Never has there been such an exciting array of crystal jewellery available for sale. Earring, rings, bracelets and pendants – rounded cabochon’s, stones cut in the style of precious gems and probably the most popular, gems’ in their pure, unfinished state.
Crystal has never been more popular as jewellery but as well as the more fashionable use, crystals have metaphysical properties which crystal healers believe can aid in everything from balancing and grounding, to channelling and healing. Some stones have singular abilities where as others, such as clear quartz have many uses.
The style and setting of crystal jewellery is purely one of personal taste and does not affect the individual properties of each crystal – although some people believe that the raw stones, touching the skin affect the stones ability to work faster I do not believe this to be the case.
Crystals work on a subtle vibration and those waves of energy will reach the close proximity of the physical body without too much trouble! The human body works with energy the same as electronic equipment might – we don’t question the use of quartz to help keep our watches working or as an important component of our computers!
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Wearing crystals as jewellery makes it easy to bring the properties of the crystal into the energy of the human body – although carrying bags of tumbled stones may work for some people!
Placement of crystals might be a deciding factor.
Choosing crystal jewellery
The vibration of each human body will vary from person to person – even within each person the vibration will vary throughout the day, depending on thoughts, feelings and the general health of a person.
Most crystal experts will agree to general properties of each stone but ultimately, the wearer is the expert on their own jewellery. YOU are the best person to decide which crystal is right for YOU at any given time! Trust your instincts!
Ideas for picking your jewellery
Cleansing and clearing
As with all crystals used for magical purposes, it is useful, (and some would say imperative), to cleanse and clear them on a regular basis to prevent the build up of ‘unwanted energies’. This is a simple process, but at the very least you may want to keep them physically clean so that they always look their best.
Propriety cleaners might be damaging to your stones so always avoid them. Most jewellery will benefit from running under a cold water tap (or if you are a traditionalist – then a mountain stream or mineral water). You can dry them off using a soft ‘lint-free’ cloth or just leave them to dry naturally outside.
You can ‘programme’ your jewellery for specific purposes or particular uses by holding them immediately (after cleansing) in a gentle meditation and wishing (or willing) your purpose into the stone. Thoughts have power! I ask this stone for its specific help in healing my body or maybe I dedicate this stone for the love and wellbeing of my body, or whatever positive purpose you wish!
Some people like to leave their crystal jewellery (as they would their healing crystals) out in the moonlight or sunlight to ‘re-charge’ them. Be careful to ensure that they are safe from theft!
If you work with a healing system such as Reiki you can even use your symbols over the jewellery to cleanse and clear them ready for use!
With care, your crystal jewellery should give you many years of pleasure. Just remember a crystal is ‘not just a pretty face!’
Remember, if in doubt – follow your own natural, psychic intuition!
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