Natural gemstones are considered to be far superior in quality, value, and beauty when compared to their synthetic or imitation counterparts. Natural gemstones are believed to possess unique metaphysical properties that improve one’s overall wellness.
It is believed by many (yoga instructors, holistic health professionals) that natural gemstones provide numerous healing energy benefits associated with the gemstone’s color. Clear quartz is said to be able to help the healing of emotional and physical problems. Black obsidian is said to be helpful in relieving stress, tension, and anxiety. Hematite is associated with grounding energy. Yellow jasper can boost one’s self-confidence and libido. Amethyst helps with spiritual growth and divine connection.
Some people buy natural gemstones as a hobby to collect as many as possible as if they were stamps or coins. Others buy natural gemstones with the belief that each specific color of the gem is associated with certain things (e.g., green jade for wisdom). Some buy gemstones because they think it is fun to buy gemstones. Others buy natural gemstones because they believe that the color of a gem will affect its physical and/or metaphysical properties, such as affecting emotions or increasing self-confidence.
Stones can be precious, but it is essential to know what you are buying and the best place to purchase your stone from. It is important to remember that there are many people out there who will try and sell you fake or synthetic stones because they are not as valuable. Artificial stones may look very similar, but unless they have been analyzed by a professional, it is easy for fakes to slip through. So be careful, do your research and buy natural gemstones from reputable gemstone dealers.
Science is slowly catching up to the idea that these stones may have metaphysical properties. For example, there are now numerous companies that sell “healing” or “bioactive” gemstones with claims that they contain unique minerals which are absorbed into the skin during use, making them more effective than unpolished crystals alone. However, none of these claims have been verified by credible scientific studies.
In conclusion, there are many credible reasons to buy natural gemstones. You need to do your research and buy from reputable dealers. Make sure that you are not being scammed into buying fakes. The best way to get the benefits of natural gemstones is to try them and see for yourself how they improve your life.