Semi-precious stone, the Agate is said to improve natural vitality and energy and to increase the self-confidence of the person using it. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and to those taking any kind of examination or test – or anyone else who has to call upon instant bursts of energy whether mental or physical. Balances the emotions and calms the body, mind and feelings. General healing, reduces fever, hardens tender gums, gives courage and banishes fear, also assists the wearer to express thoughts into spoken words. Helps to develop powers of eloquence. Stone of health and good fortune.

Helps the nervous system, spleen, pancreas and testicles. May be used to amplify color therapy.

Although it may look like one, Amber is not really a stone but the yellow-brown fossilized resin of trees. It is claimed that Amber is used to best effect by those who suffer from throat infections, those who have bronchial disorders or those who are prone to asthma or convulsions, also rheumatism, intestinal disorders, earache, bladder trouble, nerves or bone-marrow deficiencies. Calming, can absorb negative energy and helps the body to heal itself. Used for making and breaking spells. Helps with depression and suicidal tendencies.

A purple-colored quartz used as a semi-precious stone; the Amethyst is known as a spiritual stone and is used for general healing and for meditation. It is said that sleeping with a piece of amethyst beneath one’s pillow promotes intuitive dreams and inspired thought. Many healers also consider it useful in the relief of insomnia and to bring serenity in times of grief. The Amethyst clears, purifies and helps with any addictions or stress or tension. Also protects against blood disease, toxic effects of substance use, acne, neuralgia and fits. Soothes and calms the mind, raises the spirit, rebalances and increases intuitive awareness, protects from negative vibrations. It is a very good idea to have an Amethyst cluster in your room because of the cleansing and energizing properties associated with it. Traditionally believed to protect from drunkenness.

Strengthens muscle tissue, aids in coordinating basic motor responses. Assists people suffering from stuttering and used in the treatment of hypertension.

Helps heart problems, liver trouble, mouth, stomach and throat infections. Improves intellect, strengthens will-power, guards against stupidity and mental disorders.

Helps improve heart, lungs, throat and thymus. Good for people suffering from emotional traumas. Aids the release of inner emotional tension from deep within the body.

Master healer. An extremely powerful stone in the removing of blockages and all emotional negativity.

A pale green gemstone. Jade is said to be of help in relieving kidney complaints, bladder trouble and eye problems. Yellow jade is believed to aid a poor digestion. When worn as a piece of jewelry, jade is thought to provide protection from one’s enemies and can be used to protect one on long journeys. Also to attract good luck, for wisdom, for long life and a peaceful death. Helps to control dream content or focus. In ancient China and ancient Egypt it was widely used as a talisman to attract good fortune, friendship and loyalty.

Colored impure form of natural silica. Jasper is said to be both invigorating and stabilizing, bringing stillness to a troubled mind. It generates an even rhythmic pulse. It is also said to improve the sense of smell and to overcome depression. Red jasper is known to contain iron oxide which is used medically to control excessive bleeding and for this reason, it is claimed it can be useful in overcoming disorders of the blood. Also for digestion and stomach problems, biliousness and bladder trouble. Protects from witchcraft, soothes the nerves.

A very hard lustrous form of natural carbon. Prevents deep depression, quiets fears. Protects from violence and illness. Aids grieving. It is also used in healing to control and ease migraine and pain behind the eyes.

A dark stone but iridescent and reflective from blue greens to yellow golds. Reduces anxiety and stress. Magnifies a persons strength, originality, and relationships with others.

A variety of agate. The onyx is reputed to improve concentration and devotion. Perhaps it is for this reason that it is frequently to be found in rosaries. Helps hearing problems, heart trouble and ulcers.

Helps lung conditions, increases assimilation of protein. Assists the control of one’s temper and calms the nerves. Aids the development of one’s psychic ability. Sometimes considered an unlucky stone, perhaps because it causes one’s thoughts – good or bad – to rebound upon oneself! Above all, it is a stone of love, but if the lover be false its influence is reversed, and the opal proves a sorry stone for faithless lovers.

Promotes antibodies and fights infection.

Also known as ‘Fool’s Gold,’ shields negative energy. It symbolizes the warmth of the sun. Enhances memory.

A natural crystalline silica. So many uses and properties that it needs a whole book to itself! 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. Amplifies and transmits subtle vibrations. The symbol of elemental wholeness, containing the four elements of creation. Assists development and integration of our entire being. 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.

Relieves diarrhea, dizziness, hemorrhage, kidney troubles, spasms, vertigo. Helps ease pain anywhere.

This lovely stone is claimed to be one of the best stones to use in the treatment of migraines and headaches of all types. Calms emotions, helps suffering due to emotional trauma, heals wounds of neglect giving inner peace. 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 promotes forgiveness, love and friendship. It makes one more receptive to beauty, hastens recovery and gladdens the heart. The Venus – or love – stone.

Smokey quartz disperses negative patterns and vibrations, and transmits a high quantity of light. Good luck talisman. Helps protect soldiers on active service. Improves abdomen, kidneys, pancreas and the sexual organs. Increases energy fertility. Encourages survival instincts. Stimulates and purifies energy centers. Grounds and stabilizes energies, helps lift depression. Draws out and absorbs negative energies, replacing them with positive ones.

It is claimed that tigers eye 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. It releases tension and develops will-power. Good for asthma. Helps people gain insight into their own faults. Protects from witchcraft and evil. Attracts good luck.

This bluish green precious stone helps the ability to express oneself and verbalize freely. It's good for laryngitis and nervous speech. It's said that the stone will turn pale on a sick person and return to its color when worn by a healthy person. It can strengthen the entire anatomy and help improve all diseases. It shields the wearer from harmful influences, and attracts friendships. Used in meditation. Also for the development of intuition. Brings one wisdom. It reminds us of both our spiritual nature, our earthly inheritance and its beauty.