The Meaning of Gemstones
Agates: Power stones, bringing harmony and balance.
Amazonite: Believed to have a soothing and calming effect.
Amethyst: Calms the emotions, creates clarity of thought, and assists in attaining wisdom. Amethyst is a stone of the mind; it brings calmness and clarity.
Apatite: A gemstone of communication and helps overcome sadness and grief.
Aquamarine: Associated with courage and the release of anxiety and fear. It is thought to soothe, calm and alleviate fears and to help relaxation on long journeys.
Aventurine: A stone of opportunity; believed to attract prosperity.
Blue Topaz: Associated with courage and overcoming fears and obstacles. It is a traditional stone for writers, scholars, artists, and intellectuals.
Chalcedony: Considered a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, chalcedony nurtures and promotes brotherhood and good will.
Citrine: Is said to open the mind to new thoughts and balance impatience and restlessness. It also attracts abundance, and is known as the “merchant’s stone,” to be placed where one conducts business.
Fluorite: Thought to balance and stabilize intuition. Fluorite is believed to improve the ability to concentrate.
Garnet: Regarded as the stone of passionate devotion to your family, Garnet is thought to attract good luck in business ventures.
Iolite: Said to be the stone of inner vision.
Jade: A stone of serenity. Thought to alleviate anxiety and fear and promote good luck.
Jasper: Is associated with relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing and consolation. Jasper is said to relieve mental stress and help you achieve balance in your life.
Kyanite: A calming stone, it helps to quiet the mind, dissolving emotional or spiritual confusion.
Lapis Lazuli: an ancient stone said to represent friendship and truth. Lapis is said to help bring about harmony in relationships.
Onyx: It is a gem thought to enhance determination and perseverance.
Peridot: Thought to strengthen life, bring about prosperity, growth, and increase openness.
Prehnite: Prehnite is said to be the stone of remembered dreams, meditation and prophecy.
Rose Quartz: Known as the stone of “gentle love,” rose quartz brings peace and calm to relationships.
Ruby: amous as a protection from misfortune and bad health, ruby is also used to open the heart and promote love. Given as a gift, ruby is a symbol of friendship and love.
Rutile Quartz: Said to intensify the power of quartz crystal. Rutile quartz is thought to assist one in getting to the root of a problem.
Smokey Quartz: Believed to be nature’s stone of endurance, fostering serenity, calmness, and positive thoughts.
Spinel: it is said that spinel aids one in relaxation and releasing worry.
Tigers Eye: May help convert anxiety and fear, believed to promote balance and strength in difficult times.
Topaz: Is said to improve mental clarity and focus, and increase confidence.
Tourmaline: Tourmaline is said to strengthen both body and spirit. It is believed to attract inspiration, aid concentration.
Turquoise: Believed to attract money, success and love, turquoise is a stone of friendship in many cultures.