How important are colors in choosing your stones?

- Célia Jeandel

How important are colors in choosing your stones?

Meaning of colored stones

The color of the stones is one of the main criteria for defining the energy of a stone . Other characteristics exist (crystal geometry, chemical composition), however in the context of domestic use, knowledge of the effects depending on color is enriching.

Color can influence our emotions, our actions, and how we react to various people, things, and ideas . Much has been studied and written about color and its impact on our daily lives.

Many people believe that colors have effects, and that colored stones are particularly powerful .

Here is a short summary where you will find in which situation to use or not to use a stone depending on its color. You will then be able to determine which stones your choice should be .

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White stone

White is the color of purity but also of goodness.

Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of any color - the complete energy of light. It represents integrity and completion. In many cultures, it represents openness and truth. White has a cool quality. It can bring clarity because its energy is complete.

White has cleansing vibrations and can be used to clear obstacles from your path.

It is a color that has the potential to turn into all other colors and that makes it a good choice for a fresh start .

When to use a white stone:

-To eliminate clutter and obstacles

-To start a new beginning

-To bring mental clarity

-Purification of thoughts or actions

White semi-precious stones are ruled by the Moon and are associated with sleep and psychic energy . They are often used for good fortune, protection after dark. The crystal amplifies the powers of other stones. Some say that because white stones contain all colors, they can serve as substitutes for stones of any color.

Examples of white stone: Moonstone , Morganite, Howlite

Rolled Moonstone

black stone

Black symbolizes: Death, earth, stability

Black is not strictly speaking a color. It is the absence of all color. When people talk about opposites, it's usually black and white. Black, and its opposite white, represent polarities. Black absorbs all aspects of light. When white reveals, black hides. It has come to mean a hidden, fearful, or bad experience. It is linked to the unknown or the invisible.

In times of fear or uncertainty, black contains the energy of the threatening unknown. In a positive state, black is seen as a restful void in which everything can emerge and disappear again. It's also mysterious, which gives a sense of potential and possibility.

When to use a black stone:

-To become discreet

-To open the door to mystery

-To prepare for the unknown

-For a relaxing void

Black natural stones symbolize self-control and resilience . Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore can be used to create invisibility.

Example of black stone: Obsidian, Tourmaline

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Gray stone

Gray symbolizes: Sadness, security, maturity

Gray is the true neutral color. Its energy conveys emptiness, lack of movement, emotion, warmth and identifying characteristics. For this reason, gray can be relaxing. This color possesses a feeling of detachment and isolation. Gray can have a refreshing effect when placed next to other, brighter colors. It has a stabilizing effect, bringing out vibrant colors while cutting their vibration.

When to use a gray stone:

-To help you with your desire to comply
-To reduce the intense energy of another color
-To feel detached or isolated

Gray semi-precious stones are healing stones and can help improve relationships towards more stability.

Example of gray stone: Spectrolite, Labradorite

Raw Hematite

red stone

Red symbolizes: action, confidence, courage, vitality

Red is the warmest color . It is the color most chosen by extroverts. On the negative side, red can mean anger.

Red is associated with heat and fiery heat. It can also mean danger (burning).

It is the color of blood , and as such has strong symbolism such as life and vitality. It emphasizes the very essence of life and emphasizes survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.

When to use a red stone:

-To develop enthusiasm and interest

-More energy

-For action and confidence to achieve your dreams

-Protection against fears and anxieties

Natural red stones can be used to strengthen the body, promote willpower and courage, add vitality, overcome sexual dysfunctions . Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to boost vitality and energy.

Chakra associated with Red:

Red is the color associated with the root chakra at the base of the spine . This chakra deals with life on the level of practicality. It is responsible for maintaining body heat and has a relationship with the circulatory system.

Example of red stone: Garnet, Ruby

Ruby mounted as a pendant

Pink stone

Pink symbolizes: love, beauty

Pink is the color of universal love. It's a calm color.

Pink is a combination of red and white . The quality of energy in pink is determined by the amount of red present. White is the potential for wholeness, while red helps you reach that potential. Pink combines these energies. Dark pink shades, like magenta, are effective in neutralizing disorder and violence.

Pink provides feelings of kindness, tenderness, self-esteem and love, acceptance.

When to use a pink stone:

-To calm his feelings

-To neutralize disorder

-To relax

-For acceptance, satisfaction

Pink gemstones can be used to promote love, self-esteem, order, and protection from violence or aggression. Carry or place pink gemstones around your home or office to stimulate love and beauty.

Example of pink stone: Rose quartz, Pink opal

Cut and polished Rose Quartz

brown stone

Brown symbolizes: earth, order, convention

People who prefer brown are often conventional and orderly . Brown is the color of the earth and is associated with the material side of life.

Brown can fit into many environments. It is a mixture of red, blue and yellow, with many shades, each producing a different effect. Brown can be a stabilizing color . The red in brown gives it practical energy while the yellow and blue add energies of mental focus. Brown gives a feeling of solidity and allows it to remain in the background, unnoticed.

Certain shades of brown create a feeling of warmth, comfort, wholesomeness, naturalness and reliability.

When to use a brown stone:

-To feel a solid and healthy feeling

-To blend into the background

-To create a connection with the natural earth and the stability it brings

-For order and conventions

Brown semi-precious stones act as a grounding force and promote stability and clear thinking.

Example of brown stone: Tiger's eye, Smoky quartz

Tiger's Eye Necklace on Quartz

Orange stone

Orange symbolizes: vitality and endurance

Orange is a color of power . It is one of the colors of healing. It also stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. The color orange signifies vitality and endurance.

While red is associated with fiery heat, orange is associated with the benign heat of the sun . A dynamic color to be sure, orange offers more considered control than explosive red. Curiosity is a driving characteristic of orange, and with it comes the exploration of new things.

When to use an orange stone:

-To spice things up when it feels like time is dragging on.

-To get more involved in something

-To increase creativity

-To relieve when things become too serious

Orange gemstones contain some of the fiery energies of red, but are gentler with a more creative spirit. They are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who lack self-esteem. Carry or place orange gemstones around your home or office to boost creativity, mental speed, and the ability to adapt to changes.

Chakra associated with Orange:

Orange is the color associated with the sacred Hara chakra (sexuality and reproduction).

Example of orange stone: Orange Jasper, Sunstone, Mokaïte

Amber mounted as a pendant

Gold colored stone

Gold symbolizes: Wealth, prosperity, wisdom

It's no surprise that gold symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health . People who prefer the color gold are optimistic.

The Tibetan Buddhist believes in 5 sacred stones: crystal for light, turquoise for the infinity of the sea and sky, coral for life and form, gold for the golden ray of the sun, silver for the moon. Gold is closely linked to Divinity and the gods associated with the Sun. It symbolizes wealth and success.

When to use gold:

-To increase personal power

-To increase relaxation and joy of living

-For good health

-For success

Wearing gold in daily life increases personal power and promotes courage, confidence and willpower. Gold chains worn around the neck are said to preserve health.

Yellow stone

Yellow symbolizes: wisdom, joy, happiness, intellectual energy.

The shade of yellow determines the meaning. Pure, bright, sunny yellow is the easiest color to see. People who are blind to other colors can usually see yellow. Yellow is full of creative and intellectual energy. Yellow symbolizes wisdom and means joy and happiness.

Like the energy of a sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness. The hue of yellow determines its effect: Yellow-green can mean deception, and creates a feeling of disorientation. Orange-yellow gives a sense of establishment. Clean light yellow clears the mind, making it active and alert.

When to use a yellow stone:

-For clarity in decision making

-To relieve burnout, panic, nervousness, exhaustion

-For a sharper memory and greater concentration skills

-Protects against lethargy and depression in gloomy weather

Wear yellow semi-precious stones to promote the ability to express yourself . These are excellent stones for writers and public speakers to increase eloquence. Yellow stones stimulate movement and mental awareness. They are used to improve decision-making skills.

Chakra associated with yellow:

Yellow is the color associated with the solar plexus chakra . This chakra deals with identity.

Example of yellow stone: Citrine, Yellow Apatite


Green stone

Green symbolizes: life, nature, fertility, well-being.

Green is the color of nature, of fertility, of life. Green symbolizes self-respect and well-being. Green is the color of balance . It is also about learning, growing and harmonizing. Green is a safe color, if you don't know what color to use, use green.

Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, the desire for expansion or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation are necessary for growth, and so this ability to support change is also part of the energy of green.

When to use a green stone:

-For a new state of balance

-Faced with a need for change or growth

-To help pursue new ideas

- In protection against fears and anxieties linked to the demands of others

Green natural stones are used to attract money, prosperity and wealth. They are stones of balance that promote growth and fertility. Carry, wear or place green gemstones around your home or office to promote balance, change and growth.

Chakra associated with green:

Green is the color associated with the heart chakra. This chakra deals with higher consciousness and love.

Example of green stone: Moldavite, Peridot, Aventurine , Malachite, Ruby Zoisite


Blue stone

Blue symbolizes: youth, spirituality, truth, peace.

Pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue is often the color chosen by conservatives. Blue is the calming color. Dark blue is the color of truth and moderation . Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to increase psychic power.

Turquoise is the symbol of youth, both the color and the precious stone. This color has a calming effect . Turquoise is the color of communication. It contains the growth quality of green with the blue quality of communication. Turquoise has long been used in amulets to provide protection, health, confidence and strength.

Blue gives the impression of distance. Artists use it to show perspective. This is a good way to understand the energy of the color blue - it allows us to look beyond it and increase our outward perspective. It contains a cold vibration which is useful for communication.

When to use a blue stone:

-To find calm and relaxation to counter chaos or agitation

-To open the communication flow

-To broaden your perspective by learning new information

-To find solitude and peace

Blue semi-precious stones promote peace and are used to calm torn emotions . They are used to relieve people who have difficulty sleeping or who have nightmares. They are a source of inspiration and improve the quality of communication.

Chakra associated with blue:

Blue is the color associated with the throat chakra . This chakra deals with communicating how we feel and what we think.

Example of blue stone: Lapis-Lazuli , Aquamarine, Larimar

Raw lapis lazuli

Purple stone

Purple symbolizes: Royalty, magic, mystery

Purple is the color of good judgment . It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. They say that if you surround yourself with purple, you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty . Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is considered the ideal color.

Purple is a combination of blue and red . Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is refreshing, calming and expansive. It is a color that brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red provides a practical touch to the undirected expansion of blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge. For this reason, purple is associated with imagination and inspiration.

When to use a purple stone:

-To make the best use of your imagination

-To rebalance your life

-To remove obstacles

-To calm overactivity or to invigorate yourself after depression

Natural purple stones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with the higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration.

Chakra associated with purple:

Purple is the color of goal. Purple is associated with the crown chakra (which connects the individual and the universal).

Example of purple stone: Amethyst , Charoite, Purple Ghost Quartz

Charoite earrings

We know that people who work with color (artists, architects, interior designers...) don't just use color randomly, they use color wheels and color theory to help create a room which transmits meaning and emotion. In lithotherapy, it's the same, colors are important and your first impression will not deceive you. The choice of a “feeling” stone is essential, don’t we say that it “calls” to us?!

So, what colors resonate with you ?

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Meaning of colored stones

  • Red stones, like ruby ​​and garnet, are often associated with love, passion and strength. These stones can help boost libido and build self-confidence.
  • Orange stones, like carnelian and orange calcite, are associated with creativity, optimism and joy. They can help unleash creativity and improve mood.
  • Yellow stones, like citrine and amber, are associated with mental clarity, self-confidence and abundance. They can help boost self-confidence and attract prosperity.
  • Green stones, like emerald and aventurine, are associated with growth, healing and nature. They can help improve physical and mental health, as well as connection with nature.
  • Blue stones, like lapis lazuli and aquamarine, are associated with communication, wisdom and peace. They can help improve communication and decision-making, as well as promote inner peace.
  • Purple stones, like amethyst and purple fluorite, are associated with spirituality, intuition and tranquility. They can help improve spiritual connection and promote relaxation.

So, what colors resonate with you ?

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