Colored Stones of the Quartz Family

Quartz is one of the most common minerals on Earth and has the greatest number of varieties. It is made up of silicon and oxygen atoms. Some varieties form large clear crystals and others are usually made up of microscopic crystals packed tightly into masses.  A large number of stones and crystals are in the quartz family including some that we do not usually think or of as being forms of quartz. Here is a brief introduction to just a few. Most of these are frequently used in crystal healing work.
Any uses described are only a small part of the  work of these stones.  Crystal healing is not a substitute for traditional medicine.

amythyst clusterAmethyst:

These violet, purple and lavender quartz stones are both gentle, and powerful protectors
against negative energies. It is used as a meditation stone , to calm and center, increase common sense, remove unwanted energies, heal skeletal disorders, and for hearing problems, for sleep and for headaches. While it calms most people it can over stimulate some people such as A.D.D. children .and some people find that it brings nervousness or depression to the surface . Amethyst has been used for help in overcoming alcoholism and has a long history of use to mitigate the effects of excessive drinking and for psychic opening. a sixth and seventh chakra stone.


rose quartzRose quartz:

Pink and translucent and  usually cloudy Rose quartz is among the primary love stones and is a peace stone, a wonderful general all purpose healing crystal. Rose Quartz can soothe a broken heart , help you remain calm, increase your ability to give and receive unconditional love and keeps the Heart open, vital and protected. Helps bring in joy.   A heart chakra stone.

small carnilionCarnelian:

Protects against being overcome by fear and sorrow, helps physical strength, sexual energy, love, dispels apathy, used to treat allergies , colds, gall and kidney stones ,spine ,to heal cut and abrasions. helps you with family and social situations, increases inner strength and courage, grounds energies to the present, increases energy. sacral chakra.


Yellow to amber quartz, balancing and aligning, , mental clarity, personal power,
group unity. energizing, both physically and mentally, helps align will with soul purpose.
This stone is often created artificially by heating amethyst. solar plexus chakra.


An apple green stone Meditation, mental stability, relaxation .spiritual protection.
aids you in remaining inconspicuous. used to bring happiness, reduce negative thoughts
, irritability. for to bring good fortune and prosperity.


Green with flecks of red. Being in the now, centering and grounding ,courage, strength , power, money and wealth. blood disorders, detoxification. gently healing and energizing for the physical body.

red jasperJasper:

Nurturing, promoting safe astral travel, stabilizes and cleans the aura Healing,
protection, endurance. Red: Protection, healing, beauty Green: Healing, sleep, compassion
Brown: Centering, grounding. many kinds and colors 


Many kinds and colors, balances and harmonizes the Yin - Yang, male - female energy and works to balance the physical being with the etheric, emotional, mental and causal bodies of the aura.
providing for Grounding, strength, courage, healing.
Blue Lace agate helps one to reach high spiritual awareness and has an inspirational
effect. agate comes in many forms and colors with many different spiritual and healing uses


 Often banded, often dyed black  grounding and protection , helps align and harmonize the basic self with the High self. Onyx keeps you grounded and in body while in contact with Source, spiritual  yet connected to the Earth  even while journeying, Can help with communication with earth deva and your own consciousness of the nurturing support of the Earth. Helps with concentration and focus on responsibilities. A very good stone for those who tend to "space out" helps with receiving intuitive guidance and interpreting its practical application. Helps call in needed energies for you. also used for treating health issues involving bone marrow ,soft tissue, the feet. Has a reputation for absorbing deflecting negative energies and needing to be cleared often.


Balances male female energies, activates and clears the heart, protects against ” psychic
vampires”, creativity, and pioneering spirit, unconditional love and for the heart , lungs
,muscles and emotional healing. of “heartbreak” Promotes creative insight, independence and originality, stabilizes and balances , Heart chakra.

tigerseyeTigers Eye:

Excellent for grounding psychic energy , opening up the psychic centers in a secure and safe way. Helps with practicality.

girasol opalOpal:

A white crystal which forms in microscopic globules with a high water content creating an amazing interplay of color, Opal develops joy, intuition and creativity, diversifies or scatters, amplifies traits, balances energies ,works with the
emotions, beauty of spirit, can enhance the gift of prophecy. (Due to a Sir Walter Scott novel is sometimes considered a unlucky stone except for those born in October ).

smokeyquartzSmoky Quartz:

Softens negative thought forms, depression lifter, mood enhancer. aids with
sexual / reproductive problems and removes negative energy from the body. scrying.

rutilated quartzRutilated quartz

Counters against radiation, enhances agelessness, encourages optimism. Brings in Spiritual light 

Tourmalinated Quartz

Creates a balance of light and darkness, breaks negative habit patterns, transforms negative energies.

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