Crystals and stones have been used since ancient times to bring good things into people’s lives. Throughout time, many cultures including Egyptians, Chinese and Native Americans have utilized various stones to focus energy, bring good luck and to attract love. It is thought that crystals and stones emit energy that can encourage positive physical and mental health and bring luck, love and success.
Rose Quartz is known as the love crystal because it helps to comfort and heal the heart. It is also thought to help to balance emotions and facilitate love with self and others by producing a gentle, constant love that fills a space with warmth. You can find rose quartz in many jewelry pieces including necklaces and charms. It is also available as loose cut polished and raw stones.
Tiger Eye is known to help bring focus and insight so you can better approach important situations. It is called the “all-knowing” stone because people use it to help them gain better clarity. Therefore, people find it helpful to use for business dealings and to help to ground themselves in difficult situations where a clear mind is needed. It also makes for beautiful jewelry pieces because of its luminous golden appearance.
Known as one of the luckiest stones, Carnelian is a powerhouse for success, productivity and prosperity. It’s beautiful, bright orange tones are thought to bring courage, energy and creativity to the wearer while helping to get rid of fear. The stone is also known to be good in situations where someone wants to take a stand or give an important presentation.
Rhodonite is a unique purple and pink speckled stone that helps to promote self love and empowerment, especially after a betrayal of some kind. It helps to eliminate feelings of negativity and bring forgiveness. It is known to help heal the heart chakra to encourage someone to make peace or move on after a break-up. You’ll find Rhodonite in various heart shaped pendants since it is considered a heart stone.
This sparkling light yellow stone is known as the “merchants stone” because it is thought to help increase sales. In fact, some say to put a citrine in the cash drawer to bring in more business. It also helps to promote confidence, self-assurance and prosperity and open the mind. People also use citrine as a protection stone and to dispel negative energy.
Aventurine is known as the stone for luck and chance. Some say that this is a good stone to have handy if you play the lottery. It is also said to promote independence, originality, creative visualization and emotional tranquility. People also use it to promote a positive attitude and confidence.
IMPORTANT – Before using your stones and crystals, make sure to “clear” them by bathing them in sea salt overnight. This is thought to remove all previous energy so that they are free for your use. Simply put them in sea salt so that it covers them completely and leave while you sleep. This is an important step that is a recommended as an absolute must. People use crystals and stones in different ways including carrying them in a left pocket, using them in meditation or simply placing them in their surroundings.