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Dzi (Zee)  is a Tibetan word used to describe the pattern that is usually made with Agate.  It means “shine, brightness, and clearness”  Dzi Agate is a stone of Protection and the different patterns have different meanings.

Zodiac Gemini 21 May-20 June

Moss Agate is a form of quartz and is known as the  stone of “New Beginnings”.  It’s said to boost self esteem, enhance endurance, concentration and persistence.  It’s also known as a calming stone for people who have severe mood swings.   It promotes tolerance and a positive self image.  It’s associated with nature and agriculture to help stimulate new crops and can be put in pots or gardens to encourage plant growth. 

Amazonite is most often bluish green, but comes in many colors.  It is thought to sooth anxiety, bring clarity and represents truth and hope.

Baltic Amber is created by the fossilization of tree resin and captures a natural energy to surround you with warmth to protect from negativity.  It is also known to help relieve stress as well as provide balance with your mind and feelings.

Amethyst is a form of quartz known for spiritual protection and purification, acting as a barrier against unhealthy environments. 

Zodiac Pisces 19 February-20 March

Apatite is believed to clear confusion and frustration to allow you to expand your understanding of your inner self.  It is known to increase the strength of lucid dreaming and helps to balance various levels of consciousness.

Bali beads are historically sterling silver beads hand made in Indonesia, one at a time, with intricate paterns.  There are also Bali “style” beads which are cast and made to look like Bali beads.

Carnelian is a form of Chalcedony and Quartz, known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage.  It is thought to enhance creativity and self-esteem.

Zodiac Virgo 23 August-22 September

Chalcedony is a form of quartz that is known to restore balance in times of stress.  It helps you focus on the present instead of worrying about the past or the future.  It absorbs negative energy and brings harmony.

Charoite is a stone of transformation.  It helps to cleanse by changing negative energy into healing.  It’s believed to help overcome fear  and helps to reduce stress.

Dumortierite is a form of quarts and is knows as the “Stone of Patience”.  It’s thought to help you overcome hardships and find solutions.  It helps to bring order to chaos and allows you to take control of your life. 

Green Garnet is a grounding stone that represents a connection to Mother Earth.  It is believed to help you open yourself up to the world around you and to achieve a greater connection with the ones you love. 

Zodiac Aquarius 20 January-18 February

 

Garnet is a balancing stone with regenerative qualities thought to bring strength, peace, tranquility, joy and hope while easing anger and self-doubt.  It stimulates your willpower and courage, inspires love and passion, as well as devotion and loyalty.

Zodiac Aquarius 20 January-18 February

Hematite is named after the Greek word for blood.  It’s known to improve relationships, and increase intuition, self esteem and courage.  It’s a great stone for grounding us to the earth and blocking negative energy. 

Herkimer Diamonds are the most powerful of quartz crystals with a double termination (a single point at each end) allowing them to transmit energy from both ends and amplify the properties of other stones.   The Herkimer Diamond  helps to enhance spiritual energies and is known as the “Stone of Attunement”, enhancing clairvoyant abilities with it’s high frequency. 

Howlite is a calming stone and can be used to reduce anxiety, tension, and stress, as well as eliminate old pain.

Brecciated Jasper is formed when the earth melds sharp- angled fragments of stone together. Brecciated Jasper is a stone of strength and vitality, known for bringing clarity and focus.  It’s a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties, thought to help soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.

Jasper is a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties, thought to help soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.

Jasper is a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties thought to help soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.

    

Jasper is a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties thought to help soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.

Jasper is a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties thought to helps to soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.

 
 

    

Jasper is a nourishing and replenishing stone with grounding properties thought to help soothe anxiety and release past negativity, allowing you to move forward and take control of your life.

Krobo Beads are recycled handmade glass beads from Ghana.  The beads are colorful with various shapes and sizes made from finely round glass bottles poured into hand-made clay molds with depressions that form the bead.  They are referred to as “Krobo Beads” because the Krobo mountains of West Africa are the main area for production.

Labradorite is sometimes called Black Moontone and is known to be the most powerful protector of all minerals, creating a shielding force and strengthening your natural energies from within.  It may help reduce anxiety, build perseverance, and can strengthen psychic abilities. 

Lapis is known to relieve anxiety and to stimulate wisdom, good judgement, analytical thinking, and to enhance memory.  It brings humility and encourages us to act with charity and compassion.  Lapis has been thought to ward off negativity, encourage creativity, and bring harmony to relationships.  It helps to clear past negativity and make way for new experiences.

Larimar is a meditation stone that can promote relaxation and calmness.  It’s a form of quartz that has a strong connection with water which is the element that rules emotions.   

Lava Stone is formed as the magma from volcanoes hardens into rock.  Coming from within the earth,  it’s believed that the energy within it is raw and powerful that it can destroy anything within it’s path, yet leave behind the ability to start new.  It’s a grounding stone that strengthens the connection to Mother Earth.  It gives strength, guidance and stability through changing times.  As a porous stone, it also can be used as a diffuser for essential oils for aroma therapy.

Lost wax is an ancient technique used for making models and sculpting brass.  These beads are made from fine strings of wax built up over a charcoal mold.  The original model is made from bees-wax.  The model is coated with a thick charcoal mixture and allowed to dry.  Holes are left in the charcoal to pour the brass into the mold, which will replace the wax.  The original wax mold is “Lost” or destroyed in this process.

Mala is a Sanskrit word meaning “meditation garland”.  A Mala is a string of beads used for meditation made of 108 beads, with the 109th as the “head” symbolizing  gratitude and the connection to the divine.  A Mala is used as a tool to help the mind focus during meditation, to count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions.  A Mala can be made of seeds, sandalwood, rosewood or gemstones.  

Malachite is known as a warrior stone while being a protector of the heart and emotions.  It allows you to not focus on the past so you can move forward.  It also is thought to bring balance for relationships and protects against accidents for those who travel. 

Moonstone (white or gray) is considered a sacred healing crystal that manifests peace and harmony within the body and spirit.  Being a stone of the Mother Moon, it is thought to magnify one’s emotions, activating strength in womena nd emotional balance in men.  It is supportive in children to drive away nightmares or insomnia.  Moonstone is thought to help calm responses and stress to avoid overreaction.  It brings hope, enhances sensitivity, intuition, and phsycic abilities. It is also said to be a stone of protection.

Obsidian is a type of glass formed from cooling lava.  It’s a strong protection stone shielding from negativity and used for healing emotional wounds. 

Onyx is known as a “Warrior Stone” shielding from the negativity of others and aids in enhancing your stamina.  It’s thought to help you overcome fear and other negative emotions that hold you back, including confusion, self-doubt, sorrow, and grief.  It helps you feel safe and allows you to move forward to realize your true potential in life.

Birthstone of Leo 23 July-22 August

Freshwater Pearls symbolize purity, harmony and humility.  They are believed to clean negative energy from within, enabling you to purify your mind.  It helps to promote clarity in thought allowing you to focus and concentrate.  They can be near round or in a “potato” shape, natural or dyed.

Pyrite is a protective stone that shields you from negativity energy, enhances memory and allows you to see beyond what is falsely presented.   It has also traditionally been seen as bringing good luck and prosperity. 

Quartz (crystalline) is an energy enhancer that is thought to bring emotional strength, clarity and power.  Quartz amplifies whatever emotion you are experiencing.  It helps you stay focused to bring forgotten memories into awareness.

Rose Quartz has been called the “Heart Stone”.  It’s a stone of compassion and peace, along with tenderness and comfort.  It is said to reduce stress and aid in the development of bonds between family and friends.  It enhances love, relationships, and intimacy. 

Smoky Quartz is associated with the healing energies of the earth with soothing and detoxifying effects.  It’s thought to be grounding and enhances the properties of the other stones around it.  It allows you to move forward from difficult situations and emotions. 

Rhodochrosite integrates physical and spiritual energies.  It encourages a positive attitude, improves self worth and soothes stress. 

Rudraksha means Shiva’s Teardrops.  Rudraksha beads are seeds from a broad leaf evergreen, traditionally used as Hindu prayer beads.  The trees are grown in high altitudes, primarily in Nepal, Burma, Thailand or Indonesia, and in the Himalayas.  They’re considered to be a semi-precious stone traditionally used for Malas.  they’re thought to help those who travel by creating a “cocoon” of your own energy around you, when you are in new places, allowing you to relax and fall asleep more easily.  They also create a shield against negative energy.

Qinan is a high quality and fragrant variety of Agarwood, that can also be used for it’s sweet and rich scent or for it’s spicy taste.  Sandalwood aids in meditation by calming and helping to focus the mind.  The scent of sandalwood is believed to stimulate sensuality, bring awareness, tranquility, and can bring out a deeper relaxed state.   It promotes peace and serenity, subduing aggression and irritability.

In West Africa, Talhakimt were believed to have amuletic properties.  the circle symbolized female energy and the triangle represented male energy  the Tanfouk or Talhakimt were used as necklaces, hair ornament, and were traded in the Western Sahara in the early 20th century.

Tiger’s Eye is a crystal that is known to release fear and anxiety,  It stimulates decision making by clearing  your emotions and helps keep negative feelings in perspective. 

Crystals and stones were used for their natural healing properties as early as the Sumerians in the 4th millennium BC and dating back over 5000 years in Chinese medicine.  Any claims of healing properties are personal beliefs and you may not have the same experiences.  Please use the information provided as a guide to make your own decisions based on your personal beliefs and not as a substitute for traditional medical treatment. 

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