Metaphysical properties of stones
Crystals are found all over the world in a rainbow of colors. They have been revered for thousands of years for their decorative, healing, and protective properties.
Crystals have always been considered special, extraordinary, even supernatural. With their fascinating forms and enchanting colors, nothing else on Earth is like them. Ancient peoples believed that crystals had fallen from the heavens as gifts from their ancestors.
In ancient Egypt, for example, the pharaoh and his priesthood prized Turquoise as a symbol of fertility, life and joy. Ancient Greek soldiers and sailors wore Hematite amulets to keep them safe during battles and at sea. The Chinese have carved Jade charms for centuries, believing that Jade brings good luck.
In the 21st century people continue to use crystals in many ways. For example, they are useful in aura balancing, reflexology, color therapy, reiki, meditation, just to name a few.
If you believe in the healing properties of crystals, you may want to choose your jewelry based on what each of them has to offer.
Agate is associated with balancing energies, courage, protection, healing, calming, inner stability, composure, maturity, security, self-confidence, self-acceptance and harmony. It also helps with decision making.
Amazonite is associated with hope, truth, honor, communication, memory, stimulation, harmony, integrity, compassion and manifesting dreams. It is said to enhance intuition, creativity, intellect and psychic ability. It is a peacemaker stone.
Amethyst is associated with integration, spiritual calmness, protection, healing, purification, divine connection, release of addictions, stability, strength, peace, serenity, common sense, prosperity, insight and honesty. It is a stone of royalty.
Aquamarine is cooling, clarifying, soothing, lightening, calming and cleansing. It inspires truth, trust and it is a great aid in letting go.
Aventurine is an all-around healing stone. It is associated with vitality, growth, confidence, balance, tranquility, stability, prosperity and wealth. It helps release negativity and energy blockages.
Carnelian is associated with courage, vitality, sexuality, confidence, creativity, action, passion, power, manifestation and motivation. It is analytical, releasing, repairing, warming and stabilizing. It provides protection from harm.
Chalcedony is nurturing, promotes good will, absorbs negative energy, brings the mind-body-emotions and spirit into harmony. It eases self-doubt, promotes inner peace, removes hostility and encourages optimism.
Cherry Quartz is a healer of emotional wounds. It helps with anger and tension. It is associated with transformation, rebirth, focus and communication.
Chrysoprase is associated with growth, compassion, connection with nature, forgiveness, altruism, stone of the heart, serenity, harmony, calmness, joy and happiness. It promotes healing, attracts new love, brings abundance and prosperity.
Citrine is said to be warming, comforting and uplifting. It helps with manifestation, personal will, mental clarity, creativity, imagination, individuality and self confidence.
Clear Quartz is associated with brightening, cleansing and organizing. It amplifies energy, positive though and increases awareness, gives clarity in thinking. It is a master healer and deep soul cleanser. It is purifying, enhances energy, reveals the truth, provides perseverance, patience and spiritual peace.
Diamonds are associated with brilliance, alignment, connectivity, purity, strength, clarity, truth, longevity, balance, success, abundance, courage, hope and protection. It increases the powers of other stones.
Emerald is calming, cleansing, harmonizing and healing. It provides love, unity, compassion and abundance.
Garnet is initiating, stimulating and it is fiery. It is associated with strength, security, commitment and love.
Goldstone is associated with strength, ambition, protection and energy generation. It helps attain one’s goals, provides calmness, stabilizes emotions and deflects unwanted energies. It is an excellent long distance healer.
Hematite is energizing, empowering and grounding. It promotes self-esteem, manifestation, memory, mental attunement and original thinking. It is a stone of the mind and protects against all harm.
Jade is associated with belonging, stability, instinct, health, abundance, manifestation, protection, harmony and good luck. It is stabilizing and soothing.
Lapis Lazuli is associated with truth, memory, awareness, inner vision, truthful communication, royal virtues, general and self-knowledge, reflection, initiation, balance, justice, insight, clarity, awareness, peace and harmony.
Lava Rock is associated with courage, stability, grounding, calmness, strength, rebirth, renewal and fertility.
Labradorite promotes magic, protection, openness and flexibility.
Malachite is associated with stimulation, communication, memory, enlightened leadership, creativity, confidence and protection. It promotes a healed heart, transformation, fidelity, loyalty, responsibility, desire for knowledge, dreams and imagination. It is a grounding stone.
Moonstone provides emotional balance, release, empathy, femininity, mystery, self-discovery, intuition and insight. It is associated with new beginnings, inner growth, inspiration, success, good fortune, strength, dreams and calmness. It relieves stress and stabilizes emotions.
Black Onyx is calming, quieting, cleansing and purifying. It provides protection and strength.
Opal is associated with inner fire, intuition, leadership, goal-seeking, mental clarity, courage, creativity, beauty and youthfulness.
Pyrite is activating, cleansing, sparking and clarifying. It is associated with masculine energy, manifestation, action, vitality, willpower, creativity, confidence and protection.
Rose Quartz is associated with love, emotion, release, gentleness, emotional healing and release of stress. It means uniting with the divine, appreciation of beauty, universal love, deep inner healing and peace.
Smoky Quartz is associated with potential, new beginnings, stability and grounding. It helps overcoming negative emotions, elevating moods and relieving depression, stress, fear, jealousy and anger. It helps with practicality, organization, manifestation of one’s dreams and inspirations. It gives protection, healing, courage and inner strength.
Rutilated Quartz is impelling, binding and restoring. It means amplification, acceleration and expanding awareness. It helps with grounding and manifestation. It speeds up events and processes, removes obstacles, promotes spiritual growth and is an illuminator for the soul.
Sandstone is associated with creativity, truth, clarity and it strengthens relationships.
Sunstone is associated with warmth, cleansing, self-worth, happiness, leadership, benevolence, strength and an abundance of blessings. It carries enlightened male energy, removes co-dependency, helps overcome procrastination, encourages self-empowerment and independence.
Sapphire is associated with protection, understanding, power, spiritual strength, blessings, wisdom, prophecy, calmness, focus and balance.
Tiger Eye is associated with practicality, sociability and realism. It balances between extremes, protects against evil eye, demons and witchcraft. It promotes discernment, vitality, strength, practicality and fairness. It helps with mental clarity, intellect and logic. It confuses enemies and builds confidence. It is also very soothing.
Turquoise strengthens, protects, enhances and balances. It promotes wholeness, communication and spiritual expansion. It is a master healing stone.
Ruby is associated with positive thinking, vitality and success. It balances the heart, gives confidence, security and enthusiasm. It promotes self-esteem, courage, passion, strength and adventurousness. It is protecting, nourishing and steadying. It helps with leadership qualities and life force.
Ruby Zoisite is associated with an increase in inner and outer development, awakening of the true self, joyful engagement with life, healing, increase in life force, happiness, appreciation, abundance, vitality and growth.