Gemstones are recognised by their ability to change their colour depending on the light.
They have long been thought to hold meaning and significance in our lives. Here’s some insight into the various gemstones and what they symbolise.
Compassion, protection, imagination.
Labradorite is a highly mystical and protective stone that brings light. It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies.
Labradorite is a stone with multiple veins and a metallic texture, like a mirror. It absorbs negative vibes and has healing virtues.
Veined, with blue reflections (blue, green, grey), its unique colour spectrum is fascinating.
Colours: blue, green, grey
Self-acceptance, truth, serenity.
Turquoise is known as the truth stone. It is believed to help enhance communication. It’s also known as one of the oldest stones of protection.
Turquoise brings strength and wisdom to the wearer and helps you to embrace yourself, your flaws and affirmations. It also has the power to prevent panic attacks.
Colours: blue, azure, black veins
True love, friendship, harmony.
Rose quartz is the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love.
Rose quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace. Calming and reassuring, it helps bring comfort in times of grief. Rose quartz dispels negativity and protects against environmental pollution, replacing it with love vibes. It encourages self-forgiveness and acceptance, invoking self-trust and self-worth.
Colours: ranges from pink to white
Intuition, calm, passion.
The moonstone is known as the stone of dreams and energy. A reminder to encourage hope as well as enhance intuition. Moonstones promote inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business. The moonstone has always had great connections to the magic of the moon. It opens the heart through nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love. It is an excellent crystal for first love or new love.
Colours: white, with blue to yellow reflections
Loyalty, faithfulness, emotional healing.
Opal is an emotional stone and often reflects the mood of the wearer; it intensifies emotions and releases inhibitions. The opal encourages both freedom and independence. It stimulates originality and creativity. The opal helps to release anger and claim self-worth, aiding in accessing and expressing one’s true self.
Opal strengthens memory. It supports an interest in the arts. Wearing an opal brings loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity. It also strengthens the will to live.
Colours: purple, orange, yellow
Mother of pearl
Calm, acceptance, self-acceptance.
Often called “opal from the sea”, the mother of pearl calms your mood and is a warranty of well-being. By allowing a more open mind, it helps get rid of excessive moods. Its unique sheens give your outfits a soft touch, whether it’s summer or winter.
Colours: white, cream
Self-worth, identity, goal-oriented.
From the Italian word meaning “adventure”, the aventurine enhances creativity and determination. It also helps to work on your patience and dedication. Its texture and bright colour provide a strong identity to your jewellery.
Colours: soft green, brown-green, blue-green
Harmony, reflection, peace.
A symbol of stability, the green onyx enhances the harmony of your heart. Known as the stone of balance, it brings strength and courage to your daily life. On a strong piece of jewellery or on a fine design, it adds a mysterious touch to your outfits with its pure and smooth green colour.
Colours: pure green, dark green
Self-control, empathy, focus.
Often mixed up with the black onyx, you can recognise an onyx thanks to its subtle texture, which gives a strong identity to your jewellery. It enhances balance and self-control. It also helps to protect against life contingencies.
It’s the darker stratums that gives it that special textured feeling.
Colours: black with black and grey stratums
Strength, relationship, memory.
From the Greek expression meaning “fire”, pyrite is one of the stones that produces sparks when you strike it with iron. It stimulates memory and enhances organisation by helping you handle several situations at a time. It also helps to relieve you from emotional stress.
Its light metallic aspect gives the stone its smoky black colour.
Colours: smoky black
Health, kindness, compassion.
Taking its origin from pink quartz, you can recognize the strawberry quartz thanks to its deep colour as well as a complex texture with black veins. A symbol of resistance, it enhances kindness, tenderness and helps one to relax.
Colours: pink, black veins
Health, harmony, love.
Emerald is known as the “stone of successful love”. It comes with genuine loyalty and feelings of bliss along with the ability to stimulate the heart chakra and proffer healing effects to our drained emotions.
The emerald helps keep our physical, emotional and mental health in perfect balance at all times.
Colour: green with delicate traces of black
Confidence, productivity, balance.
Fluorite helps us stabilise and clean certain auras in us. It can neutralise serious negative energy and stress, making you feel whole and new again. Fluorite possesses an uncanny power to make you focus, exude self-confidence and remain apt in decisions.
Colours: purple, blue, green
Peace, Friendship, Harmony.
Also known as the stone of hope, the amazonite provides a calming effect on the body with soothing energies. This stone is very special during times of stress and should be held on to. With it, you get vibes that help you feel a sense of calmness.
Colours: blue, brown
Calm, stress relief, peace.
Moss aquamarine possesses the properties to calm you. Being a healing stone, it can gradually fade away negative emotions when inculcated into your daily life. Be sure to make it a part of your daily life.
Self-worth, compassion, empathy.
Iolite possesses healing properties that can help strengthen and stimulate your quest for self-discovery. Iolite has the power to bring you back from severe disorientation and place you in a state of balance. Being a stone for journeys, Iolite helps boost endurance.
Colours: shades of purple and grey
Success, self-esteem, brainpower.
Citrine is a stone that is known to attract wealth and genuine prosperity. Providing high levels of enthusiasm and self-esteem, citrine propagates the proper use of the brain. It encourages self-expression through proper communication.
Colours: transparent yellow to brownish orange
Energy, self-worth, protection.
Garnet is a stone that is known for its energising effects. As such, it’s often used as a talisman for good luck and to bring vitality and success to events. Garnet helps its wearer build self-confidence. It can also give you a clear view of what you want in life.
Colours: red, purple, blue
Stress reliever, intuition, knowledge.
Amethyst is a stone that is known for its overall ability to reduce stress and soothe pain. It shields against the effects of anger, rage, fear and even mood swings. Known to fight against negative energies, the amethyst opens one’s intuition and actually brings out our psychic powers.
Relationship, energy, passion.
Rose calcy is also called the stone of the heart. It is known to bring the innermost wishes of its wearer, to life. It also helps develop proper communication bonds between the wearer and whomever they choose to talk to. Rose calcy is a gentle energising stone that soothes the wearer’s pain.
Colours: ranges from soft pink to deep rose
Emotion, compassion, love.
Also known as the love stone, the pink opal is said to be connected to the heart chakra. It functions mainly to heal our wounded emotions, making us ready to love and give again. Pink opal helps us fight feelings of fear that are hidden deep inside us, letting us resolve them and become better.
Colours: ranges from light pink to reddish pink
Calm, wealth and friendship.
Tourmaline, the stone of reconciliation, is known to bring its wearer the outstanding ability to remain calm and cool-headed. It’s responsible for propagating wealth and health in our minds. And, it can be used for stability due to its grounding properties.
Colours: pure blue, orange, green