AGATE


Color: Varied White, Gray, Pink, Black, Red among others, but usually with a fine-grained look

Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Ruling Planet: Mercury, The Moon
Energies: Protection, Healing
When To Wear It: One of the oldest stones in recorded history, agate attracts strength as well as protects from bad dreams and stress. Carry agate with you when it's time to make an important decision (or, when its time for that stressful visit to the in-laws).

 

AMETHYST

Color: Translucent purple
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Pisces
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Energies: Healing, Power, Protection & Wisdom
When To Wear It: The name “amethyst” comes from the Greek meaning, “without drunkenness”; ancient Greeks and Romans believed it would prevent intoxication. Try holding your amethysts over an area of your body needing treatment or attention (like your forehead after a long weekend night), as its alleviating properties are believed to aid in healing.

 

AQUAMARINE

Color: Pale Blue-Green
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Ruling Planet: Venus
Energies: Magic, Healing, Power, Protection
When To Wear It: Known for its energies of magic, power, protection, and healing, aquamarine is believed to cool the temper and promote general feelings of calmness, making it the stone of choice for meditation. Note to self: Bring to tomorrow’s yoga class to achieve pure Zen.

 

 

 

AVENTURINE

Color: Green, Red, Blue
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Ruling Planet:
Energies: Healing, Luck, Money
When To Wear It: Aventurine, otherwise known as the stone of luck, belongs to the quartz family. Each color of Aventurine has its own specific meanings, however, the most common variation, green, is known to bring luck and money. Vegas, anyone?

 

 

 

CHALCEDONY

Color: Varied--Blue, Brown, Pink, Red, Brown, Lavender, and White
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Ruling Planet: the Moon
Energies: Healing, Love, Power
When To Wear It: Think before you speak...or at least that’s what the Chalcedony stone would tell you if it could talk. The gem is known as the “Speakers Stone”, encouraging reflection and giving the power to hold back words we may regret.

 

 

 

CHRYSOPRASE

Color: Apple Green
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Pisces
Ruling Planet: Venus, Mercury, the Moon
Energies: Healing, Protection
When To Wear It: Once known as the favorite gemstone of Alexander the Great, Chrysophase is believed to bring problems to light, and more specifically, aid in healing a broken heart. Take that, ex-boyfriend.

 

 

 

 

CITRINE

Color: Translucent yellow to translucent golden brown
Zodiac Sign:
Ruling Planet: Jupiter, Mercury
Energies: Healing, Luck, Money, Protection
When To Wear It: Named for the French word for lemon (citron), Citrine is known as the “merchant’s stone” and is associated with success and prosperity. Nothing sour about that.

 

 

 

EMERALD

Color: Green
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Ruling Planet: Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, the Moon
Energies: Healing, Love Prosperity
When To Wear It: Thought to promote love, heal the heart, and preserve faithfulness, its no wonder the emerald is the sacred stone of the goddess of love and beauty, Venus. It’s believed that the stone protects lovers from unfaithfulness.

 

 

 

DIAMOND

Color: Clear
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Ruling Planet: the Sun, Venus
Energies: Protection, Power
When To Wear It: Known as a girl’s best friend, diamonds may be the most well-known and most sought-after gemstone. So, other than the fact that they’re gorgeous, why are they used in engagement rings? Diamonds symbolize innocence and constancy—two qualities we know we’d look for in a fiancé.

 

 

GARNET

Color: Red
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Ruling Planet:
Energies: Healing, Money, Love, Luck
When To Wear It: Starting a company or new venture? You’ll want a garnet on your side. The stone is believed to promote success and popularity, specifically in business. Don’t forget us little people when you make it big.

 

 

IOLITE

Color: Blue-Violet
Zodiac Sign: Aries, Pisces
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Energies: Healing, Love, Power
When To Wear It: Also known as the “water sapphire,” ancient mariners used iolite as a compass, looking through it to determine the position of the sun based on its color, helping lead them to land.

 

 

JADE

Color: Varied—Green, Pink, Black, White, Purple
Zodiac Sign: Libra, Pisces
Ruling Planet: Jupiter, Mercury, Pluto
Energies: Love, Prosperity, Protection
When To Wear It: In China, Jade has been known since 3000 B.C. as the “royal gem,” commonly used in creating the finest objects for members of the imperial family. The stone’s significance within the culture is comparable with that of diamonds in the United States and is still regarded highly today, symbolizing, beauty compassion, courage, wisdom and justice.

 

 

LAPIS LAZULI

Color: Royal Blue
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Taurus
Ruling Planet: Saturn, Venus
Energies: Healing, Love, Protection, Power
When To Wear It: Whether it’s time for that major test, big meeting with the boss, or a critical time at work, you’ll want a piece of Lapis Lazuli on your side. The stone is a powerful crystal for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, understanding, and the best part: is excellent for enhancing memory.

 

 

MOONSTONE

Color: Milky white to silver to Iridescent
Zodiac Sign: Cancer, Sagittarius
Ruling Planet: the Moon
Energies: Healing, Power, Love, Luck
When To Wear It: Give your lover a moonstone and a strong passion will always exist between the two of you. Note to self: they’re most powerful during a full moon.

 

 

 

PEARL

Color: Opaque White
Zodiac Sign: Gemini, Cancer
Ruling Planet: the Moon
Energies: Purity, Innocence
When To Wear It: Believed to symbolize purity, innocence and spirituality, pearls remind us to be honest, wise, and dignified. We love these white stones for wearing on your wedding day, or simply when the time comes to meet his parents.

 

 

 

PERIDOT

Color: Apple Green
Zodiac Sign: Leo
Ruling Planet: Mercury, Venus
Energies: Healing, Money, Protection
When To Wear It:  The stone of love, warmth and openness, the Romans called Peridots the “evening emeralds” due to the beautiful way they caught and reflected light. Maybe it’s just us, but this seems like a surefire way for your first date to turn into a second.

 

 

 

RUBY

Color: Deep Red
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Ruling Planet: Mars, the Sun
Energies: Healing, Love
When To Wear It: Considered to be the most powerful gem in the universe, rubies are known to bring contentment, peace, and protection. Suffering from crazy dreams lately? Place your favorite ruby piece under your pillow to ward off nightmares and ease your mind.

 

 

 

RUTILE

Color: Varied—Red, Black, or Yellow, and commonly found within types of quartz.
Zodiac Sign: Gemini, Taurus
Ruling Planet:
Energies: Energy, Healing, Love, Power
When To Wear It: Rutiles are small, needle-like crystals that appear in gemstones, most commonly quartz, which is known as rutilated quartz. Rutiles are said to enhance the properties of the crystal in which they appear, however, rutiles themselves promote new hope, relief from anxieties, and flow of energy.

 

 

SAPPHIRE

Color: Blue
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn
Ruling Planet: Saturn, Venus
Energies: Healing, Love, Power
When To Wear It:  Symbolizing truth, sincerity, and faithfulness, sapphires are frequently chosen in pieces created for royalty and aristocracy. A modern-day example? Duchess Catherine’s engagement ring.

 

 

 

 

TANZANITE

Color: Blue
Zodiac Sign:
Ruling Planet:
Energies: Healing, Power, Love
When To Wear It: Mind telling you no while your heart says yes? Pick up your favorite tanzanite piece for some clarity. The stone helps bring on a peaceful understanding of one’s heart, promotes compassion, and most important, links the heart and mind.

 

 

 

TOPAZ

Color: Varied—White, Yellow, Pale Grey, Pale Blue, Pink, Orange
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Ruling Planet: Jupiter, Mercury, Venus
Energies: Love, Power, Healing, Protection, Money
When To Wear It:  Topaz, a soothing, empathetic stone will direct energy to the place it is most needed, helping to find your own path and clarity in difficult situations. We happen to think it’s cheaper than a shrink and less stressful than asking Mom for advice.

 

 

TOURMALINE

Color: Varied—Green, Black, Pink, Brown, Blue, Red
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Ruling Planet: Venus
Energies: Power, Healing, Money, Love
When To Wear It: Known for its healing effects, Tourmaline strengthens the heart and offers detoxification—wear post-spin class for a full cleansing effect.

 

 

 

TURQUOISE

Color: Blue-green
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Ruling Planet: Venus, Jupiter
Energies: Healing, Love, Luck, Protection
When To Wear It: Turquoise, a symbol of friendship, is known to bring peace to those who wear it as well as into one’s home. We love giving turquoise pieces as a gift—it’s the ultimate thoughtful gesture.