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agate.jpgAGATE Agate is the stone for self-expression, creativity, health and good fortune. It makes it much easier to open up oneself. Soothes emotions and pain. Sensitizes and attunes senses. Helps to develop powers of eloquence, self-confidence and public-speaking. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and to those taking any kind of examination or test - mental or physical. It eases a sore throat and takes away the hoarseness. This stone also works directly with the nervous system to alleviate physical tension and is said to be a treatment of arthritis, skeletal conditions, and as an aid to digestion. General healing, reduces fever, hardens tender gums, gives courage and banishes fear. Comes in a variety of colors from brown to green, pink. blue lace, with additional properties.

amazonite.jpgAMAZONITE  In beautiful shades of blue-green, Amazonite  blocks stress, absorbs microwaves and protects against electromagnetic pollution. A soothing and calming stone, it assists in manifesting universal love. Heals the heart and throat chakras and opens one's intuition. Helps with calcium deficiencies, osteoporosis and relieves muscle spasms.

AMBER.jpgAMBER  From golden brown to yellow, amber is actually not a stone but rather fossilized tree resin. It is a powerful grounding and healing and cleansing stone that draws disease from the body and promotes tissue renewal. Stimulates the intellect, clears depression and stress. Absorbs and transmutes negative energies into positive forces.


Amethyst.jpgAMETHYST One of the most brilliant and attractive stones, Amethyst ranges in color from deep purple to lavender. It is an extremely powerful and protective stone with vast cleansing and balancing properties.  Enhances spiritual awareness. It calms or stimulates the mind as appropriate. Can relieve insomnia especially when the cause is an overactive mind. Promotes emotional centering and dispels anger, rage, fear, anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief and helps one come to terms with loss. Relieves physical, emotional or psychological pain or stress. Transmutes negative energies.

AQUAMARINE.jpgAQUAMARINE The name of this stone reflects its stunning sea-green color. And like its name, the energy from this stone is compassionate and feels fluid and flows easily. Aquamarine is good for aligning and balancing the Chakras and for connecting the physical and spiritual bodies. It is beneficial for activating the Throat Chakra, to give one the courage to speak the truth, the serenity to speak it in a balanced manner and compassion to make it a positive experience. This is why it is a popular metaphysical stone. For physical health, it is known to be useful in the treatment of glandular ailments, to improve vision and strengthen bones.
 
aventurine.jpgAVENTURINE Enhances creativity, imagination, independence, prosperity, career success, calmness and balance. It helps us to see alternatives and potentials. Heals emotional pain, fear and imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra. Historically also draws out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system stress.  Assists one in making the "right" decisions. Protects and helps heal the heart, lungs, and adrenals.

bloodstone.jpgBLOODSTONE: Associated with courage, abundance, purification and good fortune. Helps one to accept change and overcome anxiety, depression and melancholy. Renews relationships and love life. Provides vitality, boosts talent, organizational abilities and charitable instincts. Cures psychosomatic illness (one with more emotional roots than physical) and pains. Purifies blood, detoxifies organs especially liver, kidneys, bladder and spleen.Gives courage and is particularly good for athletes.
 
carnelian.jpgCARNELIAN associated with emotional warmth, creativity, reproduction, rebirth, reincarnation and past life recall. Calms mind from fear of death and enforces belief in cycle of birth-death. Excellent motivator in matters of business and career-choices. Brings day-dreamers and absent minded professors to ground zero. Carnelian directly works on lower chakras, so it dispels arthritis, rheumatism, lower back troubles, female reproductive problems, increases fertility and cures impotence. Alleviates blood poisoning, nose bleeds, wounds, sores, spasms and all ailments related to blood; besides being a remedy for fever, neuralgia, allergies and infection. A stone of power, confidence and passion. It assists in finding and fulfilling passions and desires. It can help bring vitality and energy to any action or situation requiring action.
 

chrysocolla.jpgCHRYSOCOLLA Known as a healing stone among Native American Indian cultures where it was used for strengthening the body's resistance and bringing about calm feelings where there is upset.Chrysocolla is a stone of peace, increased wisdom, discretion.It promotes level headedness, encouraging clarity of thought and a neutral, cool attitude during turbulence. It can be used to decrease nervousness and irritability. Detoxifies the liver and lowers blood pressure. Alleviates cramps. Its main role is to soothe, calm and inspire. Chrysocolla is a good choice to wear when you have difficulty expressing your feelings or your creativity. For example, if you work on computers, wear chrysocolla to help you combine your creative ideas with your work as well as to improve the results of your work. 

citrine.jpgCITRINE Citrine is a stone of success, prosperity and regeneration. Induces confidence and optimism in family and business relationships. Attracts self-worth, activates mental powers, flushes emotional blocks and opens up a new lease of life. If lost in the path of life, trust Citrine to show you the way, rebuild your existence and lead to abundance and happiness. The stone not only helps acquire wealth but maintain it, because it vibrates to prosperity in all its forms. Physically, it aids digestion and eliminates toxins from the endocrine and digestive systems. Helps in diabetes and controlling thyroid, thus keeping your fat in check. Improves poor circulation, tissue regeneration, and fortifies immune system. Also good for those wearing glasses or contacts, as Citrine improves visual ability. Shields against harmful effects of electrical products.
 
FLUORITE.jpgFLUORITE  Associated with enlightenment and healing on all the three planes - spiritual, mental and emotional. Diminishes stress and aids in spiritual awakening. Cleanses, balances and focuses energies on all levels of chakras. Grounds and protects aura from leakage of energy. On the physical body, it heals ailments of bones. Alleviates arthritis, strengthens bone tissue especially teeth enamel and relieves dental disease. Repairs DNA damage, regenerates skin and mucus membranes thus can help remove wrinkles and blemishes. Ancient cure for cancer and has been used for shingles. Also responds well to hormonal balance and hormonal changes like PMS, menopause. Arouses sexual energy. Quickens healing from pneumonia and viral inflammation.
 
garnet.jpgGARNET Garnet is associated with vitality, courage, passion, love, sensuality and self-confidence. Blesses its wearer with good health, victory over enemies and wealth. It has been known to bring about as much windfall in material wealth as in emotional tranquility. Makes the person knowledgeable and improves higher education and professional prospects. Alleviates depression and improves imagination. Garnet resolves all issues pertaining to abandonment and survival and therefore is a stone for making commitments last - use it to stabilize your relationships. Physically, it is used to treat disorders of the blood, heart, lungs, spine and bones. Purifies blood and helps in anemia and circulatory problems. Also boosts sexual energy and fertility

goldstone.jpgGOLDSTONE Medium brown with slight coppery glitter. Goldstone is a man-made stone originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. A transmitter stone which causes light to pass through you in order to convey or receive as a medium. Aims to be a revitalizing, energizing stone, encouraging a positive attitude and individualism. Intellectually calming and refreshing. Mildly helpful to Solar plexus Chakra to reduce stomach tension, protect center of body.
 
HEMATITE.jpgHEMATITE A natural ferric oxide and iron-ore, Hematite possesses exceptional grounding abilities. Helps you be at ease and keep nervousness at bay. Calms the mind. Also a protective stone, whenever you feel the need for protection and face challenge in panicky situation, carry a Hematite stone with you. It could be crucial meetings, interviews or legal matters - a must for lawyers, as it also aids memory. On a spiritual plane, it enhances astral projections, promotes balance, focus, convergence and concentration of energy. Helps increase courage and will-power. Medically, it is good for kidneys and heart - for high BP patients it reduces rapid pulse; helps coagulation and purifies blood.   It also assists in dissolving negativity as it can transform the negative to a more pure state of love.
 

jade.jpgJADE In ancient Egypt and even now in Japan & China, Jade is considered the most precious of all stones. It is credited with five qualities: clarity, courage, justice, wisdom and modesty. It is one stone that oozes tranquility. So much so, even holding a Jade in your hand may cause you to experience a feeling of serenity or wisdom. Consequently, it also helps in smooth transition to another world and aids in peaceful death. It assists in taking control of dreams, and making sense of them. Use Jade to reduce tension in your life. Protects one from enemies and during long journeys. Physically, cures kidney problems, bladder troubles, poor digestion and eye problems. Alleviates sore back or spine.

jasper.jpgJASPER Jasper is a wonderful supporting stone. Wear it to gain a positive outlook. Attracts what one needs (not wants). Good for those needing more organizational abilities. Mood elevator, invigorating, stabilizing and helps overcome depression. Improves the sense of smell and soothes the nerves. Useful in overcoming disorders of blood, digestion, stomach, biliousness and bladder trouble.

             

 

lapis.jpgLAPIS LAZULI One of the most powerful and energetic stone associated with the 'Third Eye' (6th Chakra), Lapis Lazuli must be used cautiously. People can feel dizzy or overwhelmed by its sheer energy. It is the stone of mystery, positive magic and psychic ability. Helps understand mind, expand your viewpoint and change your perception of reality. Consequently, it is a highly spiritual stone and should be used during meditation; even assists in past lives recall and releasing karmic debts. Heals emotional wounds, cleanses the aura, develops the powers of mind, intuition, wisdom and memory. Medically, it prevents fits, epilepsy, strokes, depression, and helps heart, spleen besides improving eyesight.
 
MALACHITE.jpgMALACHITE Brings harmony into one's life and attracts money. Malachite was considered a valuable talisman for children and it was thought to protect the wearer from falls and warned them of impending danger by breaking into several pieces. This stone is a deeply cleansing emotional body stone and is used to release negative/painful emotions, protects against psychic attacks and others negativity. It absorbs this negativity and should be cleansed after each session. It can bring things out that are buried within someone. Malachite is also about change, and it is a great stone for those who do not like change in their lives, because it allows for an easy transition to take place. It relieves any congestion in the body and helps with confusion and lack of purpose and insecurity. It is helpful in the treatment of rheumatism, immune, and also in regularizing menstruation. Used in the treatment of asthma, toothache. Improves eyesight an immune system. 

moonstone.jpgMOONSTONE One of the most beautiful stones, it exhibits a mysterious shine of the moonlight and is the sacred stone of the moon goddess. Stimulates knowing, appreciation, nurturing, mothering, selflessness, sensitivity and humanitarian love - all qualities of the feminine moon goddess. Use it for problem solving and decision making and as a protective stone when you sleep with it. Assists during times of change. For physical healing, Moonstone is essential for female health. Reduces excess fluid in body and alleviates swelling due to it; most beneficial for pre-menstrual troubles as it balances hormonal and menstrual cycles of women. Best to attune its energies to phases of moon. 

onyx.jpgONYX Onyx ia a chalcedony that occurs in bands of different colors. It is composed of relatively straight, parallel layers of different colors. When the dark layers are brown or brownish red, it is often called Sardonyx. 
 
OPAL.jpgOPAL Luminous and iridescent with inclusions of many color, opal has a rainbow-like iridescence. Stimulates originality and creativity. Associates with love, passion, desire and eroticism. A seductive stone that intensifies emtional states and releases inhibitions. Strengthens the will to live. Treats Parkinson's disease, infections, strengthens memory and purifies the blood and kidneys. Regulates insulin, eases childbirth and alleviates PMS. Beneficial to the eyes.


PEARL.jpgPEARL Pearl is the mother stone. Fosters motherly love and is a protective stone. Inspires purity, innocence, serenity, tranquility, focus and helps us get in touch with the simple honest things of life. Pearls are said to redress mental disturbance, endow maternal bliss, grant success in education, and also give access to property and vehicles. Pearls ensure good health and longevity and are said to attract fame and wealth. Helps tackle the evil eye and may abridge differences between quarrelling spouses. The stone redresses gastric disorders, asthma, cough, eye trouble, breathing trouble as also lung disorders. 

QUARTZ.jpgQUARTZ Clearly, the best all purpose stone! The symbol of elemental wholeness, containing the four elements of creation. Assists us to amplify, focus, direct, transmit and store energy. Its greatest attribute is known to be its use as an aid to opening the psychic centers, enabling the ability to meditate at a deeper level and to free one's mind from the mundane and the trivia. It releases the higher consciousness and develops mystical and spiritual gifts. It is also particularly useful for meditation and when working to contact or align with one's higher self! The Quartz Crystal attracts the powers of light and energy and is said to be an excellent powerful general healer and dynamic working tool which works on all levels - strengthening, cleansing and protecting. Purifies air. Protects against harmful electrical vibrations. Assists the wearer to think intuitively.  

rose_quartz.jpgROSE QUARTZ  A very loving stone. Enhances all forms of love: self-love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic love. A Master Healer it transmutes emotional negativity at all levels. It enhances meditation and healing by harmonizing and balancing energy fluctations. Gently energizes and creates warmth. It is also said to stimulate the imagination and the intellect and to open up the heart chakra to inner peace, self love and self recognition. It is a very healing stone for internal wounds, bitterness and sorrow/grief. It makes one more receptive to beauty, hastens recovery and gladdens the heart. Lifts depression, creates confidence and peace. Helps the heart and circulatory system. This lovely stone is claimed to be one of the best stones to use in the treatment of migraines and headaches of all types. Very good for expressing and soothing emotions. It's known as "The Love Stone". Excellent for calming the Heart and Solar Plexus chakras after situations involving emotional upheaval, chaos, trauma, or crisis. Rose Quartz allows love to come to the wearers who have trouble finding love within themselves to give to either themselves or to others. This is also a great friendship stone to give to someone you care for.

smoky_quartz.jpgSMOKEY QUARTZ  Fosters serenity, calmness, positive thoughts, calms fears, lifts depression. Also associated with stability, practicality, intuition, pride, joy and a realistic, grounded spirituality. Helps us turn our wishes, dreams and desires into reality. Good luck talisman. Improves creativity and enhances joy. Teaches us to simplify our lives and always to live in a sacred manner. Stimulates and purifies energy centers. Grounds and stabilizes energies, helps lift depression and fatigue. Smokey quartz disperses negative patterns and vibrations, and transmits a high quantity of light. Benefits reproductive organs, muscles, heart and nervous system. Improves abdomen, kidneys, pancreas and the sexual organs. Increases energy fertility. Encourages survival instincts, and therefore protects soldiers on active service.
 

SODALITE.jpgSODALITE Sodalite protects from external negative energy and is a highly grounding stone. If you use computers too much, wear it to shield against damaging effects of the radiation. Sodalite's color symbolizes wisdom and psychic activities. Fosters rational thinking, logic, intelligence, emotional balance, intuition, higher knowledge, clarity, truth and perception. It also soothes and heals the central nervous system. Sodalite clears the mind for deeper and wiser thinking, aids logic along with opening third eye intuition, stabilizes mental processes and aids in the shift from emotional to rational thinking. Use it if you are a person who over reacts emotionally or has panic attacks. Helps to eliminate confusion, change habits and stimulate ones intellect. Physically, it lowers blood pressure and balances the metabolism. Assists in sleep.

SUNSTONE.jpgSUNSTONE Believed to strengthen the life force, bring luck, instill optimism and increase strength and vitality. Sunstone, ruled by the Sun and a gemstone of Leo, is thought to bring luck and romance to the wearer. It is helpful to the liver and kidneys and aids digestion. 

 
TIGER_EYE.jpgTIGER EYE Used for courage, confidence and protection. It is also a solar plexus stone and helps by deepening perception and clarity of self, and giving us courage when we need it most. It is good for manifesting of ideas and to place visualizations into reality. It helps us to obtain goals by taking direct action and by learning when to act or wait. It is claimed that tigereye will counteract feelings of hypochondria and the onset of psychosomatic illness and will also give a feeling of self-confidence. It is especially good for clear thinking and helps one to see a problem objectively when confused or emotionally affected. Protects from witchcraft and evil. Also associated with the correct use of power, courage, grace and the ability to see clearly and without illusion. Excellent for asthma patients. 

TOPAZ.jpgTOPAZ Topaz is a colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink aluminum silicate mineral,. Topaz stimulates endocrine system and is valuable in the treatment of hemorrhages. It balances emotions and gives feelings of joy and is referred to as the spiritual rejuvenation gemstone. The deposits of topaz are found in the regions of Russia, Siberia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and China, Japan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, and in the United States.

tourmaline.jpg  tourmaline_black.jpgTOURMALINE Comes in various colors and hues. Balances, protects, calms, gives self- confidence and cheerfulness. Useful for meditation. Attracts inspiration, goodwill and friendship. Protects wearer against misfortune and anemia. Prevents lymphatic disease. Grounds high-frequency energies. Black or Green Tourmaline strengthens nervous system, regulates blood pressure. Deflects negative energy, attracts prosperity. Blue Tourmaline cures all throat problems, thyroid and speech impediments. Promotes clear verbal expression, dissolves mental friction, emotional constriction. Carries a high electrical charge and if rubbed briskly one end becomes positive and one negative, the energy can then be directed wherever peaceful energy is required. Watermelon/Pink Tourmaline is a heart balancer. Promotes understanding of self and emotions. Enhances flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, serenity, balance, positive transformation, healing, strength, tolerance, and understanding. Excellent channeling stone for communication with higher forces.



turquoise.jpgTURQUOISE One of the most prized stones in Ancient Egypt. Its name means delight. It is sacred to many American Indian tribes. Among the Apaches, it was a powerful talisman and healer and was an important tool of the medicine man or woman. Extoxifies the system of pollutantsw and relieves migraines, sore throats, rheumatism, arthristis, bone disorders, lung and chest infections and asthma and other allergies. Excellent for inner ear and eye problems. Eases cramps and overacidity and gives resistance to fight viruses. Hide near entrances to repel intruders. Attracts prosperity and success.  Turquoise - A beautiful gift from Mother Earth, Turquoise brings the blue of Father Sky to the Earth, blending together the energies of the heavens with the energies of the Earth. It is a healer of the spirit, providing a soothing energy which can bring peace and calm to the wearer. It is used by Native Americans as a protection stone.

 

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