If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” Our ancestors must have had this idea in mind when they began the rituals of crystal healings. And why not, after all, crystals are like mother Earth’s own jewellery.
They are infused with vibrations that are known for channelizing energies to find the perfect balance. Since times immemorial, crystals have been used in various civilizations and religions that realized the powerful abilities of crystals and gemstones.
Be it Egyptians or Aztecs, the ancient world incorporated gems and crystals into jewellery, cosmetics, decorative statues, amulets to release mental, physical, and spiritual blockages. But is this it or was there something more to the beginnings of crystals and gemstones?
One of the first historical references to the use of crystals takes us into the times of Ancient Egypt. Their jewellery and amulets were often carved out of precious crystals and gemstones such as eilat, lapis lazuli, turquoise, carnelian, emerald and clear quartz. Dated around 1600 BCE, an Egyptian medical papyrus also gives insight for the therapeutic use of various gemstones and crystals. For instance, they used beads of lapis lazuli, malachite and red jasper around a sick person’s neck to heal them. Not just this, ancient healers also used to pulverise gems and mix them with liquid to make an elixir to drink. The healers used the elixirs depending on their colours. While bloodstones were used for bleeding, lapis and yellow beryl were used for restricted circulation and jaundice respectively.
1. Eilat Stone is a combination of Turquoise, Chrysocolla, Azurite, and other minerals.
2. It displays many colorful designs which are caused by the oxidation of manganese, copper, and iron.
3. Every Eilat Stone has its own lovely pattern, making each stone very unique and special.
4. It’s often mistaken as a Turquoise, but you can clearly distinguish an Eilat Stone by its bright and colorful designs and polish conditions.
5. Eilat Stones are usually cut as cabochons to highlight their signature color patterns. With an excellent finish and shape, they can exhibit superior luster and bright colors.
6. Eilat Stone is the national stone of Israel, named after the city of Eilat where it was once mined. It used to be known as King Solomon Stone.
Crystals and gemstones may look like just beautiful pieces for decoration but their secrets and powers are as intriguing as the mysteries of the universe. Both of them have vibratory effects that can connect our conscious thoughts with the body. They can also magnify the effect of our thoughts and intentions while channelling them into a positive frequency. But these powers cannot help an individual to utmost until they understand their relevance and purpose. Below is a guide that gives you the meaning and benefits of some unique gemstones and crystals.