Glossary of Stone Meanings
Is said to dispel negative energy and to improve confidence, leadership and communication. Enhance self-expression and creativity. An extremely soothing crystal.
Historically seen as a gemstone for spirituality and serenity, the Amethyst is considered helpful for the following:
- Improving mood and energy.
- Attracting love and happiness.
- Promoting a sense of peace and healing.
Is said to enhance communication and self-expression.
Apatite is also believed to bring inspiration.
Calming and overcoming fears and phobias.
- Uplifting mood from depression to cheerfulness.
- Keeping focused in order to achieve success.
- Improving communication between couples.
- Maximising love and fidelity in relationships.
- Enhancing knowledge and insight.
- Protection from the sea – the Aquamarine was historically used by sailors and believed to be the stone of mermaids.
Blue Lace Agate
It has a soft, cooling and calming, energy that brings peace of mind. It is believed to neutralize anger, reduce infection, inflammation and fever and to ease arthritis. It is also said to promote qualities of kindness, patience, wisdom and peace.
Soothing and Calming, reduces stress.
Aids in problem solving. Inspires and uplifts.
Promotes truth, honesty, openness and forgiveness.
Helps to find your true voice.
Have been used as talismans to for good fortune and protection against harm.
- An action stone – motivates people to take action to achieve career success.
- An energy booster – increase of physical strength.
- Increases sexual energy.
- Instils confidence and courage.
- Stimulates creativity.
- Protects against negative emotions – especially anger.
- Enhances sociability and emotional warmth.
Soothes fears and tensions, helps to quiet strong emotions and helps with lethargy.
While Emerald has a calming effect on the emotions, it has an invigorating effect on thought, reflection, and philosophy.
It embodies unity, loyality, compassion and unconditional love.
Is said to help with absorbing new ideas and bringing order to chaos.
The power of love, wealth, good luck and protection from harm.
A stone that attracts love. It can also be used to attract money and assist in clear reasoning. wisdom, justice, compassion, modesty and courage.
Referred to as a Stone of Magic by the Inuit people – it awakens your intuition. It is the most powerful protector in the mineral kingdom. It protects against negativity.
Is treasured for it’s remarkable play of colour known as labradorescence. It is typically grey, but has layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peackock blue, gold, pale green and coppery red. It can be worn with anything.
A stone of strength and courage.
For many people lapis is a stone of truth and friendship. It brings harmony to relationships and helps its wearer openly state their opinions.
A strong stone for creative visualization and imagination.
Milky whites and blues, silver greys, pinks, peach, orange and silvery rainbow – all with lustrous sheens.
This milky, translucent crystal is believed to be strongly connected to the moon. It is a calming stone and can be very effective in soothing the emotions.
This mystical looking gemstone has associations with the moon and the goddess Diana.
The Moonstone has a history of association with the following meanings:
- Helps to calm and balance the emotions.
- Brings out the “feminine qualities” – gentleness and intuition.
- Used by gemstone healers for balancing hormone cycles.
- Enhances passion for couples when worn at full moon.
- Heals damaged relationships and creates new ones.
- Bestows good fortune upon the wearer.
Black Obsidian is a very protective stone. It is said to form a shield against negativity and to absorb negative energies from the environment.
A “grounding” stone that has been used for attaining physical and mental strength for power and success. The Onyx is believed to enhance many of the qualities needed for success as a politician or business person. These qualities include:
- Acquisition of self mastery and self confidence.
- Ability to repel negative thinking and negativity of others.
- Protection from adversaries – wards off the evil eye.
- Development of stamina and strength.
- Courage and control.
- Increased prosperity.
- Health and happiness.
- Vigor and constancy.
Have been called the 'teardrops of the moon'. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven. Over time, the pearl has become a symbol of purity and innocence.
Encourages love, wealth and protection.
It can be held or worn to promote clarity of thought and to help you to see your way more clearly. It can also clear away negativity.
Creates confidence and capability wherever it is needed.
A translucent or transparent pink crystal. It is known as the 'Love Stone' and is said to be the stone of unconditional love.
Is said to be life sustaining and to be capable of restoring a person's vitality and vibrancy.
Is related to the moon and the ebb and flow of the tides - it is fluid, emotional, sensitive and mysterious. It is soothing, calming and purifying. It signals a time of reflection to open new doors and lights the way to the future.
It is seen as a glamorous, sophisticated color related to female energy, prosperity and modernity.
It protects itself from outside negativity, reflecting the energy back to where it began. Feng Shui - Yin, Metal, trustworthiness, romance.
An extremely protective stone. It protects against negative energies by gently dissolving any negative emotions it comes into contact with.
Has always been a talisman of passion, protection and prosperity.
The seed from a Rudraksh tree, traditionally used as prayer beads in Hinduism. Malas (108 beads) are often made from Rudraksha. Malas are used to repeat mantras.
Rudraksha is worshipped as a source of good luck, good health, prosperity, medical values, success, and financial gains.
Blue sapphires were known by the ancients as “celestial gems” because their colors reflected the sky at various times of the day from dawn to sunset. Some of their perceived properties are:
- Faithfulness and devotion.
- Clarity and perception.
It is said that spinel lowers stress and anxiety.
- Black Spinel: Fosters protection and alleviates stress.
- Blue Spinel: Soothes and calms.
- Red Spinel: Energizes and strengthens.
- Green Spinel: Facilitates healing, communication and wisdom.
- Orange Spinel: Inspires optimism.
Blue Topaz is associated with leadership, knowledge, tranquility, and communication.
Perhaps the oldest stone in man’s history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. Its unique shade of blue, often blue-green, lends it name, Turquoise, to all things of this tranquil hue. Turquoise was sacred in its adornment and for power, luck, wisdom and protection.
- Protecting the wearer from negative energy.
- Creating peace.
- Enhancing friendships.
Howlite is thought to help you become aware of your goals and ambitions and to aid you in achieving them.
Glossary of Pendants and Charm Meanings
An amulet (Latin: amuletum) can be any object but its most important characteristic is its alleged power to protect its owner from danger or harm. Brahma (four-faced Buddha) amulets – for peace, family, wealth, all encompassing wisdom in decisions about life. Phra Pid Ta – the monk that covers his eyes – for protection from evil spirits, influences, and for wealth.
A symbol of protection. They can also be a symbol of good luck, or symbolize hope, enlightenment, guidance and protection.
It represents the concept of eternal life.
Means "the enlightened one" or one who suppresses karma.
A famous quote from Buddha is “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Represents protection, blessings, power, and strength.
The fat happy Buddha is not actually a Buddha – he is a Chinese Buddhist Monk called Budai. He represents contentment and is often shown smiling and laughing. He brings the wearer good fortune.
Represents lifelong protection from the elements or a reverence for life as a whole.
The Native Chiefs would give their lives to protect loved ones. He represents Protection, strength, bravery and wisdom.
Circle of Life
Can be defined as nature's way of taking and giving back life to the earth. It symbolises the universe being sacred and divine. It represents the infinite nature of energy, meaning if something dies it gives new life to another.
In Christianity, the cross is the intersection of God’s love and His justice.
It may be seen as a division of the world into four elements (Chevalier, 1997) or cardinal points, or alternately as the union of the concepts of divinity, the vertical line, and the world, the horizontal line (Koch, 1955). A symbol of faith and protection.
Being a defector involves abandoning a person, cause or doctrine to which one is bound by some tie, as of allegiance or duty.
Spiritually, the dorge is a symbol of wisdom that when crossed forms a sceptre - a symbol of protection.
In the Orient, dragons are associated with wisdom and longevity.
The evil eye is a malevolent look that many cultures believe able to cause injury or misfortune for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. Talismans created to protect against the evil eye are also frequently called "evil eyes". It is prevalent among many cultures and faiths.
Represents freedom, courage and the strong force within you.
Fleur de Lis
Literally flower of the lily. The fleur-de-lis is a reflection of light and life and also represents power and strength.
Ganesha / Ganesh – the Hindu elephant god of obstacles – both placing and eliminating them. This is for art, luck, and harmony in life. Having a good life, smooth, without complications.
Good Luck Horn
The Cornicello or good luck horn is an Italian amulet of good luck used to protect the wearer from the evil-eye curse.
A universal symbol of protection in many faiths. Depicting the open right hand, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. The symbol predates Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It also represents blessings, power, and strength.
Hand of BuddhaThe 5th Buddha hand Gesture is the Varada mudra, which expresses the energy of compassion, sincerity and an offering of acceptance.
Inukshuk or Inuksuk
The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means "in the likeness of a human" in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path."
Destiny or fate, following as effect from cause.
A geometric figure representing a microcosm of the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism. The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means "circle". A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds.
The mandala appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family and communities.
The universal vibration that connects all living things.
A mystic syllable, considered the most sacred mantra. It appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts. Repetition of "OM" enables us to maintain mental and emotional calmness, overcome obstacles and enable understanding.
The vibration of the Universe. Existence is vibration. Atoms vibrate to exist.
Freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. mental calm; serenity.
There are many symbols for peace: the dove, the olive branch, the v-shaped hand gesture. The "peace sign", as it is known today, was designed as the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
A revolving cylinder inscribed with or containing prayers, a revolution of which symbolizes the repetition of a prayer, used by Tibetan Buddhists.
Represents a shining light, love and new starts in life and attracts money.
A representation of mortality. Live life to the fullest!
Native Americans the Haida picked the starfish as an emblem because they observed it to be super-strong. Its ability to crack into a mussel shell proved great strength. Haida also connected longevity with starfish meaning. They observed the starfish ability to regenerate, and deemed the starfish to be immortal.
In Roman mythology, the starfish is a symbol of the love goddess Venus. Venus and the starfish make a symbolic duo of love, sensitivity, emotion, and physical wholeness. In addition to love, the starfish also holds characteristics such as guidance, vigilance, inspiration, brilliance and intuition.
Strength, Patience, Healing, Longevity and Resourcefulness.
A tassel is meant to sweep away negativity
Tree of Life
A common motif in various world theologies, mythologies, and philosophies. The tree of life, connects all forms of creation. Can also be a symbol of fertility.