Brief Gemstone Meanings

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Brief Gemstone Meanings, Properties & Qualities

If you do not wish to read the vast information about gemstones and their meanings, and just want to get a general idea about a particular gemstone or illness - then you are in the right place!

Below is a list of gemstone with their meanings, properties and qualities listed next to them. You can scroll down to the particular gemstone or illness/ailment, etc, to find out the information you need. I have had to list them alphabetically because there is too much information for just one page!

I have also listed their colour - just in case you are looking for a particular colour gemstone.

Brief Gemstone meanings - A to C Brief Gemstone meanings - D to I
Brief Gemstone meanings - J to L Brief Gemstone meanings - M to O
Brief Gemstone meanings - P to S Brief Gemstone meanings - T to V
Brief Gemstone meanings - W to Z

Agate Botswana/Eye Agate Blue Lace Agate Crazy Lace Agate
Fire Agate Flame Agate Moss /Tree Agate White Lace Agate
Amazonite Amber Amethyst Aquamarine
Black Onyx Carnelion Citrine Clear Quartz


Gemstone Colour

Ailments, Illness, Properties, etc.
Agate All the colours of the spectrum

Agate is a talisman for vulnerable feelings.
All agates are grounding gemstones.
Agate was used in 'eye amulets' to ward of the 'evil eye'.
Agate can help with emotions; will not completely change but agate is used to help you know the feelings will pass, and help you to move on.
Agate can give you the strength you need to carry on.
Carry agate if you have any important decisions.
Agate has been used as a protection gemstone over many years in history, it is one of the oldest gemstones in recoded history.
Agate can help make the person wearing it more agreeable.
Agate absorbs negative radiation; making it ideal for in the office or study.
Agate can help quench thirst.
Agate can help make the person wearing it more agreeable.
Agate can help protect from fevers.
Agate can help cure bouts of insomnia.
Agate can help skin diseases.
Agate can help with stomach upsets; place the stone on your solar plexus.
Agate absorbs negative radiation; making it ideal for in the office or study.
Agate is a powerful healer.
Agate is good for helping the digestion, lymphatic and circulatory systems.

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Crazy Lace Agate Hard to identify - creamy-white, red-pink, red-orange, pink-white Crazy lace agate is great for low energy.
Crazy lace agate helps relieve emotional pain and opens the way for laughter.
Crazy lace agate helps to clear energy blockages and brings vitality to the major organs.
Crazy lace agate strengthens the heart.
Crazy lace agate is attuned with the 3rd chakra - the throat chakra.
Blue Lace Agate Light blue sometimes with streaks of white Blue lace agate is great for tranquility and calm.
Blue lace agate helps us say what we real think and feel - use this gemstone when self expression becomes hard.
Blue lace agate relates to the throat chakra.
Blue lace agate - the colour of this gemstone often relates to its energies. Eg. if the colour is softer then the energies it creates will be softer.
Use blue lace agate when communication stops and anger grows.
Blue lace agate has calming influences.
White Lace Agate White-clear, with patterns of white running through White lace agate is similar to pink lace agate in its qualities.
White lace agate helps with attitude.
White lace agate helps ease despair and depression.
White lace agate encourages and supports.
White lace agate is called 'the happy lace' - because it supports optimism and elevates your thoughts.
Use white lace agate to help bring out your inner beauty.
White lace agate is attunes us to the highest mind and to the creator.
Botswana Agate / Eye Agate Purplish-gray with patterns of white. Botwana agate is sometimes called 'eye agate' - this is when the rings/bands in the gemstone forms a shape like an eye.
Botswana agate is used to protect you from hurt.
Botswana agate is known to ward off the 'evil eye'.
Botswana agate helps you have more self-satisfaction.
Botswana agate promotes protection, sensuality, fertility, sexuality, emotional comfort, passion and artistic expression.
Fire Agate Deep-red-brown sometimes with patterens Fire agate is a great healer.
Fire agate has grounding and balancing qualities.
Fire agate has protection properties.
Fire agate has a deep calming energy that brings security and safety.
Fire agate is linked with the element of fire - therefore it aids sexual activity and opens the root chakra.
Fire agate is a great grounding stone.
Fire agate can help with addictions and other destructive behavior.
Hold fire agate in your hand to inspire inner knowledge.
Fire agate can help with the stomach.
Fire agate can help with the nervous system.
Fire agate can help with the endocrine systems.
Fire agate can help with night vision.
Fire agate can help reduce hot flashes.
Fire agate relates to the heart chakra.
Moss Agate / Tree Agate Multi-shade of green that resembles moss or trees from a distance Moss agate helps with the colon.
Moss agate helps with the circulatory system.
Moss agate helps with the pancreas & pulses.
Moss agate can help give you feelings of space, clarity and freedom.
Moss agate helps balance blood sugar
Moss agate can help with emotional and mental priorities.
Moss agate can help with the acquisition of prosperity.
Keep moss agate in your pocket and it is said to enhance the appreciation of nature.
Moss agate can helpenhance the achievement of personal goals.
Flame Agate Agate that has flame like patterens in red Flame agate helps us become comfortable with our own bodies.
Flame agate can help stimulate attentiveness and diligence.
Flame agate helps renew passion and enhance vitality.
Flame agate is good for burns and relieving pain.
Flame agate energizes your awareness.
Flame agate helps with physical vitality.
Flame agate helps with clarity during periods of change or unrest.
Flame agate encourages us to see the light.
Flame agate is good for helping us deal with the here and now

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Amazonite Iridescent pale green to pale blue.

Amazonite helps calm emotional and mental turmoil; helps you address the facts whilst taking into account your intuitive wisdom.
Amazonite promotes kindness.
Amazonite helps courage of personal expression.
Amazonite balances feminine and masculine energy.
Amazonite helps combine the left and right side of the brain.
Amazonite is great for communication.
Amazonite may help to dissolve sadness.
Amazonite helps with courage.
Amazonite helps you speak the truth.
if you have a challenging situation to face amazonite is the gemstone for you.
Amazonite is great for public speaking - carry or wear it.
Amazonite promotes practicality.
Amazonite helps balance emotions.
Amazonite relates to the 5th chakra - throat chakra.
Amazonite has a soothing effect on our nervous system and brain.
Amazonite helps improve the skin.
Amazonite aids physical stamina.
Amazonite helps alleviate stress and exhaustion.
Amazonite strengthens the nerves.
Amazonite helps regulate metabolic disturbances.
Amazonite helps with heart complaints due to grief.
It has been known for women to wear amazonite to keep their marriage happy.
Amazonite has been known to aid in childbirth.
Amazonite is good for the skeletal system.

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Amber Usually a golden yellow colour but can also be found in shades of milky white, red-orange, grey, black and very rarely violet.

Amber relieves depression - called the 'happy stone'.
Amber promotes good luck and success.
Amber helps give a care free, sunny disposition.
Amber can change negative energy into positive energy.
Amber helps dissolve oppositions.
Amber is a symbol of courage in the far east.
Amber was used as a protection gemstone for travellers in ancient times.
Amber can be placed in your bath to aid relaxation.
Amber is great for chakra balancing and sorting out any energy blockages.
Amber is good for grounding or helping connect to the physical plane - also the opposite is true; helps you connect to the spiritual plane.
Amber emits soothing energy.
Amber relates to the 3rd chakra - navel chakra
Amber is good for depression.
Amber was prescribed by many early physicians for: heart problems, headaches and arthritis.
Amber helps the spleen.
Amber can help with the bladder.
Amber can be used for detoxification and protection from radiation.
Amber helps the stomach.
Amber helps with kidney complaints.
Amber can help balance the Electro magnetics in the body.
Amber helps with teething pain in babies.
Amber helps with throat problems.
Amber reduces joint problems.
Amber helps the body heal itself.

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Greeks believed wearing amethyst would protect the wearer from becoming drunk.
Amethyst helps open intuitive and psychic abilities.
Amethyst can be used for overstress, overwork and overwhelm.
Amethyst is helpful for addictions.
Amethyst is commonly associated with peace.
Amethyst is helpful for nightmares.
Amethyst calms and protects the mind.
Amethyst helps open spiritual and psychic centers.
Amethyst is a good meditation aid.
Amethyst has been used as protection against witchcraft.
Amethyst has been used as protection against self-deception.
Amethyst symbolises humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom.
Amethyst helps overcome fears.
Amethyst helps to sooth constant mental activity.
Amethyst clusters can help keep the life-force in your home clean and positive.
Amethyst is used to focus energy, and is often used for this purpose by healers.
Use amethyst during meditation to increase positive feelings.
Amethyst relates to the 6th (Third Eye) and 7th is used for anything involving the central nervous system.
Amethyst is deemed "nature's tranquilizer" by many healers.
Amethyst is helpful for addictions.
Amethyst is helpful for nightmares.
Amethyst can be used as an elixir to treat toothaches, posture, skeletal discomforts and other bone and joint-related sicknesses. Also for the stomach, hearing disorders, the heart and digestive system.
Amethyst helps one accept the passage of death.
Amethyst helps with alcoholism.
Amethyst can be used to treat convulsions and neuralgia.
Amethyst can help alleviate anxiety.
Amethyst is used to focus energy, and is often used for this purpose by healers.
Amethyst can help with breathing problems.
Amethyst can help with the blood, and blood sugar.
Amethyst helps overcome cravings.
Amethyst helps overcome headaches.

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Aquamarine Transparent light-blue to sea-green

Aquamarine protects against gossip.
Aquamarine helps pick up your spirits.
Aquamarine is a good meditation gemstone - most powerful when used in this way, because it brings greater peace and serenity - for deep meditations.
Aquamarine is said to have protective powers for those at sea.
Aquamarine helps you get in touch with with your spiritual being.
Aquamarine is said to give insight and foresight.
Aquamarine gives the wearer feelings of friendship, harmony and trust.
Aquamarine is used in very advanced meditation to help see the truth.
Aquamarine is meant to help quicken the intellect.
Aquamarine is believed to help couples to sort out differences.
Aquamarine is used in very advanced meditation to help see the truth.
Aquamarine helps with nerve pain.
Aquamarine helps with teeth and toothache.
Aquamarine is said to cure insomnia.
Aquamarine helps with seasickness.
Aquamarine is associated with the thymus gland.
Aquamarine helps reduce fluid retention.
Aquamarine is meant to help with laziness.
Aquamarine is said to help aid digestion
Aquamarine was used by the Romans for disease of the stomach, and believed could cure liver and throat troubles.
Aquamarine is said to help reduce dependence on drugs.

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Black Onyx Black

Black onyx is used in India to ward off 'the evil eye'.
Black Onyx helps stop your energy being drained away.
Black Onyx helps with stress.
Black Onyx is believed to sharpen the whitts of the person wearing the gemstone.
Black Onyx is considered the gemstone to "feel better with".
Black Onyx helps repel negative energy surrounding others opinions and ideas.
Black Onyx is good for entrepreneurs and inventors.
Black Onyx helps create emotional stability.
Black Onyx absorbs and flattens emotions intensity.
Black Onyx is used as a worry stone in the Middle East.
Black Onyx helps to smooth the 'rola coaster of emotions' we all face at times.
Black Onyx is said to be helpful in overcoming a past relationship or an unwanted form of love towards somebody.
Black Onyx helps you become master of your own fate.
Black Onyx guards against negativity.
Black Onyx helps eradicate excess energies.
Black Onyx can be used as a defense in many disagreements or 'battles'.
Black Onyx is associated with the planet Saturn.
Black Onyx helps control stress and eliminates negative thinking.
Black Onyx increases stamina.
Black Onyx aids childbirth.
Black Onyx aids sexual health and self control.
Black Onyx is said to strengthen the heart, kidneys, nerves, capillaries, hair, eyes and nails.
Black Onyx helps eradicate unwanted/undue stress.
Black Onyx relates to the ovaries, womb and menses.

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Carnelian Red-orange, yellow-organge, & red-brown.

Carnelian protects from bad vibrations.
Carnelian can help calm the temper.
Carnelian helps an insecure person find strength from within.
Carnelian can help with poverty.
Carnelian can help in focusing and in realising goals.
Carnelian is great for Librans - aid decision making.
Carnelian helps to banish sorrow.
Carnelian helps give a sense of humor.
Carnelian can give career success.
Carnelian can help in drama and theatrical productions Carnelian helps stop the flow of blood - helps to heal wounds and cured blood diseases.
Carnelian helps to increase physical energy.
Carnelian is an energy booster.
Carnelian can be recommended for infertility and impotency.
Carnelian helps to increase sexual energy.
Carnelian increases appetite.

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Citrine Golden-yellow to clear.

Citrine does not hold and accumulate negative energy, so is great for helping get rid of negative energy.
Citrine helps open the lines of communication.
Citrine helps 'mental' digestion.
Citrine can help open the mind to new thoughts, and give more clarity of thought.
Citrine helps depression.
Citrine helps bring love and joy to your life.
Citrine helps with self destructive tendencies.
Citrine is known as the lucky "Merchants Stone".
Citrine can help with irrational mood swings.
Citrine relates to the 3rd chakra - navel chakra, which deals with self-esteem, the use of personal power and abundance.
Citrine aids digestion - beneficial to the endocrine and digestive system which is concerned with purifying and eliminating poisons.
Citrine can help with depression.
Citrine can help calm soothe distressed conditions.
Citrine can help eliminate nightmares.

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Clear Quartz Transparant

Clear quartz is a great gemstone for meditation.
Clear quartz enhances and focuses images when placed upon the third eye.
Clear quartz helps with emotional healing.
Clear quartz balances thinking in both halves of the brain.
Clear quartz has purifying qualities.
Clear quartz can help to recall forgotten memories.
Clear quartz helps with psychic healing.
Clear quartz can help to alleviates anger.
Clear quartz protects the Aura.
Clear quartz helps with balancing chakras.
Clear quartz aligns and harmonizes human energies with the energies of the cosmos.
Clear quartz amplifies, stores, transforms and focuses energy.
Clear quartz can be used to clear all chakras.
Clear quartz can give clarity of thought and enhance Clear quartz is know to be one of the most powerful of all healing gemstones.
Clear quartz is great for digestive troubles.
Use clear quartz in conjunction with other gemstones. Helps to dissolve blockages that have been brought to the surface.
Clear quartz helps with nausea.
Clear quartz helps parts of the body that have lost feeling, are cold, numb or paralysed.
Clear quartz helps with emotional healing.
Clear quartz empowers & protects by amplifying & focusing energy.
Clear quartz helps with diarrhea.
Clear quartz can be used to stimulate the thyroid - place around the neck.
Clear quartz helps with psychic healing.
Clear quartz helps reduce a fever.
Clear quartz helps with swelling.
Clear quartz has been successfully used to treat vertigo.
Clear quartz benefits the thymus and immune system.

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Coral Red, white, black, blue, and brown.

Pink shades of coral help restore harmony to the heart.
Coral is very popular for use in jewellery for young girls.
Coral is said to ward off evil spirits.
Coral soothes fears and tensions.
Coral prevents ill fortune.
Coral is a good meditation or visual aid.
Coral helps to quieten the emotions.
Coral symbolises life and blood force energy.
Coral helps to connect with the quality of the mystic within.
Coral has healing power energies.
Coral strengthens self-esteem.
Coral facilitates intuition.
Coral aligns chakras.
Coral assists with clearing judgement, frustration and resentment at being told what to do.
Coral helps you recognise the self within.
Coral connects us to our etheric/spiritual body.
Coral is related to the transfer of knowledge of past masters, and valued in mystic traditions.
Coral is the birthstone for October and November.
Coral relates to these signs of the zodiac; Aries, Taurus and Libra.
Coral relates to the planet Mars.
Coral is good to stimulate tissue regeneration.
Coral soothes tension.
It is believed (in ancient times) that coral is good for protection against skin diseases - when worn as a necklace.
Coral helps with lethargy.
Coral helps with nutrient deficiency.
Coral has healing power energies.
Dark red coral - used for stimulating and heating the bloodstream.
Pink coral is used to restore harmony to your heart.
Coral is a good depression aid.
Coral helps with digestion.
Coral helps the body to clear cholesterol from the circulatory system by enhancing the production and absorption of niacin into the physical body.
Coral helps with lung difficulties.

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Fossil Coral (agateised coral)

Gradulayy and over time coral is replaced with agate. The fossilised coral appears as white 'flowers' on the stone. Found in brown, black, gray, white, yellow and Fossil coral is a strong emotional gemstone.
Fossil coral helps bring balance and stability.
Fossil coral is a great gemstone for balancing emotions - therefore bringing out memories of this life and past ones.
Coral assists in helping recall past lives and also to help you understand these past influences.
Coral helps bring a more positive approach in ones emotional outlook and expression.
Coral aids transformation and transition.
Coral helps spiritual development.
Coral helps us to recognise the self within.
White fossil coral - relates to 5th chakra - throat chakra.

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