Truth be told, I started using gemstones in my jewelry simply because they're pretty. I mean — have you seen the marble-like green tones in a piece of malachite? Or the shimmer of a faceted pyrite bead? Swoon! But the more I've learned about gemstones and all their energy-lifting properties, I've totally drank the woo-woo kool-aid and I love the idea of choosing stones that mean something or promise healing results. (And when I say "promise", I actually mean "I HOPE they make you feel good!") Let's take a closer look at some of the stones I use and the super powers they are said to possess.