Gemstone Properties – Arcane Fragments

Gemstone Properties

Increases nobility  Spiritual awareness Psychic abilities Inner peace and healing Healing of body, mind & soul Positive transformation Meditation Balance Relieves stress Communication

◢ Legend & Folklore

Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to stimulate, and soothe, the mind and emotions. It is a semi-precious stone in today’s classifications, but to the ancients, it was a “Gem of Fire"; a Precious Stone worth, at times in history, as much as a Diamond.

In Greek, amethyst means “not drunken.” Ancient Greeks and Romans believed this gemstone could ward off the intoxicating powers of Bacchus and keep the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted. They would even add these crystals to their wine goblets in an attempt to keep from getting drunk.

Catholic bishops felt that amethyst could prevent people from getting “drunk” on religious power, and instead kept them more grounded. The Book of the Dead encouraged Egyptians to turn amethysts into heart-shaped amulets for burial.

◢ Healing Properties

Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. It guards against psychic attack, transmuting the energy into love and protecting the wearer from all types of harm, including geopathic or electromagnetic stress and ill wishes from others. Amethyst is a natural tranquillizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Amethyst encourages sobriety, having a sobering effect on overindulgence of alcohol, drugs or other addictions. It calms and stimulates the mind, helping you become more focused, enhancing memory and improving motivation. Amethyst assists in remembering and understanding dreams. It relieves insomnia. Encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. It strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer. It destroys malignant tumors and aids in tissue regeneration. Cleanses the blood. Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress. Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension. It reduces bruising, swellings, injuries, and treats hearing disorders. Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.

Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and is a 6th Anniversary gemstone.

Amethyst Associations
Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra
Birthstone - February
Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
Planet - Jupiter
Element - Air, Water
Vibration - Number 3
Typical colours - light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple

 Strength  Stamina  Constancy  Permanence  Firmness  Durability  Self-control

◢ Legend & Folklore

In ancient times Onyx was believed to have a demon imprisoned within that would awaken at night, sowing discord, especially between lovers. Nowadays, strength-giving Onyx is a protective stone for dark nights and lonely places. Taking you forward to view the future, it is useful when a relationship needs stabilizing or when it has passed its sell-by date and needs releasing. Effective in past-life work for healing old injuries and physical trauma affecting the present life, it anchors the flighty into a stable way of life and imparts self-control. Onyx is thought to increase regeneration, happiness, intuition, instincts and also believed to decrease sexual desire and helps to change bad habits.

Since ancient times Onyx is believed to absorb negative energy. The more negativity it absorbs  the darker the crystal gets.

It is said that Cleopatra used to wear Black Onyx for its protective features. Sensing negative energy, the crystal would vibrate, alerting the queen of potential  danger.

◢ Healing Properties

Onyx gives strength.  It promotes vigor, steadfastness and stamina.  Imparts self-confidence, helping you to be at ease in your surroundings.  Onyx banishes grief, enhances self-control and stimulates the power of wise decision-making.  It encourages happiness and good fortune.

Onyx treats disorders of the bones, bone marrow and blood.  It is beneficial for teeth and the feet.

Onyx is a variety of Chalcedony 

Zodiac - Gemini, Leo
Element - Earth
Vibration - Number 6

 Intellect  Focus  Learning  Clarity of concentration  Acceptance  Unconditional Love  Stimulates thoughts & ideas  Communication  Intellectual pursuits  Peace and harmony  Fights viruses

◢ Legend & Folklore

As this stone was recently identified, there is no history about it. In spite of this, it surely has a long history but under the name of other best known stones.
The first mention as a particular stone dates back to 1767 when the naturalist Pedro Francisco Davila identified a “phosphoric stone”.

We only found one mention about a stone coming from the mine of Logrosan in Estremadura in Spain. Known since the Antiquity, this stone (apatite) would have been used in the “cercon de las brujas” (the witch circle). It was thrown in the fire to get fluorescent sparkles.

◢ Healing Properties

Apatite is a stone of manifestation. It is related to service and to humanitarian pursuits. Apatite is attuned to the future, yet connects to past lives. It stimulates the development of our psychic gifts and spiritual attunement, deepening meditation and aiding communication and self-expression on all levels. It balances the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, and the chakras, eliminating overactivity and stimulating underactivity.

Psychologically, Apatite increases motivation. It draws off negativity about oneself and others. It is helpful for hyperactivity and autism in children. Apatite enhances creativity and the intellect. It clears confusion and frustration, reducing irritability and awakening the inner self. Apatite expands knowledge and truth and eases sorrow, apathy, and anger.

Physically, Apatite aids in the absorption of calcium, helping cartilage, bones and teeth; healing bones and encouraging the formation of new cells. It improves arthritis and joint problems. Apatite can successfully help in suppressing hunger and raising the metabolic rate, encouraging healthy eating. It heals the glands, meridians, organs and overcomes hypertension.

Zodiac - Gemini
Element - Air
Vibration - Number 9

♢ Relaxation ♢ Contentment ♢ Compassion ♢ Nurturing ♢ Consolation ♢ Tranquility ♢ Healing ♢ Completion

Calligraphy also know as Snake Jasper is a variety of Chalcedony, which is a microcrystalline variety of Quartz.

◢ Legend & Folklore

The Ancient Egyptians associated jasper with the menstrual blood of the goddess Isis and believed that it assisted pregnant women and helped with breastfeeding.

In the early days of Christianity, the Bishop of Salamis credited green jasper with the power to drive away evil fantasies.

It is the stone of Archangels Haniel and Sandalphon.

◢ Healing Properties

Jasper is known as the “supreme nurturer”. It sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. 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. Aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. Prolongs sexual pleasure. It supports during prolonged illness and re-energizes the body.

Zodiac - Leo, Virgo, Scorpio
Planet - Mars
Element - Fire

♢ Emotional warmth ♢ Sociability ♢ Creativity ♢ Individuality ♢ Memory ♢ Appreciation of nature ♢ Harmony ♢ Courage ♢ Happiness ♢ Self-esteem ♢ Rebirth ♢ Reincarnation ♢ Past life recall

◢ Legend & Folklore

Since ancient times, many people have considered the carnelian a lucky stone. Over the centuries, this belief has grown elaborately. The English and French royal courts of the 18th century used a symbolic “gem language” to convey messages discreetly. The first letters of the gems set in brooches and other jewelry pieces conveyed a motto or sentiment. Thus, with the correct acrostic placement, wearing a carnelian brooch to dinner could mean you wish everyone “Good Luck.”

◢ Healing Properties

A stabilizing stone, Carnelian restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian is useful for overcoming abuse of any kind. It helps in trusting yourself and your perceptions. It overcomes negative conditioning and encourages steadfastness. Carnelian improves analytic abilities and clarifies perception. It sharpens concentration and dispels mental lethargy. Protects against envy, rage and resentment. Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity and replaces it with a love of life. Carnelian boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.

Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression. It regulates the kidneys, and accelerates healing in bones and ligaments. Improves vitamin and mineral absorption and ensures good blood supply to organs and tissues.

Inspiration  Creativity  Artistic expression

◢ Legend & Folklore

Howlite is a mystical stone known to be calming and helping its wearers to gain a balanced mood and positive mind. For restless workaholics, Howlite is believed to help to relieve insomnia and encouraging a good night’s rest. Howlite is believed to open attunement and prepare the mind to receive wisdom. Howlite absords your anger and any that is directed toward you. Howlite formulates ambitions, both spiritual and material, and assists in achieving them, and facilitates calm and reasoned communication.

◢ Healing Properties

Howlite is an aid to insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind. Formulates ambitions and aids in achieving them. Howlite strengthens memory and stimulates desire for knowledge. It teaches patience and helps to eliminate rage, pain and stress. A calming stone, Howlite calms communication, facilitates awareness and encourages emotional expression.

Howlite balances calcium levels in the body. It aids teeth, bones and soft tissue. Helpful in cases of osteoporosis.

Zodiac - Gemini
Element - Air
Vibration - Number 2

♢ Stability ♢ Longevity ♢ Fertility ♢ Serenity ♢ Wisdom ♢ Practicality ♢ Tranquility ♢ Balance ♢ Peace ♢ Harmony ♢ Moderation ♢ Perspective

◢ Legend & Folklore

Jade is a major part of Chinese culture. There is a saying, “ Gold is valuable, but jade is priceless.” This thinking goes beyond the Chinese’s belief in jade’s healing abilities. The stone’s prominence is well woven into Chinese history and folklore. One story tells the tale of when the Mongols invaded China, and the dragons, saddened over those slain, cried tears that turned to jade when they touched the earth. To the Chinese jade, known as the “stone of heaven,” symbolizes goodness, beauty and purity, and is a spiritual substance. During the Han dynasty (206 B.C. – 220 A.D.), Chinese nobility buried their dead with jade body plugs or even entire suits made of thin, rectangular plates of jade, believing the heavenly stone would help the deceased achieve immortality. Get ready to channel your inner Chinese goddess with these 14k yellow gold drop earrings suspending two circular pieces of jade.

Jade is a 12th Anniversary gemstone. Other varieties of Jade include: Jadeite and Nephrite. Serpentine is the correct name for New Jade.

◢ Healing Properties

Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity. It signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility. It increases love and nurturing. A protective stone, Jade keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade attracts good luck and friendship. It stabilizes the personality and promotes self-sufficiency. Soothes the mind, releasing negative thoughts. Stimulates ideas. A “dream stone”, Jade brings insightful dreams. It aids emotional release, especially of irritability. Jade encourages you to become who you really are.

Jade aids the body’s filtration and elimination organs. It is excellent for treating kidney problems and adrenal glands. Jade removes toxins, rebinds skeletal and cellular systems, and heals stitches. It assists fertility and childbirth. Jade balances body fluids.

Chakras - Heart Chakra
Zodiac - Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Libra
Element - Earth

♢ Inner truth ♢ Inner power ♢ Love ♢ Purification ♢ Intuition ♢ Positive magic ♢ Self-confidence ♢ Manifestation ♢ Friendship

Lapis Lazuli is a combination rock type of Calcite, Lazurite & Pyrite. Lapis Lazuli is a 9th Anniversary gemstone.

◢ Legend & Folklore

Lapis lazuli legends are among the oldest in the world. The myth of Inanna, the Sumerian goddess of love, and her descent and return from the underworld may date from as early as 4,000 BCE. Inanna entered the underworld bearing the insignias of her rank, including a lapis lazuli necklace and rod.

“In ancient Sumer,” writes Scott Cunningham in his Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem, and Metal Magic, “lapis lazuli has timeless associations” with royalty and deities. People believed the stone contained “the soul of the deity, who would ‘rejoice in its owner.’”

In Ancient Egypt, pharaohs favored lapis lazuli, and judges wore emblems of Maat, the goddess of truth, made from the stone.

◢ Healing Properties

A stone of protection that may be worn to guard against psychic attacks, Lapis Lazuli quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace. It brings harmony and deep inner self-knowledge. Encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one’s truth and inspires confidence. It bonds relationships, aiding in expression of feelings and emotions.

Lapis Lazuli boosts the immune system, purifies blood, lowers blood pressure, cooling and soothing areas of inflammation. It alleviates insomnia and vertigo, and overcomes depression. Lapis Lazuli benefits the respiratory and nervous systems and the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid, cleanses organs, bone marrow and thymus.

Chakras - Throat Chakra, Third Eye Chakra
Birthstone - December
Zodiac - Taurus, Sagittarius
Element - Water

♢ Protection ♢ Nurturing ♢ Peace ♢ Calm ♢ Wholeness ♢ Meditation

Picasso-Marble is also called Picasso Stone or Picasso Jasper.
It’s a type of marble that’s actually metamorphosed limestone, which is a calcium magnesium carbonate mineral.
This stone is very aptly named because it looks like brush strokes of browns, blacks, and greys on the surface of the stone.
These patterns are created by iron oxides and form as lines and veins.
Picasso-Marble truly does resemble an abstract painting by cubist painter Pablo Picasso.

◢ Legend & Folklore

Picasso marble is quite new and it has not been used a lot. Therefore, there is no data about it.

◢ Healing Properties

Picasso-Marble is an extremely nurturing stone. It will support and sustain you during your times of stress or difficulties.

It will give you what you need for you to get past the difficult stage, and it will do so with love and protection.

Picasso-Marble is also a very grounding and calming stone. It will be your companion stone during your challenging period, and it will make sure that you are connected strongly to reality.

This stone will bring you feelings of peace, calm, and wholeness. Which is why it’s also an excellent meditation stone.

It’s a very protective stone that will keep you safe from physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual harm.
It will remove all the negative energies that surround your aura, and it will protect you from any kind of physical or psychical attacks.

Picasso-Marble will also remind you to celebrate life as much as you can. Life is too short, so just go ahead and enjoy yourself!
Live a little, but not to the extent of being reckless or irresponsible.

♢ Longevity ♢ Remembrance of past lives

◢ Legend & Folklore

The name 'serpentine' is thought to be derived from 'serpent' as its color is said to resemble that of a snake. Serpentine has been used for centuries by many cultures as an ornamental and healing stone. Serpentine was thought to protect against disease and evil sorcery. Serpentine is a strong stone of meditation and it is believed to help its wearers find inner-peace.

In ancient times, serpentine was used in offerings to gods and goddesses to request blessings. Physically, serpentine is thought to protect against the poison of snakes and other venomous creatures. It is also thought to help alleviate pains of the kidney, stomach cramps and tension. Serpentine is best for stimulating the crown chakra, but can be used for clearing all chakras.

◢ Healing Properties

An earthing stone, Serpentine also opens new pathways for the Kundalini energy. It aids in meditation and enhances spiritual exploration. Serpentine assists the retrieval of wisdom, helping to regain memory of past lives. It clears the chakras and stimulates the crown chakra, opening psychic abilities. Serpentine assists the conscious direction of healing energy toward problem areas. It corrects mental and emotional imbalances, helping you to feel more in control of your life.

Serpentine treats diabetes and hypoglycemia. It eliminates parasites within the body, and aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Serpentine is extremely cleansing and detoxifying for the body and blood.

Zodiac - Gemini
Element - Earth, Air
Vibration - Number 8

♢ Protection ♢ Clear thinking ♢ Personal empowerment ♢ Integrity ♢ Willpower ♢ Practicality ♢ Grounding ♢ Power ♢ Courage ♢ Grace

Tiger's Eye, also known as Tigers Eye, is a variety of Chalcedony. Tiger Eye is an 18th Anniversary gemstone.

◢ Legend & Folklore

It is said that Roman soldiers wore engraved Tiger's eye to protect them in battle, and it is still used as a protective stone. Tiger's Eye deals with issues of self-worth, self-criticism, and blocked creativity; and is excellent for people who are spaced out or uncommitted. Facilitating correct use of power, Tiger's Eye supports integrity and assists in accomplishing goals. It differentiates between wishful thinking and what one really needs, and assists in recognizing other people's needs..

◢ Healing Properties

A stone of protection, Tiger Eye may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety. Useful for recognizing one’s own needs in relation to the needs of others. Balancing yin-yang and energizing the emotional body, Tiger Eye stabilizes mood swings, imbues us with willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence, and releases tension.

Tiger Eye treats eyes, throat and reproductive organs, releases toxins, alleviates pain and is helpful in repairing broken bones and strengthening the alignment of the spinal column.

Chakras - Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra
Zodiac - Capricorn
Planet – Sun
Element – Fire, Earth

Balances opposites Grounding

Tourmalinated Quartz is clear rock crystal (crystal quartz) which has grown together with black tourmaline, and shows strands of the tourmaline running through the quartz, hence "tourmalinated." The earliest use of tourmalinated quartz was for tools made by hominds in Ethiopia over 2 million years ago.

The name Quartz comes from the Greek word krystallos which means ‘ice’, while the name Tourmaline is derived from the Sinhalese term turmali, the name given to all coloured crystals in Sri Lanka in the olden times.

◢ Legend & Folklore

In both Australia and South America one of the creation myths of quartz involves a cosmic serpent who is the creator of life and who was lead by a clear quartz crystal.

Ancient legend says that tourmaline is found in all colors because it traveled along a rainbow and gathered all the the rainbow's colors.


◢ Healing Properties

Tourmaline Quartz combines the properties of Tourmaline and Clear Quartz Crystal. Tourmaline purifies ones own energies and protects from negativity, while Quartz amplifies energies focused through it. This combination makes Tourmaline Quartz a powerful shield-stone that, depending on the desired intent of the wearer, can amplify and return negative energy, like a mirror spell, or can convert the negative energy into positive energy for the wearer.

An effective grounding stone, Tourmaline Quartz strengthens the body's energy field against external invasion and deflects detrimental environmental influences. It is often seen as a symbol of unity and is an effective problem solver. It eliminates crystallized patterns which are, or may have been, destructive in ones own life and releases tensions at any level. Its liberating power against negative energy can be used to assist us to actualize the strength needed to alleviate negative or hostile relationships and situations. Tourmaline Quartz balances yin / yang energies. It harmonizes disparate and opposite elements and polarities, and turns negative thoughts and energies into positive ones. Psychologically, it helps to integrate and heal the shadow energies, alleviating self-sabotage. It harmonizes the meridians, the subtle bodies, and the chakras.

Tourmaline Quartz detoxifies the entire body and is used to treat disorders of the digestive tract.