Throughout history gemstones have been used for their healing properties and in spiritual practices. The energy that the stones imparted to their wearers made the rare and beautiful gems precious.
Today, science recognizes the inherent powers of gemstones in the technological uses of crystals in watches, lasers, and computers. However, the more subtle influences, such as their ability to promote physical healing in the body, or their power to help balance human emotions, elude modern science.
Read about the fascinating healing properties of gemstones below. Pick your favorites and contact us to design a unique and beautiful piece made with genuine semi-precious gemstone beads of your choice.
Agate comes in a variety of colors.
It is said to enhance one’s perceptiveness and to stimulate analytical capacity. It also provides balance between one’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual states.
Agate is believed to help discern truth, accept circumstances and encourage honesty. It is also a powerful emotional healer and is said to alleviate hostilities and promote goodwill.
Use it to improve memory and concentration, enhance personal courage and increase stamina.
Blue Lace Agate is considered a stone of communication.
Use it to ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times, enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions. It also brings tactfulness to speech and written communications.
Amazonite is said to have a soothing effect on the nervous system. It improves confidence and helps calm emotional and mental turmoil.
Use Amazonite to alleviate stress and exhaustion and to promote courage of personal expression.
Amethyst has been a symbol of peace, purity and unification and can aid in bringing serenity and calmness. It is deemed “nature’s tranquilizer” by many healers.
Use amethyst to treat insomnia and promote peaceful and healing sleep. It is also commonly used to relieve headaches, nightmares, sugar imbalances and general edginess.
This gemstone is one of the most popular metaphysical healing stones and is also often used to overcome fears and addictions.
Ametrine is a rare and unusual stone that is a combination of amethyst and citrine.
Ametrine is believed to relieve tension, promote serenity, inspire harmony and stimulate creativity.
Angelite is a stone that can bring serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm.
Use it when you need to calm down from feelings of stress and overwhelm. It also rids fear and anger, and encourages forgiveness.
Apatite is a stone that can stimulate thoughts and ideas. It is said to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness.
Use it to help you maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. Apatite can also be used to enhance the energies of other crystals and stones.
Aventurine is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It is also said to bring prosperity and career success.
Use it to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving you a positive outlook, courage and inner strength.
Azurite crystals are rare and highly desirable and are often found along with Malachite.
Azurite is said to help control energy flow and bring just the right amount of energy to any situation.
Use it to stimulate an increase in communication skills, intuition, creativity and inspiration.
Bloodstone coordinates your healing energies and strengthens your immune system. It is also said to bring mental, physical and emotional renewal by releasing energy blockages.
Use it to help with emotional traumas and grief. It can also bring energy to you in many ways, including bringing abundance and prosperity, as well as smoothing the way with legal issues.
Carnelian provides the wearer with confidence, initiative, and assertiveness. It can help in focusing and in realizing goals.
Use it to reduce feelings of inadequacy, aid in decision making and to increase physical energy.
Celestite is a stone that brings balance, especially to thought processes and communication. It is excellent for emotional protection and to end worry, fear, and anxiety.
Use it as a tool for meditation. It helps you to focus and block out distracting “noise”.
Charoite is a stone of inspiration, bringing enhanced creativity, spiritual growth, and showing new possibilities even in old situations.
Charoite is called a “Stone of Transformation”. Use it to transform negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings. As part of the transformation process it allows release of those negative emotions.
Citrine promotes success, prosperity, and abundance. It is known as the “merchant’s stone” because it particularly promotes success in business when put in the cashbox of a shop or carried in your pocket.
Citrine also assists in unwinding tension and increasing flexibility in the body. It is thought to have a positive influence that can relieve backache and help depression.
It is a stone of manifestation. Use it to manifest abundance, prosperity, and good fortune.
Citrine is a stone that brings happiness and optimism to one who carries or wears it.
Dumortierite enhances learning and organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness. It brings mental clarity and can help reduce stubbornness.
In addition, it encourages one to see and accept reality, and react to it in an intelligent manner in one’s own behalf.
Use it to reduce emotional tension, lift depression, and replace a scattered mind with peace and happiness.
Fluorite is known as the ‘genius stone’. It helps clear the mind and heighten mental achievement.
Use it to improve concentration and decision making. It can also be beneficial for anxiety, detoxification and insomnia.
Fluorite can be used in conjunction with other gemstones to help open the way for the power of the other gemstone.
Garnet is a stone of romantic love and passion. It is thought to attract love and soul mates and to enhance positive thoughts and self-esteem.
Garnet is also known as a stone that can assist with success in one’s career or business.
Use it to build self-confidence and to boost energy and creativity.
Hematite is known as a “stone for the mind”. It brings mental organization and is very grounding and calming. It decreases negativity and can help balance the body/mind/spirit.
Use it to reduce stress and anxiety and to promote awareness of personal issues and patterns.
Howlite is a calming and comforting stone. It can help you to reduce anger and stress and to overcome critical or selfish behavior.
Use it to increase patience and reasoning and also to help with sleep problems.
Howlite, also heightens creativity and stimulates the imagination. It is great stone to have when trying to achieve artistic goals or when working on an artistic project.
Iolite is a stone for inner strength and self confidence. It helps us to see the path we are on and the path we should be on. It is also said to help build relationships of all kinds.
Iolite is also used to assist in detoxification and is known to be very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism.
Use Iolite during meditation. It can help you surrender into the moment.
Jade is considered to be a gemstone of good fortune. It is an ancient stone used to draw love, protection, prosperity and healing.
It increases relaxation and reduces tension and can also be used to relieve grief and improve sleep. It is known to have calming effects when held.
Use it to promote wisdom, clarity, balance, and serenity.
Jasper is a stone of gentleness and relaxation. It is an emotionally calming gemstone. It brings tranquility, comforting, wholeness, and healing. It is sometimes called the nurturing stone.
Use it to relieve stress.
Jasper comes in many different and beautiful varieties. Some of the more popular ones are shown below.
Brecciated Jasper has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness.
Use it to ease stress and bring on happiness and a good outlook on life.
Dalmation jasper is a stone that lessens or removes disillusionment. It helps one to see their strengths and weaknesses and also to increase their patience.
It is also a stone of protection from nightmares, depression, and negative thinking.
Use it to relax and bring a sense of fun to life.
The name of this stone comes from how this jasper resembles the fur of a leopard.
Leopard Skin Jasper is said to enhance one’s total vibration. It is a stone that aids in service to others and makes it easier for one to take responsibility.
Use it to enhance creative visualization.
Ocean Jasper is very soothing and helps to love one’s self as well as others.
It is very healing of the emotions and brings peace of mind and acceptance of responsibility.
Use it to lift negativity and increase patience.
Picasso Jasper is said to assist in relationships, specifically, to attract like minded people who become loyal and trusted friends. It can also help to renew old friendships that have been lost.
It can help one develop strength and self-discipline as well as creativity.
Use it to promote grounding and calming and to relax and enjoy life.
Picture Jasper is considered a major gemstone of earth consciousness, of responsibility, and of caring for and saving our planet. It is thought to improve the relationship between mankind and nature. It promotes environmental consciousness.
It helps create harmony and improve grounding and creativity.
Use it to improve the ability to concentrate and be centered.
Red jasper is thought to be one of the best stones for connecting with the deep, stabilizing energies of the earth.
It promotes physical energy, independence and a sense of responsibility. It is good for combating exhaustion and also often used to enhance dream recall.
Use it to help balance the energy in the body.
Kyanite is an excellent tranquility or meditation stone. It diminishes anger and confusion.
Use it to remove negative energies.
Labradorite brings patience and clarity of thought. It helps with concentration and focus. It reduces stress and anxiety and helps us regain our energy.
This gemstone can also be used to help detoxify the body and produce more restful sleep.
Use it to help physically motivate yourself and to attract success.
Lapis Lazuli brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, and creativity. It can help organize daily life as well as organizing and quieting a busy or restless mind.
Lapis is also said to help one overcome shyness. It can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic.
This gemstone assists in harmonizing your heart and your mind. It helps you to live your dreams and increases your adventurous spirit.
Use it to build self-confidence and boost creativity.
Lepidolite is a stone of calm, trust, and acceptance. It has a strong relaxing and calming effect. It brings hope and is a stone of transformation in that it helps one get through transitions with trust that everything will ultimately turn out for the best.
It enhances self-love, patience, and optimism. Lepidolite is an excellent emotional healer. It greatly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic-depression, despondency, anger, panic attacks, addictions and other traumas.
Lepidolite is also a protective stone that brings success in business or career.
Use it to promote a restful sleep, attract good luck, and reconcile love and heal emotional issues.
Malachite soothes and balances the mind. It enhances emotional stability and promotes inner peace and calmness. It is used in relationships to help balance pure love, romance, and one’s own well-being.
Malachite is also a stone of good fortune, prosperity and abundance. It has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations.
Use it to counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true love.
Moonstone is a lucky stone as well as a love stone. It brings good emotions, inspiration and good fortune.
It soothes stress and anxiety and is also know to enhance intuition, perception and judgment.
Use it to bring success in love as well as business matters.
Mahogany Obsidian helps to release tension and energy blockages and promotes a forgiving attitude. It helps to release anger and activates a positive sense of power. It allows us to see our shortcomings and overcome them and aids in the fulfillment of aspirations.
Use it to remove energy blockages and give new life to your goals and purpose.
Snowflake obsidian is a stone of serenity and purity. It helps to transform negativity and grief into a positive and brings peace and balance to the mind and body during times of change.
This stone helps with the inner reflection needed to bring real change in difficult areas of our lives. It aids in seeing patterns in life and recreating them in a more beneficial way. It heightens courage and promotes enjoyment of life.
Use it to draw hidden imbalances to the surface and release them.
Black Onyx helps control stress and eliminates negative thinking. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. It increases stamina and self-control while it eliminates excess or unwanted energies.
Use it to create emotional stability.
Pink Peruvian Opal is a stone that brings energies of gentle love and kindness to all relationships. It is noted for its power to heal emotions. It can help release inhibitions and eases the process of change.
Use it to bring inspiration, imagination and creativity.
Peridot is a stone of compassion. It can lessen anger, jealousy, and stress in relationships. It has a friendly energy, is excellent for healing and assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds.
Peridot also bring abundance and prosperity.
Use it to enhance healing and harmony in relationships of all kinds.
Pietersite is a stone of vision. It helps one to see beyond the immediate to the beauty in the All. It aids in extending one’s boundaries of acceptance and tolerance of others and of life.
Pietersite brings with it a particular calm and joyous peacefulness and helps to dissolve confusion and fear about what lies ahead in life. It helps one to relax and release any limits placed on creativity and potential.
Use it to help to relax, release deep emotions, and to accept and embrace that which appears to be chaos, but is in fact order.
Prehnite is considered the stone for dreaming/remembering and meditation. It enhances inner knowledge and strengthens and increases energy fields.
Prehnite encourages compassion, forgiveness and acceptance. It aids with bonding in relationships and can help to draw new friends. This stone also creates a feeling of contentment or feeling “one” with oneself and the world.
Use it to strengthen your intuition, enhance your dreaming and release stress.
Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, and memory.
It is also a powerful protection stone that can be used to block negativity.
Use it to help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities.
Clear crystal quartz is known to be one of the most powerful of all healing gemstones. It amplifies and focuses energy and thoughts. It also harmonizes and balances. It can alleviate anger and help with emotional healing and should be used by anyone in need of more patience or perseverance.
Crystal quartz balances thinking in both halves of the brain. Use it to gain clarity of thought and to enhance problem solving abilities.
Rose quartz is associated with love and beauty and is thought to make one open the heart to all forms of love and compassion: self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love.
It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance.
Use it to experience it’s calming effects and to help develop strong friendships.
Rutilated quartz is said to be very helpful in uncovering the causes of mental issues and hang-ups. It is used metaphysically to help one get out of a rut with their life as well as for stabilizing emotions and clarifying thought patterns.
This stone is reputed by folklore to diminish fears, depression and issues with decision-making. It is also known to ease loneliness and relieve guilt thereby bringing happiness.
Use it to enhance mental and physical stability and to increase one’s self-reliance.
Smoky quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone. It relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger, and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. This smoky colored stone is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can be very helpful in relieving grief and lifting depression.
Smoky quartz is good for balancing and improving one’s general health.
Use it to help elevate mood and to overcome negative emotions.
Rhodonite is a stone that decreases anxiety while increasing attention to detail. It opens one to unconditional love and increased service to mankind. It is also a calming stone. Just holding a rhodonite gemstone helps relaxation and brings a sense of well-being.
Use it to stabilize the emotions and sort out any feelings that are scattered, imbalanced, or ungrounded. It will allow one to broaden their perspective and help them become more balanced and mature.
The ruby gemstone is used to open the heart and promote love. It brings integrity, devotion and happiness and increases romantic love. It also enhances generosity and brings prosperity.
It is a stone of high energy and power that promotes healing on all levels.
Use it to allow love and joy to enter your life and to assist those around you.
Ruby in Zoisite is an energy amplification stone that can energize the entire field of one’s body. It increases ones awareness of individuality and helps to calm obsessive feelings towards another person. It has been known to be used for mending broken hearts..
Use it to increase physical vitality.
Sodalite absorbs and neutralizes the negative thoughts and emotions that make you feel burdened. It brings inner peace.
Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and truth. It brings this to all communications and is good for healing breaches in communication.
Use it to help end arguments or other disagreements.
Sugilite is sometimes known as “the healer’s stone” because of its great ability to enhance healing. It can gently draw out inflammation, stress, disease, and emotional blockages. It is used for headaches and to decrease all types of discomfort. It also absorbs and dissolves anger and unwanted energies.
Use this gemstone to lower hostility, anger, jealousy and prejudice and to gain an overall sense of freedom.
Blue Tiger Eye is a calming stone. It releases stress and dissolves frustrations.
It is also said to bring good luck to one who wears or carries it.
Use it to enhance practical communication. It can help you to find the courage to recognize thoughts and ideas, and the willpower to carry them out.
Tiger Eye increases confidence and clear thinking. It helps us see ourselves and the world around us more perceptively.
Tiger Eye is also known as a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money.
Use it to convert anxiety, fear and obsessive behavior into practicality and logic.
Red Tiger Eye aids in enhancing physical vitality. This stone can help create healthy patterns in exercise and eating habits. It helps the wearer feel energetic, vibrantly healthy and passionate.
Use it to increase your willpower to take care of yourself fully.
Tiger iron, is a combination of hematite, red jasper, and sometimes yellow jasper or golden tiger eye.
It is a stone of clarity, enabling one to see the truth below the apparent surface of issues. Tiger Iron also helps with creative endeavors and all types of artistic abilities.
Use it to bring strength, vitality, confidence, willpower, and balance. It is also an excellent stone for people wishing to bring more motivation to their lives.
Black tourmaline is a powerful stone known for bringing luck and happiness. It is a purifying stone that deflects, transforms and removes negative energy from an individual or an environment.
This stone is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, and bringing emotional stability. It can help one attain higher levels of awareness.
Use it ground excess energy and even to deflect radiation energy from TVs and computer monitors.
Turquoise is known as a master healer stone. It is considered a good general healer for all illnesses and can help speed the healing process.
Turquoise is also a symbol of friendship. If given a turquoise by a loving friend, this stone protects the wearer from negative energy and brings good fortune.
(Yellow Turquoise is mostly a blend of quartz and jaspers. The black webbing that appears throughout this stone is hematite. It is commonly called yellow “turquoise” because it occurs in the same mines as turquoise.)
Yellow turquoise enhances communication, intuition and creativity. It brings wisdom and aids in friendship.
Use it to improve peace of mind and emotional balance.
Unakite will lift your spirits when you are feeling down. This is the stone to help you to see the beauty in life. It brings unconditional love of humanity, connection and reunion.
Use unakite to help release conditions which have been inhibiting personal growth. It can particularly help with the healing of abandonment and separation issues.