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Gemstone Directory

An A-Z guide to gemstones and their properties

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Blue Lace Agate

Agate, Blue Lace

A stone of encouragement and support through communication.
Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Pisces

Chakras – Throat
Beneficial for – Self expression, Creativity, Peace, Calming, Healing, Communication, Hope

Botswana Agate

Agate, Botswana

A Soothing, Nurturing Stone. A variety of banded Chalcedony, in the quartz family.
Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Scorpio
Chakras
– Crown, Sacral

Beneficial for – Sexuality, Artistic expression, Self-confidence, Concentration, Perception

Turritella Agate

Agate, Turritella

A Link to Nature and the Past. Contains the remains of  fossilized snails that have been converted into Quartz (silicified).
Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini
Chakras – Base
Beneficial for – Protection, Stability, Fear, Self-Confidence, Eliminates fatigue

Amazonite

Amazonite

Great filtering Stone. From electro-magnetic smog to personal issues, this stone helps to separate things, allowing clarity.
Sign of the Zodiac – Virgo

Chakras – Heart, Throat
Beneficial for – Electromagnetic-smog, Communication, Luck, Joy, Hope, Success

Amber

Amber

Fossilized tree resin, beautiful and golden, aged well with wisdom and strength from the Earth.
Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius, Leo

Chakras – Throat,Cleanses all
Beneficial for – Memory, Wisdom, Vitality, Stress, Grounding, Earth Healer

Amethyst

Amethyst

The All Healer or Mind Stone. Useful for all things cerebral, and often linked to sobriety, this is the most common purple stone.
Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius, Capricorn, Pisces, Virgo
Chakras – Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Addiction, Awareness, Raising vibration, Stress relief, Headaches, Dreams

Angelite

Angelite

The Stone of Angelic calm. Formed from compressed Celestite, this stone facilitates access to higher vibrational information.
Sign of the Zodiac – Aquarius

Chakras – Throat, Third Eye, Crown
Beneficial for – Peace, Compassion, Understanding, Communication with higher self, Communication with Angelic Realms, Removes Blockages

Apatite

Apatite

An excellent remover of blockages, this is a great stone for manifestation.
Sign of the Zodiac – Gemini, Libra

Chakras – Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for – Self confidence, Weight loss, Clarity, Meditation, Intuition, Creativity

Aventurine, Blue

A good Leadership stone, this one will help you get things done!
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Virgo

Chakras - Throat, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Throat, Addictions, Clearing stagnant energy, Intuition, Meditation, Masculinity, Vitality, Decisiveness

Green Aventurine

Aventurine, Green

Good for growth and vitality, this is an excellent stone of Opportunity.
Sign of the Zodiac - Heart

Chakras - Taurus, Virgo
Beneficial for - Growth, Confidence, Healing, Abundance, Vitality, Stress reducing

Peach Aventurine

Aventurine, Peach

Good for stress, and good for creativity, making this a good stone to have around the office.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries
Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Calming, Creativity, Blood, Circulation

Yellow Aventurine

Aventurine, Yellow

Working with the Solar Plexus, Yellow Aventurine is great for Self-empowerment.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sacral, Solar Plexus

Chakras - Aries
Beneficial For - Self reflection, Confidence, Visions

Bloodstone

Bloodstone

Great for all aspects of the heart and blood, such as Courage and Vitality.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Libra, Pisces
Chakras - Sacral, Heart
Beneficial for - Detoxifying, Healing, Grounding, Blood disorders, General health, Dispel negative energy, Courage, Vitality

Bronzite

Bronzite

This stone will send negative intent back to it's source.
Sign of the Zodiac - Leo
Chakras - All
Beneficial for - Focus, Protection, Grounding, Creativity, Reflect negative energy

Honey Calcite

Calcite, Honey

Need more Zest for Life? This beautiful stone might work to give you a boost.
Sign of the Zodiac - Cancer, Leo, Pisces

Chakras - Crown, Sacral, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for - Exhaustion, Menopause, Change, Motivation, Balance, Higher self

Yellow Calcite

Calcite, Yellow

Said to clear out old energy/ thought patterns, this stone promotes Hope.
Sign of the Zodiac - Pisces, Sagittarius

Chakras - Solar Plexus, Crown, Sacral
Beneficial for - Anxiety, Happiness, Peace, Soothing

Celestite

Celestite

This beautiful and sparkly stone promotes calm from on high.
Sign of the Zodiac - Gemini, Libra

Chakras - Throat, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Depression, Peace, Stress reducing, Meditation, Higher Powers, Clarity

Chalcopyrite

Chalcopyrite

This is a great stone for working with the physical or energetic bodies.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Taurus
Chakras - Crown
Beneficial for - Self-esteem, Perception, Creativity, Finding, Releases energy blockages

Citrine

Citrine

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

Copper

Copper

Used to bring about balance, and a great conductor of energy, copper has many beneficial properties.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sagittarius, Taurus

Chakras - Root, Sacral
Beneficial for - Arthritis, Blood, Clarity, Calm, Good conductor, Balance

Dioptase

Dioptase

A stone of forgiveness, Dioptase will help clear things up.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus

Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Prosperity, Emotional well-being, Past life healing, Aura clearing, Healing, Love, Energizing

Emerald

Emerald

Vibrant Green, this stone nurtures the heart and mind, bringing clarity.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Gemini, Taurus

Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Prosperity, Hope, Healing, Universal love, Compassion, Heart, Eyes, Clarity

Flourite

Flourite

Balancing both sides of the brain, this beautiful stone is a favorite with healers and collectors.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Pisces

Chakras - All
Beneficial for - Grounding, Healing, Manifestation, Clarity, Clearing auric field, Intuition

Galena

Galena

Lead sulphide, and a major source of lead, this stone also has useful healing properties. Use with care.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn
Chakras - Base
Beneficial for - Promotes holistic studies, Grounding, Detoxifying, Harmony, Centering
Note - Long term toxic stone! Wash hands after use. Don't use as jewelry.

Garnet

Garnet

One of the oldest stones used by man the world over. Often associated with passion and "getting things done".
Sign of the Zodiac - Aquarius, Capricorn, Leo, Virgo

Chakras - Base , Heart, Sacral
Beneficial for - Love, Loyalty, Prosperity, Self-confidence, Manifestation, Transformation, Fatigue

Hematite

Hematite

Iron Oxide, and a major source of iron, this stone makes a great all round protective helper.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aquarius, Aries

Chakras - Base
Beneficial for - Grounding, Detoxifying, Blood, Protection, Balance, Awareness, Focus

Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer Diamond

Not really diamonds, these double terminated quartz points are great for attunement purposes.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Sagittarius

Chakras - Third Eye, Crown
Beneficial for - Attunement, Clarity, Higher realm communication, Psychic abilities, Detoxification, Electro-magnetic smog

Howlite

Howlite

Calming and nurturing, Howlite helps to ease some of life's bumps.
Sign of the Zodiac - Gemini, Virgo

Chakras - All
Beneficial for - Anxiety, Rage, Stress-relief, Inspiration, Connecting with Guides, Past Lives

Iron Pyrite

Iron Pyrite

Known as a stone of abundance and positive energy, it's nickname of "Fool Gold" came about because of some very unhappy miners.
Sign of the Zodiac - Leo

Chakras - All
Beneficial for - Stamina, Happiness, Abundance, Memory, Willpower, Positive energy

Nephrite Jade

Jade, Nephrite

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.
Sign of the Zodiac - Libra, Pisces, Taurus

Chakras - Heart, Base
Beneficial for - Abundance, Harmony, Love, Peace, Prosperity, Gardening

Dalmation Jasper

Jasper, Dalmation

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

Mookaite

Jasper, Mookaite

Only found in Australia so far, this is an awesome mother's stone.
Sign of the Zodiac - Scorpio, Virgo

Chakras - Base , Sacral, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for - Pregnancy, Calming, Grief, Soothing

Picture Jasper

Jasper, Picture

Giving us pictures of the past, Picture Jasper is a beautiful and wise stone.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Leo, Taurus

Chakras - Base , Third Eye
Beneficial for - Fear, Earth healing, Confidence, Stress, Smoking

Red Jasper

Jasper, Red

Deeply connected to Earth, bringing gentle strength to help rise to life's challenges.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Scorpio, Taurus

Chakras - Base , Sacral
Beneficial for - Strength, Vitality, Physical protection, Sex drive, Heart and Blood Conditions

Yellow Jasper

Jasper, Yellow

A beautiful, cheerful stone used by many throughout our history. Good at easing the path.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Gemini, Leo

Chakras - Solar Plexus
Beneficial for - Increases positive energy, Travel, Psychic protection

Kyanite

Kyanite

Removing blockages and easing the way, this is a great communication stone.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Libra, Taurus

Chakras - Throat
Beneficial for - Communication, Connections, Removing blockages, Aura cleansing and balancing, self cleansing

Labradorite

Labradorite

With a sheen or lustre all it's own, called labradorescence, beautiful Labradorite helps with self-reflection and change.
Sign of the Zodiac - Leo, Sagittarius, Scorpio

Chakras - Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Protects Aura, Meditation, Transformation, Aura cleansing, Dreams, Metabolism

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

Some of the oldest mines in the world are Lapis mines, which indicates it's popularity through the ages as a stone of Wisdom.
Sign of the Zodiac - Libra, Sagittarius

Chakras - Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Truth, Communication, Inner vision, Protective, Reflects negative energy, Reduces stress, Self-esteem

Lepidolite

Lepidolite

Helping you cope with change, Lepidolite is always working to keep things balanced.
Sign of the Zodiac - Libra

Chakras - Heart, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Healing, Balance, Calming, Stress relief, Clearing, Relaxation, Electromagnetic-smog, Insomnia

Malachite

Malachite

A vibrant green, like Mother nature, Malachite works on all sorts of physical and metaphysical levels.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Scorpio

Chakras - Heart, Solar Plexus, Throat
Beneficial for - Confidence, Healing, Abundance, Creativity, Protection, Detoxifying

Mica

Mica

Used extensively in our modern technologies because of it's insulating properties, Mica helps to shield you from outside influences.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aquarius

Chakras - Heart, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Balance, Electro-magnetic smog, Insomnia

Moonstone

Moonstone

An excellent travel stone, and loved by the ladies, Moonstone finds a way.
Sign of the Zodiac - Cancer, Libra, Scorpio

Chakras - Crown, Sacral, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Emotional balance, Healing, Balances aura, Dreams, Intuition, Meditation, Luck

Black Obsidian

Obsidian, Black

An ancient and magical stone (volcanic glass) offering the ultimate in protection.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sagittarius, Scorpio

Chakras - Base
Beneficial for - Grounding, Blockages, Physical protection, Psychic protection, Insight, Self reflection

Obsidian, Snowflake

Working with the Base and the Crown, Snowflake Obsidian is useful for working on self.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Virgo

Chakras - Base
Beneficial for - Balance, Meditation, Astral Travel, Psychic protection, Calming, Transformation

Onyx

Onyx

Often used in weapons and shields, this warriors stone will give you power.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Leo, Virgo

Chakras – Base
Beneficial for - Protection, Strength, Stamina, Willpower, Grounding

Orange Carnelian

Orange Carnelian

The bright and bold orange of Carnelian stimulates all things.
Sign of the Zodiac - Cancer, Leo, Taurus

Chakras - Sacral, Solar Plexus, Base
Beneficial for - Creativity, Sexuality, Courage, Allergies, Rage, Vitality, Success, Clears other stones

Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood

Formed from fossilized wood that has silicified, this stone of hidden beauty is a link to the earth and the past.
Sign of the Zodiac - Leo, Virgo

Chakras - Base , Sacral
Beneficial for - Grounding, Wisdom, Healing, Past Lives, Earth Energy

Pinolith

Pinolith

A beautiful stone unique to Austria (so far), Pinolith is great for Chakra work.
Sign of the Zodiac - All

Chakras - Crown
Beneficial for - Meditation, Tension, Grounding, Calming, Aligns chakras, Links Base and Crown chakras

Prehnite

Prehnite

Seen as a stone of prophecy in Africa and a useful tool for working with other realms.
Sign of the Zodiac - Libra, Virgo

Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Lucid dreaming, Meditation, Prophecy, Abundance, Relaxing

Rock Crystal

Quartz, Clear (Rock Crystal)

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

Chakras - All
Beneficial for - Strengthen aura, Manifest intention, Programmable, Versatile healer, Amplification, Vitality

Rose Quartz

Quartz, Rose

One of my favorite stones, Rose Quartz's pink colour oozes love into the environment. Everyone should have a chunk on their bedside table.
Sign of the Zodiac - Taurus, Libra

Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Love, Unconditional Love, Calming, Peace, Emotional Healing, Removes negativity, Stress relief, Unity, Forgiveness

Smoky Quartz

Quartz, Smoky

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

Quartz, Tangerine Quartz

In geological terms this one is a baby "Golden Healer" quartz that shines. Coated in Iron Oxide, this is Natural Aura Quartz!
Sign of the Zodiac - Leo, Libra

Chakras - Base , Sacral
Beneficial for - Infertility, Balance, Past life healing, Align aura, Emotional trauma

 

Snowy Quartz

Quartz, Snowy

Snowy Quartz's gentle energy helps give us a childlike wonder at the world.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn

Chakras - Crown
Beneficial for - Bones, Joy, Luck, Clarity, Peace, Prosperity, Wonder

Rhodonite

A supportive stone that teaches us how to give back.
Sign of the Zodiac - Taurus

Chakras - Heart, Base
Beneficial for - Love, Self confidence, Forgiveness, Compassion, Metabolism

Selenite

Selenite

A great Healer's stone, Selenite helps you connect to your helpers, increasing intuition.
Sign of the Zodiac - Taurus
Chakras - Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Positive energy, Health, Healing, Meditation, Higher realms, Intuition, Spiritual communication

Desert Rose

Selenite, Desert Rose

This wonder of nature forms in arid, sandy conditions and will give your self-image a boost.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Scorpio, Taurus

Chakras - Base , Crown
Beneficial for - Harmony, PMS, Self-confidence, Meditation, Past Lives, Raising vibrations, Intuition

Septarian

Septarian

Sometimes called Dragon's Stone, this nodule forming stone contains parts of Calcite, Chalcadony and Aragonite to make a beautiful personal power token.
Sign of the Zodiac - Taurus, Sagittarius

Chakras - Base , (Heart, Throat and Third Eye)
Beneficial for - Motivation, Tolerance, Endurance, Nurturing, Public speaking, Diagnosis

Sodalite

A Stone of the mind, Sodalite calms your mental processes.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sagittarius

Chakras - Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Mental performance, Intuition, Over-active mind, Self esteem, Spiritual Growth, Meditation

Stibnite

A helpful healer's stone, to be handled with care.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Scorpio

Chakras - All, Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Meditation, Emotional detox, Transformation
Caution: Because Stibnite is toxic, it should not be used in elixirs, jewellery, or near pets/children. Wash hands after use.

Sugilite

This wonderful purple-violet stone can help guide you on your path.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sagittarius, Virgo

Chakras - Crown, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Dreams, Spiritual protection, Intuition, Meditation, Purification, Positive energy

 

Thulite

Thulite

A Pink Zoisite, Thulite is good for all sorts of new things.
Sign of the Zodiac - Taurus, Gemini

Chakras - Heart, Sacral
Beneficial for - Healing, Regeneration, Inventiveness, PMS, Re-productivity, Lethargy

 

Tiger's Eye, Blue

A geological step in the creation of Gold Tiger's Eye, this stone helps to see things clearly.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn, Leo

Chakras - Third Eye, Throat
Beneficial for - Clarity, Insight, Honesty, Intuition

 

Gold Tigers Eye

Tiger's Eye, Red

Golden Tiger's Eye tempered by lightning or fire to help you see yourself clearly.
Sign of the Zodiac - Aries, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus

Chakras - Sacral, Base
Beneficial for - Motivation, Self confidence, Strength, Vitality, Eyes, Night vision

Silver Topaz

Topaz, Clear

Beautiful Topaz has many properties useful in the attainment of goals.
Sign of the Zodiac - Sagittarius, Virgo

Chakras - Crown, Solar Plexus
Beneficial for - Awareness, Manifestation, Courage, Abundance, Positive affirmation

Black Tourmaline

Tourmaline, Black

A popular metaphysical stone used throughout the ages for it's protective and grounding properties.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn

Chakras - Base
Beneficial for - Protection in all forms, Grounding, Balance, Vitality, Purification, Reduces negative energy

Green Tourmaline

Tourmaline, Green

Like a breath of Spring, Green Tourmaline, sometimes called Verdelite, gives a rejuvenating connection to Nature.
Sign of the Zodiac - Capricorn

Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Healing, Nature, Tonic Stone, Depression, Self confidence, Prosperity

Watermelon Tourmaline

Tourmaline, Watermelon

A great metaphysical stone because of it's blend of energies, helping to bring peace to the heart, and a twinkle to the eye.
Sign of the Zodiac - Gemini, Virgo

Chakras - Heart
Beneficial for - Harmony, Joy, Peace, Balance

Turquoise

Turquoise

Another stone used by ancient man, with many beneficial properties. Strangely specific, used in riding-tack as protection from falling.
Sign of the Zodiac - Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio

Chakras - Throat, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Clarity, Empathy, Friendship, Headaches, Healing, Wisdom, Intuition

Unakite

Unakite

Healing for the heart and mind, Unakite's Pink and Green nurtures and protects gently.
Sign of the Zodiac - Scorpio

Chakras - Heart, Third Eye
Beneficial for - Emotional healing, Motivation, Addiction, Electro-magnetic smog, Grounding, Meditation

Verdite

Verdite

Still found only in Southern Africa, this African Jade is and has been used for all sorts of ornamentation.
Sign of the Zodiac - None

Chakras - Heart, Solar Plexus, Sacral, Base
Beneficial for - Meditation, Kundalini energy, Reproductive system, Harmony, Reveal Deceit

This is a collection of old and new knowledge from various sources, including my own interactions with the crystal world.
While the information in this directory is informative and useful, it should be used as a guide, none of it should be taken as truth.

We are such complex energetic beings and gemstones vary as much as we do. It is my firm belief that any gemstone has the potential to help anyone with anything. Gemstones are all about finding your own truth that works for you. Here are some of my sources.....

(Metaphysical)
Healing Crystals
The Crystal Dictionary
The Crystal Bible series by Judy Hall
Book of Stones series by Robert Simmons et al
(Science/Geology)
Anything by Bruce Cairncross
The Treasures of the Earth Collection
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