Gemstone Meanings

Making jewelry has given me a new appreciation for gemstones.  I have only started to work with them just because I have the time to make some different things.  It's always phases with me and my creativity.  Things come and go, and recently it's about gemstones.

When I was a massage therapist, of course I looked into healing properties of different stones.  But I haven't really appreciated them until now.  I went to a jewelry show and bought some gemstone beads to make more stretch bracelets and these are the ones I bought.


Moonstone:

I saw different colors of moonstone but really loved this strand of peach and grayish moonstones.  In some cultures moonstones are magical.  They are also used as dream stones and it's said it can bring good dreams at night.  It is also considered a fertility stone and women of some cultures sew it into their dresses.  Other characteristics of the stone includes: protection on land and sea, success in love and business, and it brings good fortune.


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Lapis Lazuli:

How can you resist Lapis Lazuli, even the name is exotic and mysterious!  This is one of my favorite stones because of the deep blue color and the shimmers in the stone, so beautiful.  Lapis Lazuli has a great past for it was used in places like Rome, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, you get my drift.  Also painters before the 1800's ground up this stone to create this vibrant blue for their paintings.  Isn't that mind blowing?  Once more, this stone was said to have magical powers.  Who could blame anyone for thinking that?  It is called the stone of friendship and truth.



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Brownite:

Included in the bracelet above is a stone I had never heard before but the vendor said it was brownite.  I've tried to look up information on brownite but can't find much.  It is really beautiful though and has these nice gold lines in them.  I thought it compliments the Lapis quite well.

Tiger Eye:

I love Tiger Eye stones.  I find the colors so intriguing.  Tiger Eye is a stone of protection and used a lot in feng shui.  It brings good luck and insight to the wearer.  It can also bring peace of mind or focus, helping the wearer to see clearly.  It's a grounding stone (for those who seem flighty) and a great stone for meditation.

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Blue Lace Agate:

Here is a stone for calming anger and strengthening communication in it's wearers.  It is also a protective stone like all agate stones.  This is a beautiful stone that encourages tranquility.

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Iolite:

In the photo above with the Blue Lace Agate and Lapis Lazuli, I added smaller dark blue stones called Iolite.  I don't know what drew me to these stones at the jewelry stones but I fell in love with it.  I rushed home to find out what these stones were about!  In the past, mariners used to use the stone as a compass, because of the way it showed different hues when held up to the sky.  They say Iolite helps you find traces of your past life.  How interesting!  It is a stone for vision and creativity.  Ahhh, no wonder I was drawn to it.  Haha :-)


Amethyst:

Of course I had to have amethyst.  Who doesn't love this friendly purple stone?  Amythest helps with so many things:  addiction, insomnia, relief from a headache, brings good dreams, protection, meditation.  It's a stone that symbolizes humility and spiritual wisdom.  How awesome and powerful is this stone?  I love me some amethyst!

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What's your favorite gemstone?
Xoxo, Yolanda


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