Gemstone Meanings

The Beginning of Crystal Healing

Although it is not 'crystal' clear exactly when and where crystal healing began, we do know that the first reference of using them dates back to the Ancient Sumerians, Ancient Egyptians and in Ancient China. Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians would mainly use lapis lazuli, carnelian, malachite, turquoise, emerald and clear quartz for protection, healing, rituals and even make up. They would grind usually malachite or turquoise into powder and use it as eye shadow. In Ancient China, the preferred stone was Jade and was used for medicinal purposes and protection.

Today it is still the most widely used crystal.
They discovered these "powers" as you would say, by the reaction the crystal gave when heated in the sun. They would make these crystals into amulets and jewelry to keep on them at all times.

Today, these methods are still widely used and even preferred over modern medicines. The only difference now is that there are much more crystals to choose from with a lot of different meanings. Below are a few of our favorite stones and meanings. If you'd like to learn more about all the different kinds of crystals, we recommend picking up a copy of
The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall.

Our Favorites

Emerald - Stemming from the Greek word "green stone" and also known as the 'Stone of Successful Love', emerald is a stone of the heart chakra. Its soothing energy provides healing of the spirit, inspiration and infinite patience. It embodies unity, compassion and unconditional love. 

Black Onyx - Stemming from the Ancients Romans and Ancient Greeks, this is a stone of the base or root chakra, located at the base of the spine. It is a grounding stone and creates a solid connection to the Earth. It emanates the energy of self mastery, self-confidence, independence, focusing and the gift of wise decision making. Onyx is also a separation stone and can be helpful with realizing old habits or relationships that need to be re-evaluated. Brings inner strength, acceptance and moving forward. 

Smokey Quartz - Known as the 'Stone of Power'. Stemming from the Ancient Druids, it was sacred and signified the potent power of the earth Gods and Goddesses. This powerful stone lies in its ability to protect and ground oneself physically and spiritually to the world. It absorbs and transmutes significant amounts of negative energy and releases it into the earth to be used neutrally and naturally. It provides healing and protection, relieves tension and stress, anxiety, or panic attacks; also wards off negative thinking, and to eliminate worry and doubt when faced with chaos or confusion.

Black Diamond - Known as the 'King of Gems'. It stimulates and opens all of the chakra's, especially the crown chakra. It symbolizes power, authority and originality. It is believed to help you gain your achievements and to also help reach your goals.

Turquoise - Known as the 'Stone of the Sky', It is one of the old stones in history, dating back as far as 5000 B.C. This is a stone of the kings, shamans and warriors. Prized as a symbol of wisdom, nobility, healing and the power of immortality. It stimulates the throat chakra, making it easier to articulate, empowers the shy and aids creative problem solving. 

Blue Sapphire - Known as the 'Gem of Wisdom'. Stemming from the Ancient Medieval world, it is forever associated as the gem of all gems, a jewel of royalty. A stone of learning, healing of the mind, seeker of truth and lending strength and focus. It also provides protection against illnesses such as skin disease, poison and fever.

Salt & Pepper Diamond - Salt and pepper diamonds are not a healing crystal however they are still one of our favorite diamonds. Diamonds come with flaws, imperfections or inclusions though most you cannot see with the naked eye. A Salt and Pepper Diamond is one that has a mix of many black and white inclusions or flaws. For the most part, inclusions are blemishes like white spots, black carbon spots, feathers, cracks, clouds or chips. Basically, salt is a term for white inclusions while pepper is for black inclusions, thus Salt and Pepper Diamonds! 


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