The holiday season is around the corner, and while it's the most wonderful time of the year, it's also the most stressful time for a lot of us! Holiday parties, Christmas & holiday cards, decorating the house, visits with family and in-laws, traveling, shopping and wrapping gifts, the list goes on and on...
Believe it or not, your jewelry can help you maintain a state of calm among the chaos of life so you can enjoy more of the season! Gemstones have powerful metaphysical properties and have been used since ancient times to help calm, heal and protect, among other things.
Below are some stones you won't want to be without this hectic holiday season...
A purple gemstone with a relaxing energy that promotes calm, balance and peace. It helps to eliminate impatience and enhances sleep.
Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. It also also activates awareness and intuition.
Green amethyst, popularly known as Prasiolite, carries the same energies as the purple variety.
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Aquamarine, whose name originates from 'acqua,' the Italian word for seawater, is a soothing and translucent pale blueish-green stone that was believed to be the treasure of mermaids, and was used by sailors as a talisman of good luck, fearlessness and protection.
It is often used as a good luck stone, and is thought to bring feelings of peace, love, joy and happiness to those who wear it.
It was also considered a stone of eternal youth. It's calming, soothing, and cleansing, and inspires truth, trust, tolerance of others, and letting go.
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Known as Amazon Jade, this blue-green gemstone is a powerful talisman of healing and prosperity, and has been used in jewelry since ancient Mesopotamian times. Amazonite has a powerful energy yet it calms aggression and provides harmony and balance to those that wear it.
It dispels negative energy and aggravation, and protects against others taking advantage. Amazonite is great for business as it attracts new customers and orders to a business, and assists one in being in the right place at the right time for new opportunities.
As a bonus, it also protects against electromagnetic pollution by absorbing microwaves and cell phone waves.
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Fluorite is a beautiful clear-ish gemstone that comes in an array of colors, from greens to purples, and is commonly associated with balance and clarity.
It's sometimes referred to as the 'Genius stone' because it increases concentration and aids in decision making. When you’re under duress, this stone can be helpful as it's thought to banish negativity and replace it with a rational and clear mindset.
Fluorite can ease the feeling of overwhelm. When your mind is racing or beginning to spiral among the chaos around you, fluorite allows you to identify and address the root of the problem, and helps you gain perspective on your situation.
Fluorite magnifies and amplifies the power of the other gemstones when combined with them. It's a powerful stone that helps energize your body, raise your concentration and enhance the power of the other gemstones you are wearing.
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A truly magical gemstone that has many healing properties. This mesmerizing, eye catching grey gem displays flashes of a beautiful iridescent rainbow of colors with movement. It is used as a protection stone and has been known to dispel anxiety and depression.
Labradorite is the stone of magic. It attracts luck, which is why it’s also called the ‘Good Luck Stone’. If you’re wishing for more abundance, good fortune, and success in your life, this is a stone that you should never be without.
It's known for providing protection from money loss, and it's a good stone to wear to protect you against any kind of misfortune. The protective shield that it provides will make any unfortunate situation less devastating. It will also help you recover and get back on your feet quickly in the most positive way possible.
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Turquoise is a healing gemstone, and a popular choice for those looking for help with anxiety as it stabilizes emotions, prevents panic attacks and helps you recover if a panic attack does occur. It also brings plenty of protective and grounding energies.
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In addition to wearing these calming gems, I'd recommend taking some time for yourself each day, especially during stressful times! Even if you simply take a short walk, a hot bath, or a few minutes in the morning to breathe while sipping your coffee or tea.
Tip: Try setting a timer on your phone for however many minutes you can spare (at least 3-10 minutes), then while sitting upright, close your eyes and let the weight of your body sink into the chair, concentrating on your breath for a few moments and think about having the perfect day. What would that look like? What would that feel like? Dwell on that for a little bit. Then, be grateful for everything that's good in your life, open your eyes and go about your day with intention, while wearing your calming gemstones! When you feel yourself getting stressed out, remind yourself to take a moment to breathe and remember how it feels to have that perfect day!
Wondering what to give your mother, friend, sister, cousin, or daughter this season? Consider gifting jewelry this year! There's nothing more special than receiving a unique, handcrafted piece of jewelry. Ours is small and lightweight, and comes ready for gifting in it's own beautiful turquoise grosgrain ribbon box!
Be sure to check out our birthstone charm necklaces here, they make a great personalized gift!