June 2nd, 2005
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Properties of Stones and Minerals
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Throughout the ages, stones have been used for a variety of purposes. Sometimes as construction
materials, sometimes as adornment, for religious ceremonies and sometimes just as a weight to keep
the door open or hold your boat in place.

The information provide below is for
entertainment only. The information was collected from a
variety of sources, including Wikipedia*. This website and the jewelry are not intended to provide
any type of healing or other types of medical advice, but are simply for your enjoyment.

Agate
A type of quartz said to improve insomnia and give pleasant dreams. In many traditions agate is
believed to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the mind, prevent contagion,
still thunder and lightning, promote eloquence, secure the favor of the powerful, and bring victory
over enemies. Persian magi are also known to have prized agate rings in their work and beliefs. All
agate can reverse the energy flow in any chakra

Amethyst
Amethyst (SiO2) is a violet or purple variety of quartz often used as an ornament. The name comes
from the Greek a (not) and methuskein (to intoxicate;), a reference to the belief that the stone
protected its owner from drunkenness; the ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made
drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication.

Bloodstone
Bloodstone has been said to be linked to healing, especially related to the blood. Increases the sense
of courage and invokes charity.

Clear Quartz
For emotional healing, spiritualists believe this crystal to be an important self-esteem stone. Used to
balance chaotic emotions and to increase emotional energy and motivate for action.

Flourite
Fluorite includes a wide range of colors ranging from yellow, blue, pink purple and green and often
more than one color occurs in a single stone. The ancient Egyptians and Chinese used fluorite for
carving figures. Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. Fluorite is known as the
“Genius Stone”.

Hematite
Polished hematite has been used in jewelry for at least 50 years in North America, especially in the
western United States where it is found in jewelry and art created by the Native Americans. Its use
in jewelry in Europe peaked in Victorian times when it was very popular. Great care should be taken
in handling hematite items, due to their brittle, glass-like nature. The name hematite comes from the
Greek word for blood. The hematite is black, but when powdered or fragmented can take colors
ranging from ochre red to jet black. An opaque mineral with a dull luster, it has been known as
“black diamond”. Historically it was used in the making and coloration of pottery Souce: http:
//hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/geophys/hematite. Energizes the etheric body and helps with
optimism.

Jade
Powerful for balancing emotions as it dispels negativity. Promotes calm, peace and harmony

Jaspers
According to Rebbenu Bachya, the word Yasfeh in the verse Exodus 28:20 means jasper and was
the stone on the Ephod representing the tribe of Benjamin. It is described in the Book of Revelation
(21:11) as follows: “It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very
precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal”

Labradorite
Labradorite is said to strengthen the will and inner strength and convictions. It is said to aids in
overcoming addictions. The geological type area for labradorite is Paul's Island near the town of
Nain in Labrador, Canada. It occurs in large crystal masses in anorthosite and shows an iridescence
or play of colors. Gemstone varieties of labradorite exhibiting a high degree of iridescence are called
spectrolite, moonstone and sunstone are also commonly used terms, and high-quality samples with
good iridescent qualities are desired for jewelry.

Leopard Jasper
Also called wolf stone. Excellent for taking back personal power.

Moss Agate
A translucent form of chalcedony containing moss or tree like inclusions. A powerful healing stone,
balances calm and nervous energy

Moonstone
Linked with the moon, this stone symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings. This stone is said to be the
protector of women and nature. It is associated with gracefulness, sensitivity, clairvoyance and
emotional balance.

Onyx
Onyx has served as a worry stone and material for rosary beads for centuries. Crystal healers
believe that it has the ability to soothe fears and worries, to control to overwhelming emotions

Pearls
Helps with the search for higher wisdom and truth. Balances and heals all chakras


Rose Quartz
Associated with love and positive emotion. Used to break up blockages in the chakras.

Selenite
Names for slene, the greek goddess of the moon. Helps the body with the absorbsion of vitamins
and minerals.

Serpentine
Named for the serpent like patterns that may appear in the stone. Increases wisdom and self restraint

Smokey Quartz
May help the wearer reach personal and business goals, by bringing pure emotions of patience,
perseverance and innocence.

Sunstones
Vikings may have used a special crystal called a sunstone to help navigate the seas even when the
sun was obscured by fog or cloud, a study has suggested. (^ Crystals “Viking sailors”; BBC News
Retrieved February 8, 2007.)Sunstone, a feldspar exhibiting in certain directions a brilliant spangled
appearance, which has led to its use as an ornamental stone. The effect appears to be due to
reflections from enclosures of red hematite, in the form of minute scales, which are hexagonal,
rhombic or irregular in shape, and are disposed parallel to the principal cleavage-plane. These
enclosures give the stone an appearance something like that of aventurine, whence sunstone is
known also as &"aventurine-feldspar"; (Wikipedia)

Turquoise
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nhances meditation by helping with creativity, peace of mind, communication and emotional
balance. Supports the fifth chakra


Tiger Eye
Provides for emotional balance, strengthens and soothes. Helps with clear insight.