Obsidian

Black

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Obsidian is a very protective stone, and is excellent for removing negativity. It is also excellent protection against psychic attacks.

In particular obsidian protects the gentle from abuse. It is a very grounding stone, and very healing. Physically it benefits the stomach; intestines, muscle tissue, and can rid one of bacterial or viral infections.

It sharpens and focuses internal and external vision, and helps get in touch with buried issues before they explode. Black Obsidian is related to the root chakra.

Obsidian

Gaia Stone

Glossy raw black obsidian (close-up)

Gaia Stone is green obsidian from volcanic ash of the eruption of Mt. St. Helen’s, and carries strong Earth energy, even the “Soul of the Earth.”

Gaia Stone enhances Goddess connection, connection with Earth and Earth devas. It also brings prosperity. Gaia Stone is especially good for self-healing emotional wounds and past traumas.

Green Obsidian or Gaia Stone is primarily associated with the heart chakra, but can also be used to harmonise all the chakras.

Obsidian

Snowflake

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Snowflake Obsidian can provide balance during times of change. It aids in seeing patterns in life and recreating them in a more beneficial way.

Snowflake Obsidian has the property of bringing things to the surface. The things brought to the surface could be positive or negative, love, anger, secrets; but with Snowflake Obsidian, these things are brought to the surface more gently that they might be otherwise.

It is a stone of serenity and purity, and can shield against negativity. It is associated with the root chakra and is beneficial for the veins, skeleton, and smooth skin. Snowflake Obsidian gives protection from physical and emotional harm.

Onyx

Black, White & Red

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Onyx is associated primarily with the root chakra. It assists with challenges in life, especially those caused by a drain of energy.

It prevents the draining away of personal energy and can be used for protection from such. It also helps with grounding and controlling or eliminating excess or unwanted energies. It has been used for wound healing, childbirth and to increase stamina and self-control.

Both Black Onyx and Red Onyx are associated with the base (root, first) chakra. White Onyx is associated with linking the base and crown chakras to have balanced energy throughout the chakra system.

Opal

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Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory.

Opal is also a very spiritual stone, and can help one be “invisible” in situations where they don’t care to be noticed. Opal brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change.

Physically, Opal is said to be helpful for eyesight and Parkinson’s disease.

Opal

Pink Peruvian

Pink Opal

Pink Peruvian Opal is a stone of love and gentleness. It brings energies of gentle love and kindness to both romantic relationships and relationships of other kinds.

As with other Opals, it also brings inspiration, imagination and creativity. It can help release inhibitions and brings happy dreams. It also eases the process of change.

Physically, Pink Peruvian Opal is helpful for eyesight, heart disease and injury, Parkinson’s disease, lungs, and spleen. Pink Peruvian Opal is associated primarily with the heart chakra.

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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.

Pearl

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Pearls attune the wearer to ebb and flow of life. They are calming and centering.

They give purity and promote faith, charity.

They strengthen integrity, truth and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity. They help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy.

Pearls have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.

Generally if reading this information in conjunction with the Metaphysical Properties of Colour, you would read Clear (white), but some beautiful pearls are also Black.

Peridot

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Peridot is associated with the heart chakra, and can be used to balance and stimulate that chakra. It is a stone of compassion.

It has a friendly energy and is excellent for healing.

It assists in rebirth and renewal of all kinds. Peridot also brings abundance and prosperity. It enhances the healing and harmony of relationships of all kinds, but particularly marriage.

Peridot can lessen stress in relationships, anger and jealousy, slow aging, and heal ulcers and digestive problems. It also assists in finding what is lost, and strengthens ESP abilities. It has been said to make a shield of protection around the body of any wearer of Peridot.

When reading the Metaphysical Properties of Colour in relation to Peridot, you would choose Green.

Pyrite

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Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection.

It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development.

It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding. Pyrite is also known as Fool’s Gold

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

Sapphire

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Sapphire is a stone of creative expression, intuition, and meditation, and enhances all those things.

Physically it is good for lowering fevers and inflammation, hearing problems, and burns. It is also beneficial for mental clarity and depression. Sapphire is associated with the brow chakra.

Extra information from the Metaphysical Properties of Colour can be read along with the colour of your stone.  Sapphires can be found in  blue, padparadscha, pink , purple, orangeyellowgreen, clear and black.

Serpentine

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Serpentine, which is also called New Jade, is a beneficial and versatile stone. It is said by mystics to help with emotional cleansing, psychic powers, and attract love and money.

It is also used in the rise of the kundalini, facilitating the rise by opening a path that lessens discomfort. In addition, serpentine is considered a metaphysically protective stone that is especially protective against snakebite, poison, and venom.

Serpentine is an excellent stone for meditation. Physically, traditional and mystical lore says that serpentine eliminates parasite infections and removes venom and other poisons.

Serpentine is most often a green or yellow-green colour.

Silver

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Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies.

Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence.

It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies.

Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E.

Sodalite

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Sodalite is a stone of logic, rationality, and efficiency. It is helpful for work in groups and stimulates thought. Sodalite is a stone that is good for healing breaches in communication.

It is a stone of truth, and brings this to all communications. It can help end arguments or other disagreements. It is particularly useful for honesty of emotions. It increases intelligence, knowledge and learning, and can unite the logical with the spiritual.

Physically it is beneficial for the glands, digestive system, relieving insomnia, and decreasing calcium deficiency. It can also be useful for quicker healing of head colds. Sodalite is associated with the throat and brow chakras.

Although generally known for its beautiful blue, Sodalite may also be grey, yellow, green, or pink

Spinel

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Spinel encourages moderation in all things. This stone can lessen anxieties or fear and is said to assist with fasting and aids in detoxing both blood and mind.

Spinel can be found in a wide range of colours.  If reading this information alongside the Metaphysical Properties of Colour.  Choose the colour of your stone for reference.

Sunstone

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Sunstone is a powerful stone for dispelling fears and phobias of all kinds. It is also a leadership stone, and brings leadership qualities to its wearer.

In addition to dispelling fears and phobias, Sunstone also decreases stress and lifts depression.

Sunstone also brings good luck and abundance, and turns negative energies and psychic attacks into positive energies. This stone increases personal power and will, as well as life force energy.

Sunstone is also said to be helpful in contacting animal or spirit guides.

Physically, Sunstone is beneficial for general health, physical energy, sexual dysfunction, increasing sexual energy. Sunstone is associated with the sacral chakra.

Depending on the amount of copper platelets in this stone it can range from clear to yellow, orange, and red.

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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.

Tanzanite

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Tanzanite is sometimes called the “workaholic’s stone”. This is because it helps you slow down and take it easy.

This in turn, brings success in more areas of life.

It relieves stress and enhances composure, poise, and harmony.

Physically it is beneficial for stress related illnesses and high blood pressure in particular.

Tanzanite has its own intense violet/blue colour, but can also be found in paler colours or bright Sapphire blue.  Read the Metaphysical Properties of the colour of your particular stone.

Tiger's Eye

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Tiger’s Eye (Tiger Eye) is a stone of protection that is also very grounding.

It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power.

It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money.

Tiger’s eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion.

Tiger’s eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one’s personal power.

You may find some of the Metaphysical Properties of the Colour Yellow fits along with this stone.

Tiger's Eye

Blue (Hawk's Eye)

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Blue Tigers Eye, which is also known as Hawks Eye, enhances integrity of communication and practical communication.

It can help find courage to recognise thoughts and ideas, and the willpower to carry them into the physical realm.

Blue Tiger’s Eye can be used for protection, especially of the upper chakras. It is also said to bring good luck to one who wears or carries it.

Blue Tiger’s Eye is associated primarily with the throat chakra.  Other information on the Metaphysical Properties of Blue may work in hand with this stone.

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Red (Bull's Eye)

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Red Tigers Eye enhances integrity of self and can be very grounding.

It can help one have the practicality and willpower to take care of oneself fully.

It is a survival stone and helps with the correct use of power for survival in difficult times.  Red also relates to survival and the base chakra and information from the Metaphysical Properties of this colour might be interesting.

Tiger Iron

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Tiger Iron helps with creative endeavours and all types of artistic abilities.

It is a stone of balance and particularly helps maintain the balance of white and red blood cells.

It can increase the production of natural steroids in the body and is beneficial for the muscular structure.

Topaz

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Topaz is a powerful stone in the way that quartz is. It is a balancing and calming stone that balances emotions, releases tension, balances emotions, and can bring joy.

Topaz is also believed to bring success and good fortune, and synchronicity. It is also used for protection, particularly protection from the evil eye and greed. It also is said to bring creativity, individuality, true love, and hope.

Spiritually it brings in spiritual love and peace.

Physically, topaz aids with gout, blood disorders, haemorrhages, poor appetite, tissue regeneration, tuberculosis, ageing (reverses), and endocrine system.

Topaz can be found in shades of red, yellow, pale grey, orange, blue, clear, white, green, gold and rarely in pink. If reading the above information in conjunction with the Metaphysical Properties of Colour, choose the colour of your particular stone.

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Blue

Blue Topaz brings leadership ability to anyone who wears or carries it. It also enhances and improves psychic knowledge, spiritual growth, and psychic insight.

It also lends and air of tranquillity in those endeavours.

Tourmaline

For the Metaphysical Properties of Tourmaline see https://www.maxinefaye.com.au/t-gemstones/

Tourmaline increases flexibility, happiness, objectivity, compassion and serenity.

It also enhances tolerance and understanding.

It is a stone that is very helpful for channelling. Tourmaline is also a very protecting stone.

Tourmaline is often associated with the heart chakra, particularly watermelon tourmaline, where it opens one to accept love.

This stone comes in almost any colour including black, brown, blue, green, red, yellow, pink.  Colourless is rare.  These other colours of Tourmaline are associated with the chakra of the same colour.

Tourmaline

Black (Schorl)

Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, is associated with the root or base chakra, and is excellent for grounding excess energy.

It is a well known as a purifying stone that deflects and transforms negative energy, and thus is very protective. It can transform and remove negativity from an individual or an environment. It is often used as an aura cleanser, and can help one attain higher levels of awareness.

Black Tourmaline is also used for repelling and protecting one from black magic, and is often said to return the negative spell to the sender. Black Tourmaline has also been used to deflect radiation energy from TV’s and computer monitors.

Emotionally, Black Tourmaline is excellent for dispelling fears, obsessions, and neuroses, bringing emotional stability.

Physically, Black Tourmaline can strengthen the immune system; help with heart disease, arthritis and gout.

Tourmaline

Blue (Indicolite)

Indicolite is Blue Tourmaline, which is probably the rarest form of Tourmaline.

Indicolite corresponds to all chakras in terms of clearing, but particularly to the throat and third eye chakras. It is said to aid in the quest for spiritual growth. It increases psychic awareness, and increases healing powers.

Indicolite can also bring happiness and laughter to your life. It also promotes inspiration of all kinds, and lessens fear. Indicolite is a protective stone that can dispel curses and protect from all dangers.

In the physical realm, Indicolite is said to benefit the lungs, larynx, thyroid, heart, internal organs, and parasympathetic nerves.

Tourmaline

Red (Rubellite)

Rubellite is pink to red tourmaline. It is a stone of balance and calm. Emotionally, Rubellite helps bring emotional balance and helps open up, relax, and detach from personal pain. It can be used with lepidolite as a super-powerful energy for calming people in distress.

As prosperity is a natural effect of a life in balance, Rubellite also brings abundance. Rubellite is also a stone of passion, bringing passionate energy and love.

Physically, Rubellite balances the body’s electro-chemical system, strengthens immune system, heals backaches and reproductive system disorders, detoxifies the blood, assists with recovery, and eases the effects of radiation poisoning.

Rubellite is associated with the sacral and root chakras, as well as the heart chakra.

Turquoise

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Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions.

It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth.

It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance.

Turquoise can also help speed the healing process, and is known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also.

The Metaphysical Properties of the Colour Turquoise may also have some useful information.

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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 https://www.maxinefaye.com.au/blog/ for more information

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Beryl

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The basic quality of Beryl is its ability to help one to cease doing the unnecessary. It aids in learning how to filter out distractions and unnecessary stimulation.

The stone is said to be good for relieving stress and calming the mind. Beryl may aid the elimination organs and resist toxins and pollutants from within both the circulatory and pulmonary systems.

The Beryl mineral includes the gemstones Emerald (green) and Aquamarine (blue) which both have their own listings in this blog.  It also comes in white, colourless, red, yellow, orange, brown, pink, purple and the Metaphysical Properties of Colour can be read in conjunction with the above information.  Choose the colour of your stone.

Bloodstone

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Bloodstone is a deep green stone with small red specks. The small red specks are where the stone gets its name. They make the deep green stone appear to be spotted with blood.

Bloodstone is excellent for centering and grounding. It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organization, and lessening confusion and anxiety.

It is said to be a stone of courage, bringing mental, physical and emotional renewal by releasing blockages. It is said to be particularly good for helping emotional traumas and grief.

It also enhances the intellect. Bloodstone is mystically used to bring energy to one in many ways, including bringing abundance and prosperity, as well as smoothing the way with legal issues.

It is associated with the base, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras. Bloodstone is said by intuitive sources to be helpful in treating anaemia and other diseases of the blood, blood pressure, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, kidney, bladder, physical strength issues, physical traumas, and post-surgical issues.

Brass

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Brass is recommended for people with high levels of metal in their bloodstream as it is a cleanser and detoxifies. It is also said to reduce hair loss.

Bronze

As Bronze has a similar makeup as Brass, it shares many of its properties. It is to aid in strengthening ones character and making you more aware of your goals.

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Abalone

For the Metaphysical Properties of Abalone see https://www.maxinefaye.com.au/a-gemstones/

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.

Agate

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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 https://www.maxinefaye.com.au/blog/ 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.

Agate

Blue Lace

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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.

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Botswana

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.

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Fire

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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.

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Moss

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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.

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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.

Alexandrite

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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.

Amazonite

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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.

Amber

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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.

Amethyst

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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

Amethyst

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

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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.

Aquamarine

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.

Aventurine

Green

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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.

Aventurine

Peach

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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.

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Red

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.

Azurite

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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.

Welcome to my Blog

I am so glad you have found yourself here.

MaxineFaye Handcrafted Jewellery blog page.  Including the Metaphysical properties of colour and crystals.

Lets get to know each other! Here's a bit about me.

As a beaded jewellery artisan who loves colour and light, some of my posts will be on information surrounding the Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones, Crystals, Minerals and Colour and how we can use this information in our daily life rituals.

Some of my posts will be beading related such as Events or Awards.  I’ll add some beading information such as how to care to your beaded jewellery and great sites to visit.  

If you have any suggestions or requests I would love to hear from you.

Maxine, the Director and Artisan behind MaxineFaye https://www.maxinefaye.com.au/ Contact me for all your beaded jewellery needs. Original designs, Bespoke creations, Repairs or Remodelling of existing jewellery or Classes.

Metaphysical Studies

I studied the Aura Soma system of Colour Therapy to the Advanced Level.  The natural benefits of vibrations from colour, crystals, minerals & gemstones intrigues me and  I am always trying to find out more information on this subject.

Do you share this interest.  I would love to hear from you.  How do you use it in your everyday life?

Beaded Jewellery

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Beaded Jewellery is another obsession.  I took a course at a local Recreation Centre and was hooked immediately.  I have always been crafty and have dabbled in Folk Art, Macrame, Decoupage, Leadlighting, Woodwork and many other forms or creativity.  

But being able to design and create beautiful Jewellery with the colours and stones I love is amazing.

Seeing other people enjoying and wearing my designs is very exciting and I love receiving testimonials from my happy customers.

I have been honoured to win awards for my bead-work and enjoy the excitement of the challenge.  Using materials or techniques that I wouldn’t generally incorporate in my designs is stimulating.

Bespoke and commissioned work, repairs and remodelling of customers existing pieces and classes are other services I offer.  Contact me to arrange an appointment.

You can view (and hopefully purchase) my designs at Markets around Perth, Western Australia or from the Bibra Lake studio.

You also receive free standard postage within Australia when you purchase online. International orders may also receive free postage.

Due to my attention to detail, adding extras like crimp covers and wire guardians, all my original designs come with a 12 month guarantee.

The Environment

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Our environment is also a passion.  Much of my external packaging is recycled.  Both to keep down the costs and to reduce waste.

Some of my designs use recycled or up-cycled materials.  This is always clearly indicated in the description of the piece.

Our house is set up as energy saving as we are able.  We have solar hot water, solar energy, water saving taps, toilet and shower and an inline water filter for the whole house. LED lighting, ceiling fans for both relief in summer and to keep the heat down during winter further reduce the running costs.

The garden follows a general permaculture / no dig practice. We harvest our own avocado, mango and lily pily and have an upcoming crop of bananas and strawberries.  PawPaw seeds are just sprouting.

Vegetables and herbs which benefit from shade sit under some shrubs, while the heat loving  plants find their spots on the edges of the gardens.  The garden isnt always tidy, but the bees and butterflies (and children) seem to enjoy it.

The chooks have yet to read the “no dig” agreement though!  They help dispose of the kitchen waste and reward us with eggs, so are generally forgiven.  When they stop laying, they enjoy their retirement foraging around the back yard.  We could never eat them.

Hubby has recently set up a flow-hive for the bees in the backyard so we are looking forward to harvesting our own honey soon.  He is also in the process of setting up some native bee hives.  These aren’t for the honey, but to encourage them to stay in the garden to protect it from pests and to help pollinate the plants.

Family, Friends & Community

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Friends, family and community are important to me.  My favourite way to spend an evening is with family and friends.  Throw in a bottle of wine and some cheese and I am over the moon.  Also Bundy and chocolate wont be scoffed at.

I donate Gift Vouchers, Jewellery items and Class Certificates to Community Groups to assist with their fund-raising.  I also donate time and materials at the Connecting Art & Community events where I teach visitors (young and young-at-heart) to make their own beaded sun-catchers.

What's your passion?

Now you know about me. Tell me a bit about yourself.

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Do you have a favourite hobby? Is there a cause you are ardent over?

I would love to know what things you enjoy.  What makes you want to leap out of bed in the morning?