Before you start to wear your stones you should cleanse them.
They pick up and absorb the energy of other people in their long journey from the supplier: post office, shops …and me
YOU WANT THE STONES YOU WEAR TO HOLD ONLY YOUR ENERGY
It is also important to purify the stones in your collection on a regular basis. The reason for this is that they tend to pick up energies along the way, like the bad day you had last week, or a fight with a loved one. Purifying your crystals will help to keep their conduits open so that they can work with clarity towards your highest good. It is also kind to the crystal allies.
Each crystal is a spirit, a tiny bit of energy.
It is important to remove any negative energy or vibration from others who may have handled them. It is better not to let anybody handle them after you clean your stones, or clean them again right away. Just as people can hold old, stagnant energies in their bodies, so can stones.
This is not a one-time process. Since stones hold your energies and help to remove or change existing energy or achieve a balance, you want to clean them routinely. You don’t want the stored negative energy the stones removed from you to remain in them.
There are several ways to clean gemstones; Some of them are easy, some slightly complicated.
I would recommend SMUDGING as my personal preference; it is a very quick, elegant and pleasant process.
Hold your gemstone or crystal over the smoke of incense for about a minute to smudge it and clear the energy inside. You can run few stones or small jewelry pieces through the smoke at the same time; it takes about 20-30 seconds of smoke to cleanse your stones.
For this cleansing purpose, it is best to use Sweet Grass, White Sage Smudge, Sandalwood or Cedar wood. It is preferable to buy handcrafted incense.
Afterwards just rinse the gemstone under running water for a few minutes and you are all set.
If you use your gemstones for balance and guidance you should clean you pieces once a week or once a month to clear their energy.
If you had a bad day, clean the gemstone jewelry you wore that day to remove the negativity your stones have absorbed.