The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones by Margaret Ann Lembo is an extraordinary guidebook to the stones that decorate our homes, jewelry, and lives. If you want to learn more about what the gemstones mean, this is an excellent guide to come back to again and again.
“This ultimate go-to reference features 160 stones you can use to improve your life on all levels—mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Packed with practical information—from each stone's Mohs scale rating to its divinatory meaning—this unique guide has 190 beautiful full-color photos of specimens commonly found in metaphysical stores. Each page provides concise information: stone name, color, chakra, planet, element, zodiac sign, number, divinatory meaning, and mental, emotional, physical and spiritual uses. A series of positive affirmations is given for each stone, as well as guidance on how to use gemstones as oracles for personal development and spiritual awakening.” – The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones
The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones is a truly essential book for crystals, gemstones, and minerals. If there is one book that you want to invest in to learn more about crystals, minerals, and stones – this is the book to buy!
The pictures are all in full color and the two page guide to each of the 190 specimens contains all of the information you’ll realistically need to know about each stone. You’ll learn about the color, chakra, planet, number, element, mohs scale, astrological sign, affirmation, spiritual use, mental use, emotional use, physical use, divine guidance, and general information about each stone.
You will also learn about how to choose your crystals, what the shapes and sizes mean of the stones, how to clean and charge your crystals, which gemstones work best for each chakra, how to use the stones in your home, and much more.
I absolutely love this book and have been using it almost daily since I received it. It is the perfect reference book and I have honestly learned so much from it. I highly recommend it.
* Thank you to the publisher of The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones, Llewellyn, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.