Which stone for sun exposure

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Summer is definitely here, but one question is on every lithotherapy stone fan's lips: which of my stones can be exposed to the sun?

Exposing these stones to the sun, what does it mean?

First, let's go back to the basics of lithotherapy. Any stone coming from our soil has developed different characteristics over the centuries: a chemical composition, a shape and a color that is unique to it. Thanks to these physical elements, the fine stones (called semi-precious) diffuse a particular energy which can help to support the mental, the physical and the psychic. This energy is believed to have certain virtues. Stones with similar compositions and colors will have similar virtues, even if they may vary. However, in spite of the great powers of lithotherapy stones, this millennial energy is not unlimited, and it must be renewed through an energetic cleansing and recharging. It is now that it gets complicated: all stones are not the same in terms of simplicity of recharging, and it is necessary to follow some rules.


Before recharging a stone, it must be cleaned

It would never occur to you to put on perfume, make-up or clothes before washing yourself. For stones, it is exactly the same. You must first remove the negative energies that your stone has collected to protect you from toxic people or from your own ills before recharging them with new energies. To purify them of any harmful energy, you have different options, and we recommend that you check carefully in each description of the stone you own if it is compatible with what you want to do to it. For example, we strongly advise against purifying labradorite in salt water if you don't want it to crumble. To prevent these problems, we advise you to stick to two simple, quick and safe cleaning methods for your stones: fumigation and Quartz clusters. Fumigation consists of burning sage or palo santo and directing the smoke onto your stones. The only recommendation we can make is to air your room well. You can also place your jewelry in a scallop or abalone shell during this process. As for the Quartz cluster, you can use rock crystal in the form of a druse, an obelisk or a tray. Rock crystal is a transparent to white Quartz that helps purify other stones. It is very convenient to just put jewelry to recharge them!


The stones compatible with the sun

You now have a stone or a piece of jewelry with a fine stone perfectly cleansed of all negative energy. Your stone is finally ready to be recharged with positive energies to accompany you in your daily life. Today, we will see together which stones can withstand going into the sun. We also advise you to follow the timing and exposure time we recommend avoiding any unforeseen disaster...

Stones to expose to the sun

Stones not to be exposed to the sun

Aquamarine (moderate heat)

Amethyst (deteriorate color)

Amazonite (moderate heat)

Azurite (deteriorate color and virtues)

Amber (moderate heat)

Cyanite (deteriorate virtues)

Aventurine (soft sun, morning or evening)

Fluorine (detriorate color)

Calcedony (moderate heat)

Lapis lazuli (deteriorate color and virtues)

Calcite (moderate heat)

Smocky quartz (deteriorate color)

Citrine (moderate heat

Pink quartz (deteriorate color)

Cornaline (moderate heat)

Sodalite (deteriorate color and virtues)

Crystal quartz (soft sun, morning or evening)

Moonstone (deteriorate color and virtues)

Garnet (moderate heat)

Black tourmaline (deteriorate virtues)

Hematite (moderate heat)

Howlite (only few hours)

Jade (only few hours)

Brecciated jasper (minimum 3h)

Mochaite jasper (minimum 3h)

Red jasper (minimum 3h)

Labradorite (a lot of sun)

Emerald (moderate heat)

Malachite (a lot of sun)

Black obsidian (moderate heat)

Falcon eye (no more than 2h)

Bull eye (no more than 2h)

Tiger eye (no more than 2h)

Onyx (moderate heat)

Opale (moderate heat)

Péridot (a lot of sun)

Mother of pearl/freshwater pearl (moderate heat)

Lava stone (moderate heat)



Ruby (a lot of sun)

Blue topaze


What can happen if I make a mistake?

If you are reading this article, it may be because you want to prevent any problems with jewelry made from semi-precious stones. If you choose to go to the beach in direct sunlight with a stone that is not prepared for this exposure, it may fade in color or lose some of its virtues. In general, you should know that stones with transparency do not stand long exposure to the sun and that stones with cold colors prefer exposure to the moon. In any case, we advise you not to place them for a whole day in the summer sun to prevent the risk of deterioration of your jewelry. 


Key points to keep in mind

Going to the beach is fine. But going there to expose ultra-sensitive stones is not so good! Above all, try to avoid prolonged exposure to strong sunlight or sun protection products (tanning or protective). In case of doubt, we are also at your disposal in the chat to answer your questions!

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