AGATE  Balance • Spiritual Growth • Strength

Agate gets its name from the place where it was first located in ancient Sicily. The philosopher Theophrastus found an agate stone when walking along the shore of the river Achates. There are many types and colours of agate and each have unique metaphysical properties. Agates are considered stones of strength and grounding. Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonising Yin and Yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. It has a calming effect and helps heal the heart of past wounds while providing courage to try again. Agate facilitates acceptance of one’s self and encourages quiet contemplation of life’s experiences leading to spiritual growth and inner strength. All Agate's foster love, create an appreciation for nature and soothe emotions.

AMAZONITE  Courage • Hope • Honour • Trust

Amazonite is a mint green to aqua green stone said to be of truth, honour, communication, integrity hope and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, creativity and intellect. It helps you receive inspiration from the heart and then motivates you to take action on the inspired thought. It heals the after-effects of emotional trauma and emotional disturbances. It dispels worry and fear and inspires a deep sense of hopefulness and fundamental well-being.

AMETHYST  Balance • Calming • Inner Peace • Patience 

This majestic stone ranges in colour from deep purple to pale lavender, depending on the presence of manganese and iron. Leonardo DaVinci once wrote that amethyst holds the power to dissipate evil thoughts and quicken one’s intelligence. Cross-culturally, this gemstone is used as a symbol of peace and unification. It is also thought to evoke feelings of serenity and calmness.

APATITE  Ambitions • Independence • Motivation • Power 

The "Stone of Manifestation," Apatite is a dual-action stone, known for its positive use of personal power to achieve goals. It clears away confusion, apathy or negativity, then, stimulates the intellect to expand knowledge and truth, which may be used for personal growth or for the collective good. It is a Stone of Manifestation, promoting a humanitarian outlook and service to others.

AVENTURINE  Good Fortune • Health • Wealth 

Whether Green or Blue, Aventurine is sometimes called the “Stone of Heaven”, Aventurine is thought to protect the heart, enhance creativity and promote healing. It brings optimism and a zest for life, allowing one to move forward with confidence and to embrace change. It enhances one’s creativity and motivation and encourages perseverance in manoeuvring life’s obstacles. It also reinforces one’s decisiveness and amplifies leadership qualities, injecting a sense of humour and openness to the ideas of others. Aventurine’s soothing energy balances the emotional body, guiding one toward inner harmony. It calms nervousness, anger, and irritation, and helps dissolve the everyday stress of a hectic lifestyle. It quiets roving thoughts and enhances sleep while providing a gentle grounding effect on one’s vibrational field. It releases the notion that every event must be analysed. It brings a sense of peacefulness and feelings of comfort and ease.

CARNELIAN  Courage • Love of Life • Sensuality 

Carnelian conveys a veritable zest for life, imparting a positive, revitalising energy. It gives courage and promotes positive life choices. Carnelian is a powerful protector against anger, envy or resentment and banishes negativity, replacing it with love of life.

CITRINE  Divine • Energy • Joy • Prosperity 

Citrine carries the energy of the sun. It is cleansing, energising and highly creative. It grounds and dispels negative energy, encouraging positivity. Citrine energises abundance and good fortune. This stone teaches how to manifest and attract wealth, success and prosperity. Citrine opens the higher mind to accept joy in one’s life, releasing anger and negative feelings, deep-seated fears and destructive tendencies. Natural Citrine is a powerful purifier of one’s will centre, helping to identify and heal issues of power abuse and feelings of helplessness. It enables one to understand what is necessary to resolve those situations and provides the courage and fortitude needed to make difficult decisions and take action.

COPPER  Balance • Refresh • Flow

Has a strong influence on blood flow, giving lots of energy and helping to clean out the body of toxins.  Helps overcome exhaustion and unspecific malaise by balancing the physical and emotional self. Generally makes you feel better in yourself whilst bringing back natural energy.

CORAL FOSSIL Love • Passion • Protection 

Coral has been called the ‘garden of the sea’. It has been known as the stone of regeneration and purification and is known to relax and quiet the emotions and bring peace within yourself. It has been known to facilitate intuition, imagination and visualisation. It is also believed to prevent ill fortune and offer protection from ailments. Coral is known to symbolise life and blood force energy. Dark red coral can be used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades (Angel Skin Coral) are believed to restore harmony to the heart and is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition. Coral is also known for providing boundless growth in all areas of life, stimulating imagination, adaptability, and assisting with sensitivity. Coral has been used in jewellery since prehistoric times. It has been found in Celtic tombs and a symbol of wealth in China and also seen by Tibetan Lamas to this day as coal rosaries. Coral is one of the seven treasures in Buddhist scriptures.

FLUORITE  Clarity • Intuition • Protection 

It absorbs and neutralises negative energy and stress. An excellent learning aid, Fluorite increases our powers of concentration, self-confidence and helps us in decision-making. It encourages positivity, balances the energies, and improves balance and coordination, both physically and mentally.

GARNET  Harmony • Love • Passion • Vitality 

The stone of passionate devotion: to your family, your friends, yourself, and your own purpose in life. Attracts profound love, gives persistence, cures depression. The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion. Garnet is a powerful energizing and regenerative stone. It balances, strengthens and protects. Garnet sharpens your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behaviour patterns that are no longer serving you and helps you let go of obsolete ideas. Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos, opening up the heart and bestowing self-confidence. It revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship. Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.

GOLD  Purity • Positive Energy • Strength 

This regal mineral is more precious than normally understood.  It strengthens the nervous system, purifies and energises the entrie physical body, bringing tissue regeneration and attracting positive energies. A powerful mind balancer.  It allows you to accept love and opens your mind, aiding personal illumination.

HEMATITE  Grounding • Positive Energy • Protection 

Hematite is very effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonises body, mind and spirit. It boosts self-esteem, confidence and willpower. It strengthens our connection with the earth, making us feel safe and secure. It endows us with courage, strength, endurance and vitality. A “stone for the mind”, Hematite stimulates concentration and focus, enhancing memory and original thought. Hematite utilises the magnetic qualities of our yin-yang energies to balance the meridians within the body and to provide a stable equilibrium between the ethereal nervous system and the physical nervous system. Dissolves negativity and prevents you from absorbing the negativity of others.

HOWLITE  Ambitions • Dreams • Patience 

Howlite has an extremely calming energy and can be used to relieve anxiety, tension, and intense emotions. It is said to be able to calm the mind reducing fretful thoughts and helping you to relax in preparation for sleep or meditation. Howlite is thought to help you become aware of your goals and ambitions and to aid you in achieving them. It is also said to encourage patience, to reduce a tendency to over criticise and to promote selflessness. Howlite helps dissolve anger, both our own and any directed toward us. It also helps us to receive wisdom and insights, often through our dreams.

JADE  Ambitions • Dreams • Patience 

The Vituose One.  its subtle and smooth vibration strengthens heart kidneys immune system, cleans blood and increases longevity and fertility.  This stone is believed to be an emotional balance, with particular strength with feminine problems.  Radiating Divine unconditional love it fosters courage justice clarity modesty wisdom and nurturing.

JASPER  Determination • Protection • Support 

Jasper is a supremely nurturing stone that provides support during times of stress and protection by absorbing and cleansing negative energy. It imparts determination, assertiveness and organisation. Jasper provides protection and absorbs negative energy. It balances yin and yang. Jasper clears electromagnetic and environmental pollution, including radiation. It encourages honesty with one’s self. Provides courage to assertively tackle problems. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. It supports during prolonged illness and re-energises the body. In addition to the general healing properties of Jasper, specific colours and forms have additional attributes.  

BRECCIATED JASPER  Energising • Healing • Purpose  

The "Stone of Remembrance," Brecciated Jasper is a form of Jasper that also contains Hematite. Red Brecciated Jasper is often called “Poppy Jasper”. Brecciated Jasper is a particularly good grounding stone, which can assist those who feel, overwhelmed. It can enhance organisational abilities whilst helping in developing creativity. Can give a positive outlook on life. This is a strong healing stone that promotes good health and long life. It provides a gentle source of grounded energy, enhancing courage and confidence. It unites mind, body and spirit and helps one to remember their soul’s purpose. It reminds us of our connections to each other.

PICTURE JASPER  Balance • Memory 

Picture Jasper encourages ecological awareness, bringing stability and balance. It contains a message and/or “picture” from the past. Picture Jasper is a stone of proportion and harmony and stimulates creative visualization. It helps to bring hidden thoughts and feelings – grief’s, fears, guilt, envy, love, hope – to the surface, to be released. Brings comfort and alleviates fear. It’s is a grounding and harmonizing stone with a strong connection to the earth. It is said to promote feelings of responsibility towards the planet, encouraging a need to care for and protect it. Picture Jasper’s grounding energy can give you a strong sense of who you are, where you’ve been and where you are going.

RED JASPER Protection • Stimulation  

Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone. Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy. Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations. An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions.

LAVA  Balance • Courage • Grounding • Strength 

Lava is a stone of strength and courage. It allows one the opportunity for stability throughout changes in their life. Lava stone is, in essence, the solid form of fire. It is, therefore, a stone that is associated with the Phoenix and rebirth. Since the stone is the result of almost violent natural events, it is considered a strong stone and one that assists the wearer to succeed in desperate circumstances. As it comes from and is of the earth, lava stone is reputed to assist the wearer to be more in tune with Mother Earth. As these stones also contain the powerful energy of the volcano that created them, this means that they are excellent to aid healing… especially when you are feeling depressed or lacking energy and vitality.

MOONSTONE  Divine Energy • Feminine • Harmony 

Moonstone is an excellent stone to use in meditation to understand oneself. Moonstone supports the heart as it stimulates the mind, soothing worry or anxiety, and bringing out the best in people. Its loving energy promotes the Divine in all situations. It helps to strengthen intuition brings balance and harmony. It soothes stress, anxiety, women’s hormones it enhances intuitive sensitivity via feelings and less overwhelmed by personal feelings. Greater flexibility and flow with life It reminds us of our own worth and divinity. It invokes sensuality and gentle passion. It enhances and makes aware of the power of the Divine Feminine.

OBSIDIAN  Hope • Purpose 

Obsidian is formed as lava from volcanic eruptions cools within the earth. The speed at which it cools prevents crystallisation and the rock forms as solid volcanic glass. Obsidian helps to protect against depression. It is the stone of the soft-hearted and gentle people of the world. As a black gemstone, it symbolises self-control and resilience. Obsidian is truth enhancing. A strongly protective stone, it forms a shield against negativity. Obsidian draws out mental stress and tension. It stimulates growth on all levels, urging exploration of the unknown and opening new horizons. Brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion. Helps you to know who you truly are. Obsidian dissolves emotional blockages and ancient traumas. Promotes qualities of compassion and strength.

GOLD-SHEEN OBSIDIAN  Clarity • Protection 

Gold-Sheen Obsidian is Black Obsidian with bright, gold-coloured inclusions. Like all Obsidian's, Gold-Sheen Obsidian is a very protective stone. It is said to form a shield against negativity and to absorb negative energies from the environment. It can also take you deep into the core of a problem by helping you to connect to the past, present and future. Gold-Sheen Obsidian can eliminate feelings of futility and ego-conflict allowing you to find your correct spiritual path. It helps you to gain access to the root of your problems and it can help define possible paths of action. It reflects what is needed in your life and helps you with the elimination of your ego. Its energy enhances your ability to achieve worldly success through the expression of your unique talents

MAGNESITE Calming • Self-worth

Magnesite is a wonderful relaxing and calming stone to use in meditation… and it has the potential to aid you to create quite amazing changes in your life. It has a soothing vibration, and if you meditate with it, and specifically tune into the energy of your heart it will allow your mind to respond to the desires of the heart. This aids you to live your life in alignment with your hearts needs and aspirations. Its vibration may help you to love yourself… and this will in most of you, increase your level of self-esteem. One of its powerful attributes is that it stimulates your mind to communicate with your heart. This may bring through amazing almost heavenly joy… and it is said to stimulate passion and heartfelt love in many people. It aids you to be true to yourself… and if you are stressed it helps you to relieve anxiety.

ONYX  Balance • Energy 

Onyx is an excellent stone for releasing any negative emotions or stress, such as sorrow and grief, and brings good fortune while helping the wearer recognise personal strengths. This black coloured stone helps in relaxation, and in facing various challenges in life, especially if one suffers from a lack of life energy and exhaustion. This is a great stone for balancing the root/base energy flow (chakra).

QUARTZ  Amplification • Cleansing • Clearing • Energy • Healing • Power 

Clear Quartz stones are one of the most versatile stones in the mineral realm. It easily enhances any intention focused through it. It also amplifies the energetic properties of any stones it is used with. Different formations of quartz have other associated properties: Ancient Japanese believed quartz formed from the breath of a white dragon and regarded it as representing perfection. Quartz is a power stone. It has been called the “Universal Crystal” because of its many uses. It enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting. It channels universal energy. Quartz also enhances thoughts, as they are a form of energy. Because it directs and amplifies energy, it is extremely beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation and protection. Due to its ability to balance, quartz is excellent for harmonizing and balancing one’s environment. Quartz is also good for energizing other crystals. Quartz is also a stone of clarity, which dispels negativity and clears away negative energy. It can be used to purify and clarify on the spiritual, mental, and physical planes. It is powerfully protective because of these properties. Quartz enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom. Because it clarifies thought processes and emotions, it can increase inspiration and creativity. It can also help particularly with concentration, studying, and retaining what one learns. Quartz is also a stone of harmony because it balances energies, and is even helpful in romantic relationships.

ROSE QUARTZ Clarity • Intuition • Love 

Rose quartz is a beautiful translucent pink stone that radiates the energy of unconditional love. It is the best crystal for healing anxiety because it replaces worries and fears and brings in feelings of calmness and reassurance. Rose quartz is often called the “Love Stone.” Its energetic hallmark is that of unconditional love that opens the heart chakra. This makes rose quartz a stone for every type of love: self-love, family, platonic, romantic, and unconditional. As a variety of quartz, rose quartz has high energy, and this strong energy can enhance love in virtually any situation. Rose quartz is used to raise self-esteem and a strong sense of self-worth. Its loving energies teach us to apply this love to ourselves and thereby find ourselves more worthy. Emotionally, rose quartz is used to balance emotions and bring peace and calm. This calm emotional balance brings stress relief and easing of anxiety. All these things carry energies of forgiveness, tolerance, and compassion to the fore, enabling us to see the good in both others and ourselves.

SELENITE Connection • Luck • Protection 

The meaning of the name Selenite comes from the Greek word meaning “moon” and is a high vibration stone that may open up your crown chakra or soul star chakra (trans-personal chakra). The eighth chakra is commonly called the soul star chakra or seat of the soul. It is located about 6″ above the top of the head, above the crown chakra. It is the point from where Divine love and Spiritual energy enter the body. Selenite is also a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision-making abilities. It is also a stone of truth and honesty and considered to be an angel stone and can amplify intuition.

SILVER  Energy • Rebirth 

The name silver comes from the Anglo-Saxon word siolfur, which means silver. Its symbol is Ag, which comes from the Latin word for silver, argentum. Silver has been known since antiquity. A mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between our spiritual and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive energies. Silver is considered to improve speech and bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

SMOKY QUARTZ  Centering • Clearing • Grounding 

Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts and can help one reach personal and business goals. It is also used in assisting in making wishes come true by grounding their essence in reality. Thus, it is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. Smoky quartz is beneficial mentally in several ways. It fosters cooperation in groups and supports their efforts energetically. It engenders creativity by bringing the same energies of grounding the creative process, in reality, to bring imaginative efforts to fulfilment. Smoky quartz also works energetically to assist in prioritising needs and wants and brings wisdom to everyday life. It is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is a helpful stone for enhancing and encouraging courage and inner strength. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.

SHELL (TRIDACNA)  Adaptability • Imagination • Intuition • Sensitivity 

Shell provides boundless growth. It stimulates Intuition, sensitivity, imagination & adaptability. It helps to enhance mental clarity and provides insight into decision-making. Shell promotes cooperation between the self and others, as well as within the self. It provides cohesive energy for groups. The Hawaiians believed the mind, body and soul of a person were all interlinked and the physical body could not be healed without healing the spirit of the person. One of the healing methods they used was a seashell, by placing them on the person to restore spiritual and physical health.

SILVER  Energy • Rebirth 

Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between our spiritual and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive energies. Silver is considered to improve speech and bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

SUNSTONE  Leadership • Personal Power • Freedom • Openness   

Sunstone is a symbol of the sun and it has an energy of light inside. It is a "Stone of Leadership", reflecting the qualities of Light, it brings openness, benevolence and warmth, strength, and mental clarity. Sunstone gives you the power to overcome difficulties and the vitality needed to live your life. It brings a flood of light into dark corners of the mind, making it an excellent healing aid for clearing away negative thought patterns. It encourages independence and originality and is inspirational in revealing talents, Those who hold back because of fears and self-doubt may find Sunstone melts away the sense of unworthiness, feelings of being discriminated against, disadvantaged or abandoned. It emanates a rich and positive spectrum of energies that re-balances one's emotional patterns and encourages optimism and enthusiasm. It can help transform anger into energy and judgment into joy.

TIBETAN AGATE  Cleansing • Courage • Healing •Power • Strength

Tibetan Agate is an all-around healing gemstone. It is known for healing the mind body and spirit, and healing and organizing surrounding environments. It has a stabilizing effect on the body, cleansing at the physical and emotional level.

This agate, in particular, produces strength, power and courage, enhances truthfulness and brings forth understanding. Tibetan Agates are also known as Tibetan Dzi agates. Dzi (pronounced as zeeee…) originated from Tibet and the Himalayan mountains. In Tibetan, this word can simply be translated to bring good meanings of “splendour, brightness and shine”. It comes in different shapes and sizes and is dark coloured agate bead etched with a number of eyes, heavenly patterns and auspicious symbols.

The dZi is originated from Tibet and is endorsed by all to possess protective, enhancing, curative and healing powers. It often brings fantastic good fortune, prosperity, wealth and good health to the owner as well. Wearing the powerful dzi is believed to dissipate such negativities depending on their patterns and usage.

TURQUOISE  Peace • Emotional Balance • Communciation

Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminium. It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Turquoise is a natural, light blue to deep bluish-green colored, semi-precious gemstone variety of the Phosphate mineral family. It is said to have numerous astrological and healing benefits. Enhances creative expression, peace of mind, emotional balance, communication, friendship and loyalty.

African Fair Trade Recycled Glass  Focus • Rebirth • Communication

Traditional glass beads of Ghana are often referred to as Krobo beads (the Krobo mountains being the main area of production). These beads are made from recycled glass and have been made this way since the 16th century and used as a form of currency.  Glass is a melding of the traditional four elements.  Through fire and air, the silica earth element is made molten and formed into a liquid only to return to its earthly state as a solid. It can be made to focus light or allow light to pass through invisibly or carry lightwaves great distances through tiny strands. Metaphysically, glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication.