Stone and Mineral Descriptions A to N
Titanium rings with embedded gemstone and mineral in every color of the rainbow and more. Pearl, Opal, Ruby, Lapis, Onyx, and birthstones for every month and zodiac sign. There are now gemstone recommendations for every day of the week to help you live each day to its fullest potential. Hawaii Titanium Rings sets gemstones such as Diamonds and Sapphires as cabochons only. Here is a list of the gemstones and minerals mentioned on this page:
Available Gemstones A-N:
- Mother of pearl
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Amber is the fossilized sap of a pine tree and the earliest material used as gemstone. It has exquisite color dimensions of yellow, gold, and red and is sometimes found with insects or plants encased within its translucent texture. There are large deposits on the seabed floor of the Baltic and after a heavy storm; pieces of Amber wash up on the beaches of neighboring countries. Pieces the size of a human head have been found weighing 22lbs. Amber is also commonly used as an ingredient in perfume and as a healing property in homeopathic medicine. Amber is like no other gem as it originated from vegetation. Man has used Amber since before the ice age as a carving tablet to record moon phases and hunting seasons. It was believed by many to have magical power because it is warm to the touch and can conduct an electrical charge.
Recommended for Sunday
Zodiac: Leo, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio
Energies: Love, Healing, Protection, Power, Luck
Azurite is an electric, royal blue mineral formed on copper from oxidation and weathering. Also known as Chessylite named after the locale of Chessy-les-Mines, near Lyon, France. It has been used as a pigment for centuries and could be mixed with oil and eggs to make green. As it absorbs water it turns into Malachite. Azurite was not popular as a jewel because it is destroyed easily by bright light, intense heat, or open air. Our durable coating will seal and protect your Azurite. Metaphysically, it is believed to calm tension and clear confusion, helping to open the mind to new ideas. Azurite is our darkest, most solid blue gemstone when crushed.
Zodiac: Taurus, Sagittarius
Energies: Power, Healing
Chrysocolla is a beautiful variegated blue and green translucent copper bearing mineral usually found with Malachite, Azurite, and Turquoise. The name derives from the Greek words "chrysos" meaning gold and "kola" meaning glue for the fact that goldsmiths once used Chrysocolla as solder to weld gold pieces together.
For centuries Chrysocolla has been used as a calming stone. The ancient Egyptians named it the “wise stone" because they believed it to shield and encourage the mind during important decision making and negotiations.
Zodiac: Gemini, Virgo, Taurus, and Aquarius
Energies: Perceptiveness, Wisdom, Love, Peace
Coral is native to the Mediterranean but grows in many tropical warm waters. Coral is one of the most unusual gemstones as it consists of skeletal remains from an ocean creature. History shows the organic gemstone was polished and carved into beautiful jewelry thousands of years ago. Red Coral is the most valuable Coral with an incredibly intense deep dark red to pink-orange hue.
Zodiac: Aries, Scorpio, Taurus
Energies: Inner Peace, Calmness, Knowledge, Understanding
Emerald is the most valuable green gemstone on the market for its color, durability, and rarity. Columbia is presently the leader in Emerald production with over 150 mines, and thanks to deposits found in Brazil and Pakistan there is more Emerald on the market than ever before.
Traditional May Birthstone
Recommended for Friday
Zodiac:Virgo, Taurus, Libra, and Cancer Energies: Communication, Intuition, Confidence
Garnet is a mineral gemstone. Its name is derived from different origins, one being the 14th century Middle English word gernet meaning "dark red". In the USA, Garnet is the birthstone for the month of January, the state mineral of Connecticut, and New York's state gemstone. Besides being one of the first gemstones, it is considered a protective stone, commonly carried by explorers to light their way and guard against evil. It is said that Noah used a Garnet lantern to guide the ark on dark nights. Garnet sand is used as an abrasive to cut steel in water jets and on sand paper to finish bare wood. Also considered the gem for the 2nd and 6th wedding anniversary.
Recommended for Tuesday
Zodiac: Leo, Virgo, Capricorn, Aries, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Scorpio
Energies: Health, Energy Flow, Devotion
Jade is a lustrous smoky green stone with a mythical history dating back centuries. Colors of white, black, gray, yellow, orange and a hint of violet can be seen within its dimensions. It was discovered in the 19th century that Jade is made up of two different materials called Nephrite, and Jadeite. An incredibly hard stone, Jade was in prehistoric times considered an ideal material for tools and weaponry. The art and history of China is decorated with Jade as are many other cultures. The name Jade comes from a Central and South American phrase meaning "hip stone", as it was considered a protective stone guarding against kidney disease. In pre-Columbian Central America, jade was valued more than gold.
Zodiac: Libra, Aries, Gemini, Taurus, and Pisces
Energies: Healing, Hope, Longevity, Love, Serenity
Jasper is a certain type of chalcedony; it is an opaque mineral rock consisting of many colors developing from its particular original sediment or ash content. A myriad of texture and luster, Jasper means speckled stone and is found all over the world. It has been in written recordings since the 13th century for its many different mythical healing attributes. The metaphysical meaning of Jasper is The Supreme Nurturer. Also referred to as Bloodstone, a name that goes back to a belief in ancient Christianity about the blood of Christ dripping onto a green stone that lay beneath him.
Traditional: March-Blood Jasper
Zodiac: Gemini, Aquarius, Blood Jasper-Aries
Energies: Indians from both Asia and Native America believe it to be a powerful rain-maker and to have many healing properties.
Jet is solid black petrified wood millions of years old that has been formed under great pressure from water submersion and compaction. Considered to be a very powerful stone for high priests and spiritual practitioners. Jet is often called "Black Amber" and is used with Amber as an opposing power stone in ceremonies to represent the two extreme elements of a tree which is the greatest symbol of strength. It is known as a balancing stone, used to gain understanding and wisdom because it has been buried and transformed over centuries giving it access to ancient knowledge. Jet conducts a negative charge when rubbed and is believe to absorb bad energy and there should be washed often.
Labradorite, also called Falcon's Eye or Spectrolite, has been found in some meteorites. Its name derives from the peninsula of Labrador in Canada, a prime source for the mineral. Labradorite is considered the king of protective stones in the mineral kingdom, creating a shield of protection around the wearer. It is believed to increase intuition and help one see through illusions and falsehoods.
Lapis Lazuli has been mined since the beginning of time; it is valued for its history and antiquity as much as it is prized for its intense blue color. Found in Afghanistan and Egypt and even in far east Siberia, Lapis is named after the region where it was originally mined near Persia. Lapis is Latin for "stone" and Lazuli is taken from the Arabic translation of Lazhward, the Persian mine's location. Experts believe Lapis to be a stone, not a mineral because it is composed of several minerals.
Recommended for Wednesday
Zodiac: Libra and Taurus
Energies: Knowledge, Peace, Wisdom
Lepidolite is not a gemstone but a form of Mica that grows on masses of granite. It was discovered in the eighteenth century and originally called "lilalite", the hindu word for play or game. Lepidolite is called the "peace stone" by healers and the "stone of transition" in the mystical world. It is said to help heal deep emotional wounds and soothe stress and depression. A calming stone through life's turning points, instilling trust and reassurance that all changes will be good. Enables release from ones addictions, strengthens ones independence, and encourages the spirit to achieve its goals. One of the most useful power stones in healing not only emotional troubles but many physical ailments from helping with allergies and exhaustion to restructuring DNA.
Malachite is a mineral that forms from the weathering of copper ores, it is found all over the world commonly in copper deposits with nearby limestone. It has a silky green texture with wavy banded colors of bright lime to deep forest green with black striping. The name derives from a Greek name meaning "mallow-green stone" because of its resemblance to the leaves of the Mallow plant. Clear evidence shows that Malachite has been mined in Timna, Israel for over 3000 years.
Recommended for Friday
Zodiac: Scorpio, Pisces, Aquarius, and Capricorn
Energies: Child Protection, Love, Money
Mother of Pearl is a gleaming iridescent white blend of minerals secreted by oysters, abalone, and some mollusks which acts as a strong barrier to protect themselves from debris and bacteria. It coats the inside of the shell and produces a pearl by covering foreign objects that slip into its seam.
Energies: Believed to attract prosperity and protect against negativity. Strong protection stone for children.