Quartz is one of the most well-known minerals on earth. It occurs in all mineral environments, and it is the important constituent of many rocks. Quartz is also the most varied of all minerals, occurring in all different forms, habits, and colors.
Green Quartz on jewelry evokes elegance, sophistication while remains fun and playful.
As a natural stone, Green Quartz, which is also known as Prasiolite has powerful healing properties to balance the heart chakra. By opening, activating and stabilizing the heart chakra, Green Quartz can help one to feel empathy and universal love for others. Green Quartz is also known to attract prosperity, success and to stimulate creativity. It also helps mantaining the endocrine glands, helping to keep the body balanced.
Smoky Quartz was known as a Stone of Power. To the ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent dark power of Earth gods and goddesses. It provides a vital shield against psychic attack, emotional and environmental stress, and is used extensively in healing and meditation.
Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is a helpful stone for enhancing and encouraging courage and inner strength. Providing a protective barrier of energy around the user, Smoky Quartz offers exceptional grounding and stability. It is a remarkable tool for focused prayer and deep meditation.
The word Lapis means stone in Latin, and Lazuli comes from an old Arabic word (allazjward), meaning heaven, sky or simply blue. In ancient Egypt, Lapis was believed to cure melancholy and one particular kind of recurrent fever. In Rome it was considered a powerful aphrodisiac. Lapis powder was extensively used by Roman, Persian and Chinese women to paint their eyebrows. It is believed that Lapis Lazuli has also healing properties and can open many of the chakra centers. It is thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, create openness, truthfulness, and creativity.
For centuries, Afghanistan has been the most prominent source for top quality Lapis Lazuli.
Lapis lazuli is the alternative to turquoise and ruby as birthstones for December. The combination of vivid blue and gold on these delicate beauties is absolutely flattering on any skin tones.
The magnificent and holy Sapphire, in all its celestial hues, is a stone of wisdom and royalty, of prophecy and Divine favor. It is forever associated with sacred things and considered the gem of gems, a jewel steeped in the history and lore of nearly every religion. To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.
Today Sapphire is still a Stone of Wisdom, a royal stone of learning, mental acuity and psychic activation, a seeker after spiritual truth. Its pure Blue Ray brings order and healing to the mind, lending strength and focus, and an ability to see beneath surface appearances to underlying truths and to utilize that knowledge. It stimulates the Throat and Third Eye Chakras, allowing one to access deeper levels of consciousness in order to gain a fuller understanding of self, embraces order, structure, and self-discipline, and is ideal for accomplishing goals and manifesting ideas into form. Sapphire’s power to transmute negative thoughts and energy also makes it highly effective for earth and chakra healing.
Sapphire evokes elegance, luxury and sophistication.
Blue Topaz reflects the energy of the mind and knowledge, stimulating one’s self-confidence and ability to learn and think through complex concepts and ideas. It inspires creativity, increases attention span and helps one achieve perfection in various projects and aspirations. Placed on the Throat or Third-Eye Chakras, Blue Topaz helps one to more consciously and clearly articulate the thoughts and feelings one needs to communicate, and to make clear distinctions about what one does and does not want in one’s life. Blue Topaz is a stone of peacefulness, calming to the emotions, and ideal for meditation and connecting with spiritual beings. It is a natural magnifier of psychic abilities, assisting those who wish to attune to inner guidance, as well as those who serve others through readings or spiritual healing. While it may be difficult to acquire naturally occurring Blue Topaz stones or crystals, natural specimens are best suited for metaphysical work. These stones are resonant with the perfected pattern of the human body and energy system and are ideal for gemstone healing layouts.
Onyx is a form of quartz that can come in almost any color. The pure black form is the most famous, especially for beads. It has a crystalline structure because it grew in the ground for a very long time. Onyx was used in Egypt as early as the Second Dynasty to make bowls and other pottery items.
Black Onyx also has healing properties. Black Onyx is associated with our Base Chakra. A powerful protection stone, Black Onyx absorbs and transforms negative energy, and helps to prevent the drain of personal energy. Black Onyx aids the development of emotional and physical strength and stamina, especially when support is needed during times of stress, confusion or grief. Black Onyx fosters wise decision-making. Black Onyx is a strength-giving stone and can provide support for self-discipline issues. Because it helps to hold physical memories, Black Onyx can be useful in healing old wounds or past life issues
Black Onyx on jewelry evokes elegance, boldness, modern and mystery.
Labradorite is a variety of feldspar (a group of rock-forming minerals that make up as much as 60% of the Earth's crust), which has a varied display of colors suggestive of the northern lights. It’s named derived from it’s main source Labrador, Canada, labradorite is grey displaying spectral colors of blues, greens golds and somethimes red. The colorful play of light is called labradorescence.
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas. Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates mental acuity, and relieves anxiety and stress. It regulates metabolism, balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension. Labradorite treats colds, gout, and rheumatism, lowers blood pressure, and aids in digestion.
Labradorite on jewelry evokes sophistication and understatement.
Turquoise is a soft, opaque gemstone formed by volcanic rock reacting to copper deposits brought by water. Color ranges through shades of blue to blue-green, to yellow-green with grey, black or brown veining. Turquoise has been found in 5,000-year-old Egyptian tombs and the Tibetans used it as currency centuries ago. Turquoise didn’t reach Europe until the crusades when the name originated, meaning "Turkish stone”. Long before the arrival of Europeans in North American, the native American inhabitants had an appreciation for turquoise, which is still strong today. Turkey, Egypt, Chile, China and the United States hold large deposits, but most turquoise today originates from Burma.
Turquoise has always been used to protect the wearer from danger, attract wealth, and warn as a good luck charm. Some believe it will fade when danger or illness is near, or a lover is unfaithful, as a healer of spirit, providing for a soothing energy and bringing peace of mind, acts to induce wisdom and understanding, enhances trust, kindness and recognition of beauty.
Turquoise is porous/absorbent, so contact with liquids, oils or even perspiration should be avoided. Jewelry should be removed before washing. Turquoise is the birthstone for the month of December.
The ancient Romans theorized that moonstone, with its unearthly lunar-esque shimmer, was formed from frozen moonlight. The enchanting shimmer is caused by the intergrowth of two different types of “feldspar” minerals, with different refractive indexes. This gemstone is associated with dreams, memories, fertility and love.
Rainbow Moonstone acts as a prism, diffusing energy throughout the aura. It provides psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Moonstone opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first or new love and to be able to reunite loved ones who had parted in anger.
Rose Quartz has a gentle energy. It is a heart healer of physical heart ailments as well as emotional heartbreaks. Rose quartz is a timely gift to offer someone who desires to learn self-love. You couldn't ask for a more loving teacher.
The fiery and captivating Ruby is a stone of nobility, considered the most magnificent of all gems, the queen of stones and the stone of kings. Revered in many cultures throughout history, Ruby has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity. It was worn as an amulet or charm to ward off plague and pestilence, warned its wearer of impending danger, kept the body safe, and banished sadness and foolish thoughts. It was reputed to bring its owner peace, drive away frightful dreams, restrain lust, and to help resolve disputes.
Ruby actively stimulates the Base Chakra, increasing vitality and chi, the life-force energy, throughout the physical body and into the spirit. It promotes a clear mind, increased concentration and motivation, and brings a sense of power to the wearer, a self-confidence and determination that overcomes timidity and propels one toward prosperity and achievement. Ruby initiates the sensual pleasures of life. It stirs the blood and stimulates the heart, encouraging one to enjoy being in the physical world. It increases desire and sexual energy, and may be used to activate the kundalini. Ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness. In antiquity Rubies were considered to be perfect wedding stones.