(pictured, The Orbit Ring in Gold & Blue Topaz)
We’ve all loved or coveted a particular crystal at some point in our lives. They’re shiny, sparkly and you can’t help but want to run away with them in your pocket… and there’s a good reason for it.
Formed under intense pressure and heat millions of years ago, crystals found underground are believed to hold energetic and healing properties from the earth that can absorb, restore, regulate and release energy.
Each crystal has a purpose, and we’ve been using them for thousands of years. From the Ancient Romans and Egyptians right up till now, crystals have been used as aides for protection and guidance (black tourmaline), to nurture & heal (rose quartz), to purify and promote peace and patience (amethyst), restore balance (turquoise), and to bring prosperity and good fortune (citrine). Crystals can help you get in touch with your spiritual side while adding some major Zen to your jewels.
When it comes to choosing a stone there’s no right or wrong – whatever you’re attracted to is what you need. Crystals compliment anything and everything, so when you choose one go with the flow; listen to your body, acknowledge what you’re feeling (and what your gut is telling you), and if the energy, colour or cut of a particular stone grabs your attention – that’s the one for you.
Understanding the meaning and energetic properties of stones may give you an insight into what you need guidance with. We’re breaking down the basics of our 3 favourite stones featured in our best selling pieces.
Is the goddess stone of feminine energy and joy. An opaque and ethereal stone that at first glance looks cloudy, but hold it in natural sunlight and you’ll see it shine a multitude of luminescent colours.
Rainbow Moonstone has long been used to connect with the ebb and flow of the moons energy. It creates inner peace by calming emotions and activating intuition. It will deepen your visions and strengthen your self awareness. It’s a positive protection stone, its luminescence protects by deflecting negativity from the wearer. It promotes strength, balances masculine and feminine energy and activates and aligns all chakras.
(pictured, The Asteria Ring in Rose Gold & Rainbow Moonstone)
The birthstone for the month of October is found in various parts of the world; Ethiopia, Mexico, Peru - however it’s most famously found in and known as the stone of Australia. Opal forms in various colours, shades and levels of flashy fire. It’s said to magnify intention, passion, creativity, and balance yin and yang energy.
It helps clear our emotional bodies by activating all chakras and instils a joyous aura within. Throughout history opals have been regarded as symbols of hope, luck, prosperity and love. Some even believe opals hold magical powers as it’s translucent nature reflects every color of the rainbow when held in natural light.
(pictured, The Holy Fire Hoops in Gold & Crystal Opal)
Is a powerful ‘fire’ element stone found in various shades and locations around the world. Blue, pink, green and even colourless (otherwise known as White Topaz) can be found in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Russia, Japan, Africa and Madagascar.
Topaz is a balancing and calming gemstone believed to bring success and good fortune.
Also known as colourless or Silver Topaz, is the stone of truth and simplicity that allows us to see and speak our own truth as well as recognise it in others.
It embodies the energy of the spirit and clarifies intentions helping us see the bigger picture. White topaz gets us on our path and sets us in the right direction. It can be used to speed up the vibrational energy of our intention and it accelerates manifestation, guiding us to our true purpose and destiny.
(pictured, The Kaleidocsope Ring in Rose Gold & White Topaz)
Start your a&p collection with the gemstones you feel drawn to, be sure to take care of them (see our caring for your jewels page here) — then feel the good vibes flowing.
Enjoy some more opal goodness below. You’re welcome.
(click, The Helios Ring in Gold & Opal)