Top 5 Crystal & Mineral Holiday Destinations

With hundreds upon hundreds of uniquely-formed crystals winking intermittently in the light, crystal destinations have long been a favourite haunt for gemstone lovers. If wearing a beautiful crystal necklace round your neck or the Amethyst cluster that sits pride of place on your mantel piece simple isn’t enough to satisfy your insatiable thirst for crystals, you may want to think about going on a crystal and mineral holiday.

But where would you go? Take a look at the following five top destinations that are a big hit for crystal lovers around the world.

Cox’s Cave, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK

For more information about Cox’s Cave visit the Cheddar Gorge website.

This celestial underground world is brimming with wonderful crystal sculptures, mirror pools and almost fantasy fountains. This spiritual universe of crystals and other fascinating cave life is enhanced by gentle choral background music.

What’s more you can even go on The Crystal Quest, which will take you an underground journey based on the ancient beliefs of Norse sagas and Greek odysseys. This magical world is a real treat for adults and children alike, but especially those who have a penchant for crystals.

Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show 2014

For further information on a such a captivating and interesting crystal event visit the website.

Each year the second largest crystal and mineral event in Europe is held in Sainte Marie-aux-Mines, a small town in the Alsace Mountains in France. This year this fascinating show is being held on 26 June – 29 June.

Nearly 900 exhibitors from around the world gather at this mesmerising show, pulling in a crowd of more than 25,000 mineral enthusiasts. The streets of this quintessential French village are full of tents and marques brimming with a diverse range of minerals, gems, meteorites and fossils. Crystal and mineral enthusiasts simply cannot miss the Sainte Marie-aux-Mines Mineral Show 2014.

The Crystal Caves, Niaca Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico

For more information about The Crystal Caves, visit the website.

Unbelievably, miners only discovered Mexico’s Crystal Caves which lie 1,000 feet below the Niaca Mine in Chihuahua 13 years ago. Home to crystals believed to be 600,000 years old, these caves a without question a top holiday destination for crystal lovers.
With its specific climate, icy-coloured gems of huge sizes really are a sight for sore eyes. Conditions are so harsh here, that tourists visiting the caves have to be supervised by scientists – An unforgettable crystal experience for any fan of these sparkling formations.

Houston Fine Mineral Show 2015, Texas, USA

For more information about the Houston Fine Mineral Show visit the website.

From Somerset to Mexico, France and now Houston, crystal lovers really do have an excuse to travel the world. From 24 – 26 April 2015, crystal champions should head to Houston, Texas, for the Houston Fine Mineral Show, one of the biggest highlights of the crystal show calendar.

Some of the biggest names in crystal and mineral dealing present their wares in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Houston is of course also home to the internationally-renowned Houston Museum of Natural Science, which is one of the finest crystal museums in the United States.

Crystal Cave, Bermuda

For more information about The Crystal & Fantasy Caves, visit the website.

Situated on the island of Bermuda this compelling cave features a 55-feet deep blue underground lake. At the bottom of the lake are a diverse variety of stunning crystal formations. As the water is so translucent, visitors can view these beautiful natural entities at their leisure – Quite simply a must for crystal aficionados everywhere.

Find your Favourite Crystal Animal

Calling all lovers of animals and crystals, you’re really in for a treat! You can now combine your two passions with your favourite crystal formed into the shape of your favourite animal. As we know different crystals withhold different spiritual meanings and healing powers. Similarly animals carry meaning, wisdom and power, with different animals owning varying symbolism. Combine the two together and collect crystal animals’s, not only do you get a thoroughly unique and interesting object but you are have a deeply symbolic and powerful crystal in your possession.

Quartz Crystal Dog

Hand crafted Quartz Crystal Dogs are wonderful pieces and would make a special treat for anyone who collects carved animals.
Hand crafted Quartz Crystal Dogs are wonderful pieces. Perfect for anyone who collects carved animals.

Throughout history dogs have represented guardians and protectors, earning the deserved reputation as being ‘as man’s best friend.’ Our faithful canine pets are a symbol of reliability, nobleness, loyalty, friendship, unconditional love and possess a fierce energy of protection.

Quartz also has powerful energising abilities, absorbing and releasing vigour and strength. Put the protective nature of dogs with the energising attributes of quartz together and not only do you have a beautiful hand-crafted quartz crystal dog ornament but also a powerful symbolic object of protection.

Amethyst Cat


In the spiritual world, amethyst has long been regarded as a calming stone. The serene pastel hues of these beautiful crystal drives deep into our spiritual, emotional and physical planes, leaving us balanced, calm, patient and at peace with ourselves.

Cats also have potent symbolic meanings. Our feline friends provide guardianship. They radiate sensuality and have a unique intuition that is a rare symbolic animal trait. Magic is also very much at the core of a cat’s symbolism.

When these two powerful mystic forces unite, you can enjoy the beautiful individualism of both amethyst and cats, as well as their prevailing symbol presence.

The Jade Carved Crystal Pig

Hand Carved Pigs are a pig collectors delight!
Hand Carved Pigs are a pig collectors delight! Get yours here!

The pig has long been regarded as a symbol of wealth, prosperity and luck. It is said that if the pig is your personal totem, you will learn from the creature’s determination and intuition. In short, the pig helps you take the right actions in your life.

The popular gemstone jade is also valued for its metaphysical properties and legendary uses. Jade is believed to bless whoever lays their hands upon it. Jade is the ultimate ‘dream stone’, leaving its owners with unique creative, ritualistic and insightful capabilities.

Naturally when these two powerful forms meet, the Jade Carved Crystal Pig creates coercive symbolism – If your favourite animal is a pig and your number one crystal is jade, you are in for a treat.

Black Tourmaline Bear

Read more about the Native American Bear Meaning here!

Bears possess primal power. The gentle strength of these mighty beasts make them a potent healer that is nurturing and protective. If we walk into the path of a bear it is believed we will be blessed with symbolic wisdom and strength. The native people of north America believe the bear is as free in spirit as the great wind.

Equally as spiritual is black tourmaline. This unique-looking crystal is best known for its purifying, spiritual and, similar to the bear, protective spiritual influences.

Put these two coercively protective forms together and you are left with an extremely pervasive symbol of protection and nurture.

Discovery of the Oldest Crystal of Earth’s Crust

There’s exciting news in the world of crystallography. A minuscule crystal that is 4.4 billion years old has been discovered. The tiny Zircon has been confirmed as being the oldest fragment of the Earth’s crust.

The finding of the world’s oldest fragment has been reported in the Journal of Nature Geoscience. The piece of rock was found in sandstone in the Jack Hills area of Western Australia. Scientists were able to give the Zircon an age by analysing its lead atoms and Uranium. The Uranium decays into the lead atoms extremely slowly over time and can be used by scientists like a clock to trace age.

The implications of the discovery of the ancient Zircon is that our planet had formed a solid crust much sooner than what’s been widely perceived. Before the Earth formed 4.6 billion years ago, it would have been a ball of molten magma. Through the discovery and calculating the age of the tiny crystal, scientists now have evidence to believe that the Earth’s surface hardened much earlier. This therefore poses the possibility that our planet had become ready to horde life not long after its formation.

“This is the oldest and the best dated of all the crystals that have been reported. This confirms our view of how the Earth cooled and became habitable,” said Professor John Valley, from the University of Wisconsin, US and lead author of the study. 

“We have no evidence that life existed then. We have no evidence that it didn’t. But there is no reason why life could not have existed on Earth 4.3 billion years ago,” continued the Professor. 

BBC Report that Crystal is 'oldest scrap of Earth crust'. Read the full story here!
BBC Report that Crystal is ‘oldest scrap of Earth crust’. Read the full story here!

Glows From Red To Blue

One of the greatest components of crystals is their unique, vibrant and dazzling tones. From the deep and serene shades of purple Amethyst crystals to the beautiful earthy browns, yellows and reds of Citrine, if you’re a fan of crystals, no doubt you’ll know all the different colours, shades and properties of the many different types of precious stones.

The crystal found in the sheep ranch in Western Australia is translucent red, a bit like a Ruby. However, as John Valley states, the tiny Zircon crystal glows blue when its bombarded with electrons.

Citrine Crystal
The Beautiful Colours of Citrine Crystal

A New Technique In The Study Of Crystals

In 2001 John Valley and his team of scientists carried out studies on another crystal found in the same Jack Hills area in Western Australia. There had however been inconclusiveness when trying to determine the age of the crystal. The new method of studying the age of crystals, which was used on the recent ancient crystal finding, is known as atom-probe tomography. It enables scientists to image single atoms of lead and work out the isotape ratio. The scientists found that the clumps of lead atoms in the crystal had formed 1 billion years following the crystallisation of the Zircon. This meant the lead atoms hadn’t moved enough to prevent the crystallographers from determining its real age. The team of scientists were therefore able to determine the exact age of the crystal – 4.4 billion years old.

So the next time you glance down at your Amethyst pendant or look up at your Quartz cluster on the mantle piece, have a thought at just how long crystals have existed – since Earth began.

Which Crystals are Best for Meditation?

Meditation has been described as being the art of “silencing the mind”. When the mind is “silent”, not only is concentration increased but inner peace can be obtained. It is this combination of increased concentration and finding elusive inner peace which has made meditation a popular pastime for many people for centuries. How to we optimise the art of meditation? Using crystals can help maximise the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual benefits we get out of meditating. But which crystals are best for meditating? How should we use them to optimise their spiritual powers?

From rose quartz, amethyst, smoky quartz and clear quartz, quartz crystals come in a variety of forms. The great thing about meditating with quartz crystals is they are ideal for both beginners and those with years of experience in meditation. Let’s take amethyst as an example.

Meditating with Quartz Crystals


Amethyst is predominantly a violet variety of quartz. This naturally beautiful gemstone is deeply spiritual. It is widely believed among spiritualists that meditating with amethyst will amplify energy and spiritual understanding, as well as clarifying understanding of situations and concepts.

What type of meditation is Amethyst best for?

As amethyst carries an intense, sweet energy it is particularly stimulating to the Third Eye, Crown and Etheric Chakras. This stunning precious stone therefore makes an effective accompaniment in chakra meditation.

Chakras are the various centres within our energy field where our “life force” flows. Placing amethyst gemstones on the different chakra points as you meditate can enhance the uplifting feeling you will get from the meditation as the amethyst will help cleanse and enliven our vital energy centres.

Beautiful Amethyst Crystal
Beautiful Amethyst Crystal


Similar to rose quartz, prehnite is a stone that represents unconditional love. This stone of prophecy is said to enhance visualisation, inner calm and knowledge. Prehnite is a popular crystal to use in meditation as it is said to induce deep meditation, to alleviate nightmares and to help overcome one’s phobias and fears.

What type of meditation is Prehnite best for?

Prehnite is a great Feng Shui stone. Feng Shui is a type of meditation which is used to strengthen your spiritual connection. Crystals are sacred aids in the practice of Feng Shui and no more so than prehnite. Placing a prehnite crystal in close proximity as you practice Feng Shui will help “declutter” the mind, ridding it of restlessness, nervousness and worry.

Stunning Prehnite Crystal
Stunning Prehnite Crystal

Clear Quartz Crystal

As well as being an extremely attractive crystal, it is believed clear white quartz can help alleviate our troubles and the tribulations we encounter. If you are meditating to “awaken the mind”, clear quartz should be your crystal of choice. When mediating, the pure white of clear quartz is channelled into our mind, making us think with greater clarity and precision.

What type of meditation is clear Quartz best for?

This stunning gemstone is regularly used in chakra meditation as a means of stimulating the crown chakra, the highest energy point on the head. Place the pointed end of the clear quartz crystal at the top of the head whilst meditating and let the healing powers of the crystal flow through the body, deep into your chakras.

Clear Quartz Crystal
Clear Quartz Crystal

Beginners Guide to Crystal Healing

Laying on of Stones
Laying on of Stones

Crystal healing and the use of crystals has been around for a long, long time, with the earliest known references to crystal use having been recorded by the Ancient Sumerians who date back further than three thousand years.

The Ancient Egyptians also made great use of crystals and gemstones in their amulets and jewellery, with their main purpose being to either protect against evil or to boost their health. They even had a particular crystal for curing nightmares and purging evil spirits, Chrysolite, which has since been translated as both topaz and peridot.

Both are still used today and associated with uplifting energy which help create a positive state of mind and general well-being.

The Ancient Greeks were also fond of crystals, and many of the modern day crystal names originate with their original Ancient Greek monikers. The popular amethyst crystal, for example, actually derives from the Greek words meaning ‘not intoxicated’ and was believed to protect the wearer from drunkenness. Even today, it is a crystal used primarily for its protective powers and healing energy.

Many people nowadays are still interested in the same crystals used throughout history. Crystal healing can be something of a mystery to the uninitiated as many of us often won’t know exactly where to start because of how many different kinds of crystals there are, all with their own particular energies and influences. It can be intimidating to begin trying to figure it all out and learn what each crystal does and which ones are ideal for us.

First of all, rest assured that there’s no particular path set out for each of us and it’s really down to your own intuition how you go about it. There are some crystals which are great starting points though, and which can be especially useful for beginners

The Power of Healing Crystals

Smoky Quartz Polished Point
Smoky Quartz Polished Point
Amethyst Double Stone Pendulum
Amethyst Double Stone Pendulum
Citrine Healing Crystal
Citrine Healing Crystal

As previously stated, the Amethyst Crystal has incredible healing powers which can affect the entire body. It is also a powerfully spiritual crystal which is ideal for meditative purposes.

Quartz is believed by many to be the most important of the healing crystals, as it will channel and amplify natural energy due to its helical spiral crystalline form. There are several different kinds of quartz, such as Clear Quartz, Smokey Quartz and Rose Quartz, so a beginner should definitely look into the values of each and make this special crystal one of the first they get to know.

Citrine is an interesting healing crystal as it is associated with self-confidence and luck, while also believed to have a strong bearing on financial prosperity. It is also thought to stimulate the imagination while bringing joy and a positive outlook on life to the user.

Tourmaline comes in a variety of colours each with their own properties, but it is often referred to as the ‘Stone of Wisdom’. Black Tourmaline is believed to protect against negative energies by turning them into positive energies, though all of them have a strong protective power which many users find extremely useful.

Once you have discovered the crystal you think will have the most benefit for you, there are several ways which you can use them. The simplest way is to wear the crystal for a period of time to allow its energies to have their influence. This is an especially useful method for crystals that work slowly but continuously such as jasper crystals which are said to soothe nerves and keep you calm, but it can still be good even with crystals whose influence is known to move fast.

However, faster working crystals might be of most benefit when used in short bursts, such as the Laying on Stones Method where you place the crystals upon the corresponding Chakra points, which are a series of points in the body leading up from the base of your spine to your crown where the crystals are most effective. This can be an incredibly relaxing method of using crystal healing.

Surrounding yourself with crystals can also work wonders. The best way to maximise their influence in this manner is to create a healing space or meditation area where you can arrange the crystals in a circle around the area where you will meditate. The healing space needs to be comfortable, quiet and without distractions, somewhere you can relax and focus on your meditation. Using crystals this way is one of the most popular methods and can help you even when you are away from the area, perhaps stressed at work, because you always know you have this space to enter and let go of the negative energies that we can pick up throughout the day.

However you choose to begin using crystals and whichever crystals you choose to start with, you can rest assured that you are partaking in a healing system that has existed for thousands of years and has only improved in technique during that time.

Crystals for New Year Happiness Part 2

In part 1 we revealed a selection of the amazing healing crystals perfect for inspiring happiness and prosperity in the New Year. Today we continue the story, with some more excellent healing crystals that will benefit you as the year moves onwards.

Remaining positive is key to success, and we can help ourselves remain positive by influencing the energy around us in our homes, workplace and healing spaces by ensuring that the energies present there promote our goals of achieving the happiness and prosperity which are ultimately the things which make life the most wonderful gift of all.

You can use each healing crystal by lying on your back and placing it on the area of the body or Chakra that it is associated with. This can be done with a combination of crystals or by focusing on just one of the healing crystal’s energies. Learn more about the Chakra System here by reading full instructions for both meditation methods and gain more insight into how the Chakras work and all the different crystals and colours that affect them.

Sodalite Healing Crystal
Sodalite Healing Crystal

SODALITE may sound like a diet fizzy pop drink, but it’s actually a calming and communicative healing crystal that helps clear the mind while bringing joy into your heart. The Sodalite Healing Crystal is known to encourage the realisation of our ambitions whilst also positively influencing self-acceptance and the awareness of self.

Sodalite Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Throat (Fifth Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Calmness, happiness and resolution maintenance.
  • Physical Attributes: Aids the metabolism and balances the lymphatic system.
  • Usage: Placed around the home or healing space, Sodalite will inspire heartfelt joy while helping us achieve our goals.

  • Amethyst Healing Stone
    Amethyst Healing Stone

    AMETHYST is one of the most popular crystal healing stones and for good reason. It is an extremely soothing stone which helps banish negativity from our minds by clearing out bad thought patterns. Amethyst Healing Stones are powerful healers, cleansing and blocking out negative energies and geopathic stress.

    Amethyst Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Brow or Third Eye (Sixth Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Soothing, negativity blocking, healing and cleansing.
  • Physical Attributes: Helps the immune system, stimulating blood circulation.
  • Usage: Keep several placed around the home or office to keep a constant guard against negative thought patterns which can disrupt our search for happiness.

  • Howlite Healing Crystal
    Howlite Healing Crystal

    NATURAL HOWLITE encourages new ideas and helps bring them into focus. Thus, it is ideal for this time of year as we make our New Year’s resolutions and sometimes need that little bit of extra help to keep true to them. Also associated with purity, Natural Howlite Healing Crystals are believed to eliminate angry thoughts and calm violent anger.

    Natural Howlite Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Crown (Seventh Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Calming and idea inspiring.
  • Physical Attributes: Good for our bones and teeth.
  • Usage: Place Natural Howlite upon the forehead while lying down to increase your creativity and soothe your thoughts. It is also purported to aid in past-life journeys.

  • Crystals for New Year Happiness Part 1

    We might hanker after the latest smartphone or DVD of our favourite comedian during the build-up to Christmas, but as the New Year dawns there are really only two things we truly desire: happiness and prosperity. It’s why we make New Year’s resolutions to try and improve our lives or health and a determined mental attitude is often required to maintain these resolutions.

    Below are a few descriptions of particularly beneficial healing crystals, one for each of the seven chakras, which will help encourage happiness and prosperity with their particular energies and influences which range from calming and soothing properties, through anti-depressant abilities (which aid the fight against the likes of Seasonal Affective Disorder), to qualities such as idea promoting and the strengthening of our will.

    Almandine Garnet
    Almandine Garnet

    ALMANDINE GARNET varies in colour from a deep red to black and is strongly associated with the Base or Root Chakra. This healing crystal energises from the First Chakra all the way up through all the others, helping to eliminate negative or unhealthy inhibitions. Used to aid transformation, the Almandine Garnet Healing Crystal can give you the strength of will to remain steadfast in your New Year’s resolutions.

    Almandine Garnet Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Base or Root (First Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Positively energising, confidence boosting and aids transformation.
  • Physical Attributes: Facilitates meditation.
  • Usage: Kept at home, the Garnet’s energising properties will emanate throughout. Also keep a red garnet with you to control anger.

  • Carnelian

    CARNELIAN is known to bestow optimism, courage and inner-strength, while also having a grounding ability by promoting calmness and serenity. The Carnelian Healing Crystal can be a powerful anti-depressant to relieve negative thoughts and is especially useful in alleviating Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which can be of great benefit right now as the New Year’s first couple of months are often the coldest and greyest of the year.

    Carnelian Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Navel or Sacral Centre (Second Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Positivity, calming and depression relief.
  • Physical Attributes: Traditionally believed to staunch blood flow by calming it.
  • Usage: Carrying the stones or holding them during meditation will inspire the spiritual aspects, while drinking the essence of Carnelian is said to be a great anti-depressant.

  • Amber

    AMBER is an especially useful crystal due to attributes which include bestowing good fortune and a strong sense of optimism upon those who feel its influence. Also known as a powerful healer, the Amber Healing Crystal has the distinction of being the earliest recorded precious stone as it is the preserved resin of ancient conifer trees.

    Amber Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Solar Plexus (Third Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Luck, optimism, strength and self-confidence.
  • Physical Attributes: Helps joint problems and is good for the liver and kidneys.
  • Usage: Although primarily associated with the Third Chakra, amber can also influence the Seventh or Crown Chakra and can help relieve headaches by placing the stone upon the forehead. The spiritual attributes of amber will also flourish when placed around the home.

  • Kunzite

    KUNZITE is another precious stone, sometimes called Pink Spodumene, which is especially good for combating depression as it is a very cheering and uplifting healing crystal. It is often used as a block for electromagnetic stress. These attributes of the Kunzite Healing Crystal are very useful in our search for happiness in the New Year.

    Kunzite Crystal Information:

  • Chakra Alignment: Heart (Fourth Chakra).
  • Spiritual Attributes: Happiness and stress relief.
  • Physical Attributes: Can induce deep meditation.
  • Usage: Placing them around our living or work areas will help ease depression and lift our spirits. Become a ‘spiritual warrior’ by holding a spear-shaped kunzite crystal.
  • Can’t get enough of our New Years Resolution crystals? Come back next week for more fantastic crystal ideas in Crystals for New Year Happiness Part 2.

    Festive Crystal Gift Ideas

    If you are determined to get your loved one a truly special and unique gift this Christmas then why not opt for a beautiful and stunning crystal? Men, women and children of all ages, backgrounds and tastes can’t seem to resist the electrifying charms of opening an aesthetically beautiful and spiritually healing crystal. Whether your loved one is a veteran crystal collector, is a Feng Shui master or has never owned a crystal in their life, take a look at the following festive crystal gift ideas to help make Christmas 2013 a memorable one.

    Calymene Gift Box
    Calymene Gift Box
    Moonstone Pendant
    Moonstone Pendant
    Quartz Dragon Turtle
    Quartz Dragon Turtle

    The Seasoned Crystal Healer

    If your loved one has a penchant for exploiting the unique healing powers of crystals then why not indulge their spiritual senses further by presenting them with a crystal pendulum this Christmas? Crystal pendulums are meticulously crafted using superior crystals that are renowned for their healing attributes. For exceptional soothing powers give your loved one an Amethyst Egyptian Pendulum, a beautiful stone that has calm yet powerful healing energy.

    The Feng Shui Fanatic

    If your partner, daughter, cousin, friend or anyone you buy a Christmas gift for is into Feng Shui then why not whet their appetite for this ancient form of art and science further by giving them a stunning quartz hand-carved dragon turtle. This ancient Chinese symbol has been used for decades in Feng Shui as a means of creating more energy and spiritual power. It is believed that by positioning this symbol of power in a home will protect its inhabitants, bringing them luck, wealth and security. The symbol of the dragon-headed turtle carved out of quartz is also believed to protect the home from negative energy.

    A Special Crystal Gift for a Child

    It’s no secret that a lot of children get showered with too many toys than they can realistically play with on Christmas Day. Instead of adding to the long list of noisy, flashing toys a child is often overwhelmed with during the festive period why not give them a thoroughly unique gift they are likely to have and cherish in many years from now?

    For example, if you child is showing an interest for science and archaeology, stimulate their interest by giving them a fossil gift box set. These stylish gift boxes contain a range of stunning fossils, meaning you will give someone a little piece of natural history. For example, this Calymene Trilobite is between 400 and 440 million years old and provides a truly wonderful gift for anyone fascinated by natural history and fossils.

    Moonstone Jewellery for Her

    If you want to show the lady in your life just how much you love and respect her this Christmas then giving her a piece of moonstone jewellery this year will certainly show your love and appreciation. Moonstone is a feminine crystal that is believed to nurture and protect. Asides its unique spiritual powers, moonstone jewellery looks absolutely stunning. This moonstone pendant for example, with its wonderfully ethereal and misty exterior, would complement an elegant Christmas outfit impeccably.

    Best Crystals to Have in Your Crystal Healing Kit

    Although we recommend you seek medical guidance for prolonged or severe pain or discomfort, we recommend the below healing stones as part of your home crystal healing kit. Each one has a unique, everyday healing property that is you will be glad to have at your fingertips as life’s little crises arise.


    Emerald Energy Dome
    Emerald Energy Dome

    Emerald, the precious birthstone for May, is said to enhance your ability to live life to the full and with several notable healing powers, this is an essential stone for your healing kit.

    It has the ability to help fight off infection, ease rheumatic disorder and detoxify the liver. Emerald can also enhance memory and if worn as a ring on the small finger of the left hand, this gem will also soothe sore eyes.

    Emerald is very balancing and is reputed to help us to recover from dramatic upheavals in our lives. It is said to bestow harmony, unity and cooperation.


    Amethyst Palmstone
    Amethyst Palmstone

    A member of the Quartz family, this beautiful purple gem is useful for those who lead a stressful work or life balance.

    February’s birthstone is known to alleviate many conditions of the mind such as a headache or depression; it does this by helping you to relax. For this reason, Amethyst can also assist in overcoming dependency on chemical substances, such as smoking.

    Healing amethyst can be used to release tension and relieve physical and emotional pain, even combating addictions.

    Sunstone & Moonstone

    Sunstone Tumble Stone
    Sunstone Tumble Stone

    These two stones are symbolically linked, and if carried together they will bring the protection of Sunstone into harmony with the peace of Moonstone.

    By placing a sunstone in front of a white candle, you will spread protective energy, promote self healing, increase energy levels and improve organ functionality.

    Wearing moonstone as a pendent is the most effective, and peaks during a full moon. It eases emotional stress and brings tranquillity to the wearer.


    Citrine Polished Point
    Citrine Polished Point

    A cousin of Amethyst, Citrine has many distinct healing properties and is particularly effective in conjunction with meditation and yoga, either by holding it in your palm or in contact with the body somewhere.

    Citrine will assist with pain reduction with digestive or urinal ailments. If this stunning crystal is kept under a pillow, it will help you sleep sound by eliminating any nightmares you may have.

    This crystal is also believed to raise one’s self-esteem, combatting tendencies toward self-destruction. Citrine is good for overall emotional well-being.


    Bloodstone Double Stone Pendulum
    Bloodstone Double Stone Pendulum

    The green, red spotted bloodstone is considered throughout history to represent the blood of Christ falling onto the green earth.

    Aptly, it is a stone that aids circulation, reduces blood clots and can stop a nosebleed. The stone’s effects are said to be most effective when you lie on your stomach, with the stone on your back.

    Bloodstone is calming and aids self-protection. In some crystal healing systems it is also considered a fertility aid.

    Lapis Lazuli

    Lapis Lazuli Crystal Egg
    Lapis Lazuli Crystal Egg

    Mined for over 4000 years, this powerful stone is one of the highest prized in Egypt, even appearing on the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun.

    It’s healing properties relate to the sinus channels of the body, reducing lymph node swelling and boosting the endocrine system. For these reasons, Lapis Lazuli is great for treating throat and ear pain and infections.

    Heated in warm water or sunlight, and gently rubbed across skin, Lapis Lazuli will also help to heal sties, insect bites and bruising.

    Crystals for Protection against Nightmares

    Amethyst For Recalling Dreams
    Amethyst For Recalling Dreams.

    Everybody dreams, even if we don’t remember them all. The reason we dream is still a matter of scientific speculation.  In the Greek and Roman periods, the people believed that dreams were direct messages from the gods or from the dead and that they predicted the future.

    What about nightmares? These are thankfully less common, but unfortunately much harder to forget. In crystal healing, crystals for relief of nightmares are often used under the pillow, under the bed, or on a nearby beside table. They can be loose or in a pouch.

    What are the best crystals for combating nightmares and encouraging pleasant dreams?

    Crystal Healing & Dreams

    Mangano Calcite Tumblestones are a lovely, soft pink heart stone said to prevent nightmares. Mangano Calcite is believed to give support after emotional trauma and to help us deal with grief. Tumblestones are a very handy way to take advantage of a stone’s properties, as you can have one by your bedside or keep one with you in your handbag or briefcase at all times.

    Dalmatian Jasper is also considered good protection against negativity and nightmares. Speckled with dark spots, it is no wonder that this form of Jasper has been named after the famous spotty dog.  It is one of the more nurturing stones, believed to protect the body from injury.  Wear the Dalmatian Jasper Gemstone Chip Necklace to keep negativity away and bring a sense of fun into your life.

    Holding a Flint Palm Stone before going to bed is regarded to be an excellent way of protecting yourself against bad dreams. Palm stones fit right into the palm of the hand and useful for focussing energy.

    Mangano Calcite Tumblestone
    Mangano Calcite Tumblestone
    Dalmation Jasper Necklace
    Dalmation Jasper Necklace
    Flint Palm Stone
    Flint Palm Stone

    An excellent healing crystal, the Champagne Aura Quartz Healing Crystal is known for its golden glow and is said to cleanse the mind and aura, helping us to focus on specific ideas. For this reason it is said to help make unformed dreams a reality. The colour and positive energy of this amazing crystal makes this an ideal gift.

    If you are a generally happy dreamer and wish to recall your dreams, the Red Jasper Massage Wand could help you achieve your goal! Red Jasper is part of the mineral species quartz and is known for calming emotions. Crystal wands have been associated with power and magic.

    One of the most popular stones used to invite pleasant dreams and to help insomnia is amethyst. Ancient Egyptians used amethyst to guard against fearful feelings and as protection against witchcraft. Put a piece of amethyst under your pillow at night or wear an amethyst pendant during the day, such as the Amethyst & Silver Pendant.

    Champagne Quartz Healing Crystal
    Champagne Quartz Healing Crystal
    Red Jasper Crystal Massage Wand
    Red Jasper Crystal Massage Wand
    Amethyst & Silver Pendants
    Amethyst & Silver Pendants