Guide to Gemstone Properties
Ancient Birth Stones
Inner Calm, serenity, tranquility, peace of mind.
Amethyst Symbolizes freedom, spiritual nourishment,
Amber From the Greek Electrum meaning golden/sun. Associated with
treatment of headache.
Aquamarine Balances imbalances, stabilizer, filter.
Aventurine Transcendence, release, over coming adversity.
Bloodstone Intuition, ancient blood invigorator.
Carnelian Stimulates wisdom.
Citrine Quartz Sunstone, health bringer.
Clear Quartz Healing, clarity, amplifies the powers of other
Diamond From the Greek - adamas, unbreakable, indomitable,
renders poisons harmless, drives away madness and night spirits.
Emerald Linked to fertility and the Earth Goddess. Sacred to the
Fluorite Centering of mental focus, mental clarity, mental
Garnet Inspiration, compassion, creativity, rejuvenation, health
Hematite Emotional grounder, helps with mood swings. Surrounds
wearer with a protective shield.
Jade Good fortune, prosperity.
Lapis Lazuli Good health, new ideas, symbolizes truth.
Malachite Amplifies prosperity, good fortune in money
Moonstone Creativity, healing at emotional and physical levels.
Obsidian Clear vision, future seeing.
Opal Renders bad intentions harmless.
Onyx First of the stones in power bringing. When cut to show
concentric circles, wards off evil and becomes a protective eye. Has great powers against
Pearl Enhances curative powers.
Peridot Soothing, comfort.
Ruby Associated with royalty, strengthens the heart.
Rose Quartz Enhances self esteem,
symbolizes love, emotional healing forgiveness.
Rutilated Quartz Accelerated healing, enhances charisma.
Sapphire Renders black magic harmless. Connected with the
eyes, vision, future.
Smokey Quartz Powerful ancient stone. Protector from
Tigers Eye Clear vision, fortitude, resolution.
Tourmaline Raises vibrations, raises life force.
Topaz Amplifies the creative flow.
Turquoise Symbolizes laughter, humor, confidence, purpose.
April... Clear Quartz
June Rose... Quartz
August... Smokey Quartz
September... Lapis Lazuli
Modern birthstones such as
diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and others are a recent, modern innovation (within
the last 100 to 200 years). Because of their extreme hardness, ancient people had no way
to cut and polish them and some of the stones were too rare to find. For the last 5,000 to
10,000 years the ancient birthstones were in use in the Far Eastern, Babylonian, Egyptian,
Grecian, Roman and ancient Sumerian cultures.