Canadian Stones

July is a month to celebrate our beautiful nation. We thought it was a good time to showcase some of the gemstones and metals that can be found here. We have shapes in all the stones mentioned below but can not guarantee that they have come from Canada. Gemstones are mined all over the world and then sent to China for processing. 

Amethyst
is said to – act as a purifying crystal by helping to ward off negative influences and to protect from environmental stress. Calms the nervous system and the brain, easing headaches and migraines.

Apatite
is said to - have inspirational properties. Increases motivation and induces openness and social ease. It heals the bones and encourage the formation of new cells. 

Aquamarine
is said to - be the stone of courage. The calming energies reduce stress and quiets the mind. Spiritually, Aquamarine can sharpen intuition, a wonderful stone for meditation.

Garnet
is said to – regenerate the body. It stimulates the metabolism. It treats spinal and cellular disorders, purifies and reenergizes the blood, heart and lungs. It assists assimilation of minerals and vitamins.

Howlite
is said to – Still the mind and is excellent for sleep or meditation. Balances calcium levels and aids teeth, bones and soft tissue.

Jade
is said to – treat the kidneys, remove toxins and rebuild cellular and skeletal systems. It assists in fertility and childbirth. It calms the nervous system and channels passion in constructive ways.

Kyanite
is said to - be tranquilizing and calming. Kyanite can strengthen the voice and heal the throat, useful for performers and public speakers.

Labradorite
is said to – provide quick relief from anxiety, hopelessness and depression, replacing them with enthusiasm, self-confidence and inspiration. Dispel negativity and to bring clear understanding by enhancing clarity of thought and improving one's ability to cooperate with others in harmony.

Peridot
is said to - be a powerful cleanser. In ancient times, it was believed to keep away evil spirits. Peridot can sharpen the mind, opening it to new levels of awareness. 

Pyrite
is said to - be a powerful stone for protection. Can stimulate enhanced memory and intellect. 

Rhodonite
is said to – ease physical and emotional traumas by reducing stress and calming the mind. Enhances self-esteem, confidence and the energy levels of both the body and the mind. Can help you begin to accept the healing relief of forgiveness.

Rose Quartz
is said to – aid in the proper functioning of the circulatory system, kidneys, adrenals, genitals, liver, lungs and heart. It increases fertility, protects against radiation. Helps sufferers of headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus and throat problems, depression, addiction and fibromyalgia. Slows signs of aging and reduces wrinkles. Helps to reach one’s ideal weight.

Smoky Quartz
is said to - be the most efficient grounding and anchoring stone. Mentally is can promote positive, pragmatic thoughts. It can be used to bring emotional calmness in helping to relieve fear, stress and depression.

Sodalite
is said to – be excellent in reducing high blood pressure if carried constantly on the person. Has a calming regularity effect on the thyroid gland, the vegetative nervous system and all glandular functions by balancing the endocrine system. It strengthens the metabolism, reduces stress and prolongs physical endurance.

Tourmaline
is said to - be a cleansing, purifying stone and is a powerful mental healer. Multi coloured tourmaline contains all colours and is said to bring the mind, body, spirit and soul into wholeness. Tourmaline is excellent at inspiring creativity and enhanced imagination.

Source - Alpine Gems for names of Canadian Stones