Gemstones of the Bible & Apostles

Updated: Nov 5, 2019

The Bible is one of the first scriptures that refers to healing crystals. Gemstones are mentioned in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. They are used in ancient and modern worship aides to influence life in the realm of physical manifestation.

Why the Crystals Work

Gemstones and Crystals have Natural Healing and Amplification properties which affect our well-being. The meaning of each stone is tied to the Frequency and Chemistry of the crystals and gemstones which determines the color; and the structure determines how the energy is amplified. Our essence or spirit connects to the Light vibration, the color, this is because we embody a spirit purely of Light. Our light responds to the spirit (light) of the stone. We synergize and this creates the change which balances, supports and heals us.

Here are some mentioned in the Bible:

Exodus 28: 17-21 The Breast Plate of Aaron

You shall set in it settings of stones, four rows of stones: a row of ruby, topaz, and beryl shall be the first row; 18 and the second row a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald; 19 and the third row a jacinth(Zircon), an agate, and an amethyst; 20 and the fourth row a chrysolite(Peridot), an onyx, and a jasper. They shall be enclosed in gold in their settings. 21 The stones shall be according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names; like the engravings of a signet, everyone according to his name, they shall be for the twelve tribes.

Revelation 21: 19-20: Foundation of the New Jerusalem

The foundations of the city’s wall were adorned with all kinds of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald; 20 the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius (Carnelian); the seventh, chrysolite (Peridot); the eighth, beryl (Aquamarine); the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, jacinth (Zircon); and the twelfth, amethyst.


Activates the Throat chakra. It is the stone that gives you courage and the power to articulate. Renowned as the stone of Truth

Biblical Verse- Her princes were purer than snow, whiter than milk; their bodies were more ruddy than coral, the beauty of their form was like sapphire. –Lamentations 4:7


The passion stone that empowers the heart chakra, ideal for people looking for love. It empowers the heart and fertility center of the body. Renowned as the stone of Passion

Biblical Verse- For wisdom is better than rubies, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. –Proverbs 8:11


Activates multiple chakras in the human body. Renowned as the stone of Higher Powers

Biblical Verse- The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, nor can it be valued in pure gold. – Job 28:19


Activates the Root Chakra for empowering your Life Force energy, A stone of control. Renowned as the stone of balance

Biblical Verse- Place a setting of gemstones on it, four rows of stones: The first row should be a row of carnelian. –Exodus 28:17


One of the unique stones filled with wisdom, activates the throat chakra like sapphires. It is known as a luck stone that helps you gain courage

Biblical Verse- His hands gold rings, set with the chrysolite; His belly is bright ivory, overlaid with sapphires. – Song of Solomon 5:14


A heart chakra stone ideal for people going through struggles.

Biblical Verse- Then they made the beryl stones, fixed in twisted frames of gold and cut like the cutting of a stamp, with the names of the children of Israel. –Exodus 39:6


One of the most protective stones in history, a moon gem. It empowers the root chakra as well as the earth chakra as it blends onyx, chalcedony and carnelian.

Biblical Verse- As for the foundation-stones of the city wall, the fifth is sardonyx. –Revelation 21:20


Activates the sacral and solar plexus chakras. It is responsible for empowering the kundalini energy within the body. Helps keep your healthy also to discovering your soul.

Biblical Verse- As for the foundation-stones of the city wall, the third is chalcedony. –Revelation 21:19


An emotional balancing stone,another heart chakra stone. It helps you feel peaceful, content and calm during the worst of situations. Wear it at all times to quickly avert negativity

Biblical Verse- As for the foundation-stones of the city wall, the tenth is chrysoprase. –Revelation 21:21


A key reiki healing stone, the foundational stone of Jerusalem, the holy city. It activates ethereal chakras as well as the crown chakra that helps people through enlightenment.

Biblical Verse- As for the foundation-stones of the city wall, the eleventh is jacinth. –Revelation 21:21


A powerful crown chakra stone that adorns the walls of heaven, also a powerful healing crystal. It is mentioned in the Bible a few times too. Amethyst was once used widely by our forefathers for detox therapies in adults.Worn by Royals and Wizards and Priests (Bishops wear an Amethyst ring), because of the Mystical power it shares with the wearer, the power to use and control the emotions

Biblical Verse- As for the foundation-stones of the city wall, the twelfth is amethyst. –Revelation 21:21


A stone of physical powers that keep your health intact.When kept over the affected area, jasper creates cleansing energies that melt the negativity sediment within you. It realigns the chakras and boosts your enthusiasm as well.

Biblical Verse- And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. –Revelation 4:3

Lapis Lazuli

The shining stone of hope, activates the throat chakras in addition to third eye energy, boosts your intuitive powers by sharpening the mind’s eye. Use to uplift physical and spiritual self. Make elixirs

Biblical Verse- Now above the expanse that was over their heads, there was something resembling a throne, like lapis lazuli in appearance; and on that which resembled a throne, high up, was a figure with the appearance of a man. –Ezekiel 1:26


A protective stone, helps create unhindered energy flow in your chakra centers. The root chakra stone helps in creating a protective cocoon around the wearer to protect them. You can use it for balance in your personal and professional lives as well.

Biblical Verse- And thou shalt take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel. – Exodus 28:9


A higher heart chakra stone, a hypnotizing healing crystal. Helps in removing guilt, vengeance and hatred from the heart when you program it with mid chakras.

Biblical Verse- The foundation stones of the city wall were adorned with every kind of precious stone with the fourth as Emerald. –Revelation 21:19


The womb of Mother Sea, Corals are extremely fragile and soft. Activate the heart chakra energies. It will help you regain control in your love life easily. Can also be used by programming and positive affirmations for stronger powers.

Biblical Verse- Her consecrated ones were purer than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than corals. –Lamentations 4:7


A sedative crystal, third eye chakra activators. It helps you realign clarity in the spiritual altar. You can use pearl to peek into your past or future. It helps for dream recall and karmic therapies in addition to divination. Create crystal grids with pearls for the best effects.

Biblical Verse- The gold of that land is pure; pearls and lapis lazuli are also there. –Gen 2:2


By helping you regain control in life, agate dispels evil spirits and energies from your spiritual self. It is an empowering stone straight from the ethereal world. It boosts the physical strength and empowers almost all chakras as it exists in multiple colors of the spectrum.

Biblical Verse- And have made of agate thy pinnacles, And thy gates of carbuncle stones, And all thy border of stones of delight. –Isaiah 54:12

The Twelve Apostle stones

Saint Peter

· stone: Jasper or bloodstone

· patronage: bakers, bridge builders, butchers, fishermen, harvesters, cordwainers, horologists, locksmiths, cobblers, masons, net makers, the Papacy, shipwrights, called for aid in: frenzy, foot problems, fever, longevity

Saint Andrew

· stone: Sapphire

· patronage: army rangers, mariners, fishermen, fishmongers, rope-makers, singers and performers

Saint James

· stone: Chalcedony

· patronage: veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists

Saint John

· stone: Emerald

· patronage: authors, theologians, publishers, booksellers, editors and painters, called for aid in: burns, poisoning, friendships

Saint Philip

· stone: Sardonyx (Onyx)

· patronage: hatters and pastry chefs

Saint Bartholomew

· stone: Chrysolite (Carnelian)

· patronage: bookbinders, butchers, cobblers, Florentine cheese merchants, Florentine salt merchants, leather workers, plasterers, shoemakers, tanners, trappers and whiteners, called for aid in: nervous diseases, neurological diseases and twitching

Saint Matthew

· stone: chrysolite (Peridot)

· patronage: accountants

Saint Thomas

· stone: beryl (Morganite)

· patronage: architects

Saint James the Less

· stone: Topaz

· patronage: apothecaries, druggists, fullers, hatmakers, hatters, milliners and pharmacists, called in for aid with: dying people

Saint Jude

· stone: Chrysoprase

· patronage: hospitals, called for aid in: lost causes, desperate situations

Saint Simon (Simon the Zealot)

· stone: Zircon

· patronage: curriers, sawyers, tanners

Judas Iscariot

· stone: Amethyst

· patronage: negotiator

The Septuagint enumerates it among the riches of the King of Tyre (Ezech., xxviii, 13). The Greek name alludes to the popular belief that amethyst prevented intoxication; hence drinking vessels were made of amethyst for festivities, and carousers wore amulets made of it to counteract the action of wine.


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