About Gemstones

An item of Jewellery marks some of the many milestones of our lives from birth onwards, for example, engagements, marriage, friendships, birthdays and most importantly love. People use feathers, bones, shells, and colored pebbles as Jewellery, especially back in the day. These naturally occurring pebbles are now called Gem Stones. When we look at some of the materials Jewellery is made with, like metals, these are created from the earth’s crust and gemstones or crystals have what is called metaphysical properties. Fun fact: Did you know that it is said that cupid's arrow had diamonds attached to them or that a dragon had wish-granting pearls under its chin.            
This stone is called after the Amazon River, Amazonite has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues and is used in Energy healing and chakra balancing. Amazonite crystal therapies are primarily associated with filtering out stress, healing traumas, and soothing energies in the home and workplace. Its spiritual power is personal truth and communication of that truth to others
Known to be a natural tranquilizer it relieves an individual from stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness: This precious stone has outstanding healing and cleansing powers.
This stone raises the state of conscious awareness. It helps you to make contact with your angels and spirit guides and helps you to connect with your higher self. It enhances psychic healing and telepathic communication and enables astral travel and spirit journeys. It is said that it has the ability to deepen attunement and heighten perception, which is a powerful stone for healers.
This stone is known as the stone of courage and protection, its soothing energy makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias. Used most often with the throat chakra to enhance spiritual communication and to clear communication blocks. Aquamarine helps to promote verbal self-expression.
This stone is said to balance blood pressure and stimulates the metabolism, it also lowers cholesterol. Aventurine has an anti-inflammatory effect and eases skin eruptions, allergies, migraines and soothes the eyes.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a very cooling and calming stone, said to endowe us with a sense of peace and tranquility.  A powerful throat healer, it is believed to assist with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings.  Blue Lace Agate is a great nurturing and supportive stone, as it is said to neutralise anger, infection, inflammation and fever.
Brookite is a calming and grounding stone.  It is said that Brookite is highly protective to the wearer.  It is said to help discharge any superfluous electrical charge the body might be holding. It is also believed to calm and clear the mind, allowing mental focus.
Citrine is a stone that is said to stimulate digestion and helps with kidney & bladder infections. Citrine alleviates sluggishness and gives the weater energy, which promotes alignment and creativity in life.
A stabilising stone, Carnelian is said to restore vitality and motivation, and stimulate creativity.  It is believed to give courage, promote positive life choices, dispell apathy and motivate for success.  Carnelian is believed to aid the wearer to overcome abuse of any kind.  It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions.  It is said to overcome negative conditioning and encourage loyalty.
Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity.  It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility.  It is believed to increase love and nurturing.  A protective stone, Jade is believed to keep the wearer from harm and bring harmony.  Jade is said to attract good luck and friendship
Fluorite is a gemstone that is said to remove negative energies.  It is said to alleviate stress, bringing an overall calm to the wearer. Fluorite is also said to help the wearer concentrate and focus.
Labradorite is known to bring out the best in people. It is said that it helps anti social behaviour in children, teenagers and adults and wreckless behaviour. It helps develop ones hands sensitivity which is ideal for people like physiotherapists etc. It has the capacity to change in color when stricken with light. It is believed that the gemstone could increase energy, reduce stress and anxiety, protect its wearer from danger, and aid in communication with supernatural forces.
This is a natural crystal mineral that is thought to harvest the energy of the moon, which embodies Yin's passive and relaxing energy. Similarly, this stone promotes healing and balance, and enhances your intuition.
Moss Agate
Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings.  It is said to enable the wearer to see beauty in all you behold.  Moss Agate is said to reduce sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants.  It is believed to attract abundance in wealth and improve self-esteem.
This stone is the gem variety of the mineral Olivine, this is found in the peridotite rock from the earth's upper mantle. Its called the extreme gem, it is born of fire and brought to light, one of only two gems (Diamond is the other) formed not in the Earths crust, but in molten rock of the upper mantle and brought to the surface by the tremendous forces of earthquakes and volcanoes. A crystal of warmth and well-being, mentally stimulating and physically regenerating.
Purple Agate
Purple Agate is a stone composed of microscopic quartz crystals that have positioned themselves in beautiful layers of white and purple. Some indigenous cultures believe that their physical properties are due to the fact that they are really pieces of souls of the gods that have been sent to earth to help us. It is believed that these concentric layers have the ability to bring to light the hidden truth and everything that is in the shadows and that does not allow us to move forward. It facilitates the acceptance of oneself, promoting self-confidence.
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is the stone of universal love. It is said that it restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz is said to purify and open the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace.
Selenite is said to provide clarity of the mind, expanding ones awareness of the self and of ones surroundings.  It is believed to open the crown and higher crown chakras and access angelic consciousness and higher guidance.  Selenite is a calming stone that instils deep peace and is excellent for meditation or spiritual work.  It assists judgement and insight.  It clears confusion and aids in seeing the deeper picture.
Smokey Quartz
In addition to the healing properties of Quartz, Smokey Quartz is a grounding stone.  It is said to gently neutralise negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog.  Smokey Quartz is said to rid one of fear and lift depression and negativity. 
Tourmaline is said to aid in understanding oneself and others.  It is believed to promote self-confidence and diminish fear. Tourmaline is believed to attract inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity.  It is said to balance the right-left sides of the brain.  It is also believed that Tourmaline helps treat paranoia, overcome dyslexia and improve hand-eye coordination. 
This stone gives a lovely shimmering look, Sunstone is a stone with a glittery appearance and usually an orange or reddish colour, hence its name. The glitter effect is caused by inclusions of the mineral Hematite. Such a lovely stone to wear its said to rid you of any fear, elevates stress and is linked to good luck and fortune!! It clears and energizes all your chakras. It heightens ones intuition and it dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality.
Tiger's Eye
This stone is known as a stone of protection, Tiger's Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promotes mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. It it said to be particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispels fear and anxiety.
This stone is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful shades of blue, bluish green, green and yellowish green. It has been treasured as a gemstone for thousands of years. Turquoise is associated with connections to the spiritual world, psychic sensitivity and protection from harm and negative energy. The Turquoise gemstone is the symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home and good fortune to the owner.
Yellow Agate
Yellow Agate has all the properties of Agate, with the additional properties of the colour yellow which include increased willpower, concentration, memory and logic. Use yellow Agate on the solar plexus chakra to help you gain more self-confidence as well as the ability to learn from your past mistakes.
Please note that science does not support the above details. They go back centuries and were used long ago for their healing properties, however, no one is 100% sure that these work. The information is quite interesting and many healers that work with reiki or other healing methods use these to enhance their own healing power.