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?
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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