Crystals and Gemstones

Metals, Stones, and crystals have long been known to have certain properties that affect those who use or wear them. There is no shortage of information, thoughts, and personal beliefs on this subject. In fact, there are many (or most) of the metals and other natural minerals in our own bodies. Things we must have in certain amounts to survive. Look at the back of any bottle of vitamins or the nutrition facts of any of the foods you eat to see this. Some of the following are those minerals or metals alone and some show the combination of others that make the new material. Metaphysically, we connect to these in the same way we connect with Mother Earth and everything around us. They all have some bearing on how we interact with our surroundings, the people and animals that surround us, and even in our own selves.

GEMSTONES
Glass (Manmade)
GlassGlass is one of the most ancient materials known and used by man. Some consider glass to have no metaphysical properties, but those who are aware, realize that glass has energy like all else in the Universe. It therefore has it's own set of properties. Glass is a true combination and mixing of the traditional four elements because of how it is formed. Fire and air cause silica earth element to become molten and turned into a liquid. It will then  return to its original state as a solid.
It can be made to focus light or allow light to pass through invisibly or carry light-waves massive distances.
Metaphysically, glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication.
The colors of the glass bring the vibrations of those specific color properties.
Many of the beads I use and all man-made crystals are created using glass.

Malachite
MalachiteMalachite is a mineral that is formed in the zone just above copper in the earth and copper does help to create it and it's rich colors. It's most striking physical property is is rich green color.
Malachite is called the transformer due to it's ability to help us change and start fresh when needed. It brings energy, focus, and growth. At the same time it helps to get rid of things that may be holding you back.
Meditate with malachite and cleanse purify all chakra centers. Remove emotional blockages. Open your heart to new things. Let it remind you that memories are fine, but they are memories. Stay on course. Move forward and move on.


Rose Quartz
Rose quartz lowers stress and tension in the heart. It assists in clearing out anger, jealousy, and resentment. It allows the healing of heart issues as well as disease that is connected to holding on to negativity.
Rose Quartz is known as stone of unconditional love. It is one of the most important stones for Heart Chakra work. It opens the heart to all types of love - for others and for yourself. It has a high energy, but it is actually a very calming and soothing stone.

Snowflake Obsidian
Snowflake ObsidianThis beautiful stone is volcanic in origin and extremely strong in the metaphysical sense as it is truly made by fire. 
Snowflake Obsidian is a stone of purity. It will bring you a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. It will help to keep you focused when the world around you seems out of control. Snowflake Obsidian is easily able to remove negativity from a space or person. 
In general, snowflake obsidian is a grounding and protecting stone. It is used as a cleanser of all things in life. This can include your environment as mentioned above and also your own emotions. Emotions such as anger, jealousy, greed, etc. It has a tendency to work very quickly.
It is physically connected to skeletal and vascular systems.
Tiger's Eye
Small Tiger's Eye    Tiger's Eye is said to be a stone of protection and luck. It has the ability to help us focus the mind and resolve problems. This crystal healer has a strong connection to the Earth. It is a stone that supports self reliance. It helps to relieve anxiety and without hidden anxieties holding you back, the ability to realize hidden talents is also unlocked. It is about the "here and now" of whatever the matter at mind is. Tiger's Eye encourages you to step outside of your comfort zone allowing you to grow and change. Use tiger's eye to take advantage of the possibilities of growth and for more luck and protection.
 
Healing Properties - Emotional healing, Decreasing anxiety, Happiness, Organization, Courage, Focus
Body - Health of Eye-Nose-Throat, Reproduction, Purging Toxins, Decreasing pain, Supporting Strong Bones
Spirit - Attracting luck, Protection, Harmony, Empowerment, Grounding, Earth Element 

Turquoise

TurquoiseTurquoise is a stone of kings, shamans, warriors..... It is called the stone of life and protection. It is a stone that strengthens, provides solace for the spirit, and well being for the body. The color itself is a blend of blue and green and has cool and calming effects. 

The use of turquoise dates back to ancient times. Many cultures have a history of the strong use of turquoise - 2 of these being the Egyptians and the Native Americans. 

The healing powers of turquoise can help provide improvement to the mental state by increasing multiple positive mental characteristics. A few of these being creativity, positive thinking, and intuition among others. It is credited with the securing friendly regard. "He or She who owns a Turquoise will never want for a friend.