Amethyst has been a considered to be a very powerful and highly regarded gemstone, going all the way back to the times of Ancient Greece and Egypt. It is known as the Stone of Sobriety, Protection and Transformation. The word amethyst actually comes from the Greek word “amethystus” meaning not drunken, or intoxicated. It has been used for millennia to prevent drunkenness, and is used to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc, and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds.
Amethyst is a stone of the mind. It helps to bring calmness and clarity where there is anxiety and confusion. Wear Amethyst to get in touch with your intuition, your feelings, or your values. Amethyst helps one learn of all things spiritual. It is very good for overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed metal states because of it extreme calming mental effects.
The meaning of amethyst is also of protection. The Amethyst energy stones repel negative energy and attract positive energy. It is a gemstone of spiritual protection that will help guide the wearer on their divine spiritual path.
Equal in power and beauty, Amethyst is definitely one of the most popular gemstones.
Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet. It provides harmony and balance. It awakens compassion for others by allowing one to perceive both sides of a problem and accepting differing points of view.
Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings, and has long been considered a stone to inspire artists of all mediums, opening the mind, releasing creativity.
Angelite raises the state of conscious awareness, representing peace and brotherhood. Angelite facilitates contact with your angels and spirit guides and helps to connect with your higher self. It enhances psychic healing and telepathic communication and enables astral travel and spirit journeys.
Angelite helps one to unlock the secrets of the spoken word, giving a voice to one’s truth. It promotes communication and self-expression while aiding in dispelling fear, anger and anxiety, converting them into faith and tranquility. Angelite encourages forgiveness, soothing psychological pain and counteracting cruelty.
Angelite is filled with compassion. It transmutes pain and disorder into wholeness and healing, opening the way for spiritual inspiration. It creates a deep feeling of peace and tranquility
Aventurine is a stone of prosperity, reinforcing leadership qualities and decisiveness as it stabilizes one’s state of mind, stimulates perception and enhances creativity. Also, it aids in seeing alternatives and possibilities.
Green Aventurine is told to relieve anxiety and calm one’s emotions, while promoting feelings of well-being, all helping to bring about opportunity and to give good luck in games of chance. It is said to have the ability to enhance one’s sense of humor and cheerfulness as well. While it makes a powerful good luck piece to draw opportunities your way, it is told that it may also draw unexpected adventures as well as good luck in love.
Black Onyx is a popular and powerful gemstone. Onyx is believed to bring rejuvenation when feeling depleted of energy. A powerful gemstone to use in difficult or confusing times of our lives as it grounds us, keeping us focused and on task. It is also known to bring happiness, and heighten one’s intuition and instinct. A great aid for letting go or releasing past attachments to people, places, things, bad habits and even addictions. Sometimes known as a sobriety stone, it can be used in conjunction with Amethyst for even greater assistance on your path to recovery. Onyx will help you gain emotional balance, strength and self-control; very powerful when you need help moving through a lesson or task. Onyx brings change into our lives by helping us to realize and see patterns or old beliefs that no longer serve us and provides us with the strength to change them, and help us to absorb whatever energy we need from the Universe.
BLACK RUTILATED QUARTZ
Rutilated Quartz is an illuminator for the soul, promoting spiritual growth. It cleanses and energizes the aura drawing off negative energy assisting in letting go of the past. Rutilated Quartz gives protection against the ill thoughts of others. It helps to reach the root of problems and facilitates transitions and a change of direction. Soothes dark moods and acts as an antidepressant. Rutilated Quartz relieves fears, phobias and anxiety while promoting forgiveness at all levels.
Jasper, which is known as the Nurturing Stone, literally comes in dozens upon dozens of varieties, and this explanation of properties and meanings is applied to the family of stones, not necessarily just to the Blue variety.
Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It is a stone of the earth, and therefore a very “grounding” stone. All Jaspers have excellent protective energies. It stabilizes the aura, and provides cleaning of dysfunctional energies. Think of the term “Solid as a Rock” and Jasper comes to mind. It is a stone that works slowly, providing constant, slow, deliberate energy, especially good in time of needed change.
One of the loveliest of attributes of Jasper, and the source of it being called the nurturing stone, is that it is a stone that reminds us we are not here only for ourselves, but to bring joy and guidance to others, helping them to reach a higher plain.
Crystal Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds. It balances and revitalizes the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes, acting as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities, aids concentration and unlocks memory. This stone amplifies prayers, wishes and positive visualizations. Keeps you in touch with your spiritual side, and reminds you that you are a spiritual being, having a human experience. All spiritual pursuits can be stimulated and amplified using this stone’s energy. It helps you to be receptive to higher guidance.
The lovely stone of Patience is Dumortierite… which you can see why we call it our “Denim” bracelet. Dumortierite is a stone that can help to empower you, and to find your voice. It is said to help you to take control of your own life, increase your level of patience, aid you in organizational skills and enhance the learning of new things. A great gift to give anyone needing to find their positive attitude, or the courage to cope with anxiety and fears.
Labradorite, possessing its own charms, is also part Feldspar and part Albite that can have brilliant flashes of color that are suggestive of the aurora borealis. This remarkable effect is labradorescence, altogether, it is a fantastical dark into light gemstone, taking darker and unwanted qualities and replacing them with positive energies.According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known as Labradorite. Labradorite is a strong stone of protection and spirit. It protects you from negative influences from your surroundings, easing anxiety and insecurity.
As ancient as the moon itself, Moonstone holds the power of mystery. Its secrets are locked beneath the shimmering, translucent veil, and with them, our own hidden truths. Moonstone is said to be a stone of meditation on our own inward journey, taking one deep into the self to retrieve what is missing, the parts of our self that were left behind or forgotten. Moonstone is the bringer of calm, peace and balance.
The peace and calm that moonstone generates has a sensual, other-worldly quality to it; it is infused within the translucent quality. To dream of moonstone means travel and good health, but may also symbolize the unfolding of spiritual and psychic development. Moonstone used in meditation is said to unlock the understanding of one’s self. Moonstone also has an enchanting, soft glow of optimism and creative energy. It has been worn as an amulet to bring good emotions to the wearer, while protecting those of a sensitive nature. It can reunite lovers who have quarreled. Moonstone is also considered a good luck stone.
Moonstone is a very personal stone. It is a reflection of the person who owns it. It does not add or detract, only shows how it is. This is why the moonstone is said to perceive that which “is”.
Rose Quartz is said to project soft and soothing vibrations that resonate with unconditional love. This quartz is known as a gently healing stone, allowing for an opening of the heart to love and healing. This stone supports the wearer in all spiritual practices and daily activities that promote the development of compassion for all beings, especially for one self. It attracts the energy of love, aiding your inner healing, as well as bringing a peaceful calm to relationships. Known to lower stress, bring happiness and soothing to the soul…as does love. It is also told to enhance one’s capacity to love others as well as oneself- there is no question as to why Rose Quartz is considered to be the gift of love.
In addition to the generic healing properties of Quartz, Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralizes negative vibrations while it can disperse fear and lift depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety. Promotes positive thoughts and action, dispels nightmares and manifests your dreams. Smokey Quartz aids concentration and assists in communication difficulties.
Smoky Quartz teaches one how leave behind what no longer serves us well, offering a great deal of assistance dealing with and relieving grief. Bringing emotional calmness, and enhancing one’s survival instincts, Smoky Quartz will assist one not only in daily existence but with reaching business goals, engendering cooperation from others, prioritizing wants, needs and even granting wishes, bringing prosperity, abundance and general good luck.
Black spinel is the opaque jet black variety of spinel. It is said to be energetically one of the top three protective crystals It can go to the source of your illness and work at many different levels. It’s healing abilities are endless, working well with any other crystal. It is a wise and gentle yet powerful tool. It is a wonderful stone for all healers.
One of the first gemstones to be mined, Turquoise has long been prized for its intense colors, which vary greatly from sky blue to green, depending on the quantities of iron and copper found in it.
Turquoise is considered to be a symbol of generosity, sincerity, and affection. It preserves friendships and can make friends out of enemies in time. Turquoise is a purification stone. It dispels negative energy and can be worn to protect against outside influences or pollutants in the atmosphere. Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilising mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving. It is a symbol of friendship, and stimulates romantic love.