A quick guide to the metaphysical properties of just some of the crystals found in nature (& here at The Zen Zone Co!) and how they may enhance your life.
Don’t be confused by the name! Although it is mined in Africa, this stone is actually a form of Jasper, not Turquoise.
African Turquoise is considered the ‘Stone of Evolution’ as it encourages spiritual growth and grounding whilst awakening one’s soul purpose.
It opens the mind to new ideas and possibilities while encouraging action, bringing with it structure, balance and prosperity.
Amazonite is found in Colorado, often occurring in clusters with Smoky Quartz, and is also found in Russia alongside granite deposits.
Amazonite facilitates loving and compassionate communication by bridging the throat and heart chakras.
Amethyst is a form of quartz that is coloured by different amounts of minerals and can range in colour from dark vivid purple to pale lilac.
Amethyst is traditionally the birthstone for the month of February.
Amethyst wards off negative energy, aids meditation and visualisation, and enhances personal spiritual awareness.
Ametrine is a beautiful blend of Amethyst and Citrine. Both of these crystals are types of Quartz that are coloured by different amounts of iron. When Amethyst is heated it turns into Citrine so the varying colours within Ametrine suggests that the crystal is exposed to different levels of heat during the natural formation process.
Ametrine supports the crown chakra and solar plexus chakra and thus stimulates creativity and enhances concentration to bring ideas to fruition.
Angelite is also called blue anhydrite and forms due to water loss in gypsum, which shrinks over time, forming a more opaque and compact structure.
Angelite promotes compassion and peace. Angelite also heightens awareness for deep energetic healing.
Apatite aids focus and concentration by structuring thinking and bringing disordered thoughts and ideas into a more cohesive focus. Carrying Apatite will help you focus when you need to multitask.
Apophyllite is a powerful, but gentle, healing crystal and a must-have for any gem lover’s collection as it can draw negativity from other crystals.
Apophyllite brings high vibrations of light & healing to soothe feelings of anxiety, fear or worry and can help to calm the mind in times of stress.
Apophyllite works extremely well in clearing emotional traumas from childhood, allowing us to release negative thought patterns & behaviours that no longer serve us.
A powerful crystal to use in meditation as it works to open and clear the crown & third eye chakras, which brings us back in to alignment with our higher purpose.
The name Aquamarine comes from the Latin ‘aqua marinus’ meaning ‘water of the sea’ which refers to the ocean-like colour of this crystal. Aquamarine can range in colour from pale blue, blue-green to a mid-blue.
Aquamarine attracts good luck, minimises travel delays and protects those who travel on or over water.
Aquamarine can also deflect unfair criticism or pettiness by calming tempers and the effects of over-judgmental people.
Aura Quartz is quartz that has been coated with titanium to create a soft and playful sheen that creates subtle rainbows as it catches the light, lifting the spirits.
Aura Quartz connects you to the angelic realm, bringing in energy at a high, yet subtle frequency.
Aura Quartz is a wonderful crystal to meditate with to create a connection with your personal guardian angel.
Black Moonstone is a gently grounding stone that is perfect for meditation and healing work, as well as intention setting and manifestation work.
Linked to the root chakra and sacral chakra (via the peach veins that run throughout it), this rare stone encourages focus and connects us to the power of choice when it comes to how we choose to live our lives. It also summons the new moon energy which represents new beginnings and the perfect opportunity to start something new.
Mirrors that were made of highly polished Black Obsidian were used by the Mayans & Aztecs as tools to see into the future, which may be why Black Obsidian is known as a wizard’s stone today.
Gaze into a Black Obsidian crystal to see through problems & find the solutions.
Connected to the Root Chakra, Black Obsidian absorbs irritability and restlessness, and shields from negative energy.
Black Tourmaline (also known as Schorl) is a stone associated with the Roman god Saturn, the god of time.
Black Tourmaline deflects, dispels and shields from external negative energies and is a perfect stone to place in the entryway of your home, ensuring that negative energy doesn’t enter your sacred space. Wearing Black Tourmaline jewellery or carrying a Black Tourmaline crystal will also protect you from negative energies, including energy vampires.
Linked to the Root Chakra, Black Tourmaline is a very grounding crystal, making it an ideal crystal to have in times of uncertainty or upheaval.
Legend tells that Bloodstone (also known as Heliotrope) was once green Jasper, but at the crucifixion the blood of Christ fell on to it. Bloodstone dipped in water was also believed by some cultures to transfer the power of the sun to cure wounds or blood disorders.
Bloodstone is helpful to ease misunderstandings or difficulties with mothers or mothering issues.
To attract money to your home or business, keep a Bloodstone in a glass bowl of loose change where natural light can shine on it.
Blue Calcite is good for calming nerves, especially in the lead-up to special events and creates awareness of when you are overdoing things so you can slow down or take a break.
This natural soother invokes clear, calm & inspiring communication and is good for defusing tensions.
Kyanite comes from the Greek work, kuanos or kyanos, meaning “deep blue,” and was once commonly called Disthene, which means “two strengths.” It is also known as Rhaeticide and Cyanite.
Like Citrine, Kyanite does not accumulate or retain negative energy, and therefore never needs cleansing. Kyanite can also be used for cleansing and clearing other crystals.
Kyanite promotes a calming effect, making it an excellent crystal to use in meditation. Kyanite aligns all chakras, provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body.
Blue Lace Agate:
Blue Lace Agate improves communication skills, particularly in those who struggle to express their emotions without getting upset.
Blue Lace Agate is also a calming stone, and protects the energy of those who work as carers or teachers.
Blue Tiger Eye:
Blue Tiger’s Eye is also known as Falcon’s Eye or Hawk’s Eye and is a beautiful stone to meditate with, especially if you are feeling stressed or wish to gain insights of a personal nature.
Blue Tiger’s Eye may support you to overcome self-limiting beliefs & behaviours.
Bronzite encourages consideration for others and assists with indecisiveness. Gaze upon Bronzite and remember that you are capable, strong and talented. Calm Bronzite’s powerful energy by combining it with Rose Quartz.
Brown Tiger Eye:
Brown Tiger Eye (also known as Yellow Tiger Eye) has been a popular gemstone used in jewellery for thousands of years.
Brown Tiger Eye clears mental blockages and encourages focus on current issues.
Caribbean Calcite is a new mineral that was undiscovered in Pakistan in 2019. It contains blue calcite with brown and white aragonite and may contain tiny crevices in which you may be able to see a druzy coating.
Promoting an easy and free flow of energy throughout the body, Caribbean Calcite will support you in expressing what you think and feel.
Caribbean Calcite is a wonderful stone to use during meditation to calm your mind and bring about a sense of peace and tranquility.
Carnelian ranges in colour from clear to deep orange-red and even brown and may contain specks, banding or stripes.
Carnelian is traditionally the birthstone for the month of July.
Carnelian increases courage when facing personal challenges and can also be used to ease stress and tension.
Celestite has a gentle, uplifting energy that soothes frayed nerves and calms the mind. It instills a sense of peace & comfort and can help to create a harmonious environment.
Celestite promotes higher spiritual awareness which makes it perfect for gaining understanding and promoting inner peace.
Celestite can help us learn how to become at peace with what we don't have control over.
Chocolate Calcite is believed to be an amplifier of soothing, uplifting energy that may bring about a sense of peace.
Rich in colours reminiscent of melting chocolate or pouring milk into a cup of freshly roasted coffee, this swirling cream and brown crystal is also said to increase one’s abundance and prosperity.
Chrysocolla helps you to express your knowledge and experience in the form of writing, music or art.
Gift Chrysocolla to a new parent or grandparent to support them to balance their new caring role with their own need for freedom and independence.
Allow the relaxing and serene vibes of this gorgeous minty-green stone to wash over you and wash away any feelings of anxiety or fear.
A heart chakra stone, Chrysoprase attracts love in abundance, helps you to forgive and encourages you to let go of grudges.
It is said that Chrysoprase is a powerful detoxifier, especially of pollutants in the atmosphere.
Keep your Chrysoprase out of direct sunlight and rehydrate it occasionally with damp cotton wool to keep it from drying out.
Citrine never needs to be cleansed as it doesn’t absorb negative energy, which makes it the perfect shield against jealousy and spite.
Citrine stimulates creative thinking, helping to turn thoughts into reality and allowing you to benefit from its wealth- and luck-bringing powers.
Crystals including Rose Quartz, Amethyst and Citrine are actually Clear Quartz that have been coloured by impurities.
Clear Quartz is a powerful crystal that supports the mind, body and spirit to refocus on clear goals, supports concentration and amplifies whatever thoughts have been programmed into it.
Many Clear Quartz crystals contain air or water bubbles or other inclusions that create rainbow reflections in the light.
Danburite was first discovered in 1839, in the city of Danbury in Connecticut, which is where it derives its name from.
It is known as a stone with one of the highest vibrations of any and it will help you to identify what you need to do in order for you to achieve your “dream life,” so it is an extremely powerful and beneficial stone to own.
Danburite also encourages self-acceptance and self-love, as well as deep spiritual enlightenment.
Emerald is traditionally the birthstone for the month of May.
Emerald may restore confidence, especially in younger people. Wear Emerald near your heart to attract love.
Garnet is traditionally the birthstone for the month of January.
The Crusaders wore Garnet rings to keep them safe.
Garnet energises the root chakra and helps to feel grounded.
Aventurine, along with Jasper, Lapis Lazuli, Quartz, Jade & Sapphire, has been used to make the famous Fabergé eggs.
Gentle & supportive, Aventurine encourages zest for life + gratitude for all that has been received.
The name Aventurine comes from the Italian a ventura, meaning ‘by chance’ and is considered, by some, to be a stone that brings luck.
Green Aventurine is used to clear away negative emotional patterns & calms feelings of anger.
It is said that Aventurine may help to neutralise geopathic or electromagnetic stress.
Green Fluorite has a semi-opaque appearance and is a deep, soft green colour, reminiscent of deep tropical oceans.
Green Fluorite is linked to the heart chakra and is especially useful in restoring and reopening the heart chakra if there has been any emotional stress or trauma.
Green Fluorite is a great stone to meditate with, as it clears the mind and encourages new beginnings and new growth.
Hematite has a natural sheen that resembles mercury. It is often found alongside quartz, pyrite or jasper.
Hematite may help to alleviate anxiety and stress by grounding and centering the body in the present moment.
Hematite protects against negativity and provides a sense of strength.
Hemimorphite (or Buddha stone) reduces unwise or obsessive attachments. The more this stone is handled, the more potent its energies become.
Herkimer Diamond is a type of Quartz found in Herkimer, New York. It was first discovered in the 18th century and is estimated to be over 500 million years old.
Known as ‘The Stone of Attunement’, Herkimer Diamond is a very high vibrational stone that is used to enhance and amplify your spiritual energy while also ascending you to your highest spiritual vibration. Herkimer’s energies will put you at ease in uncomfortable environments and will guide you in the right direction in tough situations.
Being Quartz, Herkimer Diamonds work extremely well in amplifying the properties of other crystals as well.
Honey Calcite is known as ‘The Stone of Confidence’ that provides us with motivation and determination to overcome any obstacles we may face when striving for our goals.
Just like Honey Calcite shines bright and golden like the sun, it reminds us to also shine bright and allow our light to shine in the world by amplifying our feelings of confidence, self worth and courage.
Iolite may help to bring a sense of order & perspective to those who live chaotic lives, encouraging you to act in small, practical ways to complete tasks.
Iolite is an ideal crystal to carry when starting a new job or when combining families, as it brings a sense of inclusion.
Kiwi Jasper is a calming and nurturing stone that will support you during times of stress, uncertainty and anxiety by bringing a sense of relaxation and tranquility into your life.
Kiwi Jasper will also brighten your mood and elevate your spirits as it brings with it a sense of inner harmony and balance.
It is said that Kiwi Jasper may support those who suffer from addictive or compulsive behaviours to recognise their issues and begin to work towards recovery.
Delicate and joyful, you will feel a sense of peace and tranquility wash over you when you hold or wear Kunzite.
Known as the Stone of Emotion, Kunzite activates the heart and crown chakras, producing a powerful connection of loving thoughts and energy that is expressed as divine love of self, and others.
The name Labradorite refers to the Labrador region of Canada, where it is believed that the stone was first located in the 18th century.
Labradorite protects against negative energy and may increase extra sensory perception or psychic abilities.
The Ancient Egyptians are the most famous people in the world to work Lapis Lazuli into jewellery and ornaments. They also ground it into powder and used it as eyeshadow.
Lapis Lazuli is traditionally the birthstone for the month of September.
Lapis Lazuli promotes courage and lets your light shine in the world.
Larvikite (also known as Norwegian Moonstone) is mined in Larvik, Norway and encourages rationality and grounding.
Larvikite compels those with dreams to take action to achieve their goals and avoids allowing choices to be made by emotion only.
Bask in the gentle, nurturing energy of Lepidolite as it helps you to connect to your inner being and reminds you to love yourself without judgement.
Lepidolite will detoxify your emotions, reduce your dependency on others for validation and bring about a sense of calm.
Lepidolite will encourage you to take that leap of faith without having all of the answers - you gain nothing by waiting until the time is ‘right’. The only time you have is ‘now’.
Mangano Calcite brings a sense of peace, serenity & tranquility, immediately boosting your mental wellbeing.
A beautiful stone to hold during meditation, the soothing and calming nature of Mangano Calcite will wash away your worries.
Mangano Calcite increases self-esteem and self-confidence, and enhances our sense of compassion towards others.
Mangano Calcite may fluoresce under UV light.
This beautiful Jasper is found in Western Australia and is linked to the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras.
Mookaite is a useful stone to have if you are feeling stuck in your personal or work life, as it can bring a motivational boost and the courage required to seek adventure or take a chance, whilst making it easier to accept change.
Moss Agate is the crystal of gardening and gardeners, increasing growth and health of plants when planted in a garden bed or plant pot.
Moss Agate is a beautiful stone that encourages new friendships with like-minded people, or reconnecting with long lost loved ones.
Jade is the generic term used for Nephrite and Jadeite.
Jade is believed to contain chi, the essence of life, and Jade burial suits were made for royalty in Ancient China to preserve the physical body and grant eternal life to the spirit.
Nephrite Jade is considered a good-luck and good-fortune crystal that naturally protects against illness and attracts new business.
Orange Calcite has an invigorating + uplifting energy that encourages playfulness + confidence to increase your self esteem + set boundaries with others.
Orange Calcite allows stagnant energy to flow freely, especially in regards to creativity or sexuality, making it an excellent stone for those who wish to pursue new paths, or continue in their journey.
Peach Moonstone promotes self-love and encourages you to value and accept yourself as you are now, while also acknowledging your potential for growth.
Also attracts abundance in prosperity and success by supporting you to focus on your goals.
You can’t help but feel joyous and carefree when you gaze upon the iridescent, metallic colours of peacock ore (aka bornite). These natural beauties are said to be able to move energetic blockages, making them ideal for those who perform reiki, shiatsu or reflexology.
It is also said that peacock ore may be used as a reminder to trust your own judgement and to not seek the approval of others.
Pink Amethyst helps us view life from a higher perspective, thereby encouraging us to act with love and wisdom. It’s gentle, yet powerful energy reminds us to love and accept others as they are.
Pink Amethyst is calming, provides clarity of the mind and increased intuition. It also provides protection against negative energies and entities.
The word Opal comes from the Sanskrit word upala, meaning precious stone.
Opal is traditionally the birthstone for the month of October.
Pink Opal is a powerful, emotionally healing stone & may support the release of fear, stress and anxiety. It is a beautiful, nurturing stone that encourages peace and love.
Pink Tourmaline symbolises the feminine and embodies compassion, intuition, love, humanity and gentleness.
Pink Tourmaline helps to create feelings of joy and happiness and also supports peace during periods of transformation.
This stone is such a strong healing stone due to it commonly being formed within Quartz.
Pistachio Calcite will be your soul sister on your journey of self-discovery, reminding you that you are unique and to embrace yourself wholly and unconditionally.
Encouraging a sense of balance and vitality, Pistachio Calcite will fill you with enthusiasm to move forward with a fresh mindset by letting go of old thought-patterns or behaviours and allowing you to accept your flaws and turn them into strengths.
Porcelain Jasper is a nurturing stone that may support in times of mental and/or emotional stress.
Pyrite is known as Fool’s Gold as it is similar in appearance to Alluvial Gold (although nowhere near as valuable!).
Pyrite is the perfect ‘take-charge’ crystal, perfect to have nearby if you are a manager or looking for a promotion. Pyrite reminds you that you have the ability to generate wealth from your own actions.
It is said that Pyrite can break control, criticism or manipulation, giving you the power to resist without becoming upset or angry, thus changing the balance of power.
The purple and green of Rainbow Fluorite are linked to the crown and heart chakras respectively.
Fluorite stimulates clear thinking and helps to calm and relax the mind and body.
It is said that Rainbow Fluorite cleanses and replenishes the energy field around the body.
The Celts and Romans wore Moonstone set in brooches, rings and pendants.
Moonstone is traditionally the birthstone for the month of June.
Rainbow Moonstone (also known as Blue Moonstone) gently clears negative energy whilst restoring inner peace and tranquility.
Rhodonite balances yin and yang energies and can heal the mental and emotional scars of previous love relationships.
Rhodonite supports you to overcome feelings of inadequacy by increasing self-assurance and self-love.
Rose Quartz may have been gifted as a token of love as early as 600 BC.
Rose Quartz brings a warmth of compassion and unconditional love and encourages forgiveness of mistakes, your own and others’.
It is said that Rose Quartz eases fears and anxiety and may help to strengthen personal love relationships.
Ruby in Fuchsite:
Ruby in Fuchsite combines Fuchsite with inclusions of Ruby. These stones together rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit, with Ruby also empowering you to go after your heart’s desire.
Ruby in Fuchsite can regenerate your passion for life after coming out of a difficult life change or emotional trauma.
The name Selenite comes from the Greek moon goddess Selene.
Selenite clears energy and charges other crystals.
Selenite is the perfect stone for over-thinkers & those who spend a lot of time in their own head.
Septarians (also known as Dragon Stones) were created around 60 million years ago when dead organic matter was covered in sedimentary material. As the ocean receded, these mud shapes dried, creating cracks for the minerals formed by the organic matter to enter, thereby creating the yellow colour.
Septarian harmonises our inner and outer selves, helps to integrate our pasts with our futures via the present and allows us to walk the line between individuality and connection to others.
Smoky Quartz crucifixes were traditionally hung on bedroom walls in Switzerland, Austria and Germany to keep away evil (human and paranormal), particularly at night.
Smoky Quartz is a very grounding crystal that may help to dispel fear, negativity and anxiety.
Sodalite can make any space feel like ‘home’ which can be particularly useful for those who move frequently or have to travel a lot.
Sodalite is a useful stone for those who are impulsive, by providing a level head and bridging the gap between emotions and actions.
Strawberry Quartz increases self-esteem & helps to keep a sense of perspective during familial dramas.
Strawberry Quartz is good for children who hate being away from home, and also makes temporary accommodation feel more home-like for those who travel regularly.
Wear or hold a piece of Sunstone to feel enthusiastic & full of life or combine with Moonstone to combine god & goddess powers.
Sunstone provides perseverance to assist you in achieving your goals & reminds you to enjoy the present without worrying about what the future may bring.
Super Seven consists of Smoky Quartz, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Lepidocrocite, Rutile, Cacoxenite, and Goethite. Not every piece of Super Seven contains all of these, however each piece still has the benefits of all seven crystals.
Also known as Melody Stone or Sacred Seven, this stone is a high-vibration stone whose energies will connect all of humanity and guide you in helping make a difference in the vibrations of the whole planet.
Tanzanite promotes stillness and encourages you to harness your inner strength to break away from the status quo and find your true purpose.
Develop a deep bond between your mind, body and soul with Tanzanite and allow it to help you achieve a greater sense of self-awareness and connection to a higher realm.
Known as the ‘Ascension Stone’ Trolleite was first discovered in the 1860s and named in honour of Swedish chemist Hans Gabriel Trolle-Wachtmeister (1782-1871).
This rare stone contains Quartz, Lazulite and Scorzalite and is jam-packed with power. An excellent tool for manifesting, Trolleite brings forth all of the knowledge from your entire existence to show you your life’s purpose and to remind you of your infinite abilities.
This crystal can be used as a catalyst for change, creating exciting opportunities and transforming your fear of change into a deeply held understanding that the universe has your back.
White Howlite is a calming stone that defuses irritability, thus ensuring a gentle and positive energy flow. A great crystal to have on hand if you have to endure frustrating traffic jams or an argumentative individual.
White Howlite is a beautiful stone for those who are learning something new as it encourages you to keep going, even when you get disheartened.
White Jade encourages us to create deeper connections with people through kindness and compassion.
It can be beneficial to those who have feelings of self-doubt or who have become unmotivated to work towards their goals.
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