Which stones to put in the water

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Most of the questions one asks as a neophyte concern the purification and recharging of lithotherapy stones. And during various researches, one quickly realizes that the place of water in these steps can sometimes be important and fatal in other cases. Zoom on the place of water in the practice of lithotherapy.

What does it mean to put your stones in water?

First of all, 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.


Before reloading a stone, it must be cleaned

It would never occur to you to put on perfume, make-up or clothes before washing yourself. For the 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 geods.

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 geods, 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!


Stones compatible with water

You don't always have the possibility to have a big gem of quartz or amethyst or a roll of white American sage in your pockets. So you immediately think of water and think of cleaning or purifying your stone with your tap water. Today we will explore together the method of recharging through demineralized or not, salted or not, water. The way you use your water can be decisive in the evolution of your stone, and we do not want your stone to lose color or crumble if placed in water for too long. Please make sure that your stone never stays in water for more than 3 hours.

Stone to be placed in non-saline water (preferably distilled)

Stone to put in salt water (preferably distilled)

Stones not to put in water (distilled or not)





Crystal quartz






Brecciated Jasper



Mochaite Jasper



Red Jasper



Bull eye



Falcon eye


Tiger eye






Mother of pearl/Soft water

Lapis lazuli

Smocky quartz

Black obsidian



Blue topaze


Black tourmaline

Pink Quartz

Lava stone



What can happen if I make a mistake?

If you are reading this article, it may be because you want to prevent any problems when purchasing jewelry made of semi-precious stones. If you choose to put a stone in non-demineralized salt water when it is not compatible, it may lose its color or some of its virtues because of its porosity and low hardness.

For compatible stones, rest assured that your hot shower will not degrade them more than cool water, although it will prefer room temperature water: a stone is only sensitive to extreme prolonged heat. Be careful not to go to a spa with your gemstone jewelry if you don't want it to get damaged.

Regarding salt water, if you have any doubts, do not hesitate to put your gemstone jewelry in a small bowl with water. Then place this bowl on a small pile of coarse salt so that the stone is not in direct contact with the salt. This method is the best way to purify and recharge your stones compatible with water!

Things to remember

You want to do the best for your stones and you will! Trust the information we have given you and test your stones to make sure everything is going well. If you have any doubts, you can always contact us by phone or via chat so that we can advise you on the best methodology.  

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