Stones & Their Properties ( Updated with 5 more gems and crystals )
Healing properties of gemstones and crystals have been used for thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used healing crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. The cellular level of our bodies are both made up of mineral silicon-dioxide, which can make us receptive to the vibrations of crystals as they transmit and store light. If a crystals is placed directly the body, they have a powerful vibratory effect that can pass from the crystal to you.
Stones have been used for millennia to help support emotional & physical balance. Some cultures that were found to have used these minerals, gems, and crystals were:
- The Romans
- The Egyptians
- The Chineses
- The Japaneses
These stones not only have breathtaking beauty but natural healing power. Not only do they make the best boho accessories that you can wear with an edgy rocker chic look, but allows you to get in touch with your inner earth goddess style and they serve thousands of years of traditions in being practical as well. Let's see what some of these stones are and what they can.
The Amethyst stone is a violet variety of quartz. There are many different varieties of quartz, several of which are semi-precious gemstones ranging in in color and other variables. They have a crystal structure. They belong to the trigonal crystal system. They are perfect for jewelry making and wearing and are very sought after semi precious gemstone. The beautiful purple hue of the stone is due to irradiation, iron impurities.
As one of several variations of quartz, the amethyst crystal has a crystal trigonal system. In reference to the Mohs scale it has a hardness of 7, meaning it is a durable stone. as a result of aluminum and iron deposits its shade is lavender to violet, as well as natural irradiation. Amethyst stone is made up of silicon dioxide.
It is typically found with a clear to white translucent swirling pattern with transparent to translucent hues from lavender to a reddish violet color. Amethyst translated from Greek means not intoxicated. Healing properties and what it is used for:
- It is associated with many legends regarding its use for sobriety and addiction
- It is said to help prevent nightmares
- Alleviate headaches
- It is said to be a cleansing stone that purifies the emotions therefore helping with with Clarity & Healing
If you are seeking to meditate with your personal amethyst, a room with soft lighting and a calm energy is your first step. Using the amethyst point, send energy and intentions into the universe, or a cluster of the stone. Lie or sit on the floor with the amethyst in the open palm of your hand, focus and breathe in the violet energy of amethyst. Visualization is what it is you are trying to focus on. Allow the calming energy of the amethyst to achieve a state of clarity. Infuse your soul with trust and confidence to feel the amethyst radiating its protective properties into your spirit. When you feel you are ready, draw in a final deep breadth in, and slowly open your eyes as you breathe out. Cleanse your amethyst after meditating.
The Aura Quartz has a shimmering iridescence and metallic rainbow sheen in colors. It is truly a breathtaking stone drawing many to it and unable to resist its natural beauty. This stone is infused with an array of different metals such as gold, silver, titanium or platinum creating its unique iridescent sheen. This stone has an amplified energy beacuse of the alchemical process that bonds the different metals into the quartz.
This Stone is considered to have have these healing & spiritual properties:
- Aids in strengthening aura protection
- Aids in helping with traumatic experience of any level
- The Aura Quartz represents overcoming struggles.
- They are said to carry a high level of Life Force,
- Cleansing and enhancing the organs
- Stimulating the immune and energy systems
- Beneficial for the thymus, pineal and thyroid glands
- They are said to aid in helping oxygenating the blood, and for treatments of the liver, pancreas and spleen
Opal, Angel, and Rose Aura Quartzes aid with protection and positive energy during pregnancy! They have properties that are perfect to soothe morning sickness or anxiety and fear that is associated with potential complications. It is advised place the stone on the womb to connect with baby, and to keep as a relaxing stone during labor. This makes it the perfect metaphysical gift for single mothers during pregnancy and first years of a baby’s development to channel helpful spiritual and universal powers of well-being.
Here is some additional information by Ashley Leavy a very well written comprehensive article and blog you may find very beneficial.
Citrine is a transparent and bright stone known as ' The light maker.' It ranges from a translucent stone that has a yellow to brownish orange hue. The name is derived from the French word lemon and is a glassy yellow variety of quartz that carries properties and powers of the sun and joy within . It is also refer to as the Success Stone. This stone has a bright energy. Not only is it's raw crystal like beauty intriguing and breathtaking it also has many attributes and beneficial properties to it such as:
- Success and prosperity
- It is said to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy thus straightening will power
- It can combat negative energy of any kind by breaking them up and dissipating them.
- It can enhance mental clarity, confidence.
- It is said to help eliminate fears of being judged or of others' ideas
- It is a happy stone said to bring happiness to the one who wears it.
- It can uplift the spirit and counteract depression
Citrine carries properties that are directly linked to the creative process. Either natural or heated, citrine is believed to activate the imagination via the second, third and sixth chakras. Enhancing mental clarity it will allow for clearer, focused flows of ideas and visualization. Used in meditation, this citrine property is very effective in strengthening mental output and establishing positive goals. Stones to use in addition to citrine to amplify creativity are zincite, orange calcite and carnelian.
This is a joyful happy stone which can bring you much success and looks pretty darn amazing too.
The Amazonite Stone
The Amazonite stone not only has the calming beautiful colors of the ocean but the same calming effects as well. This stone is a translucent to opaque stone that can vary from green to bluish green in hue. It was named in 1887 after the Amazon river. Amazonite is found in a few locations around the world. Russia's Ilmen Mountains was thought to be the only source, until recent discoveries were made in the USA (Colorado and Virginia), Australia, Madagascar and Brazil.
It was worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields Amazonians, the female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B.C. They also used Amazonite medicinally as well. So it is said.
Healing and other properties of Amazonite are:
- It is said to aid in overcoming loneliness
- It blocks geopathic stress, absorbs microwaves, cell phone emanations, and protects against electromagnetic pollution. You should place it near computers and other electronics.
- It is thought to give you confidence
- It is said to assist in enhancing creativity
- It is said to be soothing and gives a sense of unity with life
- It is also claimed to be a good luck stone
The perfect stone for any boho chic free spirited hippie soul to wear about their neck or for just anyone to place in their pocket and keep around for good luck or place on their desk. Keep your sense of calm and the feeling of the ocean with you at all times with this beautiful stone.
Lemurian Seed Quartz
This stone is found with ridges and indentations. it can come in colors such as a pale pink or orange due to hematite. It is originally found in Brazil but other locations include various areas of the Himalayas including Tibet, Russia, Zambia and the USA.. These crystals were left for us to use by a very advanced civilization. These crystal have a rich history and are reputed to help you to retrieve information about the ancient civilization of Lemuria.
The other aspects and helping healing properties of this crystal are:
- It is said to help one connect with their spirit and understand himself better
- They are stones that have the potential to engender deep feelings within you, and while they can be used by crystal healers, they are primarily a tool for working on yourself.
- They represent connection and wisdom
- the perfect stone for someone on a self exploration journey trying to find balance and oneness with oneself
Orange Calcite is an opaque stone that is tangerine to orange in hue.It is typically found with deep brown spots. The properties of this stone make it one of the most widely and versatile used minerals. It commonly is found in use to be used as a construction material, abrasive, agricultural soil treatment, construction aggregate, pigment, pharmaceutical and more.
Other uses on the spiritual and healing level would are said to be
- Balances emotions
- Helps take away fear
- Can aid in helping with depression
- It can be used to get positive energy moving in the areas of sexuality
- It helps inspire creativity by making one more confident=ndent
- It can help organize one's thoughts
- It allows one to bring out the unique nature within one's personality
- It represents Comprehension and Originality
Black Agate Stone
The Black Agate Stone is a natural semiprecious gemstone. It can sometimes be referred to as black onyx. Probably one of my personal favorites stones. Agate is one of the most common materials used in the art of hardstone carving and has been recovered at a number of ancient sites, indicating its widespread use in the ancient world.
This stone has many attributes and and helpful healing abilities and aids from:
- Attracting good fortune
- Increasing clarity and concentration
- Aids in overcoming fears, flaws and even loneliness
- It can promote good will
- It is said to help remove bad luck
- It can give strength and courage
- It is said to be a good stone for use while pregnant
It is a mesmerizing stone with much detail. It is perfect for the Dark Hippie fashion type.
Rainbow Titanium Druzy Quartz
The Rainbow Titanium Druzy also known as or referred to as the "Flame Aura" and "rainbow aura quartz". It has been enhanced with a combination of titanium and niobium. Quartz Crystals are one of the best healing crystals since they are said to store, transmit, and amplify energy. Druzy is the glittering effect of tiny crystals over top a colorful mineral. When the Druzy has titanium on it, this adds cobalt, purple, or various rainbow colors.
Not only does this stone have a captivating mesmerizing effect due to its sparkly rainbow spender it also is said to:
- Supply strength and energy
- Helps clarify the mind
- It can calm a tensed mind for making life stress free.
Since it has such strong presence it is a wonderful stone to wear about your neck for a special occasion due to its bold splendor.
Lepidolite is a beautiful opaque stone that has a lilac lavender and sometimes rose hue to it. It has a very flaky like texture and is very brittle. In Greek this stone means "scale stone". Pegmatite is the normally the matrix of this stone. Lepidolite is supposed to help one look to the future with a sense of awareness and helps one with having an open mind. It can have a calming effect on ones energy which in turn may help them with focusing on the on the needed issues allowing one to be able to heel deep emotional issues.
Lepidolite thus represents:
- Mood stabilizer ( it contains a high amount of lithium)
- Sense of calm
- Eases anxiety
This stone is wonderful for wearing as jewelry and can help with social anxiety.
Bismuth the Ancient Metal
Bismuth it has been around since ancient times and is very rare; it is a transition metal. It is a brittle crystalline, white metal that is Bi and number 38 on the periodic table. It forms in a rectangular stairway design that looks like a little miniature carved city. Bismuth comes in a broad spectrum of colored and hues. This color is due to the oxidation of the surface. Comparing bismuth to other metals it is very unique in the fact that it resists being magnetized and is repelled by a magnetic field. The properties within this special and unique metal is said to be known to help assist one with transformation and adaptation. It is said to help one stay calm while adapting to new situation or change in their life. It encourages cohesiveness and can help assist in focusing ones thoughts.
Thus the Bismuth is said to represent:
- Increasing energy levels to transform and adapt
Interesting uses for this crystalline metal:
- Fire extinguisher
- Main ingredient in Pepto-Bismol
Zeolite is a transparent stone that is the result of a chemical reaction between volcanic glass and saline water. It comes in an array of hues such as a pale dusty pink peach color a light grey, blue and white. Most zeolites are not pure zeolite they usually halve other contamination such as quartz metals and or minerals which can result in the varying colors it can display in. There are about 45 natural minerals that are recognized members of the Zeolite Group. A number of people buried these in their gardens or fields they are said to promote healing and enhancement. They are thought to absorb negative energy and bring happiness where the energy was.
- Excellent Reiki stone
- Enhance healing response
- Help release toxins from your body including drugs and alcohol
- Used to treat goiter with healing stones (a swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland) and ease bloating.
Everywhere in our society, world, and urban environments toxins are unfortunately found. They are within the air you breathe or the food you eat we absorb harmful things that we must process and expel. Over time, these toxins accumulate inside your body and being an entire process of havoc on your health and well-being.
A weakened immune system, tiring fatigue, brain cloud and fog, and a multitude of health related issues are common side effects when these toxins are not properly disposed of. They do build up over our lifetime. I Hopefully it is clear how essential and vital it is to cleanse your body from these external and unnatural toxins.
Thankfully, zeolite is the putting the smack down on purification and detoxification. All thanks to its unique honeycomb-like crystalline structure!
Inspecting closer, every small chamber or cluster within zeolite’s honeycomb-like structure is infused with a negative charge. This negative charge due to our laws of physics attracts positively-charged toxins like mercury and lead.
Basically it is a super magnet for toxins. Thus, when you take a properly cleansed zeolite supplement, it moves within your body trapping toxins in its “magnetized” honeycomb cage.
And to top it all off your body doesn’t store zeolite! Your body will excrete it once it’s fused a symbiotic relationship to a toxin. That’s why zeolite is the best and most effective healing stone for removing built-up toxins in your body.
Rose Quartz Crystal
Rose Quartz Crystal is a fairly common and can be fond in different formation all around the world. It was discovered in Maine in Rumford. This stone is said to be known for restoring youthful qualities, it is also known as a crystal of unconditional love. It carries a soft energy of compassion and peace. It is a mothering crystal which can inspire nurturing of a person who has lost a mother. It is also recommended for pregnant women to place on their stomach during pregnancy.
Even though it is commonly referred to as the 'love stone, it is more than just romantic love that rose quartz crystal carries with it. Unconditional love is what the rose quartz stone true meaning is. Going deep when connecting with this stone it will facilitates love beginning in your life with the ability to bring your consciousness to a higher level. Do you need help to forgive, understand and see conflict from an insightful perspective, then rose quartz and it's healing properties will hopefully imbue you with the knowledge, wisdom, and insight to not only broaden but deepen your connection with your partner or spoutse
The water element of what is associated with the, rose quartz because the healing properties are naturally fluid. Allow them to wash out negative toxic energies, thoughts, and emotions that you may have attached to you.
Rose Quartz represents:
- Love of self
- Love of family
- Love of friends
- Romantic love
Other uses that this crystal have been used for in healing are:
- Adrenal gland
- Kidney ailments
- Alleviates vertigo
- Varicose veins
- Eases problems with sexual frustration and balances the sex drive.
Ohm & The Lotus Flower Meaning
The Ohm, Om or Aum is a most scared sound and spiritual symbol in Hinduism that signifies the essence of ultimate reality and consciousness. It was a ancient Sanskrit (an ancient Indic language of India of which classical Indian poems are written from and which many of the northern Indian langues are derived) letter found in the Vedas (the most ancient Hindu scripture). Which was written around 1500 to 1200 BC. The main teaching of OM in these extremely old texts was to experience non-dual awareness which is commonly practices in today's yoga. Ohm is considered to represent the primal tone of the Universe, it connects to and carries the Divine in vibration form, making prayers and mantras effective with its increased pranic energy (meaning vital life force).
Now the Lotus Flower it has different means in different cultures so we will break down each one. We will start with what it represents and means in Buddhism. In Buddhism is is known to be aligned with
- Spiritual awakening
In the Ancient Egyptian Culture there were three Lotus flowers a pink white (Nymphaea lotus) and blue(Nymphaea caerulea) the pink (Nelumbo nucifera) which came during the Late period of their history. Now the white and blue Lotus were actually part of the Water Lilly's species. The ancient Egyptians refereed to them as Lotus Flowers though so we will go with that. So the Lotus flower is associated with rebirth it came to symbolize the sun and creation.
The Lotus flower in Hinduism. Many of the Hindus gods and goddesses and linked to the lotus flower. Brahma is depicted as emerging from a lotus flower and Laxmi is usually depicted as being seated on top of a fully bloomed lotus flower. The Lotus Flower is thus meaning
Healing Stone Jewelry
Since we love finding new gems, stones, and crystals with meaning to include incorporate in our designs a great source of these beautiful stones are from local Las Vegas seller Silver Post U.S.A. We have been inspired to add and organically grow our healing stone geode collection. Fashioning these stone into new Bohemian Style Choker Necklaces and pendant necklaces is becoming the heart of our collection. With an endless supply of inspiration from the raw and natural beauty mother earth has provided from these semi-precious gemstones we are sure to be adding more and more.
May you find healing and prosperity and inner peace from your stones. Stay free and rock on.
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