St. Hildegard of Bingen, OSB
Feast Day: Sept. 17th
Visionary- Polymath- Founder of Scientific Natural History
According to St. Hildegard, gemstones are formed through the powerful combination of fire and water; therefore they had powers corresponding to these phenomena.
She also believed that each store had a certain divine blessing from God. During medieval times healers used them for treating symptoms.
Check out her book: Physica
Here's a handful of stones she lists uses for:
ONYX- stomach + spleen
AGATE or CHALCEDONY- fever + calm irrational temper
SAPPHIRE- gout + eye pain
AMETHYST- beatify skin + combat insect bites
AGATE QUARTZ- restore emotional balance + harmony + increases practicality
QUARTZ- heart, stomach upset, abdominal pain
Nowadays, the metaphysical properties are heralded and the thing to know.
emerald- relationships, a "heart" stone
onyx-protection + strengthening
chalcedony- peace and joy
agate- mental function + soothes and calms
sapphire- mental clarity, intuition
jasper- pain relief (also depends on the color)
amethyst-physical ailments and emotional issues
agate - * see jasper properties!
quartz-healing and balancing energy