Gemstone Meanings and Properties

Gemstones are believed to have powers and promote certain characteristics within their wearers. These properties vary widely from stone to stone. Some are intended for peace and prosperity. Others instil strength and courage in the wearer. Following are several gemstones and their associated properties.

Agate

Agates promote general healing and protection. Being a strong stone which attracts strength, it stimulates courage, energy and self confidence. In ancient times, the agate was used to keep thunderstorms away. See more about agate here...

Agate

 

Alexandrite

Alexandrite brings luck and joy. This is a regenerative stone, creating awareness of the spiritual being that rests within. See more about alexandrite here...

Alexandrite

Amethyst

Amethyst is the birthstone of February. It is said to relieve depression, and enhance serenity and calm. Amethyst  assists with the relief of addiction and stress. This is a great "mind stone" which makes for vivid and powerful dreams. See more about amethyst here...

Amethyst

Aquamarine

Aquamarine is the birthstone of March. It is often associated with protection and healing. Aquamarine hones the mind, as well as dissipating strong emotions. See more about aquamarine here...

Aquamarine

Citrine

Citrine brings protection, money and luck. It helps with intellectual and mental functions. Citrine instils positive energies, assisting in removal of the negative. Along with Topaz, citrine is considered to be a birthstone of November. See more about citrine here...

Citrine

Emerald

Emerald is the birthstone of May. Emeralds stimulate the memory and promote clear thinking. It also enhances right and clear thinking. See more about emerald here...

Emerald

Garnet

Garnet is the birthstone of January. The garnet is a stone used for protection. It increases confidence levels and security. See more about the garnet here...

Iolite

Iolite is believed to unlock creativity in an artist. Focusing on this stone is thought by some to assist in shamanic journeying and recovering information from past lives. See more about iolite here...

Jade

Jade is lucky when it is worn as jewellery. Associated with the properties of humility, peace, harmony, mercy and wisdom. Jade is a restorative stone, grounding and centring the wearer. See more about jade here...

Lapis

Lapis Lazuli promotes stability and emotional healing. It brings out the inner and peace in a person. See more about lapis lazuli here...

Lapis Lazuli

Malachite

Malachite is a very strong stone which protects the wearer from metaphysical conflicts. It releases negative emotions, keeping the good. See more about malachite here...

Malachite

Moonstone

Moonstone is a birthstone of June. Moonstones promote love and interpersonal relationships. They open up the feminine side of the wearer, making them invaluable to psychic work. See more about moonstone here...

Moonstone

Onyx

Onyx keeps away bad feelings and negativity. Onyx is often used as a protection stone. See more about onyx here...

Onyx

Opal

Opal is a birthstone of October. Opal assists in mysticism and the understanding of mental abilities. Opals are useful during childbirth and for eyesight. They also encourage loyalty and faithfulness. See more about opals here...

Pearl

Pearl is the birthstone of June. Pearls are used for wisdom and focusing on personal spiritual transformation. They instil a sense of beauty and calm about the wearer. Pearls also promote success and prosperity. See more about pearl here...

Peridot

Peridot is a birthstone of August. This stone is said to help with digestion and insomnia and increase the powers of the mind. It is a stone intended to balance both the mind and the body. See more about peridot here...

Peridot

Ruby

Ruby is a birthstone of July. Ruby assists in blood-related health issues like poor circulation, anemia and menstrual issues. Used as a psychic shield from attacks because of its amplification powers. Ruby is said to promote economic stability. See more about Ruby here...

Ruby

Sapphire

Sapphire is a birthstone of September. Sapphires promote the purity of mind, joy, serenity and peace. They open the mind to beauty and love, clearing it from unwanted thoughts. See more about sapphire here...

Sapphire

Tanzanite

Tanzanite is believed to have a calming effect, connecting a person with their psychic capabilities and spirituality. This stone brings an inner peace to the wearer. See more about tanzanite here...

Tanzanite

Topaz

Topaz is a birthstone of November. This stone promotes forgiveness, individuality, self-confidence and creativity. It removes negative emotions by calming the emotional spirit. See more about topaz here...

Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a birthstone of October. Tourmaline is a stone of protection. This gem balances and promotes confidence. See more about tourmaline here...

Tourmaline

Turquoise

Turquoise is a birthstone of December. Turquoise brings about good fortune, and is used in restoration and healing of the body. Luck and relationships come to the wearer. Promotes general well being and the release of guilt. See more about turquoise here...

Turquoise