Colors on the Web is a very good site you can check out which will help you choose which colors complement each other. For instance, if you are going to make a beaded necklace using Jade stones which are green, you may also want to complement these green stones with a purple stone like Amethyst. These stones complement each other well.
The Energy of Color and How You Can Use It
Many people believe that color itself contains a metaphysical energy or attribute. Advertising agencies use color to create a desired mood in the prospective customer, Interior Designers use color to make a room calm and peaceful, or exciting, or cheerful. Virtually everyone is affected by the colors around us.
You should know and understand the meaning of color when choosing gemstone beads. While each gemstone emanates various types of energy, the color of the stone also carries an energy of its own. You can combine these energies to tailor a bracelet or necklace to your desired results. Read Gemstone meanings and attributes to learn more about the stone energies.
The Colors and Their Meanings:
Red symbolizes action, confidence, courage and vitality. Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning). Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.
Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage, add vitality and to overcome sexual dysfunctions. Wear red gemstone beads to stimulate vitality and energy.
Red gemstone beads: Ruby, Red Jasper, Red Coral, Red Tiger Eye, Garnet, Mookaite.
Other red gemstones: Red Coral, Bloodstone, Garnet, Red Jasper, Ruby, Red Calcite. See red beads.
Pink symbolizes love and beauty. Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink. A pink carnation means "I will never forget you".
Pink gemstones can be used to promote love, self-worth, order and protection from violence or aggression. Wear pink gemstone beads to stimulate love and beauty.
Pink gemstone beads: Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Unakite, Rhodochrosite, Pink Opal, Pink Tourmaline.
Other pink gemstones: Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz, Pink Opal, Pink Tourmaline, Danburite, Pink Mangano Calcite, Stilbite, Chalcedony, Petalite, Pink Sapphire, Pink Halite.
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Brown symbolizes: earth, order and convention. Brown can mix into many surroundings. It is a mixture of red, blue and yellow and has many shades and tones - each producing a different effect. Brown can be a stabilizing color.
The red in brown gives it practical energy while the yellow and blue add mental focus energies. Too much brown can make a dull effect. Brown gives a feeling of solidity, and allows one to stay in the background, unnoticed. Some shades of brown create a warm, comfortable feeling of wholesomeness, naturalness and dependability.
Brown gemstones act as a grounding force and promote stability and clear thinking.
Brown gemstones beads: Tiger Eye, Mohogany Obsidian, Sunset Jasper, Tourmaline, Boulder Opal, African Brown Rhyolite, Agate.
Other brown gemstones: Tiger Eye, Petrified Wood, Chiastolite, Aragonite, Stromatolite, Bronzite, Axinite. See brown beads.
Orange symbolizes vitality with endurance. It is one of the healing colors and stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere.
Orange gemstones are used to promote personal power and are useful for people who could use more self esteem. Wear orange gemstone beads to stimulate creativity, mental quickness and an ability to adjust to changes. Wearing orange during times of stress, or shock can help to balance your emotions. It can bring about the willingness to embrace new ideas with enjoyment and a sense of exploration and creative play.
Orange gemstone beads: Amber, Carnelian, Fire Agate, Goldstone, Peach Moonstone, Orange Calcite, Sunstone.
Other orange gemstones: Carnelian, Fire Opal, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, Tangerine Quartz, Orange Kyanite, Orange Elestial. See orange beads.
Yellow symbolizes wisdom, joy, happiness and intellectual energy. Yellow means joy and happiness. People of high intellect favor yellow. Yellow daffodils are a symbol of unrequited love. Like the energy of a bright sunny day, yellow brings clarity and awareness.
Yellow gemstone beads: Citrine, Honey Calcite, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Jade, Yellow Opal, Yellow Agate.
Other yellow gemstones: Amber, Citrine, Imperial Topaz, Lemon Quartz, Honey Calcite, Yellow Flourite, Sulphur. See yellow beads.
Green symbolizes life, nature, fertility, self-respect and well being. Green contains the powerful energies of nature, growth, desire to expand or increase. Balance and a sense of order are found in the color green. Change and transformation is necessary for growth, and so this ability to sustain changes is also a part of the energy of green.
Wear green when you want to overcome a sense of thwarted ambition. Green says growth - balance - harmony. It is a color of healthy relationships.
Green gemstone beads: African Green Jasper, African Jade, Canadian Jade, Emerald, China Chrysoprase, Green Aventurine, Malachite, Petrified Green Opal, Apple Green Turquoise.
Other green gemstones: Emerald, Malachite, Aventurine, Jade, Peridot, Moss Agate, Dioptase, Bloodstone, Epidot, Green Chlorite, Green Sardonyx. See green beads.
Blue symbolizes youth, spirituality, truth and peace. A pure blue is the color of inspiration, sincerity and spirituality. Blue gemstones to wear to feel calm are blue sapphire and blue topaz. Lapis lazuli and azurite are said to heighten psychic power.
Wear dark blue gemstones for a stable, calm conservative feeling. All shades of blue will help to make easy communication, whether it is with yourself or others.
Blue gemstone beads: Blue Fluorite, Sodalite, Larimar, Blue Crazy Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Rainbow Flourite, Blue Tiger Eye.
Other blue gemstones: Sodalite, Blue Quartz, Blue Calcite, Blue Lace Agate, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Apatite, Tanzanite, Blue Tourmaline, Blue Aragonite. See blue beads.
Purple symbolizes royalty, magic and mystery. Purple is the color of good judgment. It is the color of people seeking spiritual fulfillment. It is said if you surround yourself with purple you will have peace of mind. Purple is a good color to use in meditation.
Violet gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to sharpen psychic awareness, connection with higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration. Wear purple when you want to encourage fantasy, mystery and imagination.
Purple gemstone beads: Amethyst, Ametrine, Cape Amethyst, Charoite, Purple Crazy Lace Agate, Sugilite, Sugilite Jasper, Lepidolite Jasper, Lavender Quartz.
Other purple stones: Amethyst, Fluorite, Sugilite, Lepidolite, Charoite, Purpurite. See purple beads.
White symbolizes purity and cleanliness. Strictly speaking, white is not a color, but the manifestation of the presence of all color - the complete energy of light. It stands for wholeness and completion. In many cultures it represents openness and truth. White has a cold quality. It can provide clarity as its energy is complete.
Wear white to impart a pure, wholesome impression.
White Gemstone Beads: African Opal, Mexican Zebra Jasper, White Opal, White Howlite, Sesame Jasper, Tourmilated Quartz, Moonstone, Fossil Coral, Magnesite, Bamboo Leaf Agate.
Other White gemstones: Crystal Quartz, White Topaz, White Aragonite, Howlite, Scolecite, White Selenite, White Opal, Opalite, White Kunzite. See white beads .
Black gemstones symbolize self control and resilience. Black stones have protective energies in the sense that black is the absence of light, and therefore, can be used to create invisibility.
Black is also used in clothing to make a bold statement of mystery and self control. Use black beads when you want to make a statement and want to feel “inconspicuous”.
Black gemstone beads: Black Onyx, Black Rustic Quartz, Astrophylite, Black Jasper, Obsidian, Rainbow Obsidian, Spinel, Black Fire Agate, Natural Silver Quartz.
Other black gemstones: Black Tourmaline, Obsidian, Onyx, Black Kyanite, Jet, Shungite, Nuummite. See black beads.
Combining stones and colors for their energies can be fun and rewarding. Find the combinations that resonate best with your unique energy!
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