Friday, August 27, 2010

Gemstones and their meanings

Gemstones have been used for many different things depending on their traits and what origin they come from.  Even in making seed bead jewelry we like to mix things up and add gemstones.  I have found this list of compiled Gemstones and their meanings and am going to share them with you so you can always know what it is you are using and the meanings they have.

Gemstones (A-Z) - Metaphysical Properties

adventurine Adventurine (Aventurine) - A good luck stone, especially in financial matters. Stimulates creativity, intelligence and perception. A great healing stone, it gives a sense of mental and emotional well-being.
agate Agate - general protection and healing, increases courage, self-confidence, and energy and promotes longevity. Also good for gardening.
alexandrite Alexandrite - renewal and regeneration, openness to higher self. Brings love, joy, and luck.
amazonite Amazonite - helps clarify and improve thinking.
amber Amber - healing, protection from negativity, attractiveness and energy.
amethyst Amethyst - increases vivid dreams, relieves depression, promotes calm, serenity, and spirituality. Helps with addiction and stress.
ammolite Ammolite
apatite Apatite - helps stuttering and hypertension. Rids one of guilt and grief.
aquamarine Aquamarine - improves sight, sharpens the mind, calms and clarifies emotions. More about Aquamarine
aragonite Aragonite - grounding and centering, facing truth and reality.
azurite Azurite - increases psychic ability and aids in meditation. Relieves arthritis and joint pain.
bloodstone Bloodstone - healing, especially related to the blood. Increases courage and charitability.
carnelian Carnelian - general healing stone. Restores the natural energy flows of your body.
chrysocolla Chrysocolla - soothes nervous tension.
chrysoprase Chrysoprase - soothes heartache and helps depression, promotes emotional balance, wisdom, and peace.
citrine Citrine - helps digestion and aids in mental and intellectual functions. Increases self-esteem and energy. Balances and dissipates negative energy.
coral Coral - helps in childbirth and adoption. Wards off bad thoughts from others and promotes general well-being.
diamond Diamond - manifests abundance. Used in conjunction, it strengthens the properties of other stones.
emerald Emerald - a mind stone. Enhances memory, promotes clear and quick thinking, and right action stemming from right thought.
flourite Flourite (multicolor) - enhances spiritual energy work, focuses the will and balances the psyche.       
garnet Garnet - balances your natural energy. A highly protective stone. Increases confidence and security.
goldstone Goldstone - uplifting, reduces tension and stomach problems.
hematite Hematite - great stone for grounding. Calms and soothes, reducing stress and blood pressure.
howlite Howlite - Howlite - reduces stress and anxiety. Quietly soothes and calms to bring gentleness and patience.
jade Jade - Jade - wisdom, mercy, humility, generosity, peace, and harmony. Protective and lucky when worn as jewelry. Place a bit under your pillow at night for restorative dreams.
jasper Jasper - calms a troubled mind. Helps with digestive problems and other ills.
red jasper Red Jasper - helps with conflict and aggression. Promotes grace and perserverence.
leopard skin jasper Leopard Skin Jasper - aids in finding and achieving life's goals.
picture jasper Picture Jasper - stabilizing, balancing stone. Aids in visualization and meditation.
labradorite Labradorite - strengthens the will and inner strength and convictions. Aids in combatting addictions.
lapis Lapis Lazuli - emotional healing and stability. High intensity stone which cleanses the spirit to bring out inner truth and peace.
malachite Malachite - strong stone which helps release negative emotions and protect from psychic attack.
moonstone Moonstone - helpful in psychic work. Opens the spirit to the feminine aspect. Draws love and helps in interpersonal relationships.
morganite Morganite - love, empathy, patience and compassion. Heals the emotional self.
onyx Onyx - good protective stone. Also releases old relationships and keeps away general negativity.
opal Opal - Awakens and helps understanding of psychic intuition and mysticism. Encourages living authentically in feeling and action, with faithfullness and loyalty. Helpful for eyesight and during childbirth.
peridot Peridot - balances your emotional mind and calms emotional storms. Aids digestion and insomnia and increases psychic powers.
quartz Quartz - the greatest of all healing stones. Acts as an amplifier for psychic energy and aids meditation and visualization.
rose quartz Rose Quartz - great for attracting love. Promotes self-loving and heals emotional wounds as well as promoting peace, forgiveness, and nurturing.
smoky quartz Smoky Quartz - a grounding stone which helps reduce depression and negative emotions.
rhodocrosite Rhodochrosite - love drawing stone. Helps release past psychological issues. Helps eyesight.
rhodonite Rhodonite - self-affirmation and self-love. Fosters ability to remain calm in arguments and resolve disagreements in a loving way.
ruby Ruby - stimulates nurturing emotions and economic stability. Excellent for shielding from psychic attacks and gathering and amplifying energy. Helpful for blood-related health issues, such as anemia, menstrual issues, and poor circulation.
sapphire Sapphire - promotes light, pure emotions - purity of mind, serenity, joy, and peace. Opens the mind to beauty and love. Clears the mind of unwanted thoughts.
sardonyx Sardonyx - encourages self-control and courage in public speaking. Relieves anxiety and grief. Protection, luck, and peace.
snowflake obsidian Snowflake Obsidian - protects against nightmares and emotional draining.
sodalite Sodalite - purifies your aura and protects you from negative energy from people around you.
tanzanite Tanzanite - increases psychic abilities and enhances spiritual connectedness.
tigerseye Tiger's Eye - clear thinking, helps in manifesting will, courage, and confidence.
topaz Topaz - soothes physical pain, promotes peace and calms emotions, as well as promoting forgiveness. Promotes individuality, self-confidence, and creativity. Counteracts negative emotions.
tourmaline Tourmaline (multicolor) - calm, protection, focus, and balance. Promotes self-assurance and goodwill.
Black - strong protection from negative energies. Reduces fears, obsessions, neurosis, and panic with a calm rootedness.
Pink - promotes compassion, love and healing of emotional pain.
Green - cleanses and detoxifies the spirit, brings prosperity.
Blue - helpful with verbal, speech, and throat problems. Mental peace and patience.
Watermelon - heals old emotional pains and brings emotional understanding.
turquoise Turquoise - healing stone. Attracts friendships, luck, and happiness. Releases shame and guilt.
unakite Unakite - promotes balance and emotional stability. Transforms negative emotions into positive ones. A grounding stone.

Birthstone Chart

  Stone Color
January Garnet Dark Red
February Amethyst Dark Purple
March Bloodstone, Aquamarine Light Blue
April Diamond, Cubic Zirconia Clear
May Emerald Deep Green
June Alexandrite, Pearl, Moonstone Light Purple
July Ruby Ruby Red
August Sardonyx, Peridot Light Green
September Sapphire Deep Blue/Violet
October Tourmaline, Opal Rose
November Topaz, Citrine Yellow/Amber
December Turquoise, Blue Zircon Light Blue

 Happy Beading!

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