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Stone meanings, lore and metaphysical properties

amethyst-heart

Amethyst heart in silver pendant

Metaphysical, healing, and spiritual meaning and properties of stone and gemstone mythology

Agate: balancing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies; perceptiveness

Amazonite: success, joy, self expression, awaking heart, soothing, harmony, balancing

Amber: soothing, calming, cleansing, lightens the burdens of life

Amethyst: contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition

Ammolite: bring good luck and prosperity, said to grant miracles, radiate positive enregy

Apatite: intellect, achieving results, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity

Aquamarine: courage, purification, peace, intuition, self expression, preparedness, balance

Astrophyllite: Enhance confidence, aids in Astral travel, bring to life hidden forces

Aventurine: healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, opening heart, motivation

Azurite: intuitive energy, dreams, healing, insight, stilling the mind, concentration, self transformation

Bloodstone: courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision making

Carnelian: precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skills, peace, spirituality

Chalcedony: Increase mental stability, encourages good will, balances mind and spirit

Charoite: Heralds in a new and vibrant life, lightens the way to a new life, focused clarity

Chrysocolla: Soothing, attracts prosperity and good luck, stimulates the mind, provides inner peace

Chrysoprase: Balances and aligns the Chakras, brings harmony and balance, helps heal a broken heart

Citrine: intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, mental awakening

Coral: diplomacy, quieting emotions, visualization

Crystal Quartz: intensifying energy, spiritual development, healing, raising consciousness

Diamond: courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental abilities

Dumortierite: self-reliance, stamina, patience, recognition of potential, understanding

Emerald: love, domestic bliss, sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus

Fluorite: stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health

Garnet: health, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, order, insight, regeneration

Gaspeite: brings good fortune, grants success, helps attract friends and friendship

Gold: Clears negativity from Chakras, balances the Heart Chakra, purifies the physical body

Hematite: mental attunement, memory, calming balance, focusing energy, peace, inner happiness

Howlite: awareness, calm, emotional expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity

Iolite: intuition, spiritual growth, balance, healing, releasing discord, awakening to inner knowledge

Jade: fidelity, dreams, realization of potential, peace, accord, resourcefulness, accomplishment

Jaspers: protection, nurturing, joy, balancing of physical, emotional and intellectual energies

Labradorite: alignment, spiritual connection, transformation, clarity, progression, discernment

Larimar: Stone of Tranquility, soothing.  Cools tempers and calms fears.

Lepidolite: Cosmic awareness, emotional balance, lifts depression, meditation

Lapis Lazuli: wisdom, intuition, awareness, objectivity, creativity, expanded consciousness

Marble: charitable actions, original thinking, alleviation of sorrow

Mother of Pearl: clarity, intuition, sensitivity, imagination, adaptability, cooperation

Obsidians: clarity, deflecting negativity, protection, healing

Onyx: self control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths

Opal: creativity, spontaneity, memory, happy dreams and changes

Pearls: Purity, honesty, serenity, focus, meditation, tranquility

Peridot: warmth, friendliness, understanding, openness in love, regulation of cycles

Quartz: Communication, wisdom, clarity of thought, higher conscience, transformation

Rhodochrosite: Balance emotions, invokes courage and passion, powerful emotional healer

Rhodonite: Opens one to unconditional love, decreases anxiety, calming, enhances passion

Rose Quartz: love, peace, happiness, gentleness, healing emotional wounds

Ruby: spiritual wisdom, attainment of values, economic stability, protection from distress

Rutilated Quartz: Strong healer, brings forth each person’s strengths, spiritual communications

Sapphire: joy, peace, beauty, prosperity, fulfillment of dreams

Silver: Hope, grounding, unconditional love, energizes other stones, draws out negative energy

Smoky Quartz: dissolving emotional blockage, cleaning the mind, personal pride, joy in living

Sodalite: wisdom, logic, calmness, healing, stress reduction, companionship

Solar Quartz: Energy enhancer associated with the Crown Chakra.  Uplifting

Sunstone: alleviating fears, energizing, cleansing

Tanzanite: Communication, intuition, protection, symmetry, decision making, spirituality

Tiger Eye: practicality, peacefulness, clarity, intelligence, intuition, calmness, new experiences

Tiger Iron: artistic endeavors, beauty, vitality

Topaz: true love, success in endeavors, understanding of interrelationships, expression

Tourmaline: energizing, soul-searching, releasing, strengthen the body and spirit

Turquoise: spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection, valor, soothing, peace of mind

Unakite: balance, re-birth, foresight, emotional balance

Ziosite: dispelling laziness, facilitation, advancement

Jewelry created from some of these wonderful stones can be found on my web-site for purchase:  Wrapped to Go!

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Larimar Jewelry handmade pendants

Rare and unique, Larimar jewelry is only found in the Dominican Republic.  To me, the colors of Larimar look like the waves of the ocean.

Being a blue stone, it represents the throat chakra, hence it promotes clear communication, it provides the strength and courage needed to speak openly from the heart.  It also promotes serenity and relaxation.

Here are some examples of Larimar available on my web-site, http://www.wrappedtogo.net/Larimar.html

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Metaphysical properties of Ruby in Ziosite

ruby-in-zoisite heart pendant

ruby-in-zoisite heart pendant

Ruby Zoisite Associations:
Chakras – Base Chakra, Heart Chakra
Zodiac – Aries
Typical colours – pink to crimson-red in green or black

Ruby Zoisite
 creates an altered state of consciousness,
 enabling you to reach and utilise talents and abilities of the mind.
 It stimulates psychic abilities.  Increases awareness of ones individuality.
 Anyolite instills joy, spontaneity, laughter and courage,
bringing passion and a zest for life.
 It increases sexual activity, treating impotency and frigidity.

 Ruby Zoisite, also known as Anyolite improves circulation and quality of the blood,
 and heart disorders.
 It aids in recovery from disorders associated with diminished physical vitality.

This fabulous pendant is available for purchase here:  http://www.wrappedtogo.net/Hearts.html

Beautiful Handmade Quartz earrings

Simply elegant dangle earrings handcrafted with AAA quality Smokey Quartz faceted beads and gold plated components.

These earrings measure about 1″ long (25 mm) from the bottom of the gold plated earwires.

Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding gemstone.
It gently neutralizes negative vibrations
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It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety.
Promotes positive thoughts and action
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These lovely earrings can be purchased at my Web Store, Wrapped to Go! where you will find an oustanding collection of hand crafted jewelry!

History and Lore of Agates

Raspberry Plume Agate

AGATES

In ancient times the beauty and durability of agate prompted man to use it in
both practical and ornamental forms.
It was believed that agate had unique properties that protected
the wearer from dangers and promoted strength and healing.

Agate is an excellent stone for rebalancing and harmonizing body, mind and spirit.
Agate stabilizes the aura, balances ying-yang energy,
eliminates and transforms negative energies, imparts strength and courage.
It is a cooling stone; it reduces fever, quenches thirst, soothes and calms,
healing inner anger or tension and creates a sense of security
and safety. Agate enhances mental function, improving concentration,
perception and analytical abilities and ensures good health and a long and prosperous life.

Bloody Basin


Its cleansing effect is powerful at the physical and emotional levels.
Placed on the heart, it will heal the emotional disease that prevents acceptance of love.
Placed on the abdomen or taken as an elixir,
Agate stimulates the digestive process and relieves gastritis.
It heals the eyes, stomach, and uterus;
it cleanses the lymphatic system and the pancreas;
it strengthens blood vessels and heals skin disorders.

Agates in general come in many different forms. It is formed in a unique way and
many fossils are actually agatized material
that has replaced the original organic substance. For example,
petrified wood is fossilized wood that has had its organic matter replaced by agate.

Flamewood

The main conditions necessary for agate formation are the presence of silica from
devitrified volcanic ash, water from rainfall or ground sources, manganese,
iron and other mineral oxides that form the bands and inclusions.

Botswana Agate

Agate is a fine-grained fibrous variety of Chalcedony Quartz and comes in many different
forms ranging from transparent to opaque. Varieties include Blue Lace, Crazy Lace,
Green, Indian, Moss, Tree, and Wood. Typical colors are clear or milky white, grey, blue, green, pink, brown.

Blue Lace Agate

 

To view a varity of Agates creatively wrapped into jewely, please visit my web-site: Wrapped to Go!