We love all things Crystal here at THE TRIBE. Not only do they look pretty but they are thought to possess healing properties.
Although this has not been scientifically proven, we do know that they have their own vibration (like everything in the universe and they can focus, transmit, transmute and store energy.
For thousands of years ancient cultures from around the world have been aware of the power and energy of crystals. The Mayans, Aztecs, Incas, Ancient Chinese, Japanese, Tibetan Buddhists, Aboriginal and Native American Tribes have all used crystals to encourage healing and to enhance physical and spiritual balance.
In India, Ayurvedic medicine considers crystals to be beneficial for healing emotional and physical imbalances. The Ancient literature of the Hindu 'Vedas' documents the use of various crystals and their healing properties. Emeralds are thought to bring good luck and well being.
In Ancient Roman Culture, amulets or protective talisman made out of crystals were worn to attract good health, fortune and prosperity.
The Ancient Egyptians would bury the dead with quartz upon their forehead so they would depart safely in to the after life. Crushed Lapis Luzuli was worn as eyeshadow to promote enlightenment and awareness.
Ancient Greeks believed Amethyst would prevent intoxication and prevent one from poison. Amethyst comes from the Greek meaning 'without drunkeness' and wine goblets were often carved from it in the belief it would instil sobriety.
In Japan, crystal quartz spheres represented the heart of a dragon, symbolising power and wisdom.
Crystals were very popular within Ancient Chinese medicine, dating back nearly 5000 years. Today, crystal tipped needles are used in acupuncture and Pranic healing sessions.
The Druids believed that certain coloured crystals worn around the neck could project their auric field to favourably influence the aura and mind to whoever came within range.
The Mayans, Aztecs and Incas used crystals for divination as well as emotional and physical healing. Emerald was considered such a powerful stone by the Incas, that they chose to die before revealing the location of the Emerald mines to their conquerors.
These are just some examples of Crystal uses throughout the ages. Although the beliefs of crystal properties vary from each culture, the consistent theme is that they possess some kind of power.
So, were the Ancients on to something? Did they know about the magic of crystals that science just can't explain? Or is it just ancient mysticism?
Here at The Tribe we love that most crystals have been on our Earth for millions of years and we believe they contain secrets and wisdom from the past. Take what resonates with you. We have lots of beautiful stones we are turning in to rings and pendants. So if you are after something healing, meaningful, a connection to our ancestors or just some beautiful statement jewellery then look out for our Rainbow Collection, coming soon.