LOS ANGELES (Circa) - What if you could restructure and infuse your water with "good vibes" from gemstones?
Gem-Water, a Los Angeles-based startup, says their water bottles can do just that. The company carries water bottles manufactured by German company VitaJuwel, which have crystal pods inside them that are not only beautiful to look at, but also does something to the water.
Now, some have long believed that the positive energy from crystals can heal - so the idea is not anything new, but these luxury water bottles are. Priced anywhere from $78 to $300 (The higher-end water bottles have diamonds. Diamonds!), VitaJuwel bottles have been on the trend in the beauty and wellness world. Last summer, Vogue called it "the feel-good accessory of the summer". Apparently Miranda Kerr is into it. It's been on tons of different gift guides.
But do they really "work"? Is it really worth spending more than $100 on a water bottle?
Anjanette Sinesio, the owner and founder of Gem-Water, believes that it does. Sinesio has worked in the jewelry business for decades, and decided to get in on the gem-infused water bottles in 2016 after she discovered the product at a wellness center.
"I know what gems can do - I've been around them for so long," Sinesio said. She said she could taste the difference in the softness of the water because the Gem-Water bottles change the pH and restructure the water. The idea is that everything in nature has a vibration, including these gemstones, and the specific vibrations from the stones can affect the water inside the bottle.
"Like a quartz watch, for example. How quartz actually has such a precise frequency and what it can do to power a watch," she said.
To be clear, there is no real scientific evidence that crystals should substitute medical care or that it actually heals diseases. And for Sinesio, the biggest benefit she's had from the bottles is staying hydrated and being more mindful about her body.
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