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Gemstones in water

Which gemstones cannot be placed in water?

 Many people put their gemstones in water to cleanse them, or, for example, to let the energy of the stone flow into the water and then drink it. But, not all gemstones can withstand water, or are even bad for us to drink their water! In this blog I will highlight a number of gemstones that cannot tolerate water and give you insights about drinking water that contains gemstones.

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One of the most famous gemstones that cannot be placed in water is Selenite , this is because it is a type of plaster that allows the stone to dissolve in water. The same applies to desert rose , because it is also a type of Selenite. In addition, Saltstone logically cannot withstand water, it is not considered a gemstone, but it is still important to know. A salt stone lamp will not easily break in a damp room or if you wipe it with a damp cloth, but Halite clusters , which is also a type of salt stone, really does not cope well with this. This is because Halite is much more fragile and less compact due to its special shapes. It is therefore important not to place Halite in a room that is too humid, and certainly not to allow it to come into direct contact with water, in order to preserve its special clusters.

Other gemstones that should not be in water:

These gemstones are porous or ferrous and damage in water. In addition, it is better not to drink water where Malachite comes into direct contact with the water, because the copper carbonate is harmful to our health. The copper carbonate cannot actually penetrate our skin, so retaining it is not a problem, but taking it internally is not a good idea. In addition, I recommend not putting gemstones on rocks or in geodes in water, because this can cause the parent rock to fall apart.

The gemstones mentioned here are not an exhaustive list. If you are not sure whether your gemstone can withstand water, it is better to be on the safe side and avoid water. There are plenty of other methods to discharge and charge your gemstones, for example through incense , sage , palo santo , moonshine, sunshine, burial in the earth, or by cleansing them with hematite and charging them with rock crystal . You can read more about this in this blog.

There is also a much safer method to drink the energy of gemstones in water. You've probably seen water bottles with gemstone points in them or people putting gemstones loose in water. The disadvantage of these methods is that you do not really know what you are getting. You do not know what the gemstone has come into contact with during the cutting process, production process and transport, and as mentioned, some substances in the stones themselves are not good for us. What you do want is for the energy of the stones to be released into the water. You can do this, for example, by using a water bottle with a sealed pod . Here the gemstones are in the pod that functions as a barrier between the water. This way, the energy still ends up in the water, without the gemstones coming into direct contact with the water.

My final piece of advice is to also be careful with jewelry with gemstones in water. Yes, if the jewelry is made of silver, gold , titanium or stainless steel, the metal will be able to withstand water, but sometimes it can cause the gemstone to become loose from the setting of the jewelry , especially if it is glued. It is better to polish your jewelry with a dry soft cloth and possibly a little silver polish or gold polish, instead of with water. Make sure that the gemstones do not come into contact with the silver or gold polish! You can also take your special jewelry to the jeweler, they know how to handle your jewelry.

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