STONE DESCRIPTIONS
I do not endorse or recommend the use of stones for medical treatment for any type of issue or illness or any other healing purpose. I have included their descriptions, which are from several different sources, just for fun.


Agate healing properties are slow and steady. They aren't as intense as crystals like clear quartz or selenite, but they radiate a soft strength to ground the spirit with a sense of stability. Agate properties connect with the energy of the Earth.  Agate properties are thought to bring harmony to all aspects of the being, physical, spiritual and emotional. Using agate during times of unbalance, when it feels as if the yin and yang within you are operating out of proportion, can reintroduce an equilibrium to your tempered soul.

Agate gets its name from the place where it was first located in ancient Sicily. The philosopher Theophrastus found an agate stone when walking along the shore of the river Achates. Agate meaning differs from civilization to civilization. Ancient Islamic cultures believed that agate could ward off the evil eye and tragedies. Similarly, Babylonians also believed that agate properties could be used to dispel evil energy. The ancient Egyptians, however, believed agate meaning to refer to as many things as protection against natural disasters like lightning, protection from thirst and as having the ability to deliver powers of speech. Persians also believed that agate stone could be used to defend against storms. The power of agate gemstone to the ancient Chinese was more internal. They believed that agate crystal meaning was one of spiritual protection, and could stimulate one’s life force while cleansing their mind to make space for good luck and fortune. By the Medieval times, the belief surrounding agate properties was that it could deliver a plentiful harvest if tied to the horns of an oxen.

*Blue Lace Agate is a wonderful metaphysical healing stone that is great for activating and healing the Throat Chakra. Blue Lace Agate enhances verbal communication and expression. It is both a grounding and spiritual stone, allowing one to bring their spiritual experiences into their everyday reality.

*Brazilian Agate brings about an emotional, physical and intellectual balance. It aids in centering and stabilizing physical energy. Brazilian Agate harmonizes yin and yang. It is a soothing and calming stone which works slowly but brings great strength. It can bring hidden information to light.

*Eye Agates are rare agates that have perfectly circular markings or "eyes". These are actually three-dimensional features that extend into the stone in the shape of a hemisphere. Sometimes eye agate has concentric or "bull's eye" color zones. Lake Superior and Botswana agates frequently display eyes

*Moss Agate. In addition to the generic healing properties of Agate and Chalcedony, Moss Agate is a stone of new beginnings. It refreshes the soul and enables you to see beauty in all you behold. Moss Agate reduces sensitivity to weather and environmental pollutants. It attracts abundance in wealth and improves self-esteem.

*Tree Agate is considered to be a Talisman in some parts of India, Tree Agate is a stone of inner peace. Gentle Tree Agate calms nerves, and can be combined with Clear Quartz to deepen meditation and prayer. Tree Agate brings our focus to the oneness of us all, dissolving egoism and arrogance.

Amethyst forms in silica-rich liquids deposited in geodes and generally is found in clusters of crystal points. Amethyst's name is derived from the Greek word amethystos meaning "not drunken", because people of ancient times believed it to protect the wearer from drunkeness. Mined in USA, Uraguay, South America, & Africa. Just like Fluorite, Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.

Amazonite has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues, and in energy balancing. Dating back to ancient times, the brilliant blue-green hue of the Amazonite crystal was a distinguishing feature of the lavish and opulent emperor tombs of Egypt. Combined with Lapis Lazuli and Carnelian, the famous gold mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is also decorated with Amazonite, bringing the dazzling color of tropical waters to the sacred pyramids. Often regarded as a good luck charm, it was also a distinctive element in jewelry design, particularly with ancient Indians, who took advantage of its moderate hardness and carved it into round cabochon shapes for setting in rings, pendants, and earrings.

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 gray. Chrome-bearing fuchsite (a variety of muscovite mica) is the classic inclusion, and gives a silvery green or blue sheen. Oranges and browns are attributed to hematite or goethite.

Aventurine is a stone of internal power. It helps the wearer release their anxiety and fear and replace it with confidence and leadership. It is the perfect gem for those who want to make a change in their life.

Black Tourmaline aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space. Black Tourmaline will cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration. A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is also great for grounding. 

Bronzite is a “stone of courtesy”, especially helpful to people who greet and assist the public. It will even instill a polite nature in those around you. Emotionally, bronzite promotes a loving and unprejudiced discernment within us. It provides the ability to resolve unsettled emotions in our life.

Calcite increases and amplifies energy. This makes it an excellent stone for distance healing, as well as other types of healing. One of the energies it amplifies is learning abilities, and thus is a great stone for students. Calcite is said to be good for easing back pains.
Carnelian is a sturdy stone often associated with a protective power. It is said that the wearer will feel self-confidence and intelligence when adorned with this gem.  It is a translucent chalcedony or an A-grade Agate that receives its beautiful red tints from iron oxides.

Carnelian is often associated with a protective power. It is said that the wearer will feel self-confidence and intelligence when adorned with this gem.  It is known as an all round healing stone: gently warming and very stabilizing.  Few stones are as assessible.  Carnelian is a form of chalcedony and its color comes from iron oxides.

Chalcedony is a nurturing stone that promotes overall generosity. It is said to aid with emotional balance, stamina, vitality, endurance, energy, kindness, and friendliness. It alleviates hostility, self-doubt, negative thoughts and emotions, and nightmares.

Coral helps to cure sterility, calm the mind, stimulate intuition and facilitate emotional healing. It is believed that Red Coral nourishes the blood and strengthens the skeleton. This stone also stimulates tissue regeneration while nourishing blood cells.

Green Opal is a cleansing and rejuvenating stone that promotes emotional recovery and aids relationships. Green Opal has the ability to filter information and reorients the mind, giving meaning to everyday life. Green Opal strengthens the immune system and alleviates colds and flu.

Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration.

Howlite grows in irregular nodules that are white with fine gray or black veins in an erratic, often web-like pattern, and in rare situations grown in crystal form. It was discovered near Nova Scotia. It is known for creativity and improving ones emotional attitudes. It is mined in California. Also known as White Turquoise, White Buffalo Turquoise, and White Buffalo Stone.

Howlite is one of the “attunement stones” which link the user to higher spiritual consciousness.  Howlite is a lovely stone to use when needing to reduce anxiety, tensions and stress. Howlite can be used to facilitate awareness, encourage emotional expression and assist in the elimination of pain, stress and/or rage.  Because its veining closely resembles turquoise it is frequently dyed and used as an affordable substitution for turquoise.

Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”.  It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness.  Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy.  It balances yin and yang.  Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation.  It encourages honesty with one's self.  Provides courage to assertively tackle problems.  Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities.  Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action.

*Brecciated Jasper can be used to bring mental clarity and focus to a previously scattered event, experience or life in general. Brecciated Jasper stimulates the base and sacral chakras in addition to cleansing and stabilizing the auric field. A detoxifying stone, Brecciated Jasper promotes health and healing/recovery from illness.
Dalmatian Jasper is a stone known to combat exhaustion and boredom. When you wear this on your body, things will get more interesting whether you’re at a party or spending a night on your own. This stone is an instant pick me up. It will fill you with energy that will allow you to have a fun time whether you like it or not. It will work just like caffeine on a sleepy hour, or a shot of tequila before approaching that guy you have the hots for.

*Dalmatian Jasper will infuse your life with fun and joy. It will let you reconnect with your playful nature and make you enjoy the things that you used to enjoy when you were younger.

*Dragon Blood Jasper is a "stone of courage", Dragon Blood Jasper is actually a variety of quartz that displays flecks and veins of red within an opaque green background. A legend says the stone is the remains of deceased ancient dragons, the green being the skin and the red the blood. Metaphysically, Dragon Blood Jasper is an intensely healing stone, promoting courage, strength, and vitality while also supporting centeredness and grounding.

*Imperial Jasper is found in beautiful combinations of pale earthy tones of mossy greens, pink, brown, and cream. Each stone has a unique pattern including branding color variation and streaking. Metaphysically, Imperial Jasper is known as a spiritual and healing stone. Like other types of jasper, it a strong healing, power, and protective stone. It is also known as a good stone to help one get organized, relax, and reach tranquility. Each stone is a very solid, fine-grained, and hard jasper. Mined in USA.

*Impression Jasper comes in a variety of colors and possibly more names. The material comes with variety of tan and crimson matrix colors which create a striking contrast to any color it may be enhanced.  Impression Jasper, also known as Variscite, is a stone of tranquility. Its energy unifies the many aspects of your life, reminding people to help each other. Impression Jasper absorbs negative energy, balances yin/yang, aligns body, mind, spirit, useful for shamanic travel. Aids quick thinking. Re-energizes after illness.

Impression Jasper is a stone of encouragement. Heals the nervous system, helping one move out of despair and into positive, realistic hope and trust. Calms nervousness, brings a peaceful heart, supports sobriety. Heals past life issues.  Mined in Hubei China. Also known as African Blue Opal, Aqua Terra Jasper, Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper.

*Kiwi Jasper, like all Jaspers, is a sustaining stone and can help when extended periods of hospitalization are necessary. Kiwi Jasper is an excellent nurturing stone. It can both sustain and support us during times of stress and it helps us to feel much more tranquil, peaceful and relaxed.

*Peach Jasper will provide you with feelings of happiness, physical vigor; and a positive, can-do outlook.

*Purple Jasper may be helpful to assist healing. It makes you fearless. It grounds you, reminds you that you are safe in the world, banishes nightmares, helps you see things clearly and objectively, encourages fidelity in relationships, brings hope and peace. It’s a very magical gem.

*Mexican Red Snowflake Jasper is a stone mined in Mexico. It looks like a variation of the Orbicular Jasper, also known as Ocean Jasper, and Fish Eye Jasper. It consists of warm fall colors, nice dark reds, blacks, oranges and browns. It is believed to be protective as well as stabilizing and healing, benefiting digestion and removing toxins from the body. As with most Jaspers, it offers powerful protection against negativity and eases emotional stresses.

*Ocean Jasper is a highly silicified Rhyolite or Tuff that has quartz and feldspar crystallized into needle like crystals that form orbicular (spherical) structures. It is said to increase the expression of love in words and actions. It is mined off of a remote coast in Madagascar.

*Red Jasper is connected to the sacral and root chakras. It Red Jasper is connected to the sacral and root chakras. It helps in enhancing your vitality, stamina, and endurance. When you regularly use or wear this stone, it's believed to increase the amount of life energy coursing through your body. Red Jasper a good stone for healing both in a physical and metaphysical sense. Red Jasper a good stone for healing both in a physical and metaphysical sense.

*Red Paintbrush Jasper is a cleansing and rejuvenating stone that promotes emotional recovery and aids relationships.
Striped Brown Jasper can help with issues involving the aura and chakras.  Working very slowly, Jaspers are thought to help people bring their ideas to fruition by enhancing determination.  When you want to perform higher spiritual work but stay earth connected (readers, mediums, healers), this is the stone to use. 

*Striped Brown Jasper is often recommended for bringing people down to earth and promoting mental processes.  Carrying Brown Striped Jasper can help in relations with others throughout the day, especially in work situations.  Striped Brown Jasper can help bring vitality into a lifeless period by supporting one's energy system.  It is also helpful to those recuperating from illness or trauma, by bringing the knowledge of perfection to one's cellular memory.  Brown Striped Jasper makes a great gift for someone in the hospital.

Labradorite is a useful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance.  It balances and protects the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies.  Excellent for strengthening intuition - promoting psychic abilities.  Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in the universe.  It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.

Labradorite is said to detoxify the body and slow the aging process. Named for Labrador Island in Canada the first place it was discovered.
Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates mental acuity, and relieves anxiety and stress.  It regulates metabolism, balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension.  Labradorite treats colds, gout, and rheumatism, lowers blood pressure, and aids in digestion.

Lapis is a semi-precious stone that contains primarily Lazurite, Calcite, and Pyrite. It was originally described from the Lapis-Lazuli mine in Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan. It is said to enhance ones insight, intellect, and awareness. Mined in Afghanistan, and San Gabriel Mountains in California. Also known as Lapis Lazuli and Denim Lapis.

Lava Stone is a grounding stone that strengthens one's connection to Mother Earth. It gives us strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change.

Magnesite is known for its calming properties, helping to improve creative visualization and imagination. It is also commonly believed to bring deep peace and silent relaxation during meditation, stimulate passion in the heart and help strengthen bones and teeth.  Because of it's veining it is sometimes dyed to resemble turquoise as an affordable alternative.

Malachite is a bright green carbonate that is considered a secondary mineral of copper that forms when it minerals are changed. Carbonated water and limestone create malachite when combined with copper. Malachite is the indicator that copper is present by it bright green color. Malachite is a soft stone that once polished and cut, can be used for ornaments, and jewelry. It was even used for the construction of columns for St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg, Russia. Metaphysically Malachite is believed to be a strong protector of children. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Most commonly mined in Africa.

Rhodonite is found all over the world. The black matrixing found in Rhodonite is black manganese oxides. Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek work "rhodos" meaning rosy.

Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart. Rhodonite grounds energy, balances yin-yang, and aids in achieving one's highest potential.

Sodalite encourages rational thought, objectivity, truth and intuition, along with verbalization of feelings. Sodalite brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance and self-trust. Sodalite balances the metabolism, boosts the immune system and overcomes calcium deficiencies.  The Sodalite crystal is a salty combination of manganese and calcium, a magical synergy of minerals that creates a soothing effect on overstressed or sluggish adrenal glands. In the spiritual sense, Sodalite gives us a sense of calm to weather the storms of life.

Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition.

*Clear Quartz Crystal is the most versatile healing stone among all crystals.  Quartz is the most powerful healing stone of the mineral kingdom, able to work on any condition.  Clear Quartz is known as the stone of power and amplifies any energy or intention.  Clear Quartz protects against negativity, attunes to your higher self, and relieves pain.

Clear Quartz has been shown to enhance and strengthen the aura.  As gifts from our Mother Earth, Clear Quartz comes to us with information for the higher self to assimilate in the process of one's spiritual growth.  Clear Quartz is often used to cleanse, open, activate, and align all of the chakras.  Since Clear Quartz absorbs energies very easily, it is important to clear these stones on a regular basis.

In natural form, Clear Quartz Points radiate their energies outward, into the surrounding environment.  Clear Quartz can be programmed with intention and kept in a central place to emit its helpful energies.  Quartz Points naturally form in a 6-sided (hexagon) shape.  The Sacred Geometry of a 6-sided Clear Quartz Point contributes to its ability to magnify energetic vibrations.  Quartz Points are wonderful crystals to use with any type of meditation or energy work, including Reiki, table work, and Energy Grids.

*Rose Quartz was meant to represent eternal love in Ancient Native American cultures. They believed that this love stone could be used in amulets to resolve anger and disappointments and bring love into the newly harmonized emotions. 

*Smoky Quartz is named after its smoky color which is caused by gamma rays. The color of Smoky quartz is variable from brown to black and sometimes smoky gray. Sunglasses, in the form of flat panes of smoky quartz, were used in China in the 12th century. Smoky quartz is nature's stone of endurance. If you need an extra boost, carry a smoky quartz gemstone with you. It enhances organizational skills and is good to have around in the workplace or home office. Mined in Brazil.

*Snow Quartz is a crystal of good luck that will help open doors of opportunities. Its healing energies will help you cast aside your burdens. It has a soft feminine energy that will balance your yin and yang energies and align your chakras.

Quartzite is a rock and quartz is a mineral, although the metaphysical properties are similar. Quartzite balances and stabilizes positive change. Reduces anxiety and feelings of worthlessness, especially in areas related to sexuality. Balances intellect and intuition.

Rhodonite gets its name from the Greek work "rhodos" meaning Rosy.  Rhodonite is a stone of compassion, an emotional balancer that clears away emotional wounds and scars from the past, and that nurtures love. It stimulates, clears and activates the heart.

Sardonyx is an onyx that is characterized by parallel lines of sard and different colored minerals. It is a distinct and dramatically banded variety of chalcedony composed of quartz layers. Typically found in black, brown and white layers. Metaphysically, Sardonyx is believed to improve memory and increase one's analytical talents. Also known as Black Line Agate, Tuxedo Agate.

Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns.

Tigers Eye is a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibers that mostly turn into limonite. Mined in North America.

Tigers Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden color through it. This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.  It has been used to enhance wealth and vitality.

Unakite is an alignment stone that specializes in emotional balance to connect the wearer to their spiritually. It is also believed to aid in physical ailments and even bring healthy pregnancies when worn.

Variscite, also known as Impression Jasper, is a stone of tranquility.  Its energy unifies the many aspects of your life, reminding people to help each other. Impression Jasper absorbs negative energy, balances yin/yang, aligns body, mind, spirit, useful for shamanic travel. Aids quick thinking. Re-energizes after illness.

Variscite is a stone of encouragement. Heals the nervous system, helping one move out of despair and into positive, realistic hope and trust. Calms nervousness, brings a peaceful heart, supports sobriety. Heals past life issues.  Also known as African Blue Opal, Aqua Terra Jasper, Impression Jasper, Sea Sediment Jasper.

Zebra Stone is used in healing to stimulate physical energy and increase stamina and endurance. It's also known to be very beneficial when it comes to treating bone disorders, specifically osteoporosis. It can also be quite effective in easing heart palpitations and muscle spasms.