Below is a list with a summary of the Metaphysical Properties of the Stones that Patti Cook uses in her jewelry designs.  
For a great explanation on the healing aspect of Crystals and how science proves it, click here.  
For a list of all the stones listed under your birth month click here!  
Also, for a comprehensive summary of the Chakra centers, click here.

Metaphysical means abstract or 'a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses'.  Another explanation is "Transcending physical matter or the laws of nature".  Properties are qualities or traits.
Therefore, the metaphysical properties of stones are "the abstract or unseen qualities or traits exhibited by the stone", or "the qualities/traits that are not perceptable to the dominant five senses".
Our ancesters knew of these qualities and traits and used them as part of their daily life. This information was primarily known to the seers or priests and were passed down to generations for optimal health and wellness. Unfortunately in the last century modernism and greed (by way of pharmeceuticals) have taken place of common sense and natural remedies all around us, provided by our blessed Earth for free or pennies.
The descriptions here will be populated over time to include the "physical" benefits for the body as well.  Enjoy.


This page is not a complete list of stones.  These are the ones that I use personally and in my artwork.  If you don't find your stone on here and wish to inquire about it's properties, email me and I will gladly forward you some information.  I have an excellent current encylopedia of all the rocks and minerals of the world!
HELPFUL HINT: If you're looking for a stone for a specific need, search this page for the properties you desire with the FIND function (depress the CTRL and the F key at the same time). A pop up box will appear where you can enter your search criteria.

Abalone -, a shell, is found to be very healing for the wearer, especially for the first three chakras. Like the sounds of water, it can be very calming and is valuable while working through past and present emotional situations.
Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It provides for perceptiveness to situations and awakens ones inherent talents. It is reported to strengthen sight, diminish thirst, and promote marital fidelity. ALSO SEE Blue Lace Agate, Carnelian, & Moss Agate.

Agate -can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It provides for perceptiveness to situations and awakens ones inherent talents. It is reported to strengthen sight, diminish thirst, and promote marital fidelity. ALSO SEE Blue Lace Agate, Carnelian, & Moss Agate.

Amber -allows the body to heal itself by changing negative energy into positive energy. It was thought to be the luck of the warriors. It acts to purify ones body, mind and spirit when worn. The sunny and bright soothing energy of Amber, helps to calm the nerves and enliven the disposition.

Amethyst -The stone of spirituality and contentment, amethyst bestows stability, strength, invigoration, and peace. It provides the sense of common sense and encourages flexibility in decisions. It is also said to help business affairs prosper.

Ametrine  -is a mixture of Citrine and Amethyst which combines the quality of intellect with spirituality. It disperses negativity from the aura and fills the voids with the energizing and stabilizing qualities of pure light energy. It releases physical, mental, and emotional blockages thus releasing tension.

Apatite -is related to service and to the development of humanitarian pursuits. It enhances creativity and awakens the finer inner self. Wearing or carrying Apatite has also been said to suppress hunger.

Aqua Aura Quartz -Aqua Aura is a clear crystal Quartz which has been infused with pure Gold. It combines the properties of Quartz and Gold to produce a very intense energy. It is used extensively to cleanse and smooth the aura, activate all chakras, and releases negativity from emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual bodies. It is a very good stone to combat depression.

Aquamarine -known as a stone of courage, enhances ones ability for rapid intellectual response. It accelerates the intellectual reasoning process and makes one unconquerable through learning not only about the physical world, but about oneself. It also encourages the ability to always be prepared.

Aventurine -Enhances creativity, augments the pioneering spirit, and supplements motivation. It also reinforces decisiveness, amplifies leadership qualities, and promotes action based on instinct.

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Azurite-Malachite -A combination of Azurite and Malachite, this stone assists in dissolving egocentric characteristics, dispelling conceit, arrogance, and vanity, while instilling individuality. It calms anxieties, while facilitating stability of the intellect to produce rationality.

Basalt -is solidified molten lava... an igneous volcanic rock produced in intense heat conditions. A stone of strength and fertility, Basalt provides stability in times of change. This stone helps to dissipate anger and provide guidance and understanding as it assists one in "bouncing back". A very grounding stone, black Lava will strengthen our connection to Mother Earth

Black Tourmaline -This stone acts to protect one from being victimized by the negative energy of another as it deflects the negative energy back at the sender. It provides for an increase in physical vitality, emotional stability, and intellectual acuity. Black Tourmaline maintains ones 'spirits' even in conditions that emit gloom and doom.

Bloodstone -This mineral is an intense healing stone and a stone of courage. It has been used in accessing the principles of mysticism, providing for insight into the immediate spiritual intuition of truths which transcend ordinary understanding. The message of the Bloodstone is "be here now".

Blue Lace Agate -Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It provides for perceptiveness to situations and awakens ones inherent talents. It is reported to strengthen sight, diminish thirst, and promote marital fidelity.

Blue Topaz -is known as the stone of true love and success in all endeavors. This stone helps one to be unburdened by arrogance and unconfined by passion, thus allowing one to see all things as equally important in the grand scheme of life. This stone assists in bringing the body, mind, and spirit into union with the forces of the perfection of the universe.

Blue Tourmaline -The energy of Blue Tourmaline helps one to live in harmony with the environment and stimulates a progression towards service. In addition, it assists one in relating to others in a loving manner, bringing true impressions to the surface.

Calcite -is an energy amplifier. It is a world teacher for all of humanity, facilitating appreciation of the creative forces of nature. It is an excellent stone to assist with studies of the arts and sciences.

Carnelian -is an agate. Agate can be used to stimulate analytical capabilities and precision. It provides for perceptiveness to situations and awakens ones inherent talents. It is reported to strengthen sight, diminish thirst, and promote marital fidelity. In addition to the properties of Agate, Carnelian also protects against envy, fear, and rage, and helps to banish sorrow. It can help to increase physical energy, personal power, creativity and compassion.

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Chalcedony -is considered a member of the Quartz family. This stone symbolizes benevolence and good will. It alleviates hostility, irritability, and melancholy. The Native American Indians used Chalcedony to promote stability. It is also useful in balancing the energies of body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Charoite -is a love stone for this age. It is useful in assisting one with comprehension of self-inflicted lessons. It allows for discrimination between validity and fiction and helps one to understand that as one door closes, another opens... within this world, and from this world to another.

Chiastolite -This variety of Andalusite is often called the cross stone. Once worn as protection against the evil eye, it is now used as a sign of devotion. It is used for problem solving an to provide insight to mysterious occurrences.

Chrysocolla - can produce a great inner strength and promotes physical vitality.  It can work to eliminate negativity and helps one to refrain from verbalization when silence would be most beneficial.

Chrysophrase -instills a state of grace within the wearer as it facilitates deep meditative states, compassion, and clemency. It provides for nonjudgmental attitudes and acceptance of oneself and others. It can reduce inferiority and superiority complexes.

Citrine -is one of the two minerals on the planet that does not hold negative energy, but dissipates it. It has been called the merchant's stone as it can assist in producing income. It can be quite helpful in problem solving.

Copper -combats lethargy, passivity, restlessness, excitability, and non-acceptance of oneself. It conveys the message that there is no need to seek love or to constantly search for life. It is said to be a bestower of good, bringing benefit to the user.

Coral -comes from the sea and is the vacated housing of a marine animal. It facilitates intuition, imagination, and visualization, and helps one to both understand and use the qualities of the mystic.

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Danburite - encourages one to “let your light shine”, and helps one to get along with others. Another stone of self-love, it is also a powerful intellectual activator that brings both stimulus and responsiveness to the user. It can be helpful in allowing one to maintain a personal identity while flowing with the structure of the world.

Emerald -The stone of successful love, Emerald is said to provide for domestic bliss and to instill both sensitivity and loyalty. It is used to enhance memory and to stimulate the use of greater mental capacity as it helps to combine intelligence with discernment.

Fire Agate -The 'fire' in Fire Agate occurs due to the inclusion of very thin layers of limonite. It represents the spiritual flame of perfection... said to dispel fear from the very depths of the inner being and to provide a protective shield which reflects all threat of harm back to the source such that the source may personally understand the act. It is a stone to encourage one to be the best possible.

Fire Opal - The energy of this stone is conducive to mystery, variety, progress and change.  It can enhance the intuitive and reflective processes.  It assists in maintaining during stressful situations and provides added energy to lessen symptoms of burnout.

Fluorite -The stone of discernment and aptitude, fluorite produces an energy which is predisposed to discourage chaotic, disruptive, and disorganized growth. It is a stabilizing mineral which helps to impart impartiality and unbiased reasoning.

Garnet -The stone of health, Garnet extracts negative energy and transforms it to a beneficial state. It's loving powers bring devotion, warmth, and understanding. It also discourages chaotic, disruptive, and disorganized growth.

Golden Topaz -acts as a repository stone which stores information as well as energy, thoughts and love. It not only boosts your energy, Golden Topaz is also used to enhance relaxation and feelings of peace.

Green Tourmaline -The mineral helps teach the user to “see with the heart”. Green Tourmaline holds the essence of the plant kingdom and is conducive to healing plants. It is also quite useful for facilitation of the study and practice of herbalism. It acts to inspire creativity, and to attract success, prosperity, and abundance.

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Hematite - Known as the stone of the mind, this mineral enhances mental capability while providing a calming atmosphere. It is used to stimulate the desire for, and facilitate the attainment of, peace, self-control, and inner happiness.

Herkimer Diamond -The herkimer diamond, known as the attunement stone, is a unique form of quartz. The energy of the herkimer helps one to begin again in this lifetime. It allows one to recognize that there is nothing to 'become' - that one is that which one has been seeking.

Howlite -This mineral can be used to calm communication, facilitate awareness, and encourage emotional expression. It dispels criticalness, cold selfishness and facetiousness, bringing both strength and innocence to confrontations.

Imperial Gold Quartz is clear Quartz that gets its color from the vacuum deposition bonding of Iron, Titanium, and other trace metals. This stone amplifies intentions, especially those inspired by love and compassion. Additionally it unifies the energies of the heart and solar plexus chakras, linking the energy of the will with love to align your path to that of the greatest good.

Iolite -The energy of Iolite helps release discord from ones life and enables one to enjoy each moment. It can be used for the elimination of debts, to enhance precision within one's life, and to facilitate acceptance of responsibility.

Jade -Known as the dream stone or the stone of fidelity, Jade brings realization to one's potential and devotion to one's purpose. It helps one to attune to the needs of others and inspires wisdom during the assessment of problems. Jade also provides confidence

Jasper -This mineral is known as the supreme nurturer. It is conducive to awareness and to allowing one to celebrate situations of isolation. Jasper is used for grounding and cleansing, and provides protection.

Jet -is a fossilized wood, close in comparison to coal, but harder. It is used to dispel fearful thoughts and to protect the wearer against illness and violence. Also a calming agent, it is used to treat of migraine headaches, epilepsy, glandular and lymphatic swelling, stomach pains, and colds.

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Kunzite is of the Spodumene family and is a relative of Hiddenite. Kunzite dissolves negativity and promotes maturity in thought and action , while allowing one to maintain the openness of a child. It assists one in understanding and accepting the type of security which does not infringe on ones state of freedom.

Kyanite -never needs cleansing or clearing. It automatically and immediately aligns all chakras. It brings tranquillity and a calming effect to the whole being. It helps to induce dream recall and to promote dream-solving.

Labradorite -is said to represent the temple of the stars. It assists one in sustaining and maintaining, while providing for the understanding of the destiny one has chosen. It helps one to facilitate transformations which are beneficial.

Lapis Lazuli -This stone is said to have existed since time was born and is a stone of total awareness. It helps one to overcome depression and enhances a state of serenity. It is said to bring cheer to the user and success in relationships.

Lemurian Seed Crystals -  have a specific Quartz formation found only in Brazil. The slender, clear crystals are known for the horizontal striations that cross one or more of the crystal faces. They have a frosted look and sometimes carry a slightly pink hue. The striations are thought to contain information from the civilization of Lemuria. To access the information place the striations on the third eye, or stroke the striations with the index finger of the non dominant hand. Lemurian Seed Crystals are said to put one in touch with the purity of innocent emotions and to powerfully enhance one's intuitive gifts. They are recommended for removing energy blockages and opening to divine love and compassion.
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Malachite- As the stone of transformation, malachite assists with change. It can be used to facilitate insight to the basic disorders within the body, mind, and spirit. It is equalizing and balancing and can create an unobstructed path to a desired goal.

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Moonstone -The energy of moonstone relates to new beginnings and is balancing, introspective, reflective, and lunar. It enhances perception and discernment, allowing one to make decisions which painlessly further development.

Obsidian is a lustrous volcanic glass. It is an excellent grounding and protective stone, stabilizing internal and external energies and gently protecting one from that which could bring physical and/or emotional harm. It provides a shield against negativity.

Pearl has been known as a stone of sincerity, bringing truth to situations and loyalty to a cause. It signifies faith, charity, and innocence, enhances personal integrity, and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. Pearl has been used to ease childbirth.

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Prehnite is a stone for dreaming and remembering. It enhances one's ability to prophesy, bringing the aid of the divine for inspiration. It is also used to multiply energy and to enhance one's protective field.

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Quartz is said to bring the energy of the stars into the soul. The natural energy for quartz is harmony and it is recognized as the stone of power. Quartz provides for purification of the physical, mental, and spiritual bodies. Raises consciousness to an enlightened state. Amplifies & transmits energy. Good for clarity and balance. *Also see Aqua Aura, Opal Aura, Rutilated, Rose, & Smoky Quartz.

Rainbow Obsidian -Known as the stone of pleasure, this stone can bring light and love into one's life, allowing for recognition of the spiritual side of one's nature.

Rutilated Quartz - Rutilation in quartz(and in any stone) intensifies the power of the crystal. Rutile is used for healing and balancing the aura by repelling negative energy. This stone assists one in getting to the root of the problem and provides access to the reason for disease or discomfort.

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Sapphire-Known as the stone of prosperity and uniformity, Sapphire brings authenticity to ones actions. It is known for sustaining the gifts of life, eliminating frustration , and fulfilling the dreams and desires of the consciousnes

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Sunstone -can be used to clear and energize the chakras. Ancient cultures each had their own uses for Sunstone... Canadian Indians used it in rituals of the medicine wheel to show the spirit guides the connection with the golden white healing light of the sun. In India it was used to provide preotection from destructive forces of other realms. In Greece, it was though to bring abundance to those fortunate enough to carry/wear it.

Tanzan Aura Quartz -is clear Quartz that gets its Tanzanite like color from the vacuum deposition bonding of Gold, Indium, and Niobium. This very programmable stone promotes the development of latent psychic abilities, there-by enhancing your conscious connection to Spirit.

Tanzanite is a "stone of magic", producing the perfect symmetry of personal power and actualization. It brings the 'will' to the aid of manifestation, and enhances both the beginning and the end.

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Turquoise is a healer of spirit, used in ancient times to protect against accidents. It has a soothing energy which brings peace of mind. It acts to induce wisdom and understanding, and to enhance trust, kindness and recognition of beauty.

Unakite -brings one's consciousness to the present. It can help one deal with information and events from the past which have instilled blockages. It provides gentle release of conditions inhibiting one's growth.

Variscite brings a calming stillness to the busiest of minds making it an excellent meditation stone. It is useful in easing depression, fear, worry, anxiety, impatience, and stress. This stone is thought to be beneficial to the central nervous system and to be useful in the repair of damaged DNA

Watermelon Tourmaline is a super activator of the heart chakra. It encourages one to look past the seriousness of a situation and to recognize the benefit of, and the humor in, that situation. It also enhances cooperative efforts and inspires tact in all situations.

Zebra Stone -serves to stimulate one's physical energy. It is wonderful to provide stamina and endurance. It further teaches that it is not possible to give away all of one's energy or love, and it brings compassion and understanding for others.

Zoisite -can be used to dispel laziness and idleness. The combination of ruby in zoisite increases the awareness of one's individuality while allowing one to maintain connected-ness with humanity

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PLEASE NOTE: Metaphysical properites are provided on this site for informational purposes only. I make no guarantees with regards to the properties of the stones.