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AGATE

 

Agate is a variety of banded chalcedony, which is a type of mineral rock within the quartz family. Some of the agate properties included in agate meaning are common throughout all banded chalcedony stones and quartz crystals. These commonalities are to be expected, since there are similarities in their composition.

 

Agate stones were originally found in Sicily along the banks of the Achetes River, hence the name agate. The use of agate gemstones for the agate healing properties at the heart of agate meaning go all the way back to the age of Babylon. The healing properties of agate were utilized in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece. Their agate powers eventually reached Africa and spread through the Middle East to Russia. In the 1400's, the stone cutting and polishing business took off in Germany, thanks to these beautiful banded chalcedony stones. 

It cleanses and stabilizes the aura, eliminating and transforming negativity. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration, perception and analytical abilities. It soothes and calms, healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security and safety.  

AMETHYST

 

Amethyst is a popular and relatively rare form of quartz. It’s a fairly hard gem and can be found within geodes all across the globe. Amethyst is usually available in crystal form or as a mass. Its lovely purple color may come from trace amounts of iron or manganese in its crystal lattice. Many stones on the market are not naturally colored; they are often heat treated to produce a darker shade of purple.

Throughout history, the purple, lilac, and lavender amethyst crystal have been associated with royalty. The crystals have also been used for a variety of health conditions throughout the ages, ranging from alcohol addiction and sleep disorders to pain and mental dysfunction. While research has yet to conclude that amethyst actually helps decrease symptoms associated with these health issues, emerging data displays amethyst as a powerful compound possibly helpful for detoxification.

BAMBOO CORAL

 

Red coral beads evoke the ages! In ancient China, red coral was a symbol of wealth, favor and high social status. In the Qing Dynasty, emperors wore accessories made of red coral, and Queens wore red coral necklaces when attending important social activities. These red coral beads are cut from a South Pacific bamboo coral, and they make an ideal complement to turquoise gemstones!

 

Bamboo Coral is still used today as a protective talisman against evil spirits.  It is said to bring luck to the home, and used as a protector for those who work on or near the water.  Coral is also beneficial for bone growth and helps those who suffer from arthritis and other bone ailments. It can ease digestive problems, eye problems and blood-circulation disorders.

GARNET

 

Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones and abrasives. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition.

 

Garnet is also known as the Stone of Health. It can help get rid of the negative energies and transform them to positive ones. It's a good gemstone for purification and detoxification, especially when it comes to the blood, heart, and lungs.

HEMATITE

 

Hematite is one of the most abundant minerals on Earth's surface and in the shallow crust. It is an iron oxide with a chemical composition of Fe2O3. It is a common rock-forming mineral found in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks at locations throughout the world.  Hematite is the most important ore of iron.

When wearing Hematite, this stone brings an energy shield down to protect from the negativity of others. This can be especially good for city living, business, travel and martial arts. Because its contents are highly composed of iron, this stone is known for simulation of iron into the bloodstream which increases oxygen within the blood supply.

JADE

 

Jade refers to an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties. It can refer to either of two different minerals: nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, or jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminium.

Jade is commonly associated with good luck and friendship. Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility and is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, dispelling negative energies and those in need of aid in forging their own path.  This stone is most valued for its metaphysical properties, and has been revered in ancient cultures, as well as today to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream solve.

JASPER

 

Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color; and rarely blue. The common red color is due to iron(III) inclusions.

 

Jasper is the nurturer, the healer and the spirit stone of courage and wisdom. They all carry a strong connection to the Earth's energy, making the jasper healing properties very beneficial for grounding, stability and strength.

MOTHER OF PEARL

 

Nacre, also known as mother of pearl, is an organic-inorganic composite material produced by some mollusks as an inner shell layer; it also makes up the outer coating of pearls. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent. Nacre is found in some of the most ancient lineages of bivalves, gastropods, and cephalopods.

Mother of Pearl brings gentle healing power of the sea.  It can relieve stress and is soothing and calming to the emotions, and it stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability. It is calming and soothing and helps eliminate feelings of fear.  Mother of Pearl gives you the ability to more easily express feelings of love.

OBSIDIAN

 

Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock. Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth.

 

The Obsidian meaning is linked with the concept of darkness, and just like our ever-spinning planet and its phases of night and day, the human soul also contains elements of light and dark. A powerful protection stone, the Obsidian crystal meaning helps identify your dark side so that its healing properties can clear it away from your psyche. The Obsidian crystal stone meaning reminds us that everyone has a good and bad side. Instead of hiding from our inner truth, Obsidian shines a light on the negativity and clears it away, helping us to choose the path leading towards light and love. 

ONYX

 

Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color.

A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief.

OPAL

 

Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica; its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals.

 

Opal has always been associated with love and passion, as well as desire and eroticism. It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. It can also act as an emotional stabilizer. Wearing an opal is said to bring about loyalty and faithfulness.

QUARTZ

 

Quartz is a mineral composed of silicon and oxygen atoms in a continuous framework of SiO₄ silicon–oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall chemical formula of SiO₂. Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust, behind feldspar.

Let’s be clear: there is no better crystal for manifesting realities, programming intentions or amplifying energies, than a Clear Quartz Stone. It’s a bold statement, but this is a bold crystal. We like to think of clear quartz stone as the ultimate rockstar. In the crystal world, keeping up with the Quartz’ can be like keeping up with the Jones’—it’s hard to match up to a crystal as universally powerful as Clear Quartz. While clear quartz has enjoyed mystical notoriety since the days of ancient Greece, today, it’s even used in technology to hold currents of energy. This is how we know clear quartz is so amazing at programming.

TIGER'S EYE

 

Tiger's eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre.

Tiger Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel.  With its vibrant golden color, Tiger Eye is used to increase vitality and it enhances courage, brings passion and physical strength, and allows these attributes to be tempered with mental clarity and a joyful outlook.

TURQUOISE

 

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium, with the chemical formula CuAl₆(PO₄)₄(OH)₈·4H₂O. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue.

Turquoise is a valued power stone. It will strengthen and align all of the Chakras; and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. It is said to fade in color when worn by a sick, unhealthy or depressed individual as well as deepen in color when worn by a healthy individual. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.