The Metaphysical Properties of Gemstones starting with S


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

blue sapphire natural gemstone mineral

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, 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.

Olive Jade medallion, Serpentine chips, white fresh water pearls, glass and brass long multi-strand necklace

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 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.

fine silver ingot

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 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.

Polished Sodalite column laying down

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 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.

lots of rough Pink spinel mineral gemstone rocks


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.

rough golden sunstone mineral gemstone

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.

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.


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