The complete guide to combining gemstones

– because some just don't work together

You have probably already started building your own personal collection of gemstones, or you may already have a ready-made collection that you wish to add to with new crystals or jewelry with stones.

Have you ever thought about how to combine these stones? After all, there are certain rules on which gemstones go well together and, without following them, your favorite stones may not harmonize, or may even lose their properties and influence on you altogether. It is important to note that there are also some stones that are simply not compatible at all.

Carefully selected stones look great together and are in balance. Gemstone matches should be done according to specific rules. Inappropriate specimens can be lost in unfortunate surroundings and can have a negative impact.


Carefully selected stones look great together and are in balance. When choosing jewelry with stones for your image, you can use a color wheel to easily find the colors that will harmonize.



This is probably the simplest rule. When choosing jewelry with stones for your image, you can use a color wheel to easily find the colors that will harmonize.

Let’s take a look at the basic recommendations for combining shades:

  • White and transparent stones can be combined with any other shades.
  • Red stones are better when not combined with other colored stones, they are better to be complemented with transparent stones.
  • Blue and cyan stones are not recommended with black, yellow or orange stones.
  • It is better not to combine black with purple, blue or pink stones.
  • Green stones do not look good with red stones.
  • Yellow stones should not be combined with purple or blue minerals, as these colors do not shade well with yellow.

Do not forget these general rules as well:
  • It is important to consider whether the stone's color is cold or warm.
  • The saturation and tone of the color also plays an important role. Pastel, very delicate shades, will look inexpressive when combined with rich colors.


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Opal and Peridot Pendant
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By combining stones of just one color, you can sometimes forget about the properties of the minerals, which, if combined incorrectly, will be of no use and may even cause harm.

Each stone has its own healing and metaphysical properties, and most importantly, stones can complement the other's properties.

Here are some examples:

  • Amethyst protects its owner morally and physically, and Pink Quartz brings people luck. The combination of these two stones can be of great benefit to you.
  • Garnet and Red Jasper are a great combination. The Garnet helps you cope with emotions and contributes to strength and courage. Meanwhile, Red Jasper helps you cope with obstacles and problems in life, so you can move forward faster.
  • Moonstones are highly compatible with amethyst. This combination will help you sleep better at night and free your mind from worries. Moonstone is also compatible with Pink Quartz; together they will help to strengthen love, awaken deep emotions and even reveal psychic abilities.
  • Labradorites can be worn together with an iridescent Moonstone and together they are effective in balancing emotions. If you are working on developing any psychic abilities, Lapis-Lazuli, Shattuckite and Dumortierite combine well with this stone to enhance these gifts.


Gemstones can also be combined in terms of their crystal structure. This could be hexagonal (Aquamarine, Beryl, Emerald, etc.), cubic (Garnet, Diamond, etc.), triagonal (Quartz, Jasper, Agate, etc.).


For example, the stones of the Garnet group (Garnet, Rhodolite, Pyrope, etc.) will combine well with each other. Very often the stones of the Quartz group are combined - Amethyst, Citrine and Quartz of their various shades. Stones of the same group usually complement each other and work perfectly together.


Water, Fire, Air and Earth are the 4 elements of nature. You can safely combine the stones of one element with each other.

  • Air element stones - Labradorite will harmonize well with Amethyst or Selenite.
  • You can combine the stones of fire: Red Jasper, Fire Opal, Citrine, Carnelian, Amber and others.
  • Stones such as Pink Quartz, Selenite, Moonstone and Aquamarine are water stones and can also be combined.
  • The stones of the earth also perfectly complement each other: Pyrite, Garnet, Onyx, Hematite, etc.


Your objectives are also the basis for combining stones! Let's look at a few examples.

  • To improve your overall emotional state, try a combination of Lepidolite and Pink Quartz.
  • If you lack strength and energy, try a combination of Citrine and Carnelian.
  • Do you have insomnia or other sleep issues? Pink Quartz with Amethyst, for example, will be good for you.
  • To attract love, combine Tourmaline, Aventurine or Pink Quartz.


What gemstones can't be combined

  • Rubies cannot be worn in the same piece as a Diamond, Garnet, Sapphire or Tiger’s Eye.
  • Pearls, Moonstone and Opal cannot be worn with Quartz.
  • Diamonds shouldn’t be combined with Yellow Sapphires or Emeralds.
  • Pearls, Corals and Rubies can’t be combined with Blue Sapphires.


So, to sum it up, it is worth noting again:

  • Gemstone combinations can attract luck and money, love or promote a career, or business.
  • Incompatible stones fight against each other, worsening a person's situation.
  • Wrong combinations can cause illness and weakens the wearer.
  • Incompatibility of minerals prevents the flow of positive energy.

Despite the difficulty of combining these stones with each other, we are confident that you will definitely succeed, and your stones will show their amazing properties to the fullest.

Kindly note that healing gemstone meanings are not prescriptions or healthcare information.

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