In partnership with Lucy Rose Jewellery
Crystals have fascinated us for centuries. We are drawn to them by their beauty and for their holistic healing powers. History is rich with stories linking these fascinating stones with Gods, Rulers and Healers, and they have long been linked to astrology, where birthstones are aligned with the signs of the zodiac.
But did you know that crystals also work to complement and support your chakras?
Chakras are areas of vibrational frequencies and spiritual energy in the body, and there are seven main chakra energy points which run from your root, at the base of your spine, through to the crown of your head. Each corresponds with a specific area of the body, both physically and energetically.
1. The Root Chakra is located at the base of your spine and is associated with stability and grounding.
2. The Sacral Chakra sits just above your pubic bone and below your belly button, and it is aligned with sexuality, pleasure and creativity.
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra is in the stomach area and works with self esteem and confidence.
4. The Heart Chakra, as you would imagine, sits in the centre of the chest and it is aligned with our ability to love and connect with others.
5. The Throat Chakra is, of course, in the throat and is associated with how we communicate with others.
6. The Third Eye Chakra sits on the forehead, between the eyes, and links to our intuition.
7. The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, linking with our brain and nervous system - and therefore all of the chakras - working with awareness and enlightenment.
As we come to better understand the metaphysical properties of crystals, we can see that each type of crystal has a unique mineral composition which resonates at a specific frequency, and see how frequencies are connected with each of the chakras. They can help to balance and restore our energy, promoting enhanced healing and wellbeing on an emotional, physical and spiritual level.
Amethyst is one of the most relaxing and popular crystals, helping our worries drift away and creating a moment of inner peace. It is both beautiful and powerful, known for being an all-round healer and a multi-use crystal. Amethyst is connected to the Third Eye and Crown chakras which can help enhance creativity and spirituality, whilst its calming and cleansing qualities can provide powerful support when overcoming anger or addiction, promoting healing of the body and mind.
Rose Quartz is widely known as the stone of unconditional love, both for ourselves and for others. Described by Lucy Rose as the stone with a smile, as it is extremely comforting and surrounds you with feelings of love and warmth. It is closely linked to the Heart Chakra and can be used as an emotional healer or in times of stress. Its peaceful and soothing effects are so gentle that Rose Quartz can be used to comfort babies and help them to sleep. Rose Quartz can be used to comfort babies and help them sleep and is also a beautiful stone to enhance the bond between mother and child.
Green Aventurine is known as the stone of tranquillity, both physically and mentally. It can be used to reduce inflammation externally for ailments such as burns and rashes, and internally for nervousness, anxiety and stress. Green Aventurine is connected to the Heart Chakra and is a wonderful stone for balancing emotion. It allows one to feel truly relaxed, enabling emotional and physical healing.
Tiger’s Eye, known as the stone of courage and strength, enhances creativity, confidence and optimism. This stone supports three of the Chakras - Base, Sacral and Solar Plexus - but it is most commonly associated with the Solar Plexus, which is our power centre. Wearing Tiger’s Eye can boost self esteem and replace vulnerability with strength. Carry the strength of Tiger’s Eye with you as a source of empowerment and to boost your inner strength and resilience.
Sodalite is a deep blue crystal that is reminiscent of the night sky. Its strong connection to the Third Eye Chakra enables us to journey deep within our mind during dreams or meditation to find guidance and insight. Promoting harmony and understanding, Sodalite also increases self-esteem by calming the mind and encouraging rational thinking rather than an emotional reaction. Physically Sodalite is thought to help to regulate blood pressure and improve hydration.
Fluorite is a powerful protective and stabilising stone. It can be found in a range of colours including blue and yellow, but most commonly green and purple which connect to the Third Eye and Heart Chakras. As such, Fluorite can be used to listen to the heart to discover our true desires, and organise mental activity to enhance clarity and focus. It is said to cleanse the aura of any negativity including the after effects of electromagnetic stress.
Carnelian is known to promote vitality and creativity. It can help us to focus on the task at hand by increasing energy and motivation, while also enhancing our initiative and determination, so it's a powerful ally for enhancing initiative and determination, making it ideal for decision making. The frequency of Carnelian connects to the Sacral Chakra, supporting fertility, menopause and the overall health of reproductive organs.
Citrine carries the power of the sun and brings light and the energy of life to the wearer. It is known as the stone of happiness as it stimulates feelings of abundance and pure joy. Connected to the Solar Plexus, our power centre, Citrine promotes a calm and confident outlook, which can encourage exploration of new experiences. Believed to help feelings of depression, low self esteem and chronic fatigue, Citrine radiates positive and optimistic energy.
Clear Quartz is the most popular and valued of all the crystals as it is so versatile. It is known as the Master Healer and enhances the properties of other crystals around it. Clear Quartz is believed to purify its surroundings, bring clarity to the mind and relieve pain in the body. It is said to activate, clear and harmonise all the chakras. Clear Quartz is an ideal companion for amplifying the energy of other crystals. Pair it with your favourites to enhance their effectiveness.
These are examples of some of the crystals that can work in harmony with the individual chakras, but above all else, you should trust your intuition when you are choosing a stone. Much like craving a particular food, when you are drawn to a crystal it is your body's way of letting you know what it needs. If you are not sure where to start, the team at Lucy Rose Jewellery will be happy to guide you through the many options available.
Lucy Rose has always loved crystals and her passion is contagious as she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm on a subject very close to her heart. In fact, that's how it all started for Lucy Rose Jewellery - Lucy started making jewellery for friends and family so they could share in her love of crystals, and that was the catalyst that led to her opening her shop and making crystals accessible to all.
Lucy creates handmade jewellery and accessories from a wide range of crystals, from rings, bracelets and necklaces to dream catchers and window charms - all designed to help you keep your crystals close. And of course, there’s a HUGE selection of individual crystals in her spiritual emporium. But it’s not just crystals you’ll find at Lucy Rose Jewellery, there are also books, cards, candles… the list goes on!
You'll find a selection of spiritual gifts from Lucy Rose Jewellery online and in the shop at The Bakery Complex, L'Islet.