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Birthstones: These include the Modern, Mystical and Ayurvedic birthstones for each month.
January: Garnet, Emerald
February: Amethyst, Bloodstone
March: Aquamarine, Jade, Bloodstone
April: Diamond, Opal
May: Emerald, Sapphire, Agate
June: Pearl, Moonstone
August: Peridot, Diamond, Sapphire
September: Sapphire, Agate, Moonstone
October: Opal, Tourmaline, Jasper
November: Yellow Topaz, Citrine, Pearl
December: Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite, Onyx, Ruby
The following is a list of the stones we use most often and the main metaphysical and healing properties they support.
ABALONE: It's a shell purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations. Mystical Lore and Folklore says that abalone is helpful for arthritis and other joint disorders, muscle problems, the heart, and digestion.
AGATE: It's known for giving courage, energy, strength, dispelling fears, and increasing self-confidence. Agate is said to give good luck and to help with issues of the teeth and gums.
AMAZONITE: Amazonite promotes truth, honor, communication, integrity and trust. It can lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. Amazonite is said to heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma. It is reputed to have energy that's good for one's health in general, decreasing heart problems, benefiting the muscles, helping the nervous system, lessening tooth decay and osteoporosis.
AMETHYST: Amethyst has long been called the "sobriety stone." In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst was added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. It is said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviors, and addictions of all kinds. Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems, and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance. Amethyst is also used as protection for travelers. Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system deficiencies, and general healing.
APATITE: Apatite is a stone that mystically can stimulate the thoughts and ideas. It is said to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive awareness. Apatite is reputed in mystical lore to physically apatite assist with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, muscles, nervous system.
AQUAMARINE: Known as a stone of courage and fortitude, aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folk lore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travelers on water, and sailors.
AVENTURINE (Green): Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity. Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength. Aventurine brings friendship to one's life. Physically it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, headaches, general health, and sleep disorders.
BLOODSTONE: Bloodstone is excellent for centering and grounding. It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations and to be good for helping emotional traumas and grief. Bloodstone is said by intuitive sources to be helpful in treating anemia and other diseases of the blood, blood pressure, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, kidney, bladder, physical strength issues, physical traumas, and post-surgical issues.
CARNELIAN: Carnelian is a stone of creativity, individuality and courage. It can assist one in finding the right mate. It is also a stone of protection in general and from anger, jealousy and fear. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Physically, carnelian has been used to heal open sores, rejuvenate tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies, and neuralgia.
CHRYSOPHASE: Chrysoprase is powerful stone - It brings good fortune and prosperity, as well as business success. It facilitates self-expression and courage and the ability to use them wisely. It can bring happiness, which is partly because it helps its wearer get rid of negative thoughts and irritability. It also enhances and strengthens friendships. It can mend broken hearts and remove inferiority or superiority complexes. It is a powerful healing stone that aids failing eyesight or other eye problems, immune system response, fertility issues, gout, mental illness, relieves fevers and excess body heat, and can help guard against sexually transmitted diseases.
CITRINE: Citrine is known as a "success" stone because it is said in folklore to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce. Its lore also says that it enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and willpower. Citrine is purported to bring good fortune, sometimes in very unexpected ways. It is said to alleviate depression and self-doubt, and diminish irrational mood swings due to the effect of mental clarity it has. In traditional folklore and crystal healing lore it is said to aid the digestion and eliminate nightmares that disturb one's sleep.
COPPER: Copper is considered a mineral of energy and mental agility. Physically, copper is used in traditional folk remedy and crystal healing lore to bring in additional energies for all types of healing, treatment of arthritis, relieving pain of broken bones, sexual instability, and low energy.
CORAL: Coral attracts love and prosperity, particularly red coral, which is a stone of passion. It also brings out creativity and optimism, inner peace, strength, and understanding of purpose. Physically coral is used for general healing, blood and circulatory system issues, kidney, bladder, epilepsy, bone and bone marrow, eye problems, and the respiratory system.
DIAMOND: Diamonds bond relationships and enhance love. They are said to bring longevity, particularly to relationships, balance, clarity and abundance. It gives one who wears or carries it courage and hope. Historically, crushed diamond has been used as a cure for many ailments.
EMERALD: Emerald is a stone of love and romance. It brings and enhances joy, clairvoyance, memory, and faith. It also benefits intuition and communication, and promotes truthfulness.
GARNET: A stone of romantic love and passion. It can assist mystically with success in one's career and building one's self-confidence. Lore says that garnet can heal the blood, heart and lungs.
GOLD: While 14K gold filled jewelry is not solid gold, the gold in the filled wire can still have an energetic impact. Gold is a mineral of spirituality, understanding, and attunement to nature. It attracts positive energy and is a great healing mineral.
GOLDSTONE: Goldstone is a man-made glass with flecks of copper suspended in it, which give it its sparkles. Goldstone was originally created by French monks, and in time the secret was lost. It's been rediscovered or recreated in modern times, though, and goldstone is a popular material because of its beauty as well as its metaphysical properties lore. It has been called the stone of ambition and drive and is said to help attain one's goals. It is also said to aid in calmness and helps to stabilize the emotions. Goldstone also has many of the metaphysical properties of copper, including strengthening the circulatory system, strengthening bones, and easing arthritis pain.
IOLITE: Iolite was used in thin sheets by the ancient Vikings as a "lens" to see during their ocean voyages, as the world's first polarizing filter, and is often known as the Viking stone. It is thus said that iolite can bring clear psychic vision. It can also enhance curiosity. Iolite is very helpful when dealing with addictions, including alcoholism. It is also said to help build relationships of all kinds. It assists in detoxification as well as maintaining sobriety. Iolite is also said to help build relationships. In the physical realm, iolite is used to help heal sore throat, varicose veins, and blisters.
JADE: Jade is a stone of the heart. It is known to attract and enhance love of all kinds and is a stone of fidelity and generosity. It is also considered to be good for the physical heart and for emotional balance, stability and abundance. Physically, jade is used to heal lung problems, kidney problems, immune system weakness, PTSD, and nervous system overwork.
KYANITE: Kyanite brings loyalty, honesty and tranquility, and diminishes anger and confusion.
LABRADORITE: Mystically, energies of stress and anxiety are reduced by labradorite. It is said to increase intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, help with subconscious issues, and provide mental illumination.
LAPIS: Lapis (lapis lazuli) brings truthfulness, openness, inner power, intuition, creativity, virility and manifestation. Lapis also helps build self-confidence and is also known for enhancing love and fidelity within marriage. Lapis is said to be helpful for sinus ailments, headaches, nervous system, speech problems, pituitary gland and pain relief.
MOONSTONE: It can help calm responses and avoid overreaction; enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is also associated with love of all kinds. Physically it aids the pituitary gland and digestive system, obesity, water retention, hormonal problems, menstrual problems.
MOTHER OF PEARL: Mother of Pearl is the iridescent lining of shell, where pearls can grow. It is said to attract prosperity. It is also said to be highly protective and a particularly potent stone of protection for children. Folklore says that Mother of Pearl is helpful for high blood pressure, dizziness, improving vision, cataracts, and wound healing.
ONYX: It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from such. It has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control.
OPAL: Opal enhances imagination and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory. Opal brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change. Physically, opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinson's disease.
PEARL: Pearls attune the wearer to ebb and flow of life. They are calming and centering. They give purity and promote faith, charity, and integrity, truth and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity. Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.
PERIDOT: It is a stone of compassion and brings abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage. Peridot can lessen stress in relationships, anger and jealousy, slow aging, and heal ulcers and digestive problems.
QUARTZ: Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts.
QUARTZ, ROSE: Rose quartz is a stone of unconditional love - self-love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love. Rose quartz has excellent protection energies during pregnancy and childbirth. It also brings gentleness, forgiveness, and tolerance.
QUARTZ, RUTILATED: Rutilated quartz is said to boost the immune system and treat respiratory illness. It is reputed by intuitives and folklore to diminish fears, depression and issues with decision-making.
QUARTZ, SMOKY: Smoky (or smokey) quartz is a grounding and stabilizing stone. It brings calm and centering, lifts depression, enhances practicality, and generally removes negative energies, bringing happiness. Smoky quartz is also a good luck stone. Physically, smoky quartz is helpful for kidneys, abdomen, pancreas, reproductive organs, menstrual cramps, fertility issues, water retention.
RUBY: Ruby brings integrity, devotion, happiness and brings and increases romantic love. It also enhances generosity and brings prosperity. It is a stone of high energy and power that promotes healing on all levels.
SILVER: Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E.
TOPAZ: Topaz is a powerful stone in the way that quartz is. It is a balancing and calming stone that releases tension, balances emotions and can bring joy. Topaz is also believed to bring success, good fortune and synchronicity. It also is said to bring creativity, individuality, true love, and hope. Physically, topaz aids with gout, blood disorders, hemorrhages, poor appetite, tissue regeneration, tuberculosis, aging (reverses) and the endocrine system.
TURQUOISE: Turquoise helps promote honest and clear communication. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. Turquoise can also help speed the healing process, and is known as a master healer stone.
VERMEIL: Vermeil is sterling silver coated with a heavy, more durable gold electroplating. The metaphysical properties lore combines the lore of both gold and silver including wealth, happiness, good feelings, intuition, removing negative energies, moon energies, and more.