Through the years I have made several rainbow gemstone bracelets similar to the one above. At first they were intended as a wearable symbol of inclusiveness, the rainbow being a common signifier of the LBGTQ community. As I researched the mystical meanings of the stones, however, I became aware that my bracelets were a representation of the chakra system.
The chakra system is a way of mapping the architecture of the human soul. Chakras, or energy centers, are aligned in an ascending column from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each of the seven stones in my bracelets signifies an energy center in the subtle body – red (garnet) correlates with the chakra at the base of the spine, green (gaspeite) denotes the heart center, and purple (amethyst) represents our spiritual connection to the All. Each of the other colored stones –orange (carnelian), yellow (citrine), light blue (turquoise), and dark blue (lapis lazuli) – relate to a specific chakra, each energetically connected to the next.
The function of the chakras is to spin and draw in energy to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance. From embracing diversity to enriching personal health and vitality, rainbow gemstone bracelets are a meaningful addition to anyone’s jewelry collection.