Useful for student and philosopher.  Strengthens communication and rational thinking. 

Sugilite.  Helps sensitive people keep up with the fast pace of today's society.  Can help integration with the everyday world and prevent withdrawal from it. 

Sunstone.  Variety of feldspar, same family as moonstone.  Learning.

Tigereye, Red.  Enhances self-confidence.  Allows for clarity of thought.  Good for performers.

Tiger Iron.  Metaphysical power.

Topaz.  Encourages relaxation of physical or emotional strain.  Dissipates excess or negative energy.

Tourmaline, Red (Rubellite).  Balance emotions.  Motivation.

Tourmaline, Green (Verdelite).  Helps to re-align physical structures of the body and our connection to the energies of the planet.  Increases our receptivity allowing greater harmony with our surroundings.  Helps break down some of our self-limiting barriers.

Turquoise.  Protection.  Increases energy and protects the body from negativity.

Unakite.  Unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion.  Helps with abandonment and separation issues.

Zoisite.  Creativity.