About Gemstones


Gemstones are semi-precious and precious stones. All can be called gems. All are minerals that have hardness, density, refraction and color. Each stone contains energy that is unique to the type of stone. Quartz crystals are used in  expanding  the mind to touch the  spirit  world.  Crystals are used to enhance the  beneficial  life force.  Crystal water (water that a quartz crystal(s) has been placed) has been drunk for its healthy benefits for centuries. Getting to know the properties and benefits of thousands of stones can take a lifetime, but is a rewarding and fun adventure. I invite you to study crystals  and  gemstones, their origins, folklore, meaning and current day uses on this page, dedicated to crystals and gemstones. Explore the meaning of gemstones and crystals and get creative with  them  for  your specific  purposes.

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Clear Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Clear Colour

Clear colour crystals (no colour crystals), like transparent windows to the soul, remind us of the importance of clarity in both thought and vision. Use clear crystals when you want to think clearly or focus sharply on any issue. You can also visualize clear crystals filling with any color to use as substitutes for other coloured crystals. Clear crystals can also amplify the energy and properties of other crystals.

Clear Crystals

Clear Quartz
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Black Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Black Colour

Black is not a colour, but rather the lack of colour. In nature, black is the colour of night when the moon is not in the sky to illuminate the landscape. Dark night is a time of unease in which the familiar world is obscured. Humans naturally fear the unknown and the unseen. Black is naturally associated with such fears. Because we do not know or understand death, black is often associated with death and ending. However, black is actually a very positive color. Dark blacks are ...


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White Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Sunday, August 15, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 White Colour

White is not a colour, but the manifestation of the presence of all colour - the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete. White is the colour of the feminine gender, manifested as the Goddess in many cultures, and, as such, the colour of the world of birth, and regeneration. It is a cool colour of the night, the sleeping world, a...


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Orange Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Orange Colour  

The energy of red and the joy of yellow, orange is a colour of summer-time, sunshine, happiness and enthusiasm.  It increases oxygen to the brain and invigorates us. It can stimulate our appetites especially for healthy foods.

Orange Crystals

Carnelian
Carnelian is good for creativity, individuality, motivation, memory and courage, which is why it is especially useful for actors. It can also assist one in finding the right mate. It has excellent protective properties espe...


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Purple Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Purple Colour  

Purple is the colour of wealth, power and nobility. It combines the stability of blue with the energy of red. It symbolizes opulence, wisdom, dignity and independence as well as creativity mystery and magic. Purple is rarely found in nature which makes purple gems very extraordinary.

Purple Crystals

Amethyst
Amethyst, called the sobriety stone is used to heal compulsive behaviors, alcoholism, and other addictions. It promotes sobriety and  helps with the withdrawal sympto...


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Indigo Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Indigo Colour 

Indigo is a very dark blue and is like blue only intensified and with an internal focus. It is the  colour of inner awareness, profound insights and understanding. It is an excellent colour for inspiring ingenious ideas and therefore suited for inventors and others who need to be creative.
 
Indigo Crystals

Indigo Agate
Agate is an energy, harmony, and soothing stone. It helps strengthen the body's connection to the earth and ground emotions. It can give courage, energy, stren...


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Blue Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Blue Colour 

Blue is the colour of depth, loyality, wisdom and confidence. It is a good choice for those suffering from emotional insecurity.  It is an elixir against anxiety and disquiet.  Blue slows respiration & metabolism and produces a calming effect.

Blue Crystals

Blue Calcite
Blue Calcite is for calming and soothing frayed nerves, amplifying energy, and good for making decisions.  Blue calcite is good for students because it helps retain lessons and amplifies learning. While it is ...


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Green Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Green Colour  

Green is the colour of growth, newness, fertility and security. It has strong powers of healing. It can calm the restlessness. It is also a good colour for tired eyes. It is an excellent shield against anxiety, hopelessness or insecurity.

Green Crystals

Aventurine
An excellent stone for business people especially those starting a new business. Aventurine is good for imagination, creativity, intellect and mental clarity. It helps one spot opportunities, gives a positive out...


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Yellow Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Yellow Colour

Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.

Yellow Crystals

Citrine
Citrine is a success stone which helps entrepreneurs and abundance, especially in business and commerce. The "Merchant Stone" attracts and maintains wealth. It enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and will power. Citrine usually brings good fortune and is also a good general protection stone. In a healing lore, it is said to aid the digestion and ge...


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Red Crystals & Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

 Red Colour 
                     
Red stimulates us. It speeds up the metabolism & increases the respiration rate. It increases our energy levels & fuels our passion and is therefore associated with love romance and power.

Red Crystals

Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is used for unconditional love, fidelity, forgiveness and happiness. Effective in drawing love and relationships to you. Restores trust and harmony. Strengthens the physical heart and circulatory system. Releases impurities from the bo...


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Selecting A Personal Crystal

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Crystals & Gemstones 

                          
When you chose a crystal - it will seem to 'call' to you as if it has been waiting for you. This is because you and that crystal are on the same frequency. The crystal will 'catch your eye' and you will feel an immediate connection, even if it is not the crystal you came for.

When you hold the crystal in your hand, you will feel a connection of frequency. Some people find crystals. Some people 'feel' that crystals find them. Once you have your crystal - the next st...


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Qualities, Colours and Gemstones of Archangels

Posted by SimNZ on Friday, March 26, 2010, In : Angel Crystals - Qualities & Colours 

Ariel
Ariel, otherwise known as the Lion of God, counsels your fears and helps build the qualities of bravery, courage and focus with elegance. He will help boost your confidence and being involved with divine magick and miracles, help with manifestations, for he is the Master Manifestor. He aids teachers, healers and service workers, protects the environment and heals animals. He is indeed, the Patron Angel of Animals.
                                                  

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Birthstones

Posted by SimNZ on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

                   
Certain gemstones have more vibration power at certain times of the year. The month of a stone's power time determines your birthstone (also referred to as natal stone).

Some believe that the original associations between gemstones and the months of the year evolved from 12 stones mentioned in the Bible, others say it represents the Twelve Apostles. Still others hold different beliefs. There are numerous traditions over the centuries that connect a particular gemstone wit...


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Meaning and Use of Crystals and Gemstones

Posted by SimNZ on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Crystals & Gemstones 

There are a variety of different shapes and types of gemstones and crystals you can choose from. The most popular gemstones and crystals are: points, clusters, chips, eggs, wands, marbles, balls, spheres, cubes, pendulums, geodes, gemstone carvings and slices, loose gem stones or tumbled polished gemstones and crystal jewelry and symbols.

                                          
Crystal Points

Quartz crystal points are used for healing, meditation and expanding the mind to touch the spirit ...


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Natural Quartz Crystal Balls and Spheres

Posted by SimNZ on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Crystals & Gemstones 

Quartz crystal balls have been used for divination since at least medieval times.

When most people talk about crystals, they are usually referring to clear quartz. This is the "King" of the mineral kingdom, as it has so many uses. It vibrates a clear white light that contains all other colors.

Crystals that are formed into spheres symbolize the Universe and all within it. The shape of a sphere represents wholeness, consciousness, self containment - a complete and powerful self. Crystal sphe...


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Using Crystal and Gemstone Power

Posted by SimNZ on Monday, March 22, 2010, In : Crystals Meaning, Use & Colours 

Quartz crystal points and clusters should be in every home to bring harmony to the life force. They are excellent tools for healing, meditation, chakra balancing and protection. Gemstone balls and crystal spheres are used for healing, to emanate the energy of the stone, and in rituals. They contain protection, love and many other desirable energies. 

Crystal Ball Gazing
A Crystal Ball used for gazing should be kept wrapped in black silk. When using the Crystal Ball for gazing it is best to h...


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 Meaning & Symbolism  

Love & Passion


Sunstone (sexuality), Moonstone (passion), Jade (good fortune), Hematite (relationships), Red Goldstone (vitality), Rose Quartz (romance), Rhodonite (reconciliation)

Protection


Agate (grounding), Jasper (stabilizes), Bloodstone (justice and protection against evil eye), Serpentine (blessings), Tiger Eye (also lucky), Rainbow Obsidian (blocks negativity)

Money, Success, Good Luck


Moss Agate (new beginnings), Aventurine (opportunity), Black Tourmaline (super lucky), Gold Sheen Obsidian (talent), Malachite (money)

Spiritual, Happiness, Vision


Amazonite (hope), Amethyst (psychic), Honey Calcite (alertness), Fluorite (learning), Quartz Crystal & Smokey Quartz (telepathy), Sodalite (inner peace) Unakite (visualization)

Creativity


Ametrine (money plus), Yellow Calcite (mental stone), Labradorite (intuition), Rhyolite (assists in fulfilling goals & dreams)

Angelic Connection & Dreams


Angelite, Blue Celestite, Selenite (angelic connection), Amethyst, Blue Calcite (dreams)

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