Gemstones are Mother Nature's natural healers & are a delight to give and receive. By gifting someone with a crystal you are also offering healing. There are hundreds of different types of stones to choose from & exploring them and discovering the perfect gemstone for you can be lots of fun.
Different crystals have different energies & properties, and between them can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves.
Simply holding the right crystal at the right time can bring about a change in our attitude and well-being.
The right crystal can affect the energy of an environment, and the energy it holds can influence you whether you simply hold it in your hand or place it by your bed or on the fireplace. There are various methods of healing with crystals, such as placing crystals on and around a person while they are lying down, or using a wand or point to focus love, energy and intent on the other person in a way that relates specifically to their ailment and needs.
Rose Quartz: Has a very fitting name, as this opaque crystal is coloured with a delicate pink hue, almost glowing from within. Known as the 'love stone' this crystal excels at stimulating relationships, dispelling negativity and creating a calm atmosphere.
Tiger's Eye: Deep amber, streaked and naturally radiant, Tiger's Eye is a balancing & grounding stone that supposedly helps its owner to maintain and grow their wealth, and helps to create awareness and understanding.
Clear Quartz: Known as 'The Master Healer', it can be used for literally anything and everything. It can heal issues at the physical, mental, emotional or soul level. It resonates with the higher chakras, bringing in divine white light & connection to higher self, higher consciousness, higher wisdom and unconditional pure love.
Iron Pyrite: Bright, shiny and golden, it is no wonder Iron Pyrite is nicknamed 'Fool's Gold'. But you're no fool for keeping a chunk of Pyrite around - it wards off negative energy and physical danger, while kicking your intellect and memory into high gear.
Citrine: Not only does this stone dispel negative energy, it never needs to be cleansed, or recharged. Just like its lovely honey or amber colour, it is full of warm & optimistic energy. Fascinatingly the colour actually comes from iron, and Citrine is a form of quartz crystal.
Desert rose: Is a form of Selenite. It brings mental clarity, insight & awareness to its owner and in meditation is sometimes used as a way to access past and future lives.
Celestite: Is a calming & balancing crystal. It is a helpful communication aid, and people who use Celestite say it helps them to remember their dreams. It provides clarity to the mind and peace to the body.
Emerald: Is the stone of 'successful love' which is not surprising with a colour so intoxicating. Promoting focus, eliminating negativity and promoting loyalty and sensitivity, this is a stone to carry around with you every day.
Amethyst: Known as "the all purple stone" it resonates with the Crown Chakra as well as the Third Eye Chakra which opens a gateway to divine consciousness & higher intuition. It also provides clarity when there's confusion in the mind & helps to relieve stress & anxiety. Amethyst can even help with cell regeneration, insomnia, mood swings & immunity. It is also known as 'The Travellers Stone" providing extra protection while you're out on the road exploring.