The Major Types of Crystals for Energy, Love, and Protection


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The Major Types of Crystals for Energy, Love, and Protection


From sparkling Citrine to broody Smoky Quartz, the heart chakra stone of Rose Quartz, and the shimmering purple variety of Amethyst, crystals never fail to be alluring. Throughout history and across many different cultures, humanity has long been fascinated with crystals. Whether used in ritual and ceremony for spiritual growth, healing, and protection or for emotional balance and bliss, crystals have never gone out of fashion, but they are also enjoying a resurgence in modern holistic practices. 

Crystals are believed to bring benefits to the body, mind, and soul. They assist us with physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. This is because crystals (like everything in this world) have their own vibrational energy, and when we work with crystals or are in the presence of them, their vibrations interact with the body's energy field, clearing negative energy and bringing healing abilities where they are needed. There are many different kinds of crystals out there, and each brings its own healing properties. Some crystals are energetic, and others are calming; some are protective, and others will push you to explore your psychic capabilities. This is what makes the world of brilliant crystals so fascinating.

Understanding Crystals

Crystals are born from the earth. In short, they are atoms and molecules that have arranged themselves into a repeating pattern or form. Crystals form naturally, often through a long process of heat and pressure in the crust of the earth.  They take their different colors and properties from the presence of different minerals, elements, and variations in the crystal lattice during formation.

There is a lot of science behind the formation of crystals, and they are studied by scientists interested in crystallography and the atomic structures and properties of these stones. On a more metaphysical level, crystals are believed to have their own unique vibrational energies, which give them healing powers and allow them to elevate the body's energy fields, too.

Common Types of Crystals and Their Uses

Protection and Grounding

Black Tourmaline: Black Tourmaline is one of the most grounding and protective crystals you can find. It is known for its ability to shield you against negative energies and to keep you free from the effects of electromagnetic frequencies. Black Tourmaline can also boost your metabolism and support your immune system. It keeps the body, mind, and spirit strong. Check out our Black Tourmaline Bracelets, Black Tourmaline Tower, Black Tourmaline Necklace and Black Tourmaline Stones.

Obsidian: Obsidian is famed for its grounding and protective properties, too. This dark natural glass is formed by the cooling of lava and brings a cleansing energy that sweeps away negativity. It is used for truth-seeking and emotional healing, too. Obsidian can help to grant you courage when you need it, ensuring that you have the skills to protect yourself as needed. Check out our Obsidian Worry Stone, Black Obsidian Tower, Obsidian Heart, and our Black Obsidian Mini Hearts too. 

Love and Harmony

Rose Quartz: The pink color stone of Rose Quartz is a famous heart chakra stone. It symbolizes love and harmony and can open your heart to all kinds of love. It's one of the gentlest but most powerful emotional healing stones and encourages you to embrace self-care. Rose Quartz can also connect you to the goddess energy which helps you to embrace your divine powers and to find strength through softness. Check out our Rose Quartz Worry Stone, Tumbled Rose Quartz, Rose Quartz Silver Ring, Rose Quartz Bracelet, and Rose Quartz Mini Hearts.

Jade: Joyful Jade is one of the prettiest green stones and is associated with luck and prosperity. It is believed to foster harmony and balance across your relationships. Jade is also a heart chakra healer. Jade is also a stone of cool level headed energy which means that fiery energies can be tempered to make way for more love and connection. Check out our Green Jade Worry Stone, Green Jade Tower, Green Jade Sphere, and Green Jade Heart

Healing and Purification

Amethyst: Amethyst is one of the most popular gemstones and is highly valued for its rich spiritual and calming properties. Amethyst works on many levels, and some of its powers include enhancing intuition, lending protection, opening up your crown chakra, and bringing a sense of serenity and harmonious balance. Amethyst is also an excellent stone on a physical level and can help clear headaches, encourages good sleep, and generally assists in all manner of physical healing thanks to its immune boosting properties. Check out our Amethyst Bead Bracelet, Amethyst Worry Stone, Amethyst Palm Stone, and more.

Clear Quartz: Celebrated as 'the master healer,' Clear Quartz is known for being one of the best energy amplifier crystals out there. This glowy gem can provide clarity of thought, bring positive energy, and assist in spiritual healing. It also amplifies the energy of other crystals around it. Clear Quartz can also assist in detoxing the body and stimulates brighter feelings thanks to its powerful luminous light. It is a master of energy and knows exactly how to channel energy both internally and externally so you can step into balance. Check out our Clear Quartz Anklet, Clear Quartz Energy Bracelet, Clear Quartz Palm Stone, and Clear Quartz Heart.

Energy and Creativity

Citrine: Sunny Citrine is one of the most beautiful crystals for fostering a sunny, positive outlook. This yellow crystal can attract wealth, prosperity, and success, along with stimulating the mind and strengthening your intellect and creativity. Citrine can also make you a magnet for good luck and is nicknamed as the merchant stone because of this. Check out our Citrine Braclet, Citrine Anklet, and Citrine Tumbled Stones

Carnelian: Carnelian is one of the most popular crystals for those who want to boost their vitality and turn up the dial on their motivation. This red gem is highly stimulating and can help you channel that energy towards your creative practice. Carnelian can also have a positive impact on your libido and clear out blockages in your lower chakras which add to higher energy levels and a newfound zest for life. Check out our Carnelian Bracelet, Carnelian Mala, and Carnelian Worry Stone

Communication and Truth

Lapis Lazuli: Lapis Lazuli is a beautiful blue crystal and is a stone of inner truth, self-awareness, self-expression, and nurturing honesty and compassion. Lapis Lazuli is also known as the 'wisdom keeper.' It connects to the third eye and the throat chakra, which aligns your voice with your intuition. Lapis Lazuli is also know to help with communication on a higher level and can assist with dreaming, stashed away psychic abilities, and even warding off psychic attacks. Check out our Lapis Lazuli Worry Stone, Lapis Lazuli Pyramid, Lapis Lazuli Tower, and Lapis Lazuli Mala

Sodalite: Sodalite is a stone that promotes rational thoughts, objectivity, truth, and intuitive perception. All of these things help in bringing you to a place where you can verbalize your thoughts and feelings and forge deeper bonds with those around you. Sodalite is also known as the poets stone thanks to its ability to help you find the right words and express them in a calm and clear manner. Sodalite can act as an emotional anchor and its blue color brings an easy flow of life with it. Check out our Tumbled Sodalite, Sodalite Worry Stones, and Sodalite Bracelet.

How to Use Crystals

There are many ways you can use crystals but this all starts with choosing the right crystals to bring into your life. Choosing crystals mostly works on a system of intuitive led selection. As crystals have big spiritual energy, you want to choose crystals that call to you - because often, you are being pulled towards a crystal for a reason. 

Another way of selecting stones is based on specific need or intention. There are so many different crystals out there with different healing properties and different needs. For example, if you feel like you need to nurture more love in your life, you can choose stones that work with the heart chakra. If you want to embrace your personal power more, you can select crystals that bring confidence and mental clarity. If you want to work on strengthening your psychic abilities, you can choose gemstones that open your intuition and connect you to cosmic forces.

It's important to keep your crystals charges and cleansed so that they can continue to work at the height of their vibrational energies.  

There are many ways you can welcome crystals into your life. Whether you stash them in your pocket, use them in meditation, or place them in your home, crystals can bring unique forces and fine-tuned healing into your world. Here are some popular methods of introducing crystals into your daily life.

Carry them - find a crystal you love and place it in your pocket or bag. This way you will always have their energy with you and can carry your intentions as you move around in your world.

Wear them - wearing gemstone jewelry is one of the best ways to carry a crsytals energy with you. You can wear gemstone bracelets, gemstone necklaces, gemstone earrings, and gemstone rings that celebrate a certain stone. Having the crystal pressed against your skin allows for direct vibrational frequencies to work in accordance with your body and facilitate healing.

Place them in spaces - whether you want more passion in the bedroom, a flow of inspiration in the studio, or to embrace the powers of protection at your front door - using crystals in the home can be one of the best ways to bring that energy into your home.

Use them in meditation  - another popular way of calling on crystal gems is to use them in energy healing practices. You can surround yourself with your favorite stones while you meditate or you can place them on the mat with you when you do yoga. You can also use crsytals in spiritual practices like when aura cleansing or clearing blockages from your chakras.

Create an altar -  you can also use your crystals in altars and in crystal grids when you want to make a defined place for your stones to be. An altar can be beautiful for setting intentions or any kind of spiritual practices you want to cultivate. Crystal grids can be truly useful when you want to amplify energy and focus intentions too.

Caring for Your Crystals

Lending a little TLC to your crsytals can carry their energy a long way. Your sweet stones do a lot of hard work to help keep negative vibes at bay and to bring protection and power into your life. This means that sometimes they can get stuffed up with stagnant energy or can get a little energetically tired. By regularly cleansing and recharging your crystals, you not only ensure their longevity, but you also preserve their energy and keep them humming with the highest vibrations. Here are some of the best care tips to help you keep your crystals stacked and sorted.

  • For an easy discharge of old energy, you can smuge your crystals with sage or any other kind of cleansing smudge stick or incense to shift stagnant vibes and usher in a sense of freshness.
  • Some crystals can also be quickly discharged by placing them under running water, but not all crystals may be suitable for getting wet so be sure to do due diligence in your research first and try not to submerge your stones under water. 
  • You can also find crystal charging plates and bowls that have been specially designed with the idea in mind to cleanse and charge stones. Often these bowls are made from other stones known for their healing powers - such as Clear Quartz or Selenite. 
  • Sound bathing your crystals is another great way to discharge old energy and infuse them with fresh new vibrations that elevate their powers.
  • Crystals can also be charged by placing them under the light of the full moon. Sunlight can also work for some stones, although be wary of placing gems with a bright range of colors in direct sunlight as they could fade.
  • If you want to get the best out of your crystals, you may also want to work with setting intentions. Setting clear intentions with your crystals can program them to focus their energy in a certain direction. You can do this by clearing and channeling your own mind and sending that message directly to your stone.


Crystals are a whole world and there's so much to discover and explore with this wide range of precious gems, sparkling stones, and huge variety of quartz crystals. You can choose your stones based on color, healing powers, or the potential benefits it may bring to different aspects of your life. When working with crystals, its important to keep an open mind, open heart, and open flow of energy so they can work together with your own unique vibrations and you can join forces on that personal journey to wonderful well-being.


How many types of crystals are there?

There are so many different varieties of crystals out there but often crystals fall into one of the seven categories. These are grouped by the structure and form and are as follows - triclinic, monoclinic, orthorhombic, trigonal, hexagonal, tetragonal and cubic.

What is the most powerful crystal?

Each crystal is powerful in its own unique way and each has different healing properties. Some of the most powerful crystals are Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Black Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Tiger Eye, Rose Quartz and more. Clear Quartz is universally known as the master healer which makes it one of the most potent stones for clarity of mind, personal growth, and other energy healing practices. 

What is the rarest crystal?

Taaffeite, Painite, Red Beryl, Tanzanite, and Pink Star Diamond are a few crystals that are considered to be some of the rarest on earth.

What is the most popular type of crystal?

There are many different types of quartz out there and quartz is considered to be one of the most popular types of crystal. You have the common types of quartz such as Amethyst, Citrine, Clear Quartz, and Rose Quartz, although there are many more species and types that fall under the banner of being part of the expansive quartz family.


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