By now, you’ve probably heard about crystal healing, the New Age-y practice of using semi-precious stones to help balance your energy. Whether the vibrations from crystals actually affect you or you’re experiencing a powerful placebo effect, crystal healing can be a profound addition to your life. Gem collector, creator, jewelry designer, and very-rad-human Gia Bahm of Unearthen first fell in love with gems and stones when she visited Astro Gallery of Gems in New York. “The fact that the earth can powerfully create these relics just was next level to me,” she says. Interested in picking up some crystals of your own? Here’s how she suggests getting started.
Familiarize yourself with gems, so you can decide what you’re drawn to. “Once there, take everything in, and let yourself pick up what feels good and right to you. That’s the best way to start.”
Besides the fact that they’re gorgeous, Bahm says wearing crystals as jewelry is a way to keep something close to you and keep your focus on manifesting your life into what you want it to be. Your necklace could be a tool for positivity in your journey.
Put them anywhere! (Suggestions: on your nightstand, in the bathroom, on a windowsill, in the car, in your garden, etc. etc.) Bahm suggests placing them in spaces where you spend your “important time,” so you can focus on them and what they represent to you. “Carry them in your pockets. People come up to me all the time and reach into their pockets and say, ‘Look what I’ve got with me!’ The look of happiness and excitement on their face is the best—it’s proof that having a small reminder with you is such great support.”
Bahm sees her jewelry as a way to bring beauty and inspiration into the world. “I hope that everyone can feel that they have the ability to change whatever it is they want, become the people that they want to be, and see that they were able to make that happen for themselves.”
There’s a different stone for every need and personality type, so it’s important to find the one that’s right for you. Gia walked us through her stone recommendations below.
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