With the new gemstone chains that arrived, it got me thinking about the meanings behind some of the gemstones and crystals in the chain and how by wearing assorted chains at the same time, I could tap in to different metaphysical healing theories.
Here are some fun facts and beliefs about some of the gemstones in the chains.
Chalcedony is derived from the name of an ancient Greek town in Asia Minor known
With the exception of sticks, bones,
rocks, and animal skins, Chalcedony is believed
to one of the very first raw
materials used by mankind, with the earliest recorded
uses of Chalcedony being for
weapons, tools, knives, bowls and cups.
Chalcedony rings that were worn by
ancient Romans are still found in remarkably
good shape today.
was used as a sacred stone by Native
Americans, who believed that it
would promote stability within the
ceremonial rituals of the tribe.
Chalcedony is believed to increase
endurance, stamina, vitality, and to promote
emotional balance, kindness,
charity, and friendliness. Physically, Chalcedony is
said to relieve melancholy, fever,
irritability, gall stones, and eye problems.
The name Tourmaline is widely accepted as being derived from the
tura mali, which when translated
means “stone of many or mixed colors”.
Tourmaline is often referred to as
the rainbow gemstone, due to the huge amout of
colors that it is available in.
This was certainly believed by the
who believed that when Tourmaline
traveled from its home in the earth's core to
the surface, it did so along a
rainbow, which subsequently gifted the gemstone with
all of the colors of the rainbow.
Tourmalines exhibit piezoelectricity
and when these stones become warm they become
electrically charged – positively at
one end and negatively at the other, acting
like a magnet and strong enough to
attract small particles of dust or ash.
It is for this reason that the Dutch
of old used Tourmalines to clean their pipes!
As with most gemstones, ancient civilizations credited Tourmaline gems
and mystical powers, including having
the power to guard against danger and misfortune.
Tourmalines are said to have an
especially strong influence over friendship and
love, lending permanance and stability
to both. Tourmaline gems help to amplify
psychic ability / energy and are an
excellent aid to increasing self-confidence
and understanding. Tourmaline is
believed to help assist with tranquil sleep, calm
nerves, improve concentration and
creative processes and to be an aid to curing
A stone of transformation, Labradorite is a useful companion through
change, imparting strength and perseverance. It balances and protects
the aura, raises consciousness and grounds spiritual energies.
Excellent for strengthening intuition-promoting psychic abilities.
Powerful in revealing the truth behind illusions, Labradorite banishes
fears and insecurities, and strengthens faith in the self and trust in
the universe. It stimulates the imagination and calms an overactive
mind, developing enthusiasm and new ideas.
Labradorite treats disorders of the eyes and brain, stimulates
mental acuity, and relieves anxiety and stress. It regulates
metabolism, balances hormones and relieves menstrual tension.
Labradorite treats colds, gout, and rheumatism, lowers blood pressure,
and aids in digestion.
According to an Eskimo legend, the Northern Lights were once imprisoned
in the rocks along the coast of Labrador. It is told that a wandering
Eskimo warrior found them and was able to free most of the lights
with a mighty blow of his spear. Some of the lights were still trapped
within the stone, and thus we have today the beautiful mineral known