Origin: (14th century) From ancient times cherished for its beauty and mystical properties. Mentioned in Bible as one of the stones in the breastplate of the ancient high priest and in the wall of the New Jerusalem. Used extensively for carvings. Sacred stone to Native American Indians.
Description: Patterned or banded, colours – red, green, yellow.
Healing Properties: Brings wholeness, protection and grounding. Helps one accept responsibility. Used as a master healer, energising especially after hospitalisation or after long fasts. Red – Aids dream recall, circulatory system.
Green – Releases any dis-ease and obsession. Soothes bloating. Yellow – Energises endocrine system