Gemstones can add an aesthetic as well as an energetic embellishment to your flute. Together with your breath, the ambiance of the wood, and the symbolic resonance of a well chosen gemstone, you can turn your Native American Style Flute into a healing sound-bath for your self and those around you.
We typically work with 6mm cabochon gemstones (typically unfaceted gems polished to a smooth sheen) that can be set into the wood of your Native American Style Flute. Usually we set the gem just under the True Sound Hole (nest area) and / or set into the totem, but your flute can be ornamented in a variety of ways to suit your preference.
We have a selection of small round cabochon gemstones in stock. They are:
- Lapis Lazuli
- Rose Quartz
- Tigers Eye
A brief bio on each gemstone
Each gemstone has its own energetic imprint that is both symbolic as well as material – gemstones can calibrate to emotions and energies to enhance certain qualities and characteristics in your life.
Amethyst calms the emotions, encourages clarity of thought, and assists in attaining wisdom. Amethyst is a stone of the mind which brings calmness and clarity. Amethyst is said to attune its wearer with intuition, feelings and values. It has long been regarded as an aid to sobriety and is useful for combating alcohol, food and other addictions. It is also thought to ease obsessive-compulsive behaviour.
Citrine is said to open the mind to new thoughts and balance impatience and restlessness. Citrine is thought to promote optimism. It also attracts abundance and is known as the “merchant’s stone”; it is often placed where business is conducted, not only to acquire wealth, but to maintain it. It is also good for mental focus, endurance and self-esteem.
Garnet gemstones are regarded as the stone of passionate devotion; toward family, friends, the self and purpose in life. Believed to stimulate the senses, and increase vitality and stamina. Garnet is thought to attract good luck in business ventures.
Jade is a stone of serenity thought to alleviate anxiety, fear and to promote good luck. Jade not only brings prosperity, but encourages its wearer to hold on to money. A traditional charm for gardeners, jade is said to ensure bountiful harvests.
Lapis lazuli is an ancient stone said to represent friendship and truth. Blue lapis lazuli gems are believed to help bring about harmony in relationships. It is a stone of wisdom and awareness.
Moonstone encourages communication by promoting clear thinking, inspiration and receptivity. It also assists in the fulfillment of one’s destiny. Long regarded as the gemstone for psychic abilities, wish fulfillment and balancing the emotions, moonstone is thought to work better on things that are needed rather than things that are just wanted.
Aotearoa (New Zealand) Greenstone, or Pounamu, is forged from the mountains of the Southern Alps of Aotearoa, it has strength and mana (power and status), as well as providing calm and healing. It is customary to receive or give Pounamu as a gift, rather than buying it for yourself.
Please note: Pounamu are only available as an adze (see lead image) and not as a cabochon.
Pink rose quartz is known as the stone of “gentle love”, rose quartz brings peace and calm to relationships. Excellent for healing emotional wounds, removing negativity and restoring harmony after conflict. Promotes appreciation of the arts.
Sunstone is linked to luck and good fortune. It clears and energises all the chakras. Sunstone instills good nature, heightens intuition and allows the real self to shine through happily. It dissipates fearfulness, alleviates stress and increases vitality.
Golden brown tiger’s eye is said to help convert anxiety and fear into practical logic and action. It is also believed to promote balance and strength in difficult times, and to relieve doubt.
Blue and green turquoise is believed to attract money, success and love. Turquoise is a stone of friendship in many cultures. Native Americans associated the colours of turquoise with the blue sky and the green earth. It is still seen by many today as being symbolic of our roots in nature.