Settle your heart into your body for better decision making.
Collect, inventory, and integrate your energies so that you can use them more efficiently.
“I received the necklace last week and I just have to tell you how wonderful it is–and how important it is to have a necklace like this–little by little I feel more grounded and more productive. The length is great too! I can wear it with just about any other gemstone necklace. I also feel the softness of the wood “clasp.” Also, the Ruby is absolutely sweet and I do feel it [the Onyx] is working in a way that wouldn’t be possible without it.”
– S.O., Arizona
Ruby/Onyx is one of our Foundation Five necklaces
. This necklace may be used by itself or in combination with the other Foundation Five necklaces to naturally balance the body’s five elements.
Benefits of a Ruby-Onyx Necklace Strengthens the Personal Vortex
The whole-body vortex, or personal vortex, surrounds the physical body and helps to keep the body’s cells and organs vitalized. Onyx, when worn by itself, is usually able to affect the personal vortex after the gemstone has been worn long enough to normalize chakra energies. This can take many months of regular wear. When chakras are overactive or underactive, the movement and effectiveness of the personal vortex is significantly reduced.
Strengthens and Heals the Root Chakra
An optimally healthy root chakra should be able to move, as though on a hinge, to face either forward or downward. Because the red ray nourishes the root chakra, the presence of the red-ray-bearer Ruby in this necklace allows Onyx to work more effectively and immediately on the root chakra.
Helps You Feel More Grounded
By itself, Onyx is well appreciated for its ability to help a wearer feel more grounded. It can also stabilize body energies so that other healing changes can occur more easily. With Ruby added to Onyx, grounding occurs more smoothly and gracefully. The body is able to settle into itself and connect with Earth energy with greater ease. This is due to Ruby’s influence on the whole-body vortex and the root chakra. With these functioning more effectively, grounding comes naturally.
Enhances Color-Ray Nourishment
I didn’t fully understand this aspect of Black Onyx until recently. The color black naturally absorbs colors. Black Onyx conveys this ability to the rest of the body, so that it can better receive the healing life-giving color rays. When you wear Onyx by itself, it can take awhile for the chakras to fully register this information as it is drawn upward in only a natural osmosis-type action. When Ruby is combined with Onyx, this upward movement is greatly enhanced because Ruby has an affinity with the heart. When Ruby-Onyx is worn, this information is actively drawn upwards by a magnetic-like action from the heart center, and the momentum sends it upward even to the throat, brow, and crown chakras. By itself, Onyx is unable to access the crown chakra.
The Root Chakra
The root chakra is the only chakra that can reposition itself. It moves as though on a door hinge. This chakra can point to the front of the body as other chakras do, or it can turn and point to the Earth. In the frontal position, the root chakra helps regulate the other six chakras of the body to ensure no chakra is more energized or active than another. In the downward position, the root chakra is able to expel unwanted energies from the body into the Earth. The root chakra can also uptake Earth energy to feed the chakras. By repositioning itself as needed, the root chakra helps the body stay energetically balanced.
Your Personal Vortex
A cocoon of energy called the whole-body vortex surrounds each one of us. This vortex moves either clockwise or counterclockwise. Looking outward, a clockwise movement circles your body from left to right, and thus, a counterclockwise movement would go from right to left. The speed and strength of this vortex has to do with how much vitality and life energy your cells and organs express. As the vortex energy passes across your body, it creates a friction that produces an electrical charge. This charge feeds and stimulates all body functions. When the body is weakened, the personal vortex can shift directions or move so slowly that it is barely perceptible.
How Ruby/Onyx Works
The Ruby/Onyx combination represents both yin and yang aspects of the water element of Chinese Medicine. The water element supports functions that have reached a maximal state of rest and are about to change the direction of their activity. The water element also supports processes of rest, restoration, storage, endings, subconscious, intuition, deep reflection, and integration. This necklace can also help you balance the emotion of fear.
Onyx has an affinity with the root chakra and grounds your body by relaxing this chakra so that it isn’t always forced forward. A relaxed root chakra can flex downward, as though on a hinge, not only to help the body release toxins, but also to receive Earth energies and enter a deep relaxation. It also grounds by narrowing the range of scattered frequencies throughout the body, thereby urging these frequencies to become more true to themselves. When you wear Onyx by itself, it strengthens and normalizes the root chakra and helps to ground the body by connecting it with Earth energy. Onyx also absorbs colors and funnels them into your body through the root chakra.
Ruby vitalizes the heart by strengthening the torus-shaped magnetic field that encompasses and sustains the heart. A fire-element gemstone, Ruby’s presence in this necklace ignites heart energy, which governs all other organs in the body. It helps draw up through the body the Earth energies that Onyx invites into the body, thereby enhancing the effects of Onyx. Ruby carries the red ray, which nourishes, heals, and sustains the root chakra. Ruby also helps to heal and open the heart.
When combined with Onyx, Ruby catalyzes Onyx. This means that Ruby speeds up the effects of Onyx. Ruby not only nourishes the root chakra, it also prompts the heart to draw Onyx’s colors into the body in a magnetic-like way. Together, Ruby and Onyx can help to ground and nourish your body in a way that is gentler and deeply soothing. Wearing the Ruby-Onyx necklace leaves you feeling more integrated and better able to handle multi-tasking and the many challenges of life.
Therapeutic-quality Onyx is banded gray chalcedony that has been dyed black. Its color should be deep and consistent. Its clarity is opaque and its polish should shine brightly. Black Onyx should be almost perfectly spherical, with even drill holes that aren’t too large. Most therapeutic-quality Onyx is graded “Dyed” for color, and 3A for its other 3 grading parameters: clarity, brilliance, and cut.
Ruby is a member of the corundum family, which includes Blue Sapphire and Yellow Sapphire. The color of therapeutic-quality Ruby should be a true rich red that is deep but not dark. It should be translucent. Therapeutic-quality clarity falls in a narrow range, with Grade 5A Ruby being flawless or nearly flawless, 4A Ruby having some very small visible inclusions, and 3A Ruby having visible but acceptable inclusions. Its cut should be as even as possible, with Grade 5A reflecting perfection. Very slightly irregular rondels may carry a grade of A.
Association: Functions that have reached a maximal state of rest and are about to change the direction of their activity
Organs/meridians: Kidney, urinary bladder
Colors: Black, dark blue, purple
Attributes of the water element: Rest, restoration, storage, endings, subconscious, intuition, deep reflection, integration
Our gemstones are natural and therapeutic-quality, which means they are at the top of their class in color, clarity, and brightness. Although quality parameters vary for each individual gemstone, we carefully select every bead to make sure you get the very best.
We use spheres and rondelsbecause they radiate the gemstones’ energies throughout the wearer’s body and aura.
All our necklaces are strung with a symbiotic gemstone that can catalyze, support, or strengthen the work of the primary gem. The difference between necklaces that contain only one type of stone and those strung with their partners is extraordinary. Not only are symbiotic necklaces more beautiful and feel better energetically, they also work more effectively and efficiently. A primary gem and its symbiotic encourage healthy relationships and can help balance the forces of yin and yang throughout your body and being.
All necklaces have a clasp, which we feel is essential. Clasps allow necklaces to breathe. When you open a clasp, the gems release a significant amount of unwanted energies they collected during use. With a clasp, you can arrange the necklace in a spiral during storage so that the gems can regenerate themselves. In addition, clasps make it possible to wrap gems around a therapy wand to apply in the aura, or lay them across your body for an easy and restful self-therapy.
We string using nylon thread. Nylon is strong, doesn’t fray or stretch like other threads, and is made of a simple chain of molecules. Nylon energy has a negligible effect on a therapeutic necklace.
For inquiries regarding custom necklaces or bracelets, please call 877-4GEM-GEM (877-443-6436) or email us at CustomerService@GEMFormulas.com.
Cleansing Your Gemstones using Clearing Sprays
Therapeutic gemstones naturally accumulate unwanted energies when you wear them. These energies are what the gems help your body to release, or that they naturally pick up from their environment either during use or when stored. If your necklaces aren’t cleansed often enough or completely enough, unwanted energies build up. The gemstones’ therapeutic value will be limited and you’ll no longer feel drawn to wear them.
Gemstones must be regularly and thoroughly cleansed to be of the greatest benefit to the wearer. GEMFormulas’ Aura Sprays are superior for cleansing and rejuvenating gemstones. Click Here for instructions.
Storing Your Gemstones
Arrange your therapeutic gemstone necklaces and bracelets in a neat spiral with their clasp open. This orientation concentrates the gemstones’ energies and helps them rejuvenate themselves. Use a necklace tray to keep them organized. The tray also keeps the gemstone energies separated, which makes selecting the right necklace easier. Learn More.
Store your therapeutic gemstone jewelry away from sources of electromagnetic radiation, such as laptops, television sets, and cell phones.
Wearing the Necklace Start by wearing Ruby/Onyx for a few hours every day. Increase the amount of time you wear it until you can keep it on for an entire day. Do not sleep with this necklace on, and be sure to cleanse it after each time you wear it.
Before you wear Ruby/Onyx around your neck, you have to determine on which side to place the single Ruby. This will depend whether your personal vortex is moving clockwise or counterclockwise. Your personal vortex is the direction in which your aura moves around your body–like weather moves around the planet. I’ll describe a few ways to do this.
If your personal vortex moves counterclockwise (from your right side to your left), you would wear the Ruby on your left side. If your personal vortex moves clockwise (from your left to your right), you would wear the Ruby on your right side.
Determining the Direction of Your Personal Vortex Method 1 – Muscle Testing or Using a Pendulum Hold the intention that you want to determine the direction of your personal vortex.
1. With one hand, touch your right shoulder and then your left. Meanwhile, do a self-muscle test (or have someone else muscle test for you), or use a pendulum test. If you get a “yes” response, then your personal vortex is moving right to left, or counterclockwise. In this case, wear the Ruby-Onyx with the Ruby on the left side. If you get a “no” response, go to Step 2.
2. With one hand, touch your left shoulder and then your right. Meanwhile, do a muscle test. If you get a “yes” response, then your vortex moves from left to right, and you should wear the Ruby-Onyx with the Ruby on the right side.
Intuit the direction. Start by standing and asking your body to show you the direction of your personal vortex. Allow your upper torso to gently twist in the direction the vortex is moving.
If you’re not sure, try turning one way and then the other. If your body feels more comfortable turning gently left, then it is likely that your personal vortex moves counterclockwise. If your body is inclined to turn slightly to the right, your personal vortex is moving clockwise.
Additional Ways to Work with Ruby-Onyx
Keep it at your feet
You can achieve significant results with this necklace at your feet:
1. At night when you are in bed sleeping.
2. During a self-therapy session of any kind.
3. During a therapy you give someone else, to keep you grounded and therefore a better vehicle for healing energy.
Use it in a treatment session
Place Ruby-Onyx bunched in a pile at or below the feet of someone to whom you are giving a treatment session. Alternatively, drape the necklace across the ankles or lower legs. Use it for Gemstone Therapy, reiki, massage, or other body and energy work. This will help your patient’s energy be more grounded while his or her whole-body vortex is also stimulated, so that the work you do can be deeper and more meaningful.
If your patients sit during a therapy session, such as psychotherapy or other talk therapy, you may place the necklace at their feet or they may hold the necklace in their lap or wear it. At the feet or on the lap would be preferred to settle scattered emotional, mental, or physical energy. Wearing it would be preferred if your patient has very low vitality, and if his or her condition includes blocked energy in the heart chakra.
Here is a nice overview of the benefits of Ruby/Onyx:
Gemstone Therapy – Ruby-Onyx and Identifying the Direction of your Personal Vortex
Using Ruby/Onyx to Combat Fears and Phobias
Determining the Health of Your Personal Vortex
Using Ruby-Onyx to Correct your Personal Vortex
To develop the GEMFormulas’ necklaces, Isabelle consults with her Gemstone Therapy teachers in the higher planes or the gemstone guardians in charge of the gemstones used. Here, Isabelle shares some of her personal experiences behind the scenes in the development of this necklace.
Back-Story / Why is Onyx Dyed?
Note: Ruby/Onyx was the first GEMFormulas’ necklace design.
Summer of 2010, my intention was to research the combination of Onyx and Azurite-Malachite in an inner-world library. However, when I stepped into the inner planes, the Guardians of Onyx and Amethyst greeted me. I love being surprised by unexpected experiences like this because it assures me that my inner journeys are not figments of an overactive imagination. I hadn’t seen the Guardian of Amethyst in over 20 years and never would have guessed I’d ever see him again.
The Onyx Guardian was most intriguing. His skin was a variegated gray color, which I recognized was the Onyx source material. His hair was jet black. I knew immediately what I wanted to ask him, and as soon as the question came to mind it was communicated. I realized this was rude, as I hadn’t even said hello or inquired about the nature of the guardians’ visit. I would have to learn to control my thoughts better, as in the inner worlds, thoughts are communicated as loudly as words. My misgivings were also noted, and forgiven.
My question had been, “Why is Onyx dyed?”
The reply came telepathically and instantly. The energy of Gray Onyx does not resonate with the human body. The vibrations clash. By dying the source material, the vibrations are lowered, and they become compatible with human beings.
Gray Onyx actually works for beings that live on Earth’s supraphysical plane. It is used by those beings who populate Earth’s spiritual cities. It works for them, just as dyed Onyx works for humans on the physical plane.
When you dye Onyx, the vibrations of the dye and the Onyx blend. When you wear an Onyx necklace, you may become aware of the presence of the black color in your aura. This is the energy of Onyx, and not the dye. The black color indicates that the gem is working on your chakras. It does not have any negative connotations or effects, as black is simply a color that absorbs all colors. At times, this type of absorption is necessary when the body is unable to directly receive pure colors. After working with Onyx for a cycle, your ability to receive pure colors directly should improve.
My curiosity satisfied, I was able to turn my attention to the Guardian of Amethyst. It was really good to see him again. In the moments that followed, he conveyed quite a bit of information about gemstone necklaces in a few short minutes. He shared a new innovations to gemstone necklace therapy regarding asymmetrical designs. He also made it clear that GEMFormulas’ next step was to make gemstone energy medicine “formulas” from symbiotic gemstones in necklace form.
He suggested we begin with a necklace of Ruby and Onyx, and he explained the benefits of that combination. I expressed concern that I barely retained what he’d communicated, but he assured me that it was okay, as the information would emerge in the next few days in my nighttime note-taking sessions.
A day or so later, my stepson, who does the GEMFormulas’ graphics, was inspired with an idea for the new GEMFormulas’ necklaces logo. Somehow that helped to make this project real. Many thanks also to Linda Lile, who offered invaluable support in this necklace launch and Antje Ryken, our stringer, who helped to develop our signature clasp.
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