Explore the different stories and meanings behind each Gemstone and the healing properties associated with the Crystals in our handy guide.
Agate is believed to be a grounding and calming stone considered to bring harmony to all aspects of the being, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It is believed that Agate helps to balance Yin and Yang energies, facilitating spiritual growth and stability, and aiding concentration. Physically, Agate is said to be helpful for the areas of the digestive system and hollow organs, such as the uterus, intestines, and stomach, providing calming, soothing vibrations. Linked with all chakras, depending on the colour.
Amazonite is known as the Stone of Courage and of Truth, empowering one to search the inner self and discover our truths. It is said to help in moving beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. Amazonite is considered to help provide the freedom to express our thoughts and feelings, helping to set strong and clear boundaries internally and externally. It is also said to aid in calming the brain and nervous system and maintaining optimum health, whilst balancing the masculine and feminine energies. Amazonite is deeply stimulating to both the Heart and Throat Chakras.
A much loved gemstone throughout the world, Amethyst is said to calm and stabilise the mind. It is believed to aid in exploring higher spiritual energy and alternative consciousness. Linked to the 6th chakra, it is regarded as a meditative and calming stone, useful for working in the emotional, spiritual and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience and peace. Amethyst is said to help still the mind and inspire an enhanced meditative state, with its high frequencies purifying the aura of any negative energy or attachments.
Apache Jasper is said to be very connected with the earth, and encourages ecological awareness. It is considered to help bring clarity from chaos, and help with grounding and balancing. Apache Jasper is thought to bring stability and balance facilitating deep meditation. It is a grounding and highly active stone and reacts well with the Heart and Crown Chakras, and is linked with the 1st Chakra (Root).
Black Onyx is considered to be one of the most powerful protection stones, absorbing and transforming negative energy and helping to prevent the drain of personal energy. Onyx is said to be an excellent soothing stone and believed to help release negative emotions like sorrow and grief. It is thought to bring good fortune and help in recognising personal strength. Black Onyx can aid the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina and foster wise decision-making. We can use Black Onyx to help encourage happiness and good fortune. It is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues.
Blue Aventurine is said to be a stone of prosperity. It's believed to calm a troubled mind, thereby bringing inner peace and said to clear old stagnant energies. It is thought to increase confidence and gratitude, and promote emotional tranquility and positive attitudes. It is considered very useful when it comes to removing bad habits and healing certain physical issues. Blue Aventurine also is said to help strengthen communication and balance energy.
BLUE LACE AGATE
Blue Lace Agate is a stone of communication, said to inspire loyalty and trust, and to help express emotions more clearly. It is thought to dissolve old blockage patterns and doubt, permitting new methods of growth and self-expression. Blue Lace Agate's calm, centring properties encourage discernment about the thoughts we share and the beauty of inner silence, and promotes understanding in the sanctity of trust. Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity, with its warm, protective properties encouraging security and self-confidence.
BLUE SPONGE QUARTZ
Blue Sponge Quartz is believed to be a calming stone, aiding understanding of one's spiritual nature, and inspiring hope. It has all the general properties of Quartz but also additional properties associated with its colour. Blue Sponge Quartz helps to alleviate fears and enhance creativity and expression. It is considered to help balance the throat chakra, assist in communication and help in reaching out to others. It is an uplifting stone which can aid in restoring hope, happiness and peace.
The energy of Bronzite is believed to help boost self-confidence. It is said to be the stone of courtesy and assistance. Emotionally it is said to promote a loving and unprejudiced discernment within us. It provides the ability to resolve unsettled emotions in our life. Mentally, Bronzite provides us with the courage to act on our thoughts and feelings. It instills the courage to follow through with life path decisions. It’s energy promotes peace and harmony, and is said to help assist the growth of compassion and forgiveness. It is believed to help stay calm in stressful situations and remain calm.
BROWN ZEBRA JASPER
Brown Zebra Jasper is considered a grounding stone. It can help to keep one centred during higher spiritual works. It is said to be very helpful with balancing energy, work and play, and encourages us to see both sides of a situation. Zebra Jasper can help us to connect to mother earth and to the infinite energy and love in the universe. It is particularly effective at protecting one's aura, and is said to stimulates energy, and be beneficial for stamina. It is linked with the 1st Chakra (Root).
Carnelian is said to be a motivation stone and some refer to it as the “self esteem stone”. It is believed to cleanse stress and trauma that impact physical functioning. Carnelian is considered to protect, ground, and enliven creativity. Linked to the 2nd chakra, it was historically believed to bring luck, protection and comfort. Warming and vibrant, Carnelian is often regarded as a popular stone of choice for those seeking to develop their self-confidence.
Garnet is known as the stone of purity and truth, and is a symbol of love and compassion. It is said to amplify and energise the properties of other stones, and help energise the body’s repair mechanisms. Garnet stimulates blood flow, and inspires creativity and love. It is believed to increase one’s self esteem and to stimulate success. It is said to help open the heart and increase self-confidence, purifying and balancing energy. Red Garnet is linked with the 1st Chakra (Root).
Goldstone is believed to be the stone of wisdom and science. It reminds us to look for the light in darkness and to reach for the stars. It is said to build energy, courage and a positive attitude, and increase drive and confidence. A gently uplifting stone, Goldstone promotes vitality. Goldstone is linked with the 1st Chakra (Root).
Green Aventurine is believed to be one of the best balancing stones for the heart. It is said to draw from the healing power of the green earth. Believed to calm a troubled mind, it is said to bring inner peace. It is also considered to help increase confidence and gratitude, and promote emotional tranquility and positive attitudes. It is linked to the 4th chakra (Heart) and associated with prosperity.
Howlite is said to be the stone of memory, knowledge and progress, and considered to encourage reasoning, observation, discernment, patience and tact. It is believed to be a good stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. It also is believed to eliminate pain, facilitate awareness. Howlite is regarded as a great tool to have during meditation, promoting focus and serenity of mind and removing distracting thoughts.
Jade is the stone of calm in the midst of storm, believed to bring inner serenity and patience. It is revered in ancient cultures, as well as today, and said to help encourage creativity. It is cherished as a protective talisman and is considered a powerful healing stone. An amulet of good luck and friendship, Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility, dispelling the negative and encouraging one to see oneself as they really are. Jade relinquishes self-imposed limitations and assists in cherishing one's ideals and desires, facilitating the ambition and building of those thoughts into physical reality. Jade properties encourage a more relaxed state of being. Linked with the 4th Chakra (Heart).
Said to be the Stone of Magic, Labradorite is said to protect the auric field and prevent energy from being drained by other people. Its healing properties are linked with the 6th Chakra (Third Eye Chakra) igniting spiritual expansion and higher levels of the mind and spirit. It is believed to be a highly mystical and protective stone, deflecting unwanted energies. It is thought to help raise consciousness and connect with universal energies. Labradorite is very popular because of its Labradorescence, which shimmers an optical phenomenon of a blue/green sheen.
Larvikite is a grounding and protective stone. It is considered to help facilitate a strong connection to the energies of the earth along with the spirits of nature. Larvikite is said to protect against negative energy, stimulate creativity and the exchange of wisdom. It is also said to increase our security in the strength of our own intellect. Larvikite teaches us patience, and is thought to help us see ourselves through the eyes of our higher selves. It is also said to help in calming nerves. It is linked to the 1st Chakra (Root Chakra).
Moss Agate is believed to be a stabilising stone connected with nature. It is considered to help aid in relieving breathing difficulties due to emotional tension, and improve circulation in blood and lymphatic systems. Moss agate is said to help foster optimism and our connection to nature. It is linked to the 4th chakra (Heart), and thought to improve self-esteem and promote self-expression. A highly optimistic stone associated with balancing emotions and reducing stress.
Quartz is believed to amplify and harmonise all energy fields. It is said to be a powerful healing tool, stabilising and connecting the divine forces on the earthly plane. It is linked to the 7th Chakra (Crown) and is said to help bring mental calmness. Quartz is considered to be the most powerful healing and energy amplifier, absorbing, storing and releasing energy - and is said to be excellent for unblocking.
Quartzite is believed to balance and stabilise positive changes. It is said to help prevent slipping back to old state after undergoing any uplifting change, such as a healing or spiritual experience. It is thought to help the body establish a new state of balance that includes the beneficial change. Quartzite is said to be useful in balancing and revitalising energy, with gentle healing vibrations. It can be linked to all the Chakras, depending on the colour of the gemstone.
Red Jasper is said to be a stone that helps in all areas of survival and a very protective stone. Considered a stone of physical strength and energy, Red Jasper is said to stimulate gently and steadily, enhancing stamina and endurance, and increasing the amount of chi, or life force in one's aura. It is linked to the Base Chakra and purported to have a stabilising effect. Red Jasper is regarded as a stone of health and passion, bringing courage to face unpleasant tasks and to rectify unjust situations.
Rose Quartz is said to be the stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. It is believed to help promote love and harmony and reduce aggression. Rose Quartz is said to help with unblocking emotional stress which has caused tension and illness. Linked to the 4th Chakra, it is considered to gently draw off negative energy replacing it with loving energy. Rose Quartz is believed to purify and opens the heart, promoting self-love, love, deep inner healing, along with friendship and feelings of peace.
Spiderweb Jasper is a soothing stone, and can be effective in calming frayed nerves. Its healing properties promote interconnectedness to the universe, and all its vibrations and processes. The healing presence can help to align and balance your being. Aside from its rejuvenating properties, Spiderweb Jasper is also a stone that can ground and is said to give protective energies. It is thought to help drive away evil, negativity, and any bad vibrations. Grounding, relaxing and gentle, it’s a stone that you can use to stabilise your personal aura and energy.
Tigers Eye is considered a stone of courage and motivation, helping to foster success in everything you do. It is is said to help focus the mind and be useful for self-protection. Tigers Eye is considered to be a powerful stone helping to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and is believed to help you make decisions with discernment and understanding. It has an optimistic and stabilising energy and is said to help stimulate the rise of Kundalini energy. Linked with 1st Chakra (Root), 2nd Chakra (Sacral) and 3rd Chakra (Solar Plexus)
Tourmalinated Quartz is believed to bring together the properties of Quartz and Tourmaline creating an effective grounding stone strengthening the body’s energy field. Its purported liberating power against negative energy could be used to assist in actualising the strength needed to alleviate negative or hostile relationships and situations. Tourmalinated Quartz is believed to help balance yin / yang energies. Linked with the 1st Chakra (Root).
White Jade is said to be a stone of peace and serenity. It is considered a powerful healing stone, promoting tranquility and dispelling negativity. It is thought of as an amulet of good luck and friendship, and encourages us to see ourselves for who we really are. It promotes creativity and a more relaxed state of being, and is said to help relinquish self imposed limitations. It is linked with the 4th-7th Chakras.