With the soft hue of a clear morning sky, celestite definitely lives up to its name. It is a mineral that is found worldwide; many pale blue specimens are found in Madagascar. Celestite is the principal source of the element strontium, commonly used in fireworks and in various metal alloys.
Celestite & Crystal Healing
Said to align with the higher realms, celestite is reputed to attune to the higher realms whilst simultaneously keeping you grounded. It is among the Celestial Communication Stones, along with moonstone and blue calcite. It is also said to be good for calming those with a fear of heights or of air travel.
You will find celestite crystals in some geodes. The world’s largest geode is a celestite geode that measured 35 feet in diameter at its widest point. It is located near the village of Put-in-Bay, Ohio, on South Bass Island in Lake Erie.
CrystalAge has a shimmering selection of carefully selected celestite specimens that will stun you with their soft blue multi-faceted surfaces. To help you achieve peace of mind or to align with higher states of consciousness, celestite is an excellent addition to any collection. It is also used in crystal healing.
Celestite Crystal Gifts
The Celestite 8cm Crystal Cluster is regarded as one of the best crystals for aligning with higher states of consciousness – excellent to have in your meditation room or at your beside when you want to achieve those higher states of mind. The relaxing icy-blue of this stunning cluster makes for a beautiful crystal in its own right, ideal for home décor or an inspiring gift.
The Celestite Gift Box is a superb way to introduce celestite to a friend or loved one. Aligned with the higher chakras, celestite is said to exude tranquil vibrations which create a calming atmosphere in any space. Perfect for the office or any high-stress environment, this specimen is presented in a handsome matte black gift box with black satin interior.
Appreciate the calming blue beauty of celestite with the Celestite Tumble Stones. These tumble stones are a smoothened version of the multi-faceted celestite crystal. Polished stones are excellent for displaying in bowls, plant pots, or gardens and are of the perfect size and shape for holding while meditating.
Crystals are a wonderful way of decorating your home, and are said to have the added benefit of clearing your domicile of negative energy. Crystals for the home can be any size, shape, or colour – the choice is up to you and your own personal taste. Not only will they bring colour and shine to your space, they are superb conversation pieces as well!
The gorgeous violet brilliance of amethyst looks wonderful in any home. It is believed to absorb negative energy and to fill the room with its own positivity. Try setting an amethyst cluster on your living room table or any room where people gather. Not only is it highly decorative it is said to clear and calm the energy of the room.
You could also consider quartz crystals for your home. Like amethyst, this is also used to bring vibrancy to the house.
As stated in our blog entitled Crystals In The Workplace, the energy of tourmalinated quartz (quartz with black tourmalene rods running through it) is said to bring both clarity and protection into one’s abode. A Selenite gypsum lamp can be used in a room where you want to keep the energy lively and is ideal for a treatment room if you work from home.
Crystal Energy at Home
If you are looking for something ornamental of a more recognisable shape, you will love our charming collection of crystal animals. If you’re an animal lover you’ll love browsing through our great range of crystal animal figures. You may also want to have a look at our sweet crystal hearts. Have them on their own, or in a line, or even filling a bowl.
A very popular little item is the energy dome. Small and discreet, they can be key areas in the home (or workplace). The benefit you want depends on the crystal you choose. Sulphur, carborundum, clear quartz, and amethyst energy domes are just a few suggestions and all are said to have clearing and calming effects on the surrounding space.
So, if your desire is to make your home beautiful, interesting, and brimming with positive energy, have a look at what CrystalAge has to offer.
The art of Feng Shui is an ancient one. People have looked to it to adjust the flow of energies within their home and often practice it in conjunction with healing crystals. Crystals are well regarded as having direct effects on positive and negative energies. In the previous blog we talked about the importance of keeping energies flowing freely and ensuring that positive energies are strong within the home using crystals such as clear quartz to bring balance.
Feng Shui and crystals can also help create protective barriers against negativity. In these times of high stress, many people find themselves feeling that they are constantly under pressure. Like the increasing number of people who turn to crystals for positive energy, you too can try crystals to protect you from the negativity that surrounds us. Black crystals work especially well for this, as they are very grounding and are said to keep you from feeling vulnerable but you could also consider other black crystals such as smoky quartz, obsidian, and jet.
In today’s high-tech age where personal computers and mobile phones are everywhere, there now exists the ever-present danger of electromagnetic radiation (EMF). There is far more EMF in our modern world than the body is used to taking in. Crystal users often look to rose quartz as well as rutilated (or ‘Angel Hair’) quartz to have near to the PC, television set, or mobile phone. Janelle Scialla, a Master Crystal Practitioner and host of an insightful programme of videos on the subject of crystal healing, prefers to use black tourmaline and has stated ‘I have tested black tourmaline with an EMF reader. I can see that there’s a difference between the EMF reading when I’m holding it between the reader and the computer.’ Another popular choice is black tourmaline with mica, whose silvery shine is believed to reflect away negative energy.
ENHANCE THE ENERGY IN YOUR HOME
Advocates of Feng Shui say that even the flushing of a toilet or draining of a sink can adversely affect a home’s energy. Water is very cleansing and is said to wash away energy, positive as well as negative. A crystal often selected to combat this problem is a clear quartz point. Try taping one to the U-bend of the water pipe, pointing it upwards so that you are directing the energy back into the room.
If you have a very old house, it is likely that there is a well underneath the building. Feng Shui masters believe that this creates a vortex which pulls the energy from your house down into the well, like water going down a drain. A large chunk of rose quartz is often used in such situations, since it is said to have the effect of dampening down the vortex effect completely.
Whether you wish to delve into the mysteries of Feng Shui or not, you can always look to the wonder of crystals to enhance your own energy as well as that of your home.
Many crystals form alongside others but one of the most attractive crystal amalgamations is lapis lazuli and malachite. Both malachite and lapis lazuli have beautiful colours and when they form together the results can be stunning. Seen in the examples below, lapis lazuli is a bright blue stone while malachite is a lovely vibrant green. Both lapis lazuli and malachite have been prized for thousands of years and used as important decorative stones.
These stones are also highly complimentary in terms of crystal healing. Malachite is a goddess stone and a stone of transformation. It is said to help us make positive changes and give pain relief from injuries, arthritis, period pain and childbirth. Lapis lazuli was called the ‘Stone of Rulers’ by the Ancient Egyptians. It is believed to protect, inspiration, wisdom and truth.
Lapis Lazuli and Malachite Tumble Stones
These lapis and malachite tumble stones are a lovely way to enjoy the beauty of the crystals. They really shine with colour and look very attractive placed around the home. These tumble stones are 20-25mm in size so you can take them anywhere with you. You could also focus on one during meditation or place them on the skin during crystal healing.
Lapis Lazuli and Malachite Palm Stone
Palm stones make it easy to access the power of a crystal. This lapis lazuli and malachite palm stone measures 5cm x 7cm. It fits in the palm of your hand so it is perfect for focusing on during meditation and healing work. Palm stones make pretty ornaments and great gifts for anyone interested in crystals.
Palm stones are polished oval stones that can be used for crystal healing, meditation and many other esoteric healing practices. The reason that palm stones are called ‘palm stones’ is very simple: they fit perfectly into the palm of your hand. These stones are a great way to access the energy of a particular crystal and they are ideal for crystal healing. Palm stones are also inexpensive, so they are an affordable way to expand your own healing practice. Palm stones typically measure 5cm by 7cm.
Palm stones can be used in many different ways but the two simplest methods are to either place the stone on the body part in need of healing or to hold the crystal whilst performing a healing action or meditating. The tactile shape and small size of palm stones makes them easy to place upon the body or in other locations. They can also be easily transported or even carried with you as you go about your day.
Latest Palm Stones
We have over eighty palm stones in the Crystal Age online store, encompassing a great choice of different crystals. They include popular crystals such as amethyst and clear quartz, as well as rare stones and unusual palm stones such as dumortierite. Below are the newest additions to our range. To buy these stones or view our range, just click on one of the pictures.
Crystals make wonderful gifts and here at Crystal Age we have a great choice of affordable crystal gifts for any budget. Many of our carved and polished crystals are beautiful but surprisingly affordable, including crystal ornaments, healing stones and home décor items that really enhance a space. All our crystal gifts are sourced for their natural beauty and they really do have an indefinable quality that comes straight from nature.
Crystal Heart Gift Boxes
Crystal hearts a lovely way to bring crystals into your home and we have a great choice of them. I particularly recommend our Crystal Heart Gift Boxes, as pictured to the left. These smart gift boxes contain polished crystal hearts that are perfect for display, healing and little gifts. Starting at £6.99, they are great stocking fillers. Crystal Heart Gift Boxes are available in eleven different types of crystal: tiger eye, carnelian, malachite howlite, opalite, red jasper (pictured), rose quartz, snowflake obsidian, sodalite, turquoise howlite, red goldstone and amethyst.
Crystal Gifts For The Home
Crystal home accessories make wonderful gifts and we have everything from pretty crystal ornaments to lamps and exclusive carvings. There is something about the colour and natural quality of crystals that sets them apart from mass produced homewares and each one is unique, created from a piece of natural crystal. Below are three of my favourite crystal gifts for the home
but we have a much wider selection at CrystalAge.com.
Here at Crystal age we pride ourselves on beautiful, high quality crystals and I am pleased to announce our new range of unique crystal balls. We now have over fifty-one off crystal balls, each selected for its fine crystal and exclusive providence. In this post I am going to feature a couple of my personal favourites, but to browse the whole range I recommend visiting our unique crystal balls page. Crystal balls can be used in many ways and they are beautiful objects. Polished crystal balls have traditionally been used for scrying and clairvoyance. The best crystals for this are usually quartz and obsidian. They are also ideal for crystal healing and mineral collecting. One advantage of using crystal balls in healing is that a sphere radiates energy equally in all directions, enhancing its ability to affect a space or person.
Blue Apatite Crystal Ball – 5.5cm
This blue apatite crystal ball is a very arresting piece. It has a beautiful range of teal blue tones, from a deep ocean blue to soft turquoise and sky blue. There is white veining around the whole of the sphere, in a way that is both attractive and typical for this variety of apatite. Given blue apatite’s associating with communication and spiritual guidance, I think this crystal ball would be ideal for a healing or meditation space. You could use it for specific healing and meditation or simply place it in your healing space and allow its energies to fill the room.
Chevron Amethyst Crystal Ball – 4.5cm
The dramatic markings of this chevron amethyst crystal ball make it a very attractive piece. It displays excellent white chevron markings almost all the way around the circumference of the sphere. The areas of pale and dark purple crystal contrast dramatically, giving you a beautiful and very eye catching crystal ball. As one of the most powerful Third Eye stones, chevron amethyst is ideal for meditation, spiritual progression and healing work. At just £24.99, this chevron amethyst crystal ball is an affordable way to enhance your spiritual practice or just bring a little soothing contemplative energy into your life.
Rutilated Quartz Crystal Ball – 17.5cm
This rutilated quartz crystal ball is a truly remarkable piece. It contains an unprecedented concentration of silver and gold rutile and the effect is very beautiful. When you rotate this crystal ball the rutile shimmers and sparkles, creating little glimmers that shoot across the surface of the crystal. If you have any interest at all in rutilated quartz I recommend clicking on the image to see a display video of this sphere. As well as being very attractive, the concentration of rutile gives this crystal sphere excellent healing energy. Like all rutilated quartz, this sphere is ideal for combating depression. It is perfect for those wishing to align the crown and solar plexus chakras and is a wonderful addition to any crystal healing practice.
There are many ways of showing how much you appreciate somebody, if you haven’t tried buying multi gemstone bracelets for a friend or loved one yet, it’s worth a go. There’s something sentimental in giving friends pieces of jewellery, with such stunning natural gems, multi gemstone bracelets can be treasured for years. You can buy various different types of multi gemstone bracelets, enjoying a combination of textures, styles and colours to best compliment the recipient it is for.
4 Strand Multi Gemstone Bracelets
This eye-catching 4 strand multi bead bracelet has been made with great detail and precision. Featuring cluster style purple amethyst, turquoise magnesite and freshwater pearl, which look striking together.
Shell, Aquamarine & Citrine Multi Gemstone Bracelets
Ideal for bubbly people and those who generally enjoy the fresh look is this sweet shell aquamarine & citrine multi gemstone bracelet. Each gemstone on the shell, aquamarine and citrine multi gemstone bracelet reflects the light off it tranquilly. Beige, cream, black, green and yellow clothing look particularly good with the shell, aquamarine and citrine multi gemstone bracelet. In crystal healing it is said that both aquamarine and citrine are joyful and full of positive energy, some believe that they also reduce stress.
If you are looking for a crystal with transformation powers then you might like to try Charoite Crystal, these are considered by crystal healers to be soul stones, often used to overcome fear. Inner vision, spiritual insight and large spiritual level changes are said to be influenced when using charoite crystal. Many people use charoite crystal to help them overcome bad experiences, it is believed to help acceptance of the present moment being perfect. Some use charoite crystal to overcome stress and worries, whilst others find it useful when fighting compulsions and obsessions. Those people who find themselves driven by other people’s thoughts and programs rather than their own could also find charoite crystal help them to better become their own person.
Charoite Crystal Healing
Negative energy can be transmuted into healing when using charoite, as it is believed that charoite can convert disease into wellness. Those suffering from exhaustion can use charoite crystal to heal and regulate blood pressure as well as to treat eyes, heart, liver and pancreas. Liver damage caused by alcohol is said to be reversed by using charoite crystal, as well as cramps, aches and pains being alleviated.
Charoite Crystal Products
You can enjoy the beautiful charoite crystal in many forms such as tumble stones, massage wands, jewellery and beads.
People like to wear a cross pendant for many reasons, some see them as religious symbols, others simply think that they look cool as fashion accessories. Whatever reason you wear a cross pendant for, there are many beautiful designs that should not be missed. Featuring shiny silver bases, each and every cross pendant on offer combines great style with high quality and delicate detail.
42mm Opal and Silver Celtic Cross Pendant
This lovely 42mm opal and silver cross pendant is an eye-catching example of cross pendants at their best. The woven effect Celtic design of the cross adds interest and shows off the talent of the silversmith who made this. Opals are uplifting pretty crystals, said to increase confidence and aid self-expression. As the 42mm opal and silver cross pendant is a one-off piece, buying it as a gift for somebody special will always go down a treat.
41mm Quartz and Silver Cross Pendant
Here is a charming cross pendant, filled with gleaming quartz crystals, which look great against all skin tones. The 41mm quartz and silver cross pendant can be worn for special occasions, or simply as a daily favourite accessory. The natural quartz looks fantastic in the silver setting and is considered one of the most important crystals in healing that there are.