If y’all remember from my Crystals 101 video “Crystals vs. Gemstones” the difference between the two is that gemstones have a perceived value because of their beauty and suitability for jewelry making.
The Precious Gemstones are
All other gemstones are considered “semi-precious.” For example rose quartz, onyx, jade, etc. The “semi”ness, of course just means that they are less rare and less expensive. They are all equally viable as healing crystals.
Today let’s have some fun and look at the properties of what I like to think of as the “Fancy” crystals and then let’s see who are their closest crystal cousins
Symbolizes wholeness, purity and clarity
Thought to strengthen the bonds of matrimony
Amplifies all energy within its vicinity (both positive and negative
Brings strength and fortitude
Diamonds are often substituted with Danburite, although a closer “healing properties” substitute might be Clear Quartz.
Stimulates the third eye and crown chakras and aligns the heart to these higher vibrations
Creates a smooth path in life
Increases meditative state and inner guidance
Increases energy and passion for life
Transmutes suffering into wisdom and compassion
Brings up negative energy for release and transmutation
Protects from psychic attack
Heals the heart chakra
It’s Crystal Cousin is Garnet:
Enhances Faithfulness in Love
Increases Self-Confidence and Hope in all situations
Allows you to release old negative energy and behaviors
Heals the Heart and Sacral Chakras
Helps you gain Wisdom
Calms the mind
Brings energies into balance
It’s Crystal Cousin is Iolite:
Activates the third eye chakra
Recharges the Aura
Helps you express your true self
*Amethyst is also commonly substituted for Sapphire in healing work.
Inspires mental clarity and a deep inner knowing
Promotes, wisdom, truth, honesty, and eloquence
Stone of Loyal Love and Friendship
Healing for the Heart and Throat Chakras
It’s Crystal Cousin is Green Tourmaline:
Promotes Patience and Compassion
Relieves anxiety and promotes pleasant sleep
Heals the heart and opens receptivity to love
Attracts Abundance and Prosperity
*Another great substitute for Emerald is Peridot.
QUESTION: Which of these crystals has your heart now?! Share your new crush in the comments!