Abalone: The shell of the abalone is known for being very durable. Nacre is the iridescent material thickly lining the shells of the abalone, and is where the strength of the shell comes from. The Abalone shell is made of very tiny calcium carbonate tiles stacked like bricks. The colorful inside part of the abalone shell can be used for decorative inlays, in guitars, for example. In the metaphysical world, Abalone is thought to overcome despondency, insecurity, disappointment, and believed to bring peace and harmony.
Actinolite: The name actinolite is derived from the Greek word aktis (ἀκτίς), meaning "beam" or "ray", because of the mineral's fibrous nature. (This word is also the origin of the name of the chemical element actinium.) Actinolite is thought in the metaphysical world to enhance straightforwardness, new orientation, determination, and promote self-esteem.
Aegirine: Aegirine (also known as Acmite) is a sodium iron silicate mineral with a hardness of 6. Its color is black, greenish black or brownish black and it shapes in prismatic crystals, sometimes with sharp terminations. Aegirine is known metaphysically for stripping negative or stuck energies from the body.
Agate: Agate is a rock consisting primarily of cryptocrystalline silica, chiefly chalcedony, alternating with microgranular quartz. Agate is characterized by its fineness of grain and variety of color. Agate is a 6.5-7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Although agates may be found in various kinds of host rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks. Metaphysically, it is believed that Agate enhances mental function, improves concentration, enhances perception, and analytical abilities.
Agate, Botswana: Botswana Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. It is predominantly banded in shades of pink and gray, though some layers may contain a muted brown or apricot. Named for the area in Africa where it is mined, Botswana Agate is called the Sunset Stone because it is thought to retain sunlight and comfort people through dark, lonely nights. It was traditionally used in African fertility ceremonies to encourage potency and the conception of strong, healthy offspring. This special stone is said to promote feelings of composure, inner stability, and maturity. Its protective, warm properties encourage security and self-confidence. Some say it offers excellent support for those looking for love.
Agate,Crazy Lace: Crazy Lace Agate (also known as Mexican Agate) is young in comparison to many other minerals on Earth and is a 6.5-7 on the mohs scale. Found only in Chihuahua, Mexico, Crazy lace agate is believed to have been created in the cretaceous period, about 65-90 million years ago. It is a banded chalcedony (microcrystalline quartz) that's infused with iron and aluminum and is often brightly colored and complexly patterned. This produces the creamy browns, blacks, greys and golds (and occasional pinks or reds) swirled together in this stone. Crazy Lace Agate is said metaphysically to help to boost one's energy, reinforce concentration, and fosters inner stability.
Amazonite: Amazonite, also known as Amazonstone, is a green tectosilicate mineral made from microcline and is on the Mohs scale at 6-6.5 for hardness. The name Amazonite is taken from that of the Amazon River, from which certain green stones were formerly obtained, but it is doubtful whether green feldspar occurs in the Amazon area. Formerly, it was obtained almost exclusively from the area of Miass in Russia. Recently, high quality crystals have been obtained in Pike's Peak, Colorado. Amazonite is thought metaphysically to assist with self-determination, emotional balance, and harmonious interaction of intellect.
Amber: Amber technically speaking is not a stone, but a fossilized resin from the now extinct coniferous tree, Pina Succinifera, which existed in the Eocene Epoch of the Tertiary period, about 50 million years ago. It comes mainly from the Baltic, although there are a number of other deposits throughout the world. Amber was the first precious stone noted in human history and has a Mohs rating of 2-2.5 on the hardness scale. Amber is thought metaphysically to create a feeling of ease, being carefree, and enhance memory of past lives.
Amethyst: Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz and owes its violet color to irradiation, iron impurities, and the presence of trace elements, which result in complex crystal lattice substitutions. The hardness of amethyst is the same as quartz, 7. The ancient Greeks wore Amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. What does Amethyst do metaphysically? Amethyst is the power stone of the Crown Chakra and is thought metaphysically to transform negative energy into positive energy along with helping overcome grief and sadness to bring inner peace.
Amethyst, Pink: has the same properties as purple amethyst but with an added layer of soothing, self-love promoting energy.
Ammolite: Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. Ammolite has a Mohs rating of 3.5-4.5 in hardness. It is referred to as “Buffalo Stone” by the Blackfoot tribe which is believed to represent wealth, good health and stamina. Ammolite metaphysically is associated with beauty, seductive charm, charisma.
Ammonite: Ammonites are one of the most recognizable fossils and are an extinct group of marine molluscs. Trace elements of aluminum, barium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, silicon, strontium, titanium and vanadium create variation. Ammonite fossilized spiral shells resemble tightly coiled ram's horns and get their name from the Egyptian god Ammon who is depicted wearing ram's horns. Ammolite is relatively soft for a gem, 3.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. Metaphysically, it is believed that the spiral draws in negative energy, filtering it through the chambers and releasing fresh, positive energy.
Aura Quartz: Aura Quartz is produced when clear Quartz points or clusters go through a special treatment process in which their surfaces are bonded with vaporized or finely powdered platinum, silver or other trace metals. The resulting crystals exhibit silvery surfaces with flashes of brilliant iridescent color. There are several variations of Aura Quartz including Angel Aura Quartz, Aqua Aura Quartz, and Titanium Aura Quartz.
Angel Aura Quartz is produced when clear Quartz points or clusters go through a special treatment process in which their surfaces are bonded with vaporized or finely powdered platinum, silver or other trace metals. The resulting crystals exhibit silvery surfaces with flashes of brilliant iridescent color. The name Angel Aura Quartz derives from this color's likeness to images of gossamer wings of angels.
Angel Aura is thought to aid in releasing stress, and muscle cramps and indigestion. Emotionally and spiritually Angel Aura is thought to be calming, purifying and uplifting as well as reaching deeper stages of meditation and connecting with Angels.
Aqua Aura Quartz is produced when clear Quartz points or clusters go through a special treatment process in which their surfaces are bonded with vaporized or finely powdered with pure gold. The resulting crystals exhibit vivid blue surfaces with flashes of brilliant iridescent rainbow colors.
Aqua Aura Quartz is thought to relieve stress and cleanse the auric field. Emotionally and spiritually it is believed to calm anger and help one find inner peace. Aqua Aura may also aid in channeling, communicating the truth, and creating prosperity.
Angelite: The variety of anhydrite, which is a crystal made of calcium sulfate, known as Angelite was found in Peru in 1987 during the Harmonic Convergence, and has become a favorite stone of the new age. Anhydrite, including Angelite, is an inherently unstable stone. When anhydrite is exposed to water, it transforms into gypsum and has a Mohs rating of 3.5. Angelite is thought metaphysically to help withstand extreme psychic strain, overcome insecurity, and assist with acceptance.
Aragonite: Aragonite typically has a mellow orange or straw yellow color and has come to symbolize truth and understanding. Pink Aragonite is a rare crystal that typically comes from Argentina or China. Pink Aragonite is said to be a stone of patience and kindness. Aragonite is good for people who push themselves too hard, it facilitates delegation. Believed to be a stone of nurturing, it uplifts your feelings from stressful oppression into freedom and clarity through its ability to enhance tolerance, trust and insight by providing understanding into the root of problems.
Aragonite, Blue: Blue Aragonite is a calcium carbonate material. It comes in a variety of colors, including gray, white, yellow-green, red, and blue. Blue Aragonite occurs in several shapes, are turquoise colored and found primarily in China. Blue Aragonite is associated with intuition, increased perception and psychic abilities.
Aragonite Star Clusters: Aragonite Star Clusters is a calcium carbonate mineral with a hardness of 3.5 to 4. It occurs in various colors, including white, gray, reddish, yellow-green and blue. Aragonite Star Clusters are reddish clusters of Aragonite crystals, and are found in Morocco. Aragonite Star Clusters are powerful allies for the healing and balancing of the emotional body. They can assist in maintaining a center of serenity in trying circumstances and in discharging subconsciously held tensions relating to past emotional wounds.
Apatite: Apatite is typically found in blue, green, brown, yellow, pink, and violet, although it can also be colorless. Apatite is often mistaken for other minerals. This tendency is reflected in the mineral's name, which is derived from the Greek word απατείν (apatein), which means to deceive or to be misleading. Apatite is the defining mineral for 5 on the Mohs scale. Metaphysically, Apatite is thought to assist in motivation, stamina, and communication.
Apophyllite, Clear: Clear Apophyllite is a hydrated potassium calcium silicate mineral with a tetragonal crystal system and a hardness of 5. The finest Clear Apophyllite crystals are found in India. Metaphysically, Clear Apophyllites excel at attuning one to the higher frequency energies of the angelic and interdimensional domains.
Apophyllite, Green: Green Apophyllite is a hydrated potassium calcium silicate mineral with a tetragonal crystal system and a hardness of 5. Most Green Apophyllite is found in India. Green Apophyllite crystals and clusters are said to metaphysically emanate a sweet energy that resonates with the abundant life force of the world of nature.
Astrophyllite: Astrophyllite is a very rare, brown to golden-yellow hydrous potassium iron titanium silicate mineral. Belonging to the astrophyllite group, astrophyllite may be classed either as an inosilicate, phyllosilicate, or an intermediate between the two. Astrophyllite is associated with the third eye chakra and is thought to shine the light on the darkest corners of the psyche, enhancing self knowledge, self acceptance, and multidimensional awareness, helping one connect with their true purpose.
Aura Quartz: Aura Quartz is produced when clear Quartz points or clusters go through a special treatment process in which their surfaces are bonded with vaporized or finely powdered with pure gold. The resulting crystals exhibit vivid blue surfaces with flashes of brilliant iridescent rainbow colors. Aqua Aura Quartz is a 7 on the Mohs scale. Aqua Aura metaphysically is said to aid in channeling, communicating the truth, and creating prosperity.
Aquamarine: Aquamarine is a type of blue beryl and is a mineral composed of beryllium aluminum cyclosilicate. In the United States, aquamarines can be found at the summit of Mt. Antero in the Sawatch Range in central Colorado. Aquamarines metaphysically are thought to bestow perseverance, assist with foresight, and clear up confusion.
Aventurine (Blue/Green): Aventurine is a form of quartz, characterized by its translucency and the presence of platy mineral inclusions that give a shimmering or glistening effect termed aventurescence. The most common color of aventurine is green, but it may also be orange, brown, yellow, blue, or grey. It also has a hardness of 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Metaphysically, Aventurine is thought to calm and relax, help with nervousness, stress and sleep disorders.
Azurite: Azurite is a soft, deep blue copper mineral produced by weathering of copper ore deposits and is between 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. In the early 19th century, Azurite was also known as chessylite after the type locality at Chessy-les-Mines near Lyon, France. The blue of azurite is exceptionally deep and clear, and for that reason the mineral has tended to be associated since antiquity with the deep blue color of low-humidity desert and winter skies. Azurite metaphysically is thought to stimulate psychic abilities, bring clarity to meditations, and enhance memory of dreams.
Azurite Malachite: Azurite Malachite is a combination of two distinct and well-known gemstones: the deep and rich blues of Azurite and the green shades of Malachite. The name Azurite is taken from the Persian word lazhward, which means “blue” and is rated between 3.5 and 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is believed metaphysically to harmonize the intellect and feelings and help resolve conflicts.
Barite: Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate. This name is in response to barite's high specific gravity of 4.5, which is extraordinary for a nonmetallic mineral. Barite is thought metaphysically to assist with setting boundaries, defining what is important, and strengthening one's memory.
Barite Rose: Rose rocks, the reddish-brown sandy crystals of barite that resemble a rose in full bloom, are more abundant in Oklahoma than anywhere else in the world. The rose shape is due to the intergrowth crystals of barite (a mineral compound of barium sulfate) that form a cluster of divergent blades. Barite Rose metaphysically is referred to as a grounding stone and is thought to assist in attunement to nature, while opening the heart to receiving friendship and love.
Bixbite: Bixbite is a pink to red variety of the beryllium aluminum silicate mineral. It comes in crystalline form, and its colors are derived from the traces of calcium, chromium, iron, and manganese. Bixbite is extraordinarily rare and can only be found in the Black Range in New Mexico, the WahWah Mountains, and the Thomas Range in Utah. Bixbite metaphysically is thought to raise spiritual vibrational frequency and aid in developing connection to higher self.
Bloodstone: The mineral aggregate heliotrope, also known as bloodstone, is a variety of jasper or chalcedony and is a 7 on the Mohs scale for hardness. The "classic" bloodstone, is green jasper with red inclusions of hematite, are supposed to resemble spots of blood. Hence the name - Bloodstone. Metaphysically, Bloodstone is thought to cleanse energy, help in purification, and aid in soothing of emotions.
Blue Lace Agate: Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony and a quartz mineral. The gem has bands of layers of blue, most of which vary in hues from very light to bright almost sapphire blue. Occasionally, these stones also contain threads of brown. Blue Lace Agate was first discovered in Namibia and this country is still where most natural variants of the blue agate stone are mined. The blue color of the stone is thought to be representative of feelings of calmness and tranquility. Blue Lace Agate is also thought to be a great nurturing and supportive stone, neutralizing high intensity feelings.
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Boji Stone/ Pop Rock: Boji Stone refers rusion of platelets and are a 7 on the Mohs scale. These stones are a composite of palladium, pyrite and come in male, female, or androgynous forms. The male stone is characterized primarily by the uneven, sharp, protruding patterns on their surface. Boji stones are thought metaphysically to balance magnetic polarity within the body.
Bronzite: Bronzite is a member of the pyroxene group of minerals, belonging with enstatite and hypersthene to the orthorhombic series of the group. The color of bronzite is green or brown; its specific gravity is about 3.3–3.4, varying with the amount of iron present. Metaphysically, Bronzite is thought to enhances past life recall and stimulate sexual energy.
Bumblebee Jasper: Bumblebee Jasper is a complex calcium carbonate mineral with inclusions of arsenic and manganese oxides. The banding and layering, which resembles a common bumblebee (hence the name), is caused by inclusions of sulfur (yellow), calcium & Aragonite (white), Orpinent & Realgar (orange), and Pyrite (black). This mineral was only recently discovered in the 1990’s in Papandayan Volcano, West Java Province, Indonesia. Stimulating the sacral and solar plexus chakras, Bumblebee jasper is thought to raise self-esteem and enhance creativity.
Calamite: The stems of modern horsetails are typically hollow or contain numerous elongated air-filled sacs. Calamites was similar in that its trunk and stems were hollow, like wooden tubes. When these trunks buckled and broke, they could fill with sediment. This is the reason pith casts of the inside of Calamites stems are so common as fossils. These plants were medium-sized trees, growing to heights of 30-50 meters. They were components of the understories of coal swamps of the Carboniferous Period. Calamites can be found in 52 counties, including both of Kentucky's coal fields.
Calcite: Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate and is a 3 on the Mohs scale. How is calcite formed? Calcite is created by direct precipitation from waters rich in calcium. Calcite metaphysically is believed to improve thought, develop memory, and nurture development.
Calcite, Blue: Blue Calcite is a carbonate mineral with a rhombohedral crystal structure. It is widely found in Mexico, but there have been specimens found in South Africa. Blue Calcite is associated with psychic abilities, and astral travel. It is thought to soothe and protect as well as increase self expression.
Calcite, Red: Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate and is a 3 on the Mohs scale. Red Calcite is found in Mexico and ranges in color from pale to bright shades of red. Calcite is created by direct precipitation from waters rich in calcium. Red or Blood Calcite is thought to bring courage and a zest for life to those who use. It is also thought to enhance vitality and clarity.
Carnelian: Carnelian is a brownish-red mineral commonly used as a semi-precious gemstone and is a 7 on the Mohs scale. Metaphysically, Carnelian is thought to relieve lethargy, depression, and believed to increase inner self understanding.
Cavansite: Cavansite is a hydrous calcium vanadium oxide silicate with a hardness of 3 to 4. Cavansite’s color ranges from blue to bluish-green. The finest specimens are from its famous location in Poona, India. Metaphysically, it is said it opens one’s mind to direct comprehension and allows one to be a clear receiver for higher truth.
Celestite: Celestite (also known as Celestine) is a strontium sulfate mineral that forms both tabular and prismatic crystals and has a hardness of 3 to 3.5. Celestite can be found mainly in Madagascar, but a significant deposit was found in Ohio in 1996. Celestite metaphysically offers a bright, elevating energy which can amplify one’s awareness into the higher realms.
Cerussite: Cerussite is a lead carbonate mineral that often forms crystals, which are colorless, gray or brown and has a hardness of 3.5. Cerussite crystals can be found in the Czech Republic, Sardinia, Austria, Scotland, Namibia and the USA. Cerussite metaphysically can assist those going through unanticipated adjustments in health, relationships or self-awareness to find the most suitable new pattern for their life.
Chalcedony: Chalcedony has a waxy luster, and is a 6-7 on the Mohs scale. Chalcedony can come in white to gray, grayish-blue or brown ranging from pale to nearly black. Chalcedony can be found in Brazil, Namibia, Madagascar, India, and the United States. Chalcedony is said to symbolize metaphysically being nurturing and promoting goodwill between people.
Chalcedony Blue: Blue-Chalcedony is a form of quartz that’s microcrystalline and compact while having a 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. Blue-Chalcedony has a vitreous to waxy luster that has a beautiful, inviting translucence and the name Chalcedony is said to have come from the port city Chalcedon in Greece. It has a transparent-to-opaque stone that’s colored by traces of copper, manganese, titanium, and iron. Metaphysically, Blue-Chalcedony is thought to promote flow, boost presence of mind, and communication with others.
Chalcedony Rose: Chalcedony Roses are thin stalactites with thin, rounded aggregates. The surface of chalcedony rose can contain tiny, sparkling crystals while varieties rate on the Mohs scale between 6 and 7 for their hardness. Chalcedony is believed to aid with development of female energy, while promoting openness and understanding.
Chalcopyrite: Chalcopyrite is a copper iron sulfide mineral that crystallizes in the tetragonal system. Chalcopyrite is known to have a brassy to golden yellow color and a hardness of 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scale. Chalcopyrite is metaphysically thought to aid with curiosity while seeking the desire to understand life, and systematic thinking.
Charoite: Charoite was formed when an igneous rock composed chiefly of feldspar impacted into some chemically complex limestone deposits. It is an intricate mix of materials, giving it a fibrous or spotted look. Charoite is milky when first uncovered and after cutting and polishing, charoite has mixed translucency, with a luminance of purples. The only deposit of this unique material is in Russia, making it extremely rare. Metaphysically, it is believed Charoite encourages inner strength, assertiveness, and self-esteem.
Chrysocolla: Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper phyllosilicate mineral and is rated between 2 and 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. The components of the mineral may be a mixture of the copper, hydroxide spertiniite, and chalcedony. Chrysocolla metaphysically is believed to help with balance, stress, and handling mood changes.
Chrysoprase: Chrysoprase, chrysophrase or chrysoprasus is a gemstone variety of chalcedony that contains small quantities of nickel. Chryoprase's color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green while being a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Chrysoprase metaphysically is thought to promote trust, a sense of safety, and help with heartache/jealousy.
Cinnabar: Cinnabar is a mercury sulfide mineral with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 2 to 2.5. Its color is vermilion red and it is created around volcanic vents and hot springs. Metaphysically, Cinnabar Quartz stones are talismans of the alchemical conversion—the manifestation of one’s spiritual map, the implementation of the Divine pattern we carry within.
Citrine: Citrine is the yellow to brownish-red variety of the mineral quartz and has the same Mohs rating being 7. Citrine is widely used as a gemstone, and after amethyst, citrine quartz is the most popular quartz gem. Citrine metaphysically promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Citrine is also an essential stone of the sacral chakra.
Clear Quartz: (see Quartz, Clear)
Copper: Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. Metaphysically, Copper is thought to promote harmony and a sense of justice.
Creedite: Creedite is a 3.4 -4 on the mohs scale and occurs in white, colorless, orange, and sometimes purple crystals. Creedite is a unique mineral, and quality specimens come mainly from Mexico. Creedite metaphysically can help meditators make the quantum leap to advanced domains of consciousness, clearing any barriers in the higher chakras.
Crocoite: Crocoite has a hardness of 2.5 to 3, is a lead chromate mineral that is red or red-orange, and sometimes yellow with a monoclinic crystal system. Crocoite can be found in Tasmania, Australia, but it has also been found in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Crocoite metaphysically is a helpful stone for making breakthroughs, especially for those whose most enthusiastic pursuit is the realization of enlightenment.
Cuprite: Cuprite is a copper oxide mineral with colors ranging from red, brown, black, or pure crimson. Cuprite has been found in the Congo, Namibia and in Bisbee, Arizona, USA and has a hardness of 3.5 to 4. Cuprite metaphysically is said to be helpful for physical domains such as healing issues, irrational anxieties, fears around mortality, unconscious terror connected to past traumas.
Danburite: Danburite can range in color from a white to light yellow, and also a light shade of brown. Very high quality Danburite is colorless and usually transparent. Simply wearing or carrying this stone is said to help reduce stress and provide support and connection between the heart and mind.
Diamond: Diamonds have a cubic crystal system that creates the fluorescence, dispersion of light and on the Mohs hardness scale is a 10. Diamonds are one of the most sought after stones and have been since 25,000 BC. The earliest symbolic use of diamonds was as the eyes of Hindu devotional statues. Diamonds metaphysically are thought to promote strength, invincibility, and imagination.
Dendritic Limestone: Dendritic Limestone is the branch-like formations of manganese oxide crystallizing within the limestone. A dendrite is a superficial deposit of manganese oxide that has crystallized in a multi-branching tree-like pattern. This pattern is what fools us into thinking they are plant fossils. The name comes from the Greek word dendron (δενδρον) which means "tree", since the crystal's structure resembles that of a tree.
Dendrites are stones of abundance and fulfillment; they help to create a positive environment and encourage mindful living. It can support one in deepening their connection to the earth and offer deep grounding energy. Limestone enhances the healing properties of dendrite and is a stone of purification. A grounding and centering stone, Limestone also attracts and helps you to focus on positive thoughts. Combined together, it is associated with the root chakra.
Dolomite: Dolomite is a calcium magnesium carbonate with a rhombohedral crystal system and a hardness of 3.5 to 4. The color ranges through white, gray, greenish, brownish and pinkish. Dolomite crystals have been found in Spain, Italy, India, Great Britain, Switzerland and Namibia. Metaphysically, is it said that holding a piece of Dolomite, one’s auric field naturally fills in any gaps and purges itself of negative energies.
Dumortierite: Dumortierite is a fibrous variably colored aluminum boro-silicate mineral and on the Mohs hardness scale has dumortierite as a 7. Dumortierite crystallizes form fibrous aggregates of slender, prismatic crystals while being vitreous and can vary in color from brown, blue, green, to more rare violet, and pink. Dumortierite typically occurs in high temperature aluminum rich regional metaphoric rocks. Dumortierite is metaphysically associated with detachment while also thought to help alleviate fear and nervousness.
Emerald: Emerald is a gemstone and a variety of the mineral beryl colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium. Beryl has a hardness of 7.5–8 on the Mohs scale, therefore most emeralds are included so their toughness is classified as generally soft. Metaphysically, Emeralds are associated with seeking meaning while thought to be a symbol of prosperity and kindness.
Epidote: Epidote is a calcium aluminum iron sorosilicate mineral and is an abundant rock-forming mineral, but one of secondary origin. Epidote occurs in marble and schistose rocks of metamorphic origin. Epidote is thought metaphysically to bring patience and help realize one’s own idea of happiness and fulfillment.
Feldspar: Feldspar is one of the most abundant minerals but gem quality crystals are rare. Feldspar is said to help discover unique and thrilling ways to achieve goals by encouraging creative thinking. Metaphysically, Feldspar increases self-love in all aspects.
Fluorite: Fluorite, also called fluorspar, is a calcium fluoride crystal with octahedral growth patterns. Fluorite comes in a variety of colors which include green, purple, white, yellow, red, pink and black. Fluorite has been found in the United States, Germany, China, and Argentina. Fluorite is associated with clarity, mental enhancement, and improved decision making. Fluorite is also thought to aid in reducing anxiety and confusion.
Fluorite is a great healing crystal, it absorbs and neutralizes negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally. Fluorite is associated with the crown and third eye chakra.
Fluorite, Green: Green Fluorite ranges in color from light, almost transparent green, to darker jade colors. Fluorite is aligned with the astrological signs of Pisces and Capricorn. It is believed to cleanse and purify the body and stabilize energy, increasing the ability to concentrate and helping one to understand and maintain relationships. Green Fluorite adds growth and nature energies to the existing properties of Fluorite.
Fluorapatite: Fluorapatite is a form of apatite and is colorless but impurities like iron create its orange, brown, yellow-green, or yellow colors. Fluorapatite is said to resonate with the heart and solar plexus chakras.
Fuchsite: Fuchsite is a green variety of muscovite mica and is rated between 2 and 3 on the Mohs harness scale. Fuchsite differs from most other muscovite by having a variable amount of trivalent chromium substituting for aluminum within the mineral. Chromium is the source of fuchsite's green color as well. Fuchsite metaphysically is associated with self-determination and open positive emotional expression.
Galena: Galena, also called lead glance, is the natural mineral form of lead sulfide and is rated between 2.5 and 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Galena is the most important ore of lead and source of silver while being the most widely distributed sulfide minerals. Galena metaphysically is referred to as a grounding stone while also thought to open emotional blocks and alleviate depression symptoms.
Garnet: Garnets are a group of silicate minerals that have been used since the Bronze Age as gemstones, abrasives, and are rated between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. All species of garnets possess similar physical properties and crystal forms, but differ in chemical composition. Garnets are metaphysically thought to open the heart's expressions of love, passion and sensuality.
Geodes: A geode is a round rock which contains a hollow cavity lined with crystals and is rated between 6.5 and 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. What is so special about Geodes? These rocks are completely filled with small compact crystal formations such as agate, jasper or chalcedony that are called nodules. The only difference between a geode and a nodule is that a geode has a hollow cavity, and a nodule is solid. Geodes are metaphysically believed to be powerful crystals for good luck, spiritual growth, and are often used in meditation.
Goethite: Goethite is an iron hydroxide mineral with an orthorhombic crystal system and a hardness of 5 to 5.5. Its color is blackish brown, yellowish brown or reddish brown. Fine Goethite crystals have been discovered in Cornwall, England, and Pikes Peak, Colorado. Goethite metaphysically is a stone for going deep within, for finding the link between the self and the Earth.
Glauberite: Glauberite often forms in continental and marine evaporite deposits and is rated between 2.5 and 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Because of its solubility, Glauberite is often dissolved away from the crystal matrix leaving a distinctly shaped hollow cast. In the metaphysical world, Glauberite is a general healing stone, being able to be programmed for healing ailments, and is thought to help to connect the physical body to nature.
Grape Agate: Grape agate are purple aggregates of tiny quartz crystals with a spherical (botryoidal) shape. The name reflects their purple color and how they occur in clusters that resemble bunches of grapes. This material is found in the Mamuju area, near the western coast of Sulawesi, an island of Indonesia. This gemstone is thought to be beneficial for deep concentration and meditation. Grape Agate promotes spiritual equilibrium, wisdom, and calmness. It also promotes self-assurance and safety.
Halite: Halite, commonly known as rock salt, is a type of salt from the mineral form of sodium chloride. Halite forms isometric crystal and is rated between 2 and 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness. The mineral is typically colorless or white, but may also be light blue, dark blue, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow or gray depending on the amount and type of impurities. Halite is metaphysically associated with protection, purification and is thought to bring inner balance.
Hematite: Hematite, also spelled as haematite, is the mineral form of iron oxide. Hematite is the oldest known iron oxide mineral that has ever formed on earth, and is widespread in rocks and soils. Hematite is colored black to steel, silver-gray, brown to reddish brown, or red and is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Hematite is metaphysically referred to as a grounding stone, thought to help to develop will power, and often used for dream work.
Hemimorphite: Hemimorphite is a component of mineral calamine and has a hardness of 4.5-5 on the Mohs scale. It is a silicate mineral which, together with smithsonite, has been historically mined from the upper parts of zinc and lead ores. Hemimorphite most commonly forms crystalline crusts and layers. Some specimens show strong green fluorescence in shortwave ultraviolet light and weak light pink fluorescence in longwave UV. The regions on the Belgian-German border are well known for their deposits of hemimorphite along with Leadville, Colorado. Hemimorphite is thought metaphysically to be a stone of empathy, promoting compassion in all interactions.
Herkimer Diamond: Herkimer diamonds are a form of double-terminated quartz crystals that began forming 500 million years ago in the dolomite outcrops throughout Herkimer County, New York and the Mohawk River Valley. Herkimer Diamond is thought to be a very high vibrational stone that has become commonly referred to as “The Stone of Attunement”. It is believed that the energies work to put you at ease while in uncomfortable environments and will guide you in the right direction in tough situations.
Honeystone: Honeystone was discovered in 1995 and comes from a single mountain in Utah – the only source for this type of calcite in existence. It takes its name from the beautiful honey color and the random webbing often resembles a honeycomb and is a great choice for adding a one-of-a-kind touch to your home or business. Being translucent, this stone is perfect for housing candles, sconces and chandeliers, and many other creative lighting ideas.Calcite is one of the most common minerals on earth. It occurs in various shapes and colors such as transparent, white, yellow, brown, orange, red, purple, blue, green, gray, and black.
Howlite: Howlite, a calcium borosilicate hydroxide, is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Crystals of Howlite are rare, having been found in only a couple localities worldwide. Metaphysically, Howlite is associated with independence, taking control of one’s own life, and is thought to increase receptivity.
Iolite: Iolite is the gemstone name for the mineral, cordierite. The name is dichroite, a Greek word meaning "two-colored rock", a reference to cordierite's strong pleochroism. Iolite has also been called "water-sapphire" and "Vikings' Compass" because of its usefulness for the Vikings in determining the direction of the sun on overcast days. Iolite is thought to help metaphysically open upper chakras and aide in communication of spiritual concepts.
Jade: Jade refers to an ornamental mineral, mostly known for its green varieties and is rated between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. It can refer to either of two different minerals: nephrite, a silicate of calcium and magnesium, or jadeite, a silicate of sodium and aluminum. Jade is featured prominently in ancient Asian art, as well as having an important place in many other cultures. Metaphysically, Jade is thought to help maintain balance between work and rest in life, as well as promote peace and harmony.
Jasper: Jasper, an aggregate of microgranular quartz and/or chalcedony and other mineral phases, is an opaque, impure variety of silica, usually red, yellow, brown or green in color. The common red color is due to iron inclusions and is rated between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. The name means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived via Old French jaspre. Jasper is generally metaphysically associated with inner peace, harmony, and gentleness.
Jasper, Brecciated: Brecciated jasper contains hematite, an iron compound, which gives it both its red tones and the dark bands. It is primarily deep red--veined or patterned with brown, black and beige--and sometimes has clear crystal inclusions. Brecciated jasper is thought to provide mental clarity and focus to its wearer. The uplifting stone may help to increase organization and decrease stress. Jaspers in general have been viewed as symbolizing the variety that is the Earth, and all the balance and grounding that implies.
Jasper, Picture: Picture jasper looks like the West's vast sandy expanse with golden brown and red stone creating something that looks like a landscape. It's believed to help us find our way in our own landscape and navigation through the world. It's said to be grounding and help connect us to the earth.
Jasper, Polychrome/Desert: Polychrome Desert Jasper is described as being Polychrome because of the decoration and variety of colors in this beautiful and colorful jasper. It includes red, pink, brown and gray Jasper mixed in colorful swirling patterns. It comes from the Norcross-Madagascar Jasper fields. Polychrome Desert Jasper is a stone that embodies one’s true self and helps you channel your energies to the ones closest to you. It facilitates and activates one's inner balance, while helping you conform to your current environment.
Jet: Jet is fossilized wood gemstone, close in comparison to coal. It occurs in the color black. Jet can be used to dispel fearful thoughts and can be used to protect the wearer against illness and violence. It also protects open during the pursuit of business and enhances the stability of ones finances. The stone aligns the base chakra.
K2 Jasper: Rare and unique, K2 Stone is a relatively new discovery which is only found in one place on Earth: in the rugged wilderness at the base of K2 Mountain in Pakistan, the second highest mountain in the world. The white and gray matrix of the stone is thought to be granite (comprised of many feldspar minerals including fine grains of plagioclase, Quartz, biotite, and muscovite). The blue spots are azurite, which is incredibly rare to see azurite and granite together. A rare combination of azurite and Granite, the K2 crystal is thought to balance your earthly experience with a higher consciousness, allowing you to go deep into the spirit world while being firmly grounded to the earth.
Kunzite: Kunzite is the best-known variety of the mineral spodumene and is rated between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Kunzite gets its delicate color from trace amounts of manganese with California’s San Diego County being an important source of kunzite. Metaphysically, Kunzite is thought to help with humility, will power, as well as promote tolerance.
Kyanite: Kyanite is a typically blue aluminosilicate mineral, commonly found in aluminum-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock. Its name comes from the same origin as that of the color cyan, being derived from the Ancient Greek word κύανος. Kyanite is strongly anisotropic, in that its hardness varies depending on its crystallographic direction, between 4.5 and 7 on the Mohs scale. Kyanite is thought metaphysically to raise spiritual vibrational frequency and aid in awareness. It is believed that Blue Kyanite opens the throat chakra, encouraging communication and self-expression.
Labradorite: The geological type area for labradorite is Paul's Island near the town of Nain in Labrador, Canada and is rated between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. It has also been reported in Norway, Finland. Labradorite occurs in mafic igneous rocks and is the feldspar variety most common in basalt and gabbro. Labradorite can display an iridescent optical effect known as labradorescence. In the metaphysical world, Labradorite is considered one of the most powerful protectors creating a shield for auras and helps an individual regain energy.
Lapis Lazuli: Lapis lazuli, or lapis for short, is a deep blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. Lapis Lazuli is rated between 5 and 5.5 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Lapis is one the oldest spiritual stones known to man. Lapis Lazuli is associated with truth and wisdom. It is thought to promote honesty, friendship, socialization, and dignity. From antiquity, Lapis Lazuli has been worn in the belief that it will ward off evil. Lapis is associated with the throat and third eye chakra.
Larimar: Larimar is a primarily blue stone with white accents and is found only in one square kilometer (approximately ½ square mile!) in the Dominican Republic mountains. Larimar is a volcanic stone, the result of volcanic activity that occurred millions of years ago. It’s a form of pectolite, and although pectolite is found in nearly every hemisphere, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of Larimar as normally it is gray or white. It is thought that Larimar promotes clear communication and inner wisdom.
Lava Stone: Lava rock can be easily identified by its porous texture and black color. Lava Stone is thought to be a grounding stone that strengthens one's connection to Mother Earth. Lava stone is said to alleviate anxiety, promote emotional tranquility and bring calmness and feelings of relaxation. Lava stone is supposed to have very powerful spiritual effects on the human mind. It's said to cleanse negative thoughts and emotions, as well as stimulate creativity.
Leaf Jasper: Silver leaf jasper has large deposits in Africa and Russia. Jasper in general is an impure silicon dioxide with unique patterns formed during mineral consolidation that creates the various types of this stone that often resemble foliage. With its balance of colors, silver leaf jasper is a stone that promotes balance. It provides strength of purpose, promotes stability and--like all jaspers--is a grounding stone. During meditation, it is believed to awaken its holders to a sense of joy.
Lemurian: A special type of clear quartz with silicon dioxide mineral. They are usually found in either Brazil or Columbia. Key features are its horizontal striations and grooves on its sides. Legend states that there was once an advanced ancient civilization called Lemuria, spiritually developed and peaceful. As their time on Earth was coming to an end, the Lemurians programmed these crystals to teach their messages of oneness and healing - messages that would be revealed when the energy on Earth was ready to receive them. The Lemurians then planted (or “seeded”) the Lemurian Crystals, encoded with their ancient knowledge and wisdom, to be found centuries later by us.
Lemurian crystals carry a profound connection to Divine Feminine wisdom. It is a healing stone that connects you with spirit. It is associated with the crown and third-eye chakra.
Lepidolite: Lepidolite is a lilac-gray or rose-colored member of the mica group of minerals and is rated between 2.5 and 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Lepidolite is the most abundant lithium-bearing mineral and is a secondary source of this metal. Metaphysically, Lepidolite is thought to protect against external influences, give inner peace, and help with sleep disorders.
Limestone: Limestone is commonly white to gray in color with a Mohs hardness being 2-4. Limestone that is unusually rich in organic matter can be almost black in color, while traces of iron or manganese can give limestone an off-white to yellow to red color. Limestone can be found in shallow parts of the ocean between 30 degrees north latitude and 30 degrees south latitude. Limestone is forming in the Caribbean Sea, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Mexico, around Pacific Ocean islands, and within the Indonesian archipelago. Metaphysically, Limestone is an assisting stone said to be used to enhance healing properties and encourage purification.
Limonite: Limonite is a general term for a mixture of fine-grained iron oxides, generally dominated by goethite and on the Mohs scale it is rated a 4-5.5. Limonite is common and occurs within concretions and cavity fillings in sedimentary rocks and as coatings on the rocks, especially sandstone. Limonite forms from the weathering of other iron minerals, and may be precipitated by iron rich surface or ground water. Metaphysically, Limonite is a powerful mental healer and helps to prevent impaired clarity.
Magnetite: Magnetite is a very common iron oxide (Fe3O4) mineral that is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Magnetite is the most commonly mined ore of iron and is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Magnetite is attracted to magnets, can be magnetized to become a permanent magnet itself, and is the most magnetic of all the naturally-occurring minerals on Earth. Magnetite is thought to stimulate aligning oneself to higher ideals and help in decision making skills.
Malachite: Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral and is rated between 3.5 and 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. In ancient Egypt, the color green was affiliated with death, the power of resurrection, as well as new life and fertility. Malachite can be found in Russia and Africa currently. Malachite metaphysically is thought to deepen emotional life and elevate power of imagination.
Marcasite: The mineral marcasite, sometimes called white iron pyrite, is iron sulfide with orthorhombic crystal structure and is rated between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. In the late medieval and early modern eras the word "marcasite" meant both pyrite and the mineral marcasite. Marcasite is metaphysically thought to address self-worth, help appreciate oneself, and bring suppressed desires to light.
Mica: Mica is a mineral name given to a group of minerals that are physically and chemically similar and are rated on the Mohs scale between 2 and 4 depending on which silicate. Micas are all silicate minerals, known as sheet silicates because they form in distinct layers. Micas are fairly light and relatively soft, and the sheets and flakes of mica are flexible. Micas are metaphysically thought to promote wholeness of mind, body and spirit.
Moldavite: Moldavite is a forest green, olive green or blue greenish vitreous silica projectile rock formed by a meteorite impact in southern Germany that occurred about 15 million years ago. It is rated between 5.5 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Moldavite metaphysically is thought to promote the recognition of being of a spiritual origin, as well as being associated with freedom and unlimited expanse.
Mookaite: Mookaite, also known as Australian Jasper, is a beautiful mineral of earthy, bold color that is found in the outcroppings near Mooka Creek in the Kennedy Ranges of western Australia. “Mooka” is an aboriginal term that means “running waters,” in reference to the springs feeding into this area and is rated between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Mookaite is metaphysically thought to encourage new experiences, promote variety, and fun.
Moonstone: Moonstone is a sodium potassium aluminum silicate that belongs to the feldspar group and is rated between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Moonstone's name is derived from a visual effect, or sheen, caused by light diffraction within a micro-structure consisting of a regular of feldspar layers. Metaphysically, Moonstone is thought to open receptivity, as well as help to heal emotions on the deepest level.
Morganite: Morganite is a peach, pink or purple variety of Beryl. Beryl is a beryllium aluminum silicate mineral with a hexagonal crystal structure. It was named after famous financier and avid collector J.P.Morgan. Morganite deposits are found in Brazil, Madagascar, Africa, and the United States. Morganite metaphysically is a stone of compassion and Divine Light. Morganite is thought to soothe the soul and help one overcome sorrow.
Muscovite: Muscovite is the most common mineral of the mica family and is rated at a 2 on the Mohs hardness scale. Muscovite is an important rock-forming mineral present in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Like other micas, it readily cleaves into thin transparent sheets. The name muscovite comes from Muscovy-glass, a name given to the mineral in Elizabethan England due to its use in medieval Russia as a cheaper alternative to glass in windows. Muscovite is thought to metaphysically amplify thought, as well as aid in raising vibratory levels to help connect with your higher self.
Mystic Quartz: Mystic quartz is cut quartz which has been coated with a thin layer of metallic titanium in a process known as an azotic treatment. Before this coating is applied, the stone is completely colorless, but afterward, it creates a whole spectrum of shades. Mystic quartz is thought to encourage trust, appreciation, and healing. It is believed metaphysically that mystic quartz helps to find extra energy when it comes to stress or tiredness.
Obsidian: Obsidian is a naturally occurring volcanic glass formed as an extrusive igneous rock and is rated between 5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Obsidian is produced when felsic lava extruded from a volcano cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth. In the past, obsidian was used to manufacture cutting and piercing tools and it has been used experimentally as surgical scalpel blades. Metaphysically, Obsidian is associated with resolution; remedies shock and trauma.
Onyx: Onyx primarily refers to the parallel banded variety of the silicate mineral chalcedony and is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Agate and onyx are both varieties of layered chalcedony that differ only in the form of the bands: agate has curved bands and onyx has parallel bands. The colors of its bands range from white to almost every color. Onyx is thought to increase stamina, self-control, and alleviate nightmares.
Opal: Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica and is rated between 5.5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. The internal structure of precious opal causes it to diffract light, resulting in play-of-color. Depending on the conditions in which it formed, opal may be transparent, translucent or opaque and the background color may be white, black or nearly any color of the visual spectrum. Opal is thought metaphysically to increase emotional activity and awaken the sexual center in the body.
Opal, Pink: Pink Opal is a hydrated amorphous form of silica and is rated between 5.5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Pink Opal is opaque and pink in color and is thought to be a stone of love and gentleness, bringing energies of gentle love and kindness to all types of relationships.
Opalite: Natural Opalite shares the same basic chemical properties as Opal and is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Opalite is made of tiny spheres of silicon dioxide which stack onto each other in a pyramid grid shape. This grid is what allows the cat’s eye effect to be displayed when the stone is cut into a high domed cabochon. Natural opalite is referred to as "common opal" to prevent confusing it with glass opalite. Opalite metaphysically is thought to influence love and passion, as well as encourage physical contact and emotional expression.
Orthoceras Fossil: Orthoceras is a genus of extinct nautiloid cephalopod restricted to Middle Ordovician-aged marine limestones of the Baltic States and Sweden. Orthoceras disappeared from the fossil record during the lower Triassic Period about 200 million years ago. Orthoceras fossils are believed to ground us to the earth with their ancient energy and help in a personal journey or transformation in personal growth and change.
Peacock Ore: Bornite, also known as peacock ore, is a sulfide mineral and is rated a 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Bornite has a brown to copper-red color on fresh surfaces that tarnishes to various iridescent shades of blue to purple in places. Its striking iridescence gives it the nickname peacock copper or peacock ore. Peacock Ore is thought metaphysically to help balance the spiritual body within the physical body and open intuitive ability.
Pearl: A pearl is formed when an irritant, such as a parasite or piece of shell, becomes accidentally lodged in an oyster's soft inner body, causing it to secrete a crystalline substance called nacre as a defense mechanism, which builds up around the irritant in layers until a pearl is formed. In countless cultures around the world, the pearl has its own origin myth. Arabs believed these gems were the result of the tears of the gods, fallen into the ocean and making their way into the oysters. The Greeks believed that the goddess of love, Aphrodite, shed pearls for tears.
Peridot: Peridot is gem-quality olivine, which is a silicate mineral and is rated between 6.5 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. The intensity and tint of the green, however, depends on the percentage of iron that is contained in the crystal structure, so the color of individual peridot gems can vary from yellow, to olive, to brownish-green. Peridot is believed metaphysically to promote independence, dissipate anger, and promote one to admit mistakes.
Petrified Wood: Petrified wood is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation and is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Petrified wood is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. Petrified wood is believed metaphysically to amplify longevity, assist with past life recall, and enhance soul memory.
Prehnite: Prehnite is a translucent or semi transparent mineral that occurs in veins and cavities in certain volcanic rocks. Prehnite was officially named in 1788 after a Dutch colonel named Hendrik von (or van) Prehn. Prehn--a naturalist and mineral collector--was given credit for discovering the stone in 1774, at the Cape of Good Hope in modern South Africa. Prehnite is considered a "stone of dreaming"; it is believed to increase the power of the dream state, strengthen lucid dreaming and promote communication with other planes of existence. It is also considered a "stone of prophecy," with long use by indigenous peoples of South Africa.
Pyrite: The mineral pyrite, or iron pyrite, also known as fool's gold, is an iron sulfide. Pyrite is considered the most common of the sulfide minerals and is rated between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Pyrite's metallic luster and pale brass-yellow hue give it a superficial resemblance to gold, hence the well-known nickname of fool's gold. Metaphysically Pyrite is believed to encourage self-recognition, as well as reveal secrets and memories.
Pyrite is a powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels. It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed.
Purpurite: Purpurite is a mineral, manganese phosphate, with varying amounts of iron depending upon its source and is rated between 4 and 5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Like many manganese-containing minerals, purpurite is a striking pink purple color. Purpurite is metaphysically believed to promote inspiration and energize the physical body.
Quartz, Clear: Clear quartz is one of the most abundant minerals in the world and is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. It can be found in many forms such as tumbled, carved and rough. It can develop in a wide range of environments and can be found on every continent. Clear quartz is thought metaphysically to promote understanding, clarity, and is associated with inner strength.
Quartz, Enhydro: Enhydro Quartz is a specimen of Quartz that contains water inside. This occurs when water is trapped inside the crystal while it is growing. This separates this water from the water cycle, making the water trapped inside possibly hundreds to thousands of years old. Enhydro Quartz is sensitive to light and the water may evaporate if left in the sun too long. Enhydro Quartz allows one to be calm, free, and balanced. It encourages spiritual wellness, and promotes positive thinking. The crystal assists the beholder in flowing like water, helping them adjust to change.
Quartz, Rose: Rose quartz is typically a cloudy translucent pink or slightly peach color. Rose quartz is associated with love, the heart and beauty, and is thought to be a healing aid for the heart chakra. Rose quartz is sensitive to light and will fade over time if put in direct sunlight.
Quartz, Smoky: Smoky Quartz is a silicon dioxide mineral with a hexagonal crystal structure. Smoky Quartz can vary in color from deep brown/black to a light pale brown. Smoky Quartz is found all over the world. Smoky Quartz is thought to be a protective and grounding crystal. Smoky Quartz is believed to transmute negative energies, aid in practicality, and organization. It is also thought to assist in manifestation of inspirations and dreams. Smoky quartz is sensitive to light and will fade over time if put in direct sunlight.
Quartz, Strawberry: Strawberry Quartz is a rare variety of quartz that can contain hematite or mica. The color depends on the amount of Iron within the Quartz. Some pieces may appear reflective due to a large number of mica flakes. Strawberry Quartz enlightens your heart chakra and grounds your aura.
Quartz, Tourmalated: Tourmalated or Toumalined Quartz is clear quartz with Black Tourmaline running through it. Quartz can range from very clear to cloudy. Tourmalated Quartz is most often found in Brazil. Tourmalated Quartz is thought to be protective and purifying of one's aura. It may also help overcome self destructive patterns,
Rhodochrosite: Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral and is a 3.5 and 4 on the Mohs hardness scale. In Rhodochrosite's pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. Rhodochrosite is Argentina's "national gemstone" and Colorado officially named it as its state mineral in 2002. Rhodochrosite metaphysically is thought to encourage a positive outlook, as well as open spiritual insight and understanding.
Rhodonite: Rhodonite is a manganese inosilicate and member of the pyrxenoid group of minerals, crystallizing in the triclinic system. Rhodonite is the official gemstone of Massachusetts and is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Metaphysically, Rhodonite is believed to help forgiveness and promote mutual understanding.
Ruby: A ruby is a pink to blood-red colored gemstone, a variety of the mineral corundum, and is rated at a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. Ruby is one of the traditional cardinal gems, together with amethyst, sapphire, emerald, and diamond. Rubies are thought metaphysically to promote courage, as well as enhance the ability to feel and express unconditional love.
Rutile: Rutile, also known as titanium dioxide, is a mineral that is often found in association with quartz. When present in quartz, it can appear as golden or reddish-brown needle-like inclusions that can be seen scattered within the crystal. Rutile inclusions in quartz are highly prized by collectors and are believed to have additional metaphysical properties to the quartz crystal, as well as enhancing the beauty of the specimen. They are unique and highly sought after.
Sapphire: Sapphire is the most precious, valuable blue gemstone, and is rated at a 9 on the Mohs hardness scale. It is a very desirable gemstone due to its excellent color, hardness, durability, and luster. During the Medieval Ages, European lapidaries came to refer to blue corundum crystal by "sapphire", a derivative of the Latin word for blue: "sapphirus". Sapphires metaphysically are thought to enhance wisdom, spiritual power, as well as create a strong inner calm.
Selenite: Selenite, satin spar, desert rose, and gypsum flower are four varieties of the mineral gypsum; all four varieties show obvious crystalline structure. They are generally rated at a 2 on the Mohs scale for hardness. Selenite contains no significant selenium; the similarity of names comes from both substances being named from the Ancient Greek word for the moon. Metaphysically, Selenite is commonly used as a way to cleanse the body, mind and spirit of negativity.
Septarian: Septarian nodules were created as a result of volcanic eruptions over 50 million years ago and are rated at a 3.5-4 on the Mohs hardness scale. Sediment formed around sea life creating mud balls that over time crack and develop calcite crystals which turn into aragonite. The balls would generally crack in seven directions thus the name Septarian for the Latin word for seven, septem. Septarian is metaphysically thought to be a healing stone for overall health and well being.
Serpentine: The serpentine subgroup are greenish, brownish, or spotted minerals commonly found in serpentinite rocks. The name is thought to come from the greenish color being that of a serpent and is rated between a 3 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Metaphysically, Serpentine is thought to enhance deep relaxation in the body, ease stress, and pain.
Shell: The homes of the small creatures of the sea, shells can be used to stimulate intuition, sensitivity, imagination, and adaptability. The structure of the shell can help to enhance clarity in the mental processes and to provide, during decision-making, insight into which option to choose. It further promotes cooperation between the self and others. It enhances the assimilation of vitamin A and D.
Shungite: Shungite is a non-crystalline mineraloid consisting of mostly carbon and is rated between 2 and 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Shungite is black in color and is named for the area it was discovered, Shunga village in Karelia, Russia. Shungite has been used since the 18th century to purify water; Peter the Great in Russia used Shungite in Russia's first spa. In the metaphysical world, Shungite is thought to have detoxifying and purifying benefits.
Sodalite: Sodalite is a rich royal blue tectosilicate mineral and is rated between 5.5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Well known for its blue color, sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink and is often mottled with white veins or patches. Metaphysically, Sodalite is associated with objectivity, rational thought, and self-acceptance.
Spinel (Black): Black spinel stone is a rare gemstone made up of hard vitreous magnesium aluminum oxide or magnesium aluminate. Specifically, black spinel is one of the rarest minerals that comes from the Spinel family and is a true gemstone often confused with black tourmaline. It's said that the name 'Spinel' comes from the Latin, 'spina' meaning thorn – this refers to the sharp crystal formations it's made up of.Based on annual production in carats across the world, a natural spinel is rarer than diamonds of any color, sapphires or rubies. Black spinel is thought to be a protective stone, repelling negativity and grounding the user.
Spinel (Red): Spinel is a transparent to opaque gem, with colors as vivid as ruby-like reds, some darker "brick" red, and some almost orange. Spinel comes in blue, with the finest stones comparable to that of sapphires, and considered extremely rare. Based on annual production in carats across the world, a natural spinel is rarer than diamonds of any color, sapphires or rubies.What is red spinel good for?
The red color of the stone is also associated with longevity, passion, and devotion.
Stibnite: Stibnite is a sulfide mineral and is a 2 on the Mohs scale. This soft grey material crystallizes in an orthorhombic space group. The name is derived from the Greek στίβι stibi through the Latin stibium as the former name for the mineral and the element antimony. Small deposits of Stibnite are common, but large deposits are rare. Stibnite can be found in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Japan, China, Germany, Romania, Italy, France, England, Algeria, and Kalimantan, Borneo. In the United States it is found in Arkansas, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska. Metaphysically, Stibnite is said to be a very strong transformation stone that activates and helps align all chakras. Stibnite has been known metaphysically to bring wealth, prosperity, abundance.
Sugilite: Sugilite is a relatively rare pink to purple cyclosilicate mineral and is rated between 5.5 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. It crystallizes in the hexagonal system with prismatic crystals. Sugilite is metaphysically thought to give strength to resolve conflicts and enhance awareness of consequences.
Sulfur: Sulfur is a bright yellow stone, ranging from lemon to honey gold, and is rated between 1.5 and 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Sulfur minerals forms near volcanic vents and fumaroles, where it sublimates from a stream of hot gases. In metaphysical practices, Sulfur is used for purification and thought to help reveal hidden thoughts.
Sunstone: Sunstone is a plagioclase feldspar, which when viewed from certain directions exhibits a spangled appearance. The optical effect appears to be due to reflections from inclusions of red copper and is rated between 6 and 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Sunstones are metaphysically thought to promote positive expression, sexual enjoyment and playfulness.
Tanzanite: Tanzanite is the blue and violet variety, caused by small amounts of vanadium, of the mineral zoisite belonging to the epidote group. Tanzanite is only found in Tanzania, in a very small mining area near the Merelani Hills and is rated at a 6.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Metaphysically, Tanzanite is thought to help solve questions related to the meaning of life and is associated with vocation and orientation.
Tektite: This natural glass provides encouragement to one to gather knowledge throughout the travels of life. It hinders lasting impressions of undesirable experiences, and encourages lasting impressions of desirable experiences. It acts to balance the feminine and masculine properties of one's character and to stimulate the natural order of growth, development and completion. It has been esteemed as a powerful talisman.
Tektite/Common -A natural glass associated with extraterrestrial impacts. Tektites are formed when a meteorite or asteroid hits the Earth; rocks and sediment are thrown into the air and fall, cooling rapidly, forming into the glassy rock known as tektite. Tektite is considered to be a rare natural glass. Their hardness is 5.5-6.5 and their crystal structure is amorphous. The word Tektite originates from the Greek word tektos which means molten. Common tektite powers are thought to be boosted by Moldavite, Libyan Desert Glass, and Tibetan Tektite.
Tiger's eye: Tiger's eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown silky lustre and is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. A protection stone, Tiger's Eye is thought to metaphysically block negative energy and fear.
Titanium Quartz: Titanium Quartz is the name given to Quartz that has been placed in a chamber in which vaporized titanium and other metals are introduced and bonded with the Quartz. The result is Quartz displaying vivid multicolored reflections and unusual energies.
Titanium Quartz is associated with increased life force and vitality, humor, and relaxation. Spiritually and emotionally Titanium Quartz is thought to enhance confidence, increase amusement and the enjoyment of life. Titanium Quartz energizes all chakras.
Topaz, Blue: Blue Topaz is an aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal with an orthorhombic crystal structure. It often forms pristine eight sided crystals with striations along the length. Blue Topaz is found in the United States, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Africa. Blue Topaz is associated with enhanced communication and mental capacity. It is believed to assist in meditation, and psychic capacities.
Topaz, White: White Topaz is an aluminum silicate fluoride hydroxide crystal with an orthorhombic crystal structure. It often forms pristine eight sided crystals with striations along the length. Blue Topaz is found in the United States, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, and Africa. White Topaz is associated with clarity, spirituality, and psychic enhancement. It is thought to help one learn faith and teach gratitude. .
Tourmaline: Tourmaline is a crystalline boron silicate mineral compounded with elements such as aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, lithium, or potassium. Tourmaline is classified as a semi-precious stone and is rated between 7 and 7.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Tourmaline metaphysically is believed to balance the right-left sides of the brain along with being associated with imagination and dreams.
Tourmaline, Black: Black Tourmaline is a complex aluminum borosilicate with a hexagonal crystal system with an opaque black color. Black Tourmaline is found in the United States, Brazil, China, Africa, and Pakistan. Black Tourmaline is believed to be grounding, purifying, and protecting. It is thought to eliminate fear, anger, frustration, shame, worry and so many other negative emotions.
Tourmaline, Green: Green Tourmaline is an intricate aluminum borosilicate with a hexagonal crystal system and a hardness of 7 to 7.5. It can range from a pastel to intense green and is found in Brazil, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa and the USA. Green Tourmaline is metaphysically one of the premier stones for self healing.
Turquoise: Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green stone that is considered rare. It is rated between 5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale due to its mineral composition that is a hydrated phosphate of copper/aluminum. The word turquoise dates to the 17th century and comes from the French turquois for "Turkish" because the mineral was first brought to Europe through Turkey. Turquoise is thought metaphysically to harmonize, protect, and help to recognize causes of emotions.
Ulexite: Ulexite, sometimes known as TV rock, is a mineral occurring in silky white rounded crystalline masses or in parallel fibers. The natural fibers of ulexite conduct light along their long axes by internal reflection and is rated at a 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Metaphysically, Ulexite is thought to help to react with the nervous system to produce a calm, relaxing feeling and decrease hyperactivity.
Unakite: Unakite is an altered granite composed of pink orthoclase feldspar, green epidote, and generally colorless quartz. Unakite can be found as pebbles or cobbles from glacial drift in the beach rock on the shores of Lake Superior and is rated between 6 and 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Unakite is thought to metaphysically activate mobility for those with distinct goals and help balance “over active” will.
Variscite: Variscite is a hydrated aluminum phosphate mineral and is rated at 4.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Variscite is a relatively rare phosphate mineral and is sometimes confused with turquoise; however, variscite is usually greener in color. Metaphysically, Variscite is thought to strengthen the heart center, promote courage, and self-reliance.
Wulfenite: Wulfenite is a lead molybdate mineral and is rated at a 3 on the Mohs hardness scale. Wulfenite can be often found as thin tabular crystals with a bright orange-red to yellow-orange color, or sometimes brown. A noted locality for wulfenite is the Red Cloud Mine in Arizona. Wulfenite is thought to metaphysically help recognize tension patterns and aid in releasing toxins from the physical body.
Zebra Jasper: Zebra Jasper is a sedimentary stone that formed over 600 million years ago and is rated at a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. Zebra Jasper was formed when detrital clay deposits compacted into layers, which then created the characteristic red/beige or red/brown bandings. These bandings formed different patterns, such as straight lines, waves, and spots. Zebra Jasper is associated metaphysically with self-liberation and is thought to help to overcome resignation.