But think of it: people do become deeply attached to a piece of jewelry. Many consider it their “good luck charm.” So maybe there’s some truth to it afterall. Take a read…wait. Let’s light a candle first:
Ahh…that’s much better. Nothing like a little ambiance:
Gem stones hold onto energies. It is this which makes them so helpful in magical tasks and healing. They act as containers for magical energy. This makes gem stones ideal as altar tools and charms for spells.
For healing, stones are willing to have disease transferred into them. They then hold onto it until it can be safely flushed away. Healing stones don’t need to be gem stones – river and lake stones work wonderfully.
This ability to hold onto energy also means that new gem stones aren’t “fresh.” They are holding energies from past owners, people who mined them, people who polished and set and sold them, and people who held them in the shop before you picked them up . . .
So take care to cleanse all new stones thoroughly before using them.
Popular Gem Stones And Their Meaning
Amethyst Healing on all levels – body, mind, and spirit. Raises vibrational frequency and protects against negative energies. Amber Transmutes negative energy into positive. Bridges conscious self to the Divine. Diamond Purifies. Amplifies thoughts and feelings – both positive and negative. Hematite Grounding. Clarifies thought, improves memory, and calms anxiety. Lapis Lazuli Deep wisdom and intuition. Opens the third eye and leads to enlightenment. Moonstone Balances yin and yang. Enhances the inner feminine, and acceptance for yin attributes. Opal Amplifies emotion, insight, and spontaneity. Very potent, and can cause difficulties with the wrong person. Each colour of opal has its own properties. Pearl Pure mind and heart. Balances emotions and reduces stress. Quartz Crystal Attracts, amplifies, and sends energy. Easy and safe. Useful for all kinds of healing. Rose Quartz Balances yin and yang, restoring harmony after emotional wounding. Turquoise Highly spiritual yet grounding. Uplifting to unconditional Love. Aligns chakras and opens heart.
Gold Symbol of the Sun and the God, as well as purity of spirit and eternity. Silver Symbol of the Moon and the Goddess, the soul, and the beauty of the Wheel of Life. White Gold Symbol of the pure and eternal Light of the Divine, the union of Goddess and God in One, the Spirit manifest in physical for
Source: Wicca Spirituality