facilitates expression, both creative and emotional.  Brings success and good luck. Is thought to bestow truth, integrity and honor to its wearer.  Enhances love, and soothes tense, aggravated emotions and situations.  It is a communication-enabling stone and a good stone for enhancing creativity as well as lessening self-defeating behaviors.

       (light green) Legends say that it is an all-purpose healer, used to reduce stress, develop confidence, imagination and improve prosperity.  A legend from ancient Tibet says that aventurine was used to improve nearsightedness and to increase the wearer's creativity.  Many believe that aventurine has the capacity to calm a troubled spirit and bring about inner peace; has been used as a lucky talisman and is a popular stone for gamblers.  Enhances creativity, helps in decision-making, and promotes the ability to see possibilities.  Lessens negativity

       brings romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy and balance.  Enhances patience, and remembrance of past lives and ancient knowledge.

       is a mixing of Citrine and Amethyst. In meditation and attunement, ametrine can help one to reach higher states more quickly. In clearing emotional blockage, it provides one with insight regarding the necessity of cooperation and interaction.  Helps one to eliminate prejudice by allowing the access of knowledge concerning the connectedness of all.

       protects and heals. Used to cleanse, purify, restructure and renew, considered by many as a healing stone.  Associated with increased spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, and inner peace imagery, mind quieting, healing and positive transformation. Protects against overindulgences.

       The Stone of Courage" evokes tranquility and serenity, releases anxiety, fear and restlessness, and creates a peaceful stillness.  There is a flowing quality to Aquamarine that emits a gentle and compassionate energy, helping judge mental people to be more tolerant.

       reminds us to be "in the moment" It is said to be a stone of protection particularly from anger, jealousy and fear.  It is also believed to assist one in finding the right mate.  It calms fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life.

       was used as a sacred stone by the Native American, promoting stability within the ceremonial activities of the tribe.  It is said to augment emotional balance, vitality, stamina, endurance, kindness, charity and friendliness.  It supposedly alleviates hostilities, irritability and melancholy.  Chalcedony occurs in many varieties and colors.

       (blue to green)-is associated with tranquility and peace, intuition, patience, and unconditional love.  It is thought to offer gentle and soothing qualities, revitalizes and calms, it can help to ease emotional heartache and to give renewed strength and balance; it further increases ones capacity to love.  It also helps one to refrain from verbalization when silence would be beneficial to all concerned.  Purifies the environment, and can work to eliminate negativity from within a person.

       Opalescent, apple green - gentle, soothing, friendly, spiritual protection prevents depression, increases grace and equilibrium and is said to help increase fertility.

       (pale to dark yellow, transparent).   The golden yellow quartz is believed to withstand negative energy.  It augments happiness, prosperity, creativity and enjoyment - a stone of success in all walks of life.  It is especially useful in stimulating one's mental capacities, enhancing creativity and intuition and strengthening self-confidence.  It is also said to give emotional control while making one more alert.  It can be very helpful in assisting, acquiring and maintaining wealth and is also referred to as the "Merchant's Stone".  The ancients wore citrine as protection against snake venom and evil thoughts.

       calms the emotions and restores harmony.  Provides protection and guards against violence, accidents and theft and is a good aid for meditation or visualization.

Crystal Quartz
       For centuries quartz has been recognized as a "Stone of Power", being able to bring the energy into the soul. It stimulates brain function, aids clarity of mind, dispels negativity in one's environment and is a very powerful healer.  There are many kinds of Crystal, each having its own energy.

       Enhances intuition, creativity, concentration, spiritual balance and one's sense of order.  It s said to increase mystic visions; creates a sense of well-being, serenity and peace as well as helping to release negative thoughts and give protection against them.  The name fluorite is from the Latin "fleure" which means "to flow".

       A stone of courage and energy is a great protector from evil and bad dreams.  Garnets foster the ability to love and are the stone of devotion both to others and to oneself.  It can inspire romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, and inspiration, career success, social popularity and self-confidence.  The loving powers of garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding.  It is quite helpful in moods of abandonment, allowing one to realize that surrender to discontinuity brings freshness to ones life.

       A green Garnet.  Promotes healing.

       A "Stone of Power" is believed to enhance leadership ability, power, inner strength, self-confidence and executive ability.  Known to balance the male/female aspects of ones character, bringing harmony to within the self and eliminating dissonance and disruption in relationships.  The energy of iolite helps one to release discord from ones life, allowing for progression toward the perfection.  It can enable one to enjoy each moment and to awaken to the inner knowledge which is so patiently awaiting access.

       All Jade is believed to produce longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, balance, moderation, perspective and stability.  There are many kinds of Jade: Burmese, Green Nephrite, African, Black, Golden, Malaysian, Mountain Jade, Serpentine, White, Yellow, Brecciated (also known as Poppy Jasper), and Dalmatian, all of which have their own energy.

       Protects against negative energy and eases stress.  It is believed to enhance organizational abilities, relaxation and a sense of wholeness.  It encourages attunement and communication with animals and may help with animal allergies.

       A "Stone of Power". Helps you find your inner knowledge, promotes change and transformation, and works against negativity.  Reveals new opportunities, boosts energy, strengthens intuition and psychic ability.

Lapis Lazuli-(lap-iss lah-zu-li)
       Lapis beads are said to bring tranquility, self-confidence and a cheerful frame of mind.  Strengthens total awareness, creativity,  ESP, skeleton, thyroid, helps to expand viewpoint.  It is good for connecting the heart and mind when worn over the heart, and is reputed to bring about harmony in relationships.  It has been valued throughout the ages as a link to the all-knowing sources of knowledge and for invoking wisdom.  Being a spiritual stone, it allows spiritual energy to be absorbed in the aura and helps to expand your viewpoint.

       As the color green has long been seen as the color of life, malachite has been seen as the restorer of life.  This is interpreted as assuring the body in its natural healing process.  It is said that by using this stone, one can counteract self-destructive romantic tendencies and help encourage true, pure love.

       is a talisman of good fortune and provides for a connection between the physical, emotional and intellectual bodies.  It assists one in the total fulfillment of ones destiny.  Once called the "traveler's stone", it is used for protection against the perils of travel.  Creates joy and peace.  An aid to the traveler by opening us up to the experiences of people and new places.  It is also said to create joy and peace in our homes; and is believed to help calm responses, avoid overreaction and enhance femininity, intuition and psychic abilities, and, have the power to grant wishes.

       Also called the "Mirror Stone" because it reflects one's personal shortcomings, allowing them to come to one's consciousness to be dealt with, then let go of.  It is believed to stimulate growth of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual centers to provide strength in times of need.  It is also said to help promote a forgiving attitude and release grievances.

       Repels negativity and also deflects the negativity of others, keeping one safe from harm. It aids in grounding so that the person is not so flighty and can think and act in a more rational manner, which will help stimulate the power of wise decision-making.  It is also believed to help overcome feelings of loneliness and alienation and to add comfort in unfamiliar surroundings.

       Aids inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight and helps recall past lives, it is believed to help in letting go of anger.  It may magnify existing traits whether they are positive or negative.  Opalis a stone of inspiration, which enhances imagination and creativity.  It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory.  Opal come in a variety of colors.  Opal are said to release stuckness, calm the nerves, give emotional balance and promote mental clarity as well as bring joy and love.

       "Stone of Sincerity". It signifies faith, charity and innocence, enhances personal integrity, soothing, calming and helps to provide a focus to ones attention.  It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. Pearls have the powers of love, money, protection, and luck.

       Helps one to find happiness within one's self, overcome anger and jealousy and brings the wearer success, peace and good luck. Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty. Only spiritual or clear-minded persons should use Peridot.  The person with too many earthly problems will not be able to understand the beauty of the Peridot.  The very spiritual can wear Peridot in a necklace with the stone at the base of the throat to feel its soothing effect.  Used in a necklace, Peridot is a protector against negative emotions.

Peruvian Opal
       has soft relaxing energies.  Legend has it that it takes the tension out of communication and helps ideas flow freely.  It softens the impact of stress from the outside world and can help one release the trauma of old wounds.  It facilitates facing the future with a tranquil healing nature.  Also helps in quietening the mind, and acts as an aid to sleep.

       Rhodocrosite is also known by the name Inca Rose.
Rhodocrosite is prized as a gemstone of love. Rhodochrosite is thought to draw love to oneself. It helps the bearer improve self-love, gentleness, tolerance, and forgiveness. Rhodochrosite is very beneficial in friendships.
Rhodochrosite is an important gemstone in opening a closed Heart Chakra (4th Chakra).
Rhodocrosite is the gem for Change. It allows the bearer to gain confidence while making desired changes. It is very supportive. One can make large changes very quickly with this stone.
For most of us, it is very difficult to embrace changes. We hate it and we hate the uncertainty that comes with it. This fear of change prompts many people to stay at their dull job for the rest of their life.
However, as much as we hate it, change is inevitable in our lives. Sometimes we go out and find it. Sometimes, it finds us instead. Rhodochrosite welcomes all change. It urges us to pay attention to our hearts and those things we hunger for. It brings out the adventuresome qualities in us. It gives us new chances. When change calls to you or falls into your life, rhodochrosite can help you open your arms and embrace it.
The healing powers of Rhodocrosite can be taken advantage of by using it to increase love on all levels, including the physical. It is thought to help bring balance and purify in love.
Rhodocrosite is a de-stresser. Healers use Rhodochrosite to cleanse the aura.

       gives confidence and self-esteem to the wearer.  The Ruby is filled with love. It also helps sexual love to be more passionate.  Persons lacking in self-love should have and mediate on the Ruby.  It also gives the courage to be best potential that a person has.  Ruby works with the flow of blood as an aid to circulation.  It aids the cleansing and removal of infection or germs in the blood.  The Ruby may be worn in jewelry, but never close to the solar plexus, as the Ruby has a disquieting effect upon it.  In a ring wear it on your left hand.

       The most valuable of the blue gemstones.  It is widely held to symbolize prosperity. Its powers include spiritual enlightenment and inner peace.  Sapphire is believed to offer healing properties for rheumatism, colic, and mental illness.  It is also considered an antidepressant and an aid to psychokinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance and astral projection.

       in its black form protects the sensitive from negative energy.  It is believed to powerfully deflect dark energies while grounding spiritual light for centeredness amid chaos.

       A stone of vision, integration, and clarity, is one of the oldest known protection amulets.  Considered a sacred stone of the Native Americans, is said to absorb negative energies, enhance intuition and psychic sensitivity, and give its wearer vibrance. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship.  It is a very personal and meaningful stone to the one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner.

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