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Decoding Gemstone Types & Their Benefits

African Jade is excellent for grounding, consistency, & understanding. It aids you to deal with everyday reality and to grow in practicality. This stone enhances chi, circulation, stimulates one's chakras. With the ability to bring order from chaos, and clear environmental negativity, you can sweep it through your aura or very close to the body to clear subtle impediments to growth. It's also great for those in commercial careers as it facilitates business dealings, aids negotiation, ethical decisions and uniting groups to a common purpose.

Agate is known for it's protection, strength, and harmony. Agate's most noticeable properties overall are with balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming the spirit. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Energetically, it gives strength in both physically and mentally. Agate enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it a beneficial stone for both students and artists. It is also known as a good luck stone. As a stone of harmony, one of the things agate does is balance yin/yang energy. Agate increases energy but because it is a grounding stone, it does not increase energy at all times, but rather enables bursts of energy when needed. In this way, agate is a conservation stone, and enhances longevity. Emotionally, agate gives courage, emotional strength, self-confidence, and dispels fears. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions. In the same way, it assists with acceptance of all things. It can be very beneficial for self-examination as well as examination of the circumstances one finds oneself in. These qualities make agate superior for easing anxiety and stress.

Amazonite stone reflects truth, honor, communication, integrity, hope, and trust. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and as such, said to be beneficial to communication. It is also associated strongly with the third eye chakra. It is said to align the physical and astral bodies. It is noted mystically to lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. Amazonite is also said to assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life.

Though Amythest is not the best known prosperity stone, it is beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief. Amethyst has a gentle, sedative energy that can promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength. This stability and strength not only helps one hold firm in one's life, but it can enhance flexibility and cooperation. To ability to be flexible as needed is a sure sign of strength.​

Aquamarine stone represents peaceful behavior and interaction, encouraging the wearer to act gently and calmly. Aquamarine is used most often with the Throat Chakra to enhance spiritual communication and to clear communication blocks. Aquamarine helps to promote verbal self-expression. Work with Aquamarine to help overcome judgment of others and encourage tolerance. Aquamarine can also work with the Heart Chakra by helping one to realize their innermost truth.