• zoeolver

Crystals, Whitches and Jewellery

 I remember going through a phase when I was about 10 or 11 years old where I was super fascinated with spells and witchcraft. My best friend and I found a local witchcraft store and we loved to browse their books of spells hoping that we could conjure up true love and such. We were never able to find all the unusual ingredients for our spells like dragon's blood resin or toads breath... that was a hard find for sure!

When we discovered crystal pendulums we didn't skip a beat asking it our deepest desires... does so and so have a a crush on me? The excitement we felt when the pendulum swung in a circle for yes and back and forth for no was electrifying.

That electrifying energy still exists today. I may know very well that a crystal can't tell me if my grade 4 crush likes me or not, but I am increasingly more intrigued about the different energy properties that different crystals have.

In the Umlaut fall 2017 collection I am featuring raw crystal pendulum necklaces. These necklaces feature raw wire wrapped crystal points in beautiful natural hues. The smokey quartz is an alluring  dark brown, the reddish quartz has natural pink to orange inclusions and the clear quartz is crisp, shiny and clean. So what do these stones mean?

Smokey Quartz

Chakras - Base Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra Zodiac - Scorpio, Capricorn Element - Earth/Air Typical colours - Brown to black In addition to the generic healing properties of Quartz, Smokey Quartz is an excellent grounding stone. It gently neutralises negative vibrations and is detoxifying on all levels, prompting elimination of the digestive system and protecting against radiation and electromagnetic smog. Smokey Quartz disperses fear, lifts depression and negativity. It brings emotional calmness, relieving stress and anxiety. Promotes positive thoughts and action, and alleviates suicidal tendencies. Dispels nightmares and manifests your dreams. Smokey Quartz aids concentration and assists in communication difficulties. Smokey Quartz dissolves cramps, strengthens the back and fortifies the nerves. It is particularly effective for abdomen, hips and legs. Relieves headaches, back pain, eases muscular spasms. Smokey Quartz benefits the reproductive system, the heart, muscles and nerve tissue. It regulates liquids within the body and aids assimilation of minerals. 

Clear Quartz

Chakras - Crown Chakra Zodiac - All birthsigns Planet – Sun Element – All (Earth/Fire/Air/Water) Typical colours - Pure Quartz is colourless or white Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralising background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory. Stimulates the immune system and brings the body into balance. Clear Quartz (Crystal Quartz, Rock Crystal) harmonises all the chakras and aligns the subtle bodies.