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Gemstone Properties

Disclaimer: Julia Bristow Jewelry makes no claims regarding the success of using the these stones for healing or for curing diseases. This information is offered as a service and is not meant to replace any medical treatment. No guarantee is made towards validity. The healing properties of the gemstone described here have been compiled from various sources. Some are legends and lore surrounding the stones' mystical and healing properties, while many are traditional uses of this gemstone. The information here is provided to allow the informed user to make their own decision.


Is said to improve natural vitality and energy and to increase the self-confidence of the person using it. It is believed to be of special benefit to athletes and to those taking any kind of examination or test - or anyone else who has to call upon instant bursts of energy whether mental or physical.  Balances the emotions and calms the body, mind and feelings. Promotes strength and healing and ensures a healthy life, gives courage and banishes fear, also assists the wearer to express thoughts into spoken words. Stone of health and good fortune and protection.


Inspires luck and healing.  Helps in alleviating muscle spasm, stress and exhaustion. Generally used to help soothe the nervous system and to give some relief to those who are suffering from emotional disturbances. Also helps with one's metabolism and growth. Useful when trying to express oneself more clearly. Regulates and improves thinking abilities.


Calming, can absorb negative energy and helps the body to heal itself.  Helps with anxiety, inability to make decisions, depression and suicidal tendencies.  Wear this for success and a sunny disposition.


It is said that sleeping with a piece of amethyst beneath one's pillow promotes intuitive dreams and inspired thought. Useful in the relief of insomnia and to bring serenity in times of grief. The Amethyst clears, purifies and helps with any addictions, stress or tension. Also protects against blood disease, toxic effects of substance use, acne, neuralgia and fits. Facilitates healing and inner peace. It is a very good idea to have an Amethyst cluster in your room because of the cleansing and energizing properties associated with it. Traditionally believed to protect from drunkenness. 


Angelite deepens attunement and heightens perception, unblocks meridians and energetic pathways, provides one with focal point of connection for communication with those on higher planes, useful for developing powers of psychic attunement, clairvoyance and spiritual healing, assists in meditation, soothing on the emotional body.


Brings love, harmony and peace.  Helpful in controlling weight gain.  Strengthens muscle tissue, aids in coordinating basic motor responses. Assists people suffering from stuttering and used in the treatment of hypertension. 


Calms nerves, used for mental clarity. Quickens intellect, increases self-knowledge. It is also reputed to promote clear and logical thinking and for that reason is often carried as a 'good luck' charm by those who are taking examinations or being interviewed for a job. Brings inspiration and new ideas.


Aventurine is a soother and helps relax one for a better night's sleep! It also relieves tension and shock. Encourages creativity, gives the wearer courage, independence, calmness and serenity. Gives luck in love and sport.  Blue aventurine is said to remove toxins from the body, decrease negative emotions, stimulate creativity and intellect.  Red aventurine is believed to help the feminine reproductive system, fertility and childbirth.


It is believed that the Bloodstone will help to overcome depression and melancholia - especially if it is worn by the sufferer. It is also said to help those who suffer from psychosomatic illness and pains which have an emotional rather than a physical cause. Bloodstone is also a purifier of the blood and a general detoxification of organs, particularly the liver, kidneys and spleen. It helps to allow light into the body. All purpose cleanser and healer.


Blue-lace agate is a very calming stone. It is helpful for freely expressing oneself and how one feels and thinks. It is said to lighten situations.  Nurtures maternal impulses.  Provides cool and soothing energy which is good for neutralizing red energies such as anger, infections, inflammations, fevers etc. Blue lace agate is a protective stone, guarding us during our grief from negativity.

CALCITE (gold)

It is believed to ease depression.   Energizing stone, fostering grounding with courage and confidence.

CALCITE (green)

Helps kidneys, spleen and the pancreas. Removes toxins from the body and alleviates mental fear. Aids mental clarity, soothes anxiety, calms turbulent energies. Expands awareness, aids intuition, links parallel realities. Good when undertaking mental change.

CALCITE (orange)

Helps gall bladder, improves physical energy, also expands awareness, etc., as above.


Useful for understanding one's rhythms and cycles and it is said that if worn by a women during menstrual periods - it will help to ease cramps. It is recommended for infertility or impotency. Strengthens voice; helps rheumatism and arthritis, depression, neuralgia; aids the sense of touch. Increases vitality and energy. Protects from evil, elevates the spirits, grounds energies thus assisting concentration and mental focus by clearing the mind and focusing one's thoughts. Helps daydreamers and those who are absent-minded. Thought to increase sexual desire. 


Stimulates maternal feelings. Believed to banish depression, mental illness, and fear.  Stimulates, calm and peace, optimism and creativity.


Relieves nervous tension, emotional congestion, ulcer or stomach problems. Brings balance, cleanses all negativity, brings inner peace and contentment.  Excellent for female disorders. Alleviates fears, guilt, tension. Helps clear subconscious imbalances. Activates feminine qualities.


Strengthens the appendix. Alleviates general toxemia and viral conditions.


Improves prostate gland, testicles, fallopian tubes and ovaries.  Lifts the emotions - a cheering stone. Soothes heartache and loneliness. Banishes greed, envy, selfishness, tension, and stress. Draws out unknown talents. Carry a small piece with you at all times to attract money. Works with emotional, personal insight. Enhances fertility for both sexes and can help guard against sexually transmitted diseases.


Apple green variety of chalcedony. It reveals will-power and is useful for dealing with depression and loss of incentive. Feminine stone, ideal for menstrual pain and pre-menstrual tension. Helps after miscarriages, abortions, hysterectomies. Helps with birthing if held, worn or meditated upon during labor. Cools fevers, heals burns, calms nerves, helps thyroid imbalance, voice problems, neck/shoulder strain. Develops patience, kindness, tolerance, compassion, humility. Gives peace and serenity; emotional balance, eases sorrow and anger. Good for men who don't allow themselves to express their feelings or emotions.


It is claimed that the citrine is able to help those who feel that they have misplaced their path in life and to give them a new sense of direction. Helps in letting go of addictions. It helps to control the emotions and works with relationships and self-knowledge. It attracts self-worth, dissolves emotional blocks and induces dreams. It is also said to be beneficial to those people suffering from poor circulation and to strengthen the immune system, tissue regeneration, eases toxic conditions particularly in the endocrine and digestive systems. Helps with diabetes and depression. Improves self-image bringing confidence into relationships and environment, improving the quality of one's life, sometimes bringing prosperity. Reduces harmful effect of electrical products. Helps in business success, intelligence and learning. 


Said to increase fertility and regulate menstruation. Helps restore harmony in the event of emotional conflict, helps with depression.


Used to help people who lack resourcefulness and who have an acute fear of personal failure. Used to stabilize health and dissolve cramps.


Bright green precious stone. Improves intellect and memory. Helps tired eyes and insomnia. Improves eloquence. Gives power to see into the future and grants success in business. Acts as emotional stabilizer. It is said to help release emotionally based trauma and to govern the awareness of emotions by others. It opens up the heart to love, peace and healing.


Helps eliminate the discord that causes infection and disease.  Grounds, balances and focuses one's energies. Absorbs and alters negative and other energies. Aids physical and mental healing. Strengthens bone tissue, especially teeth enamel. Heightens concentration, increases personal power.


The garnet is most often used as a general tonic for the whole system - physical, mental and emotional. It is regenerative and revitalizing, strengthening the blood and helping with anemia and circulatory problems. Protects against infection, depression and skin diseases. It brings into consciousness the physical powers and is particularly recommended for those who need to improve their self-respect and self-confidence, pride and success and to increase their courage when dealing with changes. Improves imagination. Assists in dream work and in past life recall. Increases determination, energy and courage. Attracts love, promotes bonding.  Garnet, a stone that is reputed to increase circulation to the pelvic area and whose properties include vitality, strength and energy. Garnet also enhances sexual stimulation and fertility. A garnet placed over your uterus and ovaries is said to reduce menstrual discomfort and restore physical health.


Improves all blood disorders, helps coagulation, treatment of kidney. Reduces stressful effects of air travel, combats insomnia. Said to increase courage and it is also claimed that it will strengthen the heart and is good for reducing a rapid pulse. Healing, improve relationships, increase intuition.

- MAGNETIC HEMATITE - (all magnetic hematite is man-made) A wide variety of health benefits have been attributed to magnetic jewelry. It is said to maintain the natural charge of the nerve cells, thus reducing pain; increase the healing process; boost the immune system; improve quality of sleep; relieve ailments of the hands, wrists and fingers; and generally enhance physical energy and vitality. It also is reported to help tension headaches and light migraines. In some circumstances people have recorded a difference within 48 hours of putting on the stones. Magnetic jewelry is not recommended for people who are pregnant or wear a pacemaker.


Said to eliminate pain, stress, and anger. Stimulates endocrine system. Improves blood circulation. Helps in Meditation.  Stress relief.


Enhances self-esteem, emotional expression, overcoming shyness. Puts people at ease in social situations.


Helps the wearer deal with addictions, including alcoholism, assists in detoxification and maintaining sobriety.


Aids digestive system of abdomen and upper intestinal tract. Eases anxiety, depression, frustration and false hopes. Opens mind to new ideas, intellectually stimulating, links left and right hemispheres of brain facilitating communication between logic and emotion. Promotes analysis, creativity, psychic development, memory, channeling activities, strength of will. Pyrite is claimed to increase the oxygen supply in the blood, to strengthen the circulatory system in general and to be useful in clearing congested air passages.


Jade is said to be of help in relieving kidney complaints, bladder trouble and eye problems. Yellow jade is believed to aid a poor digestion. Provide protection from one's enemies and can be used to protect one on long journeys. Attracts good luck, for wisdom, for long life and a peaceful death. Helps to control dream content or focus. Widely used as a talisman to attract good fortune, friendship and loyalty.  Assists women in childbirth.  Nephrite jade worn as remedy for disease of the kidneys. 


Jasper is said to be both invigorating and stabilizing, bringing stillness to a troubled mind. It is also said to improve the sense of smell and to overcome depression, cure gynecological troubles. Red jasper "Supreme Nurturer" said to send negative energy back to the sender. Leopardskin jasper is considered a wonderful companion for working on bringing things into your life that you want.  Ocean jasper is said to teach responsibility and patience. Picture jasper said to help with reevaluation of life's issues, facilitate development of business pursuits and activities.  Yellow jasper is a soothing stone, supposed to offer protection while on a long journey.


Protects from violence and illness. Aids grieving.


Said to detoxify the body and slow the aging process. Increases intuition.


Helps heart and spleen, protects against strokes, helps depression. Helps acquire wisdom and truth. It is also a symbol of power and a mental and spiritual cleanser. Assists one's psychic development and mental stability. It is the stone of friendship.


Soothes sore throats and tonsillitis. Helps express new ideas. Brings harmony between heart and mind. Good for schizophrenics. Transmutes anger, greed, frustration to peace; calms excess energies by rebalancing.


Good for introverted shy people who are unable to express love in external ways. Has a calming effect. Encourages independence for setting and attaining goals inconspicuously. Protection from outside influences. Relieves every day stress, and promotes restful sleep when placed near your pillow. Attracts good luck to those who carry it, and drives away negativity. When used with rose quartz, it becomes a stone of reconciliation of love.


Raises one's spirits and increases hope, health and happiness. It attracts physical and material benefits and brings prosperity. It relieves any congestion in the body and helps with confusion and lack or purpose and insecurity. Relaxes the nervous system and stormy emotions.


It is claimed to promote long life and happiness and is said to attract friendship and loyalty towards the wearer. It acts as a mediator between mind and emotions and allows peace of mind and accessibility to one's inner self. Helps soothe and balance emotion. In healing terms, it is often used to reduce excess fluid in the body and to reduce the swelling caused by this fluid.  Used in women suffering from pre-menstrual tension. Gives inspiration, encourages personal attachments. Helps obtain humanitarian love, romance and sensitivity. Opens one to "feminine" qualities-receptivity, sensitivity, intuition, clairvoyance, for female problems & emotional balance.  Moonstone is said to have powers that aid in nurturing receptivity and balancing of the emotions. Because of it's feminine nature, Moonstone has long been considered a "women's healing stone." It is used traditionally for healing/balancing of female organs and hormones. Protective for women and babies.


Moss agate is said to cleanse the emotional body and release anger and frustration.  Helps you connect with nature spirits and the land. Gardener's talisman, increases your plants' fertility and ensures a bountiful crop or healthy flowers.  Enhance love of nature and cleanse the soul.


A grounding stone - makes the user face up to responsibility. Dedicated to change, metamorphosis, purification, fulfillment, inner growth and introspection. Deflects negative energy.


A variety of agate. The onyx is reputed to improve concentration and devotion. It is a bead frequently found in rosaries.   Releases grief, apathy and stress, eliminates negative thinking.


Assists the control of one's temper and calms the nerves, restoring inner harmony. Aids the development of one's psychic ability. In India, opal is considered a lucky stone.  In the Far East, it is a symbol of eternal hope. It is a stone of love, but if the lover be false its influence is reversed, and the opal proves a sorry stone for faithless lovers.


These are the most closely tied gems to fertility. Since oysters are natures aphrodisiac, it would seem that the pearl would also contain some of those properties. Lastly, it is thought that since it requires patience and time to create a pearl, just like the patience and time required to create a baby, is why the pearl is so powerful to fertility.  Symbolizes love, success and happiness.


Peridot, as well as being recommended as a cure for insomnia, is said to aid the digestion and placate the nervous system, heal heart and lungs. Can cleanse and heal hurt feelings, helps mend damaged relationships. Counteracts negativity and opens the mind. It acts like a tonic and heals the physical body and can be useful in reducing fever. Also used in treating emotional states such as anger or jealousy.


The Quartz Crystal attracts the powers of light and energy and is said to be an excellent powerful general healer and dynamic working tool which works on all levels - strengthening, cleansing and protecting. Protects against harmful electrical vibrations. Assists the wearer to think intuitively. Amplifies and transmits subtle vibrations. Enhances properties of other gemstones. Lessens negativity and removes toxins.


Prevents mental breakdowns, balances physical and emotional traumas. Improves eyesight, kidney, pancreas and spleen. Inspires forgiveness, heals emotional scars, attracts love. Helps one face reality and new situations. Assists integration of physical, mental and emotional fields.  Helpful in moments of extreme physical stress.


Restores physical energy (especially following trauma or shock). Increases language skills, raises self-esteem. Helps maintain loving state in everyday life by bolstering one's resolve not to give in without one having to be aggressive or non-loving.  Love, stability and trust in relationships, balance.  Strengthens immunity. Improves memory. Eases physical/emotional trauma. Reduces stress, calms the mind, dispels worry.  Self-esteem, confidence. Enhances energy levels in body mind.  The "singer's stone" said to improve sound sensitivity. 


Rejuvenates physical beauty. Helps increase self-expression and to speak with greater clarity.  Balances the emotions.


Relieves diarrhea, dizziness, hemorrhage, kidney troubles, spasms, vertigo. Helps ease pain anywhere.


Rose quartz is a very good all around healing stone for physical and emotional ailments. Rose quartz are the beads of love and fertility. They are said to help promote pregnancy and to protect the mother and unborn fetus from miscarriage.  This lovely stone is claimed to be one of the best stones to use in the treatment of migraines and headaches of all types. It is also said to stimulate the imagination and intellect and open up the heart to inner peace, self love and self recognition. It is a very healing stone for internal wounds, bitterness and sorrows. It promotes forgiveness, love and friendship. Helps with fertility, depression, sexual dysfunction and addictions.


It is often used to alleviate disorders of the blood, such as anemia, poor circulation and menstrual problems. Alleviates worries, lifts spirits, improves one's confidence, intuition, spiritual wisdom, energy and courage. Encourages self-nurturing in those with a poor self-image. Stimulates sexual desire and energy. Healing gemstone.


Rutilated quartz is said to be of particular benefit to those who suffer from respiratory complaints of any form such as asthma, bronchitis etc. Increases tissue regeneration. Rebalances different levels of consciousness. Improves decisiveness, strength of will.  Diminishes fear and depression.


Helps bleeding, insomnia, depression, and nervousness. Stone of friendship and love, attracts good influences. Gives the wearer devotion, faith, imagination and peace of mind.


Said to restore self-confidence and dispel fear, balance female hormones and increase milk production in nursing mothers. 


Smoky quartz disperses negative patterns and vibrations, and transmits a high quantity of light. Good luck talisman. Helps protect soldiers on active service. Improves abdomen, kidneys, pancreas and the sexual organs. Increases energy fertility. Encourages survival instincts. Stimulates and purifies energy centers. Grounds and stabilizes energies, helps lift depression. Draws out and absorbs negative energies, replacing them with positive ones. Increases personal pride and joy in life.


Strengthens immune system. Calming and soothing gemstone. Used in meditation. Gives one serenity and powers of inner contemplation.  A peaceful stone.  Said to bring good fortune.


Sodalite is a good stone for oversensitive and defensive people, improves courage and endurance. It balances and stills the mind and clears rigid thought patterns. Helps logical and rational thought, and intellect, widens the perspective. Blue sodalite is reputed to assist in lowering of blood pressure and balancing the metabolism. Aids sleep.  Dispels fears.  Cleanses the organs and said to help boost immune system.


Aids in sexual attraction.  Sunstone is a stone of leadership, strongly evoking this quality in those who wear it. It is said to dispel fear and stress, to increase vitality, to encourage independence and originality, to warm the spirit and to bring good fortune and romance. Helps provide physical energy in times of stress or ill health.  Helpful to liver and kidneys. 


Helps wearer slow down and take it easy, beneficial for stress-related illness, high blood pressure.


It is claimed that tigers eye will counteract feelings of hypochondria and the onset of psychosomatic illness and will also give a feeling of self-confidence. It is especially good for clear thinking and helps one to see a problem objectively when confused or emotionally affected. It releases tension and develops will-power. Helps people gain insight into their own faults. Attracts good luck.  Traditionally a gift between lovers to ease sexual tension and help partners tune in to each other.

TOPAZ (yellow)

Topaz helps to overcome stress and soothes nerves thereby helping one to achieve a deeper sleep. It is also good for colds and flu. Strengthens blood vessels, improves blood circulation, varicose veins, sense of taste. Good for liver trouble. Improves the intellect, develops psychic abilities, calms both mind and body.

TOPAZ (blue)

Releases tension, calming. Inspires leadership ability, psychic insight, spiritual and artistic growth. Helps with clarity and concentration.

TOURMALINE (general)

Prevents lymphatic disease. Balances, protects, calms, gives self-confidence and cheerfulness. Useful for meditation. Attracts inspiration, goodwill and friendship. Protects wearer against misfortune and anemia. Grounds high-frequency energies into the physicality.  Dispels fear, negativity, and grief.

TOURMALINE (black or green)

Strengthens nervous system, regulates blood pressure. Helps with anxiety. Deflects negative energy, attracts prosperity and good luck.  Black tourmaline brings super good luck!


All throat problems, thyroid, speech impediments. Promotes clear verbal expression, dissolves mental friction, emotional constriction. Carries a high electrical charge and if rubbed briskly one end becomes positive and one negative, the energy can then be directed wherever peaceful energy is required.

TOURMALINE (watermelon/pink)

Used for creativity and fertility. Promotes understanding of self and emotions.  Helps with nervousness  and anxiety.


Master healer and protects against environmental pollutants. Can strengthen entire anatomy and helps improve all diseases. Shields the wearer from harmful influences, attracts friendship. Used in meditation. Also for the development of intuition. Brings one wisdom. It reminds us of both our spiritual nature, our earthly inheritance and its beauty.


Said to stimulate the health of the heart and circulatory system and ensure a healthy reproductive system.  Helps balance and gives one stability. A grounding stone, helps us live in the present instead of dwelling on the past.  A balancing stone - helps to unify emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of self for those seeking a well-rounded existence.


General healer. Helps liver complaints, childbirth, insomnia. Promotes spiritual sight and understanding.


Strengthens the male genitals and the female cervix. Helps to increase fertility.


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