Gem therapy has gathered a lot of ground as an alternative form of healing. Practitioners of this therapy believe that gemstones carry certain vibrations which when placed within a person’s aura, have the effect of changing it. It is believed that the human aura consists of nine colours: violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, infrared and ultraviolet. Any deficiency or excess of these colours upsets the body’s energy balance leading to illness. Gemstones heal by restoring the balance to the original composition of the nine colours. They transmit a specific wavelength to the body, which in turn converts these rays into a chemical form that the body can utilise to improve its functioning.

A genuine stone, or Gem, when worn continuously, emanates power and energy, which gets merged with the Cosmic Radiations and forms a protective aura around the body, which combats unfavorable negative vibrations from external sources, and escalates flow of favorable positive vibrations, creating the right circumstance essential for achievement of aims & objectives, and fulfillment of wishes.

There is evidence to show that the healing properties of gemstones were recognised as far back as the Greek and Egyptian civilisations and in the Vedic period in India. Archaeologists have found evidence of systematic mining for gemstones in Egypt over 7000 years ago as well as in the Oxus Valley in Afghanistan.

The Vedas are acknowledged as the authority on gems, their description, potencies and a prescription for effective use. According to the Vedas, imbalances could be set right either by wearing gems against one’s skin or using them as an ingredient to make medicines and potions to be taken internally.