Kathleen has been an online writer for over five years. She is fascinated by the concept of auras and enjoys researching them.
The Quartz Family
Amethyst—This member of the quartz family is supposed to strengthen the immune system, as well as the endocrine system. It is believed to enhance psychic abilities, improve meditation and calm the body. The amethyst has strong protective qualities and is linked to the third eye crown chakra.
Aventurine—This green gemstone is a member of the quartz family and is a purifier of the mind, the spirit and the emotions. The aventurine gem has relaxing properties that promote tranquility and peace of mind. It is connected to the heart chakra.
Citrine—This quartz gem is believed to heal the kidneys, the colon, the liver, the gallbladder and the digestive system. It is an attractor of abundance that diminishes self-destructive qualities. It is connected to the navel and crown chakras.
The Quartz Crystal—This clear member of the quartz family promotes blood circulation and is a healer of the body and the mind. It is believed to receive, activate, store, transmit and amplify energy. It is linked to all of the chakras.
The Rose Quartz—This quartz is connected to the kidneys and the circulatory system and is believed to promote fertility. The rose quartz reduces tension, wards off anger, and improves confidence and creativity. It is linked to the heart chakra.
The Smoky Quartz—This gem promotes health in the kidneys, the adrenal glands, the kidneys and the pancreas. It breaks up blocks of negative energy in the body and promotes clarity. The smoky quartz is linked to the root and solar plexus chakras.
The Chalcedony Family
Agate—This gem is a strengthener of the body and the mind. It promotes courage and strength and helps a person discern between a lie and a truth. The agate is a powerful healer and is extremely grounding. It comes in many colors, each color being linked to a different chakra.
Bloodstone—The bloodstone strengthens and energizes the body, particularly the bloodstream. It provides inner guidance and promotes altruism. It connects the root chakra to the heart chakra.
Carnelian—This highly evolved member of the chalcedony family promotes health in the kidneys, the lungs, the liver, the gallbladder, and the pancreas. The carnelian is a promoter of warmth, charisma and joy. It is linked to the root and heart chakras.
Jasper—Although this gem can be found in almost every color, all forms of jade strengthen the liver, the gallbladder, and the bladder. It is representative of the earth element and is linked to all of the chakras.
Onyx—A reliever of stress, the onyx is an extremely powerful stone that strengthens bone marrow in the body. The onyx promotes emotional balance and self control. It also aids with detachment. The onyx is linked with many different chakras depending on the color of the stone.
Tiger's Eye—A blend of the quartz family and the chalcedony family, the tiger's eye promotes health in the spleen, the pancreas, the colon and the digestive tract. It is a grounding stone that helps a person find their center. The connected chakras include the navel chakra and the solar plexus.
The Precious Metal Families
Azurite—This mineral with a strong copper conent promotes the flow of energy throughout the body and helps the body utilize oxygen efficiently. It is believed to help clear the mind, allowing a person to see through lies and manipulation. The azurite is connected to the third eye and the throat chakras.
Copper—This precious metal is believed to promote healthy blood circulation in the body. It also provides energy for the body and mind. Copper is a detoxifier also known to aid metabolism. It is a strong conductor of energy and aligns the physical and emotional bodies.
Gold—This metal is believed to have strong powers that purify and energize the physical body. Gold improves circulation and strengthens the nervous system. It is a strong attractor of positive energy and is linked directly to the heart chakra.
Silver—The precious metal silver is used to enhance mental abilities like concentration, focus and memory. It is a strengthener of the pituitary glands and the pineal glands. Silver is believed to promote emotional balance.
Garnet (January—This red gem is the birthstone of January and is believed to strengthen the body, purify the body physically and spiritually, and stimulate the pituatary glands. The garnet is considered to be connected to the root and heart chakras, enhancing the imagination.
Amethyst (February)—This gem has high importance to both the Greeks and the Romans and is believed to enhance focus and clear the mind. The amethyst is part of the quartz family and is supposed to be beneficial to those suffering from mental illness.
Aquamarine (March)—The blue, beril-based gem is believed to bring courage to those who are wearing this gemstone. It has also been said to promote happiness and joy.
Diamond (April)—The diamond is one of the most revered gems. This birthstone has qualities that promote endurance and perseverance. It is also believed to attract love.
Emerald (May)—This beautiful birthstone is believed to have healing powers that promote health and ward off illness. They have also been found to increase awareness and improve memory.
Pearl (June)—There are many types of pearls, but the ones thought to be the most powerful include cultured and freshwater pearls. These powerful pearls promote wisdom and are believed to strengthen love and relationships.
Ruby (July)—One of the four precious stones, (the others being the sapphire, the emerald and the diamond), the ruby is a red gem that is believed to protect a person and attract fortune.
Peridot (August)—This green birthstone is considered to be an attractor of good luck, a promoter of strong health and a protector of the physical body and the spirtual body. The peridot is known to deter anger and attract love.
Sapphire (September)—Also known as the lapis lazuli, the sapphire is a beautiful gemstone available in many different colors. This gem is associated with promoting peace of mind, as well as lowering anxiety. It is connected to the third eye chakra and the throat chakra.
Opal (October)—This birthstone has health properties that benefit the pineal and pituatary glands. It can enhance intuition and has links to all of the seven chakras. This gem is supposed to help connect the human body with the spiritual realm.
Topaz (November)—Although this gem comes in a variety of colors, the yellow topaz is considered to be the strongest healing gem of its kind. The topaz is supposed to enhance a person's connection with their higher power and defend the body from evil.
Turquoise (December)—The turquoise has a history of being a strengthener of the physical body. It can ehnance tissue regeneration, promote healthy circulation of the blood and promotes peace of mind. The turquoise is linked to the throat chakra and can enhance meditation.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2014 Kathleen Odenthal
Lizbeth on July 24, 2019:
On my morning walk today, I found 2 large size raw Quartz Crystals. They are the size of my palm each. They were within maybe 30 ft apart from each other. Could this have any kind of meaning? I feel as if I was meant to find them.
Audrey Hunt from Pahrump NV on November 14, 2018:
I've sure enjoyed your hubs on crystals! They are all saved where I can refer to them as needed. My present collection is small but I'll be expanding now.
Rhodonite is new to me and I can't wait to include this beautiful crystal.
Kathleen Odenthal (author) from Bridgewater on July 30, 2014:
Thank you! Im sorry about the ring, but if these gems are as powerful as they are believed to be, Im sure whoever stole it picked up a lot of bad juju when he took it!
Shelley Watson on July 30, 2014:
I so enjoyed this hub - my parents gave me a beautiful garnet ring when I was eighteen - unfortunately it was stolen in a robbery. But loved the read!
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 29, 2014:
Never thought of jewels as affecting any other emotion besides love. I learned a lot from this article. Thanks for the information.
Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on July 29, 2014:
Kathleen, I love this series. I'm going to have to come back to this and really pay attention. My birthstone, by the way, is aquamarine.
Dilip Chandra from India on July 28, 2014:
Lot of info here, good to know... A good hub and a good share.
Kathleen Odenthal (author) from Bridgewater on July 28, 2014:
Hahahaha good thinking Billy! Thanks for commenting :)
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on July 28, 2014:
Nice research on this. I'm not about to show this to my wife. No reason to start giving her ideas about jewelry. :)