Stone Information

Here is some information we've compiled about the stones used in these strands. This is not a definitive list, rather a collection of what we have found through various resources as well as our own experiences. 

 

Agate
A strength stone.
Agate enhances one’s perceptiveness and stimulates analytical capacity. It can provide balance between one’s physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual states. It encourages strength and courage.
Use agate to improve memory and concentration, enhance personal courage and increase stamina.
Amazonite
The peace stone.
Calming, balancing, soothing, courage, Amazonite is said to have a soothing effect on the nervous system. It improves confidence and helps calm emotional and mental turmoil.
Use Amazonite to alleviate stress and exhaustion and to promote courage of personal expression.
Amethyst
The Sobriety stone.
Amethyst is a sobering stone that can enhance intuition, bring emotional stability and inner strength. Used by healers, it can still the mind and help in meditation.
Use amethyst to cure insomnia or to bring pleasant dreams, aid in lucid dreaming and to aid in overcoming alcoholism and other addictions.
 
Angelite
The psychic stone.
Angelite helps heighten your intuition, perception and consciousness. It brings serenity, inner peace, and a sense of calm.
Use Angelite when you need to calm down from feelings of stress and overwhelm and for when you need to speak your truth.
 
Aquamarine
The Sailor’s Stone OR [The Communication Stone]
Aquamarine protects all who travel by, over, or near water, and opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication. It helps overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types. It is also a soothing stone and relieves stress.
Use Aquamarine to help overcome the fear of speaking.
 
Blue Aventurine
A throat chakra stone.
Blue Aventurine is a stone of self-discipline and inner strength, assisting one in making clear decisions and sticking by them. It promotes taking responsibility for one’s life, while lending the support needed to empower change when the current reality isn’t working.
Use Blue Aventurine to help overcome bad habits, such as smoking, overeating, and substance-abuse.
 
Blue Chalcedony
The speaker’s stone.
Creativity, nurturing, self trust, perception, calming.
Use Blue Chalcdeony to balance self-doubt and balance body, mind, and emotions.
Blue Lace Agate 
The calming and communication stone.
Blue lace agate is associated with calm and tranquility. It lessens fear and anger and brings clarity of thought.
Use Blue Lace Agate in situations where you need to be heard.
Carnelian
A motivation stone.
Carnelian provides the wearer with confidence, initiative and assertiveness. It can help you reach your goals.
Use Carnelian to reduce feelings of inadequacy, aid in decision making and to increase physical energy.
Garnet
A protection stone.
Garnet enhances positive thoughts and self esteem. It can help in creating success in business and career.
Use Garnet to build self confidence and to boost energy and creativity.
Green Aventurine
A heart chakra stone. 
Green Adventurine is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It is also said to bring prosperity and career success.
Use Green Adventurine to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, or to have a positive outlook, courage, and inner strength.
Howlite
The comforting stone. 
Howlite can help you to reduce anger and stress and to overcome critical or selfish behavior. Howlite also heightens creativity and stimulates the imagination.
Use Howlite to increase patience and reasoning, to help with sleep problems or when trying to achieve artistic goals.
Jade
The good fortune stone. 
Jade is an ancient stone used to draw love, protection, prosperity and healing. It increases relaxation and reduces tension and can also be used to relieve grief and improve sleep. It is known to have calming effects when held.
Use Jade to promote wisdom, clarity, balance, and serenity.
Jasper
A nurturing stone.
Jasper is an emotionally calming and relaxing gemstone. It brings tranquility, comfort, wholeness, and healing.
Use Jasper to relieve stress.
Labradorite
The magic stone.
Labradorite brings patience and clarity of thought. It helps with concentration and focus. It reduces stress and anxiety and helps regain energy. This gemstone can also be used to help detoxify the body and produce more restful sleep.
Use it to help physically motivate yourself, awaken your intuition, and to attract success.
Lapis Lazuli
The wisdom stone.
Lapis Lazuli brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, and creativity. Lapis is also said to help one overcome shyness. It can help one say just the right thing, as if by magic. This gemstone assists in harmonizing your heart and your mind. It helps you to live your dreams and increases your adventurous spirit.
Use Lapis Lazuli to build self-confidence and boost creativity.
Obsidian
A Protection stone.
Obsidian can help with depression, clear negative energy, and be very grounding. However, it can also bring negative emotions or information to the surface, which have to be dealt with before peace can return.
Use obsidian to block negativity, or to release resentment, fear or anger.
Onyx – Black
A protection stone.
Black Onyx helps control stress and eliminates negative thinking. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy. It increases stamina and self-control while it eliminates excess or unwanted energies.
Use Black Onyx to create emotional stability and to help end negative relationships.
Pyrite
The intellect stone.
Pyrite enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, and memory. It is also a powerful protection stone that can be used to block negativity.
Use Pyrite to help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities.
Quartz – Crystal
The power stone.
Clear crystal quartz is known to be one of the most powerful of all healing gemstones. It amplifies and focuses energy and thoughts. It also harmonizes and balances.
Use Crystal Quartz to gain clarity of thought and to enhance problem solving abilities.
Quartz – Smoky
The grounding stone.
Smoky quartz is a stabilizing stone. It relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger, and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can be very helpful in relieving grief and lifting depression.
Use Smoky Quartz to help elevate mood and to overcome negative emotions.
Red Jasper
A Protection stone.
Red Jasper brings stability. It helps you to be more present in your body, brings emotional equilibrium. It is also said to be the stone of fairness. It stimulates health and rebirth, new ideas and strategies.
Use Red Jasper as a worry bead to calm the emotions. 
 
Rhodonite
The rescue stone.
Rhodonite is a stone that decreases anxiety while increasing attention to detail. It opens one to unconditional love and increased service to mankind. It is also a calming stone.
Use Rhodonite to stabilize the emotions and sort out any feelings that are scattered, imbalanced, or ungrounded.
Rose Quartz
The heart stone.
Rose quartz is associated with love and beauty and is thought to make one open the heart to all forms of love and compassion.
Use Rose Quartz to dissolve emotional wounds, fears and resentments. 
Sodalite
The writer’s stone.
Sodalite can absorb and neutralize negative thoughts and emotions. It brings inner peace and harmony. Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and truth. It is good for healing breaches in communication. 
Use Sodalite to help end arguments or other disagreements.
Tiger Eye – Blue (aka Hawk’s Eye)
A calming stone. 
Blue Tiger Eye releases stress and dissolves frustrations. It is also said to bring good luck to one who wears or carries it. It can help you to find the courage to recognize thoughts and ideas, and the willpower to carry them out.
Use BlueTiger Eye to overcome a hot temper and to enhance practical communication.
Tiger Eye – Gold
A protection stone.
Tiger Eye increases confidence and clear thinking. It helps us see ourselves and the world around us more perceptively. It is also known as a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money.
Use Gold Tiger Eye to convert anxiety, fear and obsessive behavior into practicality and logic.

 

Turquoise
A master healer and protector stone. 
Turquoise protects from harm, is a good general healer for all illnesses, and can help speed the healing process. Turquoise is also a symbol of friendship.
Use Turquoise to communicate with truth and to give in friendship.
Also, if you are looking for . . .  use:
LOVE
rose quartz, jade, rhodonite, turquoise, rainbow jasper, blue quartz, angelite, blue lace agate, ruby, sapphire

 

CALM
angelite, howlite, jade, jasper, labradorite, rose quartz, smoky quartz, rhodonite, tiger eye (blue), blue chalcedony, blue aventurine, amazonite  

 

BALANCE  
crystal quartz, smoky quartz, rhodonite, amazonite, blue chalcedony

 

PROTECTION 
pyrite, agate, aventurine, black onyx, chalcedony, jade, jasper, labradorite, quartz, tigers eye, obsidian, turquoise, blue aventurine, lapis

 

CREATIVITY 
garnet, howlite, jade, lapis, labradorite, pyrite, blue chalcedony, carnelian
GROUNDING 
jasper, smoky quartz, black onyx, carnelian