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Human civilisation has been harnessing the natural healing power of precious gemstones and crystals for thousands of years. This guide explores the magical properties of some of our favourite gemstones.

Bella Hadid and Kylie Jenner are fans, Adele can’t perform without them, Naomi Campbell won’t travel without hers, Kate Hudson sleeps beside hers and Miranda Kerr even has a ‘magic wand’ in her handbag… Healing crystals are big news amongst the glittering stars of today.

The good news is that you need not settle for rocks in a bowl if you are drawn to the healing powers of the natural world. Fine jewellery uses some of the most powerful healing stones – polished, buffed and glittering against your skin, to boot. What’s more, you can up the ante on the feel-good factor of healing crystals by hunting down vintage and antique gemstones without the murky, unethical associations of newly mined rocks.

Discover more about the physical healing properties of some of the most attractive precious gemstones below.


Moonstone is known to ease aggressive tendencies and promote inner peace and balance.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Aid pituitary gland
  • Aid digestive system
  • Combat obesity
  • Help eliminate water retention
  • Aid with hormonal problems
  • Aid with menstrual problems


Considered one of the most powerful stones for making intentions and dreams a reality, light-infused citrine promotes optimism, positive energy and stimulates the mind.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Stimulate the metabolism
  • Aid in digestion
  • Help prevent nausea.
  • Strengthen nerve impulses, helping the brain fire more rapidly and sharply.


Believed to eliminate tension and stress and promote inner stability, agate offers powerful psychological protection.

Physically, agate is said to:

  • Improve mental function by improving clarity of thought
  • Support the eyes
  • Support the stomach
  • Support the uterus
  • Cleanse the lymphatic system
  • Cleanse the pancreas
  • Strengthen blood vessels
  • Heal skin disorders


Tourmaline is believed to turn negative energy into positive energy, which strengthens the mind and body.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Ease pain in the joints
  • Assist in realigning the spine
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Strengthen the heart
  • Strengthen the adrenal glands
  • Ease stress
  • Release tension


This ancient stone is believed to have broad spiritual and psychological powers, promoting serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness and wisdom.

Physically, turquoise is said to:

  • Assist in problems of the brain, neck, ears, and throat
  • Aid exhaustion, depression or panic attacks
  • Aid immune system
  • Benefit gout, rheumatism and the stomach via its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties
  • Support the respiratory system

Lapis Lazuli

This ancient, royal blue stone offers a myriad of emotional and psychological benefits, from promoting inner truth and self-awareness to honesty, social sensitivity and compassion.

Physically, lapis lazuli is said to:

  • Support the throat, larynx and vocal cords
  • Use this powerful stone to support and help heal the throat, larynx, and vocal cords
  • Support the brain’s ability to focus (in particular, helps to ease Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD))


Emerald is believed to promote reasoning, calm and peace of mind, banishing evil and fearful thoughts and dreams. It supports the wellbeing of romantic relationships and boost positive emotions.

Physically, emerald is said to:

  • Aid with disorders of the heart
  • Support the lungs
  • Support the spine
  • Support the muscular system.  
  • Aid in recovery after infectious illness
  • Help sinuses
  • Soothes the eyes, improving vision
  • Detoxify the liver
  • Alleviate diabetes
  • Alleviate rheumatism


Ruby is believed to increase creativity, self-confidence and passion in the wearer’s life.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Strengthen the heart
  • Stimulate good circulation and blood flow
  • Aid problems with menstruation
  • Benefit reproductive organs and support fertility
  • Detoxify the body and blood
  • Help treat fever and infections


Revered by the Chinese in particular, jade is believed to bring prosperity and abundance to the owner’s life and promote emotional balance.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Filter toxins and cleanse the body as a whole through the blood
  • Ease joint pain
  • Speed up the healing process after surgery


One of the most powerful of the healing crystals, amethyst promotes calm, healing energy and inner emotional strength.

Amethyst is also said to have the following physical benefits:

  • Boost the sympathetic nervous system
  • Boost production of and balance hormones
  • Relieve headaches and ease neck tension
  • Treat insomnia
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Help treat arthritis
  • Aid hearing disorders

Blue Sapphire

Blue sapphire has long been associated with purity and love. It’s also alleged to promote self-expression and providing emotional strength.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Help cure eye infections and improve eyesight
  • Help relieve headaches
  • Support the ears, including hearing, infection, inner-ear imbalances and vertigo
  • Benefit the thyroid
  • Aid swollen glands
  • Help treat problems with speech and communication
  • Support the nervous system


Opal’s spiritual benefits vary with the colour, but it’s long been associated with love and passion, believed to release inhibitions.

Physically, opal is said to:

  • Help support the health of eyes and improve vision
  • Stimulate memory
  • Stabilize neurotransmitter disturbances


Garnet is believed to revitalise, purify and balance energy, bringing serenity or passion, as appropriate.

Physically, it is said to:

  • Stimulate the metabolism
  • Help clot blood and stop bleeding
  • Improve libido and sexual desire


Diamonds have strong associations with purity, clarity and love. They are also said to promote abundance and prosperity.

Physically, diamonds are said to:

  • Strengthen brain function, nerves, and senses
  • Help prevent cardiovascular diseases
  • Stimulate the glands of the endocrine system
  • Help in cases such as leukemia and skeletal problems
  • Enhance sight
  • Help balance the metabolism
  • Heal capillary bleeding

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