We all like to look our best and express our personality through styling our clothes and hair. Accessories like jewelry are another way to brighten up your look and be happy with what you see in the mirror. Crystals are one of the most classic jewelry styles.
What Are Crystal Designs?
A crystal is “a solid material whose constituents (such as atoms, molecules, or ions) are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions.” Many minerals with a crystalline structure form the most well-known and beloved gemstones such as diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, and amethyst.
But not all crystals are of the super expensive precious gemstone variety. Other examples of crystals include quartz (one of the most abundant minerals on Earth), shungite, black tourmaline, fluorite, and citrine. Most crystals are transparent or semi-transparent, but opaque types such as jasper, jade, and obsidian also exist. These crystals can be used in their natural uncut state as home decor, or they are often cut and refined to be embedded into pieces of jewelry.
Who’s Wearing Crystal Designs?
Anyone can wear crystal designs! They are classic and beautiful natural jewelry straight from the earth.
- Women wear tons of jewelry containing crystals, like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course rings. Crystal jewelry is not only beautiful, but it also has different meanings. Most women enjoy it for its healing properties. For instance, the use of amethyst crystal bracelets and rings is said to heal, purify, and increase willpower, whereas tiger’s eye jewelry is said to motivate and alleviate fear.
- Men can wear crystals in forms such as tie pins or cufflinks.
Who else wears crystal designs?
- Celebrities frequently wear wildly expensive crystal gems from famed jewelers to walk down the red carpet.
- Instagram influencers have majorly picked up on the trend of crystal healing.
- Crystals can be found in the crown jewels of royal families all around the world.
Crystal designs are classic and timeless, and they also happen to be trendy right now!
Why Are Crystal Designs Popular?
People have been wearing and using crystals and gemstones for decoration and their purported healing powers since ancient times. The ancient Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Egyptians all placed great value on crystals and gemstones and made jewelry with them. They were also used in religious ceremonies and rituals and were believed to ward off evil spirits and protect the wearer. They also carried social benefits for anyone lucky enough to own one, as they were understandably rare, expensive, and hard to get a hold of, so they bestowed upon the wearer an aura of wealth and privilege, as well as social importance.
Today, nearly everyone wears them in pieces of jewelry, but crystals are a huge trend on social media sites like Instagram thanks to the rising popularity of the idea of crystal healing, in which people believe that certain stones have the ability to provide positive effects like improved mental sharpness or immune-boosting powers. Proponents contend that these effects can even be amplified by combining crystals to acquire the benefits one desires. This trend has made crystals more popular than ever.
Of course, the main reason crystals are popular remains the same as it has always been. They are very pleasing to look at, with their vibrant colors and light-catching properties. Many people use crystals as part of the interior design in their homes to add beauty and feel a spiritual link to the natural world. Their sparkle and shine have made them highly sought after as components of jewelry since ancient times. Just look at a picture of a crystal or gemstone and it’s not hard to see why people have been fascinated with them for thousands of years.