Many people believe strongly in Gemstone Properties. Throughout history, many cultures have treasured gemstones for their beauty. In addition, many believe gemstones emit energetic vibrations; helping to balance and heal the body mind and spirit.
We have compiled a reference guide of some of the most common gemstones, and their reputed properties.
Agate – A soothing and calming stone, which assists with self-confidence and concentration. Also aids perception, analytical abilities and lactation. Heals emotional trauma
Agate (blue lace) – A cooing and calming stone, helps counteract mental stress as well as reducing fear of rejection and judgement.
Agate (moss) – An abundance stone. Improves self-esteem, aids in fear release and release of deep stress. Assists in getting along with others, offers inspiration and promotes self-expression and communication. Balances emotions, encourages trust and hope; helps depression.
Amethyst – Promotes calm, serenity, and spirituality. Helps with addiction and stress, headaches, blood sugar imbalance; left brain imbalances; edginess; facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye; aid for meditation, spiritual opening & internal surrender. Increases vivid dreams, relieves depression.
Apatite – Apatite assists with social ease, stimulates creativity and the intellect. Clears confusion, Increases motivation and builds up energy reserves. Eases sorrow, apathy, and anger. Reduces irritability and overcomes emotional exhaustion.
Aventurine – Strengthens and reinforces leadership qualities and decisiveness. This stone promotes compassion and empathy. It encourages perseverance, defuses negative situations and turns them around. Stabilises the mind, stimulates perception, and enhances creativity. Calms anger and irritation.
Carnelian – Improves analytic abilities, clarifies perception. Removes extraneous thoughts. Brings one back to reality. Sharpens concentration. Protects against envy, rage, resentment. Useful for overcoming abuse. Calms anger, emotional negativity.
Citrine – helps digestion and aids in mental and intellectual functions. Increases self-esteem and energy. Balances and dissipates negative energy. Heart, kidney, liver & muscle healer; cleanses vibrations in the atmosphere; creativity; helps personal clarity; will bring out problems in the solar plexus & the heart; eliminates self-destructive tendencies.
Howlite – Extremely calming. Aids insomnia. Formulates ambitions, aids achievement. Teaches patience, eliminates rage, uncontrolled anger, selfishness. Stills the mind. Strengthens memory, stimulates desire for knowledge.
Pyrite – Blocks negative energy, pollutants, diseases. Overcomes inertia, feelings of inadequacy. Stimulates ideas. Promotes diplomacy. Relieves anxiety, frustration. Boosts self-worth, confidence. Accelerates mental activity, improves memory, recall. Aids melancholy, deep despair. Increases energy, overcomes fatigue.
Jade – Protects, cleanses, keeps wearer from harm, brings harmony, love, nurturing, attracts good luck, friendship. Stabilising. Promotes self-sufficiency. Releases negative thoughts, soothes the mind. Stimulates ideas, makes tasks seem less complex, encouraging immediate action. Encourages one to become who one really is.
Jasper – Sustains and supports during stress, brings tranquillity, wholeness. Imparts determination, courage to assertively deal with problems, encourages self-honesty. Supports during necessary conflict. Aids quick thinking, promotes organisational abilities, seeing projects through. Stimulates the imagination, transforms ideas into action.
Jasper (Red) – Gently stimulating. Grounds energy, rectifies unjust situations. Brings problems to light before they become too big, provides insights into difficult situations. Makes an excellent worry bead, calming emotions when played with. Strengthens one’s boundaries.
Kyanite – Stimulates intuition and compassion. Never requires cleansing. Encourages speaking the truth. Dispels fears, blockages, illusions, anger, frustration, stress. Encourages self-expression, communication. Increases capacity for logical and linear thought.
Labradorite – Deflects unwanted energies. Stimulates intuition, raises consciousness. Banishes fears, insecurities. Strengthens faith in the self. Removes other’s projections. Calms overactive mind, energises imagination. Brings contemplation and introspection. Dispels illusions. Useful companion through change, imparting strength, perseverance.
Lapis Lazuli – Blocks psychic attack. Harmonises, alleviates depression. Encourages taking charge of life. Encourages self-awareness, self-expression, creativity. Brings objectivity, clarity. Helps confront truth and accept what it teaches. Harmonies conflict. Teaches value of active listening. Bonds relationships and friendship, aids expressing feelings and emotions.
Moonstone – Heightens consciousness, promotes intuition, empathy. Calms overreactions to situations, emotional triggers. Balances male-female energies. Opens mind to serendipity. Soothes emotional instability, stress. Improves emotional intelligence. Enhances psychic abilities.
Obsidian (Snowflake) – Calms, soothes. Helps recognise and release “wrong thinking”, stressful mental patterns. Promotes dispassion, inner cantering.
Onyx– Strength giving, facilitates being master of one’s destiny. Provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of enormous mental or physical stress. Promotes vigour, steadfastness, stamina, and self-confidence. Alleviates nightmares, phobias, and deep fears. Beneficial for hyperactive children.
Quartz – Absorbs, stores, releases, regulates, unblocks energy. Enhances psychic abilities, attunes to spiritual purpose. In meditation, filters out distractions. Aids concentration, unlocks memory. Aids healing.
Quartz (Smokey) – Grounds. Gently neutralises negative energies. Teaches how to leave behind anything that no longer serves. Relieves fear, lifts depression, and brings emotional calmness. Alleviates suicidal tendencies and ambivalence. Dissolves negative emotions. Promots positive, pragmatic thought.
Rhodonite – Emotional balancer, nurtures love. Has ability to show both sides of an issue. Stimulates, clears, activates the heart. Grounds energy. Aids in achieving one’s highest potential. Heals emotional shock and panic, lends a supportive energy. Beneficial for emotional self-destruction, codependency, abuse. Assists forgiveness and reconciliation. Builds confidence, alleviates confusion.
Rose Quartz – Calming, reassuring, excellent for trauma, crisis. Attracts love, relationships, restores trust and harmony in relationships, encourages unconditional love. Gently draws off negative energy, replacing it with loving vibes. Strengthens empathy, sensitivity, aids acceptance of necessary change. Excellent for mid-life crisis. Soothes internalised pain and heals deprivation. Comforts grief. Encourages self-forgiveness, acceptance, invokes self-trust and self-worth.
Sodalite – Clears electromagnetic pollution. Helps “sick-building syndrome”. Eliminates mental confusion. Encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth. Calms the mind, allowing new information to be received. Stimulates release of old mental conditioning and rigid mind-sets, creating space to put new insights into practice. Brings about emotional balance and calms panic attacks. Enhances self-esteem and self-acceptance, and self-trust
Tiger’s Eye (Yellow) - Assists accomplishing goals, recognising inner resources. promoting clarity of intention. Differentiates between wants and needs. Integrates brain hemispheres, enhances practical perception. Aids in collecting scattered information to make a coherent whole. Helps resolve dilemmas, internal conflicts. Heals self-worth, self-criticism, and blocked creativity. Helps recognise one’s talents and abilities, and faults that need overcoming. Supports addictive personalities to make changes. Balances emotionally, energies. Alleviates depression, lifts moods. Aids paying attention to detail. Assists acting from reason not emotion. Excellent for tests, important meetings.
Tiger’s Eye (Red) - Assists accomplishing goals, recognising inner resources. promoting clarity of intention. Differentiates between wants and needs. Integrates brain hemispheres, enhances practical perception. Aids in collecting scattered information to make a coherent whole. Helps resolve dilemmas, internal conflicts. Heals self-worth, self-criticism, and blocked creativity. Helps recognise one’s talents and abilities, and faults that need overcoming. Supports addictive personalities to make changes. Balances emotionally, energies. Alleviates depression, lifts moods. This stone stimulates; overcomes lethargy and provides motivation. It speeds up a slow metabolism.
Tourmaline – Aids understanding oneself and others, promotes self-confidence, diminishes fear. Banishes feeling of being a victim and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity. Powerful mental healer, balancing right-left brain hemispheres and transforming negative thought patterns into positive ones. Treats paranoia, dyslexia, improves hand-to-eye coordination and assimilation and translation of coded information.
Turquoise – Heals, dispels negative energy, protects. Promotes self- realisation, assists creative problem-solving and calms nerves when speaking in public. Strengthening stone. Dissolves martyred attitude or self-sabotage. Aids creative expression. Stabilises mood swings, brings inner calm. Excellent stone for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks.