Protection Stones

Crystals and stones have given their metaphysical energies to protect people for aeons. From amber which was used extensively for protection by the ancient Romans to golden amulets of the ancient Egyptians to modern good luck charms, many protection magic items have been made of crystals and stones of various kinds.

The lists here are not all inclusive. They are compiled from traditional and modern information about protection magic lore with crystals and stones. I’ve sorted them into general categories to make it easier to find what you’re looking for. You can also use the search or find feature on your browser to look up a particular stone or type of protection.

All-Purpose General Protection Lore


General or All Types Protection Lore: agate, alum, amber (used extensively by Ancient Romans), apache tears, aventurine, banded agate, beryl, black agate, black kyanite, black obsidian, calcite, carnelian, cat’s eye, chalcedony, chrysoprase, citrine, chiastolite, coral, dravite, eisenkiesel quartz,emerald, fire agate, flint, fluorite, fossils, gold, golden topaz, halite (rock salt crystal), heliodor (golden beryl), hematite, herkimer diamond, holey stones, honey calcite, imperial topaz, jade, jasper, jet, labradorite, lapis (lapis lazuli), lava, lepidolite, magnesite (lodestone), mahogany obsidian, malachite, marble, mookaite, moonstone, nuumite, ocean jasper, olivine, pearl, peridot, petrified wood, prehnite, pumice, pyrite, quartz, quartz crystal clusters, red jasper, ruby, rutilated quartz, salt, sapphire, sard, sardonyx, schorl (black tourmaline), selenite, serpentine, shark teeth, snowflake obsidian, staurolite, sulphur, sunstone, tigers eye, topaz, tourmaline (red and black [schorl] especially), tree agate, turitella agate, turquoise, yellow agate, yellow jasper, zircon (clear and red)

Nebula Stone

Protection from Evil Lore: agate (especially Eye Agate), beryl, blue chalcedony (especially evil magick), coral, garnet, herkimer diamond, malachite, pyrite, quartz, salt, sapphire, schorl (black tourmaline), snowflake obsidian, tiger iron / mugglestone (mirrors evil & evil spells back to the sender), turquoise

Protection from the Evil Eye Lore: agate (especially eye agate), cat’s eye, carnelian (envious eye, evil eye), malachite, topaz

Protection from Harmful or Evil Spirits Lore: agate, black onyx, bloodstone, emerald, labradorite, malachite, peridot, schorl (black tourmaline), silver

Protection from Negativity/Negative Energies Lore: black kyanite, black obsidian, black onyx,  bornite, celestite, citrine, elestial crystals, jet (absorbs negative energies), katanganite, kunzite, peacock ore, plancheite, quartz, schorl (black tourmaline [transmutes to positive energy]), smoky quartz (especially in healing)

Dinosaur Bone

Home and Family Protection Lore

Protection for Children Lore: agate (especially blue lace agate and green moss agate), jade, malachite (especially from evil eye and evil spirits), mother of pearl (newborn infants in particular), ruby (all family, including children)

Protection During Childbirth & Pregnancy Lore: ammonite, chrysocolla (especially for preventing miscarriage), geodes, hematite, lepidolite, malachite, moonstone, picture jasper (during childbirth especially), rose quartz

Protection for Homes & Other Buildings Lore: dravite, halite, holey stones, salt, riverstone, quartz, ruby, witches fingers

Protection of Worldly Possessions Lore: ruby, zircon (robbery)

Protection Against Crime Lore: Sardonyx

Physical Protection Lore

Physical Protection Lore: carnelian, agate, fluorite, peridot, sard, smoky quartz, zircon

Fire Opal

Protection During Physical Travel Lore: amethyst, aquamarine (travel upon water), chalcedony, garnet, herkimer diamond, jet, malachite (esp when flying), moonstone (travel at sea), mother of pearl (on water), pearl (on water) rainbow moonstone, tigers eye, petalite, yellow jasper

Protection from Disease/Illness Lore: chalcopyrite, jade, cavansite, zircon

Protection from Nightmares Lore: Click here to see full article.

Protection from Poison Lore: diamond, serpentine (particularly snake venom)

Protection from Radiation Lore: amber, rutilated quartz, star sapphire

Protection from Injury Lore: turquoise


Psychic Protection Lore

Psychic Protection Lore: amber (psychic shielding), amethyst (from negative psychic energy of all kinds), black obsidian, DT crystals, elestial crystals (esp psychic attacks), fluorite, jade (especially vs psychic attack), lapis lazuli, Lemurian seed crystal, moqui marbles / moki balls (esp during shamanic work), nuumite, prehnite, pyrite, ruby, seraphinite (serafina, chlinochlore), sugilite, tiger iron / mugglestone (especialy during shamanic work)

Honey Calcite

Remove psychic or etheric cords: novaculite, obsidian carved into a cutting edge (knife, arrowhead, etc.)

Protection During Channeling Lore: angelite, petalite

Protection During Astral Travel Lore: brecciated jasper, kyanite, red jasper, yellow jasper

Aura Protection (personal energy field) Lore: fire agate, black tourmaline, labradorite, sunstone, tiger eye

Spiritual Protection Lore

Protection from the Undead Lore: chalcedony, black sapphire, silver

Protection from Possession Lore: chrysoberyl

Protection from Spirits Lore: silkstone, silver

Angelic Protection Lore: anglite, selenite

Citrie is used for protection also. Citrie is used for protection also.

Other Types of Protection Loreprotection stones meaning

Emotional Lore: celestite, kunzite, mookaite, rose quartz, snowflake obsidian, zircon

While Working in Public Lore: sphalerite

Cherry-Quartz: Meanings, Properties and Powers

Against Spells Lore: cat’s eye, fossil, hematite, iron, turitella agate, sunstone, tiger iron (returns spell to sender)

Protection for Sailors Lore: aquamarine, moonstone (for sailors on the ocean)

From Political Unrest Lore: blue chalcedony

Envy Lore: carnelian, topaz (greed)

Warrior Going into Battle Lore: hematite

Protection from Demons Lore: peridot (olivine)

Protection from Danger (dangerous situations) Lore: red jasper, sunstone

Burial Lore: riverstone

Snakebites & Venom Lore : serpentine

If you know of a crystal or stone that is said to be particularly useful for protection of some kind, pleasecontact me to suggest that I add it here!

Hattips to Wiccan, Crystal Cure, and Health Stones.

Angelite is used for protection. Angelite is used for protection.


Barnacle Crystal

My Thoughts On Protection