Gemstone Meanings and Powers

A gemstone is a mineral stone formed from the results of geological processes. The element of this stone consists of one or several chemical components. Gemstones have names from letters a to z. All of them are classified according to their hardness known as the Mohs Scale from 1 to 10. But in this world, not all places contain gems.

The most sought-after gems in the world are crystallized stones such as diamonds, emeralds, Ruby and sapphires. In addition, grape agate also one of the most popular gemstones. For example, Amethyst stone originating from Tanjung Bintang, Indonesia is currently being hunted by collectors because of its crystal quality.

Gemstones Powers

The various types of gemstones we encounter today are rocks that originate from micro quartz crystals with different levels of fineness and brightness. In its development, gemstones in the world hold many meanings, such as showing the romantic charm, a sense of calm and even carrying the charisma of the wearer.

Believe or not, the following types of gemstones are in great demand by their fans because of their beautiful shape and of course because of the power in them. See the full review below.

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  1. Agate
  2. Alexandrite
  3. Amethyst
  4. Aquamarine
  5. Bloodstone
  6. Carnelian
  7. Citrine
  8. Diamond
  9. Emerald
  10. Garnet
  11. Tanzanite

1. Agate

Agate Meanings and Powers

Agate is believed to provide benefits for things related to personality physically and emotionally. Legend has it that the wearer of the Agate will be protected from danger and increase the courage of the wearer. Also, some people believe that agate can cure insomnia, give beautiful dreams, and maintain body balance.

2. Alexandrite

Alexandrite Meanings and Powers

Alexandrite can help people focus their minds on themselves, increase self-confidence and increase their ability to feel happiness. Also, this stone is believed has the ability to stimulate sexual power and overcome feelings of lack of love in one's life. In Russia, Alexandrite is believed to be a good sign bearer.

3. Amethyst

Amethyst Meanings and Powers

Amethyst stones are still believed can protect its owner from drunkenness or poisoned. According to the book which was entitled  "The New Crystal Bible", Amethyst stones are referred to as "nature’s tranquilizer". It's because Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. Also, this stone can be placed under the pillow or mattress, or rub the center of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams.

Amethyst also called the “All-healer”, because this is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants, and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. It also counteracts negative earth energies beneath buildings or anywhere that feels hostile.

4. Aquamarine

Aquamarine Meanings and Powers

Aquamarine is often used for having a good loving relationship. It is also said that this stone can help overcome depression and sadness. In addition, it is also believed to be able to revive a love for couples who have long been married and help get new friends.

According to legend, using Aquamarine as earrings will bring love and good influence. Other uses are helping the eyes/vision, reducing water retention (also known as fluid retention), and providing safety in traveling through the ocean.

5. Bloodstone

Bloodstone Meanings and Powers

The main use of Bloodstone is stimulating the flow of energy for all healing. Such as healing from physical trauma, restoring and rebuilding the mind, and stimulating blood circulation. Furthermore, Bloodstone is also believed can stop bleeding with just a touch.

6. Carnelian

Carnelian Meanings and Powers

According to Dorothee L. Mella on her book Stone Power II, carnelians are excellent aids for training, coordination of physical exercise programs, and for balancing body energy levels. Carnelians boost a listless attitude and can stimulate the appetite.

Used as a professional support crystal, Carnelian aids architects, builders and construction workers in their creation of master buildings, stimulates power and stamina in athletes and military personnel, establishes form and organization in journalists, and stimulates motivation in salespersons.

Furthermore, according to Cassandra Eason in her book The New Crystal Bible, Carnelian is used to attract prosperity, new resources, and good luck. It is a talisman for success in any money-making venture. In the workplace, it is a crystal of ambition, drive and determination, and wards off undue pressures of co-workers or impersonal corporations with unrealistic expectations.

7. Citrine

Citrine Meanings and Powers

There are many positive attributes of the citrine stone when it comes to aiding the physical self. It is said that the stone aids urinary, kidney, digestive diseases, and many more. It has also been said that citrine purifies the system and may help counteract the toxic effects of many pharmaceutical medicines. 

Citrine carries the powers of the sun. Therefore, if you want to feel sunny and cheery again, you should never leave without your citrine crystals with you. The healing energy of the sun, as well as the more scientific aspects of exposure to it, like Vitamin D, are all qualities of rejuvenation also found in citrine.

8. Diamond

Diamond Meanings and Powers

According to Dorothee L. Mella on her book Stone Power II, Diamonds are great conductors and amplifiers of energy, absorbing thoughts and feelings then radiating them outward. So remain positive while holding or wearing Diamonds to project empowering thoughts around you and attract a positive reaction from others. 

It also can be useful in the workplace for a congenial atmosphere. But be aware, Mella also said that Diamonds increase negative energies as well as positive. While they never need recharging, it is a good idea to cleanse their energies from time to time.

In addition, Diamonds have many healing powers as they strengthen and re-energize all the energy centers of the wearer. In the East, is said that the vibrations of a diamond render a very positive aura to many organs of the body and brain and heart in particular.

Other healing powers of diamonds also include protecting the owner from driving away bad dreams, fight depressions and preventing apoplexy. Green diamonds are particularly useful to mothers during their time of delivery; this type of diamond is also considered to be a symbol of motherhood.

9. Emerald

Emeralds Meanings and Powers

Emeralds have long been used for their emotional and mental powers. Many believe that wearing an Emerald will provide will power, mental clarity and easing of stressed states. Emerald is also associated with providing love and fidelity, inspiration, wisdom, harmony, growth, patience, peace and abundance.

These gems have always held a place in mythology. Ancient Egyptians believed that Emeralds stood for rebirth and fertility, and could ease childbirth. Many Mummies would be buried with an Emerald around their neck in hopes of bringing them eternal youth. Often times, the Emerald was worn as a talisman, because of the belief of its ability to ward off evil spirits and possession.

10. Garnet

Garnet Meanings and Powers

In ancient and medieval times, the symbolism of color played a very important part in recommending the use of particular stones for special diseases. For example, red garnet (or known as blood garnet) not only believed to confer invulnerability from wounds, but some Asiatic tribes launched garnets from their sling bows, and later as bullets. The principle being the blood-colored stone would inflict a more deadly wound than a leaden bullet. 

Garnet is said to have been one of the twelve stones in the Breastplate of the High Priest and has been used as a sacred stone by the Native American Indians, the South American Indians, the Aztecs, the African tribal elders, and the Mayans. It acts with speed to expand one's awareness due to the flash of lightning contained within and enhances one's internal fire to bring creative powers to implementation.

11. Tanzanite

Tanzanite Meanings and Powers

According to Cassandra Eason on her book The New Crystal Bible, Tanzanite is an excellent crystal for novices to the exploration of psychic powers, as it is very protective and allows the clairvoyant Brow Chakra to open gradually, preventing psychic impressions from becoming overwhelming. To open the Third Eye and psychic powers, circle a Tanzanite clockwise in the center of the brow, and counterclockwise to close it. 

Meanwhile, according to a book which was entitled The Book of Stones written by Robert Simmons & Naisha Ahsian, Tanzanite aids in sharing spiritual information and knowledge from a heart-centered perspective. Making it an excellent crystal for counselors or others in the position of intellectually interpreting emotional experiences. It also benefits empathetic individuals who form interpretations of emotional information they receive intuitively.