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Can Gems Make You Happier?

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So here we are on slippery ice. Because just google 'working gems' and you will get more than 300K pages to read through. Does amethyst help with headaches? Do you get power from tiger eye agate bracelet? Does rock crystal provide clear insight? Can gems make you happy or happier? No and yes. wait what?! Read on.

I myself am a sober Zeelander who has been saving semi-precious stones since she was nine years old. Colored stones, minerals and also fossils were displayed in my nursery with name plates. So a real gemstone nerd. I found it very interesting where the stones came from and really read the brochure with how the stones work. But believe I never really did. I wanted to, but if you are pulled out of the clay then it never really works for 100%.

Gemstones work or not?

Gems and full moon

Now I have to admit that I sometimes put my stones in the window frame during a full moon to charge them. My husband and son turn a blind eye. But believe that a purple stone will cure my migraines. Not in a million years. Yet it continues to attract me and that is certainly not for nothing. Because after the necessary research, I can also tell you something positive. And you probably already know the answer yourself.

The science about how gemstones work

"A crystal can become warm if you put it on your body or hold it, so it can radiate heat. You can experience that as something healing," says Joep Peters, PhD student at Utrecht University who specializes in crystals. “But if you put down a crystal, it radiates nothing.” So you can say, from a physical point of view, that crystals do not have a scientifically proven healing effect.

Joep states that because gemstones are so special to us because of their color and shape, people like to attribute healing powers to them. 

Amethyst healing

crystal therapy

How can it be claimed that crystals can heal you? According to Andrea Evers, health psychologist at Leiden University, crystals cause a strong, positive placebo effect if you believe in them. "If you attach a lot of value to something, such as a stone in the corner of your room or around your neck, then you have positive physical and mental effects. It can really make you feel better," says Evers.

Positive expectations, which you can have with crystals, really have a good effect on our psyche and our body, according to the psychologist.

This is how the placebo effect works.

Affirmation is the magic word

When I still had a jewelry brand myself and we used gemstones there, I could never claim that you will find the love of your life through rose quartz. We did describe that rose quartz the stone symbolizes love and friendship. If you give someone a piece of jewelry, this emphasizes the love for him or her. How beautiful is that?

The approach of Jewels with Flair is exactly like that, just look at the jewelry with symbolic meaning .
Gemstones jewelry

At Happy Whatever, gemstones served as inspiration for these special Rainbowmaker Crystal window stickers that provide magical rainbow light in your home.
Rainbowmaker Crystal

Long story short: can gems make you happier?

Gemstones themselves therefore have no (scientifically proven) healing powers. But with your own affirmation, they can make you feel better. You can do a lot more with a positive mindset than you think, and if loose gemstones or gemstone jewelry can help you with that, great right?!

Are you not so convinced that your thoughts have an effect on your body? Then be sure to watch this video.

Mariko Naber

Author - Mariko Naber
Mariko is the happy brain behind Happlify. Together with partner Mark she runs Sell your stuff online, branding agency Loaded ink BNO and Atelier Naber . She loves feel good, random acts of kindness, meatballs, chocolate mousse, family time, zee, piña colada, sugar & spice and everything nice 💜

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