Gemstone Meanings

Learn about gemstone meanings

For many people, gemstone meanings assist when choosing a mala necklace that has significance to them.

Gemstones are formed deep within the earth and embody concentrated energy. For centuries they have been part of folklore, legend and alternative healing practices for their purported special properties.

Crystals and gemstones of different kinds are mentioned in some of the earliest texts from ancient Sumer and Egypt, and were worn by the high priests of the Hebrew faith. Sages of ancient India, Asia, as well as Native American and Celtic shamans used crystals for healing, protection and ritual purposes. The Greeks also utilised crystals for healing purposes, prescribing different stones for specific ailments.

All gemstones possess their own unique beauty. Gemstone beads are cool and smooth to hold, and drape beautifully when strung with a knot between each one. Whether you wear them for their healing properties or just their natural beauty, gemstone jewellery is always a delight to own and you will treasure it for many years to come.


Gemstones we use at Seed Jewellery

African Opal
The protection stone.
Provides gentle, protective, healing energy for its wearer.
Associated with the heart chakra.

Amazonite
The inspiration stone.
Encourages confidence, communication and creative expression.

Amethyst
The intuition stone.
Develops higher wisdom and balance.
Perfect for meditation, calming and tranquil.

Blue Aventurine
The psychic stone.
Enhances psychic and intuitive abilities that may have been blocked.
Encourages honest communication and open expression of emotion.

Butter Jade
The direction stone.
Promotes self-motivation and helps to bring dreams to reality.
It enhances confidence, which in turn aids prosperity and abundance.

Carnelian
The passion stone.
Enhances sexual energy and creativity.
Perfect for lovers.

Chrysocolla
The teaching stone.
Devoted to expression, communication and empowerment.

Citrine
The success stone.
Enhances self-esteem and enables clear, bright thinking.
Brings good luck energy.

Fire Agate
The shield stone.
Builds a protective shield around the body that deflects harm.
A protective and grounding stone with a calming energy.
Stimulates energy and increases sexual vitality and libido.

Fossil Stone
The earth stone.
Helps with being in touch with the earth and natural environment.
Promotes natural healing and cleansing of energies.
Removal of negativity and enhancement of happiness.

Fuchsia (pink) Agate
The heart stone.
Promotes love, friendship and kindness.
Perfect for lovers, friends and family.

Golden Tiger Eye
The harmony stone.
Helps to release fear and anxiety whilst promoting internal harmony and balance.
Stimulates decision making with clear thought and understanding, unclouded by emotion.

Green Aventurine
The balancing stone.
Brings strong healing energy for the body, mind and spirit.
Helps to balance emotions.

Howlite
The calming stone.
Helps with relaxation, patience and sleep.
Enhances memory function.

Jade
The good luck stone.
Traditionally worn to bring good luck and fortune.
Inspires ambition and the accomplishment of objectives.
Also considered to be a protective and nurturing stone.

Lapis Lazuli
The confidence stone.
Brings clear vision and wisdom.
Enhances energy.

Morganite
The romance stone.
Associated with innocence, sweetness, romance and love.
Connected to the heart chakra.
Promotes healing, compassion and promise.
Very similar properties to rose quartz.

Red Garnet
The heart stone.
Cleanses and re-energises the body, purifies and balances energy.
Inspires love and devotion.

Rose Quartz
The love stone.
It helps to open the heart for true unconditional love and friendship.
Encourages emotional healing and compassion.
Nurturing, comforting and brings inner peace.

Turquoise
The purification stone.
Promotes self-realisation and assists creative problem solving.
Calming and tranquil.

Yellow Calcite
The hope stone.
Associated with self confidence, motivation and drive.
Good for clearing out old energy patterns and self doubt.
Gives the wearer the opportunity for a clean emotional slate.


Gemstone meanings are open to individual interpretation. They are to support personal growth and healing and are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment.