CRYSTAL MEANINGS


Here at Bonearrow, we're obsessed with crystals. These little mystical treasures of the earth aren't just pretty, their crystalline structures of perfect 3-dimensional mathematics hold energy and are believed to vibrate at frequencies that our bodies and minds subliminally pick up.

For centuries, as far back as ancient Egypt, people have worn and carried crystals for healing and protection. You may still need a little more time to get on board, but the power of positive thought can be a healing force in itself. We believe that the process of recognising that which needs to change in yourself or your environment and selecting a stone to aid you, a talisman for your journey, is a powerful step towards making that change happen yourself.

So, to make it easy for you, not only have we encapsulated our favourite crystals into beautiful, wearable jewellery, but we've created a little gem glossary below for you to learn all about each one.  

GLOSSARY OF CRYSTALS
Amber
Not really a crystal, Amber is actually hardened tree resin, though it is believed to be a protective gem,  an aid to recovery from ailments and to draw pain and disease from the body. 
Amethyst
If you're unsure which crystal is right for you, you can't go wrong with Amethyst! Amethyst attracts negative energy and absorbs it, helping to purify the energy around you. Because of this it never needs to be cleansed and is also a great stone for cleansing other crystals, especially those that can't be put in water. Lavender Amethyst is the crystal of dreams and meditation and is a great all purpose stone, often connected with sobriety and spirituality. Amethyst will help you feel less scattered, collecting your energy and bringing serenity and calm, but also, if you need some motivation, amethyst can help you to set realistic goals and stimulate your mind when you need it. Amethyst really is an all purpose wonder stone so it's no surprise it's sometimes referred to as the 'All Healer'.
Aventurine
Green Aventurine is a stone of good fortune and wealth. A positive stone that attracts prosperity, enhances creativity and stimulates perception. It is also a good stone for calming anger and dissolving irritation and negativity. A wonderfully comforting stone and all round emotional healer.
Aquamarine
Aquamarine is the birthstone of March, is a calming, tranquil, soothing crystal. It is a talisman of good luck and protection, especially for anyone travelling over water. Said to promote happiness and compassion, Aquamarine is a beautiful stone of truth, serenity and clarity.
Black Kyanite
Black Kyanite is a strong protector and positive energy shield. If you need to cut the cords from negative energy or ties to the past, the sharp edges of Black Kyanite will be your sword. Cut it out, unbind yourself and be free. If there's some inner resistance to moving forward, this crystal will help you find it and deal with it. 
Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is a powerful, powerful crystal, in fact, it might be too strong for some people. Black Tourmaline will ground you, especially if you face difficult circumstances. It will lead you to the root of your troubles and help you find your path out whilst helping to dispel negative thoughts and turn them into positive forward moving energy. This crystal is also useful to keep you focused and help to you to deal with any 'energy vampires' you need to dispel.
Blue Lace Agate
The communication stone. As well as being pretty, this pastel blue stone brings calm and tranquility. Helping to ease nerves as well as smooth communication, Blue Lace Agate is a great stone for public speaking and discussions that require tact, calm and composure. Wear one next time you have a presentation to give or have to talk to someone you're avoiding and see how you feel.
Blue Topaz
Blue Topaz brings peace and clarity to the mind and stimulates creativity and self confidence. A beautiful stone of kindness and calm, Topaz tunes in to feelings rather than knowing, being rather than doing. It’s bright, tranquil, happy energy brings confidence and joy, helping your inner light shine out into the world. Use Topaz’s positive, soothing vibes to magnify your energy and manifest your wishes.
Carnelian
Carnelian is a stone of self confidence, motivation and courage and is a talisman for prosperity and good fortune.
Citrine
Called the 'Success Stone', Citrine can help focus your energy towards achieving your dreams. With it's soft yellow or fiery orange hues like drops of sunshine, you can't help but feel Citrine's vitality and positivity. As well as attracting wealth and abundance, Citrine can boost your confidence, creativity and self-esteem. A great stone for a fresh start or new venture.  Said to bring the energy of the sun, Citrine absorbs negativity and turns it into happy, positive, creative energy for you to soak up. Also, since citrine revitalises the mind, like a holiday! So if you aren't going anywhere physically, use citrine to bring a dose of mental sunshine to you. It’s optimism and positivity attracts abundance to you bringing success and creative inspiration.
Chrysocolla
Chrysocolla is a stone of wisdom and communication. It's gentle stone that can aid forgiveness, peace and bring calm.
Diamond
Diamond is the birthstone of April, and the most precious gemstone of all. Said to bring great power and positive energy to the wearer, it is a stone of purity, love and light. 
Emerald
If you need something to help relight a fire and get things moving for you, Emerald is a great stone to choose. Emerald brings positive action by eliminating negativity and raising consciousness. It can help you to overcome the slings and arrows of life by strengthening your resolve and mental clarity, bringing to the surface that which is unconsciously known and therefore enhancing your own psychic wisdom. Emerald is also associated with deep love and passion.
Garnet
Deep blood red, like a pomegranate seed, Garnet is a crystal of success and health. Said to help overcome depression, give hope and courage and attract people and good fortune to the wearer. Garnet is a very useful crystal to have in a crisis! Particularly in situations where there seems to be no way out as it brings courage and hope, so, if you are facing a tough time, Garnet is your ally. This dark red crystal balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate and helps you to let go of things which no longer serve you and bring into your life that which is needed. Imagine a compass with a needle tipped with Garnet, showing you the road ahead you must take.
Jade
Jade is a stone of friendship, good luck and peace. Known as the 'Dream Stone' it is said to help access the spirit world and bring solutions to your problems to your dreams. Jade is a crystal of serenity, it balances nerves and brings peace to the mind. Also, Jade helps you to now yourself, and when you know yourself, you can be yourself and let all your talents and unique skills shine. This authenticity brings prosperity and abundance, luck and fortune in the best way; by bringing wisdom by helping you to known yourself and tune in to your own inner wisdom. If you're stuck or feeling lost and can't seem to find the path to your future, let Jade offer a soft hand of guidance. If you know the way you want to go but need help realising negative thoughts and self limiting beliefs, Jade brings the self confidence you may need to put your dreams and ambitions into action.
Labradorite
Inuit legend says that Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Northern Lights. In the past it has been know as a powerful protection stone and as a magical talisman, bringing serendipity and synchronicity into your life to bring about great change. If it's an inner journey you embark upon, let Labradorite be your guide, shaman and council. Powerfully protective, Labradorite strengthens psychic ability and awakens your intuition, helping you connect to spiritual guides and access other realms, of your self and beyond. Try meditating with a labradorite in your palm and The High Priestess in your gaze and see what answers from within come forth.
Malachite
Known as 'The Transformation Stone' Malachite is a deeply healing stone, helping you to change, move on and grow spiritually. A wonderful crystal for helping to release you from negative patterns, break addictions and heal from traumatic past events or painful emotional wounds.If you need to free yourself from internal negative energy, this is the stone to help you.
Onyx
Black Onyx is a dense, earthy crystal and a powerful protection stone. Protecting the wearer from negative energy and helping to relieve fear, Onyx is a grounding force and can bring balance and a sense of well-being. This crystal can help centre your energy and bring you strength and stamina, both physically and emotionally and it's a great help for dealing with stress.  Onyx can also help you work through and heal old emotional wounds that may be affecting you in the present and therefore help clear the way for you mentally to focus on your future.
And, as if that isn't reason enough to love it, onyx makes a powerful protection against external negative energy, defending the wearer against people who are manipulative, critical or argumentative.
Opal
Opal is a beautiful stone of luck, love and happiness said to amplify emotions and bring optimism and positivity.
Peridot
As the birthstone for August,  Peridot is a stone of the Sun. It drives away darkness and helps the wearer to overcome fear and depression. A stone for transformation, letting go of negative patterns and helping you to move forward, Peridot helps soothe anxieties and relaxes.
Pyrite
Also known as 'Fool's Gold', Pyrite will help to strengthen will, shield and protect you from harm. Pyrite is also said to attract wealth. Great for money spells. Pyrite is a powerhouse of fiery energy that will help launch you into action. Insiring and motivating, pyrite will take your fresh energy, and you, forward into your next chapter with mystical abundance! A crystal of positive energy, Pyrite is extremely helpful for melancholy and negative thoughts. Pyrite also helps you to see beyond pretence and falsity and see the truth behind a persons words and actions. With empowering and encouraging energy, Pyrite helps you to overcome fears and, as a stone of action, it can help you move forward with confidence.
Moonstone
Moonstone is known as a protection crystal for travellers and Rainbow Moonstone in particular is said to bring calm and soothe emotional trauma. Moonstone can either be milky in colour or translucent white and Rainbow Moonstone has a soft bluish sheen flashes across it's surface as you move it in the light. Moonstone helps to balance emotions, aid sleep and even encourage lucid dreaming. 
Grey Moonstone is known as the stone of the New Moon, as it holds the mystery and all it's mystical potential and secrets. Moonstone can help bring shadows in to the light, revealing hidden truths and making the unconscious conscious, a stone of new beginnings.
Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite, like other pink crystals, is a stone of love. It's peaceful, cheery energy can help the wearer identify and deal with destructive emotions. This loving, assuring crystal encourages you to enjoy life, be passionate and express your self joyfully.
Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz is the crystal of love! As a stone of the heart Rose Quartz brings peace, tenderness and healing, encouraging self-love and contentment. With it's tranquil vibes, Rose Quartz is said to ease stress, as well as feelings of jealousy and resentment - a crystal of love, tenderness and peace. Rose Quartz can help you find love, by helping you to love yourself first. 
Ruby
Ruby is the birthstone for July and is stone of prosperity and passion and love. Amplifying energy and increasing vitality, Ruby promotes courage, aids concentration and brings a sense of power and self confidence to the wearer.
Sapphire
Blue Sapphire brings wisdom, dispels confusion, and attracts prosperity and wealth with it. A wonderful stone of calm and serenity, Blue Sapphire can help you find your spiritual truth.
Smoky Quartz 
Smoky quartz, like amethyst, turns negative energy into positive, working deep in the psyche and grounding negative energy back into the earth. Use smoky quartz to connect yourself back to the earth and back to your centre.
Sodalite
Sodalite is a blue stone with beautiful calcite inclusions which can make beautiful swirling patterns, like a tiny blue planet. Known as The Poet's Stone, Sodalite bring the heart and mind together to achieve mental and emotional clarity. A wonderful stone for those who suffer anxiety, low confidence or panic attacks, Sodalite can ease a worried mind and bring inner peace. Sodalite will help you realise your own truth and situation around you that you might need to see for what it really is.
Tiger's Eye
Tiger's eye attracts luck, good fortune and prosperity - a talisman for new businesses it attracts money to flow in steadily. Said to sharpen the focus of your inner eye and help you see things more clearly, if you have a decision or judgement to make, Tiger's Eye will help to guide you and see things as they are and not be tricked by illusions. Known as the all seeing, all knowing, Tiger's Eye can help clarify your inner vision and bring understanding as to why things are happening, perhaps revealing hidden truths. Embrace this truth and let Tiger's Eye embolden with it's grounding, protecting energy. Tiger's Eye is a crystal of good fortune and empowerment, emboldening and enthusing the wearer.
Tourmalinated Quartz
Tourmalinated Quartz is clear quartz crystal with needle like threads of grounding, protecting tourmaline running through it. 
Turquoise
Turquoise is a stone of strength, protection and Friendship. As it is strengthening, it's great crystal for people who suffer with depression or panic attacks and can help bring self acceptance to the wearer.