OUR GEMSTONES

When you buy a piece of gemstone jewellery you are buying much more than a beautiful jewel. Every gemstone has great healing power and spiritual energy for you to draw on. On this page you will discover some of the powerful healing properties of the most popular gemstones. We source them all from Jaipur, where the world's most beautiful and vibrant stones are sourced and cut .

Nothing complements a woman’s skin like a gemstone

Gemstones used to be known as semi precious, but these days all gemstones are considered precious as all are rare and their supply is limited. Over the centuries, these gemstones have become associated with great power, beauty and certain healing properties which is one of the many reasons women value them so highly.

Gem Bazaar currently use about fifty different gemstones, although there are many more. Some of the most popular and well known are listed below, along with their origin, meaning and healing properties. Their value is based on what is known as the four ‘C’s’ ~ Carat, Clarity, Colour and Cut.

Amethyst
Amethyst comes in 3 colours: purple; in both dark and light shades. Green; a translucent, light, watery green. Pink; a clear, pale pink.
ORIGIN

From the Greek ‘amethystos’ meaning sober.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Tranquility, inner peace, divine protection.

Apatite
Apatite ranges from a bluish green translucent stone through to an opaque rich green with a hint of blue.
ORIGIN

From the Greek word ‘apatato’ to deceive, because apatite is often confused with other similar coloured gems.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Motivation, self confidence and self acceptance.

Aquamarine
Soft, clear, aqua blue, although it can be also be found in the less well known varieties of pink and pale yellow.
ORIGIN

Literal meaning is ‘sea water’ on account of its colour.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Cleansing, trust, letting go, protection especially around water.

Black Onyx
Black Onyx is a jet black, opaque stone, best when faceted.
ORIGIN

In Arabic, black onyx is known as ‘El jaza’ meaning sadness.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Helps in dealing with difficult emotions such as grief and anxiety; engendering wisdom and balance.

Blue Topaz
A bright, clear stone ranging from pale to intense baby blue. Also available in white and pink topaz.
ORIGIN

First found on the island of Topazios in the Red Sea by the Romans.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Symbolises love and fidelity; promotes wisdom and communication; helps find pathways to opportunity and success.

Carnelian
Opaque stone ranging from a deep burnt umber to a more vibrant orange.
ORIGIN

From the Latin word meaning ‘flesh’, it also symbolises sunset and is an ancient stone of fertility.

HEALING PROPERTIES

It reinvigorates, bringing courage, passion, healing and longevity.  

Chalcedony
A soft powdery stone the colour of the sky on a bright summer’s day. It also comes in several other shades from pastels, through yellow, grey and black.
ORIGIN

Latin Chalcedonius, a town ‘Chalcedon’ in modern day Turkey.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Nurturing, calming; promotes self expression, empathy and emotional balance; engenders good will and helps in relationships.

Citrine
A bright, clear, deep yellow stone.
ORIGIN

Citrine comes from the French word ‘citron’ meaning lemon.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Helps with manifestation, imagination and personal will. It carries the power of the sun, is life giving and energising.

ROCK CRYSTAL
Rock crystal is a clear, transparent stone of great beauty.
ORIGIN

From the Greek word Krystallos meaning ice.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Known as the Master Healer, it releases and regulates, balances and revitalises positive energy and is a deep cleanser.

CUBIC ZIRCONIA
Comes in all colours but commonly, a clear, brilliant, colourless stone.
ORIGIN

Cubic Zirconia, otherwise known as CZ, or ‘poor man’s diamond’ is found in nature in very small quantities but more commonly created in a lab.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Helps in meditation, improves focus, clears negativity and attracts wisdom.

DRUZY
Can be found in many different colours.
ORIGIN

A formation of tiny sparkling crystals on the surface of a larger quartz stone.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Acts as a mirror to the soul, releasing trauma and inducing peace and relaxation. It can also boost creativity and self love.

FLOURITE
A semi translucent stone which has three distinct layers of colour, ranging from purple, through green to yellow.
ORIGIN

Comes from the Latin word ‘flux’ meaning to flow interchangeably.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Known as the Genius stone, it is a magic mind clearer, cutting through confusion and bringing clarity and perception.

GARNET
A clear, dark, blood-red stone.
ORIGIN

From the Latin word Granatus meaning seed or grain, most likely a reference to the pomegranate fruit.

HEALING PROPERTIES

An energising stone used to attract and activate passion and success. It removes emotional and energetic blocks and old patterns.

GREEN ONYX
A beautiful, deep, rich opaque, green stone.
ORIGIN

The word onyx originally meant nail, referring to the hardness of the stone.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Strength, will power and discipline, endurance, persistence and self mastery; it soothes the heart and stills the mind.

IOLITE
A translucent, dark purple~blue stone somewhat reminiscent of a sapphire.
ORIGIN

The Greek word ‘ios’ meaning violet.

HEALING PROPERTIES

A guidance stone stimulating intuition and dreams; aids with memory and sleep; prevents nightmares.

LABRADORITE
Grey but with flashes of intense bright blue and green.
ORIGIN

Comes from the Labrador peninsula.

HEALING PROPERTIES

The ultimate protection stone but also a stone of transformation, it enhances spiritual ability and fosters connection.

LAPIS LAZULI
An opaque stone of brilliant blue shot through with flecks of gold.
ORIGIN

From the Latin Lapis meaning stone and Persian Lazhward meaning blue.

HEALING PROPERTIES

It protects from attack, brings deep peace and harmony and reveals inner truth, honesty, compassion and self-awareness.

MOONSTONE
An opalescent stone which can be colourless as well as peach, pink, green, grey and yellow.
ORIGIN

Romans and Greeks associated moonstones with lunar deities.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Inner clarity, cyclical change and a deep connection to the feminine. A symbol of light, hope and new beginnings.

PEARLS
Found in many shapes, sizes, and colours, from white through to black.
ORIGIN

Latin word for pearl was Margerita, ‘that which is excellent or precious’

HEALING PROPERTIES

Signifies faith, charity, purity and innocence and is known as the stone of sincerity.

PERIDOT
A bright, vibrant, translucent, green stone.
ORIGIN

Probably from the Arabic word for ‘gem’ which is Faridat, or French ‘peritot’ meaning gold.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Frees the wearer from jealous and envious thoughts, promotes friendship, and protects from the evil eye.

PREHNITE
Softest pale green with cloudlike inclusions reflected in it.
ORIGIN

Named after its founder Colonel Hendrik Von Prehn, S Africa in 1788.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Alleviates nightmares, fears and phobias and strengthens the immune system; helps to lift mood and brings protection and peace.

ROSE QUARTZ
A beautiful, soft pink, semi~opaque stone with cloudy inclusions.
ORIGIN

Used to be called Hyaline Quartz from the Greek word Hyalos meaning glass.

HEALING PROPERTIES

The essential stone of universal love and compassion, it helps promote tenderness and harmony in the wearer.

RUTILE
Shot through with tiny lines of black, reddish brown or gold in an otherwise clear stone.
ORIGIN

From Latin ‘rutulus’ or red as the first specimens found were reddish brown.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Amplifies all energies both positive and negative, helps removes inner blockages, restores balance and confidence.

SMOKEY TOPAZ
A soft, warm, rich brown colour with great clarity in the better stones.
ORIGIN

Discovered in 1837 and named after its semblance to smoke.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Associated with the root chakra, it helps with stability and grounding, dispels negative energy and detoxifies the emotional body..

TOURMALINE
Most frequently found in its’ rich pink and green varieties.
ORIGIN

From the Singhalese ‘Toromalli’, meaning ‘stone of mixed colours’.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Restores balance and heart healing, encouraging compassion and gentleness as well as physical and emotional stamina.

TURQUOISE
An opaque stone ranging in colour from green to blue with striking lines through it.
ORIGIN

Derived its name from ‘Turkish’ as it was the Turks who first brought it to Europe from Iran.

HEALING PROPERTIES

Anti infalmmatory, it enhances the immune system, stimulates healing, promotes truth and brings good fortune.