Gemstones

Please note; Even though there is no scientific evidence that gemstones have any healing or spiritual power, many people believe that the powers of crystals and stones can benefit and support energetic well being.

Metaphysical properties of gemstones and crystals are well documented and it is said that they to help bring positivity into people’s lives.
They are never a substitute for medical advice.

Our product information is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any medical conditions.
The word healing is a general non medical term used throughout this website to describe one of the beneficial and energetic properties of our natural gemstones.
Metaphysics and Properties used to describe attributes for each gemstones are based on ancient folklore and traditional uses.
All gemstone jewellery sold on this website is created with the intention to enhance the user’s own energy.

MYSTIC TOPAZ

Bringer of goodwill, Chalcedony opens the mind of its wearer. This stone is considered sacred by Native Americans, who used it to promote stability during ceremonies.

Mystic Topaz is also known as Fire Topaz, Mystic Fire Topaz, Alaskan ice and Rainbow Topaz.
These are all different names used to describe the same stone which is White Topaz treated by titanium vapour to imbue the stone with a permanent rainbow of colours.

Topaz is said to promote the successful completion of endeavours; it also improves relationships through better quality and clarity of communication and understanding. Insight gained through the influence of topaz encourages clarity and a deeper understanding of ones self and the areas around personal expansion and growth.

Clearer thinking improves overall health, and the ability to trust others is encouraged as clarity provides understanding and insight into those around you.

The healing properties of the white topaz include easing the stress of being unheard and bringing colour and light to shadow places in the mind.

AMETHYST
This is the regal gemstone, amethyst, an abundant treasure found in almost every corner of our planet. Coveted by kings and queens and sought by high priests, magicians, monks and bishops for thousands of years, there is no doubt that if it were harder to find it would be very expensive indeed! This gemstone has been part of the human experience since Time Immemorial.

Amethyst is a calming and soothing stone with a sobering, down to earth aspect. Tibetan Buddhists dedicate it to the Buddha and often fashion rosary beads from it with the belief that it creates the clarity of mind required for the spiritual journey. Indeed, it is valued as an aid in meditation. It is said to guide us towards our highest ideals, transforming lower vibrations into higher ones, while maintaining a sense of composure, strength and serenity.

Its soothing nature coupled with its tendency towards fairness and patience make amethyst a useful tool for reconciliation, promoting compassion, empathy and understanding. Not only is this beneficial in relationships, but it also promotes balance and reconciliation between an individual’s physical, emotional and intellectual bodies. A hot, over-emotional temperament may find some peace and contentment with amethyst’s help. The amethyst “flowers”, produced from slices of stalactites, are said to carry a sense of lightness and lovingness

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Hardness: 7
Origin: Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Siberia, Canada, India, Bolivia, Argentina, Zambia, Namibia, USA, Australia and many other places.

AQUAMARINE
Aquamarine is a gemstone that carries a reputation for its beauty. Named for its colour (the term “aquamarine” is Latin for sea water) its literal aqua-marine shade of blue or green has earned it a place of esteem in the gemstone world. In fact, aquamarine comes from a family background of some exalted gems and enjoys not only a place of respect because of its beauty, but also because of its impressive metaphysical properties.

Aquamarine is credited with metaphysical properties that are beneficial both for worldly life and for those who are committed to higher spiritual pursuits. Aquamarine is a mover and a moderator. It encourages us to foray into unchartered territory and prepares the infrastructure we need to cope.

Historically it was used by sailors as a charm for protection while at sea. It was referred to as the treasure of the mermaids and would be immersed in water to strengthen its power. It has also been worn into battle as a protection against injury and is said to provide a shield for ones aura. It is considered as a stone of Courage.

Aquamarine is said to be very beneficial for married couples. It helps husband and wife to work out their differences and to maintain harmony, integrity and happiness in a long and fulfilling marriage. It is also suggested that similar benefits in business relationships can be enjoyed.

The energy of aquamarine is one of gentle force and form combined. It is a dynamic energy yet structured, bringing order and balance to projects that may otherwise be overwhelming.

It is a great friend in learning, fortifying the intellect, accelerating intellectual reasoning and strengthening one through knowledge, as it enables one to delve deep into a subject and work through all the related complex issues while keeping them ordered, facilitating easier interpretation.

For the spiritual seeker it supports the journey inward, providing the emotional and intellectual stability required to peel away the layers of emotional baggage, prejudices and value judgements that keep us from our higher selves.

Aquamarine, which helps us to be so thorough in our search for knowledge, makes us accountable and impeccable. The lessons we learn about our environment and ourselves cultivate both foresight and insight, making us prepared for anything. But its energy is a gentle one, promoting tolerance and compassion toward others and inspiring us to perfect our world.

Aquamarine activates and cleanses the throat chakra, facilitating communication of a higher quality. It has been used as a treatment for swollen glands, to improve eyesight, and maintain healthy teeth and bones. It has also been credited with curing hiccups and insomnia.

Aquamarine is the anniversary gemstone for the 19th year of marriage.

Chemical Composition: Be3Al2(Si6O18)

Class of mineral: cyclosilicates

Crystal system: hexagonal

Hardness: 7.5 – 8.0

Origin: Russia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, USA, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan

LABRADORITE
Labradorite, the Stone of Light and Enlightenment, an unassuming, sometimes drab stone that will put on a dazzling show of light and colour.

Labradorite is all about the Inner Light. The principle here is that when we allow ourselves to be open to Light, we reveal to ourselves our inner awareness, also expressed as light.

Labradorite’s stunning light display is the result of its many crystal layers receiving and reflecting light back at different frequencies. Energetically, it works in the same way, awakening and illuminating the different levels of our awareness. It aids us in exposing deeply buried subconscious and unconscious belief patterns, thus giving us the opportunity to address these patterns. If they don’t serve our highest or truest purpose in life, our awareness of them means we have the opportunity to change or modify them. In this way, labradorite helps us to realign with our Truth. For those with emotional issues, this realignment may lead to greater self-confidence and reduced anxiety. For those who are consciously on the path of spiritual development, working through the levels may reveal ones Divine purpose.

It is said that labradorite helps us to see beyond the mundane world, and to perceive and move between alternate realities and dimensions. It awakens ones intuition and sharpens existing talents such as clairvoyance, astral travel and prophecy. Practitioners of the inter-dimensional arts, such as tarot readers, psychics, magicians and the like will find labradorite a helpful ally.

On each level, labradorite protects us by creating a force field that prevents others from accessing and using our energy.

Labradorite hints at the oneness of all reality, as its intense inner light, generated by the refraction of light through its many levels, and the outer light, are in fact from the same source and are thus one and the same.

Physically, labradorite is said to regulate metabolism and digestion, and even to be of benefit in treating eye disorders.

Chemical Composition: (Ca,Na)(Al,Si)4O from the plagioclase feldspar group.

Hardness: Ranges from 6 to 6.5

Origin: Canada, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia, USA, & Finland

LAPIS LAZULI
This is the rich and royal Lapis Lazuli, an opulent stone that has adorned kings and queens for millennia. Its deep, rich blue colour interspersed with a sprinkle of golden flecks has earned it a reputation as a “stone of royalty”.

Lapis Lazuli is known as the stone of awareness and self-knowledge.

It helps one to be true to oneself, identify the patterns and beliefs that have prevented ones spiritual development and make the adjustments to break free from those patterns and embrace ones true nature.

This is also a stone of initiation into the higher and subtler realms of the mind. It helps one to access information about past lives and alternative realities, a concept well understood by the ancient Egyptians. It can be used to access sacred knowledge, to enhance intuitiveness and to encourage the development of ones psychic abilities. It is said to resonate well with those who have a past life connection with ancient Egypt, or other cultures that recognized the esoteric value of lapis.

At the highest level, self-knowledge translates into a connection with the Divine principle, and the receipt of Divine guidance.

Lapis Lazuli activates the throat chakra, inspiring one to communicate the truth.

It sharpens intellect and memory, making it an excellent ally in study and learning. Lapis creates clarity of thought and encourages better organization in ones daily life.

It is said that lapis helps to relieve stress, overcome depression and cultivate peace of mind and wellbeing.

It balances ones yin and yang and may also restore harmony to relationships.

Lapis is attributed with treating throat, thyroid and bone marrow conditions. It is also suggested for treatment of the immune system, insomnia and dizziness. It is recommended to be carried or worn during recovery from surgery.

Lapis Lazuli relates to the astrological sign of Sagittarius

LARIMAR
The beautiful blue stone Larimar is a form of pectolite discovered only in The Dominican Republic in the Caribbean. Its know range is limited to 1 square kilometre of remote, mountainous terrain, making Larimar a truly rare stone. As it is only so recently discovered, there is not much history to the uses of Larimar. Its beauty has quickly earned it popularity as a gemstone of choice for jewellery making. Even contemporary Native American jewellery now incorporates Larimar into its designs.

Other names by which Larimar is known include “Dolphin Stone” and “Atlantis Stone.” It is believed by some that certain islands in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Dominican Republic, are remnants of the lost continent of Atlantis, and according to a prophesy originating in nearby Trinidad and Tobago, a blue coloured stone with healing properties would be found in the region. One could easily be forgiven for believing that Larimar is that stone.

Essentially Larimar is a healing stone that promotes harmony and balance between one’s materialistic and spiritual realities. It does this by helping us to see ourselves from beyond our personal and limited perception of reality and to be our true selves in the material world.

Integrity, objectivity and truthfulness are hallmark characteristics of the energy of Larimar. It helps us to see the bigger picture and put things into perspective. It helps us to look at out own selves objectively, which in turn makes us aware of our self-imposed limitations and allows us to work to be free of those limitations.

Larimar is said to embody the elements of both air and water, symbolic of thought and emotion respectively. Consequently it plays a role in achieving balance between one’s emotional and mental states. It stimulates all of the chakras from the heart to the crown.

Larimar is also attributed with attracting soul-mates to the user and customers to the salesperson. It cultivates a sense of calm and peace and may be beneficial for those who are under stress.
It is said that Larimar has healing applications for ailments of the cartilage, hair and feet. Reflexologists may find it useful as it opens acupressure points in the feet. Spiritual healers have used it to purge entities.

The benefit of self realisation that Larimar brings to the individual may be a precursor to something greater, as Larimar is considered an Earth healer.
With the self realisation of individuals comes the self realisation of the planet.

Chemistry: NaCa2Si3O8(OH), Sodium Calcium Silicate Hydroxide

Class: Silicates

Hardness: 5, with darker blue stones reaching 7

Origin: The Dominican Republic

PERIDOT
Introducing warm and friendly Peridot, a stone with a long history of interaction with humankind. Belonging to the Olivine family, this stone, which represents harmony and abundance, is found scattered throughout the Earth, and amongst the stars of our galaxy.

The breastplate worn by the Israelite high priest who served in the Holy Temple in Jerusalem featured 12 stones, and one of those stones, “Tarshish”, is believed to have been a peridot.

Peridot’s energy is one of harmony, self-confidence and abundance. Everybody gets his or her fair share, but there’s a clear message here that we need to take responsibility for ourselves. It effectively prepares us to achieve what is already rightly ours.

Stimulating the 3rd and 4th chakras, peridot it is said to help align ones heart with ones will. To put it another way, it can help one to manifest the heart’s desire – as long as one is already being true to oneself.

It is considered to have a warm and friendly energy that radiates positivity and wellbeing, and can restore self-esteem, confidence and courage. It inspires a sense of self-contentedness.

It helps us to be aware of the patterns in our lives that don’t serve us well, and empowers us to make amends and move forward. It is in becoming aware of the patterns that have limited us that we are able to make the adjustments necessary to begin manifesting the life we want. When we remove the barriers, the Universe responds.

Peridot is attributed with creating a protective shield around the body, though it won’t protect one from oneself. Assuming one is already balanced and cleansed, peridot will afford protection from outer influences.

Other qualities attributed to peridot include its ability to help us find things that we’ve lost. It is also said to help one to communicate with beings from the nature spirit realm.

Physically, peridot is said to help in the healing of the heart, intestinal tract, lungs, spleen, and eyes. Some have even claimed that it will slow the aging process and stimulate contractions during the birthing process.

Peridot relates to the astrological signs of Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Chemical Composition: (Mg, Fe)2SiO4, Magnesium Iron Silicate

Hardness: 6.5 – 7

Other Names: Forsterite, Olivine, Chrysolite (Greek for “golden stone”)

Origin: USA, Hawaii, Australia, China, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Egypt

RAINBOW MOONSTONE
Rainbow Moonstone, the cool gem with an inner glow. Read on to learn how the mineral forms, how its light display is caused, and why it is known for engendering inner peace and harmony.

Rainbow moonstone’s energy is decidedly feminine and relates to the lunar principle. This is a stone for inner peace and harmony and engenders joy, confidence and optimism.

It is considered to possess a very gentle, calming and grounding energy that helps to heal emotional wounds, overcome grief, shock and trauma and cope with stress.

It empowers the feminine aspect in oneself and enhances intuition, while also clearing the aura and strengthening and affording protection on the psychic level.

Rainbow moonstone is also credited with creating compassion and empathy. It is said to be an aid for lovers, allowing couples to better understand each other’s feelings, and promotes a healthier relationship. For this reason, it is recommended as a gift between lovers. There is no reason why it would not be beneficial for the whole spectrum of human relationships.

Physically, rainbow moonstone is credited with alleviating menstrual discomfort and balancing the hormones. It is also said to calm hyperactive children, to prevent sleepwalking and to cure insomnia. It is recommended to keep a stone under ones pillow to invite a good night’s sleep.

Chemistry: (Ca,Na)(Al,Si)4O from the plagioclase feldspar group.

Hardness: Ranges from 6 to 6.5

Crystal System: Triclinic, usually forming as blocks and chunks embedded in igneous rock

Origin: India

Other Names: White Labradorite

ROSE QUARTZ
The fair and lovely Rose Quartz, with its gentle pink essence, is a stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love.
It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort.
It speaks directly to the Heart Chakra, dissolving emotional wounds, fears and resentments, and circulates a divine loving energy throughout the entire aura. Reawakening the heart to its own innate love, it provides a deep sense of personal fulfilment and contentment, allowing one the capacity to truly give and receive love from others.

Called the Heart Stone, Rose Quartz may have been used as a love token as early as 600 B.C. and is still an important talisman of relationships.
It is quite effective in attracting new love, romance and intimacy, or in developing a closer bond with family or friends.
It supports connection within groups and community, and carries a high spiritual attuning to the Earth, Universe, and the Divine.

Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word.
Prized in the ancient world for its powers of physical beautification, facial masks of Rose Quartz have been recovered from Egyptian tombs, thought by the Egyptians and Romans to clear the complexion and prevent wrinkles.
It was also a stone honoured by the Tibetan and Oriental cultures, and continues to be one of the major carving stones of China.
Rose Quartz is the stone of gentle love, said to open the heart centre and help one attune to the energy of love; both love of self and of others. For the broken-hearted or those experiencing emotional crisis, Rose Quartz is like a warm, soothing, caring hug, helping with the release of emotional stress, bringing a sense of wellbeing and calm and restoring self-esteem and confidence. It also softens the hardest of hearts, addressing one’s aggression and resentment and promoting compassion, patience and forgiveness.

Rose Quartz is also the stone of artists and beauty. It renews the way we view the world, deepening our appreciation for nature, art, music and writing. Wear it to stimulate the imagination and enhance artistic expression.
There are various physical healing benefits attributed to Rose Quartz. It is said that it can help to
soothe bronchitis, burns and blistering and aid the proper functioning of the heart, liver, lungs,
kidneys, adrenal glands and genitals. It has been used in the treatment of vertigo and depression,
and even to assist with weight loss. When used as an elixir it is said to clear and soften the skin and prevent wrinkles.

Rose Quartz relates to the astrological signs of Taurus and Libra.

Chemical Composition: SiO2, Silicon Dioxide

Hardness: 7

Origin: Madagascar, India, Germany,
USA, Brazil

TURQUOISE
The word Turquoise is synonymous with Blue, such is the importance of this much prized stone that has been known to humanity for thousands of years. This highly sought after mineral has adorned Egyptian pharaohs and Indian chiefs alike.
Turquoise is considered a protective stone of high spirituality. Both Tibetan and Native American lore hold turquoise in high esteem as a protector, particularly on the spiritual path. It helps to keep one grounded whilst meditating, allowing meditations to be deep and detached, but protected.

It is also hailed as a healing stone, particularly of the spirit. It dissipates negativity in ones environment and initiates balance, bringing relief to stress and a sense of peace and calm. It helps one to attune spiritually whilst maintaining ones physical, worldly awareness.

Perhaps turquoise’s most valuable trait is its gift of Wholeness. It helps us to recognise our many different aspects and to accept them as intrinsic and valuable parts of our whole selves. It is through acceptance of all of our parts, both noble and unworthy, both positive and negative, that we experience self-forgiveness and self-acceptance and can truly be whole. It is through the personal experience of wholeness that we can experience Universal Oneness.

Turquoise stimulates and brings balance to the throat, heart and navel chakras. It enhances communication skills, particularly in the articulation of emotional issues and creative expression.

Other traits attributed to turquoise include its ability to change colour when danger is near, its ability to stimulate love and its usefulness in initiating rain.

Turquoise is associated with the horoscopes of Pisces, Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Composition: CuAl6(PO4)4(OH)8·4H2O , hydrated copper aluminum hydroxy phosphate

Hardness: 5-6 (Though chalky turquoise may be as low as 2)

Origin: Iran, Sinai Desert, South Western USA, Mexico, Australia, Afghanistan, Tibet, China, Turkmenistan, Chile

Crystal Structure: Cryptocrystalline (microscopic crystal formation)

WHITE JADE
White Jade is a calming, grounding Nephrite jade that also protects the wearer from negative energies.
It brings peace, harmony and luck.
White Jade is also wonderful in the decision-making process, as it blocks distractions, allowing for the best results to reveal themselves (which makes it especially useful for children).

Physically, White Jade assists the body to heal itself, helps with bladder and kidney problems, and eases the pain of arthritis and other joint illnesses, especially in the hips.
White Jade also helps with fluid retention, high blood pressure and imbalances in blood sugar levels.

AMAZONITE
Amazonite is a light mint green to aqua green stone said to be of truth, honor, communication, integrity, hope, and trust.
It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability.
Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and as such, said to be beneficial to communication.
It is also associated strongly with the third eye chakra.
It is said to align the physical and astral bodies.
It is noted mystically to lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem.
Amazonite is also said to assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life.
Amazonite is believe in crystal healing to heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma.
It is reputed to have spiritual energy healing powers of preventive energy that’s good for one’s health in general, colic, decreasing heart problems, benefiting the muscles, calcium deficiency, pregnancy, eczema, muscle cramps, helping the nervous system, lessening tooth decay and osteoporosis.