Blue stones are often associated with deep emotions. They are said to be calming and soothing, which can help those who suffer from anxiety or depression. They also represent loyalty, truthfulness, and sincerity. Some common blue stones and crystals include Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, and Sapphire. Blue is the color of the sky, so wear blue crystals such as Turquoise or Lapis Lazuli to invoke feelings of peace and serenity. Wear a turquoise necklace or ring to align with your heart chakra.
Turquoise is especially beautiful in a gradient or in a stack of rings. It is mined from a nodule of rock found in sedimentary deposits. Turquoise is commonly found in the United States in Arizona and Utah. Red or some shades of red are a nice complement to Turquoise.
Sapphires are found in a range of colors, but blue is the most common. Sapphire is a crystal that grows in a hexagonal plate-like structure. The word sapphire is derived from the Arabic word safīrah, which in turn comes from the Latin word, safira, meaning "blue gem."
Aquamarine is a colorless variety of beryl with a tone ranging from pale blue to greenish-blue. It's found in opaque crystals often with razor sharp faces and striations. It is named for its color and most famous deposits are found in the Czech Republic, Madagascar, Brazil and the United States. The name of the stone "aquamarine" comes from the Latin aqua marinus which means water of the sea. It is also the birthstone of March.
Lapis Lazuli is a blue stone that is said to be believed to have relaxed the wearer's mind. It is said to be an excellent stone for calming and concentrating, it helps restore one’s mental energy. Lapis Lazuli will help bring clarity and focus if you are feeling scattered or in a foggy state of mind. Lapis Lazuli includes the minerals lazurite and calcite along with the metal pyrite, a form of iron sulfide. The stone is primarily blue and is often used in metaphysics for its purported mystical properties, as well as jewelry. Lapis lazuli is a stone of truth, and is a stone of wisdom. It encourages you to be more understanding of your spiritual self and help you to find the answers that are right in front of you. It also connects us with past lives and teaches us the importance of keeping your promises.
Other blue stones include Larimar, Kyanite and Shattuckite. Larimar is found in the Dominican Republic and is a popular gemstone used for pendants, rings and earrings. Kyanite is an attractive transparent stone with a pale blue color that is used in jewelry and is mostly mined in Africa. A rare blue-black variety of Shattuckite, known as schorl, can be found in Afghanistan.
An incredibly common stone, Sodalite is comprised of sodium and lithium. Sodalite is a popular gemstone that comes in a variety of colors blue and is often confused with Lapis Lazuli. Another blue stone, Celestite fades in the sun but is still a lovely shade of blue. It has been used for jewelry since ancient Roman times.