Popular Gemstone Spheres

gemstone spheres

Spheres are a shape commonly found in nature, after all, our home planet is round, lit by the ball-shaped sun by day and the equally round moon by night. When it comes to gemstones, nature needs a little help to reproduce this satisfying form. Skilled carvers take a natural free-form stone and with some practiced cutting, grinding, and buffing produce gemstone spheres, a firm favorite among crystal lovers.

Here are some reasons why spheres are so popular.

Aesthetic Appeal

The smooth, curved surface of a sphere shows off the colors and nuances of gemstones to perfection. When used in decor, light reflections off rounded surfaces add softness to the ambiance of a room. Lighting a sphere produces a gentle, even light that has a soothing, calming effect.

Deeper Meaning

Beyond its beauty, a round gemstone is the only shape where every surface area is the same distance from the center, symbolizing perfect balance. Having a balanced life is something many people strive for, and a crystal sphere can be a beautiful reminder.

Crystal Energy

The polished shape of a sphere is also said to send out energy in all directions. The shape allows for smooth communication as there are no rough edges to upset the flow. A gemstone sphere placed in a living space harmonizes the surrounding area facilitating cooperation and conversation.

Popular Gemstones And Their Meanings

While appearance is one reason to choose a particular gemstone, the meanings attached to the different types of stones can also influence the buyer. Below are some of our most popular gemstone spheres:

Obsidian Gold Sheen Stones

These elegantly luxurious stones form from flowing volcanic lava that cools rapidly with minimal crystal growth to form what is known as volcanic glass or obsidian. The golden patterns that give obsidian golden sheen stones their golden shine are tiny gas bubbles trapped in the lava as it cools.

Obsidian is thought to be a protective stone that can shield against emotional and physical negativity. It promotes qualities of clarity, compassion, and strength and can clear emotional blockages.

Clear Quartz

Clear quartz crystals form from slow-cooling magma below the surface of the earth when oxygen and silica-rich solutions are present.

Clear quartz gemstones are said to be healing stones which produce harmony of the body and mind, allowing one to think more clearly. The quartz crystals increase physical and mental energy as well as perseverance and patience. Many people use these crystals to create a sense of balance and calmness.

Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s eye gemstones come from blue asbestos fibers (crocidolite) that are altered by iron oxides and then replaced by silica. This creates the opaque, rich brown and yellow stone that resembles the eye of the big cat it’s named after.

Golden tiger’s eye stones are said to provide a motivational boost or enhance power. Tiger’s eyes are credited with clearing fear, anxiety, and self-doubt from the mind and body, strengthening convictions and deliberate decision-making.


The milky sheen of selenite crystal spheres results in them sometimes being referred to as liquid light. Selenite spheres offer a gentle glowing radiance that is appealing in an understated way.

Selenite is said to gently shift energies allowing for a flow of fresh, joyous energy. It assists with flexibility in responding to challenges to facilitate the best possible outcome. Those who struggle with anxiety often seek out selenite to help them shake off the heaviness. Selenite spheres are sometimes associated with divine inspiration.

How Are Gemstone Spheres Commonly Used?

Spheres are among the most versatile gemstone shapes, as they are easily used in a multitude of ways. Some of the uses for spheres include:

  • Feng shui and home décor: Try gathering spheres in a basket, lighting them from below, or displaying individual spheres on display stands.
  • Jewelry: Spheres make beautiful and meaningful necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings.
  • Meditation: Spherical gemstones are ideal for meditation as the shape fits perfectly in the palm and can help focus thoughts.
  • Massage: This shape of gemstone provides effective pressure with no painful sharp edges when used in massages.

The endlessly satisfying shape of spherical gemstones makes them an ideal choice for many people.

A Range Of Spheres That Comes Full Circle

Our stones bring us joy, and our spheres are no exception. Whether you’re looking for a dazzling sheen or a demure sparkle, something bold and bright or gentle, we have them all.

To purchase wholesale gemstone spheres, you can easily order online by visiting our wholesale-only website www.gemstonefactory.com, or contact us at sales@gemstonefactory.net to schedule an appointment at our South Florida showroom.

Back to top