Garnet is a powerful energising and regenerating stone.
It is the stone of Health and Life Force. It promotes good health
and vitality and can enhance your love life and sex drive. It is a
warrior's stone and was traditionally set into shields and sword
hilts to give protection in battle.
Garnet is a useful stone in a crisis as it can fortify, activate and
strengthen the survival instinct bringing courage and hope into
seemingly hopeless situations, thus turning a crisis into a
challenge. It can also remove inhibitions and taboos opening up
the heart and bestowing self-confidence.
Garnet can be placed on the Base Chakra to boost and energise
the whole Chakra System giving you increased energy and
endurance. A balanced Base Chakra can result in feelings of
vigorous good health and boundless vitality, keeping you
grounded and fully 'earthed' so that nothing can shake you.
Amethyst is said to aid creative thinking and spiritual awareness.
It is a protective stone and wearing it as jewellery or carrying it in
your pocket is said to protect against psychic attack. Placing
Amethyst by the side of your bed while you sleep is thought to
In healing Amethyst can be placed on the Brow and the Crown
Chakras. It is believed to ease headaches, release tension, relieve
physical and emotional pain and help combat addictions. It is
also reputed to reduce swellings and bruises. In ancient times
it was fashioned into a drinking vessel, as it was believed to
Amethyst is one of the most versatile healing stones and can be
used in several crystal healing layouts.
Aquamarine is a transparent form of Beryl and ranges in colour
from blue to blue-green. Legend says that it is the treasure of
mermaids and in ancient times sailors often carried Aquamarine
to protect them against drowning.
Aquamarine is said to be the Stone of Courage and is believed
to instil courage and fortitude and to counteract a victim mentality.
Its energies are calming and it is thought to act to reduce stress
and quieten the mind, thus clarifying perception, sharpening the
intellect and removing confusion. It is a good stone for promoting
creative self-expression and for removing blocks to communication.
Aquamarine is also believed to give strength to deal with difficult
situations and to allow you to stay focused under pressure.
Placing Aquamarine on the throat chakra is believed to help
alleviate problems of the throat, swollen glands and the thyroid.
A symbol of purity, the Diamond’s pure white light helps to
bring our lives into a cohesive whole. It brings love and clarity
into partnerships, bonding relationships. Diamond is a sign
of commitment and fidelity, and instils trust to relationships
and situations. It inspires the forces of accumulation, attracting
the manifestation of abundance. Diamond is an energy amplifier.
It is a stone that never requires recharging. It will bring strength
and endurance to all energies and will enhance the power of
other crystals. However, beware, as this means it will increase
negative energy as well as positive! Excellent for blocking
electromagnetic stress and for protection against cell phone
emanations. Diamond imparts fearlessness, invincibility and
fortitude. It clears emotional and mental pain, reducing fear and
bringing about new beginnings. Stimulates creativity,
inventiveness, imagination and ingenuity. It brings clarity of
mind and aids enlightenment. Diamond allows the soul light
to shine out. It aids spiritual evolution and reminds you of your
Diamond purifies and detoxifies all of the body’s systems,
rebalancing the metabolism, and building up stamina, strength
and treating allergies and chronic conditions. It also helps
glaucoma and clears sight. Diamond effectively treats dizziness
and vertigo, and benefits the brain. Counteracts poisoning.
In addition to Diamond generic properties, specific colours
have additional attributes:
Makes us more considerate and thoughtful.
Strengthens willpower and inspires us to take better care of
Used for creative expression.
Gives us courage to look within without illusion.
The refreshing green energy of Emerald is said to revitalize the
body and to provide inspiration. Emerald is also believed to enhance
memory, to encourage patience, to calm the emotions and to
eliminate negativity. It is said to give you the ability to enjoy life
to the full.
Emerald is thought to be a good stone for relationships, it is believed
to bring domestic happiness to encourage unconditional love and to
promote friendship. It is a useful crystal to use during a team exercise,
as it is said to enhance mutual understanding and cooperation within
a group of people.
Emerald can be used during Chakra Balancing to open and calm
the Heart Chakra.
In healing Emerald is said to aid recovery after infectious illness, to
detoxify the liver, to help ease rheumatism and to soothe the eyes.
Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances
personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to ones attention.
Pearl symbolises purity and is known as a “stone of sincerity”.
It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”. Inhibits
Pearl treats digestive disorders and the soft organs of the body.
It relieves conditions of bloating and biliousness. Pearl increases
fertility and eases childbirth.
Ruby is a dynamic stone said to promote enthusiasm, vigour
and passion for life. It is also believed to encourage a courageous
and positive state of mind, to promote dynamic leadership, to
increase motivation and to help overcome exhaustion and lethargy.
Ruby is believed to encourage positive dreams and clear visualisation,
to give strength in times of conflict and to protect against psychic
attack. It is also said to sharpen the mind, increase awareness and
improve concentration. However, Ruby’s dynamic energy is not
suitable for everyone as it can over stimulate and may be too
powerful for children and animals.
In healing Ruby is thought to be extremely beneficial for the heart
and the circulatory system. It is also believed to detoxify the body
and to stimulate the kidneys, reproductive organs and the spleen.
In the Middle Ages Ruby was viewed as a stone of prophesy and
was said to darken when danger was near.
Peridot is a powerful cleansing stone. Its clear, fresh energy
rejuvenates the whole body and gives the encouragement of
renewal and a fresh start. It is said to help release burdens,
guilt and obsessions and it is thought to enhance confidence
In ancient times Peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits
and today it is used as a protective stone for the aura.
Peridot can be placed on the Heart Chakra to cleanse and
Sapphire is known as a Stone of Wisdom. It is said to improve
concentration and mental clarity and to help focus the mind. It
encourages you to find solutions to your problems by thinking
about them quietly and calmly with integrity.
Sapphire is said to remove mental tension and unwanted thoughts
and to bring inner peace and serenity. It is believed to counteract
depression and to promote a positive attitude. In addition Sapphire
is said to attract prosperity.
Placing Sapphire on the throat can support self-expression and
release frustration. This makes Sapphire a useful stone for those
who have to speak in public.
In healing Sapphire is believed to treat blood disorders and to
soothe the eyes. It is also thought to calm overactive body
systems and to regulate the glands.
Opal is an emotional stone and reflects the mood of the wearer.
It intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. Encourages both
freedom and independence. Opal enhances cosmic consciousness
and induces psychic and mystical visions. It stimulates originality
and creativity. Helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding
in accessing and expressing one’s true self. Opal strengthens
memory. It encourages an interest in the arts. Wearing Opal brings
loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity.
Opal strengthens the will to live and treats infections and fevers.
Purifying the blood and kidneys, Opal also regulates insulin.
It eases childbirth and alleviates PMS.
Blue Topaz is a very soothing and calming stone. It can
distance you from stress and problems by raising your
vibratory rate and allowing you to rise above them.
Blue Topaz can be useful for problem solving or sorting out
muddled feeling and ideas. It can inspire and uplift and promote
truth, honesty, openness and forgiveness. It can help you to
discover your own inner riches and help you to find and attain
Blue Topaz activates the Throat Chakra
Turquoise is a protective stone and has been used throughout
the ages for protective amulets. Today it is believed to protect
against outside influences and pollutants in the atmosphere.
Turquoise can assist creative problem solving and can calm the
nerves when speaking in public. It is also believed to stabilise
mood swings, dissolve self-sabotage and allow self-expression.
Turquoise is good crystal to wear when you have decisions to
make as it can encourage self-questioning.
Turquoise is a Master Healer and can be placed on all the Seven
Chakras but is especially beneficial for the Brow Chakra and
the Throat Chakra. Placing turquoise on the Brow Chakra is
said to enhance intuition and meditation, while placing it on the
throat gently purifies the Throat Chakra and can be beneficial
to the thyroid and the voice.