Gemstones, in all their array of colours, monetary values, lustres, shapes and sizes have fascinated and been coveted by mankind for centuries. They have adourned the body in jewellery for as long, enhancing physical appeal.

But, in addition to their physical appeal, many gemstones are said to possess unique healing properties and energies that can be harnessed to remedy all kinds of physical and psychological problems.

Across the globe, there are several examples of successful business people, actors, professionals, politicians and sports persons who swear by the healing powers of gemstones and the positive changes that they have brought into their lives.

Here’s a closer look at five such popular gemstones and their legendary healing properties, which if harnessed properly are said to exert a positive impact in the wearer’s life.

Citrine:  To Increase Wealth & Enhance Creativity:

Also commonly called the “Success Stone” or “Merchant’s Stone” (for its ability to increase cash flow), this yellow-to-golden member of the quartz family is said to possess the power to infuse positive energy into the life of its wearer. A stone of abundance, Citrine is especially useful for those who want to attract long lasting material wealth and flourish in their respective careers and businesses. Carrying a Citrine attracts love and happiness, and guards against those who would break your heart. It is also an effective shield against spite and jealousy.

Its many positive energies are also said to improve the flow of positivity and good fortunes into the life of the wearer in unexpected ways, in keeping with its reputation for being a gemstone of abundance.

Blue Lapis Lazuli: Enhances Intellectual Ability & Communication:

This deep, celestial blue semi-precious stone is known to be a universal symbol for wisdom and truth. It is also said to be ideal for those who want to improve their intellectual abilities and improve their communication skills significantly.

Lapis Lazuli is a powerful tool for activating the higher mind and enhancing intellectual ability. It stimulates the desire for knowledge, truth and understanding, and aids the process of learning. It is excellent for enhancing memory and ideal for executives, self-employed professionals and business people to stimulate their wisdom and good judgment when dealing with the practical world.

Also called “Stone of Truth”, this gem is said to have the ability to encourage honesty in its wearer, promote meaningful friendships and bring about harmony in relationships. An intense gem, the Lapis Lazuli is perfect for those who want to ensure harmonious communications with their near and dear ones.

Bloodstone: For More Energy & Good Luck:

Since time immemorial, Bloodstones have been valued not only as a good-luck charm that bestows its wearer with a long life, but also as a gem that enhances wealth and popularity.

It is also reputed to bring its owner respect, good fortune, riches and fame. It is said to protect the wearer from all kinds of deception, help him overcome enemies in battle, and help bring victory in court and legal matters.

Bloodstones are also said to possess the unique ability to improve mental clarity, help in adjusting to new conditions and aid the wearer in taking correct decisions. These stones were said to be distributed to warriors and soldiers during medieval times to give them courage and sanitize their blood before a war.

Amethyst: To Ensure Balance In Life:

It is the birthstone for those born in the month of February. A gem blessed with abundant positive energy and the power to balance the body’s chakras, Amethysts are used to stimulate the Etheric Chakras, Crown and Third Eye, which is said to control our sense of perception and self-belief.

Ancient Hindu texts reveal that wearing an Amethyst bestows the wearer with a calm mind, invites true love and enhances concentration. These gemstones are also said to have the power to cure illnesses such as alcoholism, depression, headaches and insomnia.

Rose Quartz: To Mend A Troubled Mind:

A symbol of love and beauty, Rose Quartz helps the wearer calm his mind and control his emotions. Said to represent Venus – the planet of love and beauty, this gemstone helps to mend those wracked by troubled emotions and mental instability.

It is known as the “love stone” as it emits a strong vibration of unconditional love, joy, warmth and emotional healing. This beautiful pink crystal has a powerful energy that resonates within both the heart chakra and the higher thymus chakra, the area related to compassion.

In addition to helping in calming the mind, Rose Quartz is believed to be useful in healing other physical ailments, most notably those related to our heart, blood circulation, skin complexion and in curing sleeping disorders.




Amethyst: For clarity & peace of mind

People born in February: Ruled by Uranus, those born into the sun-sign of Aquarius are sensitive and get easily hurt by others. However, they are also blessed with lots of common sense, ingenuity and strong willpower. They also display tremendous loyalty to people who matter to them and can weather many a storm with a smile.

About Amethysts: A semi-precious stone hailing from the violet variety of quartz, Amethysts are found in abundance in certain regions like south India, Minas Gerais (Brazil), Russia, South Korea and Zambia.

Interestingly, until the 18th century this gemstone was grouped along with the current “Big Four” (diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires), also considered among the precious gemstones, but lost much of its value after the discovery of massive deposits in Brazil. 

What Amethysts signify: According to legend, the ancient Greeks, known for their love for wine, swore by the powers imbedded in this gem and even had drinking vessels made from it in the belief that it would prevent them from getting too drunk.

As per ancient Indian Vedic beliefs, wearing amethyst is said to bestow the wearer with clarity of thought, a calm mind and enhance true love and loyalty. Said to improve concentration, these stones are believed to cure alcoholism, headaches, depression, despair and insomnia.

It is a gemstone of tremendous spiritual values, especially useful in balancing the body’s chakras. Amethysts are also considered to be an affordable alternative for a sapphire, with the cosmic energies of the planet Saturn.

Famous personalities born in FebruaryActors Abhishek Bachchan (Feb 5), Madhubala (Feb 14), Shahid Kapoor (Feb 25), Maratha warrior king Shivaji (Feb 19), freedom fighter Sarojini Naidu (Feb 13), pop singer Rihanna (Feb 20), former international model Cindy Crawford (Feb 20), popular TV show host Julian Cummins (Feb 20) and basketball star Charles Barkley (Feb 20).      

(Disclaimer: The information provided here is purely for entertainment and reference purposes only.)