Look up the metaphysical and healing properties of the genuine gemstones and crystals I use in my jewelry designs.

Agate - the most abundant and perhaps most powerful gemstone on Earth, Agate takes many physical manifestations and is called the earth rainbow, as the concentric bands of Agate form in nearly every color Mother Earth can produce. It can be banded, occluded and clear, transparent, semi-transparent, or opaque, from deep black (Onyx) to sea blue (Chalcedony), golden brown (Tiger's Eye), to bright orange-red (Carnelian), Agate is a stone everyone should own. It is a grounding stone with a powerful cleansing effect, bringing stabilizing energy and soothing, calming strength. It is said that if you can own only one gemstone, it should be Agate, with its gentle yet powering anxiety-relieving properties.  

Zodiac: Gemini (varies according to color and type)
Planet: Mercury
Chakra: Varies according to color and type
Healing: Anxiety, stress, emotional trauma, and self-confidence

Amethyst - a natural stress reliever, it encourages inner strength and brings wealth and a strong business sense to its wearer. It brings clarity of the mind and helps you to become more in tune with your feelings so that you get to know yourself on a much deeper level. Amethyst crystals repel negative energy and attract positive energy, making them a wonderful protection stone for the home. Amethyst crystal therapies are primarily associated with physical ailments of the nervous system, curing of nightmares and insomnia, and balancing the crown chakra.

Birthstone: February
Zodiac: Pieces
Planet: Saturn
Energies: Power, protection, healing
Chakra: Crown
Anniversary: 6th
Healing: Blood, breathing, sobriety

Aventurine - is one of the best stones to attract luck, abundance and success. It comforts, harmonizes and protects the heart, helping to attract luck in love. Aventurine is a manifestation stone that can help you turn your dreams into reality. It is also used to aid nearsightedness. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is an excellent stone to relieve teenage angst.

Birthstone: August (ancient)
Energies: Luck, money, healing
Chakra: Heart
Healing: Nearsightedness

Black Onyx - a powerful protective stone that shields the mind and body from electromagnetic energy. It absorbs and transforms negative energy so helps alleviate melancholy and depression. It helps calm your fears, leaving you feeling stable and secure. That’s why it’s often called a “worry stone.”

Birthstone: July
Zodiac: Capricorn
Energies: Protection, healing
Planet: Saturn
Healing: Stress; worry

Bloodstone - a powerful healing stone that has been valued for thousands of years for its healing energy. It detoxifies and strengthens the immune and lymphatic systems. Referred to as the “Hero’s stone”, Bloodstone also increases stamina and strength by helping the constant flow of energy throughout the body. Bloodstone assists you to regain personal power, build courage, strength of mind and confidence. It is a very beneficial stone for athletes and people whose jobs include a lot of physical activity. In India, it is used in powdered form as an aphrodisiac.

Birthstone: March (ancient)
Zodiac: Aries
Energies: Healing, Power, Protection
Planet: Mars
Chakra: Root
Anniversary: 45, 55
Healing: Circulation; alignment

Blue Chalcedony - Traditionally used in weather magic, it is excellent for curing illness associated with weather and pressure changes. Additionally, it facilitates acceptance of new situations and improves self-perception. It improves memory and assimilation of new ideas. A communicator stone, it also strengthens mental acuity and verbal dexterity, while enhancing listening skills. Blue Chalcedony also promotes a child-like spirit and optimistic outlook. 

Zodiac: Cancer, Capricorn
Energies: Protection, healing
Planet: Moon
Healing: Lactation, depression, nightmares, and turbulent emotions.

Blue Lace Agate - a stone of encouragement and support, its soothing color reflects the circular flowing energy that calms, uplifts and elevates. It is an excellent stone for starting over, as it instill peace of mind and facilitates the expression of spiritual and personal truth. It is especially helpful in allowing men to accept their sensitive, emotional feelings.  Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Today it is still worn to help those who have difficulty being heard by others.

Zodiac: Gemini, Pieces
Chakra: Throat, third eye, heart, crown
Planet: Mercury
Healing: Nurturing; shoulder and neck problems caused by stress and repression; opens blockages of the nervous system.

 

Blue Zircon - Zircons are some of the oldest stones on the planet, and their name dates back to ancient Persia. In the middle ages, zircon was believed to help the wearer sleep, and to bring prosperity, honor and wisdom. Zircon is now believed to have the ability to increase one’s self-confidence, and to aid the wearer in loving the self as well as others, as it opens up the heart and brings compassion. Zircon is known to be a grounding stone that inspires and motivates and gives guidance when guidance is needed, therefore helping to achieve one’s goals. Sadly, Zircon is often confused with cubic zirconia, the laboratory grown imitation diamond, because of its similar name. It comes in a variety of colors, and Blue zircon is considered an alternative birthstone for December and is the most popular color of zircon today.

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Birthstone: December (alternative)
Zodiac: Capricorn
Energies: Prosperity, honor, wisdom, confidence

Blue Zircon

Carnelian - a powerful Sacral Chakra Stone. It increases personal power and physical energy, bringing you courage, compassion and a boost in creativity. Wearing or carrying Carnelian enhances vitality and will provide you with the confidence needed to approach new projects and dreams. It is a wonderful stone to wear on a job interview, as it brings good luck and opportunity, awakening your hidden talents within. In ancient times, Egyptians buries their loved ones with Carnelian as it was thought to protect them in their journey to the afterlife and calm their fears about rebirth.

Birthstone: May, July, August (ancient)
Zodiac: Virgo
Energies: Power, Healing
Planet: Mars
Chakra: Sacral
Healing: Energy Booster

Citrine - a stone of light and happiness. It does not hold any negative energy and therefore never needs to be cleaned. It brings clarity to those who wear it and helps to manifest anything you want to bring into your life. It activates your imagination, bringing more creative visions to a clearer mind and a more positive outlook. Powered by the Sun, Citrine warms, cleanses and energizes the body, strengthening the solar plexus. Citrine is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system.

Birthstone: November (ancient)
Zodiac: Gemini, Leo
Energies: Money, Luck, Protection, Healing
Planet: Jupiter
Chakra: Solar Plexus
Healing: Digestive

Fluorite - Formerly called Fluorspar, Fluorite has a wide range of colors including yellow, blue, pink, purple and green. Fluorite absorbs and neutralizes negative vibrations. It makes you more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. Fluorite is known as the "Genius Stone" as it increases concentration and helps in decision making.

Energies: Power, Healing
Healing: Ulcers; respiratory tract

Garnet - found the world over, legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its strong curative powers and protective energies made it invaluable. Garnet is also known for its utilization of creative energy. It grounds spirit forces within the body and helps in the ability to work lovingly on the physical plane. Yet Garnet is a sensual stone. It represents primordial fire, the creation of the world out of chaos, purification and love. It is a stone of strong, intense feelings.

Hematite - a very protective stone that helps you to stay grounded in any situation. It absorbs negative energy and calms you in times of stress or worry. When you wear Hematite, it helps you feel balanced, calm and centered. This stone helps you to find your own, unique talents and release self-imposed limitations.

Zodiac: Aries, Aquarius
Energies: Love, Protection, Healing
Planet: Mars, Mercury
Healing: Stimulates iron absorption

Labradorite - a stone of transformation and magic. It cleans and opens the crown chakra by stimulating your intuition. It is a power stone that allows you to see through illusions and manifest your dreams and goals in actual form. Its energy increases self-confidence, which in turn reduces stress and anxiety. Use Labradorite to stimulate the imagination, develop enthusiasm and to see more clearly in meditation. In crystal healing and folklore, Labradorite is said to help with eyes, sight, nervous system, digestion, metabolism, warts.

Energies: Power
Chaka: Solar Plexus
Healing: Imagination, enthusiasm, stress relief

Moonstone - believed to be a stone of destiny. Moonstone is a very personal stone. It is a reflection of the person who owns it. It is strongly connected to the moon and the divine feminine, making it a wonderfully helpful stone for women. It is worn to increase fertility and harmonize the mind, providing health and protection. Moonstone helps to align the hormone production, metabolism and reproduction. It allows deep-rooted feelings to energize and come to the forefront. It is said if you give your lover a moonstone necklace when the moon is full you will always have passion for each other. 

Zodiac: Cancer, Sagittarius
Energies: Love, Power, Healing, Luck
Chaka: Third Eye
Planet: Moon
Anniversary: 13
Healing: Hormone production, reproduction, metabolism

Obsidian - a natural volcanic glass. It is a grounding stone that cleans and removes negative energies and helps release negative emotions such as anger, fear, jealousy and greed. Placed on the sacral chakra, snowflake obsidian in particular calms and soothes you, allowing you to see and change unhealthy patterns in your own behavior.

Energies: Power, Healing, Protection
Chakra: Sacral
Healing: Muscle cramps

Quartz (Clear) - Extremely popular metaphysically, Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals. Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention. It is often used to strengthen the power of other healing crystals. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain. The more positive you are, the better it works!

Birthstone: April (ancient)
Zodiac: Pieces, Leo, Capricorn
Energies: Magic, Power, Healing
Planet: Venus
Anniversary: 15
Healing: Amplifies energies of other stones

Rose Quartz - stone of unconditional love. It opens your heart to all types of love—self, family, friends and romantic love. The soothing energy fosters empathy, reconciliation and forgiveness, lowers stress and tension of the heart. It can clear anger, jealously and resentment towards others, releasing the negative energy and healing the heart.

Energies: Love
Chakra: Heart
Healing: Love, inner peace

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Sodalite - encourages you to be true to yourself and stand up for your beliefs. It is a stone of self-expression and confidence, helping you to deal with issues of self-worth, self-acceptance and self-esteem. Sodalite brings inner peace and promotes intuition and trust in your own judgment. It is a stone of awakening that stimulates the Third Eye and deepens meditation. Keep Sodalite in your pockets and in every room of your house, so its peaceful properties will permeate your environment.

Energies: Power, Healing, Luck
Chakra: Third Eye
Healing: Thyroid

Tiger's Eye - helps re-balance the body on all levels and encourages optimism and trust in the future. It brings brightness and light into all situations and gives you greater insight into your problems. Tiger’s Eye brings good luck, abundance and prosperity to its wearer. In many ancient civilizations, it was used as a talisman against bad luck and curses.

Zodiac: Pisces, Gemini, Capricorn 
Energies: Luck, Protection, Healing
Chakra: Third Eye
Anniversary: 39
Healing: Focus and re-balance the mind

Turquoise - a protective stone, Turquoise has been used for amulets since the beginning of time. It defends against internal injury, outside threats, and even atmospheric pollutants. Turquoise is also a healing stone, providing well-being and solace for body and soul. To be given Turquoise brings good fortune and peace to both the giver and the recipient. By healers, it is used to help strengthen friendships and loyalty, promote self-realization, balance mood swings, depressions, and panic attacks.

Zodiac: Scorpio, Sagittarius, Pieces
Energies: Protection, self-realization, friendship
Chakra: Throat, Third eye
Healing: Helps balance mood swings, exhaustion, depression and panic attacks.