Gemstone Information

Abalone
Handmade Abalone EarringsAbalone Shells are made up of calcium carbonate and grow in the ocean, forming part of a living ecosystem. Various types of shell have been used as adornment for centuries. Shells are intimately connected to the sea and represent the tides of emotion. Abalone creates an easy flow of feelings and sensitivities to others. Wear this shell for family connection, particularly motherhood, and it is said to bring harmony in relationships. The play and variety of colors represent change in the beauty of existence. Our Abalone jewelry is very lightweight, allowing big looks without sacrifice.
Metaphysical: Abalone strengthens the structure of the body and the functions of the heart chakra..

Agate
Agate is the zodiac stone for Gemini birthdays from May 22 – 22. The variety of quartz crystals that encompasses Agates is known in a spectrum of colors including green, yellow, red, reddish-brown, white, black, and pale blue. Agates exhibit interesting patterns and color banding that adds to their unique beauty. The most popular varieties are known as Chalcedony, Carnelian, Moss Agate, Onyx, and Blue Lace Agate. Since ancient times, agates have been favored in jewelry due to their abundance, hardness, and wide variety of colors. Agate was the traditional birthstone for May in both Hebrew and Roman traditions. They are said to bring good luck, protection, and balance while providing a connection to the earth and nature. Agates are beneficial to all Chakras according to color.
Amazonite
Amazonite is a blue-green to pale green stone in the feldspar group. It comes mainly from United States and Australia. This variety of feldspar is named after the Amazon River. Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy. It promotes kindness and practicality. It is an excellent stone for artists and for men. Pale azure blue amazonite is known as the lucky "Hope Stone". Amazonite helps balance the emotions and gives physical stamina.

Amethyst
Amethyst is the zodiac stone of Pisces, February 20 - March 20. It is also the traditional birthstone for the month of February. One of the most popular of the colored gemstones, Amethyst comes in a variety of purple toned quartz, from pale translucent lavender to rich deep purple-red. Amethyst was believed by Greek and Romans to prevent the wearer from getting drunk, and was used in protection against poison. Amethyst is known as the Sobriety Stone. It promotes sincerity and brings peace of mind to its wearer.

Metaphysical: Amethyst stimulates and supports the 7th Chakra or Crown Chakra, spiritual awareness, meditation, and sobriety.

Care Tips: Guard your amethyst from heat and direct sunshine as these will fade its rich purple color.
Aquamarine
Aquamarine is the gemstone for March! Its name, derived from water and the ocean, reflects it's beautiful range of colors and transparency. Since early times, Aquamarine has been believed to endow the wearer with foresight, courage, clarity and happiness, while alleviating fears and phobias. It is said to increase intelligence and make one youthful. As a healing stone, keep this close as a treatment for anxiety and a means to extract poison and toxins from the body. Having the most influence on the throat chakra, Aquamarine is best worn on a short necklace to cleans and heal. Harmony uses raw-cut Aquamarine gemstones, keeping them closest to their most pure form, and ensuring each pair is unique.
Aventurine
Aventurine is mainly quartz, a quartzite, usually containing mica. It occurs in several colors including green, red and blue. Green Aventurine is the stone of luck and chance. It is said to increase perception and creative insight. It is a heart chakra stone. Blue Aventurine is an Aries stone that opens the third eye. It is a powerful mental healer that increases vitality and a positive outlook. This stone assists in self-discipline and developing inner strength. Aventurine has a stabilizing effect on the emotions. It is excellent for teenagers.
Bloodstone
Bloodstone is the traditional zodiac stone of Aries, March 21 - April 20. It is a variety of Jasper with extra iron oxide, and is also known as Blood Jasper. Bloodstone has been treasured since ancient times and was often carved into religious images by Medieval Christians. Known as the stone of strength, vitality, and courage, Bloodstone promotes honesty, integrity, and healing in relationships. A centering and grounding stone, it helps to clear obstacles while giving strength and purpose to "present time" awareness. Bloodstone is said to aid in attracting abundance and prosperity to the wearer. It supports the 1st or Root Chakra.
Carnelian
Carnelian is the Zodiac stone for Virgos, August 24 – September 23. Carnelian is from the quartz family, and is a variety of Chalcedony. Beloved for its rich color that ranges from brilliant orange to deep-red to red-brown, Carnelian is a wonderful stone for jewelry and has been used widely since before Roman times. Carnelian was often used in signet rings that were pressed into wax to seal letters and correspondence of great importance. A stone of ambition, energy, and drive – Carnelian helps you to find positive courage to achieve dreams. It stimulates and motivates energy flow while protecting the wearer from negative emotions. Carnelian is associated with the 1st and 2nd Chakras or the Root and Belly Chakras.