Are you looking for a gift for that someone special. Learning about the healing properties of stones is a great way to customize your gift…a great way to give it meaning. Here at Skanda Jewelry in Victoria, BC, we hand select gemstones that we have sourced from around the world to create unique custom jewelry
Each gemstone has a story – a place, a custom usage and a unique look and feel. Knowing a little about each gem could help you choose a beautiful jewelry gift rich with meaning for the special person in you life.
Agate can be clear or have milky variations of white, blue, green, grey, brown, or pink. It is soft and wax-like and is found in the USA, Czech Republic, Morocco, India, Africa, and Brazil.
Agate is a calming and grounding stone, that brings balance to the mind and body. It holds the ability to center and harmonize yin and yang energies. A slow acting stone that holds plentiful strength within it's layers.
Agate facilitates the ability to accept your true self, building on self-worth and confidence. It improves concentration, analytical thinking, and practicality. With this boost in confidence and clarity of thought, Agate encourages overcoming anger, resentment, and inner aggressions to foster self love and a fresh start. A wonderful gemstone for spiritual growth and self discovery.
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Amber is a beautiful solidified and petrified sap from the pine tree.
Its colour is anywhere from a rich golden amber through to the colour of butter. Amber brings romantic love, purification, wisdom, energy and balance. It enhances patience, altruism, strength,calmness, healing, remembrance of past lives and ancient knowledge. This gentle stone draws out negative energy fro the body and purifies the spirit and heart as well.
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Amethyst ranges in colour from violet to dark purple and is found in Canada, USA, Britain, Mexico, Russia, Siberia, Brazil, Uruguay, East Africa, India, and Sri Lanka.
Amethyst is a highly protective gemstone that heals and cleanses. The bringer of deep calm, it assists with focus, motivation and decision-making.
Amethyst is associated with increased nobility, spiritual awareness, meditation, balance, psychic abilities, inner peace, and positive transformation. This stone brings an understanding of death and rebirth and relieves stress. It’s a teacher of all things spiritual, mystic and psychic and is very healing of body, mind and soul.
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Apatite comes in a variety of colours ranging from yellow to green, white, brown, pink, blue or purple. It is found in the USA, Norway, Russia, and Mexico.
Apatite is the gemstone of inspiration stimulating thoughts and ideas. A wonderful stone for manifestation and humility.
Apatite enhances intellect, facilitating focus, joy in learning, clarity of thought, and concentration. It assists with acceptance and unconditional love, while fostering peace and harmony through communication and communion with our higher self.
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Aquamarine is a blue-green, sometimes lemon or moss coloured, member of the Beryl clan. It is found in the USA, India, Ireland, Mexico, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Zimbabwe.
Aquamarine is the stone of calm and courage. It has the ability to reduce stress and calm frantic energies. This stone is attuned to the ocean and helps us to get in touch with the nature spirits of the sea. Known to be a tailsman for sailors, they would wear Aquamarine for protection and safe travels on voyages on water.
Aquamarine is associated with cleansing, meditation, serenity, peace, prophecy, inspiration, tranquillity, strength and the wise use of inner power. It is traditionally used to soothe, calm and alleviate fears and phobias.
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Carnelian, a form of Chalcedony, is reddish-orange or brown in colour. It is found in Iceland, Romania, Britain, Czech Republic, Slovakia, India, and Peru.
Carnelian is a grounder to the present. It is highly stabilizing, and is great for stimulating creativity and motivation. It is linked with emotional warmth, sociability, and individuality. It is a wonderful gemstone for fostering happiness, self-esteem, and courage.
Carnelian has the ability for past life recall and reincarnation. This stone calms our fears about death and rebirth, bringing serenity and acceptance of the great cycle of life.
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Gemstone: Cats Eye
Cat's Eye transforms negative thoughts into positive energy. Cat's Eye brings happiness and serenity, along with optimism, generosity and confidence. It can enhance creativity and kindness. Traditionally, Cat's Eye is believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits.
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Chalcedony comes in aqua blue and a beautiful soft pink.
Chalcedony is said to be a nurturing stone that promotes sisterhood and good will. It absorbs negative energy. It brings the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony. Chalcedony instills feelings of benevolence and generosity.
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Chrysoprase is an apple green to yellow opaque gemstone. This stone is said to to attract new love, abundance and prosperity. It promotes joy and happiness and brings through the vibration of Divine Truth, while helping to heal the heart of the energy of depression and anxiety.
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Citrine, also known as Cairngorm, is a golden yellow to smoky grey-brown quartz. It is found in the USA, Brazil, Russia, Britain, France, and Madagascar.
Said to be the carrier of the power of the sun, Citrine augments happiness, prosperity, and generosity. It has highly creative energies, that brings fourth enjoyment of life and spiritual growth. It is the stone of success in all walks of life.
Citrine is the bringer of strength, alignment, and stability. Protective and comforting, it is a powerful regenerator and cleanser. It is a warm gemstone that instills goodness in one's life.
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Diamonds impart fearlessness, invincibility and fortitude. They clear emotional and mental pain, reducing fear and bringing about new beginnings. Stimulates creativity, inventiveness, imagination and ingenuity.
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Emerald is a green member of the Beryl clan. It is found in Brazil, Austria, India, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and Egypt.
Emerald is the stone of patience and inspiration. Said to be the "stone of successful love" it promotes romance, joy, and communication. It is highly cleansing, bringing clear vision, clairvoyance, and serenity.
Emeralds are truth-promoting, instilling intuition, faith, and finding deep knowing from within.
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Garnets come in a variety of colours, such as red, green, pink, yellow, orange, brown, and black. They are found worldwide.
The Garnet is a very energizing stone, that help with balancing energy. It is said that garnets are wonderful stones for assisting in a time of crisis, bringing instinct and courage to the forefront. Garnets are amplifiers and cleansers for other crystals.
RED GARNETS: inspires romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, energy, past life recall, career
success, social popularity and self confidence. Helps us become more productive and achievement-oriented.
augments peace, serenity, meditation, creativity, healing, purification, patience and clarity of thought.
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Iolite is a grey, violet, blue, or yellow stone, with the violet to blue variations being the most popular. It is found in the USA.
Iolite is the stone of vision, activating intuition. It enhances leadership ability, power, and inner strength, boosting self-confidence and executive ability.
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Usually found as a Blue stone, it also comes in Green. Kyanite is a an important stone that helps enhance not only your mind but your whole body, as well.
For something so small and beautiful, kyanite can align all the chakras in your body and restore its balance and harmony.
It can promote a calming effect on your being while keeping you centred. When the chakras are balanced and open, you can freely express what you think or feel.There will be an easy flow of energy inside and outside your body.
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Labradorite was originally discovered in Labrador, Canada in 1770.
Labradorite helps to strengthen your intuition and psychic abilities. It promotes willpower, a deeper understanding of self, and stimulates mental processes.Labradorite helps you to come up with original ideas and solutions to problems.
Labradorite is an excellent gemstone for weight lose as it balances and regulates metabolism.
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Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli
Lapis encourages self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one's truth and inspires confidence. Lapis is also helpful with depression, and insomnia.
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Moonstone is a "stone of new beginnings." As its name suggests, it is strongly connected to moon and to the intuition. Like the moon, the stone is reflective and reminds us that, as the moon waxes and wanes, so everything is part of a cycle of change. Moonstones most powerful effect is that of calming the emotions.
Available in white, cream, peach, grey, blue and green.
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Onyx is part of the quartz family. It is usually black or brown with white bands. Onyx gives strength and support in difficult or confusing times of our life, and during times of enormous mental or physical stress. This stone also promotes strength, stamina, and constancy.
Onyx is a mental tonic that alleviates overwhelming fears and worries, and conveys the invaluable gift of wise decisions.
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Opals come in many colours, and many sources. They have an iridescent and fiery appearance.
Opals are a karmic stone, teaching that what you put out comes back. It can be used when travelling into dangerous places where caution is required.
Romantically, is has been associated with love, passion,desire and eroticism. It is a seductive stone that intensifies emotional states, and releases inhibitions.
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Gemstone: Oxidized Sterling Silver
Bright Sterling Silver when mixed with Liver of Sulphur becomes black. It is an understated way of wearing Sterling, and looks fabulous with Gold.
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Pearls enhance personal integrity and helps to provide a focus to ones attention. Pearls symbolize purity and are known as a “stone of sincerity”. It brings truth to situations and loyalty to a “cause”.
When you think of how a pearl is born...and how through difficulty, develops a thing of beauty, it is a metaphor we can all learn from.
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In the ancient times, peridot was believed to keep away evil spirits.
Peridot inspires healing, renewal, purification, rebirth and growth and alleviates anger, jealousy and irritation. It is associated with stress reduction, relaxation, recuperative abilities, comfort and intuition. Especially good for healing the healers.
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Prehnite is the stone of unconditional love! For the Healer...this is your healing stone.
It enhances precognition and inner knowing. Enables you always to be prepared. Prehnite calms the environment and brings peace and protection.
Also a good Feng Shui stone. Prehnite is very helpful for decluttering, and helping you to let go of possessions you no longer need, and to organize what you keep in an appropriate way.
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Pyrite is a very protective stone, shielding the user from negative energy of all kinds and blocks energy leaks. Carry Pyrite in your pocket to protect you from both environmental pollution and physical danger. Pyrite promotes good physical health and emotional well-being, and helps to transform thought into intelligent action.
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Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance.
Quartz is the most powerful healing and energy amplifier on the planet. It is found worldwide. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy and is excellent for unblocking it.
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Ruby is part of the corundum family . It is a beautiful colour of red. Ruby's foster integrity, devotion, happiness, healing, courage, passion, enthusiasm and generosity. Ruby's also evoke warmth, inspiration, prosperity, power and leadership ability.
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Sandalwood beads are made from the wood of the sandalwood tree.
The scent of sandalwood promotes profound relaxation, stress relief and tranquility. It assists the mind to unwind and helps open the heart to love.
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Sapphires are a member of the corundum family.
Blue Sapphires inspire creative expression, intuition and meditation. Green Sapphires bring luck. Orange Sapphires augment wisdom, optimism and friendliness. Pink Sapphires encourage generosity, love and loyalty. White Sapphires are associated with self-appreciation and spiritual development. Yellow Sapphire enhances intellect, study, knowledge and memory.
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Spinel is a great stone for workaholics. It helps to release stress and worry whilst replenishing depleted energy. It can inspire new ways of thinking and give one the strength to accept life's challenges by increasing one's endurance and persistence.
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Gemstone: Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind, and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance to the wearer. When sterling silver is used with gemstones, the metal retains and amplifies the qualities emitted by the stones.
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Gemstone: Tahitian Pearls
The Tahitian pearl (or black pearl) is an organic gem formed from the black lip oyster (Pinctada margaritifera). These pearls derive their name from the fact that they are primarily cultivated around the islands of French Polynesia, around Tahiti.
Some say Tahetian pearls are a symbol of hope for wounded hearts, others say they carry healing powers, while others believe black pearls protect the wearer from negative energy.
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Tanzanite is known as the stone of transformation. It is linked with composure, poise and harmony. Tanzanite teaches us to slow down and take it easy. Very good for those who are workaholics, and need to take a moment to rest and recharge.
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Topaz is a mellow, empathetic stone that directs energy to where it is needed most. It promotes truth and forgiveness. It helps shed light on the path, highlights goals, and taps into inner resources. Topaz brings about trust in the universe that enables you to "be" rather that "do". It cuts through doubt and uncertainty.
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Tourmaline enhances flexibility, happiness, compassion, balance, healing, tolerance and understanding. Excellent channeling stones with high forces.
Blue Tourmaline is linked with peace, balance, and emotional purification. Black Tourmaline protects us from negative energy. Brown Tourmaline encourages stability and practicality. Green Tourmaline is said to foster prosperity, success, general healing and communication. Yellow Tourmaline brings heightened intelligence and spiritual awareness. Pink Tourmaline attunes us to love and opens the heart. Multi Colour Tourmaline teaches us to live harmoniously with the whole range of humanity.
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Turquoise ranges in colour from blue to green. It increases serenity, protection, meditation, energy, wisdom, balance and honest communication. It gives strength to friendship and love.
Considered to be healing and to foster empathy, positive thinking and sensitivity. Connects us all with all life.
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Zircon is said to aid sleep, bring prosperity, and promote honour and wisdom of its owner. It is said to bring the wearer financial success.
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