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 shop.

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 shop 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 intellect, memory, and clarity. Nourishing energies of the body.  Encourages the ideal of health, intellect, and emotional well-being.

Rhodochrosite- The Stone of the Compassionate Heart. Great for the Empath!  Helpful with selfless love for others by turning the healing love onto yourself. Helps heal old wounds and trauma. Inner child healing. Releasing patterns of self-destruction, allowing self-love, forgiveness, and compassion. Reclaims the person you really are. Allows you to find buoyancy and cheerful energy in the heart. Enhancing romance and passion.

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.

Clear Quartz Crystal- “The Master Healer”. This stone takes on the energy of whatever you need when you wear it. Helps stimulate vitality. The ultimate for clarity, purification. Great for harnessing your intuition, quieting the mind, and connecting you to Spirit!

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.

Peridot- Brings in good health, peace, harmony, and creativity. If you struggle with jealousy, stress, anxiety, anger, guilt, resentment, spite, bitterness, irritation, hatred, and greed, these bright green stones of light will help you release these lower vibrational feelings. Reduces stress, anger, and guilt. It opens our hearts to joy and new experiences within ourselves and with others, promoting confidence and the will to grow and heal.

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

Morganite- It attracts Divine Love. Known as the great alternative to diamonds, this soft pastel stone has the feel of the rainbow. The ones used for this piece are blue. Great for intuition and self-expression. Simple, pure, unconditional love…worn over the heart attracts and maintains love. Perfect for peace, joy, compassion, and inner strength. As it calls in all forms of love, it supports the wearer with old emotional wounding and trauma.

Blue Topaz- The stone for the writer and artist! A bright crystal that opens inner clarity. It helps cultivate wisdom and call in positive opportunities. This is also a stone of fidelity, honesty, loyalty, great communication, and successful love. The wearer can embrace their authentic self, self-love and enhance their personal power. Just a really uplifting, highly sought-after stone. Bright, shiny stone of guidance, deep love, and luck!

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.

African Opal (similar to a Jade, Jasper, or Turquoise)- A VERY nurturing, calming, soothing stone that allows you to see all aspects and perspectives within a situation. It connects you to your psychic awareness, inspiration, creativity. A balancing stone is said to also enhance memory. This stone offers gentle protection and quiets the mind, allowing the wearer to be optimistic for the future. A very heart-healing stone!

Mother of Pearl- This is a protective, calming stone made from the shells of the sea. It is very connected to the oceans and our emotions as well as to Mother Earth herself. It stimulates imagination and intuition, supporting us in life through the ups and downs we face daily. Connecting to our intuition makes us adaptable and helps us in releasing old trauma, sadness, and negative emotions we are done with. It opens our hearts to express love and find clarity within ourselves. A balancing stone brings harmony where there is fear and other triggers, we get lost in.

Tourmaline Quartz– It has the master healing properties of Quartz and Tourmaline!  Tourmaline is great for purifying and protecting your energy. This combination is a powerful shield-stone that can amplify and return negative energy like a mirror. Conversely, it can transform negative energy into positive energy for whoever wears it. It also helps with shadow energies that cause self-sabotage. It detoxifies, balances, and harmonizes! This is an extra high-grade stone over the heart!

Sunfire (or Tangerine) Quartz- Quartz, in general, connects us to Spirit and intuition. This added energy from the orange opens the Sacral or Second chakra for creativity from romance to art to fertility. This stimulates joy, play, and curiosity. It gives us permission to continue growing and learning while staying connected to the inner child. THIS IS A PASSIONATE STONE! This stone helps us release shame from the past. allowing acceptance. Helps to overcome our imposed limitations. I encourage you to wear these if you are finding yourself in stressful, dramatic, or chaotic situations. They can help you remain calm and raise your vibration.

Fresh Water Pearl- Very connected to female energy and the Moon. Our cycle, rhythm, intuition, psychic abilities. Great for skin, heart and digestive issues. Calming, nurturing energy. A precious stone created within a mollusk. A special, unique gift where you would least expect to find it. Helpful for balancing masculine and female energies. Helpful for healing within the self and in partnership. Attacks luck, prosperity, and abundance.

Blue Lace Agate- Grounds and enlightens the wearer. Great for when you are feeling very emotional, especially feelings of loneliness, desperation, and anxiety. Very soothing stone while it helps you clear blocks. Opens the throat to help with anger, resentment. Helpful with peaceful communication and finding your voice. Great for difficult situations. Overall, it lightens the heart and mind, enabling a brighter, more positive outcome.

Orange Carnelian is great for creativity, sensuality, beauty, and self-care. Also used for fertility and healing reproductive organs, sacrum/hips, and balancing hormonal rhythm. Heals trauma/abuse. 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.

Prehnite- “The stone that heals the healer.” A stone for the 3rd and 4th (solar plexus and heart) chakra. Very intuitive stone. A deep knowing. Great with boundaries and decisiveness. Helps with fears, nightmares, phobias. Guides the wearer to understand the disease and symptoms at the root. Great for dreaming and memory. Calming and SO nourishing! Prehnite naturally has Black Tourmaline in the stone. This adds the healing energies for decisiveness, self-confidence, grounding, protection, detoxifying. It purifies and protects your energy. Helps with guidance and confidence especially during times of change/transformation.

Owyhee Opal- A very RARE Opal mined by the Owyhee Native Americans in Oregon. A Stone of Inspiration and Creativity! The blue and clear energies of the stone help unblock fears and inhibitions. It connects you to your higher self and the Universe! Helpful with memory. Helping the wearer see and remember when they might feel connected. Helps reveal information and bring to the surface what has been hidden. It can help bring in happiness and ease as the wearer in times of transformation.

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.

Tiger’s Eye– Courage, Power, Strength, Good Luck! Deepens your knowing and clarity into situations. Helps with clearing the mind, eliminating fears. Grounds and centers you into your personal power.

Serpentine (aka New Jade)- A powerful stone, connected to the energy of the snake. The snake sheds its skin after it’s outgrown it! Transformative Kundalini energy in this stone. The stone is connected to the heart chakra. There is a lot of gentle, peaceful love with this stone. It gives permission to access and embrace your soul and essence while opening up abundance in all areas of life that are soul-aligned. Offers wisdom and intuition to the wearer.

Yellow Fire Agate- The heat in this stone will reset your 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.

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 prevent psychic attacks. It’s balancing and allows you to 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.

Raw Rose or Pink Tourmaline- Tourmaline in general allows you to journey through the rainbow! This pink or rose one helps strengthen the heart as you heal your old emotional wounds with tenderness and compassion. This is also wonderful for healing the wounds of the mother and the female linage. A calming stone that repairs your auric field.

Green Jasper- Very helpful for the heart. Nurturing, calming, soothing, protective, grounding. Great for those with addictions, OCD, delusions, nightmares, and those who have unhealthy attachments or boundaries with anything on Earth or otherworldly.

Blue Apatite- A stone of manifestation. Helpful at clearing away confusion and a noisy brain. Helps your gain clear insight with your higher self, expanding your knowledge, self-expression, personal power, and truth. This stone is connected to healing the structure of our bodies, specifically our bones. It is also GREAT FOR APPETITE SUPPRESSION! Helpful in the holidays and NEW YEARS!

Rose Quartz- Quartz is the DIVINE MASTER STONE. Quiets our minds so we connect to Spirit, intuition, trust, faith, and inner wisdom! Rose quartz is a variety that promotes unconditional love. It is gentle, soothing, great for healing emotions and grief. Rose quartz opens and cleanses the heart. It calls in love, self-love, friendship, deep inner healing, and peace. A very calming and reassuring stone.

Bronzite- Leo birthstone strongly connected to Venus energy. Not only is it great for protection but it helps give unwanted energies back to who you absorbed them from. This stone is great for grounding into who you are and connecting to the sacral chakra to find your purpose with ease. Great for those that struggle with indecision. It helps with issues and situations that feel unsettled in our lives and follow our true life path! It is helpful for those that need to increase iron stores. Alkalinizes the blood which decreases inflammation and infection.

Red Garnet- A stone of Commitment. Grounding and revitalizing, this beauty aids in finding true love from first accessing self love and feeling whole. It energizes the heart. Opens up the deep sensuality and ignites the Kundalini by stimulating the spinal column from base to crown. Calming and centering during hard times. Inspires resilience for a new start. It is said to repair DNA.

Laguna Lace Agate- A very highly praise banded stone. Great for teachers, healers, counselors, travelers, artists, and creatives. This stone is very grounding, protective, and stimulating. It enhances imagination, sexuality, circulation and helps the wearer know what they actually want! Helpful for those that get distracted or have low energy. This is a stone of perseverance and strength!

Green Garnet- A nurturing stone, connected to Mother Earth; renewal, creation, birthing, fertility. Offers hope, a zest for life, and heart healing. Great for when you are struggling through hard times. A stone of strength, growth, and a brighter future.

Green Tourmaline- Helps foster healthy relationships by opening the heart. This stone encourages openness, patience, kindness, and compassion. Happiness, joy in life, acceptance, hear felt communication, attracts wealth and abundance, and overall contentedness.  Great for cellular health, eye health,

Larimar- A great stone for sensitives and heightened emotions. Can help with feelings of chaos, toxicity, and when the feelings/emotions no longer serve. Very connected to water. Intuitive, spiritual stone that is also great for healthy communication, especially emotional conversations. Very helpful for social anxiety, excessive worry, constant negative thoughts. Helpful with insomnia.

Pink Opal- The stone of spiritual awakening. A karmic stone with a strong psychic, law of attraction. It helps manifest whatever you put out there. There is a sense of balance, harmony (Libra Birthstone and Venusian energy), compassion, beauty, and love. Inspires all of these great feelings within you to call into your life. Very feminine stone. Helps with unconscious emotions of shame, guilt, regret, jealousy, fear, worry, and chronic pain, especially when it is connected to emotions.

Phosphosiderite- A unique stone. The color is rare to find. Very warming and calming. Helps with spiritual growth and forgiveness. Great for meditation, especially to open and connect the heart and third eye and to connect you with your Spiritual team. Great for the emotional ties to things, ego, and others that stunt our personal power. There is a lot of tenderness and personal power in this stone.

Mookaite- A great stone for adventure. It is very calming, Earthy and helps us to accept change and seek new experiences. it wakes the wearer up to know what is the next step for you to take on an instinctual level. They are a raw carnal very grounding energy. Activates the Solar Plexus Chakra of will and personal power. Helps with motivation, overcoming procrastination while calming the mind and quieting distracting thoughts.