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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

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

Physically, it is said to:

Citrine

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:

Agate

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

Physically, agate is said to:

Tourmaline

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

Physically, it is said to:

Turquoise

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:

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:

Emerald

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:

Ruby

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

Physically, it is said to:

Jade

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:

Amethyst

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:

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:

Opal

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:

Garnet

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

Physically, it is said to:

Diamond

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

Physically, diamonds are said to:

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