What is the connection between gemstones and Chakras?
When I started making gemstone jewelry a few years ago, I found myself gravitating to opaque gemstones: jasper, tiger eye, and lapis lazuli, to name a few. Much to my surprise, they all have fascinating histories and are believed to have metaphysical properties. Linking this to my recent study of the Chakras, I found that many gemstones play a significant role in balancing the Chakras and improving a person’s life.
Last Friday, I gave a basic overview of the seven primary Chakras. Each governs a particular area of the body and is activated by different colors.
Gemstones are also associated with the seven Chakras. Wearing or carrying gemstones is believed to stimulate or stabilize the corresponding energy centers (Chakras) of the ethereal** body.
Below I listed the seven primary Chakras and a few of the gemstones that are associated with each. Upon further research you will find many others. Notice that some stones will work with more than one Chakra.
1st – the ROOT Chakra – (red) ruby, garnet, red jasper
2nd – the SACRAL Chakra – (orange) carnelian, citrine, topaz
3rd – the SOLAR PLEXUS – (yellow) tiger eye, amber, citrine
5th – the THROAT Chakra – (blue) blue lace agate, turquoise, aquamarine
6th – the BROW or THIRD EYE Chakra – (indigo) sodalite, lapis lazuli, kyanite
It is recommended that the gemstones touch the skin to be most effective. Accomplish this by wearing a gemstone bracelet or necklace.
I’m always working to improve my jewelry-making skills and to combine them with my gemstone research. Check out my shop, Jularee Handcrafted Jewelry, to see some of my work. Read the item descriptions for metaphysical properties, Chakra and birthstone information for the specific gemstones in each design.
Which of my pieces speaks to you?
**Ethereal is defined as celestial or spiritual.