Gemstone Directory2018-08-26T14:44:50+00:00

Gemstone Directory

Lots of gems

An A – Z guide to gemstones and their properties

 

*While anyone can benefit from the energy of gemstones, they should not be used to replace medical treatment. For a medical condition, please consult a medical practitioner.

 

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A Soothing, Nurturing Stone. A variety of banded Chalcedony, in the quartz family. Botswana Agate

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Scorpio
Chakras
– Crown, Sacral

Beneficial for – Sexuality, Artistic expression, Self-confidence, Concentration, Perception
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent

A Link to Nature and the Past. Contains the remains of  fossilized snails that have been converted into Quartz (silicified).Turritella Agate

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Protection, Stability, Fear, Self-Confidence, Eliminates fatigue
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Waxy. Dull
Transparency – Opaque

Great filtering Stone. From electro-magnetic smog to personal issues, this stone helps to separate things, allowing clarity.Amazonite

Sign of the Zodiac – Virgo
Chakras – Heart, Throat
Properties – Electromagnetic-smog, Communication, Luck, Joy, Hope, Success
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

Fossilized tree resin, beautiful and golden, aged well with wisdom and strength from the Earth.Amber

Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius, Leo
Chakras – Throat,Cleanses all
Beneficial for – Memory, Wisdom, Vitality, Stress, Grounding, Earth Healer
Streak – White
Lustre – Resinous
Transparency – Translucent to nearly opaque

The All Healer or Mind Stone. Useful for all things cerebral, and often linked to sobriety, this is the most common purple stone.Amethyst

Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo
Chakras – Crown, Third Eye
Properties – Addiction, Awareness, Raising vibration, Stress relief, Headaches, Dreams
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency Transparent to translucent

The Stone of Angelic calm. Formed from compressed Celestite, this stone facilitates access to higher vibrational information.Angelite

Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius
Chakras – Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Properties – Peace, Compassion, Understanding, Communication with higher self, Communication with Angelic Realms, Removes Blockages
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous to Greasy
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

An excellent remover of blockages, this is a great stone for manifestation.Apatite

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Libra
Chakras – Throat, Third Eye
Properties – Self confidence, Weight loss, Clarity, Meditation, Intuition, Creativity
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous to subresinous
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

A good Leadership stone, this one will help you get things done!Blue Aventurine

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Virgo
Chakras – Throat, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Throat, Addictions, Clearing stagnant energy, Intuition, Meditation, Masculinity, Vitality, Decisiveness
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

Good for growth and vitality, this is an excellent stone of Opportunity.
Green Aventurine

Sign of the Zodiac – Heart
Chakras – Taurus, Virgo
Beneficial for – Growth, Confidence, Healing, Abundance, Vitality, Stress reducing
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

Good for stress, and good for creativity, making this a good stone to have around the office.Peach Aventurine

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Calming, Creativity, Blood, Circulation
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

Working with the Solar Plexus, Yellow Aventurine is great for Self-empowerment.Yellow Aventurine

Sign of the Zodiac – Sacral, Solar Plexus
Chakras – Aries
Beneficial For – Self reflection, Confidence, Visions
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

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Great for all aspects of the heart and blood, such as Courage and Vitality.Bloodstone

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Libra, Pisces
Chakras – Sacral, Heart
Beneficial for – Detoxifying, Healing, Grounding, Blood disorders, General health, Dispel negative energy, Courage, Vitality
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

A stone of encouragement and support through communication. Blue Lace Agate

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Pisces
Chakras – Throat
Properties – Self expression, Creativity, Peace, Calming, Healing, Communication, Hope
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreos
Transparency – Translucent to Opaque

This stone will send negative intent back to it’s source. Bronzite

Sign of the Zodiac – Leo
Chakras – All
Beneficial for – Focus, Protection, Grounding, Creativity, Reflect negative energy
Streak – White \ brownish
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

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Need more Zest for Life? This beautiful stone might work to give you a boost.Honey Calcite

Sign of the Zodiac – Cancer, Leo, Pisces
Chakras – Crown, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for – Exhaustion, Menopause, Change, Motivation, Balance, Higher self
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

Said to clear out old energy/ thought patterns, this stone promotes Hope.Yellow Calcite

Sign of the Zodiac – Pisces, Sagittarius
Chakras – Solar Plexus, Crown, Sacral
Beneficial for – Anxiety, Happiness, Peace, Soothing
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

This beautiful and sparkly stone promote calm from on high.Celestite

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Libra
Chakras – Throat, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Depression, Peace, Stress reducing, Meditation, Higher Powers, Clarity
Streak – White / colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent 

This is a great stone for working with the physical or energetic bodies.Chalcopyrite

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Taurus
Chakras – Crown
Beneficial for – Self-esteem, Perception, Creativity, Finding, Releases energy blockages
Streak – Greenish black
Lustre – Metallic
Transparency – Opaque

Note – Wash hands after handling.

Sometimes called the Merchant’s Stone, Citrine helps for all sorts of abundance.Citrine

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra
Chakras – Sacral, Solar Plexus, Crown, Cleanses All
Beneficial for – Manifestation, Will, Mental clarity, Creativity, Success, Wealth, Abundance, Self cleansing, Happiness
Streak – White / Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent

Used to bring about balance, and a great conductor of energy, copper has many beneficial properties.Copper

Sign of the Zodiac – Sagittarius, Taurus
Chakras – Root, Sacral
Beneficial for – Arthritis, Blood, Clarity, Calm, Good conductor, Balance
Streak – Copper – Red
Lustre – Metallic
Transparency – Opaque

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A stone of forgiveness, Dioptase will help clear things up.Dioptase

Sign of the Zodiac – Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Prosperity, Emotional well-being, Past life healing, Aura clearing, Healing, Love, Energizing
Streak – Greenish white
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

Vibrant Green, this stone nurtures the heart and mind, bringing clarity.Emerald

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Gemini, Taurus
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Prosperity, Hope, Healing, Universal love, Compassion, Heart, Eyes, Clarity
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to translucent

Balancing both sides of the brain, this beautiful stone is a favorite with healers and collectors.Flourite

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Pisces
Chakras – All
Beneficial for – Grounding, Healing, Manifestation, Clarity, Clearing auric field, Intuition
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to translucent

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Lead sulphide, and a major source of lead, this stone also has useful healing properties. Use with care.Galena

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Promotes holistic studies, Grounding, Detoxifying, Harmony, Centering
Streak – Grey, lead
Lustre – Metallic
Transparency – Opaque
Note – Long term toxic stone! Wash hands after use. No jewelry.

One of the oldest stones used by man the world over. Often associated with passion and “getting things done”.Garnet

Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius, Capricorn, Leo, Virgo
Chakras – Base , Heart, Sacral
Beneficial for – Love, Loyalty, Prosperity, Self-confidence, Manifestation, Transformation, Fatigue
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous, Adamantine
Transparency – Transparent to translucent

Iron Oxide, and a major source of iron, this stone makes a great all round protective helper.Hematite

Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius, Aries
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Grounding, Detoxifying, Blood, Protection, Balance, Awareness, Focus
Streak – Reddish brown
Lustre – Metallic
Transparency – Opaque

Not really diamonds, these double terminated quartz points are great for attunement purposes.Herkimer Diamond

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Sagittarius
Chakras – Third Eye, Crown
Beneficial for – Attunement, Clarity, Higher realm communication, Psychic abilities, Detoxification, Electro-magnetic smog
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

Calming and nurturing, Howlite helps to ease some of life’s bumps.Howlite

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Virgo
Chakras – All
Beneficial for – Anxiety, Rage, Stress-relief, Inspiration, Connecting with Guides, Paste Lives
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

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Easy to carve, hard to break. Jade (there are two types – Nephrite and Jadeite), has been used for everything, by many people. It’s healing properties are equally useful.Jade

Sign of the Zodiac – Libra, Pisces, Taurus
Chakras – Heart, Base
Beneficial for – Abundance, Harmony, Love, Peace, Prosperity, Gardening
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous to greasy
Transparency – Semi-translucent to opaque

Bringer of harmony and calm, Dalmation Jasper is a gentle nurturer.Dalmation Jasper

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini
Chakras – Base , Sacral, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for – Stamina, Working with animals, Communicating with animals, Grounds all bodies, Cleanses the aura
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

Only found in Australia so far, this is an awesome mother’s stone.Mookaite

Sign of the Zodiac – Scorpio, Virgo
Chakras – Base , Sacral, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for – Pregnancy, Calming, Grief, Soothing
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

Giving us pictures of the past, Picture Jasper is a beautiful and wise stone.Picture Jasper

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Leo, Taurus
Chakras – Base , Third Eye
Beneficial for – Fear, Earth healing, Confidence, Stress, Smoking
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

Deeply connected to Earth, bringing gentle strength to help rise to life’s challenges.Red Jasper

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Scorpio, Taurus
Chakras – Base , Sacral
Beneficial for – Strength, Vitality, Physical protection, Sex drive, Heart and Blood Conditions
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

A beautiful, cheerful stone used by many throughout our history. Good at easing the path.Yellow Jasper

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Gemini, Leo
Chakras – Solar Plexus
Beneficial for – Increases positive energy, Travel, Psychic protection
Streak – White, Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

Removing blockages and easing the way, this is a great communication stone.Kyanite

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Libra, Taurus
Chakras – Throat
Beneficial for – Communication, Connections, Removing blockages, Aura cleansing and balancing, self cleansing
Streak – Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous, Sub-Vitreous, Greasy, Pearly
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

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With a sheen or lustre all it’s own, called labradorescence, beautiful Labradorite helps with self-reflection and change.Labradorite

Sign of the Zodiac – Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio
Chakras – Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Protects Aura, Meditation, Transformation, Aura cleansing, Dreams, Metabolism
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous to ‎pearly
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

Some of the oldest mines in the world are Lapis mines, which indicates it’s popularity through the ages as a stone of Wisdom.Lapis Lazuli

Sign of the Zodiac – Libra, Sagittarius
Chakras – Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Truth, Communication, Inner vision, Protective, Reflects negative energy, Reduces stress, Self-esteem
Streak – Light blue
Lustre – Vitreous to ‎greasy
Transparency – Opaque

Helping you cope with change, Lepidolite is always working to keep things balanced.Lepidolite

Sign of the Zodiac – Libra
Chakras – Heart, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Healing, Balance, Calming, Stress relief, Clearing, Relaxation, Electromagnetic-smog, Insomnia
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous to pearly
Transparency – Translucent to transparent, or opaque

A vibrant green, like Mother nature, Malachite works on all sorts of physical and metaphysical levels.Malachite

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Scorpio
Chakras – Heart, Solar Plexus, Throat
Beneficial for – Confidence, Healing, Abundance, Creativity, Protection, Detoxifying
Streak – Light green
Lustre – Silky
Transparency – Opaque to translucent

Used extensively in our modern technologies because of it’s insulating properties, Mica helps to shield you from outside influences.Mica

Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius
Chakras – Heart, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Balance, Electro-magnetic smog, Insomnia
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous to pearly
Transparency – Transparent to translucent

A powerful stone of transformation, this unique stone was created during a meteor impact event about 14.7 million years ago.Moldevite

Sign of the Zodiac – All (Esp. Scorpio)
Chakras – All
Beneficial for – Transformation, Spiritual evolution, Synchronicity, Cleansing, Raising vibrations, Akashic-records
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent

An excellent travel stone, and loved by the ladies, Moonstone finds a way.Moonstone

Sign of the Zodiac – Cancer, Libra, Scorpio
Chakras – Crown, Sacral, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Emotional balance, Healing, Balances aura, Dreams, Intuition, Meditation, Luck
Streak – White
Lustre – Pearly
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

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An ancient and magical stone (volcanic glass) offering the ultimate in protection.Black Obsidian

Sign of the Zodiac – Sagittarius, Scorpio
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Grounding, Blockages, Physical protection, Psychic protection, Insight, Self reflection
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to opaque

Working with the Base and the Crown, Snowflake Obsidian is useful for working on self.Snowflake Obsidian

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Virgo
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Balance, Meditation, Astral Travel, Psychic protection, Calming, Transformation
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to opaque

Often used in weapons and shields, this warriors stone will give you power.Onyx

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Leo, Virgo
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Protection, Strength, Stamina, Willpower, Grounding
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous, waxy
Transparency – Translucent, opaque

The bright and bold orange of Carnelian stimulates all things.Orange Carnelian

Sign of the Zodiac – Cancer, Leo, Taurus
Chakras – Sacral, Solar Plexus, Base
Beneficial for – Creativity, Sexuality, Courage, Allergies, Rage, Vitality, Success, Clears other stones
Streak –  White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

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Formed from fossilized wood that has silicified, this stone of hidden beauty is a link to the earth and the past.Petrified Wood

Sign of the Zodiac – Leo, Virgo
Chakras – Base , Sacral
Beneficial for – Grounding, Wisdom, Healing, Past Lives, Earth Energy
Streak – White
Lustre – Waxy
Transparency – Opaque

A beautiful stone unique to Austria (so far), Pinolith is great for Chakra work.Pinolith

Sign of the Zodiac – All
Chakras – Crown
Beneficial for – Meditation, Tension, Grounding, Calming, Aligns chakras, Links Base and Crown chakras
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

Seen as a stone of prophecy in Africa and a useful tool for working with other realms.Prehnite

Sign of the Zodiac – Libra, Virgo
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Lucid dreaming, Meditation, Prophecy, Abundance, Relaxing
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous, pearly
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

Known as a stone of abundance and positive energy, it’s nickname of “Fool Gold” came about because of some very unhappy miners.Pyrite

Sign of the Zodiac – Leo
Chakras – All
Beneficial for – Stamina, Happiness, Abundance, Memory, Willpower, Positive energy
Streak – Blackish green
Lustre – Metallic
Transparency – Opaque

A supportive stone that teaches us how to give back.Rhodonite

Sign of the Zodiac – Taurus
Chakras – Heart, Base
Beneficial for – Love, Self confidence, Forgiveness, Compassion, Metabolism
Streak – Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous, pearly
Transparency – Translucent, Transparent, Opaque

The Master Healer, Rock Crystal amplifies and guides energies. It is versatile and works with intent. Often used as part of crystal grids.Rock Crystal

Sign of the Zodiac – All
Chakras – All
Beneficial for – Strengthen aura, Manifest intention, Programmable, Versatile healer, Amplification, Vitality
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

One of my favorite stones, Rose Quartz’s pink colour oozes love into the environment. Everyone should have a chunk on their bedside table.Rose Quartz

Sign of the Zodiac – Taurus, Libra
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Love, Unconditional Love, Calming, Peace, Emotional Healing, Removes negativity, Stress relief, Unity, Forgiveness
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

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A great Healer’s stone, Selenite helps you connect to your helpers, increasing intuition.Selenite

Sign of the Zodiac – Taurus
Chakras – Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Positive energy, Health, Healing, Meditation, Higher realms, Intuition, Spiritual communication
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous, pearly
Transparency – Transluent
Note – Fragile, handle with care. No water!

This wonder of nature forms in arid, sandy conditions and will give your self-image a boost.Selenite Desert Rose

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus
Chakras – Base , Crown
Beneficial for – Harmony, PMS, Self-confidence, Meditation, Past Lives, Raising vibrations, Intuition
Streak –  White
Lustre – Vitreous to earthy
Transparency – Opaque

Note – Fragile, handle with care. No water!

Sometimes called Dragon’s Stone, this nodule forming stone contains parts of Calcite, Chalcadony and Aragonite to make a beautiful personal power token.Septarian

Sign of the Zodiac – Taurus, Sagittarius
Chakras – Base , (Heart, Throat and Third Eye)
Beneficial for – Motivation, Tolerance, Endurance, Nurturing, Public speaking, Diagnosis
Streak – White, various
Lustre – Vitreous to greasy
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

This Stone of Power protects and grounds making it a powerful healing aid.Smoky Quartz

Sign of the Zodiac -Capricorn, Sagittarius, Scorpio
Chakras – Base , Solar Plexus
Beneficial for – Grounding, Removes negative energy, Electro-magnetic smog, Aura clearing, Aura protection, Protection, Organization, Chemotherapy
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

Snowy Quartz’s gentle energy helps give us a childlike wonder at the world.Snowy Quartz

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn
Chakras – Crown
Beneficial for – Bones, Joy, Luck, Clarity, Peace, Prosperity, Wonder
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

A Stone of the mind, Sodalite calms your mental processes.Sodalite

Sign of the Zodiac – Sagittarius
Chakras – Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Mental performance, Intuition, Over-active mind, Self esteem, Spiritual Growth, Meditation
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous to greasy
Transparency – Opaque

A helpful healer’s stone, to be handled with care.Stibnite

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Scorpio
Chakras – All, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Meditation, Emotional detox, Transformation
Streak – Dark grey
Lustre – Metallic
Transparency – Opaque
Warning: Caution: Because Stibnite is toxic, it should not be used in elixirs, or near pets/children. Wash hands thoroughly after use.

This wonderful purple-violet stone can help guide you on your path.Sugilite

Sign of the Zodiac – Sagittarius, Virgo
Chakras – Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Dreams, Spiritual protection, Intuition, Meditation, Purification, Positive energy
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

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In geological terms this one is a baby “Golden Healer” quartz that shines. Coated in Iron Oxide, this is Natural Aura Quartz!Quarts Hunting Expedition

Sign of the Zodiac – Leo, Libra
Chakras – Base , Sacral
Beneficial for – Infertility, Balance, Past life healing, Align aura, Emotional trauma
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent 
Note: The coating can come off with hard rubbing, so not to be used as jewelry.

A Pink Zoisite, Thulite is good for all sorts of new things.Thulite

Sign of the Zodiac – Taurus, Gemini
Chakras – Heart, Sacral
Beneficial for – Healing, Regeneration, Inventiveness, PMS, Re-productivity, Lethargy
Streak – White, colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

A geological step in the creation of Gold Tiger’s Eye, this stone helps to see things clearly.Blue Tigers Eye

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Leo
Chakras – Third Eye, Throat
Beneficial for – Clarity, Insight, Honesty, Intuition
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

The ultimate talisman in Protection and Prosperity throughout the ages, seen as an “All Seeing Eye”.Gold Tigers Eye

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn, Leo
Chakras – Solar Plexus, Sacral, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Protection, Good luck, Creativity, Grounding, Intuition, Prosperity
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

Golden Tiger’s Eye tempered by lightning or fire to help you see yourself clearly.Red Tigers Eye

Sign of the Zodiac – Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus
Chakras – Sacral, Base
Beneficial for – Motivation, Self confidence, Strength, Vitality, Eyes, Night vision
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque

Beautiful Topaz has many properties useful in the attainment of goals.Topaz

Sign of the Zodiac – Sagittarius, Virgo
Chakras – Crown, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for – Awareness, Manifestation, Courage, Abundance, Positive affirmation
Streak – Colourless
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to transparent

A popular metaphysical stone used throughout the ages for it’s protective and grounding properties.Black Tourmaline

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Protection in all forms, Grounding, Balance, Vitality, Purification, Reduces negative energy
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to opaque

Cool and calm, Blue Tourmaline or Indicolite helps to speak truth from the heart.Blue Tourmaline

Sign of the Zodiac – Libra, Scorpio, Taurus
Chakras – Third Eye, Throat
Beneficial for – Higher realms, Intuition, Meditation, Communication, Honesty, Psychic ability
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to opaque

Like a breath of Spring, Green Tourmaline, sometimes called Verdelite, gives a rejuvenating connection to Nature.Green Tourmaline

Sign of the Zodiac – Capricorn
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Healing, Nature, Tonic Stone, Depression, Self confidence, Prosperity
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to opaque

A great metaphysical stone because of it’s blend of energies, helping to bring peace to the heart, and a twinkle to the eye.Watermelon Tourmaline

Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Virgo
Chakras – Heart
Beneficial for – Harmony, Joy, Peace, Balance
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Transparent to opaque

Another stone used by ancient man, with many beneficial properties. Strangely specific, used in riding-tack as protection from falling.Turquoise

Sign of the Zodiac – Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio
Chakras – Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Clarity, Empathy, Friendship, Headaches, Healing, Wisdom, Intuition
Streak – White
Lustre – Waxy, sub-vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

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Healing for the heart and mind, Unakite’s Pink and Green nurtures and protects gently.Unakite

Sign of the Zodiac – Scorpio
Chakras – Heart, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Emotional healing, Motivation, Addiction, Electro-magnetic smog, Grounding, Meditation
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Opaque

Still found only in Southern Africa, this African Jade is and has been used for all sorts of ornamentation.Verdite

Sign of the Zodiac – None
Chakras – Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Base
Beneficial for – Meditation, Kundalini energy, Reproductive system, Harmony, Reveal Deceit
Streak – White
Lustre – Vitreous
Transparency – Translucent to opaque