Gemstone Healing Properties
Throughout the ages, the healing properties of gemstones, their beauty, and magic have been recognised and harnessed. As far back as the Stone Age, men and women wore crystal jewellery. They had a protective, as well as a decorative function, guarding their wearer against harm. The ancients employed gemstones for protection, adornment, healing and for seeing into the future. Gemstones were frequently worn and carried by ancient Egyptians as amulets and charms. Greek mythology frequently refers to gemstones, and many have been discovered in the tombs of Chinese rulers. Gemstones were used extensively in ceremonies and initiations by the Native Americans, the Mayans and Aztecs. The breastplate of the Jewish High Priest was set with precious stones; it conveyed power to the wearer.
Gemstones today carry the same power and jewellery can be selected, not just on the basis of its beauty. Here, you will discover that wearing gemstones is a highly effective way to promote health and healing. They can boost your energy; clean your space; attract wealth; enhance your intuition; increase mental abilities; boost your confidence; bring abundance; or even attract love.
Metals also carry properties that can be helpful to us. I have listed those that I include in my jewellery.
You will find more than one listing for some gemstones, as many are known by more than one name. For example, Anyolite is also known as “Ruby Zoisite”, Bloodstone is also known as “Heliotrope” and Almandine is also known as “Eudialite”.
There can also be many varieties of gemstone found under a particular generic name. For example the Agate family includes, Blue Lace Agate, Dendritic Agate & Moss Agate. Where possible, I have listed each individual gemstone name.
Each name listed below will provide a link to the informational page for that particular gemstone. Remember, these are only guidelines for healing. If you need additional help for treating a particular illness or dis-ease, please contact me.
Descriptions of the healing properties of gemstones are from the following sources:
- "Love is in the Earth : A Kaleidoscope of Crystals" by Melody (I highly recommend this book);
- "The Crystal Bible Volume 1: Godsfield Bibles: A Definitive Guide to Crystals" by Judy Hall (I highly recommend this book);
- My own experiences and observations of gemstones.
It is important to remember that healing is not the same as curing. Healing is helping the body, or mind, to become stronger and consequently better. Always see your doctor if you have nagging health problems or serious injuries — healing with gemstones, complements, but is not meant as a substitute for medical, or psychological, diagnosis and treatment when needed.