Healing Stones and Crystals: A Guide to Mood-Boosting Accessories
From amethyst to citrine and everywhere in between, crystals have been used for thousands of years in Eastern medicine and more recently have become popular. These soothing little gems are believed to promote positive energy, provide protection from negative energy, or ground you in the present moment. Lizzo can be seen meditating with crystals in vogue‘s “Postcards From Home” and model Indira Scott does a daily crystal session. Kristin Petrovich, co-founder of gemstone-infused skincare line Själ Skincare, notes that crystals are also increasingly being incorporated into Western medicine. While the jury is still out on the exact science behind magic crystals, I’m certainly ready to see what it’s all about.
Associate Market Editor Ciarra Lorren Zatorski had the chance to have a one-on-one crystal reading session with Mariah K. Lyons, founder of footwear brand Astara, who incorporates stones into her shoes. “We’re moving into a more intentional living space and it depends on what people want to put into their bodies and their lives,” Lyons says, and crystals are part of that. Zatorski notes that although Lyons’ process was initially foreign to her, Lyons identified stones that correlated with her values and helped her clarify her intentions, such as family and prosperity. During this time, the healing intentions I have found most useful to focus on are creativity, visualization, self-care, and balance. Below, find a roundup of our favorite calming stone pieces to help guide your journey to more intentional living.
New York jewelry designer Pamela Love, whose work centers on intuition and spirituality, notes that inspiration and “inner sight” come from stones such as lapis lazuli. Her Mojave lapis hoops or Artemest’s amber vase help let your inner creativity shine.
Everyone should prioritize self-care right now, even if it’s not always possible. Rest your head on a rose quartz-patterned pillow for a good night’s sleep (even though it’s not crystal, it’s still a Zen nod to the practice). Or lean into the healing properties of Adore Adorn’s aptly named Healing Kit, which contains motivational mantras and manifestation crystals.
Moonstone and Clear Quartz energy can help you visualize your thoughts, dreams, and hopes. AM Thorne’s Triple Moonstone Ring allows you to connect with your visualizations, while GeoCentral’s Mini Stone Pack will help you clarify those intentions.
Specific crystals allow us to be grounded and live in the moment. The Hematite in Astara’s Protection Kit immerses you in the present, while Isa Noy’s Tri-Level Gold Earrings offer recharging properties.