What are worry stones and how can they benefit you?

What is a worry stone?

Worry stones are a natural gemstone with a carved indented curve and are used to rub back and forth the relief stress, anxiety and tension.

The origins and concept of the worry stones are believed to have begun by the simple action of picking up a smooth stone and rubbing in in contemplation - eventually a groove would appear. Worry stones can also be made by the motion of the sea and ancient Greeks would often pick them from pebbled beaches and use them to play with - some would say they are the original fidget spinner! Native American tribes took a much more sentimental approach to worry stones and would hand their worry stones down from generation to generation to create a sense of connection from previous family members.

What does a worry stone do?

Worry Stones are believed to relief anxiety and relax the wearer. The relaxing motion of rubbing the gemstone between your fingers is believed to reduce stress, the repetitive motion can help to shift your focus in a similar way to a stress ball. Other names for a worry stone are palm stones, thumb stones, fidget stones, soothing stones, or sensory stones

What is a good worry stone?

Different gemstones are believe to project different energies. I have selected four gemstones in my worry pendant collection

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is believed to be the stone of universal love. It restores trust and harmony in relationships, encouraging unconditional love. Rose Quartz purifies and opens the heart at all levels to promote love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing and feelings of peace

Tiger Eye

Tigers Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden colour through it. This is a powerful stone that is believed to help you to release fear and anxiety and aid harmony and balance. It is believed to stimulate taking action, and help you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.


Amethyst believed to be a natural tranquilliser, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety.

Amethyst is believed to activate spiritual awareness, open intuition and enhance psychic abilities.

Lapis Lazuli

Believed to encourage self-awareness, allows self-expression and reveals inner truth, providing qualities of honesty, compassion and morality to the personality. Stimulates objectivity, clarity and encourages creativity. Lapis Lazuli assists to confront and speak one's truth and inspires confidence.

What is a worry stone necklace and how do I use it?

A worry stone necklace is a functional way to hold a worry stone. The necklace can be held, touched and rubbed to relief anxiety and worry

Why use worry stones?

Worry stones are used by holding the stone between the index finger and the thumb - gently moving your thumb back and forth across the stone. I have selected four difference types of gemstones – each picked for their perceived healing qualities and suspended the worry stones from a 24-inch chain. The chain is long enough for you to hold the gemstone worry stone, while having a functional use as a beautiful piece of jewellery.
This pretty pendant is suspended for a long 24-inch chain to allow the wearer to hold and rub the stone.

The benefits of worry stones

Worry Stones are often compared to the more modern figet spinner. There are a great for those who find that playing or figeting with objects relieves anxiety. Ravetta Designs gemstone worry pendants are both stylish and functional, available in four types of gemstone  - rose quartz, amethyst, tiger eye and lapis lazuli to suit your mood.

How do you carry a worry stone

Traditionally worry stones are carry in the users pocket, however I have created these pretty gemstone worry stone necklaces as an alternative way to carry your worry stone.

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