Which Hand Should I Wear My Gemstone Bracelet On?

Many of our customers at The Mala Tree ask us which hand they should wear their gemstone bracelet on for maximum potency. The answer may surprise you! While some people believe that the left hand is associated with receiving energy and the right hand is associated with giving energy, the truth is that it doesn’t really matter which hand you wear your bracelet on. As long as you feel a connection to the stones and enjoy wearing them, that’s all that matters.

Left Hand or Right Hand?

Why Some People Believe the Left Hand Is Best 

The left hand is often seen as the receiving hand, while the right hand is seen as the giving hand. This is because in many cultures, including Hinduism and Christianity, the left hand is considered impure. In Hinduism, this is because the left hand is used for cleaning up after using the toilet. In Christianity, it stems from the story of Judas betraying Jesus Christ with a kiss on the cheek; since then, the left cheek has been considered impure. Because of these cultural associations, some people believe that wearing a gemstone bracelet on the left hand will help them receive energy from the stones. 

Why Some People Believe the Right Hand Is Best 

On the other end of the spectrum, some people believe that wearing a gemstone bracelet on the right hand will help them give off energy to others. This belief stems from the fact that in most cultures, the right hand is considered to be the more “clean” and pure hand. For example, in Christian ceremonies like baptism, communion, and confirmation, participants always use their right hand to receive blessed items like water or bread. Because of this association between purity and the right hand, some people believe that wearing a gemstone bracelet on their right wrist will help them give off positive energy to others. 

The Truth: It Doesn’t Really Matter 

At The Mala Tree, we believe that it doesn’t really matter which hand you wear your bracelet on, although we recommend wearing protection bracelets on the left for the reason stated above. The most important thing is that you feel a connection to your bracelet and enjoy wearing it. If you want to maximize potency, we recommend meditating with your bracelet or carrying your favorite stones in your pocket throughout the day. However you choose to use your bracelet, we hope you enjoy it.

Dominant Hand or Non-Dominant Hand: The Power of Intention

It is said that the power of our intention is amplified when it is spoken aloud and/or written down. When we share our intention with the universe, the universe hears us and does everything in its power to help us manifest our desires. So, how does this relate to which hand we should wear our bracelet on? 

Some say that we should wear our bracelets on our dominant hand because our dominant hand is the one we use to write down our intentions. Our dominant hand is also the one we use when speaking aloud and committing our intentions to the universe. By wearing our bracelet on our dominant hand, we are more likely to remember our intentions throughout the day and keep them at the forefront of our minds. 

Others say that we should wear our bracelets on our non-dominant hand because our non-dominant hand is closest to our hearts. Our non-dominant hand is also the one we use when receiving energy from the universe. By wearing our bracelet on our non-dominant hand, we are more likely to absorb the healing energies of the gemstones and crystals and allow them to work their magic. 

Which Hand Should You Wear Your Bracelet On?

Ultimately, there is no “correct” answer to this question. It depends entirely on your personal preference and intention. If you want to be more mindful of your intention throughout the day, then wearing your bracelet on your dominant hand may be the way to go. If you want to maximize the healing properties of your gemstones and crystals, then wearing your bracelet on your non-dominant hand may be a better option for you. 

At The Mala Tree Crystal Shop, we sell beautiful gemstone bracelets for both men and women, and we believe that whichever wrist you choose to adorn with your new The Mala Tree bracelet, know that as long as you feel a connection to it and enjoy wearing it, that’s all that matters. There you have it! Now that you know a little bit more about the ancient wisdom behind this age-old question, it’s time for you to decide which way feels right for you.

35 Holywood Celebrities and Famous People Who Are Into Healing Crystals and Gemstones

In the last few years, there has been a surge in the popularity of gemstones and crystals. Many people are drawn to their beauty and stunning array of colors. While some people collect these treasures for their aesthetic value, others believe in their power to promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Regardless of the reason, it is clear that gemstones and crystals are having a moment.

What is even more interesting is the number of celebrities who have jumped on the bandwagon and begun publicly sharing their love of crystals.

Madonna recommended her crystal healer to Katy Perry. Scarlett Johannson was spotted several times wearing a lot of gemstones on the red carpet. A few years ago, a naked Lady Gaga got naked embraced a humongous quartz crystal in a video. Willow and Jaden Smith created Orgonite pucks and pyramids. For her app, Kylie Jenner looked into crystal healing. Robin Thicke spent $20,000 on an amethyst stone.

Here are some Hollywood Celebrities, models, and famous people talking about the magic of healing crystals and gemstones:

Adele, Singer

“I was so nervous about my comeback show and I was panicking. I was out of practice and I was busy being a Mum. But it was one of the best shows I’ve ever done and I had these bloody crystals in my hand … Then the Grammys came and I lost my fucking crystals! I had a gig two or three days before them and I think I left them at this venue. It turned out to be the worst, most disastrous performance that I have ever done. Well, apart from one really early on when I was doing a gig in Angel and I got so drunk I fell off my chair. But I got some new crystals now and everything’s been going well.” —The Sun, March 2016

Andrew Keegan, Actor

On water crystals used at a Sunday service:

“We’re very, very aware of the shift that’s happening in the mind and the heart, and everybody is on that love agenda. We’re very much scientifically, spiritually, and emotionally aware of how it works, meaning that there’s power in the crystals, there’s power in our hearts, there’s an alignment, there’s a resonance … and it transfers through water.” —Vice, August 2014

Andy Warhol, American Visual Artist

“I’m starting to think that crystals don’t work. Because look what’s happened lately when they’re supposed to be protecting me — my rug has cancer from the moths, I stepped on a beautiful old plastic ring and crushed it, and I was assaulted at the book signing. But I’ve got to believe in something, so I’ll continue with the crystals. Because things could always be worse.” —The Andy Warhol Diaries, November, 1985 entry

Anne Hathaway, Actress

“[Los Angeles] was never really my thing. I’d been out there for 14 years and never really felt anything for it and then we started to make some awesome friendships. Suddenly I realised I was hiking every day. [Laughs] And having a lot of conversations about crystals, which made me really happy. But I’m happiest when I can travel and spend time at home.” —Glamour Magazine UK, October 2015

Bella Hadid, Model

Bella shared on Instagram her huge crystal collection which includes celestite, clear quartz, and selenite.

Bethany Cosentino, Singer

“I’m super into astrology and when I turned 27 I started doing a lot of self-exploration, finding out who I am and that kind of stuff. My mom is really New Age. I carry a pouch of crystals with me everywhere I go. I’m super into that kind of stuff. I hate flying, so I’ll be on a plane and I’ll be that weirdo in the corner with these in my hand. One is for anxiety and depression, one is Moonstone which helps with clarity, this other one. They’re basically all to help center and balance you.” —Vice, July 2015

Brandi Glanville, American TV Personality

“Thank God there’s moon issues because I’ve been very emotional today and I had zero reason why until now! Charge your crystals.” —her Twitter, September 2015

Busy Philipps, Actress

“I’ve been into crystals since I was a child — we’ve been into crystals in Arizona since the dawn of time,” she told Us Weekly. “I wear a lot of them, and I carry a big clear quartz that a friend gave me for good luck when I moved to L.A.” There’s a crystal necklace she always wears.

Crystal Renn, American Plus Size Model

When asked about her biggest indulgence:  “Going to really exotic and strange locations. I absolutely believe that when one goes on vacation, it should be pure decadence … If I were to say a second thing, then really special crystals in different shapes that can’t be found easily. I just found this concave amethyst sphere and the way that it grew and cracked is so beautiful. I’ve been collecting crystals for many, many years for healing purposes and decoration and I think this might be the best I’ve found. I guess since my name is Crystal, I have no choice.” —Harper’s Bazaar, January 2016

David Beckham, Athlete

“We’ve both been into crystals since moving to L.A.” —Daily Star, December 2010

Debra Messing, Will & Grace

“I’ve always felt energy from the precious stones I’ve had the privilege of wearing,” she wrote in  Instagram post, revealing that her stone of choice is Malachite. “It just makes sense to me that everything that comes from the earth would have a certain frequency.”

Father John Misty, Musician

“There’s been, understandably, a not insignificant outcry regarding the alleged ‘theft’ of the rose Quartz crystal from the Echo Park Moon Juice™, pictured above. I am here to claim responsibility, though I do not condone the rhetoric employed in Moon Juice’s post. To claim that ‘something has been “stolen”’ is itself a tacit endorsement of the capitalist values that blended superfoods and locally sourced produce stands, ironically, in direct opposition to.” —his Instagram, July 2016

Heidi Pratt, American TV Personality

“I was not in the right mind frame to make that decision [for plastic surgery]. I was in so much pain. I was literally crying every day … I felt the crystals were helping. Whether it was just metaphorically, or just a placebo effect, [they helped]. Spencer was like, ‘Wow! These crystals are really working’ too. We were just not at a good place at the end of The Hills.” —Vice, February 2016

Jenna Dewan, Actress

Jenna Dewan revealed that she has “like 200 crystals” in her home, in an August 2018 YouTube video. She revealed that these crystals make her “stay connected to the Earth, our universe, and just nature in general.” Her favorites are rose quartz, lapis lazuli, and smoky quartz,

Josie Maran, Model

What’s in her bag? “Healing crystal earrings. I enjoy healing stones because they help focus, transfer, and store energy associated with environmental changes before it enters our auras.” —Racked, April 2016

Julianne Hough, Dancing with the Stars

She loves to meditate using gemstones.  “I really do believe in the Earth’s energy,” she recently told MindBodyGreen

. “So I have some really Earthy stones and then I also have some very spiritual ones as well, very light ones. When I practice my meditation, I put a healing stone around my sacral area. I always send my love down there instead of hating it, and being angry and being disconnected [because of my endometriosis].”

Kate Hudson, Actress

What’s on your nightstand?

“A crystal bowl filled with rose-quartz heart crystals that my mom gave me for Mother’s Day one year.” —Marie Claire, June 2013

Katy Perry, Singer

“I don’t stay single for long. I carry a lot of rose quartz, which attracts the male. Maybe I need to calm it down with amethyst.” —Cosmopolitan, July 2014

Kiersey Clemons, Actor

“Two years ago, while walking in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I saw a street vendor selling crystals. He talked me into getting a rose-quartz necklace, and I carried it around everywhere … One time, I really wanted this huge teal-colored crystal. I didn’t even know what the stone’s properties were, I was just like, That’s beautiful; I bet it does great shit; I want it. I was bidding up to $400! Then a friend came over, and I forgot about bidding and lost. That’s God telling me, ‘You need to calm the fuck down. You don’t need that — you don’t even know what that does.’ … I understand why people believe it’s a placebo effect — there’s no physical evidence that crystals heal you — but, to me, that makes it better. That I can trick myself into thinking I’m healing myself — that makes me feel like I’m a goddess.” —Marie Claire, May 2016

Kim Kardashian, American Media Personality

“I was really inspired by healing crystals when, after my Paris situation, all my friends would come over and they’d bring me healing crystals, and I didn’t really know anything about them,” she reavealed to Ellen DeGeneres in a November 2017 interview. Her perfume KKW Fragrance uses the energy of gemstones and crystals. “It’s about calmness, healing, and good energy,” she says.

Lucy Hale, Actress

“I practice reiki with this woman. I don’t know if you know what reiki is, but it’s like energy work. And so I never in a million years thought I would be that person that would be into all of that stuff, but I completely am. I think it’s amazing and that it truly works. Anyway, she was going to…a crystal fair that they have, and she picked up these gorgeous amethyst stones for my house. Basically, amethyst is the most positive stone there is, so if you put them in your house, they’re supposed to generate good energy. It’s very new for me, and I’m still learning a lot about it.” —People, August 2016

Madelaine Petsch, Riverdale

“I’m very into crystals and meditation, and it’s all about my brain and how my brain is feeling,” she told Us in June 2018.

Marina Abramović, Artist

“I’ve never put crystals in my cleavage, but OK. I have put crystals near my head and asked, ‘You know what time it is?’” —Vice, December 2012

Miranda Kerr, Model

“You may have read in some press articles that when I’m asked what’s in my handbag … I often mention a crystal wand or a Rose Quartz crystal. My crystal wand is incredibly special to me, and is one of my most cherished items. It’s made of Clear Quartz and is studded with Rose Quartz. Clear Quartz is a great stone for gathering, directing and transmitting energy … it can also transform negative energy into positive energy, and Rose Quartz is a wonderful stone to heal and protect the heart, balance emotions, release stress and tension, and encourage love and self-esteem. Crystals can be used in many different methods of healing. In addition to using on a specific area of the body, or on Chakras points to locate blockages to cleanse and heal them, they can also be used in massage. Massaging the body with a crystal helps to release tension from the body, while at the same time the stone’s healing energy is transferred to the body. I hold my crystal during meditation, prayer, deep belly breathing, and use it to infuse my Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil with positive vibrations prior to a massage. I also sleep with it nearby so I’m constantly receiving its special healing energies.” —KORA Organics, February 2015

Minnie Driver, Actress

The actress told Us in June 2018, “I burn palo santo, you know, the sacred wood, I light candles, I have crystals by my bed… completely serene and just tidy, but I have all my books and meaningful photographs. It has that sanctuary quality of all the things I love.”

Naomi Campbell, Model

“I think they bring great energy … You should see how many I travel with.” —People, February 2007

Nia Long, NCIS: Los Angeles

She has a talisman and she shared to Us in May 2016: “I have a very small pink angel, it’s like the size of a quarter but it’s made out of rose quartz. When my grandmother passed away I was taking my youngest son to buy crystals because I had a couple crystals and he thought they were the most amazing things, and so as we were leaving the guy said, ‘Here, keep this with you. It’s a lucky angel.’ And it’s just like my lucky little thing. My grandmother had just passed away and her favorite color was pink so I was like, I wonder if this is a sign that she’s with me or her saying hello, so I just keep that in my wallet.”

Nat Wolff, Actor

“I’ve learned a lot about a lot of things from her [Shailene Woodley]. She convinced Ansel [Elgort] and me not to wear deodorant. She somehow has that magical girl thing where you don’t ever smell bad. She had special crystals that make her smell good. Ansel and I, after two days — it was disgusting. We smelled like wild animals. I soon went back to the deodorant that’s going to give me cancer.” —Elle, April 2015

Nicole Richie, American Media Personality

“I carry them with me and I wear a lot of necklaces,” she told Us in November 2018. “We did fine crystals for House of Harlow, so I do a smoky quartz. It’s for grounding and protection.” Her favorites are: “Rose quartz. I think it’s a beautiful quartz that really works for everyone and citrine, I love.”

Oprah Winfrey, Host

“Bathing is my hobby. I love creating bathing experiences—bath gels, bubbles, crystals, salts, lavender milks…” (Oprah.com)

Patrick Swayze, Actor

“I absolutely believe in crystals. They are a major part of my life. I really think I’m on a journey now, spiritually and caree- wise. [While holding a gemstone wand.] This is my magic wand. And this one … tiny, smooth, black, this has positive properties … I have tons of these things. Museum quality. I don’t know if this stuff works. But I tell ya, I believe that things you believe in can come true.” —Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1992

Rosanna Arquette, Sideswiped

She told to Us in June 2018, “I have broken two of them (gemstone water glass bottles) already, but love them.” She has another favorite: “It’s a face mist, I love it, with garnet and Reiki-charged crystals. It’s great to have if you have grumpy travelers around you, since it wards off bad energy!”

Shirley MacLaine, Actress

“The first time someone gave me a natural quartz crystal I laid it in the palm of my hand to examine it. I was fascinated. Not only was it beautiful: it seemed to have dimensions within dimensions, reflections within reflections. I held it up to the sun and allowed myself to sort of go inside it…In a darkened room I placed the crystal given to me at eye level on a high table. Then I lit a candle behind it and sat down next to it. I gazed into the crystal and projected positive and loving thought forms into it. I had the feeling that they reverberated back to me. It was very pleasant. Then I tried negative and angry thought forms. I had the feeling that that is what I got back. I became uncomfortable. I made my choice. For an hour I sat in front of my crystal with the candle behind it and just gazed into it with thoughts that were as pleasant as I could conjure up. It was a wonderful evening. And I slept better than I had in weeks.” —Going Within, 1989

Spencer Pratt, American Media Personality

“I am so addicted to crystals, it’s like a sickness. I’ve spent $500,000 on crystals this year. I checked my bank account last night, and I have $203 left …[On Valentine’s Day] we hung out with our puppies and cuddled with our crystal. It’s supposed to bring love. There’s a whole science to this — I’m not crazy.” —Life and Style, February 2010

Victoria Beckham, Singer (Spice Girls)

“I’m a very spiritual person. I travel with my crystals. I’ve got all different colors. It’s just something that I’m into. I am quite a superstitious person. I don’t walk under a ladder. If I see a magpie, I salute.” —Allure, March 2011

It is interesting to see how Hollywood celebrities and other popular people use crystals and gemstones for personal reasons. Whether it be for protection, grounding, or warding off bad energy, these celebrities believe in the power of crystals. It is also interesting to see the different ways in which they use them. Some wear them as jewelry, while others carry them around with them. Still, others use them for meditative purposes. Whatever the reason, it is clear that crystals and gemstones have a place in Hollywood culture.

The Meaning of a Broken Gemstone Bracelet

Have you ever had a gemstone bracelet break suddenly and wondered what it could mean? There can be many interpretations of this type of event. Some people might see it as a sign from the universe that it’s time for a change in their life. Others might believe that breaking a bracelet made of stones means releasing any negative energy they’ve been holding onto.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the possible meanings of a broken gemstone bracelet and help you decide what it could mean for you. Read on to learn more!

What Does It Mean When a Gemstone Bracelet Breaks?

There can be many meanings when a gemstone bracelet breaks. One could interpret it as a message from the universe that it’s time to change or update something in your life. It could also mean that you’ve reached a milestone and are ready to take on new challenges.

From a metaphysical standpoint, it could be viewed as the stones releasing any negative energy or blockages you may have been harboring. This could be seen as a sign that it’s time to let go of whatever is no longer serving you and move on. If you’re having trouble making a change, this might be the universe’s way of nudging you in the right direction. 

Letting Go of Negativity

One interpretation of a broken gemstone bracelet is that the stones are releasing any negative energy or blockages you may have been holding onto. If you’re going through a tough time, this could be seen as a sign that it’s time to let go of what’s no longer serving you and move on. 

To release negativity, some people like to perform cleansing rituals with their gemstones. One popular method is to place your bracelet in a bowl of salt water overnight so that the negative energy can be absorbed by the salt. You can also try smudging your bracelet with sage smoke or placing it in direct sunlight for several hours. 

Signs from the Universe

Another possibility is that breaking your gemstone bracelet is a sign from the universe telling you that it’s time for a change in your life. This could mean anything from starting a new project to making a major decision. If you’ve been feeling stuck recently, this could be just the push you need to get moving again. Pay attention to your intuition and see if there’s something specific you’re being called to do. 

The Bracelet Became a Shield Against a Supposed Negative Force

A more personal interpretation is that the bracelet became a shield against a negative force in your life and breaking it means that the negative force has finally been released. This could be something like toxic people, a bad relationship, a disease, or a life threat. If you’ve been trying to break free from something but haven’t been able to, this could be a sign that you’re finally ready to let it go.

A broken gemstone bracelet can mean many things depending on your personal beliefs. Whether you interpret it as a sign from the universe or as the stones releasing negativity, there are many ways to look at this event. What matters most is how you choose to respond to it. If you’re feeling called to make a change in your life, trust your gut and take action.

The Mala Tree Crystal Shop repairs and restrings broken stretch gemstone bracelets.