Which stones to expose to the sun?

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Which stones to expose to the sun?

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


Exposing your stones to the sun, what does that mean? 

First of all, let's go back to the basics of lithotherapy. Any stone 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 credited with certain virtues. Stones with similar compositions and colors will have fairly similar virtues even if they can sometimes vary. 


However, despite the great powers of lithotherapy stones, this millennial energy is not unlimited and must be renewed through energy cleansing and recharging. It's now that it gets complicated: not all the stones are in the same boat in terms of the simplicity of reloading and it is necessary to follow a few rules. 




Before recharging a stone, it must be cleaned

It would never occur to you to perfume yourself, put on make-up and get dressed before you have washed. For stones, it's exactly the same. You must first remove the negative energies that your stone has collected to protect you from toxic people or your own evils 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 have if it is compatible with what you want to do to it. For example, we strongly recommend that you do not purify a labradorite in salt water if you do not 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 their smoke on your stones. The only recommendation we could give you is to ventilate your room well. You can also place your jewelry in a scallop or abalone shell during this process. 

As for the cluster of Quartz, 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 purifies other stones. It's very practical to just put jewels to recharge them!



Stones compatible with the sun

You now have a stone or a jewel 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 are going to see together which stones support going to the sun. We also advise you to follow the moment and the exposure time that we recommend in order to avoid any unforeseen disaster...

Stones to be exposed to the sun

Stones not to be exposed to the sun

Aquamarine (moderate heat)

Amethyst (deteriorates the color)

Amazonite (moderate heat)

Azurite (deteriorates virtues and color)

Amber (moderate heat)

Kyanite (deteriorates virtues)

Aventurine (gentle sun, morning or evening)

Fluorite (degrades color)

Chalcedony (moderate heat)

Lapis lazuli (deteriorates virtues and color)

Calcite (moderate heat)

Smoky Quartz (deteriorates color)

Citrine (moderate heat)

Pink Quartz (deteriorates color)

Carnelian (moderate heat)

Sodalite (deteriorates virtues and color)

Rock crystal (moderate heat)

Moonstone (deteriorates virtues and color)

Garnet (moderate heat)

Black tourmaline (deteriorates virtues)

Hematite (moderate heat)

Howlite (for a few hours)

Jade (for a few hours)

Jasper bréchique (during minimum 3h)

Jaspe mokaïte (durant minimum 3h)

Red Jasper (for a minimum of 3 hours)

Labradorite (a lot of sun)

Emerald (moderate heat)

Malachite (lots of sunshine)

Black obsidian (moderate heat)

Hawkeye (no continuous exposure for more than 2 hours)

Bull's eye (no continuous exposure for more than 2 hours)

Tiger's eye (no continuous exposure for more than 2 hours)

Onyx (moderate heat)

Opal (moderate heat)

Peridot (lots of sunshine)

Mother of pearl/freshwater pearl (moderate heat)

Lava rock (moderate heat)



Ruby (lots of sunshine)

blue topaz


What can happen in case of error?

If you are reading this article, it may be because you want to prevent any problem by purchasing a jewel made of semi-precious stones. If you choose to go to the beach in full sun with a stone that is not prepared for this exposure, its color may dull or it may lose some of its virtues. 

In general, tell yourself that stones with transparencies do not support long exposures to the sun and that stones with cold colors prefer exposures to the moon. In any case, we do not recommend that you place them in direct sunlight for a whole day in order to prevent the risk of deterioration of your jewellery. 

If it's too late and you've already exposed your stone to the sun, noticing a sudden color change, it may not be possible to restore your stone to its original color. However, its virtues remain the same and your semi-precious stone jewel can still work for many years by your side!





What you must remember

Going to the beach is fine. But going there to exhibit ultra-sensitive stones is less so! Above all, try to avoid prolonged exposure to strong sunlight or to sunscreen products (tanners or protection). If in doubt, we are also available in the chat to answer your questions!

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