Gemstone Meanings

Hessonite (orange garnet)  

Hessonite can help wearers recognize and appreciate their own virtues, bringing about a great confidence. It can help to attract a lover, a new job, a creative project etc. due to the new found confidence.


Helps one to discover onself. In its reflected light, we can project and thereby observe the hidden truths that reside in the depths of ourselves. What is revealed there is often recognized as the missing piece or pieces of the puzzle of one's life.


Protection, purification. It can be an aid to curbing overindulgence and giving up bad habits.


Can help to enhance "coincidence control" - the practice of increasing serendipity in one's life. 


They are calming and centering. They give purity and promote faith, charity, and integrity, truth and loyalty. They especially enhance personal integrity. 


Morganite can bring an immediate release of old pains and sorrow, and a sense of lightness, as though a burden has been lifted.

Sapphire (blue)

Helps to organize one's ideas and perceptions and to bring them into form. Aids one to see below surface appearances to the underlying truth and have the strength to speak clearly with the voice of inner wisdom.


A stone of self-discipline, enabling one to make and follow concrete plans for the attainment of one's aim.

Blue Topaz

Blue topaz can clearly provide an enhancement of one's mental processing and verbal skills, as well as improving one's attention span and ability to concentrate on mental tasks.


Encourages love and trust, release of fear-based emotions. Chrysoprase helps one remain centered in the heart, providing the courage to face difficult or threatening situations with steadfast resolve and truth-centered compassion.


Green Tourmaline

One of the premier stones for self-healing. Aids in achieving inner peace through centering in the heart. This stone harmonizes with the heart, engendering wholeness, dynamic balance, and stability. It helps spiritual people embrace and enjoy life in the physical world.


Watermelon Tourmaline

Fills one with joy, calms worry and fear. Watermelon tourmaline teaches one the meaning of joy - that unbounded happiness which is not caused by any external circumstance but is instead the natural condition of being. Life may continue to bring its moments of sorrow, but even they can be experienced with joy.


Inspires self-confidence, zest for life, trust and willingness. They eliminate feelings of hopelessness or defeat, and they open the wellspring of optimism and determination needed to accomplish difficult goals.

 * excerpted from Robert Simmons, "The Pocket Book Of Stones"