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Gemstone Folklore

AGATE: Multi-banded colorful stones that occur in volcanic lava, Agates are powerful stones of harmony and healing, protection and prosperity. Agates symbolize the third eye and help us trust ourselves and develop our intuition. Agates were used as amulets for healing dating back to Neolithic times.

AMBER: One of the world’s oldest and most coveted gems, Amber is organic fossilized tree resin that is 50 million years old. A talisman of beauty, it has been described as drops of the sun, hardened honey, and sunlight solidified. Like a time capsule, air bubbles, plants, and primeval insects are sometimes encased and preserved, making the Amber highly prized. Its magical properties include happiness, calming energy, wisdom, and healing.

AMAZONITE: Deriving its name from the powerful tribe of Amazons, Amazonite is a stone of empowerment, balance, and confidence. It inspires courage, communication, clarity, and intuitive wisdom. Amazonite is known as the lucky hope stone, for all your hopes and dreams. It brings calming and soothing energies in times of stress. Affirmation: I can achieve anything.

AMETHYST: The purple ray of Amethyst is full of serene, peaceful energy that connects with the crown chakra. A powerful and protective stone, Amethyst activates spiritual wisdom, opens intuition, and has strong healing and meditative powers. It is a natural stress reliever.

ANGEL AURA QUARTZ: Angel aura is a wonderful crystal of high spiritual energy and angelic protection. This beautiful iridescent quartz is the best healer, bringing happiness, kindness, and serenity into your life. Angel aura is excellent for meditation and communication with your angel guides. It dispels negativity and lifts your mood. It also clears the chakras and elevates your positivity so that you attract joy and love.

APATITE: Apatite is a mystical stone of wisdom and manifestation. It amplifies imagination and intuition, transforming ideas and dreams into reality. It clears away confusion and awakens clarity within your inner self. As a valuable conduit to your Guardian Angel, Apatite facilitates oneness with our highest self.

APOPHYLLITE: Apophyllite has a unique and high vibration that transmits uplifting energy and brings relief from stress, tension and anxiety.  Use a group of them to grid your home, so you can feel better all the time.  The flow of Apophyllite’s spiritual light brings hope for the future and releases negative thought patterns.  If you want to feel calmer, more relaxed and happier within yourself, Apophyllite is your ideal companion crystal.

AQUA AURA QUARTZ:  Aqua Aura is a powerful healer that enhances communication and self-expression. This crystal has very soothing and loving energy that calms anger and reduces stress. It has great cleansing and calming properties and it’s excellent for meditation. Also a stone for wealth, success, and abundance.

AQUAMARINE: The highly mystical jewel of the mermaid evokes peace and calmness, tranquility, and hope. It is a stone of deep relaxation and soothing energies, allowing you to renew your spirit and move forward with clarity and courage. Aquamarine is also a gemstone of good fortune, fearlessness, and protection.

ARAGONITE:  Excellent crystals for peace, harmony and serenity as they bring healing, calm energy and relieve stress and anxiety. Aragonite balances and supports with a high vibration and provides stability with heightened light and energy. Sleep with Aragonite to bring restful sleep and relieve insomnia.

AVENTURINE: A type of green quartz with mica inclusions, Aventurine is believed to be one of the luckiest of all crystals. A good luck amulet for career, prosperity, adventure, and travel.

AZURITE: Azurite’s pure, rich vibrancy has been guiding souls to enlightenment since antiquity. Its powers include clearing away tension and bringing clarity and insight while opening the mind and spirit to new perspectives.

BISMUTH: Bismuth crystals align chakra energy to actualize the power of wisdom. Bismuth, in its magical array of colors, is a powerful healer. It brings serenity and spirituality and connects us to the Divine. It supports transformation as it calms you.

BLOODSTONE: This dark green Jasper is spotted with red, resembling blood, and has been used for healing for thousands of years. An ancient talisman for strength, good health, courage, and protection.

BLUE LACE AGATE: A type of agate with pale blue and white banding. Blue Lace Agate is good for communication, stability, and tranquility.

BLUE QUARTZ: An opaque quartz that occurs in many shades of blue. Blue Quartz is creativity, self-expression, hope, and confidence.

CALCITE: A very powerful amplifier and cleanser of energies, Calcite protects and calms. It helps memory and aids meditation while teaching you to trust yourself.

CARNELIAN: A stone of leadership and confidence, Carnelian’s bold energy promotes motivation, confidence, empowerment. It boosts ambition and the courage needed to overcome challenges and difficulties. A stone of power and creativity, it helps you to clarify your goals and find your best direction in life.

CELESTIAL QUARTZ: A supreme meditation tool, bringing strength, health, and wisdom energy, Celestial Quartz aligns and clears every chakra.

CHAROITE: A rare purple stone found only in Russia, Charoite supports during times of change. It boosts intuition and helps you to move forward in life, break old cycles, and dispel fears.

CHRYSANTHEMUM STONE: A 270 million year old stone of flowing and harmonious  energy during transformation, it is excellent for renewal of relationships and teaches us to view our lives and relationships through fresh eyes. The minerals in Chrysanthemum Stones – andalusite, celestite, feldspar, calcite – naturally form in the shape of a chrysanthemum flower.  The matrix is dolomite and limestone.

CHRYSOCOLLA: The stone of communication, Chrysocolla’s very essence brings empowerment, divine wisdom, serenity and peace.

CHRYSOPRASE: A beautiful quartz which comes from Australia in shades of spring green, apple green, and lemon. Chrysoprase is for trust, security, hope, and acceptance. It relieves anxiety and promotes restful sleep.

CITRINE: A gemstone of light, happiness, and abundance. A powerful stone for manifestation, Citrine helps you to achieve your goals and recharge your energy. With a strong connection to the sun, Citrine is also powerful for attracting wealth and prosperity. Affirmation: I am filled with light and happiness.

CORAL: Organic in nature, Coral comes to us from the living sea as fossilized remains of sea creatures. Highly venerated by Tibetans and Native Americans, Coral symbolizes happiness and joy in living life to its fullest. Coral is a gem of communication and a protection talisman.

DRAGON'S BLOOD JASPER:  Its healing properties enhance life force, courage, strength, and vitaliy. This stone provides support and self-confidence to achieve your goals and attract money and love. It has highly protective and grounding energies – providing the strength and power to defeat your dragons.

EMERALD: Emerald has been regarded as the most divine of all gemstones. This rare jewel is for prosperity and harmony, love and romance. Emeralds are a symbol of bliss and divine manifestion of one’s dreams.

ENHYDRO QUARTZ: From Tibet, Enhydro Quartz holds fluid within it – bubbles – which were formed millions of years ago.   They are a rare crystal – powerful, highly protective, and spiritual.  Enhydros are great for balancing and cleansing the chakras and the double terminates serve as a bridge between any two things - two energy points, two chakras, two people, two places, - or between Spirit and Matter.  Emitting energy from both ends, Enhydros enable you to be part of the flow of life, amplifying energy and intention.  Enhydro Quartz is an ideal crystal for manifestation work.

FIRE AGATE: A stone of vitality, Fire Agate boosts courage, safety, and security. It has joyful, inspirational energy that encourages us to follow our own path to happiness. Fire Agate is highly protective and it returns negativity back to its source. Its energy is also creative and sustaining, making it a wonderful companion stone for all artists.

FLUORITE: Fluorite is a powerful healing tool and excellent for clearing energy blockages, helping to move you forward. A stone of inspiration, intuition, and balance, Fluorite is a great crystal to relieve stress and anxiety. It brings mental order and clarity, and a wiser, more balanced view of life.

GARNET: Garnet, a powerful gem that occurs near volcanic activity, is energizing, healing and regenerative. This stone revitalizes and brings strength, courage and willpower. Garnets inspire love and passion. They bring warmth, trust and understanding to relationships.

GOLDEN CALCITE: This beautiful sunshine-hued Calcite is excellent for meditation and releasing negativity and self-limiting belief patterns. A stone of new beginnings, it’s a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy. Simply having Calcite in your space clears away negative energy and heightens your energy. Calcite is an active crystal that calms the mind, replacing emotional stress with serenity.

GREEN GARDEN QUARTZ: Also known as Lodolite Quartz, this crystal contains natural earth elements which give the appearance of a miniature garden.  It’s a powerful quartz that removes negative energy by passing it back into the Earth where it can dissipate naturally; also used for healing, growth, meditation work, and to effect manifestation of one’s dreams, goals, and wishes.

GREEN TREE AGATE: An opaque agate with with green and white patterns that look like foliage. Green Tree Agate is for vitality. It connects you to the energies of nature and helps you to find the positive side of any situation. A powerful earth-healer and protection stone.

HEMATITE: Regarded as the Stone of the Warrior, Hematite is for power, strength, and courage to overcome all challenges. It grounds us and helps us to live in the present. Hematite helps us to make decisions. Hematite carries with it protection energy and is a lucky stone for legal matters.

HERKIMER DIAMOND: It is the high energy seeker of the crystal world. Herkimers manifest pure solid light and amplify spiritual energy. Used for meditation, dreams and vision work, Herkimers are exceptional healers and the most powerful quartz crystals. Their double terminated points make them powerful, focused healing gems -- self healers.

HOWLITE:  A stone of peace and extreme calm, Howlite enhances wisdom, communication, and patience. A great stone for determination and achieving your goals.

IOLITE: Also known as Water Sapphire, this gemstone was used by Vikings for navigation. Iolite is a gem of vision, wisdom, and tranquility. Use Iolite for communication, dreamwork, and restful sleep.

IRON PYRITE:  A metallic gold-like mineral that forms in cubes, clusters, or flattened sun shapes, Iron Pyrite is a very energetic stone. It  boosts confidence, brings happiness, prosperity, and good luck.

JADE: Jade is a very lucky gemstone that attracts good fortune, love, harmony, and long life. Revered by the ancients, Jade is a symbol of serenity and wisdom. Jade protects the wearer while healing and opening the heart chakra. Affirmation: I attract wealth, love, and wisdom.

JASPER: Each Jasper is a masterpiece of Nature with multi-colors and beautiful patterns. Jaspers are supreme nurturing and healing crystals, and the spirit stones of courage and wisdom.  Yellow and Red Jaspers = strength, good health. Black Jasper = powerful protection. Brecciated Jasper = happiness, stress-reducing. Dendritic Jasper = creativity and calm. Rhyolite Jasper = moving forward, insight. Silver Leaf Jasper = willpower, discipline, motivation. Zebra Jasper = grounding. Rainforest Jasper = strength, support, happiness.

KUNZITE:  An extremely spiritual stone with a high vibration, it radiates peace and opens the heart to unconditional love. Kunzite encourages self-expression and clears emotional debris. A stone of the heart, Kunzite is very nurturing and healing.

KYANITE: A powerful meditation, healing, and communication stone that calms the mind and spirit and brings tranquility. Kyanite aligns all chakras, provides balance, and stimulates self-expression. It never needs to be cleansed as it does not hold negativity.

LABRADORITE: A highly mystical gem that enhances intuition and clears and opens all your chakras. A stone of transformation, Lab- radorite imparts strength, confidence, and perseverance as it brings you closer to your dreams and your destiny. Affirmation: I know my purpose and I can achieve my dreams.

LAPIS LAZULI: The universal gemstone of wisdom and truth, Lapis is a stone of harmony and deep peace. It encourages self-expression and enhances your insight. Lapis brings calm and deep meditation. Your affirmation with Lapis Lazuli is: I reach for the stars.

LARIMAR: Recently discovered, Larimar is one of the spiritual stones that opens new insights. It radiates love, peace, and tranquility, and induces a deeply meditative state. Larimar brings harmony, serenity, and emotional balance. Also known as the Soulmate Stone.

LEMURIAN QUARTZ: Lemurian Quartz crystals are said to hold ancient wisdom that can be accessed for healing light and love. Ancient Lemurians were highly spiritual beings with much to teach us.  The deeply loving vibrations of these crystals conduct, amplify, and focus the Universal Life Force, augmenting your healing power. The Lemurians programmed these crystals to teach their messages of oneness and healing.

LEPIDOCROCITE: This stone has a soothing, calming vibration that surrounds you in a bubble of golden light, as a barrier against negativity. Open your higher heart chakra to divine love and deepen your intuition with Lepidocrocite. Its energy kindles love and harmony and brings healing energy to relationships. Connect with your angel and spirit guides when you meditate with this beautiful heart stone.

LEPIDOLITE: The master mood stabilizer, Lepidolite imparts deep calm, tranquil relaxation and a Zen-like serenity. This stone of transition encourages detachment from negativity and delivers us to a more loving and Higher Self.

MALACHITE: A stone of good fortune and prosperity, bringing abundance on all levels. A powerful protection stone that brings wisdom and positive transformation, propelling you to take action to make changes in your life. This beautiful green gemstone connects to the heart chakra and metaphysically it is the stone of confidence and success.

MOLDAVITE: A member of the Tektite group formed from interplanetary collisions – from meteoric impact with Mother Earth. This magnificent green gem is star-born, and as a fusion of earthly and extraterrestrial energies, it resonates with fantastic power. Moldavite is rare, found only near the Moldau River in the Czech Republic and believed to be 14.8 million years old. A gem of harmony and spiritual transformation, Moldavite is a stone of the heart.

MOONSTONE: As ancient as the moon itself, Moonstone is a gem of harmony, love, and illumination. Excellent for attracting love by channeling goddess energy. Moonstone is the crystal of new beginnings.

MOTHER-OF-PEARL: Through the gentle healing power of the sea, it soothes and calms us, bringing harmony and balance.

ONYX: An ancient stone that occurs in many different colors from greens to browns, grays to black, Onyx has been revered for its harmonious and powerful protection energy. A crystal of inner peace and confidence that brings happiness to your home.

OPAL: Like lightning in a rainbow, Opal flashes its brilliance and phenomenal fire with the slightest movement. This gem inspires love and hope, luck and happiness. Opal is the “Queen of Gems”. It is the gem of optimism and creativity and enhances intuition and insight. Used for deep meditation, Opal promotes calm security, eases stress and nurtures positivity, leading us to our highest potential.

OBSIDIAN: A volcanic stone formed when lava cools quickly, Obsidian is very protective and useful in finding your spiritual path. A stone of healing, balance and insight, Obsidian is a powerful tool for clearing and forming a shield against negativity and psychic attack. It brings clarity and provides support during change. Carry this stone to deflect negative energy back to its source.

PEACOCK ORE PYRITE: A stone of vibrant and calming energy, Peacock Pyrite is a stress reducer that raises positive energy and brings confidence. It’s a stone of happiness and joy that helps you tune into the positive forces of life. This beautiful multi- colored stone cleanses, balances, and aligns all of your chakras.  

PEARL: Spiritually, Pearls bring soothing energy, grace and wisdom. They symbolize purity in calm reflection and provide balance.

PERIDOT: Known as the Evening Emerald, Peridot is born of fire and brought to light. Peridot is carried to Earth’s surface by tremendous forces. Also found in meteorites of extraterrestrial origin, Peridot is a jewel of growth and carries the gift of inner radiance and powerful healing. A talisman for manifesting abundance in all areas of one’s life.

PETRIFIED WOOD: Ancient wood that is replaced by stone, Petrified Wood is a stone of transformation, wisdom, strength, and longevity. It provides calm during times of change.

PHANTOM QUARTZ: A Phantom is a crystal within a crystal. Phantoms are believed to bring great healing, facilitate inner growth and connect us to higher realms  bringing us great transformation into our Highest Self. Excellent for meditation, balance, and aligning the chakras. The phantoms within a crystal represent the many phases we experience in our lives just as the crystal has encountered during its evolution.

PIETERSITE: Brilliant flashes of golden light amid clouds of blue capture the beauty and essence of the highly charged energy in Pietersite. This gem has a strong vibration that helps you to let go of unwanted, negative habits and access spiritual guidance so that you may look further than where you are now-- to see the big picture. Pietersite taps into the power of your imagination to dream and manifest your new journey.

QUARTZ CRYSTAL: The Master Healer of the gem world, Quartz is pure crystallized light and energy. It opens and aligns all the chakras, and is a bringer of light, supreme healing energy, and positivity. A gem of purity, strength, and enlightenment, Quartz programs and amplifies intentions and magnifies the energy of companion crystals.

RHODOCROSITE: A powerful heart chakra stone that vibrates with the energy of love. This gemstone works to support self-healing and self-love. It brings harmony, happiness, and self-confidence. Your affirmation with Rhodocrosite is: I love myself just the way I am.
RHODONITE: A stone of the heart, Rhodonite brings self-assurance born from within out of trust in one’s own heart, voice and choices. A crystal of self-acceptance and self-realization that clears away negativity from the past.

RHYOLITE JASPER: A stone of hope and optimism, its calm energy helps to dissolve negative thought patterns and bring balance and stability.  A great crystal for moving forward in life.

ROSE QUARTZ: The crystal of unconditional love, Rose Quartz has been considered a love charm since the Middle Ages. Heart-healing, nurturing, resonating with supreme and universal love, kindness, and generosity, this gem attracts new love and inspires us to truly give and receive love. Rose Quartz is an essential crystal for calling in and strengthening love and relationships.

RUBY: The fiery and dynamic Ruby is the supreme stone of love and romance and is considered the most magnificent of all gems. Through the ages, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection, and prosperity. Ruby stimulates the flow of life-force energy and strength, brings abundance and power to the wearer.

RUBY ZOISITE:  Ruby in Zoisite is a combination crystal that contains both the properties of fiery Ruby and earthy Zoisite. It is a marriage of passion for life and creative vitality, a unique harmony of love and rejuvenation. A gemstone of peace and happiness, it brings inspiration and motivation to dream, achieve, grow and prosper. This powerful gem brings health, joy and enhances the light of the soul.

RUTILATED QUARTZ: The Guardian Angel of Crystals, this jewel is a powerful energy conductor and protector. Cleansing and illuminating, Rutilated Quartz brings a stepped-up positive energy. This gem resonates with angelic wisdom and guidance.

SAPPHIRE: Sapphire is a spectacular precious gemstone which symbolizes wisdom, royalty, good fortune and prosperity. It brings insight and understanding, moving you forward to make wise decisions. A jewel of power and strength, Sapphire’s pure peaceful rays are calming and healing as they amplify communication and creativity. Sapphire Affirmation: I am wise and powerful; I attract prosperity.

SELENITE: Associated with the moon, Selenite is an ancient stone of guidance, protection, and deep peace. Excellent for meditation work and for enhancing, clearing and charging all your crystals. This stone’s powerful, pure, high vibration heightens clarity and intuition. Hold your Selenite and feel your inner peace.

SEPTARIAN NODULE:  A 50 million year old stone, Septarian Nodules are also known as Dragon Stones. According to ancient Malagasy legends, when the “dragons” died out they fossilized and formed this stone, which resembles the scales of dragons. Septarian is a stone of confidence and strength, joy and protection; a strong grounding stone for healers that connects you with your guides.

SHIVA LINGAM:  Shiva Lingam is a sacred stone of vitality, health, and well-being. It promotes harmony and balances male and female energies. This stone charges up all of the chakras and stimulates the energy meridians of the entire body. Shiva Lingam represents the unity of the feminine and the masculine making it an excellent stone for fertility and creativity.

SHUNGITE: Shungite is a very ancient stone with extraordinary positive and powerful healing energy.  This stone is believed to be about 2 billion years old.  It has amazing protective energy and it deflects negativity.  Shungite purifies, calms, and cleanses, and it infuses your aura with light.  Using Shungite is said to bring blessings into your life.

SMOKY ELESTIAL QUARTZ: A very high-vibrational crystal with a strong energy to contact celestial beings and provide loving guidance from your angels.  It is a crystal of transformation and an amazing catalyst for change.  Smoky Elestial Quartz is excellent for meditation and helps you to open you spirit to receive an infusion of love and light.  Allow this energy to fill your heart chakra and your entire being with blissful feelings of joy and happiness and aid emotional healing.

SMOKY QUARTZ: Its phenomenal power lies in its ability to block and banish negative energy. Smoky Quartz is a fierce protection crystal that calms when you feel overwhelmed. It has been widely used since ancient times and it was considered a sacred stone by the Druids.

SODALITE:  Since antiquity, Sodalite has been known as the Stone of Creatives -- artists, singers, writers -- bringing inspiration, self-expression, intuition, and creativity at its best.

STROMATOLITE: Stromatolites are believed to be the oldest fossils in the world, dating back to more than 3.5 billion years ago. Ancient Stromatolites are soulful crystals that record the emergence of life on earth. These fossils hold the energy of the earliest evolution of life on this planet. Use them to bring stability, resilience, wisdom and steadfast persistence into your realm of personal power.

SUGILITE: A balancer of mind, body, and spirit, Sugilite is the premier love stone to attract a kindred spirit. An exceptional and rare crystal of optimism and joy, creative energy and confidence.

SUPER SEVEN: A rare crystal containing amethyst, cacoxinite, quartz crystal, smoky quartz, rutilated quartz, geophyte, and lepidocrosite, Super Sevens blend the healing and metaphysical properties of each different stone.  It’s a crystal of higher consciousness, bringing clarity of mind and raising vibrations to a whole new level.  It balances and energizes all of the chakras, and it never needs to be cleansed or charged.  This crystal is an excellent talisman, bringing guidance and reaffirming your personal power.

TEKTITE: When meteorites travel from other galaxies and land on Earth, molten masses of Earth rock and space rock fuse together to form Tektites. Of extraterrestrial origin, Tektites are considered lucky all around the world. Powerful for manifestation and meditation, Tektites amplify energy. Hold your Tektite and feel the magic of the Universe.

THOMSONITE: Mystical healing lore of this crystal: excellent reiki stone, removes negative energy and replaces it with happiness; opens chakra flow, and provides an extra boost of motivation.

TIBETAN SCEPTER WANDS: Naturally forms in the shape of a scepter, this Quartz holds sacred energy frequencies and the wisdom of ancient cultures. Hold your Tibetan Scepter Wand and access its powers for meditation and heightened healing energy.

TIGER’S EYE: Its name is derived from the fierce and powerful tiger. A stone of protection, Tiger’s Eye brings good luck to the wearer and has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity. A motivation crystal for grounding energy, willpower, and  achieving goals.

TITANIUM QUARTZ: This rainbow-hued quartz is one of the very best healing crystals. Titanium Quartz has extremely powerful amplifying and cleansing energy. Its high vibration helps you clear out blockages and brings happy, positive energy and the power and strength to face challenges.

TOPAZ: One of the royal stones of the gem world, Topaz comes from the Sanskrit word for fire and symbolizes the joy of life. It recharges and directs energy to where it’s needed the most. Topaz brings joy, generosity, abundance and good health.

TOURMALINE: The rainbow of all gemstones, it is a powerful jewel of love, protection and balance in a dazzling array of colors. Tourmaline centers you and connects you to your personal source of power. This gem aligns, energizes, and balances the chakras.

TOURMALINATED QUARTZ: The combination of clear quartz, the master healer of the crystal kingdom, and black tourmaline, a powerful protector, come together as the perfect gem for harmony, balance, problem solving and grounding energy.  Tourmalinated Quartz repels negative vibrations and with the powerful light embodied within this stone, you are guided to your highest and most harmonious positive self.

TURQUOISE: This ancient stone represents the union of Mother Earth and Father Sky. A talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors, Turquoise resonates with protection, power, good luck, wisdom, and peace.

UNAKITE: This crystal resonates with the frequency of kindness and love in friendship. A stone of vision, Unakite is said to help find things that have been lost.

VOGESITE JASPER: A beautiful and rare stone, it's a multi-colored blend of jasper and chalcedony. Vogesite is for deep emotional healing, wisdom, support, and guidance throughout your entire life.

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