Gemstones For Protection

For generations, people have used crystals and gemstones for protection and their healing powers. They have been used in spiritual rituals, to create magic potions, to clear negative energy and attract good fortune. They have been used as is, or worn as jewelry and amulets. Today, this tradition continues with many people using crystals and gemstones to protect them from physical, mental and emotional injury and for psychic protection.

What is psychic protection?

Visualize yourself inside a globe of light inside which you are safe. Psychic protection is that globe – a protective barrier around us to keep us safe from toxic people, their thoughts and feelings. You can achieve this powerful protection by using crystals and gemstones to create a protective energetic shield around your energy body, shift the energy of your aura and strengthen it.You can also use crystals and gemstones for protection when:

  • You are sensitive to other people’s thoughts
  • An unwanted thought pops into your head
  • You are attacked by someone bearing a grudge
  • You want to feel safe where you live or when you travel
  • You want to get over fear, self-doubt and uncertainty

And so much more. For example,

  • Black obsidian, blue kyanite and pyrite can help you get over fear and boost your confidence especially when you want to start a business, a new career or attract wealth.
  • Black tourmaline and amethyst can protect you from unexpected situations when you travel and keep you safe.
  • Labradorite can protect you from toxic relationships and painful situations and comfort you.
  • Black onyx can protect you from the fear of the dark and from nightmares.

Curious to know more about these stones so that you can use them to protect yourself?

Here are 21 gemstones for protection:

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is a grounding stone that creates a shield around you and protects you by repelling negative energy and psychic attacks. It balances the root chakra, keeping your mind and body connected. Carrying a black tourmaline with you can protect you from energy vampires. Think of it as a vacuum cleaner of negative energy that cleanses and purifies, creating a positive aura.

Black Obsidian 

Black obsidian removes negative energy and protects you from bad fortune. It keeps your mind focused and helps you make informed decisions. It boosts your mental and physical strength especially when faced with difficulties and keeps you motivated to work towards your goals. It helps you attract abundance into your life.

Smoky Quartz

One of the most popular quartz crystals in nature, smoky quartz grounds your energy, dissolving negative patterns. It balances the root chakra, absorbs bad vibrations and creates a sense of stability and security, clearing the path for you to improve your life. Smoky quartz represents the power of the sacred divine feminine and enhances your energy. Place it directly on your body or sleep with it to unleash your intuitive spirit. Use it as an amulet to filter out the bad energy and keep off danger.


Shungite, used for purifying and antibacterial properties, provides strong protection against energy attacks and removes negative people or bad luck from your life. It also relieves anxiety, insomnia and inflammation, improving your mood and energy levels and helps you heal. Wear it as jewelry—as a pendant or place it in the room to clear the air.


Labradorite protects you from the unwanted energy of toxic relationships, keeping you from being manipulated. It cleanses your aura while retaining positive energy around you. If you are struggling in a relationship, it helps strengthen your love and commitment. This crystal also prevents energy leaks and protects by aligning you to your spiritual energy.


Amethyst is great for healing your body, mind and spirit. It provides spiritual protection, increases your inner strength and clears your mind. It converts negative energy into positive energy by cleansing the aura and protects it by drawing in divine energy.


Fluorite helps you get rid of emotional and psychic baggage. If you are stressed or worried or afraid about something, place a fluorite crystal on your third eye and visualize that your bad thoughts are being removed. Fluorite creates a psychic shield around you, keeping you safe.


Selenite helps your energy flow freely by getting rid of bad vibes. It improves mental flexibility and emotional wellbeing. It improves relationships, removes energy blocks, bringing harmony and inner peace. Associated with the Crown chakra, third eye chakra and the sacral chakra, selenite brings powerful intuition and psychic awareness and can help heal past life issues.


Hematite is one of the strongest crystals for energy protection. As a root chakra stone, it helps you stay grounded and forms a protective shield around your aura. It works by dissolving negative energy, preventing you from absorbing it. Hematite helps to release stress and anxiety and increases your self-confidence, power and self-esteem. It keeps you focused and balanced.

Blue Kyanite

Blue Kyanite protects you from being manipulated and bullied. It helps you get rid of self-doubt and insecurity and boosts your self-confidence. It raises self-awareness and psychic abilities, enhancing positive feelings and self-worth. Blue kyanite keeps the negative energy out and ensures that only positive energy flows back in.


Pyrite acts like your personal bodyguard, diverting negative energy away from you. It helps remove fear and doubts, leading you to abundance. It clears the path for fresh energy, new beginnings and boosts your self-confidence, helping you pursue your dream. It literally helps you reset your brain, boosting your intelligence and perception while improving memory and mental stability.

Black Onyx

Black Onyx opens the chakras and allows the flow of positive energies. It is the perfect crystal to clear bad karma, helping you heal from grief and sorrow. It shields your aura by absorbing negative energy around you. It strengthens your emotional and physical stamina particularly when you are stressed. Black onyx helps settle relationship issues, getting rid of excess energies. It attracts happiness to you and fills you with hope and positivity, releasing you from emotional pain.


Amber carries the energy of the sun, warmth, and wellbeing. It is nurturing and good for people recovering from illness or who are needing comfort. It can transmute negative or stagnate energies into positive energy like a sunny day lifts the spirits. In this way it can be protective, letting you carry around a bubble of sunshine wherever you go.

Apache Tears

Apache tears are gentle above all else, which makes them perfect for people struggling with processing difficult emotions. They are very nourishing and grounding and offer gentle protection to the aura against negativity. Its calm and peaceful energy is also good for people who suffer from anxiety or fear. Trauma can become stuck in the body and create a kind of frozen state. Apache tears help gently move that energy so it can begin to shift and heal. This can have a rejuvenating effect on many parts of your life that you were unaware were wrapped up in old frozen patterns.


Like other purple stones, Sugilite activates the third eye and crown chakra and is useful for working with psychic or spiritual energy. It is also a powerful protection stone, especially for psychic attacks or negativity. Similar to amethyst, it helps create a “bubble of Light” around you that repels negativity and helps purify your aura. Sugilite’s special mission is to help you remember your true calling and purpose–the reason you came here to planet Earth. It is especially helpful for Lightworkers who know they are here for a reason but are not sure what that reason is or don’t feel confident pursuing it. If there is a longing you feel that your life was meant to be something more, Sugilite will help you dust off your dreams and start making progress toward bringing them to fruition. As Sugilite helps you clear your aura, open your crown chakra, and live your purpose, you become a conduit for Light to manifest through you into the world. In this way, Sugilite is an important stone for planetary healing, as it wakes up individuals to their larger purpose. Sugilite also helps with lucid dreaming, which is where you “wake up” inside a dream and are able to control its direction. It makes dreams more vivid and meaningful and helps you remember and gain insight from them.

Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow Moonstone is a healing and protective stone. It is beneficial to both the energetic system and the emotional body. It is a good stone to use for intuitive work, as in addition to the support for intuition that all moonstone offers, Rainbow Moonstone is grounding and centering as well as protective. Rainbow Moonstone is a good stone to use in crystal layouts, as it is supportive to clearing and activating all of the chakras (although it is especially beneficial to the Crown Chakra). If you carry a weight of grief or trauma from emotional wounds early in life, Rainbow Moonstone can help you release the heaviness, heal, and let go. Joy and a renewed sense of positivity about life is the natural byproduct of clearing and releasing energy that no longer serves you.


Malachite is a stalwart protector and bolsterer of your strength and willpower. It helps you access your innate power and protects you from negativity as you take action in the world. Malachite is a classic protection stone. It can help you stay alert and avoid danger, as well as strengthen your boundaries so you are not affected by negative energies. It also activates a kind of protective luck, increasing the likelihood of avoiding being in the wrong place at the wrong time or having helpful influences show up in the nick of time. (Please don’t use this as an excuse to court danger, of course–you still need to do your part to keep yourself safe.) Like a good mentor, Malachite helps you to see yourself in a balanced way where you can look at your shortcomings with an eye to improving them, rather than getting discouraged. It also helps you avoid taking on other people’s problems, realizing that your responsibility is to make yourself the best you can be and let other people manage themselves. Malachite on a basic level wants to protect and support your healthiest and happiest self. It is a grounding influence, helping you make wise decisions and take responsibility for your health and wellbeing. If you struggle with self-defeating habits or self-doubt, wearing malachite can help you meet the world with confidence, as if there is someone with you all the time who has your back and believes in you.

Fire Agate

The vibration of this crystal brings through the flow of spiritual energy… and this flows through your entire being. Its energy resonates within you… firing a spiritual blaze, yet its vibration is quite calming, and brings through feelings of safety and security. This crystal has a powerful energy that aids you if have been working on your spiritual growth, as it aids authentic spiritual practices. This beautiful agate is known for its action to create a powerful shield around the body, that confers psychic protection. Its energy will assist you if you like to work with high crystal energy stones. Fire Agate is unique in that not only does it send negative energy back to where it came from… but it allows the person who sent it to be ‘spiritually’ aware of the type of harm that they have been doing to you. This crystal may also serve to lighten the amount of fear that you might be feeling when an attack of any sort is happening to you. It has a soothing energy that makes you feel calm, safe and secure. It may be beneficial to keep a piece of this stone on you…as this can help you to feel more relaxed and confident that this will not happen to you. This unusual variety of Agate has a lovely energy that brings through qualities that make you feel that its good to be alive!


Jet is commonly used as a stone of protection, yet it also carries some wonderful healing properties, including pain relief for headaches/migraines and enhanced healing of traumatic injuries. Working almost like an energetic filter, Jet is a wonderful grounding stone that has intense purification and protection properties. Jet is known for clearing the aura of impure energies and is an important stone for the medicine bag. Jet can be used to cleanse other crystals by placing them in a bowl with several smaller pieces of Jet.

Red Jasper

Red Jasper is gently stimulating and also an extremely protective stone. It can neutralize radiation and other forms of environmental and electromagnetic pollution. Red Jasper rectifies unjust situations and grounds energy. Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations. An excellent “worry bead”, Red Jasper calms the emotions. Aids in dream recall. Cleans and stabilizes the aura. Known as a fine protective stone, it is often used in defensive magic, as it sends negativity back to the original sender.


Sodalite purifies your aura, making it a cleaner, more harmonious atmosphere in which to live. To do this, Sodalite absorbs and neutralizes the clouds of mental disharmony that pollute the aura, bog down the mind, and make you feel burdened. Sodalite also clears your physical body of the negative mental energies that disrupt the body’s functioning and perpetuate disease. Purifying your aura with Sodalite helps reveal your true nature, strengths, and life’s purpose.

How to use gemstones for protection?

  • Deflect psychic attacks and toxic thoughts by wearing black tourmaline or fluorite. around your neck or placing it under your pillow.
  • Use selenite and amethyst to clear the negative energy from your space.
  • Neutralize electromagnetic fields with shungite and fluorite.
  • To absorb geopathic stress, use smoky quartz.
  • To prevent energy drain, wear a labradorite crystal around your neck.
  • To protect against computer stress, place a shungite or fluorite near the computer.
  • Protect your home from unwanted spirits by placing a tourmaline outside the front door.
  • Make your own lotion by placing your crystal into your favorite moisturizer to transfer its healing energy to it.
  • Place a crystal in a jar of carrier oil and leave it in direct sunlight for 3 or 4 days to draw the elemental energy of the stone and then use it on the skin.
  • Crystal-infused hair care can provide an energy cleanse while detoxing hair.
  • Carry a crystal in your pocket or wear crystal jewelry for psychic protection.
  • Stash one in your bra for healing.
  • Place it in your bath for a restorative soak.
  • Placing black tourmaline in the corners of your property or above your doorway or bury it at the corners of your property to give your guests an energy detox.
  • Keep a black onyx stone on your desk at work to ward off unjust criticism and negative thoughts and protect yourself from being manipulated.

How to make your gemstones work for you.

Before use, almost all gemstones/crystals need to be cleansed and charged to return them to their natural, active state.  Here are the simplest ways to cleanse crystals/gemstones:

  1. Place under running cold water until you feel you’re ready to stop. (yes it’s an intuitive thing)
  2. Use sage to cleanse your crystals with smoke.

Here are the simplest ways to charge your gemstones and crystals:

  1. Leave in sunlight for a few hours so it can recharge with sun energies.
  2. Leave in moonlight for a few hours so it can recharge with lunar energies.
  3. Bury it in dirt (backyard/plant’s pot) so it can recharge with earth energies.
  4. Hold each type in your hand and pray to the Divine to awaken the crystal/gemstone and charge it.
  5. Anoint with a blessed oil.

To sum up

Gemstones offer an effective and beautiful way to strengthen our auras and literally create a protective firewall between ourselves and the outside world to stay safe from psychic attacks. With our hectic lives, gemstone/crystal healing is just what we need to get rid of our stress, balance our spiritual selves and promote wellness.Whatever your healing goals are, whether you seek:

  • Protection from negative energy
  • Emotional protection
  • Psychic protection
  • Protecting your home
  • Protection from ‘energy vampires’

. . . or just want to amplify your positive energy, improve your relationships, feel safe, or reprogram yourself, crystals and gemstones can help you. Make use of the various easy ways we have described above in the “how to use gemstones for protection” section. Explore our shop to choose your crystal to enjoy the benefits of crystal healing. Do contact us with any questions you might have regarding crystals and gemstones for protection. Disclaimer:Please remember that while crystals and gemstones help in healing, they can never substitute medical advice. If you have any concerns about your physical or mental health, please contact a qualified medical professional.

12 thoughts on “Gemstones For Protection

  1. Jo Denson says:

    This is a great read. I wear a hematite ring and cleanse & charge it every couple of days. The 11 other crystals mentioned, I’m going to add to my healing collection, thank you for the information!

  2. Vidya Sury says:

    How amazing that a gemstone or a crystal can make such a difference in our lives! I wonder if kids can wear crystals? If yes, I think the blue kyanite to help from being bullied could be so beneficial. Thanks for the information about to make crystals work – I didn’t realize they needed recharging and cleansing. By the way, I have a brown stone that my mom left me. It has a slight underlying shine to it. I wonder what stone it is.

    I really enjoyed reading this post, thank you! With social media literally ruling our lives, crystal therapy seems like a wonderful way to deflect all the negative energy coming at us.

  3. Lisa Larreau says:

    I love all the great information you have included in this article, my favorite crystals right now is tourmaline I like the protective feeling.

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