Colorful and sparkly, crystals and precious stones have been dug from the earth and used by our ancestors for centuries. Throughout our history, beautiful stones have been exchanged, battled over, used for healing and collected and worn as adornment.
Crystals, stones and minerals are still worn as jewelry, or carried with us not only because of their inherent natural beauty, but also because they are believed to possess natural healing power and that they can improve our personal well-being.
Some crystals are believed to have the ability to absorb and remove negative energy from your body, and replace it with positive, healing energy. Others have the ability to improve your confidence by raising your self-esteem, to help with decision making, calm anxiety and fears, offer courage and to benefit your overall health...
Here are a few examples of some crystals and stones along with their believed benefits:
Agate - Treasured as a overall healing stone
Amethyst - Promotes creative thinking, believed to help combat insomnia
Aquamarine - This soothing stone is thought to calm nerves, anxiety and fears, encourages creative verbal communication
Carnelian - A good balancer, helps one to connect with the inner-self, helping with concentration, and is said to benefit the kidneys, lungs and liver
Citrine - Raises self-esteem, good for overall emotional well-being
Clear Quartz - Probably the most popular crystal used for healing...it is easily "programmable" by ones thoughts and intentions and is used for cleansing, clearing the body of impurities and psychic debris from the energy field that permeates the human body, realigns and refocuses the body, mind, and spirit toward clear goals, increases concentration and focus, amplifies whatever thoughts have been programmed into it
Garnet - A therapeutic stone in times or trauma
Golden Topaz - Clarifies intent linked to higher purpose, helping a person pursue their true path, improves concentration
Hemetite - Wear or carry as a protective stone...it is believed to build your self-confidence, beneficial for blood flow, stress and nerves, and to draw impurities and illnesses from the body
Kyanite - Acts as a conductor, moving energy throughout the body removing negativity and bringing in positive vibrations and energy, removes mental emotional blocks, enables new prospectives
Labradorite - Protects against negative influences, activates a sense of multiple levels of consciousness , creates mind balance
Obsidian - Helps deflect needy or draining energy being projected by other people, brings blocked emotions the surface, making them accessible for healing, cuts through deception, bringing clarity and focus
Onyx - Helps balance the demands of everyday life with the need to rest and to find new inspiration, encourages inner stillness and focus
Pyrite - Encourages decision making and taking action, sheds light on current "problems', supports a healthy immune system
Red Jasper - Energizing and supportive, strengthens the energy field, helps circulation and promotes self-belief and the courage to act
Rose Quartz - Supports the heart, eases emotional stress, anxiety and fear, brings unconditional love into the system, and is also said to improve fertility
Selenite - A powerful conductor of energy, its cleaning effects can be felt strongly
Smokey Quartz - Good for grounding and cleansing, keeping one in the present moment, bringing peace and calm, easing pains, neutralizes negativity and protects one from negative energy
Spinel - Energizes the mind and body, creating a positive outlook and fresh approach to the future, heals emotional toxicity, and detoxifies the body
Tigers Eye - Clears mental blocks, encouraging focus on current issues, supports a healthy metabolism and energy level
Turquoise - Powerful personal protection, enables communication from the highest source of love, eases feelings of negativity, improves self-esteem
Do they actually work? There's only one way to find out...try them out for yourself! What aspect of your life to you wish to improve?
Try wearing a beautiful piece of jewelry adorned with a natural healing crystal or stone, or carry one with you...see what happens:)