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If you’re wanting to learn about EMF protection, the first thing you need to know is this:

You don’t have to actually feel effects to be ill affected by electromagnetic radiation.

Sure, there are plenty of people with a hypersensitivity to it (known as EHS).

If that’s you, you already know the importance of shielding devices and convenience of items like EMF blocking pendants, and maybe you’re just shopping around for the best one.

But if you aren’t sensitive, you may be wondering:

Do I really need to shield myself?

Short answer?

Yes, I believe everyone should be proactive about reducing their EMF exposure.

But how you go about doing so looks a little different from person to person.

With that said, let’s dig in to this week’s edition on protective pendants.

Do EMF Protection Necklaces Work?

This will be one of those times where I’ll say “Yes, but…”

They do work, but fraud is rampant in this category, so you have to do your research and know what you’re buying.

To get you started, we’ll discuss the main things you should look for, what materials to consider, and then I’ll share a few of my favorites.

So first, let’s talk about the effectiveness of EMF pendants.

They don’t block radiation 100%, so if you’re looking for 1-stop, full-fledged protection, jewelry won’t be it.

Side note: There really is no one thing. The most effective EMF protection strategy is multi-faceted that involves distance, amelioration, detection, and shielding. To read more about a full-blown approach to shielding your family, check out this book.

The necklaces I recommend at the end of this article, however, offer some shielding qualities that can be useful in an overall approach.

My thoughts are:

If I’m going to wear a necklace, why not wear one that pulls double duty that looks nice and reduces the effects of EMF on my body?

Now to answer the question of if they work, we need to answer the question of how they work.

For that, we need to look at their materials and construction. Most EMF protection jewelry is made with materials such as shungite, organite, and black tourmaline or materials that produce frequencies or fields like the Schumann resonance (I promise it’s not hokey – NASA uses it!)

Each material has a different way of working and different attenuation and/or absorption ability, so let’s look at few of the most popular anti-radiation materials used in jewelry today.

Common Materials Used


Shungite is a lustrous, carbon-based black mineral that is native to the northwest region of Russia. There are two theories as to how the mineral came to be:

  • One theory is that shungite is the result of decomposed sea microbes.
  • Another theory is that shungite formed from a falling meteorite that landed in the area.

No matter which theory is true, the facts are that shungite is a powerful mineral and can be effectively used to protect from harmful electric and magnetic fields(EMF). Its protective and healing properties are attributed to its high carbon content.

According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, EMFs are invisible energy fields also referred to as radiation. These fields are emitted by sources such as:

  • MRI machines
  • power lines
  • microwaves
  • wireless devices
  • computers

On the other hand, ionizing radiation has higher levels of EMFs and are generally emitted from the sun, gamma rays and X-rays.

Shungite works by absorbing and thus blocking EMFs emitted from the above devices.

You may be familiar with materials like diamond, charcoal, coal and soot. Each of the these consists of large quantities of carbon.

You may have also heard about charcoal’s absorption properties. For instance, activated charcoal can absorb impurities from the digestive system. It’s used to detox, and emergency rooms all across the country use it to effectively treat cases of drug overdose and poisoning.

Shungite works in a similar way with electromagnetic toxins.

For instance, one 2017 study assessed the effects of shungite on mice. Mice that had incurred ultraviolet-B radiation induced skin damaged were treated with topical shungite.

The results?

The shungite-treated areas had less wrinkles, less roughness and minimized pigmentation. The study’s overall conclusion was that shungite has proven protective, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Unfortunately, not all shungite is created equal.

Various categories exist, each containing a certain percentage of carbon, which can range from 0 to 100%. For the best benefit, look for pure shungite that has a 90 to 100% carbon composition.

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is a precious stone that’s abundant throughout the world. Its uses date back to the Medieval time period. The stone gained popularity when George Kunz, a mineralogist, sold the stone to Tiffany and Co.

Tourmaline’s EMF protection effects are due to its ability to generate electricity from heat and friction. It’s also protective because its makeup can withstand high frequencies.

Although black tourmaline isn’t as effective of an absorber of EMF like shungite, it does have a balancing effect on the body that helps shield it from radiation.

When pressure such as rubbing is applied to black tourmaline, it can emit negative ions. Studies have shown that negative ions have a few positive effects on the body. These effects include, but are not limited to enhanced mood and increased immunity.

While the EMFs generated by our household devices contain positive ions, black tourmaline emits negative ones. Even though it sounds opposite, it’s negative ions are good, and positive ions are bad.

The negative ions that are generated are able to inhibit the effects of the positive ions.

So recap so far:

  • shungite absorbs
  • black tourmaline counteracts

Schumann Resonance 

The Schumann resonance, named after a professor at the University of Munich, refers to the earth’s atmospheric frequency.

NASA compares the resonance to a heartbeat. Similar to a heartbeat, the earth produces about 50 lightning flashes each second. Although these waves are undetectable by the human eye, they definitely have an impact on us.

While we tend to resonate with the frequency of the earth, more and more devices are known to interfere with this frequency – EMF being one of them.

Something as small as a smartphone emitting EMF can affect our frequency, which coincides with the earth’s, causing unhealthy side effects.

A Schumann Resonance Generator mimics the earth’s frequency and reminds our bodies of the earth’s natural frequency.

I’ll be completely honest with you:

When I first started learning about all this, I thought it sounded a little too far out in left field. I’m a very skeptical and hesitant person who researchers the mess out of things before I get on board.

But when it comes to Schumann Resonance Generators, they are used by NASA to help astronauts in outer space while they are away from earth’s natural frequency.

Astronauts who are exposed to Schumann resonance are able to spend more time in space without harm.

So while shungite absorbs the bad stuff and black tourmaline counteracts the bad stuff, a Schumann wave generator enhances the body’s own frequency to counteract the dangerous frequencies emitted by devices like cell phones and routers.  

Best EMF Blocking Pendants Reviewed

The current level of EMFs in our environment might seem alarming. Guarding yourself from their potential harmful effects is one of the smartest moves you can make in this digital age.

Below are some of my favorite shielded necklaces on the market.

PureGoods Black Tourmaline Necklace

This necklace is made from pure black tourmaline and has a stylish design depicting a sun on the front. Users report this pendant has an uplifting and energizing effect. It is also said to improve circulation and ground the body.

  • Stylish unisex design
  • Multiple positive effects on the body
  • Lightweight
  • Contains traces of shungite as well
  • Produces 1500 to 2000 negative ions
  • No plastics used
  • Affordable
  • It’s not 100% pure black tourmaline (has shungite as well)
  • Chain components not disclosed

Shieldite Pendant 

This 100% shieldite pendant is oval-shaped, about one inch and a half in length and a little over one inch wide. Shieldite is a rare mineral that is composed of fullerene carbon molecules, making it similar to shungite.

The mineral is infused with Biometric Frequency Infusion Technology before it is removed from the earth. Thus, it is able to transmute EMFs and emit negative ions, making it also similar to black tourmaline.

It’s kinda like the best of both worlds.

  • 100% pure
  • Has black tourmaline and shungite properties
  • Works 24 hours a day
  • Infused with BFIT
  • Attractive appearance
  • Affordable
  • Must ground for 15 minutes daily
  • Is a softer, more fragile stone

EarthCalm Pendant 

This may just look like a normal silver necklace at first sight. However, it’s infused with EarthCalm EMF protection technology that has been researched and proven effective against EMFs.

The 100% waterproof necklace produces positive physiological effects as the result of negative ion emission. Tests have shown improved heart rate and less physical and mental distress.

  • Stylish design
  • Composed of .999 fine silver
  • Researched and scientifically proven effective
  • Waterproof
  • 90-day money back guarantee
  • One-year warranty
  • Available in four sizes
  • On the more expensive end

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I wear it?

Anytime while you are awake, but especially when working around high EMF emission devices like routers, bluetooth, and cell phones.

What is shieldite made of?

A rare mineral, shieldite is a combination of silicate and crystalline carbon but with a unique molecular structure more conducive to shielding than regular carbon-based minerals.

Are there any side effects of wearing an EMF necklace?

For most people, no. Those who are extremely sensitive to EMFs may experience minor reactions as their bodies adjust to the sudden removal of harmful electromagnetic radiation.

How do I know if I need one?

Everyone needs protection, but especially those who live and/or work in tech & Wi-Fi heavy environments.


Are EMF pendants heavy?

If you don’t normally wear necklaces, the feeling of having something in that area may take some getting use to, but they’re not any heavier than average necklaces.

Are EMF protection necklaces a scam?

Only if you don’t do your homework first 🙂  For example, there are some people out there trying to sell stone pendants that are only 25% shungite while claiming they’re 100% pure. A reputable company will have ample documentation and even third-party testing.

I hope this necklace guide helps you make an educated decision on ways to shield you and your family from dangerous EMFs! Let me know if you have any questions in the comments below. 






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