The Birds at Bowerbird have long been fans of gemstones. We love the way they sparkle in the sun and compliment the gorgeous pure metals we use in our jewellery and love the subtle symbolism that gemstones bring.
The power of gemstones and crystals is a much-discussed area, with vocal advocates on both sides of the fence. So whether you’re wearing gemstone jewellery because you love the look, or because you love the way that a particular stone makes you feel, here are some of our absolute favourites and their properties.
The stone of courage and truth.
Amazonite works to balance one’s masculine/feminine energies and personality. It awakens compassion for others by allowing you to see both sides of a problem and accept differing points of view.
If this crystal has found its way into your life, it’s a sign that you’re in need of the truth, even if it hurts. Amazonite’s healing properties help you move beyond the fear of confrontation or judgment so you can freely pursue and express your true self.
Affirmation: “I can achieve anything I set my mind to do.”
The stone of mermaids.
Aquamarine embodies all things connected to the sea, clearing away emotional toxicity and bringing inner peace.
Aquamarine’s gentle energy helps us understand why we hold onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting us moving forward.
This stone is wonderful when it comes to calming frayed nerves as it helps to channel the soothing qualities of the ocean.
Affirmation: “I know my purpose and can achieve my dreams.”
The stone of purification.
Turquoise is associated with personal protection. A wonderful stone for self-forgiveness, self-acceptance and the release of useless regrets, it encourages us to honour ourselves as a creation and a tool of the Divine.
It is empathetic and balancing, helping you to recognise the causes of happiness and unhappiness, and to master them.
Affirmation: “I am true to myself and open to new possibilities.”
The stone of magic.
With its pearly hues that shimmer in a range of iridescent blues and greens, the labradorite crystal links us to the spirit world, a dimension where anything is possible. It encourages us to keep our head in the clouds.
Labradorite awakens you to a deep inner consciousness, a world where your creativity has infinite possibilities
Affirmation: “I open my heart to forgiveness.”
The stone of new beginnings.
Let the calm, cleansing energy of moonstone infuse your spirit.
The real benefit of moonstone is that it allows you to find the security needed to access your darker feelings. It’s often thought of as a stone of new beginnings., a way to purge those negative emotions, and work through them to find a new perspective.
Affirmation: “I can break free from my past to travel the positive path that I see ahead.”
The stone of unconditional love.
Integrate physical and spiritual energies, stimulate love and energise the soul. Rhodochrosite opens the heart and encourages a positive and cheerful outlook, improves self worth and helps soothes emotional stress.
It encourages a positive attitude, creativity and innovation, enhances dream states, and encourages your mind to expand to a higher consciousness to combine feelings of love with like-minded actions.
Affirmation: “Love flows freely to and from my heart.”
The stone of purity.
Snowflake Obsidian brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit and helps you feel centered and focused when any chaotic situations present themselves.
Snowflake Obsidian can remove negativity from a space or person, it’s a very grounding and protective stone. It is often linked to the yin-yang symbol, a reminder that within darkness there is always light; and that within light there is dark.
Affirmation: “For every ending there is a new beginning.”
Amethysts ability to expand the higher mind also enhances one’s creativity and passion, strengthens the imagination and intuition, and refines your thinking processes.
Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It is a very protective crystal that can be used to help ward off nightmares.
Affirmation: “I can feel my true nature of inner peace and balance flow through me.”
The stone of harmony.
Blue agate is one of the most important protective stones, helping harmonise your energies and reduce negative energies, leaving you relaxed and peaceful.
Blue agate gate works slowly but unfolds a tremendous power. It protects you from negative energy, strengthens self-confidence, promotes self-acceptance and gives comfort.
Affirmation: “I am at peace within myself and the world.”
The stone of light.
Sunstone encourages you to treat every day as a chance to live life to the fullest. Slow down to savour the good times and hold onto happy moments in the tougher times.
It has a positive effect on the mind and the emotions, inspiring faith and increasing spiritual awakening, clearing limitations and negative energies, replacing them with light and high vibrations.
Affirmation: “I am whole and happy.”
The spirit-soothing stone.
Moonstone, by its very name, has been connected to the moon and to the subconscious and unconscious. It is believed to encourage lucid dreaming and promote emotional openness to new experience. This is part of how moonstone is thought to relieve stress, by calming the mind and soothing the spirit.
It opens the heart to nurturing qualities as well as assisting in the acceptance of love.
Affirmation: “There are no failures. I learn from my experiences.”
BLUE LACE AGATE
The stabalising stone.
Blue lace agate is incredibly supportive and grounding and can help to stabilise energy. It has a smooth energy that promotes harmony and helps silence negative thoughts.
Using agate during times of unbalance, when it feels as if your yin and yang are out of proportion, can reintroduce equilibrium to your tempered soul.
Affirmation: “I relinquish all stress from my mind, body and soul.”
Now is the season to bring great energy into your life. Be empowered by daily affirmations and emboldened by beautiful jewels chosen for their intrinsic properties. Or simply wear beautiful gemstones that sparkle and shimmer in the light. It’s completely up to you.
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