Source: China, United States, Italy, Myanmar, Russia, Middle East
Colour: Green, orange, brown, blue, blue-green, cream, lavender, red, white
Jade is a symbol of purity and serenity. It is a stone which increases love and nurturing. It is also a protective stone, which keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. Jade stabilizes the personality and integrates the mind with the body. It promotes self-sufficiency. Jade releases negative thoughts and soothes the mind, it aids emotional release, especially irritability. It is also a cleansing stone, supporting the body’s filtration and elimination organs.
In addition White Jade directs energy in the most constructive way. It filters destructions, emphasising the best possible results, and aids decision-making as it pulls in relevant information.
Source: Mexico and worldwide
Colour: Brown, black, blue, green, rainbow, red-black, silver, gold-sheen, snowflake
It is a molted Lava that cooled so quickly it had no time to crystallise. Obsidian is a stone without boundaries or limitations. It works extremely fast and with great power. It‘s truth enhancing, reflective qualities are merciless in exposing flaws, weaknesses, and blockages. Obsidian impels us to grow and lends solid support while we do so. Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. Also it eliminates energy blockages and relieves tension. It anchors the spirit into the body. It urges exploration of the unknown, opening new horizons. Obsidian brings clarity to the mind and clears confusion and constricting beliefs; it expands consciousness, entering the realm of the unknown with confidence and ease.
Snowflake Obsidian calms and soothes, putting you in the right frame of mind to be receptive before bringing to your attention ingrained patterns of behaviour.
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.