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GEMSTONES: SEMI PRECIOUS STONES

GEMSTONES: SEMI PRECIOUS STONES

Semi Precious stones are a big part of Anthea Cooper so I’d like to share more about them, why you should love them and the meanings behind the stones I use.

Firstly, a bit about gemstones. They are mostly made up of minerals that form into rocks; these rocks are then cut and polished for use in jewellery. As far back as the 1800’s they were broken down into two categories, precious and semi precious based on their rarity and value. I’m not too sure if that is the case today as some semi precious stones can be expensive for their rarity. The point here is, it doesn’t matter so much the category of stone, but how it makes you feel! 

With semi precious stones there are so many varieties, it's crazy! I love them as they are precious in their own way for their many colours and unique patterns. No two are exactly the same making each piece you own special to you. And they are usually more affordable so you can invest in more pieces adding a fun variety to your jewellery collection. I believe as women we have many roles to play and really need that variety to allow us to play around with different styles and outfits. Which is so much more fun!

By wearing semi precious stones in our jewellery it brings us closer to nature. I also like to think it reminds us of our own unique and natural beauty. They also have the ability to keep us grounded, makes sense right, as they come from the earth! In case you are interested here are just some of the healing properties of each stone I’ve used in my pieces. Each stone can have many healing properties but I've listed the ones that stand out to me the most. 

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Amazonite: Courage and Truth 

If you need help to connect with others, this gemstone helps you find your inner truth so you come from an inspired and lit up place. It gives you the confidence to express your feelings without fear of judgment. 

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Banded Agate: Grounding and Centering

If you need help to organise your life and bring clarity to what is important and how to prioritise them then this is the gemstone for you. 

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Chrysoprase: Optimism and Happiness

This gemstone can give you balance where it is needed. It balances your Yin Yang energies which will make you see everything more positively.  You will be able to see the world and others with less judgement.  

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Dendritic Opal: Clarity and Perception

Known to activate the third eye chakra this gemstone will awaken your perception, guiding you to make decisions that work for you. You will feel less anxious, more hopeful and patient. 

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Labradorite: Strength and Perseverance 

A powerful gemstone that takes away insecurities, enhances your inner strength, heightens your intuition and gives you the will-power to continue on. On top of all of that it also shields you from negative energies!

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Lapis Lazuli: Wisdom

If you need help with enhancing your intellectual ability, improving your understanding and desire for knowledge then this is the gemstone for you. It is excellent for enhancing memory and aids the process of learning.

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Magnesite: Relaxing and Calming

This gemstone is often used in meditation as it helps to create positivity, calms your emotions & brings unconscious thoughts & feelings to the surface. 

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Malachite: Transformation

If you’re looking help to make changes in your life or find new experiences then this gemstone is for you. Whatever it might be this stone will help you manifest, find balance and abundance in what you are looking for. 

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Obsidian: Clarity and Truth

A very protective gemstone that draws out negative energies relieving you of tension and stress. Clearing confusion it will help you see clearly,  stimulating inner growth where you can explore freely. 

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Pink Opal: A stone for the heart

A gemstone that will strengthening your connection with your inner self so you can move forward without relying on others as much.  It will calm and heal your heart so you are open  to new experiences and relationships.

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Rainbow Moonstone: Spiritual Guidance

This gemstone will bring out your instinctive feminine power. Guiding your spiritual growth and giving you inner confidence.Rainbow moonstone is a positive stone that brings harmony, compassion, balance, endurance and hope to the wearer.   

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 Rose Quartz: Compassion and Peace

Also known as a gemstone for universal love. Helping the wearer to have more self love, compassion and go with the flow more easily. It helps you tune into your real feelings, opens up your heart and gives you deep feelings of peace.