Everything You Need to Know About Gemstone Jewelry
Whether you’d like to feature new gemstones in your jewelry box or want to dabble in healing crystals, the world of gemstone jewelry is a magical place. Starting with the history of to understanding the spiritual benefits of our favorite natural gems, there’s endless information to learn about gemstone jewelry.
Each type of gemstone benefits your emotional and spiritual side in its own way. Get ready to pick up some helpful style tips for your gemstone necklaces, earrings, rings, and more. Soon, you’ll be just as obsessed with gemstones as we are! Take a deep breath, and let us introduce you to the wonderful world of gemstone jewelry.
What Are Gemstones?
Gemstones are naturally formed minerals mined from beneath the surface of the earth. They are then cut and polished into the precious stones you see in gemstone jewelry. If you’re looking for a timeless and beautiful accessory, gemstone jewelry has incredible durability and an endless rainbow of colors to choose from.
The History of Gemstone Jewelry
Gemstone jewelry is all around us! The gemstone rings passed down from your mother, the gemstone necklaces you see on TV, gemstone earrings you'll find in our shop—it’s everywhere! We are absolutely obsessed with these beautiful stones, just as humans have been for centuries!
Did you know the earliest gemstone jewelry dates back to ancient civilizations around 5,000 years ago? You’ll find Greek gemstone jewelry from 300 BC that featured dazzling amethysts and pearls. Throughout time, different cultures, kingdoms, and eras have focused on creating beautiful gemstone jewelry.
Valuable, rare gemstone earrings and gemstone necklaces are a symbol of power and status. While you probably aren’t going to be donning a ruby tiara anytime soon (I wish!), even dainty gemstone jewelry will do the trick. Be a part of this rich history with your own gemstones from independent designers like SoulKu!
Why Do People Wear Gemstone Jewelry?
People wear gemstone jewelry for all kinds of reasons. Some of us love to get glammed up for a night out. Others love to set their spiritual intentions and believe in the powers of healing crystals. Whether you’re after a bold accessory or are ready to take the next step in your healing journey (or a mix of the two!), gemstone jewelry could be for you.
Gemstones are some of the most durable surfaces in the jewelry biz, so your precious pieces will last for years! Wear your gemstone necklace as an everyday staple or keep it reserved for special occasions—whatever floats your boat. But rest assured, with the proper jewelry care, your gemstone earrings and necklaces will sparkle for years to come.
Some people choose to wear beautiful gemstone jewelry to cleanse their energies and bring protection. Each gemstone offers a different energetic property, ranging from soothing anxiety to enhancing divine feminine energy. Accessorize with a gemstone ring while you also nurture your spiritual side.
Benefits of Wearing Gemstone Jewelry
Curious about what gemstone jewelry can do for you? From soothing a racing mind to enhancing your self-love, wearing gemstones can bring peace and balance into your life, along with:
- Nurture self-love
- Cleanse auras
- Protect energy
- Spiritual healing
- Enhance concentration
- Balance chakras
- Set intentions
How to Find the Right Gemstone Jewelry for You
Before you choose your powerful gemstone jewelry, it’s important to understand what you need in life. From wanting to feel more comfortable in your body to learning how to let go of past pain, look within yourself and be honest about what you’d like to focus on. After you’ve clarified that, look through crystal and gemstone gifts and see what calls to you!
The next step is choosing a gemstone necklace that feels empowering and beautiful. From SoulKu’s gemstone pieces to works from other independent brands, there’s a gemstone jewelry piece designed for everyone’s style. Wearing gemstone jewelry every day will be a constant reminder of your dedication to your spiritual journey—and you’ll look good doing it!
7 of Our Favorite Gemstones and Their Meanings
Our favorite gemstone necklaces and gemstone earrings feature these seven powerful stones. Look within yourself and browse this list to find the gemstone jewelry that’s right for you:
- Rose quartz
Amazonite Gemstone Jewelry
If you’re experiencing relationship difficulty or are just feeling “blah” about your goals, wearing amazonite in a gemstone necklace could help! This gemstone is meant to balance your masculine and feminine energies, soothe emotional distress, and bring courage. Wear this gorgeous green gemstone, or even grab a SoulKu Little Wishes Necklace for your kiddo to inspire courage and balance.
Chrysocolla Gemstone Jewelry
Wearing chrysocolla is meant to increase wisdom, encourage clarity, and bring harmony to your life. This rich green stone is also known to empower feminine energy, so if you need to hone that in, wear the SoulKu chrysocolla Luxe Necklace to nourish your spiritual side, make peace with the past and hold hope for the future. Feel like the powerful woman you are!
Rose Quartz Gemstone Jewelry
Odds are, you’ve seen rose quartz before, whether it was in someone’s gemstone earrings or gemstone necklace. But did you know rose quartz is known as the universal stone of love? Wearing something like the handmade SoulKu rose quartz Be Your Own Hero Bracelet supports your emotional and relationship healing. It also promotes self-love!
Tourmaline Gemstone Jewelry
If you’re nursing a broken heart, wear a tourmaline gemstone necklace to promote emotional healing. This colorful stone is known to encourage love, disperse emotional pain, and heal negative emotions. Tourmaline gemstone earrings and more from indie creators like Soulku can help you in your healing journey.
Moonstone Gemstone Jewelry
Moonstone is beloved in the gemstone jewelry world, but did you know that wearing them in gemstone earrings and necklaces may help bring fertility and balance to your life? Moonstone is also known to bring inner clarity, hope, and new beginnings. It’s time to glow with gemstone bracelets and more from SoulKu!
Agate Gemstone Jewelry
Agate has a grounding effect and can bring out your natural talents and skills. If you need any help speaking your mind, wear agate gemstone bracelets to encourage you to speak your truth and keep your calm. Slow down and recenter with a SoulKu agate gemstone necklace or ring.
Labradorite Gemstone Jewelry
Wear the SoulKu labradorite Sacred Necklace during times of transformation. If you’re on a path of self-discovery, this gemstone is believed to reveal truths and calm insecurities. Take a deep breath, don your handmade gemstone labradorite necklace, and relax as your life changes.
Meditating with Gemstone Jewelry
Once you have your new gemstone necklace and have fallen in love with mom-made SoulKu jewelry (just like we have!), you can learn how to integrate gemstones into your meditation and yoga practices. Learn the art of smudging to cleanse your space and settle in for your healing journey.
Start by activating your gemstone’s properties: grab a clean bowl of regular or moon water, place your gemstone necklace in it, and put the bowl under sunlight for a few hours. Since the sun is the energy source for the universe, your crystal’s energies will awaken. Set your intentions for your meditation or yoga practice, feel the weight of the gemstone jewelry, and focus on the crystal’s energies washing over you.
5 Ways to Style Gemstone Jewelry
Gemstone jewelry can make for bold accessories that hold a special place in your life. Learning how to style gemstone earrings and necklaces can also elevate your outfits and change your style game with these five tips:
- Make a statement
- Choose staple pieces
- Try dainty jewelry
- Layer up
- Color coordinate
1. Use Gemstone Jewelry as a Statement Piece
Statement jewelry is typically a larger-than-life piece that will draw the attention of anyone in the room, and the same goes for statement gemstone jewelry. One of the best ways to elevate your outfits from every day to wow is to add a big pair of gemstone earrings like our Amazonite Teardop Hoop Earrings. Experiment with bold colors, bright stones, and unique designs from our indie makers next time you want to stand out.
Style bold statement jewelry with your favorite jeans and a plain white tee for a classic and timeless look. For a girl’s night out, pair your favorite gemstone earrings with your LBD for a hint of feminine edge. You could even wear statement gemstone necklaces to spice up office looks.
2. Find Staple Gemstone Jewelry for Everyday Wear
One of the best ways to bring a little magic to your life is with a staple piece of gemstone jewelry you wear every day. It could be a gemstone necklace or earring, like our mini energy gemstone studs or a bracelet—anything that pairs with the colors and styles of your wardrobe. Having that staple gemstone necklace means keeping things simple – and stylish. Just wake up, put on your favorite outfit, and throw on your trusty gemstone necklace!
After you do some soul-searching to find the right crystal for you, choose the best gemstone bracelet for your vibe and lifestyle. Experiment with dainty gemstone bracelets or elegant dangly gemstone earrings—once you fall in love with a piece, you may never want to take it off again.
3. Try Dainty Gemstone Jewelry
We have a special place in our hearts for dainty jewelry, and delicate SoulKu gemstone bracelets and necklaces really take the cake. Delicate gemstone jewelry can add elegance to your looks with just a touch of sparkle and color. Add the dainty SoulKu Gemstone Hoop Earrings to take your look to the next level. You’re sure to dress to impress with that subtle pop of color!
4. Layer Gemstone Necklaces with Other Styles
There’s almost nothing as exciting as getting to show off all your favorite necklaces at once, so why not layer your gemstone necklace with other staples of your jewelry box? Learn how to layer necklaces to feature your stylish SoulKu gemstone necklace the next time you need to elevate your style.
Rock the layered necklace look over a turtleneck or with a deep V to show off each chain. Place your gemstone necklace as the focal point, with others shorter and longer, so everyone you meet can see your special piece. If you want to be daring, try mixing metals!
5. Color Coordinate Your Gemstones
Monochrome is trending these days, so why not color-code your gemstones to your outfit? Whether you love wearing your favorite color or have a complete gemstone jewelry set to show off, wearing a color-cohesive look is powerful.
For an unforgettable look on your next night out, wear a matching gemstone jewelry set in the same color as your best dress. Or make a statement at the office and match your gemstone earrings to your blouse. Monochrome looks with your gemstone jewelry are a stunning way to pull your whole outfit together so you look and feel stunning, no matter the occasion.
Gifting Gemstone Jewelry
Once you understand gemstone jewelry’s spiritual and emotional benefits, there’s only one thing left to do: start gifting it to your loved ones! Not only do gemstone earrings and gemstone necklaces make memorable gifts, but it’s a simple way to show the people in your life that you care.
If you know someone in your life who is struggling emotionally, physically, or spiritually, listening to their struggles will help you choose the right stone for them. It may feel small, but that personal touch will help them feel heard, supported, and appreciated. Focus on your loved one’s self-care and health with the meaningful gift of gemstone jewelry.Take a deep breath and feel inspired as you walk away from here with new style tips and spiritual knowledge. After diving deep into your spiritual side, you can set your intentions with every gemstone piece and prepare to bask in the benefits for your mind, body, and soul. Become the most empowered (and stylish!) version of yourself with gemstone necklaces that match your style. The world of gemstone jewelry is vast, and you, my friend, can be a part of it!