Gemstone Meanings and their Healing Properties

So which gemstone is right for you?

The following information is for reference only, a guide to which stones may be most suitable for your required support.


Gemstone Meanings and their Healing Properties

Abalone Shell meaning The varieties of colours represent change as the beauty of existence. abelone-shell

Healing Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and the functions of the heart chakra.

Both pearl and abalone shell represent the tides of emotion, an easy flow of feelings and sensitivities to others, connected to family and particularly motherhood, harmony in relationships.

Agate meaning 
Agates attract strength and is a protection from bad dreams. It also protects from stress and energy drains.

Agates have been thought to be good to harden the gums.

Healing Agate is used for stomach upsets. The agate can’t change emotions, but helps to change our level of acceptance of the emotion.

Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence.

Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision.

Blue Lace Agate meaning This is a calming and uplifting stone believed to strengthen the function of the throat chakra and encourage peace.

It can be used wherever there is a build-up of painful or irritated energy.

Healing Use Blue Lace Agate for relief, peace and happiness when you feel the need to de-stress.



crazy-lace-agateCrazy Lace Agate meaning Crazy Lace Agate is a supportive and encouragement stone, promoting optimism.  Crazy Lace Agate promotes physical, emotional, and mental agility, and encourages flexibility with thinking and action to help remain focused.

Healing Crazy Lace Agate’s energy is circular and flowing, it strengthens the cardiac muscle when worn in the middle of the chest.  It is uplifting and increases self-esteem, healing emotional disharmony that prevents acceptance of love. It helps overcome depression and despair, elevating thoughts and attitudes.



Fire Agate meaning Fire Agate is a protection stone with deep calming energy that brings security and safety.  Fire agate is said to represent absolute perfection, and brings strength of mind to inspire inner knowledge to solve problems. It also helps in overcoming addictions and other destructive desires.  Linked to the fire element, Fire Agate is used as an aid to improve sexual activity and stimulate vitality.

Healing Assist with healing the stomach, nervous, endocrine systems.  Strengthens night vision and reduces hot flushes.


Moss Agate meaning Moss Agate is considered the most powerful of the agates, helping to release anger and bitterness and balance emotional energy, enhance concentration persistence, endurance and success in endeavours.  Moss Agate is an abundance stone, believed to bring the wearer health, friends and riches when used in jewellery.

Healing Moss Agate strengthens in times of stress.  It is helpful in relieving sensitivities to weather and pollution. Midwives use it to assist in successful birthing. It is used to speed up recovery, counteract long term illnesses, and cleanse the circulatory and elimination systems.



amazoniteAmazonite meaning Named after the Amazon River, Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy, and promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent

stone for artists and for men.  Pale azure blue amazonite is known to be lucky for all your hopes and dreams.

Healing Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.



Amber meaning Amber is technically a fossilised sap from prehistoric trees, not a gemstone or mineral.  A symbol of courage, Amber was carried by travellers for protection.

It promotes good luck and success.

Healing Used to alleviate headaches, heart problems, arthritis, and stomach, spleen and kidney complaints.


amethystAmethyst meaning  Crystalline Quartz in shades of purple is called Amethyst.  A stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkenness, it is believed to protect from poison.  Amethyst has long been used to open the spiritual and psychic centres, and used as a meditation aid when worn as a necklace.  It is used as a dream stone and to help insomnia, to overcome fears and cravings and relieve headaches.

The Amethyst symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom.

Healing  Amethyst is used on the area of the body in need of healing, usually the heart or lungs, problems in the blood and in breathing problems.



Ametrine meaning  Ametrine is a rare stone which occurs in quartz when Amethyst and Citrine reside in the same crystal. ametrine

Because the combined effect is natural, no two Ametrines will be exactly alike.  Many believe that Ametrine contains the powers of both Amethyst and Citrine, making it a very powerful money stone, and bringing higher psychic awareness and spiritual enlightenment.

Healing  Ametrine is very helpful in getting rid of depression. This leads to inner peace and tranquility.



Aquamarine meaning This is the stone to help you be in touch with your spiritual being.  It is most powerful as a meditation stone as it brings a great peace and serenity, and to receive the wisdom to see truth.  Folklore says the aquamarine will protect against gossip.

Healing Aquamarine is often associated with the immune system and is considered to be soothing when worn as a necklace. Healers use it to help reduce fluid retention and to calm the nerves.


Aventurine meaning Aventurine is mainly Quartz and is the stone of opportunity.

Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight.

Blue Aventurine is a powerful mental healer that increases vitality and a positive outlook. This stone assists in self-discipline and developing inner strength.

Yellow Aventurine is often used to balance emotions and male/female energies.

Red Aventurine can assist in creativity, and help you to see the possibilities in new opportunities.

Healing It is used to aid nearsightedness. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.


azuriteAzurite meaning Azurite is formed from the oxidation of copper ores.  It absorbs water over time, and changes into the mineral Malachite. The two are found together, creating a brilliant deep blue stone with flashes of green and speeds the vibration of energy toward the spiritual realm.

Azurite has a transformative quality that stimulates an increase in communication skills, intuition, creativity and inspiration.  It will open up your inner sight. It is an excellent stone for students who are studying for exams as it helps open the mind and make it more receptive to retaining information.  Use with copper to increase the power of azurite.

Healing A liver stimulant, aids detoxification, stimulates brain and nerve activity, encourages growth by stimulating the activity of the thyroid gland.


Bloodstone meaning The Greeks believed Bloodstone would bring change, it is a symbol of justice and is thought to protect against the evil eye.

Healing Used for circulation of energy in the body, it helps to remove energy blocks and align the centres of the body while aiding the circulation of blood.


Blue Quartz meaning This crystal is a soothing, stress-relief stone that calms the mind and inspires hope, and assists in the ability to reach out to others.

Healing  Promotes understanding of your spiritual nature.


Bronzite meaning Bronzite is a protective, grounding mineral that is used to restore harmony and self-confidence in situations where you feel overwhelmed or powerless.  This stone is beneficial to use when making plans for the future because it alleviates indecision and doubt, and promotes focused action. Bronzite is also believed to be effective against curses or ill wishes.

Healing It is an iron rich stone that is helpful if you have been feeling tired or exhausted.


Calcite meaning  Calcite opens energy channels and is a powerful amplifier providing a gentle energy to cleanse and revitalise.  Calcite stimulates the Fire Element to assist in moving blocked energy through the chakras.

Healing Each colour of calcite has specific energies:

White Calcite – Cleansing and healing

Green Calcite – emotional balance, stress relief

Blue Calcite – psychic ability, astral travel

Clear Calcite – Clarity and insight, forgiveness

Orange Calcite – Creativity, sexuality, confidence

Honey Calcite – Persistence, intellectual power

Pink Calcite – Well-being, empathy, health

Red Calcite – Vitality


Carnelian meaning Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony.  Carnelian is used for energy flow, calms the temper, carnelian

helps give a sense of humour, protects from bad vibrations and guards against poverty.

Healing  Carnelian is an energy booster. It helps the insecure person to find strength within them so they can come into their own.

It is said to increase the appetite.


Chalcedony meaning Chalcedony is a variety of the mineral quartz that occurs in many colours.  It nurtures, absorbs negative energy and dissipates it, and promotes brotherhood and good will.  Chalcedony harmonises your mind, body, and spirit.

Healing Chalcedony is a powerful cleanser, including open sores. Mothers use it to increase lactation, and it also fosters the maternal instinct. It increases physical energy. Healers use it to decrease ill effects of senility and dementia as well as to heal the eyes, gallbladder, bones, spleen, blood and circulatory system.


Citrine meaning Citrine is a Quartz mineral known as the ‘stone of the mind’.   It promotes clarity of thought, opens the mind to new thoughts, increases self-esteem and protects from the negative energy of someone else’s abuse.  Citrine is known as the lucky ‘Merchants Stone’ and brings good sales.

Healing Citrine is sometimes used by healers to help with digestion as it is considered beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system (including constipation and diabetes) – by cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine is an excellent stone to calm and soothe distressed conditions. Some use it to help relieve depression.


Red Coral meaning Coral is the result of accumulated skeletal masses from polyps. It was believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from skin disease when worn as a necklace.  Coral symbolises life and blood force energy, and is a good aid for meditation or visualization.

Healing Dark Red Coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition.


Diamond meaning The Diamond is the hardest gemstone and one of the most valued.  Diamonds are the symbol of innocence and loyalty, often used today in an engagement ring.  It is said diamonds are good for coughs and mucus problems.

Healing Diamond does not have a specific healing nature but it does increase the energy power of the Emerald and the Amethyst to a higher level. Healers often have rings or necklaces set with Diamonds surrounding the Amethyst.  Care must be used when wearing a Diamond necklace as it can block the energy flow if the wearer has negative thoughts or feelings.



diopsideDiopside meaning Diopside occurs many colours, the energy of this mineral depends upon the hue.  Black Diopside is used to establish a connection and grounding with the earth, while Green Diopside is used for balancing and healing. It energises the heart chakra.

Green Diopside promotes emotional well-being, opens the mind to learning new concepts and the ability to love yourself and others.

Healing Diopside is used by healers to assist in regeneration after a surgery or physical trauma. Women experiencing menopause find it helpful in calming the emotions and physical changes. It is used as an aid in healing after a heart attack or other heart troubles. It has been used for regeneration to heal the lungs from damage caused by smoking.


Emerald meaning The Emerald is thought to preserve love and has long been the symbol of faith and hope. Emerald is a stone of great harmony, wisdom and love, and is considered by many to be the stone of prophecy. For some the Emerald acts as a tranquilizer for a troubled mind. The emerald is said to bring the wearer reason and wisdom. The strongest time for the powers of the emerald is said to be spring.

Healing Emerald is used by healers to help heal the heart. The power of the Emerald is highest at the full moon.


Fluorite meaning  Fluorite is an interesting and beautiful stone with a wide range of colours.  Fluorite is said to absorb and neutralize negative vibrations. It makes one more receptive to the vibrations of other stones. Fluorite is known as the ‘Genius Stone’ as it increases concentration and helps in decision-making.

Healing Fluorite helps to open the way for the power of other stones to be effective.  Healers use it to help with ulcers as well as the respiratory tract by stimulating cell regeneration in these areas. It fortifies bones, improves arthritic or other joint ailments. It can be laid directly on the body.



Garnet meaning Garnets can be used to make a person popular and have self-esteem when worn as jewellery.  garnet

Garnets bring loyalty to friendships, and are known for stimulating success in business.

Healing  Red Garnet is associated with the thyroid and spleen. It helps cleanse and purify both when held over the area.

The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth, as well as a symbol of love and compassion.  It is believed that if a garnet is put under a pillow it will cure depression.


Goldstone meaning  Goldstone is the stone of ambition said to help attain your goals.  It can be used as an energy generator and can deflect unwanted energies, making it used as a protection stone.  Goldstone is also said to help one stay calm and stabilise the emotions.

Red goldstone is associated with vitality and energy.

Blue Goldstone is associated with learning and communication.

Green Goldstone is associated with growth and abundance.

Healing Goldstone is actually a man-made glass with flecks of copper suspended in it, which give it the sparkle.  Though it is not technically a gemstone, it is often referred to as one.

Goldstone has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including in crystal healing lore the strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones, and easing arthritis pain.



Haematite meaning Haematite is used to improve relationships.  Haematite is good for increasing intuition. In jewellery it is best in a ring worn on the left hand.haematite

Healing Haematite stimulates iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body.

It can be in direct contact with the skin, but results in inflammation for some people, so test it carefully before use.




Howlite meaning Howlite is a super-calming stone that many people use it to relieve stress of all kinds. It makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind.  Focusing on a piece of Howlite can assist with gaining insight from past lives, it opens memories of previous times and lifetimes.  Howlite teaches patience and can absorb your own anger, or anger that is directed towards you.  It helps to overcome critical or selfish behaviour.

Healing Relieves insomnia, balances calcium levels, strengthens teeth and bones.


ioliteIolite meaning  Iolite opens a path to your deep inner self, use this stone to discover the lost parts of self and your inner treasures. It is an excellent stone to assist in recovering information from past lives.  It is a stone of vision and creative expression. Iolite is especially compatible with Lapis Lazuli, Amethyst and Azurite.

Healing Iolite supports the healing of the eyes, stimulates memory and helps with sleep imbalances.




Mookaite Jasper meaning Mookaite encourages the desire for new experiences and helps to keep a balance between external activities and the internal response to these. It imparts a deep calm while encouraging versatility.  It is a stone of strength believed to bring us into the ‘here and now’, increasing your ability to see several solutions to any problem and aiding decision making.  It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away.

Healing  Mookaite is often used to treat glandular or stomach disorders, hernias, ruptures and water retention.


Moonstone meaning  Moonstone is a highly valued gemstone believed to bring good luck, fortune and success, enhancing intuition and promoting inspiration,  moonstone

and assists in foretelling the future.  Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength, it is a particularly good gemstone for women, and can be beneficial to

men in opening the emotional self.  It is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand yourself.

Healing Moonstone is used by healers to balance internal hormone cycles with nature’s rhythms.



Morganite meaning  Morganite attracts love and maintains it.  It brings a sense of joy and inner strength, helps in developing trust and to release unhealthy emotional patterns.

Healing Morganite is used by healers to counter stress and stress-related illness. Asthma, heart problems, impotence, lung difficulties.


Obsidian meaning Obsidian was prized by ancient cultures and used as a major bartering material.  It symbolises self-control and resilience, and has been used since prehistoric times for making tools, masks, weapons, mirrors and jewellery.

Healing Obsidian helps to protect the very sensitive against depression.



Rainbow Obsidian meaning Rainbow Obsidian is black obsidian that, when polished and exposed to a strong light, shows bands of rainbow colours.  Rainbow obsidian is particularly powerful in meditation to dissolve shock, fear or barriers. It expands your consciousness, sharpens the senses and can help you delve deep into mysterious phenomena and experiences.

Healing Rainbow Obsidian is a stone to aid the emotions; it helps you to release emotional problems from your past.


Snowflake Obsidian meaning  Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It balances mind body and spirit, will calm and soothe and allow you to view unhealthy  snowflake-obsidian

patterns in your own behaviour, thus opening the door to change.  Obsidian draws hidden imbalances to the surface and releases them.
Healing Snowflake obsidian is used by healers to relieve muscle cramps. It is considered a good detoxification stone.


Onyx meaning  Onyx is known to separate and can help release negative emotions such as sorrow and grief.  Onyx guards against negativity and is used to end

unhappy or troublesome relationships.  These crystals are very supportive during stressful situations, they strengthen responsibility and self-confidence, and are good stones to assist in bringing good fortune into your life.

Healing  Onyx is helpful to boost your inner strength and aid the grieving process.


Opal meaning  Opal can be charged with every type of energy.  Mentally, Opal is said to enhance memory. It is also used to decrease confusion.

Common Opals provide gentle, nurturing support for the emotional body. They help to alleviate worry, chronic stress and depression, and are perfect antidotes for sleeplessness and nightmares, and healing subconsciously held pain.

White Precious Opal is the happiest of the Opals, radiating optimism and good humour, enthusiasm, imagination and creativity.

Healing  Opal has been considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system.   Opal is often associated with the Heart Chakra and Crown Chakra, but varied colour opals are also related to the additional chakras.



peridotPeridot meaning Peridot is a stone of lightness and beauty.  Anciently known as Chrysolite, is considered to be sacred, and is traditionally worn in a ring with Amethyst by Catholic Bishops as a symbol of purity and morality.  Used in a necklace, Peridot is a protector against negative emotions.

Healing Peridot has been known to have healing effect on the gall bladder and liver.




Prehnite meaning  Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love and a stone of vision.  It enhances inner knowledge, shows the path to spiritual growth, and connects the will and the heart to achieve the highest good.  Wear Prehnite to strengthen your intuition and recognise truths.

Healing Prehnite can assist in finding the root cause of an illness. Healers use it for the kidneys and bladder, thymus gland, shoulders, chest and lungs.


Iron Pyrite meaning Iron Pyrite makes a wonderful energy shield, blocking out negativity from various sources. It is a traditional symbol for money and good luck, and is believed to strengthen the mind.

Healing Use this stone to overcome lethargy, fatigue and feelings of inadequacy.  It increases the oxygen supply to the blood and strengthens the circulatory system. It is beneficial for the lungs, alleviating bronchitis and asthma.


rhodoniteRhodonite meaning Rhodonite soothes the nervous system, promotes relaxation and brings a sense of well-being. This is a balance gemstone and is used to clear the psychic centres.

Healing Rhodonite raises self-worth and helps ward off negativity.




Rock Crystal (Crystal Quartz) meaning Rock Crystal is said to have cooling powers and is a common, powerful and romantic stone.  A crystal ball or point is used for meditating and helps you understand yourself.  It will sometimes not work for a negative person.

Healing  It is mainly used in healing as amplification for the energies of the other working stones.


rose-quartzRose Quartz meaning Rose Quartz is known as the love stone. It helps the user feel a strong sense of self-worth, therefore being worthy of love.

Your marriage can have more sparkle when you keep a Rose Quartz under your pillow. You will look younger too.

Healing Rose Quartz gives inner peace and helps in all matters pertaining to love. It also helps as a rejuvenator to the skin.

It is said washing the face in water charged by Rose Quartz will help fade wrinkles and keep the skin young.


rubyRuby meaning   The ruby is considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe and is filled with love; it is associated with many astral signs. To own a ruby is said to have contentment and peace. Placed under a pillow the ruby may ward off bad dreams. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand so as to receive the life force and have protection. Given as a gift, the ruby is a symbol of friendship and love. The ruby is also the symbol of vitality and royalty.

Healing Ruby works with the flow of blood as an aid to circulation and removes infection or germs in the blood.


Sapphire meaning The finest blue sapphires are a strong blue. Sapphires of colours other than blue are always referred to with the colour, for instance pink sapphire

sapphires, yellow sapphires, and green sapphires.  The sapphire was called the ‘Stone of Destiny’, and contribute to mental clarity and perception, they can

promote financial rewards.

Healing Sapphire creates a soothing and quite deeply calming action.  Used in meditation it may help you to slip into a deep and tranquil state. It is also known to be a cleansing crystal that helps you to release issues.


Sardonyx meaning Sardonyx is a stone of strength and protection used to enhance willpower, integrity, stamina and vigour.  It attracts friends and good fortune, and is believed to bring lasting happiness and stability to marriage and partnerships.

Healing It may help to relieve stress, anxiety and depression.



Serpentine meaning  Serpentine has been used since ancient times to guard against disease and sorcery.  It makes an exceptional meditation stone, helping you to find inner peace. Nursing women used it to regulate their milk supply.

Healing  Balances mood swings.  It is an aid to kidney and stomach complaints, relaxes cramps and menstrual pain.


Smokey Quartz meaning Smokey Quartz is nature’s stone of endurance and is known to give you an extra boost enhancing organizational skills. smokey-quartz

It is a protection stone that clears negative energy, opening the path for perception and learning.  Smokey Quartz brings personal pride and joy in living,

and creativity in business.

Healing Smokey Quartz helps relieve depression.



Sodalite Gemstone meaning Sodalite brings inner peace and stimulates endurance.  It is said Sodalite will harmonise the inner being, or the conscious and sodalite


mind. Sodalite is extra lucky for writers.

Healing Sodalite is associated with the thyroid so is perfect in a necklace. It helps in communicating and will give confidence to speak more.

Wear it when you want to lose a few pounds.


sunstoneSunstone meaning Sunstone will spread protective energies throughout your home when placed before a white candle.  Sunstone is symbolically linked to Moonstone, carry the two stones together to bring the influences of the Sun (Healing, Protection, Success) into harmony with those of the Moon (Love, Peace, Spirituality).

Healing Gives you extra energy when you are ill or under stress, increasing self-healing power, promotes harmony among the organs functions, stimulates your personal power of attraction and stimulates sexual arousal and increase sexual energy.


Tangerine Quartz meaning Tangerine Quartz is a wonderful healing stone after trauma or shock. It is also used in past life healing and is beneficial in situations where one feels a need to make up for past damages done.

Healing It leads one to a more positive vibration in life. Tangerine quartz is sometimes used to enhance sexuality and creativity.



Tanzanite meaning Tanzanite is a member of the Zoisite family; it activates several chakras from the heart to the crown and is used to link the mind with the heart. tanzanite

Tanzanite is an important communication stone, giving one the ability to speak the truth.

Healing Promotes compassion, calms an overactive mind, brings on a peaceful understanding of one’s own heart.



Tibetan Black Quartz Among the most powerful protection crystals, they are cleansing and can be used to purify a living space.  They make excellent meditation crystals and bring rapid expansion of consciousness.

Healing They are powerful stones for spiritual or psychic protection from negative entities as they create a bubble of light around your body.


tiger-eyeTiger Eye meaning Use Tiger Eye for clear thinking and insight and you can be a very lucky person. Tiger Eye may bring good luck and protection when worn in jewellery.

Healing Tiger Eye creates a feeling of oneness and feel more direct in all thoughts.

A personal symbol carved in Tiger eye is excellent for the spiritually advanced to use in meditation.


Topaz meaning Topaz is a soothing, empathetic stone that will direct energy to the place it is most needed. It heals and energises.  Silver, or white, Topaz is colourless topaz

and untreated.  This is heat treated to form Blue Topaz.  Blue Topaz is known to enhance your creativity.

Healing Silver or White Topaz: Increases your awareness of thoughts and removes stagnant energy.  Blue Topaz: An effective aid to your mental abilities, they aid an

expanded range of psychic powers.


Tourmalated Quartz meaning This stone has the luck of both the clear and milky quartz and black tourmaline.

Healing The clear quartz is an amplifier while the black tourmaline is a cleansing, grounding influence.  This stone assists with clear thinking.



turquoiseTurquoise meaning Turquoise provides strength, protection from harm, psychic sensitivity and connection to the spirit world.  It’s a symbol of friendship and brings peace to the home.

Healing Alleviates pain, stomach problems, viral infections and relaxes cramps.  Increases growth and muscular strength, and contains anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.



Unakite meaning A combination of Red Jasper and Green Epidote bound solidly together, Unakite can be used to draw off negative energy and blockage unakite

from the Heart Chakra.

Healing This is one of the healing crystals that will assist better sleep and relieve stress, and help addictive habits that you have had difficulty dealing with by breaking

the barriers that have hindered you being able to achieve your desires.




zirconZircon meaning Zircon is a powerful grounding stone often used to harmonise your inner goals and dreams with reality. It helps to focus on maintaining ideals while transforming real life to the achievement of those goals.

Healing Encourages the ability to recognise and receive spiritual guidance and protection, it assists in overcoming depleted energy with cleansing toxins from the body and energizes all chakras.




Healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

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