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Gemstone Jewelry: Crystal Healing Jewelry

Fire Opal Pendant
Fire Opal Pendant

Today, there is a wide range of gemstone jewelry available. The history of jewelry as personal adornment dates back approximately 100,000 years to organic Nassarius shell beads. Gemstones in jewelry can be traced to Aaron's breastplate from the Bible, which featured twelve colored gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel and later associated with the Twelve Apostles. This concept evolved into modern ideas like astrological and birthstones.

The use of astrological gemstones in jewelry was first witnessed in the birthstone jewelry of 15th century Poland. Centuries later, the United States formalized a modern birthstone list defined by the Jewelers of America Organization (JA). Today, gemstones have deeper meanings owing to the modernization and acceptance of birthstones by millions of people all around the world. The concepts surrounding the use of gemstones in jewelry are often spiritual or therapeutic. Many gemstones are even believed to possess the energy and ability to aid in holistic and alternative healing. In fact, one of the most popular reasons for wearing gemstone jewelry today is for their therapeutic and healing purposes.

Sapphire Gemstone Ring
Sapphire Gemstone Ring

Each gemstone type is thought to act like a tonic, either for the body or for the mind. Each gemstone has unique properties that are thought to aid the wearer in some way. Although many doubt the legitimacy of alternative healing with gemstone jewelry, just as many people (if not more) find that they truly do help with whatever therapeutic aspect they're being used for. Indeed, the usage of gemstones for healing has been practiced for hundreds of years by many ancient civilizations.

Emerald Gemstone Ring
Emerald Gemstone Ring

Although gemstone jewelry has been used for therapeutic purposes for many years, some practitioners still lack a full understanding of how gemstones can best aid in healing. Experts suggest that the most potent healing energies are emitted by high-quality gemstones with exceptional color, cut, and shape. Therefore, it is advised to use only the finest natural gemstones for crystal healing jewelry. Spherical gemstones are preferred due to their ability to evenly radiate energy in all directions, but any shape can be effective if set correctly in its mounting.

Tiger's Eye Beads
Tiger's Eye Beads

For our customers who wish to buy gemstones or gemstone jewelry for healing, we suggest setting your gems into jewelry items such as necklaces, pendants and amulets. This is because they are worn in a centralized location that can help the energy to be emitted to the entire body. We recommend wearing them so that they lay against the skin to achieve maximum benefits. Many people focus too much on the gemstone itself and fail to consider how it should be worn as jewelry. Gemstones are also best set into gold alloy or silver; since precious metals conduct energy very well, the gemstones and metals potentiate the effects through synergistic energy.

Properly matching your gemstone jewelry with your attire is also important. For formal situations, it may be best to wear something more subtle, such as a bracelet or ring. So when choosing and designing your gemstone jewelry, think beyond the gemstone and also consider how you plan to wear it as jewelry. Lastly, identify the meaning and be aware of the characteristics of your gemstone of choice in order to ensure that you are maximizing its benefits. To get the most out of your gemstone jewelry, you must have a full understanding of your gemstone's properties.

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