An A – Z of Gemstones and Their Meaning

Moving onto the letter B!

Blackstone (also called Black Jasper)
Blackstone
Black Jasper is a completely black stone with a highly protective healing energy. It is said to bring good luck to the bearer in any kind of fight. It can also be used for protection against lightning. Physically, black jasper is said to be helpful for relieving pain, stomach ailments, foot problems, and hip dysplasia. Black jasper is related to the root chakra.

Bloodstone
Bloodstone
Bloodstone is a deep green stone with small red specks. (The small red specks are where the stone gets its name, as they make the deep green stone appear to be spotted with blood.)
Bloodstone is excellent for centering and grounding. It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organization, and lessening confusion, stress, and anxiety. It is said to be a stone of courage, bringing mental, physical, and emotional renewal by releasing blockages. It is said to be particularly good for helping emotional traumas and grief. It also enhances the intellect. Bloodstone is mystically used to bring abundance, success, and prosperity. It is also said to smooth the way with legal issues.
Bloodstone is said to be helpful in treating anemia and other diseases of the blood, blood pressure, bleeding, cardiovascular system, cramps, diabetes, lupus, colds, endocrine system, kidney, bladder, physical strength issues, flu, physical traumas, and post-surgical issues.

Bronzite
Bronzite
Bronzite is a golden bronze color and is used often to help with certainty and with taking control of our actions. It can also help one to think ahead about things, which also enhances the ability to take control of our own lives. Because bronzite helps dispel uncertainty, it can help us also take necessary actions for our own benefit while still being loving, polite, and principled in our behavior. Bronzite is also a good grounding stone. It is excellent for these same reasons to promote change in a harmonious way. Physically, Bronzite is used in crystal healing for ailments related to the solar plexus chakra, assimilation of iron, lessening muscular tension, and dispelling restlessness caused by emotional and psycho-physical ailments.

Botswana Agate
Botswana Agate
Botswana agate is sometimes called the “change stone” because of its mystical property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It is said to gently help one make transitions of any kind in such a way that the change is not as difficult or painful as could be without it. It is a comforting stone; carrying a bit of Botswana agate in your pocket is said to help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily.
Relief from depression and/or grief is another metaphysical energy of Botswana agate. It is said to help us focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity as well as the power of one’s intuition. Botswana agate is noted in crystal healing to be helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behavior patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues. As a success stone, it is said to help one achieve and cope with success. It is also a stone of sensuality. In crystal healing, it is said to be beneficial to the nervous system and can help rid the body of toxins, as well as help in the healing of broken bones.

Happy Beading!
Sam
Sam

1 comment to An A – Z of Gemstones and Their Meaning

  • Susan Myers

    I loved your article. Your information was much more detailed than most information commonally available. There was also a deep metaphysical insight which is sadly lacking in most books and magazines. While my main interest in gemstones is their remarkable beauty and use in making jewelry, this was greatly appreciated. Thank you. Is there any way to find info on the letter ” A” ?

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