Gemstones are formed deep inside the earth when the molten magma is slowly cooling, molecules start slowly forming and arranging themselves in proper organized manner leading to crystal structure. Most of the gemstones possess a crystalline structure. This crystalline structure is a defined orderly geometrical arrangement of its atoms & molecules.
This orderly arrangement of atoms and molecules allows light to pass through the crystal in such a way that the emitted light/energy is very useful & beneficial. In short, crystalline structures can collect, focus and emit electromagnetic energy in a specific & special manner.
Each mineral crystal has its special influence, function, vibration & energy level.
Crystals and gemstones are made up of various minerals and elements which play an important role and lend to their powerful vibrations, intensities, healing properties, colors, shapes and textures.
Crystals can benefit us physically, emotionally, mentally (intellectually) and spiritually. Just as every human is different, the same is true with crystals.
Here is a list of stones and their respective properties.
balances the mind and body, discerns the truth, emotional healer, acceptance of our self. circumstances and negativity, improves our intellectual powers, perception, self respect and courage, alleviates pregnancy discomfort, eases headaches, dizziness, skin problems, helps impaired balance, fights infections, beneficial in business meetings and successful presentations, keeps our mind sharp with readily available answers
DENDRITIC AGATE:(aka TREE AGATE)HARDNESS:7
a transparent to translucent form of Agate which contains branching forms (dendrites)…the stone of plenitude….brings fullness and abundance to all areas of our life, enhances gentleness, encourages us to walk softly through life stopping to smell the flowers and enjoy the moment, helps us remain centered and focused, gives stability in times of confusion, conflict and dissention, allows us to accept their origin, gives us the ability to see difficulties as challenges, positive stone for business and agriculture.. often enhancing the growth of crops and health of house plants, opens and aligns all chakras.
strengthens bonds with nature, promotes communication and understanding, freedom from addictions and dependencies, stimulates insulin production from the pancreas, combats diabetes, regulates metabolism, drinking moss agate water benefits kidneys, lymph system and digestion, lucky stone for gamblers.
AMAZONITE:HARDNESS: 6 – 6.5
enhances creative expression and universal love, provides pacification, eliminates aggravation and anxiety, soothes nervous system, treats heart problems, eases grief, relieves aches, pains, cramps and stress, protection from electromagnet pollution.
AMBER: HARDNESS: 2 – 2.5
powerful healer and cleanser, calms hyperactivity and stressed nerves, absorbs negative energy, stimulates metabolism and circulation, helps skin ailments, asthma, allergies, rheumatism, epilepsy, depression, hyperactivity, strengthens heart muscles, draws out dis-eases from family genes.
AMETHYST (A QUARTZ): HARDNESS: 7
stone of contentment, a great tranquilizer, encourages inner peace, fights addictive behavior, over indulgences and blockages, transforms energy, alleviates migraines and sadness from loss, improves concentration
AMETRINE: (amethyst and citrine that grew together… contains the properties of amethyst and citrine) HARDNESS: 7
gives us insight into the cause of our dis-eases and emotional stress, promotes healing, well being, concentration, action, compatibility, optimism, creativity, new ideas, insights and a clear mind, discourages prejudice, contradictions, fears, panic attacks, procrastination, divination, removes stress, tension, and blockages, tensions, negative energies, addictions and bad habits, encourages taking control of our lives, removes our resistance to change, action and progress, raises consciousness, awareness, meditation.
ANYOLITE (AKA RUBY ZOISITE): HARDNESS 6 – 7
Anyolite is a rock consisting of ruby growing inside zoisite. Anyolite is believed to come from the word “anyoli” which means green in the Maasai language of Kenya and Tanzania. Ruby Zoisite encourages our connection to humanity while maintaining our own individuality, encourages spirituality and achieving and using our abilities and talents, brings altered states of consciousness, allows contact and communication with etheric bodies and spirits, strengthens the body’s energy field, used in diagnostic healing, benefits heart issues and vitality.
APACHE TEAR (OBSIDIAN): HARDNESS: 5.5
Apache Tears are rough spherical shaped forms of obsidian. eases grief, removes our self limiting hindrances and grievances against others, teaches forgiveness, provides insight and acceptance of our distress, helps us accomplish our goals quickly, bestows analytical abilities, precision, spontaneity eliminates toxins from our body, banishes poison from snake bites, absorbs vitamins C & D.
APATITE: HARDNESS: 5
a stone of inspiration and expression, encourages the intellect, creativity, openness, inspiration, self expression, extroversion, social ease, motivation, knowledge, truth, energy, deep meditation, balancing of energy, psychic abilities, softens aloofness, alienation and negativity, reduces sorrow, apathy, anger, irritability and mental confusion, overcomes emotional exhaustion, self negativity, gives us insights into our past lives, helps hyperactive and autistic children, lessens blockages, congestion or over / under active chakras.
AQUA AURA: HARDNESS: 7
Aqua Aura is clear quartz that has been bonded with fine powdered gold, which turns it a gorgeous translucent blue. Aqua Aura calms the emotions and anger, lets go of stress, encourages us to speak the truth, promotes communication and channeling with other dimensions, removes negativity from our aura, lets us express our emotions in a positive and beneficial way, provides protection from psychic attacks, removes hectic energy, supports the thymus gland which benefits the immune system.
AQUAMARINE: HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8
stone of courage, banishes fears, calms nerves, imparts strength and control, accelerates the intellectual reasoning process and makes one unconquerable through learning, brings pure love, treats neck and throat problems, relaxes solar plexus and digestive organs.
AVENTURINE: HARDNESS: 7
encourages independence, gives strength in legs and joints, assists us in career changes, enhances the “pioneering” spirit, sense of humor, cheerfulness and our creativity and motivation in activities, eases skin irritations, acne, allergies, minor wounds, flaking skin, dandruff and hair loss.
AZURITE: HARDNESS: 3.5 – 4
soothes the nerves, prevents internal blockages and congestion, speeds up healing of wounds, stimulates the liver and detoxifies the body, increases concentration, creativity, inspiration, sharpens the mind, memory, our sense of justice and intuition and decision making process, removes communication blocks, promotes critical thinking, cuts through illusion, provides spiritual guidance.
BERYL: HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8
helps wearers reach high positions, protects marital feelings and love, treats eye problems, eases minor stomach and bowel disorders, detoxifies the body, helps angina, calms nerves with regard to traveling and homesickness and neck pain caused by long term stress.
BLOODSTONE (aka HELIOTROPE): HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7
“stone of courage”, an intense powerful healer, aids in decision making, cleanser of the body, helps with centering and grounding energy of the heart, provides for renewed love, relationships and friendships.
CARNELIAN (aka SARD): HARDNESS: 7
protects against envy, fear, apathy and rage, helps to release sorrow from emotions, assists in decision making, promotes good digestion, encourages formation of new blood cells, increases vitality and zest for life… rinsing with carnelian water helps bleeding gums and drinking carnelian water helps firm the skin Carnelian has the ability to cleanse other stones. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind.
CHALCEDONY: HARDNESS: 7
aids in expression of emotional needs, encourages honesty and purity, alleviates regret, protects from infections and inflammation, helps with neck, tonsils, vocal chords, dementia and senility, gives self confidence, mental stability and protection from nightmares, balances mind, emotions and spirit energies, hoarseness can be relieved by boiling chalcedony in water and adding a pinch of salt.
CHALCOPYRITE: HARDNESS: 3.5 – 4
the “mystic” stone, ideal for meditations, brings messages from ethereal energies, increases perception, removes energy blockages, opens, cleanses and activates the crown chakra, helps us find lost or misplaced items, can disappear to gain info that can benefit us, provides a contact with ancient civilizations.
CHAROITE (aka the “third eye stone”): HARDNESS: 6
the “transformation stone” and “soul stone”, discovers, heals and releases deep fears, courage to start anew, increases self confidence, analytical abilities, precision, quick analysis, keen observations for faster decisions, psychic abilities and awareness, encourages actions, orderly habits, emotional and physical healing, focus and meditation, benefits anxious people, acceptance of others, spontaneity and vigor, combats insecurity, stress,worrying, obsessions, compulsions and negativity, leads us toward our best path of service, protects the skin from ultra violet and x-rays, strengthens immune system, cleanses auras.
CHRYSOBERYL (aka CAT’S EYE): HARDNESS: 8.5
a stone that protects against the evil eye and black magic, improves sight and eye inflammations, discourages squinting, protects visual center in the brain, protects against blindness, removes negativity making the owner more gentle, tolerant and kind, increases optimism, helps prevent nightmares.
CHRYSOCOLLA: HARDNESS: 2 – 4
great meditation and communication stone, removes negative energies, sarcasm and guilt, relieves ulcers, arthritis, respiratory issues, stressful situations, provides protection, tranquility, inner strength, joy, lets us understand others and accept changes, can make violent people more sensitive and tolerant, lowers fevers when placed on head, prevents blisters from minor burns, sipping chrysocolla water can ease throat inflammation.
CHRYSOPRASE: HARDNESS: 7
powerful healing and rejuvenating energy, healing the heart stone providing emotional and physical support to the heart, prepares heart for new relationships, eases pain of past unsuccessful relationships, provides understanding of our karmic precedence, growth, hope, promise, youthfulness, grace, joy, health, prosperity, equilibrium, helps depression, isolation, separation, communication, intellectual and thought clarity, keeps the body and mind in harmony, helps us face difficult situations and get rid of our apprehensive feelings, calming effect on the tired and those with heart issues, combats high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, benefits glandular weaknesses and disorders, aids with recuperation from dis-eases.
CITRINE (A QUARTZ): HARDNESS: 7
the “merchant’s stone”… never holds or accumulates negative energy (thus never needing cleaning), helps to acquire and maintain wealth, benefits the nervous system, combats stress and depression, mental stimulant, encourages concentration in children, stimulates the liver, stomach, duodenum and pancreas processes, strengthens the immune system aids in tissue regeneration, cleans auras. Place citrine in your cash box or register to increase and maintain wealth.
CLEAR QUARTZ: (aka ROCK CRYSTAL): HARDNESS: 7
the ideal positive energy and meditation stone, the master healer, programmer (with your intent), cleanser and amplifier, a “spiritual library” that stores information like a computer, raises energy to the highest possible level, enhances psychic abilities and attunes us to our spiritual purpose, quartz filters out distractions in meditations, removes mental blocks, encourages a sense of justice, alleviates pain, reduces fever, strengthens weak vertebral disks, helps pains, fevers, stomach, bowels and heart issues.
CORAL: HARDNESS: 3 – 4
powerful healing stone, quiets the emotions and eases emotional stress, brings inner peace, provides protection from evil, increases the imagination, resolves conflicts, represents diplomacy and concurrence, supports the healing of bone structures, helps prevent osteoporosis, benefits treatment of blood and circulation disorders, good for heartburn.
CUPRITE: HARDNESS: 3.5 -4
boosts energy and physical vitality, alleviates worrying (particularly on things over which we have no control), helps with water retention, bladder and kidney disorders, can help vertigo, reproductive disorders and behavioral illnesses, gives a grounding effect on the whole body.
DIAMOND: (1 OF 4 PRECIOUS STONES) HARDNESS: 10
the hardest of all stones… stone of clarity, communication, commitment, virtue and justice, brings abundance, courage, strength, energy, purity, prosperity, harmony, love and spirituality, enables us to focus on personal purpose, provides dominance over enemies, diamonds are used extensively in all kinds of industrial applications.
DIOPSIDE: HARDNESS: 5.5 – 6
connection with Earth. Mother, explores connections between humanity and nature, expands our love on all levels, opens our heart, healing after heart attack or other heart issues, emotional well being, healing, balance, regenerates after surgery or physical trauma, heals damaged lungs from smoking, opens mind for learning, connects to calcium and magnesium in our body creating a relaxing energy that removes stress, anxiety and tension.
DIOPTASE: HARDNESS: 5
it is a copper mineral that was called “copper emerald” for many years because of its green color. the Greeks considered it the guardian of beauty and prosperity, calms and strengthens the heart, has pain relieving and antispasmodic properties, used in treatments for the liver and gall bladder.
EMERALD: (1 OF 4 PRECIOUS STONES) HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8
“stone of the heart” or “stone of successful love”… provides inspiration, patience, domestic bliss, instills sensitivity and loyalty within ourself and others, assists us with insight and allows us to see goodness in others, secures love, opens heart, calms emotions, attracts wealth, ideal for meditation and dream work, deepens spirituality and consciousness, friendships, loyalty.
FIRE AGATE: HARDNESS: 7
a calming, grounding and protecting energy, provides inspiration, introspection, confidence, self respect and acceptance, keeps us safe and secure, places a protective shield around us, protects us from those who wish us ill will by removing and returning back to the sender the negative, jealous and malicious energy, thoughts and actions they sent our way, encourages us to progress, advance, take action and be the best we can be, discourages all actions and behaviors that aren’t “enlightened” and good, revs up our sex drive.
FLUORITE: (aka FLUOR SPAR) HARDNESS: 4
fortifies bones and teeth, gradually removes pain when placed on the affected area, helps respiratory problems, arthritis, skin dis-eases, energy blockages, wounds, eases joint problems and stiffness, awakens suppressed feelings and combats narrow-mindedness, accesses your deeper awareness and promotes spiritual growth.
GARNET: HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7.5
Hinduism and Buddhism believe that garnet is a holy stone that enlightens the soul and gives wisdom. improves health, increases fidelity and imagination, balances energy flow, stimulates passion, creativity, can heal blood related dis-eases, removes fear.
GREEN TOURMALINE: HARDNESS: 7.5
helps us deal with anger or psychological issues that we may have toward our father or other male figures.
HAWKS EYE (BLUE TIGER EYE): HARDNESS: 7
heals the earth’s energy, grounds energies, stimulates and invigorates our bodies, improves vision, insight and psychic abilities, benefits circulation, bowels and legs, tells us the psychosomatic reasons behind our stiff neck, shoulders and other aches and pains.
HEMATITE: HARDNESS: 5 – 6
stone for the mind, helps sort things out, used for mental attunement and improving the memory, provides a calming effect, enhances optimism, will, courage, personal magnetism, promotes level headedness, helps kidneys, great grounding tool
Hematite is the protective stone for Scorpio. It warns Scorpios of danger by changing temperature.
HOWLITE: HARDNESS: 3.5
superb calming stone… aids with insomnia if placed under the pillow. helps reduce road rage, anger, pain and stress… teaches patience. Place howlite in your pocket to control your anger.
JADE: HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7
the dream stone, improves health, benefits glandular functions, lowers fevers, stimulates and detoxifies kidneys, helps us recall our past lives, promotes longevity, serenity, tranquility, wisdom, prosperity and overall calmness.
JASPER: HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7
the supreme nurturer, powerful physical healer, reminds us that we are not just here for ourselves but to bring joy and substance to others as well, wonderful healing stone for kidneys, liver and gall bladder, wear jasper with a decorated necklace to combat exhaustion, protects against negativity, controls intense passionate nature, makes traveling safe.
RED JASPER: HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7
ultimate nurturer, brings together all aspects of our life, eases stress, negativity and exhaustion, stimulates sexuality and fertility, beneficial to our circulatory system and all of our main organs including our liver, kidneys and gall bladder, encourages us to help each other.
KUNZITE: HARDNESS: 6 – 7
a powerful healing stone, opens our heart to unconditional love, self love and compassion, helps create balanced partnerships, releases old hurts, reduces individual separation, depression, mood swings, stress and radiation, negative energy, helpful in treating drug and alcohol addictions and psychiatric dis-orders, promotes peace on earth, tolerance toward others, positive and loving thoughts, spirituality, wisdom, mysticism and peace, helps us adjust to the pressures of life.
KYANITE: HARDNESS: 6 – 7
never accumulates or retains negative energy or vibrations (thus never needing cleaning), promotes clarity and understanding in dream work, enhances creativity, connects us to the zest and optimism of our youth, encourages us to experience the joy of life and gives us the strength to speak the truth “from the heart”, aligns all chakras automatically and immediately without conscious direction.
LABRADORITE: HARDNESS: 6 – 6.5
helps discover and bring recognition of our destiny, provides clarity of inner sight, connects us with the elements, alleviates bone problems, disorders of the spinal column and wear and tear of the joints.
LAPIS LAZULI: HARDNESS: 5 – 6
allows us to break through psychic blockages to reveal the inner truth, promotes clear understanding and intuition, strengthens total awareness, ESP, skeleton, thyroid and creativity, promotes self importance and confidence, connects our heart and head to create balance and interest in our relationships.
MALACHITE: HARDNESS: 3.5 – 4
stone of transformation, stone of pregnancy, helps expectant mothers in labor, remedy against heart pains and cardiac asthma, helps with love sickness, promotes understanding, spirituality and stimulating conversation, assists us in changing situations and provides for the transferring of sacred information into spiritual evolution.
MOONSTONE: HARDNESS: 6
stone of love and lovers, lucky love stone, calming, introspective, assists with emotional well balance, eases menstrual pain, promotes fertility, ensures an easy pregnancy and delivery, benefits the lymphatic system, strengthens the immune system, alleviates thyroid problems, stimulates love, sensitivity and production of hormones, positive effect on the glands and digestion, removes anxiety, including concern about the future, gives a zest for life and a youthful attitude, brings inner harmony.
MORGANITE: HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8
represents universal and cosmic love, open and clears heart chakra, emotional self healing, brings our old emotional wounds to consciousness one last.
OBSIDIAN (BLACK): HARDNESS: 5 – 5.5
glossy volcanic glass, excellent grounding and protection stone, protects us from things that can bring us physical or emotional harm, stabilizes internal and external energies, alleviates pain and tension, releases excess energy, curtails bleeding, helps wounds heal, improves circulation.
There are several forms of obsidian each with their own healing properties.
RAINBOW OBSIDIAN: HARDNESS: 5 – 5.5
stone of pleasure which brings gratification and enjoyment, bestows light and love to our life, makes us aware of our spiritual side, can provide info regarding our relationships and love life when gazing with this stone, lets us get in touch with our dark emotions to bring us info on our dis-eases and how to remove them.
ONYX: HARDNESS: 7
relieves stress and increases inner harmony and stamina, banishes grief, strengthens self control and morality, helps achieve success, promotes self confidence, overcomes, loneliness, adapts to unfamiliarity, enhances happiness and good fortune, excellent for “centering” and “aligning” us with the higher powers, heals infected wounds, eye dis-orders, fungal infections, inflammation and sunburn.
OPAL: HARDNESS: 5.5 – 6.5
stone of harmony, balances all levels of our being, releases lingering patterns and karmic ties, healing of old emotional wounds and broken hearts, benefits the heart, stomach, digestion and psyche, stimulates the glands, regulates the metabolism, restores inner harmony, intensifies emotions.
FIRE OPAL: HARDNESS: 5.5 – 6.5
heals the intestines and kidneys.
PEARL: HARDNESS: 3 – 4
Many people consider pearl a precious stone. Pearls originate from marine animals and are not stones, however they do have healing properties… reduces allergies, promotes wisdom and contentment well into old age. Wearing pearls can alleviate or cure headaches and migraines. a symbol of integrity, purity and grace.
PERIDOT (aka CHRYSOLITE & GREEN OLIVINE and “the poor man’s emerald”): HARDNESS: 7
visionary stone, gives off a warm and friendly energy, opens new doors, removes stress, fear and guilt, activates personal growth, discourages envy and clears the way for our heart to feel, has power to heal bruised ego by diminishing jealousy and anger, reduces stress and release negative patterns, assists in creating prosperity, encourages honesty and integrity in relationships.
PETRIFIED WOOD: HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7
maintains the body’s defenses and good health, produces calm and grounding, eases anxiety, encourages contentment, energy to heart chakra, having once been “alive”, it teaches us “transformation” and the difference between the organic and inorganic worlds, can transform our ideas that are “set in stone”.
PHANTOM QUARTZ: HARDNESS: 7
Phantom quartz is a rock crystal that has formed (in the course of millions of years) over earlier rock crystals. Phantom quartz crystals display outlines of many smaller crystals (aka phantoms or ghosts). Phantom quartz is a most powerful healing stone. IT IS MORE POWERFUL THAN CLEAR QUARTZ BECAUSE OF IT’S MULTITUDE OF CRYSTALIZATIONS. symbolizes worldwide awareness, stimulates healing for the planet and healing abilities in individuals, helps hearing disorders, opens clairaudience.
PYRITE (aka IRON PYRITE): HARDNESS: 6 – 6.5
aka “fools gold” because it is a yellowish gold colored metal, a very positive stone that overcomes apathy and feelings of inadequacy while boosting self worth and confidence, enables us to tap into our abilities and potential and bring about new ideas, stimulates intellectual powers and enhances memory by increasing blood flow to the brain, provides good recall for information, promotes diplomacy, helps us see behind facades and understand how a situation really is, enables us to see the purity of the universe, used to treat bronchitis, lung disorders and highly infectious dis-eases and provide protection from those affected , blocks out negative energy and pollutants, lowers fevers and reduces inflammation. Meditate with pyrite to balance your energies. Wear pyrite around the neck to deflect danger and harm.
QUARTZ: HARDNESS: 7
the most powerful healing and energy crystal, a master healer that can be used for any condition, stimulates the immune system, brings the body into balance, soothes burns, harmonizes all the chakras, generates electromagnetism, cleanses and enhances the organs, connects the physical dimension with the mind. Quartz crystals contain every possible color.
QUARTZ WITH TOURMALINE (OR TOURMALINE QUARTZ: HARDNESS: 7
clear quartz that has grown together with black tourmaline….relieves fatigue, anemia, increases success and love, promotes tranquility and relaxation, reduces aggression, achieves harmonious balance between yin and yang, treats disorders of the digestive tract, detoxifies the body, helps with dizziness, nerve injuries, sciatica, lumbago and all kinds of pain.
RHODOCROSITE: HARDNESS: 3.5 – 4
stone of compassion and unselfish love, perfect for those who feel unloved, addresses paranoia and irrational fears, good for emotional healing and stress, lets us “process” our painful feelings without shutting down, helps with depression and finding our soul mate, heals sexual abuse, improves self worth, conveys a positive and energetic attitude, develops our consciousness, lets us face the truth about ourselves and be the person we were born to be.
RHODONITE: HARDNESS: 5.5 – 6.5
Derived from the Greek word “Rhodon” which means rose, this stone is easily identifiable by its pinkish red color containing dark or black inclusions. Like many other red and pink stones, Rhodonite is the stone of love, clears, activates and stimulates the heart chakra. fights off fears, phobias and anxieties, provides calm assurances, encourages unconditional love, brotherhood and tolerance of others, helps us achieve our highest potential, good for emphysema, joint inflammation,arthritis, heart dis-orders, strep throat and light sensitivity, balances ying yang as well as Earth energies.
ROSE QUARTZ: HARDNESS: 7
the stone of gentle love, encourages love of our self and others, opens us up to universal love, helps with matters of the heart, reduces weight, wrinkles, aids in fertility.
RUBY (1 OF 4 PRECIOUS STONES): HARDNESS: 9
strengthens the body’s immune system against infections and diseases, boosts the heart and circulation, combats low blood pressure, encourages sensitivity in relationships, brings awareness to our hearts connections, enables us to care for our self so that we may receive devotion, Rub over the genital area to promote sexual energy.
RUTILATED QUARTZ: HARDNESS: 7
encourages spiritual growth, cleanses and strengthens auras, assists with channeling, scrying, astral travel and communication with our spiritual guides, allows us to let go of the past, increases the vibrational energy of quartz.
SANDSTONE: HARDNESS: 4.5
rock made out of sand… often used in building, stone of creativity, helps with distractions of the mind, gives clarity in thought and sight.
SAPPHIRE (1 OF 4 PRECIOUS STONES): HARDNESS: 9
a highly protective and spiritual stone, most effective stone for the nervous system, quiets and clears the mind enabling the truth to be heard, enhances intuition, improves organizational skills, regulates the thyroid gland function, decreases appetite, eases heart troubles, strengthens willpower and loyalty, promotes good judgment, encourages good decisions, goal motivator… Wear it for calm and security.
SARDONYX: HARDNESS: 7
a type of onyx which contains layers of carnelian… combines properties of onyx, carnelian and chalcedony… stone of strength, protection and virtue… encourages integrity and virtuous behavior, seeks a meaningful existence and allows us to experience delight in living, brings happiness and stability to marriages and live-in relationships, attracts friends and good fortune, promotes self control, provides courage , lessens hesitation… strengthens immune system and character, boosts stamina, vigor and self control, helps with absorption of nutrients and elimination of waste products, eases depression, improves perception and processing of information. place sardonyx stones around the house and garden to discourage and prevent crime.
SERPENTINE: HARDNESS: 2.5 – 5.5
powerful meditation stone which enhances meditative state, arouses Kundalini energies, helps us gain control of our lives, boosts animal, plant and stone communication, good for cardiac, kidney, stomach, bowel and menstrual issues, eases mood swings, protects from snake bites, poison and magic spells.
SMITHSONITE: HARDNESS: 5
calms emotions, eases stress, encourages pleasantness, charm and kindness, leadership abilities, deepens love, compassion and perception, activates all of the chakras (place at the crown chakra to align all of the other chakras), remedies uncomfortable situations by calming trouble waters, enhances clairvoyance and clairsentience, benefits immune, skin, sinus and digestive issues, also good for alcoholism, osteoporosis, renews and maintains elasticity of vein walls.
SMOKEY QUARTZ: HARDNESS: 7
stone of cooperation, grounds and centers, stimulates the unification of energies and emotional blockages, relieves depression and tension, balances sexual energies, strengthens the supporting connective tissues and muscles, stabilizes the joints, stimulates fertility, brings peace to those in mourning, helps overcome grief, eliminates fears, enhances awareness of dreams.
SODALITE: HARDNESS: 5.5 – 6
helps us let go of control issues, allows us to stand up to adversity and overcome it, enables us to come to logical conclusions by way of rational mental processes, eliminates confusion, increases psychic awareness, encourages self esteem, self trust and trust in others, if carried or worn, it can reduce high blood pressure, calms and regulates the thyroid gland, the vegetative nervous system and all glandular functions, promotes spiritual harmony, calms hot tempers.
SPHALERITE: HARDNESS: 3.5 – 4
balances our energies and provides grounding, enables us to draw energy and life from the earth and release our excessive energy back into the earth, grounds the nervous system, sharpens our perceptions, allows us to assess the good and not so good of situations, lets us recognize deceit, deception and betrayal.
SUGILITE: HARDNESS: 6- 6.5
very powerful overall healer, beneficial for cancer patients and cancer treatments, helps with the treatment of epilepsy, has a calming effect on the nervous system, reduces stress, emotional balancer, alleviates pain, amplifies the pineal and pituitary gland activity, enhances the connection of our physical and spiritual bodies.
SUNSTONE: HARDNESS: 6 – 6.5
promotes self healing powers, stimulates vegetative nervous system, ensures harmonious functioning of all organs, helpful with exhaustion caused by little sleep, invigorates the heart, back, eyes and kidneys, effective in poor blood circulation, helps give a positive attitude towards life, can ease depression, increases self esteem and self confidence.
TIGER EYE: HARDNESS: 7
provides balancing of yin-yang energy, encourages practicality and optimism, makes the person more grounded, strengthens our own personal power, improves insights, softens stubbornness and brings self confidence, combats the flu and flu like symptoms.
TOPAZ: HARDNESS: 8
enhances understanding, discourages procrastination, tissue regeneration, stimulates the metabolism, digestion and tissue regeneration, heightens the taste buds, promotes relaxation, eases tension.
TOURMALINE: HARDNESS: 7 – 7.5
tourmaline comes in black, brown, green, pink and watermelon (which resembles a watermelon… green outer edge and pink inside).
TOURMALINE (BLACK): HARDNESS: 7.5
wards off and protects us from negative energy and “spells,” shields us from excessive radiation exposure, allows us to understand ourselves and others, encourages self confidence, inspiration, compassion, tolerance tranquility, relaxation, understanding, vitality, creativity and prosperity, protection from tension, fear, dizziness, digestion, detoxification, nerve injuries and sciatica.
GREEN TOURMALINE: HARDNESS: 7 – 7.5
a good influence on our health and physical well being, stone for self healing, positive for all living things, including animals and plants, calms our emotions and nerves, aligns and brings harmony to the heart and heart chakra, helps those who have anger toward their father or any other male figures.
PINK TOURMALINE: HARDNESS: 7 – 7.5
stone of love and creativity, represents our emotions, brings peace, joy and enthusiasm, understanding, trust and awareness, stimulates crown chakra, benefits heart, lungs and skin issues.
TURQUOISE: HARDNESS: 5 – 6
stone of the shaman… helps with throat and lung disorders, cures infections, speeds recovery after illness, alleviates stomach aches, rheumatism and gout, as well as general pain, reduces inflammation, has antispasmodic and detoxifying abilities, aids in mental relaxation, relieves anger, heals the spirit, brings forth wisdom, trust and kindness, strengthens and aligns all chakras and meridians, gives self confidence, promotes endurance and lifts depression.
ZIRCON: HARDNESS: 6.5 – 7.5
stone of virtue… brings back virtuous nature into balance with the universal forces, promotes unions in the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual sense, has an anti spasmodic effect on the liver and gall bladder, beneficial for lung infections and bronchial problems, severe colds and respiratory tract complaints and menstrual pain, eases abdominal cramps caused by digestive and intestinal problems, stimulates metabolism and prevents water retention in the tissues, can alleviate sciatica nerve disorders, increases bone stability, helps vertigo and bone and muscle mending,increases one toughness and assists continuity in all endeavors, antidote for poison.
ZOISITE: HARDNESS: (a little harder than 6)
changes negative energy into more abundant positive energy, combats laziness and stagnancy, beneficial to heart, spleen, lungs and pancreas.