What is the use of gemstones?
For centuries, gemstones have held numerous purposes. Some of these have been traditional based, spiritual, social, and at some point geographical too. But as the world proliferates technologically, gemstones have additionally gained new uses, and it's what this article will be about.
Besides jewelry making that is the most popular, you will find out that gems do more than that—for example, everyday uses such as electronic roles that are unconventional. Here is every use of gemstones.
Do gems contribute to your health?
Health Benefits of Gemstones
All gemstones play important health activities that are essential to humanity. For example, the Ancient Greek people strongly believed in gems' power to heal and prioritized it over any other kind of healing.
They used gems for rituals, wore them whenever they had a chance, and sometimes- placed a specific type of gemstone into the mouth of a particular patient. The primary benefit of gems health-wise is spiritual practices.
These are practices that are necessarily based on belief. They hold deep meanings to the wearer or anyone who believes in them. Spiritual practices include:
- Restoration of energy fields
- Peace seeking
- Promotion of affectionate, love, and safety
- Healing abilities
Gems lovers use ruby to restore vitality and energy standards, which helps boost their sexual life, sensuality, and intellectual one. Gemstones are also used for burial activities, prophecy practices. For example, ancient Greeks wore gems to spice up their electromagnetic fields to interact with the energies from the stone. They believed this act brought changes energetically.
Gemstones like clear quartz are used for meditation. Get a quartz stone whenever you want to have some "me time" to concentrate on yourself and look for inner peace or whatever reason you want to get from meditation. Hold it in your hands or place it on your lap if you are sitting (make sure it touches your body). The stone will release energies that will interact with yours, helping you get more focused, creating a very peaceful moment. Meditating with a stone makes the process more relaxed than any meditation music or anything of that kind. Also, for those who lack sleep for some reason or have insomnia, black obsidian might be of some help. Put the stone under your pillow or hold it in your hands to help you sleep like a baby. The stone is effective, and shamans recommend it.
Both our ancestors and the people today still use gemstones as a sign of expressing love and affection. Diamonds, to say, are worn as a sign of togetherness in relationships. A saying goes—it isn't a wedding without a diamond ring. A phrase that cements a diamond's value and position in marriages or relationships
Healing abilities in gems is something that no one doubts. An example is carnelian crystals: these stones are believed to support female reproductive matters emotionally. Ladies who are about to experience their PMS should hold the stone in their hands to ease unnecessary discomfort and pain during this period. However, there is no scientific proof for this myth.
Birth month relation benefits
Celebrating your birthday is one of those incredible feelings people carry out to express themselves. But I believe it creates a bizarre feeling when you have something or an object that explicitly represents your birth month. People use gemstones to refer to their birth month, significantly impacting their lives. Here is an orderly list of gems and their corresponding birth month.
Time frame for birthstones
|Month||15th–20th century||U.S. (1912): 319–320||Britain (2013)||U.S. (2019)|
amethyst, hyacinth, pearl
diamond, rock crystal
sardonyx, carnelian, moonstone, topaz
sapphire, lapis lazuli
sapphire, lapis lazuli
turquoise, lapis lazuli
turquoise, zircon, tanzanite
Uses of gems in fashion and beauty
Fashion and Beauty Uses
For those who love fashion and beauty, you might have spotted your favorite celebrities with expensive jewelry on them. It is because gemstones spice up someone's looks and make them look fancy and elegant. In the ancient world, kings, queens, and the noble class wore them to be distinguished from the commoner or poor class.
Gemstones for electronic purposes
Educational purposes of gems
Scientists have used gemstones to expand studies in gemology, such as identifying the mineral composition in gems which has helped create imitation gems. Gems are also used in almost every phone and satellite because some are good electrical insulators, and their thermal conductivity is high.
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