Adventurine (Aventurine) is a good luck stone, said to be particularly useful in financial matters. It is said to stimulate creativity, intelligence and perception. It is also known as a healing stone; it is supposed to give one a sense of mental and emotional well-being.
Agate is said to provide general protection and healing. When worn, it increases courage, self-confidence, and energy. Some say that it promotes longevity. It is also good for gardening. We're going to give it a try and put an agate pebble in our pocket the next time we pull weeds!
Amazonite is supposed to help clarify and improve thinking; we're thinking that it's a good gift for a recent hight school graduate who is going on to college.
Amber promotes healing. It also provides protection from negativity, and increases attractiveness and energy. That sounds like something most everyone could use!
Amethyst has many properties. It is said to increase vivid dreams, so should be worn at night with caution. It is also supposed to help relieve depression, as it promotes calm, serenity, and spirituality. In addition, it just might help with addiction and relieve stress. We admire the beauty of amethyst, and agree that looking at it helps us relax!
Apatite is supposed to help those who stutter. It is also said to help relieve hypertension. In addition, it is said to reduce guilt and grief. We'd like to have a worry stone in apatite.
Aquamarine is rumored to improve sight. It is also said to sharpen the mind, and to calm and clarify emotions. We agree that aquamarine is a very tranquil stone to look at and hold; we love to wear it.
Aragonite is said to ground and center it's wearers; it is believed to help them to face truth and reality. We'd like to give aragonite to our teenagers!
Azurite is believed to increase psychic ability and is often used as an aid to meditation. It is also said to relieve arthritis and joint pain. Perhaps it should be worn as a ring or a bracelet?
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