THE BB GEM GLOSSARY
Are you drawn to a particular gemstone or crystal? Do you like a particular colour? What do you need right now?
Choosing the right gemstone or crystal can sometimes be overwhelming. There are so many gemstones, crystals and colours to choose from. You might feel like a child in a candy store. The good news is that you can’t go wrong. Go with what feels right for you right now. Trust your intuition!
Please note: The metaphysical or healing properties listed here are from various sources. We provide this information as a service and it is not meant to treat medical conditions. We do not guarantee the validity of these statements.
The Aquamarine has many different healing powers. This crystal helps us wash away stress and fear to bring peace and tranquillity to our lives. It is known to protect us from negative energies and to rejuvenate and renew our mind, body, and spirit.
If you are born in March, this is your Birthstone.
Black Onyx is perhaps the best talisman of strength and self-mastery on the planet. This stone is grounding, taking aggressive energies and using them to build up physical and mental strength, persistence, and endurance. It is an excellent stone for wise decision-making and amplifying intuitive gifts, especially instinctual awareness.
The energies of the Bronzite will help you stay positive and bring you the strength to overcome the challenges you might encounter. Known as a guardian stone, Bronzite will help you dispel any negative energies. Bronzite is an excellent stone to meditate and study, bringing a sense of calmness and peace.
Chrysocolla has balancing properties. It has a calming effect on emotions, and at the same time, it envelops the body with a strengthening and an invigorating (protective) cover.
Coral is highly-prized as a substance believed to be endowed with mysterious sacred properties. It is a symbol of modesty, wisdom, happiness, and immortality. Coral can reduce stress and fears. It is used to attract success and wealth and strengthens foresight. Use it as well for meditation or visualisation.
Over six thousand years, the emerald has fascinated many cultures and holds incredible properties. Through time, it is known as a symbol of truth and love. It is as well considered a stone of intuition and promotes creativity and harmony. Emeralds hold soothing energy that brings freshness and vitality and has healing properties for the body and mind. It is believed that they bring good fortune. They help to open the heart, and a strong and open heart also allows us to receive universal blessings, enabling them to flow into our lives.
FALCON'S EYE also called BLUE TIGER EYE
The Falcon's eye is calming and releases stress. It aids the quick-tempered, overanxious and phobic personalities. It is considered a stone of protection and it may also bring good luck to the wearer. It helps us to focus and assists us in resolving problems objectively. It as well balances the yin-yang and energizes the emotional body.
Garnet is an excellent crystal for removing negative energy and boosting the healing properties of other crystals. This gemstone may sharpen your perception, open your heart, improve confidence, and stimulate awareness. It is one of the best stones for manifesting abundance, bringing luck, love, enhancing intimacy, and improving friendships.
If you are born in January, this is your Birthstone.
HELIOTROPE (Blood Stone)
The Heliotrope is known as the hero's stone, encouraging us to be in the moment. It helps us to gain more courage and inspires us to be less selfish. It calms the mind and helps in making better decisions.
The Hematite is protective and grounding and raises your levels of confidence.
The Larimar has many properties. It is one of the cardinal Water element stones, yet it is born of Fire because of its volcanic origins. Larimar is one of the few crystals to balance the polarities of these energies. It cools tempers and calms fears, relieves stress, and nurtures the physical and emotional bodies. The Larimar is a gemstone of clear communication, providing the strength and courage needed to speak openly.
The Lava Stone is a protective crystal that gives you a sense of power. It makes you feel secure, daring, and physically powerful. It will deepen your connection to the physical, natural world. It's a crystal to have near you when you need to feel safe and need mental strength.
This is a volcanic rock. Its protective energy will help you shield away negative energies and will keep you safe and grounded. It is known as well as the stone of strength. It will help you build your strength when you need it and give you the willpower to overcome your fears and challenges.
Moonstones are related to the moon. They are known to possess feminine powers such as intuition, creativity, nurturing, and unconditional love. White Moonstone embodies the moon at the height of its power. Hence activating psychic perception, vision, and dream work.
The calming vibe of Moss Agate helps bring us closer to nature and can bring a sense of focus or patience when we need to disconnect from the chaos of modern society. It is also a stone of wealth, attracting abundance in all forms.
MOTHER OF PEARL
The Mother of Pearl encourages relaxation, soothes tension and eases stress. It stimulates your intuition and imagination. It may help to balance and harmonise your emotions. Apart from attracting good fortune and money, the Mother of Pearl also symbolises prosperity and good luck.
Cultured Freshwater Black Pearls are said to ward off evil and protect your good luck to keep it flowing.
Cultured Freshwater White Pearls have gentle energy. It is said that they have a kind love energy and increase your inner and outer beauty.
If you are born in June this is one of your Birthstone.
Pyrite attracts the energies of wealth and abundance.
The Rubin Zoisite is an invigorating yet grounding crystal. It represents the fire and earth elements. Zoisite is a stone of return: return to the self, return to one's centre, return to relaxation, return to healthy norms.
The Sapphire is said to be the wisdom stone, stimulating concentration and enhancing creativity. It helps us focus; it calms the mind and brings a sense of peace, serenity and prosperity. It is the stone of new love and commitment and is useful in encouraging faithfulness and loyalty.
Iif you are born in September, this is your Birthstone.
The Sunstone is considered a stone of abundance. It is known as a joyful stone and makes you feel alive and enthusiastic. It brings openness, benevolence, warmth and mental clarity, and it is linked with good luck and good fortune.
TIGER EYE BLUE also called FALCON'S EYE
This a beautiful stone that will make your mind brighter. It is considered a strong talisman from the ancient period. This stone will keep you relaxed and secure. Having a piece of this stone with you will help you expand your horizons and find better opportunities.
TIGER EYE RED
The Red Tiger Eye is a very stimulating stone. Its energies will motivate you to achieve your goals and complete your tasks with energy and enthusiasm. It’s a highly calming stone that will keep you relaxed and centered even on your busy days.
Turquoise provides protection, prosperity, good luck, and intuition. Tibetan Turquoise is traditionally received as a gift to pass on its natural fortune-bringing powers. Therefore, if you buy your own, make it a gift to yourself.
For those of you born in December, this is your Birthstone.