We don’t know about you, but we think it’s great when a piece of jewelry has a story behind it. Sometimes, the piece has been passed down from generation to generation, while other times it is a new piece created to commemorate an important event.
Whether your jewelry is old or new, was a gift or is something you made for yourself, we believe every item of jewelry has special meaning. In fact, if your jewelry is made of gemstones, it may have a deeper meaning than you realize. It is believed that certain gemstones posses certain qualities and/or healing properties. Although there is no scientific proof that any one stone can heal any given ailment, we believe that everyone heals in different ways. If certain gemstones help individuals physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually, more power to ’em!
Below are just a few of our favorite gems, as well as their places of origins and popular healing properties.
Agate – Different types can be found in different countries throughout the world.
Agate gemstones are very good for all aspects of money including acquiring it, keeping it by protecting it, and your generosity in sharing it.
Amazonite – USA, Madagascar, Russia
This gemstone inspires truth, sincerity, honor, courage, communication, integrity, and trust.
Amethyst – Africa, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Russia and USA
Relieves tension when you’re feeling stressed and keeps evil away from your home. Sleep with a piece of amethyst under your pillow to help with insomnia & ward off nightmares. Amethyst is one of the most popular healing stones worldwide.
Carnelian – California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, and Idaho in the USA; parts of Africa, Australia, Brazil, and India.
Carnelian is known as the self esteem gemstone because it is such a powerful motivator. It helps you to overcome the various parts of your personality that may be holding you back, allowing you to claim your destiny.
Labradorite – It gets its name from where it was first found: Labrador, Canada. Can also be found in Africa, Australia, Finland, India, Madagascar, Newfoundland, New South Wales, Romania, Russia and Scandinavia.
Labradorite helps to remove negativity for people and their immediate environment. It helps you to find the ability to think clearly in any situation, and teaches you the ability to work in balance and harmony with others.
Lapis – Afghanistan, The Andes, Canada, Chile, India, Pakistan and Russia. In the USA, the most prolific mines are found in California & Colorado.
For people around the world, lapis lazuli is considered a stone of truth and friendship. The blue stone is reputed to promote harmony in relationships. Also, if you need help in finding a career or life path, try mediating with a lapis stone, or wear jewelry with lapis lazuli in it.
Rose Quartz – Brazil
Probably the most widely believed rose quartz property is that it is the stone of love and marriage. Keep your marriage spicy by keeping a rose quartz gemstone under your pillow.
During times of stress or any time emotions get out of control, use a rose quartz stone to bring calm and peaceful energies to the situation. Makes a great stone to be kept in businesses where there tends to be a lot of stress, such as the doctor’s or dentist’s office where its soothing energies can help ease patients’ tensions.
Smoky Quartz – Scotland
Smoky Quartz helps to calm behavior that others would categorize as headstrong or willful. It gently balances and brings harmony into one’s life and is the perfect gemstone to help calm the thinking mind that tends to interfere with meditation.
Strands of all of these gemstone beads are available at Blue Door Beads, so come on by today to make your own custom-designed earrings, necklace, or bracelet and bring a bit more healing energy into your life!
Information courtesy of http://gemstone-dictionary.com
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