All about Gemstones

There are many different types of gemstones in the world, each having its benefits and healing abilities for the mind, body, and soul. Gemstones are thought to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the body and mind of negative energy. Such stones are best kept close to the person so as to experience the most of their benefits, thus one of the most powerful yet simple ways is to wear them as jewellery like bracelets or rings.



Amethyst is one of the most well-known gemstones. It comes in a range of beautiful shades of purple and is widely sold in many parts of the world. This purple stone, other than being well known for its beauty, is also one of the most powerful healing crystals.

Amethyst not only helps in releasing unhealthy thoughts or behaviours such as depression and anger but also regenerates weakened energy and brings intense spiritual growth. Therefore, wearing any jewellery piece with Amethyst stones can help bring peace, tranquility, and happiness to your life.



Obsidian is most commonly black, but there are also variations like brown and green. Obsidian rock forms from molten lava that cools very quickly and results in a volcanic glass with a smooth uniform texture. Obsidian is found in a number of places worldwide.

Obsidian is a strongly protective stone. It forms a shield against negativity, blocks psychic attacks, and absorbs negative energies from the environment. Obsidian can also draw out mental stress and tension, bring clarity to the mind, and clear confusion. Obsidian is protective and provides support during change.


Tiger Eyes Stone 

The name of this stone relates to its resemblance to the eye of a tiger. It is a lovely shade of yellow-golden-brown colour with beautiful bands of similar colours running through it. There are other variations including blue and green Tiger Eyes stone, but these are often finished stones that are treated with heat or dye.

The Tiger Eyes Stone is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions. Tiger Eyes Stone also allows you to remain calm and grounded through changes.



The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seedlike,” in reference to a pomegranate; these stones look very similar to the bright red seeds found inside a pomegranate.

Garnet is the stone of protection and manifestation. It protects the wearer from negativity and evil thoughts. The stone structure of the red garnet will cleanse your spirit, body, and mind. It makes sure that you are functioning at your full potential. If you want to regain or achieve your balance, having this by your side can be a great help.


Clear Quartz

The easiest quartz to identify, Clear Quartz is colourless and also known as Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal, or "master healer".

It will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases, and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds and neutralises background radiation.

Strawberry Quartz

Strawberry Quartz is one of the pink varieties of Quartz and its color ranges from light pink, strawberry pink, to raspberry pink. 

Carrying a piece of Strawberry Quartz can be very soothing and calming for you, especially when you work in a fast-paced environment. This crystal can amplify your intentions of love, appreciation, and generosity. It can also radiate these energies outward and influence your environment and the people around you.


Rose Quartz

The Rose Quartz derives its name from its pretty rose-pink color. This crystal comes in different and beautiful shades of pink and may often appear a little grainy, hazy, and cloudy. Rose Quartz is usually more transparent and lighter in colour compared to Strawberry Quartz. 

Rose Quartz is sometimes called the “Love Stone” because it sends off strong vibrations of love, happiness, warmth, and emotional health. Having this stone with you can also be a great reminder to love yourself before you accept the love that other people give.



Most of us are already aware that Opals are one of the world’s most beautiful gemstones due to their iridescent, eye-catching display of color.

Opal is naturally formed when water runs down the earth and seeps down into crevasses in the rock. The water eventually evaporates thus causing the silica to dry out and harden into precious Opal.



Opalite is a man-made stone created from glass to resemble opals. Ordinarily, it is translucent or a milky white, but it can appear to be blue in certain angles or backgrounds. 

Despite being a man-made gemstone, Opalite is believed to induce the flow of good energy and aid the body and mind in freeing themselves from negative energy, which leads to both emotional and physical benefits. This stone has a reputation for inducing clear thinking and bringing about new beginnings.


Blue Sandstone

Blue Sandstone is a man-made gemstone with a mesmerizing, deep blue colour that resembles a galaxy. 

Blue Sandstone is believed to relieve anxiety and stress relief, and is a stone that brings willpower and confidence, and will support success and achievement in all areas of life.



Turquoise is an opaque mineral that occurs in beautiful shades of blue, bluish-green, green, and yellowish-green. Very few minerals have a colour that is so well known, so characteristic, and so impressive that the name of the mineral becomes so commonly used as a colour.

Because of its heavenly energy, turquoise is believed to provide not only protection from negativity but also a clear connection to the purity of natural elements, especially the elements of water and air.



Citrine is a transparent variety of quartz with a yellow to orange color. Its attractive color, high clarity, and durability make it the most frequently purchased yellow-orange gem. 

Today, citrine is one of the most popular "healing stones." It is also associated with positivity and optimism and attracts wealth, prosperity and success.


Final word

Throughout history, people have collected gemstones to admire their beauty and meanings. Gemstones are also popularly made into jewellery as it is believed that the wearer can tap on the benefits, abilities and power of the gemstones. 

Arthesdam Jewellery carries a wide range of gemstone jewellery. Shop for your favourite beaded jewellery on our website, visit us in our retail stores or drop us a message on our Facebook page to choose your favourite gemstone jewellery now!