What stones to put in the water?

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What stones to put in the water?

Most of the questions that we ask ourselves as a neophyte concern the purification and recharging of lithotherapy stones. And during various research, we quickly realize that the place of water in these stages can sometimes be important and fatal in other cases. Focus on the place of water in the practice of lithotherapy!


Putting stones in water, 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 water

You don't always have the opportunity to have a large quartz or amethyst gemstone or a scroll of American white sage in your pocket. So you immediately think of water.

Today, we are going to study together the method of reloading by means of demineralized water or not, salted or not. 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 ever placed in water for too long. Make sure your stone never stays in the water for more than 3 hours.

For more safety, we generally advise carrying out a short purification carried out by hand in distilled, demineralized water, spring water or quite simply under tap water. The main objective will be to thank your jewel in semi-precious natural stones and to ask it to cleanse itself of all the negative energies it has stored up. Then, you will instill an intention by reminding him of the main objective you gave him earlier, or you will ask him to help you focus on a particular point. We remind you that it is extremely important to dry your stone well after this process so that the stones sensitive to water are not degraded!

Stone to put in unsalted water (preferably distilled)

Stone to put in salt water (preferably distilled)

Stones not to put in water (distilled or not)





Rock crystal






Brecciated Jasper



Jaspe mokaïte



red jasper



bull's eye



Hawk Eye


Eye of tiger






Mother-of-pearl/freshwater pearl

Lapis lazuli

smoky quartz

black obsidian


moon stone

blue topaz


black tourmaline

Pink Quartz

lava stone



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 put a stone in non-demineralized salt water when it is not compatible, its color may dull or it may lose some of its virtues due to its porosity and too much hardness. weak. 

For compatible stones, rest assured that your hot shower will not degrade them any more than cold water, although it will prefer water at room temperature: a stone is only sensitive to prolonged extreme heat. However, be careful not to go to the spa with your gem jewelry if you do not want them to be damaged. 

Regarding salt water, if you have the slightest doubt, do not hesitate to put your stone jewelry in a small bowl. Then place this bowl on a small pile of coarse salt or in another bowl filled with salt water so that the stone is not in direct contact with the salt or water. This method is the best to be able to purify and recharge your non-compatible stones with water or salt!

What you must remember

You want to do the best for your stones and you will get there! Rely on the information we have given you and carry out tests with your stones to check that 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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