Wearing Gemstones That Touch Your Ring Finger For Health


The healing properties of peridot gems are said to affect areas ranging from emotional to digestive well-being. If you’re thinking of wearing gemstones on a ring for health reasons, or any reason, carefully consider the jewelry setting, the durability of the stones, and your comfort. “Emerald Cut Peridot Ready To Set in Jewellery” by Michelle Jo. Public domain.
The healing properties of peridot gems are said to affect areas ranging from emotional to digestive well-being. If you’re thinking of wearing gemstones on a ring for health reasons, or any reason, carefully consider the jewelry setting, the durability of the stones, and your comfort. “Emerald Cut Peridot Ready To Set in Jewellery” by Michelle Jo. Public domain.

Question

What’s the best way of wearing gemstones most suited to me in terms of health? I want to create a wedding ring for myself with a setting in which the stones are actually touching my skin. Is there any wisdom on this you can share with me, or should I go simply by how attracted I am to certain gems and settings?

Answer

Picking and wearing gemstones are personal matters. I’ve read several books on using gems for health and meditation purposes. I wouldn’t recommend any in particular. You’ll find just conflicting information and personal opinions in these sources.

For a wedding ring, I think it’s best first to find a gem that appeals to you personally for whatever reason. Next, make sure it’s durable enough for everyday wear as a ring stone. Finally, check your budget. Be prepared for some surprises as you do this research.

As for ring settings, wearing gemstones that actually touch your finger isn’t a common practice. Most people feel it’s enough just to have the gems in such close proximity to their body. If you are looking for a faceted gem, keep in mind that the part touching your finger would be a sharp point. Wearing a gem this way would be pretty uncomfortable, enough to overcome any other possible benefit.

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“Diamond on Blue” by Koshy Koshy is licensed under CC By 2.0
“Diamond on Blue” by Koshy Koshy is licensed under CC By 2.0