by Tahlia, BDB Staff
Gemstones are enjoyed in many different forms for many different purposes. Every gemstone has a varying look and purpose (both aesthetically and spiritually) and many people keep them around to reap the benefits of their spiritual properties. Some people keep raw/larger stones around the house as decoration and others prefer their stones to be worn.
While I don’t revere gemstones as magical objects from another dimension, I do love them for their beauty and intentionality. I often struggle with a head in the clouds and sometimes need reminders to bring myself down to earth. Making gemstone bracelets and necklaces have been a fun way to bring around a more calm and collected reality.
Here are some of the grounding stones I’ve been enjoying most (and their properties!):
Black tourmaline is a solid protection stone. It can help ward off any negative energy that could be hanging around. It also brings much needed reconnection to ground beneath your feet. Great stone for everyday wearing.
Tiger’s eye is all about balance. It’s a calming stone that can help with accepting the ebb and flow of life. Helpful for keeping a level head during stressful times and can clear the head of clouding emotions.
Hematite is a strong and supportive stone, helping bridge gaps in mind, body and spirit. It’s so grounding that it’s known to boost confidence, perseverance, and willpower. I like to combine tourmaline and hematite for that extra boost of protection (they also look great together).
Agate is a wonderful stone in general because it comes in such a wide variety of types. Each of these types have their own properties, but overall, agate is calming and gentle. It inspires rest and is great to pair with more intense grounding stones for contrast in color and feeling.
Smoky Quartz is last but certainly not least! A personal favorite of mine for the crystal clarity it provides. Quartz is an amplifying stone, and this version of it clears negative energy and supports positive. It’s a great balanced stone.
I hope these stones can help bring around some much needed rest and relaxation. If not, at least they look pretty. If you’re interested in more gemstone fun, check out Gemstones Personified! Who Is your gemsona?