Gemstone Properties

Energy, Decoration, Technology, Meditation, Healing...

Scientifically, crystals are the most orderly structure that exists in nature, meaning they have the lowest amount of entropy (a measurement of disorder). Crystals are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of the different energies around them, so they oscillate, emitting specific vibratory frequencies. Due to the way they are balanced, the frequencies they emit, and their ability to store a tremendous amount of information, crystals are an essential component of modern technologies. This is why there are crystals in computers, TVs, cell phones, satellites, and so on. People have been attracted to crystals & gemstones since the dawn of time for burial rites, divination practices, healing rituals, spiritual advancement, and even simply as decoration to connote power. Our ancestors intuitively knew that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about energetic changes. People gravitate towards vortexes (where energy is either entering into the earth or projecting out of the earth’s plane) like Stonehenge and Sedona because these ancient and massive magical rocks sit on top of energetic ley lines—making them, in effect, an energy portal or place of power. For millennia, gemstones & crystals have been used to heal, restore, and enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. 


Many different crystals & gemstones are used in my Bohemian Zen creations - those currently available are marked with an *.  Stones used predominately are marked **  Stone availability changes day by day.  My preference is to use stones from Fair Trade sellers where possible, sellers that ensure the stones are obtained in an eco-friendly and ethical manner.  (This list is updated often).


  • AFRICAN TURQUOISE** ~ The “Stone of Evolution.” It encourages growth and development to foster positive change from within. It opens the mind to new ideas and endless possibilities. African Turquoise is a stone that inspires structure and balance to awaken one to their intended purpose.   African Turquoise is a type of jasper found in Africa. ... Enhancing its role as a Turquoise substitute is its matrix, which also resembles Turquoise.
  • AGATE** ~ Agate is a grounding stone with a cleansing effect, bringing balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. Gives courage and strength and facilitates acceptance of yourself.  Known as the Protection & Courage Stone.
  • AMAZONITE** ~ Amazonite contributes to the development of intuition and encourages communication. Emits strong soothing energy, helping to dissipate worry, fear and anger and helps to balance your mood. Also helps to protect against electromagnetic waves produced by electronics. 
  •  AMBER ~   Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but a fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years. A natural purifier, esteemed for its ability to draw pain and dis-ease from the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit, by absorbing negative or stagnant energies and transforming them into clear, positive energy. 
  • AMETHYST** ~ Amethyst offers protection, brings clarity of mind and promotes discovering inner wisdom.  It stimulates inspiration, intuition and contributes to finding deep inner peace.  It is a great stone for meditation.
  • AMETHYST SAGE AGATE ~  Assists one in overcoming the sources of guilt, resentment, envy, shame, blame and other self-destructive emotions. It can help one become more loving towards themselves and others.
  • ANGELITE ~  Has a peaceful, calming energy. Useful in connecting with angels and spirit guides. Stimulates the birth of psychic gifts and aids in channeling and mediumship. Strong communication stone and an extremely helpful healing crystal. 
  • APATITE ~ The Madagascar Stone,  Can mystically stimulate the thoughts and ideas. Used in conjunction with meditation to increase intellect, imagination, and intuitive and psychic awareness. Helps maintain focus, learn, concentrate effectively, think clearly, and communicate better. 
  • AQUAMARINE**~ Aquamarine is a wonderful stone for meditation and diminishing stress, fear and anxiety. It clears away toxicity and brings inner peace.  The word itself is derived from latin where "aqua" means water and "marine" means of the sea.  
  • AURORA BOREALIS OBSIDIAN ~  Powerful in meditation to dissolve shock, fear or barriers. Expands consciousness, sharpens the senses and can help you delve deep into mysterious phenomena and experiences. 
  • AVENTURINE* ~ Aventurine brings comfort and balance and calms emotional stress. Aventurine helps clear negativity, encourage harmony & a renewed zest for life.
  • BASALT ~  Lake Superior Basalt is a Stone of strength, courage and stability.  Helps to diminish the negative aspects of one’s character.
  • BINGHAMITE ~  Carries a delightfully gentle and dream-like energy. Fosters a healthy balance between body, mind, and spirit. Promotes calmness and serenity. Reduces negative emotions such as hostility, irritation, and anger.  
  • BLACK QUARTZ* ~ Black Quartz has very strong grounding properties as well as the banishment of negative energies from the environment.
  • BLACK TOURMALINE* ~ Black Tourmaline is considered among the top protective stones. It can help  with grounding and create a shield against harmful electromagnetic fields.  Place this stone near your electronic devices and gadgets to protect you from EMF frequencies.  Place it in your house or workplace to protect you from the negative vibration of others, or any form of potentially harmful intentions that might be directed toward you. 
  • BLOODSTONE* ~  Excellent for centering and grounding. Helps with calming, particularly in survival situations. Brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organization. Lessens confusion, stress, and anxiety. A stone of courage, bringing mental, physical and emotional renewal by releasing blocked energy.  A stone of strength and vitality. It can be used to bring mental clarity and focus to a previously scattered event, experience or life in general. 
  • BRECCIATED OPAL JASPER ~ A stone of strength and vitality. It can be used to bring mental clarity and focus to a previously scattered event, experience or life in general. Brecciated Jasper stimulates the base and sacral chakras and removes negativity from any space, returning it to its original source. 
  • BRAZILIAN AGATE* ~  Stone of protection and courage.   Agate is a grounding stone with a cleansing effect, bringing balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. Gives courage and strength and facilitates acceptance of yourself.  
  • BRONZITE:  Bronzite  is linked with restoring harmony deep within so that your mind-body-spirit flows with the natural rhythm of the universe.   Bronzite is one of the most powerful stones for alleviating feelings of self-doubt. Remove insecurity and never let self-defeating thoughts hold you captive when you access the bold  and robust energy of Bronzite.  When the mind is at peace, your self-confidence will flourish, leading you on a path to fulfilling your dreams.   Keep Bronzite close by and let it serve as a reminder that inner peace is a sign of your commitment to letting go of self-criticism and self-doubt. 
  • BROWN ZEBRA JASPER* ~  A comforting stone, can help with issues involving the aura and chakras. Working very slowly, Jaspers are thought to help people bring their ideas to fruition by enhancing determination. When you want to perform higher spiritual work but stay earth connected (readers, mediums, healers), this is the stone to use. 
  • CARNELIAN** ~ Carnelian is a stone of courage, it instills self-confidence and encourages standing up for oneself. Helps to banish negative emotions, awakens inner joy and brings the wearer pleasure and comfort. Carnelian is an energy booster that spreads joy by burning away stuck and impure energies.
  • CAT'S EYE* ~ Natural Cat's Eye is Chrysoberyl. It exhibits a chatoyancy which is formed from fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone. ... Cat's Eye dispels unwanted energy from the aura. It amplifies good luck and fortune. Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye transforms negative thoughts into positive energy.   
  • CHALCEDONY** ~ Chalcedony instills a sense of belonging and encourages kindness and generosity toward others.  It is a protective and cleansing stone, it absorbs negative energy and dissipates it to prevent it from moving into your being. BLUE CHALCEDONY stimulates the throat chakra.  Helps to stimulate awareness of ones' feelings, desires and needs.  Specifically, Pink Chalcedony inspires empathy and active listening and understanding so that you can overcome difficulties.  
  • CHAROITE ~  Stone of inspiration, bringing enhanced creativity, spiritual growth, and showing new possibilities even in old situations. Enhances or bring courage, inner strength, and appropriate assertiveness. 
  • CHERRY QUARTZ* ~ Cherry Quartz is a man-made "stone" which is actually glass. Pink is one of the colors of the Heart Chakra.
  • CHERT ~  Chert improves humor and has a calming influence. Helps redirect energy and is a stone of protection and healing. Aids memory and helps to find lost items. Enhances serenity and brings peaceful sleep. 
  • CITRINE* ~ Citrine is known to attract wealth, abundance and prosperity. It favors the expression of individuality and stimulates the desire for change and new experiences.
  • CHRYSOCOLLA* is a stone of harmony, on a universal level. It can be used to purify a place or remove negativity from a person. It is a very gentle stone and its energy works in a gentle, harmonious way. It can help ease fear, anxiety, and guilt, and bring hope. 
  •  CHRYSOTINE* ~ A stone of good fortune, luck and healing. It attracts your hearts desires. It helps to release anything that holds you back including bad habits. 
  • CLADOPORA FOSSIL ~  A spiritual stone, deeply connected to the earth, home and the events of one's past.  A survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. 
  • CLEAR QUARTZ** ~ Clear Quartz is known to be the most popular crystal for healing.  It's nickname is the "master healer."  It is used to cleanse, focus and amplify energy levels in the body. It helps to realign and focus the mind, body and spirit toward clear goals.  Harmonizes all the chakras.
  • COPPER* ~ Known as the lucky metal, as well as the healing metal. It is the conductor of the spiritualist's belief system.Copper conducts spiritual energy back and forth between individuals, crystals, auras, the mind and the spirit world. ... Any stone with Copper, in or around it, is said to have enhanced properties. 
  • CRAZY LACE AGATE** ~ Crazy Lace Agate is an excellent emotional healing stone, with strong metaphysical properties. Its energy resonates within the throat chakra bringing a lovely sense of tranquility, as it alleviates anger and nervous tension. It is a soothing and nurturing stone, that will bring you calmness and peace of mind.
  • CRINOID FOSSIL** ~  A spiritual stone, deeply connected to the earth, home and the events of one's past. A survival stone, one of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. 
  • FELDSPAR ~  Stone of creativity and is good for Astral travel. Helps find unconventional and exciting ways to reach our goals. Supports in issues relating to self-awareness and self-love. Assists in finding misplaced items.  
  • FIRE AGATE** ~ Fire Agate has a deep connection to the earth and brings strong grounding energy. It calms, bringing security and trust, and support in difficult times. Its protective properties build a shield around the body against ill-wishes, returning the harm back to its source, so the source may understand its effects. 
  • GARNET** ~ Garnet helps to balance the mind and body and is associated with the Root Chakra.  It is also known to attract happiness, wealth and blessings.
  • GOLDSTONE* (Blue) ~ Goldstone is a man-made "stone" with thousands of copper flecks throughout. It is believed to enhance your inner journey, increasing drive, confidence and a positive attitude.  Blue Goldstone vibrates at the frequencies of new beginnings and balance. Associated with the Throat Chakra, it encourages acceptance of who we are, to express authenticity and no longer deny our truth. Blue Goldstone is associated with the metaphysical properties of Copper.



 


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  • HEMATITE* ~ Hematite grounds and reinforces our connection with the earth bringing feelings of safety and confidence. Protects from negativity and provides strength, courage, stamina and vitality.
  • HOWLITE** ~ Howlite soothes and calms. Opens the mind up in order to develop intuition. Inspires the creation of ambitions.
  • IOLITE ~ Iolite is sometimes called a “water sapphire.”  It is a gemstone of vision and creative expression.  Believed to aid in the elimination of disharmony in relationships.
  • JASPER** ~ Jasper is known as the supreme nurturer. It sustains and supports during times of stress & conflict.  Provides protection and helps to balance the yin & yang energies. 
  • KAMBABA JASPER* ~  Kambaba Jasper is a stone of peace and tranquility. Comforts and protects, calms and relaxes, soothing troubled minds and restoring balance to the body and spirit. 
  • KYANITE* ~  Kyanite immediately aligns the chakras and subtle bodies, bringing tranquility and calm to the whole being.  It is exceptional for transitioning into deep meditative states.   Like Citrine, Kyanite is one of two minerals on Earth that neither accumulates nor retains negative energy, and therefore never needs cleansing. 
  • LABRADORITE** ~ Labradorite provides support during periods of change elevating consciousness and stimulating intuition.  It is a protective stone forming a barrier against undesirable energies.
  • LAPIS LAZULI** ~  Resonates with the vibration of truth and enlightenment. A stone of friendship & communication.  Powerful intense blue stones for opening the third eye and stimulating the pineal gland. 
  • LARIMAR* is said to enlighten and heal in a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual way. It stimulates the heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras facilitating inner wisdom and outer manifestation. It represents peace and clarity, radiating healing and love energy. 
  • LEOPARD SKIN JASPER** ~ Protective stone of shamanic journeying. Aids in service to others. Brings energies of success in work or business. Helps with creative visualization. energies that surround you.
  • LOTUS SEEDS ~ the Lotus grows in muddy water and rises up beyond the surface opening in the sunlight as a beautiful flower. It represents new beginnings and purity of the heart and mind.  
  • MALACHITE* ~ Is a protection stone, absorbing negative energies and pollutants from the atmosphere and body. It is said to guard against radiation of all kinds, clears electromagnetic pollution and heals earth energies.  Keep near microwaves in the kitchen and televisions in living areas. In the workplace Malachite protects against noise, over-bright fluorescent lighting, and harmful rays from technological equipment.
  • MOOKAITE* ~  Encourages the desire for new experiences and helps to keep a balance between external activities and the internal response to these. It imparts a deep calm while encouraging versatility. 
  • MOONSTONE* ~ A stone of new beginnings, Moonstone has an iridescent or reflective glow that reminds you that everything is part of a cycle.  Moonstone balances emotions, promoting clarity and helping one be more receptive.  
  • OBSIDIAN* ~ Obsidian is a protective stone that protects against negativity, allowing us to feel more stable and secure in the world.  A deep soul healer it helps to bring clarity to our emotions and clear confusion.  Specifically, Gold Sheen Obsidian has a stunning iridescent golden glow. 
  • OCEAN JASPER** ~  Excellent healing stones that encourage a feeling of joy and elevated spirits. Helps to release negative feelings and brings a more optimistic outlook. 
  • ONYX* ~ Onyx balances, grounds and absorbs negativity (so that you do not absorb it) to allow positive vibrations to come through. It increases concentration, stimulates thinking and logic and encourages better decision making.  Useful when needing to let go and release old relationships that are no longer serving you.
  • OPALITE* ~ Opalite is a soft, subtle, and dynamic stone. It’s an iridescent man-made glass resin which is made up of Dolomite and metal to create an opalescent appearance. Natural Opalite is a stone that comes from opalized volcanic ash. This rarely happens, but when it does, it can usually be found in areas in Africa and Brazil.
  • PEARL* ~ Pearls symbolize innocence, faith, emotional peace and tranquility.
  • PICASSO JASPER** ~ Has strong grounding and calming qualities that help to encourage strength and self-discipline. 
  • PIETERSITE* ~ Kingdom of Heaven Stone It has been called “The Tempest Stone”,  “Eagle’s Eye” and “Storm Stone” said to quell negative emotions. It has been said to offer one the ”keys to the kingdom of heaven”.  Pietersite was discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 while prospecting in Namibia, Africa. Some say it is not a ‘true gemstone’ at all, but simply a mix of blue and gold Tiger’s Eye that the earth folded over time. Some say that it is quartz with an inclusion of Jasper, while others group it with the Feldspar family.  It has also been designated as Chalcedony embedded with fibers of amphibole minerals.   Physically it is  used to stimulate & regulate the pituitary & endocrine glands; helping to produce, release and maintain the proper quantity of necessary hormones to regulate blood pressure, body temperature and metabolism.


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  •  PREHNITE ~ Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love that will "heal the healer."  Helps to eliminate what is no longer useful to our personal growth, whether it is possessions or ties with others.
  • PYRITE ~ Also known as "Fools Gold" chases away confusion, sheds light and clarifies mental processes. Encourages decision making and taking action. 
  • RED LIGHTENING AGATE* ~ Agate is a form of microcrystalline quartz, It is usually formed in nodules and has transparent or translucent portions. Red Lightning is an old stock agate material from Mexico. Known for its bright red plumes, and occasionally green ones, in a milky bluish white matrix. Metaphysically agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It provides perceptiveness and awakens inherent talents. 
  • RHODOCHROSITE* ~ Rhodochrosite opens the Heart Chakra. Awakens love and and is thought to attract one's soul mate. This stone is beautifully banded with pink, mauve, cream and gray, making each Rhodochrosite gemstone unique. 
  • RHODONITE ~ Rhodonite encourages love and emotional balance as it opens the heart chakra. Heals emotional wounds and encourages forgiveness.
  • RHYOLITE* ~ Rhyolite sparks creativity & increases motivation to make things happen in your life. It also helps us to cope with difficult times and increases awareness of how strong we can be.
  • RIVERSTONE* ~ Riverstone is believed to decrease anxiety. Just go with the flow rather than against the current.
  • ROSE QUARTZ** ~ Rose Quartz is the stone of love, peace and compassion.  It is an emotional healer and the most important crystal for healing the heart and the heart chakra.  A perfect stone to remind you of loving intentions and positivity. 
  • ROSEWOOD* ~ Rosewood is believed to strengthen an individual's aura while repelling negative energy.
  • RUBY ~ Ruby stimulates the heart chakra, represents wisdom and encourages you to follow your bliss.   
  • RUDRAKSHA SEEDS** ~ Rudraksha seeds are known as the tears of compassion or the eyes or tears of Shiva. After years of meditation, Lord Shiva shed tears of compassion which crystallized, giving rise to the Rudraksha tree. 
  • SANDALWOOD* ~ Sandalwood promotes humility and its scent is believed to aid and maintain a person's alertness while meditating.
  • SEA SEDIMENT JASPER** ~ The blue & green varieties of Sea Sediment Jasper are wonderful stones for helping one find inner peace, clarity, love and compassion, helping with the alignment of the physical and “Light” bodies and is an excellent stone for emotional healing.
  • SILVER* (sterling) ~ Silver is used to calm and soothe emotions helping us to cope with the changes we face in life. Silver also strengthens the body against infection and supports the immune system.
  • SMOKY QUARTZ* ~ Smoky Quartz is  a superb clearer of negative energies. It is a grounding stone helping us to face reality and all the demands and responsibilities that come with it.
  • SNOW QUARTZ ~ Snow Quartz is the opaque form of Clear Quartz.  See Clear Quartz above. 
  • SODALITE* ~ Sodalite is the stone that helps to align the superior Chakras and contributes awakening the third eye during meditation. Helps to let go of everyday concerns and rigid beliefs, creating space to put new insight into practice and focus on just being.  
  • SPINEL ~ Spinel is used to create energy for life, new inspiration and a sense of new beginnings. It has an energizing effect on the mind and body, creating a positive outlook and refreshed approach to the future. 
  • Tibetan "dZi"** (pronounced Zee) translates to "shine, brightness, clearness, splendour". Since knowledge of the bead is derived from oral traditions, few beads have provoked more controversy concerning their source, method of manufacture and even precise definition. This all contributes to making them the most sought after and collectable beads on earth.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbiLbZIKIpY
  • TIGER'S EYE** ~ Tiger's eye resonates with the energy of the Solar Plexus Chakra and helps to dissipate fear and anxiety. Helps to focus, calm and restore the mind. 
  • TURQUOISE** ~ Turquoise increases energy in the Throat Chakra supporting the expression of true emotion. It also aligns and balances all the chakras, awakens intuition and transmits the message that one is responsible for one's own happiness. 
  • VOLCANIC LAVA STONE** ~ Lava rock is a grounding stone and can help you connect with nature. Since the stone comes from raw energy, Lava Stone is considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. 
  • YELLOW JADE* ~ Yellow Jade (a golden form of Serpentine). Serpentine balances emotions and communicates peace and gentleness to the emotional body, encouraging us to release the fear of change.  Brings joy and happiness and teaches the interconnectedness of all beings.  Stimulates visualization during meditative exercises.  Serpentine is also used as protection during travel.