Every gemstone is connected to some aspect of the Human Experience.  Found in nature, they have the ability to harbor, deflect and ease emotional, physical and mental energies to create a balance within the Spiritual System.  This balance then resonates outward, balancing the human Physical Plane.  Because of the ability for gemstones to harness energy, it is very important to cleanse and charge them regularly according to their element.  The more a gemstone becomes familiar with your own personal energy, the more it is able to work with you individually.  Therefore, be sure to keep your gemstone close by and rub it's surface periodically throughout the day to harmonize.