Through out human history every thing imaginable on earth and in skys has been associated with a spiritual meaning and that includes gemstones.
At Bearlanders Trading Co. we ship our merchandise with a spiritual meaning card. Including our dream catchers and kachina dolls. Here is a list of those spiritual meanings, passed on to us by Native American Indians who craft our jewelry and gifts.
Amber (golden transparent color):This beautiful golden-color stone was once thought to be pieces of Sun which had fallen to Earth. Amber is actually fossilized resin from extinct pine trees, many pieces of Amber have insects or plants encased. It is thought to relieve sore throats and minor infections.
Amethyst (purple color): Conducts peaceful energy, aids intuition, encourages freedom from addictions.
Aventurine (green in color): Releases anxiety and fear, boosts tranquility, promotes decisiveness and leadership skills.
Charoite (purple in color): Comes from a river in Siberia, Russia. It is thought to promote courage and healing. And release us from our fears!
Coral (red color): Is said to aid in circulation of body and to enrich blood.
Hematite (metallic dark grey color): Energizes and revitalizes you. It attunes mind and positively effects bloodstream.
Howlite (White with Gray Marbling): Howlite is thought to aid in breathing.
Jasper (brownish-red color): Nurturing, protects against negativity; promotes healing to kidneys, liver, spleen and bladder.
Lapis (dark blue to purple color): Lapis is thought to bring gift of strength, self-assurance and increase sensitivity to your higher power. Denim Lapis is light blue color with darker blue speckling.
Malachite (dark green color): Clarifies emotions, facilitates insights. It removes obstruction, represents fidelity and loyalty.
Opal (milky white with spectral colors): Known as "The Gem of Gods," Opal has always had a mystical significance. Opal is thought to aid in psychic vision and to have power to open spiritual centers. Opal is also believed to heighten weak emotions and to strengthen memory.
Onyx (black color): It is said to drive away unwanted thoughts and bad temper. In folklore, Onyx is considered a stabilizing stone, especially during times of extreme stress because it prevented loss of energy from body.
Snowflake Obsidian (black with white marbling): Obsidian is Volcanic glass (but is not sharp) and is thought to bring out truth. It helps calm fear and maintain balance in time of change.
Sodalite (bark blue with white marbling): Is thought to stimulate courage, alleviating fears and calming anguish. It is thought to promote understanding and balance for spiritual growth.
Sugilite (Sugilite is deep purple in color): Is associated with spirituality and mysticism. Sugilite is thought to increase psychic abilities and increase insight.
Tigereye (golden color): Tigereye is thought to balance negative and positive energy, bringing clarity and enhance psychic ability.
Turquoise (blue color): Turquoise jewelry is very popular today, it is an endless fashion through out world. The early Egyptians mined Turquoise as far back as 5000 BC. Turquoise is one of main stones that Dine' (Navajo) use in their jewelry work and in religious ceremonies. It is thought to promote healing and good luck. Turquoise can be found in various colors from green to blue. Turquoise is mined in many parts of world including Iran, Afghanistan, Australia and here in United States it is mined Arizona and New Mexico. The Native American Indians have used turquoise for jewelry as far back as 1600's, but introduction of silver came from Spanish. And combination of silver and turquoise is said to have been taught by a mexican silversmith in 1800,s.