Stones symbolize a variety of aspects that include solidity, stability and gravity. In Chinese symbolism, stones are connected with ying-yang energy. Stones also symbolize comfort, strength and patience.
In psychic studies, gemstones are often used in rituals, as well as carried or worn to increase vibrational energy. Aquamarine is a calming stone that is believed to help release anxiety and fear. Aventurine is a green stone that is associated with prosperity. Some people believe that keeping an aventurine stone in their left pocket when purchasing a lottery ticket or gambling increases their chances of winning.
Citrine symbolizes new beginnings and an open mind. It is also believed that citrine balances emotions and calms restlessness. Rose quartz symbolizes love and is often worn as jewelry by individuals who are in search of their soul mates. Moonstone symbolizes clear thinking, and black onyx is believed to repel negative energy. Rubies symbolize positive energy and good health. A gift of rubies symbolizes friendship and love.
In the Jewish religion, placing stones and pebbles on the headstones of the deceased is a common tradition. In early times, the Jewish people believed that stones placed on the headstones prevented the souls from returning to Earth and wreaking havoc on the living.