Gemstone Gift Guide

Editor's Picks v December 10, 2015

Take a hike diamonds. This year it’s all about gemstones! 

Gems… they compliment your outfit, rep your birth month, and have even been said to enhance areas of your life and contain healing properties. With their unique characteristics (and a leaner price tag than those other sparkly stones) it’s no wonder that these rad rocks are making a comeback. 

Looking to give a meaningful gift this holiday? Check out these radiant beauties at the top of our list:


Quartz | Power, Energy, Clarity

Quartz, aka the “Universal Crystal”, is known for its energy enhancing capabilities. It’s said to rid negative energy and increase inspiration, creativity and clarity.

*balances energies

*helpful in romantic relationships

*beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection, and channeling

*enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing and transmitting

*effective for chronic fatigue, arthritis, bone injuries, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, intestinal troubles




Sora Designs – Friendship Bracelet



Designs by Nature Gems – Clear Quartz Necklace



SteamyLab – Rough Quartz Ring



Apatite | Thinking, Focus, Manifest

 Also known as the “Stone of Manifestation”, apatite promotes a healthy mind. A great stone for artists, it stimulates thought by increasing creativity and imagination. 

*increases intellect, imagination, and intuitive and psychic awareness

*promotes communication and clairvoyance

*enhances the energies of other crystals and stones

*helps to release old feelings and brings inner peace

*assists with nail problems, allergies, arthritis, bones, eyesight, glandular problems, muscles, nervous system, weight loss



SteamyLab – Rough Seas Blue Apatite Nugget Studs



Enyo Jewelry – PEMPAMSIE Apatite Bracelet



SteamyLab – Rough Adjustable Apatite Ring



Onyx | Protection, Healing Grounding

Onyx, also known as the “Stone of Mastery”, is ideal for grounding and balancing your overall energy. Onyx is also an alternative birthstone for December babies and best compliments those born under the astrological sign of Capricorn.

*promotes self confidence

*fosters decision making and heightens intuition

*eliminates unwanted or negative energy

*rejuvenates the body when low on energy

*helps to alleviate fears and worries 


dangle onyx earrings

 SteamyLab – Black Onyx Dangle Earrings


howlite and black onyx necklace

Hannah Guerin – Howlite and Black Onyx Chain Necklace


onyx buddha bracelet The Social Men – Onyx Buddha Bracelet



Garnet | Passion, Success, Loyalty

Coming from the latin work “Garanatus” which means “seedlike” in reference to a pomegranate, the garnet is a symbol of loyalty and devotion. It’s no wonder it is customary to give the gift of a garnet for the 2nd year anniversary of marriage. This richly colored rock is also the birthstone for January. 


*beneficial in business

*aids in life changes

*attracts success

*helps to turn challenge into triumph

*promotes self-esteem 


handmade leaf garnet earrings

TheManerovs – Handcrafted Fall Foliage Earrings with Orange Garnets


handmade leaf garnet ring

TheManerovs – Handcrafted Fall Foliage Ring with Orange Garnet


garnet earrings

SteamyLab – Raw Garnet Earrings


raw garnet ring adjustable

SteamyLab – Raw Garnet Adjustable Ring



Amethyst | Protection, Transformation, Harmony

If Amethyst were a cleaning product, it would be all-purpose. Covering many basis, amethyst is best known for its healing and protective properties. It is also the birthstone for February and particularly helpful for those born under Aquarius and Pisces.


* brings harmony and balance and is ideal for meditation

*inspires good ideas and resolves emotional disturbances

*helps to rid addiction

*reduces sorrow and pain and encourage acceptance of loss

*promotes clarity and inner peace



Amethyst Pendant

Designs By Nature Gems – Rough Amethyst Point Pendant 


amethyst studs

Round About Botanicals – Amethyst Minimalist Studs


amethyst feather earrings

Tailfeather Designs – Albino Jasper and Amethyst Earrings

 raw amethyst stud earrings

SteamyLab – Raw Amethyst Stud Earrings



*aforementioned “powers” above are not guaranteed



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