In the field of alternative therapy, it is believed crystals contain energy-based healing properties that help promote spiritual healing and are often integrated into meditation practices; they're also beautiful to look at and have been collected by celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Miranda Kerr, and Kate Hudson.
And in these uncertain times, it's easy to see why their popularity continues to grow as people seek unconventional ways to improve their well being. According to practitioners, crystals are said to work by channeling and interacting with your energy field—also known as chakra—to absorb and direct energies. By emitting positive and calming vibrations, these crystals are thought to be able to uplift your mood to help you achieve a desired state of mind.
“Crystals are tangible tools and mediums for us to project our intangible intentions and desires,” says Kheyton Lim, who manages local crystal retailer Tamza House of Crystal and Lifestyle. “We can see crystals as an extension of our being, reflecting the different qualities already inherent within oneself. The power which many tend to associate with the experience of using crystals is not external, but intrinsic.”