The Art of Crystal Healing
Crystal Healing as a form of Energy Healing
Crystal Jewelry Supports Change that Comes from Within
The healing and positive power of crystals have been used for thousands of years by ancient civilizations (and maybe even your neighbors). Crystal healing is a belief that semi-precious stones hold a unique power to help heal the body and mind or power our intentions. This “power” has been used by shamans and gurus, or those who practice earth-based religions such as Wiccans and Druids. Although there is no definitive or scientific proof to back these claims, those who practice the art of crystal healing believe that the power lies in the beholder. With that in mind, I have designed a unique line of pieces where I transform nature’s most basic elements into stunning accessories meant to celebrate life and the world around us.
Crystal Healing Basics
According to practitioners, semi-precious stones and crystals such as amethyst or quartz contain vibrations and energy that connect us to the Earth. These vibrations help us channel and manifest particular intentions in our lives. They also help us connect with the Earth. For example, quartz alone makes up 12% of the Earth’s outer crust.
The work of Marcel Vogal theorized that crystals have the power to transfer thoughts and energy from the human body.
How do Crystals Work?
By holding a crystal or keeping it on your person, the stones can interact with your Chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit term, and it means “wheel” or “disk.” It is the term used to describe the wheels of energy that flow within all living things. The human body has seven different Chakra energies, and crystals can amplify these and help focus your intentions.
Choosing the Right Crystal
Some people may know precisely what healing crystals they need, while others have no idea what to choose. Check out Gogh Jewelry’s crystal healing reference guide to help you decide which stones are best for the intention you wish to bring into your life.
Once I Choose a Crystal, What Do I Do with It?
Before you start wearing your healing crystals, you’ll need to first cleanse and “program” it. To cleanse your crystals, you can use a variety of methods, but burning sage or placing it the sun or full moon for a few hours should do the trick. This method will take away any previous programming or negative energy that the stone might be holding onto.
Once they have been cleansed, hold your crystal or crystal jewelry in your hands, and take a few deep breaths. Focus on the intentions you want, such as positive thinking, fortune, or even love. Focus on your faith, whatever that may be, and chant either out loud or in your head, “I desire this crystal to hold the intention of . . .” and finish the sentence with your personal needs. Do this at least three to five times.
Get Started with Crystal Healing
One of the best ways to utilize the power of crystal healing is to wear your crystals and intentions directly on your person every day. I have created beautiful jewelry that contains these powerful stones and positive intentions just for you. Begin your journey into the world of crystal healing today!
Gemstones Meaning & Healing Power
Abalone reminds us of the beauties of the ocean on a sunny day. Ocean symbolizes love, life, and flow, and Abalone shell contains the energy of the ocean. It is also used as an amulet for people who are involved in ocean or water. Abalone shell is a gemstone with a unique pattern. Many kinds of colors are on the black surface.
Agate is THE stone everyone should have for protection. Agate is believed to enhance intelligence, and make its wearer more articulate. It attracts strength, protects from bad dreams, stress and energy drains. Carry an agate when you have to make an important decision. Agate’s most noticeable properties overall are balancing yin/yang energy, courage, protection, healing, and calming.
Amazonite Called the stone of courage and the stone of truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one’s own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one’s thoughts and feelings.
Amethyst is the perfect stone for you if you are facing stressful times in your life. This crystal helps people cope with stress by supporting mental calm. It also provides protection from addiction. Amethyst is a stone traditionally worn to guard against drunkeness and to instill a sober mind. It has been worn by Egyptians as protection from self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. Amethyst is a gemstone often worn by healers, as it has the power to focus energy. Amethyst is the birth stone for February.
Apatite helps you accept yourself as you really are, and to gain greater self confidence. This is a stone that helps you to accept yourself as you are, to see the truth within yourself, because until you really can see the authentic you, change cannot happen. It will assist you to release any feelings of guilt you may be holding onto, and its energy will uplift your spirits. By helping neutralize destructive behavior patterns and encouraging the formation of new, healthy, and uplifting behaviors, these healing gems can help you transform your relationship with food and eating.
Aquamarine has a rich color and has long been a symbol of youth, health and hope. It increases one’s access to courage. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes.
For centuries, this timeless gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, health and fidelity. Since this gemstone is the color of water and the sky, it is said to embody eternal life. It was long thought that Aquamarine has a soothing influence on married couples, making it a good anniversary gift.
Carnelian is known as the self-esteem gemstone because it is such a powerful motivator. It helps you to overcome the various parts of your personality that may be holding you back allowing you to step out into the world and claim your destiny. As a major grounding stone, carnelian helps you to focus on where you are currently at in life and to get you through times of stress so you can concentrate on your confidence. If you happen to become a little loss for words, don’t sweat it, just draw upon the energies of carnelian and allow your inspiration to bloom and your creativity to find solutions.
Citrine is said to be a gift from the sun. As a healing gemstone, citrine brings happiness, joy and optimism into your life. Citrine is one of only two minerals on the planet which do not hold or accumulate negative energy, but dispels and transforms it. Citrine helps people laugh more, as well as feel fundamentally safer and more positive about reality.
Clear Quartz is known as the “master healer” and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. While you are wearing your crystals as jewelry, the crystal vibrations work continuously on your imbalances.
Dragon Blood Stone (also known as Blood Stone) is a member of the quartz family (chalcedony). It is a fantastically patterned gemstone with deep red tones of matrix joined with a combination of forest green hues. Dragon Blood Jasper is found only in western Australia. Local legend there says that the stone is the remains of deceased ancient dragons – the green being the skin and the red the blood.
Garnet Ruby red garnet is known as “the Stone of Happiness”. It enhances your internal energies to bring forth an intense level of inner joy while increasing your presence. Garnet is also known to raise your healing power during illness. Legends say that Garnets light up the night and protect their owners from nightmares. Garnets have long been carried by travelers to protect against accidents far from home.
Hematite has an excellent grounding and balancing energy, as well as being a powerful aid to stimulate the mind. They enhance memory and evoke deep thought. They have a highly protective energy and are good to help women who lack courage.
Jade Said to be a “Very Lucky Stone”, Jade is associated with peace, serenity, memory, vitality, harmony, wisdom, and long life. Jade has been used traditionally to increase courage, wisdom, justice, mercy, emotional balance, stamina, love, fidelity, humility, generosity, peace, harmony, lungs, heart, thymus, immune, kidney and blood detoxification and the nervous system. It is a very popular gemstone projecting universal love, health, wealth and long life.
Jasper protects against negativity and aids in grounding you to the stabilizing energies of Earth. It balances yin and yang. Jasper sustains and supports through times of stress, and brings tranquility and wholeness. It encourages honesty with one’s self, provides courage to assertively tackle problems, and aids quick-thinking and promotes organizational abilities. Jasper stimulates the imagination and transforms ideas into action. It supports during prolonged illness and re-energizes the body.
Labradorite contains energies that boost ones ability to repel anxiety and depression, and inspire the wearer with a sense of enthusiasm and self-confidence. It inspires perseverance and strength when constantly bombarded with conflict. Labradorite aides in relieving insecurity, and boosts confidence in ones own abilities. It has within it a deeply felt resonance that is very powerful, and it can be used to bring amazing changes to your life.
Lapis Lazuli is a symbol of truth, as it brought you to see yourself for what you really are, and at the same time helps you to accept those parts of yourself that you may see as undesirable. The Philosopher’s Stone is supposed to bring self-awareness, enlightenment, and to open the mind to all possibilities. Lapis is very well known for its purifying and healing abilities. On the elemental side, Lapis Lazuli is known as the water stone.
Lava Stone Lava stones are excellent for calming emotions thanks to its grounding qualities. Formed from cooling magma, lava is thought to symbolize rebirth, and aid in releasing emotional baggage. These stones are great accessories for aromatherapy since they hold essential oils for up to eight hours as they are porous. You can add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil to a lava stone.
Malachite is believed to be a strong protector. It is said to protect the wearer from accidents and protects travelers. Malachite has been used to aid success in business and protect against undesirable business associations. It is a stone of balance in relationships.
A stone for “new beginnings”, Moonstone is a stone of inner growth and strength. Since earliest times, Moonstone has been a tangible connection to the magic of the moon - an amulet of protection for travelers, a gift of lovers for passion, a channel for prophecy, and a path to wisdom.
Onyx helps one have self-control and anchors one’s flighty energy into a more stable way of life. It is this stone of inner strength and endurance, helping one to carry even the most difficult task to completion. Onyx is supportive in situations such as acquiring a goal, working on self-mastery, a weight loss program, an exercise regime, or even just feeling the need to focus your energy. This gem is also great for someone who has an abundance of ideas, but lacks the discipline to carry those ideas out.
Pearl is the “Stone of Truth, Faith and Love.” The energy it holds enhances personal integrity and helps provide focus and deep meaning to the object of your attention, bringing you wisdom and spiritual guidance. Pearl signifies sincerity, faith and loyalty to your cause. Pearls help one connect with the Goddess, the ultimate feminine energy. These have been used to treat disorders of the digestive tract and muscular systems, as well as to aid fertility and to ease childbirth.
Prehnite is a stone of unconditional love and it enhances inner knowledge, showing the path forward to growth through attunement to divine energy. Prehnite connects the will and the heart. In so doing one’s actions attain the highest good.
Rose quartz is an excellent heart-healing gemstone. This pink-hued crystal carries a gentle and soothing energy and gives comfort to anyone whose heart has been wounded.
Rutilated Quartz is considered to be the crystal of truth. This means it can promote self-realization, since self-discovery means finding the inner truth about our own being, purpose and destiny.
Tiger's Eye Think of the qualities of the Tiger. Patient, focused, determined, alert, with perfect timing and slow, deliberate action. This is Tiger Eye’s gift to you. It is a healing stone that promotes the balance and strength needed to get through difficult phases of life. Tiger’s Eye can help relieves doubt and bestows decision-making with vision and clarity. It helps a person cultivate greater practicality.
Tanzanite is an extraordinary gemstone. It is named after the East African state of Tanzania, the only place in the world where it has been found. The almost blue magical color of a perfectly cut Tanzanite is one that not only suits confident young women; it is also excellently suited to underlining the individuality of the more mature woman.
Tourmaline aids in understanding oneself and others. It promotes self-confidence and diminishes fear. Tourmaline attracts inspiration, compassion, tolerance and prosperity. The watermelon tourmaline is a rare variety that displays three different colors in the same crystal – green (the skin of the watermelon), pink (the sweet fruit) and white (the rind). The colors of the watermelon tourmaline occur 100% naturally. This is rare in nature.
Turquoise is a purification stone. Its energy is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise is believed to bring luck and to possess powers, including the ability to promote wealth, attract love and bring happiness. In ancient Persia it was once believed that the wearing of turquoise talismans would protect the wearer from death.
With that in mind, I designed a unique line of pieces where nature's most basic elements are transformed into stunning accessories meant to celebrate life and the world around us.
Empowerment through jewelry has always been important for me - it’s all about being confident in your own skin. My individually crafted pieces are meant to reflect your journey through life and help you gain the confidence you deserve.
Choosing Stones for a Purpose
This guide will help you choose the perfect stone to suit your life goals – some know exactly what healing crystals they need, others have no idea what to choose. Here is a quick reference to use when choosing a stone for a particular purpose:
Jewelry to bring ABUNDANCE - Citrine
Jewelry for ANXIETY - Labradorite, Aquamarine, Malachite
Gemstones to avoid BAD DREAMS - Agate
Jewelry to bring BALANCE - Agate, Jasper, Onyx, Garnet
Jewelry for CALMING - Amazonite, Amethyst
Jewelry for COMPASSION - Tourmaline, Tanzanite
Jewelry to bring positive CHANGE - Labradorite
Jewelry to enhance COMMUNICATION - Amazonite, Aquamarine, Carnelian, Lapis Lazuli
Jewelry for COURAGE – Aquamarine, Carnelian, Jasper, Hematite, Tiger’s Eye
Jewelry for CREATIVITY - Carnelian
Jewelry for DEPRESSION - Carnelian, Citrine, Rose Quartz, Turquoise, Labradorite, Amethyst, Tiger Eye
Jewelry for DISCIPLINE - Onyx
Jewelry for ENERGY – Clear Quartz, Jasper
Jewelry to ENJOY THE JOURNEY – African Turquoise
Gemstones for EMPOWERING - Amazonite, Tanzanite
Jewelry to enhance FEMININE ENERGY - Pearl, Tanzanite
Jewelry for FERTILITY - Moonstone, Rose Quartz, Pearl
Jewelry for FREEDOM TO EXPRESS YOURSELF – Amazonite, Tanzanite
Gemstones to bring GOOD LUCK - Turquoise
Jewelry for GROUNDING - Hematite, Onyx, Lava Stone
Jewelry for HAPPYNESS – Citrin, Garnet
Jewelry for HEALING - Clear Quartz, Rose Quartz (heart)
Jewelry for HOPE - Aquamarine, Garnet
Jewelry for INTUITION - Amazonite, Turquoise, Labradorite
Jewelry for MOTIVATION - Carnelian
Jewelry for LOVE - Rose Quartz, Pearl, Garnet, Prehnite
Jewelry against NEGATIVITY - Jasper
Jewelry for NEW BEGINNINGS - Labradorite
Jewelry for OPTIMISM - Citrine
Gemstones for PROTECTION – Agate, Amazonite, Jasper, Turquoise
Jewelry for SELF-AWARENESS – Lapis Lazuli, Tanzanite
Jewelry for SELF-CONTROL - Onyx
Jewelry for SELF-ESTEEM Carnelian, Citrine
Jewelry for SELF-LOVE Pearl, Silver, Gold, Crystal, Chakra Stones
Jewelry for SOBER LIVING - Amethyst
Jewelry for STRENGTH - Amazonite, Carnelian
Jewelry for STRESS – Amethyst, Aquamarine, Hematite, Jasper, Jade
Jewelry for TOLERANCE - Tourmaline
Jewelry for TRANQUILITY - Prehnite
Jewelry for TRAVEL - Amethyst, Aquamarine (water), Garnet
Jewelry to see the TRUTH – Lapis Lazuli, Pearl, Rutilated Quartz
Jewelry for UNDERSTANDING - Tourmaline
My intention for Gogh Jewelry Design is that it is a grounding and comforting identifier for these times. It’s likely that moving towards freedoms and returning to “normal” life will also be anxiety-inducing. All the more reason to utilize energetic talismans for grounding or soothing. Gemstones can be worn to support change that comes from within!