Scientifically, crystals are the most orderly structure that exists in nature, meaning they have the lowest amount of entropy (a measurement of disorder). Crystals are structured in such a way that they respond to the inputs of the different energies around them, so they oscillate, emitting specific vibratory frequencies. Due to the way they are balanced, the frequencies they emit, and their ability to store a tremendous amount of information, crystals are an essential component of modern technologies. This is why there are crystals in computers, TVs, cell phones, satellites, and so on. People have been attracted to crystals & gemstones since the dawn of time for burial rites, divination practices, healing rituals, spiritual advancement, and even simply as decoration to connote power. Our ancestors intuitively knew that when worn, the energies of the stones would interact with the human electromagnetic field to bring about energetic changes. People gravitate towards vortexes (where energy is either entering into the earth or projecting out of the earth’s plane) like Stonehenge and Sedona because these ancient and massive magical rocks sit on top of energetic ley lines—making them, in effect, an energy portal or place of power. For millennia, gemstones & crystals have been used to heal, restore, and enhance physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance.
Many different crystals & gemstones are used in my Bohemian Zen creations - those currently available are marked with an *. Stones used predominately are marked ** Stone availability changes day by day. My preference is to use stones from Fair Trade sellers where possible, sellers that ensure the stones are obtained in an eco-friendly and ethical manner. (This list is updated often).