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Diamond:

Throughout history, the diamond has been seen as a love-bearing crystal and a symbol of faithfulness, purity, and innocence. Composed of pure carbon - the foundation of all life in the world around us - diamonds have been used to help open the mind to the new and possible, activating the Crown and Etheric Chakras.  They are believed to inspire creativity, imagination and ingenuity, and to bring about strength, fortitude, and courage through a diamond’s hardness and ‘invincibility’.  It is associated with lightning and fearlessness, and for its properties of protection.  It is a symbol of wealth and manifesting abundance in one’s life, an amplifier of energies, goals and intent, and is highly effective in magnifying the vibrations of other crystals for healing. It is particularly beneficial set in gold and worn on the left arm.

“The rainbow is confined in a diamond forever.”

—Hafiz

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Black Diamond:

Symbolizing power and authority, black diamonds are typically associated with passion, action, energy and transcendence. Wearing black diamonds are believed to increase inner strength and endurance, and give you the power to create your own future. 

 

Blue Lace Agate:

With its soft blue color, it's no surprise blue lace agate is said to be a soothing stone. The circular, graceful banding is stimulating, but still exudes a calm energy. Blue lace agate is said to be a stone of communication, making it easier for people to become confident and articulate. For this reason, it's considered a good idea to wear jewelry with blue lace agate or carry a stone in your pocket when required to speak in public. As a bonus, blue lace agate is sometimes referred to as the Stone of the Diplomat, helping ensure your words are not angry and your meaning is clear. Since agate has a slower vibration frequency than most stones, it is valued as a stabilizing gemstone.

Agate is a birthstone associated with the months of May, June and even September, depending on the culture. Agate as a general gemstone is also connected to the Zodiac signs Gemini and Capricorn.

 

Emerald:

Legend has it that wearing emeralds can give you the ability to foresee the future and see the truth, inspiring a continuous search for meaning, peace, and compassion. The stone of hope, renewal, and growth, the emerald is a potent aid in nurturing both personal relationships and business ventures. Known as the “Stone of Successful Love”, it heals the heart and opens the Heart Chakra, providing overall healing so you can learn to love yourself, the people around you and see things in a positive light. 

 

 

Ruby:

Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity.  This exquisite stone emanates the pure Red ray with a vibrancy unsurpassed in the mineral kingdom. It actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement.

 

 

Sapphire:

Known as a stone of wisdom and royalty, Sapphire promotes the ability to make wise and good decisions and is associated with sacred things. Its blue color heals the mind, brings order, lends strength and focus, and reveals underlying truths.  This stone tends to stimulate the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, giving a deeper understanding of one’s self.  Sapphire is also believed to attract good luck and prosperity, and also has a long history as being an expression of love and devotion. 

 

Amethyst:

Amethyst, which is often associated with qualities of peace, courage and stability, is considered the most powerful and protective stone.  It has been sought after throughout the ages for its stunning colors and ability to stimulate the mind and emotions, to enhance spiritual awareness, as a powerful tool to clear negative energy and drive away the hazards of everyday life.  Amethyst is thought to enhance intuition, calm the mind and spirit, and protect from nightmares and insomnia. 

Chrysoprase:

Called the “stone of Venus”, Chrysoprase is the rarest and most valuable rich apple-green gemstone in the chalcedony family and was often mistaken for emeralds by ancient jewelers. One of the birthstones for May, it has traditionally symbolized happiness, enterprise, and prudence, bringing good fortune and prosperity. It instills poise, grace, and helps helps you to recognize the gentle beauty within yourself so you can enjoy self-expression and courage through fluent speech and mental dexterity. 

Mentally, chrysoprase encourages non-judgmental attitudes, can reduce superiority and inferiority complexes and help you avoid speaking out unthinkingly in anger. It bolsters clarity of thought and creativity by attracting abundance and success in new ventures and promotes fidelity within business.

Emotionally, chrysoprase is said to help heal a broken heart by providing a gentle boost to your self-esteem, equalizing emotional balance and fostering acceptance of change and tolerance for others.

 

Herkimer Diamond:

Herkimer Diamonds are beautiful double-terminated quartz crystals found in Herkimer, New York. Incredibly, these phenomenal gemstones are close to five hundred million years old. The crystals are magnificent works of nature, found in the rock, having a diamond-like geometrical shape.

 

Labradorite:

A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.  It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. Excellent for strengthening intuition, it reveals the truth behind illusions, banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe.  It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.

Native Inuit tribes of North America believe the first Labradorite fell from the Aurora Borealis from the fire of their ancestors.  The stone is considered to be a talismanic gem of winter, a powerful protector against the negativity of this world.

 

Lapis:

Lapis Lazuli’s deep, celestial blue remains the symbol of royalty and honor, gods and power, spirit and vision. It is a universal symbol of wisdom and truth - associated with the third eye chakra, the energy center that processes knowledge, intuition, and wisdom. When this chakra is cleansed and activated, your energy body will benefit from clear thinking and better decision-making in your everyday life.

 

Malachite:

The Malachite crystal stone meaning echoes its deep connection to nature with colors of a lush and verdant spring bursting with new life.

More than just the color of money, it's also the color of transformation, personal growth and abundance of the spirit. With the wisdom of the Malachite crystal, progress isn't measured in material riches but with spiritual treasures found deep within the heart. But this enchanting stone also has a practical side. The Malachite meaning brings us a lesson in sustainability to help keep the good vibes going strong and steady.  A must-have stone for city dwellers yearning for natural relics, bring the wonders of nature into your life.   It also is a protection stone - absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and body. 

Opal

Shimmering with healing properties, Opal is full of high vibrational energy, amplification powers, and a perfect sense of balance. It is said that with its display of fire, opal can spark creativity, and that the “dance” of its fire can help people better enjoy their lives. Opal brings renewed hope, good karma, bright balance, and regulation.

In Greek mythology, opals were considered the stone form of the tears that Zeus wept after the defeat of the titans.  Indian lore considers it part of the Goddess of Rainbows after she turned to stone to avoid the romantic advances of other gods.  It was considered by all in the ancient world to be the most bewitching and mysterious of gems.

In the metaphysical world, opal acts as a prism within the aura, bringing a full spectrum of Light energy to the system, soothing and clearing the emotional body, and boosting the will to live and the joy of one’s earthly existence. It enkindles optimism, enthusiasm and creativity, and allows for the release of inhibitions inspiring love and passion. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates flashes of intuition and insight, yet is a protective stone for deep inner work, meditations, and lower world shamanic journeys.

Opal forms when silica-rich water permeates through the earth, evaporates and hardens, leaving behind an iridescent deposit of stone. When light enters these magical stones, it curves and refracts around a gridline structure of closely packed silica spheres, resulting in the trademark kaleidoscope iridescence. 

 

 

 

Pearl:

With their water and lunar energy, Pearls bring centering and calming reflection, as well as attune you to the ebb and flow of life.  Symbolizing wisdom acquired through experience, they will help you learn lessons in everyday life, and in the search for higher wisdom and truth. Pearls are believed to attract wealth and luck, as well as offer protection, including from negative inner struggle, or negative karmic patterns.  They enhance feelings of good will and bring positive, uplifting feelings - calming and soothing the emotions. 

“Pearls lie not on the seashore. If you desire one you must dive for it.”

—Chinese Proverb

 

Paua Shell:

Paua Shell is said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion, and love.  It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration, and is great in times of tough emotional turmoil, soothing the nerves and encouraging a calm demeanor.  Through its calming energy, it provides a layer of protection bringing the confidence necessary to view situations from a new, more understanding perspective, allowing you to be more emotionally open and expressive.  Paua shell is the perfect gift for those who have survived traumatic experiences.

 

Pink Opal:

As an opal gemstone, pink opal inherently symbolizes protection. Along with other pink gemstones, pink opal represents love, gentleness, and healing. 

One nickname for pink opal, “The Stone of Spiritual Awakening,” is rooted in its purported connection to the divine. According to Greek mythology, opals formed from the joyful tears Zeus wept after defeating the Titans, and other cultures saw opals as blessings dropped from heaven.

Similarly, some Egyptian beliefs surrounding pink opal metaphysical properties remain today, as pink opal is still a “Hope Stone” to many modern energy healers.

 

 

Mother-of-Pearl:

A protection stone, Mother of Pearl brings the gentle healing power of the sea. It is a stress relieving stone; relaxing, soothing and calming to the emotions. Mother of Pearl stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability, helping one’s emotions to become more harmonious and balanced.  Mother of Pearl helps with clarity in decision making and effective expression, activating your solar plexus and throat chakras.

 

Fluorite:

Fluorite cleanses and stabilizes the aura, absorbing and neutralizing negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence, and helps us in decision-making.  It encourages positivity, balances energies, and improves balance and coordination - both physically and mentally. 

 

Golden Sheen Obsidian:

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed in swiftly cooling lava that has a high silica content. It is not considered a true mineral, as it does not have an entirely consistent chemical content and it does not form crystals.

Color in obsidian varies, depending on impurities in the parent lava formation. Golden sheen obsidian is formed when patterns of gas bubbles are aligned along layers created by the flowing lava before it solidified.

Thought to be ideal for balancing energy fields and releasing ego, the reflective nature of obsidian makes it one of the first stones used in self-reflective meditation, internal growth and self-understanding. The stone is not thought to give energy, but to help seekers discover where healing needs to happen.

Golden sheen obsidian is affiliated with the root chakra, though it is said to have applications to the solar plexus and third eye chakras. It is assigned to the western astrological sign Sagittarius.

 

Sodalite:

Sodalite brings order and calmness to the mind. It encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition. It brings emotional balance and calm, enhancing self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self trust. Sodalite is exactly what you need to reclaim your voice and step into your power.

 

Turquoise:

Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving.

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