Gemstone Meanings

African Jade

African Jade is often called the ‘Stone of many Colors’. It resonates well with each main energy centre of the being, helping to bring harmony to the mind, body and spirit. Jade overall is a gentle natured stone; loving, soothing, caring and uplifting. It is a stone that gives support in times of need, and a hand of hope. African Jade brings forth a sense of knowing when this time is needed, and how to create, as well as benefit, in the most nurturing way.

Amazonite

Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists. Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.

Amethyst

Amethyst is a powerful stone with many properties. It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia. Ancient Egyptians used the amethyst guard against guilty and fearful feelings. It has been worn as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. Amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centers, making it one of the power stones.

Bloodstone

Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope, is a powerful healing stone. Used for its ability to ground negative energy and cleanse the body. It is said to bring love into any situation and brings courage to the wearer.

Botswana Agate

Botswana Agate holds a quiet energy that is centering in meditation, and as a fortification Agate, it supports love and the strength to find solutions to difficult times. Named for the area in Africa where it is mined, Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it retains sunlight and provides comfort.

Fire Agate

Fire Agate has a deep calming energy that brings security and safety. It is a protection stone with strong grounding powers. It instills spiritual fortitude.

Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine is a comforting stone and healer of the heart. Used to clear and activate the Heart Chakra for general well-being and emotional calm. It is also a powerful protector of the Heart Chakra.

Hematite

Hematite is a stone that is most commonly used to stabilize and for protection. Hematite is used to bring mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It can help with original thinking, logical thinking, and mathematics, any type of thinking which requires significant mental organization. Emotionally, hematite decreases negativity. It is also used for healing.

Howlite

Howlite is an incredible calming stone which is used to relieve stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind. Howlite teaches patience and can reduce feelings of anger. It helps to overcome critical or selfish behavior.

Indian Agate

Agate is a very protective stone with balancing and stabilizing properties. It brings emotional strength and courage to the wearer and also offers healing and calming energy. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, it balances yin/yang energy.

Lace Agate

Lace Gray Agate is a grounding stone, bringing about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Gray Agate has the power to harmonize yin and yang. It works slowly but brings great strength.

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli has been considered a highly valued stone in many cultures. Ancient Egyptians made a practice of burying a lapis lazuli scarab with their dead, and believed it to offer protection. It is a powerful stone that helps bring clarity of the mind, and it is a symbol of truth.

Lava Stone

Lava stone is volcanic rock, or basalt. Basalt is a stone of strength and courage. It allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life.

Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl is said to attract prosperity. It has been used to heighten intuition, psychic sensitivity, and imagination. Mother of Pearl has also been said to be highly protective and purifying.

Onyx

Onyx is known to release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships. Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity directed toward you. Onyx can fortify self-confidence, sharpen your senses, and encourage a healthy egotism.

Opal

Opal is often used for clearing emotions to create more positive vibrations. It is useful in balancing all chakras. The opal is said to be many things including the most powerful of healing stones, the stone of hope and good luck, the stone of great achievement and even the ‘stone of the Gods’.

Red Coral

Coral is a great aid for meditation or visualization. Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. Coral has been said to aid in alleviating depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition.

Red Brecciate Jasper

A strong protection gemstone, Red Jasper is known to protect against hazards of the night. Jasper is one of the oldest known gemstones. It is a strong and stabilizing stone that can ease emotional stress and evoke courage.

Rhodonite

Rhodonite is lovingly called the stone of grace and elegance. It can decrease anxiety and also works on the heart chakra, opening the wearer to unconditional love. It is the stone of inner growth and the stone of self-love.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is known as the love stone. It is also the stone of love in marriage and brings the wearer a sense of self-worth. It gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love in all its forms. Rose Quartz opens the heart to love.

Sunstone

Sunstone is said to bring good luck and abundance and bring leadership qualities to the wearer. It is also used in crystal energy work to dispel fears and phobias. Sunstone can increase physical energy, sexual energy, and aide in curing depression.

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye stone is used to see and for insight. When used in jewelry, tiger eye may bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer. Tiger Eye is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one’s own needs related to the needs of others.

Turquoise

Turquoise is one of the oldest known protection stones, said to protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. It carries the great wisdom of basic truth and is a very personal and meaningful stone to those who wear it.

Unakite

Unakite (or Epidote) can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage from the Heart Chakra. Unakite is used to lift spirits and helps you to see the beauty in life. It is also used to uncover deception.