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The A-Z of Crystals and their Healing Properties

I've put this together from a series I wrote for my social media platforms. This post is for the first half A - M

You can catch up each week on @creativeteresa for the final installments. I will also be adding N - Z on here as soon as I've finished. In most cases I have only chosen one crystal to concentrate on, do go online to find out more.

I've always been fascinated by crystals and now it makes sense that I chose to become a jeweller however I hadn't explored the healing properties of crystals until I was in my late 30s.

A for Amethyst

This series will explore a crystal each week. Let me know which crystals you wear or are drawn to.

I'll start with A for Amethyst. This beautiful crystal ranges from pale lilacs to deep purples. Amethyst are a popular stone to use in jewellery for not only their beauty.

Sources explain how this stone is a brilliant tranquilizer, it can help calm and destress, it can also sooth irritability and balance moods. The colour is associated with the crown chakra and so the physical healing properties are often associated with the mind, stabilising moods and bringing clarity.

Everyday ways that you can use crystals for healing:

- hold a crystal whilst mediating

- wear a crystal in jewellery

- place crystals in your bra, under your pillow or in your bath

- place crystals in your home, your car and in your bag


B for Blue Calcite

This beautiful crystal colours range from pale grey blues to deep petrol blue.

Blue Calcite is associated with the throat chakra and it's healing properties help to:

- aid communication and clarity of expression

- sooth and relax the emotional body

- enhance creativity especially promoting meaningful dreams

- clear negative energy

C for Citrine

Citrine is one of my favourite stones to set in jewellery designs. It's vibrant sunny yellow colour brings instant joy. This is one that will help with everything that is happening right now.

Their colours range from yellow, yellowy brown to smoky grey brown. Citrine is associated with the sacral chakra which is the centre for feelings, emotions and pleasure. Citrine helps to:

- reduce depression by imparting joy, desire, wonder and delight

- improves motivation, self expression and creativity

- raises self esteem and self confidence

A delightful crystal that everyone should have near them to let in some light.

D for Dalmatian Stone (sometimes called Dalmatian Jasper)

This playful stone ignites a childlike joy in those that use it.

Their quirky appearance come from its name and come in a range of pale grey, blue, or brownstone with black dots covering it

Dalmatian Stone is associated with the sacral chakra, the creativity centre and is known to help:

- promote a childlike playfulness

- sooth and calm the emotions, ease tension in the physical body

- promote optimism, wonder, awe and inspiration in life

This crystal is good for reconnecting to joyful feelings of childhood, before the responsibilities of general adult life takes it toll. It can ignite a spark of excitement and thirst for discovery. A lovely one to have near you especially if everything feels a bit flat, especially this year!

Try holding it and repeating the affirmation "I want to feel the lighter side of life"

E for Emerald

These take me straight back to the magic of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz. They are a beautiful vibrant green colour and known as the stone of successful love.

Emerald is associated with the heart chakra, our centre for unconditional love and is known to help:

- all matters of the heart including romance, love, friendship and loyalty

- sooth and calm the emotions of the heart

- bring about clarity, greater vision and intuition

This stone is a timeless classic, it's been used in jewellery since 1438AD by the Incas. It has certainly mesmerised people for centuries and continues to be popular today.