Gemstone Types

Amber - A powerful healing stone that brings wisdom, balance and patience, as well as assisting the body in self-healing.

Amethyst - The stone of contentment and spirituality, it helps to relieve physical and emotional pain. This Amethyst crystal has one of the strongest powers to rid your home of negative influences. Place an amethyst cluster in the south corner of any room in your home and start the clean and clear life energy flowing in your home.

Aventurine  - A stone of creativity and prosperity, it assists in seeing alternatives and possibilities in life. You should never buy a lottery ticket without an aventurine in your left pocket. Lady Luck will be in your left pocket. This is the stone of opportunity. Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. If you gamble or play the lotto, keep this stone in your left pocket.
Healing properties of Aventurine:
It is used to aid nearsightedness. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.

Black Onyx - This stone absorbs and balances emotional intensity and assists in changing bad habits.

Carnelian  - An energy stimulating stone that also serves to protect from bad vibrations and calming the temper. Carnelian (also sometimes referred to as cornelian) is found primarily in India, as well as various sites in South America. It is a variety of chalcedony. The most favorable pieces are a deep red to red-orange hue. Carnelian has a long and storied past, and was once considered strictly the property of the noble class. People holding a high social status was often buried with this gem stone.
Want more pep in your life? Keep a carnelian with you and feel the energy flow to you. Carnelian is used for these benefits:
· Gives energy
· Protects from bad vibrations
· Guards against poverty
· Helps give a sense of humor
· Calms the temper
Healing properties of Carnelian:
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.

Cat's Eye - A stone which can promote confidence, helping to separate thoughts from feelings.
Can come in multi colors.

Citrine - Citrine is a yellow-to-golden member of the quartz mineral group. A deep golden variety from Madeira Spain can resemble the costly imperial topaz gem stone, which is one reason that citrine is a popular birthstone alternative to those born in November. Citrine has been called the "stone of the mind". Ancient cultures believed that placing a citrine on the forehead of an elder would increase his psychic power.
Money energies of citrine:
Citrine is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone". If you are in any type of sales, just put a citrine in the cash drawer and watch what happens.
Also used by healers to:
· Increase self esteem
· Protect from the negative energy from someone else's abuse
· Open the mind to new thoughts
· Promote clarity of thought
Healing properties of citrine:
Citrine can help with digestion. It is beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system - cleansing, purifying and eliminating poisons that have built up. Citrine has the power to calm and soothe distressed conditions. It offers help with depression, digestive problems (including constipation and diabetes). It will give joy and love to the owner.
Sources of citrine:
Sources of citrine include Brazil, Bolivia, several African countries and parts of the Soviet Union.

Jade - Aids in remembrance of dreams as well as helping to promote confidence and self-sufficiency.

Jasper - Beautiful multi-colored jasper, this is one of the oldest known gemstones and is mentioned in the Bible several times. Jasper is a strong securing gemstone for stability. It offers powerful protection from things that harm while it eases emotional stresses. Jasper gives one the courage to speak out and have personal independence. It also protects from fears in the night. Jasper helps balance the emotional energy in the body.
Healing properties of Jasper:
Jasper comes in many colors. All colors of Jasper will help balance the vibrations of the body. Jasper is slow to show a change to the person, but is such a basic "good" stone that one should always have it on hand.

Mother of Pearl - Is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells, coating and protecting their bodies from parasites and foreign objects. A pearl grows when mother of pearl surrounds and builds layers around an object that's inserted in she shell by nature or humans. Mother of pearl is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells, coating and protecting their bodies from parasites and foreign objects. Nacre is the same substance that is deposited around an object that becomes lodged in the mollusk--either naturally or inserted by humans-- pearls are popular today, some past cultures regarded colorful pieces of mother of pearl as more desirable decoration for jewelry and other objects. Jewelry made from mother of pearl is in the group called organic jewelry, which includes all jewelry that originates from a living creature, plant or other living organism.

Opalit - A very strong stone that helps with correlating our emotions, imaginations, dreams and healing.

Pearl - A feminine stone that promotes harmony in women's bodies, assisting in keeping hormones and rhythms in balance.

Red Coral - Classic and expensive, this is the most valued coral of all, favored worldwide for its hardness, beauty, and sanguine hue. Red Coral is found in a number of places, but its most famous location is the sandy bottom of the Mediterranean, and the Gulf of Naples near Genoa.
Interesting Facts about Coral:
· Coral was thought to quiet the waves and make the sea calm. Considering the fact that coral reefs protect the shoreline, that idea wasn't completely wrong!
· Coral was thought to preserve against lightening and terrible tornadoes. Its power supposedly increased when exposed to the full moon
· According to ancient lore, Perseus placed the severed head of Medusa in its bag on a heap of seaweed. The head's power passed into the seaweed, which turned as rigid and as shriveled as stone. The Sea Nymphs were delighted. They took armfuls of it back under the sea with them and brought fresh seaweed up to be turned to stone by the head of Medusa. Hence, we have coral.
· The Romans believed coral to be a potent charm, and hung branches of coral around the necks of their children to protect them from harm. They also crushed it and mixed it with wine, as a cure-all tonic to be imbibed after their infamous debauches.
· During the Medieval period coral was used as a cure for sterility and as charm against the evil eye.
· Italian men presented coral jewelry to their beloved as a token of love and fidelity and to signify that they were engaged.
· A Native American husband in the Southwest presented red coral jewelry to his wife so that she might bear him many children.

Rose Quartz - Also known as the "love stone", it's used for healing, meditation and expansion of the mind to enhance the beneficial life force.

Ruby - A stone that works with the blood to assist circulation. It is also known to promote courage and passionate desires.

Smokey Quartz - Smokey quartz is nature's stone of endurance. If you need a extra boost, carry a Smokey quartz gemstone with you.
It promotes:
· Personal pride and joy in living
· Creativity in business
· Opens the path for perception and learning
Healing properties of Smokey Quartz:
Smokey Quartz is connected with the sounds of the universe. It makes you more aware of sounds including telepathic sounds. Smokey Quartz helps relieve depression.

Turquoise - A stone which aids in protecting the wearer from negative energy and brings good fortune. Also known as the symbol of friendship.

Emerald - Emerald brings life, nourishment, and healing to the physical body. It floods the physical body with the green ray's life-giving energy and gradually neutralizes the disharmonies that cause disease.