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Unlocking the Power of Gemstones: A Guide to Healing and Relaxation

Updated: Dec 7, 2023

Have you ever considered gemstone healing to help you relax? All aspects of everyday life, whether work stress, relationship drama or the pressures of a young family, can follow us into our precious relaxation time. If you struggle to unwind and enjoy your holiday, why not try the ancient practice of gemstone healing to help you relax?

Those who believe in the physical and spiritual healing properties of gemstones use them in several different ways. Some wear their gemstones in the form of pendants, bracelets or rings. Others carry a gemstone with them to hold in times of need—you can buy a huge variety in the form of ‘palm stones’, which are smooth, palm-sized pebbles that feel comforting to hold in one hand. Many place crystals around the house in areas which particularly need the stone’s healing energy.

Rose quartz

Delicately pink rose quartz is the go-to gemstone for those who need to practise a bit of self-care. Widely known as a stone of love, rose quartz is great if your relaxation time is regularly interrupted by squabbles and bad feeling! If you have children who are getting on each other’s nerves, you could try placing a rose quartz crystal in their play spaces. Likewise, if an argument with your partner is stressing you out, using a rose quartz in the bedroom could help you relax on holiday by reconnecting in a positive way.

Rose Quartz Gem Tree |
Rose Quartz tree

Rose Quartz gem tree


If you’re one of those people who finds it difficult to switch off the work worries when your head hits the pillow, and who struggles to get a good night’s sleep on holiday, amethyst may be the gemstone for you. Amethyst, with its peaceful energy, is known as a stone of sleep, so keeping one on your bedside table could help you drift off properly…and stay asleep long enough to enjoy a holiday lie-in.

Amethyst Gemstone Healing |
Amethyst Gemstone

Amethyst – photo taken at the Tucson Gem Show, USA


What better gemstone to take on a beach holiday than aquamarine, stone of the sea? Its light blue hue evokes the clear waters of the ocean and is said to have calming energies that help to quieten a racing mind. Many people use it to deepen their meditation, so it’s good for those who find it hard to relax on holiday if there’s lots of activity going on around them. As a gemstone used as a protective talisman by sailors since ancient times, aquamarine is also great if your holiday is marred by the fear of travelling by boat or plane.

Aquamarine Gemstone |
Aquamarine from Vietnam

Aquamarine from Vietnam

Interested to know more about gemstone healing? You’ll find some useful information in Buying Gemstones & Jewellery in India.

Kim Rix, GG GIA

Gemstone Detective

Be sure. Be smart. Buy with confidence

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