Gemstones and metals have long been associated with magick. There are various ways that they can be used in your magickal practice. But before you get started, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the magickal properties of each gemstone and metal. The magickal properties of gemstones and metals tell us what they represent. For instance, apache tears are a symbol of good luck and loss of pain. On the other hand, copper represents self-esteem, healing, and protection. When practicing magick, take into consideration the magickal properties of the gems and metals that you are using. To learn more, the correspondence table below lists the magickal properties of many common gemstones and metals. 

How to Use Gemstones and Metals in Your Magick

Using gemstones and metals in your magickal practice can elevate your skills, especially if you master the magickal properties of each. Once you’ve accomplished that, you will open up many doors to your craft. As with colors, there are many ways to use gemstones and metals in your magickal workings. For example, one of the most common ways to use gemstones and metals is by using them on one of your chakras, such as the heart of the third eye. With gemstones and metals, you have the ability to be creative and utilize them as you please. If you’re looking for new strategies to try, the following is a list of ways that you can get started:

  • Place a piece of gemstone having a property related to your working on your altar or in your ritual space. 
  • Incorporate the gemstone and metal pieces by placing them on one or more of your chakras that needs attention.
  • Include gemstone or metal pieces in amulets or carry a piece to help improve your life in an area associated with the item. 
  • Find magickal tools crafted from a gem or metal that has properties you wish to tap into in your rituals. 

Another element to include in your magickal practice is crystals. Crystals also have magickal properties, including the ability to help with male fertility.

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Below, you will find the magickal properties of 69 of the most popular gemstones and metals used for magickal practices. This table will be your go-to source for information regarding the elements that each gemstone and metal symbolizes. This list includes some of the most well-known metals and gemstones, including amber, which represents cleansing, and the diamond, which represents generosity and trust.

Gem/Metal Magickal Properties
Agate Happiness, intelligence, fertility, health, protection of children, strength, physical energy, courage, overcoming envy, gardening, well-being
Amazonite Calm, peace, joy, attracting success, gambling luck, overcoming grief, concentration, creativity
Amber Cleansing, positive energy, wisdom, happiness, luck, strength, healing, patience, beauty, love, pleasure, protection from negativity, physical strength, self-confidence, will power
Amethyst Transmuting negative to positive, increasing spiritual awareness, calming, soothing, repelling negative vibrations, overcoming addiction, peace, love, happiness, protection, good judgment, dreams, new beginnings, stability, fertility, eloquence, common sense, compassion
Ametrine Astral travel, magickal power, meditation, removing negativity
Apache Tears Luck, removal of pain
Aragonite Meditation, balance, centering, healing, will power, patience, self-assurance
Aventurine Creativity, motivation, inner peace, business success, intellect, perception, soothing emotions/heartache, clarity, imagination, independence, joy, sexuality, vitality, wealth, romance
Bloodstone Healing, wealth, courage, physical strength, stress relief, help in business/legal matters, revitalization, prosperity, guidance, abundance, rain, organization
Blue Lace Agate Peace, calm, patience, happiness, warmth, gentleness, domestic harmony, tenderness
Botswana Agate Eases stress and pain of a loss, reduces anxiety, boosts mood
Calcite Luck, money, problem resolution, gambling, healing, creativity, business success, attracting love
Carnelian Joy, protection, energy, easing depression, promoting self-confidence, peace, concentration, focus, action, sexuality, lust, healing, courage
Chrysocolla Clarity, peace, patience, love, wisdom, dreams, balance, prosperity, growth, hope, intimacy, intuition, tolerance, patience, sleep
Citrine Sleep, luck, creativity, protection, self-esteem, magickal power
Copper Releasing, healing, protection, self-esteem, luck, attracting love & money
Diamond Generosity, trust, faithfulness, prosperity, love, peace, success, physical strength, will power, confidence, joy, luck
Emerald Psychic awareness, meditation, insight, tranquility, peace, sleep, healing, divination, love, friendship, protection from evil, business success, memory, recognition, faith, fertility, serenity, romance, understanding, balance
Flourite Good luck, concentration, keenness of mind, perspective, reducing emotional involvement, increasing mental power, logic, managing anger, analytical skill, intellect, truth
Gaia Stone Prosperity, emotional healing, Goddess connection
Garnet Health, cheery disposition, self-esteem, love, business success, past life regression, consistency of love & friendship, travel protection, happiness, peace, balance, patience, inspiration, persistence, wisdom, fertility
Gold Abundance, energy, purification, love, warmth, prosperity
Goldstone Hope, protection
Hematite Concentration, memory, banishing negativity, clarity, courage, stress relief, energy, healing, divination, grounding, centering, healing, scrying, reliability, self-confidence, legal matters
Herkimer Quartz Stress relief, meditation, visualization, balancing, calming
Howlite Stress relief, anxiety, calming, tension, artistic expression, creativity, eliminating selfishness, purity, spirituality
Iolite Truth, calming, peace, psychic ability, curiosity, spiritual growth, leadership
Jade Concentration, unconditional love, concentration, fidelity, harmony, health, justice, protection, luck, beauty, energy, stress relief, perspective, wisdom, growth
Jasper Stability, healing, balancing emotions & stress
Jet Purification, psychic protection, virility, control, luck, health, divination, protection from illness & violence, guarding against nightmares
Kyanite Creativity, commitment, loyalty, meditation, communication, cleansing, loyalty, dreams, honesty
Labradorite Earth magick, faith, patience, imagination, introspection, strength, sleep, protection, stress relief, calming, divination, strengthening convictions, courage, facilitating transformation
Lapis Lazuli Courage, healing emotional wounds, compassion, courage, wisdom, strength, clarity, wisdom, fidelity, spiritual love, past life recall, divination (especially scrying, Tarot and runes), tranquility, eloquence, expressiveness, self-confidence, creativity
Lodestone Focus, sleep, grounding
Malachite Power, success, inspiration, releasing pain/anger, concentration, travel protection, healing, sleep, inspiration, psychic visions, overcoming negativity & depression, business success, money, protection from physical danger, emotional maturity, fertility, wisdom
Moldavite Meditation, inner guidance, sympathy, compassion, clairvoyance, protection during astral travel, self-healing, channeling, communication with higher self, widening perspective
Moonstone Travel protection (especially water travel), stress relief, past life regression, luck, clarity, spiritual understanding, calming emotions, hope, opening heart to love, joy, good fortune, new beginnings, beauty, childbirth, dieting, divination, humanitarian matters
Moss Agate Friendship, gardening, healing, money, happiness, longevity, finding treasures
Obsidian Grounding, centering, divination, increasing spirituality, healing, cleansing, clarity, luck, manifestation, transformation, inner growth
Onyx Balancing, protection, faith, grounding spiritual energy to the physical plane, stability, scrying, relaxation
Opal Positive emotions, joy, aura cleansing, inner beauty, loyalty, spontaneity, clarity, healing, passion, eloquence, faithfulness, self-confidence, wisdom, spontaneity, beauty
Pearl Divination, balancing, protection, intuition, chastity, wisdom, youth, purity, serenity, truth, innocence, money, prosperity, friendship, emotional clarity, concentration
Peridot Prosperity, growth, purification, balance, intuition, compassion, cleansing, protection against nightmares, anger management, overcoming nervousness, fertility, friendship, healing, repairing relationships, reducing stress, focus
Petrified Wood Protection, longevity, past-life recall
Pyrite (Fool’s Gold) Logic, clarity, memory, prosperity, will power, grounding, harmony, vitality
Quartz Healing, drawing out pain, protection from negative vibrations, meditation, psychic powers, balance, magickal strength
Red Jasper Beauty, grace, increasing mental processes, luck, easing pain of childbirth, forming barrier against dangerous whims & desires
Rhodocrosite Balancing, healing, beauty, intelligence, divine love, energy, peace, loneliness, comfort, meeting potential, self-confidence, tact, compassion, friendship
Rhodonite Assurance, understanding of cosmic purpose, understanding of new concepts & teachings, self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence, peace, happiness, laughter, joy, strength against vulnerability, harmony in relationships, enabling change
Rose Quartz Self-esteem, peace, fertility, creativity, love, compassion, beauty, fidelity, happiness
Ruby Wealth, passion, restful sleep, protection from storms & negativity, power, joy, courage, sexual energy, enthusiasm, generosity, will power, contentment
Rutilated Quartz Energy, inspiration, removing negativity, clearing the chakras
Sapphire Balance, overcoming depression, self-discipline, love, meditation, peace, healing, friendship, fertility
Seraphinite Purification, centering, compassion, healing
Serpentine Cleansing, visualization, meditation, attracting love, drawing money/wealth, abundance, psychic power, matters involving the elderly, longevity
Silver Soothing, cleansing, psychic ability, balance, clarity, stress relief
Smokey Quartz Eases depression, calms the mind, reduces fear & panic, elevates mood, overcomes negative emotions & unhappiness, grounding, centering
Snowflake Obsidian Grounds spiritual energy to the physical plane, absorbs negativity, enhances serenity
Sodalite Alleviates fears, clears the mind, calms inner conflict, truth, stress relief, peace, harmony, wisdom, relaxation, communication, dispels guilt, merges logic and spirituality, creates emotional balance, learning, perception, creativity, insight, eliminates confusion
Staurolite Compassion, understanding, spirituality, prosperity
Sugilite Stress relief, protection, purification, healing, protection, spirituality, balancing, spiritual love, forgiveness, compassion, eloquence, fertility, friendship, growth, spirituality, awareness
Sunstone Personal power, healing, overcoming depression, health, physical energy, protection, sexual arousal, sexual energy, increasing the energy of healing herbs, success, vitality, courage, independence
Tanzanite Meditation, clairvoyance, spirituality, protection, wisdom, communication with spirit & animal guides
Tiger Eye Protects against external stresses, restores physical energy, truth, understanding, emotional balance, luck, good fortune, travel protection, communication, recognition of own faults, overcoming stubbornness, self-confidence, connection with the Earth
Topaz Emotional balance, abundance, clarity, confidence, overcoming depression, energy, focus, power, tranquility
Tourmaline Weight loss, creativity, success, prosperity, attracting love, meditation, grounding, understanding root of problems
Turquoise Friendship, meditation, emotional balance, loyalty, divination, healing, soothing, wisdom, psychic development, beauty, protection, joy, wealth, romantic love, courage, trust, victory
Unakite Protection, power, balance, healing, friendship, gardening, attracting animal guides, peace, quiet
Zoisite Health, strength, enthusiasm, poise, composure

Choosing Which Gemsontes and Metals to Use

After you’ve studied this table, you should be able to choose which gemstone and metals that you want to incorporate into your magickal practice. The metal and gemstones that you choose should coincide with the goals of your magick. For instance, if you are looking to achieve tranquility and peace through your magickal practice, you can use amazonite. If you’re looking to achieve weight loss, a good option tourmaline. If you want to include more than just gemstones and metals, you can also elevate your practice by using herbs.

Final Thoughts on Gemstones and Metals

Using metals and gemstones to elevate your magickal practice is one of the best ways to hone your craft. But before you can truly master gemstones and metals, you should first learn their magickal properties. These magickal properties are the elements that all gemstones and metals represent. If you’re looking to incorporate health and strength into your magick, you’ll want to choose zoisite, agate, or garnet. If you want to concentrate on focus, sleep, and grounding, lodestone will be one of your best choices. To learn about the magickal properties of the most popular gemstones and metals, use the chart above.