What do the stones mean?

Tradition versus Personal Feel

When choosing stones, I use my personal perception and feel of what those stones represent energetically, rather that rely on what’s been written in books. Some of my feelings coincide with common knowledge, some don’t. In the end, the ‘in the moment’ intention with which I use the stone takes precedence over “tradition”. It is also more the color of a stone and the presence of ‘inclusions’ or flaws (I actually love to use such stones) which speaks to me…


Here is a short  and simplified glossary of the energetic and symbolic value I often (but not always) attribute to the stones I most often use:

  • Garnet: Passion, courage (color of blood, life)
  • Ruby: Determination
  • Pink tourmaline: Self-love, kindness toward oneself (color of a baby’s skin…)
  • Peridot: Personal growth (color of the first new leaves in the spring…)
  • Aquamarine: Truth, openness (color of clear water, clear sky)
  • Amethyst: Spirit, Soul, all you can be (last color of the rainbow)
  • Iolite: Night, depths
  • Sunstone: Creativity
  • Turquoise: Dream, sky, masculine
  • Coral: Earth, woman
  • Pearl: Transformation….Born out of an irritation in the oyster, they remind us that “irritations” in our life, in the form of things, events or people, are our points of entry for transforming ourselves. This is why all my earwires have a pearl.