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Gemstone Lore

AGATE- A variety of chalcedony. Tones and strengthens body/mind. Imparts a sense of strength and courage. Facilitates ability to discern truth and accept circumstances. Grounding but energetic. Powerful healer. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone. Balances ying-yang energy, stabilizes the aura. Facilitates discernment. Imparts strength and courage. Opens one to innate creative talents. (There are many forms of agate, each with specific properties.)


ALEXANDRITE- A variety of chrysoberyl. Aids internal and external regeneration. Has positive influence on nervous system, spleen, pancreas. Helps to align mental and emotional body. Spiritual transformation and regeneration. Reflects highest potentials of unfoldment. Joy, oneness with life. Chakra: crown.


AMAZONITE- A variety of feldspar. Soothes nervous system. Strengthens heart and physical body. Aids alignment of mental and etheric body. Brings joy and upliftment. Creative expression. Facilitates clearer vision of one's own harmful tendencies, making them easier to release. Chakra: throat.


AMBER- Amber is a fossilized resin from prehistoric pine trees, and matches well with jet which is fossilized driftwood. Amber allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It emits a sunny and bright soothing energy, which helps to calm nerves and to enliven your disposition. Amber provides an energy to instill the realization and subsequent response of choice, helping you to choose and be chosen. It has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises. It has also been said to bring good luck to warriors. Amber is one of the birth stones for Tarus. Amber started life as a sticky resin which oozed out from ancient pine trees, much as colphony does today. When fresh, this oozing resin trapped small insects, plants, small bird feathers and other tiny objects within it. Over time, the now hardened resin with objects trapped within it become amber.
Amber is said to exert a positive influence on the endocrine system (so those of you with thyroid trouble, take note!), your spleen, and your heart. This stone exhudes an aura that aids healing as well as being soothing and harmonizing to other nergies around you which are beneficial. Amber is electrically alive with solidified golden light. Amber is said to stabilize kundalini awakening. It is also said to Activate ones altruistic nature and spiritualizes the intellect. The related chakras are: navel, solar plexus, crown.

Copal, which was used as a replacement for sacrificing the heart in Aztec ceremonies, is also a tree resin and is in fact amber that hasn't yet fully fossilized. Amber is a very soft "stone" although properly is it a fossilized resin, and can be easily scratched. Unlike the amber we sell here at New Moon, much of the amber you will find used commercially is actually reconstituted amber or bits that have been heated and pressed together which makes it harder - a benefit for less scratching but for purists, a detriment as the amber is no longer as found in nature.
Why not try a test to see if your amber is natural amber or man-made? The easiest and probably the best to try if you are new to this, is the flotation test. Take a bowl and fill it 3/4 of the way up. Mix in as much salt as will dissolve in the water - when the salt stops dissolving, stop adding more. Now, place your amber in the bowl - if it floats, it is amber but if it refuses to float it is man-made. Another test which is good but will destroy the piece to check if it is real amber or plastic is to heat a pin and press it against the amber somewhere where the mark will not show. If it smells like incense resin burning, it is real amber but if it smells like melting plastic, it is plastic.

Folklore: Amber is said to attract true love, give overwhelming strength of soul, increases your personal luck, aid in healing you both spiritually and physically, and offers protection from all manner of things. Amber can be calming for hyperactive people and soothes jangled nerves. Amber can soothe over rough situations and help the wearer find humor and joy in life. Amber is related to witches and witchcraft due to the ancient link to magicians and sorcerers where it was believed to provide them with special powers. Amber purifies body, mind, and spirit. Balances electromagnetics of the body and allows for even flow of energies. Provides a positive, soothing energy and . Spiritualizes the intellect.


AMETHYST- Amethyst is a variety of quartz which has a different mineral content to clear quartz, thus giving it the lovely purple colour. In can and does have a wide range of colours within the purple spectrum and depending on the origin o fthe crystal, this may go from light mauve to deep dark purple. It usually grows like clear quartz - in long druzies which are familiar to us in the clusters we see in shops or, more magnificently, as single long prismatic crystals with the typical six-sided pyramid at the end. Amethyst is said to strengthen the endocrine and immune systems. Enhances right brain activity and pineal and pituitary glands. Powerful blood cleanser and energizer. Helps mental disorders. Purification and regeneration on all levels of consciousness. Transmutes one's lower nature into the more highly refined aspects of their higher potentials. Physical representative of the Violet Ray of alchemy and transformation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Excellent for meditation. Aids channeling abilities. Calming strong protective qualities. Healing, divine love, inspiration, intuition. Chakras: third eye, crown. This is a stone of spirituality and contentment. Excellent to impart peacefulness to the wearer. It clears the aura and stabilizes any dysfunctional energy in the body. Amethyst also bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace. It is also a stone of meditation as it is excellent in conducting the energy of calm and peacefulness to enter and maintain the state. It controls temperament by imparting a calming influence while clearing away unproductive vibrations. It has, since ancient times, been used to encourage sobriety. Amethyst is the birthstone for February and the sun sign Pices. If you're looking for something other than the usual, why not give amethyst on your 4th (Fruit/Flowers), 6th (Candy/Iron) or 17th (Crystal) wedding anniversaries.

Folklore: It is said that you should give someone a gift of amethyst to make the wearer gentle and amiable (men take note!). Amethysts suposed powers include: enhanced dreams, healing of mind and spirit, overcoming alcoholism or other addictions, encouraging feelings of peace, inspiring love, aiding spiritual upliftment, bringing courage, enhancing psychic powers, offering protection against thieves, and bringing happiness. Amethyst is said to strengthen immunity to disease and to enhance right brain activity. Amethyst is said to bring on feeling that are calming and healing as well as being on inspiration and enhancing intuition. Amethyst is also said to have a sedative energy. It facilitates spirituality and contentment. It is a stone of stability, strength, and peace. Excellent for meditation. Enhances psychic ability.


AQUAMARINE- A variety of beryl. Calms nerves, reduces fluid retention. Strengthens kidneys, liver, spleen, thyroid. Purifies the body. Enhances clarity of mind, aids creative self-expression. Physical, emotional, mental balancer. Helps banish fears and phobias. Excellent for meditation, inspiration, peace, calmness, love. Mental/emotional balance, clarity of mind. Helps banish fear. Communication, truth, peace. Chakras: throat, solar plexus.


AVENTURINE- A variety of quartz. Purifies mental, emotional and etheric bodies. Aids in releasing anxiety and fear. Stimulates muscle tissue. Strengthens blood. Emotional tranquility, positive attitudes towards life. Brings one into alignment with their center. Independence, health, well being. Release anxiety/fear. Tranquility, positive attitudes, balance, independence, harmony. Independence, leadership, creativity. Balances male/female energies. Aligns mental, physical, emotional, and auric bodies. Chakra: heart.


AZURITE- Enhances flow of energy through nervous system (because of copper content). Helps body utilize oxygen. Strengthens blood. Facilitates clear meditation. Cuts through illusion. Enhances psychic abilities. Initiates transformation. Cleanses mental body. Inspiration, creativity, intuition. Chakras: third eye, throat.


BLOODSTONE- A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens and oxygenates bloodstream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing iron deficiencies. Reduces emotional /mental stress. Powerful physical healer. Stimulates movement of k-undalini. Links root chakra with heart. Inner guidance, altruism, idealism. A highly evolved mineral. Chakras: root, heart. This is an intense healing stone and a "Stone of Courage". It helps to improve your talents and abilities, to enhance creative efforts, and support the decision making processes. It can be used to access the principles of mysticism, providing insight into the immediate spiritual intuition of truths. It is said to give prophetic powers to the wearer and to preserve you from deception and all bodily harm. It grants you abundant renewal, for renewal of the physical, mental, and emotional.


CALCITE- Aids kidneys, pancreas, spleen. Balances male/female polarities. Alleviates fear, reduces stress. Emotionally balancing. Grounds excess energy. Increases capacity for astral projection. Joy, lightness. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.


CARNELIAN- A variety of chalcedony. Very highly evolved mineral healer. Energizes blood. Aids kidneys, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas. Aids tissue regeneration. Vitalizes physical/emotional/mental bodies. Aligns physical and etheric bodies. Enhances attunement with inner self. Facilitates concentration. Opens the heart. Warming social, joyous. Chakras: navel, solar plexus, heart. This stone awakens your inherent talents and abilities. It is said to give you courage, protects against envy, fear, and rage. It can also be used to help banish sorrow. Carnelian stimulates inquisitiveness and subsequent initiative. It can assist in drama and in pursuits related to theatrical presentations. The ancient races favored this stone highly. A stone of stimulation and action. Awakens one's inherent talents and adroitness. Grounds one into the practical steps that need to be taken to get the job done. A good stone for the procrastinator. Fortifies and strengthens the body.


CELESTITE- Enhances thyroid functions. Reduces stress. Relaxing, peace of mind. Accelerates growth. Aids personal creative expression. Helps one adjust to higher states of awareness. Truth reliability, clear speech. Chakra: throat.


CHRYSOCOLLA- Aids in preventing ulcers, digestive problems, arthritic conditions. Strengthens lung and thyroid Enhances metabolism. Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears, guilt, tension. Helps clear subconscious imbalances. Activates feminine qualities. Amplifies throat chakra- creative expression, power, communication. Joy, emotional balance. Chakras: heart, throat.


CHRYSOPRASE- A variety of quartz. Balances neurotic patterns. Eases depression and sexual imbalance. Fertility. Calming, balancing, healing for physical, emotional, mental bodies. Helps one see into personal problems. Brings out inner talents. Lightheartedness, joy. Chakra: heart.


CITRINE- Another variety of quartz only once again with a different included chemical although some dark brown citrine is amethyst which has been heated. Good for kidneys, colon, liver, gallbladder, digestive organs, heart. Tissue regeneration. Detoxifies physical/emotional mental bodies. Enhances body's healing.- energy. Diminishes self-destructive tendencies. Raises self esteem. Powerful alignment with Higher Self. Light- heartedness, cheerfulness, hope. Warming, energizing. Attracts abundance.
Chakras: navel, crown. This is one of the two minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transforms it. It illuminates the energy of the root chakra, delivering both comfort and optimism. This soft yellow stone promotes a radiance from within your self, culminating in a happy disposition. It brightens even the darkest corners of your reality, and helps you to laugh without restraint. It has a positive influence in education, business pursuits and interpersonal relationships. Citrine is the birthstone for November and the stone for Vigro Looking for something other than Lace or Crystal for your 13th or 17th wedding anniversary? Why not give the gift of citring instead.
Almost all citrine currently available on the market is not citrine at all - it is actually heat treated amethyst or smokey quartz. All heat treated amethyst/citrine (now coming to be known as ametrine) has a reddish tint. Some citrine has been sold as topaz to the unwary. If in doubt, ask about the prigin of the stone. If your dealer can't tell you or seems unsure, forget it.

Folk Lore: Citrine is believed to help the organs of the body as well as the digestive tract and it is said that it helps to build muscle. It is said to promote creativity, encourage overspending (retailers take note *grins*), to help gain clarity within ones self and it helps to stop self destructive behaviour. Many claim that this stone needs no cleansing as it is a positive energy stone and because of this, the stone itself will dissipate any negative energy making it the preferred stone of tarot readers. Wear citrine to promote feelings of inner spiritual warmth, unbounded joy, and to encourage personal optimism.


COPPER- Influences flow of blood. Supplies strong energy to body/mind. Aids metabolism. Helps detoxify body. An aid for exhaustion and sexual imbalance. Aligns physical/emotional bodies. Raises self-esteem. Strong conductor of energy.


DIAMOND- Enhances brain functions. Aids alignment of cranial bones. Breaks up blockages in crown chakra and in the personality. Master healer. Dispels negativity. Purifies physical/etheric bodies. Reflects will and power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in body/mind/spirit. Alignment with higher self. Abundance, innocence purity, faithfulness. Enhances brain function, dispels negativity. Prosperity, innocence, faithfulness, will power. Chakras: all.


DIOPTASE- Strengthens cardiovascular and central nervous systems. Excellent aid for ulcers, nervous stomach, heart troubles, blood pressure. Vitalizes, balances, tones body/mind. Emotional stability. Peace of mind. Excellent for use with healing and affirmations. Abundance, prosperity, progress, health, well being. Chakra: heart.


EMERALD- A variety of beryl. Strengthens heart, liver, kidneys, nervous system, immune system. Tonic for body/mind/spirit. Aids alignments of subtle bodies. Enhances dreams,, meditation, deeper spiritual insight. Represents the potential of divinity within us. Prosperity, love, kindness, tranquility, balance, healing, patience. Strong emotional balancer. Tonic for mind/body/spirit. Enhances dreams/meditation. Spiritual insight, emotional balance, tranquility, love. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.


FLUORITE- Strengthens teeth and bones. Improves absorption of vital nutrients. Beneficial for the blood vessels and spleen. Grounds excess energy. Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates inter-dimensional communication. Powerful healer. Works with chakras according to color of stone. This mineral produces an energy which is predisposed to discourage chaotic, disruptive, and disorganized growth. It emits an energy which can be used to stabilize and produce order within the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems. It brings order out of chaos. It increases the ability the concentrate, balancing the positive and negative relationship of the mind. Flourite helps you to see both reality and truth behind illusion. It encourages and sustains the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being. Advances mind/concentration. Aids meditation. Grounds excess energy, calming. Stability, order, discernment, concentration. Helps one to understand and maintain ideals and the perfection of the universe.


GARNET- We accept that garnet is a red stone but in fact, the stone known as garnet occurs in every colour except blue! Some garnets actually seem to change colour depending on the type of light they are viewed in. Many of the stones becoming popular are actually differently coloured garnets. Stones such as rhodolite, hessonite, tsavorite, uvarovite and melanite are all garnets. Chakra: root, heart.
The Garnet is known as a "Stone of Health". A stimulating stone to monitor and adjust the flow of energy, providing for a balanced energy field. The energies of the garnet help to amplify the functions of the emotions and the intellect. It produces an energy which is predisposed to discourage chaotic, disruptive, and disorganized growth. It emits an energy which can be used to stabilize and produce order within the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual systems. It can be used to bring order to chaos. Garnet is the birthstone for January and the stone for Aquarius. Looking for something new to give as an anniversary present? Garnet is associated with the 2nd (Cotton) and 6th (Candy/Iron) wedding anniversaries so make someones day special.

Folklore: It is a powerful healing stone, also providing protection from outside influences that wish you ill and inner strength and it was often worn to help skin conditions. As a stone of power, it is said to strengthen, purify, vitalize and regenerate bodily systems, especially the bloodstream. Has strong affinity with root chakra, helping to harmonize the potent forces of kundalini. Stimulates pituitary gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Love, compassion. Enhances imagination. In times gone by, garnets were suposedly exchanged between friends to symbolize their friendship, and to ensure that their paths would cross again. Regenerates bodily systems. Balances sexual energy. Love, compassion, selfless service, courage. Commitment, devotion, love, stability and order. Even flow of energy.


GOLD- Purifies and energizes physical body. Improves circulation, strengthens nervous system. Balances and develops heart chakra. Balances hemispheres of brain. Aids tissue regeneration. Attracts positive energy into aura. Amplifies thought forms. Aids personal illumination. Solar energy, male aspect. Chakras: navel, heart, and crown.


GOLDSTONE- This stone is a rust-brown with tiny copper/gold glitter. It is said to have been originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold.


HEMATITE- Has positive effect upon bloodstream. Activates spleen. Increases resistance to stress. Helps circulate oxygen throughout body. Strengthens physical/etheric bodies. Energizing, vitalizing. Enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Slightly grounding.-. Powerful stone for those attracted to it. Hematite can be called a stone for the mind. It helps you clarify things in your mind and can be used for mental attunement, memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge. It assists in mathematical pursuits. It can be used to stimulate the desire for, and to facilitate the attainment of peace, self-control, and inner happiness. It is also conductive to enabling you enter into a loving relationship. It has been said to attract "kind" love. Resistance to stress. Energizing, vitalizing. Enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Excellent for the mind. Grounding.


HERKIMER DIAMOND- A type of quartz crystal. Cleanses subtle bodies. Reduces stress. Balances and purifies energy within body/mind. Similar qualities as clear quartz. Powerful amplifier. Enhances inner vision. Increases awareness of dreams. Stores thought forms and information. Chakras: all.


HOWLITE- Dispels selfishness, aids calm communication of emotions. Aids in memory retention.


IOLITE- This beautiful violet stone helps to release discord from your life. It is useful for the stimulation of visions. It further enables you to enjoy each moment and to awaken your inner knowledge. It is a major stone for use in healing and during guided meditations. The energy enables you to understand and facilitate the acceptance of responsibility to yourself, which leads to excellence in your endeavors and in the management of money. Iolite can help you to attain a constitution that defies physical disorders.


JADE- Strengthens heart, kidneys, immune system. Helps cleanse blood. Increases longevity and fertility. Aids eye disorders and female problems. Powerful emotional balancer. Radiates divine, unconditional love. Clarity, modesty,courage,justice,wisdom. Peaceful and nurturing.Dispels negativity. Healing affinity will correspond to color of stone. Increases longevity/fertility. Emotional balance, clarity, modesty, courage, justice, wisdom. Calming/nurturing. Harmony, peace, fidelity, confidence. A wonderful dream stone.


JASPERS (All colors)-A variety of chalcedony. Strengthens liver, gallbladder, bladder. Powerful healer: main impact on physical body. Represents earth element. Protection, awareness, insight. Grounding. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.


KUNZITE (Pink spodumene)- High lithium content makes kunzite beneficial to individuals with addictive behavior. Strengthens cardiovascular system. Aids manic depression. Excellent balancer for physical/emotional/mental bodies. Powerful stone for opening/healing heart. Helps one surrender to hi-.her self. Enhances self-esteem. Tolerance, acceptance. Soothing, calming. Chakra: heart.


KYANITE- Strengthens throat chakra. Enhances creative expression, communication, truth, loyalty, reliability, serenity. Connection to causal plane. Facilitates astral/inter-dimensional travel. Chakras: throat, third eye.


LAPIS LAZULI- Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland. Releases tension and anxiety. Energizes throat chakra. Augments strength, vitality, virility. Facilitates opening of chakras. Mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides. Creative-expression. Chakra: throat, third eye.
Lapis is the birthstone for December with blue Topaz and is the stone for the sun sign Libra. For a change, give something made of lapis for your 7th (Wool/Copper) or 9th (Pottery/Willow) wedding anniversary. Ancient Egyptians prized the stone Lapis and used it to create wax seals, as an additive in cosmetics and the rich had it carved it into funerary vases and figurines to accompany the deceased in to the afterlife for their pleasure.

Folklore: Lapis is a "stone of total awareness", helping to expand your awareness and intellectual capacity. It allows for your conscious understanding of the intuitive and psychic aspects of your nature. It helps to overcome depression and enhances the states of serenity and self acceptance. It is said to bring cheer to the user and bring success in relationships. It has also been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer from physical danger and psychic attacks. It assists in balancing the yin-yang energies and enhancing creativity. It is said to help strengthen the skeleton and thyroid. Reduces stress. Augments strength, vitality, virility. Mental clarity, illumination. Enhances physical abilities. Knowledge, wisdom, perfection, protection, creative expression.


LABRADORITE (also known as Spectralite.) This shimmering stone encourages patience; it assists in changes, attracting strength and perseverance. The energy of labradorite helps transformation of intuition into action helping you put your thoughts into deeds. It is a true celestial stone, symbolizing the moon - helping you to advance and a stone of the sun - giving you vitality for your "self" during transitions.

Folklore: This stone helps your own inner strength shine forth, acts like a muse, helps with sleep, and helps people relate to others. Represents the light of the universe, extra-terrestrial energy. Intuition, subconscious. Illumination.


LEPIDOLITE- Aids muscles, strengthens heart, beneficially influences blood. High lithium content aids emotional/mental balance and stability. Aids sleep. Enhances expression of one's inner light and joy. Chakra: heart.


MALACHITE- Aids function of pancreas and spleen.,Reduces stress and tension. Aids tissue regeneration. Strengthens heart, circulatory system, pineal and pituitary glands. Aids sleep. Vitalizing for body and mind. Reveals subconscious blocks. Excellent balancer on all levels. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.
This rich green stone represents fidelity in love and friendship. Also, it stimulates intuitive and instinctive reasoning, allowing for change which facilitates advancement. It is an excellent stone for clarifying the emotions and for allowing for both the recognition and release of negative experiences which you cannot recall. It helps clear and activate the chakras, to put you on the path to your desired goal. It can be used as a protective stone. Its powers include: protection of the mind and body, inner power, promoting a feeling of inner peace as well as peace with those around you, inspires feelings of love, and aids success in all business matters. If you are in immanent danger, the stone will break on its own in to several pieces and so then you must beware. It is said to act as a guardian travelers, keeping them safe while journeying but provides protection and security to all who wear it. Reduces stress and helps bring inner peace. Balancing/vitalizing for body, mind. Aids sleep, clears subconscious blocks.


METEORITE- Helps reveal past lives from other planets and galaxies. Enhances connection with extraterrestrial energies. Expands awareness. Similar to obsidian, but denser. Chakra: root.


MOLDAVITE- A deep green silica based tek-tite (meteorite) that fell to Earth 15 million years ago. Aids alignment with higher self. Balancing and healing for physical body/mind. Aids in channeling extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional. Chakras: heart, third eye.


MOONSTONE- Has healing affinity with stomach, spleen, pancreas, pituitary gland. Unblocks lymphatic system. Relieves anxiety and stress. Aids in berthing process, helps females problems. Emotional balancer; helps lessen tendency to over-react emotionally. Flexibility in attitudes. Aligns emotions with higher self. Chakra: root.
Moonstone is used to alleviate emotional tension. It develops the "feminine" side of your nature, your intuition. It stimulates confidence and composure. The energy of Moonstone sustains and supports while promoting growth and supplementing energy. It is a stone for "feeling" and understanding via intuition and emotional "thoughts" rather than by intellectual reasoning. It brings flashes or insight, stimulating intuitive recognition and helps you to apply the intuitive knowledge in a practical sense. It also enhances perception. Lunar, female energy. Emotional, intuitive. Rhythms, cycles, destiny.


OBSIDIAN- Beneficially influence stomach and intestines. Connects mind and emotions. Slightly masculine energy. Ground spiritual energy into physical plane. Absorbs and disperses negativity. Reduces stress. Helps clear subconscious blocks. Brings an understanding of silence and "the void." Detachment, but with wisdom and love. Powerful healer for those attuned to it. Dispels negativity. Grounding, healing, protective. Helps one to clearly see one's flaws and the changes that are necessary. Chakra: root.


ONYX- Another variety of chalcedony. Relieves stress. Balances male/female polarities. Strengthens bone marrow. Aids detachment. Enhances emotional balance and self-control. Higher inspiration. Works with chakras and attitudes according to color of stone.
This stone is used to banish grief and enhance self-control, encourage happiness and good fortune. It is an excellent stone to use too, for centering and alignment of the total person with higher powers. It furthers the awareness of the instincts, helping you see and feel the guidance. It promotes the recognition of personal strengths and assisting you in the understanding of the reality of the moment. It helps you to become the master of you own domain. Black as some hearts, onyx is apparently a gift given on the 7th (Wool/Copper) and/or 10th (Tin/Aluminum) wedding anniversaries.
Onyx was very popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans and in fact the name onyx comes from the Greek word 'onyx', which means fingernail. It is said that onyx is actually the fingernail clippings of Venus. So that no part of Venus would ever perish, the fates turned them into stone.
In Greek times, almost all colors of chalcedony from white to dark brown and black were called onyx. Later, the Romans narrowed the term to refer to black and dark brown colors only. Onyx which is reddish brown with white and lighter reddish bands is known as sardonyx. Onyx is a very good stone for use in carving.

Folklore: Good for making babies and aiding your own body to heal, it also promotes an inner sense of happiness. Onyx is said to aid intuition and help hone inner instincts. Also helps an individual to alter bad habits if donned at the full moon and then not removed until the new moon. Repels negativity, aids in grounding. Helps overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation. Comforts in unfamiliar surroundings. Centering, self-control, intuitive guidance. Assists in the grieving process.


OPAL- Stimulates pineal and pituitary glands. Aids eyesight. Emotional balancer. Enhances intuition. The full spectrum of colors resonates with all chakras. Helps connection with highest aspects of being. Chakras: heart and others, depending on colors. One of the basic properties of opal is the amplification of your own traits and characteristics. It allows for true and spontaneous actions, enhancing that which you are feeling and allowing for the release of inhibitions. It can be used to strengthen your memory and to instill faithfulness and loyalty in love, personal affiliations, and business relationships. This mineral has been used to awaken both the psychic and the mystical qualities that you have within.


PEARL- The pearl symbolizes purity, faith, charity, and innocence. It is also known to enhance personal integrity. It provided a clean channel to receive spiritual guidance. The pearl has been known as a "Stone of Sincerity", bringing truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior. It allows you to see yourself as others see you. Pearls are given on the Thirtieth wedding anniversary but can also be given on the 1st (Paper), 3rd (Leather) and 12th (Silk/Linen) wedding anniversaries.

Folklore: Pearls are said to have the power to attract love, multiply money for prosperity, give the wearer additional protection and to bring excellent luck. In the orient, pearls are believed to be given by the heavenly dragons for wisdom and to ease personal karma in this lifetime. Pearls are often used to represent secret engagements or relationships and then passed on to the children as they are born to keep them safe. Promotes sincerity, truth and loyalty. Enhances personal integrity. Soothing, calming, yet focuses attention.


PERIDOT (Olivine) - Balances glandular system. Aids tissue regeneration. Has beneficial influence on heart, pancreas, spleen, liver, adrenals. Purifies body. Enhances bloods. Overall balancer and tonic for body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Increases intuitive awareness. Reduces stress. Stimulates mind. Accelerates personal growth, opens new doors of opportunity. Chakras: navel, solar plexus, heart.
Surprisingly soft green stone is used to bring openness in matters of love and relationships. It is an excellent healing stone used to strengthen and regenerate the body. It can be used to cleanse and stimulate the heart and solar plexus chakra, bringing openness and acceptance in the intellectual pursuit of matters of love and relationships. It can be used to magnify the inner aspects of any situation. It also furthers the understanding of those changes which are occurring in your life and assists you in the recognition of negative patterns. Peridot is the birthstone for August. As a light green, soft stone, peridot may be given as a gem alternative to the traditional 16th wedding anniversary gift of crystal (what, crystal again, where will we put it all?).
Peridot is actually mentioned in the Bible but there it is called 'Chrysolite' so you may have missed it. One legend says that peridot was such a favorite gemstone of Cleopatra that she wore them constantly and that these gems were mistaken by others as being emeralds.

Folklore: It is said that wearing peridot brings success, peace, and good luck. It can induse sleep and is used to attract true love. It can calm anger in the wearer while also soothing the nerves of those around the wearer. Thi sis an excellent stone for dispelling negative energies of all sorts. Healing, protective. Allows one to understand changes in one's life, regulates life cycles.


PYRITE- Aids digestion, improves circulation. Strengthens and oxygenates blood. Enhances brain functions. Influences a more positive outlook on life. Enhances emotional body, strengthens will. Helps one's ability to work with others harmoniously. Practicality. Chakras: root, solar plexus, heart.


QUARTZ CRYSTAL (clear) - Enhances the crystalline properties of blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances pineal and pituitary glands. Emotional balancer. Stimulates brain functions. Amplifies thought forms. Full spectrum energy activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in one's energy field and in environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits, and amplifies energy. Excellent for meditation. Enhances inter-dimensional communication with higher self and spirit guides. Stimulates brain functions, amplifies thought-forms. Emotional and mental clarity and balance. Universal crystal, clarity of consciousness. Chakras: all


RHODOCHROSITE- Aids spleen, kidneys, heart, pituitary gland and circulation of blood. Enhances memory and intellectual power. Emotional balancer. Helps heal emotional wounds and traumas. Aligns subtle bodies. Red/pink color helps to blend courage/will/passion aspects of lower chakras with loving expression of heart. Divine love, acceptance of self and life. Powerful healer for those attuned to this stone. Chakras: root, heart.


RHODONITE- Aids central nervous system, thyroid gland, body reflexes, pituitary gland, pancreas. Strengthens immunity. Improves memory. eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms mind. Aligns root and heart chakras for bringing love into action and manifestation (red and black variety). Self-esteem, confidence. Enhances energy levels in body/mind. Pink variety (without black) helps impart understanding of strength within vulnerability. Great stone for light workers serving in cities. Using talents for the good of others. Helps with self-love and acceptance, self-healing. Supports liver and pancreas. Chakras: root, heart.


ROSE QUARTZ- Aids kidney and circulatory system. Increases fertility. Eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Helps clear stored anger, resentment, guilt, fear, jealousy. Reduces stress and tension, cools hot temper. Enhances self confidence and creativity. Aids development of forgiveness, compassion, love. Chakra: heart.
This is known as a stone of *gentle love*, bringing peacefulness and calm to relationships. This translucent pink stone emits a calming, cooling energy which can work on all the chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self-love. It brings clarity to the emotions and restores the mind to harmony after chaotic or crisis situations. It can be used for spiritual attunement to the energy of love. It helps when dealing with heartbreak and childhood pain. Increases fertility, eases sexual imbalances. Helps clear stored anger, resentment, fear jealousy. Forgiveness, compassion, love. Adds positive love energy to relationships. Compassion and forgiveness. Calming, helps clear stored anger, resentment, jealousy, fears. Replaces negativity with harmony. Helps to balance upper four chakras and eases sexual/emotional imbalances. Enhances self-confidence and creativity. Aids kidneys and circulatory system, promotes release of impurities.


RUBY- Aids regeneration of physical/spiritual heart. Enhances circulation. Vitalizes blood and entire body/mind system. Strengthens immunity. Activates sluggish or dormant conditions on physical/spiritual levels. Refines lower passions. Courage, integrity, selflessness, vice, joy, spiritual devotion, power, leadership. Helps banish sense of limitation. Strengthens physical/spiritual heart, helps banish sense of limitation. Courage, integrity, joy, devotion, power. Loving, nurturing, spirituality ,wealth, protection. Chakra: root, heart.


RUTILATED QUARTZ- Regeneration of tissue throughout body. Enhances life-force. Strengthens immunity. Stimulates brain functions.F-Eases depression, facilitates inspiration, increases clairvoyance. Highly electrical, more intensity than clear quartz. Pierces through layers of physical/emotional/mental density. Transmute negativity. Enhances communication with higher self and spirit guides. Very powerful heater. Chakras: all.


SAPPHIRE- Strengthens heart and kidneys. Activates pituitary .-land, thereby aiding entire glandular system. Aligns body/mind/spirit. Stimulates psychic abilities, clarity and inspiration. Creative expression, loyalty, love. Aids connection with higher self/spirit guides. Strengthens will. Expands cosmic awareness. Dispels confusion. Excellent for meditation. Aligns body/mind/spirit, dispels confusion. Expands cosmic awareness. Will-power, loyalty, truth, love. Chakras: throat, third eye.


SELENITE(Gypsum) - Strengthens bones, teeth. Soothes nerves. Has positive effect on brain, aiding power of concentration and clarity. Enhances will power. Grounded white light. Chakra: crown.


SILVER- Enhances mental functions. Aids circulation. Strengthens blood, physically and etherically. Strengthens pineal and pituitary glands. Relieves stress. Relates to the moon, subconscious, female aspect. Emotional balance. Speech improvement. Excellent energy conductor. Mirror to the soul. Eloquence. Connects physical and astral bodies. In jewelry, it provides a balanced setting that retains the qualities of the stone it holds. Lunar energy. Cleansing, balancing.


SMOKY QUARTZ- Strengthens adrenals, kidneys, pancreas. Increases fertility, balances sexual energy. Aids depression. Mildly sedative and relaxing. Initiates movement of kundalini. Dissipates subconscious blocks and negativity on all levels. Grounding.-, centering.-. Excellent for meditation. Enhances dream awareness and channeling abilities. Balances sexual energy, aids depression. Relaxing, grounding. Enhances dreams, meditation and channeling. Dissolves negativity, grounding, balancing. Excellent for meditation. Chakras: root, naval, solar plexus.


SUGILITE (Royal azel) - Enhances functions of pineal, pituitary and adrenal glands. - Activates and balances brain hemispheres. Strengthens heart. Aids physical healing and purification of bodily systems. Emotional balancer, reduces stress. Brings higher spiritual awareness into physical reality. Enhances sensitivity. Strong protective qualities. Excellent for meditation. Enhancing channeling abilities. Chakra: third eye, crown.


TIGER'S EYE- Variety of chalcedony (quartz). Beneficial for spleen, pancreas, digestive organs, colon. Emotional balancer. Enhances connection with personal power and will. Grounding-., centering. Helps soften stubbornness. Enhances clear perception and insight. Slightly masculine energy. Chakras:navel, solar plexus.
This stone contains solar energy. This helps with the psychic process which involve the solar plexus chakra - promoting intuitive impressions. Therefore, it can be used to enhance the psychic abilities. It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with scattered details which must be brought together into some pattern. Tiger Eye can help you become practical as well as more grounded. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability to maintain wealth. Tiger's Eye is a great alternative ninth (Pottery/Willow) wedding anniversary gift.
Folklore: It is said that in the golden form, tiger's eye is a great psychic protector. In the blue form, it is excellent for increasing business. The red variety of tiger's eye helps an individual achieve personal clarity. Yellow tiger's eye while being earthy and an aid to grounding, also represents both the sun (gold) and the earth (brown). Optimism, insight, personal power.


TOPAZ- Gold topaz - Tissue regeneration. Strengthens liver, gallbladder, spleen,, digestive organs, nervous systems. Detoxifies body. Warming, awakening, inspiring. Abundance. Chakras: navel, crown. Blue topaz- tissue regeneration. Strengthens thyroid .-land, enhances metabolism. Emotional balance. Cooling, soothing, peace, tranquility. Creativity, self-expression. Enhances psychic perception, communication with higher self/spirit guides. Chakras: heart, throat, third eye.
Blue Topaz This is known as a stone of true love and success in all endeavors. It promotes individuality and creativity while providing for confidence in trusting your own decisions. It acts to replace negativity with love and joyfulness. This mineral is instrumental in visualization for healing and/or attracting in mediation and in projection. This beautiful blue stone can stimulate the throat chakra so you can more easily say what it is that you want to communicate. Success, true love, individuality, creativity, joy.


TOURMALINATED QUARTZ- Clear quartz with black tourmaline crystals inside.' Balances male/female polarities. Aids in balancing extremes. Grounding-, very protective, dissipates negativity. Combines forces of clear quartz and black tour7naline. Chakras: root, crown.


TOURMALINE (all colors) - Aids balance of endocrine system. Aids sleep. Strengthens, vitalizes mind/body. Activates and enhances crystalline properties of body/mind. Aligns subtle bodies. Dispels fear and negative conditions. Strong protective influence. Concentration, inspiration. Enhances sensitivity and understanding-. Powerful healer, highly electromagnetic. The various colors will activate and align corresponding chakras. Black tourmaline (schorl) - root.
Watermelon tourmaline (red/green) - root, heart. Green tourmaline-heart. Blue tourmaline (indicolite) - throat, third eye. Red/pink tourmaline (rubellite) - root, heart.
Tourmaline is used to attract inspiration, diminish fear by promoting understanding and encourage self-confidence. It acts to clear, maintain and to stimulate each of the energy centers of the body. Tourmaline has been used to stimulate balance between the left and right sides of the brain to enhance cooperative efforts in creativity and healing. It balances the male/female energies with in your body; it further provides balancing of the mind, of the energy centers and of the auric body inducing the alignment of the mind and the chakras. Strengthens body/mind. Dispels fear/negativity. Enhances sensitivity/understanding. Concentration, inspiration.


TURQUOISE- Tones, strengthens entire body. Tissue regeneration. Aids circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Aligns chakras. Enhances meditation. Creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, loyalty. Chakra: throat.
This is an excellent stone for spiritual attunement, for healing and cleansing of both the energy centers and the physical body, and for providing protection. Turquoise is a healer of the spirit, giving a soothing energy and bringing peace of mind. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust and kindness. It is said to promote spontaneity in issues of romance and to stimulate the initiation of love. It also provides for a bit of an increase in your psychic powers, and can help you to develop your natural powers.

Folklore: It is believed to increase and attract money and love. It offers the wearer protection as well as healing and helps with feelings of courage and friendship. It is also a stone of luck. Turquoise helps relax the mind, and ease away all mental stress and tension. Certain Native American tribes placed turquoise in their burials in order to guard the dead and it is said that often warriors tied raw turquoise to their bows in order to insure accuracy. Vitalizes nervous system. Creative expression, emotional balance, peace of mind. Truth, friendship, loyalty. Spiritual attunement, strength, grounding. Protective - excellent for astral travel.


VARISCITE- Soothing, calming, balancing for body/mind. Aids blood, heart. Emotional stability. Helps one recall past lives. Self confidence. Abundance. Chakras: heart, solar plexus.


ZIRCON- (hyacinth) - Strengthens the mind. Aids bowels problems. Balances pituitary and pineal gland. Aligns subtle bodies. Emotional balance, self-esteem. Aids sleep. Similar properties as diamond and quartz crystal. All around healer. Chakra: all.


Gemstones for the Month of Birth:
January Garnet, Rose Quartz
February Amethyst, Onyx
March Bloodstone, Aquamarine, Red Jasper
April Diamond, Crystal Quartz
May Emerald, Chrysoprase
June Pearl, Alexandrite, Moonstone
July Ruby, Carnelian
August Sardonyx, Peridot, Aventurine
September Sapphire, Lapis Lazuli
October Opal, Tourmaline, Beryl
November Topaz, Citrine, Tiger Eye
December Turquoise, Zircon, Lapis Lazuli, Ruby

Gemstones for the Hour of Birth:
1 am Quartz ... 1 pm Zircon
2 am Hematite 2 pm Emerald
3 am Malachite 3 pm Beryl
4 am Lapis Lazuli 4 pm Topaz
5 am Turquoise 5 pm Ruby
6 am Tormaline 6 pm Opal
7 am Chrysolite 7 pm Sardonyx
8 am Amethyst 8 pm Chalcedony
9 am Kunzite 9 pm Jade
10 am Sapphire 10 pm   Jasper
11 am Garnet 11 pm Lodestone
12 am Diamond 12 pm Onyx

Gemstones of the Angels:
Malcheldiel Ruby .... Asmodel Topaz
Ambriel Garnet Muriel Emerald
Herchel Sapphire Humatiel Diamond
Zuriel Jacinth Barbiel Agate
Adnachiel Amethyst Humiel  Beryl
Gabriel Onyx Barchiel Jasper

Gemstones of the Seasons:
Spring Emerald .... Autumn   Sapphire
Summer  Ruby Winter Diamond

Gemstones of the Zodiac:
Aquarius 1/20 - 2/18 Garnet, Turquoise, Hawkeye
Pisces 2/19 - 3/20 Amethyst
Aries 3/21 - 4/21 Red Jasper, Carnelian, Bloodstone
Taurus 4/20 - 5/20 Rose Quartz, Carnelian, Sapphire
Gemini 5/21 - 6/21 Citrine, Agate, Tigereye
Cancer 6/22 - 7/22 Emerald, Chrysoprase, Adventurine
Leo 7/23 - 8/23 Citrine Crystal Quartz, Onyx
Virgo 8/24 - 9/22 Yellow Agate, Citrine, Carnelian
Libra 9/23 - 10/23 Smoky Quartz, Citrine, Chrysolite
Scorpio 10/23 - 11/21 Carnelian, Sard, Aquamarine
Sagittarius 11/22 - 12/21 Chalcedony, Blue Quartz, Topaz
Capricorn 12/22 - 1/19 Onyx, Cat's Eye, Ruby

Tenth century list of Gemstones of the Apostles:
Peter Jasper . Paul Sapphire
Thomas Beryl Bartholomew Chrysolite
James Sardonyx Philip Sardius
John Emerald Andrew Chalcedony
Matthew Topaz Thaddeus Chrysoprase
Simon Jacinth Matthias Amethyst

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