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Get To Know More About: Crystals, Gemstones and Semi Precious Stones

Historically and presently, crystal gemstones are highly revered all over the world. Each crystal gemstone possesses its own unique properties which defines its idiosyncratic characteristics. Crystal gemstones of different origins, colours and energies bring spiritual and healing powers to the wearer. At Maverick Musing, we love the feels that these crystals give but we also pride ourselves on being ethically and environmentally sustainable. This is why all of our beautiful crystal gemstones are vintage and sourced second-hand, adding to their individuality and history. Listed below is a glossary of a select few crystal gemstones (along with their meanings) we use at Maverick Musing. Take a look!

Amazonite: Amazonite is a stunning gemstone known for its beauty and healing powers, with colours ranging from green to turquoise. With a name deriving from the Amazon River, it is said that the Amazonians - a tribe of warrior women - embellished their battle gear with Amazonite. Because of this, Amazonite is often seen as the stone of courage and bravery.

Amethyst: This eye-catching, vivid gemstone ranges from purple to violet. Amethyst is one of the most notable gemstones and the most popular form of quartz in the world today due to its beautiful colouration as well as its spiritual meaning. Its name is derived from the Greek word améthystos which translates to ‘not intoxicated’, as this crystal was believed to prevent one from getting drunk. Ultimately, Amethyst spiritualities groundedness, tranquillity and calm.

Aventurine: This gemstone variety of quartz ranges from light to dark green in colour and is distinguished by its metallic and sparkly embellishments. The spiritual meaning of this gemstone is characterised as the ‘heart healer’, and it is recommended that you keep it close to the heart. This is because of Aventurine’s close relation to the Heart Chakra, green on the outside and pink on the inside, which is said to be the perfect metaphor for understanding the energy of Aventurine with the green acting as the protective outer shield keeping the soft, pink heart of our inner vulnerabilities safe.

Black Tourmaline: Black Tourmaline is a durable gemstone with a hard, resin surface and an aura of mysteriousness. This is a protective gemstone that embodies authority, repels negative entities and protects the wearer. It is said that Black Tourmaline is a good stone to wear when one is distressed.

Blue Lace Agate: Blue Lace Agate is a highly spiritual, pale blue stone often described as celestial because of its reminiscence with a blue sky. It is named as such because of the beautiful grey, white, and blue arrangement of lines that appear like delicate patterns of lace. This is a stone that brings peace, tranquillity and groundedness.

Carnelian: Carnelian gemstones usually come in a range of red-orange hues, embodying warmth and comfort. These beautiful gemstones carry the spiritual meanings of vitality, fertility and life. Carnelians are stabilising stones which aims to balance the aura and energy surrounding the wearer.

Citrine: Citrine is known as Amethyst’s yellow sister and is bounding with vibrancy and creative energy. Ranging from pale yellow to earthy brown hues, Citrine gets its name from the French word citron, meaning lemon. Citrine is notable for being an energetic pick-me-up, spreading positivity and light around its aura.

Garnet: Garnet gemstones come in a wide array of rich shades but are most notable f