SOFTDREAM by LAURAGALASSO

HEALING STONE GUIDE

PERIDOT-OLIVINA

Green color gemstone. Used from the ancient Egyptian that called also the gem of the sun. Believed to be Cleopatra’s most favorite gemstone. A few jewelry historians are now convinced that some, or possibly all of the emeralds Cleopatra was famous for wearing, were not actually emeralds, but Peridots from Egypt.This emerald-looking shade of green is almost never encountered in peridots under ten carats. To find stones of such colour, one must look in Egypt and Burma, where production has reached a virtual standstill in recent years. Peridot is similar to emerald but softer in intensity. Crusaders invading Egypt during the Middle Ages found the peridot mines on Zabargad and brought many of the gems back with them to Europe.

These stones had already played a heavy role in Christianity and appear numerous times in the Bible under the name chrysolite. Aaron the Priest, brother of Moses, wore a peridot into battle. Greek believed peridot gave royal dignity to its wearer. Good luck stone that works on the heart chakra, boost creativity, bring prosperity, cherish your dream, protect from negative energies, psychological and emotional healing power

Protect from nightmares and depression.

August birthstone

CITRINE- ENERGY MUSE

Pale yellow to a brownish hue, citrine is transparent quartz composed of silicon dioxide. 

Citrine is a stone as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates positivity and joy. Even its name, which is derived from the French word for lemon, carries a sense of sun and joy attached to it. Found naturally in Brazil, Africa, Madagascar, Spain, Russia, France, Scotland and USA, this gemstone has been an ornamental gem for civilizations as early as 300 B.C., and a favourite with jewelry makers since the ancient Greeks and Romans. Even in first century A.D., citrine was being fashioned into cabochon rings and used in intaglio work. Later in the 17th century, Queen Victoria would become fascinated by the beauty of the stone, and as a result it would be used by Scottish men in kilt pins, shoulder broaches, and to adorn their swords and the handles of their daggers. The stone’s popularity resurged again during the Art Deco era, as early Hollywood stars boasted citrine jewelry like elaborate broaches, grand necklaces and rings.

Bring success, prosperity, improve your life status regenerate, amplify your secret desire, remove negativity from your mind, bring light in every situation, fight depression, bring positive energies, emanate positivity and joy.

November birthstone

LAPIS LAZULI- GOOD LUCK

Called also the good luck stone, lapis are opaque semi-precious stones blue colour that aids you to find enlightenment & truth.

The beautiful blue stone lapis lazuli has been highly prized for thousands of years. Scholars believe many early historical references to sapphire may actual refer to samples of lapis lazuli. Jewelry made from this lazurite rich semi-precious rock has been found in prehistoric tombs in Asia, Africa, and Europe.  Not surprisingly, lapis lazuli symbolism goes back for millennia.

Lapis has a long and rich history, minded in Afghanistan as far back as 6000 BC, and than exported to ancient Egypt, and later to Greece and Rome.

It was a favourite stone to the Egyptians, used for creating as scarabs and jewelry for protection, and Cleopatra even used powdered lapis as a cosmetic.

Lapis made its way to Europe by the Middle Ages.  Besides ornamentation stone in jewelry, lapis was used to create a powdered pigment called ultramarine.  Many famous artists of the Renaissance and Baroque periods, such as Michelangelo and Titian, used powdered lapis in their masterpieces. Known also as the stone of friendship that brings harmony in relationship, activate the third eye.

Its related to the throat chakra help to unblock balance and is symbol of royalty and honour.

Protection, Career, Manifestation, Truth, Mental Clarity, Higher Mind, Memory, Dignity, Good for Leaders

 

AMAZONITE- HOPE- COURAGE-TRUE

Amazonite is a semi opaque blue-green variety of microcline, a form of alkali feldspar group of minerals and forms in masses or tabular crystals. Feldspar is one of the most abundant types of mineral in the world, but only a few varieties can be classed as gemstone quality.

This stone comes mostly from Brazil, Russia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and US. Ancient Egyptians were the once first start using this stone to make beautiful jewelry and ornamental pieces. Called also the stone of hope, it’s very beautiful and calming stone represent flow water for its light green-blue colour, wonderful to bring in new prosperity to any business, great for new inspiration, balance emotion with heart and throat chakra.

Heals the brain and surrounding cells 
* Spiritual awareness
* Psychic abilities
* Inner peace and healing
* Soothes throat issues and anger 
Promotes great good luck in financial endeavours.

It’s a soft stone so please handle with care

 

MALACHITE-WARRIOR- TRANSFORMATION

Malachite personifies the deep healing green of nature and represents the innate beauty of flowers, trees, roots and plants.

Stone of Transformation, assisting one in changing situations and providing for spiritual growth. It heals on physical and emotional levels, drawing out impurities and stimulating the Life Force throughout the aura and body. 

Well known to ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, for jewelry, ornaments, and in powdered form, for eye shadow. In the middle ages, Malachite was believed to protect against the "Evil Eye" and to cure various stomach ailments.

Cleansing purifying, serves as a guardian of the heart, brings in healing energies to flow trough your heart chakra giving you a new sense of vitality and spiritual renewal, antidepressant.

Wearing a malachite jewelry bring in your life optimism, positive energies and open your heart to new experiences.

TOURMALINE- DETOX RAINBOW

Tourmaline gemstone is a semi-precious mineral stone well known for its incredible ability to aid in the detoxification process of the human body. It is one of only a handful of minerals that have the ability to emit negative ions and far-infrared rays.

The word tourmaline takes its origins from the Singhalese phrase "tura mali," meaning, "stone mixed with vibrant colours." From magenta to teal-blue, meadow-green to vibrant yellow, and even black, this powerful healing stone is known to change its colour in different forms of light. Some say that there are no two tourmalines with the exact same colour, and for this reason it has been historically revered as a "magic" stone capable of protecting whoever wore it.

Tourmaline gemstone is known to aid in relieving stress, increase mental alertness, improve circulation and strengthen the immune system. It is a powerful agent for reducing toxin-related ailments.

Furthermore, tourmaline produces a detoxifying, cleansing effect on the nervous system, as well as the organs and tissues of the body. It has been shown as a useful aid for improving circulation, reducing stress, improving brain alertness and activating the immune system. This colourful gemstone has a highly stabilizing effect on our nerves, due to its capacity to generate its own heat. This ability to self-produce an electrical change makes it one of the only minerals that can emit far infrared heat, as well as negative ions.¹

  • Detoxification
  • Helps aid fat loss
  • Reduces water retention
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Expels unnecessary waste
  • Helps cleanse the liver and kidneys
  • Helps heal skin disorders
  • Reduction in emotional maladies such as anxiety and depression
  • Relief from acute and chronic illnesses
  • Aids in elimination of heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogenic material from our bodies
  • Reduces lactic acids and free fatty acids

 

BLUE LACE AGATE

Blue Lace Agate has a soft, soothing elegance; like sky-blue waters released from winter's grasp. Its graceful, circular design has a stimulating, positive effect on emotions and attitude. It’s a stone of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates.

Blue Lace Agate is a variety of banded Chalcedony, a mineral of the Quartz family.

Historically, Agate has been discovered with the artifacts of Neolithic people, and was used as healing amulets and ornamentation dating back to Babylon. Its medicinal uses continued through the ancient Greek and Egyptian civilizations, and spread throughout Africa and the Middle East into Russia. Agate sparked a world renowned stonecutting and polishing industry in Germany that flourished from the 15th to the 19th century, and exists today. [Simmons, 6][Mella, 67-68] 

Metaphysically, Agate has a lower intensity and vibrates to a slower frequency than other stones, but is highly regarded as a stabilizing and strengthening influence. [Simmons, 6] The layered bands of microscopic quartz in Agate may appear delicate, they are actually very strong.

Agate is excellent for balancing emotional, physical and intellectual energy, and in harmonizing yin and yang, the positive and negative forces of the universe. Blue Lace Agate, with its blue crystal energy, will open and clear the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra is the voice of the body, a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is blocked or out of balance, it can affect the health of the other chakras. In balance, it allows for the expression of what we think and what we feel. We can communicate our ideas, beliefs, and emotions. When the throat chakra is in balance and open, we can bring our personal truth out into the world. We have an easy flow of energy within the body and spirit. The energy that springs upward from the lower chakras can continue its path enabling free expression and natural release. Birthstone June- July

MOONSTONE- INNER GROWTH

Moonstone belongs to the large group of feldspar minerals, the most abundant minerals on earth. It is typically colourless, but it can occur in a wide range of colours but most often exhibits a white to bluish-white sheen.

Moonstone has been revered for thousands of years by cultures from every part of the world

In ancient Rome, moonstone was associated with the moon. It was speculated that the gem was formed from drops of moonlight. The gemstones were believed to possess the properties traditionally associated with the moon, including legends of romance, femininity, intuition, dreams, emotion and love.

A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. It soothes emotional instability and stress, and stabilises the emotions, providing calmness. Moonstone enhances intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune in love and business matters.

It brings hope, enhances feminine energies, sensitivity, intuition, and psychic abilities. It is also said to bring strong energies of abundance to one's life. Moonstone is a stone of protection, especially during childbirth, pregnancy, and travel at sea. It is a stone of calm and relief from emotional stress.

 GARNET STONE

The Garnet crystal meaning is rooted in ancient history and comes from the Latin word ‘granatum’, which means pomegranate, a reference to its intense red colour that resembles the glistening, deep red seeds of the fruit. Even then, it was more than just a fashion statement but was thought of as a protective talisman against negative energy. Possessing a special beauty all their own, the Garnet crystal stone meaning is linked with the heart chakra, A stone that symbolizes physical love and the relationship between loving partners, the Garnet was a popular ornamental adornment among royalty and aristocrats

This  crystal helps us feel grounded and connected to the present moment. If you're lacking in energy, it could be energy blockages within the body keeping you from your natural state of joy and vitality. 

The easiest way to experience the healing properties of Garnet is to wear it as a jewlery

Just like the ancient Greeks and Romans, wear Garnet jewelry as a protective talisman or amulet that shields you from negativity on your spiritual journey. Sometimes you can get in your own way, and in that case, Garnet works to balance the mind and emotions by helping you discard outdate ways of thinking and giving way to a new path of abundance and vitality. Meditate daily with Garnets and discover its divine energy that leads to a higher expression of love.