At ILADO, we want you to experience a sense of serenity and a deep connection with your baby throughout your pregnancy. The harmonious chime of our maternity necklaces will help you to relax and form a bond with your baby while awaiting the wondrous moment of birth.
To further enhance this experience, we invite you to discover the beneficial properties of 7 natural gemstones that can be use.
CHOOSING MY GEMSTONE DROP PENDANT
In the beginning, it is best to wear only one drop pendant in order to feel its unique and specific energies. Later on, you can try other possible combinations. Here are three which we recommend:
- Rose quartz and amazonite for a complete balance of the heart, achieved by a combination of tenderness and openness.
- Smoky quartz and labradorite for stability and to remain firmly grounded to the earth.
- Angelite and moonstone to express femininity with tact and fairness.
In any case, avoid wearing more than three stones at a time because the energy flow would be too powerful for your body. Simplicity is always best!
If you are having trouble choosing between two stones, close your eyes, take a deep breath,
and ask yourself, “What do I need right now?".
You will find the answer in one of our 7 gemstone drop pendants.
MY LITTLE WELLNESS RITUAL
In the morning, before wearing it, sit comfortably and breathe slowly and calmly, then hold the stone in your hand. Embrace and welcome any sensations, images or feelings that may arise. Talk to your stone or ask it to use its unique properties to support and guide you through your day. Just 2 or 3 minutes will suffice to create this bond with your stone.
During a break or a quiet time, place one of your hands on your belly to connect with baby and, with the other hand, gently squeeze the gemstone. Visualize the energy of the stone, starting in your hand and then radiating up your arm, into your body, providing you with all its beneficial properties, and extending into your belly where your baby can also feel this positive energy.
In the evening, while taking off your gemstone drop necklace, make sure to thank it for supporting you by offering a gesture or word that is meaningful to you.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE TIPS
To maximize the energies of your gemstone drop pendant, it must be purified and recharged once a week.
The easiest way to do this is to place coarse salt into a cup, cover it with a cloth, then put the drop pendant(s) on top. The salt will absorb unwanted energy within a few hours.
Discard the salt immediately after purification. Then place your stones on a window sill for one or two hours to reboot their energy before wearing them again. The ideal time to recharge them is early in the morning or at the end of the day when the sun is not so strong that it could damage your stones.
We advise you not to purify the gemstone drop pendants by cleansing them with water because this could cause the silver or gold mounting to oxidize.
Advice from Johann Chevillard, lithotherapy expert: " Lithotherapy is the art of using stones and crystals to improve health and well-being. Each stone emits its own unique vibration according to its color, internal structure, trace elements, formation and hardness. Since each stone has its own vibration, it allows us to come into contact with its specific energies to create a personal connection."
AMAZONITE Stone of emotional balance
When we experience emotional stress or take things too personally, amazonite allows us to calmly step back and see or consider a situation more objectively. It helps us to let go of negative feelings while listening and connecting to those around us...and our inner world. ThThis is a wonderful stone for an expectant mother to wear every day.
ANGELITE : Stone of communication
Its gentle vibration promotes fluid and sincere communication by helping us to find the right words and use them with tact and sensitivity. It is the perfect stone to give us the courage to express our true feelings. It allows us to communicate with others, but also to listen to ourselves, while respecting our own needs. Angelite also soothes the mind by dissipating intrusive unwanted thoughts.
CHRYSOPRASE : Stone of freshness and openness
Chrysoprase provides an invigorating breath of fresh air to help us remain centered in the heart and listen to our deepest and most sincere aspirations. It also promotes spontaneity and simplicity in discussions, which greatly facilitates communication. A beautiful stone of the heart to discover.
LABRADORITE : Stone of protection
Labradorite has long been known and used as a protection stone and is reputed to absorb stagnant and disruptive energies. It is also a very good anchor stone, keeping us grounded to the earth in order to preserve and protect our personal energy and make us readily available to our loved ones.
SMOKY QUARTZ : Stone of stability
With its subtle shades of light brown, smokyky quartz brings strength and stability, while providing a sense of calm. If you tend to have your head in the clouds, smoky quartz is a beautiful luminous stone that will help you to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground. Simple to obtain, with effects that are easy to feel, smoky quartz engenders peace and harmony in everyday life.
ROSE QUARTZ : Stone of tenderness
Rose quartz is a stone of infinite softftness that reassures us and leads the most soothing energy to the heart. It brings calm to our emotional and intimate world with its subtle vibrations and helps to alleviate sorrow or heartache. It is also a stone that strengthens the natural bond of love between a mother and her baby.
MOONSTONE : Stone of femininity and intuition
Moonstone grants us the ability to explore our femininity and to live in harmony with ourselves and others. It is a beautiful stone that enhances openness and tolerance, leaving us free and willing to embrace new ideas and the subtle information that surrounds us. Moonstone promotes spontaneity and fosters the development of emotional intelligence, allowing us to better understand and manage our emotions on a daily basis.