Are you interested in what healing crystals and gemstones have to offer? Perhaps you are starting a collection of your own, but don’t know exactly where to start. We’ve compiled a list of five of the most popular healing gemstones that you’ll absolutely want to have in your collection.
Also known as the Protector Gemstone or the Rainbow Keeper, fluorite is commonly found in Argentina among veins of quartz and calcite. This close relationship to quartz, another one of the most popular healing gemstones, is said to provide fluorite with the ability to cleanse and purify the mind and body. It is known as the Protector Gemstone because of its ability to ward off negative energy. Fluorite is often found colored in combinations of green and purple with variations of blue and yellow mixed throughout.
This gemstone is particularly helpful for its ability to improve meditation. Improving your meditation can have a significant impact on your overall physical well-being. A recent review of more than 18,000 studies has revealed that meditation can reduce anxiety, depression, and physical pain while also improving mental health.1
The iconic green-colored jade mineral has become extremely popular for its ability to heal on an emotional level. Jade is said to eliminate negative energy stored in the body, stabilize the personality, and even facilitate good dreams. This mineral has been widely used for its healing properties for thousands of years and is particularly common in certain Asian cultures.
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There are multiple variations of the gemstone found throughout the world. Nephrite is a pale green form of jade that is often found between China and Russia. Dark, vibrant jadeite gemstones are found more often in North America.
The Stone of Love, rose quartz is a gemstone that can help you heal emotionally. It will make it easier for you to open your heart so that you can give love to others and receive love in return. The stone constantly encourages peace, forgiveness, and love. In a world filled with heartbreak, the healing properties of rose quartz have allowed it to become one of the most popular healing gemstones there is. This pink gemstone is mined in the United States, Madagascar, and Brazil.
Black Obsidian, which is sometimes referred to as Glassy Lava, is formed when lava from a volcano quickly cools. Black obsidian can be found in any country that has experienced eruptions of rhyolitic lava, such as Japan, Peru, and New Zealand.
Glassy Lava is unique in comparison to other healing gemstones because it posses properties from the elements of earth, water, and fire. This creates a very powerful energy that is said to have the ability to reveal truths and secrets. For this reason, it sometimes called the Truth Stone or the Stone of Honesty.
In terms of physical healing, after using black obsidian some people felt it aided with digestive problems and gallbladder issues. Digestive health is extremely important because the digestive system helps fight bacteria, provide the body with nutrients, and control energy levels. Digestive health also affects the health of many other systems, such as the nervous system, brain, and reproductive system.2
Simply known as quartz to most people, this gemstone is more often referred to as “The Master Healer” to those who utilize healing crystals and gemstones. It is easily the most popular healing gemstone in the world. It has a long list of healing properties that are spiritual, physical, and emotional. One of the unique properties of clear quartz is that it can be “programmed” by a healer to tackle very specific issues. Quartz also happens to be the most abundant mineral on the surface of the Earth and can be almost everywhere, though it is commonly mined in the United States and Brazil.
These five healing gemstones are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens of different minerals and each of them interacts with our minds, bodies, and chakra in different ways. If you are interested in learning more, there are a number of reputable articles dedicated to delving into the history of crystal healing.
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