If you’ve started the new decade determined to make some changes, why not try using gemstones said to help with new beginnings?
Many people and cultures from all over the world believe that different gemstones have properties that can benefit our physical and mental health. Even if you don’t believe in the healing powers of gems, it can still be useful to wear something that reminds you of your initial burst of motivation and determination.
Here are 3 gemstones to help you smash those goals in 2020 and beyond.
Blueish-green amazonite is a pretty, opaque, variety of feldspar. Popular as a gemstone for centuries (though not acquiring its present name until much later), Amazonite was prized by the Egyptians, the tribes of Central and South America, and the Jewish High Priests alike. Amazonite is believed to be a stone of courage and power, giving its wearer the confidence brush off criticism and live an authentic life. If you’re making big changes and fear the disapproval of family and friends, then Amazonite is the stone for you.
Moonstone’s glowing appearance, thanks to an optical effect called adularescence, gives it a mystical, magical air. It’s no surprise that moonstone is considered a gemstone of new beginnings when its namesake appears renewed every 28 days! Moonstone is said to be excellent for clarifying our vision of the future—a really important part of starting a new venture. Like the Moon, moonstone is associated with women, and is thought to help release feminine energy and power.
If your new beginnings involve a business venture, citrine is a good choice for your crystal collection. Citrine, a yellow variety of quartz, is used by proponents of crystal therapy to attract wealth and abundance. This sunshine-bright gemstone is said to increase motivation and physical energy—two properties you will definitely need when starting a new business!
Brazilian Citrine – Starbrite cut – weight 39.66 carats – cut by John Dyer & Co – photo by Ozzie Campos
Brazilian Citrine – Dreamscape cut – weight 17.11 carats – cut by John Dyer & Co – photo by Ozzie Campos
Brazilian Citrine – Internal Flame cut – weight is 31.73 carats – cut by John Dyer & Co – photo by Ozzie Campos
With thanks to John Dyer and Ozzie Campos for the use of their Brazilian citrine images.
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