Learn About Gemstones

African Bloodstone: African Bloodstone has a blend of rich opaque mossy greens and white chalcedony with rich brick red inclusions.

Bloodstone is considered a stone of courage. In ancient times is was carried by soldiers to overcome enemies and to avoid being wounded. It has long been used to secure victory  in physical battles, competition and on a personal level. It is often worn by athletes to increase power and physical strength. Bloodstone is considered to be excellent blood cleanser and immune stimulator and is a powerful healer and revitalizer.

Agates: Agate is a chalcedony (pronounced kal-sed-on-ee) and is one of the oldest stones in recorded history. Agate is distinguished by characteristic colors and banding. It occurs in a wide assortment of colors, the most common being green and blue.

Agate is the stone of protection. It attracts strength and protects from stress and energy drains. Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. Agate has a cleansing and stabilizing effect on the body.

Amazonite: Amazonite is a semi-opaque blue-green variety of feldspar.

It brings clarity, insight, balance and is beneficial to the nervous system. Amazonite's powerful filtering action protects against electromagnetic pollution from microwaves, computers and cell phones. Amazonite enhances creativity and the ability to express oneself and is good for anyone involved in the arts. It is particularly beneficial to musicians and writers.

Amber: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

Amethyst: Amethyst is quartz in shades of purple, lilac or lavender.

It is a powerful and protective stone and has the ability to transform negative energy into positive energy. It enhances spiritual awareness and wisdom, promoting a higher state of consciousness and increasing spiritual developement.

They word amethyst comes from the Greek word "amethystus" meaning to be intoxicated. It was traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness and to instill a sober mind. Amethyst can help get rid of addictions (alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc.) and compulsive behavior of all kinds.

Ametrine: Intellectual stimulation, attunement, releasing, dispelling tension, connecting.

Angelite: Angelite has been formed from celestite that has been compressed over millions of years.

Angelite is a powerful healing and purification stone. It promotes compassion and understanding and represents peace and brotherhood. It encourages you to speak your truth and to be more accepting. Angelite is a very soothing, peaceful, uplifting stone and very helpful during times of transition.

Apatite: Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

Aquamarine: Courage, purification, peace, intuition, self-expression, balance, preparedness.

Aragonite: Aragonite is a polymorph of calcite and varies in color. It can be white, gray, colorless, yellow, pale blue, violet, or brown. Aragonite is also the primary mineral that makes up the organic compound commonly known as mother of pearl.

Aragonite is a wonderful earth healer and can help heal earth disturbances as well as strengthen your connection with the earth. Aragonite increases energy, gives emotional support and stress relief. Aragonite promotes focus and concentration and can be helpful for students. It also promotes patience, reliability and discipline,  which makes it an ideal stone for adolescents. It will help teens channel their energies constructively.

Aventurine: Aventurine comes in several colors - but the most common in the bead world is the green. Green Aventurine is actually a greenish quartz that often contains tiny flakes of mica which give this stone it's depth and occasionally, a somewhat metallic appearance. This gemstone can vary in color from very pale translucent green, to deep dark green and almost opaque.

Aventurine is a very positive stone and is known as a stone of opportunity and adventure. It enables abundance and brings good luck and money. It is also known as the all purpose healer and helps with mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening the heart, motivation and leadership. Wearing aventurine absorbs electromagnetic smog and protects against environmental pollution.

Azurite: Intuitive energy, dreams, healing, insight, stilling the mind, concentration, self transformation.

Bloodstone : Bloodstone (also called heliotrope) is a dark green to greenish-blue chalcedony with distinctive red spots (red iron oxide) that resemble blood, giving this stone its name.

Bloodstone is considered a stone of courage. In ancient times is was carried by soldiers to overcome enemies and to avoid being wounded. It has long been used to secure victory  in physical battles, competition and on a personal level. It is often worn by athletes to increase power and physical strength. Bloodstone is considered to be excellent blood cleanser and immune stimulator and is a powerful healer and revitalizer.

Blue Chalcedony: Chalcedony is a member of the quartz family and occurs in a variety of colors including blue, lavender, white, light tan, gray, yellow, pink, red or brown.

Blue Chalcedony is a gentle energy stone. It is soothing, calming and promotes a sense of peace and joy. It absorbs negative energy and promotes harmonious emotions. Blue Chalcedony imparts mental flexibility and verbal dexterity and is often used during public speaking.

Botswana Agate: Botswana Agate can contain several members of the Quartz family (Rock Crystal and Amethyst) with additions of the Chalcedony family (like Carnelian and Onyx), as well as many types of Jaspers. Botswana Agate is generally in shades of gray with sometimes peachy areas. It can show banding as well as solid areas of color

Botswana Agate carries the generic properties of Agate, maintaining well-being and harmonizing body and spirit. It is an excellent stone for people who are sensitive and lonely or easily hurt. This stone helps release emotional repression and replenishes energy lost in situations where there has been manipulative control (such as with a parent or partner). Botswana Agate assists in exploring unknown territory and creative expression while paying attention to detail.  It is an excellent stone for anyone connected with fire or smoke, especially firefighters and people who want to quit smoking.

Brecciated Jasper: Brecciated Jasper is Red Jasper that was broken at some time during its growth.  During the healing process, whole quartz formed in the previously broken veins.  The final product is a rusty red stone with white streaks and web like patterns.

Brecciated Jasper, in addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, is an excellent "worry stone". It calms the emotions, eases stress, and helps bring happiness by allowing you to have a good outlook on life. Brecciated Jasper calms sexual aggressiveness, promotes sexual compatibilty and assists in overcoming sexual guilt or shame. Brecciated Jasper sustains and supports during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.

Bronzite: Bronzite is the gemological name for the common mineral, Enstatite. It is chocolate brown with golden swirls.

Bronzite is a grounding, protective stone, helpful in situations beyond your control where you feel powerless. It assists in restoring composure and keeping a cool head. Bronzite is a stone of courtesy, promoting decisive action and loving, unprejudiced discernment.

Calcite: Purification, peace, calming, memory, awareness, appreciation of nature.

Carnelian: Carnelian is a reddish orange variety of Chalcedony.

Carnelian enhances analytical capabilities, perceptiveness and awakens hidden talents and gifts. It provides protection, increases personal power and enhances ones vitality and will. Carnelian also increases motivation, energy and endurance and encourages creative visualization.

Celestite: Verbal skill, healing, compassion, calming, growth, intuition, hope.

Charoite: Charoite was discovered in the Murun mountains in Yakutia, Russia in 1978. It is the only known location for this rare mineral. The name Charoite is derived from the Charo River which is near where it was found. The colors range from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with both white, gray and black veining.

Charoite assists in grounding the spiritual self and walking your destiny. It brings insight and reveals the life plan you are here to work on. Charoite is a stone of transformation and helps to overcome fear and turns negative emotions into positive feelings. It can be used to overcome obsessions and compulsions.

Chinese Writing Stone: Chinese Writing Stone is a limestone matrix with andalusite crystals. The contrasting colors of this stone creates patterns that are reminiscent of stylized Chinese writing.

Chinese Writing Stone helps to adjust to change, accept resposibility and stimulate originality. It is a stone of re-commitment, re-affirmation and re-alignement.

Chrysocolla: Easing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.

Chrysoprase: Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.

Citrine: Intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, mental awakening.

Coral: Diplomacy, quieting emotions, visualization.

Coral Fossil: Coral Fossil is natural stone formed from mineralized remains of ancient coral. Some fossil coral has been agatized or become agate over the millennia and is a hard stone which can take a high polish. The fossilized coral typically appears as small flower-like patterns in the stone and occurs in colors of earthy tans, browns, grays, yellows, oranges, reds, pinks and purples.

Agatized Fossil Coral shares the same healing properties as agate.

Crazy Lace Agate: Crazy Lace Agate has stunning patterns of varying colours from cream, white, tan, gray and yellow-orange. It is mined in Mexico and sometimes referred to as Mexican Lace Agate.

Crazy Lace Agate carries the generic properties of Agate, maintaining well-being and harmonizing body and spirit. It brings balance, counteracts physical low periods and improves stamina. Crazy Lace Agate helps reduce emotional pain and enables one to laugh.

Crystal: Intensifying energy, spiritual development, healing, raising consciousness.

Dalmation Jasper: Dalmation Jasper is an opaque, white jasper with brown and black spots, similar to "fire engine" dogs.

Dalmation Jasper is a mood lifter. It is a great pick me up and brings a sense of fun. Dalmatian Jasper helps us to see our own strengths and weaknesses and can help us when we are feeling disillusioned. This stone increases loyalty and is beneficial for long term relationships. Dalmation Jasper gives protection from nightmares, depression, and negative thinking.

Diamond: Courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental abilities.

Dumortierite: Dumortierite is named after the French palaeontologist, Eugene Dumortier. It is called "the blue denim" stone and is often mistaken for lapis lazuli.

Dumortierite is a stone of support. It assists in standing up for yourself and helps those who may feel less than confident in thought and idea. Dumortierite is known to enhance organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness. This stone is useful in releasing difficult circumstances and addiction and overcoming tough situations. It is excellent for promoting a positive attitude to life and brings a feeling of calm, relaxation and harmony.

Emerald: Love, domestic bliss, sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity.

Fluorite: Fluorite, also called fluorspar, comes in a wide range of colors including blue, pink, purple, yellow, green and clear. Often more than one color occurs in a single stone.

Fluorite is protective and stabilizing, drawing off negative energies and stress. It helps to overcome disorganization and incorporates structure into daily life. Fluorite helps bring mental clarity, increases concentration, heightens mental abilities and assists in absorbing and processing of new information. This stone is effective against computer and electromagnetic stress.

Fossil Agate: Fossil Agate has tiny shell fossils and creamy pink tones against a dark gray or brown background which give fossil agate its lovely variegated effect. Shell or coral heighten its ancient and natural beauty.

Agate is the stone of protection. It attracts strength and protects from stress and energy drains. Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. Agate has a cleansing and stabilizing effect on the body.

Fossil Stone: Accomplishments, improvement of ones environment, communication, innovation.

Freshwater Pearl: Freshwater Pearls are created by placing a small shell bead inside a freshwater mollusk. Layers of calcium carbonate are secreted, coating the piece of shell, to form a spherical, oblong, or irregular-shaped pearl. It takes approximately 3 to 7 years for mollusks to produce a single pearl. The color of the pearl varies depending on the type of mollusk.

Pearls inspire purity, innocence and serenity. They enhance personal integrity, promote endurance and emotional stability. Pearls foster motherly love and assists in accepting love. They are calming, centering and promote faith, charity, truth and loyalty.

Garnet: Garnet's deep, glossy red color resembles the seeds of a pomegranate, which is perhaps why its name is derived from the Latin word for pomegranate seeds, granatum. Garnets also come in a wide variety of other colors including purple, orange, yellow, green, brown, black, or colorless.

Garnet is a stone of love and passion. It enhances sensuality, sexuality and intimacy. It helps to dissolve emotional blocks in the body and provides a stable, balanced connection between the physical, the spiritual and the nervous system.

Garnet is also known as the stone for a successful business. It attracts good luck in business ventures, increases your popularity and stimulates other people to work with you. Garnet can help you be productive, motivated and build self-confidence for business success.

Hematite: Hematite is a metallic gray iron oxide mineral.

Hematite is a very protective stone. It helps absorb negative energy and is calming in times of worry and stress. It is an effective grounding stone and harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Hematite helps sort things out in ones mind and assists in memory enhancement, original thinking and technical knowledge.

Hemimorphite: Self-esteem, self-respect, assists in personal growth, evolvement, joy, creativity, healing, good fortune.

Herkimer "Diamond" Quartz: Attunement, balance, relieves tension, promotes peace of mind.

Honey Jade: Honey Jade imparts joy, happiness, cheerfulness and inner peace. It teaches the interconnectedness of all life and radiates unconditional love. Honey jade strengthens the nerves and overcomes fatigue.

Howlite: Howlite is found in large cauliflower - like masses in it's natural state. It was originally named for Henry How, a 19th century mineralogist, who discovered it first in Nova Scotia. It's natural color is white or gray but because it takes dye easily it has become an inexpensive alternative to more costly gemstones. When dyed it can resemble turquoise, lapis lazuli or red coral.

Howlite calms and soothes the emotions, can slow an overactive mind and help to achieve a deep and restful sleep. Howlite can assist in reducing stress, anxiety and tensions and works with the heart to bring gentleness, patience and tact. Keep a piece of Howlite in your pocket to absorb anger and negative energy.

Iolite: Intuition, spiritual growth, healing, balance, releasing discord, awakening to inner knowledge.

Jade: Jade is the name used for two separate gems with similar characteristics.  The first being Jadeite, the second Nephrite, both are indeed "Jade". Jadeite occurs in a wide range of colors, such as green, lilac, white, pink, brown, red, blue, black, orange and yellow. Nephrite colors may vary from a dark green (which is rich in iron) to a cream color (which is high in magnesium). Nephrite jade may be homogeneous in color, banded or blotchy.

In Chinese tradition, jade symbolized the five virtues of humanity: wisdom, compassion, justice, modesty and courage. Symbols of these virtues were often carved into jade. Jade is often called the dream stone and can help with lucid dreaming, and with remembering dreams. Jade opens the heart to love energy, balancing male and female energies and helps with dysfunctional relationships. Jade can instill a sense of calm and well-being, and can help to increase ones enjoyment of life. Jade improves vitality and is associated with wisdom, peace and harmony.

Jaspers: Jasper is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz and occurs in a variety of colors including brown, red, orange, yellow, green.

Jasper is a nurturing stone. It brings tranquility and wholeness and sustains and supports through times of stress. It provides protection and absorbs negative energy. This stone works well with shy or timid people who need change. Also a good stone for people in counseling or therapy, who want to overcome addictions or compulsive behavior, and gather up their emotional strength for the battles ahead. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It encourages honesty with yourself.

Kambaba Jasper: Kambaba Jasper is an exotic looking stone from Africa. It is an opaque forest green and black jasper, deep and rich in color.

Kambaba Jasper stablizes the emotions and soothes the nerves and mind. It is a grounding stone, providing protection and reducing fears and insecurities. Kambaba Jasper helps find a sense of balance and assists in relaxation. Use this stone when working in an environment with lots of negativity.

Kyanite: Calming, dispels anger and frustration, facilitates mental clarity, dissolves confusions

Labradorite: Labradorite, also known as Spectrolite, is a Feldspar mineral. The base color of the stone itself is a silvery gray. The colors change according to the angle of light refraction, and may be blue, green, yellow, and pink. Labradorite was originally discovered on St. Paul Island, Labrador, Canada in 1770.

Labradorite is a stone of transformation and is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.  It balances and protects, raising consciousness and grounding spiritual energies. It helps to banish fears and insecurities and provides relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. Labradorite is one of the best stones to use when dealing with any type of addiction or to break unhealthy (physical, mental, etc) habits. Labradorite allows you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuitions.

Lapis Lazuli: Lapis Lazuli gets it's name from the Persian lazuward, blue. It is a blue stone made up of several different minerals, including but not limited to: lazurite, sodalite, hauyne, calcite and pyrite.

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful stone for those who seek spiritual attainment. It stimulates personal and spiritual power and brings metal clarity and emotional healing. It harmonizes body, emotions, mind and spirit. Lapis possesses enormous serenity, is protective and can open the door to inner-knowledge and self acceptance. This stone brings honesty, compassion and harmony and is a bonding stone in love and friendship. Facilitating expression of your own opinions, it encourages clear, truthful communication and helps in taking charge of your life.

Leopardskin Jasper: Leopardskin Jasper, also called Jaguar Stone, has intricate circular "leopard" markings with tawny deep brown tone contrasts.

Leopardskin Jasper is a supporting stone, giving us the strength to take action gracefully and powerfully. It facilitates self-healing and is beneficial for those experiencing chronic health conditions. This stone fortifies natural resistance and helps maintain health. Leopardskin Jasper is a great stone to utilize when connecting or communicating with the Animal Kingdom, in both the physical and spiritual planes. It serves as a reminder of the oneness we have with the natural world around us. This stone can help align you to your life path by attracting certain circumstances and people that are conducive to your personal growth, corresponding to your direct needs, but not necessarily desires.

Larvikite: Enhances vitality and youthfulness, calming, knowledge, adaptable.

Lepidolite: Hope, stress reduction, birth, peace, spirituality, physical strength, luck, protection, emotional balance.

Malachite: Malachite is a green stone, usually banded in tones varying from very dark green to a mellow green.

Malachite is a protection stone. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the environment and the body, shields against radioactivity and clears electromagnetic smog. It is also a stone of balance, abundance, manifestation and intention. Malachite is an excellent stone for identifying, recognizing and releasing negative experiences from past traumas and suppressed emotions.

Marble: Charitable actions, original thinking, alleviation of sorrow.

Moss Agate: Moss Agate has the same chemical composition and the intriguing patterns of agate but is actually a chalcedony (pronounced kal-sed-on-ee) and in the quartz group. It is white to transparent with green patches and inclusions that resembles moss.

Moss Agate is a birthing stone, used by midwives to ensure a good delivery and lessen pain in childbirth. Moss Agate refreshes the soul and helps to see the beauty in all you behold.
Placed in the garden, Moss Agate helps to foster better growth in plants. It is a stone of new beginnings, helping to release old habits and promote forgiveness. Moss Agate helps with depression, comforting and soothing emotional wounds. It is a powerfully protective stone during relationship break-up.

Moonstone: Introspection, reflection, beginnings, insight, tenderness, harmony, peace, travel.

Mother Of Pearl: Mental clarity, intuition, sensitivity, imagination, adaptability, cooperation.

Obsidians: Obsidian is a naturally created glass. It is formed from volcanic lava which cooled too quickly for crystallization to occur. It is most often black, but colors such as gray, brown, and less likely but evident still is red, blue and green.  These colors may be uniform, spotted or banded.  This coloring is caused by the presence of titanium, iron or manganese. Obsidian was probably one the first stones to be used for arrowheads and knives.

Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. It absorbs negative energies from the environment and blocks negative spiritual attack. Because it has no crystalline structure, Obsidian works extremely fast and with great power. It gives insight into the cause of dis-ease, exposing flaws, weaknesses, blockages and disempowering conditions. It supports growth and soul healing, bringing depth and clarity to emotions. Note: If Obsidian works too powerfully, remove it and use rose quartz to regain equilibrium or Snowflake Obsidian, which has the same properties but with a softer touch.

Ocean Jasper: Ocean Jasper, also called Orbicular Jasper, is found only at a remote location on the coast of Madagascar and can only be mined at low tide!  It's many small spheres or "orbs" in its matrix, which appear as circles or eyes on cut sections, makes this a gorgeous stone. It has unpredictable color swirls and wavy patterns of green-gray, white, cream, beige, brown, pink and marooon.

Ocean Jasper, in addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, symbolizes the interconnectedness of all and supports service to humankind. It gives a sense of peace and helps us connect to nature and all of the earth. This stone encourages love of oneself and others. With gentle nurturing, Ocean Jasper brings unresolved emotional issues to the surface and encourages acceptance of resposibility for yourself.

Onyx: Onyx is a form of chalcedony. When the stone has a black base and a white upper layer, it's called onyx. (Black onyx is uniformly black chalcedony.) When the base is brown, it is called Sard-onyx. And carnelian-onyx has a red base. The name comes from the Greek word onux, meaning fingernail.

Onyx is a protective and strength-giving stone. It is a good stone for athletes as it promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina. It is also good for people under extreme mental and emotional stress. It brings balance to mind or body as well as strength of mind. Onyx facilitates being master of your own destiny. It helps in letting go of old habits and releasing the past or attachments and moving on. It is useful when a relationship needs stabilizing or needs releasing. Onyx imparts a self-control and encourages a stable life.

Opal: Creativity, spontaneity, relationships, memory, happy dreams and changes.

Pearl: Purity, faith, charity, innocence, integrity, focus, wisdom, spirituality, sincerity, fertility.

Peridot: Warmth, friendliness, understanding, openness in love and relationships, regulation of cycles.

Picture Jasper: Picture Jasper is a form of brown jasper. It comes in various shades from mustard to coffee brown.

Picture Jasper, in addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, is a wonderful stone for connecting with earth and nature. It is often called the stone of Global Awareness. It is grounding and harmonizing and said to promotes environmental consciousness, encouraging a need to care for and protect our planet. Picture Jasper's grounding energy can give you a strong sense of who you are, where you've been and where you are going. It brings comfort, alleviates fear and is helpful to those who feel out of place, or who's energies are scattered.

Pietersite: Supports willpower, strengthens inner guidance, energizing, removes mental blocks, clears confusion.

Pyrite: Defense, prevention, protection from negativity, physical wholeness, memory.

Quartz: Quartz encompasses a large family of stones and crystals, all of which are made up primarily of silicon dioxide, one of the most common and most important substances in the world. Crystals of pure Quartz can be found in all shades and colors. Greeks called Quartz krystallos, meaning ice.

Clear Quartz is the most versatile healing stone of all crystals. It is the most powerful healing stone and able to work on any condition. It's stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and can relieve pain. It will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. Clear Quartz absorbs, stores releases and regulates energy, holding a Quartz crystal doubles your biomagnetic field. It enhances metaphysical abilities and spiritual growth.

Rhodocrosite: Love, emotional balance, cleansing, renewal, relaxation, expansion of consciousness.

Rhodonite : Rhodonite is a silicate or quartz composite. It has a distinct pink or rose red color, although material containing black veins is more popular than the uniform pink. The word rhodonite is derived from the Greek word rhodon for rosy.

Rhodonite is known as "the rescue stone". It helps dispel tension and anxiety, balances the emotions, relieves and soothes heartache and grief.  Rhodonite helps to heal emotional scars left by old wounds. It promotes self esteem and self confidence. Rhodonite enables forgiveness and compassion, for yourself and others. It mends a broken heart and attracts new love. Rhodonite encourages the brotherhood of humanity by promoting love, peace, generosity, equality, and kindness.

Rhyolite: Rhyolite, also called Rainforest Jasper, can range from light to darker greens with clearly visible speckled inclusions. Since it is a volcanic rock, it consists of mainly quartz, feldspar and hornblende. The name Rhyolite originates from the Greek Rhyz which means "stream of lava".

Rhyolite, in addition to carrying the generic properties of Jasper, facilitates change and is associated with variety, creativity and progress. It can help gain insight, strength and self-realization. Rhyolite processes the past and integrates it with the present. Rhyolite is a balancing stone and is recommended for help with issues of self-esteem and emotional strength. It helps to stimulate insight into solutions and alternatives.

Riverstone: Riverstone is a really a limestone. It has a creamy white appearance and beautiful, subtle patterns.

Riverstone accelerates change. It will help you break out of a rut and move more swiftly through changes in yourself, your health, or your life. Effects of other life-promoting therapy or therapeutic gemstones are intensified or accelerated when used with Riverstone. This stone aids in meditation and spiritual work. It is best to use this stone with a clear focus and intention.

Rose Quartz: Rose Quartz is a rose pink variety of quartz.

Rose Quartz is the stone of unconditional love. It is one of the most important stones for opening the heart to all types of love - love of self, love of family, love of friends and romantic love. It also promotes all aspects of love such as tenderness, comfort, gentleness, joy and hope. The soothing energy of Rose Quartz lowers stress and tension, clears out anger, jealousy, and resentment of others, and allows healing of heart issues. It releases unexpressed emotions and heartache. It comforts your grief if you have loved and lost and can be used to attract new love. Rose Quartz supports an existing relationship, promoting trust, commitment and harmony.

Ruby: Nurturing, spiritual wisdom, attainment of values, economic stability, protection from distress.

Sapphire: Joy, peace, beauty, intuition, prosperity, fulfillment of dreams.

Septaria: Septaria, also called Septarian, Septerye or Dragonstone, is a sedimentary fossil stone containing a mixture of fossilized seabed creatures ,such as polyps and corals, with yellow calcite. It is a combination of yellow calcite, chalcedony and aragonite. It is brown, yellow and black/grey in coloring and has giraffe-skin pattern.

Septaria is an excellent support stone for self-nurturing, caring about others and for the earth. It helps adjusts to new ideas and assists in bringing them to fruition. Septaria enhances the ability to speak within a group and is a useful tool for public speaking.

Serpentine: Serpentine is an opaque stone, usually in some shade of green. It is also referred to as New Jade though Serpentine is not a true Jade. Serpentine gets its name from the word 'serpent' because it resembles the skin of a snake.

Serpentine is an excellent meditation stone and helps you to understand the spiritual basis of life. It assists in finding inner peace and helps you to feel more in control of your life. Serpentine helps to correct mental and emotional imbalances and encourages the ability to solve conflicts by peaceful means.

Smokey Quartz: Smoky quartz is a brown transparent quartz, sometimes incorrectly known as smoky topaz.

Smoky Quartz is a protection stone. It is grounding, stabilizing and has a strong link with the earth, promoting concern for the environment. Smoky Quartz is nature's stone of endurance and a superb antidote to stress. It is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky Quartz will give you an extra boost and promotes pride and joy in living. It helps tolerate difficult times, transforming negative emotions into positive energies. Smoky quartz also gently cleanses clutter of the mind to bring focus to task as well as meditation.

Sodalite: Sodalite is an opaque, navy blue stone  with characteristic white calcite streaks and flecks. It is sometimes confused with lapis lazuli but unlike Lapis,  very rarely contains the brassy pyrite specks.

Sodalite is stone of self expression and confidence. It encourages being true to self and standing up for your beliefs. Sodalite assists in issues of self worth, self acceptance, and self esteem. This stone will help to achieve emotional balance, and calms anxiety and panic attacks. It can transform a defensive or over-sensitive personality. Sodalite is useful for groups as it brings harmony and solidarity of purpose, and encourages interdependence. It is also an excellent stone for creative types such as artists, singers, painters and sculptors because it promotes inspiration, creativity while also providing protection. Sodalite clears electromagnetic pollution and can be placed on computers.

Sugilite: Protection from shock and trauma, healing, relieves tension, reduces stress, love, aids forgiveness.

Sunstone: Sunstone is a variety of Feldspar. It is an orange to reddish-orange stone containing small hematite crystals that give it an additional sparkle and fire.

Sunstone brings light to all situations and has a bright, joyful energy that instills optimism, increases vitality and lightens dark moods. This stone will restore life's sweetness and help you to nurture yourself. Sunstone is a good stone to carry with you if you have a difficult time saying "no" and are continually making sacrifices for others. Sunstone will detach your feelings of being discriminated against, abandoned or disadvantaged; it will remove hang ups and inhibitions, reversing feelings of failure. Sunstone facilitates self-empowerment and independence.

Tanzanite: Communication, intuition, protection, symmetry, decision-making, spirituality.

Tiger Eye: Tiger's Eye is a member of the Quartz family. Colors range from golden to dark brown with iridescent banding.

Tiger's Eye combines earth energy with the energies of the sun. It is an excellent grounding stone and promotes balance and strength to get htrough difficult phases in your life. It heals mental dis-ease and personality disorders, provides balance to those experiencing extremes and can be helpful to those with manic depression, or bipolar disorder. Tiger's Eye helps deal with issues of self-worth, self-criticsm and blocked creativity. It is an excellent stone for people who are spaced out or uncommited. Tiger's Eye supports integrity and assists in accomplishing goals. As a power stone Tiger Eye has a wonderful reputation for attracting wealth, money and luck.

Tiger Iron: Artistic endeavors, beauty, vitality.

Topaz: True love, success in endeavors, understanding of interrelationships, expression of ideas, trust, health, personal expansion and growth.

Tourmaline: Energizing, soul-searching, releasing.

Turquoise: Turquoise is one of the first stones to be mined. It's colors vary from sky blue to green, with patterns of brown and black matrix that are composed mainly of copper deposits.

Turquoise is sacred to Native Americans who believe this stone bridges heaven and earth. It is a protective stone, often used for amulets. Turquoise is healing, providing strength, purification and solace for the spirit and wellbeing for the body. Turquoise dissolves a martyred attitude or self-sabatoge, releases inhibitions and prohibitions and helps let go of old behaviors that no longer serve in one's growth. This stone promotes spiritual attunement and assists in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. To be gifted Turquoise brings good fortune and peace.

Unakite: Balance, re-birth, foresight, emotional balance.

Zoisite: Dispells laziness, facilitates advancement.