Your wedding ring is arguably the most meaningful and special pieces of jewellery you will ever own. A wedding band symbolizes love, commitment and promise between a couple as they step into their life as a married unit. With such powerful meaning behind the ring, you will want to make sure that the thought you put into its design is just as thorough.
While traditionally, wedding rings have contained diamonds, many young couples choose to eschew that due to cost, ethical concerns over diamond mining and because they desire a unique stone to represent them. However, for those interested in crystal healing, using crystals as part of their wedding jewellery can be a tempting option.
Not only do crystals come in a wide variety of colours and finishes allowing for unique designs, but different crystals also have different meanings and associations that can beautifully represent a couple’s marriage, their goals and provide good energy. Additionally, many crystal varieties are much more affordable than traditional gemstones and a great budget-friendly option. Many brides who choose crystal jewellery opt to have a full set, including a necklace and silver earrings made to match their wedding ring.
Below are some of our picks for healing crystals that have the perfect positive meanings and gorgeous aesthetics to create your one-of-a-kind wedding ring.
1 – Rose Quartz
The soft, blush hues of the rose quartz have been winning humans over since ancient times, with jewellery made of this crystal found as far back as 7000 B.C. The ancient Egyptians even believed the stone could prevent ageing.
The distinct pink tone of the rose quartz makes it a wildly popular crystal for jewellery enthusiasts as it matches well with silver or gold accents. The colour is also extremely popular with millennials and generation Z, even being awarded Pantone’ colour in 2016.
Most fittingly, rose quartz is known in crystal healing as the “love stone”. Considered the main stone of the heart chakra, the rose quartz represents unconditional love, happiness, and healing. This makes it a beautiful stone for a wedding band.
2 – Onyx
If your tastes run a bit darker, Onyx may be the stone for you. The stone comes in grey and white-streaked varieties, too, all offering unique design opportunities.
Historically, Onyx has been a popular gemstone since Victorian times for mourning jewellery due to its deep black colour, and the gemstone even has several myths associated with it. For example, the Ancient Greeks believed that Onyx was formed from the nail clippings of the goddess Venus while the Chinese believed it contained the spirits of trapped demons and evil entities.
Despite its spooky reputation, Onyx is a great choice for a unique statement piece of jewellery and carries great positive meanings. Onyx is associated with willpower, strength and protection. It serves as protection from negative energy and serves as a reminder of the resilience and strength needed to make a marriage last long.
3 – Malachite
Malachite is a stone formed from a chemical reaction between water and copper, which is the material that gives it its signature look. Malachite comes in predominantly shades of green, ranging from medium to dark tones that make it a fantastic option for jewellery. This stone has been mined since as far back as Ancient Egypt and was used for both ornamental and decorative purposes.
Malachite is a great pocket-friendly alternative for those who love the look of emeralds and jade stones.
Malachite represents a stone of material stability and is said to bring good fortune and prosperity. Often called a stone of transformation, malachite is believed to bring cleansing and healing properties to the wearer, helping them avoid problematic patterns and unhealthy mindsets. For relationships, malachite is said to protect from relationship toxicity and encourage honest, pure love. This stone also serves as protection, particularly for expecting women and young children.
4 – Lapis Lazuli
Formed through Calcite, Lazurite and Pyrite, Lapis Lazuli is a gemstone popular worldwide for its gorgeous blue tones. Humans have used it for millennia in ornamental, religious and healing practices.
This stone has a long and varied history, with the ancient Greeks and Egyptians both using it to adorn ceremonial jewellery and religious artifacts in temples. Pigments derived from this stone were prized amongst the great renaissance painters. Lapis Lazuli also has a longstanding association with the Greek goddess of love, Venus, and embodies feminine strength, royalty, honour, and power.
This stone brings deep peace to the wearer. It is a fantastic stone for enhancing creativity, building self-confidence and increasing spiritual evolution. Most fittingly, the stone helps strengthen love and loyalty within marriage and develop strong communication with your partner. With such beautiful energy, why wouldn’t you want this stone for your wedding ring?
5 – Tourmaline
First discovered in 1554 in Brazil, Tourmaline is called the chameleon of gemstones due to the frequency with which it is confused for Rubies, Diamonds or Emeralds. It was once said that Tourmalines originated from rainbows which is why it contains all its colours.
Tourmaline is one of the most versatile gemstones on the market, with colours ranging from pale greens, pinks, yellows, and even black. There are even variations of tourmaline with unique tricolours and a rare variety known as the “watermelon tourmaline” for its green and pink look. This stone is very popular for jewellery pieces, and some even consider tourmaline to be a secondary birthstone for people born in October (alongside opal).
Tourmaline is a stone that encourages love, promotes emotional healing and removes negative feelings. It is said to promote compassion, wisdom and imbue the wearer with empathy and open-mindedness. Different coloured varieties of tourmaline also contain their characteristics. Red tourmaline represents passion and a union between heart and body. Watermelon tourmaline represents reconciliation and gives the wearer compassion, while pink tourmaline represents a love for humanity.
This article was written and submitted by guest author McKenzie Wilson. Some of the views of the author may differ from those of Jen of Crystal Guidance.