Feeling Witchy: Your Guide to Gemstones

Believe in magic? If so, then your gemstone and crystal collection is probably enormous.  But are there any real benefits?

Absolutely! That’s why celebs like Miranda Kerr, Kate Hudson, and the Olson Twins are totally obsessed with the power of healing crystals. Feeling witchy? Take a look at your guide to gemstones!

Intro to Gemstones

First of all: Every single gemstone has a different meaning. Confusing, right? That’s why we highly recommend that you start with a beginner gemstone.

With so many crystals out there, how do you know which one to choose? We’ve got you covered. In fact, celebrity crystal expert Lisa Gastineau suggests: “A beginner stone would be clear quartz. Quartz is an amplifier, so it will amplify any attention.”

You might be wondering: What’s an amplifier? Lisa explains, “Quartz is an amplifier, so it will amplify any attention. I suggest that anything you want to amplify, you have a positive intention with.”

Want more beginner-friendly gemstones? According to Lisa, “I would also say rose quartz, clear quartz, and onyx. Onyx is a great protection stone.”

Now that we’ve got that down, what other crystals do you need to know?

Crystals You Need to Know

For those who are just getting started, here are a few of our favorite crystals and gemstones:

  • Citrine
  • Rose Quartz
  • Amazonite

What’s the real deal about citrine? Basically, this yellow, brown, and orange stone is incredible for focusing your concentration. Spend a lot of time online? We can’t emphasize this enough: Put a citrine gemstone next to your laptop!

How about rose quartz? This pinkish, rosy crystal is wonderful for acceptance and self-love. Need some help in this department?

Lisa Gastineau advises: “The basis of any love starts with self-love, so it’s hard to be in any sort of relationship if you don’t start with the core first. Rose quartz is the stone that helps manifest and create the power to self-love.”

Are you familiar with amazonite? No, it’s not actually from the Amazon. Let us explain: Amazonite is a green and blue mineral that’s found in the mountains of Russia.

Why does this matter? Not only is amazonite fantastic for reducing stress, but it will also make you feel more calm too. Plus, it will “make you think of running water, which brings that sense of serenity and calmness,” says Lisa.

Must-Have Gemstones

Craving more must-have gemstones? You definitely can’t go with wrong with any of these beauties:

  • Amethyst
  • Peridot

What’s amethyst good for? Lisa Gastineau dishes that “amethyst is good for healthy patterns and habits, as well as protection. It’s a perfect stone to enhance meditation and to aid in curbing negative influences (alcohol, drugs, fattening foods).” Sign us up!

Ever heard of peridot? This is crazy: “This green stone is known for prosperity and wealth. Back in the day, it was one of the stones in the Holy Grail,” spills Lisa.

Get this: You can literally cleanse your crystals too. You’re welcome!

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