Meanings of Gemstone Bracelets

October 16th 2020

It might seem funny or peculiar to speak about the history of bracelets, but their creation and meaning behind them go way back. As far as 5000 B.C.

As fashion evolved, gemstones were added to jewelry, mainly as a form of beautification but also for the properties that they are believed to have on the human body and spirit.

Because our body is highly receptive to vibrations, gemstones coming in contact with our skin can transmit a flow of energy into our bodies that can help with daily physical and mental struggles such as anxiety, exhaustion, stress, and depression. During the 20th century, bracelets have become extremely popular, being mass-produced.

Aristocrats chose to wear them embroidered with precious stones to display wealth. In some cultures, bracelets were worn as a talisman for protection against evil spirits.

History of Bracelets and Their Symbolism

Deriving from the Latin word "brachium" which means "arm", archaeologists have found evidence of their existence in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and China.

Around that time, most of them were made from shells, wood, or bone and they were serving religious and spiritual interests. For example, the Scarab Bracelet is considered to be one of the symbols of ancient Egypt, representing rebirth and regeneration.

The ancient Greeks used to wear them on the upper and lower arm as decoration, and they were even introduced as part of the soldiers' uniforms for protection purposes. Around 2000 B.C, artisans started using various materials to make jewelry, such as gold and silver and even carved them out of jade.

In ancient Asian cultures, bracelets were carved to display elaborate patterns of nature, animals, and mythical creatures.

Gemstone Bracelets Meanings

Gemstones used to make bracelets are not only beautiful but they also come with deeper meanings and strong healing abilities.

Although there are many stones that can have beneficial effects on the human body and spirit, these are considered to be the strongest ones:

  • Amethyst for calm: it was traditionally worn as a talisman to drive away evil thoughts and inspire inner strength. If you are facing a stressful period, this is the perfect gemstone for you. It is said to induce tranquility and balance.
  • Rose Quartz for love: it's an excellent heart-healing stone that can help with emotional issues and bring comfort.
  • Amazonite for hope: it's also known as the stone of courage and truth. This bold-colored stone is said to empower the search for one's self and move beyond the fear of judgment.
  • Labradorite for change: awakens one's intuition and self-confidence.

Benefits of Wearing Gemstone Bracelets

The main benefit of wearing gemstone bracelets is that the wearer will be in direct contact with the gemstones for a longer period. Meaning of other gemstone bracelets:

  • Jade for protection: in ancient Asian cultures, this stone was used to ward off evil spirits and injury. It encourages harmony, inspires wisdom, and increases vitality and serenity.
  • Tourmaline for creativity: this stone helps to bring out one's creative side and attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance, and prosperity.
  • Turquoise for purification: if you suffer from exhaustion and panic attacks, this beautifully colored stone can help. It is believed to bring luck, attract love and bring happiness.
  • Onyx for stability: it is the stone of inner strength and endurance. This is the perfect stone for someone who lacks a bit of discipline.
  • Aquamarine for courage: regarded as a symbol of youth, health, and hope, this stone is said to help one find inner courage.

Colorful Gemstone Bracelets at the Village Rock Shop

Visit our Carlsbad-based shop or our webshop to select your piece from a wide range of gemstone bracelets.

When you purchase a hand-crafted gemstone bracelet, you are not only receiving a fabulous gift from Nature, but you invest in your health and overall well-being.

In addition to their beautiful appearance, gemstone bracelets, with their inherent properties, are real treasures that can attract prosperity, abundance, love, and harmony in the wearer's life.

There are different methods to cleanse your gemstone bracelet and bring it back into balance:

  • cleansing with water
  • cleansing with Selenite
  • sage smudging