Gemstone attributes

From ancient times, people have ascribed gemstones with certain powers to give its bearer; love, luck, protection and others. Though some may believe, others don't. Given the latest rage on "thoughts are reality," I, personally, feel it's like a string tied around your finger to remind you of your goal or need.

While some may scoff at the idea, who hasn't seen, and maybe purchased, the copper and/or magnetic bracelets said to help pain? Gemstones have a long history of use for adornment and many cultures attribute metaphysical properties to them. Browse through the list below and, perhaps, find the perfect stone for your, or a friend's, needs.

I will be glad to create a custom piece out of the gemstone you pick in your specifications. Contact me for information.

Success, joy, self-expression, awakening heart, soothing, harmony, balancing.
Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.
Apache Tear
Comfort in times of grief, promotes forgiveness, release of grievances, stimulates spontaneity, removal of self-limiting barriers.
Australian Jasper
Stone of strength, and decision making.
Autumn Jasper
Calms and focuses the mind for dealing with whatever issues are most important at the time; helps prevent procrastination
Aventurine (Blue, Green, Yellow)
Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening heart, motivation, leadership.
Balancing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies; perceptiveness, strength, inspiration, awakening talents.
Courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision making.
Blue Apatite
Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.
Blue Chalcedony
"Stone of brotherhood," sacred to North American Indians, stability, balances energy.
Precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.
Chrysanthemum stone
Courage to follow your dreams, sense of balance between physical and spiritual and encourages love and joy
asing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.
Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.
Enhanced energy field of gemstones; healing metal, especially for arthritis and rheumatism.
A mineral of energy and mental agility; excellent conductor of energy.
Symbolizes joy and happiness, gives energy and "fire." Coral comes from the sea and is associated with emotional healing because of its watery home.
Crazy Horse Jasper
Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.
Health, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.
Mental attunement, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, transforming negativity.
Hematite, Magnetic
Mental attunement, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, transforming negativity.
Howlite and Leopardskin Howlite
Dispels selfishness, aids calm communication of emotions.  Aids in memory retention
Awareness, calm, emotional expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity, relieves insomnia.
Power stone, stimulates imagination, develop enthusiasm and new ideas, see clearly, strengthen intuition.
Leopard Jasper
Associated with spiritual discovery. All jaspers offer protection, nurturing, joy, awareness; balancing of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies.
Leopardskin Jasper
Transformation, insight, clarifying emotions, fidelity, loyalty, practicality.
Introspection, reflection, beginnings, insight, tenderness, harmony, peace, travel.
Power stone, release anger and bitterness, balance emotions.
Introspection, reflection, beginnings, insight, tenderness, harmony, peace, travel.
Moss Agate
Very rare since this stone is found only at a remote location on the coast of Madagascar that can only be mined at low tide! Stone of joy, lifts negativity.
Self-control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths.
Ocean Jasper
Warmth, friendliness, understanding, openness in love and relationships, regulation of cycles.
Associated with grounding, connecting with nature. All jaspers offer protection, nurturing, joy, awareness; balancing of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies.
Paua Shell
Connected to the sea - represents the tides of emotion; gives you an easy flow of feelings and sensitivities to others; promotes harmony in relationships.
Intensifying energy, spiritual development, healing, raising consciousness.
Picture Jasper
Dissolving emotional blockage, clearing the mind, cooperation, personal pride, joy in living, attentiveness to the moment, protection.
Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love. It is said to connect to the archangel Raphael. This stone induces deep meditation and attunes you to divine energies... as it brings through unconditional love. It enhances visualization... and it will aid you to 'hear' beings on planes other than ours.
Quartz, Clear Crystal
Healing stone. Communication, wisdom, clarity of thought. Amplifies energy of other stones and increases emotional energy. Helps focus, especially in prayer. Intensifying energy, spiritual development, healing, raising consciousness.
Red Jasper
Love, emotional balance, cleansing, renewal, relaxation, expansion of consciousness.
Peace, generosity, attention to details.
Change, variety, progress, creativity, transcending barriers.
Rose Quartz
Love, peace, happiness, gentleness, healing emotional wounds.
Ruby Zoisite
Zoisite with ruby inclusions. Energy stone; enhances mental ability, increases fertility, realize your own worthiness and potential, increases creativity.
Wisdom, logic, calmness, healing, stress reduction, companionship, self-esteem.
Smoky Quartz
Protection stone; relieves fear and sadness. Neutralizes negativity, used as an antidote to stress.
Wisdom, logic, calmness, healing, stress reduction, companionship, self-esteem
Practicality, peacefulness, clarity, intelligence, intuition, new experiences, financial stability, calmness, releasing inhibitions.
Inspires happiness and joy; helps alleviate depression and seasonal disorders; restores optimism and enthusiasm
Tiger Eye
Protection stone. Traditional talisman against the Evil Eye. It is thought to encourage emotional balance, grounding, removes negativity and adds confidence
All tourmalines contain healing effects. Stone of inspiration, healing power, luck, pushes negativity away.
Spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection, valor, soothing, peace of mind, guidance through the unknown, romantic spontaneity.
Turritella Agate
Contains fossils of sea creatures and snails; protection, insight, the "earth healing" stone.
Unakite (also spelled Unikite)
Protection stone; encourages self-growth, reduces anxiety, brings a feeling of serenity and optimism.

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Please note:

This material is provided only as an interesting aside and for entertainment purposes only and does not imply you will get rich from picking up an aventurine.

All metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. It is not meant in any way to treat physical, mental, spiritual or medical conditions. I can’t cite specific, authoritative sources since the majority of the information is traditional lore. There is no guarantee of the validity of any of these statements nor can an authoritative source be since the majority of the information is traditional lore.

That said, it doesn’t hurt to wear some rose quartz on your next date!

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As with all my jewelry, most of my focal points, and even a lot of my beads, are one-of-a-kind. If the piece you like has been sold, I'll do my best to make one similar to it.