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Gemstone Properties

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Traditional Gemstone Properties

Agate: Balancing physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies; perceptiveness, strength, inspiration, awakening talents.

Amazonite: Success, joy, self-expression, awakening heart, soothing, harmony, balancing.

Amber: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

Amethyst: Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

Ametrine: Intellectual stimulation, attunement, releasing, dispelling tension, connecting.

Apatite: Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

Aquamarine: Courage, purification, peace, intuition, self-expression, balance, preparedness.

Aventurine: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening heart, motivation, leadership.

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

Bloodstone: Courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision making.

Calcite: Purification, peace, calming, memory, awareness, appreciation of nature.

Carnelian: Precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.

Celestite: Subtle expansion of conciousness, develops and heightens telepathic abilities, promotes peace and balance.

Chrysocolla: Easing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.

Chrysoprase: Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.

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, communication of ideas.

Emerald: Love, domestic bliss, sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity.

Fluorite: Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.

Fossil Stone: Accomplishments, improvement of one’s environment, communication, innovation.

Garnet: Health, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

Hematite: Mental attunement, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, transforming negativity.

Howlite: Awareness, calm, emotional expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity.

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

Jade: Fidelity, dreams, realization of potential, peace, accord, resourcefulness, accomplishment.

Jasper: Protection, nurturing, joy, awareness; balancing of physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual energies.

Labradorite: Alignment, spiritual connection, transformation, clarity, peace, progression, discernment.

Lapis Lazuli: Wisdom, intuition, awareness, objectivity, clarity, creativity, expanded consciousness, dreams, purity, courage, serenity.

Lava: Strength, fertility, brings stability in changing times, drives away anger, helps in understanding problems. A grounding stone that strengthens the connection to Mother Earth.

Lepidolite: Hope, stress reduction, birth, peace, spirituality, physical strength, luck, protection, emotional balance.

Lodolite: Considered a healer's stone, used in meditation practices, brings energy to effect the manifestation of one's desires.

Malachite: Transformation, insight, clarifying emotions, fidelity, loyalty, practicality.

Marble: Charitable actions, original thinking, alleviation of sorrow.

Moonstone: Introspection, reflection, beginnings, insight, tenderness, harmony, peace, travel.

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

Obsidian: Clarity, deflecting negativity, protection, healing.

Onyx: Self-control, decision making, intuition, recognition of personal strengths.

Opal: Creativity, spontaneity, relationships, memory, happy dreams and changes.

Pearl: Purity, faith, charity, innocence, integrity, focus, wisdom, spirituality, sincerity, fertility.

Peridot: Warmth, friendliness, understanding, openness in love and relationships, regulation of cycles.

Prehnite: Protective, strengthens life force, stimulates energy flow, encourages lucid dreaming.

Pyrite: Defense, prevention, protection from negativity, physical wholeness, memory.

Rhodocrosite: Love, emotional balance, cleansing, renewal, relaxation, expansion of consciousness.

Rhodonite: Peace, generosity, attention to details.

Rhyolite: Change, variety, progress, creativity, transcending barriers.

Rose Quartz: Love, peace, happiness, gentleness, healing emotional wounds.

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

Sapphire: Joy, peace, beauty, intuition, prosperity, fulfillment of dreams.

Serpentine: (see Jade)

Smoky Quartz: Dissolving emotional blockage, clearing the mind, cooperation, personal pride, joy in living, attentiveness to the moment, protection.

Sodalite: Wisdom, logic, calmness, healing, stress reduction, companionship, self-esteem.

Sunstone: Alleviating fears, energizing, cleansing.

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

Tiger Eye: Practicality, peacefulness, clarity, intelligence, intuition, new experiences, financial stability, calmness, releasing inhibitions.

Tiger Iron: Artistic endeavors, beauty, vitality.

Topaz: True love, success in endeavors, understanding of interrelationships, expression of ideas, trust, health, personal expansion and growth.

Tourmaline: Energizing, soul-searching, releasing.

Turquoise: Spiritual attunement, cleansing, healing, protection, valor, soothing, peace of mind, guidance through the unknown, romantic spontaneity.

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

Zoisite: Dispelling laziness, facilitating advancement.

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Wedding Anniversary Stones

Alternate stones are listed in parentheses.

1st Gold (Peridot)
2nd Garnet
3rd Pearl (Jade)
4th Blue Topaz (Blue Zircon)
5th Sapphire (Pink Tourmaline)
6th Amethyst (Turquoise)
7th Onyx (Yellow Sapphire, Golden Beryl)
8th Tourmaline (Tanzanite)
9th Lapis Lazuli (Amethyst, Green Spinel)
10th Diamond (Blue Sapphire)
11th Turquoise (Citrine, Yellow Zircon)
12th Jade (Opal)
13th Citrine (Moonstone, Hawk's Eye)
14th Opal (Agate, Bloodstone)
15th Ruby (Rhodolite Garnet, Alexandrite)
16th Peridot (Red Spinel)
17th Wristwatch (Carnelian)
18th Cat’s Eye / Chrysoberyl (Aquamarine)
19th Aquamarine (Almandine Garnet)
20th Emerald (Yellow or Golden Diamond)
21st Iolite
22nd Spinel
23rd Imperial Topaz
24th Tanzanite
25th Silver (Tsavorite, Green Garnet)
30th Pearl
35th Emerald
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire (Cat’s Eye)
50th Golden (Imperial / Golden Topaz)
55th Alexandrite
60th Diamond (Star Ruby)
65th Blue Spinel
70th Sapphire (Smoky Quartz)
75th Diamond
80th Ruby

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Modern, Traditional, and Zodiac Birthstones

Modern Birthstones:

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Peridot
September - Sapphire
October - Opal
November - Topaz
December - Turquoise / Blue Zircon / Blue Topaz

Traditional Birthstones

January - Garnet
February - Amethyst
March - Bloodstone
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Alexandrite
July - Ruby
August - Sardonyx
September - Sapphire
October - Tourmaline
November - Citrine
December - Turquoise

Zodiac Birthstones:

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20) - Ruby
Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 21) - Garnet
Pisces (Feb 22 - March 21) - Amethyst
Aries (March 22 - April 20) - Bloodstone (Jasper)
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) - Sapphire
Gemini (May 22 - June 21) - Agate
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - Emerald
Leo (July 23 - August 22) - Onyx
Virgo (August 23 - Sept 22) - Carnelian
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 23) - Chrysolite (Peridot)
Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 21) - Aquamarine
Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21) - Topaz