Gemstones & Minerals
As a formal disclaimer, Inland Lapidary makes no claims regarding the success of using the healing techniques of the crystals, metals or minerals described below. It is our intention is to describe these uses, rituals, and superstitions for the satisfaction of our own and our readers' historical, scientific, sociological and psychological curiosity. We do not recommend their use over modern medical methods. Throughout history different cultures have associated minerals, crystals and metals with physical healing powers. People have also attributed mental and emotional healing powers with them and we have included these beliefs as well.
ALEXANDRITE: Low self-esteem & difficulty centering imply need; central nervous system disorders; spleen & pancreas.
AMAZONITE: Some call it writers stone. It soothes all chakras and is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center and throat chakra. It enhances communications concerning love. It can be used in the treatment in disorders of the nervous system and to dissipate energy blockages which could propagate the improper flow of neural impulses: It's a great stone for writers and other creative types that use voice or hands for a living.
AMBER: Memory loss; eccentric behavior; anxiety; inability to make decisions; thyroid, inner ear & neuro-tissue strengthener; activates altruistic nature; realization of the spiritual intellect. allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It stimulates the intellect and opens the crown chakra. It also transmutes the energy of physical vitality toward the activation of unconditional love. It aligns the ethereal energies to the physical, mental, and emotional bodies, providing for an even flow of perfect order to the requirements of the Earth plane while balancing the electro-magnetics of the physical body.
AMETHYST: Headaches; blood sugar imbalance; L brain imbalances; edginess; facilitates healing; inner peace; psychic insight; stimulates third eye; aid for meditation. Stone of spirituality and contentment. Amethyst bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace, the peace being the perfect peace which was present prior to birth. It is warm and cuddly as well as regal and ruling. It has been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is an excellent stone for one who is attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities (oneself or another). Calming, strong, protective qualities, healing, divine love and inspiration. Enhances one's psychic and creative abilities.
ANDALUSITE: Used to encourage one to look at issues rationally by helping one to see the various sides to a problem or situation. It also helps one to realize the self-sacrifice is okay, but never required.
APATITE: It can help to integrate , co-ordinate , and balance the emotional intellectual , physical , and etheric bodies. It can further the connection with UFOs and can provide access to past - life insight and telepathy. Apatite enhances creativity. It is a stone of the future and will bring knowledge to those attuned to it by clearing mental confusion. It truly awakens the finer , inner - self. Wearing or carrying apatite has successfully produced hunger suppression: an elixir made of the material has also produced the same results.
AQUA AURA: A quartz crystal that has been treated with pure gold in solution and when electrical current is applied in a special machine, fuses the gold molecules to the surface of the quartz. Metaphysically it has the qualities of both quartz and gold. Quartz has a harmonizing effect and aligns the chakra system. Gold imparts a more assertive energy to the wearer and the blue color helps stimulate the throat chakra, improving communications abilities through speaking.
AQUAMARINE: Fluid retention; coughs; fear; thymus gland; calms nerves; problems with eyes, ears, jaw, neck, stomach, teeth; mental clarity; meditation.
BERYL: Laziness; hiccups; swollen glands; eye diseases; bowel cancer.
BLOODSTONE: Circulation; all purpose healer & cleanser; stomach & bowel pain; purifies bloodstream; bladder; strengthens blood purifying organs. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing vitamin deficiencies. Reduces emotional and mental stress. The Stone of Courage - also for renewal of the physical mental and emotional bodies. Another powerful healer. It helps one toward the direct union with the divine through contemplation, prayer or mediation and love. It has been used to stabilize, as necessary, the flow of blood. Also a very good gem for those in business - self employed.
CARNELIAN: Grounding; stimulates curiosity & initiative; focuses attention to the present moment; use with citrine on lower 3 chakras; digestion. It protects against fear, envy, and rage, and helps to banish sorrow from the emotional structure. The message of carnelian is that since one is love, there is nothing to do but to offer the love - each offering of love bringing an exponential increase in the quantity of love returned. Carnelian stimulates inquisitiveness and subsequent initiative. It can assist one in drama and pursuits related to theatrical presentations.
CHALCEDONY: Touchiness; melancholy; fever; gallstones; leukemia; eye problems; stimulates maternal feelings & creativity. release.
CITRINE: Heart, kidney, liver & muscle healer; appendicitis; gangrene; red & white corpuscles; digestive tract; cleanses vibrations in the atmosphere; creativity; helps personal clarity; will bring out problems in the solar plexus & the heart; eliminates self-destructive tendencies. It is one of the few minerals on the planet which does not hold and accumulate negative energy, but dissipates and transmutes it, working out problems on both physical and subtle levels. Citrine is one of the stones to be called merchants stone - placing citrine in ones cash box has produced more income for the merchant. Diminishes self destructive tendencies. Raises self esteem lightheartedness cheerfulness hope. Warming, energizing and attracts abundance, affects naval and crown chakras.
COPPER: Copper can stimulate the flow of energy and hence move psychic or mental energies thereby helping the wearer overcome lethargic tendencies, resulting in a more vitalized person with amplified thoughts. They also attribute powers of communication, channeling, cleansing, purification, increasing self-esteem and freeing the wearer of mental burdens. Healing properties include improving the circulation of blood, increasing energy, detoxification, reducing inflammation, stabilizing metabolism and improving Oxygen use.
DIAMOND: All brain diseases; pituitary & pineal glands; draws out toxicity, poison remedy.
DUMORTEIRITE: It can stimulate verbalization of spiritual ideas and can provide grounding in love matches while clearing away unsettled areas in relationships. Excellent stone for patience, allowing for the recognition of the potential of any or all with whom is involved.
EMERALD: Radiation toxicity; all mental illness; circulatory & neurological disorders; transmits balance, healing & patience; increases psychic & clairvoyant abilities; meditation; keener insight into dreams.
FLUORITE: Excellent for advancement of mind, greater concentration, meditation. Helps one to grasp higher, more abstract concepts. Facilitates inter dimensional communication.
GARNET: known as the stone of health - ridding the body of negative energies and transmuting them to a beneficial state. Also know in the past as a stone of commitment - to purpose, to others, to oneself. The loving power of garnet tend to reflect the attributes of devotion, bringing the love of others to expressions of warmth and understanding.
HEMATITE: Slightly grounding, reduces stress, enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. Stone for the mind it helps one to realize that the only limitations which exist are self-limiting concepts within the mind. Stimulates attainment of peace, self-control, and inner happiness. Balances yin-yang energies. Assists in the focusing of energy and emotions for balance between the body, mind, and spirit. Helps transform negativity to the purity of the universal light of love.
HOWLITE: Can be used to calm communication, to facilitate awareness, and to encourage emotional expression. It builds an innate decency within ones character, encouraging those attributes which are the building blocks to spirituality.
IOLITE: Also known as Cordierite and water sapphire is usually a blue to violet colored gemstone - is a pleochroic gem meaning that when viewed from different orientations, it displays different colors. Metaphysical properties include: stimulation of the third eye, enhancement of your inner knowing; helps one to eliminate debt by accepting responsibility which leads to successful management of money; has been a stone worn by Shamans in the past to insure accuracy of visions; also can aid the elimination of disharmony in relationships.
JADE: Kidney, heart, larynx, liver, parathyroid, spleen, thymus, thyroid & parasympathetic ganglia healer; strengthens body; longevity.
LABRADORITE (SPECTROLITE): Said to represent the temple of the stars , assisting one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It assists during traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance. It symbolizes the moon and the sun. Promotes refinement of action and discernment in direction. It allows for recognition that humanity represents being of light, transcending the limitations of the past and thoughts of the future, and embracing the infinite possibilities of the moment. It can assist in digestion, regulation and metabolism. Also used to clarify eyes.
LAPIS LAZULI: Neuralgia; melancholy; fevers; inflammations; penetrates subconscious blockages; throat chakra; sore throat; energy focuser for teachers, lecturers & speakers, mental & spiritual cleanser; used on 3rd eye for meditation; eliminates old & negative emotions; use with other healing stones; thought form amplification; helps in creating mantras. It has also been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of total awareness, helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of ones nature. The stone of Royalty.
MALACHITE: Sometimes called the stone of transformation assisting one in changing situations, and providing for the transfer of sacred information to spiritual evolution; clears and activates all chakras balancing and equalizing it can create an unobstructed path leading to a desired goal. Facilitates the rise of spirituality and the enhancement of psychic abilities. Protects against radiation and can be used in the treatment of asthma, swollen joints, tumors, growths, broken bones and torn muscles.
MOONSTONE: Soothes & balances the emotions; helps eliminate fear of "feeling"; encourages inner growth & strength; aids peace & harmony & psychic abilities; aligns vertebrae; digestive aid. Once called the travelers stone it is used for protection against the perils of travel. Moonstone is also a talisman of GOOD FORTUNE. It is also said to both arouse tenderness within the self and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides.
ONYX: Objective thinking; spiritual inspiration; control of emotions & passions, help eliminate negative thinking, apathy, stress & neurological disorders; also used as a heart, kidney, nerve, capillary, hair, eye and nail strengthener. for initiating the modes of centering and alignment of the total person with the higher powers. Can be used to banish grief, to enhance self-control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It is grounding and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.
PEARL: Eliminates emotional imbalances; helps one master the heart chakra; aids stomach, spleen, intestinal tract & ulcer problems. It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention. The pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity, bring truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.
PERIDOT: Also known as gem Olivine and Chrysolite Protects against nervousness; helps alleviate spiritual fear; aids in healing hurt feelings & bruised egos; incurs strength & physical vitality; aligns subtle bodies; amplifies other vibrational energies & positive emotional outlook; helps liver & adrenal function. This gemstone emits a warm friendly energy; works on both the heart and solar plexus chakras; acts to provide a shield of protection around the body ; to help prevent outside influences from affecting alignment and balance. Helps one to find happiness within ones self, over coming anger and jealousy.
QUARTZ: Transmitter & amplifier of healing energy & clarity; balancer, channeler of universal energy & unconditional love; all purpose healer; programmable.
RHODONITE: Called the stone of love and helps one to achieve to his/her greatest potential. It activates and energizes the heart chakra, and conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It dispels anxiety and promotes coherence, bringing the user and observant nature and facilitating attention to details and interrelationships.
RHODOCHROSITE: This mineral has been called a Stone of Love and Balance, providing balancing and love on all levels for all bodies. It contains pulsating electrical energy which emits the strongest power in the universe, the power of love. It is also an Earth stone for healing of the Earth and for showing love to the Mother of us all. It helps one to serve the planet in Her time of need, allowing for one to recognize that the responsibility is actually a joy. It removes tendencies toward avoidance or denial and helps one to be willing to both accept and to integrate new information while maintaining a clarity of intellect and a moderate ideal of practicality.
RUBY: Heart chakra; balances love & all spiritual endeavors; self-esteem; strengthens neurological tissues around the heart; prevents miscarriages.
SAPPHIRE: Spiritual enlightenment; inner peace; colic; rheumatism; mental illness; pituitary; metabolic rate of glandular functions; anti- depressant; aids psycho kinesis, telepathy, clairvoyance & astral projection; personal expression; also for pain.
SODALITE: This blue mineral helps one to stimulate communications and psychic abilities. Also balances male - female polarities - alleviates fear, calms and clears the mind, brings clarity and truth. Aids pancreas, balances endocrine system, strengthens metabolism and lymphatic system.
SPINEL: Leg conditions, when worn on solar plexus; powerful general healer; detoxification aid.
TIGER-EYE: Helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together in some pattern. It can be used to enhance the psychic abilities and can assist in the gentle attunement of third eye activity. This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth. Produces soothing vibrations, generating a calmness to unsettled turmoil, and allowing one to enjoy the actions of being unfenced and uninhibited. Can be used to enhance self empowerment.
TOPAZ: Balances emotions; calms passions; gout; blood disorders; hemorrhages; increases poor appetite; general tissue regeneration; VD; tuberculosis; reverses aging; spiritual rejuvenation; endocrine system stimulation; releases tension; feelings of joy.
TOURMALINES: Dispels fear & negativity & grief; calms nerves; concentration & eloquence improve; genetic disorders, cancer & hormones regulated; raises vibrations; charisma; universal law; tranquil sleep.
TURQUOISE: Master healer; protects against environmental pollutants; strengthens anatomy & guards against all disease; improved absorption of nutrients; tissue regeneration; subtle body alignment & strengthening; eye disorders.
UNAKITE: Acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality. It can be used to help one go beneath the physical symptoms of disease and to allow for the determination of the root cause underlying the condition; the cause becoming apparent in the cases of the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual planes of existence. It can be used in the treatment of the reproductive system, and to stimulate healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.
Sources: Jewelry Central; some metaphysical descriptions of gemstones are from Love is in the Earth, a Kaleidoscope of Crystals by Melody and The Crystal Awareness Guide by Legion of Light and wehug.com website; Jewelrysupplier.com;