Healing crystals have been used for thousands of years to cure ailments and restore balance to the mind, body and soul. When worn near the chakras, or energy centers of the body, crystals help release trapped and negative energy, enabling the body to heal and strengthen itself. There are many varieties of healing crystals, each possessing its own unique vibration, color, shape and healing energy.
The earliest records of the healing properties of crystals were found in transcriptions from Indian Vedic texts, dating as far back as 4000 BC. Pharaohs in ancient Egypt wore healing crystals on their headdresses and amulets to protect them and make them better rulers. King Tut’s famous gold mask was embedded with Amazonite and Lapis Lazuli healing crystals. The Ancient Egyptians also used to pulverize healing crystals and mix them with liquid to make elixirs to help heal and cure certain ailments. They used yellow beryl for jaundice, bloodstones for bleeding and lapis lazuli for restricted circulation.