Source: Italy, Mexico, United States, Russia, Brazil, South Africa
Colour: Black, grey, white, blue, brown, yellow, red
Onyx is strength-giving. It provides support in difficult or confusing circumstances and during times of enormous mental or physical stress. This stone promotes vigour, steadfastness, and stamina. Onyx helps one to follow the path alone, promoting the recognition of personal strength and assisting one in the understanding of the reality of the moment. It helps one to become the master of one’s own future.
Basalt, or Volcanic Lava Stone
Colour: Black, greyish
In addition: Lava Stone is a grounding stone that gives us strength and courage, allowing us stability through times of change. It provides guidance and understanding in situations where we may need to “bounce back”. Lava Stone is a calming stone; it is very useful in dissipating anger. It promotes positive changes where needed in behavioural issues. Lava Stone is also a wonderful aromatherapy essential oil diffuser. Simply add a few drops of your favourite skin friendly essential oil and enjoy the added therapeutic benefits it brings.
Source: United States, Egypt, Mexico, China, Iran, Peru, Poland Russia, France, Tibet, Afghanistan, Arabia
Colour: Turquoise, green or blue
Turquoise is a most effective healer, providing solace for the spirit and well-being for the body. It is a protective stone and has been used for amulets since time immemorial. This stone is empathetic and balancing. A promoter of self-realization, it assists creative problem-solving and calms the nerves when speaking in public. Turquoise is a strengthening stone. It dissolves a martyred attitude or self-sabotage. Mentally, Turquoise instils inner calm while remaining alert, and aids creative expression. Emotionally, Turquoise stabilizes mood swings and brings inner calm. It stimulates romantic love.
Source: Britain, Italy, Brazil, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland.
Colour: Silver, red or grey when unpolished; shiny when polished.
Hematite is particularly effective at grounding and protecting. It harmonizes mind, body and spirit. Used during out-of-body journeying, it protects the soul and grounds it back into the body. This stone has a strong yang element and balances the meridians, redressing yin imbalance. It dissolves negativity and prevents negative energies from entering the aura, restoring peace and harmony to the body. Hematite helps you to come to terms with mistakes and to accept them as learning experiences rather than disasters.
Bracelet: With sterling silver clasp; stainless steel wire covered by a transparent elastic chord (diameter – 0.35mm) this bracelet is 19.1cm long.