The Stone Dictionary

Sharing more about what semi-precious stones used in our craft for your discovery. Because there is so much more to these Mother Nature's creations than their aesthetic appeal.

 

About Semi-precious Stones 

It is known to many that stones (and crystals) have healing properties that help to balance the body, mind, and spirit. Used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations; the Egyptians, Aztecs, and others incorporated them into jewellery, cosmetics, decorative statues, amulets, and much more -- a testament to their powerful ability to release mental, physical, and spiritual blockages.

 

Stones & their Healing Powers

 

AMAZONITE

Fluidity • Playful • Optimistic

Thanks to a magical combination of lead and water within its feldspar structure, its dazzling emerald hue and mottled light-green specs echo the colour of the Amazon River and its calming and soothing energies. Amazonite is a powerful heart chakra stone, helping to release toxic emotions when placed on the chest in a healing layout.

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APATITE

Inspiration • Ambition • Passion

Apatite properties are helpful for reinvigorating existing goals, and fueling passion and motivation in new areas. The newfound zest for life that the blue apatite energy fills you with will push you to explore new interests and opportunities. 

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BLACK TOURMALINE

Protection • Security • Stress Relief

Like a daily disinfectant for the soul, the Black Tourmaline crystal cleanses the aura of icky thought patterns keeping you up at night. Wherever you happen to be on your spiritual journey, Black Tourmaline is an excellent crystal for everyone because it's the bodyguard stone that provides protection and elimination of negative energy.

 

BLOODSTONE

Courage • Vitality • Energising

If you've just been sucker punched in the heart by life and a series of unfortunate events, switch things up with Bloodstone, a powerhouse for restoring and rebuilding the mind and body. With an aesthetic as dark and earthy as the legends surrounding it, the healing crystal garnered a reputation of sacred power in the Middle Ages when the Bloodstone meaning was linked to the crucifixion of Christ. The legend holds the belief that the blood from His wounds dripped on the dark green earth, which turned it to stone. This ancient legend gave Bloodstone its name and also inspired the long held belief in its exceptional wound healing powers.

 

BLUE LACE AGATE (BLUE CHALCEDONY)

Anxiety Relief • Soothing • Calming

Representing a calm and peaceful sky, Blue Lace Agate brings a sense of peace and calm during times of stress. Clouds of pain and confusion might float into your life, but with Blue Lace Agate healing properties, you'll notice that this inspiring life-giving element no longer brings rain or ushers in a storm but adds color and tranquility to the sunset sky.

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BRONZITE

Grounding • Protection • Stabilising

The Bronzite crystal healing properties are also very protective and grounding, the key elements to restoring harmony, the beautiful balance between mind, body, and soul that's measured in tender, peaceful moments. When it comes to negative energy, the Bronzite crystal properties work specifically on indecisiveness, one of the most debilitating side effects of self-doubt.

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CHRYSOCOLLA

Starting Over • Motivation • Inspiration

Chrysocolla crystal healing properties help to purify energy fields, which increase your capacity to love, the best medicine for healing. Chrysocolla is a rock star for empowering feminine energy in men and women because it’s deeply connected to the vibration of the earth, which vibrates with the purest energy of love.

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GARNET

Passion • Energy • Health

Borrowing from traditional Chinese medicine, the Garnet crystal stone supports the flow of Chi throughout the body, which boosts the detox of negative emotions that manifest in the body. Garnet healing crystal properties bring warmth to the system, which improves circulation on a cellular level while warming the heart like puppies in a cuddle puddle. 

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HEMATITE

Grounding • Focus • Centering

With the simple act of bringing you back down to earth, Hematite calms a troubled mind by giving you the clarity and focus you need to be the boss at whatever you do. No matter how small or epic your progress, each action you take with your eye on the prize is one step closer to world domination--or at least some good luck coming your way. Dark and iridescent, the Hematite stone helps you see the silver lining in any situation, keeping your outlook sunny and upbeat even when it rains and pours. 

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LABRADORITE

Cosmic • Destiny • Curiousity

Labradorite is a popular decorative stone because of its labradorescence, which creates a dazzling optical phenomenon of a blue green to deep blue sheen that shimmers in the light. Other varieties, including rare specimens, offer a stunning rainbow of green, violet, or orange shimmer called spectrolite. Thanks to the parallel formation of mineral intergrowths within its structure, these lights bounce back-and-forth, which creates its distinctive shimmery, ethereal effect.The Labradorite meaning is associated with shamanism, the ancient form of spirituality where healing is achieved in parallel planes of existence and different states of consciousness.

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LEPIDOLITE

Peace • Tranquility • Restful Sleep

One of the best mood stabilizers in the world of gemstones, the Lepidolite crystal contains a high amount of lithium, which is also used in anti-anxiety medication. It doesn't require a prescription and side effects include a sense of calm and tranquility during times of stress and chaos. Call on Lepidolite to balance the mind and spirit, especially when you need to cool off fiery emotions. This gentle healing stone stimulates all chakras, dissolving energy blocks keeping you from true happiness.

 

MOONSTONE

Divinity • Balance • Tenderness

The Moonstone crystal meaning is associated with the inner goddess, a symbol of fertility and sensuality. Moonstone helps to open up the heart chakra, which allows us to be more receptive and in touch with our inner feelings. Like waves crashing on the beach in a study push and pull of the tides, get back into your own natural rhythm and discover hidden treasures deep within the self. Moonstone is a creativity charm, and it rocks at bringing out your muse because it reminds you of the miracle of life and our vast universe of infinite possibilities.

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OBSIDIAN

Self-reflection • Protection • Growth

The Obsidian crystal stone meaning can be traced back to Paleolithic times where it was used to make arrowheads and other tools. Cherished for its deep, glossy sheen, Obsidian is often called volcanic glass because it is formed from molten lava that has cooled very quickly. Known as the "psychic vacuum cleaner," the Obsidian crystal is your spiritual maid service, working hard to clean up the emotional wreckage and debris from the past.

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ONYX

Protection • Release • Calm

A powerful warrior stone, the Onyx crystal meaning helps stomp out negative thought patterns stemming from the most debilitating and toxic emotion of them all – fear. Echoing the stillness of the night sky, the Onyx crystal stone meaning symbolizes initiation and change in Peruvian and Native American traditions because it inspires feelings of personal power that comes from facing your fears.

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JASPER

Grounding • Nurturing • Centering

Known as the lucky charm for actors and actresses, Jasper is a bold stone that empowers the spirit and prepares you for your moment in the spotlight. While different varieties of Jasper are known for their unique healing properties, all of these strong and earthy stones encourage grounding and stability by connecting us to nature at a deeper level.

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RHODONITE

Forgiveness • Love • Emotional Healing

Known as the “rescue stone,” it’s one of the most powerful heart chakra stones in the gem world, working as your therapist in couples counselling to bolster feelings of forgiveness and compassion, the essential virtues necessary for unconditional love to flourish. Its strong heart-based medicine helps release your fears, which is sometimes disguised as toxic emotions like anger, jealousy, or resentment.

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ROSE QUARTZ

Unconditional Love • Forgiveness • Compassion

The colour of a rose and the ultimate symbol of love, Rose Quartz has been used in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries. A stone for the love junkies and hopeless romantics, Rose Quartz is a member of the quartz family, which is made up of silicon dioxide. It uses the energy of unconditional love to bring your consciousness to a higher level and helps you recognize your capacity for compassion.

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RUTILATED QUARTZ

Clarity • Strength • Energy

On a scientific level, the Rutilated Quartz crystal gets its golden colored strands from rutile, a mineral made of titanium oxide. A stone graced by the golden locks of angels, Rutilated Quartz is an effective antidepressant because it heals emotional wounds, clearing the way to a spiritual awakening. It also has a powerful intuition-enhancing effects, a trait that evolved from its etheric blueprint. 

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SMOKY QUARTZ

Letting Go • Surrender • Grounding

This powerful stone is a super-charged variation of the extensive Quartz group of crystals, but with a distinctive twist. It gets its wispy hints of brown from exposure to natural underground radiation from granite deposits, giving regular Quartz an added punch of celestial vibrations. This stone works to reconnect us to the earth and its life-giving soil, making it one of the best stones for grounding and balancing.

 

SODALITE

Communication • Harmony • Trust

The Sodalite crystal is a salty combination of manganese and calcium, a magical synergy of minerals that creates a soothing effect on overstressed or sluggish adrenal glands. It promotes peace and tranquility; helps to tap into your creativity and discover your life purpose when you go deep with the Sodalite, a gem that rocks at providing inspiration and boosting intuition.

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SUNSTONE

Effervescent • Sensual • Creativity

Giving off a bright and cheery glow of good vibes, the Sunstone crystal is the perfect sunblock to protect a sensitive spirit from our toxic and imperfect world. Like a strong SPF for the spirit, it wards off negativity while allowing you to bask in the glow of its mighty sunbeams. Thanks to tiny particles of Hematite, Sunstone gets it distinctive shimmer from light-reflecting properties, which these famous seafarers used to catch rays of light from the sun.

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TIGERS' EYE

Inspiration • Perspective • Good Luck

Known as “The Shapeshifter,” this stone of courage and motivation will help you be successful at everything you do. It gets its healing properties from a combination of the sun and Earth elements which is what gives it both grounding and inspiring vibrations. The Tiger's Eye crystal works by keeping your mind razor focused on your true passions in life, whether it's business related, creative pursuits, or something else entirely. With this drive for success, you will find yourself able to overcome any mental obstacles or roadblocks in your way. 

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TURQUOISE

Health • Protection • Wisdom

On a cellular level, this all-in-one stone is considered a master healer because it promotes an energetic flow of the highest vibration of love, the spiritual super food to heal the world. A good luck charm for health and abundance, use Turquoise to realign your energy centers, helping clear the path to a higher consciousness. 

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(content credit to energymuse.com)