The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones starting with A


For the Metaphysical Properties of Abalone see

Abalone is an organic seashell which can be used to build and protect muscle tissue, including the heart.

It is also said to aid digestion.


General, All Types

I have included Metaphysical properties and information on some of my favourite or interesting Crystals, Gems and Minerals. I have collected this from several sources and hope you find it helpful and interesting. The colour of the piece will generally indicate as to which chakra they may benefit. For more information on Chakras and Colour Therapy please contact a Colour Therapist. See for more information

Agate is a good protective energy stone, especially for children.  It is very calming and soothing.

It is a stone of harmony and by bringing the elements of one’s being into harmony it greatly enhances healing. Agate also enhances creativity and stimulates the intellect.

Agate is considered a stone that brings good luck. It works with chakras according to stone colour. Agate is said to help with issues of the teeth and gums.

A stone of many colours naturally, it is also often dyed.  Agate is found in red, pink, orange, yellow, brown, green, blue, purple, white, grey, black, banded and multi-coloured.  Choose the colour of your particular stone to read the Metaphysical Properties of Colour in association with the above information.


Blue Lace

Blue lace agate polished stone on white backgroud


Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquillity.

It assists in flight, grace, reaching higher Spiritual planes, communicating with angels and activates the throat chakra. It can ease the harsh edge off communication in difficult times; enhance public speaking, and smooth discussions.

It is an inspiring stone that can assist in inner attunement, and has been used to perform miracles. As with all agates, it is a protective stone.

Physically it has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones.

Blue lace agate is related to the element of Air.



Botswana agate is sometimes called the “change stone” because of its property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It gently helps one make transitions of any kind in a way that change is not as difficult or painful as could be without it; it is a comforting stone.

Carrying a bit of Botswana agate in your pocket can help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily. Relief from depression and/or grief is another property of Botswana agate. It helps focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity. It increases the power of one’s intuition.

Botswana agate is helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behaviour patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues.

As a success stone, it helps one achieve and cope with success.

It is also a stone of sensuality. It is beneficial to the nervous system and can help rid the body of toxins, as well as help in the healing of broken bones.



Rounded orange rectangular fire agate beads.

An important aspect of Fire Agate is the connection to the energies of the Earth.  Fire Agate may help one feel more settled and secure.  It offers a calming experience and is excellent for meditation and relaxation.

This stone may assist with problems of the stomach and endocrine system and may benefit sexual endeavours.

Fire Agate offers a grounding influence while being highly stimulating.  This combination enables one to deal with problems that arise in a calm manner and takes the edge off difficult experiences.



macro shooting of natural gemstone - tumbled moss agate (mocha stone) mineral gem stone isolated on white background

Moss agate is sometimes called the “gardener’s stone” due to its properties of helping ensure a full crop. In addition to a full crop, moss agate brings general abundance, success, and prosperity.

It can also help one gain peace with extreme or excessive duties in life and brings self-confidence and higher self-esteem. Moss agate is also a protective stone, as are all agates. It can reduce the difficulties associated with overcoming addictive behaviours.


Tree (Dendritic Agate)

Tree (Dendritic) Agate is said to assist with introspection and self-discovery. It can give a wider viewpoint of the world. Tree agate relives tension, fever, and skin eruptions. It also brings plentiful crops.


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The unusual feature of Alexandrite is that the dark green stone shines red in transmitted light.

This stone may be beneficial to the nervous system, spleen, pancreas and testes.  Alexandrite offers a regenerative capability to both the mental and physical planes and is soothing to the emotions.  It guides one in building self respect and to recognise your importance and worth.

It also can help strengthen the body’s connection to the earth. It can give courage, energy, strength, and dispels fears, all of which increase self-confidence. It can also lessen feelings of envy by grounding the emotions.


mineral amazonite brazil insolated

Amazonite is a mint green to aqua green stone of truth, honour, communication, integrity 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, can be beneficial to communication. It aligns the physical and astral bodies. It can lessen stress and self-defeating behaviours by calming and building self-esteem.

Amazonite can assist with peacefully making the transition out of this life. Amazonite is said to heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma.

It is reputed to have spiritual energy healing powers of preventive energy that’s good for one’s health in general, decreasing heart problems, benefiting the muscles, helping the nervous system, lessening tooth decay and osteoporosis.


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Amber gives a soothing, light energy that is both calming and energizing at the same time. It can help manifest desires and heighten intellectual abilities, clarity of thought, and wisdom.

It is said to cleanse its environment by drawing out negativity, and is said to relieve physical pain the same way. It brings the energies of patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing and calmness to those who wear or carry it. It is considered a good luck charm for marriage.

Amber is excellent for inner child work and past life work. Amber is associated with the solar plexus chakra and sometimes the sacral chakra. Mystical lore says that amber is beneficial for purifying the body, bone problems, heart problems, circulation, ears, hearing problems, endocrine system, intestinal/digestive disorders, kidney, bladder, lungs, and general healing purposes

Rarely Amber may be blue or green.  However it is generally red or yellow.  If reading the Metaphysical Properties of Colour along with the above information, choose the colour of your piece.


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Amethyst has long been called the “sobriety stone.” In ancient Rome, crushed amethyst was added to wine cups to prevent drunkenness. It is said to assist with healing alcoholism, compulsive behaviours, and addictions of all kinds.

Amethyst brings energies of stability, peace, calm, balance, courage and inner strength. It has been used to protect against psychic attacks.

On the spiritual level, amethyst can help open to communication with angels, telepathy and other psychic abilities. It is an excellent stone for meditation or dream work, past life work, and can help you see your path. It has also been used to help ease the pain of grief, and promote happiness.

Amethyst is reputed to be beneficial when dealing with legal problems, and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance. Amethyst is also used as protection for travellers.

Physically amethyst is said by spiritual healers and mystical lore to heal the withdrawal symptoms of any sort of addiction, help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system problems, chronic fatigue, immune system deficiencies, and general healing.

Amethyst is associated with the brow and the crown chakras


Chevron (also known as Banded Amethyst)

Chevron Amethyst combines the strengthening and enhancing qualities of Quartz with the stress relieving qualities of Amethyst.

Together these minerals create the Chevron Amethyst, which enhances peace of mind, relaxation and self-discovery. Chevron Amethyst brings courage and inner strength. The stone lessens any resistance to helping oneself, particularly as concerns self-awareness.

It also diminishes addictive tendencies and assists in recovery from addictions.

Chevron Amethyst is associated with the third eye (brow) and crown chakra.


apatite blue semigem mineral stone geological mineral isolated

Apatite comes in many forms and colours and gets its name from the Greek meaning “to deceive” as it is easily confused with other minerals.

This stone may offer benefits to muscle tissue and motor skills and promote calcium absorption.  It is said to aid hypertension and restore clear thought.

Although Apatite is most commonly green, it is also found as colourless, yellow, blueviolet, pink or brown stones.  Choose the colour of your particular stone and read more information in the Metaphysical Properties of Colour.


Light blue variety of beryl is also known as a gemstone aquamarine. Width of sample 5 cm.

Aquamarine is metaphysically known as a stone of courage and fortitude. It is said to assist with quick intellectual response.

It gives peace, and shielding for the aura. Aquamarine is reputed to assist with calming communication issues. Mystical and folk lore states that it is attuned to the sea, and protects travellers on water, and sailors.

Aquamarine is generally blue or blue/green and is associated with the throat chakra.



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Aventurine is said to benefit one in all areas of creativity, and imagination, as well as intellect and mental clarity.

Lore says that it enhances prosperity and brings career success.

It is a gentle stone energetically that gives a sense of calm and balance and enhances happiness. It also helps one to see alternatives and potentials in all situations, giving a positive outlook, courage and inner strength.

Green Aventurine is also a mystical stone of prosperity.  It is also said to bring luck, especially in games of chance.

Aventurine brings friendship to one’s life. It is also a stone of protection energies.

Folklore and metaphysical lore say that physically it is beneficial for blood, circulatory system, headaches, general health, and sleep disorders.

Aventurine is associated with the heart chakra.

If reading this information, combined with the information from the Metaphysical Properties of Colour, use the colour of your stone as the reference.



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Peach Aventurine gently increases the energy of the sacral chakra.  It helps with decision making and can boost creativity.

Physically it is beneficial for the lungs, heart, adrenal glands and urogenital system.



Red Aventurine has the properties of Aventurine, plus more because of its colour and composition.

Red Aventurine enhances creativity and ability to see possibilities. It can heal the reproductive system, and sometimes reverse diseases. It also can bring prosperity and lessen negativity.

Red Aventurine is associated with the sacral and root chakras.


Mineral Azurite close-up isolated in white background

Azurite is called the “stone of heaven.” It aids in developing psychic awareness, psychic skills and abilities, enhances intuition, and is said to guide you to be accurate in depicting psychic experiences.

It is also an excellent stone for meditation, allowing you to enter a meditative state easily. It can enhance prophesy and divination.

Azurite is said to help control energy flow and bring just the right amount of energy to any situation.

Physically, Azurite is professed by folklore to be helpful for healing in general, cancer prevention, liver issues, arthritis, joint problems, depression, sinuses, and skin problems.

Azurite is most closely related to the third eye chakra, and can balance, stimulate, and empower it. It will also work to align all of the chakras.

Generally blue to very deep blue, if reading the above information in relation to the Metaphysical Properties of Colour, choose the colour of your particular stone.

I hope you found this page helpful.

Please do not use this information to self diagnose or treat others with serious conditions.

If you would like to explore the Metaphysical benefits of Gemstones, Minerals, Crystals and Colour, please contact your local Colour or Gemstone Therapist.

2 Comments on “The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones starting with A

  1. hi i was reading through the agates when i first started in the crystal world in 2012 i bought this beautiful white dendritic agate and gave it away to a friend then regretted it as i have not been able to locate another one that even looked close to this agate then i was reading that dendritic and tree agate are the same i have a tree agate which i loved but until now had not assimilated the 2 types of crystals as the same thank you…..

    1. I am so glad you found this information interesting.
      It is sad that you haven’t found a similar crystal to your original piece, but your friend must have appreciated your gesture.

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