How to Use Therapeutic Gemstones
Two Ways to Use
Gemstone energy medicine offers a wide range of therapeutic tools based on the gemstone sphere. It also offers many techniques for using rounded gemstones therapeutically. One of the most powerful ways to experience the healing properties of gems is to string them together in the form of a necklace. A therapeutic gemstone necklace is a highly versatile tool that you can use in two primary ways: (1) you can wear it around your neck for profound overall benefits, or (2) you can place it on specific parts of your body to focus the gemstones’ therapeutic effects.
Enhancing Your Experience
Here are some additional suggestions for getting the most from your therapeutic gemstone necklaces:
Wear the necklace continually.
When working with a therapeutic gemstone necklace, it is most effective to keep it in your aura constantly—no more than three feet away from your body. This will allow the gemstones to maintain a strong energetic connection with your body and aura.
During the day
Wear the necklace at all times during the day, except when bathing, swimming, or performing vigorous physical activity, such as exercise.
If the necklace is longer than 20 inches, to prevent thread breakage, take the necklace off and lay it in the bed next to you or on a nearby nightstand.
Cleanse the necklace regularly!
As therapeutic gemstones help us release energetic impurities and blockages, some of these released energies cling to the surface of the gemstones. These disharmonious energies quickly build up on the surface of the gems, inhibiting their ability to work at peak capacity.
Regular cleansing clears these energies and restores the gemstones to their naturally vibrant state. Several minutes of care given regularly will keep your therapeutic gemstones vital and ready to help you take your next step in growth and healing.
Click here for simple gemstone care and cleansing instructions.
Practice presence when you put on a necklace.
With therapeutic gemstones, as with all energy medicine therapies, your intent and openness to change can assist the healing process. By consciously cooperating with the process of change initiated by the gemstones, you can greatly enhance their effects. We call this practicing presence. Presence is the quality of being fully in the moment, when the mind is not divided by thinking about other things.
To practice presence with therapeutic gemstones, introduce them to your body and aura with openness, gratitude, and the clear intent to experience the gems’ benefits. When you put on a new therapeutic necklace or one that you haven’t worn for a while, bring it into your aura with a brief procedure that will deepen your connection with it:
Wearing Multiple Necklaces:
We recommend wearing a maximum of three therapeutic gemstone necklaces at one time. Wearing more than three necklaces simultaneously can provide too many energetic influences for you to absorb effectively.
Ideally, when wearing multiple necklaces, they should be of different lengths, so that your body and aura can interact with each necklace clearly. A solid Lavender necklace is the one exception: it can be worn in the same length as another necklace, and it can be worn as a fourth necklace.
Selecting Necklaces to Wear
Here are two approaches you can use to choose which necklaces to wear on a given day. No matter how many necklaces you have, you can adapt these two approaches to your personal collection of therapeutic gemstones.
Approach 1: Daily fine-tuning
In this approach, you fine-tune which necklaces you wear each day as your needs and goals change. For example, if you’re going through an emotionally turbulent time, you might want to put on Rhodonite for a few days. If you feel a cold coming on, you can wear Bloodstone or Carnelian. If you want to enhance your creativity for a special project, you can use Aquamarine. If you’re entering a potentially negative environment, you can put on Rubelle. These are just a few examples.
If you are adept at an answer-receiving technique, such as muscle testing, you can use the technique to determine which necklaces to wear each day. You can also use your knowledge of the gemstones’ therapeutic action or follow your intuition about what is best on a daily basis.
Approach 2: Focusing on an issue
If you wish to address a more deep-seated issue or condition, and you’ve obtained one or more therapeutic necklaces to help meet your goal, it’s advisable to wear those necklaces for a prolonged period—i.e., several weeks or months. This will allow the gemstones’ energies to work continually on ever more deeply seated blockages and energetic patterns to root out the causes of the condition or issue and make profound changes.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t remove the necklace for a while if another, more acute need arises. In addition to the examples above, you could put on a Blue Sapphire necklace for a day or two if you want to improve your mental clarity for a special occasion. If you want to accelerate the effects of a meditation or other spiritual practice, you could temporarily wear a Riverstone necklace. If you’ll be traveling for several hours, you can put on an Agate necklace for the day, and so on.
Caring for Your Therapeutic Gemstones
Your Gemisphere necklaces are fragile and sensitive energetic tools. In addition to regular cleansing, they require some special care to maintain their vitality and effectiveness. With proper care, most therapeutic gemstones will continue producing their therapeutic benefits indefinitely.
Basic Care Guidelines
Practices to Avoid
To Protect the Thread’s Longevity
Click here for more information on the care and cleansing of therapeutic gemstones.
If the thread in your necklace breaks, we offer repair and rejuvenation services, as well as the materials for repairing necklaces at home. For information about our repair and rejuvenation services, click here.
To Learn More
To learn more about how to get the most from your therapeutic gemstones, including how to select and use the best gemstones for you and your loved ones, we recommend reading books by Gemisphere founder, Michael Katz, and attending a Gemisphere Gemstone Energy Medicine Workshop.