Mumma Rocks has complied a list of properties for gemstones.
We have compiled a list of gemstones and properties. Please note that these are for informational purposes only and should never replace a diagnosis carried out by a trusted medical professional.
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Agate: Agate is the stone for self-expression, creativity, health and good fortune. It makes it much easier to open up oneself. Soothes emotions and pain. Sensitizes and attunes senses. Helps to develop powers of eloquence, self-confidence and public-speaking. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and to those taking any kind of examination or test - mental or physical. It eases a sore throat and takes away the hoarseness. This stone also works directly with the nervous system to alleviate physical tension and is said to be a treatment of arthritis, skeletal conditions, and as an aid to digestion. General healing, reduces fever, hardens tender gums, gives courage and banishes fear.
Alexandrite: A green form of Chrysoberyl. Color changes with angle of viewing and types of light. Alexandrite is the best known example of a gemstone that changes color depending upon the light it is viewed under. Clear violet-green, lt. blue or orange-yellow iridescence. Color changes with angle. Encourages regeneration, renewal, protection, joy, emotional maturity, purity, grace and elegance. Opens Heart, Solar Plexus, and especially Crown Centers. Opens to higher self, disattachment, psychicness, spiritual love, joy, and luck.
Amazonite: Amazonite is the rare green variety of microcline that is used as a semiprecious stone. It is also known as amazon stone. The name microcline comes from two Greek words meaning little and inclined, referring to the cleavage angle's slight inclination from ninety degrees. Amazonite comes with a hardness of 6 to 6.5 and the color varies in various shades of green to blue-green. It has a vitreous luster with transparency ranging from being opaque to translucent. Amazonite is used as an ornamental lapidary material. It is said to aleviate muscle spasms and to relieve stress and exhaustion. It also stimulates clarity of thought, to enhance understanding and improves one's ability to interact with others. It is believed to pacify, soothe, harmonize, balance human energies. Amazonite creates a feeling of power and also leads a person away from the self-destructive behavior. It facilitates a feeling of peace and calmness that flows to the heart and aligns the physical and astral bodies.
Amber: Solidified clear golden yellow to orange ancient petrified resin. You might remember its role in creating the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park. Amber brings romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy and balance. It enhances patience, altruism, strength, calmness, healing, remembrance of past lives and ancient knowledge. This gentle stone draws out negative energy from the body and purifies the spirit and heart as well. Amber also helps us discover ancient wisdom and knowledge. Opens solar plexus chakra for mental clarity, moods balance, confidence. Stomach anxiety, spine, Central Nervous System, brain, memory loss, cell regeneration. Excellent detoxification and protection from radiation, especially x-rays.
Amethyst: Amethyst is associated with spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, inner peace, healing and positive transformation. This stone brings an understanding of death and rebirth and aids in past-life recall. Keep it under your pillow to cure insomnia and develop intuitive powers. Also relieves stress and brings calmness in times of grief. Protects against blood diseases, toxic effects of substances, acne, neuralgia and fits. Indispensable for curing alcoholism and diabetes.
Aquamarine: The name of this stone reflects its stunning sea-green color. And like its name, the energy from this stone is compassionate and feels fluid and flows easily. Aquamarine is good for aligning and balancing the Chakras and for connecting the physical and spiritual bodies. It is beneficial for activating the Throat Chakra, to give one the courage to speak the truth, the serenity to speak it in a balanced manner and compassion to make it a positive experience. This is why it is a popular metaphysical stone. For physical health, it is known to be useful in the treatment of glandular ailments, to improve vision and strengthen bones.
Aventurine: Enhances creativity, imagination, independence, prosperity, career success, calmness and balance. It helps us to see alternatives and potentials. Heals emotional pain, fear and imbalance by dissolving blocks in the heart Chakra. Historically also draws out heat of fevers, inflammation, nervous system stress. In your bath water, a soft, soothing stone for general healing. . Much like Moss Agate. Balances masculine and feminine energies. Creativity, leadership, and fun. Assists one in making the "right" decisions. Protects and helps heal the heart, lungs, and adrenals.
Bloodstone: Stone associated with courage, abundance, purification and good fortune. Helps one to accept change and overcome anxiety, depression and melancholy. Renews relationships and love life. Provides vitality, boosts talent, organizational abilities and charitable instincts. Cures psychosomatic illness (one with more emotional roots than physical) and pains. Purifies blood, detoxifies organs especially liver, kidneys, bladder and spleen.
Carnelian: Stone associated with emotional warmth, creativity, reproduction, rebirth, reincarnation and past life recall. Calms mind from fear of death and enforces belief in cycle of birth-death. Excellent motivator in matters of business and career-choices. Brings day-dreamers and absent minded professors to ground zero. Carnelian directly works on lower chakras, so it dispels arthritis, rheumatism, lower back troubles, female reproductive problems, increases fertility and cures impotence. Alleviates blood poisoning, nose bleeds, wounds, sores, spasms and all ailments related to blood; besides being a remedy for fever, neuralgia, allergies and infection.
Chrysoberyl: Chrysoberyl is a gray, green to yellow, or brown vitreous mineral, BeAl2O4, relatively rare and used as a gemstone. It derives its name from the Greek words for golden and crystal, respectively chrysos and berullos. An extremely hard and brilliant gemstone that is frequently found as cat's eyes, legend maintains chrysoberyl cat's eye wearers would be protected from evil spirits, illness and poverty. A rare collectible color-change variety of chrysoberyl is called Alexandrite. The Alexandrite and Cat's Eye varieties of chrysoberyl are very expensive. Chrysoberyl is a minor ore of beryllium. Fine cat's-eye chrysoberyl often also shows the "milk and honey" effect. When a bright light source is directed at the side of the stone, one side of the eye will be milky white and the other remains gold. Cat's-eye chrysoberyl is believed to posses a powerful talisman that can direct fortunes. The chrysoberyls may also have faceted varieties with a honey-gold color. The most natural uncut crystals of chyrsoberyl are the cyclic twins called "trillings" that appear hexagonal but are the result of a triplet of three "twins," with each "twin" taking up 120 degrees of the cyclic trilling. Chrysoberyl's deposits are found in Ural Mountains in Russia. Minas Gerais and Bahia provinces in Brazil, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and in small deposits in India, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Madagascar. Fairly large deposits occur in Connecticut, Maine, New York and Colorado
Citrine: Citrine is a stone of success, prosperity and regeneration. Induces confidence and optimism in family and business relationships. Attracts self-worth, activates mental powers, flushes emotional blocks and opens up a new lease of life. If lost in the path of life, trust Citrine to show you the way, rebuild your existence and lead to abundance and happiness. The stone not only helps acquire wealth but maintain it, because it vibrates to prosperity in all its forms. Physically, it aids digestion and eliminates toxins from the endocrine and digestive systems. Helps in diabetes and controlling thyroid, thus keeping your fat in check. Improves poor circulation, tissue regeneration, and fortifies immune system. Also good for those wearing glasses or contacts, as Citrine improves visual ability. Shields against harmful effects of electrical products.
Fluorite: Stone associated with enlightenment and healing on all the three planes - spiritual, mental and emotional. Diminishes stress and aids in spiritual awakening. Cleanses, balances and focuses energies on all levels of chakras. Grounds and protects aura from leakage of energy. On the physical body, it heals ailments of bones. Alleviates arthritis, strengthens bone tissue especially teeth enamel and relieves dental disease. Ancient cure for cancer. Also responds well to hormonal balance and hormonal changes like PMS, menopause. Arouses sexual energy. Quickens healing from pneumonia and viral inflammation.
Garnet: Garnet is associated with vitality, courage, passion, love, sensuality and self-confidence. Blesses its wearer with good health, victory over enemies and wealth. It has been known to bring about as much windfall in material wealth as in emotional tranquility. Makes the person knowledgeable and improves higher education and professional prospects. Alleviates depression and improves imagination. Garnet resolves all issues pertaining to abandonment and survival and therefore is a stone for making commitments last - use it to stabilize your relationships. Physically, it used to treat disorders of the blood, heart, lungs, spine and bones. Purifies blood and helps in anemia and circulatory problems. Also boosts sexual energy and fertility.
Goldstone: Medium brown with slight coppery glitter. Goldstone is a man-made stone, just a type of glass with glittery metallic material in it. Originally created when alchemists were working towards creating gold. A transmitter stone which causes light to pass through you in order to convey or receive as a medium. Aims to be a revitalizing, energizing stone, encouraging a positive attitude and individualism. Intellectually calming and refreshing. Mildly helpful to Solar plexus Chakra to reduce stomach tension, protect center of body.
Heliodor: An aquamarine gemstone, Heliodor is completely flawless and yellow variety of beryl with no eye-visible inclusions. It primarily occurs in granite pegmatites and to a lesser extent in miarolitic cavities in granites and in greisens. It derives its name from Greek word meaning sun and gift in allusion to its color. Because of heliodor's relatively high hardness and specific gravity, it is sometimes found in eluvial and aluvial deposits. The color of heliodor is due to trace amounts of iron impurities in the beryl structure. Heliodor is said to improve communicative abilities and make one compassionate and sympathetic towards others. Stabilizing the heartbeat, heliodor helps in the treatment of disorders of the stomach and small intestines, liver, spleen and pancreas. The gemstone is found in the regions of Madagascar, Brazil, North Carolina and California in the U.S., and in Middle Eastern countries and Russia.
Hematite: A natural ferric oxide and iron-ore, Hematite possesses exceptional grounding abilities. Helps you be at ease and keep nervousness at bay. Also a protective stone, whenever you feel the need for protection and face challenge in panicky situation, carry a Hematite stone with you. It could be crucial meetings, interviews or legal matters - a must for lawyers, as it also aids memory. On a spiritual plane, it enhances astral projections, promotes balance, focus, convergence and concentration of energy. Helps increase courage and will-power. Medically, it is good for kidneys and heart - for high BP patients it reduces rapid pulse; helps coagulation and purifies blood.
Iolite: A highly revered stone in the Ayurvedic tradition. One of the best stones for activating the third eye and crown chakras. Stimulates psychic awareness and promotes accuracy in intuitive pursuits. Enhances leadership ability, power, inner strength, self-confidence and executive ability.
Jade: In ancient Egypt and even now in Japan & China, Jade is considered the most precious of all stones. It is credited with five qualities: clarity, courage, justice, wisdom and modesty. It is one stone that oozes tranquility. So much so, even holding a Jade in your hand may cause you to experience a feeling of serenity or wisdom. Consequently, it also helps in smooth transition to another world and aids in peaceful death. It assists in taking control of dreams, and making sense of them. Use Jade to reduce tension in your life. Protects one from enemies and during long journeys. Physically, cures kidney problems, bladder troubles, poor digestion and eye problems. Alleviates sore back or spine.
Jasper: Jasper is a wonderful supporting stone. Wear it to gain a positive outlook. Attracts what one needs (not wants). Good for those needing more organizational abilities. Mood elevator, invigorating, stabilizing and helps overcome depression. Improves the sense of smell and soothes the nerves. Useful in overcoming disorders of blood, digestion, stomach, biliousness and bladder trouble.
Labradorite: Labradorite is a variety of plagioclase feldspar found in igneous rocks and characterized by brilliant colors in some specimens. It is a member of the plagioclase series of minerals defined at approximately the 50% to 70% CaAl2 Si2 O8 . All members of the plagioclase series usually display lamellar twinning called "Albite Twinning". Labradorite is usually cut with a flat surface in order to highlight the flashes of color. Labradorite is said to heal mental confusion and indecision allowing to understand ourselves on a deeper level. It is a solar plexus stone and strengthens the immune system. A beautiful mineral, labradorite can produce a colorful play of light across cleavage planes and in sliced sections called labradorescence that ranges from the blues and violets through greens, yellows and oranges. The gemstone is found in the regions of Newfoundland, Canada, Ukraine, Ural mountains, and the USA. Finish labradorite is also known as spectrolite. The major sources include: Finland, Canada and the USA.
Lapis Lazuli: One of the most powerful and energetic stone associated with the 'Third Eye' (6th Chakra), Lapis Lazuli must be used cautiously. People can feel dizzy or overwhelmed by its sheer energy. It is the stone of mystery, positive magic and psychic ability. Helps understand mind, expand your viewpoint and change your perception of reality. Consequently, it is a highly spiritual stone and should be used during meditation; even assists in past lives recall and releasing karmic debts. Heals emotional wounds, cleanses the aura, develops the powers of mind, intuition, wisdom and memory. Hang it near your heart in necklace, and feel the mind and heart connected. Medically, it prevents fits, epilepsy, strokes, depression, and helps heart, spleen besides improving eyesight.
Malachite: Brings harmony into one's life and attracts money. Malachite was considered a valuable talisman for children and it was thought to protect the wearer from falls and warned them of impending danger by breaking into several pieces. This stone is a deeply cleansing emotional body stone and is used to release negative/painful emotions, protects against psychic attacks and others negativity. It absorbs this negativity and should be cleansed after each session. It can bring things out that are buried within someone. Malachite is also about change, and it is a great stone for those who do not like change in their lives, because it allows for an easy transition to take place. It relieves any congestion in the body and helps with confusion and lack of purpose and insecurity. It is helpful in the treatment of rheumatism, immune, and also in regularizing menstruation. Used in the treatment of asthma, toothache. Improves eyesight an immune system.
Moonstone: One of the most beautiful stone, it exhibits a mysterious shine of the moonlight and is the sacred stone of the moon goddess. Stimulates knowing, appreciation, nurturing, mothering, selflessness, sensitivity and humanitarian love - all qualities of the feminine moon goddess. Use it for problem solving and decision making and as a protective stone when you sleep with it. Assists during times of change. For physical healing, Moonstone is essentially for female health. Reduces excess fluid in body and alleviates swelling due to it; most beneficial for pre-menstrual troubles as it balances hormonal and menstrual cycles of women. Best to attune its energies to phases of moon.
Moss Agate: Aids in communication with the plants, animals and all of nature. Moss Agate is associated with fertility of plants, protection of the earth, rain, prosperity, abundance, healing, restoration and creativity. Helps to improve self esteem and emotional balancing. A good prosperity stone. Moss agate is said to cleanse the emotional body and release anger and frustration. This stone is helpful when starting new friendships or when seeking a compatible lover.
Onyx: Onyx ia a chalcedony that occurs in bands of different colors. It is composed of relatively straight, parallel layers of different colors. When the dark layers are brown or brownish red, it is often called Sardonyx. Onyx is a form of agate with parallel banding. This structure lends itself to cameo making. It is usually cut into cabochon, or into beads, and is also used for intaglios and cameos. Some onyx is natural but much is produced by the staining of agate. It is available in the regions of USA, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, India, and Africa.
Opal: Opal is a mineral of hydrated silica. They are luminous and iridescent with inclusions of many colors. Opal is a mineral composed of noncrystalline (amorphous) silica (and some water) and is a species of quartz. It derives its name from the Sanskrit name for precious stone; upala.The various varieties of opals are: common opal, opalescent precious opal (white or black, with a rainbow-like iridescence caused by tiny crystals of cristobalite), and fire opal (a milky stone that is firey orange to red in color with no opalescence). Opals show a play-of-color (a shifting of spectral colors) when the spheres are uniform size and arranged in regular 3-dimensional layers. The range of colors is determined by the size of the spheres. The brighter and more distinctive the play-of-color, the better the opal. Opals are found in the regions of Mexico, Brazil, USA, Japan, Honduras, Kenya, Czechoslovakia, Peru, Canada and finally Australia that has huge varieties of attractive opals.
Pearl: Pearl is the mother stone. Fosters motherly love and is a protective stone. Inspires purity, innocence, serenity, tranquility, focus and helps us get in touch with the simple honest things of life. Pearls are said to redress mental disturbance, endow maternal bliss, grant success in education, and also give access to property and vehicles. Pearls ensure good health and longevity and are said to attract fame and wealth. Helps tackle the evil eye and may abridge differences between quarrelling spouses. The stone redresses gastric disorders, asthma, cough, eye trouble, breathing trouble as also lung disorders.
Peridot: One of the joy stones, Peridot brings the energies from in the aura to the physical body. Helps in understanding the changes in one's life and provides a protective shield around the body. Can be used to cleanse and stimulate the Heart and Solar Plexus chakras. Attracts occult powers to the user. Also used in treating emotional states such as anger or jealousy. Inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth. Heals hurt feelings, helps mend damaged relationships. Peridot, as well as being recommended as a cure for insomnia, is said to aid the digestion, placate the nervous system, reduce temperature, improve bruised eye, and alleviate anger, jealousy and irritation. It is associated with stress reduction, relaxation, health vigor, recuperative abilities, comfort and intuition. Especially good for healing the healers.
Quartz: Clearly, the best all purpose stone! The symbol of elemental wholeness, containing the four elements of creation. Assists us to amplify, focus, direct, transmit and store energy. Its greatest attribute is known to be its use as an aid to opening the psychic centers, enabling the ability to meditate at a deeper level and to free one's mind from the mundane and the trivia. It releases the higher consciousness and develops mystical and spiritual gifts. It is also particularly useful for meditation and when working to contact or align with one's higher self! The Quartz Crystal attracts the powers of light and energy and is said to be an excellent powerful general healer and dynamic working tool which works on all levels - strengthening, cleansing and protecting. Purifies air. Protects against harmful electrical vibrations. Assists the wearer to think intuitively.
Rose Quartz: Rose quartz is highly recommended for those who are experiencing a lot of grief. Very good for expressing and soothing emotions. Rose quartz is a very loving stone, and enhances all forms of love: self-love, mother love, caring, kindness, platonic and romantic live. Gently energizes and creates warmth. It is also said to stimulate the imagination and the intellect and to open up the heart to inner peace, self love and self recognition. It is a very healing stone for internal wounds, bitterness and sorrows. It makes one more receptive to beauty, hastens recovery and gladdens the heart. Lifts depression, creates confidence and peace. Helps the heart and circulatory system. This lovely stone is claimed to be one of the best stones to use in the treatment of migraines and headaches of all types.
Serpentine: The stone is called serpentine because of its color and markings resembling the skin of snakes. Highly valued marbles such as Connemara are mixtures of Serpentine and marble. It is found in the regions of New Zealand, China, South Africa, Italy, England and USA. Serpentine is a powerful healing stone that aids the clearing of blocked areas, bringing the chakras back in balance, and is particularly beneficial for the heart charka. The stone is said to promote good luck and can help people reach their business and personal dreams and desires. Serpentine can be helpful in the rise of Kundalini. It stimulates the pathway that Kundalini will travel and can lessen the discomfort which is sometimes associated with Kundalini rising.
Sunstone: Sunstone is metallic in appearance due to the reflective inclusions of red, orange or green crystals. It is composed of oligioclase feldspar and the reflections of light are caused by inclusions of hematite or goethite within the stone. The color variations and the shimmer (often called "schiller") are caused by tiny crystals of copper metal contained in varying amounts and sizes within the stones. The darker stones contain larger amounts of copper. The reflective inclusions or red, orange, or green platy crystals give Sunstone its metallic glitter. It is sometimes often refered to as "Aventurine Orthoclase" or "Heliolite". Sunstone is believed to strengthen the life force, bring luck, instill optimism and increase strength and vitality. Sunstone, ruled by the Sun and a gemstone of Leo, is thought to bring luck and romance to the wearer. It is helpful to the liver and kidneys and aids digestion.
Smokey Quartz: Smokey quartz or Smoky quartz fosters serenity, calmness, positive thoughts, calms fears, lifts depression. Also associated with stability, practicality, intuition, pride, joy and a realistic, grounded spirituality. Helps us turn our wishes, dreams and desires into reality. Good luck talisman. Improves creativity and enhances joy. Teaches us to simplify our lives and always to live in a sacred manner. Stimulates and purifies energy centers. Grounds and stabilizes energies, helps lift depression and fatigue. Smokey quartz disperses negative patterns and vibrations, and transmits a high quantity of light. Benefits reproductive organs, muscles, heart and nervous system. Improves abdomen, kidneys, pancreas and the sexual organs. Increases energy fertility. Encourages survival instincts, and therefore protects soldiers on active service.
Sodalite: Sodalite protects from external negative energy and is a highly grounding stone. If you use computers too much, wear it to shield against damaging effects of the radiation. Sodalite's color symbolizes wisdom and psychic activities. Fosters rational thinking, logic, intelligence, emotional balance, intuition, higher knowledge, clarity, truth and perception. It also soothes and heals the central nervous system. Sodalite clears the mind for deeper and wiser thinking, aids logic along with opening third eye intuition, stabilizes mental processes and aids in the shift from emotional to rational thinking. Use it if you are a person who over reacts emotionally or has panic attacks. Helps to eliminate confusion, change habits and stimulate ones intellect. Physically, it lowers blood pressure and balances the metabolism. Assists in sleep.
Tiger Eye: Tigers eye is a stone used for courage, confidence and protection. It is also a solar plexus stone, and helps by deepening perception and clarity of self, and giving us courage when we need it most. It is good for manifesting of ideas and to place visualizations into reality. It helps us to obtain goals by taking direct action and by learning when to act or wait. It is claimed that tigereye will counteract feelings of hypochondria and the onset of psychosomatic illness and will also give a feeling of self-confidence. It is especially good for clear thinking and helps one to see a problem objectively when confused or emotionally affected. Protects from witchcraft and evil. Also associated with the correct use of power, courage, grace and the ability to see clearly and without illusion. Excellent for asthma patients.
Topaz: Topaz is a colorless, blue, yellow, brown, or pink aluminum silicate mineral, often found in association with granitic rocks and valued as a gemstone, especially in the brown and pink varieties. Under suitable conditions, topaz grows into enormous crystals. It derives its name from the sanskrit word tapas, meaning fire. According to another theory topaz derives its name from the Island of Topazos, in the Red Sea, where the Romans obtained a stone which they called by this name, but which was the modern chrysolite or peridot. A transparent stone with a vitreous luster, topaz's pure crystals are looks beautiful in exclusive jewelry items like: rings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants. Blue Topaz is available in a variety of shades, sizes and shapes. Red and intense pink are the most rare and most desirable colors for topaz. Topaz is a very hard gemstone but it can be split with a single blow, a trait it shares with diamond. Topaz stimulates endocrine system and is valuable in the treatment of hemorrhages. It balances emotions and gives feelings of joy and is referred to as the spiritual rejuvenation gemstone. The deposits of topaz are found in the regions of Russia, Siberia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and China, Japan, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, and in the United States.
Tourmaline: Comes in various colors and hues. Balances, protects, calms, gives self- confidence and cheerfulness. Useful for meditation. Attracts inspiration, goodwill and friendship. Protects wearer against misfortune and anemia. Prevents lymphatic disease. Grounds high-frequency energies. Black or Green Tourmaline strengthens nervous system, regulates blood pressure. Deflects negative energy, attracts prosperity. Blue Tourmaline cures all throat problems, thyroid and speech impediments. Promotes clear verbal expression, dissolves mental friction, emotional constriction. Carries a high electrical charge and if rubbed briskly one end becomes positive and one negative, the energy can then be directed wherever peaceful energy is required. Watermelon/Pink Tourmaline is a heart balancer. Promotes understanding of self and emotions. Enhances flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion, serenity, balance, positive transformation, healing, strength, tolerance, and understanding. Excellent channeling stone for communication with higher forces.
Unakite: Unakite is often referred to as epidotized granite and is a mixture of pink feldspar, green epidote, and quartz. Being a balancing stone, Unakite is said to help unify the emotional, spiritual, mental and spiritual aspects of self. It can also help us to live in the present instead of dwelling in the past. Its soothing energies also are thought to help insure a healthy reproductive system, especially in women. Unakite is ideally used in for making beads, cabochons, jewelry and paperweights. Unakite is mainly found in the regions of South Africa, Brazil, and China.