Are you one of the many believers in the healing properties of gemstones? Throughout the ages and in folklore stories, gemstones are said to offer mystic healing to the wearer. Healing stones, crystals and gemstones come from one source-our earth. Created from earth’s inner core, healing stones have gone through a geologic process of heating, cooling and displacement on their way to their present form. Each stone is made up of minute crystals in constant motion thus emitting an energy frequency.
Below is a chart from Positive Med listing the healing properties of gemstones. In this article, I will highlight a few of the more popular stones; used for their benefits and used frequently in our jewelry designs.
Amethyst seems to attract and resonate with so many people, whether or not they believe in the healing properties of crystals.
It’s commonly known as the master healing stone: a gemstone of mediation, peace, balance, change, protection, enlightenment, courage and inner strength.
It aids in reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief and circulatory problems and helps with addiction and stress.
It’s one of my favorite stones, as you can probably guess, because it is naturally purple.[hr]
Agate is one of the oldest stones in recorded history and has been used in jewelry design since Babylonian times. It is a banded form of Quartz with no two agates being the same and has many different names. It is known to ward off storms, attract strength and protect you from bad dreams, stress and energy drains.
Agate is used for stomach upsets and to help change our level of acceptance of a particular emotion.
Often it is recommended to carry an agate when you have an important decision to make.
We love using Agates where you can see the inside of the slab. It’s a glimpse into the layers of earth.[hr]
Garnet is known as the root chakra stone and meant to be excellent for manifestation. It is used to ground one’s dreams in reality and bring abundance, prosperity and realization to those dreams.
It is also known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality and intimacy. It energizes, revitalizes and balances energy and aids the heart, blood and lungs.
Whenever I work with Garnet I feel romantic, be it the richness of the color or my knowledge of its properties.[hr]
Jade creates a positive attitude toward money and can bring money into your life. Suggested use is to hold it when making important business decisions and to use the energies to contemplate your course of action.
Jade strengthens mental facilities and assists in clear reasoning. It has a healing property as a protective stone guarding against accidents and misfortune. It comes in many colors and can also be used to attract love.
There is a wonderful smooth texture to Jade; when I use it in a design, I know just how it will feel against skin.
We, at Earth and Moon Design, enjoy using gemstones for their texture and coloration and beneficial healing properties. Sometimes the gemstone is the star of the necklace; sometimes it is used to enhance the other materials with its organic beauty.
Which gemstone would you like to know more about or see in a design?