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**Disclaimer: Please note that all Metaphysical/Healing Properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service, entertainment and inspiritional puposes only and in no way is it intended for diagnosing illness, perscription, advice, not meant to treat varied conditions within one's life and should not replace proper medical attention. We have not tested these theories and suggest that you heed the information as just that, information gathered, not tested. We do not guarantee any of the statements made or the validity of these statements. Consult your Doctor or other health care practioner regarding health issues. Beads By Becky is not liable for any use or misuse of this information.**

Blackstone is made from one of a variety of abundant stones that take a nice polish and can be dyed permanently black. Because these stones vary, their physical properties vary also. Many are from jasper, a variety of microcrystalline silicon dioxide--a form of chalcedony with a Moh's hardness of 7. The spiritual value of these stones will vary depending on the dyed stones they come from. Some people believe any black stone has a power associated with its blackness that intensifies the spiritual values of the gemstones around them.

Bloodstone There are two types of bloodstone: plasma and heliotrope. Plasma is very deep green, opaque, with very little or no red in it, and may have yellowish spots. Heliotrope is lighter colored, somewhat translucent, and has red in it.  Bloodstone is a deep green jasper dotted with bright red spots of iron oxide, The small red specks are where the stone gets its name. They make the deep green stone appear to be spotted with blood.  The legend of the origin of bloodstone says that it was first formed when some drops of Christ's blood fell and stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. Blood stone was treasured in ancient times and long served as the birthstone for March.
This attractive chalcedony quartz is also known as Heliotrope because in ancient times polished stones were described as reflecting the sun: perhaps the appearance of the gem reminded the ancients of the red setting sun reflected in the ocean.
Medieval Christians often used bloodstone to carve scenes of the crucifixion and martyrs, leading it to also be dubbed martyr's stone.
Even today, finely powdered bloodstone is used as a medicine and aphrodisiac in India. Perhaps that explains why today it is difficult to find fine specimens of bloodstone on the market. Bloodstone is mined in India, Australia, and the United States.
 It is said to help with calming, particularly in survival situations. It brings mystical energies of increasing adaptability and organization, and lessening confusion and anxiety.

Blue chalcedony is a stone with a gentle energy that feels kind of dreamy. It fosters balance between mind, body and spirit. It is a stone of calm and peace that reduces or negates hostility, anger, and irritation. Blue chalcedony soothes and fosters mental and emotional stability and can engender emotional honesty. It also encourages and eases communication, particularly what would otherwise be emotionally charged communication. Blue chalcedony is excellent for the psychic work and skills of clairvoyance, intuition, and energy healing. It also helps reduce or eliminate bad dreams by getting rid of the influences that cause them.

Blue lace agate is a beautiful, pale sky blue stone with concentric markings. Agates are found as nodules or geodes in siliceous volcanic rocks. This stone comes from southwest Africa. Blue lace agate is a gentle, calming stone that engenders tranquility. Blue lace agate helps you develop and realize your inner peace. These stones affect the physical body, first at the densest levels, and then at the levels of some of the higher bodies as well. As with all agates, it is a protective stone. Physically it has been used to aid with arthritis, headaches, digestive issues, growth, and bones. The beautiful soft blue color of this stone speaks of its properties to harmonize the spirit and re-stimulate cellular memory. It is also a wonderful stone to for chakra work. It is said to be a stone that greatly aids in tissue regeneration and assists the endocrine system to function optimally.

Blue Peruvian Opal (Blue Andean Opal) Pale blues, greens and grays and earth tone colors (ivory, beige and brown), make a lovely shore-and-sea palette. It is a very translucent stone with color similar to the Caribbean Sea. This relatively rare stone is only found in the Andes Mountains near San Patricicio, Peru, hence its name. This opal presumably gets its sea-blue color from a copper mineral. It frequently contains black dendrites (fernlike inclusions). This is the national stone of Peru and, unfortunately, in recent years dyed stones have been mass marketed by unreputable dealers as Peruvian Blue Opal. Beware of false stones on the market being sold as Peruvian blue opal; they usually are dyed agate. If the blue color is uneven you are probably looking at a dyed stone. You also might come across a washed-out whitish opal from Peruvian mines with a hint of blue-green color, which has been dyed brighter in India or China. Dyed stones are quite common and sell very cheaply at gem shows and on the internet auctions.
Mystically it is known as a stone of courage and ingenuity. It is said to improve self-esteem and self-love. It is also said to be an aid to creativity and communication of all types.

Blue quartz, sometimes called dumortierite or dumortierite quartz, enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness.

Blue Tigers Eye, which is also known as Hawks Eye, enhances integrity of communication and practical communication.

Blue topaz brings leadership ability to anyone who wears or carries it. It also enhances and improves psychic knowledge, spiritual growth, and psychic insight. It also lends and air of tranquility in those endeavors.

Botswana Agate gets its name from the only known source of this beautiful and interesting gemstone--Botswana, Africa. Botswana Agate is considered favorable to those who work with plants, trees and around water as it is thought to draw positive energies from them. It is considered an excellent feminine power stone. Thought to help bring focus on solutions and work through emotional suppressions while enhancing creativity. It is also thought to counteract all manner of poisons, including emotional and spiritual poisoning. Botswana agate is sometimes called the "change stone" because of its property of helping one handle change in a positive way. It gently helps one make transitions of any kind in a way that change is not as difficult or painful as could be without it; it is a comforting stone. Carrying a bit of Botswana agate in your pocket can help one cope easily with the minor changes that life throws at us daily. Relief from depression and/or grief is another property of Botswana agate. It helps focus on solutions instead of problems, and thereby increases creativity. It increases the power of one's intuition. Botswana agate is helpful in overcoming addictions and other self-destructive compulsive behavior patterns, as well as dealing with repressed emotional issues. As a success stone, it helps one achieve and cope with success. It is also a stone of sensuality.

Boulder opal is found in Australia where precious opal forms in veins and patches within brown ironstone boulders. When the opal is mixed through the ironstone it is called matrix opal. Boulder opal is very durable due to the ironstone backing the opal forms on. Because water content within the opal is very low it almost never cracks or crazes as it ages.
Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It helps one release inhibitions and enhances memory. Opal brings happy dreams. It also aids inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight and helps recall past lives. The gemstone opal is the official birthstone for October.

Brecciated Jasper (sometimes spelled brecceated jasper or bracciated jasper) has the qualities of enhancing organizational abilities, relaxation, and a sense of wholeness. It brings happiness and a good outlook on life and eases stress.

Bronzite is a member of the pyroxene group of minerals, belonging with enstatite and hypersthene to the orthorhombic series of the group. Rather than a distinct species, it is really a ferriferous variety of enstatite, which owing to partial alteration has acquired a bronze-like sub-metallic luster on the cleavage surfaces.
Bronzite is called both a "Stone of Focused Action" and a "Stone of Courtesy". It is helpful for helping with certainty and with taking control of our actions.

Calcite, Natural Also called Limespar. Calcite belongs to the calcite group, a group of related carbonates that are isomorphous with one another. They are similar in many physical properties, and may partially or fully replace one another, forming a partial solid solution series. All members of the calcite group crystallize in the trigonal subdivision of the hexagonal system (as rhombohedrons and scalenohedrons), have perfect rhombohedral cleavage, and exhibit a strong double refraction in transparent rhombohedrons. Calcite is the one of the most common minerals on earth. It occurs in a seemingly unlimited variety of shapes and colors. It constitutes a major portion of many of the earth's rocks. Calcite is the primary ore of calcium. Calcite is indispensable in the construction industry, forming the base of cement. Many important chemicals are created from Calcite, as well as useful drugs. It is also crucial in the manufacture of fertilizers, metals, glass, rubber, and paint.
The transparent Iceland Spar variety, in which the double refraction is very apparent, was used as Nicol prisms for polarizing microscopes and other optical devices. Calcite forms rocks that are used for ornamental purposes, such as Marble and banded Travertine or Tufa. Calcite is also the main component of Chalk, which is processed as drawing chalk. To collectors, Calcite is one of the best-known and most extensively collected minerals. Iceland, Mexico, tri-state mineral region of Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, Michigan, New York. It was discovered that all of the "alabaster" artifacts of ancient Egypt are actually made of calcite. Calcite appeared to be used as an inlay on the throne in the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Nowadays, calcite is considered to be an energy amplifier. It releases one from fears, clears energy blockages, stabilizes soul potential and life purpose.

Carnelian is probably named after the color of the kornel cherry because of its color. It is a flesh-red to brown-red, translucent to opaque chalcedony variety. The coloring agent is iron oxide; the color can be enhanced by heating. Most carnelians offerd today are agates which are dyed and then heat-treated, its exposure to the sun that turns brownish tints to purer reds. When held against the light, the color variety shows stripes, natural carnelian shows a cloudy distribution of color. Carnelian can range from bright orange to reddish orange or to a dark reddish-brown variant of chalcedony. The shades of red are due to iron oxide, and it is often placed in the sun to change brownish tints to red. The word is derived from the Latin word meaning flesh, in reference to the flesh color sometimes exhibited.
Carnelian is found in India, Uruguay, and Brazil.
Romans believed Carnelian was a stone of courage that could shore up strength and confidence. Ancient Egyptians placed carnelian on mummies to assist them in their journey to the afterlife. It was also one of the stones inlaid in the mask of King Tutankhamen. Carnelian was once worn in cameos because it was believed to ward off depression and insanity. Napoleon I, Napoleon III, and Mohammed wore Carnelian. In the 1800's, people believed that Carnelian would help those who needed courage to speak. In the 1700's, people believed Carnelian would bring protection, comfort, and luck. Some believe that Carnelian in the home will protect against fire and misfortune. Some spiritualists say that Carnelian can assist people in finding the right mate and protect the wearer from anger, jealousy, and fear. Some claim that Carnelian will help to balance creativity and mental processing, and on this note, it is also supposed to aid daydreamers and the absent-minded. Physically, some believe Carnelian can aide everything from open wounds, sores, spasms, fever, infections, nose bleeds, arthritis, and even infertility. Some claim that if Carnelian is worn around a woman's neck, it will help to relieve cramps. Like all agates, it has protection energies. It can aid memory, including recall of past lives. In addition it can help with manifestation of one's desires, and brings good luck. Carnelian can help ease or remove sorrows. It also helps stabilize energies in the home. It is sometimes called the "actor's stone". A sacred stone of the Egyptians and the Tibetans, this energetic stone activates the lower chakras and helps the wearer to take action. It brings energy and fire, enhancing physical energy and personal power and invoking joy, laughter and warmth as it opens the heart. Used by Druids for protection while summoning spirits. Magical amulets for protection were made of carnelian. Stimulates passion and creativity. Protective, builds self-confidence. Balances fiery energies of anger, and promotes courage.

Cat's Eye, Natural (Chrysoberyl) is a stone of good fortune and good luck. It is said to bring serenity and happiness, along with optimism and generosity.

Chalcedony which is found worldwide, is the name for a group of stones made of a microcrystalline or cryptocrystalline variety of quartz, which means the quartz crystals are too small to be seen without high magnification. Chalcedony is one of the cryptocrystalline varieties of the mineral quartz, having a waxy luster. Chalcedony may be semitransparent or translucent and is usually white to gray, grayish-blue or some shade of brown, sometimes nearly black. Other shades have been given different names.
A clear red chalcedony is known as carnelian or sard.
A green variety colored by nickel oxide is called chrysoprase.
Prase is a dull green and onyx is black and white banded.
Plasma is a bright to emerald-green chalcedony that is sometimes found with small spots of jasper resembling blood drops; it has been referred to as blood stone or heliotrope.
Chalcedony is one of the few minerals other than quartz that is found in geodes. Other stones in this chalcedony group are know as agate, jasper, pertrified wood, petrified dinosaur bone, fire agate, tiger’s eye, chrysolocolla, onyx., and sardonyx. Chalcedony is found in almost every color including: white, gray, black, brown, brownish red, orange, yellow, light to dark green, blue, lavender or, in the case of agates and jaspers, combinations of those colors. The term chalcedony is derived from the name of the ancient Greek town Chalkedon in Asia Minor, in modern English usually spelled Chalcedon.
Native American Indians believed chalcedony was a sacred stone and used in the spiritual ceremonies of the tribe. It is though to increase vitality, stamina, and endurance and to promote emotional balance and charity while relieving melancholy, fever, gallstones, and eye problems. Chalcedony is a variety of quartz that stimulates optimism and goodwill whilst relieving hostility and touchiness. It is used to bring tranquility and promote mental stability and to assist in analyzing information.

Charoite is a relatively late comer to the marketplace, having been known only since the mid 1970’s. Discovered in Russia in 1978 in the Murun mountains of Yukutia. This is the only known location for this rare mineral. The name Charoite is drrived from the Charo River at Aldanin the siberian region of Russia which is near where it was found. The color of charoite is described as a stunning lavender, lilac, violet or purple. The white chrystalline “needles” give charoite a very distinctive appearance and depth often forming a swirling pattern of interlocking crystals. It looks like a purple granite or purple marble. The colors range from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with swirling patters of black Auglite, transparent crystals of microcline feldspar, and/or orange Tinaksite. Charlolite is so unusual looking with its chatoyancy and strange looking spirally strands of fibrous material that it is often mistaken for a synthetic.
It is extensively in jewelry and is an ornamental stone carved into boxes, bookends and vases.
Charoite is called a "Stone of Transformation" and is a stone of power. In particular it transforms negative emotions such as anger and fear into positive feelings. As part of the transformation process it allows release of those negative emotions. Charoite is said to enhance self-esteem, accelerate spiritual growth, and improve the ability to love.

Chiastolite is a variety of andalusite, also knows as the "Cross Stone" because of its cross-shaped pattern, inclusions of carbon that occur naturally. Chiastolite is a stone of balance and harmony.

Chrysocolla, the king of carbonate copper gemstones, is an alluring, vivid blue-green color and is often mistaken for turquoise because they share many visual similarities. It is a copper bearing mineral found wherever copper deposits occur especially in areas of the southwestern USA, Mexico, Africa, Chili, Zaire, Australia, France and England. Apache chrysocolla from the state of Arizona is a mixture of chrysocolla, turquoise, jasper, lapis, malachite and quartz crystal minerals. Chrysocolla is a unique attractive green-blue but can vary widely from more blue to more green that provides a unique color to the mineral world. Chrysocolla often is "agatized" in chalcedony quartz and it is the quartz that provides the stone with its polish and durability. Pure chrysocolla is too soft for jewelry purposes but it is often found in quartz deposits which makes it hard enough to polish for cabochons. It is often found mixed with malachite, turquoise and azurite.
The name chrysocolla was first used to describe the stone by Theophrastus, a Greek philosopher and botanist, in 315 B.C. The word was derived from the Greek words chrysos, meaning gold, and kola, meaning glue, referencing the fact that chrysocolla was employed from the earliest times by goldsmiths as an ingredient for solder, called santerna by the Romans, to weld gold pieces together. This fancy gemstone has indeed inspired creativity in many artists, whether they were ancient goldsmiths using it as solder, Renaissance painters grinding it as pigment for paint or modern jewelry designer-artists including it within their florid designs.
For thousands of years chrysocolla has been known throughout the world as a stone of calming reconciliation and reassurance. In ancient Egypt, it was called the “wise stone” because it shielded and encouraged the mind during negotiations. Those who wore it generally came up with clever compromises and resolutions. This stone also has the ability to help people who are violent to become more sensitive and tolerant which is why, as an ambassador, Cleopatra wore chrysocolla jewelry everywhere she went.
It is believed to be a powerful source of life-force energized, and a stone for feminine empowerment, female energy, creativity and communication. Chrysocolla is a stone of tranquility, peace and harmony, intuition, patience and unconditional love. It can be used to purify a place or remove negativity from a person. It is a very gentle stone and its energy works in a gentle, harmonious way. It can help ease fear, anxiety, and guilt.
Chrysocolla is a soft gemstone, so special care should always be taken to keep the stone in a nice polished condition. Chrysocolla is sometimes coated with clear, colorless resin to improve the durability and appearance, so steam and ultrasonic cleaners, household chemicals and prolonged exposure to excessive heat should be avoided as they can cause permanent damage to the stone and this coating. The safest way to clean chrysocolla is with warm soapy water and a soft cloth. You should cleanse your chrysocolla once a month by rinsing it under warm running water, and then place it in a bowl of water overnight with a piece of genuine hematite to recharge it.
Chrysocolla jewelry should be stored separate from other jewelry items that can easily scratch it. Avoid hitting your chrysocolla jewelry with sharp blows as this can fracture and shatter the stone.

Chrysoprase (also chrysophrase) is a highly translucent, opalescent bright, light green, apple green to dark green valuable form of chalcedony (fibrous form of quartz)and is sometimes confused with jade and called “Australian jade.. The stone’s vivid green color comes from nickel silicate. It is usually cut into cabachons. The best quality comes from Queensland, Australia, but good qualities are also found in Arizona, California and Oregon and also found in Brazil and the Ural Mountains. Most green stones owe their color to chromium or vanadium, but chrysoprase derives its color from the nickel content and is the rarest of the chalcedony group. Its color is normally apple-green, but varies to deep green. It is cryptocrystalline, which means that it is composed of crystals so fine that they cannot be seen as distinct particles under normal magnification.
Chrysoprase was used by the Greeks, Romans, and the Egyptians in jewelry and other ornamental objects and because of its semi-opaque green color, it is often mistaken for Imperial jadeite. One of the most valuable chalcedony gem stones, chrysoprase is prized for its color and rarity. Chrysoprase is powerful stone. It brings good fortune and prosperity, as well as business success. Gentle, soothing, friendly, spiritual protection, prevents depression, increases grace and equilibrium and is said to increase fertility.
Chrysoprase is believed to release negativity from the body. This release is for emotional tension and stress anchored in the body. It is said to bring the mind and body together as one. This increases courage, self awareness and is believed to act like a shield against any incoming negativity. Because of its color, chrysoprase is related to money and sucess. This stone is often considered a good luck stone or charm when worn or held. It has a "cooling" property to it so it is used in various ways for healing.

Citron (Lemon) Chrysoprase also knows as Nickeloan Magnesite. Magnesite is magnesium carbonate and occurs as veins & nodules  and is an alteration product of serpentine and other magnesium rich rock types. This is produced by hydrothermal leaching of the magnesium from the serpentine. Calcium, manganese, cobalt, and nickel  may also occur in small amounts. In Western Australia most magnesite is white, however in certain locations the presence of nickel mineralisation is responsible for the pleasing green colour found in "citron chrysoprase".

Citrine is the official birthstone for the month of November. Citrine, also called citrine quartz or citrine topaz, is an amber-coloured gemstone. It is a form of quartz with ferric iron impurities, and is rarely found naturally. It ranges in color from yellow, yellow-brown, orange, dark orange-brown, to reddish-brown. Citrine crystals can form together with amethyst or smoky quartz to form a bi-colored quartz called ametrine. Almost all citrine that is available on the market today is heat-treated amethyst or smoky quartz. Natural citrine is pale yellow to pale orange, much lighter than the heat-treated material which is dark orange-brown to reddish-brown. All of the heat-treated material that has a red tint, while natural citrine does not. Most citrine comes from Brazil, and almost all of the Brazilian material is heat-treated amethyst. Natural citrine can also be found in the Rual Mountains of Russia, , Scotland, Spain, Dauphine, France, Madagascar,and in Colorado. The inexpensive low grade amethyst is heated at high temperatures to produce the popular orange, reddish and sherry colored citrine. Darker colors are considered more valuable, including the medium golden orange and dark sherry- colors. Citrine may be mistaken for the more expensive orangish-yellow topaz and at times, may be sold as topaz by dishonest gemstone vendors.
Citrine is known as a "success" stone because it is said in folklore to promote success and abundance, especially in business and commerce.

Coral is one of the world’s few organic gems. Coral is a tentacled skeletal creature with microscopic plants living inside its soft tissues. When it reproduces, the new life forms remain attached to their "parents," building reefs and atolls-a polyp living in clear, warm seawaters. At the same time the plants go on living inside them and drawing sustenance from the sunlight. The oldest known findings of red coral date from the Mesopotamian civilization from about 3000 B.C. Coral is formed from a colony of marine invertebrates that is primarily a skeletal calcium carbonate gem. The formations as seen in the water look like tree branches. Many colors and varieties of coral are found in warm coastal waters from around the world. Coral varies in color: white, pink, orange, red and black. The rarest variety is the blood coral or oxblood coral. This is a very deep red variety. The best oxblood coral comes from the Mediterranean Sea.
Because of its calcium composition coral should not come in contact with acid such as vinegar.

Crazy Lace Agate is microcrystalline quartz, banded chalcedony--often infused with iron and aluminum. Crazy lace agate's colors and designs are like a wonderful quilt you want to wrap around you. Creamy browns, blacks and golds and occasional pinks swirl together creating complex patterns that make this a unique agate.
Crazy Lace Agate is a balancing and protecting stone. It brings laughter and absorbs emotional pain. Crazy Lace Agate is used to help with decision making by balancing the physical, emotional, and mental so that it is easy to make decisions. It also helps one stay focused. It's called the generational stone because it helps grandchildren and grandparents understand each other.

Cuprite is a copper-based mineral characterized by a deep red color and is most frequently requested by healers. It is often found with Chrysacolla, a blue-green copper-based gemstone. It is believed to be a powerful source of life-force energized, and a stone for feminine empowerment Cuprite has been a major ore of copper and is still mined in many places around the world. Of all the copper ores except for native copper, cuprite gives the greatest yield of copper per molecule since there is only one oxygen atom to every two copper atoms. As a mineral specimen, cuprite shows fine examples of well-developed cubic crystal forms. Cuprite's dark crystals show internal reflections of the true deep red inside the almost black crystal. Other varieties, such as chalcotrichite, show tufts of needle-like crystals that have a beautiful red color and a special sparkle that make them popular display cabinet specimens.
Metaphysical lore says that it is helpful for reducing worries about things one has no control over, awareness, teaching, and delivering spiritual messages. Mystically it is used to recall and examine past life experiences. It has been historically said to help heal one's relationship with their father.

Dalmatian Jasper is just the stone you need when you want a pick-me-up. Jasper helps us release our tendencies to over think or over analyze things. When you wear it, your mood lifts immediately. Make sure you wear it to places you are expecting to have a dull time. Natural Healers use Jaspers for Protection, to nurture and protect against negativity.

Dinosaur Bone (Fossilized), Agatized Dinosaur Bone or “dino bone” is the result of fossilized bone from dinosaurs in which the cellular structure has been replaced with quartz, leaving the bone structure intact. Many excellent specimens of dinosaur bone are found in and around the American southwest. Dinosaur bone ranges in color form brown to black with splotches of red, blue and bright yellow. Dark yellow-gold and red dinosaur bone is also found, but is rarer. The coloring of the specimen is due to impurities that were in the surrounding sediment.
It is illegal to collect dino bone on US state or federal lands thus making agatized dinosaur bone more valuable.
Petrified or Fossilized Dinosaur Bone increases energy and memory. It has ties with the deep past, and this makes it an excellent stone for past life work. Dinosaur bone is also wonderful for calming anxiety, in particular survival anxieties. It helps, too, with communication and ability to understand communications. Physically, dinosaur bone is used for healing of paralysis, broken bones, hearing, vigor, regulation of body temperature.

Drusy, druse, druzy, drusies - different spellings, but they all mean tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of other stones. When ground water carrying dissolved silica is forced into a porous area of the rock, rapid cooling often occurs, causing the formation of tiny crystals on the surfaces or in cavities of the rock. The clear crystals often form on top of previously deposited minerals. This is called a drusy. Some minerals found in this form are chrysocolla, malachite, hematite, psilomelane, uvarovite, pyrite, carnelian, and cobalto-calcite.
Titanium drusy is agate drusy that has been coated with titanium in a vacuum chamber. It produces a permanent metal coating in spectacular shades of bight, dark blue or an iridescent white.

Dumortierite (Blue Quartz) is a aluminum borate silicate (Quartz) mineral that is used as a popular ornamental stone. It has a deep violet to blue color that is very attractive and unusual and has good hardness and color. Dumortierite can be carved into cabochons, beads, sculptures, eggs and spheres. Dumortierite is found in the Yuma, Arizona and San Diego, California areas of the US but the best source is Brazil.
Dumortierite enhances organizational abilities, self-discipline and orderliness. It highly reduces difficulties of scattered mind and disorganization. In addition, it encourages one to see and accept reality, and react to it in an intelligent manner in one's own behalf.

**Disclaimer: Please note that all Metaphysical/Healing Properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service, entertainment and inspiritional puposes only and in no way is it intended for diagnosing illness, perscription, advice, not meant to treat varied conditions within one's life and should not replace proper medical attention. We have not tested these theories and suggest that you heed the information as just that, information gathered, not tested. We do not guarantee any of the statements made or the validity of these statements. Consult your Doctor or other health care practioner regarding health issues. Beads By Becky is not liable for any use or misuse of this information.**

This page updated March 19, 2009 at 8:37pm CDT