Many gemstones are thought to offer mystic healing to its wearer. During the holiday season, where family and financial stress, high expectations, and sleep deprivation flourish, every little bit helps. So whether shopping for a gift of fine jewelry, or considering a gift for yourself along the way, consider the properties of these fine gemstones. They may not bake your cookies and wrap your gifts for you, but they will make you feel better while doing so.
Amber – Thought to aid memory loss, purify the body, alleviate headaches, and bone and heart problems, Amber is known for its stress relieving and calming properties.
Amethyst – Aids in the reduction of insomnia, arthritis, pain relief, and circulatory issues. Amethyst is considered the gemstone of meditation, peace, balance, courage, and inner strength.
Aquamarine – Aids the liver, throat, stomach, jaw, teeth, eyes, and ears. Aquamarine is also known for releasing fear, calming nerves, and bringing mental clarity.
Citrine – Considered the gemstone to provide greater or increased hearing, Citrine also promotes success, abundance, and clear thinking.
Garnet – Aids blood, heart, and lungs and is known to promote romantic love, passion, sensuality, and intimacy.
Lapis – Thought to aid in the alleviation of insomnia and depression, Lapis is also known for creating openness, truthfulness, and creativity.
Onyx – Associated with the root chakra, Onyx brings spiritual inspiration, and control over emotions.
Pearl – Known for its calming properties, the Pearl is said to aid purity, charity, integrity, truth, and loyalty in its wearer.
Peridot – Healing stress in relationships, lessening anger and jealousy, and slowing aging, the Peridot promotes abundance and prosperity.
Ruby – Aiding the emotions is the Ruby’s calling card. Also known to increase integrity, devotion, and happiness.
Sapphire – The gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation, the Sapphire also aids in personal expression and the alleviation of pain.
Topaz – One of the most powerful gemstones, Topaz facilitates the balance of emotions and provides protection from greed.
Turquoise – A gemstone steeped in lore and tradition, Turquoise is a healing and balancing stone.