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Gemstone Glossary

Gemstone Glossary

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 inter-growing.  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, congeniality, 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.

Amethyst Drop Earrings

Amethyst Drop Earrings

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.  Releases anxiety, fear and restlessness.  Stimulating and purifying.  Promotes positive ways to express individuality. 

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..

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.

Chalcedony:  A translucent quartz, commonly pale blue.

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.

Chrysoprase "Across the Universe" Necklace

Chrysoprase "Across the Universe" Necklace

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.  

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

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.

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

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.

Kyanite:  Effective energy conduit.  Stillness and tranquility, good for meditation.

Rough Kyanite Necklace

Rough Kyanite Necklace

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.  Encourages 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.

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, truth and loyalty.  Soothes calms and focuses attention.

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

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.

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. 

Rutilated Quartz Ring

Rutilated Quartz Ring

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.

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

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.