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Aum Shanti Malas uses only the highest quality Gemstones & Sandalwood beads in our Malas. Gemstones are highly powerful elements of the earth, each with their own properties & benefits. To help you find a gem (or many) that you love, we've put together an index of the stones we use in our creations. More gemstones are being added constantly, but if there is something you're looking for that is not listed here, send us a quick message and we'll update the list!

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Amazonite

Stone of Soothing & Courage

Amazonite is called the “Stone of Courage” filling the heart with determination, helping to bring about and sustain focus. It also grants the ability to see more clearly both sides of a situation or different points of view. Said to be a stone of self-confidence, self-assuredness, respect and grace. It is said to soothe the nervous system and the brain, assisting to filter information and combine the correct information with natural intuition to enhance understanding and approve one’s ability to not just see another’s point of view, but also to have a better understanding of other views which allows one to be more cooperative with others as well.

This stone enhances the desire to attain spirituality, to bring success and attract both luck and money; often worn by gamblers for those very properties. 

Amazonite has the ability to balance and soothe all the chakras, although when placed on the 4th, Heart Chakra and 5th, Throat Chakra it is particularly rejuvenating to the heart center, stimulating love and the artistic and creative side of ones personality. As well as enhancing communications particularly where concerns of love are involved. Amazonite will also assist in opening intuition and the third eye.

Amethyst

Stone of Spiritual Metamorphosis

Stone of “Spirituality and Contentment” Amethysts are known to have a wonderful soothing and relaxing effect on all people in its vicinity. It calms fears, lifts spirits, raises hope, helps to control negative thoughts as well as soothing anger and impatience. With these properties it is a wonderful addition to a room or work area where one may have to deal with unhappy, awkward or unkind visitors.

Known as “change stone” it holds trans mutational energies allowing and assisting opening gateways into intense and transformational spiritual experiences. It is said to be able to bring about any type of change in your life or consciousness in a calm and soothing manner; breaking up old emotional thought processes it even assists in grounding in your psychic health where major change is required.

When worn, it will ward off guilt and self-deception, assisting in overcoming addictions, and curb overindulges.

Angelite

Stone of Conscious Awareness

Angelite is said to be a wonderful balancing stone; polarizing and aligning one’s physical body with the ethereal network.  Assisting one with telepathic communication, it is said that if two wish to be connected in the telepathic manner that they should each carry a piece of Angelite. Helping one to unlock the secrets of the spoken word, giving a voice to one’s truth; bringing peace, tranquility calm and focus to the highest realms of spiritual healing to alleviate suffering.  May be used to call one’s angels for guidance and support as well as a psychic connection to the full oneness that is the Universe.

Aventurine

Stone of Self Reflection & Opportunity

Aventurine is a lovely stone used to balance the male/female energies, to help reinforce decisiveness, and supplementing greater motivation in all activities. All of these attributes are once again assisted by Aventurine to offer an inner equilibrium and and amplified leadership skills and abilities. Told to stimulate dreaming as well as enhancing visualization, Aventurine has quite a positive effect on the psyche.  This is a wonderful stone for those involved in creative ventures or activities of any kind, as it told to impart incredibly creative ideas from one’s inner openness and the aligning of the physical and astral bodies.  Aventurine is considered an all around ‘luck’ stone, in any color. Although the green color seems to be the most powerful, especially where money is concerned.

Black Onyx

Master of One’s Future Stone

A very grounding stone, Onyx is beneficial for those to be thought flighty by nature, or one who is having difficulty concentrating or focusing one’s attention. A strengthening stone that may assist one in the approach to a lesson or task with greater self confidence and determination.

A wonderful stone for anyone that is under extreme mental or emotional stress, bringing balance to body and strength and harmony to the mind. Onyx is said to banish grief, enhance self-control, stimulate the power of wise decision making, as well as to assist one in absorbing the energies of the universe that one most requires.

Blue Goldstone

Stone of the Stars

Blue Goldstone is a good deflector of unwanted energies, and is highly regarded in the spirit realm as a protection mineral. 

The sparkles of Blue Goldstone are symbolic of the light that can always be found in the darkness, and its resemblance to the night sky will remind you to reach for the stars.

Carnelian

Stone of One Love

Carnelian aids in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration. It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one’s career. It is told to increase and inspire courage without the unnecessary aggressiveness. Carnelian is said to assist in stimulating creativity. It seems to have a clearing effect, dispelling negative energies as it replaces them with positive ones. This can make it easier to find direction, and its grounding effects can make it easier for you to feel in control of your life. This makes carnelian a good stone for people who feel like they are going nowhere. Carnelian balances creative and organization abilities, opens doors and creates a need to follow through on plans.

Citrine

Happy Sunshine Stone

Sunny Citrine is one of the only gemstones that dispels and dissipates most any and all negative energy, yet never requires cleansing or clearing.  Emitting a warm energy that promotes joy and optimism, it attracts abundance as well, warding off depression, stress and general unhappiness.

Citrine has been commonly known by the names “Success Stone”, “Abundance Stone”, and “Merchants Stone”, told in lore to promote success and abundance specifically in business and commerce. If placed where one conducts business or in the ‘Wealth Corner’ of one’s home, it is said to not only acquire positive wealth, but the ability to maintain it as well.

Citrine enhances the whole body’s healing energy, opening the conscious mind to intuition, and directing creative energy into the open mind.  It is said to help one adjust and adapt to changes and to process those changes, feeling confident and secure in the process.  It’s warm radiating energy may aid in voice projection, which also helps to boost one’s self esteem.

Crystal Quartz

The Master Healer

Crystal Quartz is the ultimate “anything-stone”, as it radiates all the color vibrations within the spectrum of light and thus can be utilized and programmed for any use which bring light and energy into our spiritual bodies. A “stone of the mind”, Quartz can be used to imprint with any energy or information, and help to focus the mind, aid in concentration, and enhance mental ability.

Crystal Quartz is a power stone that harmonizes and balances. It enhances energy and thoughts, and purifies the spiritual, mental, and physical. It is also a powerfully protective stone, bringing the purified energy in.

Clear Quartz, as opposed to colored Quartz, is associated with the 7th, Crown Chakra, but has an enlightening effect on all chakras. It brings clarity and amplifies the energy and the aura. It is a particularly good stone to use in combination as it opens up all the chakras to assist in relaxation. It also will help to temper the overpowering energy that some stones may emit during meditation, which will in turn create a much more harmonious mediation space.

Dumortierite

Stone of Self Awareness and Acceptance

Dumortierite is said to promote a positive attitude in all life situations, provides one with courage and trust during personal times of hardship, as well as helping to gain control and understanding in one’s own life. Some appreciate Dumortierite for its ability to quell panic and fear. But most often, it is used for its incredible organizational abilities.  Known to enhance one’s self-discipline, orderliness, and organization, as well as clearing the scattered mind. Assisting one to recognize the negative patterns and erase them at a core level, encouraging one to see and accept reality, as well as react to it in an intelligent manner on one’s own behalf. By enhancing calm, inducing relaxation, and a feeling of harmony, Dumortierite aids in making troublesome daily tasks more manageable. This enhancement is believed to be due to the effect that Dumortierite may have on balancing the Throat Chakra and thus enhancing communication between lower chakras/physical energies and the higher chakras/mental/spiritual energies, creating a more balanced and organized life.

Ebony

This wood draws from the deeper levels of the mind. It is protective and non-discriminating towards the user.

Fluorite

Stone of Discernment & Aptitude

Fluorite helps to ground excessive energy, particularly mental, emotional and nervous energy. It is a powerful healer, it affects all the chakras as well as mental attitudes. Use with other stones to amplify their effects, especially if you are working towards spiritual wholeness and development, truth and peace.

Garnet

Contentment of the Heart Stone

It is said that Garnets are a type of Karma Stone. If it is given as a gift, it is told to grant affection and loyalty. Garnets, the stone of “Love & Commitment”, is a stone of romantic love and passion as well as inspiring love and devotion. Garnet will help to alleviate depression and is used for gentle spiritual healing. It is also commonly considered a good stone for successful business ventures. It will assist in building one’s self-confidence, especially if one’s chosen field in in the creative sphere. Garnet will bring positive thoughts as well as boosting energy. It will help overcome writer’s block and general lack of inspiration in any field. It is said to be a protective stone shielding one from would be thieves, whether that theft be one’s possessions, financials, ideas, or even credit for work one’s done. It is known to transform a crisis into a challenge allowing clearer vision of the solution.

Gold Sheen Obsidian

Grounded Self Protection Stone

Obsidian said to be a very powerful stone, reminding one that birth and death are simultaneous and constantly present, not as one with the other, but always as one.  Obsidian has been associated with guardian spirits for as far back as ancient lore provides.  Said to watch over one, protect, and connect to protection on all levels of experience. Gold Sheen Obsidian is told to be a wonderfully protective stone, riding one of lingering negative energies and clearing the auric field as well as providing direction in one’s life towards one’s goals.

Hematite

Stone of Higher Mind

Besides Hematites association with blood and healing, it is also known as a ‘stone for the mind’, or a ‘stone of the higher mind’, as it brings one incredible grounding and calm helping one to focus and organize the mind. Assisting in original thought, logical thinking as well as mathematics, it acts well as a firm stabilizing force.

Hematite is an excellent stone to have with one when being bombarded with multiple energies of people, stones and crystals or environmental substances as it will attract, negate, and dissipate negative energies from all around.

Howlite

Stone of Reasoning & Discernment

Howlite is best known for it’s strong associations with self-awareness, creativity,and improving one’s emotional well being and attitudes. It enhances character building, a sense of decency, and encourages the development of desirable personal aspect.  In general, Howlite aids in dispelling anger, resentfulness, selfishness, and allows one to look inside the for answers. It also aids in communicating the negative emotions with a clearer emotional expression, which will always result in calmer ‘confrontations’. Howlite is predominantly a calming stone. It will aid in sleeping, calming the overactive mind, eases insomnia, dreaming, dream retention and stress relief.

Jet

Stone of Ancient Protection

Jet has historically been used as a protection stone, as it has been used to dispel fearful thoughts and is told to protect the wearer from evil and violence. It’s powerful protection energies are said to ward off evil, negativity, as well as psychic attacks.  Jet is considered one of the most powerful absorbers of “negative energy” not just around one but in one as well (such as depression). Jet helps one to be alert to all things and quickly compile constructive solutions to any problems that may arise. It draws out negative energy from the aura, and can initiate psychic experiences. It uncovers past negative energies that one may still carry in the subconscious mind, and will assist one in understanding, work with, and dispel those energies.

Kiwi Jasper

The Supreme Nurturing Stone

Like all jaspers, sesame jasper is a nurturing stone. It sustains and supports us during times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. Used in healing, it unifies all aspects of your life. Jasper aligns the chakras and absorbs negative energy. Kiwi/Sesame Jasper becomes warm when held, with a sense of healing, and the feet become warm too, also felt peaceful and relaxed. It raises ones spirit and elevates the mood. This “euphoria” is not the kind that you lose your thought process, but it more attunes you to the natural pulse of love, which of course brings about the shift in attitude, mood and mind. Which in turn helps in balancing the art of giving and receiving.

Lapis

The Stone Before Time & Total Awareness

Lapis Lazuli is said to be quite a powerful thought amplifier, stimulating the high faculties of the mind; bringing objectivity, clarity and encouraging creativity through attunement to The Source.

Said to help bring one to confront the truth, wherever one may find it, as well as aid in expressing one’s own opinion with harmonizing effect to the conflict. Lapis Lazuli will also help one to allow truth to be the teacher when it is necessary; encouraging self awareness, standing up for oneself, and taking charge of one’s life.

Lapis helps to bond relationships of love and friendship by assisting one in expressing truly feelings and emotions, dissolving martyrdom, cruelty, and suffering, and dissipating emotional bondage.

Lapis promotes clear understanding and intuition. It assists one in the attunement to the creative source by stimulating and expanding the realization of consciousness toward the awakening of “All That Is”.

Lava

Stone of the Earth

Since lava is known for its grounding qualities, it’s wonderful for calming the emotions. In fact, the quality of fire springs from the ground, so in terms of healing gems, this lends itself to a calming- but intense- energy. Because it comes from raw energy, it’s considered to be a stone of rebirth and shedding unneeded layers of emotional attachment. Lava stones are fantastic for stabilizing and grounding the root chakra. This is because of the strong connection to the earth and its creation within the center of Earth. In folk remedies, it was also given to soldiers to help them remain calm during battle.

Lepidolite

Stone of Refreshing Transition

Lepidolite releases and reorganizes old behavioral and psychological patterns, dissolving them once they have been recognized, allowing and inducing calm through those transition, allowing one to live in a state of trust knowing ultimately all will be well.

Encouraging independence and prompts to achieve goals without the help of others, Lepidolite enhances self-love, and optimism with patience.

Lepidolite is known to clear out all of the redundant messages and voices from the past that hold us back from happiness and/or success. It will aid in attracting supportive friends and colleagues, as well as bring opportunities to succeed. It will help any and all living in unavoidably stressful experiences (such as city dwellers) to maintain a calm, and serene center.

Said to activate the 4th, Heart,  5th, Throat and 6th, Third Eye/Brow, which in turn activates and opens the 7th, Crown Chakra allowing for the flowering of the inner blue lotus, making Lepidolite one very powerful spiritual stone.

Moonstone

Stone of New Beginnings

Moonstone invokes the reflective, intuitive power and Goddess energy of the waning moon. This silver-grey stone eases frustrations and lends a greater ability ability to flow and move in harmony natural tides of life.
It is told in many stories that the Moonstone is a gem of “hoping and wishing”. When one sends the energy of a ‘wish’ to the Universe, it allows one to absorb that which is needed from those universal energies. Although one may wish for a thing, Moonstone knows the truth of what is required. The wish will be fulfilled, but with what one needs, not necessarily what one wants.

While Moonstone cleanses negativity from all the Chakras, it is most beneficial with work on the 2nd, Sacral/Navel Chakra, as well as to balance the 4th, Heart Chakra with the 6th, Third Eye/Brow Chakra, to gain emotional balance and gracefulness in assisting one to discern what one wants and what one needs, as these do not originate from the same place.
Moonstone will assist one to achieve a balance between heart and mind without losing the gentleness are caring needed, yet keeping one’s emotions in check to allow one to function properly during this Chakra work.

Rhodonite

Stone of Unconditional Love

Rhodonite is a stone of self-confidence born out of trust in one’s own heart, voice and choices.  Assists one in expressing confidence and loving emotions on a physical plane daily with those in one’s life, as well as affording calm energy to the soul directly though the heart with service and love.

Simply holding or carrying Rhodonite promotes calm and relaxation, bringing one a sense of well-being, allowing one to properly process chaotic situations and patiently assess one’s options before making a decision.  It strengthens one’s resolve, helping one to be more determined in the walk of life.

Rhodonite is most effective for stimulation, clearing and activation of the 4th, Heart Chakra; as it will provide grounding of the physical and mental energies simultaneously.

Rose Quartz

Stone of Self Love

Regularly referred to as the “Love” or “Heart” Stone, Rose Quartz is a gem of unconditional love, whose energies help to open oneself to all forms of available love: self love, familial love, platonic love, romantic love, and more.  Rose Quartz will give just the proper enhancement of love in virtually any situation. Additionally known to lower stress, bring happiness and soothing to the soul…as does love.  It is also told to enhance one’s capacity to love others as well as oneself. Rose Quartz is said to bring inner peace and harmony though gentle forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance while balancing one’s emotions.

Raising one’s self-esteem and sense of self-worth, Rose Quartz is known to heal many emotional wounds, trauma and grief. It is said to remove fears, resentments and anger as well as overwhelming or unreasonable guilt, helping one to reconcile with family members or others one is having difficulties with.

Rosewood

Nourishment

Rosewood is a very special and rare wood that is considered holy and prized in India. Rosewood is a protective wood and believed to shield one from negative energy. It is also known for healing, improving circulation and aids in manifesting what you desire, dream, and need to heal.

Sandalwood

Protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn.

The scent of Sandalwood is said to bring you closer to the divine. It attracts positive energy, its soothing aroma is used to support meditation, spirituality and calms the mind. Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn. Sandalwood stimulates the base Chakra - believed to enhance trust and self-identity. Sandalwood raises your energetic vibrations to a higher and more intense level of spirituality.

Sodalite

Solidarity Stone

Sodalite is known as the stone of Creatives; such as artists, singers, painters and sculptors as it was believed to be able to encourage inspiration and creativity while also providing the creative receptacle psychic shielding protection from others whom may be intent on stealing those ideas and inspirations. It is told that Sodalite will harmonize one’s inner being and balance the conscious with the subconscious mind. Sodalite is a stone of truth, bringing truth to communication, and allows one to communicate their own truth effectively to the world.  It will aid in ending disagreements and arguments, especially when those divergences are due to miscommunications, or when communication becomes an issue between people.

Unakite

Stone of Higher Spiritual Forces

Unakite is excellent at removing obstacles to one’s personal growth. Whether it is an issue from childhood or last month’s catastrophe that is draining energy and holding one back. Meditations with this Unakite will aid in releasing pain and anger that one may have been having trouble letting go of. One may use Unakite to build self-confidence, as it strengthens courage, assisting one in taking control of the aspects of life that one is able to yield power over. Giving confidence to transform anger and fear into positive constructive energies. Like love and compassion for oneself. Unakite primarily has affect the 4th, Heart Chakra, and the chakra of the hands as a secondary position. It protects the 3rd, Solar Plexus Chakra to aid in steady evolution of oneself. Held to the 2nd, Navel/Sacral Chakra for short periods of time when working to overcome situations that threaten one’s personal power, the Unakite will be of much help in assisting one’s well being. When meditating, use it when searching for answers to emotional questions.

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**source: www.shimmerlings.com**

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