By definition, a gemstone is a mineral crystal. It can be in its raw form or polished and cut to be the gems you would put in jewelry. Not only are they used for adornment, but they are also used by the holistic community for their healing properties. There's no real science backing the thought of gems having the ability to make you more confident or help you sleep better, but the people who use the gems wholeheartedly believe it. Believers cling to their quartz and amethyst in their pockets and hope that it will brighten their day.
There doesn't need to be science for things to work. It's all about knowing what you want to happen and manifesting it. Sure, call it a self-fulfilling prophecy or whatever, but gems really do help the people who use them. Which one would you be? Where do you feel like you really excel? If it's public speaking, you might be Amazonite. If you seem to have a natural sense of self and confidence, maybe you're aventurine. Each gem brings something different to your life just like you bring things to other people's lives. So which one are you? Take the quiz now to find out!
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