Emerald (Compassion)

A form of Beryl in beautiful shades of light to dark green.

Emerald will heal heartache by opening the heart in accepting compassion and allow ones higher self to shine.

Emerald is the birthstone for those born in May.

Rainbow Moonstone (Balancing)

The shimmery appearance of this creamy translucent milky white stone with flashes of blue is called adularescence.

Moonstone is often called the visionary’s stone as it helps us see things more clearly, it helps us avoid tunnel vision and enables us to see other possibilities.

Moonstone is the birthstone for those born in June.

Purple Amethyst (Purifying)

A well recognised quartz in shades of light to dark purple.

When worn, Amethyst forms an incredible protective shield. The purifying vibrations of Amethyst are great for breaking bad habits and addictions. Amethyst also provides clarity of mind needed when making important decisions.

The amethyst is not only the February birthstone, it is also used to celebrate the 6th and 17th year of marriage.

Clear Crystal – Rock Crystal (Clarity/spirituality)

Colourless quartz, that looks like diamonds.

Wearing quartz crystals has been associated with balance, clarity and energy, and credited with benefiting overall health and spiritual well-being. It is also associated with new beginnings.

It is the birthstone for April.

Citrine (Joy/ creativity/optimism)

The most common quartz in hues ranging from pale yellow to amber and orange.

Citrine is one of the essential stones of the sacral chakra, making it a staple for creativity and manifestation. It awakens the ability of creative imagination. It is said to protect against evil thoughts and heartache.

In addition to be the birthstone for November, it is also the gemstone of the 13th wedding anniversary

Iolite (Self discipline /organisation/motivation)

Also referred to as water sapphire, Iolite appears as violet-blue or indigo, but in different positions may shift to a yellow-grey or honey colour, and even to a clear light blue.

Iolite helps in recovering balance, and is recommended for lack of motivation, chronic disorganisation, and distraction.

It is one of the birthstones for January.

Peridot (Positivity/abundance)

The shade of individual peridots can vary from yellowish green to greenish yellow to brownish green.

It is said to counter the effects of negative emotions and bring in energies of abundance and wealth.

The traditional birthstone for August and used to celebrate the 16th wedding anniversary.

Blue Chalcedony (Good-luck charm)

Blue Chalcedony is a demure crystalIt and has an inviting, soft blue translucence.

Chalcedony is known as the Speaker’s Stone, it is associated with the throat and speaking, some believe it can serve as a kind of good luck charm for public speakers and actors.

Chalcedony is also the birthstone for May.

Opal (Creativity)

White opal, the most common, has a transparent or white body colour with vibrant pastel flashes of rainbow colour.

Throughout history this chameleon gem has symbolised good fortune and was believed to inspire love and creativity, enhance self-confidence, and ease navigating life changes.

Opal is the birthstone of October

Garnet (Strength/vigour)

This beautiful stone, which is most commonly red but can be found in a range of other colours, from rust coloured to deep violet-red.

Wearing Garnets will greatly increase one’s bodily strength, endurance and vigour.

Garnet is the birthstone for January.

Ruby (Passion)

Ruby, the king of precious gems is a blood red colour although Burmese and Thai rubies differ slightly, the latter is pinkish red.

Due to its deep red colour, ruby has long been associated with the life force and vitality of blood. It is believed to amplify energy, heighten awareness, promote courage and bring success in wealth, love and battle.

Ruby is the birthstone for July.

Blue Sapphire (Integrity)

Sapphire usually refers to the deep blue variety though sapphires are available in a rainbow of colours. Blue sapphire is an intense blue that varies marginally in shade.

Blue sapphire is ideal for bringing forth one’s ideas and providing the mental discipline and focus to turn those dreams into reality.

Blue Sapphire is the birthstone of September.

Blue Topaz (Truth/joy/Good fortune)

Topaz is comprised of silicate, one of the hardest of materials. Blue Topaz is usually a beautiful aqua- turquoise colour. The three main shades of this range are called: London Blue, Sky, and Swiss blue. London Blue is the deepest of blue and for those who cannot afford a sapphire, this is a substitute.

Topaz promotes openness and honesty, self-realisation and self-control.

Blue Topaz is the birthstone for December.

Labradorite (Transformation/intuition/protection)

Labradorite is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for its remarkable play of colour, known as labradorescence. The stone, usually grey-green or dark grey, can refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue, gold, pale green, or coppery red.

Labradorite will enhance intuition and bring it to the conscious mind. It is said to protect against the negativity and misfortunes of this world.

Carnelian (Prosperity/success)

Carnelian is an orange-coloured variety of Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family. Its colour varies from pale pinkish-orange to a deep rusty brown, though it is most known for its brilliant orange and red-orange crystals.

Known as a stone of motivation and endurance, leadership and courage, Carnelian may also help in rekindling passions that might have faded in an otherwise loving relationship

Rose quartz (love/emotional healing)

Rose Quartz is a variety of the Quartz family. It is hazy to translucent pink colour and its name is derived from its soft rose colour, which ranges from very pale pink to deep reddish pink.

Rose Quartz also inspires the love of beauty, in oneself and others, in nature, and especially that which stimulates the imagination – art, music and the written word.

Black Onyx (Self confidence/ stamina)

The noble Onyx is a most ancient stone, known and utilised by even the earliest civilizations for its powerful energy and sombre beauty. This deep black stone was highly prized for use on amulets on swords, shields and armour to protect and strengthen warriors in battle. It is the first precious stone named in the Bible, described in Genesis as an element of creation.

Onyx boosts self-confidence and assertion while bringing reason to passion, and is an excellent stone to carry into conflict situations where a cool head is needed

Amazonite (Courage/truth/integrity)

Amazonite, ranges in hue from bright Verdigris green to paler shades of turquoise, sometimes with white, yellow or grey portions, and can be translucent to opaque. It has a vitreous lustre, and when polished resembles finely cracked or spider-webbed marble and displays a Schiller effect of pearly iridescence throughout the stone.

Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values.

Lemon Quartz (Positivity)

The radiant yellow beauty of lemon quartz is truly dazzling, particularly when light catches the facets and it truly comes to life.

Lemon Quartz encourages control over negative thoughts and aids in freeing the mind from anxieties. It is also thought to bring out all the positive aspects of the wearer.

Black Spinel (Power/wisdom)

Black spinel is not well-known among the gem world, yet its outstanding features make it the ideal choice for an opaque black gem. With a hardness of 8.0, uniform nature, high reflectance and lack of cleavage, black spinel makes excellent gem material. Black spinel has been often called “black sapphire” or “nin” in Thailand.

It is believed to protect its owner from harm, to reconcile differences, and to console sadness.

Green Onyx (Soothing)

Green onyx is formed through the layering of Chalcedony and Quartz. The colour of Green Onyx is a rich deep green, not too dissimilar to emerald and jade.

This soothing stone is said to have the power to relieve your worries, tensions, stress and fears. Its is believed to provide a positive feeling, strong mental support and helps you to take wise decisions during difficulties.

Turquoise (Truth/peace/balance)

Turquoise is one if not the longest used stones in all human history. Beads have been found in Iran dating back to around 5000BC. Egyptians where mining Turquoise around 3200BC.

Turquoise is a stone of wholeness. It’s an emotional balancer and brings peace and serenity to users in times of need. It heals the emotional body and will aid in relieving everyday stress weighing down on us.

White Topaz (Manifest/healing)

This clear crystal looks like a diamond and when well our sparkles almost as much.

The White Topaz crystal carries the energy of truth and will help you to have improved mental clarity. It will help you substitute negativity with love, peace and joy. It is also a strong healing stone; it will help those who are listless and feeling low and in need of energy.

Pink Chalcedony (Generosity/warm heartedness)

Pink Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline variety of Quartz. The colour ranges in tone from pale pink/yellow through to pink/grey to pale pink and its quite translucent.

It opens our hearts to divine love, gently releases emotional pain and helps ease the pain of separation. Pink chalcedony softens the aftermath of traumatic events, making it easier to let go and move on. It is said to encourage warm-heartedness.

Pearl (Serenity)

Unlike other gemstones that come from the earth, Pearl is formed in mollusks that can be found in both fresh and saltwater. Pearl is a mixture of mineral and organic material formed with the soft living tissue of a shelled mollusk.

Pearl signifies faith, charity and innocence. It enhances personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to one’s attention. Pearl symbolises purity and is known as a “stone of sincerity”.

Smokey Quartz (Environment/grounding)

Smoky Quartz is the national gem of Scotland, a country with the longest historical association with the stone.

In the realm of dark stones, Smokey Quartz offers a rare and beautiful transparency that draws light into shades of black and brown.

Smoky Quartz links with the earth stimulating concern for the environment and inspiring ecological solutions. Smoky Quartz has powerful cleansing and detoxifying effect and is excellent for soothing emotional pain.

Green Amethyst/Prasiolite. (Healing)

Green Amethyst refers to a light green and transparent gemstone belonging to the mineral family of Quartz. It starts out as a purple amethyst and its colour is changed by heat.

It is an effective healing gemstone that is worn for obtaining spiritual serenity, a healthy body, higher self-esteem and better communication skills.

Aquamarine (Courage/calming/closure)

One of the most popular blue gemstones and used in jewellery since 500 BC, its tropical ocean blue tones effortlessly invoke images of landless skies and waters below.

Aquamarine is a stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. It can invoke tolerance of others and overcomes judgmentalism, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. Useful for closure on all levels.

Blue Lace Agate (Calming/peace/verbal expression)

Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the quartz family. It is usually banded in layers of predominantly light blue, striped with brighter blues, whites and even brown threads.

It is a very cooling and calming stone, endowing us with a sense of peace and tranquillity. It soothes an overactive mind and calms nerves. It is associated with the throat and assists with verbal expression.

Lapis Lazuli (Wisdom/protection/strength)

Celebrated as being the wisdom stone, Lapis Lazuli was loved by the ancient Egyptians. This beautiful blue stone was one of the highest regarded gems in Egypt. In Persian folklore, the stone was said to be the starry sky shrunken into a precious gem as this deep blue stone includes tiny flecks of mica, like a night sky full of stars.

Since the earliest of times, lapis lazuli has been associated with strength and courage, royalty and wisdom, intellect and truth and protection from the evil eye.

Lapis lazuli is the alternate birthstone for September.