Gemstones have always figured heavily in our lives. From their earliest documented appearance in ancient civilizations, gemstones have been associated with mysterious energies that have generally been accepted as possessing magical powers. They have inspired many uses in our day to day existence including protection, healing and adornment. Below is a quick guide to the meanings of each of the stones as featured in Ka Gold Jewelry’s Gemstones Jewelry library. |
The onyx is a protective stone, believed to eliminate negativity, apathy and stress. It gets rid of neurological disorders and absentmindedness while sharpening the wit, thus protecting the wearer from psychic attacks and hexes. It is also used to help the wearer become more eloquent and is a popular charm used for public speaking.
The garnet is a wine-colored stone known for generating a barrier of charged vibrations that repel negative energies, effectively providing protection especially towards travelers. Garnets symbolize faith, fire, courage, truth, compassion, grace, constancy and fidelity. They are believed to stimulate the body’s circulatory system and the pituitary gland. They help fight lethargy, depression and night terrors. Garnets are popular ritualistic energizing stones, used for protection after dark and enhancing physical strength and endurance.
The peridot is believed to slow the ageing of the body and of the mind and helps facilitate the birthing process. It is used by natural healers to aid in the healing of the heart and lungs. It is also popular for finding lost or misplaced objects, for attracting money, for promoting sleep and for guarding against nightmares, enchantments and illusions. Peridot is most known for its calming properties, effective against anger, nervousness and negative emotions.
Many cultures of the past believe that Lapis Lazuli possesses magical powers, often used in divination rituals. Today it is considered as the stone of friendship and truth, improving emotional, physical, spiritual and psychic conditions. It is a powerful fidelity charm, helping the wearer draw spiritual love towards oneself.
The moonstone strengthens our emotional and subconscious beings. It is a "lovers' stone", inspiring feelings of tenderness and joy that comes from true love. It strengthens our intuition and our capacity to understand, making it a great stone for divination and increasing psychic ability. It aids in dieting and maintaining youthfulness; draws love and encourages reconciliation; protects traveling by water.
Labradorite is said to slow the ageing process by detoxifying the body. It elevates consciousness and keeps a person’s aura clear and balanced. It heals mental confusion and indecision. It opens up our hearts in order to receive love more readily. It promotes courage, inner strength and convictions opening up positive pathways for the wearer to realize success. If you are having trouble remembering your dreams as soon as you wake up, the labradorite is the stone for you.
The Turquoise is an all-around protective stone. It is used in rituals to draw unto oneself love, money, health, wealth, beauty, friendship and happiness. It promotes oneness with all that surrounds us, making us feel at peace with both the physical and spiritual worlds. Physically, it helps in strengthening of the immune system and stimulating tissue regeneration.
Smoky Quartz is used for grounding and centering. It helps the wearer overcome depression and negative emotions. One’s survival instincts are enhanced and better able to reach personal and business goals. For healing, the smoky quartz is used to treat problems with the kidneys, pancreas and the reproductive organs. It is also associated with dealing with ADHD.
Emeralds were regarded as a holy gemstone by ancient civilizations, used in rituals to protect against evil while drawing-in love, wealth, friendship and business success. They are also used to draw in due recognition on the job, allowing for one’s professional success. The emerald is also used to improve memory and psychic abilities.
The Citrine was used in ancient times as protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. These days, it is used to combat depression and self-destructive tendencies. It stimulates memory and digestion; detoxifies the body; fights diabetes and enhances literary creativity. During sleep, citrine prevents nightmares and promotes restful sleep.
Aquamarine is known as the lucky stone for sailors. It is said to protect from dangers of the sea; to heal glandular problems, toothaches, nerve pain and jaw, throat and neck disorders. This stone promotes alertness without disturbing a person’s calm and peaceful state; courage and good health by cleansing, purifying and eliminating fear.
Malachite is an amulet most suitable for protecting children. It drives away evil spirits and illness. It is believed that it aids in the regeneration of cells, the calming of the nervous system and in bringing about harmony into one’s life by endowing patience and knowledge. Malachite is powerful as protection against physical dangers, especially while on the road.
In ancient times, amethyst was widely believed to protect its wearer from drunkenness. Today, this stone is said to instill the highest ideals, inspiring one to always do what is right. It helps one to be more patient, to guard against paranoia, to eliminate chaos and maintain levelheadedness. It draws pure and true love.
The ruby most appropriately expresses powerful feelings because of its color. It symbolizes passion and unbridled love. It attracts wealth, power and joy while providing protection especially against nightmares. It inspires courage and increases one’s energy. It is also popularly used in love spells and to increase sexual energy.
Cat's Eye Chrysoberyl
The cat’s eye is popularly used by people involved in speculative business endeavors like the stock market and has been said to bring miraculous results even to people who like horse racing and other forms of gambling. Health-wise, the cat’s eye is believed to help with genetic diseases or disabilities. For children and students, this stone can bring them better results in school as it will improve concentration, increase their ability to learn, promote discipline and increase their desire for excellence.
Iolite brings out leadership qualities in a person such that others also accept him as a leader. The stone gives a person a healthy self-worth and opens him up spiritually by way of sudden inspiration or higher awareness for guidance or his purpose and direction in life.
The rose quartz is not called the “stone of love” for nothing. It opens up the heart to self-love, love of family, platonic love and romantic love. It brings about gentleness, kindness, compassion, tolerance, forgiveness and acceptance; the wisdom to raise a child with self-esteem. It eliminates all negative feelings of resentment, anger and fear. The rose quartz has been credited with the power to heal discord in the family, to release a child from childhood traumas and neglect.
The chrysocolla is known as a healing stone among the Native American Indians. It strengthens the body's resistance and promotes calm and levelheadedness during moments of deep emotional stress. It minimizes nervousness, irritability and fear, encouraging a general atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
The sapphire is in many ways the stone for artists since it inspires creative expression, strengthens intuition and improves meditation. It creates mental clarity to combat depression and feelings of hopelessness. It promotes positive emotions like joy, serenity and peace. Physically it is associated with the healing of burns and hearing problems.
The carnelian is all about enhancing self-confidence. It inspires courage by removing self-doubt and negativity. It strengthens our inner peace. Physically, it is noted for its positive effect on the sexual desires between couples. It is also used as protection against intrusion into one’s thoughts by people who are gifted at reading minds.
Please visit Ka Gold’s new Gemstones Jewelry library for a wealth of information about these gems and their uses in our daily lives. You will also find a fascinating array of original jewelry designs featuring these gemstones by the artist and jewelry designer David Weitzman.
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