There’s no area of life, or intention, desire, or need that doesn’t have a crystal tailor-made for it. Crystals can be thousands or even millions of years old. Each one has taken its own pathway of creation, formation, and development, and each one has unique properties.
Crystals are little wonders of nature: naturally formed when atoms come together and become a uniformed cluster, often when liquids cool and start to harden. Certain molecules in the liquid collect together, in a uniform and repeating pattern, which (over anything from a few days to thousands of years) forms the emerging crystal’s unique shape. Also, they’re pretty. The big bling—you know, the good stuff, like emeralds, diamonds, and rubies—forms when liquid rock slowly cools.
Even though you’ve probs heard them described as a trend and you can buy them in tons of different shops these days, crystals have actually been around and carried for healing and protection for centuries. (Crystal-heads believe their crystalline structures hold energy and vibrate at frequencies that our bodies and minds subliminally pick up. Who am I to argue with ancient wisdom???) Certain crystals are especially suited for particular goals, such as helping you drift off to sleep, protecting you from harm and bad vibes, and even attracting all the cash to your wallet.
Selecting a crystal to help steer you toward your goals is a step toward making your ambitions reality. And when it comes to attracting love, even if you don’t believe the crystal itself is magic, just the fact that you’re carrying one means you’re opening up your heart to the possibility. Try carrying one with you in your purse or pocket when you meet up with your crush or holding it on a phone or FaceTime date. Just make sure you cleanse your crystal first! You can do that quickly and easily by leaving your crystals on your window sill for a couple of hours in the sunlight or in the light beams of a New or Full Moon.
Now that I’ve convinced you (you’re welcome), here are some crystal picks from Clare Gregory, founder of UK alternative jewelry brand Bonearrow (she uses crystals in her designs), plus a few extras.