Onyx The word Onyx comes from the Greek, having the same spelling, and meaning fingernail. Onyx is a variety of chalcedony, formed by parallel quartz and moganite bands, alternating light and dark colours. It was already used in jewelry in the Ancient Egypt, where it was used against the evil eye, and to bring happiness and wealth to its carrier. Onyx eases objective thinking, so it is suitable for those who suffer from melancholy. It helps in taking quick decisions, and in stabilizing emotions faced to the fear of the unknown; it also strengthens meditation. It has stabilizing effects on our organism, improves the proper body functioning.
Lapis Lazuli. Lapis is a Latin word meaning "stone", and Lazuli is taken from the Persian "lazaward", the name of the stone in Persian. In the ancient civilization of Sumer it was believed that whoever carried Lapis Lazuli was carrying the true presence of God. In the Ancient Egypt it was used to do figurines of the God Khepri. Lapis lazuli is known as the stone of communication, as it improves rational thinking. It is highly regarded for use in meditation. It is also effective against emotional imbalance.
The word Turquoise is very old. It derives from french "Pierre Turquoise", meaning Turkish Stone. It is believed that this comes from a confusion, because there aren't Turquoises in Turkey, but the first dealers who brought the gemstone to Europe were Turkish. The Turquoises were found in Iran, but they were associated with Turkey. Even the best quality Turquoises are fragile stones, with a maximum hardness level just below 6 in the Mohs scale, slightly less than a normal window glass. Turquoise boosts communication, eloquence and creativity. It is known as the joy and welfare stone. It absorbs negative energy. It helps see life favourably and with good mood. Amulet for travelers. Useful against the evil eye. It helps to increase attention and clarifies ideas.
Malachite The stone's name comes from Greek "molochitis lithos", "mallow-green stone". Malachite will protect you from dangers, and will help you face them. It is used for purifying energies and bodies. It is connected with the third and fourth chakra. It can improve your mood; it helps regenerate tissues, and gives emotional balance. Malachite is the intelligence stone, it provides inspiration; it is a creativity symbol. It is a balance stone; it helps channeling your energy, and directs it towards an objective.
The name citrine comes from the French word "citron" (lemon) because of its characteristic yellow color. In previous times, the citrine was used as a talisman to protect against plagues, ease skin problems and keep away evil thoughts. In addition, it was often used and as a spell against snake bites and other venomous reptiles. Citrine promotes inner peace and stability and it is associated with prosperity and generosity. It contributes positively to your state of humor by increasing your capacity to concentration. It is frequently used in cases of depression, mania, phobias and self-insecurity. Citrine is a mineral that helps activate mental powers; it deflects negative energies of the environment, and it emits an enormous healing energy. Its energy helps activate your physical and emotional systems.
The name "chalcedony" is derived from Khalkedon, an ancient city located on the Bosphorus It is a mineral related with quartz, which with it shares the same chemical formula, except that Chaledony does not form well developed crystals. The crystals that give body to this mineral are tiny, so small that they are barely perceptible, forming a structure known by the name of microcrystalline. Chalcedony is the symbol of love and maternal love. It is used to absorb negative energies and it appears to be very suitable to treat the state of melancholy and anger, it also gives strength to the voice. It was once customary to give to young women and mothers chalcedony figures with omen of good luck and happiness.
Sodalite is named after its sodium content. This stone works as a mental regulator, it compensates for the excess of mental activity, but it is also useful for stimulating the mind if necessary. It helps in the comprehension of other's problems. It inspires with the wish of truth and justice. It is also useful for cleaning electromagnetic pollution caused by electronic devices, like computers or TVs, just by pacing a piece on top of the machine.
Magnesite is usually found as a microcrystalline mass, compact and opaque, similar to porcelain, greyish white or yellowish. When it is a perfectly crystallized piece, magnesite is colourless, transparent if pure; or yellowish if it contains iron, manganese or calcium, replacing magnesium in the composition. It is used to bring peace to meditation. It helps bringing balance in hard relationships. It also helps in the recognition of unconscious thoughts. It helps selfish persons in being more generous. Magnesium is extracted from this stone; which is an essential part of the bath salts, thanks to its important therapeutic properties.
The name is due to aragonite German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner, who in 1788 defined it from some specimens from Molina de Aragon, Guadalajara (Spain), which he erroneously attributed to Aragon. Also known as iron flower as it is usually found with this metal. The aragonite is the building suitable for people accused of timidity, people for various reasons unable to relate. Owning a piece of this crystal aragonite who gives carries an amazing ability to make decisions.
Turquenite is artificially blue coloured Howlite, named that way because of its resemblance with Turquoise. Sometimes it's used to replace Turquosie in jewellery. It is a relaxing stone, sometimes used against insomnia. It absorbs our anger. It's helpful in meditation. It also helps in remembering and interpreting dreams.