Explore our guide to crystal meanings and crystal properties
Abalone shells are believed to bring peace and compassion into your life. Abalone shells are also great for frazzled nerves and helping you to remain calm. Abalone shells make great decorative pieces around your home, they can be used to catch the ash from your white sage smudge sticks, or they can be used to display crystal tumbles or even soaps in your bathroom.
Agate is a banded Chalcedony, which is a member of the Quartz family. Agate is a stone that grounds and balances on an emotional, physical and intellectual level. It is soothing, calming, slow and steady however has much strength. Agate will help you overcome anger and encourage love to grow in its place. If you have suffered any emotional trauma it will help you feel safe and secure.
Amazonite is known to be a 'filtering' stone and is extremely soothing. It has the ability to alleviate stress, anxiety and fears. It encourages personal growth and being true to yourself. Amazonite is useful for seeing both sides of a problem and to enhance communication without being over emotional. It is said to be good for Osteoporosis and muscle spasms and cramps.
Amber is not actually classified as a crystal - it is in fact tree resin that solidified, and in turn, fossilized. Amber often contains inclusions of insects and plants from as long ago as 120 million years ago. Baltic Amber crystals are considered to be the best Amber to work with. There is a Greek myth on how the crystal Amber was created ... Phaeton, the son of Helios who was the sun god, was tragically killed when he was struck by lightning. Phaeton's sisters were so overcome with grief that they turned into poplar trees and the tears that they shed turned into drops of Amber! Metaphysically Amber is said to absorb any energy that is negative. Amber can also help energetically with depression and stress. Amber crystal beads are said to help ease the pain of teething babies however always ensure that the necklace or bracelet does not become a choking hazard.
Amethyst is a natural stress reliever, calming the mind and neutralising any negative energy. Amethyst can also assist with a peaceful night’s sleep and prevent nightmares (very good for children’s bedrooms!). Known as the ‘sobriety’ stone, it is said to help with alcoholism, compulsive behaviour and addictions. In Ancient Greek times amethyst was used to prevent drunkenness. The Ancient Greeks believed they could drink all night if they had an amethyst in their mouth or on their person! Amethyst clusters are extra special as they can cleanse and charge other crystals (use a cluster larger than the crystal you wish to cleanse or charge).
Chevron Amethyst has all the healing properties of Amethyst however it also has extra qualities and is far more powerful. Chevron Amethyst energises the third eye chakra, strengthening and amplifying intuition. This crystal also assists in the development of your spiritual abilities, acting like a telephone between you and your spirit guides.
Ametrine is a wonderful combination of the crystals Amethyst and Citrine, it is another member of the Quartz family. Other names for Ametrine include Bolivianite and Trystine. The best Ametrine comes from Bolivia. Amethyst is a natural stress reliever, calming the mind and neutralising any negative energy. Amethyst can also assist with a peaceful night’s sleep and prevent nightmares (very good for children’s bedrooms!). Known as the ‘sobriety stone', it is said to help with alcoholism, compulsive behaviour and addictions. In Ancient Greek times amethyst was used to prevent drunkenness. The Ancient Greeks believed they could drink all night if they had an amethyst crystal in their mouth or on their person! Citrine is rare and quite expensive to buy in its natural state. Most Citrine on the market is heat-treated Citrine due to natural Citrine being hard to source. Natural Citrine is usually of a honey/lemon/white wine colour throughout – heat-treated Citrine is a burnt orange colour. Heat-treated Citrine grows in a geode, natural Citrine does not. Citrine attracts prosperity, happiness, wealth and abundance. Use Citrine to manifest dreams and success. Citrine is a great crystal to have on you if you find it difficult to express your thoughts and feelings.
Angel Aura, also called Opal Aura, is Quartz that has been bonded with Silver & Platinum. Angel Aura relates to all the Chakras and is a crystal of joy. This crystal will guide you into a deep meditative state and help you to connect with your angels. Angel Aura can also help you heal past lives and access the Akashic records.
Angelite is considered to be a very spiritual crystal, one that can connect you with ‘higher powers’ and tune into your psychic abilities. It is said that the crystal Angelite can help with anxiety and depression. Angelite can also help relieve stress and bring peace into your life.
Apache Tears are a form of Obsidian (volcanic glass) and are found in the USA. When you hold them in your hand, they look black however if you hold them up to a light you will see that they are actually a dark grey-brown colour and are translucent. Apache Tears are said to absorb negative energy and are known as a crystal for grief. It is said that an Apache Tear will become darker in colour as grief is absorbed. The legend of the Apache Tear is recorded in Wikipedia: The name "Apache tear" comes from a legend of the Apache tribe: about 75 Apaches and the US Cavalry fought on a mountain overlooking what is now Superior, Arizona in the 1870s. Facing defeat, the outnumbered Apache warriors rode their horses off the mountain to their deaths rather than be killed. The wives and families of the warriors cried when they heard of the tragedy; their tears turned into stone upon hitting the ground. American singer songwriter Johnny Cash wrote a song entitled "Apache Tears" for his 1964 album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian.
Apatite is said to help with weight loss as it can suppress the appetite. If you wanted to use this crystal as an elixir you would need to use the indirect method and not immerse the crystal directly into your water. Being a Throat Chakra crystal, Apatite facilitates communication and is especially helpful when speaking in public.
In addition to having the generic qualities of Apatite, Golden Apatite helps with manifesting and motivating. This is a crystal to support you when you are feeling lethargic or are finding it hard to concentrate. Golden Apatite relates to the Solar Plexus Chakra.
Apophyllite is a calming crystal that can be used to heal relationships within families and reduce stress. Physically Apophyllite is said to be useful for respiratory issues such as asthma, emphysema and hay fever. Having a high-water content enables Apophyllite crystals to be a carrier of the Akasic Record. Apophyllite can also be used to remove negativity from other crystals. Interestingly, horses find Apophyllite calming and can help them heal!
Aqua Aura is actually Clear Quartz crystals that have been bonded with molten gold. It is thought that Aqua Aura crystals can assist with immune system issues and may help detox the body. Aqua Aura crystals relate to the Throat Chakra and assist with communication.
Aquamarine, said to be the crystal of mermaids, gets its name after the Latin word for 'water of the sea'. In Ancient times, sailors used Aquamarine crystals for protection whilst at sea. Aquamarine crystals are extremely pretty and can be either blue or blue-green in colour. Aquamarine is considered to be a calming and soothing crystal. It is said that Aquamarine crystals are wonderful to work with if you are stressed.
Aragonite is a crystal to help you feel at ease, both within your own skin and within your surroundings. Aragonite teaches compassion and patience, and will help you communicate clearly. Use Aragonite to assist with letting go of suppressed emotions and feelings.
Auralite 23 is a very rare crystal from the 'Cave of Wonders' in Ontario, Canada. Scientists have identified 23 earth elements and minerals in Auralite 23 which was formed about 1.2-1.5 billion years ago. The average crystal contains at least 17 of the following: Titanite, Cacoxenite, Lepidocrosite, Ajoite, Hematite, Magnetite, Pyrite, Geothite, Pyrolusite, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Nickel, Copper, Iron, Limonite, Shpalerite, Covellite, Chalcopyrite, Gilalite, Epidote, Bronite, and Rutile. Auralite 23 is a very high vibration crystal that can be used to balance all the chakras. This is a crystal of harmony and balance which can energetically assist with stress, anxiety, headaches and muscle spasms. Ashley Leavy states in her book 'Crystals for Energy Healing' that "Auralite-23 encourages you to be in balance with the universe, release ego-based resistance to change, and be in the flow of universal energy rather than fighting against it. It helps you to prioritize things in your life so that your responsibilities seem more manageable".
Aventurine is a member of the quartz family and the stones are usually green, blue or red. Aventurine is known for compassion, leadership and enhancing creativity. Aventurine is also great for calming anger. Physically you can use Aventurine to assist with migraines and sinuses.
Azurite, known as the Stone of Heaven, will help you to see things from a new perspective. This crystal can help you to overcome feelings of inferiority and always trying to please others. Azurite is also able to help you express your feelings, release stress, worry and fears. Physically, Azurite can energetically assist with Alzheimers, dementia and increase concentration/ memory (so is great for anyone that is at school or studying). Use Azurite to detox your body, ease arthritis and heal thyroid, kidney and liver problems.
Black Obsidian, named after the Roman Obsius, is actually molten lava (volcanic glass), which has cooled extremely quickly. It is a lightweight, translucent stone and because Black Obsidian is a natural glass, it is also very shiny and smooth. Obsidian can be found in Ecuador, Indonesia, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United States and other volcanic areas. Many ancient civilisations used Obsidian to make arrowheads and blades as Obsidian could be shaped into extremely sharp weapons. Obsidian was also polished to make some of the earliest mirrors known to exist. Interestingly, on Easter Island, Obsidian was not only used for weapons, it was also used to decorate the eyes on their statutes Today, Obsidian is being trialled for use as blades in surgery as they are much sharper than standard steel scalpels. Black Obsidian is very powerful, it grounds the soul and magnifies any negative energy so that it can be addressed. It can also increase self-control and provide support during any change. Black Obsidian can be used to protect you against environmental pollution. As Obsidian soaks up so much negative energy you need to cleanse the stone after each use.
Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, in its raw state is very easy to distinguish as it has rough creases and grooves. As a tumbled stone however, it almost looks like all the other black stones except for one difference, it will still have grooves visible as it doesn’t polish up perfectly smooth. Black Tourmaline can be found in numerous parts of the world however Brazil is renown for having amazing supplies of Tourmaline. Other countries that are noted for their Tourmaline are Nepal, for small double-terminated stones, Africa, Pakistan and the United States. There is an Ancient Egyptian legend of how Tourmaline came to have so many colours. It is said that as Tourmaline travelled from the core of the Earth it encountered a rainbow, and as it passed it got hold of the rainbow’s beautiful colours. One of the first known discoveries of Black Tourmaline was in the village of Schorl (now known as Zschorlau) in Germany. It was here that they discovered what they called Schorl in a tin mine. Tourmaline is known for becoming electrically charged when heated or rubbed. It then attracts dust, ash and other small particles. ‘Aschentrekker’ is what the Dutch called Tourmaline in the 1700s, which translates to ‘ash remover’, they used ‘aschentrekker’ to pull ash out of their pipes. It has also been recorded that ancient magicians used Schorl to protect them whilst casting spells. Black Tourmaline protects against negative energies and disperses stress and tension. It is a powerful, protective crystal and is great at removing your own negative thoughts, self-judgement and anger. It can also be used for grounding. Black Tourmaline is excellent to place near computers and telephones to dissolve electromagnetic energy.
Bloodstone is easily identifiable by its green colour with red flecks or splashes. Bloodstone is said to be great for blood ailments as it can energetically cleanse the blood. It is also known for grounding and protecting, with the ability to calm irritability and aggressiveness.
Blue Aventurine assists with mental healing and helps you to find your inner strength. As such, Blue Aventurine is very useful to use if you are trying to give up smoking or other addictions. This stone works in a slow and steady manner so you need to allow it time to work. Physically Blue Aventurine is useful for balancing hormones and can help with concentration.
Blue Calcite is a Throat Chakra crystal and therefore assists with clear and concise communication. You can use this crystal for both public speaking as well as writing – if you are a writer, place a piece of Blue Calcite on your desk! Blue Calcite can also help with anxiety and stress.
Blue Chalcedony is a member of the Quartz crystal family and is a great crystal to use to create a sense of calm in your surroundings. This crystal fosters goodwill and is a peacemaker. Mentally, Blue Chalcedony is said to help with an over-active mind as well as thinking optimistically. Those with OCD, Autism or Asperger's Syndrome may also feel the benefits of working with Blue Chalcedony. Physically, you can use Blue Chalcedony to energetically assist with hay fever, Alzheimer's, diabetes and fluid retention. Blue Chalcedony relates to the Throat Chakra.
Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate helps with self-expression and thinking before you speak. It also helps with relaxation and is a very calming and nurturing stone. It is an ideal crystal to calm children who are over stimulated. This Agate is especially useful as an energetic healing stone for the throat and thyroid.
Blue Tiger’s Eye
In addition to having the generic qualities of Tiger’s Eye, Blue Tiger’s Eye crystals are said to help with help with stress, phobias, tempers and anxious feelings.
Botswana Agate, from Botswana in Africa, relates to the sacral chakra and will help you to see the bigger picture. It can also assist with depression, fears and panic attacks. Botswana Agate is said to help protect anyone that works around fire. It can also be helpful for anyone that is trying to quit smoking.
Brookite is a rare crystal that relates to the Base, Sacral, Brow and Crown Chakras. If you have had surgery Brookite can energetically help you with your recovery. It is said to assist with liver issues, circulation, the heart and kidneys. In The Crystal Healer Volume 2, Philip Permutt states "no matter how bad it seems, it will end and it will get better. Keeps your feet on the ground and clears your mind. Brings optimism and hope for a better time, and helps you to stay in the present moment.".
Bronzite crystals are related to the Base Chakra and are another grounding crystal. This crystal is said to help overcome indecisiveness and not believing in yourself. In addition, Bronzite can help you to remain calm in situations where you feel powerless. In The Crystal Bible 2, Judy Hall states "Spiritually, this is the perfect stone if you have difficulty in stilling yourself, since it brings total serenity".
Bumble Bee Jasper (Bumblebee)
The ‘Stone of New Opportunities’, Bumble Bee Jasper (or Bumblebee), is suitably named with its colouring and patterns resembling a bumblebee. It is said that Bumble Bee Jasper helps you to accept changes in your life and boosts your confidence. It helps you make unemotional decisions and increases self-esteem. Physically it is believed Bumble Bee Jasper can help with allergies, infections and issues with the nervous system. Bumble Bee Jasper is a recent discovery found on the Indonesian island of Java. It is a rare stone that was formed where a volcano opened to the earth. Bumble Bee Jasper is one of the stones that you need to be careful handling as the yellow colouring is due to the presence of sulphur, which is toxic. Wash your hands after use :-)
Calcite comes in many different colours including green, blue, brown, yellow, orange, clear, red, grey and pink (pink calcite is also known as mangano calcite). Calcite can feel waxy when you hold it. This is a stone to grab when you need to calm your mind and remove stress from your life. It can also help you relax. Calcite can clean negative energies from a room.
Caribbean Calcite is a new crystal that was discovered in Pakistan in 2019. This crystal, which is a combination of blue Calcite and white/brown Aragonite, relates to the third eye & crown chakras. Caribbean Calcite rates as a 3 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which means it’s a very soft crystal that is easily damaged. Metaphysically, Caribbean Calcite has a calm energy and is said to connect you with spirit. It reminds you of standing with your feet in the sand listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean.
Carnelian is a stone for courage, assisting you to overcome fears in taking the next steps. It will help you be more independent and have more confidence. If you are a procrastinator, Carnelian will help you make decisions. Carnelian can also be used to cleanse other crystals.
Cavensite helps with Osteoporosis as well as eyes and teeth. It is also said that Cavensite can be used for pain relief. Emotionally, Cavansite can assist with anxiety and sadness, making everything feel bright again. Cavansite relates to the Throat and Brow Chakras.
Celestite, also known as Celestine, is used to help you communicate with your guardian angels. It is a stone of peace and tranquillity. Celestite brings inner peace and will help you overcome your fears and feel safe. It has been said to help eliminate toxins and heal eye infections. Keep away from direct sunlight as the colour can fade.
Charoite is a purple crystal that can only be found in Russia in the Chary River. Judy Hall describes Charoite as 'the soul stone that overcomes fear' and as 'a stone of transformation'. Charoite is a crystal to use to help you to put things into perspective. It'll help you to relax as well as stop stressing and worrying. It is said to be great for anyone who suffers with compulsions and obsessions. Physically, use Charoite to energetically assist with migraines, cramps, high blood pressure, sleepwalking and sleep talking. Charoite is also suggested for those with autism or Asperger's syndrome.
Cherry Blossom Agate / Sakura Agate / Flower Agate
Cherry Blossom Agate, or Sakura Agate / Flower Agate, is a crystal recently discovered in Madagascar. Cherry Blossom Agate relates to the heart chakra and is a 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. I'm finding the energy of this Agate very calming and soothing, and I'm totally smitten with the layers of flower-like patterns! This crystal is said to encourage personal growth, whilst also eliminating any feelings of hesitancy and uncertainty. Cherry Blossom Agate can also be used energetically for recent trauma.
Cherry Quartz (Red Rutilated Quartz)
Cherry Quartz, or Red Rutilated Quartz, is a crystal that brings new hope and helps you to see the bigger picture. This is a crystal to energetically use for anxiety and depression. It is also said to be good for a sad or weak heart and to allow energy to flow freely through the body.
Chrysocolla is a stone for communication, it will help you express your thoughts and ideas clearly and lovingly! This is a crystal of peace and tranquillity and relates to the throat and heart chakras. Chrysocolla gets it’s beautiful green/blue colouring due to the presence of copper!
Chrysoprase is a wonderful crystal to use for optimism and compassion. This crystal also assists with positive thinking towards others. As Chrysoprase relates to the heart Chakra it can be used to attract love … it is a crystal for the heart. The crystal Chrysoprase is also said to be useful for balancing hormones, healing the digestive system and arthritis.
Cinnabar is a crystal to use to attract wealth and abundance. If you are in retail, then place some Cinnabar in your cash register as this crystal is known as a 'Merchant's Stone'! Physically, Cinnabar can help with fertility and blood conditions (it gets its name from a Persian word for Dragon Blood). This is a toxic crystal so take care to wash your hand after use.
Citrine is rare and is quite expensive to buy in its natural state. Most Citrine on the market is heat-treated Citrine due to natural Citrine being hard to source. Natural Citrine is usually of a honey/lemon/white wine colour throughout – heat-treated Citrine is a burnt orange colour. Heat-treated Citrine grows in a geode, natural Citrine does not. Read our blog on our website to find out more. Citrine attracts prosperity, happiness, wealth and abundance. Use Citrine to manifest dreams and success. Citrine is a great crystal to have on you if you find it difficult to express your thoughts and feelings. Citrine never needs cleansing.
Clear Quartz is the most powerful stone on the planet for both healing and amplifying energy. If you only have one crystal, this is the one to have. It's a master healer, a motivator and provides clarity to your life. Clear Quartz will amplify the energies of all other crystals which is why Clear Quartz points are used in crystal grids and a Clear Quartz wand is used to activate a grid. Use Clear Quartz points with other crystals to enhance their energy, positioning the point towards or away from you as required. Clear Quartz can be used for any condition and is apparently great for soothing burns.
Copper is a great conductor of energy and is said to help with arthritis and any swelling of the hands or feet. Copper can also be used for spiritual work.
Covellite is a crystal to transform dreams into reality whilst also releasing thoughts and feelings that might hold you back. This crystal enables you to tap into wisdom collected during previous lives.
Crazy Lace Agate (Mexican Agate)
Crazy Lace Agate, also known as Mexican Agate, is known as the 'Laughter Stone'. This crystal is said to bring happiness, laughter and joy into your life.
Dalmatian Jasper (Dalmatian Stone)
Dalmatian Jasper, also known as Dalmatian Stone, is another grounding stone and is said to encourage loyalty, harmony and fidelity within a family. You can use Dalmatian Jasper to identify your strengths and weaknesses and at the same time it promotes positivity. Dalmatian Jasper is regarded as an excellent stone to have around you if you work with animals, it is said to calm them if they are scared, sick or injured.
Dragon's Blood Jasper (Dragon Stone / Septarian Dragon Stone)
This crystal goes by several names … Dragon's Blood Jasper, Dragon Stone and Septarian Dragon Stone, making it very confusing for everyone! Dragon's Blood Jasper is a rare crystal found in Australia and South Africa and is quite distinctive with its deep forest green colours mixed with splashes of red. In 'The Crystal Bible 3' Judy Hall states that Dragon's Stone 'activates Dragon energy, the earth's kundalini, assisting earth healing and bringing order out of chaos.'. This is a crystal to use for courage, healing past life traumas, plus staying grounded and balanced on Earth.
Dravite Tourmaline, or Brown Tourmaline, is a grounding crystal that rates as a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Dravite Tourmaline helps you to release, and move on from, emotional issues that no longer serve you. This crystal can also lift your self-esteem and inspire courage.
Desert Rose Selenite
Desert Rose, which forms in desert areas, has clusters that look like pale roses. These crystals can be used energetically if you are feeling claustrophobic or are experiencing panic attacks. Similar to other forms of Selenite, do not immerse Desert Rose in water.
Use Dumortierite for courage, self-confidence, speaking your mind and if you need to stand up for yourself. Dumortierite is very calming and can help you overcome shyness, stress, panic, stubbornness and phobias. This crystal can also help you to connect with your angels and spirit guides.
Elestial crystals have a 'skeletal structure', mainly comprised of triangular, geometric patterns on their surface. You will find these high vibrational crystals in different varieties of Quartz crystals.
Emeralds are known as the stone of successful love and relate to the heart chakra. These crystals can be used to attract love, loyalty and abundance. Emeralds can also help with bad tempers! Physically, Emeralds can energetically help sinuses, rheumatism and diabetes.
Enhydros are crystals that have a water bubble inside which you can see moving! The water inside the bubble is pure, free from human touch for thousands, perhaps millions of years. Look for a little black spec that moves about inside the bubble.
Faden Quartz is a crystal that has fractured whilst it is growing and then has healed again. This process forms a visible line (which is thread-like) through the inner area. These crystals are said to be easily programmed so care should be taken to ensure they are carefully cleansed of any previous intentions. In The Crystal Bible 2, Judy Hall states that "Psychologically, if you are undergoing intense internal trauma, Faden Quartz gives you the strength to carry on. Emotionally, Faden Quartz helps to heal broken trust in relationships and teaches how to have both emotional autonomy and be intimate with another person."
Fancy Jasper, known as the 'Stone of Tranquility', is a gentle stone that is said to help you relax and focus. It is also great for preventing procrastination and helping you to stay in the present moment. Fancy Jasper is a healing stone that can also be used for grounding and protection.
Fire and Ice Quartz
Fire and Ice Quartz are rare crystals that have been thermally shocked. This is a process where the Quartz has been heated and then cooled quickly with cold water, resulting in the fractures and rainbows that you can see. In The Crystal Bible 3, Judy Hall writes “Fire and Ice Quartz contains the spirit of life and of pure love. Self-cleansing, it is particularly useful for spiritual manifestation, having a strong resonance with the law of attraction. It is a stone for new beginnings and profound growth, cutting through the old to reveal the soul’s purpose, which is achieved through acceptance of the creation of personal reality.”
Fire Quartz (Hematoid Quartz)
Fire Quartz, also known as Hematoid Quartz, is a great crystal to use to enhance self-esteem and balance the mind, body and spirit. As Fire Quartz is a grounding crystal, you can work with it to relieve panic attacks or anxiety. Fire Quartz will help you to feel calm. Fire Quartz will also help you with concentration and being able to focus. Physically, Fire Quartz is a crystal that can energetically assist with blood disorders and the immune system.
Fluorite is a very protective stone. It draws off negative energies and stress, eases worrying thoughts and fears. It helps you see the bigger picture. Fluorite is a great stone for improving concentration and focus. It is said to physically help sinusitis, colds and flu. Fluorite may also help to relieve arthritis and joint pain.
Fuchsite is a great crystal for anyone that often finds themselves rescuing others (and we don't mean firefighters!). Fuchsite will help you to still be a caring and kind person whilst taking a step back. This crystal will help you make the right decisions. Physically, Fuchsite is great for skin conditions such as eczema.
Garnet gets its name from the word ‘granatum’ which in Latin means pomegranate! This is a crystal of joy, courage and general wellbeing. Garnet is all about loving, strong, fulfilling relationships. If you have self-doubt issues this crystal will help you to learn to trust yourself.
Golden Sheen Obsidian
Golden Sheen Obsidian crystals get their 'sheen' appearance from left over gas bubbles from flowing Lava. Golden Sheen Obsidian is said to help with patience and can balance energy fields. This crystal is a protector, providing a feeling of safety and compassion. In the book Crystals for Energy Healing, Ashley Leavy shares a Mexican legend about Golden Sheen Obsidian where "a woman named Xochitzol, meaning "flower of the sun", who was separated from her love when he was sent off to war. She vowed to wait for him until his return. When much time had passed, Xochitzol realised that her mate was not going to return, so she began to cry. The gods, feeling pity for her, turned her tears to Golden Obsidian."
Goldstone, which not actually a crystal, is a man-made product available in blue, red/orange or green. Goldstone is made with glass and flecks of copper and is a result of medieval alchemists trying to make gold ... Legend has it that it originated from monks accidentally knocking copper shavings into melted glass! Use this sparkly crystal to attract joy and abundance, plus to help you with self-confidence and self-worth. In addition, Blue Goldstone can assist with migraines and epilepsy, Red/Orange Goldstone can assist with arthritis and circulation, while Green Goldstone can assist with recovering from heart problems.
Grape Agate, or Botryoidal Purple Chalcedony, has only been discovered recently. Botryoidal means that a crystal has little 'globes' that have formed naturally and resemble a bunch of grapes. This is a crystal for stability, security and self-confidence and is an awesome crystal to use whilst mediating.
Green Aventurine, which relates to the heart chakra, is known as a stone of optimism and confidence. Green Aventurine is a lovely stone for highly sensitive people to carry in their pocket, as it is a comforter and harmoniser. It also assists with understanding emotional problems. If you are looking for some good luck, Green Aventurine is known as a stone for manifest prosperity. Physically Green Aventurine can ease nausea and is considered an all-round healer.
Green Calcite helps to restore balance emotionally and mentally. This crystal highlights where improvements can be made and assists with your willingness to change. Green Calcite works with the heart chakra and is said to help turn feelings of anger into forgiveness. Green varieties of Calcite can also stimulate the immune system and are said to cool fevers.
Gypsum is part of the same family as Selenite, Satin Spar and Desert Rose (Gypsum is the fibrous form). Gypsum is said to bring good luck and helps fertility and bones. Apparently, it is thrown into the air by Aboriginal tribes during rain making ceremonies. Keep Gypsum away from water/moisture, as it will dissolve when wet.
Hematite is great for grounding and balancing the mind and body. It is a very strong and protective stone, especially for women who are unable to stand up for themselves. Physically, Hematite can help with leg cramps and blood ailments.
Herkimer Diamonds are actually double terminated Clear Quartz crystals that are found in Herkimer County, New York State in the USA. Herkimer Diamond crystals are said to help with physical exhaustion and are related to the Crown Chakra.
Formed high up in the Himalayan mountains, these crystals are usually collected by hand as its impossible for workers to haul heavy machinery up and down the mountains. Himalayan Quartz crystals are great meditation tools, they have such a pure energy and will help connect you to your spirit guides and angels. Himalayan Quartz is known to amplify your intentions and will help keep negative thoughts and feelings away.
Himalayan Salt Lamps
Himalayan Salt Lamps, when on, have many advantages over normal ionizers. They improve the general atmosphere of any room. The Salt lamp binds the negative ions with excess positive ions. When it becomes warm, it absorbs moisture and the crystal will be damp on the surface. This builds up the ion field. Placing a Salt lamp next to a television or computer reduces the electromagnetic field that these produce. Over exposure results in nervousness, insomnia, lack of concentration and accumulation of more free radicals in the body, known to be a cause of cancer. Healing - Tests done with kids who have ADHD have shown that after 1 week of having the lamp on their symptoms subsided. When the lamp is removed the symptoms return. Also helps relieving the symptoms of Asthma and allergies in general. Information given by our suppliers Earth Crystals.
As well as having the properties of Calcite, Honey Calcite can be used if you are struggling with self-worth and confidence issues.
A lovely calming stone, Howlite is great for insomnia sufferers. Place a Howlite tumble under your pillow to help you get a better night’s sleep. Howlite also helps to calm feelings of anger and rage, and it will help you have more patience. It can help you express your feelings easily. Howlite is a white stone, which is often dyed to resemble other stones such as turquoise.
Iceland Spar / Optical Calcite
Iceland Spar, also known as Optical Calcite, can assist with clear thinking and making decisions. Iceland Spar is also said to heal the eyes and reduce migraines.
Inca Calcite (Aztec or Rainbow Calcite)
Inca Calcite (also known as Aztec Calcite and Rainbow Calcite) is an extra special form of Calcite that displays layers of orange, green, red or clear colours. Generally, Calcite is known to be a calming crystal that is great to work with if you are stressed, need to relax or calm your mind. Inca Calcite has several metaphysical properties due to the variations of colour:
- Orange Calcite can be used to overcome depression and alleviate fears. Orange Calcite is also useful for anyone that suffers from shyness.
- Green Calcite helps to restore balance emotionally and mentally. This crystal works with the heart chakra and is said to help turn feelings of anger into forgiveness.
- Red Calcite increases energy within the physical body. This crystal is also said to boost your confidence, ease fears plus strengthen your willpower.
- Clear Calcite is described by Judy Hall in 'The Crystal Bible' as a "cure-all" and a "powerful detoxifier" which "aligns all the chakras".
Indigo Gabbro (Mystic Merlinite)
Indigo Gabbro is said to be a great crystal to use for spiritual work, intuition and meditation. This crystal has been found to be extremely grounding as well as having the ability to connect you with your higher consciousness. Indigo Gabbro crystals can also locate energy blockages in the body and align all the chakras. Physically, Indigo Gabbro crystals can be used to help the immune system, ease fevers (including hot flushes), swelling, bruising and sprains.
Iolite is said to be a 'vision stone' and can be used to stimulate your third-eye chakra, enhancing intuition, visions and dreams. Iolite is thought to kill bacteria, energetically help with sinus and respiratory issues, plus ease migraines and eyestrain.
Jade is a stone for abundance and good fortune, and is loved by Feng Shui followers. Jade creates harmony and happiness so is a great stone to have in the home. Jade is said to help with fertility and childbirth.
There are many different varieties of Jasper, all unique and very beautiful. Jasper, an opaque stone, is a member of the Quartz family with a Mohs’ hardness of 6.5 - 7. Jasper is usually multi-coloured; it is hard to find a piece that is uniform in colour. The name Jasper originally came from the Greek word ‘spotted stone’. In her book The Crystal Bible 1, Judy Hall describes Jasper as a ‘supreme nurturer’ and notes that it reminds people to help each other. Jasper is great for being organised and is said to help you during times of stress. It also helps you to be honest with yourself and assists with clear and quick thinking.
Jet, also known as Black Amber, is not officially classified as a crystal. It is in fact a type of coal, which originally formed when driftwood was submerged in sea-floor mud. Jet is very lightweight and is opaque. When holding a raw piece of Jet, it can feel similar to both plastic and bark. Typically, the best Jet is found in England, with Whitby in England being renown for its Jet, which dates from early Jurassic times. Jet is also found in Poland, Spain, the United States, France and Germany. Jet has been used since the Stone Ages where it was worn as a talisman (a talisman was believed to have magical properties, bring good luck and protect from evil). In Roman times, Whitby Jet was used by the Romans to decorate their jewellery. Additionally, in Britain, Jet was burned for protection by fishermen’s loved ones to ensure their return from sea. Moving into more recent history, Jet was popular during the Victorian era after Queen Victoria wore Whitby Jet jewellery whilst mourning the passing of her husband, Prince Albert. Jet is said to assist with intuition and protect the wearer from violence. Jet is also known for stabilising mood swings and relieving depression. Jet is a companion stone to Amber and if you are looking for stress relief combine Jet with Lepidolite. To clear your energy field use Jet and Fluorite together.
K2 is a rare, recently discovered stone mined from the K2 Mountain in Pakistan. Mount K2 is the second highest mountain in the world and the stone is very hard to source. K2 is a blend of Azurite (blue) or Malachite (green) in Granite. Physically it is said that K2 can help with migraines and headaches as well as rheumatism. Granite is known for grounding and encouraging diplomacy. Azurite is known for recalling memories and expanding the mind. Malachite is known for developing empathy, easing heartache and letting go of deep resentment and sadness. It can also help you if you fear confrontations, it will allow you to express your feelings whilst still being aware of how the other person is feeling. See our description of Malachite for more information.
Kiwi Jasper gets its name from the Greek word 'laspis' which means 'spotted stone'. Kiwi Jasper is said to align all of the chakras and will also soak up any negative energy. This crystal is a very nurturing stone and is ideal to use if you are seeing a counsellor or therapist for addictions or addictive behaviours.
Kunzite is a crystal of unconditional love, peace and positivity. This crystal helps you to express your feelings and is considered to be a protective stone. Kunzite is said to be great for helping reduce anxiety caused by stress. Physically, Kunzite can assist with PMS, migraines associated with hormones and girls going through puberty. Ashley Leavy, author of the book ‘Crystals for Energy Healing’, suggests that the best way to wear a piece of Kunzite is as a pendant over the heart chakra.
Kyanite, also known as Disthene, derived its name from the Greek word for blue 'Kyanos'. Kyanite is one of the stones that never needs cleaning as it doesn't retain negativity. Kyanite can assist you with speaking the truth whilst also making you more self-aware. Kyanite can also reduce stress. The best blue Kyanite can be found in Brazil however it is also found in India, South Africa, Switzerland and other countries. Kyanite forms in flat 'blades'.
Kyanite, also known as Disthene, derived its name from the Greek word for blue 'Kyanos'. Kyanite is one of the crystals that never needs cleaning as it doesn't retain negativity. Black Kyanite is a great grounding crystal which can reduce stress, panic and negative thoughts. This crystal can be used to cleanse auras and is great to use whilst meditating. Black Kyanite relates to the Base Chakra and is much rarer than Blue Kyanite!
Labradorite is known for its stunning blue, green and gold flashes. The Inuit’s believed that the Northern Lights had fallen from the sky and had become trapped in the rock. It is said to calm an overactive mind and clear any fears or insecurities. Labradorite can relieve stress and anxiety and protect you from negativity.
Lapis Lazuli is a gorgeous stone for both its stunning colours (its deep azure blue is enhanced with inclusions of pyrite and white calcite) and its healing properties. Lapis Lazuli is said to alleviate pain ... in particular headache and migraine pain ... Place a piece of Lapis Lazuli on your forehead or temples to feel the cool relief. Lapis Lazuli has also been used to boost the immune system, help with depression, and assist those that suffer from insomnia. In ancient times, Lapis Lazuli was so valuable that it was used to adorn the funeral mask of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen and the Ancient Romans used it as an aphrodisiac.
Larimar is a rare, opaque, light blue/green/white crystal which was discovered in the Dominican Republic in 1916. Just looking at it reminds you of a beautiful calm ocean, which might be why it is sometimes known as the 'dolphin stone'. Larimar is said to help with Thyroid and throat issues as well as assisting with communication.
Larvikite is sometimes called Black Labradorite or Black Moonstone, as they look similar, however this is not correct. Larvikite, sourced in Norway, is a dark grey stone that has a beautiful flash. Larvikite is a great stone to carry with you – it helps you to be flexible and adaptable whilst using common sense. In Judy Hall’s the Crystal Bible 3 she writes ‘Larvikite helps you to be the best you can be’.
Use Lava for balancing and grounding as this is a very strong earth stone. Keep this crystal near to you when you need protecting. Lava stone is also used as a diffuser for essential oils.
The original, and very rare, Lemurian crystals were first discovered on a mountain in Brazil in 1999. They were very unusual because they were found in sand and had been laid flat. Legend has it that the Lemurians placed these crystals in the earth until the time was right for them to be discovered and their messages received. Lemurian Quartz crystals are natural points that have horizontal striations running up their sides. They are considered to be the ideal tool for lightworkers and are said to help heal the whole body. It is recommended that you run your fingers along the striations whilst you meditate.
Lepidolite is useful for anyone with obsessive thoughts (eg OCD) and depression. It is also a great stone to reduce stress and anxiety. If you are a perfectionist, Lepidolite can assist you in letting go. Lepidolite can relieve allergies too!
Lightning Struck Quartz
Lightning Struck Quartz, also known as Flash Stones, are extremely rare crystals which are found in the Serra de Espinaco Mountains of Brazil. These Quartz crystals have actually been struck by lightning travelling through the ground and you can see a zig-zag pattern on them! Lightning Struck Quartz, which relate to all the chakras, are high vibration crystals that can be used for transformation and manifestation. Use these crystals to remove negative or stale energy physically or energetically from a person, animal or a room. Its even said that they can remove ghosts and unwanted spirits from homes.
Llanite is a great crystal for relationships as it makes you feel safe and secure and it promotes positivity over negativity. Use Llanite when there are disagreements as this crystal supports give-and-take and speedy solutions.
Mahogany Obsidian is a much gentler variation of Obsidian than Black Obsidian. This crystal is grounding, protective and provides strength when you need it. You can use Mahogany Obsidian crystals to help diffuse built-up anger and release energy blocks. Physically, Mahogany Obsidian can dispel pain (especially teeth or gums) and assist with circulation and dust mite allergies.
Malachite is a toxic stone so care should be taken to only handle it in a polished form (eg polished tumble) and not in its raw state. Malachite was used by many ancient civilisations, with Ancient Greeks and Romans using it for jewellery. It was also ground into powder so it could be worn as an eye shadow! I bet they wished they knew that it was toxic! Malachite is one of the best stones to use for protection however as it can amplify both positive and negative energies, it is suggested you use it under guidance of a qualified crystal therapist. Malachite is known for developing empathy, easing heartache and letting go of deep resentment and sadness. It can also help you if you fear confrontations, it will allow you to express your feelings whilst still being aware of how the other person is feeling. As Malachite absorbs lots of energy it needs to be cleansed before and after each use by placing the stone on Selenite or a Quartz cluster such as Amethyst.
Manifestation Quartz are rare Clear Quartz crystals that have another crystal within it. Melody suggests in her book Love is in the Earth "One procedure, which has been quite effective in the use of the manifestation crystal, is as follows: Meditate with the crystal (i.e., clear the mind, initiate circular breathing, and relax); Concentrate on the base chakra, the third-eye, the navel chakra, or the area located two-inches below the navel; Visualize that which is desired and bring it consciously into a clear mental picture; and Feel the emotions associated with the actualization to reality of the visualization.
Milky Quartz, also known as Snow Quartz, is a great stone to have if you’re always putting your foot in it! It’ll help you to think before you speak. It’ll also enhance tact and cooperation. How handy is that!
Moldavite is extremely rare and is a form of Tektite which is only found along the River Moldau in the Czech Republic. Moldavite is believed to have formed 15 million years ago when a giant meteorite hit Earth and legend has it that the green stone ‘that fell from the sky’ in the Holy Grail was actually Moldavite. Moldavite, known as a stone of transformation, is a high vibrational crystal that can leave some people feeling warm or tingly and this is where the term ‘Moldavite flush’ comes from. When you initially begin working with Moldavite you may experience a feeling of being over-whelmed. If this happens it is suggested that you take it slowly and use a grounding crystal such as Black Tourmaline or Smokey Quartz at the same time to balance this energy.
Mookaite Jasper, which is only found in Australia, has lovely earthly colours and is said to connect you to the Ancestor Spirits. Mookaite is a great crystal to work with when you need to be versatile and calm, it is known to ground and protect. One thing you’ll love about Mookaite Jasper is that it can apparently slow down the ageing process … this is done by helping you change the way you think about ageing!
Moonstone is an emotionally calming crystal (for both men and women). Moonstone crystals enhance fertility and are wonderful crystals to use during pregnancy. The crystal Moonstone creates new beginnings and helps with intuition.
Moss Agate is strongly connected to nature, if you shine a light through Moss Agate you will see what appears to be tiny little gardens within the stone. Moss Agate is known as the 'gardeners' stone, it is beneficial to gardeners as well as to plants. If you want to help your plants grow and be healthy, place or bury Moss Agate next to them. Moss Agate is also said to be a stone of wealth and will attract abundance. On a personal level Moss Agate can benefit almost everyone, it is great for recovering after an illness, great for calming mood swings and will help you if you feel ungrounded.
Nuummite, a rare opaque crystal, was only recently discovered in Greenland in 1982. It takes its name from a town in Greenland called Nuuk. Nuummite is said to assist with astral travel and is a brilliant crystal to use when meditating. If you are being manipulated, and need to take back your power, Nuummite is the crystal to work with. Nuummite can be used for cutting cords. Physically, you can use Nuummite crystals to assist with insomnia and stress.
Obsidian is actually molten lava (volcanic glass) that cooled extremely quickly. Obsidian is a very protective stone to have on you, it can create a protective shield around you against negativity. It can also be used to protect you against environmental pollution. If you are highly sensitive this might be the stone for you. Although some people find it too overwhelming. As Obsidian soaks up so much negative energy you need to cleanse the stone after each use.
Ocean Jasper, also known as 'The Atlantis Stone', was rediscovered this millennium along the shoreline of North-Western Madagascar. Think of it as a little reminder of the ocean! It is a stunning crystal with lots of vibrant colours and patterns, including white, black, green, pink and red. Ocean Jasper is said to be a 'Stone of Joy' and assists with thinking, speaking and generally being, positive. This crystal helps to bring emotions to the surface and assists with healing. You can use Ocean Jasper for PMS, the immune system, eczema, thyroid issues and insomnia.
Okenite was named after a biologist called Lorenz Oken in 1828. Okenite are very unique as they resemble cotton wool balls. They have a fuzzy appearance that is so tempting to touch, however the fuzzy Okenite crystals will easily break if you touch them. Okenite is said to help with forgiveness and have a very gentle soothing energy about them. They are said to fill you will feelings of warmth and inspire you to be flexible and embrace going with the flow.
Onyx - Black
The name Onyx is derived from the Greek word onux, which means fingernail or claw. There is a lovely myth that the Ancient Greeks and Romans believed - that the Goddess Venus had her nails cut by Cupid, and the nail cuttings were then turned into stone (Onyx) as nothing from her heavenly body should die. Black Onyx is a protective and grounding crystal. It is said that Black Onyx will help you to heal and let go of the past. It also gives you strength and self-control, plus has the ability to calm nerves.
Opal - Boulder
Opals are Australia’s national gemstone and Australia is the only place you will find Boulder Opals. Opals are said to amplify self-worth, joy and spontaneity and can be emotionally soothing.
Opal - Pink
Pink Opal is different to other forms of Opal as it is stronger, and it doesn't show a play of colour like other Opals do. This Opal is often found within a white chalky matrix, which stands out from the pretty pink. Pink Opal is a crystal for emotional healing and support. If you are going through a breakup, this is a crystal to keep beside you. Pink Opal will work towards bringing joy back into your life.
Orange Aventurine is great for those of us who worry about everything and will help to reduce stress and obsessive thoughts eg OCD. This is also a great crystal to use for shyness, decision making and calming your emotions. Physically, Orange Aventurine can help with migraines and rashes.
Orange Calcite can be used to overcome depression and alleviate fears. It is also useful for anyone that suffers from shyness.
Orthoceras are a Triassic Age fossil of the ancient mollusc, which is an ancestor of today's squid. They lived around 400 million years ago and their bodies were almost hidden within their hard shell. Orthoceras had small tentacles and could float, swim and crawl along the bottom of the sea. Physically Orthoceras are said to eliminate toxins from the body and to help you be healthy. They will assist you with staying balanced and in the present moment. Orthoceras crystals relate to the Crown and Root Chakras and can be found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Peacock Ore is a stone of happiness! It said to help reduce the flight or fight feelings that arise in us from time to time. Peacock Ore crystals can also remove energy blockages in the body. Peacock Ore crystals contain Copper so be careful when handling this crystal.
Peanut Wood is a variety of Petrified Wood and is a very grounding crystal. Most Peanut Wood comes from the Kennedy Ranges in Western Australia and was most likely formed from a conifer tree.
Petrified Wood is crystallised wood that once was a living tree. It is therefore an excellent grounding crystal (it isn’t actually a stone!). Petrified Wood helps you to let go of emotional patterns that no longer serve you. It also helps you to worry less. If you have OCD this is a crystal for you. It is also said to slow the aging process!
Pink Amethyst is a new variety of Quartz discovered in Argentina and is quite rare. This crystal gets its pink colour due to inclusions of Hematite and, being a pink crystal, can be used to heal the Heart Chakra. Pink Amethyst is peaceful and calming, bringing you a beautiful dose of love. So … how is Pink Amethyst different to Rose Quartz or purple Amethyst? For years it was believed that all pink coloured Quartz was one and the same. This included the rare pink coloured Quartz that formed in clusters of small crystals. However, it was determined in the 1990s by mineralogists that these are two different varieties of Quartz. Therefore, the common massive form of Quartz retained the name Rose Quartz, and the rarer variety that forms clusters of crystals was named Pink Quartz. Just to add to the confusion, the newly discovered rare Pink Amethyst looks like both Rose Quartz and Pink Quartz however the owner of the mine that found Pink Amethyst conducted an analysis of the crystals and said “The crystals are purplish pink amethystine quartz, additionally coloured by microscopic hematite particles. They are not rose quartz as classically defined. Numerous micro-inclusions of calcium sulphate also occur in the interior of the quartz crystals.” This rare Argentinian crystal has the same structure as Amethyst and therefore has been given the name Pink Amethyst.
Pink Mangano Calcite
Known as the ‘stone of love’ Pink Mangano Calcite helps you to think in a loving manner. Pink Mangano Calcite helps you realise the importance of self-love and will help improve your self-esteem. As this crystal is very calming, it is a great ‘go-to’ crystal to use when you are stressed or anxious.
Picture Jasper crystals are strongly affiliated with the earth, therefore they make great grounding and balancing crystals. In the Crystal Bible 1 Judy Hall describes Picture Jasper as 'the Earth Mother speaking to her children. It contains a message from the past within its pictures for those who can read it."
Pink Tourmaline is a crystal of the heart, a crystal of passion and love. It is said Pink Tourmaline will heal your heart and inspire you to be open to love and to let old emotional wounds be healed. Pink Tourmaline crystals can help you realise that you have to love yourself before you can be loved by others.
Pistachio Calcite (Green Calcite)
Pistachio Calcite is a green variety of Calcite that helps to restore balance emotionally and mentally. This crystal highlights where improvements can be made and assists with your willingness to change. Pistachio Calcite is a crystal of the heart, grab this crystal when you need to relax, calm your mind or remove negative emotions from your life. Green varieties of Calcite can also stimulate the immune system and are said to cool fevers.
Polychrome Jasper (Desert Jasper)
Polychrome Jasper is a new type of Jasper found in Madagascar and is easily identified by its bright earthly colours. Apparently, this Jasper was found accidentally whilst searching for Ocean Jasper. Polychrome Jasper is a very grounding crystal, which provides a deep connection to Mother Nature. This crystal is an energiser and a motivator and will balance all the Chakras.
It is said that the best Prehnite crystals in the world come from a place in the Northern Territory called Wave Hill, and that Australia has about 90% of the world’s supply. If you are feeling restless, nervous or are prone to worry then Prehnite is a crystal for you. Prehnite helps you to be present in the ‘now’ and not worrying about the past or future. Prehnite crystals are all about ‘unconditional love’, it is a wonderful nurturing crystal. Physically it is said that Prehnite helps with the urinary tract, gallbladder and kidneys.
Preseli Bluestone is actually the same stone that was used for the inner ring at Stonehenge. These stones came from the Preseli Hills in Wales, 200 miles from Stonehenge. Preseli Bluestone is said to be an extremely healing crystal, one that is strongly connected to the Earth. Maybe this was why it was used at Stonehenge!
Printstone is a grounding crystal that can help you focus and make decisions. This crystal can also help you complete tasks calmly.
Pyrite, also known as Fool's Gold, is a crystal to calm the mind and will calm excessive thoughts and fears. Wearing a piece of Pyrite can help to attract wealth and abundance into your life. Pyrite is also said to be helpful for colds and flu.
Quartz is the most powerful stone on the planet for both healing and amplifying energy. If you only have one crystal, this is the one to have. It's a master healer, a motivator and provides clarity to your life.
Quartz with Black Tourmaline
Quartz with Black Tourmaline, or Tourmalinated Quartz, is a wonderful stone that combines the properties of the ‘power stone’ Quartz with Black Tourmaline. It is another grounding stone. Use this stone to break down tensions and turn negative thoughts into positive ones. It is also used as a good luck charm.
Quartz with Pink Tourmaline
Quartz with Pink Tourmaline is a wonderful stone that combines the properties of the ‘power stone’ Quartz with stunning Pink Tourmaline. Pink Tourmaline is a stone of the heart, a stone of passion and love. It is said Pink Tourmaline will heal your heart and inspire you to be open to love and to let old emotional wounds be healed. Pink Tourmaline can help you realise that you have to love yourself before you can be loved by others.
Rainbow Obsidian, a base chakra crystal, is a gentle variety of Obsidian which flashes beautiful rainbow colours when light hits it. Rainbow Obsidian can bring love and happiness into your life and help you see the beauty in everything. In addition, you can use Rainbow Obsidian for protection, grounding and soaking up negative energy from the aura.
Rainforest Jasper (Rhyolite)
Rainforest Jasper, also known as Rhyolite, is the perfect crystal to connect you to nature and help you to see the beauty in your surroundings. This crystal will encourage you to stop and smell the roses … Emotionally, Rainforest Jasper is said to bring a sense of self-respect for others, and most importantly, for yourself. Physically Rainforest Jasper may assist with a cold or flu as apparently it can be used to balance humidity.
Red Jasper is connected to the base chakra and is said to enhance physical strength. In addition, Red Jasper is great for enhancing creativity. Red Jasper worry stones or beads are wonderful to hold onto as they calm our emotions. And if you suffer from abandonment fears, Red Jasper can help you overcome these.
Red Tiger’s Eye
In addition to having the generic qualities of Tiger’s Eye, Red Tiger’s Eye is said to help with lethargy and is a motivator.
Rhodochrosite relates to the Heart Chakra and is a wonderful crystal to use for developing self-love and compassion. Rhodochrosite will help with self-worth issues and positive thinking.
Rhodonite is another one of the love stones, in particular love for yourself and being able to forgive. Rhodonite also helps with self-reflection and self-worth issues. Rhodonite is an excellent stone to use during meditation as it nurtures love. Physically, Rhodonite is said to help with detoxing and weight loss.
Known as the ‘stone of love’, Rose Quartz can help you find love of all kinds, love for yourself, love for your family and love for your friends. Rose Quartz is a very calming and reassuring stone, giving you a sense of peace and unconditional love. Feng Shui practitioners believe placing a piece of Rose Quartz by your bed, or in the relationship corner of your house, draws love towards you. You could place a pair of Rose Quartz mandarin ducks in your relationship corner, with the ducks being a symbol of happiness in love.
Rubellite (Red Tourmaline)
Rubellite is a stone of the heart, and as such is great for healing the heart chakra. It is said that Rubellite gives you a zest for life! Rubellite helps you to understand love and can assist you emotionally in difficult relationships. Physically Rubellite is said to help with muscle spasms.
Ruby crystals relate to the Heart Chakra and are associated with love, health and abundance. For women, Ruby can help with menstrual problems and early menopause. Ruby is also said to benefit sufferers of fibromyalgia and to help banish nightmares. In Judy Hall's book titled Crystal Companion she describes Ruby as a crystal to 'follow your bliss, promoting positive dreams and clear visualisation'.
Ruby in Fuchsite
Combining the properties of Ruby and Fuchsite, this crystal is all about courage, strength and nourishing love. Ruby in Fuchsite is great for healing relationship issues, whilst also allowing you to value yourself. Use Ruby in Fuchsite to balance the Base and Heart Chakra.
Ruby in Kyanite
Combining the properties of Ruby (heart chakra) and Kyanite (throat chakra), this crystal helps you with self-awareness and confidence whilst being calming and grounding at the same time. Ruby in Kyanite will heal the heart and help you to let go of old emotions that no longer serve you.
Rutile in Quartz
If you are feeling stuck, Rutile can help you find your way and give you purpose. Rutile also helps procrastinators to get things done, if you've been putting off a new project, Rutile will help you get started. Rutile clears away negative energy and removes barriers that are impeding your growth. This crystal can also help you remember your dreams and let go of the past.
Known as a stone of Wisdom, Sapphire crystals come in several different colours such as blue, green, black, purple, white and yellow. Each colour has different healing properties and they rate as a 9 on the Mohs' scale of hardness. Blue Sapphire crystals relate to the third eye and throat chakras and are very useful when meditating. Blue Sapphires help with self-expression, mental clarity and are very calming for the mind.
Scolecite, which was first discovered in Germany in 1813, is quite a rare crystal which was named after the Greek word skolec which translates to 'worm'. This is because it is a fibrous crystal that can curl when heated. Scolecite is such a lovely, peaceful crystal to own. If you suffer from insomnia, Scolecite's calming energy can help guide you into a deep, peaceful sleep. This is a crystal to use to promote team work within a group. You should avoid Scolecite coming into contact with water.
Selenite / Satin Spar
Selenite, also known as Satin Spar, can cleanse other crystals - simply place your crystal tumbles or crystal jewellery on a piece of selenite (that is larger than your crystal to be cleansed) to cleanse them for the next day. Selenite crystals can also be used to form protective grids around the home by placing pieces of Selenite in the corners of your house. Keep Selenite away from water/moisture, as it will dissolve when wet. Please note that Selenite crystals are often mislabeled and it is actually Satin Spar that you are buying. The two are closely related however they are slightly different ... Genuine Selenite is clear and transparent, whilst Satin Spar is more fibrous and has a ‘cat eye’ look to it. Plus genuine Selenite is more rare and therefore expensive.
Septarian crystals, also known as Dragon Stone, formed 60 million years ago. The distinctive patterns found on Septarian crystals are due to Calcite (the yellow centres) and Aragonite (the brown borders) which formed as a result of organic matter from the ocean being covered in sediment, forming mud balls. As the ocean disappeared, these mud balls dried out and the Calcite minerals from the organic matter filled the cracks, forming the yellow centres. Septarians are great crystals to use for public speaking as they will give you confidence and clarity. It is also said that Septarians can improve the immune system, skin disorders, kidneys and blood.
Serpentine is a bright lime green to a dull olive-green crystal which relates to the Heart Chakra. Use Serpentine during mediation as it is great emotionally and will help with energy flow. In addition, Serpentine is a great crystal for artists as it will help inspire creativity.
Shiva Lingham (Narmada Stone)
Shiva Lingham (also known as Narmada Stone or Bana Lingams) is a sacred stone that comes from the Narmada River in India and is believed to be a crystal for enhancing fertility. This stone is also said to help overcome emotional pain brought about from early childhood.
Shungite is only found in a region of Russia called Karelia. Known as an earth stone, if you are feeling ungrounded this is a great crystal to grab. Shungite will assist you with letting 'things' go - fears and guilt be gone! Shungite is a purifier, it removes negativity and helps you be true to yourself and others. In Judy Hall's 'The Crystal Bible 3' she states "It has been suggested that an enormous meteorite hit the earth and created the crater in which Lake Onega later formed. It is postulated that micro-organisms were swimming in a soupy-sea and that the seabed formed the Shungite deposit. What is known is that although the lake is highly polluted, the water that pours from it has been purified by the Shungite bed."
If you'd like to try your hand at crystal gazing try using Silver Sheen Obsidian. Melody, the author of 'Love is in the Earth' recommends using Silver Sheen Obsidian for gazing as it "acts to provide information concerning the "root" of the problem or situation." and "It can also be used as a mirror to the soul, one to stimulate seeing the self as others see you". Silver Sheen Obsidian is also considered to be a great crystal to use whilst meditating or when you need to be focused and have more patience.
In Ancient times Smokey Quartz was a power stone to the Druids. In modern times it is known as a ‘go to’ grounding and anchoring stone as it has a very strong connection to the earth. It is believed that Smokey Quartz can help you overcome depression and stress. It can also help with nightmares. You can also use Smokey Quartz to let go of the past. Smokey Quartz is a slow and steady stone however it is still very powerful.
Not only is Snowflake Obsidian a very pretty stone, it is also a very calming and soothing stone. It is known as a stone of purity, providing balance and centering. It will help release unhealthy thought patterns and ease loneliness.
Sodalite is a great stone for the mind ... it is soothing, calming and clears mental confusion. Sodalite helps you to be true to yourself and your beliefs. It enhances self-esteem, trust in yourself and heals self-worth issues. Sodalite can reduce stress and anxiety by allowing you to see reality from a different perspective. It is said that Sodalite is useful to combat insomnia.
Stilbite relates to the Throat, Brow and Crown Chakras and is a very creative crystal that helps with intuition. It is also a very grounding crystal. Physically it is said that Stilbite can help with tastebuds, laryngitis, the brain, sunburn and detoxing.
Stitchtite in Serpentine (Atlantisite®)
Stichtite is a very pretty crystal with pink to purple colours. Serpentine is a bright lime green to a dull olive green crystal. Together, these two precious crystals were given the registered trademark name of Atlantisite®, which can only be found at Stichtite Hill in Tasmania. Atlantisite is a very tranquil crystal. If you are stressed, you can use Atlantisite to help you calm down. Atlantisite also helps you to think before you speak – which can be particularly useful if you are stressed! Physically, it is said that the crystal Atlantisite can assist energetically with diabetes and blood disorders.
Sugilite, a rare and very pricey crystal, is known as being one of the 'love stones'. This is a crystal to use if you wish to live your life in the present moment and embrace what life has to offer you. Judy Hall describes Sugilite in The Crystal Bible 1 as a crystal which "finds answers to all the great questions of life such as 'Why am I here?", "Where did I come from?", "Who am I?", and "What else do I need to understand?". Physically it is said that Sugilite can help relieve pain such as headaches and treat epilepsy.
Sunstone is a crystal for self-empowerment and transformation. This crystal brings optimism, joy and patience into your life. Sunstone is said to help with depression.
Super Seven (Melody Stone / Super 7)
Super Seven, also known as Melody Stone, is a rare crystal that was discovered by crystal expert and author Melody. Super 7 can only be found in Brazil and is made up with 7 different minerals which are Amethyst, Cacoxenite, Goethite, Lepidocrocite, Clear Quartz, Rutile and Smokey Quartz. Even though you may not be able to see all 7 minerals in a particular piece, all the pieces carry the energy and vibration of all 7 minerals. Super Seven relates to all 7 Chakras and is said to be a powerful crystal for energetically healing your spirit and mind.
Thunderegg (Amulet Stone / Mount Hay Agate / Star Agate)
Depending on where you live in the world, you will find Thundereggs being called several different names such as Thunderegg, Amulet Stone, Mount Hay Agate and Star Agate. Historically, it is said that the Native American Indians thought that Thundereggs fell out of the sky during thunderstorms, and this is how these crystals came to be called a ‘Thunderegg’. Australian Thundereggs are particularly unique crystals, as once polished, they will glow in the centre when you hold a light up to them. Metaphysically, Thundereggs are said to protect the holder from negative energy and relieve anxiety and fear. They can also be used for good luck. Physically it is said that you can use Thundereggs to help you overcome jet lag!
Tibetan Quartz crystals are found in the Himalayan Mountains and have black inclusions within them. Tibetan Quartz is great to use when meditating and can help you access the Akashic Records. In Ashley Leavy's book Crystals for Energy Healing she states that "This form of Quartz also acts as a gateway to the collective knowledge of the Tibetan Buddhist spiritual tradition."
Tiger Iron crystals are made from ‘folded’ layers of Tiger Eye, Hematite and Jasper and are only found in the Pilbara area of Western Australia. Not only does this crystal look strong, Tiger Iron is also extremely grounding and has the energetic properties of strength, stamina and endurance. If you need physical energy, then Tiger Iron is a crystal to work with.
Tiger’s Eye was originally carried as a talisman against curses and ill wishes. It’s considered a very grounding and protective stone. This is a stone to use to lift moods and it can help with self-worth issues and reduce depression. Tiger’s Eye is also a good luck stone, it might just bring prosperity to your door!
Topaz is an empathetic, soothing and healing crystal that also brings happiness and love. Topaz can help you work towards your goals with success and is great to use for manifesting. This is a lovely happy crystal to have on you.
Tree Agate crystals are great to use with plants and trees to help them grow! Bury some Tree Agate tumbles when you are planting your trees and plants, or you could build a crystal grid around your trees and plants that need a bit of extra love and support. You can also use Tree Agate to connect yourself to nature. Tree Agate will help you feel safe and will protect you from negative energy.
Turquoise crystals can range in colour - they can appear blue to green and often contain a brown matrix. Blue Turquoise gets its colour from containing Copper and green Turquoise gets its colour from containing iron. Unfortunately, Turquoise is becoming very rare and often the crystals Howlite and Magnesite are dyed to resemble Turquoise. These crystals sometimes have misleading names such as Turquenite. Metaphysically, Turquoise is a crystal that can be used for protection and will remove negative energy from your environment. Turquoise has a calming effect and can assist energetically with anxiety and depression. This crystal can be used for the Throat Chakra and help with communicating clearly.
Unakite Jasper is associated with the heart chakra and is known as a stone of vision. It is said that Unakite Jasper can be used for energetic healing and recovery after a major illness or injury. It can also help with getting rid of bad habits.
If you are in need of hope or encouragement, Variscite is a great crystal to work with. Variscite is said to be particularly useful for any person who is suffering from an illness or infirmity, as it will bring love and clear thinking to most situations. Variscite will also benefit carers of people who are ill or infirm.
Vera Cruz Amethyst
The only place you will find Vera Cruz Amethyst is in Vera Cruz in Mexico! Vera Cruz Amethyst is a tranquil crystal that is able to bring peace and balance into your life. Similar to other variations of Amethyst, it also helps with addictions, insomnia and bereavement. These crystals are also said to be fantastic for mediation and connecting with your angels and spirit guides.
Marcel Vogel is the pioneer of Vogel crystals ... Vogel crystals are Quartz crystals that have been cut precisely according to the teachings of Marcel Vogel (1917-1991).
Watermelon Tourmaline is a wonderful rare crystal that is pink in the middle and green on the outside. Watermelon Tourmaline is one of the best heart crystals to work with. This crystal is said to bring joy and harmony to the heart and is very soothing.
White Aventurine crystals are a less common form of Aventurine and are said to help with self-reflection and ease anxiety about the past or the future.
Yellow Aventurine crystals relate to the Solar Plexus Chakra and are said to enhance creativity, inspiration as well as inner strength. Physically, Yellow Aventurine can be used for the stomach, kidneys and muscles.
Yellow Calcite crystals have a wonderful uplifting energy. This is a crystal to grab when meditating, as Yellow Calcite crystals help with relaxation and also calm the mind. Carry Yellow Calcite crystals with you for best results.
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Crystal descriptions (or crystal meanings) are not intended as medical advice, or as medical prescriptions, we are not doctors :-) Crystals should be used as an energy tool to support you. And if you don't believe in the healing energy of crystals, enjoy the awesome beauty that Mother Nature has grown!