The 6 Luckiest Gemstones You Can Wear, According to Experts
THEY DO MORE THAN SIMPLY LOOK PRETTY.
We adore gemstones for their beauty and opulence. Who could resist a bright, shiny stone in a standout hue? But in addition to being pretty, gemstones are also practical—though not in the same sense as a keychain or FitBit. Instead, their purpose lies in the spiritual realm. If you ask any manifestation expert or astrologer, they'll tell you certain jewels can bring good luck, increased fortunes, and better romantic prospects—all things we're looking to cultivate in our day-to-day.
Ahead, we round up the stones that will bring you more happy accidents and unexpected bursts of luck. Put them on your body—or even just keep them in your vicinity—and watch the good times roll.
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This blue-green gemstone has a long history of providing good luck.
"Many ancient civilizations, as well as modern Native Americans, believe it is a blessed gemstone and brings luck to those who wear it; this is why it's been used in ceremonial masks and decorative jewelry," says metaphysical expert and astrologer Linda Berry.
For example, Tibetans believe turquoise can relay a prayer straight to a deity and the Navajo used turquoise mandalas to summon rain. In addition to good luck, the gem can provide peace and protection from things that don't serve you. If your sign is Sagittarius, Pisces, or Scorpio, then turquoise is extra lucky.
The birthstone for the month of May, emerald is as lucky as it is gorgeous.
"This verdant green gemstone carries the energies of growth, revitalization, and abundance," says Harneet Kaur, manifestation expert and spiritual teacher at Whimsical Minds. "It is associated with the heart chakra, which is why it's believed to attract love, happiness, and good fortune."
On a personal note, Kaur says the stone has protected her from negative energies, even during difficult times in her life. Those with astrological signs of Virgo, Gemini, Aquarius, Capricorn, Libra, and Taurus will experience additional benefits.
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Pay special attention to how you utilize this stone. "Amber brings good luck to those who own it, especially if it's worn or being rubbed," says Berry. "It's a fossilized gemstone made of resin which emits a sunny, bright and positive energy."
The stone has been used over the centuries as a talisman of sorts. It brings confidence and bravery to the wearer and was often brought into battle by soldiers. Nowadays, you can use it to manifest luck; give it a try especially if you're a Leo or Aquarius.
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September babies, rejoice: Sapphire also has luck-bringing abilities. It's especially helpful for those seeking financial prosperity; wearers with a Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, or Aquarius star sign will find it particularly beneficial.
"This stunning blue gemstone attracts wealth, success, and opportunities," says Kaur. "It's also known for its psychic properties, helping to enhance intuition and spiritual awareness."
Wear a sapphire ring or pendant to help attract money and success, or to get in touch with your inner voice, suggests Kaur.
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This yellowish-brown gemstone is rare in nature, so it makes sense that it's a harbinger of luck. The gem is also known as the "merchants stone," thanks to the belief that it can bring financial luck and prosperity.
"It is the stone for you to attract money and abundance in every form of life," says Kaur. "Citrine has always warded off negative energies and promoted clarity of thought."
The gem is safe for everybody to wear, Kaur explains, though it works best for Sagittarius, Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, and Leo.
Looking for a boost in the romance department? Invest in a ruby, the birthstone for the month of July.
"This brilliant red gemstone brings passion, love, and vitality to one's life," says Kaur. "It's also considered a stone of protection, warding off negative energies and promoting courage and resilience."
The stone could stimulate creativity. Kaur adds it's an extra-lucky stone for artists, writers, and musicians, as it can aid in idea generation and out-of-the-box thinking.