Stone Properties

These are some of the more popular stones, gems and crystals used in jewelry making. Some of them are easy to find at a local craft shop, others may need to be special ordered. The BLUE highlighted names are stones I have in stock and is subject to change. This page is just a brief introduction to the stones and gems. Check out this LIST to see more in-depth information for certain stones).
  (FYI: This page is still a work in progress..I still haven't added all the photos yet...please bear with me!)


Agate
Agate: Agate comes in many forms, colors, and textures. Although each type has additional benefits, Agate promotes strength, courage, longevity, healing, protection, love, and is used for gardening. (To read more about agates, click on the underlined title above).

Amber
Amber: Related to the elements of Fire and Earth and the planetary body of the Sun, Amber cleanses negative energy by converting it into positive energy. Amber utilizes the powers of luck, health, protection, beauty, and strength. It brings warmth, light, and clarification to the solar energies of the body. Amber is a tree sap hardened naturally over thousands of years, sometimes millions. True Amber tends to be blemished, uneven in color, and very light weight. Do not confuse True Amber with New Amber
being sold on the market which is man made. Being made of resin, Amber is very fragile and should not be held near heat or chemicals.

Amethyst
Amethyst: Amethyst is the "stone of spirituality and contentment". It balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies. Clears the aura and bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace. Also known as the "stone of meditation". Used in the treatment of hearing disorders, strengthens the skeletal system and posture. Also used to treat nervous disorders, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin, and teeth. Stabilizes mental disorders.

Amazonite: Amazonite is great for non-verbal expression. It also is good for filtering energy such as that from computers, cell phones and other electronic devices. It helps to improve confidence, restores spiritual faith, enhances creative expression and self-worth, and is a good stone for all types of creative people.

Angelite: Angelite represents peace and brotherhood. It's a stone for communication (especially with the angels).Good for writers, musicians, and artists.  Powerful stone for healers, because it helps to deepen attunement and perception. Emotionally, it is a calming stone..helping to release stress and enhance meditation. Physically, it is used for your throat and neck areas. Also used for "divine timing"..to always be in the right place at the right time with the right people:)!

Apatite: Apatite is useful when wanting to communicate with spirit-guides. It is helpful for clearing your thoughts and getting rid of confusion. It reduces irritability and overcomes emotional exhaustion. Can be useful in helping control emotional eating. Physically, apatite supports electrolytes in the body and helps balance food absorption through the digestive system. It can also help improve bones and tooth enamel.

Aragonite: Aragonite is excellent for channeling spiritual wisdom. It is a good grounding stone. It helps you to gently find your way towards clarity, organization and creative solutions. Useful for meditation and finding your center. Use to find your emotions and define them. Physically, aragonite is helpful with calcium deficiencies.

Aventurine
Aventurine: Aventurine is a wonderful stone for vitality, growth, and confidence. It is connected to the elements of water and earth. Aventurine is also connected to opening and healing the heart chakra. (There are a few different colors of aventurine, most popular being green, red, and blue..but also brown and peach).

Bloodstone
Bloodstone: Bloodstone is a great gemstone for enhancing strength, bringing about courage, as well as stimulating vitality. Bloodstone is a source for purification of the body, that is connected to the element of earth. It also plays a healthy role in balancing the Root (1st) chakra.


Blue Goldstone
Blue Goldstone: is a dark midnight blue/almost black color with flecks of copper suspended inside it. It is a good deflector of unwanted energies,
and can assist in protection. It is said to stimulate the nervous system and is supposed to enhance transmission of healing energy from the hands.
Calcite

Calcite: Can be white, gray, black, green, yellow, brown or blue. It is known to sharpent mental clarity, boost memory. It is known as an uplifting stone, bringing happines, joy and humor. It is also known to help improve understanding of nature.


Carnelian
Carnelian: Carnelian is a form of red-toned Agate that is connected to the element of Fire and to the planetary body of the Sun. Its powers include protection, peace, health, courage, sexual energy, action, vitality, confidence, and precision. This is a stabilizing stone to have present in the household as it brings balance to all situations involving groups. Carnelian is a wonderful stone to have in the workplace, as it enhances self confidence.

Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye: Cat's Eye is a name given to a form of Quartz or Chrysoberyl that has a reflective effect similar to the pupil in the eye of a cat. Therefore, Cat's Eye can be a characteristic given to any stone that has this feature present. Cat's Eye is connected to the element of the Earth and promotes wealth, beauty, and awareness. It dispels unwanted energy and increases visual capabilities in those with poor eyesight.(I have a pink glass version of cat's eye).

blue chalcedony
Chalcedony: With the exception of sticks, bones, rocks, and animal skins, Chalcedony is believed to one of the very first raw materials used by mankind, with the earliest recorded uses of Chalcedony being for weapons, tools, knives, bowls and cups. Chalcedony is a variety of the mineral quartz that occurs in in a great variety of colors inlcuding blue, lavender, white, buff, light tan, gray, yellow, pink, red or brown. Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes good will.  It absorbs negative energy.  It harmonizes  the mind, body, emotions and spirit.  Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity.  It alleviates hostility and transforms melancholy into joy.  Eases self-doubt.  Creates openness and enthusiasm.  Absorbs and dissipates negative thoughts, emotions and bad dreams.Chalcedony is believed to increase endurance, stamina, vitality, and to promote emotional balance, kindness, charity, and friendliness. Physically, Chalcedony is said to relieve melancholy, fever, irritability, gall stones, and eye problems.

citrine
Citrine: Citrine's name comes from the French word for lemon, citron, and it is known for it's sunshiney yellow color. It is said to promote a happy disposition, increases physical and material power and expands mental clarity. Can be known as the stone of abundance.

Dalmation jasper
Dalmation Jasper (Or Dalmation Stone): Dalmation Jasper is known to be a nurturing stone, working to provide slow and gentle healing. It is also an extremely protective stone, helping with depression and negative thinking. Dalmation jasper is also said to encourage determination for success and to send new ideas into fruition. They are good stones for people looking to start a new business.

Emerald
Emerald: Emerald is a form of beryl and comes in many different qualities. Therefore, inexpensive pieces can easily be found. Emerald is related to the element of Earth and the planetary body of Venus. It promotes love, money, exorcism, and is known as the "Stone of Successful Love". It's beneficial in the use of enhancing eyesight and stimulating mental powers. This is my birthstone and one of my favorites, but I do not have this in stock because it is very expensive.

Fluorite
Fluorite: Comes in all colors but the most popular is an amethyst purple (not to be confused with the actual amethyst stone). Fluorite is known as the "stone of discernment". It discourages chaotic growth. Helps produce order in the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems. Balances the positive and negative aspects of the mind. Useful in the treatment of colds, flu, staph, and strep infections as well as cankers, herpes, ulcers, and similar infections. Also useful in the early stages of tumors. Prevents RNA & DNA damage while treating bones and structures of cells.
Garnet


Garnet: Garnet can be found in many colors ranging from red to green and yellow to orange. It is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and the planetary body of Mars. Garnet promotes healing and protection and is considered the "Stone of Health and Commitment".

Hematite
Hematite: Hematite is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and the planetary body of Saturn. Its common name is iron ore, and is often silver-grey metallic. It is both grounding and healing, yet allows great room for spiritual growth, manifestations, and divination. It is considered the "Stone of the Mind". It is known to deflect negativity, restore equilibrium and stability, helps concentration and memory and boosts self-esteem.

Howlite
Howlite: Howlite is white with grey veins, but sometimes can be dyed blue or green or red. It is a very calming stone and can be used to help with insomnia and stress. It can soothe selfish or critical behaviour. It has been known to be helpful in journeying to past lives and gaining memories from other lifetimes. Its apparent healing properties include strengthening teeth and bones, helping with insomnia and balancing calcium leveles.

jade
Jade: Although there are many types of Jade (Serpentine, Nephrite, etc.), most commonly Jade is connected to the element of Water and the planetary body of Venus.The most valuable of all the jades is imperial jade and is an emerald green color.  Jade promotes love, longevity, wisdom, healing, prosperity, and money. It is also a good gardening stone. It has been worshipped for over a thousand years for its life-extending powers. (I have a few different colors of jade, but not green.)



jasper
Jasper: Jasper comes in all sorts of colors and patterns (Brecciated, Dalmatian, Fancy, Green, Ocean, Picture, Rainforest, Red, Yellow, etc.), each with additional attributes. However, Jasper in general is known as the "supreme nurturer". It helps us assist others and provides protection. Balances your energies of the physical and emotional. Jasper is used in the treatment of tissue deterioration of internal organs, including disorders of the kidneys, spleen, bladder, liver, and stomach. Soothes nerves and helps regain sense of lost smell. Promotes health.

labradorite
Labradorite: Known as the "temple of the stars", Labradorite is used in the treatment of brain disorders to stimulate mental activity. It also relieves stress & anxiety and promotes healthy digestion.

Lapis lazuli
Lapis Lazuli: Lapis Lazuli is a rich blue stone which is very prized throughout the world. It is connected to the element of Water and the planetary body of Venus. It promotes fidelity, joy, protection, courage, healing, and psychism. Lapis Lazuli is also known as the "Stone of Total Awareness".

Mahogany Obsidian
Mahogany Obsidian: Known for eliminating energy blocks and fulfilling aspirations, Mahogany Obsidian also relieves tension. It's useful in healing by allowing clarity of the ailment or cause of disease.




malachite
Malachite: Malachite is connected to the element of Earth and the planetary body of Venus. Known as the "Stone of Transformation", it is
used as an equalizing and balancing friend. It represents fidelity in love and friendship, as well as loyalty. It is also said to boost the immune system. Another very expensive stone, which I usually do not have in stock.


Moldavite
Moldavite: Moldavite is connected to the element of Storm and celestial bodies other than this Earth (unknown origin). It is theorized that Moldavite fell from the sky, creating a strew field approx. 14.7 million years ago. This powerful stone often has a "flushing effect" on some users. This can include a temporary, yet distinct headache, nausea, and red flushing of the skin. Although not believed to be harmful, this very short term effect tends to have wonderful results in cleansing the body and auric field. There are huge amounts of fake Moldavite on the market, so be cautious who you purchase from. It is an excellent meditation stone, often used at the heart, third eye, and crown chakras. This powerful stone has an extremely high vibration and helps to promote rapid spiritual evolution and transformation.

moonstone
Moonstone: Moonstone represents balancing, introspective, reflective, and lunar. Used for "new beginnings", hoping, and wishing. Helps in understanding destiny and cleanses negativity from chakras. Travelers stone for protection. Promotes calmness and awareness. Used to treat skin, hair, eye, and fleshy organ deterioration. Eliminates toxins from the body and assists in digestive and elimination disorders. Enhances fertility and eases childbirth. Good for insomnia, water disorders, insect bites, and circulatory disorders.

Mother-of-Pearl
Mother-of-Pearl: Comes from the lining of pearl oyster shells. It carries the sea energy of calming and relieving stress. Good for relaxation and soothing of emotions.

onyx
Onyx: Onyx is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and the planetary bodies of Mars and Saturn. It promotes inner strength, focused attention, will power, discipline, reason, and defense magick. Onyx is  known for reducing sexual desire                                                                  when need be.                                

Opal
Opal: Opal is connected to all elements and all planetary bodies. It intensifies emotions, even those of a negative nature, and should only be used during well controlled processes. It enhances power and brings luck, money, purification, as well as strength to the memory. It is used in astral projection and is considered the "Stone of Happy Dreams and Changes". I have Moss Opal.

quartz
Quartz Crystal: Quartz is known as the "stone of power". It enhances and protects the aura, aids in circulation, and promotes emotional stability. It can be used in the treatment of vertigo, burn pain & blistering, skin disorders, digestive disorders, kidney disorders (including bladder infections & disfunctions). It is the most popular of all quartz crystals and the most common. Quartz comes in many different colors and forms. Crystal quartz is the most popular.

rainbow obsidian
Rainbow Obsidian: Rainbow Obsidian is known as the "stone of pleasure". Brings light and love into ones life. Helps one recognize their spirituality. Brings gratification and enjoyment.


Rhodonite
Rhodonite: Rhodonite is connected to the elements of Earth and Fire and the planetary body of Mars. It promotes peace, compassion, love, generosity, altruism, and anti-confusion. It's used in discovering and developing hidden talents.

Rhyolite
Rhyolite: Represents change, variety and progress. It lights the soul's creativity and breaks through barriers of the mind to a joyous state of knowing. Also strengthens body and mind and helps us learn self potential. Self realization. This "stone of resolution" is great for meditation. Used in the treatment of chills, rashes, and disorders of the veins and skin.

Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is the "stone of gentle love", emitting calming, cooling energy and gently removing negativity. Helpful in locations of the heart chakra. Used in spiritual atonement. Heals emotional wounds. Used to clear fluids in the cells and releases impurities. Also used in the treatment of vertigo, kidney disorders, and adrenal glands. As an elixir is reduces wrinkles on the skin. Decreases coughs and soothes bronchial and lung areas. Helps diminish burns and relieves blistering due to heat.

Sapphire
Sapphire: Sapphire is connected to the elements of Wind, Earth, and Water, as well as the planetary body of the Moon. It promotes meditation, awareness, discipline, defense magick, creativity, sexuality, zest for life, and is known as the "Stone of Uniformity". Another extremely expensive stone, and not in my stock.

Smoky Quartz
Smoky Quartz: Smokey Quartz is known as the "stone of cooperation". It regulates the bodies fluids. Clears organs in the solar plexus of congestion and works well with disorders of the hands and feet. Aids in depression.

Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake Obsidian: Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of perseverance and insight. It also helps one to atone with spiritual guidance, past-life recall, and spirit communication. It works in accordance with the 1st and 6th chakras and is connected to the element of earth.



   
Sodalite
Sodalite: Sodalite, with its rich blue color, is great for accessing the subconscious and intuitive abilities. Known for enhancing insight and mental performance. Sodalite is also helpful in deepening intuition. Connected to the element of air, Sodalite is used as a stimulant for the 6th chakra.
                                                                                                             
sunstone

Sunstone: Sunstone is connected to the element of Fire and the planetary body of the Sun. It promotes good health, protection, leadership, and benevolence, strength, and blessings. It's connected to masculine energy.

tiger's eye
Tiger Eye: Tiger Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger eye is also a very protective stone, especially during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.


Topaz: Topaz is connected to the element of Fire and the planetary body of the Sun. It promotes weight loss, money, positive & negative currents in the body, and is known as the "Stone of True Love and Success in all Endeavors".

tourmaline
Tourmaline: Tourmaline is known for its benefits such as improving self confidence, inspiration, balance between right and left sides of the brain, and healing. It brings wholeness and vitality to its wearer. Some colors of tourmaline are connected to emotional healing, sympathy towards others, and the essence of the plant kingdom.

turquoise

Turquoise: Turquoise is connected to the element of Earth and the planetary bodies of Venus and Neptune. It promotes courage, protection, friendship, healing, luck, and love.




unakite
Unakite: Unakite brings  consciousness to the present. Balances the emotional body and helps one deal with the past. Helps go "beneath" the physical symptoms of disease to find the root cause. Can enhance weight gain and is used in the treatment of the reproductive system, stimulating healthy pregnancies and facilitating the health of the unborn.

Yellow Jade: Yellow Jade is energetic and stimulating, yet mellow. It brings joy and happiness. Teaches the interconnectedness of all beings. Yellow Jade aids the digestive and elimination systems of the body. Yellow Jade relates to the solar plexus (3rd chakra).



(Information from SpellSpot and other sources) *All content in this post is for informational purposes only. All information is based on myth, legend, folklore,etc..and is not meant to be taken as medical advice.You should consult a physician for seeking physical and mental health help, before looking for alternative treatments.