The Power of Gemstones

Gemstones (also referred to as crystals or semi precious stones) are made from natural minerals formed within the earth’s surface and are identified by their array of colours and mineral composition. There is much more to them than just being pretty coloured rocks and understanding their history and use is key to appreciating their true beauty.

Gemstones have been used around the world for thousands of years and not just in jewellery.  The Sumerians used crystals to make magical formulas and Ancient Egyptians placed quartz gemstones in tombs to allow safe passage into the afterlife.  The Greeks rubbed crushed hematite over warrior’s bodies before battle to give protection and invincibility. And of course psychics and fortune tellers favour crystal balls and scrying glasses to see into the future.

There are also theories that gemstones can benefit our health and wellbeing.  It is thought that they work through the bodies Chakras (energy centres) to bring balance and speed up healing.  A huge range of alternative therapies also work through the Chakra system, from acupuncture to reki.

Science has failed to prove the effects of gemstones on diseases or conditions, but it has shown they do vibrate and exhibit piezoelectric and pyroelectric effects (they can hold heat and electricity).  Many crystal healers agree that they work in ways which is beyond our understanding. Research into dark matter and quantum physics will in the future may help our understanding of how exactly how crystals work.

Whether you agree that they hold power or not, they are nevertheless fascinating and wearing a gemstone with a clear intention is a strong psychological tool that connects us with the past and the earth’s beauty. 

Gemstone jewellery is our signature collection and we take pride in offering a wide selection to choose from.  When choosing a gemstone its best to go for those you are drawn to.  If you are choosing one as a gift for another person, you will find that if you think about that person, you will be drawn instinctively to the right one.

View our gemstone jewellery collection and use code: GEMSTONE15 at checkout for 15% off (valid until 06/06/23).

Here are some of our favourite gemstones and their attributes.


Lapis Lazuli Gemstone

Lapis Lazuli

Qualities: Aids self confidence, peace, dreams and psychic abilities.

Chakra: Brow

Chrysoprase Gemstone


Qualities: Good for meditation and aids self acceptance.

Chakra: Heart

Aventurine Gemstone


Qualities: Facilitates contact with spirit guides, brings calm and courage.

Chakra: Heart

Aquamarine Crystal


Qualities: Brings calm, courage, truth and clears blocked chakras.

Chakra: Throat

Prehnite Crystal


Qualities: Good for meditation and finding your spiritual path.  Aids lucid dreaming.

Chakra: Heart, Brow

Larvikite Gemstone


Qualities: Removes negative energies, connects to the earth and is associated with astral travel.

Chakra: Base, Throat, Brow, Crown

Amethyst Crystal


Qualities: Enhances the aura and is good for enhancing psychic abilities and removing negativity.

Chakra: Crown

Dalmatian Jasper

Dalmatian Jasper

Qualities: Removes negativity and is brings out the inner child. Also helps with yin/yang balance.

Chakra: Base

Moonstone Crystal


Qualities: Can bring harmony, calm, clarity and compassion

Chakra: Sacral

Labradorite Gemstone


Qualities: Allows magic to happen and can enhance energy in the chakras. Promotes clarity and calm.

Chakra: Crown

Quartz Crystal

Quartz Crystal

Qualities: Good for re-energizing and can channel energies. Balances all chakras and aids spiritual growth.

Chakra: All

Rose Quartz Crystal

Rose Quartz

Qualities: Good for love, friendship, forgiveness and relieving tension and stress.

Chakra: Heart

Ruby Gemstone


Qualities: Good for dreams, self-confidence, astral travel and spiritual wisdom.

Chakra: Heart

Tigers Eye Gemstone

Tiger’s eye

Qualities: Brings balance, calm, courage and new beginnings.

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Strawberry Quartz Crystal

Strawberry Quartz

Qualities: Good for universal love, calmness and deep sleep.

Chakra: Heart, Crown

Emerald Gemstone


Qualities: Associated with patience, prosperity, hope and clairvoyance.

Chakra: Heart



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