The popularity of crystals is on the rise. Whether it’s part of the surging wellness movement or perhaps their incredible photogenic qualities (you can’t deny they’re oh so Insta-worthy), it seems the fascination with these organic and naturally occurring stones is here to stay. Ashley Bellino, founder of Stoned Crystals, wants you to embrace crystals for their intrinsic health benefits as she did. The positive nature of crystals benefited her so greatly, she shifted her focus from jewellery making to starting Stoned, with the goal of clearly explaining what crystals are, how they work and how we can incorporate them into a modern-day life style.
“I believe crystals have so often been boxed in as ‘hippie’ and the jargon that surrounded them made them difficult to understand and undervalued by the mainstream. If for nothing other than their tactile benefits, rolling these shapes around in my hands releases my mind from the more mundane and automatic reactions we have to almost every object me pick up.”
A beautiful addition to your home's interior, your workspace or to take with you on the go, crystals, Ashley suggests, have the ability to shift your mindset. They also make incredibly beautiful and personal bomboniere or décor to replace traditional floral centrepieces at your wedding (the brand even has a Wedding Bomboniere Collection). Stoned Crystals also offers the engraving of the Bride & Groom’s initials on a silver plate on the bottom of their crystal points.
But how do you know which crystal is right for you or for the person you’d like to gift it to? Here are some of the key crystals – their powers and which may best suit who you’re buying for...
Insomnia | De-stress | Meditation | Memory | Headaches
Amethyst has a calming energy and is used to de-stress and relieve headaches and insomnia. It is one of the best crystal choices for your bedside table or sacred space. If you're drawn to this crystal, you seek a deeper understanding, somewhere peaceful to calm your senses and hear your inner voice.
Purify | Focus | Mind | Positivity | Patience
Clear Quartz’s healing properties are patience, focus and positivity. Quartz has a very strong vibration and excellent metaphysical properties. They are the easiest crystals to program so therefore are one of the most commonly used. Put Clear Quartz close to a natural light source to reflect light throughout the home and get beautiful rainbows and light beams bouncing off the walls. A favourite amongst interior designers, Clear Quartz is very versatile and works well in all open spaces. If you are attracted to this stone, you are (or are about) to go through a major life transformation.
Confidence | Communication | Intellect | Charisma | New ideas
Celestite stimulates confidence and manifests new ideas. Put Celestite in your study to help stimulate intellect and creativity. It may help if your vision is obscured by the grind of daily life.
Love | Romance | Harmony | Friendship | Kindness
Rose quartz soothes and washes away the pain, disappointment and any other negative energies that might have closed your heart. Rose quartz is a master healer when it comes to all love related matters – whether it be self-love or painful romantic love experiences. Rose quartz is best suited for any bedroom.
Insight | Change | Detox | Clarity | Balance
Obsidian is the stone of insight and change. It has strong protective energies and works to dispel negative energy. Put Obsidian near the front door or on hallway tables to benefit from their protective qualities. If you chose it, it is likely that your unconscious is saying ‘I am ready to break out of negative habits and be happy.’
So, once you’ve decided on what crystal is right for you (or as Stoned like to say “which crystal picked you), it’s time to get stoned...
Glass Bell Jars / $55
Assorted Geo Gems - 'Black Hex' (Obsidian) / $109 'Clearboy' (Clear Quartz) / $119 'Borealis' (Labradorite) / $105 'Love Triangle' (Rose Quartz) / $99
Bomboniere Points / $11 - $18 (Added extras include Velour Pouch / $1.25 & Bride and Groom Initials / $1)
Intention Cards / $39
Crystal Crush Coasters, Trivetts & Trays / From $60
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