Gemstone Meanings

Gemstone Meanings

For centuries, semi-precious stones have played a large role in the healing process, protection, good fortune and mental well being of people throughout the world. Alone, or combined together, these stones can enhance a person’s natural energy and work with their aura to create a clarity that is found in the meaning for wearing each particular stone.

Aquamarine: Helps enhance communication skills, light-heartedness, spiritual levels of awareness and confidence. Releases anxiety, fear and restlessness. Healing Properties: Helps with the throat, heart, immune system, thymus lymph nodes and excellent for eyes in improving vision. Color: Blue. Birthstone of March.

Agate: Blue lace agate helps to reach high levels of spirituality through patience and peace. Healing Properties: Helps in treating arthritic conditions and the mending of brakes and fractures. Colors: White, Blue, Moss Green and Eye agate which has concentric circular bands of different colors.

Amethyst: Symbolizes sobriety, intelligence and Peace. Calms the mind and dissolves anxiety. Healing Properties: Cleanses, Purifies restructures and renews body, mind and spirit. Reduces anger, impatience, and nightmares. Color: Purple,Violet or Green. Birthstone of February.

Apatite: Apatite is said to enhance one’s insight, learning abilities and creativity, and to give increased self-confidence. It also is said to help achieve deeper states of meditation. Using apatite is said to facilitate the desired results when working with other minerals. Healing Properties: Apatite is said to be useful to help improve one’s coordination and to strengthen muscles, and to help suppress hunger and ease hypertension. Colors: Yellow, Green, Brown, Violet or Blue

Adventurine: Provides balance for female and male energies. Protects the heart Chakra, providing a shield to block others from stealing your good energy. Healing Properties: Heals emotional pain, fear and imbalance by dissolving blocks in your heart. Draws out heat in fevers, inflammation and nervous system stress. Used in disorders of heart, lungs and adrenal glands. Color: Translucent Green

Carnelian: Balances creativity and mental process. Stimulates analytical capabilities and precision. Protects against rage, anger and fear. Symbolizes the love you give returns to you. Healing Properties: Helps in relieving trauma and the healing process. Color: Pale Orange, Red or Brown

Chalcedony: Is said to be used as a sacred stone by the Native Americas, promoting stability within the ceremonial activities of the tribe. Healing Properties: Augments emotional balance, vitality, stamina, endurance, kindness, charity and friendliness. It supposedly alleviates hostilities, irritability and melancholy. Colors: blue-white, buff, light tan, gray, yellow or brown and green. (Agate, Carnelian, cat’s eye and Onyx are types of Chalcedony).

Citrine: Symbolizes happiness and uplifting, mental focus and warmth. Healing Properties: Aids in digestion and removes toxins from the body. Also is used in treating depression, constipation and back problems. Color: Yellowish-Orange.

Fresh Water Pearl: An irregularly shaped pearl that is cultured naturally in a mussel living in a lake or a river. Native Americans of the Atlantic Coastal areas and the Mississippi River Basin were the first to collect and use U.S. freshwater mussel pearls and shells. Some of the tribes used pearls as tributes. They are noted for their wide range of color, they can be found in white, silvery white, pink, salmon, red, copper, bronze, brown, lavender, purple, green, blue, cream, and yellow. Birthstone of June.

Garnet: Believed to give protection from wounds and poison. Symbolizes truth, compassion, fidelity and prosperity. Enhances creativity, strengthens willpower and increases self-esteem. Healing Properties: Helps in the treatment of infectious diseases, blood poisoning and heart and lung disease. Color: Dark Red. Birthstone of January.

Hessonite: Can help with speedy success of endeavors in less time then expected. Protects the wearer from sudden misfortune. Vitality, wealth, happiness and year round prosperity. Healing Properties: Increases appetite, good health, stomach ailments and insanity. Color: Cinnamon type color (orange-brown-red). Hessonite is a type of Garnet

Jade: Symbolizes good luck, health and fortune. Good for relaxtion because it is a longevity stone with a gentle, steady energy. Healing
Properties: Assists in childbirth and protects infants from disease. Helpful to lungs, heart, thymus, nervous and immune systems, kidney and blood detoxification. Color: Dark Green

Jasper: The “Supreme Nurturer”. Reminds us that we are here not just for ourselves, but also here to bring joy and substance to others. Protects against negativity and helps in being grounded to the stabilizing energies of earth. Healing Properties: This stone is used during long periods of hospitalization and when your energy feels low. Color: Yellowish, Reddish or Brown.

Jet: Used to dispel fearful thoughts and protects against illness and violence due to its calming properties. Healing Properties: Used to treat migraines, stomach pains and colds. Color: Black

Labradorite: Raises consciousness and the clarification of dreams. Balances and cleanses the aura. For deep thought and inspirational ideas. Healing Properties: Stress management. Color: Gray to Smokey Black

Lapis: The history of Lapis is very intriguing. The Romans believed it was a very powerful aphrodisiac. In the Middle Ages, it was thought to keep the soul free from envy, fear and error, and to keep limbs healthy. Until the nineteenth century it was used in Europe to paint sky and seascapes. The stone is believed to aid in the opening of the third eye, which is believed to lead to understanding, higher guidance, intuition, writing, creativity and dream insight and connection to higher self. Healing Properties: Anxiety, autism, shyness, nervous system, speech, hearing, head pain and inflammation. Color: Dark Blue

Moonstone: It is a symbol of the third eye, and is said to balance yin/yang. Allows people to feel more comfortable with their gentler side. Healing Properties: Protects against female epilepsy, sunstroke, headaches, nosebleeds, female hormone imbalance, emotional balance and stress. Color: Milky white to silver-blue.

Onyx: Black onyx has grounding properties and helps to change bad habits. Healing Properties: Absorbs and flattens emotional intensity. Color: Black

Peridot: A stone of lightness and beauty. The very spiritual can wear it in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect. Used in a necklace, peridot is a protector against negative emotions. Healing Properties: Known to have a healing effect on the gall bladder and liver. Color: Green

Quartz (Clear): For meditation, clairvoyance, telepathy and insight. Healing Properties: Stimulates energy, thoughts and programming for health rejuvenation. Color: Clear

Rose Quartz: Produces gentleness by bringing peacefulness and love to relationships. Promotes receptivity to appreciate the beauty of art, music and writing. Healing Properties: Helps alleviate emotional wounds by removing negativity and restoring harmony, especially after a crisis situation. Color: Light Pink

Smokey Quartz: Enhances deep meditation for higher guidance, deep relaxation and lovingness. Alleviates fear, anxiety and depression. Healing Properties: Stimulates meridians, Kundalini and helps with fertility, PMS and reproductive imbalance. Color: Smokey Brown

Tiger’s Eye: Brings clarity to allow ones sexual and emotional life to open and blossom. Balances male/female energy, strength and will power. Stimulates wealth and helps maintain it. Healing Properties: Asthma, general health & healing. Boosts physical energy. Color: Brown

Tourmaline: This stone is referred to as the “muses stone”, and is believed that it’s imaginative colors contain inspirational powers which enable the mind of it’s wearer to have illimitable vision and creativity. Healing Properties: Helps relive the “victim” concept and brings strength and laughter through trials of life. Since Tourmaline is believed to have derived from the Sinhalese word “turmali”, meaning fixed, each color focuses on a different aspect.

Black: Strengthener for emotional work and protects against negative energy, especially for sensitive people. Healing Properties: Neutralizes resentment, neurosis, obsessions, internal toxins and intestinal & spine energy blocks.

Green: Balances love and passion. Strengthens will to live, prosperity and compassion. Shows that we are all one and are responsible for maintaining integrity on the planet. Radiates protection for the wearer. Healing Properties: Energizes central nervous system.

Pink: Helps to create trust trough emotional and spiritual love in healing loss and emotional pain.

Turquoise: Turquoise is referred back as far back as the book of Exodus where it was worn by the High Hebrew Priest Aaron continues to hold importance and meaning throughout the world in every generation. It is generally known to be a protector against the “evil eye”. In North America it is believed that turquoise helps one to start new projects by allieviating creative-block. It opens up communication, serenity, spiritual bonding an opens the heart for giving and receiving. Healing Properties: Since it contains high amounts of copper, it is an excellent conductor and was used by Native Americans to heal all illnesses. It works especially well with asthma, infections, teeth, high blood pressure and depression. Helps with detox for alcohol, pollution and radiation.