We are all inspired by the positive words on the charms and the beautiful stacks that tell a story, but what about the beads? Do you know the meaning of the beads that you wearing? Would you purposefully wear a few more of a certain type of beads if you knew that the stone has traditionally been known to have healing powers? This blog will explain the meaning of a few of the stones we frequently use.
We would like for our customers to know that the beads we use to create bracelets are carefully chosen and placed with specific charms. Not just because of the beautiful colors and how they compliment each other but also because of the positive meaning associated with the stone.
TIGERS EYE STONE
Harmonious Balanced Action With Understanding & Discernment
Tigers Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden color through it. Originating from South Africa, this is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions. Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing. It is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will. This is one of natural healing crystals for you to use to balance the brain, so it may be of benefit to help those who are suffering from mental disease or with personality disorders.
THE INTUITIVE EYE
TRUST • INTUITION • SPIRITUALITY
Despite it’s prevalence, amethyst has been one of the world’s most revered stones for many centuries. Found in as many places as Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Africa, Canada, Russia, USA and Europe, this stone has a rich history of astonishing civilizations with its stunning, saturated beauty. Ancient Greeks and Romans used amethyst in several ways from beads in jewelry to amulets. These ancient civilizations placed a high value in this stone. Their belief was that the amethyst crystal meaning was synonymous with luxury. As such, it was highlighted as part of their crowns, scepters and rings. Christian bishops once wore amethyst jewelry in the form of a ring. It’s color was meant to symbolize royalty and an allegiance to Christ. Members of the Catholic clergy wore amethyst stone in their crosses because their amethyst meaning was one of piety and celibacy. It is even thought that the breast plate of the high priest of Israel was adorned with an amethyst as its ninth stone.
AGATE HEALING PROPERTIES
Agate crystals vibrate on a lower, more gentle frequency. There are many types of agate that provide different healing properties depending on their variety. We use a lot of agate beads because they come in so many colors. In general though, agate healing properties are slow and steady. They aren’t as intense as crystals like clear quartz or selenite, but they radiate a soft strength to ground the spirit with a sense of stability. Agate properties connect with the energy of the Earth. They are thought to bring harmony to all aspects of the being, physical, spiritual and emotional. Using agate during times of unbalance, when it feels as if the yin and yang within you are operating out of proportion, can reintroduce an equilibrium to your tempered soul. Blue Lace Agate is ideal for those who have trouble speaking their mind. The agate heal properties of this variety use the soft vibrations to ease the tension within the throat, and allow fluidity between mind and mouth. This agate, which features light blue and white bands, carries with it the energy of water to usher in waves of confidence that are not overwhelming, but constant. In contrast, moss agate, a light green stone known for it’s pure essence with is more closely associated with the element of the earth. It is best for people who are seeking the fortitude for long lasting endurance. If you are struggling with addiction or to implement healthy habits, moss agate healing properties are beneficial for manifesting goals, seeing things through and providing soft and steady support. Purple sage agate is another variety of the chalcedony family. Linked to the element of wind, this type has agate healing properties that are better for the overstimulated. If you are already feeling overwhelmed, another crystal may deliver frequencies that only add to the overactivity of the mind. Instead, purple sage agate will cleanse the auric field with light vibrations that gently ease the mind and spirit.
TURQUOISE-THE MASTER HEALER
HEALTH • PROTECTION • WISDOM
The most legendary of all the stones, the turquoise crystal has reached rock star status in the world of healing minerals. Its dazzling blue-green shade made an appearance in ancient Egypt around 6000 BCE where it was incorporated into protective amulets and royal bling for the likes of King Tut and Cleopatra. One of the first gemstones to be mined, the Turquoise crystal meaning was considered a sacred stone by the Native Americans, who used it as a powerful healing tool for creating a connection between heaven and Earth. On a cellular level, this all-in-one stone is considered a master healer because it promotes an energetic flow of the highest vibration of love, the spiritual super food to heal the world.
The Moonstone crystal meaning is associated with the inner goddess, a symbol of fertility and sensuality. The life-giving feminine figure is an empowering visualization that gives us the gift of increased intuition, the perfect prescription for cleansing the mind of negative emotions holding you back.
Known as the “hope” stone, the Amazonite crystal is an excellent manifestation tool, especially when you incorporate its energy into daily meditation practice. Amazonite crystal stones gives a power of affirmation to take on the world with confidence with a spirited “can-do” attitude by magnifying your intentions and affirmations.
Dating back to ancient times, the brilliant blue-green hue of the Amazonite crystal was a distinguishing feature of the lavish and opulent emperor tombs of Egypt. Combined with other stones, the famous gold mask of Pharaoh Tutankhamen is also decorated with Amazonite, bringing the dazzling color of tropical waters to the sacred pyramids. Often regarded as a good luck charm, it was also a distinctive element in jewelry design, particularly with ancient Indians, who took advantage of its moderate hardness and carved it into round cabochon shapes for setting in rings, pendants, and earrings.
BLACK TOURMALINE MEANING
This mysterious and alluring stone represents the black color ray, an absorbent shade that draws in all other colors of the spectrum. In ancient traditions, black stones symbolize darkness as place of initiation and change that comes from confronting your biggest fears.
While the Black Tourmaline crystal meaning isn't typically thought of for this, it's one of the most powerful and effective crystals for anxiety. The security guard of healing crystals, this protective stone is another essential component to your healing crystal first aid kit. It is also called the "black power" stone.
CLEAR QUARTZ- CRYSTAL CLARITY
CLARITY • MANIFESTATION • FOCUS
Clear quartz is the most iconic of the quartz family. One of the most abundant minerals in the world, clear quartz can develop in a wide range of environments and can be found on every continent. For this reason, quartz is tied into the lore of many ancient cultures from around the world. The term “quartz” comes from the Greek word for “ice.” Every ancient culture had a different clear quartz meaning. In Japan, the clear quartz meaning referred to a “perfect jewel” because they believed it symbolized space, purity and patience.
Hematite helps to absorb negative energy and calms in times of stress or worry. Hematite is a very protective stone and is great to carry to help you stay grounded in many situations. Hematite is also good for working with the Root Chakra, helping to transform negative energies into a more positive vibration. Its one of our favorites!! Very strong metal, long lasting and easy to clean.
Now, that you have been made aware of the meanings of a few of our most frequently used stones, feel free to search the website to purchase stones that help and inspire you!