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My gemstones posts have been about the lore and mystical properties of the stones for writers to use in their stories. However, today’s post is about gemstones that aid writers in their creative endeavors.

First, I’ll tell you about two stones that are helpful all around. Then, I’ll list stones that speak to specific issues a writer might encounter.

Stones for Writers

Sodalite is royal blue stone frequently marbled with white calcium. It is often considered the writer’s stone as it removes mental blocks, increases creativity, wisdom, and luck (especially for writers). Wear sodalite jewelry or place it on your desk where you work. Any shape will do for the table, but a pyramid will amplify and focus your energy.

Blue topaz is the artist’s stone. It stimulates artistic inspiration and allows the expression of emotions. It is great for all types of communication, including public speaking.

Stones for Removing Mental Blocks

Click this to go to Amazon – it’s sodalite in a pyramidy-shape!

Stones for Creativity

Stones for Increasing Concentration

Stones for Clarity

Rock Quartz Crystals will amplify the power of other stones.

This is my last post for 2014! I wish you all a happy and safe holiday. I’ll see you in 2015.

image of sodalite courtesy of Philippe Giabbanelli,

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  39 Responses to “Gemstones for Writers”

  1. I’ll take a bloodstone, thanks! What a cool name.
    Alex J. Cavanaugh recently posted…IWSG Book is Available! Plus Penguins of Madagascar Review, Battle of the Bands, and Ninja NewsMy Profile

    • I know, right? I remember the first time I saw it and heard the name. I was really little but I remember it clearly, ’cause it was so weird to me a rock was called bloodstone.

  2. Amethyst is my birthstone, too.
    L. Diane Wolfe recently posted…The Insecure Writer’s Support Group Book is Available!My Profile

  3. What a gorgeous stone. I’m partial to blue ones. Sodalite looks like a mystical night sky.
    Christine Rains recently posted…Unveiling the cover for Of Blood and SorrowMy Profile

  4. Bring on those Bloodstones. I could use some mental block removal!

    I’m back to bug you again. Aren’t you happy?

  5. I didn’t know there were gemstones for writers! I haven’t heard of any of those stone…
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  6. Is there a stone for exasperation? I need one.

    Interesting, nevertheless :)
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  7. I remember when animated hero Atom Ant had that case of stolen topaz Toora Loora :)

  8. Blue topaz. Oh wow. So gorgeous. So is the Sodalite. I would love to have some of both where I write. The bloodstone one is great for a novel. I already have an idea brewing inside my head.
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  9. That sodalite is very pretty. I find rocks and minerals interesting. I loved poking around that section of the Smithsonian this summer. Helped that I got to see the Hope Diamond. :)
    Have a great December!
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  10. Happy December, Miss Holly. Hope you have a killer 2015.

    Cheers and a great BIG boogie boogie, to YOU.
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  11. Sodalite is so pretty. I don’t think I’d ever heard of it before. Thanks for sharing the info! :)
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  12. Hi Holly – all the stones are amazing and how great they help writers .. I think I’ll get out my amethyst bracelet, and I have amethyst in a crystal stone … gem stones and semi-precious ones are amazing .. here’s to concentration for me ..

    Happy holidays and break away .. cheers Hilary
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  13. I have a number of these stones upstairs in my jewelry armoire. I should run up and layer on a few! I need some clarity and creativity!
    Dianne Salerni recently posted…First Impressions: THE COURAGE OF DRAGONSMy Profile

  14. I can always use some clarity so hand me a handful of rubies.

    Tossing It Out

  15. I LOVE learning about this!!! I find it so fascinating.
    Morgan Shamy recently posted…Reading And Finding Inspiration…My Profile

  16. I’ll take some of that soladite and amythest.

  17. The stones for creativity…Wulfenite and Iolite…very creative names…
    Gemstones as part of a story plot…great idea!
    Have a wonderful holiday!
    Michelle Wallace recently posted…The Insecure Writer’s Support Group ~ No#36My Profile

  18. I need some of these stones. :)

    Have a great rest of the year!

  19. Man, watch the sales of sodalite soar now…we’re all going to go buy some!!!
    Liz Blocker (@lizblocker) recently posted…Insecure Writers: More ConfessionsMy Profile

  20. I’m glad I read this. Yesterday I was jewelry shopping, but didn’t buy anything. I was eyeing gemstone rings and would like to return to shopping for them later.
    Medeia Sharif recently posted…IWSGMy Profile

  21. I definitely need to remove some mental blocks when writing, so this stone might be for me :)
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  22. I think I need to buy some stones now! Thanks so much for the post. I do love learning more about the power of gemstones.

    Have a great holiday and break!
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  23. Informative post, Holly. I actually have a beautiful piece of sodalite that I brought home from Sedona a few years ago. I also have beautiful chunks of tigers eye and amethyst. I’m taking them out of their storage box placing them all under my monitor with the three quartz crystals I always keep there. Wish me luck!
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  24. I’ll go with blue topaz. Even after years of public speaking, I still trip over my words at times.
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  25. Amethyst is my birth stone, but I’m totally lacking in concentration, along with everything else it seems, lol. Sometimes I think I need a little bit of all of them! Enjoy the holidays, and see you in 2015!

  26. I could definitely use some wisdom and luck. Sodalite sounds great!
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  27. Stopped in to wish you a Happy Christmas and an Oogie Boogie New Year.

  28. Happy New Year to you and your family, Holly!
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  29. I’m a big stone fan. Loved studying about them.

    Have a great new year!

  30. I can’t remember what book it was in (I think it was either Anne of Green Gables or Little Women) but one of the characters talked about a carnelian ring, and it made me want one! Now that I know it’s used for creativity, I want one even more!

  31. Holly, while reading this post I got an idea for a novel. It’s about a girl who uses stones for healing, etc. and of course, someone wants her for his own dastardly purposes. Just thought I’d mention that you gave me this great novel idea. :-)
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