About the Stones
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search within and discover your own truth and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space.
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.
Aquamarine, a splendid blue gemstone whose name originates from the Italian word for seawater, embodies the splendor of the sea. A member of the beryl family, aquamarine is a sister to the rich green emerald. It can be found in a range of pale blue hues and aqua-green colors. Legends refer to aquamarine as the treasure of Atlantis.
Symbolizing power and authority, black diamonds are typically associated with passion, action, energy and transcendence. Wearing black diamonds is believed to increase inner strength and endurance, and give you the power to create your own future.
A stabilizing stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.
Chrysocolla is a tranquil stone associated with empowerment and teaching, often referred to as the “wise stone” or the “teaching stone”.
The soft feminine energy of Chrysocolla stirs your curiosity and invites you out to seek higher knowledge. Despite its long illustrious history with emperors and kings, it is believed to be the stone of wise women around the world. It invites women to channel that energy into expression and creativity, to share their knowledge and their truth with the world, and to sit in the serenity of themselves.
Chrysocolla is known for its ability to calm the mind, reduce mental tension, and offer a sense of renewed strength - especially during times of change.
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.
November’s birthstone, Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life-giving. Citrine is thought of as a joyous stone with sunshiny energy to brighten up the lives of those who work with it and wear it.
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. They are believed to inspire creativity, imagination and ingenuity, and to bring about strength, fortitude, and courage through the diamond’s hardness and ‘invincibility’. They are particularly beneficial set in gold and worn on the left arm.
“The rainbow is confined in a diamond forever.”
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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.
Garnet's virtues have been long believed to include passion, true friendship, fidelity, success, self-esteem, loyalty, devotion, energy, faith, consistency, and truth.
Garnet is said to inspire contemplation and truthfulness. It is also an ancient symbol of friendship. In the past, garnets have been exchanged between parting friends to symbolize their affection and to ensure that they meet again.
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.
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.
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.
A rarely seen and somewhat exotic gem, Kyanite’s name comes from the Greek word cyanos, which translates to ‘deep blue’. One of the most beautiful blue minerals in nature, Kyanite can be found in a variety of shades, and deposits of the stone can be found around the world.
This ocean-blue gem is a powerful stone with many helpful applications. It has a calming, grounding energy, making it useful for balancing emotions as well as accessing meditative states.
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 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.
The Malachite 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.
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.
Onyx is a variety of quartz called chalcedony. Onyx can naturally be white, red, brown, and banded or striped but black onyx is the most widely known and popular. Onyx is a great stone for carving and has been used throughout history as a material to carve cameos and intaglios with extraordinary depth and contrast. Down for the energy of strong support, stamina, and determination, onyx is also believed to absorb negative energy.
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.
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.
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.”
Peridot is the rare gem-quality variety of the common mineral olivine, which forms deep inside the Earth’s mantle and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. In Hawaii, Peridot once symbolized the tears of Pele, the volcano goddess of fire who controls the flow of lava. Though it is known as “the Evening Emerald” because of its sparkling green hue, Peridot looks great any time of day. Peridot is, according to lore, associated with prosperity and good fortune.
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.
Prehnite is considered a “stone of dreaming”; it is believed to increase the power of the dream state, strengthen lucid dreaming, and promote communication with other planes of existence. It is also considered a “stone of prophecy”, with long use by indigenous peoples of South Africa.
Although not a birthstone, prehnite is affiliated with the zodiac sign Libra. It is often associated with the third eye chakra.
Once thought to be eternal ice sent by the gods, quartz crystal is actually a mineral that is prized by many for magical, mystical, and implied metaphysical powers. One of the most abundant minerals in the Earth's continental crust, it is composed of silicon and oxygen.
Quartz crystal is said to amplify healing energy and is believed to improve mental and physical energy, stamina, and physical strength.
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.
Rutilated quartz is an included quartz mineral whose colorful inclusions shoot through its transparent interior. Each rutilated quartz stone is unique because the inclusions can differ in color, shape, and size.
Many people call rutilated quartz “The Illuminator” for its connection to self-awareness and spiritual development. With clear quartz acting as a “Master Healer”, and rutile acting as an amplifier, rutilated quartz will function for maximum healing - illuminating where you’re going wrong and highlighting a better path. The stone is known as an energizing source of strength and perseverance.
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.
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.
Admired since ancient times and known for its distinct color, turquoise represents wisdom, tranquility, protection, good fortune, and hope. Ancient peoples believed in its profound power to protect, as well as its peaceful energy and its association with enduring love.
Topaz is believed to lend strength to those in need and is admired for resembling the sun’s glow. The gemstone was thought to bring wisdom, longevity, and courage to those who wore it. In medieval times, Yellow Topaz was believed to break spells and quell anger. Its vibrant color made it a favorite among royalty and clergy, often symbolizing wealth and influence.