So you love crystals but you know next to nothing about them, or you're intrigued but not sure if stones can really 'heal' or, well, do anything really, except perhaps look pretty. But then, maybe you feel that there's more to the world than what you were taught in school, or in church, or in boring books about Geology. It can seem a little daunting when there's so much information out there about crystals; where to start? What to believe. Well you don't have to believe anything that doesn't truly resonate with you, in your heart of hearts. And you can begin right here.
Crystals are perhaps the easiest gateway into magic - or tapping into the unknown frequencies of the universe. After all, if we're all made of stardust, what better way to connect to your universal roots than to hold a piece of cosmic rock in your hands.
Crystals are naturally forming mineral clusters. Their size, colour and shape is determined by the way they form in the earth over hundreds of years. Because they are made up of repeated 3-dimensional patterns of atoms, it is believed that they can hold energy. Some people believe that you can transfer energy to a crystal just by holding it in your hand and focusing on filling it with love or with positive vibes or, that an Amethyst will naturally soak up negative energy in a room.
Have you ever had an item that you feel is lucky? Or a piece of jewellery you like to hold when you're feeling stressed? Whether or not you believe that crystals have 'magical' powers, there is something comforting about the translucent colour of an eye-catching stone, or the smooth, polished rock that warms up in your hand, and maybe, just maybe, that's our molecules conversing with theirs...
Because we love crystals, we made our Silver Satellites rings using the 5 crystals we think everyone should own. Read on for a round up of why they're our favourites and what you can count on them for.
Citrine - Called the 'Success Stone', Citrine can help focus your energy towards achieving your dreams. With it's soft yellow or fiery orange hues like drops of sunshine, you can't help but feel Citrine's vitality and positivity. As well as attracting wealth and abundance, Citrine can boost your confidence and self-esteem. All of the above make it a great stone to wear if you are starting a new project, looking for a new job or embarking on the first steps of your dream career.
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