All You Need To Know About Crystals

The words “crystals” and “Joanne Stone” are synonymous here in sunny Miami. Joanne has singlehandedly become the Magic City’s go-to source for all things crystal related — from dazzling jewelry to mesmerizing installations. Her handmade light-up crystal sconces are everything. Plus, ain’t nobody got time for bad vibes!

I met Joanne (photographed above) in my 20s when I worked at the coolest women’s boutique in Coconut Grove, Ios, where we sold her IT girl earrings — The Rain. Nowadays, you will find Joanne teaching workshops on crystal therapy, creating crystal altars & installations for both homes and public spaces and crafting her fine jewelry line, Joanne Stone Design.

I recently visited her groovy bayside pad for a Zen-sational tea ceremony where chatted on the woo-woo world and crystals, naturally. Without further ado, here’s all you need to know about having-a-moment crystals…

How many years have you been working in the crystal realm? Consciously, six years.

How did you get involved with crystal healing? I have been a jewelry designer for 18 years and began using with them through my work. 

In a nutshell — how are crystals capable of healing? Through resonance and vibration. This stems from the belief that everything has energy and crystals carry a positive and high vibration. When we come into contact with people or objects that carry a higher vibration for longer periods of time, eventually our energy rises as well. 

When choosing a new crystal for your home, what do you tell clients to do when shopping around?Touch, feel, and listen to what stone calls you in — as that is the healing your body needs. Also take note of what you are visually being attracted to — such as the shape or the color of the stone — when making your selection. While it might seem superficial, it is not. It’s an intuitive process and as women we are innately connected to the natural world.

Which crystal is most sacred to you and why? Clear quartz as it is the mother healer of all stones. It is the most abundant stone on our planet. It’s beautiful how Mother Nature provides us what is most healing to us in abundance.

What is the best manner to recharge one’s crystals? The natural elements cleanse and recharge stones: Fire, earth, air and water. To cleanse, most stones like to be rinsed in running water. For Recharging one of the below options will work:

♥ Bury it in a plant or lay it on the grass 

♥ Lay them on a bed of quartz crystals 

♥ Sage it 

Stones are alive and full of life. Which crystals are best to heal the following ailments?

Insomnia: Amethyst, Apophyllite

Anxiety: Kunzite (high content of Lithium), Pyrite, Garnet, Amazonite

Depression: Pink Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Garnet, Pyrite, Pink Opal, Apopholite,
 Imperial Topaz, Sapphire

Lack of creativity:Smoky quartz, Rose quartz, Moonstone, Hiddenite, Ocean agate jasper

Bad vibes/negative energy: Black Tourmaline, Smoky Quartz, Malachite, Garnet

Imbalance/lack of harmony: Clear Quartz, Selenite, Azurite

Lousy love life: Morganite

Lack of focus: Selenite, Garnet, Emerald, Carnelian

Fertility: Rose quartz, Citrine, Pink Tourmaline, Lapis Lazuli, Lepidolite

Fear: Crysophrase, Aquamarine, Garnet, Black Tourmaline

Over Achiever: Emerald

Overeating: Helidor

Self Confidence/Self-Image: Citrine, Garnet, Heliodor 

Co-dependency: Lepidolite

Addiction: Amethyst 

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