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 Gemstone Lore
Gemstone Lore
Agate

Promotes stability, courage, good health and prosperous life.  Is supposed to cure insomnia, quiet the pulse and provide pleasant dreams. Birthstone:  Taurus (Bull): April 20 - May 20, Wedding anniversary: 12th year (moss agate specifically for the 14th year).

Amazonite

Is said to improve the skin and calms fear and anxiety.

Amber

Excellent for the eyes, balance, endocrine and digestive systems. Brings one good luck, humor, joy, mental stimulation and  healing energy.

Amethyst

Helps to strengthens immunity and relieve headaches. It is a symbol of sincerity, security and peace of mind. Birthstone: February, Aquarius (Water Bearer): Jan. 21-Feb. 18, Wedding anniversary: 4th and 6th year.

Ametrine

Helps to soothe fear, anxiety, trauma and depression.  Enhances ones insight and clarity.

Apatite

Is said to relieve arthritis and joint problems and reduce high blood pressure. Is supposed to stimulate creativity and mental activity and raise self-esteem.

Aquamarine

Helps to heal ears, eyes, stomach, relieves coughing, depression and grief. Reawakens love, provides courage and  strengthens the will. Birthstone: March, Libra (Balance)  Sep 23-Oct 22, Wedding anniversary: 16th and 19th year

Carnelian

Used as a sleep aid because of its ability to calm and ease anxiety, Birthday: Leo (Lion): July- 23-Aug 22.

Chalcedony

A type of quartz crystal, it harmonizes the mind, body and spirit. Alleviates anger while increasing physical energy. Said to enhance mental ability.

Chrysoprase Protects from negative energy. Helps to see problems clearly while enhancing self-esteem and equilibrium.
Citrine Used to help treat depression, self-destructive feelings and diabetes. Promotes lightheartedness, joy and happiness while calming and soothing. Promotes enhanced creativity. Birthstone: November, Wedding anniversary: 17th year
Coral Works against depression and lethargy. Helps to ease conflict and fear while providing wisdom. Wedding anniversary: 35th year. Red coral is rapidly vanishing and threatening the species, do not buy red coral jewelry.
Diamond Known as the master healing stone, it strengthens ones memory and improves energy. It is a symbol of faith, purity, life, joy and innocence. Birthstone: April, Wedding anniversary: 30th and 60th year
Emerald Promotes physical and emotional healing. Helps fights mental illness and  neurological disorders.  Birthstone: May, Gemini (Twins): May 21-June 21, Wedding anniversary: 20th, 35th and 55th year
Fluorite Said to heal bone and tooth enamel.  Absorbs negative energy while balancing emotions.  Helps in decision making.
Garnet Relieves rheumatism and arthritis pain while combating depression and lethargy.  Said to stimulate sex drive.  Birthstone: January, Capricorn (Goat): Dec. 22 - Jan. 20.
Hematite Supposed to fight hysteria. Strengthens the body while improving immunity and intuition.
Howlite

A calming stone, many people use it to relieve stress. Makes an excellent antidote to insomnia due to an overactive mind.

Iolite

Known to strengthen the physical body and stimulate memory.

Jade

Strengthens the immune system, heart and kidneys, dispels negativity, attracts love and brings money into your life.

Jasper

Touted as a digestive aid. It drives away evil spirits, eases emotional stress, enhances creativity and spirituality.

Kyanite

A stress buster. Will clear the mind while bringing tranquility and understanding.

Labradorite

A power stone, allowing you to see through illusions and determine the actual form of your dreams and goals. It is excellent for strengthening intuition.

Lapis Lazuli

Cures melancholy, increases mental clarity and virility, eases depression, enhances creative and self-expression. Birthstone: December, Wedding anniversary:  7th and 9th year.

Malachite

Aids in the regeneration of cells, creates calm and peace while giving one the knowledge and patience to dissolves fear. Wedding anniversary: 13th year.

Moonstone

Helps to aligns the vertebrae, soothes and balances ones emotions, arouses passion. Birthstone: June,  Wedding anniversary: 13th year.

Onyx

Said to be grounding and keep energy within the body, preventing its drainage by stress. Birthstone: August (Alternate stone) Leo (Lion): July 23-Aug 22.  Wedding anniversary: 7th year.  Black Onyx specifically for the 10th year.

Opal

Aids ones sight and energy.  A lucky stone, providing  self-worth, faithfulness and confidence. Birthstone: October, Wedding anniversary: 14th and 18th years .

Pearls

Thought to increase fertility and ease the pain of childbirth. Wedding anniversary: Freshwater Pearl 1st year.

Peridot

Provides general healing while increasing physical strength and vitality, helps to attracts love, while it calms anger and promotes sleep. Birthstone: August, Wedding anniversary: 16th year.

Prehnite Thought to improve endurance rather than strength and help process fat, Libra (scales): Sept 22 - Oct 23.
Quartz

Cools the temper and clears negative feelings. Said to help enhance creativity and memory skills.

Rhodonite

Said to help the lungs, especially emphysema. Also thought to help with inner ear problems. Taurus (Bull) Apr 20 - May 21.

Ruby

Supports mental powers, insight, contentment, while boosting sexual passion and creatiivity. Birthstone: July, Cancer (Crab) June 22-July 22.

Sapphire

Many claim it clears eye problems, strengthen ones heart and overall mental health.  Is suppose to bring joy and peace. Birthstone: September,  Aries (Ram) Mar 22-Apr 20, Virgo (Woman)  Aug 23-Sep 22.

Sodalite

Is said to allays panic attacks and surmount phobias, has a sedative, calming quality while balancing the intuitive and logical sides of the brain.

Tanzanite

Thought helpful for workaholics. Pisces (fish) Feb 21 - Mar21. Birthstone:  Motherís Birthstone for all months.

Topaz

Relieves insomnia, strengthens the mind. Wedding anniversary: 4th and 19th year.

Tourmaline

Said to calm the nerves, regulate hormones and raise awareness. Dispel fears, grief and negativity. Birthstone: October.

Turquoise

Is said to guard against disease and evil. Protects one against violence and accidents.  Revitalizes the soul and is considered a truth stone, allowing one to be honest with themselves, and in doing so brings good fortune. Birthstone: December.

 

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