Crystals are beautiful, of course, but their beauty is not only skin deep.
More than just pretty “rocks,” crystals are extremely well-organized molecular structures connected to history, culture, and of course, the 12-sided shape of the earth.
They are formed by the interaction of minerals and one could say they are “living” because they are constantly changing. When these changes are observed, they are said to be occurring under the crystal’s energies or vibration.
Crystals can be found in all shapes and sizes and in many forms of matter. Some crystals have been known for centuries while others were discovered recently.
Here are some of the most fascinating crystals that are both beautiful and mystical:
Amethyst was one of the first stones used as a gemstone. It has been around since ancient times when it was mined in India and Egypt. This stone is considered an excellent protection against negative energies. Its name comes from the ancient Greek word “amethustos” (ἀμέθυστος), which means essentially “not intoxicated” or “sober.” Which makes sense because this crystal helps you stay focused on your goals without getting distracted by external influences.
Agates are often referred to as being good luck charms due to its connection with prosperity. If you wear agate jewelry, then people may think highly of you. You’ll seem like someone who knows what they want and isn’t afraid to go after it. People won’t feel threatened by you and they’ll treat you well.
Amazonites come in many different colors and hues, and if you want to attract positive energy into your life, choose amazonite. It has been said that this stone attracts money toward itself. The color red also represents passion and power. Put together, you’re telling yourself that you work really hard at whatever you do, even though you may not know why.
4. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is another favorite among those looking to increase positivity. Just wearing rose quartz brings out feelings of love and compassion. Because of this, rose quartz is popularly associated with romance. However, there are several legends about how this particular crystal got its name. One legend says that God created the flower called the “rose” and placed it inside of a piece of clear glass. Over time, oil would fill up the gaps between the petals until finally, the rose quartz crystal appeared.
Citrine help keep us grounded and balanced. Wearing citrine gives off a feeling of peace and calmness. A lot of people believe that citrine also bring happiness and success. Citrines can also help balance our emotions and make us less susceptible to anger. It is also known to encourage self-confidence and willpower.
Moldavites are usually greenish-blue in color. These unique gems are actually made up of iron pyrite mixed with chalcedony. Many people associate moldavites with healing and psychic abilities. In fact, this mineral is thought to enhance mental powers such as clairvoyance and telepathy. Additionally, moldavites promote spiritual growth and development. But you also need to consider the possible dangers of using moldavite, as it’s been rumored to release intense emotional reactions, and is considered to be a stone for the braver hearts.
7. Black Tourmaline
Black tourmalines are rare and expensive. Most black tourmalines are actually dark brown (blackish) in color. Their rarity comes from their special ability to absorb negativity. Since they protect themselves from evil spirits, black tourmalines are great accessories for protecting ourselves from outside threats. They can be worn alone or combined with other crystals depending on what type of energy we need shielding from.
8. Green Jade (stone)
Green jades have always had mystical properties. While some say that jade protects against the bad effects of radiation, others claim that it increases psychic awareness. Either way, jades hold incredible importance within Chinese culture. They are known to bring luck, healing, and self-love among many other energies.
9. Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s eye is considered an excellent gemstone because it helps one become more aware when making decisions. It also makes us better leaders and motivators. This means that tiger’s eyes are valuable stones because they help us improve upon ourselves.
Crystals are simple in their beauty and power. On their own or in combination with other crystals, they can add energy to your life, even if that is just being aware that you have the crystal nearby.
With the right combination of crystals, you can create an environment that promotes healing, growth, abundance, creation, protection, and more. Crystals can guide you in your healing or growth or in simply creating an environment that helps you feel more connected to the world.