So you’ve decided you want a new piece of jewelry, but how do you choose from all the beautiful pieces out there? Gemstones and precious stones have been an integral part of cultures for centuries and are known for their various healing properties.
Curious? Take a peek at the significance of common gemstones and beads found in jewelry.
Amethyst gemstone prayer beads enable you to combine the gemstone’s inherent energy of wisdom with the spiritual power of the ancient prayer bead traditions and your own devotional efforts. Amethyst is a stone of inner wisdom. It offers peaceful, centered awareness and enhances psychic and mental abilities and beauty. Amethyst also helps overcome addictions and protects in stressful situations.
Best used for: Protection against fear and feelings of guilt, instilling calmness, and pleasant dreams
Highly valued by ancient Egyptians, the Lapis stone relieves anxiety and insomnia and can strengthen the immune system, cure sore throats and headaches. Lapis also helps to open both the third eye and throat chakras in meditation as well as lead to greater creativity, spiritual enlightenment, wisdom and self-expression. Known for awakening respect and compassion within ourselves, the power of one of the oldest spiritual stones will aid in harnessing your individual personal truth.
Best used for: Harnessing wisdom, spiritual enlightenment, creativity
This magnificent gemstone associated with the heart chakra, it provides powerful grounding energy that clears obstructions and blockages and helps avert confusion and apathy. Malachite helps with business success & meditation. Malachite is a very important earth stone: it helps one break unwanted ties and then connect to and work with healing earth energies. Also spoken to protect against radiation pollution, keep malachite near microwaves, televisions and other potentially harmful technology rays.
Best used for: Strengthening immune system, travel, treatment of travel sickness & vertigo
One of the most commonly used stones in many forms of healing, Rose quartz is beneficial in dissolving emotional wounds, fears, and helps to cultivate divine loving energy as it directly correlates to the heart chakra. Wearing rose quartz is excellent during times of trauma or crisis as it strengthens empathy, sensitivity, and aids in the acceptance of necessary change, in addition to being an excellent stone for comforting grief.
Best used for: Healing emotional wounds, cultivating divine love, improves compassion & friendships
Turquoise is a valued power stone. It will strengthen and align all of the Chakras; and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. It is said to fade in color when worn by a sick, unhealthy or depressed individual as well as deepen in color when worn by a healthy individual. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.
Best used for: Exhaustion, depression, anxiety attacks, aids respiratory system ailments
Jade is commonly associated with good luck and friendship. Jade signifies wisdom gathered in tranquility and is excellent for healing feelings of guilt, dispelling negative energies and those in need of aid in forging their own path. This stone is most valued for its metaphysical properties, and has been revered in ancient cultures, as well as today to access the spiritual world, gain insight into ritualistic knowledge, encourage creativity, and dream solve.
Best used for: Protection against illness, releasing negative thoughts, cultivating harmonious relationships
When wearing Hematite, this stone brings an energy shield down to protect from the negativity of others. This can be especially good for city living, business, travel and martial arts. Because its contents are highly composed of iron, this stone is known for simulation of iron into the bloodstream which increases oxygen within the blood supply.
Best used for: Intuition & mental clarity, blood circulation & anemia, will power, courage
Mother of Pearl
Mother of Pearl brings gentle healing power of the sea. It can relieve stress and is soothing and calming to the emotions, and it stimulates our intuition, imagination, sensitivity and adaptability. It is calming and soothing and helps eliminate feelings of fear. Mother of Pearl gives you the ability to more easily express feelings of love.
Best used for: Attracting prosperity, simulate imagination, protection against negative environments
Tiger Eye is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. With its vibrant golden color, Tiger Eye is used to increase vitality and it enhances courage, brings passion and physical strength, and allows these attributes to be tempered with mental clarity and a joyful outlook.
Best used for: Courage, focus, prosperity, protection
Red Bamboo Coral
Red Bamboo Coral is still used today as a protective talisman against evil spirits. It is said to bring luck to the home, and used as a protector for those who work on or near the water. Coral is also beneficial for bone growth and helps those who suffer from arthritis and other bone ailments. It can ease digestive problems, eye problems and blood-circulation disorders.
Best used for: Stress relief, stimulates intuition, peace & emotional healing