stone glossary


Amazonite is a green to turquoise colored gemstone which is translucent or opaque with an off-white background color. It is a form of mineral named after the Amazon River in Brazil. Amazonite is a soothing stone that calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health and balances the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view and soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear. 


Apatite is a naturally occurring gemstone, largely unknown to the general public but prized by collectors for its many different colors and forms. It is made from a phosphate mineral group consisting of Chlorapatite, Fluorapatite, and Hydroxylapatite. Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good.


Amethyst is a semi-precious form of quartz ranging from a pale lilac color to a deep purple. The coloring of the Amethyst stone is caused by iron and aluminum present during the formation of the stone. Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It transmits bad energy into love and protects the wearer from all types of harm including stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is known to evoke feelings of tranquility and calm, to quiet the mind and help with controlling addictions.


A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.


Composed of Copper and Zinc, Brass has metaphysical healing properties to boost the immune system and to give courage. Repeated wearing of Brass jewelry pieces will cause them to take on your own body chemistry revealing your personal energy signature.


Pearls are the only gemstones that come from a living creature, so not only do they look amazing, they are one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creations. Best known for their wide variety of colors, sizes, and whimsical shapes, Freshwater Pearls have their own unique character. This type of pearl is one of the most popular on the market. Freshwater Pearls offer a wide diversity of sizes, shapes, and colors than any other type of pearl. Pearls are known for their calming effects are said to symbolize loyalty, generosity, integrity, purity, and are believed to attract good luck and wealth. White pearls often symbolize wisdom and clarity.


Green Aventurine comforts, harmonizes, protects the heart, and can help attract love later in life. It is one of the premier stones to attract luck, abundance and success. Green Aventurine has a particularly soothing energy behind it, and is recommended for working through unresolved emotional issues.


When absorbed through the skin, gold has a pain relieving effect and is thought to have a balancing and harmonizing effect on the body, mind and spirit. It is good for improving our mental attitude and emotional states. Gold can also help promote an increase in energy, will power, and mental focus. In the scriptures often there is a very strong correlation between bible colors and bible subjects. Gold is both a color and a metal and as both color and metal it is associated with Kings, things pertaining to kings, and kingdoms. Gold is both precious and valuable, is not easily corruptible and is a standard by which other things worth is judged.


Jasper sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.


Job's Tears are said to symbolize the biblical man, Job, who suffered greatly at the loss of his family, his home and everything he had. In the story, he maintained his true and pure faith in God during his trials and God greatly blessed him with more than he had prior. In medicinal healing, people take Job's tears for hay fever, high cholesterol, cancer, warts, arthritis, obesity, and respiratory tract infections. It is also used to treat a disease called toxoplasmosis that is caused by a parasite. (please note, do not physically consume this seed).


Labradorite is a feldspar mineral most often found in mafic igneous rocks such as basalt, gabbro, and norite. It is also found in anorthosite, an igneous rock in which labradorite can be the most abundant mineral. A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies and is excellent for strengthening intuition. It helps an individual regain energy while aiding the body and spirit in healing itself.


Lilac Stone is a variety of quartz and awakens us to our true spiritual essence, helps improve health on all levels: physical, emotional, mental & spiritual and guides us to our true purpose in life. It is a strong stone is a strong healing stone that is known to attract love, encourage a calm and centered state of mind and reduce stress.


Magnesite is thought to help induce deep peace during meditation and may enhance visualisation and imagery, and can promote inspiration. Magnesite brings a calming effect to the emotions, promoting tolerance for emotional stress. It supports people who are nervous and fearful and helps them to overcome irritability and intolerance. It brings grounding to the intellect and helps to recognise unconscious thoughts and feelings and induces a positive attitude to life. White magnesite is known for its calming properties, helping to improve creative visualization and imagination. It is also commonly believed to bring deep peace and silent relaxation during meditation, stimulate passion in the heart and help strengthen bones and teeth.


The Monstera is a symbol of a long life and the honoring of elders and respected people.


Moonstone is a variety of the feldspar-group mineral orthoclase. During formation, orthoclase and albite separate into alternating layers. When light falls between these thin layers it is scattered producing the phenomenon called adularescence or shimmering iridescence it's know for. A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilizes the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.


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. It helps our emotions become more harmonious and balanced.


Quartz is one of the most common and varied minerals on earth, and its abundant colors produce many gemstone types. Amethyst and Citrine are the most popular and valuable gem varieties of Quartz, but many forms are used in jewelry design with the most used being Crystal Quartz and the rarest being blue quartz. Crystal Quartz is a power stone that's prized as the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom. It has been called the "Universal Crystal" because of its many uses and is beneficial for healing and meditation. Rose Quartz is often associated with romantic and motherly love. 


Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.


Silver Lace Agate is a joyful stone that promotes optimism, enhances happiness, brings laughter and absorbs emotional pain.


In some cultures, clams symbolize a transitional period in life, while in others, a dream of clams indicates future prosperity. Because clams are bivalves, meaning they have two shells, they are thought to symbolize marriage or other link between a man and a woman. Oysters are often associated with lunar forces and can symbolize beauty and strength. The oyster can also associated with different goddesses of the sea, the moon and of love. Ever dream about oysters or an oyster shell & pearl? This can symbolize that good and positive things are on their way: happiness, joy, financial and business success.


Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer. When silver is used with gemstones, the metal retains and amplifies the qualities emitted by the stones. Silver is one of the precious metals mentioned frequently in the Bible. It symbolizes value. Proverbs uses silver alone with gold as significant measures of the even greater value of wisdom: “The profit gained from wisdom is greater than the profit gained from silver.


Tahitian pearls are the naturally black or charcoal grey saltwater pearls from the tropical islands of French Polynesia. They are named Tahitian pearls because they are exported from the island of Tahiti, and the Tahitian Ministry of Pearliculture sets the quality standards for all pearls leaving the islands. Tahitian pearls are not actually cultivated on the island of Tahiti - rather they are farmed throughout the island chain's various atolls and lagoons. Tahitian pearls are thought to represent trust, stability and protection as well as loyalty & wealth.


Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. The color turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty. 


Wood beads bring wonderful healing energies to both physical and emotional issues. Many people like Petrified Wood for its ancient energies, lending to enhanced past-life work. Petrified Wood teaches us patience and helps us to understand how to allow life to evolve in perfection.


Zircon is the oldest mineral on earth and is found in the crust of the earth. Zircon is a colorful gem with high refraction and fire that's unfairly confused with cubic zirconia and well known for its flashes of multicolored light. Zircon is a very popular gemstone used for its spiritual and physical healing properties. It represents happiness, prosperity, chastity, positive energy, honor, purity, and spiritual protection.


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