Humans have a long history of wearing jewellery for a variety of different reasons that include the healing power of gemstones to celebrating social status.
Understanding the Healing Power of Gemstones
It appears that our ancestors first started wearing jewellery about 75,000 years ago. Instead of fancy gemstones and precious metals, early jewellery was constructed out of reeds, leather, animal teeth, feathers, stones, shells, and even bits of bone. Throughout most of history, jewellery has been a status symbol. Wearing lots of jewels or jewels that were obviously expensive indicated that a person was socially important, whereas wearing a simple chain or pair of earrings indicated a lower social standing.
A paleolithic archaeology professor at the University of Bristol believes that humans used their jewellery to communicate sex, clan/family, social status, sex, and possibly relationship status.
Times have changed and wearing jewellery is less about social standing and more about feeling and looking good. Most of us put on a favoured piece of jewellery as a form of self-expression, for sentimental reasons, or because it makes us feel good about ourselves.
Another reason to wear gemstones is their healing power.
Understanding the Healing Power of Gemstones
During the past few decades, there has been growing interest in the healing power of natural gemstones. Today they're worn for everything from easing headache pain, curing insomnia, easing the pain of broken heart, improving circulation, and helping with stress management.
Krista Mitchell, spiritual educator, and expert in gemstone healing, and author of the book, Change Your Energy: Healing Crystals for Health, Wealth, Love & Luck is a big believer in the healing power of gemstones.
"To help clear unwanted energy like stress from the system, dissolve blocked energy like pain or tension, increase the flow of energy and vitality through the body, and infuse or increase a type of energy, like calm or optimism."
While gemstones do have healing properties, it's important to note that when it comes to dealing with a serious injury, such as concussion, illness, or broken bones, even the most powerful gemstones aren't enough. You'll have to seek medical help. The good news is that wearing the gemstones while you recover will help you feel centred, less stressed, and could shorten the healing time.
How the Healing Power of Gemstones Works
The reason so many healers incorporate gemstones into the healing process is that both the high-quality, precious gemstones and the human body produce vibrations. When you're hurting, either physically or emotionally, your vibrations are out of synch, making you feel even worse, which delays the healing process. Gemstones act as a kind of tuning fork. The gemstone's energy courses through your body, realigning your natural energy levels and allowing you to live life to the fullest.
The concept of incorporating gemstones into the healing process isn't new. There is evidence that ancient and intelligent cultures including the Aztecs, Mayans, and Egyptians used gemstones in healing rituals.
While it's perfectly acceptable to incorporate precious healing gemstones into rings, earrings, and bracelets, most people prefer wearing a healing necklace. Once you've selected the necklace and type of healing gemstones you wish to use, you'll want to open yourself up to the healing process by creating a practising presence. The idea of the practising presence is that you are using the gemstone with:
The benefit of the practising presence is that you'll deepen your connection with the healing gemstones which improves its effectiveness.
The steps you should take once you've acquired your healing gemstone necklace (or other piece of jewellery) involves:
- Gazing at the gemstone for several minutes which helps you absorb its positive energy and establish a spiritual and healing connection with the stone
- Place the gemstone against your navel, acupuncture point SP 21, and acupuncture point CV 21
- Press the gemstones to your heart
- Wear the necklace with pride
- Repeat this process each day
Choosing Healing Gemstones
Different types of precious gemstones have different healing properties. Once you know the specific area of your body or mind you're attempting to heal, you'll know what type of gemstone you should start wearing.
The Healing Power of Sapphire
Sapphires, which spiritualists call the Wisdom Stone, are the perfect choice for anyone interested in using jewellery for good mental and emotional health. Those who use sapphires for healing purposes have noticed that they're less prone to bouts of depression, enjoy better focus, experience deep peace of mind, and are don't get frustrated as quickly by little things.
Sapphires don't just help heal your mind, they are also useful for balancing your throat chakras and keeping your thyroid gland healthy. Wearing sapphire jewellery can help keep your eyes healthy and also improve your circulatory health.
Healers who use sapphires feel the blue gems are more beneficial than other colours.
In addition to aiding with your physical and emotional health, sapphires also:
- Provide some protection from negative energy
- Help provide guidance in spiritual matters
- Allow your third eye to see more clearly
- Attract financial gain
- Help hone your intuition enabling you to make wise and confident decisions
Celebrities with a fondness for sapphires include:
- Helen of Troy
- Penelope Cruz
- Princess Diana
- Princess Kate
- Joan Crawford
- Empress Josephine Bonaparte
- Elizabeth Hurley
- Elizabeth Taylor
The Healing Power of Ruby
Rubies are more than pretty red stones. They're one of the most powerful healing gemstones. They represent love, protection, passion, life force, and prosperity. Connected to the Root Chakra which is the chakra that assists with energy flowing throughout your body, the ruby is a great choice for anyone who feels physically or mentally tired. As a healing gemstone, rubies are a good choice for anyone who is suffering from cancer, infections, and fevers. A ruby will help remove the toxins from your body and improve your circulation. Rubies are a good choice for people who are struggling with adrenal, kidney, spleen, and heart health problems.
Additional benefits to wearing ruby jewellery include:
- Improved spiritual wisdom
- Better dreams
- Improved creativity
- Improved financial stability
- Protection against psychic attacks
Celebrities who are fond of rubies include:
- Eva Longoria
- Princess Mathilde
- Paris Hilton
- Sarah Ferguson
- Nicole Richie
The Healing Power of Emerald
Emeralds represent love, abundance, personal growth, rebirth, and intuition. This is another precious gemstone that has strong healing properties, Connected to the heart chakra, it's a good choice for anyone who is struggling with cardiovascular issues. It's also a gemstone that can help improve your long and short-term memory. Wearing emeralds is particularly beneficial to your cardiovascular system, muscular system, lungs, and spine. Wearing a good-quality emerald can help improve your vision and provide you with some relief from rheumatism and diabetes.
Additional benefits connected to emeralds include:
- Improved fortune
- Improved wisdom and foresight
- Heightened persuasion skills
- You'll develop a more generous nature
- Improved powers of speech
- Improved fertility
Some believe that wearing an emerald will provide protection against snake bites. Other cultures believe that emeralds influence rain.
Celebrities who are fond of emeralds include:
- Debra Messing
- Angelina Jolie
- Miranda Kerr
- Jamie-Lynn Sigler
- Taylor Swift
- Emma Stone
The Healing Power of Diamond
Diamonds have a long history of having special powers. Some cultures believed that the diamonds were useful in helping their owner make a favourable impression on important people. Diamonds were credited with providing the person wearing them with courage. Louis IV, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon are just three historical leaders who had a deep affection for diamonds.
Diamonds are a healing gemstone. They serve as a heart tonifer, ease stomach aches, assist with mental clarity, and can help improve memory. There's evidence that ancient Hindu healers used diamonds to preserve the health of various internal organs, prevent depression, and to fight various infections.
There's a reason there are so many diamond wedding bands and engagement rings. Diamonds are believed to help people bond and build solid relationships. Some even believe that wearing a diamond will help a lost love find their way back to you.
Additional benefits of wearing diamonds include:
- Restoring passion in either a person or hobby
- Making you bolder
- Diamonds can attract luck
- Improved financial situation
- Beauty restoration
- Improved cognitive skills
Celebrities who love diamonds include:
- Jennifer Garner
- Hilary Duff
- Blake Lively
- Mariah Carey
- Jennifer Aniston
- Nicole Kidman
- Gisele Bundchen
When it comes to choosing a gemstone for healing purposes, you want to select a gemstone that channels the healing powers you need as well as the gemstone you're drawn to. Don't be surprised if while visiting the jewellery store you are drawn to one particular stone. The attraction means that the gemstone aligns correctly with your personal chemistry and will be even more beneficial to your health.
It's okay to wear different types of gemstones, such as diamonds and emeralds, at one time. Mixing the stones can increase their healing power.
Haruni Has Perfect Gemstones
When it comes to gemstones, you'll love the selection of precious stones found at Haruni Jewellers. For three generations, our family has been dealing with precious gemstones and fine jewellery. Contact us today and find the gemstone that not only looks great but may also help you feel better. Our gemstones are ethically sourced. Our close relationship with miners and suppliers allows us to provide you with a wide selection of high-quality gemstones that are fairly priced. We also have a nice selection of fine jewellery.
There's nothing we love more than matching you with a gemstone that makes you happy.