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Crystal & Gemstone Jewelry comes in many forms, usually as pendants, rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. But these artful pieces of jewelry are not only beautiful to look at, they also offer the wearer healing properties and, many believe, bring forth to the owner protection and certain attributes that they desire to make manifest in their lives. In this manner they serve a wonderful duel purpose; they are not only decorative, they bring multiple other benefits to their owners. Whether they are worn purely for their good looks, for the energy they give off or for both of these reasons, crystal and gemstone jewelry clearly has an advantage over other materials used for making jewelry.

Metaphysical Crystal & Gemstone Jewelry is made with a multiple variety of crystals, gems and stones, they also come in many shapes, styles and sizes. They have been worn throughout the ages as talismans, signs of good luck, protective amulets and to mark those of nobility. The idea that these gorgeous pieces of wearable art can also heal, bring about balance and fortify the modern wearer is a large draw to this type of jewelry indeed.

Because there are so many crystal gemstone materials used to make crystal jewelry we will discuss only a few of the many options and properties available to those who are attracted to them. The most popular of these styles, by far, are pendants and necklaces that can be worn around the neck, but rings, bracelets and earrings are also quite sought after. The most sold and loved of all crystal pendants are those made from quartz crystal. Colorless quartz crystals are loved for their pure, simplicity and stunning natural growth formation, but rose quartz, smoky quartz, purple and green amethyst or citrine (to name just a few) are also highly admired. Quartz crystal is considered to be a universal stone that brings great vibrational power to the wearer. Some properties and uses associated with quartz crystal include the following: aid in meditation, balance, amplification of positive energy and muting of negative energy, cleansing the aura, bringing about harmony and opening the crown chakra. To find out more about metaphysical and healing properties of crystals and gemstones, click here.

Other types of crystals and gemstones often used to make crystal & gemstone jewelry include, but are not limited to: tourmaline, lapis lazuli, tiger and cat eye, peridot, topaz, moonstone, agate, jasper, onyx, obsidian. These are all used to make stunning jewelry and each have their own special properties for the spirit and mind set. There is no doubt that crystal pendants are easiest to wear no matter which type of crystal or gem is set into it. This method of wearing crystal jewelry also brings the crystal or gemstone close to the heart area and brings the most benefit to the wearer. Besides the heart, the heart chakra also influences the thymus gland. The thymus gland has been called the seat of the soul and mystics believe it plays a large role in synching and fusing the spiritual with the physical. From the physical point of view, the thymus produces important T-cells which defend the body against illness and disease. Wearing a crystal pendant over the heart chakra helps to keep the thymus gland healthy. And of course, one’s capacity to love and receive love is aided by the wearing of a crystal pendant. Wearing crystal & gemstone jewelry is very useful for bringing the spiritual and physical benefits of crystals into your life, in a practical way.