Aventurine is a member of the Quartz family and is found primarily in three colors - green, blue and red-brown. The color of green aventurine comes from microscopic Fuchsite particles within the Quartz. Major deposits of aventurine are found in Brazil, Russia and India.
Green Aventurine is a Water and Earth element stone and resonates with the heart chakra.
With the combination of Water and Earth element energies, it allows you to remain emotionally stable through periods of change and upheaval. It acts as an emotional anchor, keeping you heart-centered during emotional storms.
Its frequency stimulates a sense of hope, joy, optimism and a zest for life. In this manner, I consider this my overall "feel good" stone. It gives me a feeling of lightness and a sense of "all is well" when dealing with the ups and downs of life.
Green Aventurine is also considered a stone of "good luck" and can be used to manifest greater prosperity in your life.
On the physical level, Green Aventurine helps heal the heart and regulate the circulatory system. It also stimulates cell repair, regrowth and general healing. It enhances the movement of life-force energy in the body and increases physical vitality.
This unassuming stone packs a powerful combination of emotional and physical healing and you only need to be near it to receive its benefits. I hope you find it as helpful in your life as it has been in mine!
Amazonite is a feldspar mineral which ranges in color from green to blue-green. Its' name is derived from the Amazon River in Brazil where there are substantial Amazonite deposits. It is also found in Colorado, India, Madagascar and Russia.
Amazonite jewelry has been produced for thousands of years. It was used in India, Egypt and pre-Columbian South America and Central America. An Amazonite scarab ring was among Tutankhamen's treasures. How awesome is that!
Amazonite is a water element stone and resonates with the heart and throat chakras. It is considered a stone of truth, communication and harmony. As a stone of personal truth, it allows you to express your heart through effective communication. It can also be helpful for those who are out of touch with their truth. When someone doesn't know what they want or what they have to offer the world, Amazonite can assist them in gaining clarity and point them toward their gifts and abilities.
Amazonite magnifies your intentions and empowers you to manifest your dreams and desires. Because it works through the throat chakra, your intentions must be spoken aloud. Holding an Amazonite while affirming aloud what you wish to create can powerfully enhance your ability to bring it into being. Amazonite teaches us to speak the truth and to make what we speak come true.
On a physical level, it is an excellent stone for arthritis. It can also help balance the thyroid and adrenals, especially when these glands are over-taxed by excessive stress.
I personally love the color of Amazonite and when I wear it I feel calm, I feel I can speak my heart's truth with clarity and I feel I can communicate with others effectively. I hope this stone with its' beautiful energy can help you as well.
Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family and its color can vary from pale to deep purple. This well-known crystal is found in many locations throughout the world including Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Africa, Canada, the USA and Europe.
Amethyst has been prized for its beauty and legendary energies of protection and purification for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt it was made into beads and amulets. In early Greek and Roman societies it was viewed as a stone of royalty and was used in crowns and scepters.
Amethyst is a Wind element crystal and resonates with the third eye and crown chakras. It can clear your energy field of negative influences and attachment and create an energetic shield of Light to ward off negativity in your environment. For this reason, Amethyst is an ideal crystal to place in your home, meditation room, car or office to feel surrounded and protected by a "bubble of Light".
By stimulating the third eye and crown chakras, Amethyst enhances psychic abilities, intuition and connection to the spirit and angelic realms (especially Archangel Michael). Its high frequency acts as a barrier from lower energies and builds a cocoon of Light around your energy field, helping you remain clear and centered while staying open to spiritual direction and intuitive information. it is also a great tool for meditation.
One way that I personally use Amethyst is for protection when I am driving. I have a small crystal that I keep in the car and I call upon Archangel Michael and the energy of the crystal to protect me whenever I get in the car. I visualize a field of white Light surrounding me and my car then I am ready to go!
There are many ways to utilize this crystal and bring its beautiful energy into your life and there are many forms of Amethyst available (geodes, clusters, single specimens, jewelry). I create the jewelry and personally hand-select all of my specimens. You can find this and other Amethyst necklaces in the webstore now.
Carnelian is a variety of Chalcedony, a mineral in the Quartz family. Its' color can range from pale orange to deep red-orange and sometimes it is banded in varying shades. The best specimens of Carnelian come from India, but most of them on the market today come from Brazil or Uruguay.
Carnelian is a powerful Fire element stone and resonates with the root, sacral and solar plexus chakras. By activating these three lower chakras, it is an excellent ally to help you build confidence, courage and power within yourself to take action and manifest your goals and dreams. It also helps you overcome fear and embrace change in your life.
Carnelian is an excellent aid for the physical body. It enhances the flow of life-force energy to strengthen and fortify the body and increase physical vitality. It also helps you break negative or hurtful physical habits and improve overall physical health.
When I wear Carnelian, I feel strong and empowered - like I can accomplish anything! I feel more focused and determined in pursuing my goals and I have more physical energy! As we begin this new year 2023, it is a great time to start (or restart) on the path to your personal goals and dreams and I hope the energy of this magnificent stone will help you do that!
You can find this and other Carnelian necklaces in the website store now. Let's get this year started with confidence!
Blessings - Mary
Mary, owner of Songbird Healing Crystals, is a Usui Reiki Master Teacher and certified in Reiki Crystal Healing. She designs and creates unique, wire-wrapped genuine crystal/gemstone jewelry and crystal trees with a focus on the healing properties of each crystal/gemstone.