All about Gemstones

At Simple Gestures, we are taking you one crystal at a time, going through their individual properties and how you can better care for them.

Love | Abundance | Wealth | Good luck | Longevity | Acceptance | Courage and strength | Protection, security and safety | Balance | Harmony | Generosity | Appreciation of nature

Known as the stabilizer, Agate is the stone to call on for support when you need stability and grounding in your life. Along with its supportive energy, the Agate stone has been long admired for its incredible beauty. Agate has a dreamy quality with signature bands made up of mineral deposits layered in a perfectly circular symmetry around its circumference. A combination of igneous rock with silica deposits found in groundwater, the otherworldly bands give this semi-precious stone its trademark appearance. What gives the Agate stone its incredibly powerful grounding abilities is its availability in different colors, including a palette of white, purple, black, gray, yellow, pink, red, and brown.

Agate belongs to the quartz family, which makes it a popular crystal for healing, especially due to its composition of silicon dioxide, a mineral that is also found in the human body. The variety of chalcedony bands also help enhance your feelings of stability, which can be incredibly balancing if you’re caught in a cycle of worry and overthinking. It works by connecting you with the gentle vibrations of the Earth, making it a gentle stone with a light, diffused energy. This is why many beginners start with Agate stone in their first collection. With mellow vibrations and a steady rhythm, Agate can bring you a sense of peace and support when you feel scattered or overwhelmed by modern life.

Inspires truth | Sincerity | Honour | Self-love | Communication | Eloquence | Integrity | Trust | Clarity 

Known as the “hope” and soothing stone, the Amazonite calms the brain and nervous system and aids in maintaining optimum health.  Balances the masculine and feminine energies.  Amazonite helps you to see both sides of a problem or different points of view.  It soothes emotional trauma, alleviating worry and fear.  Dispels negative energy, aggravation and blockages within the nervous system.  Amazonite assists in manifesting universal love.  It protects against electromagnetic pollution and absorbs microwaves. Amazonite is beneficial in osteoporosis, tooth decay, calcium deficiency and calcium deposits.  It relieves muscle spasms.

Amber – 琥珀

Romantic love | Purification | Cleansing | Healing | Energy | Joy | Enhances patience | Draws negative energy from the body | Balance | Strength | Spontaneity | Wisdom | Promotes good luck and success

Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser of the body, mind and spirit.  It also cleanses the environment.  Amber draws disease from the body, healing and renewing the nervous system and balancing the right and left parts of the brain.  It absorbs pain and negative energy, helping to alleviate stress.  Amber clears depression, stimulates the intellect and promotes self-confidence and creative self-expression.  It encourages decision-making, spontaneity and brings wisdom, balance and patience.

Amber opens the throat centre, treating goiters and other throat problems.  It also treats stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder.  Amber strengthens the mucus membranes and alleviates joint problems.

Increases nobility | Spiritual awareness | Psychic abilities | Inner peace and healing | Body, mind & soul healing | Positive transformation | Meditation | Balance | Stress reliever | Communication

Amethyst is a natural tranquillizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. Amethyst brings balance to the endocrine system, which is the system in the body that is responsible for making hormones which in turns, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism.  It strengthens the immune system, reduces pain and strengthens the body to fight against cancer. It destroys malignant tumours and aids in tissue regeneration.  Cleanses the blood.  Relieves physical, emotional and psychological pain or stress.  Amethyst eases headaches and releases tension.  It reduces bruising, swellings, injuries, and treats hearing disorders.  Amethyst heals diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract, skin conditions, cellular disorders and diseases of the digestive tract.
 

We hope our crystals go to good homes with their owners and deliver their best benefits to them.