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  • Traditional birthstone of March
  • Zodiac sign for Pisces and Aries

Aquamarine has long been known to have a deep connection to the ocean.  In fact, the name “aquamarine” is derived from the Latin word for seawater (aqua marina, “water of the sea”).

This stone ranges from a sea-green to a soft powder blue, and is believed to enhance clarity of perception and eyesight, flow of creativity, inspiration and intuition. It is calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust, and letting go.  Connected with the throat chakra, aquamarine can help the bearer overcome fear of speaking, as it opens the channels of clear and heartfelt communication.

Folklore says that aquamarine was first found in the treasure chest of mermaids. Since then, aquamarine has been considered to be a sailor’s lucky stone, believing it would be protection for them on water.  As well as protecting those who journey by sea (and alleviating seasickness or the fear of water), it guards those involved in any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances.

Aquamarine becomes a particularly potent talisman when it is immersed in water, and if one works with it in this way in moonlight, it offers powerful assistance in opening the third eye.  This way of working with aquamarine leads it to sometimes be known as the stone of the sea witch, as more than any other gemstone it is purported to open the doors to strong oceanic magic for those who are inclined towards sea-centered mysticism.

Even for the non-witch, aquamarine is believed to open consciousness, releasing wisdom and creativity. It has a calming effect, and thus is noted for increasing courage and fortitude.  It inspires the judgmental to be more tolerant, and helps cut through confusion and overwhelm to find kind compromise.  As a love stone, Aquamarine can help two people with different lifestyles to live together in harmony, and reduces the effects of sensitive issues that cause quarrels. Aquamarine is often given as a love token or eternity ring, and increases commitment and fidelity “as long as the waters of the earth flow.”

Visit our website for a plethora of pretty gemstone jewelry, or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem, available at Mexicali in unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings!




  • Traditional birthstone of February
  • Zodiac sign for Pisces

Amethyst is one of the best stones for those who are new to crystal healing.  Its violet color is well known as the highest spiritual color and vibration, representing the “flame of transmutation” that burns up negativity, transforming what was there into a fertile fount of inner power from which to build something new and intentional.  It has a calming and peaceful effect on the mind and body that encourages the opening of intuition, allowing the seedlings of positive change to take root.  Its powerful yet soothing energy helps to break up old emotional thought processes, and helps one to more easily see their situation from the perspective of their higher mind, connected with their soul’s purpose rather than being (as we so often are) swept up in the emotion and drama of the expectations and experiences that surround us in the day-to-day.

Amethyst helps the bearer to overcome fears and cravings. It historically symbolizes piety, humility, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. The Greek word “amethystos” can be translated as “not drunken”. In Greek mythology, Dionysus (the god of intoxication and wine) was pursuing a maiden named Amethystos, who refused his affections. Amethystos prayed to the gods to remain chaste, a prayer which the goddess Artemis answered, transforming her into a white stone. Humbled by Amethystos’ desire to remain chaste, Dionysus poured wine over the stone as an offering, dyeing the crystals purple.

Amethyst helps to bring calmness and clarity to the mind, while fostering healing and selflessness. It is an excellent stone for meditation and is known as the “stone of transformation”.  It is said to bring wisdom by keeping the wearer connected to and aware of their more spiritual nature. It is a wonderful stone for dream work, past life work, and can help you clearly see your path. Using this stone in meditation may also help you to develop your psychic abilities and open your crown chakra enhancing connection with the spiritual realm while protecting against psychic attack. Because of its innately soothing energy, amethyst is particularly powerful for assisting in overcoming sleep disorders and bad dreams. Putting amethyst under your pillow at night can help to transform these negative experiences into positive, and encourage lucid dreaming as well as astral projection adventures!

While we always have TONS more gemstone jewelry available in stores than online, many pretty pieces of our Rudraksha jewelry feature amethyst, and we have some lovely amethyst rings and pendants available online as well.  Check these out at Mexicali Blues online, or visit any of our stores in Maine to see the potent and powerful beauty of this stunning gem in a wide variety of unique (often one-of-a-kind) shapes and settings.


carnelian gemstone jewelry meaning


Carnelian is a high-energy stone of motivation, endurance, courage, and leadership. It was worn around the necks of ancient warriors to bring them courage and physical power in battle. Ancient Egyptians regarded carnelian as a sunset trapped in a stone and called it “the setting sun”. Carnelian is an energizing and stabilizing stone, assisting the bearer in reckoning with the reality of situations and giving them the clarity to address difficulties without panicking. It steadies the mind and brings physical energy and vitality to support accomplishing whatever you need to. This stone is said to clarify the voice, and it is believed to to help timid speakers or singers become more eloquent and bold. It’s a powerful stone to have in your possession if you’re performing in any way, as it enhances confidence and creativity. It helps the bearer with concentration, and is known as a particularly good stone to support focus in meditation. It’s also known for attracting prosperity, resources, and good luck. All in all, Carnelian is a powerful and valuable stone to have in your crystal collection! 

These pieces of carnelian jewelry were spotted recently at our Newcastle store. Which do you like best?

Shop carnelian jewelry on our website here.



  • Resonates with sacral and solar plexus chakra

Amber is not a stone at all, but is a fossilized resin. Considered a good luck charm for love and marriage, this "stone" is both energizing and calming at the same time. It is said to help in attracting and manifesting positive desires,and brings energies of patience, protection, sensuality, healing, and balance to those who wear or carry it. These amber pieces were spotted at our Newcastle store; visit us there or any other Mexicali store to check out the amber & gemstone jewelry collection!



Bloodstone is a type of jasper renowned as a particularly powerful healing stone, relating to both the heart and root chakras. Meditating with this stone can stimulate the root chakra, which is the energy center that provides one’s sense of safety and security on this earth. It is said that this stone can actually absorb pain as it brings comfort, allowing one to step outside of their emotion and witness it as part of the balance of life. It is a very protective stone, helping one feel stronger in the face of adversity, and assists in restoring and rebuilding the mind and body after difficulties. Its vibration supports one’s powers for making decisions and developing the intuition, offering clarity and increasing confidence as the bearer moves forward either through adversity or while undertaking any project. While most gemstones are known to put out and increase positive energy, bloodstone has a unique ability to transform negative energy and assist the bearer in pushing through the toughest issues that arise. It amplifies positive assets, transmutes any negative energies coming in, and can help keep one balanced in even the most destabilizing situations.

These pretty bloodstone pendants were found in our Newcastle store. Visit any of our stores for gorgeous gemstone jewelry like these and more! Check out what we’re rocking online for magical gemstone jewelry.

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