Healing Gemstones: How to choose yours
There are a ton of choices when it comes to pieces of earth that people claim have healing properties or health benefits. Crystal and gemstone healing has long been a part of new age or alternative medicine, and according to pew research is becoming a mainstream staple to American’s, regardless of religious preferences. Well, we are going to give you a little help narrowing down the options to make some choices that may boost your energy and possibly provide some comfort.
What gemstone has the most healing properties?
While experts will argue on this point, Rose Quartz has been around for centuries and revered in many cultures for its beauty and calming properties. According to Color and Grace, rose quartz is believed to assist with spiritual, physical and emotional healing. A nice coverall for whatever type of healing you need. These lovely rose quartz earrings are just the thing you will want to wear every day, not just to feel better but because they look good too.
What crystals should I get as a beginner?
Turquoise was revered by both ancient Middle Eastern, African and Native American cultures for its beauty and the sense of peace they claimed it gave. Most people love to feel calm and why not double those chances with complimenting necklaces and earrings, mix and match any of these choices. For a beginner, this is a great place to start exploring the energies you get from these stones.
Another good choice in the starter kit is labradorite, and while it may be late in the mineral/gem discovery game, this beautiful stone has a lot to offer. Named for the Labrador area of Canada, where it was first discovered in 1776, it has since been found all over the world in various colors and shades. Thought to promote finding clarity and purpose according to crystalcurious.com, it is also considered a shield from negative energy, and who can’t use that? In fact, you can be fully covered by any combination of these labradorite gem bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings.
How do you know which crystal is for you?
The short answer to that question is that you don’t know that a single crystal or gem is the exact right match. Trying different colors and classifications can all be beneficial to help you uncover which type to get. The color of a strain of stone can influence what properties it’s said to possess. Chalcedony has many different subcategories and the effects of these are varied and effects are said to be concentrated around healing and immune boosting. The aqua family of this crystal is not only extremely beautiful, but its healing effects are said to focus more on the physical healing of the head, neck, and throat. Try a simple necklace like this teardrop pendant to keep a nice chunk of it close to the area it’s meant to support.
Keeping in the green color family, Prehnite is another eye-catching beauty said to be a healing gem. In Central America it’s believed to support kidney health, and its name is believed to be derived from a Spanish term “Piedra de ijada”, meaning kidney stone, according to crystalstones.com. A favorite item in our jewelry collection is this pretty Prehnite ring with an open back to the gem can be touching skin. Prehnite is also said to enhance the wisdom of the inner eye and clearing the mind of misinformation, not a bad thing to have while protecting the kidneys.
How to Use Crystals for Healing
Not an easy task to decide what one is right for you, but a good place to start is to make a list of what is important to you to get relief from and start your search there. After that, you can then think about how you want to use them. Some people like to hold them in their hand and use them as part of a meditative practice, some carry them on their person in a pocket or a pouch, and others will wear their gems in jewelry.
Mindset is a big part of health and recovery, and that is scientifically proven. So even if the science isn’t there yet as far as proving crystals and gem work, if you believe they will make you feel better than they probably will. Even the old saying “when you look good, then you feel good” could be referring to wearing beautiful gems, perhaps.