Crystals have been used throughout history in various ways and here's a quick tour. Ancient Egyptians used crystals and gemstones for jewelry, amulets and included them in burials. Also in the beauty routine of royalty, Egyptian women crushed lapis lazuli stones for eye tints to raise awareness. Ancient Greeks thought clear quartz was deeply frozen water, so the Greek word for ice is “krustallos" and the origin of the term “crystal.” Ancient Grecian soldiers would rub hematite, a mineral form of iron oxide, over their bodies to protect them during battles. In Ancient China, Jade was recognized for its vibrational and healing qualities to aid kidney disorders and to attract love. Ayurvedic medicine in India believes that crystals are beneficial for healing emotional and metaphysical imbalances. For example, sapphires are thought to bring clarity and mental balance.
Love crystals and gemstones! I sleep with a smoky topaz quartz to neutralize negative vibrations, for sweet dreams.