In Depth Crystal Info
There are many ways to choose crystals, in fact some people say they choose you. There may be a certain stone that you feel more drawn to than others, so pay attention to these feelings and trust your intuition. You can also choose your crystals based on the energy centre that you feel you need the most support with, the information below will help you.
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About: Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in earth’s crust after feldspar. Even though there are many different types of quartz such as rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, and citrine, pure quartz is traditionally called clear quartz and is colourless and transparent. It has been used for centuries in hard stone carvings and in the making of jewellery. Quartz is a commonly identified mystical substance for Australian aboriginals and is found regularly in cemetery passages in Europe and Ireland. Clear quartz is highly valued and useful today not only for it’s beauty, but also for its ability to transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy. It is also able to focus, amplify, and store energy, which makes it useful in ultrasound devices, watches, microphones, radio transmitters, and computers.
Metaphysical: The same properties that make it useful in electronics and technology make it a very versatile and multidimensional stone for healing, meditation, and expansion of consciousness. To benefit fully from clear quartz though one must feel in harmony with the stone and feel deserving of its gifts. Clear quartz makes excellent wands staffs and templates for focusing and harnessing metaphysical energy. Carrying and holding clear quartz can give one an instant energetic lift, and it can be used to filter negativity and transform critical thoughts and actions by producing a protective ionic aura.
Physical: Clear quartz is said to add strength and clarity to the intellect, aid and improve concentration and memory retention, and have a hypnotic quality that is conducive to sleep. It is a master healer crystal that stimulates the immune and circulatory systems. Crystal healers use it to treat migraines, vertigo, motion sickness, and it has even been used for weight loss.
Why you should wear this stone: Due to clear quartz’s transformative, calming and healing properties we, at I love Chakra, use clear quartz in our crown and third eye chakra laces, malas, bracelets, and crystal beams. The crown chakra is our connection to father divine. It governs the meditative calm space that one enters when the mind is still and we are connected to the vibrations of the universe. Through this chakra we pull celestial energy down from the heavens into this physical form. The third eye chakra is where this divine energy is translated and transformed for our linear consciousness through intuition and dreams. Clear quartz can play a significant role in both of these processes because of the properties described above. Keeping it close to your skin as a lace, mala, bracelet, or crystal beam allows it to heal and benefit the wearer the most.
About: Howlite is a borate mineral normally found in evaporate deposits. Normally it forms as irregular nodular formations found in cauliflower like deposits. Crystals of howlite are rarely found in only a couple of deposits world-wide. It has a porous structure, which means it can be dyed (and often is) any color to resemble other stones. Often it is dyed to resemble turquoise as they both have irregular web like dark veins.
Metaphysical: Howlite is a powerful stone to bring awareness to your mind. It is known to calm the emotions, the psyche, and one’s energies. It may prepare one to receive wisdom or direction from higher realms by clearing and calming the energetic pathways. It has been used to release attachments from old pains or past life issues and then assist in processing the emotions associated with that endeavor while bringing peace to those areas.
Physical: Howlite is associated with the skeletal system and may be beneficial for osteoporosis and low calcium levels. It may improve bones and teeth as well. Due to howlite’s calming qualities it may be used to help with insomnia, anxiety and stress related disorders and illnesses.
Why you should wear this stone: We include howlite in our crown chakra laces, malas, and bracelets for its energetically calming properties and its ability to clear energetic pathways that allow access to a higher consciousness. The crown chakra is all about a quiet calm mind and being connected to higher energetic and spiritual realms. Howlite works to clear a pathway for the other stones included in the crown chakra line to fully activate your highest self. Think of it as a bull dozer that clears the mind of obstacles so that you can see and achieve access to the spirit realm. This stone is an important tool in your activation arsenal.
About: Blue lace agate is a form of silica with very fine grains and a soft blue colour (hence the name “blue lace”). Agate itself is formed in pockets within volcanic rock when siliceous matter gets deposited in regular intervals upon the walls. Agate can be found in many different colours, and will quite often have a layered or banded look to it. It has been used for thousands of years in hard stone carving, making brooches, pins, and other types of jewellery.
Metaphysical: Energetically Blue Lace Agate is a stone of expression, not a stone of protection. It’s calm colour and fluid bands make it useful in supporting the emotional and expressive spectrums of a soul. Use this stone to help calm yourself, alleviate emotional baggage, or uplift your spirits. Blue Lace Agate can also provide clarity of thought and help one remember what matters most.
Physical: Blue lace agate is said to help with any illness or aching in the neck region. This can include sore throats, aching or swollen glands in the neck, and thyroid issues. It is also said to help with issues with the skeletal structure including arthritis hereditary bone deformities and the healing breaks and fractures.
Why you should wear this stone: We, at I Love Chakra, include this peaceful and expressive stone in our crown chakra and throat chakra laces. It provides the calming energy needed to connect with the divine as well as the expressive energy needed to be your authentic self and speak your truth.
About: This glorious purple crystal has been prized for ages and at one time was as valuable as diamonds. It is actually in the quartz family. The presence of manganese in clear quartz produces amethyst and the amount of iron varies the level of purple coloration. It is found all over the world in geodes, clusters, and as long single terminations. This is also February’s birthstone.
Metaphysical: Amethyst is used to stimulate the psychic self and help connect to the subconscious realms including the dream space. Its energy encourages intuition and insight and can help with insomnia and anxiety. Amethyst encourages us to look deep within ourselves to come to terms and work with the energies and visions that lay at the core of our being.
Physical: Physically amethyst is said to help the sympathetic nervous system and endocrine glands work to optimum performance. It may boost hormones production and strengthen the immune system. Due to its affiliation with the third eye it can be said to treat insomnia, especially when caused by an overactive mind because it is calming and soothing to the neural impulses in the brain. For those same reasons it may help ease headaches and migraines.
Why you should where this stone: We use Amethyst in our third eye chakra collection because it helps to bring us back to centre and raise our awareness so we can balance our desires and goals with that of the universe. It is for this reason amethyst can be used to help guide us. So often our subconscious knows where and what we should do because it has a more direct connection to our universal purpose. It communicates this through the gentle pull of our intuition. Amethyst supports this and puts us in touch and in line with this powerful directing force. This is why it is so often associated with our third eye chakra and why we use it in our third eye collection.
About: Lepidolite is not a crystal. It is actually a lilac colored member of the micah group of stones. It was discovered in the mid-eighteenth century and was originally known as lilalite (from the Hindu word for play). It is a secondary source of lithium and is commonly associated with other lithium bearing minerals. It occurs along with granite and in other high temperature quartz veins. It originates from all over the world including Brazil, Russia, the US, and Canada.
Metaphysical: Healers refer to lepidolite as the peace stone. This stone has been said to encourage independence for setting and attaining goals in a calm and measured way. It may promote restful sleep, protect from exterior energies, and attract good luck while keeping negativity away. It is a very calming and balancing stone, hence it’s moniker, the peace stone. It is often used in dream work and rebirthing ceremonies.
Physical: Lepidolite has been used to assist with nerve pain, specifically sciatica, neuralgia, and joint problems by placing it directly on the area. It can also be helpful when working with immune system issues, addiction, depression, and anxiety related illnesses. It is a good stone to have around when dealing with any intense physical or psychological traumas.
Why you should wear this stone: We include lepidolite in our third eye laces for its calming and protective energies. So often when we are in a space where we need to trust our intuition we are dealing with tension, and old pain bodies – those memories of past pains that try to influence our present and our future. Lepidolite will work with your energy system to balance your energies, calm your fears, and keep you directed towards your goal of mindfulness. For what is intuition if not a calm state of constant and consistent recognition of the present moment’s unfolding. The lepidolite in our third eye laces, malas, and bracelets, along with amethyst, work to put you in touch with your intuition and dreamscape so you can trust in your path and achieve the dreams you are meant for.
About: Lapis lazuli is a rock formed by multiple minerals, mostly lazurite sodalite, calcite, and pyrite. It is royal blue in colour with gold flecks. It has been highly valued as a stone representing and enhancing wisdom, truth, spirit, and vision. It was one of the most highly prized tributes given to the ancient Egyptians and has been mined since 4000 BC. It’s worth and power have been widely recognized for centuries by cultures around the world from ancient Egyptians (used in scarab ornaments and pharaohs sarcophagi), to Persia and pre-Columbian America.
Metaphysical: Lapis lazuli releases stress allowing for increased feelings of peace and serenity. It activates the third eye, which expands ones awareness and tunes one into their intuitive self. This can stimulate enlightening experiences and enhance any dream work that one may be engaging in. It also works with the throat chakra to enhance our ability for free expression and natural release.
Physical: Lapis lazuli may be beneficial to the throat, larynx, and vocal chords. It may assist in regulating the endocrine and thyroid glands as well. It is said to enhance circulation and improve cardiac rhythm as well as lower blood pressure reduce vertigo and help to alleviate insomnia.
Why you should wear this stone: With its focus on wisdom and truth one can easily see why it would be included in stones associated with the third eye and throat chakra systems. When working with these chakras one may receive powerful intuitions and the need to accept and communicate truth. That is where Lapis lazuli comes into play and why it is such an important stone. It enhances and supports both the throat and the third eye chakra systems. Lapis lazuli’s ability to enhance spirit growth comes into play by assisting us in the interpretation of our intuition and visions. With the help of Lapis Lazuli one’s heightened awareness can be better understood and incorporated into our everyday lives.
About: Fluorite is made of calcium fluoride and belongs to the halide minerals. It can be light blue, green, purple, or even yellow and is often found as part of the host rock surrounding metallic minerals. It is one of the primary minerals in granites and other igneous rocks. Fluorite is widely occurring with large deposits all over the world including China, Germany, Kenya, and the United States. One of the most famous of the older-known localities of fluorite is Castleton in Derbyshire, England, where, under the name of Derbyshire Blue John, purple-blue fluorite was extracted from several mines or caves, including the famous Blue John Cavern. During the 19th century, this attractive fluorite was mined for its ornamental value.
Metaphysical: Fluorite is a wonderful stone for working with the upper chakras. It’s protective and stabilizing energies bring clarity and increase intuitive abilities assisting the third eye chakra. It assists the crown chakra by aligning our consciousness to the universal consciousness developing a connection to spirit. Due to its stabilizing factors it allows the increased intuition and connection to spirit to be grounded in the physical plane, which supports the throat chakra.
Physical: Fluorite is a highly protective and stabilizing stone known to strengthen bones and teeth and aid in lessening the pain of arthritis. It aids in physical coordination, and it can also help to balance the chemistry in the brain thus enhancing mental function and clarity.
Why you should wear this stone: We include blue fluorite in our throat chakra collection because of its ability to assist bringing intuition and the connection to the divine into this physical realm. The throat chakra is all about our unique expression of the universal connection as interpreted through our experiences in this physical realm. Blue fluorite is a powerful and protective stone to help in the work of letting your truth shine forth and brighten the world.
About: Amazonite is a green variety of microcline feldspar whose name is derived from the Amazon river from which green stones were obtained at one point in time even though it is doubtful that amazonite can be found in the amazon at this point in time. It was well known in Egypt, India, and Mesopotamia and has been used for centuries in amulets and jewellery. Today, it is almost exclusively found in granitic rocks in the Llmen Mountains of Russia, but it has also been found in the Rocky Mountains of the USA and even in Madagascar and Brazil.
Metaphysical: Amazonite has been called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth because it may empower the wearer to have the courage to look honestly and openly inside themselves and uncover the inner truths that we are struggling to bring forth in this lifetime. It may sooth emotional trauma and calms the mind in times of high emotional stress. This stone may be particularly effective when working with the throat and heart chakras due to its ability to assist in connecting to the ethereal plane and enhance loving and compassionate communication.
Physical: Amazonite may aid in cell regeneration and healing after illnesses, trauma or injury, and is said to relieve muscle spasms. This stone may treat disorders of the nervous system and blockages in the flow of neural impulses, as well as issues with the throat and thyroid gland.
Why you should wear this stone: We at I Love Chakra use amazonite in our throat chakra collection to help support your ability to look inside yourself and embrace your unique expression and truth in this realm. The throat chakra is the seat of expression and governs who you truly are at the core of your being. When it is balanced and the energy is healthy and flowing not only do we know who we are and what we want, but we are happy, excited, and confident about it. We speak our truth with compassion and love. Amazonite is so powerful for the throat chakra because it is said to support and align these very principles. Check out our throat chakra collection today and be confident in your expression of your truth.
About: Chrysoprase is an apple green crystal mainly associated with the Heart & Throat Chakra. It is a cryptocrystalline, from the chalcedony family, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification. Chrysoprase results from the deep weathering of nickeliferous rocks. The best known sources of chrysoprase are Queensland, Western Australia, Germany, Poland, Russia, Arizona, California, and Brazil.
Physical: Chrysoprase is said to protect against bad moods, obsessive jealousy and depression. It has been known to help relieve sensitivity caused by weather changes or pressure, such as glaucoma, and stimulate milk production in nursing mothers.
Metaphysical: Chrysoprase is a stone of fertility and renewal, and has been used in aiding efforts to bring new life into a family, a community, or an organization. Chrysoprase can help you seek and find productivity, progress, prosperity, material success, and advancement. It is a potent talisman for efforts directed at career advancement.
Why you should wear this stone: We include chrysoprase in our heart chakra jewelry because it works to open us up to the positive opportunities that surround us in this abundant world every day. When our heart Chakra is imbalanced or in need of support we may become closed and unwilling to allow new abundance into our lives. Chyrsoprase works energetically to support you in those areas.
About: Turquoise is a highly valuable semi-precious stone that is a hydrous phosphate of copper and aluminium. It has been prized for thousands of years across the world from ancient Iran to the Egyptian pharaohs to the indigenous peoples of the United States. The name turquoise comes from an old French word for “Turkish” because the mineral was first brought to Europe from Turkey. The Iranians called it “phirouzeh” and the Aztecs knew it as “teoxihuitl”.
Metaphysical: Turquoise is one of the most sought after and powerful stones to work with because it represents and enhances strength, psychic sensitivity, and a connection to the spirit world. It also attunes itself to and enhances luck, love, protection, and healing. Unlike many stones that one works with, one must attune to the vibration and frequency of the turquoise instead of the turquoise attuning to your frequency. Like the magnetic true north this stone is energetically true. No matter where your energy is it can help pull you back towards a true expression. It can bring clarity to murky thoughts and energies with this energetically grounding stance.
Physical: Turquoise is a strengthening stone and may work well against exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It may enhance physical and psychic immune systems and is said to have anti-inflammatory characteristics. It may even neutralize over-acidity. If you have issues with eyes, ears, neck, headaches, or balance turquoise might be the stone to help.
Why you should where this stone: We use this powerful stone in our much sought after limited edition Peacock Lace and the Sleeping Beauty (made from turquoise and sterling silver). Our turquoise is rare, all natural, and untreated. Its vibrant blue hue is stunning and beautiful. These laces support the throat chakra as well as the heart chakra centres. When it becomes difficult to speak ones truth or be in one’s own authentic space, when it is hard to hold your own boundaries of self love and compassion in the face of another’s priorities pulling on our own, these laces can keep you centred and protect you from the exterior forces that may alternately attack and strip our energy centres.
About: New jade is actually a mineral called bowenite, which is a compact variety of the serpentinite species antigorite. This semi-precious gemstone has been used as tools, jewellery, and weapons by the Maori of New Zealand. Faberge has even used it in some of their jewelry because of its beautiful color and its ability to be worked with. Most deposits are found on the south island of New Zealand.
Metaphysical: New jade (bowenite) is a symbol of love, friendship, and thankfulness. It can also help to release suppressed emotions via the dream process. This is also a dream stone. It enhances the memory of dreams and helps in dream solving. It is a protector from destructive forces by facilitating a protective energy shield that radiates in all directions.
Physical: New jade is said to help skin disorders such as psoriasis. It may also strengthen the heart and balance hormones and the endocrine system. Due to the possibility of stabilizing hormone levels it may help diabetics to stabilize blood sugar levels by balancing insulin production.
Why you should wear this stone: We use new jade in our heart chakra laces because of its ability to cleanse and release suppressed emotions and/or past pains and heartbreaks. The heart chakra lies in the centre of one’s energetic system and as such is where the energies from the heavens and the earth (the crown and the root) are combined. The new jade that you will find in our heart chakra laces will help you take the energy from your intuition and ground it in your heart so that one can move past the past with wisdom and compassion. It helps us filter out all the negative noise that can at times drown us or unbalance us. New jade helps us get to our true heart centre.
About: Labradorite is composed of aggregate layers that refract light as iridescent flashes of peacock blue and pale green. It is a member of the Feldspar family and is treasured for this remarkable play of color, known as labradorescence. Labradorescence is the result of light diffraction within the lamellar intergrowths of the stone. The name, Labradorite, comes from the fact that it was first discovered by westerners in Labrador, Canada, but it is also referenced, in legends by older Inuit tribes and by the Boethuk peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries it became a popular gem in Europe due to its ability to refract light.
Metaphysical: Labradorite is a powerful metaphysical and protective stone. It may allow one's innate magical powers to come forth, and it is said to enhance the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control. When used in ritual it can assists in communication with higher guides and spirits regarding accessing Akashic records and past-lives. Labradorite can also assist in moving between energetic worlds and permits a safe and grounded return to the present. It can be a great stone for teens as it may help in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behavior.
Physical: Labradorite may be beneficial when working with any lung issues including asthma, COPD, bronchitis, and colds. It is also said to assist in digestion and metabolism. Some peoples have used this stone in treatments for the eyes and brain disorders because it may stimulate mental acuity and reduce stress and anxiety.
Why you should wear this stone: We include Labradorite in our third eye and heart chakra collection because of its ability to connect to spirit and the magical as well as its ability to calm and reduce stress. It also assists in enhancing the energies through the chest, where the heart is located. We use our heart chakra to make our divine spirit manifest in love and compassion. Due to the fact that this stone can assist in moving between energetic realms while providing protection it is greatly beneficial when grounding spirit in the heart. When trying to listen to the heart this stone may help to provide the peace and calm necessary to truly listen to the messages we may receive.
About: Jasper is a form of chalcedony, an impure variety of silica that has been revered by ancient peoples and civilizations throughout the world as sacred and powerful stones of protection, for both the physical and spiritual realm. To the ancient and medieval world, the most highly prized color of jasper was green or (ocean) jasper. The original materials that make up jasper are often fractured and/or distorted into a myriad of beautiful patterns, which lead to their revered stature.
Metaphysical: Ocean jasper is a protective and spiritually grounding stone. It is an excellent talisman for those wanting to ward off negative energy, bring reassurance, and to help restore inner calm. Ocean jasper is an exceptional stone for healing dis-ease within the emotional system, especially in areas of obsession by balancing out parts of one’s life that have become all-important to the detriment of others. It helps one recognize thought patterns and fixations that have become irrational, and brings the courage needed to express and accept them in order to move forward.
Physical: Ocean jasper may be beneficial for treating disorders of the stomach and digestive system, the chest and lungs, as well as the kidneys, spleen, bladder, and liver. It may help reduce toxicity and inflammation, dispel bloating and balance fluid retention. Some have even said that it may be a useful aid in controlling body odor.
Why you should wear this stone: We use ocean jasper in our base chakra line and our heart chakra line because of its protective spiritual nature, which may help in the alleviation of negative emotional patterns and negative thought patterns. This stone can be very grounding, providing courage, protection, and clarity for the base chakra. For the heart, that same clarity comes in handy when dealing with negative patterns around love and our relationships. It can be so easy to slip into these negative patterns because they are at least familiar, and sometimes familiarity is more comforting than change, even if it is negative. This stone can give us the courage and clarity to open our heart up to new relationship patterns while providing protection.
About: Talcum is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate and is the softest known mineral in the world. Talcum can be easily scratched by a fingernail or cut with a knife. It is found all over the world and is very common in industrial uses as a surface for lab counter tops and electrical switchboards. In general it has a clear or dusty luster, and is translucent to opaque. It ranges in color from white to grey to green and in the case of our stones pink. Talc is not soluble in water, but it is slightly soluble in dilute mineral acids.
Metaphysical: Pink talcum is known as a stone of self worth that works to break down resistance and open the heart to change. It may assist one in reassuring them when dealing with separation and healing after difficult break ups. It can help clear any negative outlooks especially about oneself and oneself worth, which will have the effect of improving one’s outlook.
Physical: Pink talcum has been said to have a calming and pain relieving nature. It may help with circulation and lymph systems by assisting in the movement of fluids throughout the body.
Why you should wear this stone: We use pink talcum in our heart chakra designs because of its ability to support the heart through separations and clear negative energies and outlooks in ourselves. When we deal with separations, whether they are permanent or temporary, it can raise many fear bodies and memories of past pain. Pink talcum can be used to reassure you that the past is the past and the present does not have to turn out the same. Use it to keep your outlook and your heart positive and open.
About: Rhodonite is a member of the pyroxenoid group of minerals, and it is pink, rose red, or brown in colour depending on its level of surface oxidation. The more brown the more oxidation. Some pieces will even be found with black manganese oxide in them further complicating the colour spectrum and adding another layer of beauty. The name itself comes from the greek word for “a rose” and relates to the colour of the crystal. Rhodonite is commonly found all over the globe, but is rarely found as tabular crystals.
Metaphysical: Rhodonite crystals have a heart based energy that makes them useful for relationship issues. They are also known to facilitate emotional healing as well as release blocked energy from the heart chakra. It acts to stimulate and support acceptance, forgiveness, and unconditional love towards others. This stone can also be used as a calming balancer of emotions to help us move through traumatic emotional landscapes.
Physical: In general, Rhodonite assists with healing of the endocrine system. By stimulating and strengthening the glandular system it may help the immune system to function better as well. Rhodonite is also said to aid the liver in carrying out detoxification and assisting ulcers to heal. It is said to be helpful in aiding skin problems and healing scars.
Why you should wear this stone: We include Rhodonite in our heart chakra laces for its versatile healing properties as well as its affinity to tune in with the heart chakra. Its heart based energy helps open one up to love, acceptance, and forgiveness. When the heart chakra is out of balance we often find that forgiveness and love come with conditions. We find it difficult to be open with people and accept them for who they are and when they are. Rhodonite along with our other powerful crystals in our heart chakra laces, bracelets, and malas assists you to open your heart without fear and release the conditions which only hold you back from being the complete loving confident creative individual that you are.
About: Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust and is one of the most commonly used minerals in the making of jewellery and hard stone carvings. Rose quartz is pink in colour due to trace amounts of titanium, iron, or manganese. All quartz belongs to the trigonal crystal system, which ideally forms a six-sided prism with a six-sided pyramidal terminus at each end.
Metaphysical: As stated above Rose quartz is imbued with a gentle pink essence, which is why it is associated so strongly with the heart and unconditional love. Rose quartz speaks directly to the heart chakra. It assists in settling old emotional wounds and scars and carries a soft and divine feminine energy with it. It will help with compassion and peace, emotional nourishment and comfort as well. This crystal circulates a divine and loving energy throughout one’s aura.
Physical: Of course, rose quartz can be used to stimulate proper heart function and circulation. For this reason, it can be ideal for premature babies or anyone with a weak heart or heart disease. When polished and rubbed lightly on the skin rose quartz may be used to treat all sorts of issues including soothing burns, reducing blisters and wrinkles, as well as diminishing unsightly scars.
Why you should wear this stone: Rose quartz is one of the most powerfully supportive and nurturing crystal energies one can work with, which is why we include rose quartz in our entire heart chakra collection. The heart chakra is where the divine energy of the universe and the nurturing energy of the earth meet and combine to shine forth as love. When balanced not only can we show unconditional love, compassion, and forgiveness to others we can also show and give it to ourselves. Purchase any of our heart chakra products and feel the support that this stone will provide, and don’t forget while spreading the love and sharing the positive that you deserve some for yourself.
About: Even though the name citrine is derived from the Latin word for yellow, it is a variety of quartz crystal that can range from yellow to brown in colour. Like all quartz it is made from a continuous framework of SiO4. Naturally occurring citrine is rare and most commercial citrine is heat treated amethyst or smoky quartz. Most natural citrine comes from Rio Grade Do Sul, a state in Brazil.
Metaphysical: Because of its yellow colour, citrine is thought to carry the power of the sun and thus be a very powerful stone for manifesting, imagining, and personal will. This is a stone of abundance and is occasionally referred to as the merchant’s stone. Natural citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy. Further, it is said to have the power to transmute and dissipate negative energy and emotions. It can awaken creativity and assist in bringing our dreams and intangible desires into the tangible realm.
Physical: Natural citrine is said to assist in proper metabolism and may be beneficial when attempting to increase overall energy and vitality. Some say that it stimulates digestion and even helps to keep the skin, nails, and hair healthy. Many have also used it as an elixir to relieve menstrual and menopausal symptoms.
Why you should wear this stone: We include citrine in our solar plexus chakra collection because of its manifesting and transmutational qualities. The solar plexus chakra is all about abundance and confidence. This is the chakra center that one focuses on to bring increased wealth, both financial and spiritual, into ones life. When your solar plexus chakra is out of balance self doubt can creep in and ideas of self worth diminish. This is why citrine is such an important stone to assist with balancing this chakra center. It takes those negative energies and thoughts and dissipates them or transmutes them into positive and reaffirming energies. When you align your solar plexus chakra with citrine you get the support of a manifesting stone, and when we have confidence to manifest we have confidence to achieve our dreams.
About: Tiger’s eye is a stone that is golden to red brown in colour. It is a member of the quartz group of stones. Its chatoyancy (the way light is reflected off it’s surface) is due to the fibrous structure of the material. Tiger’s eye is a metamorphic rock formed when extreme heat and pressure change the crystalline structure of the rock. It is normally found in South Africa and Eastern Asia.
Metaphysical: Tiger eye is said to provide mental focus, confidence, and help us overcome challenges and follow through despite setbacks. It can help surround oneself in an envelope of success where t feels as if nothing can stop you because of this. Tiger eye is also said to be a stone of protection during travel because its mental focus keeps one aware of dangers that can come from new surroundings. It also can make one aware of their own needs in relation to the needs of others.
Physical: Tiger eye is a mental stone not a physical stone. It’s benefits come from the pathway it can clear in your mental awareness. It will help focus your thoughts and follow through on those ideas that need some push to get off the ground. This stone vibrates at the same frequency of your will and so will help boost anything driven by your will.
Why you should wear this stone: We at I Love Chakra include Tiger’s eye in our solar plexus chakra laces, our sacral chakra laces and in a few of our specialty laces because of its protective and supportive qualities. It is said to assist in bringing out psychic strengths and enhancing one’s power. This can be especially helpful when working with the manifesting power of the solar plexus chakra enter, but it’s emphasis on mindfulness, focus, and follow through can also enhance work with any chakra centre. Purchase any lace with tiger’s eye today and get cracking with the support of this stone.
About: Moonstone is a feldspar mineral exhibiting a soft, watery opaqueness and a silvery-white reflection called chatoyancy that moves as a line across the surface as light varies. It has been used in Roman jewelry for nearly two thousand years and even longer in the Orient. It has always been a sacred stone in India with a special significance for lovers, and is a traditional wedding gift. Named for its moon-like sheen, moonstone occurs in delicate shades of peach, blue, gray, white and a prismatic variety known as rainbow moonstone.
Metaphysical: Peach 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 and is an emotional support for intuitive or sensitive children. Peach moonstone has long been known for its calming, soothing qualities on the emotional body. Its energy is balancing and healing, assisting in the mastery of emotions by bringing them under the control of Higher Will, rather than expressing or repressing them.
Physical: Moonstone may help attune oneself to the normal rhythms and the biological forces of one's body utilizing natural energy cycles. It is said to powerfully affect the female reproductive system, enhancing fertility and promoting ease in pregnancy and childbirth. It may even help to alleviate menstrual problems and change-of-life imbalances. It may also alleviate degenerative conditions of the skin, hair, eyes, and the fleshy organs of the body. It might also be useful in treating insomnia and creating beneficial dreams.
Why you should wear this stone: We use peach moonstone in our sacral chakra designs due to its ability to help identify emotional patterns that are stored in the subconscious, and serve as a guardian to contain explosive passions. It may also serve to stimulate confidence and composure. The sacral chakra is all about embracing change and growth. To truly embrace these two important and inevitable aspects of life we must look at what patterns we have developed and hold onto. It is the subconscious ones that can cause us the most difficulty as well because we cannot work on that which we cannot identify. Use this stone and our sacral designs to move forward into your greater self with confidence and composure.
About: This wonderfully warm stone varies in colour from bright orange through red to a hue so dark it is almost brown. Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony, which is a crystal from the quartz family, and like most crystals it is wonderfully energetic, encompassing planetary information and energy. Its colour comes from iron oxide impurities. It has been used for centuries as adornment and in ritual.
Metaphysical: This stone brings joy, motivation, endurance, leadership, and courage into our lives. In the past, warriors would wear carnelian into battle to boost courage and physical prowess thus helping them to vanquish their enemies. Emotionally carnelian has been worn to enhance passion, love and desire. Energetically this stone works as a force of stability in the midst of change. It works to hold us steady while shaking the detritus from our energetic field. It will work to anchor one to the present, while restoring motivation and a genuine drive to pursue new possibilities. This means it can be a very useful stone when meditating on or going through life changes.
Physical: Carnelian may stimulate one’s metabolism and assist in getting a good supply of blood to organs and tissues. It is said to influence the reproductive organs of both sexes, and increase fertility, overcoming frigidity and impotence. It may help the absorption of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals in the small intestine, and improve blood viscosity and circulation as well.
Why you should where this stone: For all of the above reasons carnelian is a useful stone to enhance fertility, and it is why we have included it in our sacral chakra designs. The sacral chakra governs new growth, fertility, sexuality, and the seeds of change in our lives. It helps us shed old layers to uncover the new ones, and even though this can put us in a raw space carnelian helps support our transitions by adding a bit of stability to this work.
About: Red jasper is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of quartz with large, grainy crystals rather than the fibrous layers of Chalcedony or Agate. It occurs in nodules or as fillings in fissures and may be found the world over. Its vibrant red to terracotta red-brown is due to high iron content, and may contain other minerals or impurities that create rich patterns. It can be highly polished and has been used for vases, seals, and snuff boxes. Jasper itself means "spotted or speckled stone", and is derived from the old French jaspre.
Metaphysical: Red Jasper is known as a stone of vibrancy and endurance. It has been a talisman of warriors and a promoter of justice, protection, and life. It may be used to stimulate health and re-birth, new ideas and strategies, and increase one’s sensitivity to the earth when dowsing for water or calling in rain. It can be a gentle, but vital, stimulator of chi bringing physical strength and energy, stamina, focus and determination. It has a steady frequency, which calms the emotional body creating a lasting, stable energy for facing unpleasant tasks and having the courage to rectify wrongs.
Physical: Red Jasper may help to regulate the metabolic energies of the body. Due to its steady vibrations some use it to help sustain increased physical stamina. If you have a prolonged illness red jasper may be of support for this as well. It may be useful in weight lifting and bodybuilding, and to enhance the effects of exercise because of its ability to help generate muscle tissue. It is said that red jasper may increase libido and fertility, especially if undergoing treatment for conception. It is believed to help stabilize pregnancies and promote robust fetal growth, and to facilitate safe childbirth
Why you should wear this stone: We include red jasper in our sacral chakra line of jewellery because of its potential affects on libido and fertility, and we also include it because of its balancing and steady vibration. The sacral chakra is about sexuality, change, and growth. This stone can help to ease those transitions and smooth out the highs and lows of change. That is why our base chakra designs also include this powerful and significant stone. Red jasper helps to create a supportive grounding energetic field for your base chakra so that you can pull from the energy of the physical realm to ground yourself and your chakras throughout your journey.
About: Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in earth’s crust after feldspar. There are many different types of quartz such as rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz, and citrine. All quartz has been used for centuries in hard stone carvings and in the making of jewellery. Quartz is a commonly identified mystical substance for Australian aboriginals and is found regularly in cemetery passages in Europe and Ireland. Smokey quartz is a grey to brown translucent variety of quartz. The smoky colour results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation.
Metaphysical: Smokey quartz is a premiere grounding stone, dissipating emotional and environmental negativity. It can transform mechanical pressure or heat into electromagnetic energy, and vice versa. It also has the ability to focus, amplify, store and transform energy. It can bring strength and clarity to metaphysical energies and may help one access the divine realms practically.
Physical: Smokey quartz is said to add strength and clarity to the intellect by aiding and improving concentration and memory retention. It is a member of the quartz family and as such is known as a master healer crystal that stimulates the immune and circulatory systems. Crystal healers use these gems to treat migraines, vertigo, motion sickness, and it has even been used for weight loss.
Why you should wear this stone: We include smokey quartz in our base chakra designs because the base chakra is all about staying grounded. The base chakra reinforces our connection to the earth and counter balances our connection to the divine. Smokey quartz’s transformative properties are extremely beneficial when converting the mechanical or physical energy of the base chakra into the metaphysical energies of the higher chakras. Use this grounding stone and our base chakra designs to bring strength and clarity to your chakra system as a whole.
About: Hematite is the mineral form of iron oxide. It is an iron ore mineral with a shiny black exterior and a deep red interior. This is why its name is derived form the Greek word for blood. Hematite has been used for centuries and as such has had many healing properties prescribed to it and is found all over the world.
Metaphysical: When one holds a piece of this powerful stone one immediately feels its powerful grounding properties, which can also be calming and relieve unnecessary clutter from your mind and psyche. Hematite’s magnetic properties also make it a protective stone that can provide an energetic shield against negative energies.
Physical: Hematite may be beneficial for any blood related or circulatory issues. It may stimulate iron absorption in the small intestine, which in turn improves oxygen supply to the body. It has been used in complementary crystal healing to cool the body, assist with nervous problems, stress, insomnia, spinal alignment, and broken bones. It may also be an excellent stone for anxiety relief, particularly in its botroydal form.
Why you should wear this stone: We can use Hematite to bring us back to the earth - to ground us and keep us on our path. This powerful stone is like fertilizer to our spiritual earth. That is why we, at I love chakra, use hematite in our base chakra laces, malas and bracelets. It draws our energy to the earth and gives us a powerful base and foundation to enhance our work in this realm.Snow Flake Obsidian
About: Obsidian is created when certain types of lava cool rapidly once extruded from a volcano. They cool so rapidly that there is very little crystal growth. Snowflake obsidian occurs when small, white, radially clustered crystals of cristobalite form in the black glass of obsidian to produce a blotchy or snowflake pattern. Cristobalite is a silica member of the quartz family
Metaphysical: Snowflake Obsidian helps to keep centered and focused when any type of chaotic situation (office, commute, home, etc.) presents itself. It promotes a sense of calm and inner centering which readies one for a deep meditative state. Volcanic in origin, Snowflake Obsidian helps to draw emotions to the surface and to examine harmful thought patterns. It can remove negativity from a space or person with ease. A good choice for past life work, Snowflake Obsidian heals old karmic wounds and helps examine harmful thought patterns.
Physical: Physically, snowflake obsidian is associated with the skeletal and vascular systems, and is said to support smooth skin and strong bones. When you add the grounding and calming effects to its support of the vascular system it can be said to aid with high blood pressure as well.
Why you should wear this stone: Obsidian is often used for healing and releasing energy blockages, and has a tendency to work quickly to move truths to the surface to be resolved. This is why we use it in our base chakra laces as well as a few of our other limited addition laces. It provides a calmly grounded foundation - a connection to the inner earth and the strength and wisdom that comes from that space. It supports the energy movement out of the base and up through the rest of the chakras to clean the energy clean and balanced.
As well as having their own unique healing properties, crystals are often linked to specific chakra points in the body. The crystals we use have all been cleansed, charged and filled with positive intention. But it is just as important to put your own intention into your crystals, so they work harder for you. Remember to sign up to our monthly Full Moon Mailer for your monthly feel good reminder for tips and information regarding the I Love Chakra universe.
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