Crystals have been on earth since its creation, and indeed, our earth is 85% crystal. From eight common elements – silicon, oxygen, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium – come an amazing variety of crystal colors, shapes, sizes, structures, and hardness. All minerals are capable of forming crystals, revealing astounding atomic symmetry. Crystals have always been objects of beauty, fascination, and mystery.
“Nature has never made two human beings, two plants or two crystals alike. Consider the magnitude of that diversity.” Barbara Walker, The Book of Sacred Stones
Since the beginning of pre-recorded history, crystals have been used to heal and balance our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of being. Some crystals contain minerals, such as copper, known for their therapeutic properties. Piezoelectric crystals, in which electricity and light are produced by compression, are used in ultrasound machines to produce a sound wave. Crystals heal holistically, working through resonance and vibration, to realign subtle energies and dissolve dis-ease. Vibrations rebalance the bio-magnetic sheath that surrounds the physical body as well as activate linkage points on the charkas of the body, bringing them back into balance.
Crystals make excellent jewelry. Crystals as jewelry or talismans may be worn, kept in a pocket, or placed near your desk or bed. Carefully positioned, crystals will enhance your environment and your physical and ethereal body. The wearing of gemstones help us center and direct our energies toward how we want to feel, as well as what we want to accomplish on a certain day or in our lives in general. Whether worn purely for their good looks, for the energy they give off, or for both of these reasons, crystal and gemstone jewelry clearly has an advantage over other materials used for making jewelry.