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Article: Staff Favorites for the Holidays

Staff Favorites for the Holidays

When searching for the perfect holiday gift for friends and family, remember there is another very important person on your shopping list: you! At Gemisphere, we believe in supporting the health of loved ones through the therapeutic power of gemstones, but also that healing must begin within ourselves.

Nobody understands the power and support provided by our high-quality therapeutic gems better than us Gemisphere team members. Between us all, we have tried and tested every gemstone in our collection, and we use them for personal support every day. We also understand why Gemisphere’s gemstones are the absolute best in the field! 

Here are our personal favorites this season, and why we love them, both during the holidays and throughout the year.

Naomi, Senior Stringer
“Of all the wonderful gems in the world, my favorite continues to be Amethyst. Classic, beautiful, and an enhancer of wisdom, intuition, and higher consciousness...what's not to love? Just the sight of Amethyst fills my heart with a serenity and hopefulness. This year, I plan to make all my holiday lights shine in shades of violet!”

Amethyst Necklace

Christopher, Business and Operations Manager
“This season I am most excited about working with my first Aquamarine necklace. I have a strong affinity for water, and the gentle waves of energy from this healing gemstone are renewing, rejuvenating, and nourishing. However, the benefit I am most interested in is how this gemstone’s fluid energy can help break down crystalline deposits in the body. My husband suffers from gout, and I am thrilled to start using Aquamarine to help ease the discomfort of his flare-ups. It will be especially helpful right now, when we tend to over-indulge in all the wonderful holiday foods!”

Aquamarine necklaces

Sharon, Inventory Manager
“Two of my favorite therapeutic gems are Lapis Lazuli and Malachite. When I wear these two necklaces together, I feel capable of tapping my true potential. My perceived inadequacies seem to dissolve and leave me more confident in my creativity and power. I am also drawn to the history of both these gems, especially in ancient times. More than once when meditating with them, I have found myself daydreaming of walking down dusty paths in Egypt or staring up at the Ishtar Gates.”

Malachite necklace

Michelle, Customer Service Manager
“My favorite healing gemstone to work with this time of year is Yellow Sapphire. I have found this gem to be a lifesaver during the dark winter months when we don’t get very much sunshine here in Portland, Oregon. It has relieved seasonal depression and stress while adding a bit of sparkle into my life. I highly recommend it!”

Yellow Sapphire necklace

Kim, Repair Specialist
“The holiday season can be stressful and exhausting, both physically and mentally! I like to wear my Blue Lace Agate for added physical support during the cold season, and for mental support when I’m feeling out of touch. Blue Lace Agate is a multidimensional gemstone, in that it covers all my bases: strengthening mind and body, preventing recurring illness, boosting overall clarity, and building inner strength and self-identity. It’s the perfect support this time of year.”

Blue Lace Agate necklace

Maddie, Gemstone Advisor
“I find that Sodalight is an amazing choice  during the holidays. This therapeutic gem is excellent at removing the burden of negative thoughts brought on by stress, leaving me room to feel lighter and uplifted. I like to pair it with Quartz for an overall boost of energy, or Mother of Pearl for additional soothing of frazzled nerves. Sodalight helps to make the aura and mind more clear, calm, and focused, not only during the holidays but all year round.”

Quartz necklace

Eleena, Creative Director
“When preparing for the New Year, I reflect on what personal blockages are keeping me from being my best self. Citrine is the perfect gem to support this journey of self-discovery, as its energy helps me improve my ability to let go of what no longer serves me. This gemstone is also beautiful and bright, and when wearing it I instantly feel like my own light shines through. I highly recommend this necklace if you feel ongoing stress or difficulty relaxing, or if you have a strong desire to move forward in your life with a better sense of purpose. As difficult as it sometimes can be, many of us need help in letting go of unnecessary burdens. But when we remove what doesn’t serve us, we create room for new, incredible things to come in the future.”

Citrine necklace


At Gemisphere, we support your intention for self-care this holiday season and into the New Year. Treat yourself and your loved ones to our beautiful healing gemstones as you continue along your path toward optimal health and vitality.


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