The purification of your stones

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The purification of your stones

The purification of the stones is an important step and should not be overlooked. Purifying its stones will allow you to discharge the negative energies that your crystal could have accumulated before you had it in your hands. In this article, discover what are the techniques to purify your stones.


Difference Between Purification and Recharging 

It is necessary to know how to differentiate between the purification stage and the reloading stage. The purification will clean the stone by helping it to get rid of the negative energies it may have stored. 

Recharging is important in order to provide it with new positive energies, so that your stone can deliver all its benefits and virtues to you. 

Today, we will see together how to simply purify a stone that will have stored up all the negative energies that you wanted to get rid of.


How to purify your stones?

Not all stones can be cleaned and recharged in the same way. There are a multitude of purification and recharging methods for your stones.

Some do not like the sun, others the water or the moon, etc. It is therefore important to respect the needs of each stone.  Find our advice according to each stone in their product sheets or in the article of the stone in question.

Furthermore, the methods listed below are not all recommended for use on AMBROLIA jewelry because even if the technique can be effective for the stone, it could alter the elastic or the metal that makes up your jewelry. 

Do not hesitate to go to the technical data sheets of each product to discover the most suitable method for your AMBROLIA jewel.

There are many ways to purify your stones and crystals:

Salt, Salt water, Water, Fumigation, (sage, incense), Earth, Clay, Sound (Tibetan bowl), Wave form and Sacred Geometry (Shells and flowers of life) 


Salt and salt water:

Salt has been recognized for hundreds of years for its purifying properties and would even ward off evil spirits or negative waves. 

In lithotherapy, there are different ways to purify crystals with the salt method.

Pure salt purification:

You can simply lay your stones on a mat of pink Himalayan salt or sea salt, a handful should suffice. You can let your stones purify for a few hours. 

purification au sel

Salt purification in water:

This technique consists of adding a small handful of pink Himalayan salt to a glass of water, letting it dissolve so as not to scratch certain stones and then plunging into it. Concentrate on your intention to eliminate by this process all the negativity present in the stone. Let the stone sit for about an hour, then rinse it with pure water and dry it with a soft, clean cloth.

purification eau salée

Indirect salt purification:

For some stones that would not be adept at purification with pure salt or diluted in water, you can use the salt purification technique indirectly. Create a small "carpet" of pure salt in a cup, for example, then place your stones on a piece of paper towel, a cloth, or a small container placed over the salt. 

Be careful, not all stones support salt purification because some can be very porous and could deteriorate considerably. Learn carefully about the purification techniques for each of the stones before using this method. 

In addition, if your stone is mounted on a piece of jewelry or an elastic, it is not recommended because the salt could alter the elastic thread or the metals present on your jewelry. Favor a gentler method such as purification by fumigation for example.

Earth or Clay

Earth : 

There is a method of purification called burying 

This technique is recommended for stones and crystals that need deep purification or that would require a "second life".

This technique consists of finding a place of earth favorably charged with energy, and burying your stone there. Take care to identify the place where you put it, to find it easily later.

For effective purification and unloading, leave your stone in the ground for a period of several weeks to several months. In this way, your stone will discharge all the energies it has accumulated and will find a second life.

When you dig it up, clean your stone with water, then polish it with a cloth before reloading it.

purification à la terre

Clay :

Like the earth method, the clay technique is an alternative to burying in the earth. This method involves mixing clay powder with water to create a paste. 

You can then bury your stone in its center in this paste until it becomes hard. Then remove your stone then purified. This method of purification is an alternative to burying the stone in the ground.

This purification is very strong and is recommended between 1 and 2 times a year depending on the more or less intensive use of the stone. 

Also be careful with this method which could prove to be too strong for certain stones or when your stone is contained in a jewel. 

purification à l'argile

Sound Purification

Sound (Tibetan bowl):

This method of purification is very strong and should be used in moderation. It is recommended to use it when you are pressed for time. It consists of placing the stone in the center of a Tibetan bowl (singing bowl) or a crystal bowl and then making it sing. The vibrations emitted by the sound will be able to purify your stone.

Many tools and instruments (Drums, rain sticks, gongs, cymbals…) are used to recharge the stones, so you can use a bell and ring it all around the stone. 

purification son bol tibétain

Where to form:

Form wave purification is widespread because it is inexpensive. 

Several techniques are at your disposal: 


-Sacred geometry and more particularly the flower of life

These methods are very popular because they can both cleanse and recharge your stones very easily. 


The most effective shells are abalone shells or scallops. 

You can buy your abalone shell from a specialty store or buy a scallop shell from the store (preferably fresh). Do not put the shell in the oven so that it retains its virtues. 

Place your stones in its center and let them purify and recharge for about 8 to 10 hours. Perform this purification and recharging once or twice a week. 

coquillage ormeau purification et rechargement

Flowers of life:

The flowers of life will purify and recharge your stones in a simple and effective way. They use their strengths thanks to their high vibratory rates due to their perfect form. Just like seashells, place your stone / jewel in its center then let the flower of life do its job for at least 8h to 10h. You can place your jewel to be charged overnight or when you are not wearing it. 

purification et rechargement fleur de vie

You can simply print the image of a flower of life, cut it perfectly without altering its shape and even laminate it if you wish. 

Click here to print your flower of life for free.

Water :

Regarding water purification, we recommend that you purify it by placing it under running water for a few minutes.

Purifying your stones and crystals with water is done in two stages. First, run them under cold water for several minutes. Then, put them on a clean cloth, rub everything and let them dry quietly. 

Once these two steps have been completed, the stones will return to a neutral state, ready to be recharged. 

The purer the water, the more effective the purification will be. It is possible to use tap water, but it is preferable to opt for freshly collected spring water, this will increase the purifying effect.

purification des pierres à l'eau

Fumigation : 

White sage, Palo Santo or incense are also good ways to purify your crystals and rid them of bad energies. Light your sacred grass then you can then pass it under this smoke with strong purifying powers. This gentle but effective technique can also be used to recharge your stones. 

fumigation au palo santo


The frequency of purification of your stones depends on the use you make of them.


Purify your stones for the first use

After acquiring your stone, you must purify it in order to use it on yourself. Indeed, even if at AMBROLIA we purify the stones before sending them and our French supplier magnetizes them by a professional, your stone jewelery will be in contact with several people before reaching you. 

It is possible that the stone was in contact with other individuals who were able to transmit different positive and negative energies. Its purification will allow it to release all the energies accumulated during its transport and the stone will connect with its true owner: you. 


Purify your stones when you wear them

By carrying stones with you on a daily basis, you should ideally purify them once a week or every 2-3 weeks. They accumulate energy according to your activities and your daily life. Your mood and state influence their loading. If you feel their effects weakening, you can purify them and then recharge them more often. By wearing a bracelet only made of rock crystal, your jewel may discharge less quickly because it is a very strong crystal energetically.

purification à la sauge


Now that you know how to purify your stones, you can now find out how to recharge them by following our dedicated article!

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