How to Cleanse Your Crystal Jewelry At Home
Why do you need to cleanse your crystal jewelry?
There are many beneficial crystals that can assist you in your spiritual journey. When you choose a piece of crystal jewelry based on your personal needs and intention, it’s important to know that every piece of your crystal jewelry should be cleansed regularly.
Nikola Testa said: “In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal - it is nonetheless a living being.” Not only crystals are living beings, they also carry high vibrations and specific metaphysical properties.
At Bless and Soul, each piece of jewelry is cleansed with sage and blessed by singing bowl before shipping. Generally, you should cleanse your crystal jewelry right after you buy or receive it, and cleanse it regularly if you wear it often, especially after it starts looking dull.
Healing crystals, or gemstones, are part of a category called “vibrational healing.” They both absorb and give energy, so it’s important to discard any built-up negativity.
There are several ways to cleanse crystals, such as using natural water or sunlight. However, when used as jewelry, we wouldn’t recommend cleansing with water as water may cause quick wear and tear of the stretch string, and the sun may cause discoloration to stones such as Amethyst, Rose Quartz, or Amber.
Here are 3 methods we recommend to quickly and easily cleanse your crystal jewelry at home:
Sage belongs to the Salvia plant family and is derived from the Latin word salvere, which means "to heal." Burning sage has been used as a shamanic ritual for many years, it is thought to ward off negative and toxicity.
Aside of the metaphysical use of smudging, number of studies have shown that medicinal smokes such as sage have powerful antimicrobial and antibacterial qualities that can improve mood and cognition, and can even help with sleep quality.
Simply wave your crystal jewelry over your smoke source for 20 to 30 seconds to cleanse it while simultaneously purifying your home.
Cleansing with moonlight is a more delicate (and non color-altering) method than cleansing with sunlight. It is even more effective with a full moon, because the moon is at its brightest when full, and it can increase your crystal jewelry’s vibrations.
All you need to do is placing your jewelry near a window where it can fully absorb the moonlight and leave it there overnight.
Although this is considered the safest way to clear crystal jewelry, it can be intimidating for some. The more in tune you are with your sense of self, the easier it may be to redirect your energy to the crystal jewelry you want to cleanse.
Take a few minutes to ground and center your energy, then pick up your jewelry and visualize your hands filling with white, radiant light. See this light surround it and feel it growing brighter in your hands. Envision the impurities flushing out of your crystal jewelry, allowing it to shine brighter with renewed energy. Continue this visualization for about 1-2 minutes until you feel a shift in your jewelry’s energy.
A note on cleansing your crystal jewelry respectfully
Whether you are in the market for a new piece of crystal jewelry to add to your collection, or you just want to know how to maintain your existing pieces, cleansing your crystal jewelry regularly is important.
When we care for our crystals, we’re caring for ourselves. We’re allowing energy that’s inharmonious with our lives and intentions to leave in a peaceful and healing manner.
Our own personal vibrations are actually attracted to the stones we need to wear, so take care of your crystal jewelry like you would yourself.