The Power of Healing Stones and Semi -Precious Stones

The Power of Healing Stones and Semi -Precious Stones

Healing Stones Jewelry with Kathy Kaberline

Here at The Living Through Spirit Show I want to provide you with tips and techniques that can help you start to awakening to spirit and so you can begin to change your life, and start living your souls purpose. To begin to live a life Living Through Spirit.

Today on the show I want to talk to you about the power of healing or semi- precious stones. What they can do for you, how to use them and what the benefits you can get from them with your mind, body and spirit.

Stones such as amethyst, citrine, rose quartz. So many of us know what amethyst is, or what it looks like, but do you know the properties behind it or how it can enhance your life?

Semi-precious stones can help you in :


Chakra balancing



Changing bad vibrations

And many other uses

Learn how many different stones will help you with anything you are dealing with, struggling with or to enhance your life or support you in many different ways.

So to help me clarify what the different properties of the stones are and how they can help you in your life, I wanted to invite Kathy Kaberline on the show today.


Kathy Kaberline

Kathy is a jewelry artist who owns Healing Stones Jewelry and works specifically with semi-precious stones. Healing Stones jewelry is a line that brings you love, light and healing through semi-precious stones.

Healing Stones Jewelry 

You can find more of Kathys information at :



About Semi-Precious Stones:

Difference between semi-precious and precious stones:

The bottom line for jewelers and consumers alike is that there is no difference between precious and semi-precious gems when it comes to the value of the stones themselves. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission has considered banning the classification of gems under the terms precious and semi-precious on several occasions because of their ability to be misinterpreted by those outside of the professional community.

Diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds have traditionally been considered precious gems. Amethysts were once classified among their number; however, the discovery of generous deposits of the stone in Brazil and neighboring Uruguay made the amethyst more widely available to the public and changed its classification. Making the basic difference scarcity and or availability of the specific stone or even the grade of the stones themselves.

There are no true, scientific differences between precious and semi-precious stones. A low quality diamond is less valuable than high quality aquamarine, and an exquisitely designed lapis lazuli may sell for more than a rather uninspired ruby.

Since the first piece of jewelry was designed hundreds of years ago there have been over one hundred and thirty types of gems and minerals classified as semi-precious at one point or another

Authentic vs. died or man made synthetic:

Many gems are high quality synthetic and/or treated rather than completely natural and do not hold the same properties as the “real” or natural stones. In order for the vibration of the stones to have the mystical or healing properties they must be genuine stones.

Which is one thing to watch out for in buying your healing stones, many are died quartz or cheaper versions of stones, they may look pretty but they may not be what you are wanting or may not have the same us.


Properties of the healing stones;  Using Amethyst as an example

Crystals can have extraordinary effects in the realms of the physic, metaphysical, spiritual, physical and emotional planes.

The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, color and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion thus emitting an energy signature or frequency. The gemstone’s color also plays a dynamic role in the stone’s healing energy. The play of light and color can stimulate or calm; purify or heal.

Scientific Properties:

How hard they are, what family they fall in, where they come from, what they look like, or colors of the different varieties

Mystical Properties:

These are properties that have meaning on what specifically that stone are good for. For example everything has a frequency or energy behind them. Same with the stones, they have or hold different mystical properties.

For Example: Amethyst is a Stone of “Spirituality and Contentment” Amethysts have a soothing and relaxing effect on people.

Healing Properties:

How the stones can ad in healing the mind, body and soul

Magical Properties:
Energy: Receptive
Element: Water
Deities: Bacchus, Dionysus, Diana

For Example: Amethyst increases the activity in the right brain, cuts through illusion, and helps to develop the psychic abilities. It strengthens and develops intuition, inspiration, healing, and channeling as well as raising thoughts and aspirations to a higher spiritual level.

Associations: Jupiter, Neptune

Traditional Birthstone for the Month of February.

Stone of Pisces, Virgo, Aquarius and Capricorn.

Amethyst brings clarity to the conscious and unconscious mind.

Chakra Classification:
Placed on the 7th, or Crown Chakra during meditation, amethyst increases concentration and confidence in life.

Amethyst is considered the other 7th, or Crown Chakra healing stone. It has many of the same qualities as clear quartz. Many people keep an Amethyst with their other stones to increase their effectiveness.


How do you use healing stones and how healing stones work:

A magical and symbiotic connection has always existed between human beings and gems. Evidence of gemstones used for healing has been found as far back as the fourth millennium before Christ. Ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks, Romans, or Shamans and Medicine Men have used gemstones for healing in multiple ways

– made into powders or elixirs, worn, carried or placed on the body and in ceremonies or rituals

This ancient knowledge has been passed down to our day and with the emerging popularity of holistic health and healing the use of gemstones is again making its way into modern life.

They can be large or small and still have the same impact. They must be on you in order for you to feel their properties.

They can be polished or rough they properties remain the same.


  • They can be held
  • Laid on you
  • Carried with you in a pocket or purse
  • Warn as jewelry, As warn as jewelry the precious metals and colors used in the design will also enhance the stones power.
  • Placed in your bath
  • Placed under your pillow

Cleansing your Stones:

Most crystals and gemstones will pick up negative or unwanted energies over time. They are like sponges absorbing and reacting to the environment and working to heal even without our direction. The ones I know of that don’t absorb energies and thus never need clearing are citrine, kyanite, and Super Seven.

Crystals and stones that are used for crystal healing should be cleared and cleansed prior to any healing work. You will also find that clearing stones makes them more cheerful and positive to have around.

There are a number of methods that are commonly used to clear and cleanse crystals and stones to restore their bright, happy, vibrant energy. Some are more complex or take longer, others are extremely simple and quick. Use whichever suits you and your crystals best.

Salt Water: While this is a popular way to cleanse crystals, my suggestion would be to use salt water very carefully, if at all. You need to know about your crystals to be sure that they are not porous or soft, so they won’t be damaged by water. Salt water can get into the structure of some crystals and stones and cause them to break. Some stones that don’t do well in salt water are calcite, carnelian, halite, hematite, labradorite/spectrolite, lepidolite, lodestone (magnetite), mica, moldavite, opal, turquoise, ulexite, and there are surely more. When you do use salt water, do so cautiously and don’t leave your crystals in it longer than absolutely necessary.

Sea Salt: Crystals can be placed in coarse sea salt for up to 24 hours to clear them. They can also be stored in sea salt to keep them from picking up energies from their surroundings. In humid areas, using sea salt can sometimes cause the same problems as salt water. It can also get stuck in the crevices of clusters and eventually combine with water in the air and split the cluster.

Sunlight or Moonlight: The rays of the sun and moon are very clearing and cleansing. Placing your stones outside where they can soak up the sunlight or moonlight for a day/night to a week is very beneficial. Do be careful though, as some the colors of some stones may fade in the sun. A few of the stones that will fade in the sun are amethyst, celestite, opal, and turquoise. If you have any doubts at all, be sure to use only moonlight cleansing.

Earth Burial: As creepy as it may sound to those of us who grew up watching horror movies, burying crystals and stones is very cleansing and healing to them. You can bury them in the Earth for 3 days to a week, either in your yard or in a flower pot. Be sure that if you bury your crystals in the yard that you mark the spot. You don’t want to have to dig up half the yard to find your stones again.

Smudging: Smudging is one of my favorite methods of clearing crystals and stones of unwanted energy. It’s also a much quicker way to clear crystals than any of the above methods. To smudge them, pass your stone several times through the smoke of burning cedar, sage, sweetgrass, or incense. Commercial incenses with perfume smells may not clear as fully or as quickly as sage or a more basic incense like Nag Champa.

Tap Water: COOL Tap Water: For a quick cleansing, you can also run your stones under cool tap water. Hot or warm water is a no no because it can fracture some crystals and stones. Again, as with salt water, be sure that your crystals are not porous or soft, before putting them under the tap. Stone clusters and geodes are two types of stones that do not do well with water, as they may break apart and crumble. The stones mentioned as not doing well with salt water may also not do well with tap water.

Reiki-Seichim: Reiki-Seichim is another of my favorite methods of cleansing crystals. In a sense, it’s channeling the universal life force energy to heal the crystal of negativity and unwanted energies. As a Reiki or Seichim practitioner, just treat the stone as you would any other being that needs healing, and set your intent to heal the stone of any negativity or unwanted energies.

Stone Clearing: Some stones will clear the negative or unwanted energies from other stones. I am familiar with doing this with quartz crystal clusters, amethyst clusters, and selenite. Place the stone to be cleared on a the “clearing” stone, and leave for 24-48 hours.

Flower Water: You can also clear crystals and stones in flower water. Soak the stone or crystal in water with the petals of rose, honey suckle, orange blossoms, jasmine or others for 24 hours. Again, the same cautions apply regarding stones that don’t do well in water.

Ask: This is too simple for most peoples’ need for ritual, but it does work wonderfully. Simply ask God/Goddess/Universe or whatever your higher power is called to clear and cleans your crystal for you. You can also simply ask the crystal to clear itself.

Which ever method you choose, the exact length of time needed for clearing varies according to personal taste and the state of the crystal. Trust your intuition and higher self to lead you to the best methods and lengths of time for you and the stone, if you trust with an open heart you will not be misled.



Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy system, is composed.

These chakras, or energy centers, function as pumps or valves, regulating the flow of energy through our energy system. The functioning of the chakras reflects decisions we make concerning how we choose to respond to conditions in our life. We open and close these valves when we decide what to think, and what to feel, and through which perceptual filter we choose to experience the world around us.

Located above the head. This chakra links the individual with the universal.

Stones: Quartz Color: Clear

Located between the eyes. This is intelligence and psychic power.

Stones: Amethyst Color: Purple

Located at the throat. This is the creativity, self-expression and the search for truth.

Stones: Turquoise Color: Blue

Located at the heart. This is the higher consciousness and love.

Stones: Jade or Rose Quartz Color: Green or Pink

Located at the solar plexus. This is the sense of identity.

Stones: Citrine Color: Yellow

Located at the genitals. This is the chakra that monitors sexuality and reproduction.

Stones: Carnelian Color: Orange

Located at the base of the spine and groin area. This is the animal or base nature.

Stones: Garnet or Coral Color: Red


Meanings of different stones: examples

AGATE: Many colors. Raises consciousness, acceptance, grounding, emotional and physical balance.

BLUE LACE: 5th Chakra. Offers tranquility, attunement to the senses.

BOTSWANA: Gray/Pink. Aids in artistic expression, sensuality and emotions.

CARNELIAN: Red/Orange – 2nd Chakra. Grounder of energies, manifester on the physical plane. Creates an emotional balance.

MOSS: Improves ego and self-esteem. Balances energy. Green signifies emotional – Red rules the physical realm

AMAZONITE: Blue/Green – 5th Chakra. Stabilizer to the nervous system. Aligns ethereal and mental bodies. Balancer of the emotions toward others.

AMBER: Golden. Absorbs negative energy, radiates heat and light. Powerful and practical healing stone. Calming, protection.

AQUAMARINE: Light blue – 5th Chakra. Gives a sense of serenity and peace. Mental clarity, spiritual inspiration, calming, enhances self expression.AZURITE: Blue – 6th Chakra. Will stimulate thoughts and visual images during meditation. Helps develop psychic talents.

BLOODSTONE: Green with Red – 1st Chakra. Cleanser of the physical body, aligns the centers, energy flow. Can give strength and self-confidence, healing.

CALCITE: Green. Orange. Energy amplifier, aids in astral projection. Healing, new growth, emotional balance.

CELESTITE: Light Blue – 5th Chakra. Calming, peaceful. Helps reduce stress. Aids in speaking inner truth.

CHRYSOCOLLA: Green, Green/Blue – 4th Chakra. Brings peace of mind and heart, emotional balancer. Helps balance thought and body.

CHRYSOPRASE: Green – 4th Chakra. Calming effect on the emotions. Helps to strengthen the workings of insight and the higher consciousness.

FLUORITE: Green, White, Gold, Purple. Manifests the highest aspect of the mind. Helps one see the reality behind illusion. Good conductor of energies. Green/growth, Gold/wisdom, Purple/spiritual, White/oneness.

GARNET: Red, Orange – 1st Chakra. Imparts power, energy, courage, depth of well being and love. Balances peace and solitude. A grounding stone.

GOLD: Brings positive/solar energy into the aura. Energize physical body. Magnifies your vibrations. A male aspect.

HEMATITE: Dark Silver. Focus energy patterns and emotions for better balance between the mind, body and spirit. Astral projection.

JADE: Many colors. Dispels negativity, stimulates wisdom and universal attunement. Cleansing, healing and comforting vibration.

JASPER: Aid to the emotional nature. Opens the mind to new modes of thinking. Healing vibrations.

KYNITE: Blue – 6th Chakra. Enhances creative expression. Opens way to astral travel and action on a higher plane

LAPIS LAZULI: Blue – 6th Chakra. Stimulates creativity. Cleanses and aligns ethereal, mental and spiritual bodies. Wisdom and universal insight.

MALACHITE: Green with Black – 4th Chakra. Represents hope and inner peace. Healing and protection. Assists one to see clearly and allows grounding of higher energies.

MOONSTONE: White, Tan, Gray. Helps to soothe and balance emotions. Brings happiness. Psychic ability, inner growth and strength.

OBSIDIAN: Black with white or brown – 1st Chakra. Opening up to unmanifested potential. Internal vision. Stabilizes erratic energies, wards off negativity.

OPAL: Multicolor. This is a powerful healing stone. Focuses on the needs of a person. Equalizing and balancing, it helps to open the third eye.

MOTHER OF PEARL: White Helps one focus one’s attention. Stabilizer and purifier of energies. Negative ion is the balancer for the body.

PERIDOT: Green – 4th Chakra. Balances energy centers, strengthens and regenerates the body. Assists in the healing of the spirit. Counteracts negative emotions.

PYRITE: Golden. Aids circulation and digestion. Allows one to emanate a more positive attitude.


1) AMETHYST: Purple – 7th Chakra. Spiritual love, healing and wisdom.  Soothing and calming influence. Opening of the psychic centers.

2) CITRINE: Yellow, Orange, 3rd Chakra. Warming, comforting and energizing. Aids the intuition. Influences education and business matters. Cheerful.

3) CRYSTAL: Clear. Symbol for purity, patience and perseverance. All-around healing stone. Centers and focuses for meditation.

4) HERKIMER DIAMOND: Clear. Powerful transmitters of healing energies. Balances the body and the ethereal with a great force.

5) GREEN QUARTZ: 4th Chakra. Aid in manifesting prosperity. Good luck in love. Promotes independence and originality. Mental clarity and calming.

6) ROSE QUARTZ: 4th Chakra. Self-fulfillment/inner peace. Enlivens one’s imagination. Represents a younger/warmer love. Open to universal love.

7) RUTILATED QUARTZ: Breaks old patterns, erases depression. Gives facets of power and transmissions more intense than clear quartz.

8) SMOKY QUARTZ: Gray to Black – 1st Chakra. Will dissipate/purify negative energies. Grounding. Healing is limitless. Will help pick up thought forms.

9) STRAWBERRY QUARTZ: Pinkish White – 4th Chakra. Opens up feelings of love from the highest level. Compassion, stimulating energy, feelings of worth.

RHODOCHROSITE: Pink and White – 4th Chakra. Capacity to feel selfless love and compassion. Helps to raise your consciousness. Conducts healing energy.

RHODONITE: Black with Pink or Yellow. Balances the attitudes and promotes self-worth. Helps one achieve greatest potential. Wards off negativity.

SILVER: Gives clarity of mind. Balances emotions and reduces stress. Female aspect. It’s an energy conductor.

SODALITE: Blue and White – 6th Chakra. Promotes clear thinking, insight, courage and stimulates endurance. Healing on physical plane. Calming.

SUGILITE: Purple – 7th Chakra. Brings realization of connection between well-being of the body and the mind. Attracts healing power.

TIGER-EYE: Golden and Blue. Focusing of the mind and the power of the mind. Protection and good luck. Helps increase psychic ability. Stabilizer

TOPAZ: Many Colors – 3rd Chakra. Brings out individuality and creative power. Will calm the emotions. Vibration quality of light, of joy, of love.TOURMALINE: Great ability to balance polarity. Attracts inspiration, goodwill and friendship. There are four types of tourmaline:

BLACK: 1st Chakra. Deflects negative energy. Keeps one’s light shining.

GREEN: 4th Chakra. Attracts success, prosperity and abundance. Healer on all levels. Inspires creativity.

PINK: 4th Chakra. Gives a joy and enthusiasm for life. Will bring love and new friends.

WATERMELON: 4th Chakra. Will aid tranquility and peace of mind. Lightens one’s emotional load. See the humor in experiences.

TURQUOISE: 5th Chakra. Used to calm emotions and overstimulated minds. Induces wisdom and understanding.  A stone of friendship and protection.


Common Issues and what stones can help:

Love/Relationship: Rose Quartz


Anger (releasing) PeridotRose Quartz, Snowflake ObsidianSugilite
Balance (General) Agate, Light & Dark Amber & Jet, Snowflake Obsidian, Tourmalinated Quartz
Balance (Emotional) Ametrine, Bloodstone, Blue Topaz, Carnelian,
Calming (physical) Agate, Celestite, Yellow Topaz, Blue Topaz
Calming (mind) Agate, Smithsonite, Amethyst, Smithsonite, Blue Topaz
Creativity Amethyst, Aventurine, Chalcedony, Howlite, Ruby. Red Jasper, Blue Aventurine, Blue Topaz
Depression (general) Azurite, B
Emotional Balance Aventurine, Blue Aventurine, Chrysocolla, Malachite, Moonstone, Peach/Apricot Moonstone, Rainbow Moonstone, Silver Grey Moonstone, Snowflake Obsidian, Tourmalinated Quartz
Energy (general) Aventurine, Blue Aventurine, Citrine, Tiger Eye, Tourmalinated Quartz, Turquoise, Amber, Blue Goldstone, Carnelian, Garnet, Green Amber, Red Tiger Eye
Energy (physical) Petrified Wood
Fear (banishes) Agate, Green calcite, Charoite, Diamond
Fear (overcoming) Citrine, Smoky Quartz, Rhodochrosite, Black Tourmaline, Rose Quartz , Rhodonite, Amethyst, Azurite-Malachite, Black Onyx, Rose Quartz, Silver Grey Moonstone, Snowflake Obsidian
Prosperity Green Aventurine , Peridot, Citrine, Obsidian Snowflake, Amber, Bloodstone, Charoite, Citrine, Green Amber, Jade, Jet, Malachite, Moss Agate, Pyrite/Marcasite, Silver, Tiger Eye, Turquoise
Wealth Amber, Bloodstone, Charoite, Citrine, Peridot, Green Amber, Jade, Jet, Malachite, Moss Agate, Pyrite/Marcasite, Silver, Tiger Eye, Turquoise
Courage and Inner Strength Amethyst, Aquamarine, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Charoite, Garnet Hematite , Tiger Eye, Agates, Sunstone  Tiger Iron


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  1. Excellent Article Tesa / Katherine… I feel now even better informed on crystals and will use this information to help others myself. thanks K

  2. Kristine,
    Hi, thanks so much for the comment and I hope you caught my radio show as well on the stones. You can find it on my podcast on CBS New Sky by going to :

    But Im so glad this helped you. I just love the stones, I hope you will use them for your needs.

    love and light to you and good luck with the healing stones.


  3. I use to sleep with AMETHYST under my pillow to calm my nightmares. Not sure if that is what it was for but it worked. lol

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