From time to time we all seek a little spiritual boost in our lives. In today’s more mindful world, we celebrate our love of crystals and explore their mystical energy and healing properties.
Protection, Self-love, Inner Strength and Confidence – we all need certain aspects of these to help guide us through life’s journey. We hope these meaningful gemstones help keep you on your path to happiness, fulfilment, success or whatever it is you’re seeking. They will be a constant reminder for you of how you want to live your life and what is important to you.
‘I’ve always loved to have the energy of crystals around me – the power of intention is really important in today’s hectic world and they remind me of what my goals and intentions should be, and to focus on these’.
Marisa Hordern, Founder & Creative Director
Why we love Crystals Missoma's Creative Director, Marisa, has been collecting gemstones with her mother since she was a little girl. Everyone at school used to ask her where all her energy came from, and the joke was 'the crystals', which were displayed on glass shelves all around her bedroom. When her uncle once came to stay when she was away at school, he said that there was far too much energy in the room! Having spent all her pocket money on gemstones, her love developed into something far more than just a childhood collection or hobby, as she started making jewellery around her kitchen table. Soon she was sourcing gemstones around the world from Hong Kong, Thailand, India and the US. Now, Marisa's love of gemstones sees her source her gemstones directly from the rough stone and create her own special shapes and hand faceted cuts. Travelling out to India to choose the gemstones based on their depth of colour, clarity or patterns, she often says it's her favorite part of being a jewellery designer. Our 'Meaningful Gemstones' collection is something of a PASSION PROJECT for Marisa, as it sees her return to her roots and the reason why she got into jewellery in the first place.
About Crystal Healing It has long been believed that crystals have vibrational energy properties. Crystals can pick up vibrations from the human body's "energy centers," or chakras, which are aligned with our endocrine glands, and-because of their own similar vibrational properties-help flush out negativity. Engaging with technology all day is draining to our systems, so people are seeking natural means of restoring and replenishing energy. To help clear unwanted energy like stress from the system, dissolve blocked energy like pain or tension, increase the flow of energy and vitality through the body, and infuse or increase a type of energy, like calm or optimism. Different crystals have different energies and properties, which can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves. For example, Lapis Lazuli is said to expand our awareness and help us to attune to our intuition, while Rose Quartz is calming and considered the stone of unconditional love. Crystals can act as conduits for healing - allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative energy flows out. Framed in this context, healing crystals can function as a coping mechanism for those who need help finding peace in an increasingly stressful day-to-day life. Healing crystals may help you mentally feel more mindful and resilient. To be clear, healing crystals are not medicine. They will not actually improve a medical diagnosis. But if you believe in them, they might improve your mood. 'I believe crystals work with the core mental, emotional, or spiritual discord that is causing illness in the body and not the physical illness itself,' explains Deborah Hanekamp, owner of Medicine Readings....
DARK GREEN: MALACHITE- Stone of Transformation- Malachite is the stone of transformation- it releases suppressed emotions and facilitates insight. It is an evil eye protector and all-purpose healer. LOVE, STRENGTH, INSPIRATION.
LIGHT GREEN: AMAZONITE- Stone of Inspiration- Amazonite increases will power and communication skills. It is a calming stone that increases self-esteem. INSPIRATION, WILL-POWER, COMMUNICATION.
BLUE: BLUE LACE AGATE- Stone of Expression- Blue lace agate eases acceptance of our own sensitivity and allows us to express our feeling. EASES ANXIETY, ACCEPTANCE & SELF-EXPRESSION. LAPIS- Stone of Wisdom- Lapis is the stone of wisdom- it unlocks mysteries as it helps one move through confusion and emotional blocks and uncover the root of problems. It is a mental and spiritual cleanser, eliminating old and negative emotions. ENLIGHTENMENT, AWARENESS, CLARITY.
TURQUOISE: TURQUOISE HOWLITE- Stone of Consciousness- Turquoise Howlite has the ability to calm your anger and to absorb anger directed at you. Its soothing energy is said to reduce tension and anxiety, and can help to still the mind before meditation or sleep. CALMING, ABSORBS ANGER, REDUCES ANXIETY.
MONOCHROME: BLACK TOURMALINE- Stone of Protection- Black Tourmaline is the ultimate protection and grounding stone. It helps focus and strengthen the body and spirit. It deflects negativity and neutralises unhealthy or distorted energies such as insecurity or resentment. GROUNDING, PROTECTION, STRENGTH. RAINBOW MOONSTONE- Stone of New Beginnings- Moonstone soothes and balances the emotions; it helps eliminate fear of 'feeling', encourages inner growth and strength. It eases stress and strengthens inner peace. HARMONY, PROTECTION, FERTILITY. DENDRITIC CHALCEDONY- Stone of Plenitude- Dendritic Chalcedony brings fullness and abundance to all areas of life. It creates a peaceful environment and encourages the enjoyment of each moment. It brings stability in times of strife or confusion, lends perseverance and the ability to see difficulties as a challenge. PROTECTION, LOYALTY, TRANQUILITY. WHITE AGATE- Stone of Solutions- Agate enhances courage, confidence in strength. HEALING, POWER, STRENGTH, CONFIDENCE.
PURPLE: AMETHYST- Stone of Spirituality- Amethyst is the stone of spirituality - it is believed to enhance spiritual growth and inspire healing powers and intuition. Wear an amethyst to connect with deeper subconscious feelings and develop a deeper understanding of life. Amethyst is extremely protective and neutralizes negative energy, calms the mind and spirit. It facilitates decision-making, and balances emotional highs and lows. SPIRITUALITY, HEALING, INTUITION, BALANCE, WISDOM, PROTECTION.