In ancient Egypt and other cultures from antiquity, people believed gemstones had a wide array of health benefits. In modern times, gemstones are mainly used for ornamental purposes. However, some people still believe you can receive health bonuses from certain gemstones and minerals. Some use gemstones as part of their spiritual practices to restore energy fields, gain peace, and promote love and safety. In some belief systems, gemstones are placed on certain areas of the body, called “chakras,” to promote healing. In other systems, gaining health benefits from gemstones can be as simple as wearing a piece of jewelry made with a specific gem.

Rose Quartz

A popular gemstone, the pink-hued rose quartz is said to help heal heartaches. Closely associated with love, the rose quartz seems to have a soothing, gentle energy that can calm an agitated wearer. To get the most benefit from a rose quartz, wear the gemstone on a pendant around your neck. This allows the stone to stay close to your heart and help close emotional wounds, promote self-love, and keep your heart open to positive relationships. A gift of a rose quartz can be a wonderful message to someone going though a divorce, breakup,…