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Gem and Metal Guide*

This guide describes all the gems & metals used by Anne in her works. If you would like more information on a gem not listed below, please contact Anne at

*Please note that these descriptions are taken from both Vedic and Shamanistic traditions.

 
 

Abalone

 
 

Agate

 
 
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Botswana
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Ellensburg Blue
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Fire Agate
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Moss Agate
 
 

Alexandrite

 
 

Amber

 
 

Amethyst

 
 

Ametrine

 
 

Amazonite

 
 

Apatite

 
 

Aquamarine

 
 

Aventurine

 
 

Azurite

 
 

Bloodstone

 
 

Calcite

 
 

Carnelian

 
 

Celestite

 
 

Chrysoprase

 
 

Citrine

 
 

Coral

 
 

Diamond

 
 

Dioptase

 
 

Emerald

 
 

Fluorite

 
 

Garnet

 
 

Gold

 
 

Gypsum

 
 

Hematite

 
 

Herkimer Diamond

 
 

Iolite (a.k.a. "water sapphire")

 
 

Jade

 
 

Jasper

 
 

Kunzite

 
 

Labradorite

 
 

Lapis Lazuli

 
 

Lepidolite

 
 

Malachite

 
 

Moldavite

 
 

Moonstone

 
 

Obsidian

 
 

Onyx

 
 

Opal

 
 

Pearl

 
 

Peridot

 
 

Platinum

 
 

Pyrite

 
 

Quartz

 
 
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Clear Quartz
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Aqua Aura Quartz
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Phantom Quartz
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Rose Quartz
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Rutilated Quartz
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Smoky Quartz
 
 

Rhodochrosite

 
 

Rhodonite

 
 

Ruby

 
 

Sapphire

 
 

Selenite (Gypsum)

 
 

Silver

 
 

Sodalite

 
 

Sugilite

 
 

Tanzanite

 
 

Tiger Eye

 
 

Topaz

 
 

Tourmaline

 
 
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Clear or White
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Blue
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Pink (Rubellite)
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Green
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Yellow
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Orange
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Black
 
 

Turquoise

 
 

Unakite

 
 

Vanadinite

 
 

Zircon

 
 

The primary use for gems throughout history has been for healing and spiritual rituals. Although gems were rare and exhibited great beauty, the reason they were so precious was due to the power they imparted to their wearers.

They are storehouses of empowerment, transmitted through contact with one’s body. Kings and queens would have gemstones set in their crowns to obtain their potencies. They connected the monarchs with forces enabling them to rule guided by cosmic energies. Priests of different religions used gems in rings for similar reasons. Gems exhibit their power in a beneficial or detrimental way – depending on how they are used.

The inherent powers of gemstones are recognized by modern science in the technological uses of crystals in watches, lasers, and computers, but the more subtle potencies, such as their ability to promote physical healing in the body, or their power to help balance human emotions, elude modern science.

Here is an overview on the power of gems taken from All you wanted to know about Gems by Vijaya Kumar:

1) All stones or gems have magnetic powers in varying degrees, and many of them are beneficial to us for their therapeutic cures.

2) They emit vibrations and frequencies which have strong potential influence on our whole being.

3) They create strong energy fields which enable us to be charged with their energies.

4) The gems are used for healing, transforming, balancing, and attuning the body, mind and soul.

5) They are a manifestation of vibrancy, light and color, life, textures, transparency and clarity.

6) They activate our abilities, soothe and comfort, heal and balance through the purity of their rays.

7) The patterns in the stones reveal to us the changes that keep taking place, indicating that life is change – that the process of evolution is a cosmic law.

8) Each gem, tuned to a particular ray, has a special role to play.

9) The gems can be cleaned by leaving them under running water for six to eight hours. Or, bury them in some earth overnight, and rinse them off. Or, keep the stone in the flame of a candle until the candle melts. Or still, place the stone amongst a heap of quartz for several days, whereby its energy is revived from the contact of the quartz.

10) The gem that is cleaned should be placed in direct sunlight, for the sun is a great source of energy and purification.

11) The more precious stones that you wear, the more strongly will you be charged with cosmic forces, radiating out into your surroundings.

12) Wear your stones – Do not store them in a safe or jewelry box, for you will be depriving your body of their tremendous power.

13) Precious stones have a way of healing emotions that have been inharmonious.

14) The stones selected for use should always be in contact with one’s body to absorb their healing properties.

 
 
 
 
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