Vital Jewelry


Vital Jewelry by Dr. Candida Schwartz, N.D.

I love stones. They have offered me so much strength, clarity and comfort throughout the years. I also love jewelry. It just really makes me feel pretty.  I started with holding stones in my bra (true story and I still do) over my heart while I was in med school. Then I found my power ring I still use today in session and wear daily. I wore a special necklace when I took my board exams for guidance, grounding and protection.

After I graduated from med school, I started studying each stone and its therapeutic properties. They naturally started showing up in sessions. Clients enjoyed learning about them.  I place my stones in salt to cleanse them then lay them outside under the Full Moon allowing the moonlight to energize them. I began making necklaces, bracelets and earrings. I would tune into the stones and the metals of the piece, connect with the earth and metal elements. It has been very therapeutic for me, my patients and clients. I decided to start sharing my practice privately and through my Etsy store “VitalTherayJewelry”.

Enjoy the stones and the healing they offer. Allow them to bring out your natural beauty and radiance as they integrate healing and balance into your life!


Each stone carries specific healing properties listed with the image on my Etsy page. In general though, the colors follow the chakras. Here are a few of the stones I work with often and a few of  therapeutics properties they offer! 

Pyrite – Powerful protective stone, shields negativity. Stone of prosperity. Stimulates the intellect, memory and clarity. Nourishing energies of the body.  Encourages the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being.

Orange Carnelian – 2nd chakra. This is great for creativity, sensuality, beauty and self care. Also used for fertility and healing reproductive organs , sacrum/hips and balancing hormonal rhythm. Heals abuse/trauma. A stone of good luck especially in money making ventures. Can also balance the energy in the body. So great if you are feeling lethargic.

Turquoise – Positive stone of luck and prosperity. For the throat and heart chakras. Great for communication,listening and healing the heart and lungs. Clears sadness and grief. Balances earth and sky, balances opposites.

Red Carnelian – Vitality and motivation. Courage to make positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates.Overcoming abuse of any kind.  Protects against envy, rage and resentment.  Calms anger, banishes emotional negativity.

Citrine – 3rd Chakra work. Self actualization, purpose, will, boundaries, confidence in who you are and what you want to offer the world. Helpful with digestion also. Great for “I am…” statements.

Black Lava Stone – Grounding stone that strengthens one’s connection to Mother Earth. Strength and courage, stability through times of change. It provides guidance, understanding and resilience . A calming stone. Add a drop of essential oil.

Sunstone – A kiss of sunshine. Happiness, laughter, good luck, fortune. Excellent for depression and calling in the light. Warming and uplifting to the heart.

Aquamarine – Calming and cleansing of the sea. Worn by sailors for luck, fearlessness, protection. Protects travelers, opens the channels of clear/heartfelt communication. Stone of eternal happiness. Clears haunting & distracting emotions/memories.

Rutilated Quartz – Powerful cleansing and purifying effects. Quartz with gold threads of heavenly dust. Creates a sacred space, clears negative energy, brings your mind to the present moment. Helps find clear intentions for the highest possible version of yourself.

Fire agate – The fire in this stone aligns the chakra. Blue is for the throat. Communcation, laughter, self expression, song, speaking the truth.

Amethyst – Ultimate for Divine connection within the 7th chakra. Offers trust, faith and peace. Connecting to and hearing Higher Self!

Moonstone – Very helpful at bringing out your intuition and your inner Goddess. Helpful with emotions especially around mother and fertility. This is a stone of clairvoyance. It can prevents psychic attacks. It’s balancing and allows you connect with your own internal rhythm.
during change. MUST HAVE for the Full and New Moons!

Black Tourmaline – Great for decisiveness, self confidence, grounding, protective, detoxifying. Helps with your confidence during times of change/transformation.

Amazonite – Stone of Courage and Truth, empowers self discovery and one’s own truth. Freedom to express oneself with clear boundaries. Soothes and balances the chakra body and emotions, especially the heart! A talisman of healing and prosperity.

Lapis Lazuli – Opens the third eye chakra, unblocking our knowledge, intuition, and wisdom. This access to our deepest desires helps with clear thinking, clear perspectives and decision-making. This stone feels like Royalty, accessing our internal Kings and Queens.