Stones & Their Meanings R - W

RAINBOW MOONSTONE     Sacral chakra

This gorgeous stone balances our yin and yang and is used as a wish stone and in love rituals. 

Rainbow moonstone aids emotional release and can help maintain balance and wellness on all levels.  It is calming and nurturing and will assist in sensitivity towards others.   It is most protective for all who live in rural areas or those who work shift work. This stone nourishes the soul and its beautiful flash brings light and joy into your life.  Brings out the Goddess within.

Helps to relieve jet lag and helps to alleviate post operative stress for all women related symptoms.


RHODONITE  heart chakra

Alleviates stress and quickly calms the mind.  Good for those who live in a world of fantasy as if helps you come to grips with the real world.   Rhodonite improves memory, self esteem and confidence.  Helps forgiveness and reconciliation.  Grounds energy and balances yin and yang.

Strengthens immunity and enhances energy levels in mind and body.  


ROSE QUARTZ    Heart chakra

The crystal of reconciliation and peacemaking, love and romance.   Rose quartz is a stone of caring and harmony.  It brings a gentle sense of well being and warmth in the heart.  Balances emotional and sexual energies, clears anger, jealousy and misunderstanding.  Meditation with rose quartz brings emotional clarity and peace.  If pointed at an intruder it will create a barrier and confuse the intruder as to his original intentions. 

RQ soothes emotional, physical and environmental stress, grief and anger.  Very helpful for those with sleep difficulties, stress and fear.

From Brazil, India, Madagascar and USA.


RUBY   Sacral or base chakra

Ruby lights the fire of courage and enhances your belief in yourself.   It will impart a sense of strength when dealing with difficult situations.  Ruby will encourage you to step beyond into new possibilities.  It increases vitality, stamina and energy and symbolizes power, leadership and integrity.

This stone boosts circulation and immune system.  It is energizing if you are feeling sluggish or drained and will relieve suppressed anger or negativity in a creative way.


RUTILATED QUARTZ   Solar plexus chakra

Rutilated quartz will alluminate the soul. promote spiritual growth and help increase clairvoyance.  She encourages telepathy, while cleansing and energising your aura.  A useful stone for contacting your guardian angels.  Place under your pillow to bring creative solutions in dreams.

Helps to ease loneliness in only children and helps them to cope with crises.  Rutilated quartz assists the wearer to understand the root of a problem and will help show the way forward with courage. Aids in relieving fears and anxiety, improves decisiveness and strength of will.

This gorgeous golden rutile is also know as Angels Hair quartz.

Assists in regenerating tissues and cells, slows the progress of bronchitis or asthma and improves the condition of blood vessels and thyroid.  Helps you find some energy if you have been feeling low and exhausted.


Sacred Sandalwood is a highly aromatic wood which possesses a high spiritual vibration.  It has warm, spicy and woody fragrance, which you can’t forget once you have fallen in love with it!  Sandalwood has been used in rituals and ceremonies for thousands of years across many continents.  Today sandalwood is used in aromatherapy, perfumes, incense making,  creating mala’s and other jewellery.   Sandalwood is still used in traditional ceremonies for the people of India.

 Sandalwood is said to allow the wearer to stay alert and present, a wonderful tool for those who meditate.  For healing, sandalwood brings emotional balance and assists with helping those with anger issues, depression, anxiety and stress, as well as being well known for treating some skin conditions like acne or scarring and for being a wonderful moisturiser.  This ancient healer has properties to help with inflammation, sciatica, fevers and nausea.

 This wonderful plant has many uses and has a parasitic root system which extracts its nourishment from the host plant.  Studies have shown there are many host plants, including some types of acacia.  The sandalwood plant reaches its peak at around 50-60 years of age.


Connects you to your highest ideals and spiritual essence.  It enables you to communicate your own inner truth.  This is a stone that brings emotional balance.

Sapphire strengthens the kidneys and heart.

Found in Myanmar and Kashmir.  Also in Sri Lanka.


Septarian is a stone for communication.  Especially good for those who speak in public as she encourages confidence to tell it like it is and the conviction to be eloquent and concise.   There is a strong, grounding energy that comes from Septarian and anyone in the general vacinity can benefit from this.  Septarian will enhance psychic connections, whilst gently protecting you from psychic attack.  Septarian helps to build better patience and tolerance for the wearer, while aiding confidence, grounding and emotional flexibility.

A wonderful tool for self healing, Septarian strengthens teeth, bones, muscle and body.  

SERPENTINE - Yellow Turquoise - Solar plexis chakra

Serpentine is usually found in the same mines as turquoise and exhibits a similar matrix pattern.  These patterns are made of hematite.  Serpentine is said to improve communication, intuition and creativity.   This is a highly protective stone, promoting harmony, balance and calmness.  She brings positive energy and helps to strengthen and align the chakras.  Serpentine is said to aid in times of transition and change.  To assist with stability during these times, use with opal, chiastolite, bloodstone or Botswana agate.

Serpentine is said to bring more honesty into love and friendship circles, as she helps to open the heart and dissipate hard feelings.  Inspiring happiness and joy while encouraging you to live your best life every day. 

Health benefits include building the immune system, easing stomach problems by enhancing digestion and aiding the body to remove toxins.


A stone of truth, shattuckite is helpful in mending relationships, where there have been hurtful words or judgemental actions.  She supports this healing through positive actions.

A great helper in healing and repairing genetically transmitted illness.  Supports treatment for blood clotting and tonsillitis and assists the spleen.


A powerful stone of mysterious origin.  Shungite is made up of nearly every element on the periodic table and has been around for about 2 billion years, this is believed to be before organic life came to our planet.  Shungite is made up of 3D carbon based molecules, called fullerenes, which are said to be a natural anti-oxidant and immune system booster.  Shungite is also helpful in alleviating allergies and helps to eliminate toxins and bacteria.  This powerful stone has also been said to have anti-inflammatory properties and is alleged to be helpful in relieving liver and kidney problems, sore throats, asthma,  gastric problems, arthritis, autoimmune issues and chronic fatigue.  She will keep us grounded and protected while reducing stress changing our negative emotions into more positive energy.

Shungite is thought to neutralise the negative effects of electromagnetic radiation.

Shungite is found in Shunga, a region of Russia.  This is its only source of origin, so the reality of a meteorite hitting the planet all those billions of years ago, could well be true.



Silver connects you with your dream self, mysterious and knowing.   It brings intuitive impulses and is cool and subtle.  This beautiful metal is associated with the moon and feminine energy.  As the moon reflects away negative energies, so does silver.  Making way for the creative, increased energy levels  and balancing your moods. 

When worn with gemstones, the properties of both the silver and the stone are amplified.

Mined in Mexico, Canada, and USA.


SMOKY QUARTZ    Crown and base chakras

Helps to strengthen and ground your energies and clear away negativity.  Protects the home, workplace and vehicle.    Meditations with it can help to transform turbulent emotions.  It penetrates dark areas with light and love.   If working on a computer, smoky quartz protects against electromagnetic radiation when placed on top of your monitor.

Restores energy and optimism, melts energy blocks in the limbs, adrenals, pancreas and kidneys.  Reduces anxiety and relieves insomnia.  Helps banish nightmares and fear of the dark.

Brazil and Scotland are the main producers.


See the light within the darkness with this stone.  Brings balance and tranquility in times of stress and change, this stone of purity absorbs and disperses negativity.  It helps you to release negative thoughts and stressful emotional blockages.  Snowflake Obsidian is calming, soothing and assists with change and transformation.   This stone promotes the centring of Mind, Body and Spirit while encouraging you if there are feelings of lonliness or isolation. Helps you to feel fulfilled and balanced after making a mistake as it can show you the value of making an error, as well as recognising your successes.

It is a protective stone with very powerful healing properties relating to veins, skeleton and muscles.  Can aid if there are muscular aches and pains or joint pains like arthritis.



Good for beginners with psychic gifts.  It brings stability and trust into the user’s life.  Soothes, heals, calms and clears the mind of fears.  Sodalite aids personal development and self trust whilst giving direction and encouraging creative expression.

Slightly sedative and grounding it can reduce blood pressure.


SUGILITE     crown chakra

Is an emotional balancer which encourages forgiveness and new beginnings.  It is excellent for meditation and self healing and facilitates expression of your spiritual gifts.  Reminds you of who you are.   A powerful healer, helping to reduce stress and aid purification. 

Sugilite enhances pituitary and adrenal glands and strengthens the heart.  Helps heal headaches and cancers.   Virgo stone


SUNSTONE   Solar plexus chakra

A beautiful stone of luck and good fortune, sunstone fosters unselfishness and reduces rivalry in a group situation.  Brings sunshine in where there is unhappiness or cold.   Helps all winter ills and chills and lifts depression and despair. This sparkly gem allows your best self to shine through while she increases your vitality and heightens your intuition..   Sunstone It is excellent for reducing anxiety, fears and phobias.


Cacoxenite is also known as Super 7 or Melody Stone.  This is beautiful stone is a combination of seven different minerals: Cacoxenite, Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz, Rutile, Goethite, Lepidocrocite and sometimes there is a hint of Haematite found in some pieces.  Cacoxenite is an amplifier stone, enhancing the vibrations of other crystals nearby. This stone is said to raise awareness and enhance spirituality, creating a connectedness with the universe.  This stone helps us to feel confidence in ourselves as well as our work and environments. Useful in dreamwork and for meditation.  Cacoxenite encouranges us along the right path and assists us to recognise those who can offer us assistance in our spiritual growth.  Stimulates creativity and revitalizes the mind.

Amethyst protects and soothes; Smokey Quartz is grounding; Clear Quartz and Rutile amplify energy; Goethite aides in communication as well as clairaudience; Lepidocrocite clears thought processes to allow for knowledge input; Cacoxenite generates new ideas while allowing you to see the positive. The potent combination of all of these stones adds up to a more powerful vibration as a whole that will lend itself to heal body, mind and spirit.

Cacoxenite is a very strong all round healer and is said to help relieve stress, hormonal problems, colds, flu and upset stomachs, while also supporting the thyroid and adrenal glands.  Assists with cellular replenishment and regeneration.


TIGERS EYE    Solar plexus chakra

Helps to bring ideas into reality and allows you the freedom to move through negative emotions and move forward with the things you desire.  Manifest something meaningful by stating your goals to the universe.     Tigers eye will assist with stabilizing, grounding, calming and relaxing your spirit and your soul.  A piece of the ancient earth that will help to protect its keeper from verbal, mental and physical attack.    Good for travellers as Tigers Eye serves as a spiritual compass that guides you towards the light and assists you to harness the powers of the universe in whatever you set out to do.  

A helpful stone for prosperity, keep a piece in a money pot and add a coin every day.  See abundance accumulate as Tigers eye is a natural luck and money stone .  Keep in a warm place to incubate wealth.  

Tigers Eye instils self confidence and courage, whilst helping with clear thinking and the ability to see things objectively.  You will live every day with integrity and happiness.    

To boost motivation, pair with citrine.  This is a powerful combination.                                       

This gorgeous stone slows down a hyped up system, assists detoxification and encourages balanced health. Reduces cravings and helps digestion.  Eases ulcers, bruises, stomach and gall bladder problems.    Can be helpful for inducing sleep and for counteracting hypochondria..



Helps to focus the mind on complex issues and generates fresh new ideas.  Valued as a detoxifying stone, it helps to enhance overall energy levels and brings inspiration and creativity. 

Beneficial particularly to the liver, gall bladder and whole body in general.

High quality topaz is from Brazil. Other deposits occur in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and the USA.  Russian topaz is pale blue. 




Chakras depend on colour

Tourmaline is a powerful healing stone which helps dispel fear and negative influences.  This stone stimulates communication and co-operation between opposing forces.   It aids in understanding oneself and others and helps to promote self confidence. Tourmaline brings inspiration and prosperity into your life and encourages compassion and tolerance.

This stone is a great healer, enhancing energy flow and releasing blockages.  Green tourmaline aids sleep and nervous system.  Good for eyes, heart, thymus, brain and immune systems.  Pink tourmaline aids endocrine system, lungs and skin.  Watermelon tourmaline eases stress and promotes inner security.  Black tourmaline has a powerful energy that helps to anchor you if you feel unfocused or pulled in different directions.  Black tourmaline is useful for those experiencing stress and is said to banish negativity.  Use Black tourmaline to block harmful electomagnetic energy coming from your computers and TV screens.   All tourmaline is strongly protective and helps when you are feeling vulnerable.  Strengthens and vitalizes.

Found in Madagascar, Africa, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and USA.



Tourmalinated quartz brings together the properties of Quartz and Tourmaline.  A grounding stone which strengthens the body’s energy field, deflecting detrimental environmental influences.   It helps release tension and harmonizes opposing elements, turning negative thoughts and energies into positive ones.  Also gives clarity and helps solve problems.

Black Tourmaline in Quartz strengthens the immune system, treats dyslexia and arthritis, provides pain relief and helps to realign the spinal column. Quartz Crystal is a master healer and may be used for any condition. Quartz Crystal stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Tourmalinated Quartz has been used in the treatment of disorders of spinal alignment, circulatory disorders, ameliorate toxicity, and strengthens the structure of the veins.
In crystal body layouts or healing grids, Tourmalinated Quartz harmonizes the meridians and the subtle bodies restoring dynamic balance to all the chakras and creating a general sense of well-being. Tourmalinated Quartz facilitates the access and integration of the full spectrum of electromagnetic energy. The Full Spectrum energy vibrations ensure healing and balance throughout the physical body and auric fields. Tourmalinated Quartz assists one with clarity and purification on physical, emotional and spiritual levels allowing for further processing and growth.


TURQUOISE    Throat chakra

Turquoise was originally found in Europe when Venetian traders bought the stone in the Turkish Basaars  Turquoise ignites courage in your heart and strengthens awareness of all life forms.  It assists with communication and encourages self expression, particularly if worn at the throat chakra. Traditionally associated with leadership, it favors those who initiate or play active roles in peaceful movements, for the protection of the environment and for human rights.

Turquoise balances mood swings or extremes of emotion and will endow wisdom and peace of mind on the wearer.  Turquoise is best given as a gift. 

Tones and strengthens the whole body, eases the lungs, chest infections, sore throats and boosts the immune system.  Detoxifies the system and relieves migraines, rheumatism and arthritis.  An excellent stone for tissue regeneration, and the circulatory and respiratory systems.

Iran produces pale sky blue stones with no green tinges. Arizona, New Mexico, Afghanistan and the Middle East also have turquoise.

MOHAVE TURQUOISE is Kingman Turquoise that has been hydrolically pressed with bronze, then stabilised.  It features true Arizona turquoise.


UNAKITE  heart chakra

Brings spiritual health and helps to release the emotions.  Enhances self confidence and brings about abundance.  Balancing for both mind and body.  Aids fertility.