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Healing Properties of Stones

Healing Properties of Stones Used in Native American Jewelry

Foreword
This guide has been produced in response to the many requests from our customers for a quick reference to the generally accepted healing properties of gems used in our jewelry. We find this interesting...we do not in any way claim or represent these are cures or actually work as described. It must be said, that no claims are made for miraculous cures and substituting crystal use for orthodox medical care would obviously not be wise. *See below for more information.

Acoma Black Jet...
Commonly characterized as jet-, pitch- or velvet black -- i.e., intense black. Jet is a form of fossilized wood similar to coal, but harder. Jet and amber have a close relationship...they both come from trees, amber being fossilized tree resin. A very soft material, Acoma jet is the most commonly found jet in Native American jewelry in the Southwest.

It is supposed to aid in survival, fight depression and fear. Jet can also serve as a protective force in life's physical journeys. It's known as a traveler's amulet, and the wives of sailors often burned it to protect their husbands while they were at sea. Use to calm and refresh the body, for skin diseases, blood purification, intestinal problems, and other minor health problems.

Agate...
There are many varieties of agate which have in turn been assigned different uses. For peace and happiness use the Blue Lace Agate. Use the Green Moss Agate to help with gardening. Also believed to protect children; prevent bites of insect, scorpion, and snakes. Believed to calm and refresh the body, aid for skin diseases, blood purification, intestinal problems, and other minor health problems.

Amber...
Amber is actually fossilized tree sap. Amber is believed to allow the body to heal based on transforming negative energy into positive energy. It's an all around good health stone; reduces fever; improves eyesight.

Amethyst...
Amethyst - Is believed to be a calming stone with protective qualities against danger, sickness and theft. Believed to enhance creativity, ones sense of beauty and attract love.

Bloodstone...
Bloodstone - Strengthens and oxygenates blood stream. Enhances physical/mental vitality. Strengthens heart, spleen, bone marrow. Aids in balancing vitamin deficiencies. Reduces emotional and mental stress. "The Stone of Courage" - also for renewal of the physical mental and emotional bodies. Another powerful healer. It helps one toward the direct union with the divine through contemplation, prayer or mediation and love. It has been used to stabilize, as necessary, the flow of blood. Also a very good gem for those in business - self employed

Carnelian...
Carnelian - Believed to protect it'a possesor against fear, rage and envy as well as banishing sorrow while emphasizing love and it's powers. Believed to assist in self-confidence, public speaking and theater.

Coral...
This simple stone from the sea comes in varied shades from white to pale pink to orange, red and brown. Protective when travelling, especially when moving from one country to another. Helpful for those who worry too much about what others think of them. Excellent for a child's first stone as it prevents from falling without dampening their spirit of adventure. Balancing for those in caring professions such as nursing or social work. Said to protect from evil, increase imagination, intuition and assist visualization. Helps to resolve conflicts. Aids digestion and protects against negativity. The red and orange stimulates energy and warmth, fertility. Energizes emotions, muscles, blood, heart, reproductive system, thyroid, metabolism, meridians, spine, bone and tissue regeneration.

Garnet...
Garnet - modern birthstone of January - known as the "stone of health" - ridding the body of negative energies and transmuting them to a beneficial state. Also know in the past as a " stone of commitment" - to purpose, to others, to oneself.

Green Jade...
Green Jade - Jade facilitates peace within the physical, emotional, and intellectual structures, as well as within the materialistic world. It was said to bring accord the environment, to transmute negativity and to instill resourcefulness. "Very Lucky Stone".

Hematite...
Hematite - Slightly grounding, reduces stress, enhances personal magnetism, optimism, will, courage. "Stone for the mind" it helps one to realize that the only limitations which exist are self-limiting concepts within the mind.

Howlite...
Howlite - This mineral can be used to calm communication, to facilitate awareness, and to encourage emotional expression. It builds an innate decency within ones character, encouraging those attributes which are the building blocks to spirituality.

Jasper...
Jasper (Picture jasper variety) - It can be used to further both the development and continuance of business pursuits - to provide for coordination of activities leading to increase. It has been known as "the stone of Global Awareness" - It promotes "brotherhood" to work together to save the planet.

Lapis Lazuli...
Lapis Lazuli - Augments strength, vitality, virility, mental clarity, illumination. Enhances psychic abilities and communication with higher self and spirit guides. Creative expression. It has also been used as a protective stone, sheltering the wearer/carrier from physical danger and psychic attacks. Lapis Lazuli is a "stone of total awareness", helping to expand awareness and intellectual capacity, and allowing for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of ones nature. "The stone of Royalty".

Larimar...
Larimar--a gentle, soft, sky-blue Caribbean healer. Brings tranquillity of water/sea and air to heart and mind. Soothes and uplifts hurt, fear, depression, pain of life changes with love. Assists self-expression, patience, simplicity, creativity, artwork. With red spots said to help gentle people be assertive. Cools, draws out inflammation, fevers, sunburn heat. Especially helps throat centres (shoulder, thyroid, nose). Uplifts the heart and eases stress. Builds confidence, allegedly good for sales, reducing depression and promoting serenity.

Malachite...
Malachite - Sometimes called "the stone of transformation" assisting one in changing situations, and providing for the transfer of sacred information to spiritual evolution; clears and activates all chakras balancing and equalizing it can create an unobstructed path leading to a desired goal. Facilitates the rise of spirituality and the enhancement of psychic abilities. Protects against radiation and can be used in the treatment of asthma, swollen joints, tumors, growths, broken bones and torn muscles.

Moonstone...
Moonstone - The energy of moonstone is balancing, introspective, reflective, and lunar. It is capable of helping one with the changing structures of ones life on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Once called the "travelers stone" it is used for protection against the perils of travel. Moonstone is also a talisman of GOOD FORTUNE. It is also said to both arouse tenderness within the self and to bring happiness to the environment in which it resides.

Mother of Pearl...
Mother of Pearl & Pearl - It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide focus to ones attention. The pearl has been known as a "stone of sincerity", bring truth to situations and loyalty to a "cause". It has been used to inhibit boisterous behavior, and to provide a reflection of the self such that one may see the manner in which one appears to others.

Onyx...
Onyx is very similar to agate. Onyx has straight bands of brown, white or black; agate has curved lines of many colors. Since ancient times, Onyx has been dyed to improve it's color. Onyx jewelry may chip or scratch rather easily.

It is used for initiating the modes of centering and alignment of the total person with the higher powers. Can be used to banish grief, to enhance self-control, to stimulate the power of wise decision making, and to encourage happiness and good fortune. It is grounding and can be used to deflect or absorb the negativity of others.

Opal...
Opal-A beautiful 'rainbow stone' silicate, formed from the skeletons of tiny shells and animals, very porous and at least 30% water. Some say the opal likes to be bathed in cold water and others that they should never be immersed in water or brought into contact with oils. A gem of psychic awareness and of the moon and water it can increase everything we feel as well as helping the assimilation of emotion. Reputed to lose its lustre if touched by an unfaithful lover. They were traditionally believed to help women giving birth to let go and relax. Sometimes considered to be unlucky, perhaps because they cause one's thoughts, good or bad, to rebound on oneself. Useful to help control temper and calm the nerves. Good for the lungs. A strong healing stone, said to enhance intuition, help with eyesight and bring relaxation to the point of total peace. This stone can be used to put the wearer in touch with his or her higher self. Stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands and helps with the assimilation of proteins into the system. Especially helpful to those born in October, it will increase in power if worn with lapis. Used by Aborigines and Native Americans to invoke visions. Can allow for the release of inhibitions and be used to strengthen the memory and instill faithfulness and loyalty with respect to love, personal affiliations and business relationships.

Rhodonite...
Rhodonite - Has been called "the stone of love" and helps one to achieve to his/her greatest potential. It conveys the resonance of unconditional love to the physical plane. It dispels anxiety and promotes coherence, bringing the user and observant nature and facilitating attention to details and interrelationships.

Rose Quartz...
Rose Quartz - It emits a calming, cooling energy which can work on all chakras to gently remove negativity and to reinstate the loving, gentle forces of self love. Good to wear in a chaotic or crisis situation. It is "the stone of gentle love" bringing peace and calm to relationships. It can be used for spiritual attunement to the energy of love. It is a rejuvenating agent for both physical body and the emotions. It is an excellent energy for healing emotional "wounds". An excellent stone to give to express friendship.

Silver...
Silver-A feminine energy that links with the moon, as gold is masculine/sun. Like the moon's energy it has a gentle, cool and soothing effect. Thus it reduces inflammation, fever, nervous system stress Excellent for mental, emotional and physical cleansing and release. Works on the mind and emotions to see the bigger picture, bring emotional balance and patience. Improves speech and eases stress.

Sodalite...
Sodalite - This blue mineral helps one to stimulate communications and psychic abilities. Also balances male - female polarities - alleviates fear, calms and clears the mind, brings clarity and truth. Aids pancreas, balances endocrine system, strengthens metabolism and lymphatic system.

Sugilite...
Also known as Royal Lavulite and Royal Azel. Wonderful stone to wear or carry as it infuses the being with inspiration and confidence. Healers use it to gently draw out pain (try it on headaches especially the pieces containing the black manganese), inflammation, stress, toxins, emotional blocks. Placed on brow to relieve depression/despair, stress. Balances the emotions and adrenal, pineal and pituitary glands. Brings peace of mind, well being and spiritual love. A strong protective influence it absorbs and dissolves anger, hurt and unwanted energies.

Tigereye...
Tigereye - It is helpful for individuals seeking clarity and for those who must deal intelligently with the scattered details which must be brought together in some pattern. It can be used to enhance the psychic abilities and can assist in the gentle attunement of third eye activity. This stone is best suited to earthy people. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth. Produces soothing vibrations, generating a calmness to unsettled turmoil, and allowing one to enjoy the actions of being unfenced and uninhibited. Can be used to enhance self empowerment.

Turquoise...
Turquoise - Tones, strengthens entire body , aids tissue regeneration, circulation, lungs, respiratory system. Creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship, and loyalty.

One of the most versatile of the power stones. Considered sacred by the Native Americans, a protective stone and bestower of goodness. It is a lucky stone that brings wisdom, shields from harmful influences and attracts friendship.

Unakite...
Unakite - It acts to balance the emotional body, bringing it into alignment with the higher forces of spirituality. It can be used to help one go beneath the physical symptoms of dis-ease and to allow for the determination of the root cause underlying the condition; the cause becoming apparent in the cases of the physical, mental, emotional & spiritual planes of existence. It can be used in the treatment of the reproductive system, and to stimulate healthy pregnancies while facilitating the health of the unborn.

*Much of the following information is from Helen Jenkins and her website, Broad Horizons...If you would like more information, her website link is: http://homepage.mac.com/helenjenkins/Broad%20Horizons/reference.html

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