While New Zealand lacks naturally occurring gems such as diamonds, emeralds and sapphires, we have some pretty incredible crystals on offer. From New Zealand jade to quartz, garnet, obsidian, to goodletite – all of these are found native to our land.
There are many different ways that crystals are recommended for use. Some people choose to wear them on their body for protection, in the form of a necklace or other piece of jewellery. Others keep them in their home or place of work - that make for a beautiful decoration too. While some actually believe in the placing of crystals on the body for healing. Another way of getting their benefits is to hold them while meditating, or place them in front of you as you do so.
While many crystals are meant to help improve mood and rebalance energies, if you’re feeling depressed and struggling to cope you should always seek the advice of a medical professional. See your GP or give Lifeline a call any time of day or night on: 0800 543 354.