You may have heard of such magical sounding stones as angel aura quartz or aqua aura and if you’ve seen them you would certainly know as they are so pretty and iridescent.
Aura quartzes are made by electrostatic bonding of clear quartz with precious metals so in one respect they are not “natural”. However, they are incredibly beautiful and in many cases the process enhances the properties of the crystal. This is partly because the added energetic vibration, elemental energy and beauty of the precious metal combine with the quartz to ramp up each others’ properties. The other aspect is the colour energy of the stone which is produced – which is then amplified by the clear quartz.
Because they use precious metals and an expensive process these stones are costly and in the ones that I have worked with, well worth it for the energetic properties.
However, new “aura” stones are being created all the time, and not all use pure metals or bond really well. Some decorative raw pieces, often just called “aura quartz geodes” don’t specify the metal used and therefore it is hard to genuinely describe the energetic benefit, but as long as you are aware, you still get the beauty of quartz, and a nice quartz energy.
The aura stones I have worked with personally and love are:
AQUA AURA: Bonded with gold it produces an shot-silk blue or shimmery aquamarine colour. It is awesome for your throat chakra and releasing stress, especially when it’s held in the throat and jaw. It is the first aura stone I ever owned and I often supply it for people who want to communicate with their guides and have been “directed” to get one.
ANGEL AURA: Bonded with silver and platinum it has a silvery rainbow fairy-wing-like shimmer. It is so sweet and calming and helps me to call on angel energy. I find it breathtakingly beautiful and very feminine in nature.
TANGERINE AURA also known as SUNSHINE AURA: Bonded with Gold and Iron it has a warm sunny, orange golden shimmer. It has a strong powerful energy and balances male and female energies. Especially useful where courage and self-confidence is needed it links the lower chakras and is especially supportive in these times of ascension and change.
One I don’t personally like is COBALT AURA. It is a strong, bright blue in colour and I won’t share my impression of the energy because it isn’t for me and it might be for you – if you like it, you will make your own impressions.
Not everyone likes aura stones and they are sometimes talked about in the same way as fakes. Like all treated stones I think it is important to be aware, and as long as the seller is not trying to fool you, you must make your own decisions based on the energetic properties or feel or simply the beauty.