Precious Metals, Gems and Jewels
- Abalone Shell
Abalone Shell stimulates our intuition and imagination. Abalone increases our ability to be more emotionally expressive and encourages co-operation between ourselves and others. Abalone Shell is very much an emotional healing stone and is invaluable when working through emotional issues with others as it encourages calmness and soothing in emotional situations, but still allows us to be unique individuals and to be expansive. Abalone is very healing to the body and especially the first three Chakras. It is also calming to high strung people. Used by athletes to help build and protect muscle tissue. Also benefits the heart and helps in digestion.
Amber has long been honored for its energizing and healing properties. It is a purifier, acting on the energetic, emotional and physical levels to transform negative or stagnant energies into clear, usable frequencies. Amber is an excellent “stone” for protection because it transforms negativity into a source of clear energy. It is recommended for anyone recovering from illness or injury because its warm and nurturing energies activate the life force, as well as our emotional desire for wellness.
Due to its light-carrying properties amber can help those who become depressed in winter due to light deprivation. It assists in stimulating metabolism, physical energy and the flow of energy along the meridians of the body. Amber is excellent for eyes, and for glandular swellings of the throat and lungs. Amber balances endocrine and digestive network. Amber brings good luck. It is associated with time, cycles and longevity. Amber is also regarded as being highly sensual and magnetic. Amber insures very long enjoyment of the qualities that make the wearer attractive. Amber has long been associated with healing energy and mental stimulation, and is said to balance aggressive traits.
Amethyst is a powerful stone for spiritual protection, expansion and purification. It is an aid to meditation and can help to still our thoughts. It can help curb overindulgence and assist one to give up unhealthy habits. It balances the nervous system and the brain. Amethyst builds a cocoon of light around our aura or presence, creating a powerful resonant field that helps us remain clear and centered in the midst of negativity, while staying open to spiritual direction and intuitive information. Amethyst magnifies psychic abilities and right-brain activity. It strengthens immunity, while energizing and purifying the blood. Amethyst relieves headaches and improves blood sugar imbalance.
Aquamarine is good for all types of calming and cooling, from hot flashes to anger and hysteria. It also assists in activating the throat chakra. Assisting us in the clear communication of our highest truth. For women, Aquamarine enhances courage and clarity to express inner knowing, while enhancing intuition. For men, Aquamarine helps dispel emotional numbness and the difficulty men sometimes experience in communicating their feelings.
Aquamarine is a stone of empowerment and is excellent for teachers and presenters. It is an excellent stone for children who have been through traumatic situations and have disassociated from their emotional bodies, or who are acting out their emotions in anaggressive way. Aquamarine works against nerve pain, glandular problems, toothache, and disorders of the neck, jaw and throat. It strengthens liver and kidneys. Aquamarine diminishes problems with eyes, ears and stomach, relieves cough. moreover, Aquamarine protects from perils of the sea, including seasickness. It is said to help ease depression and grief. Aquamarine is said to re-awaken love and assist in the making of new friends. It also provides courage and strengthens the will. Aquamarine is an excellent aid for meditation.
- Blue Topaz
Blue Topaz enhances one's mental processing and speaking skills, as well as improving our attention span and ability to concentrate on mental tasks. It has a calming, soothing effect on our emotions. Blue Topaz helps to integrate lessons and gain knowledge from our experiences. It can assist those who wish to attune to inner guidance, as well as those who hope to serve others through readings or spiritual healing work.
Carnelian is usually smooth and often translucent, a durable stone and a dependable lifetime gem. Known to have electro-magnetic properties to help ground the wearer, feeding energy directly through the skin, instilling a feeling of well-being and inflowing power. It assists us to take action to manifest our highest goals, dreams and destiny.
In communication it helps timid speakers become both eloquent and bold. Gives courage. Helps overcome fear of taking action or fear of doing the wrong thing. A symbol of the warm vitalizing and positive energy of the earth. When used in meditation it can help us understand how to bring a concept into being. Can assist those who procrastinate or are unable to decide on a course of action. It can lend physical vitality and energy to the body, personal power, creativity and compassion.
Citrine opens the inner doors to increased clarity of thought, enhanced creativity and magnified powers of will and manifestation. Citrine enables us to open more fully to the energy of divine will and the path of love. By resonating with citrine, we are reminded that we are loved and supported by the universe in our efforts towards manifestation. It
supports us in bringing forth what is truly beautiful. Citrine enables us to be more assertive and outgoing. It brings optimism, playfulness and happiness into one’s energy systems, and gives us a “second wind” to face difficult situations.
Putting a diamond near the brain, particularly at the forehead, can enhance your inner vision and intuitive connection with the higher spirit realms. Worn in everyday life, diamonds can intensify the ability to focus consciousness on manifesting one’s goals, dreams and destiny. They seem to emanate more energy for their size than any other stone, and may amplify the power of any emotional state, from uplifted to depressed. They can work therapeutically to “burn through” underlying emotional issues. Diamonds encourage us to see the light within and to radiate that light outward.
Diamonds often carry the energies of angelic beings who are aligned with both courage and light. They encourage us to express our most sacred self. Diamond is a great assistance for all brain diseases. It is beneficial in stomach area. Diamonds strengthen the owner's memory. Diamonds foster faith, purity, life, joy, innocence and repentance. They assist in developing concentration and in being straight-forward and honest.
Emerald is the stone which most purely represents the energy patterns of the activated heart chakra. An open heart allows the cornucopia of universal blessings to flow into our life and that's perhaps why the Emerald is known as the stone of prosperity. Wearing Emerald aids the vibrational pattern to the spectrum of abundance, allowing us to attract our needs and desires. It supports shifting scarcity consciousness to prosperity consciousness. It is also a stone of courage – another emotion that emanates from a strong and open heart. It helps one move forward on the “path with
heart” regardless of any threats or danger.
Emerald is a wonderful emotional healer allowing us to display compassion and a caring nature without fear of vulnerability. Emerald has refreshing soft green color, which has amazing healing powers for eyes. Emeralds are also an antidote for poisons and poisonous wounds. The stone aids with ailments of the spine and helps fighting all mental illness and neurological disorders. Drive away evil spirits, and to preserve the chastity of the wearer. Emerald is said to bring wisdom.
Believed by the ancients to empower the owner with foresight into the future "amulet for good furtune". The emerald fosters faith, success in love, and discovery of false friends. It changes color in the presence of false friends or false witnesses. It promotes constancy of mind, true friendship, and felicity in domestic life. As a love token, it registers the degree of love.
If pale, love is waning. An emerald symbolizes rebirth and youth. According to some, emeralds strengthen the owner's memory, quicken the intelligence and assist in predicting the future. When worn, the stone is thought to prevent epilepsy attack, and when held in the mouth it is believed to be a cure for dysentery. It is claimed to assist women at childbirth.
- Fire Agate
Fire Agate assists in taking decisive action in unclear circumstances. It allows us to manifest divine guidance through action and can help in all aspects of manifestation work. Fire Agate opens the channels of creativity, so that divine inspiration can flow into all activities and artistic expressions. It helps us find the courage to take risks in order to fulfill the inner promptings which call us more fully into passionate involvement with life. It is a ‘stone of eternal youth’ bringing a new sense of vitality to our overall health.
Fire Agate is cooling stone, it reduces fever, quenches thirst, beneficial in stomach area. It quiets the pulse and heart throbs and insures good health and a long and prosperous life. Agate guards against danger. Wearers become temperate, continent and cautious.
Agate helps one view themselves with more clarity and see the world through a broader viewpoint. Wearing Agate is believed to cure insomnia and to insure pleasant dreams. It enhances all essences, grounds and balances and binds the sexual and heart chakra. Helps blood sugar balance.
Fluorite can assist in clearing away mental fog, confusion and conflicting ideas. It is a powerful stone to use in balancing the brain. It’s energy acts to quiet worried thoughts and anxiety caused by fear of the future. It aids in making order out of chaos, structuring our energy to accomplish goals and dreams. Assists in organizing energies on many levels of body, mind and spirit.
- Cultured Freshwater Pearls
Cultured Freshwater Pearls are symbolic of prosperity and beauty and are thought to enhance integrity. They are used in the treatment of digestive disorders and for increasing fertility, vitality, and understanding.
Garnets carry the energy of prosperity producing expansiveness in awareness and manifestation. They balance and stimulate the development and movement of the Kundalini energy. They energize the total system to vitality and control, and dispense the amount of energy that is best for the system. Garnet helps one align the emotional and intellectual bodies with the perfection of “all that is, the oneness.”
Gold revitalizes one’s physical energies and magnifies the power of most gemstones. It supports openness and integrity and builds confidence in the wearer. It is related to worldly knowledge and an understanding of manifestation. It carries the energy of the Sun, stimulating our will to grow and stretch beyond our current experiences.
Gold can assist in overcoming paralysis and fear allowing one to keep up through harsh circumstances. It evokes strength, determination and will power. Gold can help overcome low physical vitality and depressive tendencies.
- Green Tourmaline
Green Tourmaline is a premier stone for self-healing. It assists in aligning the Heart's electromagnetic field with the electromagnetic field of the Earth, helping to strengthen the heart itself.
Green Tourmaline helps calm the nervous system and emotions, and facilitates the proper flow of healing energy through the body. The stone brings an invigorating energy of growth and expansion to the emotional body. It can help one become less inhibited and more expressive. It is useful in overcoming fear of change or the over-regulation of our life and habits.
Tourmaline calms nerves, regulates hormones, fights against genetic disorders and induces a tranquil sleep. Tourmaline is said to dispel fear, negativity and grief. According to many, Tourmaline, of all colors, protects the wearer against many dangers and misfortune.
Jade is prized for it’s healing and protective qualities. It harmonizes and balances the heart, aiding in both emotional and physical well-being. It helps strengthen and soothe our nervous system. It assists in learning to enjoy physical life. It reminds us to “smell the roses,” touch someone you love, and share your abundant heart with others.
Jade is good for attracting abundance and prosperity and for broadcasting peace and loving kindness to all in our surroundings. It helps us to receive divine abundance on all levels and to share that abundance with others in affirmations of plenty. Helps heal scarcity-mindedness, fear of money and poverty and other symptoms of faith in money
as a measure of worth.
Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer.” It acts as a reminder that we are not here, on this physical plane, just for ourselves, but to bring joy and service to others, assisting them in releasing their bonds of constraint. Jasper protects against negativity and helps us to be grounded to the stabilizing energies of the Earth.
Jasper steadies our presence, providing a cleansing effect to smooth dysfunctional energies, and remove negativity. Jasper is a healing and sustaining stone and can assist in keeping our energy high, in difficult situations. It prevents tissue deterioration of the internal organs and is good for soothing the nerves.
Labradorite transforms intuition into intellectual thought. Can help provide patience and clarity of insight, and the dissipation of disturbing thoughts, instilling strength of peace. Enhances faith and self-reliance, and may help to realize one’s destiny. It has been used in the treatment of disorders of the brain and to stimulate mental acuity while reducing anxiety. Assists in digestion, regulation, and metabolism. Has been used to clarify the eyes and encourage restful sleep.
- Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli augments strength, vitality, virility, mental clarity and illumination. It is associated with expansion of awareness and intellectual capacity, and allows for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of our nature, as well as the powers of love and healing.
Lapis has been used in treatment of conditions related to lymph, inflammation, and pain (especially in-on the head). It supports the psyche and helps relax an overactive mind. Releases tension and anxiety. Strengthens the skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland, and stimulates emotional, mental and physical purity and clarity, supporting courage in activities culminating in the advancement towards universal wisdom. Assists in balancing the Yin-Yang energies.
Larimar helps relieve stress and its physical and energetic effects. It helps calm excessive fear and diffuse explosive anger. Soothes and cools both the physical and energetic bodies, facilitating healing and a return to balance.
Larimar is a powerful stone for the throat chakra. It assists in effectively communicating our emotions and our boundaries in a way others can hear and respect. Larimar helps us to respect, love and nurture ourselves, so we can have the inner resources to give these gifts to others. Larimar supports a state of confident well being and relaxed knowledge of our capacities.
- Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl enhances mental clarity, intuition, sensitivity, imagination, adaptability, and cooperation. Helps those in need of loving care; calming and sedating in nature. Also associated with the powers of wealth and protection. Pearls eliminate emotional imbalances. They help one master the heart chakra, aid stomach, spleen, intestinal tract and ulcer problems.
Mother of Pearl is said to help one see themselves and help improve self-worth. As an emblem of modesty, chastity and purity, the pearl symbolizes love, success, and happiness.
- Ocean Jasper
Ocean Jasper is a stone of joy and high spirits. It is soothing and centering and can keep us from overreacting. It is useful in facilitating a meditative state, and can strengthen the experience of presence in the moment. It banishes complacency and the habit to take other's, health, prosperity or security for granted.
Jasper provides helpful relief from depression by shifting our focus on the positive, wholesome aspects of life. Beneficial to wear in social situations, as its positive vibrations are amplified and spread through our energy field to everyone nearby. Supports the regeneration of tissues in the body, the healing of organs and balancing of the glandular system.
Opal is helpful to the pineal and pituitary glands, and aids in the conscious connection to the higher realms. Helps us to recognize and feel the creativity within the self, providing inspiration and imagination to all situations.
Strengthens the memory, and may instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal affiliations, and business relationships. Good for blood purification, eye and vision disorders and circulation problems.
Fire Opal: Red corpuscle and blood disorders; depression; apathy; lethargy.
Black Opal: Reproductive organs; spleen and pancreas; filters red corpuscles and aids white corpuscles; bone marrow; depression, especially of the sexual origin.
White Opal: Balances left and right brain hemispheres for neuro-disorders; stimulates white corpuscles.
Black Opal is regarded as an extremely lucky stone. In ancient times opal was accepted as a symbol of faithfulness and confidence. It has reputed healing properties, especially to increase mental capacities such as creative imagination.
- Paua Shell
Paua Shell aids creativity and helps to dispel depression and tension. It is an excellent gemstone for healing conditions with the spinal cord or problems with the bones. It is also helpful for ear canal disorders and hearing loss.
Peridot may help one in the understanding of life’s changes as they occur, and in recognition of the harmful patterns detrimental to growth. May be used to cleanse and stimulate the heart and solar plexus chakras, encouraging openness and acceptance with regard to relationships.
Helps to regulate one’s life cycles: physical, mental, emotional, and intellectual. May help lessen anger or jealousy by helping to inspire happiness within the self. Peridot may act as a tonic for strengthening and regenerating the body. Peridot increases strength and physical vitality.
Peridot protects against nervousness and aids in healing hurt feelings. It helps liver and adrenal function. Peridot is also thought to protect lungs, sinuses, and wrists from illness and injury. Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality. This very popular stone is believed to attract love.
The deep green hue of the Peridot also suggests a connection in wealth attracting. Peridot calms a raging anger. It is also useful to dispel negative emotions, and it is believed to promote sleep when worn to bed.
- Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is a versatile and multidimensional stone. It’s key properties are memory, amplification, and programmability. It’s structure and range of resonance allow it to amplify any energy with which it moves into resonance. It will amplify the energy of any other stone and help make the effects of smaller stones more easily felt.
Clear Quartz can be “programmed” by one’s focused intention to assist in achieving virtually any goal whether in the inner or outer realms. Clear Quartz is an excellent aid to meditation, healing and prayer work. It encourages clarity on all levels.
Moonstone emanates great vitality, life force and exuberant joy. It offers the gifts of inner peace and harmony, emotional balance and strength, purification and the transformation of negativity, as well as psychic protection. Rainbow Moonstone facilitates the alignment and activation of all of the chakras, while helping to maintain a centered and grounded presence.
These gems are powerful healers of the emotional body. They are recommended for anyone who encounters daily stress or who carries old emotional wounds or grief. They aid in kindling the inner light of the heart and soul.
Rhodocrosite is a stone of joy. It emanates one of the most tender and loving energies of any stone. It soothes the heart and comforts the soul, helping us to claim our rightful powers and be everything we are meant to be. It vibrates to the frequencies of inner peace and self-forgiveness, allowing us to fully blossom. Rhodocrosite is the foremost ally in healing the inner child, especially where deep emotional traumas have left one unable to feel joy or express creativity. It is ideal for nervous system imbalances. and can be a great aid in withdrawal from caffeine and other stimulants. It is an excellent anti-anxiety and anti-stress stone.
Ruby stimulates the flow of life-force energy or chi through the body, strengthens the ability to meet needs and manifest desires, and can be a catalyst for the activation of the kundalini energy. It is particularly good at attracting prosperity. Rubies eliminate feelings of hopelessness or defeat from our thoughts, and open the wellspring of optimism and determination needed to accomplish difficult goals. Ruby is a stone of courage. It assuages doubt and assists in dealing with anxiety.
Rubies helps one become comfortable with the unknown and overcome the fear of death. The Ruby inspires the protective aspects of our character. It encourages us to step forward and stand up for those who are threatened, whether they be friends, children, animals, trees, a homeless stranger or victims of war in another country. Ruby helps one to manifest the attributes of the Spiritual Warrior.
- Blue Sapphire
Blue Sapphire is a stone of mental and psychic activation, an enhancer of insight and mental agility. It assists one to see below surface appearances to underlying truths and to speak clearly and wisely. Blue Sapphire is a royal stone that can be used to evoke wisdom in difficult situations. It lends discipline, strength of mind and greater learning ability. It helps access deeper levels of consciousness, promoting a fuller understanding of self. Blue Sapphire assists those who are easily swayed by the opinions of others, by becoming more secure in our opinions and knowledge.
- Yellow Sapphire
Yellow Sapphire has long been recognized as a stone of prosperity. Those who embrace the metaphysical, often use Yellow Sapphire not only to assist in bringing financial abundance, but also to manifest any vision one wishes to realize. Yellow Sapphire stimulates the 2nd and 3rd Chakras from the bottom, allowing one to put one’s creative energy to use through action. It assists one in formulating plans and following them to completion. It also will assist to develop and align our personal will with Divine will. It can help us to see where perseverance is required to overcome obstacles, or where obstacles may be pointing to a misalignment with divine will.
Yellow Sapphire can help us distinguish when called upon to overcome a problem from when being asked to go in a different direction. Yellow Sapphire carries a joyful, exciting energy that can stimulate visions and our desire to manifest them. It is a wonderful ally for overcoming procrastination or fear around taking action. It can help us feel more bold and willing to take risks that may allow us to reap much larger rewards than if we “played it safe.” Yellow Sapphire assists in feeling delight in the process of creation – not only in the attainment of goals. It stimulates creativity and artistry and can bring new ideas of what is possible.
Silver encourages self-containment and inward reflection. It provides us with patience and perseverance and can be a window to the soul. It supports our efforts to go within and explore the deepest aspects of the self and nature. It assists us in perceiving the truth behind surface appearances. Silver aids in exploring the deep inner realms of emotion and intuition. It is a favorite of those who honor the feminine aspect of nature.
Silver bring attunement to the emotional self. It can assist in embracing mystery and surrendering to the unknown. Can aid in cooling excess heat in the body and bolster the immune system's ability to fight infection.
Sugilite is one of the premier stones for this age, because of its numerous beneficial properties. Among them are protection from negative influences in the environment, awakening the “Third Eye” and Crown Chakras and strong influences for healing. Sugilite can be particularly beneficial for those on a spiritual path, as it can assist in “burning” karma, removing negative attachments and karmic influences.
When we begin to wear or carry sugilite, an energetic cleansing process is initiated. This process can speed up inner development and help us to be a spiritual beacon in the world. When we meditate or dream with Sugilite, it can help realign and begin to manifest what the soul is-has been yearning for in this lifetime. It assists in finding our true spiritual passion, and following that passion to abundance and wholeness. It helps us believe in life’s possibilities and offers hope and optimism for a better future.
Turquoise is considered to be a healer of the spirit, provider of calm and peace of mind. It induces wisdom and understanding. Thought to combine the energies of the sky and earth, and considered Earth-grounding. Considered to provide strength and protection during vision quests. May enhance trust and kindness. Stimulates the throat, heart, and navel chakras. May bring communication and creative skills to emotional situations. Opens communication, expression, and mental relaxation. Used in the treatment of headaches, regeneration of tissue, and relief to skin disorders related to stress.
NOTE: Some of the intuitive insights shared in the above gemstone descriptions have their origin in “The Book of Stones,” by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian.