Do you ever think about the metaphysical aspects of gemstones when you're making things from them?
I'm very interested in this and have learned in a lot in my short time beading & stringing. Whether you believe it or not, it doesn't hurt to consider this when you're making something specific for any other person.
My almost-daughter (a friend of our daughters) has been trying to get pregnant. At 38-39-40, this is not easy. I made a bracelet w/ stones that are said to enhance fertility. The stones included chrysoprase, green jade, carnelian, quartz and garnet. Our dear almost-daughter isn't pregnant yet but we're still hopeful.
One time a dear friend was going through a very, very stressful time in her life. So I made a bracelet that used stones said to promote balance, harmony & peacefulness, to calm conflict and agression, and to increase desires for new experience and provide general protection. Those stones were unakite, red jasper and mookaite.
And for good measure, I made a few bracelets that covered the chakras, those wheels of energy along the body. I made some with glass in the colors of the chakras but then decided gemstones would be more powerful. So I used garnet (or red jade), dragon vein agate, crystal quartz (or yellow jade), peridot, crazy lace agate (or fire vein agate), sodalite, and amethyst in those. Here's a picture of each of them.
I'd really be interested in what you think about all of this. My interest in metaphysics goes back way before I started to make jewelry but I love the that it ties in so naturally here. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!