|Amethyst is a violet coloured variety of quartz and is often used in such things as jewellery. It can be found in a wide range of countries though most commonly from Brazil & Uruguay.|
Amethyst is said to be the stone of spirituality and contentment. It may provide the feeling of common sense and encourage flexibility in decisions. It controls temperament by imparting a soothing, calming, and tranquillising influence, while clearing away unproductive and unkind vibrations.
Itís also said to used in the treatment of hearing disorders, to both strengthen the skeletal system and reinforce ones posture, and to simulate both the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine glands to proper and precise performance. Itís is said to be quite useful in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin and teeth. It can may help cellular disorders to re-adjust and re-align in order to eliminate distressful conditions.
Itís also said to help the treatment of insomnia and to ameliorate pain from headaches and other disorders and may be as an elixir in the treatment of arthritis.
The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος methustos ("intoxicatedĒ) The ancient Greeks and Romans wore Amethyst and made drinking vessels out of it in the belief that would prevent intoxication (drunkenness)
Citrine is a silicon dioxide mineral, a member of the Quartz group, itís crystal system is trigonal and itís yellow pigmentation is derived from iron.
It varies in shade from very pale yellow to a deep amber, nearly orange, with some specimens exhibiting brownish tinges.
The name Citrine comes from the French word citron, meaning lemon. Citrine was used as a gem in Greece and Rome through the first and second centuries A.D.
Much of the commercial Citrine on the market is heat-treated Amethyst. In general, the deep amber and orangish shades are heat treated. Natural Citrineís are mostly a pale yellow colour. Deposit of natural Citrine have been found in Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland and the USA.
Jasper is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz, a silicon dioxide mineral, itís crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). In Jasper, the Quartz micro crystals are laid out in sugar-like grains, rather than the fibrous layers found in its close relative Chalcedony. The name Jasper is derived from a Greek word meaning Ďspotted stoneí. Jasper can include up to 20% foreign materials, which account for itís wide variety of colours and patterns. It occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures. Jasper are found all over the world, including important deposits in India, Russia, Brazil, France, Germany, and the USA.
Labradorite is a plagioclase feldspar, a sodium calcium aluminum silicate. Itís crystal structure is triclinic, usually in complex aggregates. Itís name is derived from the Labrador peninsula in Canada, where the stone was first found in 1770. It is treasured for itís remarkable play of colour (labradorescence), which shows vivid flashes of green, blue, gold, orange, red and some times violet. Labradorite is found in Canada, Madagascar, Mexico, Russia and the United States.
Emotional properties of Labradorite are said it may aid in uncovering unconscious and subconscious belief patterns that generate unpleasant emotional states. It may help one to become clearly aware of the source beliefs, self-talk and egoic influence on oneís habitual emotional states.
Physical properties of Labradorite may help reveal the nature of Ďmystery illnessí. It can show the patterns that have created disease and may amplify oneís healing thoughts and prayers.
Lapis lazuli (sometimes abbreviated to lapis) is a deep blue semi precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense colour.
Lapis lazuli was being mined in the Sar-i Sang mines and in other mines in the Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan as early as the 7th millennium BC.
At the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments. It was used by the most important artists of the Renaissance and Barque and was often reserved for the clothing of the central figure of the painting, especially the Virgin Mary.
Healing Properties of Lapis Lazuli are said to be it alleviates pain, especially that of a migraine headaches. It may help with overcoming depression, it may benefits the respiratory and nervous system and the throat, larynx and thyroid. Also is said to help with cleanses organs, bone marrow, thymus and immune system. Other healing properties Lapis Lazuli may help with include hearing loss, boots the immune system, alleviate insomnia, vertigo and lower blood pressure.
Malachite is a copper carbonate hydroxide mineral. This opaque, green banded mineral crystallises in the monoclinic crystal system, and most often forms botryoidal, fibrous, or stalagmitic masses, in fractures and spaces, deep underground, where the water table and hydrothermal fluids provide the means for chemical precipitation.
It said the mineral was given this name due to its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Malachite was used as a mineral pigment in green paints from antiquity until about 1800.
It has also been used for decorative purposes, such as in the Malachite Room in the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, which features a huge malachite vase.
The Malachite Room in Castillo de Chapultepec de in Mexico City. "The Tazza", a large malachite vase, one of the largest pieces of malachite in North America and a gift from Tsar Nicholas II, stands as the focal point in the centre of the room of Linda Hall Library.
Archeological evidence indicates that the mineral has been mined and smelted at Timna Valley in Israel for over 3,000 years. Since then, malachite has been used as both an ornamental stone and as a gemstone.
Malachite comes from various worldwide places such as Democratic Rupublic of Congo, Gabon, Zambia, Namibia, Mexico, New South Wales, France, Israel and southwestern United States, most notably in Arizona.
Physical Properties of Malachite are is to may assist in restoring strength and vitality after illness and in rebuilding or repairing tissue after surgery. It may support fasting, detoxification and other cleansing rituals. It may help alleviate the pain of arthritis or other inflammatory disease. It said be a wonderful aid to digestion and it may stimulates stomach and colon function.
Opal is a delicate stone with a fine vibration. Stimulating originality and dynamic creativity, it is said to aid in accessing and expressing oneís true self.
The name Opal is derived from the Latin opalus and the Sanskrit upala, meaning Ďprecious stoneí.
Precious Opals were mined in the former Czechoslovakia at least as long ago as the fourteenth century. Mexican Fire Opal was used by the Aztecs and was brought to Europe by the conquistadors.
Pyrite or Iron Pyrites is Iron Sulfide mineral, it has an metallic gold luster. This crystal is known to many as Fools Gold.
In renaissance times hundreds of tons of Pyrite were shipped from the new world in the mistaken belief that it was actually Gold. Ironically small quantities of actual gold are sometimes found in pyrite.
Found all over the world but good specimens from Italy Spain and Peru.
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earthís continental crust, after feldspar. It's made up of a continuous framework of silicon-oxygen tetrahedra, with each oxygen being shared between two tetrahedra, giving an overall formula SiO2.
There are many different varieties of quartz, pure quartz, or clear quartz as itís known, is a colorless and transparent (clear) or translucent quartz. Common colored varieties of quartz include citrine, rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz.
The word "quartz" is derived from the German word "Quarz" and its Middle High German ancestor "twarc", which probably originated in Slavic (cf. Czech tvrdż ("hard"), Polish twardy ("hard")).
Rose Quartz Crystal
Rose Quartz is a member of the Quartz family, a silicon dioxide crystal with a hexagonal (trigonal) crystal system.
It usually occurs in massive form but sometimes grows in clusters of small prismatic crystals. Itís name is derived from itís colour, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish pink. Itís clarity can range from opaque to translucent to transparent, although most transparent pieces are rather foggy.
Rose Quartz is found in Brazil and Madagascar, as well as South Dakota in the USA.
Rose Quartz is said to be one of the most humble, yet powerful of the spiritual allies. Itís said to to help calm the mind, assisting one in releasing worry, fears, anxiety and past emotional trauma. It may clear the emotional body of ego-driven patterns and may help one feel more open to receiving and sharing love, compassion and kindness.
It is said to be a gentle stabilising stone for physical heart trauma and imbalance. It may help the heart make the shift from stress-based physiology to the higher frequencies of love-based physiology. It is said to ideal for premature babies and young children with heart weakness or disease but may be used by anyone who needs a stronger, more stable heart.
In itís purest form, Shungite is known as Grade 1, Elite or Noble. Grade 1 Shungite is a black, lustrous semi metallic looking mineraloid and is almost 99% by weight made of organic carbon. This grade 1 Shungite is mined in the village of Shunga, Russia after which it is named.
Tiger Eye is found in places such as Untied Sates, Mexico, India, Australia, South Africa, Tiger Eye is said to be a protective stone that it was traditionally carried as a talisman against ill wishing and curses.
Found in four different variants, Golden Tiger Eye, Blue Tiger Eye, Red Tiger Eye and it can also come labeled as Hawks Eye, which is so called because of a rounded circular patten on one side of the mineral which to some say resembles that of an eye. Also another variant that can be found is whatís known as Tiger Iron. This is branded stone containing layers of Tiger Eye, Jasper and Hematite.
Tiger Eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rick that is a golden to red-brown colour, with a silky lustre. A member of the quartz group, it is a classic example of pseudomorphous replacement by silica of fibrous crocidolite (blue asbestos).
All have a collective energy and physicality, which is believed to be as stated above a protective stone and can bring a balance to oneís self from extreme difficulty, to a peace and understand of others. It is also considered by some that Tiger eye may help with vision, as aid night vision and treat eye conditions.
It is also said to be a blood fortifier, supporting general vitality. It is considered strengthening to the endocrine system and assist in bringing oneís hormones and biochemistry into balance.
Tourmaline is one of the most significant mineral groups for metaphysical use, and it includes a wide variety of different forms, colours and energy spectrums.