The Importance of
Therapeutic Quality in Gemstones

The Gemisphere Pledge

We provide only the highest quality therapeutic gemstones the planet has to offer and pledge that all the gemstones we offer are therapeutic quality.

Our experience has demonstrated that only the finest quality, pure gems yield the results that we’ve come to expect from gemstone energy medicine. At Gemisphere, we have dedicated ourselves to providing therapeutic gemstones of unparalleled purity and quality that can deliver these results.

Only the best will do

When it comes to therapeutic tools, we all seek—and need—the very best. Yet one of the most common mistakes that people make is choosing gemstones that are not high enough in quality to produce therapeutic benefits.

Think about it for a moment: Would you knowingly use inferior quality medicine or medicine containing impurities? Of course not. Not only would a poor-grade medicine not provide all the results you want; it might also provide negative effects you'd rather avoid. When choosing gemstones for therapy, the primary goal is to find gems that are capable of delivering the transformation and healing we seek from them. To accomplish this, we must choose gemstones not only for their beauty, but also for their therapeutic suitability.

A gem’s physical character
determines the quality of its energy

Within the mineral kingdom is a wide range of naturally occurring qualities. Indeed, an infinite number of gradations exist between gemstones whose physical nature is so pure that they can express their energies freely, and gemstones that are so choked by inferior color, poor clarity, and contaminants that their beneficial energies are trapped, corrupted, or nearly nonexistent.

The physical quality of a gemstone determines the degree to which it can embody its true essence and express its true potential. Therefore, for a gemstone to be therapeutic in quality, its physical character must be pure enough to allow the gem to radiate its healing energies fully and without corruption.

What Happens When
a Gemstone Is Non-Therapeutic?

Only the very highest quality gemstones can express those gemstones’ full range of potential healing properties. Gemstones that don't meet certain stringent requirements of color, clarity, purity, shape, and cut are not capable of transmitting therapeutic quality energy. They will have significantly less, if any, therapeutic effect.

Indeed, poor quality gems can have detrimental effects on their users. The cracks, irregularities, or foreign matter commonly found in commercially available gems can seriously inhibit the flow of healing energy through a gemstone sphere. Irregularly cut spheres, nicks, and sloppy drill holes also distort the flow of a gemstone's energies.

When people use non-therapeutic gemstones and expect them to be therapeutic, they are usually disappointed and often confused. And it's no wonder. Non-therapeutic gems cannot produce the positive changes that therapeutic quality gemstones can initiate. Thus, an essential part of using gemstones for healing is ensuring that the gems are truly therapeutic in quality. Only gemstones that have been properly prepared and that meet all the criteria for therapeutic quality should be used for therapeutic purposes.

Gemisphere's Commitment
to Providing Therapeutic Quality Gemstones

You can rely on us

Gemisphere’s expertise and resources are unique. In fact, no other gemstone provider comes close. With some searching, you might find a gemstone necklace here or there that matches our standards of purity and quality. But nowhere will you find such a wide array of choices guaranteed to meet those standards every time. We alone insist on this level of quality, and we alone deliver it.

We go to the source

We travel the world to find the finest therapeutic quality gemstones and, whenever possible, obtain our raw material directly from the mines. We carefully select each piece and extract the choicest portions to become our therapeutic spheres. Then we precisely shape and polish each sphere to ensure a smooth flow of the gem's energy.

We meticulously prepare each necklace

Once the gemstones are cut and polished, we re-evaluate each sphere for its therapeutic value, rejecting any that don't meet our stringent standards. For many types of gemstones, we examine each gem under a microscope to eliminate any spheres containing toxic contaminants. These contaminants destroy the therapeutic value of a necklace and can send harmful energies into the wearer’s body and energy field.

We also determine each sphere's therapeutic quality category and then match each sphere with other compatible gemstones to form our necklaces, an important factor in creating a gemstone therapy tool with a harmonious and potent energetic signature. We string all our gemstones on material that supports the flow of their energies, and we knot most necklaces between each sphere to prevent the loss of beads.

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We give our gems a unique Rallop® Diamond treatment

Finally, before shipping your gems to you, we give each bead of every necklace a Rallop® Diamond treatment. This treatment ensures that a necklace will begin working to its full potential as soon as you place it around your neck. It enlivens the gemstones and prepares them to interact most effectively with your aura. A Rallop® Diamond treatment also clears the gems of any disharmonious energies picked up during mining, cutting, and handling.

Only Gemisphere goes to these lengths to ensure that all its gemstones are therapeutic. Other companies’ gems are often low in quality, impure, dyed, or poorly cutwhile ours remain the world’s only line of truly therapeutic quality gems.

The Science of Evaluating Gemstones
for Therapeutic Quality

Each gemstone type has unique requirements

For every kind of gemstone there is a specific set of criteria the gemstone must meet to be suitable for therapy. Consequently, the characteristics that make one type of gemstone therapeutic do not necessarily apply to other gemstones. For example, the characteristics that make Quartz spheres therapeutic don't apply to Carnelian, Blue Sapphire, or Leopardskin Jasper; the characteristics that make Dark Green Aventurine spheres therapeutic differ from those that apply even to Light Green Aventurine, and so on.

To be therapeutic, a gemstone must exhibit its unique parameters for color, clarity, purity, and cut. Anything less can distort the character of the gemstone's energy and make that gemstone unsuitable for therapeutic purposes.

Seven C’s of therapeutic quality

At Gemisphere, the criteria by which we judge our gemstones fall into seven categories: character, color, clarity, consistency, cut, cleanliness, and candescence. We ensure that each bead meets the requirements for its type in all seven categories. For example, each of our Amethyst beads conforms to the requirements for therapeutic-grade Amethyst in all seven categories. Only Gemisphere evaluates every gemstone for these seven factors:


Unique to each gem, character describes the nature of the gemstone itself and is determined by its unique ratio of mineral components. For example:


Therapeutic Dark Green Aventurine is composed of silicon dioxide colored green by tiny platelets of green chromium mica, called fuchsite. Its appearance is characterized by dark-green capsules floating in a translucent light-green base. Among other requirements, the flecks must appear as solid, discrete capsules and not as loose clouds or streaks, and they must be present in a specific proportion. This can be determined only through examination under a microscope.


Therapeutic Lapis Lazuli is a combination of Lazurite and other minerals, including Sodalight, Calcite, and Pyrite. Its appearance is characterized by a certain percentage of golden Pyrite flecks in a base of royal blue color.


To be therapeutic, a gem must accurately represent the optimal color for its type. As a gem strays from its optimal color, its therapeutic effectiveness decreases. Off colors, inappropriate shades, or muddiness add undesirable energies. For example, Amethyst that is too light or too dark purple is not therapeutic; nor is brownish-yellow Citrine, which must be a pure or golden yellow.


Clarity requirements are unique to each gemstone type and can vary widely. For example, some gems are adversely affected by certain internal flaws or cloudiness, while others are not. For example:


Therapeutic Quartz and Citrine must be optical or near-optical in quality.


Ideal Lavender displays a mixture of cloudy and transparent areas.


Consistency is a quality that is desirable both within a sphere and within a therapeutic necklace as a whole. In general, the quality of all spheres in a necklace should be similar to each other, without a high degree of variability. Consistency is more important for some gemstones than it is with others. For example:


In a Blue Sapphire necklace, consistency is critical. Lack of consistency, even in bead size, can render an otherwise therapeutic Blue Sapphire necklace non-therapeutic.


Within an Opalight necklace, a wide variation of characteristic colors contributes to the necklace’s effectiveness.


Because of the central role of shape in a gem’s therapeutic effectiveness, precision in cutting and drilling therapeutic gems is essential. Spheres and other rounded forms, such as cylinders and rounded chips, should contain a minimum of nicks and uncharacteristic irregularities. All beads should be well formed and proportioned, and spheres should have virtually no flat spots. Drill holes should be smooth and consistent in size.


To be therapeutic, most gems must be free of adulteration, such as dye, irradiation, or kerosene. These treatments can seriously disrupt a gem’s therapeutic energies and even render them harmful to the user. For example:


Roselle (Rose Quartz) is often dyed to deepen its pink color, yet dye renders it non-therapeutic.


The machines used to cut Leopardskin Jasper spheres are usually lubricated with kerosene, but the kerosene clogs the surface of the finished spheres and disrupts the natural expression of the gems’ healing energies. (Gemisphere’s Leopardskin Jasper spheres are cut using a special water process.)


Aquamarine is sometimes irradiated to enhance the color of a poor-quality gem. However, this treatment destroys the energy of the gemstone and replaces it with a severely disharmonious energy.


Gem candescence is an optical quality that makes a gemstone look like a brilliant drop of liquid color. This liquid appearance reflects an energetic quality indicates exceptional therapeutic potency. It is an extremely rare quality that is most often seen in colored crystalline gems, such as Blue Sapphire, Emerald, Amethyst, and Citrine.

Gemisphere’s Therapeutic Quality Categories

Among gemstones that are high enough in quality to be deemed therapeutic, there is also a range of qualities. For this reason, Gemisphere has defined the following categories of therapeutic quality: Fine, Very Fine, Exquisite, and Exquisite Plus. Below is a diagram illustrating Gemisphere's system for defining these grades.


Potency and Price:
Why Our Gemstones May Cost More

Superior quality gemstones are not only more effective; they are also more expensive. Because Gemisphere must pay more for them—and because of the extraordinary efforts required to select and prepare them for therapeutic useour gemstones may cost more than commonly available gems. Comparing them side by side, however, reveals the "Gemisphere difference."

Fortunately, with each higher level of quality, a gem's therapeutic value often increases far more than its cost. This is particularly true of the more precious gemstones. As these gemstones rise in quality, their potency and power increase substantially. Purple Rainbow Fluorite is a good example of this: Very Fine quality Purple Rainbow Fluorite is approximately 10 times more potent than Fine quality; Exquisite quality is approximately 100 times more potent than Fine quality; and Exquisite Plus quality is approximately 1,000 times more potent than Fine quality. Certain other gemstones, such as Leopardskin Jasper, Onyx, and Mother of Pearl, must simply meet certain standards for therapeutic quality; within those standards there is much less variation in potency.

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