Happy New Year, or rather, HAPPY NEW DECADE!!
After an overindulgent holiday, many of us have resolutions for being healthier in the new year. Sound familiar? If the answer is a resounding 'Heck Yes', you may be interested in the following list of gemstones that support that intention. Below are 8 stones which contain powerful physical properties for health. Shine bright with these gems in the new decade!
Interestingly, it is the birthstone for January, perhaps for good reason! This gorgeous deep red gemstone helps to detoxify the blood, heart and lungs, and purifies the body. It energizes wearers, and helps to boost confidence. The stone is also said to bring protection from evil and bad karma, and has been known to increase prosperity to the wearer!
Wear garnet to cleanse your body, mind, and spirit, and make sure that you are functioning at 100% all the time. It’s also known for strengthening your willpower which can be helpful for sticking with those new-year's resolutions! ;) Wear your garnet anywhere, but near the heart is said to be optimal. Shop garnet jewelry here.
A popular gemstone, and an alternate birthstone for January, the pink-hued rose quartz is said to help heal the heart. Rose quartz is associated with love, and seems to have a soothing, gentle energy that can calm an agitated wearer.
Rose quartz jewelry is a great gift idea for someone going though a divorce, or any type of struggle with loneliness and lack of inner peace. Browse rose quartz jewelry here.
This gorgeous purple gemstone is the birthstone for February and famed for carrying the metaphysical properties of healing, protection and abundance. It's a soothing stone that relieves headaches and hangovers, reduces stress as well as anger and impatience, bringing strength, courage and peace to the wearer.
Since amethyst has such a calming energy, it’s a great gift for anyone suffering from anxiety, mood disorders, and addictions. Wear it anywhere to promote both spiritual and physical health. Browse amethyst jewelry here.
Pearls provide many health benefits. They are also known for their calming and balancing effects, stabilizing your moods and relieving feelings of tension, anxiety and nervousness. It not only helps you look and feel great, but grounds and centers you no matter how much chaos life throws at you!
Pearls are said to balance the entire body and create positive, happy feelings within the wearer. In traditional Asian medicine, pearls have been used for treating ailing digestive systems, fertility issues, and heart problems. Today, pearl powder is used in makeup to achieve a glowing complexion. Some people believe it can also be used to treat many skin disorders such as rosacea. Shop here for pearls.
This beautiful white, clear, or iridescent rainbow colored moonstone is said to help wearers achieve balance, particularly in females. Since ancient times, travelers have used this gemstone as a protective talisman. Moonstone jewelry has been used to alleviate anxiety, depression, insomnia, and to promote creativity. Some believe moonstone can also help combat the ailments of both old age and childhood. Can't get enough of this mesmerizing gem? Shop moonstone jewelry here.
The blue-green aquamarine gemstone carries healing properties of the sea. It's known to be useful in cooling heated tempers and resolving conflict. In the past, sailors often used aquamarines to bring them luck at sea. Some still use the stone today for protection purposes.
Aquamarine has a healing energy that helps with digestion, as well as eye, and teeth problems. The stone is said to be a positive force that can bring happiness to its wearer and help cope with the grieving process.
Wear aquamarine jewelry when you want to relax from everyday stresses and bring clarity to thoughts and ideas. Shop aquamarine jewelry here.
Like the sun, this yellow gemstone energizes every level of life. It promotes motivation, activates creativity, enhances concentration, revitalizes the mind, and purges toxins.
Citrine is emotionally balancing in that it releases negative traits, depression, fears and phobias while raising self-confidence, joy, and enthusiasm. It's also great for people who are sensitive to environmental influences, reversing degenerative diseases, and balancing the body's chemical makeup.
Citrine cleanses the circulatory system, detoxifies the blood & helps with circulation. Citrine helps with urinary and digestive ailments, sleep problems, and pain and inflammation management. It helps with issues of the eyes & ears, and balances the thyroid.
In addition to the health benefits, citrine is said to bring abundance and prosperity to the wearer. Shop citrine jewelry here if you're looking for some citrine in your life!
Turquoise is a master healer that brings powerful healing and grounding energies to your mind, body and spirit. It is said to help body’s natural cycle of renewal and regeneration. Read more about turquoise in our last blog post, or browse here for turquoise jewelry.