Updated: Jul 10
Crystals have been used throughout the ages for protection, healing and to bring abundance into people's lives. The Sumerians (5000BC) and Ancient Egyptians used Obsidian, Carnelian, Turquoise and Lapis Lazuli in amulets and jewellery. They believed they would help ward off evil spirits and give protection.
The Ancient Greeks were the first to give names to crystals. They believed that crystals brought them closer to the Gods. Amethyst and Jasper were used in protective amulets by the Romans, and the Chinese carve Jade into figurines and place them around the home to attract good luck and abundance.
Native Americans weave beads of crystal into dreamcatchers to ward off bad dreams. They believe that crystals can heal the sick and protect the whole community.
In Medieval times the Alchemists discovered crystal energy and used it to make elixirs and potions.
Today, Crystal Healing is recognised as being beneficial in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.