Identify your Crystal by Colour
The best advice I can give is the crystal chooses you. Often what you're first attracted to is the right crystal for you and there can be many reasons for this. Some are attracted to the colour, vibrancy or clarity of a crystal and some have a vibrational pull. Whatever tickles your fancy, there are so many stories behind choosing crystals that we thought we'd share a few with you here.
Many gemstone experts classify crystals according to colour because of its link with specific healing properties. The colour blue, for instance, has a gentle and soothing quality while red is associated with passion and desire. In the gemstone world, colours are also linked with certain types of crystals and how they are used for specific chakras, which are designated energy centres in the body.
Crystal identification by colour can be challenging for some crystals like Calcite, Fluorite, and Tourmaline, among others, since they come in different colours. In that case, you should refer to a crystal book or directory that categorizes by colour and includes a photo of the specimen. Here is a list of the most widely available crystals to point you in the right direction.
Blue – A tranquil and relaxing colour, blue crystals are excellent for emotional and physical balancing. Commonly found crystals in this category are Angelite, Aquamarine, Celestite, and Lapis Lazuli. Blue crystals also include Blue Lace Agate, Apatite, Azurite, Blue Chalcedony, and Chrysocolla.
Brown – Associated with the earth and the trees, brown stones help to absorb negative energy. Harness the earthy healing vibes of brown gemstones with Smoky Quartz, Brown Jasper, Bronzite, Petrified Wood, and Tigers Eye.
Yellow and Gold – The colour of the sun at full midday strength, yellow and gold coloured stones represent optimism and joy. Bring a little sunshine into your life with Golden Topaz, Citrine, Amber, Yellow Tiger’s Eye, and Yellow Jasper. Gold stones are also a symbol of wealth and power such as Pyrite and Gold.
Green – Activate and clear your heart chakra with green stones, which have a healing and balancing effect on the emotions. Bring good fortune and prosperity into your life with Emerald, Aventurine, Green Fluorite, Jade, and Malachite, the lucky charms of the mineral kingdom.
Orange – A power colour, orange stones awaken the passion within the spirit. Capture the spirit of the sun with Orange Calcite, Aragonite, Carnelian, Sunstone, and Copper.
Pink – The colour of love and compassion, pink stones like Rose Quartz and Rhodochrosite are big-time heart energizers and openers. Other pink stones include Lepidolite, Pink Tourmaline, and Pink Sapphire.
Grey – The colour of moonlight, gray or silver stones reflect the expansiveness of the universe, which gives them protective warrior-like qualities. Gray stones like Hematite and Moonstone have a silvery finish that evokes a starry night sky, a subtle yet powerful influx of light that helps to cleanse the spirit.
Purple – The colour of enlightenment and intuition, purple stones like Amethyst and Charoite have a magical luster. They also help balance the emotions with relaxing and soothing vibes. The crystalline structure of purple stones makes them powerful energy amplifiers, especially when combined with other heart chakra stones.
Red – The colour of passion and life force energy, red stones like Garnet, Ruby, and Red Tiger’s Eye have a warming and grounding energy that helps support the root chakra.
White – Representing purity and transformation, white stones like Selenite and Clear Quartz make excellent healing tools, especially when incorporated into healing layouts.
Find a Stone Based on Intention
According to a Buddhist proverb, “We are what we think,” which is why having an intention is the real game-changer in crystal healing. Take your energetic vibrations to the next level when you search for stones based on what you need in your life from moment to moment. Crystal jewellery is an effortless way to have constant access to the balancing and grounding properties of minerals.
If you’re seeking wealth and success in your life, look for bracelets or necklaces made with Citrine and other yellow gemstones, the colour of optimism and fresh, light-filled energy. Green stones like Jade and Aventurine make excellent good luck charms as necklaces or single pieces included in your gem collection.
For a life filled with passion and creativity, Carnelian makes a wonderful spiritual companion on any creative journey. A favorite stone of Cleopatra, Lapis Lazuli is a protective crystal that guards the heart from bad energy. Blue Lace Agate is also beneficial to creative types because it enhances your ability to openly express the thoughts of your mind and heart.
For unconditional love of all kinds, pink gemstones like Rose Quartz and Rhodochrosite give you the power to see your relationships with compassion and understanding.
Check Out Crystal Books
For straightforward stone identification, keep several crystal books in your library, which can be especially useful when you come across a rare and mysterious specimen. In “Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You,” Energy Muse co-founders Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro give detailed descriptions of crystals and their healing properties.
They also explain how to incorporate gemstones into your daily life with everyday rituals they’ve developed over 25 years of practicing crystal healing arts. Learn about gemstones you already own and how they can work for you as helpful tools on your spiritual journey. When you begin your crystal identification, this book will show you what stones are best for attracting love, relieving anxiety, or attracting wealth and prosperity into your life.