Gemstone Meanings and Crystal Healing Properties by Kim Lee Ozawa © 2007 www.artedesigns.com
Agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history. Agates attract strength. It also protects from stress and energy drains.
Amber is believed to help calm nerves and aid in the making of correct choices. Legend has it that amber helps keep a person well. It helps the body heal itself by absorbing negative energy and turning it into positive energy.
Amethyst is said to bring serenity and peace of mind. It also helps prevent homesickness. It is the symbol of security. Amethyst is the birthstone for February. It is the gift for the 6th Anniversary.
Aquamarine is a very soothing and calming gemstone. It is believed to protect travelers, especially travelers on water. It is known to help reduce stress, overcome fears, and heighten intuition. Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. It is the gift for the 19th Anniversary.
Black Spinel is believed to protect the wearer from harm, help resolve differences, and help relieve sadness.
Blue Onyx is believed to help reduce stress, heal grief, boost self-control, and balance energies within the body.
Blue Topaz is believed to strengthen the intellect and calm angry tempers. It is also said to help prevent bad dreams. Blue Topaz, as well as Turquoise, Lapis, or Zircon, is the birthstone for December. It is the gift for the 4th Anniversary.
Carnelian is an energy booster. It protects from bad vibrations, guards against poverty, helps give a sense of humor, and calms the temper.
Chalcedony is a type of quartz, so it has similar energies and healing properties of quartz. Chalcedony is believed to help relieve depression and bring emotional strength.
Citrine is said to enhance creativity and bolster one's self-confidence. It is also helpful in assisting one to acquire and maintain wealth. It is the symbol of hope. Citrine, as well as Topaz, is the birthstone for November. It is the gift for the 13th Anniversary.
Coral is often associated with emotional healing. It is believed to help quiet emotions, bring inner peace, and reduce stress. Coral is also believed to stimulate intuition and enhance the ability of foresight.
Crystal is considered to be a good overall health enhancer. It is good for the mind, body and spirit. It is a very powerful dispeller of negativity. It receives, activates, contains and amplifies energy.
Diamond is believed to intensify and bring strength to the energies that surround it; this includes the negatives energies, too. It is also believed to cultivate trust and fidelity and boost creativity. Diamond is the birthstone for April. It is the gift for the 10th and 60th Anniversary.
Emerald is believed to help bring balance and enhance clarity of thought. It strengthens memory, relieves depression, and assists during transitional times. Emerald is the birthstone for May. It is the gift for the 20th and 35th Anniversary.
Garnet stands for true friendship. It also keeps travelers safe, promotes long lasting love, and prevents depression. It is the birthstone for January. Red Garnets are the gift for the 2nd Anniversary.
Green Onyx is known as a soothing stone that is believed to ease fears and worries and is used to heal grief and sorrow.
Green Tourmaline is said to amplify one’s psychic energies. It also inspires love, gives wisdom, and enhances one’s willpower. Tourmaline, as well as Opal, is the birthstone for October. Tourmaline is the gift for the 8th Anniversary.
Hematite is used to improve relationships. It is also good for increasing intuition. Its energies are love, protection, and healing.
Howlite encourages emotional expression whilst calming the mind and bringing patience. It is known to induce peaceful sleep.
Iolite opens a light pathway from the throat up through the crown. It helps create a higher awareness level and is believed to help the wearer seek truth, simplicity, imagery, and peace. It is the gift for the 21st Anniversary.
Jasper is said to protect one against evil, promote courage, boost energy, and enhance blood circulation.
Labradorite has traditionally been used in meditation. It is said to enhance clarity of thought and enhance intuition when one is experiencing times of conflict and change.
Malachite is believed to protect the wearer from accidents and to protect travelers. It is also a stone of balance in relationships. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed that caution must be used when wearing malachite because it will always reflect how you feel.
Moonstone is a highly prized gift for lovers. It is believed to bring good fortune, to enhance passion, and balance the yin and yang. Moonstone, as well as Pearl, is the birthstone for June.
Obsidian is used for protection. It cleanses and protects your aura from psychic negativity.
Onyx is known to help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief. It is used to end unhappy or bothersome relationships. Onyx jewelry is worn to defend against negativity that is directed at you. It is the gift for the 7th Anniversary.
Opal is believed to help spark imagination, boost creativity, reduce stress, and ease the process of change. It is also believed to bring happy dreams and help one become more spontaneous. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is the gift for the 14th Anniversary.
Pearl is an emblem of purity. It symbolizes love and happiness. Giving pearls as a gift allows the wearer to see the love of the person who gave it to them. Pearl, as well as Moonstone, is the birthstone for June. It is the gift for the 3rd and 30th Anniversary.
Peridot is said to protect one against evil. It is also believed to bring healing to the whole body. It is the symbol of protection. Peridot is the birthstone for August. It is the gift for the 16th Anniversary.
Pink Tourmaline is said to amplify one’s psychic energies. It also inspires love, gives wisdom, and enhances one’s willpower. Tourmaline, as well as Opal, is the birthstone for October. Tourmaline is the gift for the 8th Anniversary.
Rose Quartz will allow you to get to know your true self and to love that true self in all its beauty. It opens up the heart for both giving and receiving love. The rose quartz is also good for helping one to release childhood traumas, neglect, lack of love, and self-esteem.
Ruby is believed to help maintain wealth and passion, promote healing, and bring positive dreams. Ruby is the birthstone for July. It is the gift for the 15th, 40th, and 80th Anniversary.
Rutilated Quartz is known for being an energizing stone that is believed to help move your life toward your aspired direction. It cleanses and filters negative energy.
Sapphire is believed to help bring inner peace by releasing unwanted thoughts and improving concentration. It is also believed to help encourage loyalty. Sapphire is the birthstone for September. It is the gift for the 5th, 45th, and 70th Anniversary.
Smokey Topaz is the stone of positive energy. It creates a barrier against all negative energies and has a calming influence on anxiety. It creates openness, healing and receptivity.
Tiger Eye is known as a stone of protection. It is believed to bring good luck to the wearer. It is also believed to enhance clear thinking and help build courage.
Turquoise is one of the oldest stones known. If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It is also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Turquoise, as well as Blue Topaz, Lapis, or Zircon, is the birthstone for December. It is the gift for the 11th Anniversary.
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