The energy vibrations of gemstones and crystals have a powerful effect on our subtle energy centres, energising or calming the chakras to restore a state of balance.  Every gemstone and crystal has its own unique vibration, depending on the minerals it contains and the way it was formed in the Earth, which determines its properties and healing strengths.  The gemstones and crystals I use most often in my jewellery and charms are listed below, together with a brief description - more detailed descriptions are in my monthly newsletters.

The belief in the healing properties of crystals and gemstones goes back thousands of years, being found in the healing arts of Ancient Egypt, traditional Chinese medicine, and Indian Ayurvedic practices.  Since ancient times, gemstones and crystals have been worn as symbols of power or authority, as decorative jewellery or carried as amulets for protection, good fortune and safe travel.

 

Amazonite

Amazonite opens and heals the throat and heart chakras.  It also opens the third eye chakra, increasing intuition.  Amazonite enhances loving communication by enabling you to see both sides of a situation, calms the emotions and is said to attract love.

 

 

Amber

Amber's warm, bright energies increase vitality and spontaneity, creating feelings of joy and peace.  It absorbs and transforms negative energy, helping the body to heal and rebalance itself, and strengthens motivation.

 

 

Amethyst

This powerful, protective crystal has a high spiritual vibration and increases spiritual awareness.  During meditation, it calms the mind, increases intuition and inspiration and provides a link to your own inner wisdom.  It instils insight into the spiritual realms and creates feelings of inner peace and serenity.

 

 

Angelite

Angelite is a gemstone of heightened awareness, intuition, perception and peace.  Aligning the energies of the physical body with the aura, it assists contact with spirit guides and the Angelic realms, calms anxiety, dispels anger and promotes compassion and self-expression.  It also calms anxiety, dispels anger, encourages compassion and aids self-expression.

 

 

Apatite

Apatite eliminates negative views we have of ourselves and others, replacing feelings of irritability, sadness or anger with openness and acceptance.  It stimulates creativity and motivation and develops psychic abilities.  Apatite balances the subtle bodies and gives renewed vigour during times of stress.  Blue Apatite opens the throat chakra and connects to a high level of spiritual guidance.

 

 

Aquamarine

Aquamarine calms the mind and is supportive during times of stress.  This uplifting gemstone encourages spiritual growth, aids communication and promotes self-expression.  Aquamarine also gives courage and strength to anyone feeling sensitive or overwhelmed by responsibility.

 

 

Black Onyx

This gemstone is very grounding and gives strength during times of stress.  It increases self-confidence and helps you to feel comfortable in your surroundings.  It gives you the determination and self-confidence to pursue your goals and ambitions.

 

 

Black Tourmaline

Black Tourmaline connects with the base chakra, grounding and stabilising scattered energies and increasing physical vitality.  It protects against all forms of negativing by providing a psychic shield around the aura.

 

 

Bloodstone

Bloodstone heightens intuition, revitalises the mind and increases creativity.  This grounding and protective gemstone helps you to adjust to changing circumstances and encourages you to live in the moment.

 

 

Blue Aventurine

Blue Aventurine strengthens communication skills, stimulates creativity and improves mental agility, concentration and focus.  Encouraging independence and self-discipline, it gives you the strength to take responsibility for your life and helps to overcome dependence and addictions.  Blue Aventurine has a calming and balancing effect on the emotions, encouraging a more positive attitude.

 

 

Blue Chalcedony

Blue Chalcedony is an uplifting gemstone which creates feelings of optimism.  It aids verbal communication by giving you the ability to listen and understand.  This calming blue gemstone stimulates creativity and inspiration and opens the mind to new ideas.  It is also said to improve the memory.

 

 

Blue Jasper

Jasper's nurturing energy gives peace and support during times of stress.  This gently protective gemstone defends against negative environmental pollution and electromagnetic energy.  It bestows courage, assertiveness and determination.  Blue Jasper energises the throat chakra and helps to stabilise the aura.

 

 

Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate helps to neutralise anger and protect against outbreaks of anger from others.  This gemstone has a calm, supportive healing energy, which soothes stress-related conditions and restores peace of mind.  It also aids concentration and encourages self-expression.

 

 

Carnelian

Carnelian stimulates and balances the sacral chakra, restoring physical energy, vitality and motivation.  The strengthening energies of this gemstone help you to feel secure and grounded, which instils courage, confidence and self-esteem.

 

 

Citrine

Citrine cleanses both the solar plexus and sacral chakras, helping to raise self-esteem and increase self-confidence and self-expression.  It is an energising and highly creative gemstone which is said to attract success and abundance, and encourages sharing your good fortune with others.  This powerful gemstone instils feelings of joy and happiness.

 

 

Clear Quartz

This gemstone works with all the chakras, bringing about balance and increasing spiritual energy.  Clear Quartz also focuses and amplifies the healing energy of other gemstones and crystals.  It helps to bring clarity, improve perception and increase understanding.

 

 

Fluorite

Fluorite in its many colours is a gemstone for the free spirit and those who make a stand against injustice.  It brings outside influences to light and helps to release their control, increases self-confidence and mental clarity and stabilises the emotions.  This protective gemstone also cleanses the aura and blocks electromagnetic pollution.  Blue Fluorite balances energy and emotions and enhances communication; Green Fluorite absorbs and dispels negative energy, provides a psychic shield around the aura, and strengthens natural resistance; Clear Fluorite increases energy flow; Purple Fluorite strengthens spiritual insight and intuition; Yellow Fluorite encourages co-operation with others.

 

 

Garnet

Garnet helps to release negative or obsolete ideas and change unhelpful habits.  It inspires love, devotion and commitment:  to others, to your life purpose and your own health and wellbeing.  This gemstone also gives hope during times of change by instilling confidence, courage, hope and trust.

 

 

Green Aventurine

Green Aventurine is a gemstone of peace, love and prosperity.  By removing blocks in the heart chakra, it helps to heal negative emotions such as anger and fear, replacing them with love, empathy and compassion.  This gemstone encourages individualism and self-determination, enhances creative expression and attracts prosperity.

 

 

Green Fluorite

Green Fluorite is a highly protective gemstone which provides a psychic shield around the aura and strengthens natural resistance.  I also helps to block electromagnetic pollution.  Fluorite is a gemstone for the free spirit and those who make a stand against injustice.  It brings an awareness of outside influences and helps to release their control.  Fluorite increases self-confidence and mental clarity and stabilises the emotions.

 

Green Moss Agate

Green Moss Agate has a deep connection with nature and helps you to appreciate the beauty all around you.  This optimistic gemstone helps to balance the emotions, inspire hope and trust and attracts wealth.  As a gemstone of new beginnings, it supports you in moving forward into the future.  Green Moss Agate also strengthens self-esteem, self-expression and communication.

 

 

Hematite

Hematite has a grounding energy, giving strength, vitality and dynamism.  It enhances confidence, willpower and self-esteem, aids concentration and protects the aura from negative energy.

 

 

Jade

The calming, gentle energy of Jade boosts the body's own innate healing abilities.  It opens the heart chakra to love, encouraging self-love and attracting love and friendship.  Jade is also a protective gemstone believed to attract good fortune.

 

 

Labradorite

Labradorite repairs and protects the aura, releasing negativity and grounding spiritual energy.  As a gemstone of clarity, it reveals the intentions behind our actions, and connects logic with intuition.  By opening the mind to new ideas, it stimulates creativity and imagination, strengthens self-belief and increases willpower.  This magical gemstone raises consciousness and may awaken psychic abilities.

 

 

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli, with its flecks of golden pyrite, is known as the gemstone of wisdom and honesty.  It opens the third eye chakra, connecting you to your intuition and higher guidance.  This gemstone balances the throat chakra, helping you to express your feelings and emotions, and its peaceful energy helps to relieve stress.

 

 

Larimar

Larimar releases self-imposed restrictions and self-sabotaging behaviour, helping you to take control of your life.  This calming gemstone radiates a loving and peaceful energy, restoring emotional balance during times of change and enabling you to go with the flow rather than trying to fight against it.  Larimar dissolves energy blocks, especially in the chest, neck and head area, stimulates creativity and improves communication skills.


 

Lepidolite

Lepidolite's calming energy bestows inner peace, emotional stability and freedom from stress and insomnia.  It protects against negativity and electromagnetic pollution and helps to overcome dependency.  Lepidolite is a gemstone of independence and transition, helping you to make your own decisions and achieve your goals without outside intervention, allowing changes to unfold in their own time.  Lepidolite also aids concentration by filtering out distractions.

 
 

Moonstone

This calming gemstone has a feminine energy, helping you to connect with your intuition.  Moonstone provides peace and comfort during times of stress and eases trauma by relieving anxiety.  It helps to calm and stabilise the emotions resulting in deep emotional healing.

 

 

Red Jasper

This gemstone stimulates the base chakra, increasing determination, willpower and courage.  Red Jasper gives you the strength to take the necessary actions to turn your dreams into reality.  By calming the emotions, this gemstone can also relieve stress.

 

 

Rhodochrosite

This is a gemstone of selfless love and compassion.  It helps to ease the painful emotions of loneliness, loss, heartache, fear and insecurity, replacing them with a new enthusiastic, positive attitude to life.

 

 

Rhodonite

Rhodonite stimulates, clears and activates the heart chakra, helping to express love.  It aids communication in relationships by increasing mutual understanding, leading to reconciliation and forgiveness.  This calming gemstone increases self-love and helps to heal painful emotions.

 

 

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is a gemstone of unconditional love and inner peace.  It attracts love into your life and restores trust and harmony in existing relationships.  This gemstone aids deep inner healing by developing your ability to forgive.  Rose Quartz also encourages self-love and restores emotional balance.

 

 

Smoky Quartz

This protective and grounding gemstone removes negativity and transforms it into positive energy, cleansing and protecting the aura and astral bodies.  During times of stress, Smoky Quartz dissolves negative thoughts and feelings, calms the emotions and restores optimism.

 

 

Snow Quartz

Snow Quartz helps you to connect with your own inner wisdom.  This gentle gemstone aids communication, and is supportive at times when you're feeling overwhelmed by responsibility.

 

 

Sodalite

Sodalite balances the throat chakra, encouraging intuition, rational thought and new ideas.  This gemstone improves truthful verbal communication by uniting logic with intuition, increases self-awareness, and helps you to stand up for yourself and stay true to your beliefs.

 

 

Sunstone

Sunstone connects with the light and regenerative power of the sun.  This joyful, inspirational gemstone can restore your belief in luck and happiness when all seems dark.  Sunstone encourages optimism, independence and originality, giving you the self-confidence and self-empowerment to allow your inner light to shine.

 

 

Tiger's Eye

Tiger's Eye strengthens self-confidence and willpower and encourages creative expression without feelings of self-consciousness or self-judgement.  This gemstone attracts prosperity by encouraging you to develop your skills and abilities, which can lead to a slow but steady increase in wealth.

 

 

Turquoise

Turquoise enhances intuition, communication, creativity and self-expression and its calming effects can help to balance the emotions.  This protective gemstone helps to disperse and protect against negative energies.

 

 

Yellow Calcite

This uplifting and energising gemstone is a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy.  By increasing self-belief and motivation, it helps to transform ideas into actions.  Yellow Calcite accelerates spiritual development by providing a link to your higher guidance.