January 21, 2020 9 min read

Did you know that stones have many virtues and that it is enough to wear them as jewelry to benefit from them? Stone treatment (or lithotherapy) is indeed an effective method to fight inflammation, energy loss or daily stress. Discover this ancestral method, which is becoming more and more popular today.

NATURAL STONES : WHAT IS LITHOTHERAPY?

Lithotherapy is, in a few words, a Natural Stone treatment method. The word is made up of the two Greek terms lithos (stone) and therapeia (cure). However, lithotherapy is much more than that. This method of care is based not only on stones, but also on crystals and minerals, in various forms: rough, polished or cut stone; elixir made by soaking the crystal in water during a favourable period such as the full moon...

The premise of lithotherapy is that it is possible to influence one's physical and psychological state thanks to the energy released by the stones, mainly in the form of vibrations. It includes many rituals such as purifying the stone (by burying it under the ground, dipping it in distilled water...) or recharging its energies when in contact with an energy source (sun, moon...).

Lithotherapy is an ancestral healing technique: there are echoes of it in the healing methods of other civilizations, which are more and more widespread in Europe today, such as Japanese shiatsu, Indian Ayurvedic medicine....

THE VIRTUES OF STONES AND THEIR BENEFITS

The use of stones to heal dates back to the dawn of time. The methods of healing by minerals appeared at the same time as the methods of healing by plants, as evidenced by some ancestral objects such as the famous Nippur tablets found in ancient Mesopotamia. Research has shown that minerals were used by almost all ancient civilizations: Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks, Aztecs, Chinese, Japanese and Indians.
However, it was not until 1644 and the book by the doctor Anselme Boèce de Boot (notably the doctor of the Emperor of the Romans Rudolph II) entitled Le Parfait Joaillier or the history of stones, that lithotherapy began to take shape. Indeed, this book explains the curative properties of stones and paved the way for other books, including L'encyclopédie des drogues by M. Lémery, published by Louis XIV's doctor in 1748.
In Europe, lithotherapy has known a renewed interest since the 70s: one begins to wear pendants and jewellery with healing stones, or to place them in one's home in their raw form to create good waves.

 

 

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 The benefits of natural stone

But what are the real benefits of stones? According to lithotherapy, each stone emits an energy that is unique to it, and that is beneficial to us. This energy depends on its properties: color (also called chromotherapy), crystal geometry, chemical composition, purity level... The benefits of stones are above all a general, physical and psychological well-being, which facilitates personal development. Indeed, stones can interact with your internal vibrations to calm you down, restore your self-confidence, or help you fight against negative emotions (stress, envy and jealousy, anxiety...)

Lithotherapy cannot replace traditional medicine but can considerably facilitate its action by creating a state of mind conducive to recovery. They can also help prevent disease.

 

Gemstones

Every human being is free to choose, to achieve well-being and to develop personally. At the beginning of the 21st century, we are hearing more and more about the notion of "well-being"... it is only the beginning. Wellness will be a priority in the coming years. Nature contains the most beautiful things and carries all its treasures; it is up to us to use them well and make good use of them.

How to use Gemstones, crystals and minerals?

Within the framework of lithotherapy, several options of use are available to you. Either you can take a flat stone and put it in your pocket, in your bag. You can also wear a piece of jewellery, such as a Bracelet, Necklace or even a Ring. If you are a therapist, the pebbles or flat stones are perfectly adapted to keep them in your hand and place them on your subject's body. In this way, the virtues of stones and minerals can be fully exercised.

At your workplace, you can also have a Sphere or Pyramid. These forms perfectly treat living spaces or workplaces. These shapes perfectly harmonize the energy of the room. Also, some minerals treat geobiological disorders: in particular to regulate telluric networks and groundwater. A stone such as black tourmaline, for example, will protect against electromagnetic waves. 

Lithotherapy is therefore a method of care that is increasingly being taken seriously with the advent of alternative and natural medicines. You will be able to find the benefits of all the stones and thus adapt the treatment to your little health concerns! However, lithotherapy does not replace traditional medicine, if you have any doubts about your health, do not hesitate to consult a doctor.

Properties of the Gemstones from A to Z

Here is a list where you will find our stones and minerals in alphabetical order.
This list lists minerals under their usual English names with their benefits, and Zodiac signs.
This list is not exhaustive but presents the 90 most known and used stones in lithotherapy and in the realization of natural stone jewelry.

Amazonite gives us the life force. It stimulates aura and creativity. It soothes nervous, troubled people and reduces stress.​ Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius.​Lucidity, concentration aid, soothes nervousness, fatigue, anxiety. This stone is against depression.​ Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius.​ Scorpio, Aries, Taurus.​

 

Gemstone Name Benefits Zodiac signs
 Agate Gemstone Agate Protection against negative energies, optimism, openness. Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.
Amazonite Gemstone Amazonite Amazonite gives us the life force. It stimulates aura and creativity. It soothes nervous, troubled people and reduces stress. Virgo, Pisces 
Ambre Gemstone Amber Amber is an anchor and purification stone. Healing, harmony, calms anxiety, helps decision-making. Gemini, Leo, Virgo
Amethyst Gemstone Amethyst  Amethyst is a stone of meditation, concentration and intuition. It strengthens and protects our spiritual relationships. It is balanced, helps us in our decision-making. It calms our emotions (anxiety, sleep). Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.
Ametrine Gemstone Ametrine  Meditation, creativity, imagination Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, Pisces.
Ammonite Gemstone Ammonite  helps to accept change and the cycles of time /
Angelite Gemstone Angelite  Stability, soothing, attention Aquarius
Apatite Gemstone Apatite vivacity, lucidity, insight, creativity Activity Sagittarius, Capricorn, Gemini, Virgo, Taurus, Libra.
aqua Aura gemstone Aqua Aura  aqua aura stimulates the aura. It has a protective action. It releases the emotional past and regenerates the aura. It promotes organization and clarification of the mind. It resolves relational and internal conflicts. Sagittarius
Aquamarine Gemstone Aqua Marine  Aquamarine is the stone of artists, musicians, speakers ... It increases our strength of expression and our lucidity. It is a stone for meditation because it facilitates awareness, spiritual development and self-exploration. It gently removes blockages to improve the circulation of energy. It protects us during our travels. Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Pisces
Aragonite gemstone Aragonite Helps to resolve stress and impatience. Centering, self-discipline.  Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Capricorn.
Astrophyllite gemstone Astrophyllite L'astrophyllite est associé au centre énergétique du sacré. /
Auralite-23 gemstone Auralite-23  he new protective stone!
Discovered in Canada recently, this energizing gemstone contains 23 different minerals. Scientists have qualified the crystal "AURALITE-23" as the "oldest precious stone in the world".
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Aventurine gemstone Aventurine Aventurine gives us inner peace and composure. It helps us to control our life and brings cheerfulness, patience and stability. Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Libra.
Azurite gemstone Azurite Azurite is a meditation stone that opens the 3rd eye. It helps healing by helping us to give up our old conceptions. It facilitates knowledge and concentration. Sagittarius.
Azurite-Malachite gemstone

Azurite-Malachite

Patience, discipline, balance and harmony. Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Bronzite Gemstone Bronzite Protection against (negative energies and emotional tensions), soothing and creativity.
Taurus, Libra, Gemini 
Bull's Eye Gemstone Bull's Eye Gemstone Anchorage, strength, courage, protection. Aries, Taurus, Scorpio.
Cacoxenite Gemstone Cacoxenite Protective stone. It is an excellent energy shield and makes it possible to return all the negative influences. Sagittarius, Aquarius and Pisces.
Calcite Gemstone Calcite Calming, calms emotions, clarity.   ((blue calcite): Virgo, Aquarius, Pisces. (Yellow calcite): Gemini, Leo, Virgo. (Orange calcite): Lion, Scorpio. (Red calcite): Aries, Taurus, Scorpio. (Green calcite) : bull, Libra
Celestine Celestine Help with physical and mental healing, intuition, communication and meditation. Cancer, Pisces, Gemini.
Chalcedony Gemstone Chalcedony Pierre of the speakers, communication, gentleness, serenity, soothes anger, sorrow, anxiety, irritability and uncertainty. Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn. 
Charoite Charoite Soothes emotions, helps to accept change, balance. Taurus, Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Chrysocolla Chrysocolla Intuition, harmony, peace, tolerance, kindness. Gemini, Libra, Sagittarius.
Chrysoprase Gemstone Chrysoprase Protection against nightmares, clarifies thoughts Taurus, Cancer, Libra
Citrine Gemstone Citrine Lucidity, concentration aid, soothes nervousness, fatigue, anxiety. This stone is against depression. Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio.
Copper Gemstone Copper Copper is a natural chemical element found in the earth's crust. It is essential to the development of any form of life. It has a salmon pink hue on its fresh surfaces. It is also called "red metal". Copper is a ductile metal with particularly high electrical and thermal conductivities which give it various uses. It is also used as a building material and is used in the composition of many alloys /
Coral Gemstone Coral Stability, flexibility, energy.  Cancer, Pisces, Taurus.
Cornaline Gemstone Cornelian Vitality, dynamism, joy, hunting (shyness, fear, anger, sadness), courage, appeasement.  Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio.
Dioptase Gemstone Dioptase Intuition, stimulates change and growth.  Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius.
Dumortierite Gemstone Dumortierite Patience, detachment, communication, understanding, balance. Virgo, Sagittarius
Emerald Gemstone Emerald Purifies, soothes (fears and anxieties), harmony. Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.
Eudialite Gemstone Eudialite powerful stone that carries the energy from the crown, Restone tone and vitality /
Eilate Gemstone Eilat Gemstone Softness, peace, relaxation, serenity. Sagittarius
Eye of shiva Gemstone Eye of shiva Gemstone Protects from the evil eye and attracts good fortune /
Eye of tiger Gemstone Eye of tiger Gemstone Protection (against negative energies), security, warmth, calm, concentration, courage, self-confidence.  Gemini, Leo, Virgo.
Fluorite Gemstone Fluorite Meditation, intuition, innovation. (violet fluorite): Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. (blue fluorite): Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces. (yellow fluorite): Gemini, Leo, Virgo. (pink fluorite): Taurus, Cancer, Virgo. (green fluorite): Taurus, Libra.
Fossiled wood Gemstone Fossilized wood Strength, courage, vitality, promotes memory, calms stress. /
Galaxite Gemstone Galaxite Meditation, spirituality /
Garnet Garnet Energy, strength, harmony, self-confidence, purifies, revitalizes, serenity, combat (depression and melancholy). Scorpio, Aries, Taurus.
Gypsum Gypsum The Naica mine allows you to see giant crystals of this mineral exceeding 11 meters long Cancer, Aquarius.
Hawk Eye Gemstone Hawk Eye Gemstone Self-awareness, tolerance, calm (headache). Gemini, Capricorn, Aquarius.
Hematite Gemstone Hematite Anchorage, will, courage, decision-making, protection. Aries, Scorpio, Capricorn.
Howlite Gemstone Howlite Patience Gemini, Virgo
Iron Eye Gemstone Iron Eye Gemstone Strength, audacity, energy. Aries, Taurus, Scorpio.
Jade Gemstone Jade Meditation, joy, love, peace and harmony.  Cancer, Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, Capricorn.
Jasper Gemstone Jasper (red jasper), Anti-stress Stone, Protection, harmony, anchoring (beige jasper) Calm anxiety, vital energy. (Red jasper): Aries. (yellow jasper): Gemini, Leo, Virgo. (green jasper): Taurus, Libra.
Labradorite Gemstone Labradorite Gemstone Caring stone, protects and relieves (physical and intellectual fatigue), absorbs negative energies. Gemini, Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces.
Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Lapis Lazuli Gemstone Intuition, joy, harmony, friendship, love, creativity. It purifies and calms (anxiety, emotion, sleep and headaches). Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces.
Larimar Gemstone Larimar Gemstone Vital energy, acceptance, tolerance, perception. Virgo, Aquarius, Pisces.
Lepidolite Gemstone Lepidolite Gemstone Unveils true feelings, relaxation. 
Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Macrasite Gemstone Macrasite Gemstone marcasite is the stone of interior light that radiates in inner peace. Leo, Virgo.
Magnetite Gemstone Magnetite Gemstone In China it is called "The Love Stone". This stone attracts love towards the one who wears it or uses it. /
Malachite Gemstone Malachite Gemstone Self-confidence, lucidity, ease of expression, altruism, receptivity, adaptation, absorbs negative energies. Taurus, Libra, Capricorn.
Moldavite Gemstone Moldavite Gemstone Powers to accelerate emotional and spiritual evolution /
Moon Gemstone Moon Gemstone Intuition, sweetness, femininity, meditation, balance, harmony, tolerance.  Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn.
Nacre Gemstone Nacre Gemstone It is a product that has been sought after for a long time for decoration, marquetry, making of jewelry or buttons, to the point that certain shells such as abalone have locally disappeared All
Nuummite Gemstone Nuummite Gemstone This stone would be soothing! /
Obsidian Gemstone Obsidian Gemstone Anchoring, vital force, concentration, protection. (silver obsidian): Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn. (brown obsidian): Taurus, Sagittarius, Capricorn. (star obsidian): Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn. (black obsidian): Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius.
Onyx Gemstone Onyx Gemstone Balance body and mind, strength, protection against negative energies. Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Opal Gemstone Opal Gemstone Truth, joy, clarity, intuition, soothes (depression, anxiety). (Andean opal): Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Pisces. (Light opal) Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. (Black opal): Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces. (Fire opal ): Aries, Scorpio.
Orgonite Gemstone Orgonite Gemstone Energy depollution, Raises the vibratory rate, Strengthens the immune system, Intensifies the protective field of the aura, /
Peridote Gemstone Peridote Gemstone Protection, clairvoyance, acts against melancholy. Taurus, Leo, Libra, Capricorn.
Pietersite Gemstone Pietersite Gemstone Help to resolve conflicts, anchoring, listening, intuition. Taurus, Capricorn, Aquarius.
Pinolite Gemstone Pinolite Gemstone Calming stone, direct and vertical energy flowing fully from earth to sky, from head to toe, full of peace and love. All
Prehnite Gemstone Prehnite Gemstone Calming, harmony, calms the emotions and the mind. Taurus, Virgo, Libra.
Purpurite Gemstone Purpurite Gemstone Acceptance, meditation, vital energy. /
Piryte Gemstone Pyrite Gemstone Relieves anxiety, depression and frustration. Gemini, lion, Libra.
Quartz Gemstone Quartz Gemstone Purification, releases blocked emotions, meditation, clarity and perception.bra. All
Rhodochrosite Gemstone Rhodochrosite Gemstone Intuition, creativity, awareness. Taurus, Cancer, Libra.
Rhodonite Gemstone Rhodonite Gemstone Help with changes, calm, strengthen. Taurus, Capricorn.
Rose Quartz Gemstone Rose Quartz Gemstone Stone artists, soothes anxiety and injury, sweetness, love, peace, creativity.  Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn.
Ruby Gemstone Ruby Gemstone Love, courage, energy, power, protection.  Aries, Leo, Scorpio.
Sapphire Gemstone Sapphire Gemstone Meditation, wisdom, fidelity, truth, reason, purifies. (star sapphire): Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn. (Blue sapphire): Cancer, Sagittarius, Pisces. (Yellow sapphire): bull, Leo, Virgo. (pink sapphire): Aries, Leo, Libra. (Green sapphire): Taurus, virgin, Libra.
Selenite Gemstone Selenite Gemstone Protection, awareness, appeasement, liberation. Cancer, Aquarius.
Septaria Gemstone Septaria Gemstone Septaria is composed of a mixture of yellow Calcite and Sandstone Taurus and Scorpio.
Seraphinite Gemstone Seraphinite Gemstone Openness, clarity, softness. Cancer
Serpentine Gemstone Serpentine Gemstone Serpentine helps you to become aware of the meaning of your life without external influences. To be responsible Libra, Gemini, Pisces
Shiva Lingam Gemstone Shiva Lingam Gemstone Protection, purification, creativity. All
Shungite Gemstone Shungite Gemstone
Shungite is an exceptional shielding for harmful electromagnetic radiation of any origin, such as computers, microwave ovens, televisions, mobile phones or negative esoteric influences.   
Shungite also has amazing properties on all living organisms. Overall, it improves, protects, neutralizes and regenerates.
All
Sodalite Gemstone Sodalite Gemstone Self-confidence, stability, courage, harmony Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.
Steatite Gemstone Steatite Gemstone Experience, stability, understanding. Cancer, Aquarius.
Sugilite Gemstone Sugilite Gemstone Spiritual love, humility, purifies, strength and conscience. Cancer, Sagittarius, Capricorn.
Sun Gemstone Sun Gemstone Lightness, optimism, willpower, creativity, softness.  Aries, Leo, Scorpio.
Tanzanite Gemstone Tanzanite Gemstone Intuition, elevation of the soul, meditation, creativity. Gemini, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius.
Thulite Gemstone Thulite Gemstone Self-confidence, motivation, exploration.  Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.
Topaz Gemstone Topaz Gemstone Consciousness, concentration, creativity, harmony, joy.  (blue topaz): Gemini, Aquarius, Pisces.
Tourmaline Gemstone Tourmaline Gemstone Protection of homes and the environment. Neutralizes radiation (computer, laptop ...). Stone that protects from negativity. All
Turquoise Gemstone Turquoise Gemstone Protects (travel, nightmares, negative energies), communication, cheerfulness and insurance.  Gemini, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces.
Unakite Gemstone Unakite Gemstone Balance, clarification, soothing. /
Zoisite Gemstone Zoisite Gemstone Zoisite is a powerful stimulator. It promotes the reception and the emission of feelings, cures heartache. (green zoite): Taurus, Libra. (thulite zoizite): Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn.

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