Danburite is a soothing stone.
The name of this rare stone comes from Danbury, Connecticut, where it was first discovered.
It can be clear and transparent like crystal, or pale blue, pink or yellow with a beautiful lustre.
Like crystal, it symbolises purity. Its vibrations are extremely soothing and relaxing.
This stone creates a harmonious environment, full of peace and tenderness.
When placed under a pillow, it calms troubled dreams.
Danburite particularly suits those needing peace and silence.
Smoky quartz is an energising stone.
It ranges in colour from pale grey to dark brown.
Smoky quartz leads one to put down roots and feel at home in the world.
It enables us to redefine our aspirations and to set ourselves achievable targets.
It is a stone that particularly suits impatient characters.
Smoky quartz inclines us to be giving and open with others. It can give strength in times of mourning and ease depression.
Smoky quartz is an asset if one wants to quit smoking.
Rose quartz is a soothing stone.
Its shades range from pale to a darker pink.
A symbol of both love and beauty, rose quartz represents unconditional love.
Rose quartz helps us to accept who we are and enhances self-esteem.
It is a reassuring stone, compensating for any emotional deprivations or traumas experienced in childhood. It teaches people to face emotions.
Rose quartz inclines the wearer to gentleness, tenderness and love.
It is suitable for young women, as it brings luck in love.
Its ability to enhance sensitivity to beauty make it a suitable stone for artists.
Morganite is an energising stone.
It ranges in colour from transparent to pale pink.
Like aquamarine, it is a beryl; they are often mined from the same deposits.
It was named morganite at the beginning of the 20th century in honour of a famous collector of precious stones.
It is a very powerful gemstone that is particularly energetic in regulating affairs of the heart. It tempers trauma.
It enhances one's power of seduction and increases desire and pleasure.
It purifies and softens the skin, and lightens the complexion.
The brighter it is, the greater its powers.
Iolite is a soothing stone.
Its name derives from two greek words meaning "violet" and "stone".
It is sometimes called "water sapphire".
It varies in colour from lavender to dark blue, sometimes with a grey shimmer.
Iolite is a stone of spirituality, both gentle and uplifting at the same time.
It is regarded as an initiatory stone.
The Vikings used it to navigate at sea and called it the "sun stone".
Tourmaline is the gem to be found in the broadest spectrum of colours.
Since ancient times, it has been said that tourmaline can unusually "increase our knowledge and our spiritual forces".
Mothers would hang a tourmaline around their children's necks because ascendant forces were believed to prevent children from falling down too often.
Tourmaline symbolises kindness and good manners. It brings friendship, affection and good fortune. A refined stone, it encourages noble sentiments.
It increases quick-wittedness and helps make thoughts precise and clear.
Blue tourmaline is a soothing stone.
It is also called "indicolite". Its colours incorporate every shade from pale to dark blue.
This stone is capable of freeing our minds from narrow perspectives and materialistic concerns, as well as enhancing creativity.
Its intense light fosters inner peace and calm.
Green tourmaline is a soothing stone.
An inspiring stone, it encourages creativity and stimulates the imagination. It also enhances the senses of touch, smell and taste.
Its healing properties help prevent physical illness and uncharacteristic behaviour.
Amethyst is a soothing stone.
Amethyst can be found in all shades of purple, from the palest lilac to the most intense violet.
Amethyst dispels anguish, worry and anger. It is the stone of spirituality.
It develops concentration, intuition, and helps one to meditate and to pray. Bishops wear it as a ring, Buddhist monks as a rosary.
Amethyst harmonises one's love life. Saint Valentine always wore an amethyst.
This stone protects you from negative forces. It helps fight against addictions, such as smoking, alcohol, medicines and drugs, and makes detoxification easier.
Its name actually means "alcohol repellent".
When placed under a pillow, it prevents nightmares and encourages dreams filled with precious information. It heals migraines.
Amethyst suits sportsmen, students, businessmen and extroverts.
Pink tourmaline is an energising stone.
Its shades span the palest pink to the deepest red.
Pink tourmaline breathes new life into broken hearts.
It helps one to overcome sorrows and eradicate anguish.
Pink tourmaline encourages one to show one's feelings, sometimes in an exuberant manner.
An energising stone, pink tourmaline fights fatigue and even chronic exhaustion.
It also promotes goodhealth and calms fits of hysteria.
This stone is not meant to be worn by tense or domineering people, but it perfectly suits artists.
The most beautiful pink tourmaline are rubellite.
Ruby is an energising stone.
Its name derives from the Latin "ruber", meaning "red".
Its shades range from fuchsia to vermilion red.
According to Hindu legend, the first ruby was created when a jealous courtier stabbed a Maharani, whose blood fell on a diamond.
Epiphan said a ruby could not be stolen, as its brilliance would shine through a thief's clothes.
Both an insignia of royalty and a symbol of power, ruby gives force and courage to shy and weak people.
It is a down-to-earth gemstone, which brings dreamers back to reality and helps them to face and accept daily problems.
Ruby dispels stress and worries. Its lustre symbolises a love of life.
It drives away melancholic thoughts and suicidal tendencies.
By awakening one's sensuality, it smoothes one's love life.
A ruby enriches one's spirituality. This stimulating stone keeps fatigue at bay and helps keep one's youthful.
Although authoritarian people are attracted to rubies, they are not suited to wearing them.
Garnet is an energising gem.
Its name derives from the Latin "granatum", meaning pomegranate, which alludes to the stone's red colour. There are many different varieties of garnet.
This gem is found in every colour except blue.
In India, garnets were thought to symbolise the source of vital energy.
This stone enhances dynamism, willpower, self-confidence and success.
It enables one to persevere and achieve one's goals. It heightens creativity, self-belief and the ability to see clearly.
Regarded as a protective stone, it was worn by crusaders to safeguard against injury and poison.
The garnet encourages friendship and love and is said to possess aphrodisiac qualities. During the Middle Ages, people thought garnets could help widows to find new husbands. This stone does not suit tense, angry or jealous people. However, it is particularly beneficial for calm and quiet people.
Spinel is an energising stone.
Its shades range from red and pink, to purple and blue.
Its name originates from the Greek word meaning "to sparkle".
Spinel was nicknamed "red diamond" in ancient India, where it was considered a symbol of war fervour and a talisman against injury.
It is a very powerful stone that encourages relaxation and positive thinking.
RED AND PINK SPINEL
These shades of spinel are the most sought after because of their beauty and brilliance.
It is a materialistic stone that makes one love life.
It is a symbol of power, giving strength and courage to the shy and weak.
It brings dreamers back to reality and prevents fatigue.
It enables one to feel things deeply, and brings harmony between loved ones.
This stone does not suit violent people.
PURPLE AND BLUE SPINEL
This is a powerful spiritual stone that helps concentration and meditation.
It makes one aware of one's vocation and encourages new ambitions.
Blue spinel enhances creativity and intution. In the event of upheaval, it will bring serenity.
Spinel also soothes headaches.
Fire Opal is an energising stone.
Opal derives from the Sanskrit "Upala" meaning "precious stone".
Its colouring ranges from pale yellow to bright orange, sometimes red, but its shimmer is always magnificent.
It is a stone of energy and vitality. It frees one from fear and guilt, and encourages "joie de vivre".
Fire opal elevates and purifies one's feelings.
It increases one's powers of seduction and sensuality, while enhancing fertility.
It relaxes the body and mind, driving away tensions.
Fire opal is particularly sensitive to the environment. It should not be left in the sun or in a dry atmosphere for any length of time.
On the other hand, it will benefit from being left in the bathroom overnight.
Citrin is an energising stone.
Citrin comes in all shades of yellow, from very pale to amber, as well as golden yellow. Its name derives from the Latin "citrus" meaning "lemon".
Like amethyst, it is a type of quartz.
It is known as a "merchants' stone", because it helps the wearer to acquire and retain wealth.
It encourages optimism and joy.
Its tender vibrations increase one's capacity to feel and express love.
Citrin enables one to recover from painful experiences and to come to terms with repressed feelings and emotions. It throws a positive light on everything.
It stimulates creativity and reasoning skills, and contributes to self-assertion. It builds resistance to fatigue and helps fight illness.
Citrin suits academics and intellectuals.
Rock crystal is an energising stone.
It is a colourless quartz that can be either highly transparent or milky opaque.
The Greeks mistook crystal for ice that was so frozen it could never melt.
Its name comes from a Greek word, meaning "freezing cold".
Rock crystal is a symbol of purity and divine light.
In most religions it is regarded as a sacred object. Its powerful, purifying vibrations harmonise and clarify the atmosphere.
Rock crystal is a protective stone against negative energies. It is worn as a talisman and a lucky charm.
It stimulates one's powers of intuition and imagination.
The crystal ball has been used by psychics for generation. It has also become a favourite of New Age followers.
When placed nearby at night, it ensures refreshing sleep and enlightening dreams. Crystal increases the powers of all other stones.
Diamond is an energising stone.
It is usually colourless, although some diamonds can be yellow, brown, pink or blue. Its incredible sparkle makes it the most precious gem of all. Its name derives from Greek and means "indomitable", a reference to its hardness.
It is a very powerful stone. Diamonds symbolise purity in all cultures.
Buddhists regard them as the symbol of absolute reality, the very essence of love, and use them to cover the Buddha's throne.
A diamond brings wisdom and is an excellent aid to meditation. It enables one to improve on a spiritual level.
It encourages self-confidence and positive thoughts. It purifies the body, bringing in vital energy and slows the ageing process.
This gem protects against negative energies.
Like a mirror, it returns them to their senders. A diamond strengthens the feelings of love, brings people together and encourages faithfulness.
For well-meaning people it is a powerful catalyst of good forces, but a diamond can carry negative vibrations if it has been owned by a harmful person. This explains the bad reputation of some famous stones.
The power of a diamond increases when given with love.
Moonstone is a soothing stone.
It is pearly white and opalescent with a beautiful irradescence.
This gentle gem moderates emotions. It reduces hypersensitivity and soothes excessive irritability.
Moonstones can reunite separated lovers and shed a new light on emotional conflicts.
It is traditionally a woman's stone. It can play a beneficial role at every step of a woman's life. It encourages feminine qualities, such as gentleness, receptiveness and intuition. In men, it stimulates the positive aspects of their feminine side.
Pearls are soothing gems.
They range in colour from silvery white to cream or light pink. They can also be anything from pale bluish-grey to black.
Made of layers of nacre, pearls were traditionally regarded as a gift from the sea. Pearls are found in all royal treasuries.
Gentle and soothing, pearls demonstrate that painful experiences can be turned into something positive, something that leads us to a greater perfection.
They capture the wearer's vibes. For this reason, one must be very careful with ancient pearls.
Pearls encourage internal understanding and change, enabling suppressed feelings to surface at a conscious level. These gems prove very supportive in difficult times.
In Ancient Greece, the pearl was a symbol of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.
Pearls inspire a love that is sweet and tender, and are therefore ideal for young women. White pearls symbolise purity, kindness and spirituality.
Grey pearls bring good luck, keep worries away and ensure success in business.
The more pearls are worn, the more beautiful they become, while pearls left languishing in a drawer will lose their lustre and eventually turn into dust.
Pearls make one's complexion look fresh and beautiful.
Blue Topaz is a soothing stone.
It ranges in colour from very light to pale blue.
It is said to have reminded the Ancients of the "unlimited immensity of the sky".
It is the symbol of friendship, fellow feeling and faithfulness.
It facilitates good communication and helps in the discovery of true feelings.
It moderates passion and anger, and drives away melancholy.
Blue topaz prompts success in love and steers the wearer away from emotional setbacks. It was once worn as an amulet to ward off anger and revenge.
Its mystical powers enabled it to undo spells.
Topaz enhances all types of inspiration and harmonises the different aspects of our lives. It also fights insomnia.
Aquamarine is a soothing stone.
Aquamarine is a gem with gentle, appeasing and long-lasting vibrations.
Its name, which means "sea water" in Latin, derives from its beautiful shades that range from pale blue to greenish blue.
It is a variety of beryl, like emerald and morganite.
Aquamarine symbolises purity and detachment.
It protects from enemies and assists in overcoming obstacles.
It helps master fears and control phobias, bringing inner peace and tranquillity.
It was a popular talisman in Ancient Egypt and Rome and with the Mogul Kings of India.
Aquamarine makes speaking, singing and communicating the truth easier.
It brings love to lonely hearts, and encourages happiness and fidelity in marriage.
In 19th century Europe, it was the most fashionable romantic gift between lovers.
Aquamarine is the stone of lovers, sailors and travellers.
It also suits newborn babies and children
The group of chalcedonies includes microcrystalline quartz, such as agate, carnelian and jasper.
Phoenicians would transport huge quantities of chalcedony through the trading port of Carthage. Some early writers believe its name originates there.
Its beauty led to its use as an ornament during prehistoric times.
In Egypt, Greece and Rome, chalcedony, often engraved or cut as a cameo, was used as a talisman. According to Pliny the Elder, its powers made athletes invincible.
During the Middle Ages, exorcists wore it around their necks for protection.
Tibetans revere chalcedony as the symbol of white lotus and believe it can develop the power of love.
This is a very positive stone.
It is incredibly peaceful, but also fights agitation and bad temper. It makes one more flexible and soothes sorrows. It will prove itself a precious ally in an important interview or serious negotiation. In India, it was said to assist people in winning trials. It has a beneficial effect on depression.
Chalcedony particularly suits travellers and people with frantic lifestyles.
Apatite is a soothing stone.
The most popular colours found in jewellery range from green to glittering turquoise.
The name derives from a German verb meaning "to mislead", because the stone can be easily confused with an emerald or an aquamarine.
Apatite is an astonishing mineral. Microcrystals of apatite form an essential component of the skeletons of humans and all other vertebrate mammals.
It is also essential to the biological process of certain plants.
Apatite soothes violent emotions, appeases the sorrows of love and stimulates the desire to make new conquests.
It improves the ability to listen and understand others, and makes communication easier.
Apatite also encourages houseplants to grow.
Sapphire is a soothing gem.
Its shades range from pale to dark blue, and can also be green, yellow or pink.
The name sapphire originates from the Latin "hyacinthus", meaning hyacinth, an allusion to its beautiful colour.
The sapphire is a symbol in all religions. Christians consider it to symbolise the Virgin as it represents purity and the luminous power of God's kingdom. Buddhists regard it as the link between the material and the spiritual, Egyptians as the stone of truth.
It is the purest and most powerful of all the blue gems.
Sapphire engenders self-assurance: "the one who wears sapphire will succeed in doing everything he starts". It drives away nervousness and worries.
It is a stone of protection and it is particularly efficient at fighting negative vibrations. Sapphire empowers the wearer to love, seek out truth, get involved and remain faithful. It protects marriages and is therefore an ideal engagement gift.
As a stone of meditation, the sapphire proves a worthy companion on the road to spirituality.
Sapphire soothes irritability.
It also has the power to relax the body and ease physical pain.
It enhances skin's glow and protects against premature ageing.
Tanzanite is a soothing stone.
It ranges in colour from rich blue to mauve blue. It is a rare stone much coveted by collectors.
Tanzanite is very powerful: it is a spiritual stone and acts with the utmost gentleness. It stimulates the imagination, artistic creativity, literary talent and a sense of humour.
It facilitates the pursuit of knowledge in all fields of human endeavour by increasing our memory and arousing our curiosity.
Although it primarily impacts on the brain, it is also beneficial for the eyesight and hearing.
Lastly, it improves one's powers of intuition.
A gray-colored stone with iridescent blue reflections.
This stone is so named because it was discovered in the late 18th century on the Labrador Peninsula in eastern Canada.
Labradorite is the essential protective stone, serving simultaneously as a shield to safeguard its wearer from others and a sponge for absorbing and dissolving negative energy.
It dispels intellectual and mental fatigue.
The warmth of its shine is charming.
Labradorite enhances the gift of bringing joy to others. It promotes friendship.
Lapis Lazuli is a soothing stone.
The name derives from the Latin for "stone" and the Arabic for "Azure".
The most beautiful Lapis Lazuli is royal blue with occasional flecks of white or gold. It was used for "objets d'art" and jewels, and in decorating furniture and palaces.
Painters made a pigment from it to obtain the colour ultramarine.
In ancient times, there was a florishing trade in lapis lazuli, which brought great prosperity to areas where it was mined.
Egyptians wore it as a protective amulet, whereas Romans appreciated its aphrodisiac powers.
Lapis Lazuli drives away negative influences. It dispels nervousness and melancholy, enhances self-confidence and clarifies the mind.
Lapis Lazuli has curative power, bringing joy and harmony to relationships.
Lastly, it makes one's hair look beautiful.
Yet, in the 11th century, Marbrode wrote that "only a pure heart could benefit from the azure stone".
Its rarity is equaled only by its splendor.
This amazing blue-green tourmaline was discovered in 1987 in the mountains of the Brazilian state of Paraiba.
Its magical color had never been seen before, and is therefore difficult to define.
It ranges from blue-green to green-blue, sometimes veering into the famous “neon” blue. This unique color comes from the presence of copper and manganese; depending on their proportions, the stone will appear bluer or greener.
But it’s not only the color, it’s the Paraiba tourmaline’s fluorescence that makes it recognizable among gemstones.
Its discovery was a major event in the world of fine jewelry and sparked immediate demand.
Its key virtues are rectitude and honesty.
It favors fidelity and constancy, in friendship as in love.
Lastly, it helps its wearer feel at home, wherever she may be.
Emerald is an energising stone.
The name emerald derives from Sanskrit, meaning "green stone".
It is a beryl, like morganite and aquamarine, but it is the most precious one of all.
Emeralds are one of the most coveted gems because of their unique brilliance.
In Ancient Egypt, emeralds were devoted to Sepapis, the goddess of fertility and in Rome to Venus, the goddess of love.
Emeralds symbolise nature and hope.
This stone generates energy and feelings of well-being, keeps one young and beautiful. Diane de Poitiers's favourite piece of jewellery was an emerald ring. Her beauty won the admiration of her contemporaries in the 16th century, even when she was over 70 years old.
This stone dispels anger and increases one's memory.
It enables shy people to be assertive and to feel at ease. It encourages joy and success in all our actions.
It enhances wisdom, intuition and spiritual development.
Julius Caesar was an ardent collector of emeralds because he believed in their healing powers.
This stone particularly suits pregnant women.
To retain its powers, it should not be worn with any stones except morganite or pink quartz.
Peridot is an energising stone.
Its name derives from the Arabic word "Faridat", meaning "precious stone".
Peridot is lime green.
The Crusaders brought it back to Europe during the Middle Ages.
At the time, it was known as "the Crusaders Emerald" and was considered a stone of hope.
Peridot protects its wearer, driving away negative influences and bringing a sense of joy. Besides, it suits people who practice medicine.
It is the gem of "love at first sight" and has the power to bring about unexpected and poignant love.
Last, but not least, it can be extremely helpful if you follow a diet.