Stones: A Guide
Elise Marie DeSigns utilizes semi-precious stones in her jewelry. Most of the jewelry on this website is made-to-order, allowing you to select which stone you'd like! We've put together this guide so you can identify which stones are your favorite and find the jewelry best suited for your preference.
Many people believe there are healing qualities to some stones. Regardless of your belief for the need to charge your crystals, we believe in beautiful jewelry and pieces for all! Elise picked her favorite properties of all the gemstones she utilizes in her designs. If you aren't a regular stone shopper, there are a few pieces of information that will help orient you:
What does "semi-precious" mean and what is a crystal vs. mineral vs. gemstone?
Minerals are naturally made materials from the earth that have a specific structure and makeup. A gemstone or gem is made FROM minerals. Specifically, minerals that are typically crystal shaped (i.e. quartz). Once these mineral crystals are sanded down and made into different shapes, they are called gemstones/gems.
All stones EXCEPT diamond, emerald, sapphire, or ruby are semi-precious stones.
Each stone featured on this site has different properties. Here are some key benefits of each type of stone:
Agate: Strength, Balance, Cleansing
Amazonite: Confidence, Self-love, Creative expression
Amethyst: Protection, Intuition, Balance
Aventurine: Prosperity, Well-Being, Optimism
Black Onyx: Blocking negativity, Patience, Determination
Blue Goldstone: Inspiration, Optimism, Dreaming
Brown Goldstone: Grounding, Balance, Happiness
Blue Quartz: Calming, Creativity, Communication
Cherry Quartz: Energizing, Balance, Grounding
Clear Quartz: Awareness, Amplifying Energy, Clarity
Dalmatian Jasper: Loyalty, Family bonds, Grounding
Druzy Quartz: Creativity, Relaxation, Healing
Geode: Soothing, Communication, Meditation
Howlite: calming, awareness, compromise
Jade: Abundance, Well-being, Purity
Labradorite: Intuition, Journeying, Transformation
Magnesite: Self-love, Soothing, Clarity
Opalite: Communication, Transitions, Clears emotional blocks
Peacock Ore: Understanding, Acceptance, Uplifting
Pyrite: Protection, Shielding, Emotional Well-being
Rose Quartz: Unconditional love, Emotional Healing, Compassion
Smoky Quartz: Stress Release, Grounding, Clearing
Tigers Eye: Grounding, Balance, Protection
Titanium Quartz: Grounding, Energizing, Confidence
Turquoise: Wholeness, Truth, Communication