What gemstones go best together

Given the vast variety of colored gemstones we often get asked which gemstones match or look good together.

This guide will go through some factors you should consider when designing your jewellery to make the gemstone colour combinations really come to life.

As a general rule, most combinations work if the colours are not fighting for first place. If you allow one colour to dominate while the others are placed as accents or provide support, you should be able to create a good look.

The color wheel above gives an idea of what colors are available. Looking at the wheel, we can pair the colours in several ways:

 

1. Complementary colours


Colours that are opposite each other on the wheel. They seem to “balance” each other out and so are called complementary to one another. E.g. Purple & Yellow (Amethyst & Citrine) or Red & Green (Ruby & Emerald).

2. Analogous Colors


These are groups of two or three colours on the color wheel that are adjacent to one another. Examples are Red and Orange (Ruby and Citrine), Green and Blue (Emerald and Sapphire).

Like complementary colors, these colours work well if one of the colours is slightly muted, where one dominates the other. For example, a Citrine Ring would look great with smaller Ruby accents, where the red is a supporting colour the orange in thue piece.

3. MONOCHROMATIC COLORS


All blues (Aquamarine, Blue Topaz, Sapphire, Tanzanite) or all greens (Emerald, Peridot) or all reds (Ruby, Garnet, Pink Tourmaline), or all purples (Amethyst, Tanzanite), or all yellows (Citrine, Yellow Diamond, Yellow Sapphire) or any other colours with similar shades can be paired well with each other.

4. TRIADIC COLORS

These are colours on the wheel that are equally spaced where if a triangle is placed on the wheel, each point will intersect with one colour. These colours can be slightly tricky to balance but if one is allowed to dominate while the others are used as accents, it is possible to create something wonderful.

An example is yellow, pink and blue, where a blue topaz can be paired with pink tourmaline in a silver setting.

5. SPLIT COMPLIMENTARY

These are three colours where one is paired with the two that fall on either side of its complementary colour. E.g. blue, pink, and yellow (Sapphire, pink tourmaline, in yellow gold).

These colours tend to create harmony more easily between the colors than other combinations.

6. TETRADIC


These are two pairs of complementary colours. On the colour wheel, if you draw a square where each corner is intersecting a colour, you will have your 4 tetradic colours such as red, orange, blue, and green (Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald in Silver). It can be a bit overwhelming to have 4 colours in a piece, so it is important to create a balance between the warmer and cooler tones.

One of the 4 colours should clearly dominate when using 4 colors.

7. WHITE PAIRING

White (White Diamond, White Sapphire, White Topaz) is extremely versatile and can be paired with all colours of the wheel. If one colour is chosen as the centre stone, while the white gemstones are placed as supporting or accent gemstones, it helps bring out the hues and vibrancy of the center stone to a great extent.

8. RAINBOW

Why not put them all in? This needs to be done while keeping the gemstones small enough where they do not overwhelm the piece but still add a bit of colour to the rainbow.

When designing any piece of jewellery, besides following the above suggested colour pairings, it is most important that the wearer be comfortable in the colours chosen. Colours can be kept nice and simple or be combined to create a pleasing effect. With the variety of colours and gemstones available, it is possible to find almost any colour on the wheel and have fun designing something unique and fun.

Ways in which to Use Gemstones in Everyday Life

An essential gemstone for personal transformation and transcendence, gemstones can be used sparingly without cutting short its magic. From decoration to protection, placement of gemstones can produce greater effects on your life than wearing all of it at once.

Your Guide for using Gemstones at your Home

Currently, people are more than ever moved by gemstone energy. If you know how gemstones are made, chances are you know and believe in gemstone power too. Throughout history, there have been zillions of ways to use gemstones to vitalize your life and perspective. I have compiled the best and most effective methods to harness gemstone power below.

  • Gemstone Bath

Most ancient in human history, Gemstone bath is an excellent way to catalyse the penetration of gemstone energies into your skin cells. A rejuvenating spa-like experience, infusing gemstones such as amethyst and clear quartz can also cure many skin related disorders.

  • Dreamcatcher

A DIY dreamcatcher is excellent to fill your space with aesthetic decorations as well as a high dose of positivity. Try making a dreamcatcher out of  malachite beads to keep your house or personal space protected.

Using a blend of gemstones such as peridot and jade can help in attracting wealth as well as prosperity in your life.

  • Decoration

If you’re keen about the interior decoration, using gemstones as showpieces in various parts of your home can increase its appeal as well as keep your homely vibe intact. Gorgeous gemstone geodes and wands can be kept in glass cases with light shining on or underneath it. Ensure that the light is not UV treated to avoid fading of your gemstone’s colour energy.

The common most use of gemstones in human history is in the form of jewellery or ornaments. Being a captivating, gemstones are highly ornamental and show your personality.

  • Yoga and Meditation

Yet another clever way of using gemstones in your fitness regimen is by harnessing its power when doing yoga. Fitness exercises when accompanied by gemstone energy boost your strength, stamina and health.

In addition, holding Aquamarine gemstone and meditating or exercise is claimed as highly spiritual too.

  • Night Pillow

If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep related disorders, sleeping with your gemstones can prove as the best sleeping aid. I

Sleep gemstones can help you wind down minus the stress and cultivate a healthy bedtime routine. Try keeping Amber under your pillow when you sleep.

  • Chakra Activation

Using a gemstone wand massage as the article suggests, you can activate and align your chakras to produce maximum psychic effects. Gemstones can activate your chakras by raising the vibration of your body, thus curing diseases of the stomach, heart, brain, throat, fertility and crown chakra or for spiritual enlightenment.

  • Filter your drinking water

Gemstones are excellent to detoxify your body as well as negativity from your mind. Using gem infused drinking water, you drink the elixir of spirituality. Soaking your gemstone in the drinking water for a few hours prior to drinking will seep in the positive energy of gemstones in your water.  As water keeps gemstone vibrations alive, you can also add a few drops of gemstone infused water to clean any volume of water too.

Gem infused cosmetics and beauty water are in the same category.

  • Gemstone Grid Making

A gemstone grid is a combination of multiple gemstones used to make a bigger energy vibration.  If you’re a gemstone aficionado, adding your gemstones together to make a gemstone grid will make the power of gemstones double. Some of the benefits of Gemstone Grids include creativity, intuitionclairvoyanceprotection and prosperity.

The Hidden Symbolism of Rings and Fingers

With the one exception of putting a wedding band on your left Ring Finger, most people don’t know or care about the meaning of where they don their rings. We just get the biggest bling we can and slap it onto whatever finger it fits best. This usually works fine, as few people spend time staring at the rings of another, but you could accidentally be sending some wrong messages, or not seeing something that’s right under your nose. By learning how rings can be used and comprehended, you can open up a world of information lurking right below the surface.

To break this down, we’re going to go finger by finger, and hit the most common mores of various large cultures. While smaller, esoteric, or sub-cultures might have different governing rules, it would take an omnibus to capture them all. These are mostly broad strokes, but if you have other cultural norms, please throw them into the comments for our education, because we do so hate to leave people out!

Wearing Rings In General

Though every finger tells a tale depending on where you are in the world, and what culture of that place you’re immersed in, wearing rings anywhere is a universal sign of wealth. Rings are mostly without use, except as a bottle-opener or a makeshift set of brass knuckles, should you be doing a little street brawling. In being free of utilitarian purposes, rings do nothing but show off how much money you have by showing how much you can waste on something that bears no practical worth.

The less affluent regions of the world will see rings as a sign of someone who needs to be robbed, since they clearly have money to burn. So, if you’re going to wear rings, you’re broadcasting wasteful wealth which can endanger your life. In this case, they have the universal meaning of “I have money” which might not be the wisest message to send.

Wedding Rings

The one cultural use for rings that proliferates through almost every part of the world is wearing a ring to show that you are wed to someone, or at the very least in a committed relationship. Neanderthals were the first to devise this tradition, as men would often weave small, wearable wreathes out of twigs or grasses to be worn among mates. Since then, each civilization has adopted this practice, with wide variation in how it was used. In some Asian cultures, the ring was made of wood and would fall apart if it was removed, proving a partner’s infidelity.

Also universal is the misogyny that goes with rings, as almost everywhere rings were to be worn by women only, to show that they “belonged” to someone, as a warning to potential suitors that she was unavailable. In the west, men only began wearing wedding rings during World War II as a sign of carrying their love with them. In the less progressive parts of the world, wedding bands are still exclusively for women unless a man is specifically displaying wealth. Africa, the Middle East, and Many parts of Asia – Russia and India specifically – are the most common places where men will drip with jewellery which has no bonding significance whatsoever.

Wedding rings are almost always worn on the ring finger. In North America, it often goes on the left hand, but left and right are generally irrelevant, since it changes from place to place. The rule of thumb, or perhaps ring, is that if a person has a band on their ring finger, it’s best to guess they are married, and you should at least ask for confirmation before you seduce them.

Outside of wedding rings, the rules get hazier.

Left and Right Hand

Luckily, when it comes to the rules of the ring, the hands are largely considered equal, meaning a ring doesn’t change intent based on which hand it is on. Some will put heavier rings on their dominant hand, because that’s what they use in physical altercations, but that’s more personal preference than real meaning. Just note that a person with a load of clunky rings on their hands is going to be a tougher combatant than someone without adornment.

Typically, the right hand is the “action” hand while the left is the “thinking” hand. Even left-handed guitarists often strum with their right feeling their left is “smarter.” The point of that is to note that low-profile metal bands tend to stay on the right hand, while more complex rings or those with jewels that could be knocked loose often go on the left to prevent damage.

Pinkie

The Pinkie or little finger is one of the most useless parts of the human body, often doing nothing but making shop class harder as it tries to get caught in saws. In being useless, it’s a great place to put a bit of bling, should you fancy doing so, but know that you’re going to get a less than favourable reception from most Americans who see pinkie rings as a sign of low-class attempts to show off.

It is the best place to put a ring you really want to stand out, so if you’re going to go the pinkie ring route, keep it understated. It’s going to sparkle whether you showcase it or not, so show restraint lest you be tagged as an insufferable ass.

Ring Finger

Associated most closely with romance throughout history, rings on this finger typically signify attachment to another person in an intimate way. On women, rings placed on this finger are usually ostentatious, going back to a man showing his ownership of the woman wearing it by bedecking it with precious stones. On men, plain metal bands are usually wedding rings, while anything larger or bearing adornments are a matter of personal taste.

Middle Finger

The least common place to put a ring, it’s also the easiest place to start if you like rings but find them awkward on the pinkie or ring fingers. Since it impedes movement of the index finger and interferes with fine motor control, most people won’t leave a ring on this finger very long, and anyone who does often doesn’t do much work with their hands, making it a central point to adorn with shows of wealth or proof of your time with the NFL.

Index Finger

Counter-intuitively, wearing a ring on the pointer finger is easier than wearing one on the middle finger, since it hampers your ability to move the finger easily less than having a ring living next door. Rings placed here generally have great significance as to status, with many cultures using signets, family crests, or status symbols on this part of their body. Historically, people below a certain aristocratic class weren’t allowed to wear rings on this finger because it was meant to show rank. Some cultures still have this in place, so noticeable rings on this finger often indicate a person who either has high status, or wishes they did.

For this reason, class rings, rings of accomplishment or prominence go here. You’ll also find crested rings and those of familial or personal affiliation on the index finger.

Thumb

A sure sign of wealth in most places around the world, thumb rings are worn largely to make a statement, and have replaced pinkie rings as the place to put a personalized band with your own sense of glamour. Seen as friendly and playful, as well as unique, an understated thumb loop is the best place to start if you’re adding rings to your look, since it has the least major meaning.

Best gemstones for healing…..

Nowadays the healing arts with gemstones count nearly five hundred stones, which are researched and described in their characteristics and applications. When choosing the ‘right stone’ the current life issues of the user should always be taken into account. The following selection is therefore a highlighting of 10 stones that deserve special attention because of their general popularity and uses.

The selection is based on the idea of introducing stones with the widest range of applications and which can therefore represent certain properties and modes of action or harmonize with each other in such a good way that it is possible to combine them- ie. as gemstone water or energy.

Another selection criterion was the question of their availability and thus the price: it’s better to buy a stone with good availability, good quality and known origin – this also means gemmologically checked and possibly derived from fair trade- instead of a rare and therefore more expensive stone with a possible dubious origin.

So here are the “Top Ten” best healing stones:

1. Rock crystal

Clear, colorless crystal quartz. Stone of the crown chakra.

Clarity, awareness, attention, memory, understanding.

Physically harmonizing (brain, nerves, hormones and water), analgesic, energizing. Enhances the effect of other stones.

Ideal as a crystal tip for creating informed water.

Programmable: carries and transmits information.

Good water stone, great in combination with amethysts and rose quartz

2. Amethyst

Violet crystal quartz. Stone of the brow chakra (Third Eye)

Opening, perception, cognition, transformation, solution, inner peace.

Physically: Good for brain and nerves, lungs, intestines and skin, lowers blood pressure.

Good, gently acting water stone, combinable with rose quartz and rock crystal

3. Aquamarine

Light blue, iron-rich beryl. Stone of the throat chakra

Self-determination, inspiration, communication, vision, concentration, perseverance, discipline

Good for allergies, autoimmune diseases, sore throat, thyroid problems.

Good water stone, strong gemstone water

4. Emerald

Green, chromium-containing beryl stone of the heart chakra

Harmony, beauty, quest for meaning, unity, compassion, growth, orientation

Physical properties: cardiac and immune strengthening, detoxification (liver, gall bladder), strengthens eyes and respiratory system

Good water stone, intense acting gemstone water

5. Yellow Calcite

Honey yellow to light orange calcium carbonate. Stone of the solar plexus chakra

Confidence, perseverance, strenghtens personality , overcoming, stability, strengthening

Physical properties: metabolic regulation, good for bones, teeth, connective tissue, skin.

Very good, gently-acting water stone, good as a mixture with other colored calcites.

6. Jasper

Dark orange to bright red, hematite-like quartz. Stone of the Sacral Chakra

Strength, fortitude , courage, honesty, perseverance, brings energy and joy.

Physical properties: Heat regulating, stimulates circulation, circulatory invigorating, revitalizing.

Good, strong acting water stone, good in conjunction with rock crystals.

7. Garnet

Deep red, aluminum-containing silicate. Stone of the root chakra

Courage, confidence, energy, willpower, resilience, vitality, sexuality

Physical features: strengthens metabolism and circulation, immune system, muscles and blood circulation.

Creates an intensely acting gemstone water, especially in conjunction with rock crystals. Rose quartz completes the mixture in what regards warmth and renders the effect a little milder.

8. Rose quartz

Rose quartz, soft-rounder. Connects heart and abdomen.

Strengthens empathy, warmth, directness, trust, openness, sensuality, love.

Physical features: heart and circulatory tonic, improves circulation.

Very good as water stone, promotes the balance of all body functions especially when combined with amethyst and rock crystal.

9. Black Tourmaline

Schorl. Strong protection stone.

Radiates calmness, brings neutrality and serenity, relieves stress, neutralized disorders and helps to ward off foreign influences.

Improves sleep, relieves tension, abdominal and back pain.

Good water stone, the elixir is also very good as room spray or Aura spray, particularly when combined with amethyst and rock crystal.

10. Labradorite

Colored iridescent feldspar with blue as a main color, tectosilicate.

Often referred to as one of the “stones of the New Age”.

Strengthens intuition and media offerings. Stands for creativity, imagination, enthusiasm, depth of feeling, sincerity and authenticity.

Relieves perception of cold .

Good, strong acting water stone but even better as pocket or worry stone: its beautiful light and color reflections of almost holographic depth invite people to continuously hold it and look into it.

Bonus for a full dozen:

Halit and amber. Even though they are are not gems, these multi-talents are indispensable in crystal healing.

Halits

are cubic halite crystals of strong balancing power. They take where there is too much and give where there is too little.

They are neutralizing, purifying and regulating, prevent some subtle energetic effects, solve unconscious thought- and behavior patterns and provide balance.

On a physical level: detoxifying, purifying, regulate water balance and metabolism. Strong in conjunction with Black Tourmaline and rock crystal.

Please note that when used as an elixir, halit can’t be inserted in water as a water-soluble mineral, but can be introduced through a rock crystal tip only.

Amber

is fossil, petrified resin.

The “Gold of the North” varies in its color from delicate light yellow to bright honey yellow or deep dark orange. The color says it all: amber ensures vitality, sunshine and happiness, self awareness, carelessness and happiness.

It feels warm and soft and has a detoxifying effect on a physical level (good for liver, gall bladder, stomach, intestine, skin and mucous membranes), it boosts your metabolism and helps with joint problems, rheumatisms and gout.

Relieves the growth of teeth in babies. Good waterstone, has an encouraging and revitalizing effect when combined with Jasper and yellow calcite

Gemstones for eternal marital bliss……

Whether you are planning a gemstone wedding or the blessing of Feng Shui for your wedding, the right gemstones can not only get you married to your soulmate, but also boost the love between couples. Picking the right gemstones can help you find your love as well as marry under the amorous moon with the true blessings of ‘Happily Ever After’!

Gemstones for Getting Married and keeping the fire alive in your relationship

In addition to the extravagant flowersaromatic candles and ornate satin, adding the shimmering glimmer of gemstones to your wedding will bring the best of luck to your love life.

Have you had the trouble of emotional baggage in your past? These gemstones can lift you up and seat you next to your true love.

To start with, clean your bedroom and prepare a sacred place for you to harness your love.

  • Carnelian

A gemstone known to raise your bodily vibrations to match the love fate, Carnelian is an incredible healing gemstone with multiple effects on one’s love life. A quintessential stone for keeping the hearth aflame in a relationship or marriage, wearing carnelian activates yours heart chakra to attract your beloved too.

  • Rose Quartz

A complete package for ones in search of true love, Rose Quartz raises your love vibrations, heals your emotional wounds and helps you recognize your true love even amidst hundreds or thousands of people. Rose quartz can be used as a yoni egg or twin gemstones to keep your fidelity in a marriage.

Try Rose Quartz to attract love in your life through Feng Shui.

  • Peridot

An incredible growth gemstone to place close to your mind, Peridot also aligns with the love fate, helping you find your true love even if you two are star-crossed. Wearing Peridot regularly vitalizes you with solutions and methods to grow in a relationship than head towards a breakup.

A gift of Peridot jewellery to your partner if you’re celebrating the 16th year of marriage!

  • Pink Tourmaline

A significantly powerful colour energy that envelops couples and protects their unbreakable vows, pink tourmaline gemstone is one of the traditional engagement rings, making it perfect for lovers looking to propose. Pink tourmaline brings good luck, happinesscontentment and joy to couples.

If you’re newly married, you should try a pink tourmaline ring for emotional and spiritual oneness in your relationship.

  • Blue Sapphire

Dreaming of a happy married life is your right as a married man or woman. Getting the right gemstones to keep your goal alive begins with the ancient marriage stone called blue sapphire. The prominent engagement ring usually seen circled around diamonds is excellent for a long-term married life and was seen on Princess Diana.

If your marriage is under a serious test, gift something with Blue Sapphire to your partner and wear one yourself to dispel all the negativity and rekindle the fire between you.

  • Turquoise

The gemstone in trend, popping up on brides all around the globe, turquoise can be embedded in a wedding dress to bless your holy matrimony too. If you’re about to marry or married, keeping the turquoise gemstone in your bedroom or wearing as a jewellery can keep couples committed in marriage.

Try turquoise for spiritually uniting your communion and shielding the bond from evil eyes.

  • Ruby

From Romeo to Juliet and history’s famous lovers, Ruby has been a dear stone kept close to the heart chakra for a successful marriage and love life after. If your love life is barren, sleeping with a ruby stone such as this will pull your lady love closer to you.

Gift a ruby which signifies a genuine bond between couples tested in time.

  • Malachite

A gorgeous stone that stands for the challenges faced in a relationship, malachite is a conventional gift for couples married since 13 years. Malachite blends emotional upheavals and confusions to clarify your mind using the higher chakras.

Meditate together as couple holding malachite before bed to inflame your love and romance.

  • Pearl

Mother of healing gemstones, pearl is one of the prettiest and perfect gemstones that provide emotional fulfilment to couples in times of distress and ailments. Pearl stands for feminine energy and helps to transform a rough relationship into gentler or softer shades.

Pearl stands for love and honesty in a relationship. Gifting a pearl is considered a good omen to when in marriage or a new relationship.

The flame of love is lit by natural causes but gemstones can clarify the mind of couples to keep the love amidst them alive and kindled. Gemstones that create marital bliss are the same that guarantee long-term romantic happiness.

 

12 Gemstones that are a must have for woman….

Gemstone power can aide a woman in difficulty with vehement power. Some of the most notable women of our civilization from Cleopatra to Medusa and Beyonce are also Gemstone Aficionados.

  1. Turquoise

A complete package for welfare and prosperity, Turquoise Gemstone wearing women also get freedom from negativity and fear. The protection gemstone is a grounding gemstone that also increases creativity in women and particularly helps in problem solving during mood swings.

  1. Amber

A powerful healing gemstone in the hands of a woman, Amber is a gentle stone ideal for hot-tempered women. The self-healing stone is effective for women who suffer from disillusionment and delusional thoughts.

  1. Amethyst

A defining gemstone, Amethyst is renowned throughout history in the hands of the most powerful and attractive women. Amethyst reveals destiny when worn by women and even creates a powerful medium of communication with your spirit guide.

  1. Jasper

Popular as the nurturing stone, Red Jasper is ideal for women aspiring motherhood. Red Jasper renews your aura and de-stresses women like an amplifier. For women who have been subject to abuse and trauma, Red Jasper helps to recoup effortlessly.

  1. Amazonite

Commonly known as the Artist’s Stone, Amazonite is a stone of truth and self-love. Amazonite must be worn by women suffering from insecurity as it is prominent for boosting the self-esteem. Women who wear Amazonite are bold, courageous, fearless, determined and positive sans greed or similar other negativities.

  1. Ruby

Gemstone aficionados call Ruby a stone for the vitality of life, while the truth is that Ruby is a healing stone that boosts passion and liveliness amongst jaded women. If you feel like your life is going nowhere at times, a dash of Ruby will get you back to earth easily.

Citrine

For career-minded women looking for professional success, carrying a citrine gemstone in the vanity bag or wearing underneath the executive wear can bring wonders. Citrine is known to pump enthusiasm, force creativity and make the wearer optimistic.

  1. Onyx

For women suffering from fatigue and lethargy, Onyx can be just like the fictional drug ‘Limitless’. Exclusively beneficial for a girl who just hit puberty or women going through menopause, Onyx healing stone keeps emotional balance if you’ve a habit of getting too sentimental.

  1. Aventurine

Perfect for women trying to make a mark as leaders in this male dominated world, Green Aventurine can bring huge success. From endless promotions to stunning new roles, Aventurine can transform women to empathize more as well as develop a strong voice for a leader.

10. Sapphire

The most gorgeous of all healing gemstones, Sapphire is ideal for orators or women who are trying careers involving public speaking or celebrity-like presence. Sapphires are excellent for women who are suspicious of their partners. Wearing Sapphire builds marital bliss and promotes compassionate vibes around its wearer.

11.Tourmaline

Yet another powerful growth gemstone with powerful green colour energies, Tourmaline is excellent for women who find it hard to concentrate when learning. Women who regularly wear green tourmaline are best for women who are academicians or researchers as Green Tourmaline cultivates concentration and the innate urge to learn forever.

12.Topaz

The stone of hope, Topaz is excellent for women who are depressed by failures such as that of a marriage or an intimate relationship. Topaz helps in bringing abundance and wealth in addition to true love.

 

Gemstone Investments, the New Trend..

Investing in a gemstone could be a promising option for you. Yes, gemstone investments, when bought at the right price from the right sources could be profitable as well as reliable. These portable and exclusive pieces that sparkle with brilliance tend to grow in value over time. And if you’re a true lover of colored gemstones then there’s no reason why should be shying away.

At Kaleidogems, after years of analyzing the gemstone market and its trends, we have put together a list of gemstones you should be investing in. Gemstones that not only grow in value over the years but also boast vibrant color coupled with exceptional quality should be the ones on your mind.

The Scarlet Ruby

Filled with fiery tones, a Ruby is an excellent choice for an investment. Studded in an engagement ring, or even as a loose gemstone, these durable, luminous gems radiate love and passion. A gemstone that is second to the diamond in terms of hardness, Rubies have a hint of purplish red that emulate elegance.

When looking to buy a ruby they should be eye clean, well cut, unheated and filled with a vivid color. Burmese Rubies tend to fetch highest values, however, gems from Mozambique like the one above and Madagascar rubies can also demand high values.

Neon Paraiba

Paraiba Tourmalines are the rare variety colored by the element copper. Their electric colors are what set it apart from any other gemstone. Originally mined in the Paraiba region in Brazil, today these gems are also found in Madagascar and various other countries in Africa.

A gem that has a hardness of 7.5, Paraiba tourmalines are durable and perfect for jewelry. A great choice for a gemstone investment, their vivid, bright colors make a statement everywhere they go. An eye clean Paraiba gem filled with neon colors, being blue, green or purple are gems that command the highest values.

Two-Toned Alexandrite

Found originally in the Ural mountain ranges in Russia, the Alexandrite is one of the rarest and most valuable gems. These dual colored beauties will grip you like none other. A gem that changes color in from reddish purple in incandescent light to a greenish blue in daylight, the alexandrite has the perfect symphony of colors.

Prized for their color change, these gemstone investments are mined in Brazil and Tanzania today. A gemstone that has a hardness of 8.5, this variety from the Chrysoberyl family is ideal for use in jewelry.

Sunset Padparadscha

Filled with the color of the setting sun, Padparadscha Sapphires are a variety from the family of corundums. With similar chemical features they rank at 9 on the scale of hardness, with exceptional luster and durability.

These salmon colored delights, when eye clean with intense color can fetch high prices. Their feminine colors are a favorite amongst the women and only gain value over the years.

Sunny Chrysoberyl

With the warm golden hues of the sun, this species of gemstone called they Chrysoberyl is winning hearts everywhere. A gemstone with good clarity, impeccable resilience and a dazzling sun kissed color chrysoberyls are a great investment choice.

Buying a gemstone at a wholesale price from a trustworthy source is what adds value. So find yourself a rare gemstone to make an investment today.

How to find your signature gemstone….

When it comes to gemstones, the possibilities may feel endless. With sparkling cuts and beautiful colors, gemstones are alluring and choosing a signature stone is difficult. However, a signature gemstone provides numerous benefits including the ability to put your unique signature on everything you wear. Overall, the most important part of choosing a signature gem is finding a stone that speaks to you.

For many people, birthstones are the place to start. Assigned according to birth month, birthstones are a unique and simple way to choose a signature gemstone. Birthstones, or natal stones, are based on vibration power. According to some experts, some gemstones have more vibration power, or strength, at certain times of the year. The gemstone with the highest strength for a particular month is the assigned birthstone. However, if your month’s stone isn’t to your liking, fear not. Zodiac signs can also be utilized when choosing a signature stone.

Zodiac based gemstones, or Astral stones, have a long history in astrology. In ancient times, astrologers believed that astrology signs determined fortune, success, and happiness. Because of this, astrologists studied the sky for answers regarding why certain stones supposedly held magical powers. Although there is no central authority for Zodiac based gemstones, the traditional Hindu source is arguably the most accurate. If astrology is too fantastical for your taste, then perhaps it’s best to look inwards.

When in doubt about the best gemstone to choose, choose according to personal preference. Gemstones come in an astonishing array of natural colors and playing favorites is definitely allowed. Whether it’s been your favorite color since you were a child or you’re merely drawn to the hue upon impulse, embrace your bias and choose your signature gem accordingly. Because most gemstone jewellery provides a subtle yet stunning pop of color, it’s difficult to choose a “wrong” signature stone. However, if color proves too difficult, there’s also the option of adhering to legends.

Most gemstones have a long history of folklore and the imagination. The Ancient Greeks believed Amethyst could ward of drunkenness. Even beyond that, the Greeks believed that the god of wine, Dionysus, created the beautiful purple stones. Regardless of why you adore a particular gemstone, embrace your connection with the precious metal and commit to a signature gem. You’ll never look back.

Gemstones by element: Wood healing gems…

What are Wood Healing Gemstones/crystals? Are they excellent for connecting with nature? How different are they from air or water element healing gemstones/crystals? Explore the complete guide on Element Wood Healing Gemstones/crystals from chakra to the zodiac and metaphysical healing and mantras. This is all you need to activate Wood Healing Crystal powers. We’ve added the quirks for each crystal to help you activate the Wood Element Gemstones/crystals quickly!

Colour Meaning of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

Wood is a living energy that protects and nourishes us. It represents new beginnings, strength, and flexibility. Optimism and dedication are other virtues of empowering wood energy.

Chakra of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

Root Chakra

Zodiac of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

Gemini, Aries, and Taurus

Best Healing Crystal Combinations for Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

Peridot has a stupefying power to make you soft if you’re cold-hearted when you mix the powers of Citrine with it.

Lava Rocks connect you with the energy of the earth and when used concurrently with Buddhist Beads, manifests your prayers.

Pyrite is a fortune stone that turns your luck around when paired with the powers of Red Coral gemstones/crystals.

When you’re looking for peace, Amethyst can enlighten and reveal the destiny when clubbed with Ebony Beads.

Clear Quartz is a powerful stone that takes you back into past or future when smudged with Sandalwood Beads.

Healing Properties of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

How can Wood Healing Gemstones/crystals heal your body? What deity powers do you awaken when you use Wood Gemstones/crystals? How can cure root chakra with Wood gems? Get all your questions answered now!

  • Physical Healing of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

When you use wood element healing stones, they cleanse your organs. From Gallbladder to kidneys and liver, wood energy can cure and protect you from diseases. If sedentary lifestyle is hitting you with posture or spine, problems, wood gemstones can heal you.

Expert crystal users claim wood stones are ideal for blood and brain-related problems too.  As a tip, use wood gemstones/crystals when you’re doing a manicure next time to see the miracle.

  • Emotional Healing of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

If you’re feeling depressed, tired or defeated, wood element healing gemstones/crystals can help you. It can refresh your mind by showing you the positive resolution to your problems. It can eradicate emptiness, especially if you’re feeling lost.

Wood element healing stones also work wonders when you’re confused, angry, hurt or unsatisfied with life.

  • Spiritual Healing of Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals

Getting ahead in life needs balance and awareness. That’s why you must use wood energy stones to cultivate the habit of resolving your problems using the higher powers. Stones with wood energy work well for lucid dreaming when you’re hunting karmic therapy. Another boon to wood stones is the spirit communication with your ancestors. Meditation, transcendence, and attunement are another benefit to tuning to the spiritual energy of wood stones.

10 Wood Element Healing Gemstones/crystals to Use in Everyday Life

If you don’t know the powers of Air Healing Gemstones/crystals, it might lead you to physical and spiritual problems. Hence, it is best to know which Air gemstones/crystals to use for activating the right chakra powers you want in life. If you’ve been wondering which the best healing gemstones/crystals are in Air element for use in daily life, we’ve got the complete list.

  1. Petrified Wood

When you’re in a rut, petrified wood can change your destiny. The wood is blessed with the energy of nature and life. It contains multiple elements and ethereal chakras.

The powerful earth energies in petrified wood can remove black magic and powerful curses too. In dire times, petrified wood is believed to channel positivity into the user.

How to Program your Heart Chakra with Petrified Wood

  • Take a Petrified Wood
  • Keep it in front of you.
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m perseverance. Everything around me teaches me the fruit of the wait”.
  1. Amber

Cocooning the mysteries and secrets of our existence makes amber one of the priceless energies to use. It gives the energy of wood as often wood resins give birth to the amber gemstone.

Amber offers the power of life itself with its kundalini force. It can transform weak people to find their voice and express themselves strongly.

How to Program your Throat, Solar Plexus or Sacral Chakra with Amber

  • Take an Amber
  • Point it at the Throat, Solar Plexus or Sacral Chakra
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m power. Everything around me makes me invincible”.
  1. Peridot

The stone of love and success in one lattice, peridot helps you find new milestones that help in revealing the destiny. Peridot makes you strong, emotionally.

It teaches wise lessons of compassion and knowledge. The healing of peridot with wood energy gemstones/crystals comes in the form of wealth and good fortune.

How to Program your Heart Chakra with Peridot

  • Take a Peridot
  • Point it at the Heart Chakra
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m growth. Everything around me makes me grow ahead”.
  1. Tiger Eye

The enriching energy of tiger eye gemstones/crystals makes you strong and valiant. It raises the stability of emotions to hormones in your body. Tiger eye is also one of the unique stones that make you happy like you’re under the shadiest tree. Needless to add, tiger eye supports you and hence, makes the best companion stone to use during struggles.

How to Program your Solar Plexus Chakra with Tiger Eye

  • Take a Tiger Eye
  • Point it at the Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m support. Everything around me makes me stay strong”.
  1. Sandalwood Beads

From good fortune to luck and wealth, sandalwood can do a lot of things. That’s why using blessed sandalwood beads with reiki healing gemstones/crystals can make you safe and positive. It is a cleansing therapy that works well when you use sandalwood incense scents too.

How to Program your Heart Chakra with Sandalwood Beads

  • Take a Sandalwood Beads
  • Keep it above you.
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m success. Everything around me makes me find new milestones ahead”.
  1. Citrine

The stone of insight and premonitions, citrine makes the user enthusiastic and dedicated to goals. Citrine is the stone of supreme power. It can transform the crystal user into a liberated and lively person.

Physically citrine can loosen muscles and broaden your horizons. It can change your reality by making you think proactively towards success.

How to Program your Solar Plexus Chakra with Citrine

  • Take a Citrine
  • Point it at the Solar Plexus Chakra
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m focus. Everything around me makes me keep my target clear”.
  1. Ebony Beads

Using the power of the wood makes you omnipotent. That’s why Ebony beads are useful for students with ambitions and goals. It can keep you rooted in your aim.

Ebony beads empower the Wood energy to make you wiser and intuitive. It touches the nerves to change your destiny and fate too. It is a detox crystal, ideal for support as well.

How to Program your Heart Chakra with Ebony

  • Take an Ebony
  • Point it at the Heart Chakra
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m change. Everything around me makes me embrace the new ahead”.
  1. Coral

Red coral has many powers and the most popular amongst them is the immunity. Coral works alongside wood energies to make you invincible to infections and seasonal diseases. It is a stamina giving stone that can change a lazy person into a workaholic.

Use red coral on your base chakra with positive affirmations or meditation sessions to communicate with your subconscious mind. It helps in manifesting your desires faster.

How to Program your base Chakra with Coral

  • Take a Coral
  • Point it at the Chakra
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m wisdom. Everything around me makes me learn more”.
  1. Buddhist Beads

Although it might look like an uncool bead, Buddhist beads are blessed with multi-chakra energies. They are ideal for deepening your meditation and mindfulness.

Use Buddhist beads for awakening the spiritual powers of wood energy to open your mind. It can make you self-confident with a newfound spirit. Buddhist beads particularly work well for introverts and shy people.

How to Program your Heart Chakra with Buddhist Beads

  • Take a Buddhist Beads
  • Keep it around you.
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m peace. Everything around me makes me calm down”.
  1. Opal Wood

A rarity hardly seen on crystal shops online, opal wood changes your psyche. It de-stresses the mind, detoxes the body and empowers your inner voice. Opal wood is a motivating power that uplifts you to reach your maximum potential.

How to Program your Heart Chakra with Opal Wood

  • Take Opal Wood
  • Place it in your palm.
  • Vocalize the affirmation “I’m inspiration. Everything around me discover new things about me”.

 

Secrets to Advanced Reiki Healing With Crystals

One can Google Reiki Healing and you will be stunned how many people healed themselves from cancer to debt and heartbreak using reiki. It is an interplay of energies from the cosmos around us. The Japanese healing technique is effective when you get it from a Level III Reiki Master. Read on, if you want to learn the placement of gems to hands for reiki healing with stones in the next ten minutes. We’ve simplified all of it for beginners!

What is Reiki Healing?

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique using metaphysical powers. Reiki comes from the two words, rei (Higher Power/ Intelligence) and ki (life force). In their combined form, Reiki refers to attuning your life force with the higher power for healing.

During the Reiki healing session, the practitioner places chants, stones or hand gestures on the chakra points of the person for activating chakra energy. Here, the Reiki master’s energy penetrates your chakra points to eject evil and negativity within you.

Unlike most of the crystal techniques, Reiki cannot be tried on your own. Ki or the use of life force energy is easy to conduct on your own; but, reiki needs the power of two. It is not a karmic therapy, but energy healing using the combination of two powers- the higher self and life force. So, one person helps to align the chakra or energy centers of the other without tainting their karma. In short, Reiki healing session increases the powers of the giver as much as the taker.

What is the history of Reiki Healing around the World?

Reiki form of Usui Reiki stems from the enlightenment about life from Dr. Usui or Usui-sensei, born in the late 19th century. After completing superlative education from a Buddhist monastery, Usui traveled far and wide to find a system of total physiological and psychological healing.

On a rediscovery course on Mount Kurama, Dr. Usui fasted 21 days alongside meditation. On the dawn of 21st day, he came upon a script of Sanskrit symbols that ended his search. That’s how Reiki was born. He established a practice in Kyoto, which was taken up by a Japanese naval officer and an American-Japanese woman who spread it across the world during WWII.

How long do the effects of Reiki Healing last?

Depending on the Reiki Master you choose, your Reiki crystal healing sessions will change. From 20 minutes to even up to 90 minutes, reiki healing sessions also varies with your energy status. Moreover, reiki healing does not break open from the heavens at the end of the 90-minute bell. Often, it can take more than 4-5 sessions to untie your problems using reiki stone healing.

How to do a Reiki Healing With Gemstones Session?

There are three levels to Reiki qualification. First refers to learning the history and the practice of Reiki. The second level attunes your reiki wisdom from a master. The third is when you teach or pass on your reiki learnings to another person. Do Reiki easily at home with our simplified method below.

1.      Cleanse your Stones

The first step to crystal healing via any ritual is the purification stage. You can use herbs or healing gemstones with higher powers such as Clear Quartz or Selenite to cleanse your stones. It must drain the cluttered energy sediment in your stone, else it will channel into your chakra points.

2.      Activate your Crystals/Gemstones

Next step is to activate or charge your healing gemstones for a reiki session. You can use positive affirmations to charge or keep it under the full moonlight. A charged crystal/gemstone can help to target ailing chakras much faster and deeper than you know. Crystal activation requires your willpower to work.

3.      Placement of the Crystals during Reiki Healing Session

There are many ways to arrange your stones during a Reiki Healing Session.

–          On the chakra point

You can place the healing crystal/gemstone on the chakra you want to empower or heal. This will emit direct healing rays into your skin. To do so, the stone must be in contact with your skin.

–          Above the Chakra Point

You can place the healing crystal/gemstone for reiki healing above the chakra point while laying down on the yoga mat. It needn’t touch your skin as healing crystals can pull out the negativity without coming into contact with them.

–          Below the Chakra point

You can place the healing crystal/gemstone for reiki healing below the chakra point while laying down on the yoga mat. The stones must not touch your skin as it can eject the evil sans contacting it.

–          Around the Chakra point

You can also place multiple crystals/gemstsones like a grid around a particular chakra point for effective healing. As the above, touching the skin is a choice you must take depending on the depth of healing you need.

4.      Placement of the Hands during Reiki Healing Session

For every chakra, there is a hand position for Reiki healing.

  • Root Chakra: Shoulders are targeted here with your hands on the shoulder of the other person for 3 minutes.
  • Sacral Chakra: You must place your crystal or hand on the abdomen or lower back in the back and front of the person for 3 minutes.
  • Solar Plexus chakra: Keep one open palm with the stone on the back of the stomach and other in front for 3 minutes.
  • Heart Chakra: Place your palm on the breastbone and the other at the opposite side on your back for 3 minutes.
  • Throat chakra: Take your open palm and keep it on the top of the neck and other in the pit of your throat for 3 minutes.
  • Third eye Chakra: Open your palms and keep one on the back of your neck and other in between the brows for 3 minutes.
  • Crown Chakra: Place both your open palms on the top of the head of the joining index and thumb fingers to form an opening on the crown chakra. Hold it for 3 minutes.

You can finish the reiki session by sweeping the aura of the client by gesturing a swiping motion over his or her body without contacting the skin.

What are the Ways to Do Reiki Healing with Crystals

How do you do Reiki with healing stones? Is it any better? How can you combine Reiki and gemstones for better cleaning and healing? Get all your questions answered now!

·        Reiki Healing with Chakra Stones

You can place the healing crystal on the chakra points for Reiki healing.

·        Crystal Programming for Reiki Healing

You can program your crystal with positive affirmations before placing it on the chakra point or wherever you feel affected.

·        Chromo Therapy or Color Healing with Reiki Stones

You can place healing crystals according to colors of the chakra points or wherever you feel affected.

·        Crystal Pendulum for Reiki Healing Session

You can hold a crystal pendulum or lay underneath it to detect the undue vibrations to cleanse it using Reiki healing with crystals.

·        Crystal Patches for Reiki Healing

You can also keep the healing crystal on or around your chakra point during Reiki healing session for effective life force therapy.