Citrine holds very positive, encouraging healing properties, such as personal will, clarity, creativity, balance, focus, endurance and stamina. Citrine has the ability to open the higher mind to accept joy into one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings as well as fears and self-destructive tendencies. Citrine allows one to move forward in life with a more optimistic outlook, while encouraging one to enjoy new experiences and explorations in life. Citrine is one of the most powerful crystals to use when overcoming depression, reducing one's sensitivity to criticism and inspiring self-expression.
Quartz is the most abundant healing crystal in the world. Quartz is known as the most powerful, versatile healing stone in the mineral kingdom. Quartz can work in any state, able to perform multiple powers, such as: amplifying energy, programming intentions, shielding against negativity, and attuning to one’s higher self. Quartz is known as the Master Healer, containing all positive qualities and the highest vibrations of any crystal.
Amethyst crystals purify the environment by clearing away unproductive and unkind vibrations. These purifying abilities make Amethyst a powerful shield against psychic attacks. However, Amethyst doesn't just shield negative energy--it transmutes it as well. During a psychic attack, Amethyst will transmute the negative energy into positive, loving vibrations, which are then, transmitted back into the universe. Read More
Gabbro is a rather coarse, dark-colored igneous rock that exhibits a black or dark green color as it is composed of mainly plagioclase and augite, two minerals which lie deep within oceanic crust. Gabbro is used in the construction industry quite often, but is also a beautiful mineral with various healing properties. If you look closely, you can see the minor light-colored mineral grains that add to Gabbro’s composition, containing very little Quartz unlike most igneous rocks. When brightly polished, Gabbro is used to make cemetery markers, counter tops, tiles and other dimension stone products. Read More
Desert Rose, Alabaster, or Gypsum, is a beautiful crystal, resembling a cluster of rose petals, thus its name. It is kin to selenite, and therefore water soluble. Crystals form on the petals when there is an arid presence in the atmosphere, its crystal habit extremely unique. The average size of these rose rocks are anywhere from half of an inch to 4 inches, making them very prominent pieces that catch the attention of whoever may be in their presence. Desert Rose rocks and be found in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Mexico, Australia, and the United States.
Malachite is a stone of transformation, and it stimulates the heart and throat chakras. It clarifies emotions and increases the processing and release of past negative experiences. Malachite provides a balancing force and encourages intuitive powers. Malachite is a cleansing crystal, protecting against negative forces. Malachite provides a balancing force and works to remove obstacles from your path. Read More
Lepidolite is a rose-colored stone that belongs to the mica group, a secondary source of lithium. Associated with minerals such as Quartz, Feldspar, Tourmaline and Topaz, Lepidolite occurs in granite pegmatites. Lepidolite can be found in Brazil, Russia, United States, Canada, and Madagascar. Often growing in scale-like plates, Lepidolite possesses a pearly luster and often appears translucent. Lepidolite can be found in Brazil, Russia, United States, Canada, and Madagascar. Read More Read More
Goldstone starts out as a type of glittering glass before taking a smooth polish. A semi precious stone, Goldstone can be carved into beads, figurines, or other artifacts and is often mistaken as a natural material. Its’ sparkly reddish-brown appearance comes from the colloidal copper by which is was created, but can also exist in other color variants based on particular elements. When copper is substituted with cobalt or manganese during production, the end result is blue goldstone or purple goldstone.
Chrysanthemum Stone is a unique stone with strong metaphysical properties and a distinct outer appearance. Chrysanthemum Stone is a naturally occurring stone made from other minerals, such as gypsum, dolomite, and limestone. It also contains inclusions from various minerals such as Celestite, Calcite, and Feldspar. The order in which the minerals are arranged in the stone give it a black and white color that look similar to a flower, hence the name Chrysanthemum Stone.
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is a variety of gypsum, a soft, transparent sulfate mineral that occurs in nature. Selenite comes from the Latin word selenties, meaning moonstone of stone of the moon, due to the fact that ancients once believed certain transparent crystals ‘waxed and waned’ with the moon. Though under one category of Selenite, there are four crystalline varieties with distinctive differences: Selenite, Satin Spar, Desert Rose
, and Gypsum flower. Each contains different crystal habits, meaning their shape and what qualities they possess are all unique and unlike one another.
Celestite is a “bright hope” in days of despair, promoting calmness and harmony while providing for an increase in one’s avocation. Known to relieve stress and anxiety, it takes the perfect shape to carry around for those in need of positive energy and release of nervousness. It sometimes appears that the stone is inhabited by the “fairy of good fortune”; the dismissal of worries, the freedom of movement, and the energetic pursuit of intangibility being fostered -with the clarity of, and approval by, the intellect. It is also a “stone for astral travel”, providing the freedom to access predetermined sites and assisting one to surrender to the inner peace required. Read More
Known since ancient times, Bismuth
is a chemical element often confused with lead and tin. Dating back to the 1660’s, Bismuth was one of the first 10 metals to have been discovered, though the etymology is still uncertain. Often occurring in its native form, this unique ‘stone’ is brittle with a white, silver-pink hue, with an iridescent oxide tarnish presenting an array of colors from yellow to blue. When examined closely, one cannot help but notice the spiral, stair-stepped structure of Bismuth crystals that are the result of a higher growth rate around the outside edges.
Onyx Meaning and Healing Properties. A banded variety of Chalcedony, Onyx is cryptocrystalline, meaning it is a stone in which consists of fine inter-growths of silica minerals, Quartz and Moganite. Onyx exhibits parallel banding making it very unique in composition, as most banding is very chaotic as seen in Agate. Though normally black, Onyx does have variants such as Sardonyx, which bands appear in shades of red due to the sard inclusions altering its coloring. Artificial treatments have also been used since ancient times to produce both common Black Onyx and colored Onyx, mostly yellow or red. Read More
Raw Fluorite is known for its fluorescence, a property that takes its name from Fluorite. Fluorite, when held to the light, ranges from blue, red and purple to yellow, green and white. Fluorite crystals are often tinted with elemental impurities. Fluorite's wide variety of colors has gained a reputation for being the most colorful mineral in all of the world. Every color of the rainbow is said to be seen or present inside Fluorite, making is superbly unique and quite desirable. Read More
Tiger Iron is a metamorphic rock with a silky luster, exhibiting a golden to reddish-brown color. Related to and resembling Hawks eye, Tiger Iron contains parallel intergrowths of quartz crystals that give it a unique appearance and banding. The color of Tiger Iron depends on the treatment: red stones undergo a gentle heat treatment whereas darker stones may have had their colors artificially treated and lightened. As an altered rock, Tiger Iron is composed of mainly tiger's eye, with inclusions of Red Jasper and Black Hematite, giving it a beautiful color that has deemed very popular for jewelry making. Read More
Known both as the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite helps you articulate your deepest and most sincere thoughts in a balanced way.The ultimate diplomat, Amazonite enables you to see multiple points of view and resolve conflicts. For this reason, Amazonite has been connected to happier marriages and overcoming loneliness. Sleeping with Amazonite can lead to vivid and meaningful dreams. Read More
Howlite was discovered by Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist Henry How near Nova Scotia. It is said that the most common form of howlite is irregular nodules, the crystals of Howlite considerably rare having only been found in a few places around the world. White with fine grey and black hues, Howlite crystals contain a web-like pattern that appear opaque though are often transluce
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possesses a defending quality and is an excellent preventive, shielding one from many forms of negative energy. Simply having a piece of Pyrite
on one’s person brings the protective, shielding aspect of this stone which works on the physical, etheric and emotional levels. Pyrite
can help to keep out negative vibrations of pollutants at the physical level, due to an energy field which it creates within the aura.
This mineral, in general, revitalizes and calms the base, sacral and solar plexus chakras. At the heart chakra, it can also assist in the ease of emotional heartache and to give renewed strength and balance; it further increases one to refrain from verbalization when silence would be beneficial. It has acted to purify the home and the environment, and can work to eliminate negativity in surrounding atmospheres. Read More
Aventurine is a variety of mineral spangled with bright pieces of Mica, Hematite, and other stones. Aventurine possesses a lustrous green color due to the quantity of other minerals within the Quartz or Feldspar combination. Mostly translucent and often banded, it can also appear blue, reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange or peace, yellow and silver gray. Read More
Though it holds many similarities to gemstones, Amber
is fossilized tree resin that is appreciated for its color and natural beauty. Due the fact that it is made from actual tree resin, Amber
is considered heterogeneous in composition, meaning several resinous bodies take part in Amber’s
Aragonite’s most famous crystal “habit” is referred to as the twinned pseudo-hexagonal prismatic crystals in which it forms. This phenomenon, also referred to as “twinning”, occurs when the atomic layer stacking sequence makes a mistake, resulting in a mirror plane that was not there before. Read More
A variety of Chalcedony and member of the Quartz family, Carnelian is orange in color varying from pinkish-orange to rusty-brown. The name Carnelian comes from the Latin word carne meaning “flesh”, due to its vibrant red and orange coloring. Carnelian is most commonly found in Slovakia, Brazil, Uruguay and Peru, though much of the finest Carnelian stone comes from India.
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itself has a wider, overarching set of healing properties no matter the category color or pattern of individual agate variations. Deeper, each of the varying colors and patterns governs more specific metaphysical qualities as well. The metaphysical properties of Agate
are vast. Overall, Agate
is a protection and grounding stone that helps one with emotional challenges. Due to its physical layering qualities, it is a very complex, sturdy stone and translates its strength and complexity on the metaphysical level.