How to Use Therapeutic Gemstones

Two Ways to Use
Therapeutic Gemstone Necklaces

Gemstone energy medicine offers a wide range of therapeutic tools based on the gemstone sphere. It also offers many techniques for using rounded gemstones therapeutically. One of the most powerful ways to experience the healing properties of gems is to string them together in the form of a necklace. A therapeutic gemstone necklace is a highly versatile tool that you can use in two primary ways: (1) you can wear it around your neck for profound overall benefits, or (2) you can place it on specific parts of your body to focus the gemstones’ therapeutic effects.



Wearing the necklace around your neck

When you wear a necklace of gemstone spheres around your neck, their energies radiate in all directions, deeply penetrating your body and aura, or energetic field. There, the gems work on neutralizing the energetic blockages that limit positive growth and lead to ill health. At the same time, the gemstones’ energies uplift and nourish all aspects of your being to energize and inspire you, enhance your health, and make enduring changes.

The advantages of using therapeutic gemstones in this way are many. A gemstone-sphere necklace worn around your neck silently works for you as you go about your daily activity and even when you’re sleeping at night. The gemstones work continually and ever more deeply on that which holds you back from the health, happiness, and well-being you desire.



Placing the necklace on an area of your body

While wearing a therapeutic necklace around your neck is a powerful and convenient way to enjoy its benefits, it is just one way to experience them. In most cases, you can use the same necklace in other ways to focus the gemstones’ energies for various purposes.

Let’s take Carnelian as an example. Among its many therapeutic actions, this deep-orange gemstone vitalizes and detoxifies the body’s cells. When you wear a therapeutic Carnelian necklace around your neck, the gemstones’ energies are diffused throughout your body and aura. Areas in need of Carnelian’s support spontaneously take advantage of the gemstones’ energies.

However, you can also place a Carnelian necklace on a specific area of your body to direct its healing energies there. For example, you can curl up a Carnelian necklace and place it on your liver. This will focus the gemstones’ cleansing and revitalizing energies primarily on the liver, and very little of those energies will be distributed to other parts of your body. Your liver will receive the full benefit of the Carnelian energy, thus accelerating and enhancing the liver’s healing. This is one simple example of how you can apply gemstone spheres in ways that focus the gemstones’ effects.

You can also apply therapeutic gemstone necklaces in many other ways for a myriad of focused therapies. For example, you can place certain necklaces around your head or on your chakras, palms, or soles of your feet to produce specific results. Still other ways to use necklaces include contemplative and diagnostic techniques¾ways to reveal the causes of a condition and thus take the first steps toward healing it.

For instructions on how to perform focused therapies with Gemisphere’s therapeutic necklaces, do the following: On each necklace’s dedicated page, click the Therapies links under Learn More.

(Note: Not all necklaces have therapy instructions. If a necklace does not have an associated therapy, no Therapies link will appear on the dedicated page.)

Enhancing Your Experience
of Therapeutic Gemstones

Here are some additional suggestions for getting the most from your therapeutic gemstone necklaces:

Wear the necklace continually.

When working with a therapeutic gemstone necklace, it is most effective to keep it in your aura constantly—no more than three feet away from your body. This will allow the gemstones to maintain a strong energetic connection with your body and aura.

During the day

Wear the necklace at all times during the day, except when bathing, swimming, or performing vigorous physical activity, such as exercise.

While sleeping

If the necklace is longer than 20 inches, to prevent thread breakage, take the necklace off and lay it in the bed next to you or on a nearby nightstand.

Cleanse the necklace regularly!

As therapeutic gemstones help us release energetic impurities and blockages, some of these released energies cling to the surface of the gemstones. These disharmonious energies quickly build up on the surface of the gems, inhibiting their ability to work at peak capacity.

Regular cleansing clears these energies and restores the gemstones to their naturally vibrant state. Several minutes of care given regularly will keep your therapeutic gemstones vital and ready to help you take your next step in growth and healing.

Click here for simple gemstone care and cleansing instructions.

Practice presence when you put on a necklace.

With therapeutic gemstones, as with all energy medicine therapies, your intent and openness to change can assist the healing process. By consciously cooperating with the process of change initiated by the gemstones, you can greatly enhance their effects. We call this practicing presence. Presence is the quality of being fully in the moment, when the mind is not divided by  thinking about other things.

To practice presence with therapeutic gemstones, introduce them to your body and aura with openness, gratitude, and the clear intent to experience the gems’ benefits. When you put on a new therapeutic necklace or one that you haven’t worn for a while, bring it into your aura with a brief procedure that will deepen your connection with it:



Hold the necklace in your hand and gaze at it for a few moments. Allow its color and energy to enter your being through your eyes. Drink in its essence.



Welcome the necklace’s energy. Open your heart and all aspects of yourself to the gemstones' energy. Acknowledge your willingness to change and to accept the process of healing and release.



3. Introduce the gemstones to your body by touching the necklace to three therapeutic windows for a few seconds each:


The navel


Acupuncture point SP 21 on the left side of your body only (at nipple level under the armpit)


Acupuncture point CV 21 (1.5 inches below the throat notch in the upper breastbone)



Hold the necklace directly in front of your chest at arm's length, and very slowly bring it to your heart. As you do, energetically breathe in the gemstones’ energy. Hold the gemstones on your heart for a moment, and let their energy penetrate even more deeply.



Place the necklace around your neck.

Wearing Multiple Necklaces:
The Rule of Three

We recommend wearing a maximum of three therapeutic gemstone necklaces at one time. Wearing more than three necklaces simultaneously can provide too many energetic influences for you to absorb effectively.

Ideally, when wearing multiple necklaces, they should be of different lengths, so that your body and aura can interact with each necklace clearly. A solid Lavender necklace is the one exception: it can be worn in the same length as another necklace, and it can be worn as a fourth necklace.

Selecting Necklaces to Wear

Here are two approaches you can use to choose which necklaces to wear on a given day. No matter how many necklaces you have, you can adapt these two approaches to your personal collection of therapeutic gemstones.

Approach 1: Daily fine-tuning

In this approach, you fine-tune which necklaces you wear each day as your needs and goals change. For example, if you’re going through an emotionally turbulent time, you might want to put on Rhodonite for a few days. If you feel a cold coming on, you can wear Bloodstone or Carnelian. If you want to enhance your creativity for a special project, you can use Aquamarine. If you’re entering a potentially negative environment, you can put on Rubelle. These are just a few examples.

If you are adept at an answer-receiving technique, such as muscle testing, you can use the technique to determine which necklaces to wear each day. You can also use your knowledge of the gemstones’ therapeutic action or follow your intuition about what is best on a daily basis.

Approach 2: Focusing on an issue

If you wish to address a more deep-seated issue or condition, and you’ve obtained one or more therapeutic necklaces to help meet your goal, it’s advisable to wear those necklaces for a prolonged period—i.e., several weeks or months. This will allow the gemstones’ energies to work continually on ever more deeply seated blockages and energetic patterns to root out the causes of the condition or issue and make profound changes.

This doesn’t mean that you can’t remove the necklace for a while if another, more acute need arises. In addition to the examples above, you could put on a Blue Sapphire necklace for a day or two if you want to improve your mental clarity for a special occasion. If you want to accelerate the effects of a meditation or other spiritual practice, you could temporarily wear a Riverstone necklace. If you’ll be traveling for several hours, you can put on an Agate necklace for the day, and so on.

Caring for Your Therapeutic Gemstones

Your Gemisphere necklaces are fragile and sensitive energetic tools. In addition to regular cleansing, they require some special care to maintain their vitality and effectiveness. With proper care, most therapeutic gemstones will continue producing their therapeutic benefits indefinitely.

Basic Care Guidelines


When not in use, store cleansed gemstones in a drawer, covered container, or jewelry roll.


Handle all therapeutic gemstones with care. Some are particularly fragile, such as Purple Rainbow Fluorite, Malachite, Mother of Pearl, and Rhodochrosite. Because they naturally break, scratch, and chip more easily than other gemstones, store them separately.

Practices to Avoid


Avoid storing gemstones near strong electromagnetic fields, such as those emitted by televisions and computers, which can disrupt the gemstones’ energies.


Avoid exposing gemstones to x-rays, such as at the dentist, in a hospital, or at an airport security station. X-rays will be absorbed by the gemstones and released later into the user’s aura.


Avoid wearing gemstones in chlorinated swimming pools or hot tubs. Chlorine adversely affects the surface of certain gems.


Avoid smoking and wearing synthetic perfume when wearing therapeutic gemstones, especially porous stones. The fumes can interfere with the free flow of a gemstone’s energy.

To Protect the Thread’s Longevity


Do not wear necklaces longer than 20 inches to bed. Instead, lay them within three feet of your body.


During intense physical activity, such as jogging, remove your necklace and place it in a secure pocket.


In general, be sure that the thread is completely dry before wearing or storing a necklace. For example, you can rinse a necklace before you go to bed and leave it flat to dry within three feet of your body while you sleep.

Click here for more information on the care and cleansing of therapeutic gemstones.

If the thread in your necklace breaks, we offer repair and rejuvenation services, as well as the materials for repairing necklaces at home. For information about our repair and rejuvenation services, click here.

To Learn More

To learn more about how to get the most from your therapeutic gemstones, including how to select and use the best gemstones for you and your loved ones, we recommend reading books by Gemisphere founder, Michael Katz, and attending a Gemisphere Gemstone Energy Medicine Workshop.

To learn about Michael Katz’s books, click here.
To learn about our upcoming workshops, click here.

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